Monday, December 19, 2016

Peace on Earth

Hi everyone! Melissa here with a 12 x 12 mixed media page. I have used some beautiful Christmas papers to surround an old photo of my husband and niece. She's hitting him over the head with a foam bat. He's pretending to be in pain, hahaha!  You can see my father-in-law in the background.

Supplies Used:

To make this page I put the photo on white cardstock, layers of Paper House paper,and finally a piece of foam core board. I sponged on gesso, stenciled on texture paste, and poured on crackle paint.  I let the crackle dry overnight.  

I added gauze and gesso around the photo, then layered on glass glitter and mica flakes. I coated it all with more gesso, then started painting. I used a few shades of green and brown watercolors, and mists. 

I put on some flowers, a few die cut leaves I painted, metal, bling, green micro beads, and pearls. I made the dark edges on the layers under the photos with a watercolor pencil.

You can see I used gold mica powder underneath the photo.  Whenever I used paint or heat to dry things, I protected the photo with a piece of paper.

Thanks so much for looking, and have a great week!

Saturday, December 17, 2016

Fairy and Owl

Hi everyone! Melissa here with a Christmas card.  The" let it snow" is a die cut.   I painted white cardstock with gesso,  then applied a little gauze,followed by a mix of gold mica powder and water.   I brushed on a pale aqua Twinkling H20. I decided it kind of looked like a nest, so I put the two figures in, using a vintage illustration as a reference.I applied beads, micro beads, and vintage glass glitter to add texture.

I added a few tiny pieces of moss and feathers. 

Thanks for looking and have a great week!

Monday, December 12, 2016

A Tradition

Hi everyone!  Here is a page I've made for the More Than Words Challenge.   A tradition my father in law had was putting up a real tree every year for Christmas. The kids and grandchildren then decorated it.  Christmas was huge in the house, with all the Swedish traditions.

The flowers and glittery embellishments are handmade.

I put layers of Bo Bunny,My Mind's Eye, and Prima paper under the photo, I adhered some foam core board between it and the bottom paper, to give it some added dimension. I sponged on gesso on a lot of the page, and stenciled on texture paste.  I poured on clear crackle and let it dry overnight.  I painted with Tattered Angel Mists,,Winsor and Newton Watercolors, Derwent Inktense watercolor pencils, and Lindys Stamp Gang.

You can see I used gold mica powder.

The silver glitter embellishments are wood, I got them from the local craft store. I painted them with gesso, dabbed on glossy accents, and poured glitter on. The flowers are white cardstock and made with Spellbinders dies.

Thanks for looking, and have a great week!

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Corset Card

Hi everyone, the corset is made with watercolor paper as the base. I added heavy gesso, texture paste, gauze, paint, and mica powder.

Monday, December 5, 2016


Hi everyone, Melissa here with a Christmas page for Paper House. The papers,the amazing and fun Snow Globe 3D Shimmer, and stickers I've used meshed together wonderfully here. This is a photo of my son taken a long time ago, it brings back a lot of memories!

Supplies Used:

To make this page I put foam core board underneath the photo and also the watercolor paper, to give some dimension. I placed the Snow Globe.  I put cheesecloth on with some heavy gesso, dried it , and painted with different colors of mists. I rubbed gold mica powder on the surface.

 I created extra texture with flowers, leaves, metal pieces, moss, feathers, and other things. 

The sparkly fibers are twinkle holographic trim, and the gold mesh stuff is the wrapping from some flowers I got, a long time ago. I kept meaning to throw it out, but being the little hoarder I am, kept it.

This was a really fun page to make! Thanks for looking, and have a great week.

Monday, November 21, 2016

Flipbook Photo Album

Hi everyone, Melissa here with an Old World flipbook album by Paper House.  This was a lot of fun to do, it brought back the most wonderful memories of our trip of a lifetime. My husband, son, and I, my brother in law, my nephew, and my in laws went to England. It was wonderful seeing so many thrilling sites!

Supplies Used:

To make this album I started by painting on gauze and watercolor paper, then including them in the album with photos and stickers. These albums are one of my favorite kind of off the page items to make. I love to embellish them with a variety of things:the tags with ribbons  through eyelets, the chipboard, metal pieces, and of course the photos, that bring back those days so wonderfully.

