Simply Monica

Flourish

Monday, August 22, 2016

Hi everyone! Today I am here sharing a card I made using Concord & 9th stamp Flourish and inks from Imagine.  I laid down the first layer with Radiant Neon in Yellow and then added Stazon in Sunflower Yellow.
To create the leaves I laid down Memento Luxe in Pear Tart and topped it off with Memento Bamboo Leaves to give it more life.  I added a bit of Copic Spica pens to give then ends of the flower and leaves some shimmer.  It is hard to see in photos but in the light it is gorgeous!

I used Mama Elephant dies for the card card base and patterned paper from The Stamps of Life I love how bright these papers are!  I used my Xyron to adhere the card all together because nothing is faster and quicker...


 Well I hope everyone has enjoyed my post and thanks for stopping by!  There is a lot going on so check out some of my other posts for details!

Hope

Saturday, August 20, 2016
Hi crafters! Monica here with a card using Spring Time TUTTI-109 to make a special card for a friend who is battling cancer.  I cut the die out in black and white cardstock and fussy cut the center flower in the black to serve as the focal point of the card.
Here is a closer look at the card.  I used a Hope sentiment which says it all and she loves this die from Tutti Designs so it was just meant to be right?!! 
I hope everyone enjoyed my post for today and thanks for stopping by! and don't forget:

If you haven't checked out this new line of dies, please pop over right now!  You're going to love them and they are very reasonably priced!  Here are some quick links where you can see the dies and samples using them, for your inspiration.  

Dare 2B Artzy - Canvas Corp Matchup Hop + Giveaway

Friday, August 19, 2016
Hi everyone welcome to the 2nd half of the :

For my Dare 2B Artzy project I created this acrylic card.  I simply used Beacon Adhesive and adhered the acrylic to the Mixed Media Origings : Bloom pattterned paper.  Then I fussy cut it and stamped the images on it.
I colored the stamped images using Tattered Angels Glimmer Glaze: Sweet Pea, Purple Passion, and Island Spring.

I hope everyone enjoyed my post and be sure to leave a comment to be eligible for the prize which consists of a $25gc and the following goodies from the Dare 2B Artzy store woo hoo!!!!!


Imagine : Xyron Promo

Tuesday, August 16, 2016
Hi crafters! Today I am sharing a project used in collaboration with Xyron and Imagine a match made in heaven for sure!

For my project I created a mini album using my Xyron Creative Station and huge assortment of Imagine products along with some Graphic 45 papers and some chipboard from Gina's Design.

Simply run your mini through your Creative Station and adhere your pattern papers with a breeze.  I love that this chipboard had thickness to it but it went through the machine with no problem

To see all of the amazing projects hop over to the Xyron FB page for more inspiration https://www.facebook.com/xyroninc/?fref=ts

Cup Runneth Over

Monday, August 15, 2016
Hi everyone! Monica here sharing my card using My Cup Runneth Over a new release this month! To created this card I stamped the image and then fussy cut the image out and laid it on the edge of card.

The card itself is colored with distress inks and then I embossed the card front with a embossing folder from Cuttlebug add a few pearls here and there to top the card off. 
I hope everyone has enjoyed my post and thanks for stopping by.

Canvas Corp & Dare 2B Artzy Matchup + Giveaway


Hi crafters welcome to the Canvas Corp and Dare 2B Artzy product matchup! Each design team member will be sharing amazing projects they created using items from both of these amazing companies.  Each company will be offering an amazing prize pack as well so be sure to leave a comment on all the blogs in order to be eligible. 

For my project I have created and altered canvas mini album I had so much fun using all the sprays to create a fun background along with the Dream Catcher stamp set.
To create the background I used a stencil and Tattered Angels sprays:  Sunset, Apple, Sun Sisters, 
I used Braided Rope Cream Hemp, 7 GypsiesMini Round Hanger,  7 Gypsies Vintage Pin Brass,to make the chain for the mini and stamped on the clothespin to add extra flair!  It is so fun to stamp on different things.
I hope everyone has enjoyed my project and don't forget to leave a comment to be eligible for the amazing prizes up for grabs!!



Upcycled Stemware

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Glazed Luau Goblets

by Monica Edwards

Three photos of palm tree designed wine glasses decorated by Monica Edwards using four colors of StazOn Studio Glaze.
I love going to the thrift stores and picking up anything that looks like it can be upcycled. Today I found some plain wine glasses that I’ve turned into some fun festive luau glasses for a friend party.
Skill: Beginner
Time: Depends on intricacy of design

Directions

Step 1
Wash your wine glasses well and be sure they are completely dry before you begin glazing them.
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Step 2
I decided to glaze a funky eclectic bottom for my funky eclectic friends! I glazed a star pattern in Jet Black and then added some drops of Gold just to add some extra flair.
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Step 3
Since the theme for the party was Luau I decided to glaze some palm trees around the main glass. I first use Emerald City to create the grass and palm leaves. I also added some streaks of Jet Black in the leaves for some definition. What is so nice about the Studio Glaze is it has a point just like a pen tip. I finished the palm tries with some Spiced Chai trunks and coconuts.

Supplies

Imagine
  • Studio Glaze − Jet Black, Gold, Spiced Chai, Emerald City
Other
  • Thrift store stemware

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