Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Butterfly Angel Journal Part One

Hi everyone! I am here today to share my project this month using Eileen Hull's ColorBox Blends with the Passport Diecut. The Inspiration Team has shown several different ways to use the ColorBox Blends and you can find those post HERE, HERE and HERE.



For my project I cut the Passport Diecut from Mat Board. I have a large piece of glass that I use as a pallet (very easy to clean afterwards) and I applied Tutu and Wildberry Blends and watered both colors down. Next I taped a doily stencil to the front cover of my book and applied both colors. Once it was dry I removed the stencil and then applied Sunshine Blends to my pallet, watered down and applied a wash to the cover.



The back cover I embossed with the Lace Medallions Embossing Folder. I watered down Wildberry and Sunshine blends and painted the cover.



While letting the covers dry I embossed the spine with Waffle Embossing Folder and inked over it with the Leaf Blends.



Before adhering the covers and spine together I added Stickles over the doily image on the front cover and once dry I splattered with Coconut and Nutmeg Blends. Adhered all pieces together and glued Ric Rac to dress up the edge of the spine.



I had made several frozen Charlotte dolls with Makers Mix but hadn't found the right project to use them in so I thought this project would be the right time to add one to the cover of my journal. I watered down the Coconut Blends and painted the first coat over the whole doll.



Once the first coat was dry I watered down Nutmeg Blends and applied randomly to the doll and once that was dry I sealed it with Fast Finish Decoupage.


I added fussy cut roses printables, twine and metallic thread to the front cover. Next I adhered butterfly wings to the back of the doll along with a bookplate to finish off the cover.


I tied three papers per signature to the inside of the journal and finished off the spine with a variety of seam binding, ribbon, lace, etc. Later this week I will be sharing the inside of my journal. So be sure to keep an eye out for that blog post. 😊
As always if you have any questions about this project please let me know.



Also I would like to submit this project for the following challenges:
Word Art Wednesday: Challenge Weeks #270-271
Happy Little Stampers: Anything Goes with Dies Challenge
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge: Fantastic Florals



 Thanks for stopping by, hope your Tuesday is awesome and enjoy creating!



Friday, February 17, 2017

Tsunami Rose Designs: Rose Notecard Tags

Hi everyone! I am here to share three tags I created for Tsunami Rose Designs using printables out of the Ephemera Set #12Junk Journal Kit-Rose Notecards, and Rose Clipart Floral Set #14.
I started by cutting three tags from the Junk Journal Kit-Rose Notecards Set using the Tim Holtz's Tag and Bookplate diecut. I added lace tassels to each tag which I finished off with a button and pink thread. I side note the lace had been cut from a curtain that was going to be thrown away. 😊


The first tag I fussy cut the bird cage and roses out from the Ephemera Set #12 and Rose Clipart Floral Set #14 and placed over an embossed scalloped circle. I added a line of adhesive down the back of each images. This way you can still add bits of gold thread and pearl sprays  behind the images. I also added patterned cardstock, sequins, a felt heart and trim.



The second tag I fussy cut more images from the same two kits that I had used on the tag above. Once the image were cut out I adhered the butterfly wings to the back of the dress form before gluing to the tag along with patterned cardstock. I added the flower image along with a punched and shaped flower, pearl sprays and green thread to create a quick but elegant tag.


The last tag I fussy cut the rose vase and woman from the Rose Clipart Floral Set #14. I chose to go a little quirky with this tag. I cut from patterned cardstock a Spellbinders Long Scalloped Rectangles Large and adhered off center of the tag. I then added the woman and the rose vase which I turned upside down and adhered to her head. I added a mini flat back pearl to the necklace, a sequin and gem to the center of the rose, green thread and pearl sprays to the rose vase. To finish of this tag I adhered a bit of pink velvet ribbon and button and thread.


I added Stickles to all of the flowers on the tags to give each tag a little sparkle. 😊 As always if you have any questions please let me know.



