Sheila Rumney

Design & Photography

Really Reasonable Ribbon December Blog Hop

December 13, 2017

Hello ribbon lovers!  I am joining the Really Reasonable Ribbon DT Members for the December  Blog Hop.  I used the beautiful RRR Monthly Back to Basics Black & White Assortment for the front cover of my newest art journal.
I created a bow with the ribbons in the assortment, then tucked in White Aster Daisies and Mulberry Leaves.
Next I added a small piece of the Juliet Natural Crochet Lace and button.
I hope you enjoyed a little creative inspiration.  If you would like more inspiration, visit the other Really Reasonable Ribbon DT Members.  

Have a wonderful day, dear friends.

Cup of Comfort Ornament Tag

December 12, 2017

Do you enjoy a little cup of comfort?  You know the kind that is filled with delicious, warm cocoa, coffee or tea.  I created these sweet Cup of Comfort Ornament/Tags using the Nested Stitched Doily Set and the Cocoa & Sweet Treat Dies.
I used watercolors to color in the images.  To add deeper color to areas of the die, I add a base coat of the watercolor then let dry.  Next add a second coat in the areas to you would like a deeper more intense color, letting dry between coats.
Assemble the images, add some red/white twine, lace pieces, embellishments and glitter glue to add shimmer.  Add a hanging tag with the red/white twine.
I hope you enjoyed a little Christmas inspiration.

Wishing a  creative day, dear friends.

Happy Holiday Card

December 8, 2017

It's easy to add that extra wow to your holiday cards using Really Reasonable Ribbon.  
I picked up the beautiful colors of the papers that I using the Danish Blue Seam Binding and Peppermint Bakers Twine.  Nothing says Christmas than the Peppermint Bakers Twine.
Next, I added the Juliet Natural Crochet Lace to the bottom.  It adds such softness to the card.  Then I added a little shimmer with some glitter glue.

Wishing you a creative day, dear friends.

Vintage Holiday Decor

December 6, 2017

There is something so special about adding a little shimmer for the holidays...  
(Featured on the Canvas Corp Brands blog with complete list of products used)

I created this altered jar by combining the Canvas Corp Holiday Baking line, with some beautiful Petaloo flowers with touch of Tatter Angels Glimmer Mist.   Then I used some Christmas balls, lace, burlap, some creamy white buttons and a vintage measuring spoon dipped in shimmery glitter.

It is easy to add that shimmer to your project.  Apply a small amount of Modge Podge and then dip in glitter.  I love to use the vintage glass glitter as it give some vintage shine and will age beautifully over the years.  

Wishing you a wonderfully creative day dear friends.

Gatherings Art Journal Page

December 5, 2017

As Autumn is fast approaching the holidays, my heart turn towards all the gatherings with family and friends.  I wanted to capture this in my art journal.
I die cut the Cottage Cutz Christmas Floral.  
I used watercolors to color in the die cuts.  For the small pieces of the greenery, it helped to use my paper piercer to hold the die cut in place as I painted it.
I pop doted the container on the cardboard and assembled then rest of the floral arrangement.  I added ribbons, twill, lace and buttons to complete.  

Wishing you a creative day, dear friends.

Jeanne Oliver - Building a Creatively Made Busines Live Workshop in Studio

December 4, 2017

For all creatives out there, come take a peak at this AMAZING workshop at Jeanne Oliver's Studio!
For several years, I have wanted to share my passion and God given talents with other creatives in a larger way.  To tell my story of how creativity has help me along my seasons of life.  From the newly married Marine Corp wife, to new mom and to now a mom of adult children.  Each season of life creativity has played a large roll.  To help calm me during the Gulf War, to finding relaxing moments when the children were asleep, to taking my creative art bags with me while attending sports practices and even now being able to find spots to create to fill the emptiness as my adult children are away attending college and moving out on their own.  Creativity doesn't have to be spending hours on a piece of art, scrapbooking or sewing.  It could mean creating art in the small 10-15 minutes that we can carve out of our busy schedule.  

This need to create has been within me, my whole life and I believe that being able to take this course would help me share my passion with others.  What would you like to share with the world?  Could Jeanne's course help you too?

CCB Creative Crew 2018

I am so excited to be joining the CCB Crew Creative Crew for 2018.  It is an honor to be chosen among so many talented artists.  Congrats to all the wonderful artists.

Here are just a few of my favorite projects from 2017 using CCB and 7 Gypsies products:

(available here)
 Can't wait for other fun creative filled year with the CCB Creative Crew.