Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Blog candy winner.......

Congrats Beverly Gray.  Thank you all who played along. This was fun.

July Challenge Over at Creative Embellishments

It is that time of month again for another monthly challenge over at CreativeEmbellishments.com/blog.  Come join for your chance at a $50 gift voucher for the store.  They have some amazing products.   I do want to give a quick announcement....Creative Embellishments is having a DT call, so go check them out on the blog or their Facebook page.

CHALLENGE PHOTO: Be inspired by at least one element in the photo and use at least one wooden element.

Here is my take:

I was inspired by the red flowers so I decided to make red and flowers a large part of my tag.  I fussy cut a ton of flowers from G45 French Country and layered.  I just love the hot air balloon chippies and tried my hand at paper piecing over the top to give a different look.  I finished it off by heavily inking between the etched lines and sealing over the top with glossy accents.  For the wooden element, I used part of a leaf at the top of the tag inked green to give a pop of a color to tie with the leaves from the flowers.

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Grungy Butterfly Plaque for Creative Embellishments

Kelley here for Creative Embellishments with a grungy butterfly plaque.  This was a blast to make.  For the base of the plaque, I grunged it up using a wax resist technique on the plaque itself. I covered with TH patterned paper. I spread over it bronze distress paint mixed with molding paste to thicken.  Stamped all over, dry brushed gesso, and smeared on patina paint.

My favorite part of the plaque was making the butterfly.  I started with a steampunk butterfly and combined Modern Masters Rust and Bronze paints to get varying colors.  I layered with gears metals and gems.  I added touches of white and patina paint.   These chippies are amazing, they can handle lots of paints and mediums and still hold up.  I layered gears ender the metal flowers.

Supplies Used:

Steampunk Butterfly

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Angel Kiss Pocket

Hi everyone.  I am up today on the Creative Embellishments blog today with an Angel Kiss pocket.  An angel kiss is a little random act of kindness that you surprise someone with to make their day a little brighter.  I decided to make a little have inch pocket to stuff some fun little goodies in.

I used Bo Bunny, Prima, Recollections, and Marion Smith papers.  I love how they all worked together. I used the page corner set 2 on the front of the box.  I found a cute little prima stamp set I wanted to include in the box. So I thought it would be fun to put a clock face on the back to match the sentiment of the stamp set. I used Antique Linen embossing powder with vintage photo distress stain highlights on the clock face.

Supplies Used
clock face
corner page set 2

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Mask for Creative Embellisments

Hello all.  I am up on the Creative Embellishment's Blog today with a steampunk inspired mask.  I cut out sections of a cheap craft store mask and replaced those sections with pieces of the  fishnet panel.  I added just a few of the small gears 2 and medium gears 2 over the panels. 

I layered loads of masking tape, crinkling subtly as I layered.  The set I used was loose parts 2.  I love the steampunk style. I wanted to have extra texture, so I used extra course texture gel over the tape and chippie pieces to create a pitted effect. I added layers of acrylic paint to bring out the texture and colors.
Supplies Used:
loose parts 2

Sunday, May 31, 2015

June challenge time at Creative Embellishments

Hi everyone.  I am so excited for this month's challenge over at Creative Embellishments.  I have to say I had a blast doing this one.

Challenge Photo:

Here is my take on the photo:

For this month's challenge, I made a shadow box tag.  They are so much fun to do. For the inside, I layered masking tape, layers of paint, stamping using the distressed script and paint splat trio stamps.  I embossed using a TH texture fade folder, then covered in Prima Art Basics platinum crackle.  I used the steampunk clock for the center focal point.   I added fussy cut images from Steampunk Debutante including the butterflies for the twist.

For the outside.  I used masking tape, gesso, modeling paste, embossing powders and texture sand to get varying textures.  I used steampunk clock hands, loose parts, propellers, steampunk frame, gear set 2 large, gear set 2 medium, and gear set 2 small.


Blog Candy - Yep it is that time for a big giveaway

Hi crafty peeps.  I am having a blog candy give away during the month of June. So this officially starts tomorrow. I am giving away a medium flat rate box chucked full of crafting goodies.  Lots and lots of fun stuff.  Hint: I just picked up a Tim Holtz new words die set and his crazy birds stamp set to add to the things I have been collecting.

Anyone can enter to win.  Yes, my out of country friends can join in on the fun too.  Just follow the rafflecopter link and it will help you enter. So main thing to do to enter is follow my blog.  That gains you one entry into the blog.  Second is to comment on this post of what are you inspired by.

There are two other ways to gain extra entries.  I am such a fan of Creative Embellishments products (big huge fan), that if you like their facebook page - that is another entry.  If you participate in their June challenge which will be up on their blog (creativeembellishment.com/blog) tomorrow, that will gain you another entry.  I love to support small businesses, and they are amazing.  They carry chipboard, stamps, wood veneers, and flair.  I have to say that the steampunk chippies are my most  favorite crafting embellishment right now.  So detailed. Their shop is creativeembellishments.com if you want to check them out.

Stay tuned for July 1st when I pick a winner.

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