Here are some of the little mixed media items I added, they remind me of the ocean,which I thought fit well with a lot of the photos in the album:

I started with heavy gesso, then gauze, more gesso,texture paste, micro beads,gesso, then watercolors. I used a heat gun after before and after the paint layers.

Thanks for looking,and have a great day!

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Leave a Little Sparkle Wherever You Go

Hi everyone, here's a vintage page, I hope you like it.

I put the flowers on first, on top of packaging material,then painted on gesso.  I applied layers of gauze, gesso, then texture paste with seed beads. I colored it with Lindy's Rambling Rose, Prima alchemy paint in rose aqua, and gold mica powder.  

To add texture I also added micro beads, birds from an old calendar, tulle, chain, rhinestones, a few buttons, and more.

I was in the mood to use flowers. 

I used some old and new stash.  

Thank you so much for looking, and have a great day!

Friday, November 18, 2016

Hi everyone, here is a card I made, it was inspired by a you tube by Marta Laptowska.

I made this by putting a layer of heavy Prima gesso on watercolor paper, then a layer of gauze that was sort of bunched together in spots, I put some more gesso on top,then texture paste.  I layered on glass seed beads, and more gesso.  I dried the layers with a heat tool as I went.   I put on different types of paint, Lindy's, Tattered Angels, and also mica powders.

The snowflake is from a Tim Holtz die and white cardstock.

Monday, November 7, 2016


I made a Halloween page with some very fun and cool products from Paper House. I love the rich colors and details of the papers,especially the contrast of the blue and beige.

Supplies Used:

To make this page I put some foam core board between the layers under the photo. I placed the flowers, owl, and other stickers where I wanted them, then applied texture paste with a stencil. I mixed gold mica powder and water and painted the sunbursts.   I finished by putting on the rest of the embellishments, which include metal chain, mica flakes, bling,seed beads, and rub ons. I drew lines around some items with a dark brown watercolor pencil.

I stamped a few areas,  glued on small pieces of gauze, and glued on microbeads.

I love the detail on the owl. 

Thanks for looking, and have a great day!

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Fright Night

Hello Paper House fans! Are you enjoying the Fall/Halloween Blog Hop so far? Today is the third day of the blog hop at Paper House Productions.

 I had so much fun working with the cool,spooky, and beautiful products from Paper House, it really was a pleasure to make this. It bought me back to being a kid and all the kinds of  fun,scary stuff that October 31st means. I have lots of Halloween decor in my house, and this page will be part of it. How about the colors of the season? I love them! Do you?

Supplies Used:

To make this page I first placed the incredibly detailed and creepy/ beautiful Cemetary 3D sticker on, and sponged gesso around the edges of it. I painted it with yellow and green water soluble oil pastels.  I put texture paste on the left side of the page using a spider web chipboard piece as a stencil. I did a little stamping, including some using an iridescent green ink pad.

I fussy cut the skeleton from embossed paper

I added bling,flowers,tulle, dry embossing powder, metal glitter,mica flakes, and some dollar store pieces of a skeleton. I mixed  Prima violet green alchemy paint and purple mica powder, to make the powder look brighter. The photos are from Tim Holtz Found Relatives - Occasions. I painted part of the flowers with gesso, then mica powders. I made the Tim Holtz butterfly wings some time ago. 

 Don't forget to comment on my blog and then be sure to check out  Sue Eldred's blog  to see what she created and comment there and then go to the Paper House Productions blog

Here is what you need to do to be entered to win the entire Fright Night Collection and two Shimmers Lighted Embellishments:

 Now it's time to head on over to the talented Sue Eldred's blog for more inspiration. Have a great day!

A Little Card

Hi everyone! When I was little I used to love to climb trees.  How about you?

I made this by painting a watercolor from photo of apple blossoms. I put some texture paste on with a stencil, then layered on more colors. I added thread, microbeads, seed beads, stamping, bling, and metal glitter. The metal bird is Vintaj.

The little hummingbirds are from an old calendar.

Thank you so much for visiting, and have a great day!

Tuesday, October 18, 2016