Monday, November 12, 2012
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
I made this fall tag in the post below from some of the awesome products Kim carries over at ECLECTIC PAPERIE, please take a look and let me know what you think. www.eclecticpaperie.com I made the larger tag (Ranger Kraft Tags #8) very simple, and I created a little pocket on that tag to be able to hold the wooden tag set I also made. I did put a heavier bookboard tag behind the large tag so that it could hold the weight of the wooden tag set. These wooden tags from Maya Road were a lot of fun to play with. I have not used them before and I highly recommend them. I painted them using the Claudine Hellmuth Studio Mini Acrylic Paints. The paints come in three sets of Urban, Contemporary and Metropolitan, I of course had to get all three. The size on these paints is great, they don't take up too much room and also the colors are so vibrant. Once the paint on these wooden tags was dry, I went over each of them with the Claudine Hellmuth Mini Gloss Medium. I decorated the large tag and all of the smaller wooden tags using the 6x6 Simple Stories Harvest Lane pad. As you can see there were lots of little quotes and goodies to cut out of those papers for me to embellish these tags with. In the past I've personally always bought the 12x12 Simple Stories pads, but I now really like the 6x6 size. The little paper goodies you can cut from this size pad (and for which they are known)is a great size when doing smaller projects. They'd be great for ATCs as well. I tied the wooden tags together using The Twinery twine in LemonDrop. The little pocket for the wooden tags was just something I made really quick with some cardstock and I gave it some color using Distress Inks in: Broken China, Peeled Paint, Scattered Straw and Spiced Marmalade. My sister is hosting Thanksgiving this year and I've made her a little gift to bring over, I'm going to tie these wooden tags to the top of the boxed gift, I thought they'd be a perfect little embellishment for the gift. That's about it, I hope you like it? Next week is my last week to make a project for Eclectic Paperie. It will obviously be a Halloween themed project. If you get a chance check out the products and great prices at: www.eclecticpaperie.com
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Saturday, September 8, 2012
This is the fourth piece I have made using the new LYNNE PERRELLA stamps from PAPER ARTSY. There are actually seven new stamp sets now from Lynne that I have on order but have not yet received. As soon as they arrive you can bet I'll be playing with them. Check out PAPER ARTSY to see them if you haven't already. Hope you like this newest pieces I made.
Have a wondreful stress-free day!!
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Here is another one of the pieces I made using the new and oh so wonderful LYNNE PERRELLA stamps from the equally as great PAPER ARTSY. On all of these I have stamped in black and then as I mentioned in the previous post, I embossed using Ranger's Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel.
I used Alcohol Inks to color in the embossed areas and I used colored pens to the other areas. The backgrounds are acrylic paints, Twinkling H20's, black and white rub-ons for added interest and some miscellaneous doodling with a black felt Sharpie pen. The flowers on this one were great fun to make. The actually flower stamp is from a Pink Paislee clear stamp set. But the fun was in using the new SILKS Acrylic Glaze paints from the same makers of the Twinkling H20's. I have to tell you that these paints are amazing!!!! Do yourself a favor and rush over to www.DreamingColor.com and buy some. They are more of a glaze than a traditional acrylic paint, so when you do layers of colors, all the colors shine through in a stunning way. I used a couple different blues and teals on the flowers and they turned out so well. Unfortunately, the pictures didn't completely pick up the depth in the colored flowers. The seeds in the middle of the flowers were made using Rangers black enamel accents.
Thanks so much for visiting my blog, I appreciate each and every visitor. If you have time and want to comment, I would love to hear from you. Take care one and all as we head into fall.