Wednesday, December 26, 2018

A Christmas Gift - Southern Ridge Trading Company

Good Morning!
I hope you all had a very Merry Christmas and all your holiday wishes came true!

This year I made many gifts for friends...this is one for a very dear and sweet friend who has become like family

I started with the medium wood stand up canvas and covered it with gesso, I than used the small heart stencil with texture paste and allowed to dry naturally.  I layered different colors of grey and turquoise mists.

I embossed the title, mini connected hearts, and border pieces 

I followed the same process for the other side

To add some more visual interest I added some lights!

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Christmas Decor with Southern Ridge Trading Company!

Good morning!
Christmas is upon us and to help put me in the Christmas spirit I like creating Christmas crafts!

To create this I empty  wine bottle and covered it in 3 layers of gesso,  added some crackle paste and allowed to dry.  I then layered different colours of mists then added some embossing paste through the Southern Ridge circle stencil, and added some silver embossing powder and heat set it

My husband soaked the 'Believe' chipboard and 'Holly berry branch' in water for 24 hours then shaped it around the bottle and glued it down for me

I painted the pieces then dry brushed some gesso on it.

I added lots of baubles and poinsettias then added some white gesso to give it a frosty look!

Thanks for stopping by!


Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Hard Working Guy

Good morning!

As a mom of two boys and married to great manly man type of guy - I get excited when I find masculine elements I can use on my pages! 

For this layout I used the Gear corners from Southern Ridge Trading Company 

I covered the corners with different colors of embossing powder to get the look I wanted, then added some metal gears.

I cut apart the one gear corner and added a few pieces here for dimension

Here is the piece I cut apart - love that I can do that without the chipboard fraying or falling apart!

Here you can see the mixed media work I did in the background.  I started by die cutting many hexagons using the Elizabeth Craft Designs stitched hexagons die then using texture paste through the circle stencil from Southern Ridge, then different colours of embossing powder.

Thank so much for stopping by 

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

A Cup of Christmas cheer - Elizabeth Craft Designs

Good morning!

I love Christmas - my whole family does....and sometimes it takes a whole family to create a Christmas project!

My husband did the bending and used the epoxy to create the magical flowing effect, our youngest helped die cut the flowers (becasue there are a lot of poinsettias - 32 to be exact) and our oldest when asked what he thought said it needed a few more flowers on the back and sides becasue it looked to flat...then helped me figure out where to put them.

To create the flowers I used my favorite poinsettia die by Els. It is a three layer but I decided to cut an extra regular leaf for each of the large flowers to make it look more full 

For the smaller poinsettias I used only the smaller die of the set and cut it three times for each flower

I also die cut the flowers using the double sided adhesive sheets and the wonderful silk microfine glitter!

Now if you would like to win a gift certificate to Elizabeth Craft Designs...hop on over to their blog - HERE and answer this question...

Which Elizabeth Craft Designs flower or foliage die or stamp set would you chose to create a Christmas card or decoration?

Thanks for stopping by

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Lazy Days of Summer - Southern Ridge Trading Company

Fall is here is full force - the leaves have changed, its rainy, and its cold at night....I miss summer

So I created a summer layout!

I started by trimming Tim Holtz papers then applied clear gesso to the front and back  of main sheet of paper so it does not curl.

I then used embossing paste through my new stencil from Southern Ridge.  I added some mocha embossing powder and then some blue tinsel embossing powder and heat set.  I then applied some turquoise and burnt sienna Brusho powders.  I sprayed with water and let the it dry 

Here you can see all the colors and dimension

 I created a line of flowers, shells, pearls and prills to go with the nautical theme

I love the title - it came with a really cute summer sun but it didn't end up suiting my layout so I trimmed it off.

The title I covered with ink then added the mocha embossing powder and the blue sparkle powder and heat set it.  I did it a few times until it looked like I wanted it to.  I put some turquoise Brusho powder on my work mat, sprayed with water then dabbed it on my title piece.
Thanks for stopping by

Friday, November 2, 2018

Warm Christmas Memories - Elizabeth Craft Designs

Good morning!
I love the holidays....putting up the Christmas tree, decorating, spending time with family - all of it! It is very special to me and my family. Today I am sharing a Christmas themed layout I created
To create this layout 
Step 1 - Die cut 2 large poinsettias then 3 smaller ones using coordinating cardstock. Shape and assemble using flower tools. Assemble. Add pearls or gems to the centers. 
Step 2 - Die cut 3 snowflakes out of coordinating cardstock 
Step 3 - Die cut the Berry Branch 2 times. Cut into smaller pieces. Add berries with liquid pearls, gems, glitter dots peel-offs or half-pearls. Allow to dry as necessary. 
Step 4 -Fray/tear the corners from one sheet of 12 x1 2 patterned paper. Adhere to a second sheet. 
Step 5 - Using Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape to hold it in place, add a piece of lace approximately 3" from the top of the square.
Step 6 - Using the Stitched Rectangles die set, cut rectangles: ((1) 5 1/4 x 4, 5 3/4 x 4 1/2, (2) 3 1/2x 4 3/4, (2) 3 x 4 1/4 and a focal photo and a title piece at 3 x 4 1/4. Assemble as shown. 


 Step 7 - Add all your assembled die cuts and any images you cut from your papers to the layout.   

 Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Christmas card! Elizabeth Craft Designs

Good morning!
Christmas is only 55 days away!
Have you finished your Christmas / Holiday cards yet?
Yeah me neither! lol!
But I do have done more done that I want to share with you!

A lot of my cards are too bulky to mail but this one I can send!

I used the snowflake border die the Ornate Snow Flake die and the  Christmas Classic Sentiments stamp 

I die cut the snowflake using the double sided adhesive sheets so I could add the fabulous cool diamond glitter but its so hard to catch the sparkle.

Thanks for stopping by

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Pretty in Pink - Scrap Shotz October kit!

Good morning!
Although the colours in this months kit are fabulous for all your fall photos there is also beautiful pink papers!
As scrapbookers and parents we are often the ones behind the camera and not very often do we step out in front unless it is a family photo!  We need to be in the photos more often....

I began by tearing then layering the beautiful pink papers then I added some lace from my stash

to add a bit of colour I added some of the teal paper and a few teal flowers!

I created clusters using the flowers from the kit and add ons and some from my stash

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Southrn Ridge trading Company and Scrap Shotz!

Good morning!
The gorgeous chipboard from Southern Ridge trading company and the fabulous kit from Scrapshotz go great together! 

I started by layering the fabulous Pink Paislee papers and chose the wonderful color scheme to carry on to the awesome Southern ridge chipboard!

 I embossed the eye catching flourish in black then added some teal liquid pearls to accent the swoops!

It looks awesome against the grey and teal papers from Pink Pailsee

I added some flowers from my stash! 

I embossed the family title in black too!  

Thanks for stopping by 

Monday, October 22, 2018

More from Scrapshotz October kit!

Good morning!

It is definitely fall here and this months kit id perfect for your autumn photos!

This months kit included a sketch I made and here is an example of it using this months wonderful kit!

I used 3 sheets of the paper and scraps I had left from a previous project!

The title piece is perfect for the layout!

I used a piece of Creative Embellishments chipboard from my stash, added flowers from previous kits and product showcases and some from my stash.  I also crumpled up ribbon in there!!!

Can't wait to see your interpretation!