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My Art 2 Cherish — Custom Art Giveaway!!

25 Nov
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 {Giveaway Closed — winner is Kara @ Mine for the Making. Congratulations!!}

Happy Thanksgiving!! 

I hope you are having a great day so far. 
Your Photo and French Love Letter
Here’s a wonderful giveaway that’s perfect for the holidays! 
I’d love to introduce you to My Art 2 Cherish a wonderful shop that takes everyday photographs and creates beautiful wall art to match any decor. Each picture they create is individually crafted to bring out the subjects, subdue backgrounds, highlight special features.

My Art 2 Cherish will take a special picture and create an heirloom work of art! 
Your photo and quote
{An Engagement Picture}
Your photo first dance and words to your song
{Your first Dance and Words to the Song at your Wedding}
Obituary made with love your photos to art
{Create a Memorial to a Loved One — I’d love to do one of my Dad}
Your photo and love letter
 {Great idea for an anniversary — Combined a Love Letter and Treasured Picture}
Custom Designed Photo WIne Label
{Custom Wine Labels for parties or weddings}
Beautiful! 
Cheryl from My Art 2 Cherish is giving away
11 x 14 Custom Picture with Quote
{300 dpi on heavy cardstock, suitable for framing} 
 
Here’s how YOU can win: 
  • Hop over to My Art 2 Cherish — which type of picture would you pick? one entry. 
  • “Like” My Art 2 Cherish on Facebook. one entry. 
  • Share this giveaway — Tweet, mention this giveaway on facebook or on your Blog or Sidebar. one entry each.
Have a wonderful day!!!

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My Art 2 Cherish — Custom Art Giveaway!!

25 Nov
[28.jpg]
 {Giveaway Closed — winner is Kara @ Mine for the Making. Congratulations!!}

Happy Thanksgiving!! 

I hope you are having a great day so far. 
Your Photo and French Love Letter
Here’s a wonderful giveaway that’s perfect for the holidays! 
I’d love to introduce you to My Art 2 Cherish a wonderful shop that takes everyday photographs and creates beautiful wall art to match any decor. Each picture they create is individually crafted to bring out the subjects, subdue backgrounds, highlight special features.

My Art 2 Cherish will take a special picture and create an heirloom work of art! 
Your photo and quote
{An Engagement Picture}
Your photo first dance and words to your song
{Your first Dance and Words to the Song at your Wedding}
Obituary made with love your photos to art
{Create a Memorial to a Loved One — I’d love to do one of my Dad}
Your photo and love letter
 {Great idea for an anniversary — Combined a Love Letter and Treasured Picture}
Custom Designed Photo WIne Label
{Custom Wine Labels for parties or weddings}
Beautiful! 
Cheryl from My Art 2 Cherish is giving away
11 x 14 Custom Picture with Quote
{300 dpi on heavy cardstock, suitable for framing} 
 
Here’s how YOU can win: 
  • Hop over to My Art 2 Cherish — which type of picture would you pick? one entry. 
  • “Like” My Art 2 Cherish on Facebook. one entry. 
  • Share this giveaway — Tweet, mention this giveaway on facebook or on your Blog or Sidebar. one entry each.
Have a wonderful day!!!

Week of Giveaways — Giveaway #15 — Mimi Galore

12 Nov
Uplift and Support, Pink Breast Cancer Illustration
Welcome to the 15th giveaway in the Week of Giveaways!! 
I would love to introduce you to Meredith of Mimi Galore.
 {click on the Read More button to find out more about this special giveaway}

Meredith’s mother is fighting Breast Cancer and Meredith is donating 20% of her etsy earnings to Breast Cancer Research so other hot mamas can celebrate more birthdays! And 100% of her profits from the above “Uplift and Support” print go to Breast Cancer Research!
Awesome!!
Fashion Commandment, Not Buy False Brand, Prado Ombre Handbag Illustration
I'm a Cutter, Sewing Crafting Shears Illustration
Pump and Circumstance Shoe Fashion Illustration
This is what Meredith says about this cause that is so dear to her heart: 

“I have and always will have great respect and admiration for the women out there that are fighting and have fought a great battle against breast cancer. This is a disease that has touched me personally with my mother. I want to dedicate these illustrations to those women. I look up to you and hope that you stay strong for yourselves, your families, children, and friends. I’m hoping that through the proceeds from my pink illustrations, I’ll be able to walk the breast cancer walk with my mother for the first time, in efforts to raise awareness!”

