Thursday, September 25, 2014

For the Birds

Today, I have a fun home decor piece to share with you!  This was a plain birdhouse from Dusty Attic, before I gave it a home makeover.

I painted the base and used DA crackle varnish over the top to give a nice, distressed finish.   I added some chipboard bricks and gingerbread details that were colored with embossing powders and paint to look like cooper with an old patina.
 I used a scrap of Dusty Attic chipboard (from the center of a circle frame) - and painted it with gesso and then stamped by bird on it.  I colored it and cut it out and let it find it's new home.

Dusty Attic Chipboard, Birdhouse, Clear Crackle Varnish
Crafter's Companion Stamp - Free As a Bird
May Arts Ribbon: 5" Tulle


Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Heartfelt Creations Inspiration

Heartfelt Creations Products and Products Carried by HC

HCDP1  247 Classic Sunflower Paper Collection

HCPC 3626 Classic Sunflower PreCut Set
HCD 753 Classic Sunflower Die
Other Products Used 
Creative Embellishments Chipboard - Twig Frame With Fall Leaves
Zva Creative - Crystal Alphabet CRP-01CB-101, Flower Centers CRW-06CA-151
Art Anthology Dimensional Crystal  Paint - Red Corvette, Sunbeam

Core'Dinations Cardstock

Distress the edges of the patterned paper. Cut a piece of patterned paper to fit behind the chipboard frame.  Paint the chipboard leaves and attach to the frame.  Fussy cut the sunflower corner from the paper and glue to the lower left corner. Color the crystal letters with Copic marker to match your layout and create your title in the center of the twig frame. Stamp and cut the flowers using the coordinating die.  Color with gelatos, mist with water and shape.  When dry, glue the flowers together.  Add a flower center. Arrange dimensional flowers with the printed flowers.  Cut a photo mat from the paper collection and add photo to finish. 

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Until a Moment Becomes a Memory

This weekend, I decided to try to get caught up with some scrapping and enter a few great challenges along the way.  I really love adding mixed media to my layouts and have found that adding gorgeous chippies gives me a great place to do some experimenting with different mediums. 
 After I painted this piece of chipboard, I added some details with a white Posca pen and added a thick layer of Dusty Attic Clear Crack Varnish over the top.  You can see the beautiful deep cracks it created.

 I will have a few more projects to share with you through the week that I finished up this weekend.  Have a creative week!


Scrap Around the World - September
(I was inspired by the pastel colors of the books with the gilt highlights)

Monday, September 22, 2014

May Arts, Authentique and Imagine Crafts Blog Hop Day One

Welcome to the first day of the awesome May Arts, Authentique and Imagine Crafts hop.  I know you are going to have fun and be inspired all week long.  As always, we have some wonderful prizes to give away - 3  prize packs with goodies from each of these wonderful companies!  Leave comments along with way for more chances to win.

When I saw this cheerful patterned paper, I instantly thought of quilt squares and decided to add my own faux ribbon quilting.  I took a matching piece of patterned paper and ran it through a Xyron adhesive machine to put adhesive on the back side.  I then laid ribbons over the sticky part to create a piece of ribbon "fabric".  Then, I flipped the paper back over and cut strips that matched where I wanted to add the ribbons and adhered it to the base paper. I inked the edges of my papers with the Orange ink (Morocco) and then sprayed a little bit of the Tangelo Fireworks onto my craft mat, and painted the edges of the quilted ribbons to make them blend a little better.  I also sprayed the sequin heart with the Fireworks to match the color scheme.

May Arts Ribbons
SK28 1.25" Silk Ribbon
382-14-28 1/4" Twill Ribbon with Chevron Stripes
471-5-28 5" Tulle

366-38-28 3/8" Satin with Knotted Edge
444-58-28 5/8" Faux Canvas/ Lightweight Ribbon
A478-15- 30  1 1/2" Adhesive Sequin Hearts
Partners In Craft Supplies
Imagine Crafts/Tsukeniko: Fireworks - Tangelo
Memento Luxe - Morocco
Authentique -Radiant 6 x 6 paper Pad; Components
Other Supplies:
Zva Creative Gems
Xyron 9" Creative Station