Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Cake Anyone?

Here's a few cakes I made recently for friends...

This giant cupcake candy cake will mostly 
give you chocolate overload with the base 
of it covered in KitKat bars and the top 
covered with M&Ms! It's one heavy cake!

This mini girly-girl mini cake is the first time
I've worked with fondant...its kind of like
working with paper clay where you have 
to work quickly before it dries out!

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Color Mists Special

Check out the Color Mists special at 
Check out the amazing journal page 
Debi Boring created using the Brite Lights set!

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Upcycled Chalk/Magnetic Board

How to turn a washing machine 

lid into a chalk/Magnetic Board

Lucky for me my husband saves
everything! In this case he had saved the lid 
from our old washer and a front panel. Being metal
I thought how perfect to make a place to use magnetic
letters on.  Especially since magnets don't work on
stainless steel refrigerators! At first I was going
to just spray paint it a cute color, but then I got 
the bright idea to use chalkboard paint and
make it dual purpose.

Step 1:  Lightly sand the front side of washing 
machine lid and then wipe it down with a damp rag.

Step 2:  Spray 2-3 coats of chalkboard
paint onto the lid and allow it to dry.

Step 3:  Paint a wood scrabble tile holder and glue it to 
the bottom of the board to hold the chalk.

Step 4:  String ribbon through pre existing holes on
either side of the lid and tie a bow.


*Washing Machine Lid-Free
Scrabble Tile Holder-Free
Chalkboard Paint-$4.80
Total Cost $11.69

*An alternative to a washing Machine 
lid could be a baking sheet.

your upcycled washing machine lid 
turned chalk/magnetic board is done!

Beyond The Picket Fence

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Java Queen

Java Queen
It's always nice to finish up a piece that's been 
sitting on my unfinished shelf!  This piece I started
a couple of years ago and only got so far then 
I set it aside because I didn't know what else 
to do.  I love when I get inspired again 
and everything finally comes together.
This was done on an 8x10 piece of 
watercolor paper with a paper background, 
acrylic paint then water soluble oil pastels.

Monday, September 10, 2012

Fantastic Fairytale Scottish Castle

Check out what a group of artists painted on an
abandoned castle in Scotland! Makes my brightly 
painted house seem mild in comparison LOL
to read more about the project click HERE

Friday, September 07, 2012

Art Time

Mr Kevin first art time with Gramsie!
Looks like he's going to be a lefty.

Wednesday, September 05, 2012

Tuesday, September 04, 2012

September is Ovarian Cancer Research Month!

It's that time again to remember and help educate people about the silent killer....Ovarian Cancer!

You can help raise money to go to the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund by purchasing this beautiful 7x7 coffee table book showcasing the art doll and charms that were auctioned off to help raise money for OCRF