Meredith is giving away one of her “Pink” Illustrations!!

Here’s how YOU can win: 

  • Head over to Mimi Galore. What is your favorite piece in her store. one entry. 

  •  Check out Meredith’s Blog. Leave a comment or subscribe. one entry. 

  • Get the word out by Tweeting, mentioning this giveaway on FB or your Blog. one entry. 

Have a Wonderful Day!
Thank you for stopping by The Tatertots and Jello Week of Giveaways!
Please keep handmade shops in mind this Holiday Season!
XOXO
PS — Only a few more handmade giveaways left. It’s been so fun to spotlight these talented ladies and incredible shops!!

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Christy @ Embellished Bayou: Personalized Artwork Tutorial

31 Mar
 Happy Wednesday! I am excited because I am starting something new! I had such a great response of people who volunteered to guest post for me while I went on my trip, that I  thought it might be fun to try spotlighting a new crafter each week. Every Wednesday a cool crafter is going to come over and guest post a great project! I even made up a little badge they can have if they want it!
If you have ever shared a tutorial on tatertots & jello, feel free to grab this button. And if you would like to share your own tutorial — shoot me an email or leave me a comment here.

So let me introduce you to the first crafter — 

Christy @ Embellished Bayou

Hi, everyone! I am beyond excited to be featured on Tatertots & Jello today, Jen’s projects are some of my favorites! I can’t wait to make some of the cute ruffle necklaces she posted not too long ago.

IMG_0556

My name is Christy and I have a blog and Etsy shop called Embellished Bayou.  Mainly I post craft and decorating projects, with some recipe, lifestyle, and shopping posts thrown in there for good measure!
Today I’ll be sharing two different techniques of textured art that are so fun and easy to make.  With so many of us trying to decorate on a budget these days, making your own artwork is a great way to personalize your space with just a little money and a few supplies. 
 Personalized Artwork
To start with, gather your supplies.  For the first project, you’ll need:
~A canvas in your choice of size (I used 8×10, which were on sale at Hobby Lobby for $2.80 for a 2-pack)
~The image you want to paint
~Paint
~Joint compound, spackle, or some sort of texturizing medium
~Small plastic knife
~Seed beeds (optional)
~Silver leaf (optional)
First, paint your canvas in your choice of background color. One coat is fine since you’ll be going over it again later.  Don’t forget the edges!IMG_0502
Next, I printed out the image I wanted to paint and used it as a stencil. If you’ve ever been to my blog, you won’t be surprised that I chose a fleur de lis! You can do this freehand, use a pre-made stencil, or just go abstract.  IMG_0492Draw your shape onto your painted canvas using a marker.IMG_0506Next, spread on your joint compound or spackle with a plastic knife, or you can use your fingers.  You can make it as smooth or as textured as you like.  I built mine up in several places to create lots of texture.  Try to cover your marker lines, and keep a wet paper towel nearby to wipe off any smudges.

IMG_0507
So now you should have your shape on your canvas. 

IMG_0508Before the spackle dries, you can press some seed beads or tiny marble beads into the spackle if you want more texture.  I found these tiny silver marble beads in the scrapbook section of Michael’s:
IMG_0509 IMG_0510 IMG_0511Just for fun, I added some more spackle around my image to create even more texture.   IMG_0515
Allow the spackle to dry, then brush off any loose beads.  My canvas looked like this after all the excess beads fell off:

IMG_0525
Now paint over the entire canvas again using your background color. IMG_0527
See all that great texture?
IMG_0529

Now, you could leave your canvas just like that and call it done, but I wanted my fleur de lis to stand out, so I lightly brushed some black paint over the textured parts.

IMG_0540IMG_0539

Of course, I just couldn’t leave well enough alone, so I added some silver leafing, too! Then I painted over it again with some watered down black paint so the silver wasn’t so bright and shiny.

