Thursday, April 30, 2015

Prima Special Delivery Pocket Card w/Tag

 I've bought several of Prima's super duper Special Delivery kits. Not that they have been my style, but because they are a huge bargain. I know that is not a good reason for me to buy paper products, but nevertheless I did. I pulled out the October 2014 Sweet Memories and started creating. I cut eight bases, so here goes. This is my first.

I added on some Prima Platinum Crackle Texture Paste to the base using a Tim Holtz Lace stencil. Before it was dry I sprinkled on Twinklets glass glitter.

My doilies were cut with Sizzix Vintage Doily and Prima Pineapple (there is no name on this die, but it's a basic pineapple doily style).

The white flourish is a die from Die-namics - Leafy Flourish.

The flowers are all from Petaloo. The twine is by Darice.

The seam binding is from my stash and the pearl bauble is by Tim Holtz.

These are definitely not my colors nor patterns that I would ever go out and buy. However, I do like a challenge every now and then. I hope you'll stick with me through this, and check out what I come up with using this kit. I can tell you at the beginning, I'll have a bunch of Prima flowers left over.

Thank you for stopping by!

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Kaisercraft Masculine Pocket Card w/Tag and A Movie

This is Kaisercraft's Hope Chest, which you would think is geared more toward us ladies. Actually, a number of the patterns are perfect for masculine projects, which is one of the reasons I love this collection. I've made several cards and layouts for my sons, SIL and grandsons using these papers.

I teamed HC up with some die cuts from Tim Holtz Expedition Ephemera Pack and Industrious Stickers trims.

Also adhered on a number of assorted bolts and gears (Prima, Idea-ology) with Liquitex heavy gesso. I dabbed on a bit of Lindy's Maidenhair Fern Green Starburst and Expresso Color Wash which gave it a kind of dirty motor oil look... perfect for a man, right?

The Alterations Birds in Flight are shadowed with a double cut in dark brown card stock. They're popped up with 3-D foam adhesive. Everything is edged with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.

My one lone flower is a Petaloo Botanica. I just had to put one on somewhere... and hey, it's brown!

There is tons of excitement around here. Our son has a movie that he directed coming out in a couple of weeks and it's all very surreal. We attended a speaking engagement he had last night, and it was rather funny to see him sign an autograph. Will tell you more as it gets closer to release time.

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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.

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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.

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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!
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