I just signed up to be Designer with Chalk Couture. I love the chalk paste and adhesive silk screens they sell. Here’s some samples of what I have been up to. I am hoping to sell my finished signs at The Foundry where I rent space to sell my glass art, jewelry, paper creations and signs.
I have been learning how to do reverse enamel painting on glass and it has been a process for sure. Here is my first piece that I am keeping for me. More in progress. I also learned how to make these little glass stars. I am going to make a bunch in a variety of colors for an upcoming craft show. The rocket is done using a porcelain mold and the bottom cut off a bottle. Fun!
Besides my usual activities of making glass items, I have been crocheting while I watch TV or while on long road trips. I love making these crocheted baskets in all sizes. the larger two are about 8″ across and the smallest is about 3.5″. I made two more mid size in bright variegated cottons, but gave them to my friends as a gift without taking a photo. I think they loved them. I am going to try my hand at a wool basket for my cats that I can felt. The gray basket in the photo is wool but it didn’t felt much. Such fun, useful items. I am also working on a blanket for my daughter in law to put in their camper. I have always been a knitter but I am enjoying the ease and speed of crocheting now that I have the hang of it. I can get projects finished for a change, lol.
I have been learning to reverse enamel paint on glass. I took a video class online. Cheryl Chapman is the artist who taught the class. I love her style and the process but I am using my own drawings to develop my own style. I paint the glass with several layers of enamels with a firing for each layer. When done I full fuse, and add a slump firing if needed depending on the project. I drew the cat art shown and mounted it into a frame. Keeping this one for me but have three more other pieces in process with leaves, a flower and another, but different, cat. I crocheted a dumpling cat for my grand-daughter and that led my cousin to ask for a lamb for a baby gift, so I crocheted that too. I made a fall cloth banner with heat transfer vinyl too. That is going to the shop for sale. I will drop it off this week. I crocheted a dish towel and matching dish cloth but didn’t take a picture. Having fun!
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I am no longer with Close to my Heart. However, I am still an avid crafter and fused glass artist. I moved cross country from California to Arkansas to be near children and grandchildren. It has been a long road to getting settled in our house on five acres in Paragould. I didn’t have room for all my household items much less my glass studio and crafting supplies. We ended up finishing a cabin barn for our library and my craft room. Once we got a lot unpacked I was able to access an existing metal building for my glass studio. There is still work to do to finish organizing and decorating but I am now to the point I can get back to my art work. I rent space in a local shop, The Twisted Peacock, to sell my items. We are loving our country home and settling in finally. I look forward to sharing my arts and crafts journey here.
Happy Spring! Welcome to the Damask Divas’ Taste of Summer Blog Hop. If you came to my page from Traci’s page, then you are in the right place. You can always start at the beginning or navigate to the various participant’s pages by going to the Damask Divas team blog page at http://www.damaskdivas.com or click this link.
These papers with their juicy, colorful, fruity prints are so much fun. I made some simple and quick cards to share with you.
This Taste of Summer paper pack (Item # CC1038) and the coordinating stamp set (CC1039) are the Constant Campaign from Close to my Heart for May 2015. You can only get these papers in May, so be sure to contact me or your own consultant to order. My CTMH online store is located at http://cydneyfowlercreations.ctmh.com or click this link.
The celebrate sentiment is from the Dizzy Circles stamp set (Item # C1610). I used coordinating CTMH ink pads and colored the Thank You with a Shin-Han marker (P83 – Lavender). I used CTMH archival ink for the black sentiments. The card bases and envelopes are the White Daisy value pack (Item # X254). Of course, I used my CTMH acrylic blocks to stamp with, and my Versamat to help get a nice clear imprint (Item # Z1279). The Thank You stamp is retired, but still one of my favorites.
Your next stop on the hop is Felica’s page. I hope you enjoy seeing all of creations and they inspire you to make your own. Happy Crafting!