IMG_0546IMG_0552
I think the silver leaf just gave it another dimension and made the textured elements really pop!
IMG_0555

You can seal the whole thing with a couple coats of modge podge if you like.  Don’t forget to sign your new artwork!  Now stand back and admire your work!  I’m still trying to decide if I like mine displayed on an easel in the bookcase:

IMG_0570IMG_0569

Or in a thrift store frame hanging on the wall (I may just have to paint that frame black!):

IMG_0573
Ok, this next version of textured art is a little more simple.  You’ll need:
~A canvas
~Scrap of fabric (I used burlap)
~Image you want to use
~Paint & paint pen
~Modge Podge
~Ribbons for hanging (optional)

Start once again by painting your canvas.  Give it a good two coats this time.  Next, cut your image out of fabric.  Since I wanted a lot of texture, I used the ever-popular and fantastic burlap.  You could do two or more layers if you want it really raised off your canvas.

IMG_0520

Notice my fleur de lis is a little wonky.  After all, art is subjective, right?! It doesn’t have to be perfect, that just adds to the charm.  Next, give your canvas a coat of modge podge. IMG_0521

Then press your fabric shape down. IMG_0522

Spread on some more modge podge and coat over the entire image and canvas again.  When using a “hairy” fabric like burlap, I found it best just to dump the modge podge on instead of re-dipping my brush into the jar.  You wanna keep those little fibers outta there.  They will make their way onto the canvas, though, but again, that just adds to the handmade, charm, right?! IMG_0523
So now your shape is all glued down.  Let it dry and give it a second coat if you wish.
IMG_0524IMG_0544Lookin’ good so far! Next I outlined my image with a black paint pen to make it stand out.
IMG_0557
Attach some ribbon to the back of the canvas (either hot glue or staple gun), tie a bow at the top, and you’re done!    IMG_0556
IMG_0558
Totally cute inside hanging on a wall:
IMG_0561Or outside hanging on your front door:
IMG_0560
The possibilities are endless with this type of artwork.  You could use a variety of shapes, from children’s silhouettes to abstract shapes, the only limit is your imagination!  Depending on how much you want to spend, you can make it as large or small as you want.  Be sure and stop by my blog next week for another way to create textured art!  Thank you, Jen, for having me on your fabulous blog!    

Thanks Christy! What a cute project – I love it! Make sure to check out Christy’s blog. She has great ideas!

Have a Wonderful Wednesday!
XOXO

Christy @ Embellished Bayou: Personalized Artwork Tutorial

31 Mar
 Happy Wednesday! I am excited because I am starting something new! I had such a great response of people who volunteered to guest post for me while I went on my trip, that I  thought it might be fun to try spotlighting a new crafter each week. Every Wednesday a cool crafter is going to come over and guest post a great project! I even made up a little badge they can have if they want it!
If you have ever shared a tutorial on tatertots & jello, feel free to grab this button. And if you would like to share your own tutorial — shoot me an email or leave me a comment here.

So let me introduce you to the first crafter — 

Christy @ Embellished Bayou

Hi, everyone! I am beyond excited to be featured on Tatertots & Jello today, Jen’s projects are some of my favorites! I can’t wait to make some of the cute ruffle necklaces she posted not too long ago.

IMG_0556

My name is Christy and I have a blog and Etsy shop called Embellished Bayou.  Mainly I post craft and decorating projects, with some recipe, lifestyle, and shopping posts thrown in there for good measure!
Today I’ll be sharing two different techniques of textured art that are so fun and easy to make.  With so many of us trying to decorate on a budget these days, making your own artwork is a great way to personalize your space with just a little money and a few supplies. 
 Personalized Artwork
To start with, gather your supplies.  For the first project, you’ll need:
~A canvas in your choice of size (I used 8×10, which were on sale at Hobby Lobby for $2.80 for a 2-pack)
~The image you want to paint
~Paint
~Joint compound, spackle, or some sort of texturizing medium
~Small plastic knife
~Seed beeds (optional)
~Silver leaf (optional)
First, paint your canvas in your choice of background color. One coat is fine since you’ll be going over it again later.  Don’t forget the edges!IMG_0502
Next, I printed out the image I wanted to paint and used it as a stencil. If you’ve ever been to my blog, you won’t be surprised that I chose a fleur de lis! You can do this freehand, use a pre-made stencil, or just go abstract.  IMG_0492Draw your shape onto your painted canvas using a marker.IMG_0506Next, spread on your joint compound or spackle with a plastic knife, or you can use your fingers.  You can make it as smooth or as textured as you like.  I built mine up in several places to create lots of texture.  Try to cover your marker lines, and keep a wet paper towel nearby to wipe off any smudges.

