Limited Edition 1/1 2012 Edition

Hi Everyone can you imagine my surprise when I saw this picture over at The Shabby Tearoom?
If you know me you know that even my store is chartreuse and hot pink!!!! My most FAVE colors in the world....
and the challenge:
work with green, pink and flowers...
soooo me, right?
Well Kaisercraft made this gorgeous collection for their 2012 release called Mint Twist
irresistibly gorgeous, the colors scream my name all the way from Australia to Puerto Rico!
and so I worked this up for the challenge
If you know a bit about me you know how I love nutcrackers, I already started my 2012 wishlist
This year my best friend Myriam found me a wooden soldier, last year I did a king
For this years version I decided to enamel the eyes, so they are a shade of blue
I used Ranger enamels in black and white and nail enamel in "candy peppermint" shade (looove the name!!!!)

I blinged his sword...couldn't help myself and did it in pink of course!

top view of the hat, the paints are acrylic metallic silver by Kaisercraftcolour, pearl white by Martha Stewart and citrus green by Deco Art.  The cheeks are liquid pearls by Ranger and glitter by Doodlebug.  The mouth is Red wagon acrylic paint by Making memories with the Ranger white enamel.

Profile view, flower by Prima

I used the paper pad from Mint Twist and the Bling is  by Websters.
Hope you have enjoyed him as much as I did creating him!!!!
Big creative hugs to you
PS     Thanks so much for the
Honorable Mention!!



It is mid month already and time for a "for the boys" Challenge over at Colorful Creations
I have chosen a very masculine palette and my challenge is to create a title
out of a scrap of paper, in my case I used a bingo card from
a Simple Stories paper for "unique" that's how he is! And to use a recycled item in my case I used a Prima packaging.
of course he is like me blinded by the sun!

I did some gesso work on my background with the gears mask.
Remember my other challenge is still running
head over to CC to view and play and here's my page
Enjoy the weekend everyone!!!


Hi Everyone!!! It's time for our mid month challenge over at sketchers
and this time I have decided to photograph every step of the way
This week I started working on a LO that got featured at TCR it was about my daughter using her brother's car, 8 years later and a little too late.
Well I thought it needed bigger pictures, maybe a second page
and it got me thinking I could link the 2 together, so I used the same palette and stamp.
Here's the begining of the background using a chevron stamp by Jenni Bowlin.
Don't worry too much about it being perfect as you will cover most of it later on.

I then used a pippette to splatter some ink

I have to say this is the fun part, you never know what result you are going to get!!!

lovely mess...

photos scattered according to sketch

dressed in goodies and well documented

I hope you have enjoyed my process!
Have a beautiful weekend and I will be looking forward to your entries to see what you come up with



Hi everyone!!! Hope you  had a beautiful weekend, I started this week with plenty of inspiration
my daughter had a recent photo shoot and it was inspired by fairies, hence the tittle fantasia. 
Iris Bermudez is the photographer of this gorgeous photo of my daughter
The page is inspired by this week sketch over at skissedilla
love the mixed media feel of this and this is my interpretation
I scrunged some crepe paper and then gessoed a Prima mask
worked some twine around my photo and some beaded pearls

the little pearl nest is just the perfect frame for that gorgeous face
she is just growing too fast...

and I just looove that beaded Prima leaf...
Here's the photo as Iris posted it on Facebook
I also wanted to share a sneaky peek
of my entry at The Color Room

See you as the week goes by, the title for this LO is a story about my little one finding this car that belonged to her big brother a little too late, as you can see she barely fit in it!


Nutcracker Sweet

Hi Everyone!!! I hope this weekend has been a blast today is the Design Team's reveal of the new sketch at sketchesforyou2.  This is what we had to work with

I had immediate visions of a beautiful bow on a present,  and what a better time to give than Christmas
Well as you may know I love nutcrackers and Christmas and so I decided to incorporate
my 2012 wishlist for nutcrackers in my page.
The photos are of the brand new release by Kurt Adlers collection of pastel painted beauties.
I started collecting way back when my son was born, it was a boy thing that evolved the moment my daughter was born.  Now I needed girly painted ones... so here it is what I did
the cake and the cupcake...

the bow is totally functional, just wanted you to see the dimension I gave it

the title is wet embossed from the new Graphic 45 Nutcracker collection
I have the stamps but I am still waiting for the paper

I made some paper feathers to give it more dimension, I have to confess
I thought about doing a paper feather wreath...
maybe I will later on

So I hope you enjoyed my interpretation as much as I loved making it!
I would love to see your visions of the sketch so please don't forget to upload to the blog's gallery on the link above!!!