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Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Shopping Our Stash Challenge #189 - Inspired By A Movie

Hello, Crafty Peeples!
Well, with all the Oscar Buzz, it is only fitting that the challenge at
Shopping Our Stash  is to 
Create A Project Inspired by A Movie.  
Please remember to mention the Movie in your post!
I chose "The Great Gatsby" which is not only one of my favorite movies, but also is among one of my favorite novels. Working on this project reminded me of my freshman year and the nights my study group spent sitting on the terrace of the University Center discussing Daisy, Gatsby, the accident, and the eyes of Dr. T.J. Eckleburg

I was planning to make a note holder for a family friend who is a "Fashionista" so I thought this would suit her perfectly.  And the quote from the novel is equally "her."
Graphic 45's Couture Collection captures The Gatsby Elegance so well.
"The Great Gatsby" was set in 1922,  when women were really just really embracing a new freedom, particularly in how they dressed and how they styled their hair.  
Oh, yeah, and how they danced!  Everybody was a "Flapper"

Thanks so much for stopping by!  I hope to see you projects in the challenge!
Chana Malkah

Saturday, February 14, 2015


Hello Crafty Peeples!

It is so nice to begin my term as a Canvas Corp Brands Crew Member!  
For those of you who do not know, CCB is the parent company of  
It is awesome to be surrounded by so many talented ladies!  
For the DT reveal, we were asked to design a 4" x 4" canvas project that captures us as designers.  Those of you who visit here regularly know that I can be all over the place as a designer, so I really had to FOCUS on this project.

I had to incorporate earth tones into this canvas design.  They are so me!   I used a combinations of products:  Tattered Angels' Plain Jane Baseboard Matte Mists (Semi-Opaque) and  Plain Jane Simply Sheer Matte Mist (Water Color. )

I also used Inka Gold, Luminarte Silks Acrylic Glazes,  and Luminarte Primary Elements  (to hightlight the stenciled hand) and Tim Holtz Vintage Photo  Ink to sponge  the edges of the canvas and the dragon.

My current love for Mixed Media , Collage, texture paste and stencils is realized in the addition of this marvelous dragon and sentiment from 7 Gypsies'  Epicurean " 6"x6" Paper Pack.  I fussy cut the dragon, colored it, applied 4 coats of Mod Podge, and once dried, a coat of Crackle Accents!  

I applied masking tape to the sides of my canvas to achieve the look of  "distressed plaster."   Misc. embellishements provided depth and texture to the project.  All in all, I believed that I more or less captured my design aesthetic.  My style is evolving, so it will be interesting to see how I present myself on canvas at the end of my term wtih CCB.

I was totally awed by the fabulous canvas creations of my fellow Crew Mates.  
Each one seemed to be more beautiful that one that preceded it.  
Please click HERE to see our "Canvas Wall."
You can vote for your favorite canvas!

Thanks, bunches for stopping by!
Chana Malkah

Thursday, February 12, 2015


Hello, Crafty Peeples!

Well, you know you are getting old when you think you've posted a project!   I am here with a quick post of my DT make for The Outlawz Greetings Challenge.    We want you to create a project using 2 or more inchies.   Inchies were all the rage a few years back and it is nice to revisit "old" friends.   I actually plan to try to incorporate inches into some of my future mixed media projects.  It would probably add great depth.

 The Stamp: Whatever The Weather  by Unity Stamp Company (Itty Bitty Stamp Club)

I just added a little drywall tape and stencils for depth and texture.  The drywall tape has gold accents, but that did not translate so well when I took the pictures.. alas!

Thanks so much for stopping by!