IMG_0507
So now you should have your shape on your canvas. 

IMG_0508Before the spackle dries, you can press some seed beads or tiny marble beads into the spackle if you want more texture.  I found these tiny silver marble beads in the scrapbook section of Michael’s:
IMG_0509 IMG_0510 IMG_0511Just for fun, I added some more spackle around my image to create even more texture.   IMG_0515
Allow the spackle to dry, then brush off any loose beads.  My canvas looked like this after all the excess beads fell off:

IMG_0525
Now paint over the entire canvas again using your background color. IMG_0527
See all that great texture?
IMG_0529

Now, you could leave your canvas just like that and call it done, but I wanted my fleur de lis to stand out, so I lightly brushed some black paint over the textured parts.

IMG_0540IMG_0539

Of course, I just couldn’t leave well enough alone, so I added some silver leafing, too! Then I painted over it again with some watered down black paint so the silver wasn’t so bright and shiny.

IMG_0546IMG_0552
I think the silver leaf just gave it another dimension and made the textured elements really pop!
IMG_0555

You can seal the whole thing with a couple coats of modge podge if you like.  Don’t forget to sign your new artwork!  Now stand back and admire your work!  I’m still trying to decide if I like mine displayed on an easel in the bookcase:

IMG_0570IMG_0569

Or in a thrift store frame hanging on the wall (I may just have to paint that frame black!):

IMG_0573
Ok, this next version of textured art is a little more simple.  You’ll need:
~A canvas
~Scrap of fabric (I used burlap)
~Image you want to use
~Paint & paint pen
~Modge Podge
~Ribbons for hanging (optional)

Start once again by painting your canvas.  Give it a good two coats this time.  Next, cut your image out of fabric.  Since I wanted a lot of texture, I used the ever-popular and fantastic burlap.  You could do two or more layers if you want it really raised off your canvas.

IMG_0520

Notice my fleur de lis is a little wonky.  After all, art is subjective, right?! It doesn’t have to be perfect, that just adds to the charm.  Next, give your canvas a coat of modge podge. IMG_0521

Then press your fabric shape down. IMG_0522

Spread on some more modge podge and coat over the entire image and canvas again.  When using a “hairy” fabric like burlap, I found it best just to dump the modge podge on instead of re-dipping my brush into the jar.  You wanna keep those little fibers outta there.  They will make their way onto the canvas, though, but again, that just adds to the handmade, charm, right?! IMG_0523
So now your shape is all glued down.  Let it dry and give it a second coat if you wish.
IMG_0524IMG_0544Lookin’ good so far! Next I outlined my image with a black paint pen to make it stand out.
IMG_0557
Attach some ribbon to the back of the canvas (either hot glue or staple gun), tie a bow at the top, and you’re done!    IMG_0556
IMG_0558
Totally cute inside hanging on a wall:
IMG_0561Or outside hanging on your front door:
IMG_0560
The possibilities are endless with this type of artwork.  You could use a variety of shapes, from children’s silhouettes to abstract shapes, the only limit is your imagination!  Depending on how much you want to spend, you can make it as large or small as you want.  Be sure and stop by my blog next week for another way to create textured art!  Thank you, Jen, for having me on your fabulous blog!    

Thanks Christy! What a cute project – I love it! Make sure to check out Christy’s blog. She has great ideas!

Have a Wonderful Wednesday!
XOXO

Creative Fridays: Puppy Love

17 Apr

Hannah loves our puppy Trixie. She is Trixie’s best buddy and greatest ally. So it didn’t surprise me when she can home with this:

{She even has a crown!}
{Do you see the resemblance?}

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Have a happy Friday!
Are you doing anything fun?