Also be sure to follow Tsunami Rose Designs: Tsunami Rose Designs EtsyTRD Facebook Fan PageTRD Facebook GroupTsunami Rose Designs blog and Tsunami Rose Designs YouTube.



Thanks for stopping by, hope your Friday is awesome and enjoy creating!



Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Remember I Love You!

Hi everyone and Happy Valentine's Day! I'm here to share a quick card I created for my honey using the Elephant diecut. I folded the Grey and Ivory Mini Dot Reverse cardstock in half and place on the diecut slightly below the cut line to create this card.


The Pink and Ivory Mini Dot Reverse and Gold and Kraft Diamond cardstocks where used along with other scraps of cardstock from my stash to create the ear, seat cover, banner and pole which was then adhered to the front of the card.


I added a felt heart from my stash, pink Ric Rac trim around the feet, sequins and Dew Drops for the eye and pole. I stamped the "Love You" sentiment on the banner and Happy Valentine's Day inside the card. As always if you have any questions about this card please let me know.
I would like to submit this card for the following challenge:


Thanks for stopping by, hope your day is awesome and enjoy creating!


Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Pretty Paper Dolly

Hi everyone! I am here to share a project I have worked on and off for over a year. It has been a labor of love and sometimes hate...lol....especially when it wouldn't go together like it was supposed to.
I found this  pattern on Silhouette but I changed it from an angel to a doll. The name of the pattern is Liberty Angel 3D Figure Part 1 Torso Arm Dress and Liberty Angel 3D Figure Part 2 Legs Wings Apron...I have no way of linking the patterns to my blog...sorry 😞 I do how ever have the tutorial from Needles 'n' Knowledge blog which did help in putting together my little dolly.


She is approximately 18 inches high once put together. Most of the paper collection that is used on the dress and pantaloons are from Anna Griffin Garden Party Stack. 



The arms and legs are jointed with beads and ribbon. That was one of the reasons that is took me forever was at first I had the wrong size of beads and after searching I finally found a couple of strands at Michaels on clearance.


I also added an assortment of lace to the dress which I think really "fancified" her up. 😀


Instead of using twine and twirling onto a dowel and spraying with Starch to create curls I decided to use yarn to create her hair. I cut the yarn in three different lengths and started on the back of her head and worked my way to side of the doll's face. The bangs I butted against the longer hair and once finished I trimmed up and added a lace bow to the top of her head. 



Instead of using the banner that was included with this project I decided to use the Banners and Pennants diecuts. After cutting out and putting together I added sequins and a gem to each of the banners.


I added a little "blush" to her cheeks and a gem to her collar and wa-laa she is finally finished! I hope you enjoyed this project and if you have any questions please let me know.


Also I would like to submit this project for the following challenges:
Word Art Wednesday Anything Goes: Challenge #266-267
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge: 
Simon Says: Anything But a Card


Thanks for stopping by, hope your day is awesome and enjoy creating!


Monday, January 23, 2017

Be the Change Card

Hi everyone! I am here to share my card I created this month using Eileen Hull's diecuts.  This month the Inspiration Team is showing different techniques that you can use on diecuts which you can find HERE, HERE and HERE.
A technique that I like to use especially if I don't have the right color of cardstock is to use watercolors.
For the card base I cut and folded a piece of 6"x6" black and white patterned cardstock. I added two 5"x5" (one slightly smaller piece of cardstock to the 5"x5") off center of the card base. Next I cut a large floral banner and adhered to the center of the base. The Embroidery Hoop diecut I cut two different types of cardstock and cut the "closure" of the hoop off since I wanted to use it more as an open circle. I glued two banners to the lower corner of the card but before completely gluing down I wove the banners through the hoop and then adhered everything to the front of the card.


