Friday, April 24, 2015

Inspiration Wednesday Week Eight

I can't give away any of our class techniques, but I can tell you that I used Distress Paints instead of Golden on these pages.

I also added in a little Prima Crackle Texture Paste.

I keep changing it, but this is my favorite lesson so far.

Thank you for stopping by!

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Hope Chest Mixed Media Pocket Card w/Tag and A Nautical Pen

Still working with Pink Paislee's Hope Chest collection of papers and die-cuts.

My first layer was a coat of clear gesso then some Golden light molding paste applied through a SA Speckles stencil. On top I dabbed on a bit of Lindy's Starburst in Maidenhair Fern Green and Tibetan Poppy Teal. 

Next are several die-cuts layered with a two layered piece cut from Alterations Frameworks - Courtyard. 

The Courtyard piece is grunge board and patterned paper colored with the same two Lindy's Starbursts. The edges are inked with Vintage Photo Distress. I wish more of it was exposed, but you never know when you're layering what will show in the end... right? 

The flowers are Petaloo Botanica. The leaves were cut with Alterations Mini Leaf & Branch set and coated with UTEE. I cut the heart from Alterations Thinlits Scribbles & Splat. It has a double layer of black card stock and UTEE coated patterned paper and is popped up with 3-D foam.

I added a couple of my Gatlinburg, TN wooden keys and a Prima Vintage Trinket (which truly is vintage, LOL... had it for ages).

Now a new pen from the Penmaker...

A Nautical Antique Pewter Twist Pen with designer acrylic.

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Monday, April 20, 2015

Hope Chest Pocket Card w/Tag and A Hot Steampunk Pen

I finally put away my Kaisercraft papers and pulled out the Pink Paislee box. When Scrapdoodles in Fredericksburg, VA went out of business last year, I bought up most their remaining stock of PP Hope Chest. I simply adore these patterns and the colors. 

The focal point of my card is this framed mirror. I cut two pieces with Alterations Ornate Frame die - one from the HC paper and the other of grungeboard. I glued those together, inked the edges with Vintage Photo Distress Ink then heat embossed with Ranger's Clear Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel. I put down three applications until I got the look I wanted. I popped it up with 3-D foam adhesive. 

I cut the Idea-ology Mirrored sheet with the oval from Die-namics Layered Label die set. The flying birds are doubled to give a shadowed effect - I stamped the HC paper with the text stamp from Tim's SA Nature Walk set and layered it with black card stock. They're cut with Alterations Birds in Flight Decorative Strip. I used foam 3-D tape on them as well.

The flowers are Petaloo's Botanica. The leaves are cut with Alterations Mini Leaf & Branch. I inked them with Vintage Photo DI and formed them with my tweezers for more dimension. The ivy was cut from Aterations Spring Greenery DS. It also has a coat of UT.

My colored seam binding bow is pinned with an Idea-ology Trinket Pin and a bauble from my stash.

New from the Penmaker...

A Steampunk Bolt Action Antique Pewter and Antique Copper Pen in hot red-orange and yellow Designer acrylic.

Thank you for stopping by!

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Mini Engraver Canvas

I was searching through a couple of totes for a piece of wood to make a layout when I came across this mini canvas and easel. I bought these quite awhile ago and had forgotten about them. What a happy surprise! 

I started my little project with a snippet of paper from Prima's Engraver (one of my all time favorite collections) 6x6 pad. I applied it with Liquitex matte medium. When it was dry, I put down a thin coat of Liquitex gesso and a bit of water mix.

I added some Golden light molding paste with the CW Tile Texture stencil. I dabbed on some Lindy's  Starburst - Tibetan Poppy Teal and Maidenhair Fern Green... misted with water and let it run.

I glued on a Prima Shabby Chic Treasures frame and wood butterfly colored with the same Lindy's products. The butterfly received a finishing coat of extra thick clear embossing powder.

No project is complete for me unless it has a flower or two, so I added a bit of green Spanish moss, some I Am Roses blooms and foliage cut with Alterations Thinlits Holiday Greens.

Well, I couldn't find that wood I was hunting for, but at least the search proved out to be successful. I now have a new piece of decor to adorn the shelf on our quarter sawn mirror in the living room.

Thank you for stopping by... and have a wonderful weekend!

Friday, April 17, 2015

A Few New Pens

 The Penmaker is getting ready for a show coming up soon, and I wanted you to see what he's being busy making. These are an assortment of apple and oak.

This is the new lever action ballpoint in antique brass...
with a realistic lever action... cock the lever to extend refill, cock the lever again to retract.

I love all the detail on these.

This was a special order he did... two horn and one antler.

I have several projects in the works and a few completed. Please stop by for a visit tomorrow and let me show you the mini canvas I created. I'd love to see you!

Thank you for stopping by!

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Pocket Card w/Tag and Black Designer Pen

Again using up my stash of paper collections, I have another pocket card and tag made with Prima's Lyric papers and chipboard stickers.

The wood key is from a little shop we like to visit when we go to Gatlinburg, Tennessee. 

The flowers are all from I Am Roses and the foliage was cut with Alterations Thinlits Holiday Greens.

The twine is May Arts ivory burlap string and the wood butterfly is by Prima.

I left the tag plain so this card could be for Mother's Day or used as a birthday card.

The Penmaker created this Streamline pen from black designer acrylic and teamed it with chrome components with a Cross-style ballpoint refill.

I hope your week is going well for you all. We were planning a trip to the pen turner's gathering in Illinois, but decided to stay home instead and make pens and cards. The weather has been so nice, it's hard to leave here right now.

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