Monday, April 15, 2019

Dreamer


The Life Stories paper collection by Mintay that came in the March Tres Jolie Kit provides the perfect opportunity to scrap this photo of my paternal grandmother that was probably taken in the mid to late 1930’s.

I just love the paper – Sheet 1 – that I’ve used for the base of my layout. The vintage colors are perfect and the details are amazing: flowers and clocks and old bulbs and rusty hinges and best of all, that wonderful doily image that makes a perfect bit of matting.
Sheet 9 is a fussy cutter’s dream, full of flowers and vintage ephemera. I chose several floral clusters, as well as a mailbox and a canning jar to use as embellishments.

I used a bit of the Prima paper to mat my photo, placing a small piece of thin chipboard between the layers to create a little dimension. After adhering this to my base, I started to add the cutout flowers in layers down the side and across the bottom. 


Next, I selected some of the beautiful blooms that came in the kit to place on top. 

Once they were glued down, I tucked in a resin coin and some of the gorgeous vintage lace that Kim included in the package.

A few more of the cutouts – a rusty mailbox on the side and a hanging jar in the top corner – were added.




 To finish my page, I selected an ephemera card to tuck under my embellishments. (And yes, that's where I got the title for my page!)

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*****Supplies*****

***Paper***
Mintay by Karola – Life Stories Collection – 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper – Sheet 1 #MT-LIF-01
Mintay by Karola – Life Stories Collection – 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper – Sheet 9 #MT-LIF-09
Prima Marketing – Pretty Pale Collection – 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper – Seasons of Love #848859

***Embellishments***
Prima Marketing – Zella Teal Collection – Flower Embellishments – Fearless #597115
Prima Marketing – Pretty Pale Collection –Flower Embellishments – Sand Dunes #637545
Prima Marketing – Pretty Pale Collection – Ephemera and Stickers #631826
Prima Marketing – Resin Collection – Resin Icons in Wood Box – Clock #573300
Tres Jolie – Vintage Doilies

***Mediums***
Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress Ink Pads – Mini – Walnut Stain #131325

***Tools***
Tonic Studios – Tim Holtz – Paper Distresser
Ranger – Mini Ink Blending Tool - Round

***Other***
Duncan Enterprises – Aleen’s Original Tacky Glue



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Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Charming


This page, featuring an image of my granddaughter from last July (all credit goes to my daughter-law and her wonderful photography skills) is the last of the projects that I created with the February Kit from Tres Jolie.


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To recapture the look of the photo, I started by cutting the More Roses Please paper into strips of varied widths that I roughed up the edges with a Distrezz-It-All and adhered to my base. Next, I used a blending tool and a stencil to create a “screen” under my photo.


The chipboard piece was given a thick coat of gesso and immediately covered with embossing and heated (a trick I learned from Rae Moses). When the powder was set and cooled, I sanded here and there and applied distress ink over the entire piece to give it a worn look.

I matted my photo with a lot of layers of cut-outs and ephemera and scraps, first lightly distressing and inking all of the edges to give everything some definition and dimension.


Time to embellish: I used most of the flowers that were left over, along with some fussy cut leaves, to embellish the “Charming” resin gear that I selected for my title.


As a last step, I added a few flowers and leaves to the upper corner to mimic the single leaf in the upper corner of the photo.


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*****Supplies*****

***Paper***
Prima Marketing – Midnight Garden Collection – 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper – Feather Collector #849009
Prima Marketing – Midnight Garden Collection – 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper – More Roses Please #849108
Prima Marketing – Midnight Garden Collection – 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper – Traveling Tickets #849092
Prima Marketing – Midnight Garden Collection – 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper – Rose Receipts #849023
13 @rts – Aqua Flora Collection – 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper – Countless Love #616528

***Embellishments***
Prima Marketing – Midnight Garden Collection – Flower Embellishments – Dark Romance #637866
Prima Marketing – Midnight Garden Collection – Flower Embellishments – This Place #637903
Prima Marketing – Midnight Garden Collection – Ephemera 1 with Foil Accents #636043
Prima Marketing – Resin Collection – Resin Icons in Wood Box – Gears #573348
Creative Embellishments – Laser Cut Chipboard – Heart Flourish

