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Distress Painting with Markers and Stains | @PluckingDaisy #RangerInk #DistressMarkers #DistressStain #Tutorial

Hi there!  Now that we are nearing the end of January I’m still plugging away working on my goals for 2013.  I’m happy to report that today’s Distress Painting tutorial has helped me reach not one but 2 goals on my list!  Goal # 1:  Draw More.  Goal # 2:  Learn New Techniques. I’m currently […]

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Poinsettia Hair Clips

by Amy Bowerman

Poinsettia Hair Clips | @PluckingDaisy #TimHoltz #Sizzix #RangerInk #Tutorial

  I just got the new Tim Holtz Tattered Poinsettia Sizzix die and it’s not a surprise that I LOVE it!  I love anything Tim but his Tattered (anything) dies are personal favorites.  Today I’m showing you how to make Flower Hair clips using Tim’s new Poinsettia die.  Get your high pony ready for some […]

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How to Dye and Decorate Bottle Brush Trees | Pluckingdaisies.com

I’ve been crushing on bottle brush trees lately.  After oooing and ahhing over gorgeous trees seen around the web I made it my mission to make some bottle brush trees of my own.  On my most recent trip to the Dollar store I found bottle brush trees ready and waiting to be altered.  Today I’m […]

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Perfect Distress Tag

by Amy Bowerman

Creative Chemistry Perfect Distress

I’m late to the party as usual!  No really I am…I’m one of those people who is told to show up an hour before an event starts so I make it on time.  So yet again…posting my creation to the Creative Chemistry gallery a few hours before it closes is no exception.  Without further ado […]

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Octopode Factory Easter Garden

I had a lot of fun adding “Bling” to my Copic colored Alice in Wonderland images for last weeks challenge at TOFF.  After experimenting with several different techniques I would like to share a tutorial on how to add Bling to your Copic art! Here I have redesigned the Octopode Factory Peeps Garden to showcase […]

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Adventures in Wonderland

by Amy Bowerman

Adventures in Wonderland | @PluckingDaisy #RangerInk #Copic #TheOctopodeFactory

Oh how I have been “down the rabbit hole” these past few weeks!  I just can’t seem to get enough of Alice.  The Octopode Factory recently released some fantastic new Alice in Wonderland images.  Of course I couldn’t resist using them for our Anything Goes Challenge at The Altered Alice.  Are you ready for another […]

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Wearable Art

by Amy Bowerman

The Octopode Factory Wearable Art Hair Clips

This week at Studio L3 Linda is challenging us to make Wearable Art.  It just so happens that I was working on a few hair clips for the Creative mastermind of the fun and fabulous Octopode Factory…Lily Chilvers.  I love Lily’s quirky images and thought it would be fitting for her to be able to […]

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Caterpillar Alice in Wonderland

Happy Friday everyone!  I am working full tilt on finishing The Alice in Wonderland Dresser.   This weeks theme at TOFF is “Mushrooms”.   I have finished the Final drawer featuring the Caterpillar from Alice in Wonderland in all his Mushroom loving glory.  I will be back in a few s with all of the details […]

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Alice in Wonderland Dresser Flowers

Greetings from Wonderland!  This month both of my design teams have come together for another fantastic challenge!  The Altered Alice is sponsored by The Octopode Factory this fine February and that just makes me happy, happy, HAPPY!   The concept for the Alice in Wonderland dresser was born while I was a participant in the Altered […]

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Pretty little poinsettias all in a row

This week at The Octopode Factory Friday our challenge is “Flourishes/Swirls”.  When I think of flourishes and swirls I immediately think of butterflies in flight.  I used these fun butterflies from the Octopode factory to create paper flower pots for co-worker Christmas gifts.  The jars were pulled from my recycling bin and made pretty with […]

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