I started with cutting Heart and Soul Flower, Spring Leaves and Romance Flowers diecuts from leftover white cardstock. I start by wetting both sides of the diecuts and then adding the lightest color and gradually adding a darker shade of the same color to the center.  I let them become almost dry and add a drop of water to the centers and then more watercolor. I pick up the diecut and let the color run on the flowers and leaves. After they are dry I go back and splatter a brown across the diecuts for a slightly "messy" effect.


I shaped the flower and leaves before adhering to the corner of the hoop. I wound up using a Heart and Soul Flower that I had previously cut and didn't use from another project instead of a watercolor flower. I think the red flower "pops" off the card better. I also added a gold button, sequin and Dew Drop to the center. 



The sentiment I printed from the computer and I framed with  Romance Flowers and the smaller leaves from the Spring Leaves. I finished off the other flowers with Dew Drops, sequins and pearl sprays. If you have any questions about this card please let me know. Be sure to hop over to Eileen's blog for inspiration and there will be sneak peeks of her newest collection of diecuts and this time around she has a paper collection coming out too! You sure don't want to miss that! 😉



I would like to submit this card for the following challenges:
Happy Little Stampers: HLS Anything Goes With Dies 


 Thanks for stopping by, hope your Tuesday is awesome and enjoy creating!


Sunday, January 15, 2017

Whimsical Heart Pocket

Hi everyone! I took a mini break from blogging and I am now back to share a project that I had actually started this past spring and then put away. I had actually cut several of these Heart Pockets Diecuts out but I hope to finish them in-between all of the other projects I have going. 😊


For this project it is best to use a double sided patterned cardstock since both sides will be seen. I put it together according to the direction with Beacon Adhesive Zip Dry glue. I added mini pom pom trim around the heart.


I cut seaming binding and adhered to the each side of the heart and then added a hot pink trim to dress up the back.


Next I added an assortment of flowers, jeweled buttons and pearl sprays to the top corner of the heart along with a bow created from seam binding.


 I added a frozen Charlotte charm and some crocheted flowers to the pocket before hanging it from a shelf. What a fun little project!
As always if you have any questions about this project please let me know.


 Also I would like to submit this project for the following challenge:


Thanks for stopping by, hope your Sunday is awesome and enjoy creating!


Friday, December 30, 2016

Snowflake Egg Carton

Hi there! How was  everyone's Christmas? I had a nice time. My son and daughter in law came in and we exchanged presents on Christmas Eve. Then on Christmas Day we went to my mother in law's at 10:00AM did the gift exchange with her and my step daughters and their husbands and then at 12:30 ran to my parents to do the same thing again plus we had dinner. As I said it was nice but after two days of nonstop "partying" I was ready to get back into my normal routine and get back to crafting.                
Well, anyway, I wanted to share the second half of a project for a swap I was in. The first half of the swap I altered a paper bag and you can find that post HERE.


I painted a six count egg carton that I had purchased at Hobby Lobby in Folk Art Faded Jade acrylic paint and sealed with Antique Mod Podge. I cut a snowflake patterned cardstock from the Prima Sweet Peppermint collection which I adhered to the top of the lid. Next I cut a Snowflake Rosette from Merry & Bright Collection and put together according to the direction. I added a gold circle, a small snowflake ornament, sequin and Dew Drop to the center of the snowflake diecut. 


I adhered seam binding and ribbon above the "clasp" to dress it up.


 The inside I cut a piece of patterned cardstock to fit the inside of the lid and the fun part...filling it with GOODIES!!!


I added candy, handmade planner clips, bits and pieces of ribbons, buttons, etc. that my swap partner Lisa can eat while crafting. 😄


I also added a Santa pen that I found at the Target Dollar Spot to the package. Isn't it so adorable? As always if you have questions about this project please let me know.
Well, there you have it...my last post of 2016. For the 2017 year I have written down some goals of what I want to accomplish (fingers crossed) 😊. This past year was a very crazy, sad, topsy turvy year to say the least and my crafting mojo went on vacation. So here's to a better and more creative 2017!  


Thanks for stopping by, hope your Friday is awesome and enjoy creating!