***Mediums***
Prima Marketing – Finnabair – Art Basics – Clear Gesso #961466
Ranger – Embossing Powder – Antiquities – Verdigris #EPJ37569
Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress Ink Pads – Mini – Walnut Stain #131325

***Tools***
Stampers Anonymous – Tim Holtz – Layering Stencil – Burlap #THS007
Zutter – Distrezz It All – Electric Distressing Tool
Tonic Studios – Tim Holtz – Paper Distresser
Ranger – Mini Ink Blending Tool - Round

***Other***
Duncan Enterprises – Aleen’s Original Tacky Glue



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Monday, March 4, 2019

Rock Star!


This image of Mr. V. The Rock Star! that my daughter-in-law sent me obviously calls for a bit of grunge and lots of gears… The February kit from Tres Jolie was the perfect source for both.


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 I tore the 13 @rts Shades of Black paper into several pieces and layered them with alternate sides facing up and added scraps of the Countless Love sheet, along with a bit of 7 Gypsies packaging here and there before adhering my photo.


Next came the layers of gears along with a few brackets – all resin pieces from Prima. I added the Iron Fence sticker from 7 Gypsies (the source of that packaging) to one side.

 I added a couple of feathers from the Dark Romance package of flowers to embellish the gears, then the silver trinket that I toned down with Metallique Wax.

To complete the grunge, I splattered my page with a few of the concentrated watercolors that were included in the Mixed Media kit.

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*****Supplies*****

***Paper***
13 @rts – Aqua Flora Collection – 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper – Shades of Black #616535
13 @rts – Aqua Flora Collection – 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper – Countless Love #616528
Prima Marketing – Midnight Garden Collection – 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper – Old Maps #849016

***Embellishments***
Prima Marketing – Midnight Garden Collection – Flower Embellishments – Dark Romance #637866
Prima Marketing – Resin Collection – Resin Icons in Wood Box – Gears #573348
Prima Marketing – Resin Collection – Resin Icons in Wood Box – Words #573362
7 Gypsies – Architextures – Iron Fence #7G25024
Tres Jolie – Silver Trinket – Feather

***Mediums***
Tsukineko – Memento Ink – Tuxedo Black #ME900
Prima Marketing – Finnabair – Art Alchemy – Metallique Wax – Bronze Age #964023
Prima – Art Philosophy – Concentrated Watercolor – Bora Bora #633806
Prima – Art Philosophy – Concentrated Watercolor – Onyx #633813

***Other***
Scotch – Extra Strength Tape Runner
Art Institute – Art Glitter – Liquid Adhesive

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Thursday, February 28, 2019

Heart Wreath for Valentine's Month


I’ve used this photo of my Wedding Day in 1968 several times, but this is the one image that came to mind when I opened up the February Mixed Media kit from Tres Jolie.


I started by applying the Fire Brick watercolor to my wreath, adding more and less water here and there and leaving some spots white.


While that was drying, I gave my chippie pieces several thick coats of gesso. Next, I applied the same gesso to my flower centers then dry brushed the petals.

Assembly was quick. First, I glued my framed photo to the wreath, adding strips of cardboard in back to add stability.
In order to extend my chipboard pieces, I cut them in half and placed them over and under my photo, reserving one piece for the cluster on the other side.

To finish my project, I added the “Love” resin word from the kit and a few resin butterflies that I’ve had for a while…


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*****Supplies*****

Scrapberry’s – D├ęcor Wreath – Rattan Heart Wreath – 32 x 29 cm #SCB70208

***Embellishments***
Darice – Floral Embellishments – Red #30062058
Creative Embellishments – Laser Cut Chipboard – Corner Flourish – 2 pcs
Prima – Resin Collection – Resin Icons in Wood Box – Words #573362
Prima – Shabby Chic Treasures Collection – Ingvild Bolme – Resin Embellishments – Victorian Frame #892104
Prima – Shabby Chic Treasures Collection – Ingvild Bolme – Resin Embellishments – Butterflies #891992

***Mediums***
Prima – Art Philosophy – Concentrated Watercolor – Fire Brick #633660
Golden - Gesso

***Other***
Art Institute – Art Glitter – Liquid Adhesive



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