Thursday, July 21, 2011

Graphics Steampunk Canvas

Good evening friends!

Tonight I am showing you my try at a different style
called Steampunk, by Graphic 45. It truly is out of my comfort
 zone and I have decided its not my thing, but it was interesting to do.
As usual it didn't photograph very well but enough you can tell
 most of it, but it doesn't show the layering and dimensionality
of it all, or the sparkle of the spica pen I used. Oh well LOL

Well there you have it. Here is the list of what I used:
A blank Canvas covered with Tim Holtz paper and Graphic 45 paper.
Crystal effects was used on most of the clocks on the paper
after some were cut and layered back on.
Spica pens were used over top of alot of the design.
Sharpie marker was also used to bring out more depth
 in certain areas. Dimensionals and grunge board were also.
 As you can see upholstery tacks were again used on this project.
 Material piping and black pearls were added.
Well that is my take on Steampunk.
Hope your all staying cool, it is very very hot
 and humid here in NE Ohio, ugh.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Graphics 45 Wall Canvas

Happy  Wedsnesday  !!!

Today I have a really fun project to share with you!
This is a wall canvas I made using the Graphics 45 paper,
"Once Upon a Springtime",
that I got from Joan's garden.
 I just love this paper!!
Notice how the teacup actually sits on a ledge in my photo tent
but is part of the canvas, so it does stick out from the canvas.
I actually cut down the inner part of the teacup die
pattern so it doesn't stick out too far.

Here is a list of what I used
Graphics 45 paper
SU CS and Grunge board
Tim Holtz Distress inks & Crackle paint
Gold Pilot marker
Tea Cup Die
Tim Holtz Embossing folder
( for the technique I used on the leaves go here)
decorative nails / upholstery tacks
Most of these items can be gotten at Joan's Garden

 Here are some pictures of how I made the flower in the teacup
All I did was fan fold in between each petal
area of the doily then add some Aileens Tacky Glue
 to each center and then pinch and pinch until the bottom
 looks like sample number 3  then snip the end a bit 
then add that one to the next one and do the same as
 the first layer and keep repeating this step until you have
 all the layers you want. I used 3 layers for mine. I also put
 some distress ink on it as you can see in the finished picture.

Lots of time went into making this project but it
was so worth it. I would love to know what you think
of it. If you have any questions feel free to email me.
I will have another post in a little while.
As you can see I have been a busy bee.
Until later hugs

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Joan's Garden Summertime Challenge

Hello my friends!

I have been very busy making a fun frame for
 I had to hurry it is ending very soon, nothing like
waiting until the last minute is there LOL.
Joan's Guest Designer for that challenge is non
 other then Darlene Pavlick she has made a very pretty
frame and has a wonderful tutorial of how to do it. Click
 on her name to go there and see for yourself!
So now on to my frame.
I decided to use the cool new Graphic's 45
 Le Cirque paper oh my gosh is that paper pretty or what.

I had an unfinished frame from Michaels so I covered it with
the Graphic 45 paper using modge podge. Then cut and layered parts
 and pieces of the paper along with my Tim Holtz Flourish die.
I mounted most of the layers on heavy duty chipboard
and some I backed with Black SC. I also used various brads I had.

 Well there you have it again, another fun project. Thank you Joan
 for hosting these fun Challenges and a BIG Thank You to Darlene
for the wonderful tutorial and beautiful example.
Till next time keep on crafting !!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Cloth & Cardstock Embossed Flowers

I'm so happy to be today's
 Summertime Guest Designer at

           Joan's Garden
Today's Challenge is to make
"Cloth and Cardstock Embossed Flowers"

My technique that I came up with is one using embossing
folders, ink, cardstock and muslin material. I made flowers
 using this technique and I like how it turned out,
and I hope you do too.

      Here is what I used
 1 81/2 x 11 sheet cardstock natural ivory and
        1 81/2 x 11 sheet old olive cardstock.
 I then used modge podge to glue the muslin material
 to each piece of cardstock
             and let them dry good. I then cut it too fit my Tim Holtz dies.
I used Tattered Flowers and Tattered leaves dies.
I then layered two pieces at a time to cut putting the material
side facing the die and ran it through my Big Shot machine.
Easy peasy!                                                       

Once cut (step 1.) I sponged distress ink on each one lightly
then took my Tim Holtz Embossing folders, Cracked for
 the leaves, Damask for the large flower, and the
Cuttlebug Stylized Flowers for the smaller flowers,
and on the inside of the back of the folder I put ink
directly onto the embossing folders then added the
material cardstock piece and put it material side down
onto the inked part, closed it and ran it through the Big Shot.
Once that was done I added some more ink with the
Tim Holtz applicator over the top of the material to
 tone it some more. I then curled the edges of the flowers
 using a handle of a paint brush then layered the flowers
 using dimensionals in between each layer and added
the Tim Holtz Ideology flower and a brad in the center.
The Distress ink colors I used on the leaves were
 Peeled Paint, & Crushed Olive. On the flowers I used
Victorian Velvet & Fired Brick. I used the lighter inks
in step 1. of the inking process then the darker ink inside
 the embossing folder.


                                  In this project I also used Tim Holtz's Elegant Flourishes die,
and the Spellbinders Labels Four nestie. My gold Pilot Marker
outlined everything to add shimmer. The focal image is one
I got free on-line but do not remember where sorry. I used
a necklace chain from Hobby Lobby to hang it up with.
The trim and lace are from my stash. The wonderful stamp
set is a Tim Holtz Stampers anonymous set called "Shabby French".
Most of these items used to make this hanging collage can
be gotten at Joan's Garden.
Have fun making these pretty flowers and enter them in
Joan's Challenge, you have two weeks to enter,
hurry she has awesome prizes and you might just win!!!
Thanks for stopping by !!!

Monday, July 11, 2011

Tissue Box For A Friend

Hello Everyone!

Hope your having a good day today.
I want to share with you a tissue box I made for a friend
who hasn't been feeling well. I hope this brightens her day.
Since she likes vintage and purple that is what I used.

I used SU cardstock,Core d nations paper,
and DCWV Designer paper. Of course I had to use my
 Tim Holtz Distress inks LOL. I also used Lace Stickles
 in the centers of all the flowers. The stamps I are from 
Inqueboutique and Inkadinkado. I used several
 nesties for all the layering. The ribbon is from my stash.

Well there you have it, I hope it inspires you to
 make a tissue box for a friend also.
God bless you !