Saturday, February 17, 2018

A Lovely Bohemian Inspired Canvas With Beautiful Dew Drops

Hello there, welcome to Inspire.

I wanted to share with you 
a link to my latest DT project
for The Robin's Nest,
using their exclusive 
Dew Drops.

For full details, following the following link
to the Chattering Robin's blog.

For the Dew Drops used in this project
 & so much more
visit The Robin's Nest online store at:

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Live A Life Inspired: What I Have Discovered About Me

Hello there!
Welcome to INSPIRE.

What a rocky start to 2018.
So much illness running rampant,
and running through our entire family,
including our house.

Truly leaving me feeling un-inspired,
and living on the couch for 3 or so weeks.
With the exception of some minor sinus issues,
I am starting to feel so much better
and ready to create again.

Which brings me to todays project,
and the inspiration behind it.
One of my beautiful nieces.

This loving precious creature,
drifted into our lives at
a most difficult time in my own.

Having just gone through
a radical hysterectomy, without
the possibility of ever having children
my life felt dark, and hopeless.

Just 3 days after surgery, she was born.
While recovering at home, my brother & his wife
made our home the first stop upon bringing this beautiful baby home.

And the first time I held her,
and she looked up at me, looking into her
eyes I knew my life was going to be fine,
all because this precious miracle.

Twelve years later, she has grown
into such a loving, kind & joyful young lady,
in spite of a difficult upbringing (or lack there of).
Ever still being a miracle in my life.

So this canvas, is inspired by her, and her 2 "besties", one of them also being another niece of mine.

These beautiful girls find joy & fun in all they do  and are so inspiring to so many.

I created this project using a 9x12 canvas, layered lightly with clear gesso as the base. I used a variety of gelato's, texture paste, stencils and artist pens to create the background & illustrations of the figures for this canvas.

I also used Canvas Corp Brands Tattered Angels Simply Jane Baseboard in Ivory, to create a splatter effect over the canvas.
You can purchase this and many other FABULOUS Tattered Angels products through the following link.

Thank you for stopping by,
I hope this project leaves you 
feeling inspired today!

Please visit again soon!

Until next time
Creative Wishes To You!

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Can We Get A New Year Do-Over?

Hello there!
Welcome to INSPIRE.

It has been a few weeks since my last crafty post,
but it is so hard to create when you
get walloped with the stomach flu AND Influenza A,
back to back.
And with an already compromised immune
system from chronic illness.....
was a bumpy couple of weeks to say the least.

Today, I am completely on the mend
I am happy to report. 
And in the process of getting back to creating, 
finding my inner peacefulness again.

Current canvas project underway, using newer mediums (to me) and handful of 
Faber Castell Gelato's & Artist Pitt Brush Pens, which I had found in the clearance section on my last trip to Hobby Lobby.

The canvas is inspired by one of my nieces, and her 2 besties (one which is my niece on hubbies side) LOVE both of these girls!

Check back soon for the finished piece.

Hope you find yourself inspired today.

Until next time.......Happy Crafting Wishes!

Saturday, January 20, 2018

Creating Pizzazz For A Picture Frame How To

Hello there!
Welcome to INSPIRE.

Today I am up over on 
The Chattering Robin's blog,
sharing my latest project
using exclusive products from
The Robin's Nest.

For this project I took an aged, 
drab mini photo frame,
and turned it into
a FABULOUS frame
with pizazz, using
a variety of TRN Dew Drops.

Follow the link below
for full details and links.

Thanks for stopping by!

Until next time......Happy Crafting!