Monday, April 15, 2013

Craft It Up & Link It Up…Sponsored by Pinque Peacock!

I am posting today as a guest designer for Craft It Up & Link It Up Linky Party hosted by Tara of Craftin Desert Divas! Every other Monday will mark the beginning of a new semi-weekly linky party and you could win fabulous prizes!!

This linky party theme is Peacock Hues.
The sponsor  is Pinque Peacock.

The more you link up, the better chance you have to win.  Visit Craftin Desert Divas for all the rules and to play along.

Here is what I created for this linky party....
For my project, I created a canvas sign!  I started with the two darkest hues underneath….I felt they were a little overpowering for my décor.  I swiped them in 3 equal areas using a drybrush technique.  Once dry, I applied a crackle medium.  Once that was dry, I applied the other 3 hues, a teal, light blue and light purple, also using a dry brush technique, but alternating and combining the colors so as to not to be too harsh.  Once they were dry and crackled, with the dark purple and dark green coming thru…I cut black vinyl in the phrase, “Keep Calm & shake your tailfeathers”.   That basically means…”Chill out and shake yo’ ass”…shake that ass fo’ me”.  (inside joke!)  As it would happen…all of my bathrooms are that beautiful teal color, so I have a reminder to my guests to “Shake ‘dat ass” ummm, “tailfeather”.  Once the vinyl was applied, I finished it with a black and silver mesh ribbon and some silver nailhead bling mesh cut to one row.  I have to say….I LOOOOVVVVEEEE IT!  It adds a little of my crafty self (and sass!!!) to a very forgotten room of our home!

Hope you will Craft It Up & Link It Up!!!

Craftin Desert


  1. Just love your canvas and you did an awesome job!! Great inspiration, thank you!


  2. Great project and super loved your ring below.

    Be blessed, Beckie

  3. wooow itt....:D

  4. This is awesome! Those colors and that crackle are super. Thanks so much for being a Guest Designer at Craft It Up & Link It Up!!


  5. This is such a cool project, Lisa. You are forever coming up with something new! Way to make us think outside our box!! PS>>> My hubby LOVES the way you blended your colors!

    ~Donna K

  6. Very neat project! Love the look!

  7. What a creative project! I love that saying - makes me smile every time I see it!