Friday, November 16, 2018

A Bit of Alchemy


Does everyone have as much trouble with “masculine” cards as I do? With three sons, birthdays can be a struggle! I came up with a solution for my youngest, thanks to Stamperia’s Alchemy collection.

I started with a cut-apart journaling card that I wanted to use as a pocket. I adhered it on three sides to a 6” square piece cut from a darker pattern featuring script and mechanical images. Next, I cut out some numerals and adhered them with dimensional tape, tucking a few metal gears into the sides.
More cut-aparts: a tag and another journaling card (with messages on the back) were tucked into the pocket to complete the card.



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*****Supplies*****

***Paper***
Stamperia – Alchemy Collection #SBBL34

***Embellishments***
MitFORM – Cogs and Gears – Set One
Really Reasonable Ribbon – Metallic String Gold Spool #60430

***Mediums***
Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress Ink Pads – Mini – Ground Espresso #RI-TDP47353

***Tools***
Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Mini Ink Blending Tool – Round #PP-RIIBT40965

***Other***
Scrapbook Adhesives – 3D Foam Squares – Black #01611
Aleen’s Original Tacky Glue
Scotch – Advanced Tape Glider


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Monday, November 12, 2018

A Simple Card


My sister is having surgery in a few days and I wanted to send her a card along with my best wishes. Since she’s a quilter, I thought that the Patchwork collection from Stamperia would be perfect.
 
Talk about quick and easy – this is actually a cut-apart adhered to a 4 x 5½ piece from another sheet. I then cut a bit of a border strip and tore one edge before gluing it to the bottom of the card.
A cut-out popped up with dimensional tape and a bit of a bow and I was done!


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*****Supplies*****

***Paper***
Stamperia – Patchwork Collection #SBBL49

***Embellishments***
Prima – Trim – Jute – 200 Yards – Watermelon #576868

***Mediums***
Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress Ink Pads – Mini – Ground Espresso #RI-TDP47353

***Tools***
Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Mini Ink Blending Tool – Round #PP-RIIBT40965

***Other***
Aleen’s Original Tacky Glue
Scotch – Advanced Tape Glider


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Friday, November 2, 2018

Enchanting


I’ve gone deep into my stash to scrap this “Enchanting” photo taken by my daughter-in-law, using several Graphic 45 collections: An Eerie Tale and Sun Kissed.


I started out by cutting an 8” square from the center of my bottom piece for later use. The next layer (one of two from the Sun Kissed collection) was trimmed to an 11” square before I punched the corners and distressed and inked the sides. I did a lot of layering of colors and patterns for my matting to draw out the colors of the photo.
The doily shapes on either side were created with an old Tim Holtz die. The vines cut from cardstock on my Cameo, then inked on both sides.
I dug even deeper to find one of my first stamp purchases: a set from Heartfelt Creations. After fussy cutting my pumpkins, I backed them with chipboard to make them “pop” and glued them in layers.



 To finish my cluster, I tucked some pretty flowers here and there.
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*****Supplies*****

***Paper***
Graphic 45 – An Eerie Tale Collection – Fanciful Fable #4500932
Graphic 45 – An Eerie Tale Collection – Gone Batty #4500937
Graphic 45 – An Eerie Tale Collection – Grand Illusion #4500939
Graphic 45 – An Eerie Tale Collection – Abracadabra #4500940
Graphic 45 – An Eerie Tale Collection – Wicked Whimsy #4500941
Graphic 45 – Sun Kissed Collection – 12 x 12 Patterns & Solids #4501677
Recollections – 8.5 x 11 Cardstock – Cream #112997

***Embellishments***
Petaloo – Floral Embellishments – Darjeeling – Mini Mix x 8 – Autumn #1462-100
Silhouette Cut – Pumpkin Vine #22283

***Mediums***
Tsukneko – Staz On Midi – Ganache #SZ-MID-44
Color Box – Graphic 45 – Decades Ink – Antique Moss #41004

***Stamps***
Heartfelt Creations – Pumpkin / Autumn Vines Set #HPCP3329

***Tools***
Sizzix – Tim Holtz – Alterations – Distressed Doily #657496
Martha Stewart – Punch Around the Page – Double Loops #ms-42-60002

***Other***
Aleen’s Original Tacky Glue
Scotch – Advanced Tape Glider


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Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Clockwise Manniquin Canvas


I spent a few (too few) days scrapping at an annual get-together of friends that we’ve come to know as Maggi Camp: a long weekend of wine, chatter, laughter and crafting. Our hostess always has a fantastic project or two for us and this year was no exception: a mini album (more on that later) and a mixed media project using our new obsession, products from Stamperia.


The image is patterned rice paper, perfect for decoupage, adhered to a canvas board with mixed media glue. Once this was dry, I added lace here and there around the edges before applying crackle paste all around the border.
Next came the misting all around the edges, using my heat tool to dry each layer of color before adding another. 

I also saturated the flowers with mist and allowed them to dry.

The chipboard gears were heat embossed, some with smooth embossing powder, others with Stampendous enamel to give a more textured appearance. The corner piece was embossed here and there.
Next came my other obsession: Prima waxes!!!! I went around the borders with Aged Brass to give the “frame” some consistency.
 All the chipboard pieces were covered with a variety of colors (I love the way that this allows the details to come through.) before being adhered to the canvas with matte medium.
And now it was time to put it all together: some layers of chippies, a few metal pieces and a cluster of flowers and I called it done!


 

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*****Supplies*****

***Paper***
Stamperia – Clockwise Collection – A2 Decoupage Rice Paper - Mannequin

***Embellishments***
Creative Embellishments – Laser Cut Chipboard – Mini Gears
Creative Embellishments – Laser Cut Chipboard – Large Gear Set
Creative Embellishments – Laser Cut Chipboard – Steampunk Clock Corner
Mini Dress Form Set
Clock Keys
Flowers
Metal Pieces

***Mediums***
Stamperia – Mixed Media Glue #DC28M
Liquitex – Matte Medium
Stamperia – Crackle Paste #K3P37
Tattered Angels – Glimmer Mist – Tattered Leather
Prima – Color Bloom – Antique Gold #573843
Stampendous – Frantage – Shabby White Embossing Enamel #FREG027
Prima – Art Alchemy – Metallique Wax – Aged Brass #963965
Prima – Art Alchemy – Metallique Wax – Bronze Age #964023
Prima – Art Alchemy – Antique Brilliance Wax – Red Amber #964313

***Tools***
Prima – Finnabair – Art Basics – Mixed Media Silicone Brush – 1 inch #963897



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