I used my Cricut Explore and images from my subscription to make this snowflake wall hanging. I used various colors of Close to my Heart papers and cut the snowflakes and the wall hanging. If you have the subscription, just search snowflake and you will get an amazing variety to choose from. Just thought I would share for some inspiration for your winter crafting.
If you are interested in purchasing Close to my Heart paper crafting supplies and tools, my online shop is http://cydneyfowlercreations.ctmh.com. I would be happy to be your consultant and assist you with your paper crafting needs.
Welcome to the November Damask Divas Blog Hop featuring the Close to my Heart Yuletide Carol paper pack. If you got here from Lilian’s blog post, you are in the right place. You can always go to the Damask Divas blog to start at the beginning by clicking here.
This paper pack is traditional with red, green and muted holiday themes. To be honest, I don’t scrapbook nearly as much as I make cards and home décor items. The patterns on this paper called out to be a scrapbook layout however. I am very happy with the two page layout I made. I hope it inspires you too!
I like the designs printed on this paper, especially the birds and stockings. It was easy to build a page around the design. I added a small tree from the Artiste Close to my Heart Cricut cartridge just above the 25 that was already part of the page. The negative cutout from the tree is to the right of the red bird in the lower left corner. I added the four photo mats, the shimmer trim, the tree and the negative from the tree along with the sparkles and metal component from the Yuletide Carol assortment of embellishments. The rest of the design you see is all part of the paper.
The other page was a more neutral design featuring the look of sheet music. I cut the fancy border at the bottom of the page (also from the Artiste Close to my Heart cartridge) and the top Holly and Ivy border is the zip strip from the same page. I added gold shimmer trim, stickers from the Yuletide Carol complements pack (the banners and holly) and more embellishments from the Yuletide Carol assortment pack. The Noel decoration is a pocket card from the Artfully Sent Close to my Heart Cricut cartridge. I cut it at about 3″ by 2 1/4″.
Here is a photo of the two pages side-by-side.
All that this two page layout needs are three 4×6 photos and three small images to complete it. The photos can cover the colonial white “place holders” or the photos can be cropped a little to achieve a double mat effect. The photos do not do the shimmer trim and glittery bling gems justice. They add a nice sparkle to the layout without overwhelming the design.
Artiste Cricut Cartridge – Item #Z1790
Artfully Sent Cricut Cartridge – Item #Z3017
Yuletide Carol paper pack – Item # X7187B
Yuletide Carol Complements – Item # X7187C
Yuletide Carol Assortment – Item # Z3007
Gold Shimmer Trim – Item #Z1985
I cut the shapes from the exclusive Close to my Heart Cricut cartridges on my Cricut Explore. For those of you using the Explore, here are the codes to make searching for these images easier. Artiste – #S20E, Artfully Sent – #S124E3, Tree – #M3EB1C, Pocket Card – #MCC236. You can use these codes from “Search All Items”. Be sure to enter the # sign to search.
To purchase any of the supplies for this project, you can visit my online CTMH shop at this link – http://cydneyfowlercreations.ctmh.com or if you have your own consultant, visit their online business address. I am happy to help in any way. My contact information is available at my online CTMH shop. Be sure to check out our monthly special and Stamp of the Month.
Looks like I am the last stop on this blog hop. I hope you were inspired by all of our creations. Be sure to visit our blog hop each month to see the new projects we have created. Happy Crafting!
We hope you had as much fun browsing our creations as we had making them! Thanks so much for hopping with us–now go get your crafty on!
I got a jump start on the holidays by making fifteen holiday cards using the Close to my Heart Snowhaven Workshop on the Go (WOTG) card making set. It comes with everything you need to make these beautiful cards – card bases, envelopes, stamps, trims and papers with complete instructions. To buy this and other Workshop on the Go kits, visit my online shop at http://cydneyfowlercreations.ctmh.com (you can click on the address to be directed to that website). The item # for the Snowhaven WOTG is G1085. At $24.95 it is a bargain and you will have the instructions and stamp set for later use. Here is how my cards turned out:
I hope this inspires you to try a Workshop on the Go kit! Happy Crafting!