Wednesday, 22 November 2017

Merry & Bright Etcetera Tag

Welcome back my lovely crafty friends!

It's beginning to feel a lot like Christmas around here. I took a break from cardmaking and made this decor item using a medium Etcetera tag.

~ The finished project ~

I began with a medium Etcetera Tag and the Christmas Paper Stash.

I chose several different patterns of paper and trimmed them down to make a patchwork on my tag. I used matte medium to adhere my paper to the tag & trimmed off the excess. I then used my sanding block to distress the edges and peel off bits of the paper. 

I used my Distress Crayons - Black Soot, Vintage Photo & Walnut Stain - to go around the edges, of the tag and the pieces of paper.

Next I added some Antiqued Bronze Distress Crayon - this added just a bit of shimmer.

To complete my tag - I added some Festive Paper Dolls, Christmas Quote Chips, 
Christmas Clippings Stickers, 


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Saturday, 18 November 2017

Art Journal - I'm Working

Hi! Today I am sharing a layout I created in my art journal.
I was very much inspired by the art journal style of  Vicky Papaioannou & the
online class she taught for Wanderlust 2017. 

 Here is my finished layout - 

I created these pages on the inside cover of my altered calculus textbook.
I started by first painting the pages with gesso. Once this layer was dry I added my stenciling

I started by applying Distress Paint - Cracked Pistachio & Tumbled Glass - with a blending tool & slightly damp foam.  My next layer was the same paints but this time applied with a brayer.

Here are my pages up until this point. The brayered paint gives a subtle highlight
 to the stenciled areas.

My next step was to apply 2 more darker colours of Distress Paint - Stormy Sky 
& Evergreen Bough - with the brayer.

I added some script stamping with Archival Ink - Hydrangea.

To finish off my background  I added some white & black splatters.

I used my Tim Holtz stamping platform to stamp my images with Archival Ink - Jet Black.

I then coloured them in with watercolour paints and waterbrush pens.

My stamped images are Peacock Girl & Magic Maker from Viva Las VegaStamps.
The quote stamp is from the Dylusions "Fabulous Called" set from Stampers Anonymous.
I used matte medium to adhere them to my page.

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Thursday, 16 November 2017

Merry Christmas!

It's the most wonderful time of the year and I have just started my Christmas cards.
It's time to power through and get them in the mail by Dec 1.

Here is the completed card - it's a 5 1/4" x 5 1/4" square card.

I started with a 5"x 5" square piece of Superstock - this is a fabulous cardstock 
from Creative Scrapbooker Magazine.
I tacked this down to piece of chipboard with washi tape.
I then taped down a piece of torn copy paper across my cardstock.

 I wanted to create a wintery sky for my card background and decided to use
Distress Oxides. I love the soft chalky look of these inks.
The colours I used Broken China; Salty Ocean; Peacock Feathers;
Wilted Violet; Seedless Preserves and Faded Jeans.

I removed the copy paper and had a lovely winter sky over a snowy ground cover.
Next I used the "snowfall" die from the Winter Wonderland die set.

I die cut the deers from the Winter Wonderland die set with Seedless Preserves Kraft cardstock & the Retro Merry Christmas die with silver Deco Sheet.

I assemble my card for a perfectly wintery Christmas card.
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