Monday, April 14, 2014

My Primitive Flag Table




Happy Monday Peeps!!

As many of you know that follow my blog, I love Primitive decor and I also love to paint prim crafts.

Last week while I was at work Hubby built this prim table for me, it is made out of old fencing material, it is cedar.
 When I got home and he showed it to me I immediately fell in love with it.
 It is perfect for the porch or deck. It is 18 inches tall and just the right size for sitting or perfect beside your chair for you drinks or snacks. It would be great for plants too. I would totally use it for a coffee table in my living room if my room wasn't too small for a coffee table.

I knew right away that I wanted to paint the flag on it, I love Americana decor as much as I love Primitive, so it was a perfect match.

I dry brushed the paint on letting the old wood shine through.
I am also selling these so if you live local and would like one shoot me an email and we can make you one. 
I have several in the works already with different painted tops.

Thanks for stopping by!

Vicki


Sunday, April 13, 2014

Sweet Sunday.....Happy Easter




Happy Sunday Peeps!!

It is Sweet Sunday Sketch Day 

Here is the sweet sketch Karen has for us this week:


I flipped the sketch.
 I wanted to make another Easter card and I decided to use this fun, but retired, single stamp from Stampin Up called "Ears to You".
The DSP on here is from the Stampin Up Watercolor Wonder pack. I let the paper choice dictate my color scheme. The bunnies are stamped using Pool Party, Calypso Coral and Pistachio Pudding inks.
I stamped the image three times and cut out the bunnies and added them to the white panel with some foam tape.


The base of the card is white and then a layer of daffodil delight and then the DSP. The three strips are paper from the same pack and matted with white. I matted the main image piece with Pool Party.
The sentiment is also from a retired set called Everybunny and I stamped with Crisp Cantaloupe ink.

I used a punch from the Itty Bitty Punch Pack to make my tiny flowers I put three at the top and one at the bottom and added tiny pearls to the centers.
I finished off with pearls in the corners.

I was experimenting a bit with my pics, do you like the BG of these or is it too busy?


Now let's see what the rest of the girls did with this fun little sketch:

Lynn Put-is off this week

Thanks for stopping by today

Vicki

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Easter Wishes


Happy Thursday Peeps!!

Today I am sharing a card I made combining the Sketch Challenge and Color Challenge on SplitCoast.



The dessert option on the color challenge was to make an Easter card. I decided to pull out an old but favorite set called "A New Little Someone" and use the bunny for an Easter card.

I stamped the bunny onto some rustic white card stock and colored qith my aqua painter and ink pads. I used Sahara Sand, So Saffron and Baja Breeze all on the main image. The bunny was colored with the Sahara Sand and then I used So Saffron on the bow and pads and inside the ears a bit.
I then used some Baja around the outer edge of the Bunny.


The main image is matted with So Saffron and then the angled piece behind that is Sahara Sand card stock.
The DSP is from the Sweet sorbet pack.
The sentiment comes from the Abundant Hope stamp set.

Thanks for stopping by!

Vicki




Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Sweet Sunday Take Two


Happy Tuesday Peeps!!

I have another card I made using the Sweet Sunday Sketch challenge.



I used the Stamp Set Serene Silhouettes from Stampin Up.
 I decided to go monochromatic with this one.
The base of the card is Crumb Cake card stock and then a layer of Very Vanilla. 
The DSP on here is from the Comfort Cafe paper pack.



The sentiment is from the Hostess set Express Yourself.
I used the Fancy Fab EF on the strip and added some basic pearls and a vanilla button with a twine bow.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Vicki



Sunday, April 6, 2014

Sweet Sunday........Happy Birthday



Happy Sunday Peeps!!

It is Sweet Sunday Sketch Day 

Here is the sweet sketch Karen has for us this week:


I started out with a base of PTI white card stock and then a layer of Tangerine Tango. The DSP I used on here is from the Watercolor Wonder paper pack. I then stamped my flower from the Peaceful Petals Stamp set onto some more PTI white card stock and I also stamped two of the leaves from the same set. I colored the flower and leaves using my aqua painter and ink pads. I used Tangerine and Daffodil Delight on the flower and Old Olive on the leaves and stem.


I die cut the image with a circle Nestie and then matted it with die cut Scallop Nestie cut with Tangerine card stock. I then cut the leaves out and added them to the flower. I added a small twine bow on the flower piece too. The sentiment is from the Hostess Set called Express Yourself. I finished with three gold sequins.

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Sweet Sunday......Thank You




Happy Sunday Peeps!!

It is Sweet Sunday Sketch Day 

Here is the sweet sketch Karen has for us this week:

My card is 3-1/2" by 7". I made it slightly bigger to accommodate my focal image.
I started with a base of Pistachio Pudding card stock, then a layer of Basic Black. All of the DSP on here is from the Sweet Sorbet paper pack.
I matted all of the DSP with Basic Black.
The flower is from the Simple Stems stamp set and is stamped with Crisp Cantaloupe and Pistachio Pudding inks onto Whisper White card stock


I cut the mat for the main image with one of the dies from the Floral Frames Framelit Dies and Pistachi Pudding card stock. I stamped the sentiment, which comes from the Happy Watercolor stamp set,  with black stazon across the flower stems. I added three square brads that I tilted across the bottom edge.

Now let's see what the rest of the girls did with this fun little sketch:

Lynn Put-is off this week
Tracy Clemente-is off this week

Thanks for stopping by today

Vicki

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Color Challenge....Blessed Easter


Happy Wednesday Peeps!!!

Today I am sharing a card I made using the color challenge this week on Splitcoaststampers.

This week is a Sweet Medley:


You could you pick 3 or more of the colors. I used Basic Black, Pistachio Pudding, Pool  and Summer Starfruit. Which I just now noticed is not pictured in the color graphic. 

I decide to go Clean Simple with my card, I used the Blessed Easter single stamp from Stampin Up. I love those tulips. I stamped with black stazon and used my aqua painter to color. I used Summer Starfruit for the tulips, Pistachio Pudding for the leaves and added Pool Party around the flower.


The base is PTI white card stock and the DSP strip down the side is from the Sweet Sorbet paper pack. I added a strip of Basic Black down the edge of the main panel and rounded two corners with the Envelope Punch Board. I then mounted the main panel to the base with dimesionals I then added three small pearls under the sentiment and it is done. 
Thanks for coming by and taking a look! 

Vicki