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Inspire Quote Sign

by Amy Bowerman

Inspire Quote Sign | @PluckingDaisy #DistressPaint #Tutorial

As promised I have a fun Distress Paint project to share with you.  Today I’ll be showing you how to alter a wooden word sign with stamped quotes and Distress Paint! I’ve used my favorite word in the universe to create my quote sign…”Inspire”. I thrifted this wooden Inspire sign several years ago with every […]

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Easter Bunny Tree with Ribbon Flowers| @PluckingDaisy #RangerInk #Sizzix #EasterDIY

That old Peter Cottontail is hopping down the bunny trail with a quickness!  Easter IS certainly on its way.  I’ve prepared for the arrival of “the bunny” by consuming copious amounts of Cadbury eggs and creating this Easter Bunny tree. This project was inspired by Tim Holtz 12 Tags of 2013 {March} and Ranger Ink’s […]

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How to make a Paper Lily

by Amy Bowerman

How to make a Paper Lily | @PluckingDaisy #Sizzix #RangerInk

Spring has sprung in my studio…but not necessarily in my little corner of the world.  We just had a snow storm here in Connecticut but I won’t let that stop me from sprouting new paper flower designs!  If you make them Spring will come right?  Step aside frozen precipitation!  Today’s tutorial is just in time […]

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DIY Paper Flower Centerpiece | @PluckingDaisy #DavidTuteraDIY #Wedding

The BIG day is finally here!  Today I’m revealing the Paper Flower Centerpiece I created for my friends “Big Day” using products from the David Tutera Bridal collection.  This collection makes it easy for the DIY bride to create a dream wedding on a budget.  The products are elegant yet easy to use and customize to your […]

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How to Make Hydrangeas

by Amy Bowerman

How to Make Hydrangeas | @PluckingDaisy #TimHoltz #Sizzix #RangerInk

As promised I am back with part 2 of my Watercolor Paper Flower Tutorial.  Today I will be showing you how to create Hydrangeas with the Tim Holtz Tattered Florals Die from Sizzix.  If you missed the first part click here for the watercolor rose tutorial.       Before we get started I just […]

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How to Make Watercolor Paper Flowers | @PluckingDaisy #Tim Holtz #Sizzix #RangerInk

I’ve been hard at work on some new paper flower designs for my best friends wedding.  Today I will be sharing some trade secrets on how to make paper flowers using the Tim Holtz Tattered Florals Sizzix Die. Tim’s Tattered Florals die has taken my paper flower making to new heights.  I originally bought my […]

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The Weepies "Humming Bird" Art Journal Page | @PluckingDaisy #RangerInk #Dylusions #Tutorial

I love music.  I rarely do anything without music playing…I’m listening to music now in fact.  My musical tastes are eclectic much like my art varying from bass thumping techno, old school hip-hop, classic rock, reggae and pretty much anything in between.  When it comes time to create however, there is one band that is […]

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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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Learning to Fly Art Journal Page | @PluckingDaisy #RangerInk #Sizzix #12Tagsof2013

This journal page was inspired by Tim Holtz 12 Tags of 2013.  One of my New Year’s resolutions is to Art Journal more.  I’ve also been wanting to take part in Tim’s 12 Tags.  I never met a Tim technique that I didn’t love but I’m not much of a Tag maker.  While executing one […]

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DIY Character Gift Bags | @PluckingDaisy #SkylandersGiants #party #DIY @DollarTree

Hey there!  We have reached the home stretch in planning the ultimate Skylanders Party!  Even if you aren’t planning a Skylanders party I have plenty of ideas and tips for all of your Character Party planning needs.  The best part is you can Do it yourself and most of the supplies you will need are […]

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