Friday, January 16, 2015

Toy Surprise Inside

Good Friday to all my crafty friends! When I was a kid, I used to LOVE Cracker Jacks and the best part was the toy surprise inside! They really didn't amount to much, plastic who ha's at best, but never the less, it was exciting to find it inside! So imagine my delight when I found my SURPRISE from just about the sweetest gal in the world in my mailbox yesterday!!!! Unlike the Cracker Jack who ha's, this surprise was gold because it was from my pal Jackie Neal over on Google+!!  Jackie I loved your homemade postcard and it brought the biggest smile to my face! I could almost image being there with that Mr. Snowman! I can't thank you enough for a bright spot in my evening because actually, yesterday was a buzzard of a day and you made everything better! Thank you so much dear sweet lady!

My project today was TOTALLY inspired by my good friend Ruth over on Google+. Ruth is an amazing and talented artist that ALWAYS comes up with creative projects that I just love! Yesterday she shared these wonderful ATC's that she did over on her blog and I just went nuts over them! I love doing ATC's and I LOVE butterflies, so I had to do a couple myself! 

These guys were so much fun to make especially since I already had in my mind what I wanted to do. I started both of these guys by spraying them with Lindy's Stamp Gang Starburst Spray in Ponderosa Pine Olive and then Distressing the edges with distress Vintage Photo. I then applied the corrugated cardboard piece (which I love) that I found in the bargain bin, yay me, with Aleene's.

I have this great stamp from Unity Stamps that I love to use and I simply stamped with Archival Ink in black on some scrapbook paper that I had. I fussy cut it out with some "crafty" scissors that I had and then distressed with Vintage Photo. I love this butterfly die that I got with my Big Shot for Christmas and I have been soooo wanting to use it, so I simply took two different scrap papers, one beige, one blue and die cut the butterflies. I distressed the edges with Vintage Photo and then used glitter from Fin's Art Ingredients line, from the Abloom set on top. Let me just say that this stuff is like sugar! I love it! I finished those guys by making the body with Fin's Art Ingredients Glass Beads in Licorice.

I have a whole tower of Prima flowers that I use in projects. I like the ones I have because they are all beige allowing me to color them to suit whatever project I am doing. I used Lindy's sprays from the same set as before in Ponderosa Pine and Tibetan Poppy Teal on the flowers and then embellished with the same glitter as the butterflies. I also added a little embellishment in the middle on both from, I believe, Paper Studio. I just simply then hot glued both to the ATC's. Lastly I took another favorite of mine from Fin's products, the Art Ingredients Mica Flakes, Frosted, and just randomly glued them around the ATC. What gave me the idea to do that was you know how in the morning when the light is just coming around and you see the butterflies flying and these little white puffs flying around? I love that! Maybe they are shoots off of dandelions, I don't know, but I love how it looks...real magical or something. Anyway, that was the idea! LOL So, voila!

Thanks Ruth for the great inspiration, it was so much fun! What's on your table for the weekend? I hope lots of crafty fun! I will be starting my Week 3 in my Take me Deeper journal over the weekend and I am looking forward to it!

Many blessings for an amazing weekend! :)

14 comments:

  1. Felicia, thanks for the kind mentioning, I am always happy to inspire. I love your ATCs, that corrugated cardboard is great, I must try it next time :-) and yes the Big shot butterflies, you know it is only the beginning, there are dragonflies and little birds all very cute dies, lol, it is addicting, impossible to stop. Have a great creative weekend dear Friend! xx

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    1. Ruth, you BETTER STOP IT!!! I DON'T NEED ANY NUDGING!!! LOL, LOL!! Ohhh, I love dragonflies too! And birds....well, who doesn't like them????? I can't wait to stock my stash. Only problem is, I will have to get another set of drawers to put everything in!!! LOL Oh well,l that's a good problem to have in my book! LOL Thanks my friend for your sweetness and you have an AWESOME weekend as well! :)

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  2. Lucky lady to be the recipient of that delightful postcard, and I was all over those butterfly ATC's when Ruth posted them. They inspired me as well, and I LOVE what you've created with your inspired design!

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    1. I know right Win!! That was the sweetest thing EVAH!!! It's not hard to be inspired by Ruth, she's so crafty!! Thank you so much for your comment, you are always so kind! Blessing to you my friend! :)

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    1. Thank you so much Peg! Blessing to you! :)

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  4. Oh, I just loveeeeeee these!!! They are so beautiful!!!! hugs, patty

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    1. Ohhh Patty, thank you so, so much! You warm my heart! Blessings to you sweet lady! :)

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  5. Felicia, your atcs are wonderful!!!! I also Love butterflies!!!! What a fun postcard you were sent and it made me smile just seeing your picture of it!! Very sweet!!! On my table for the weekend - to finish up the PA samples so I can get them in the mail on Monday.

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    1. Thank you so much my sweet friend! I love doing ATC's and this was certainly a fun project! Jackie is a sweetheart, so yes it was very befitting of her sweet style! I look forward to those PA projects...they are ALWAYS my fave!! Thanks again Wanda and so many blessings come your way! :)

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  6. Loving Jackie's postcard! She sent me one too! Such a lovely thing to do! And I just adore your ATC's - I can definitely see a bit of Ruth's influence in them, but also instantly recognize your own gorgeous, unique style!

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    1. Thank you, thank you Zsuzsa! You made my day my friend! I am so, so blessed by ALL you wonderful friends that I have come to know and love across the internet and miles! Jackie is just a sweetheart and her selfless act to us ALL just confirms that! Thanks so much again and blessings to you! :)

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  7. Felicia, those ATC's are beautiful!! I love the contrast in the blue and earth tones.It really draws you in!!! Gorgeous my friend!

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    1. Penny, you are just toooooo sweetness!! I am just trying to keep up with you!!!! I FINALLY got a long overdue BigShot for Christmas so now I have to get busy! LOL Earth tones are my fave and I have to be careful not to use the same colors all the time because of that, but definitely my fave! Thanks, as always, for visiting and your sweet comments and encouragement! Blessings to you sweet friend! :)

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