Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Autumn is in the Air Candle Holder

Hi everyone! I'm back and I wanted to share a quick Fall home decor project I created for ClearSnap. 

You can use any size jar for this project. First I adhered Jute Cording around the jar three times.

Underneath the jute I applied Antique Mod Podge with a sponge brush and add Sprinkle! Chunky Glitter onto the Mod Podge area of the jar. Shake off excess and let dry.

Apply mini gems around the top of the jute cording.

Cut two medium flowers and three small flowers from Crinoline fabric with the Journaling Cards, Flowers and Leaves Diecuts. Lightly ink two art daubers with Red Barn and Carney Inks and apply to the center of each flower. 

Once dry add a drop of adhesive to the center of each flower. Lay each flower on top of each other and pinch the center of all the flowers and shape.

I cut one Leaf out of Watercolor Paper from the Journaling Cards, Flowers and Leaves Diecut. Ink art dauber with Carney Ink and apply over the leaf diecut and shape leaf.

Apply Top Boss Embossing pad to the edges of the leaf. Sprinkle Copper Embossing Powder over the embossed area of the leaf and set embossing powder with heat tool. 

I completed the same steps as above with each of the following embossing powders: Gold Sparkle and Opalescent Embossing Powders.

Loop two hemp cordings and tie off along with a couple of messy loops of yellow and peach thread. Adhere to the back of the flower along with the leaf and glue to jar. 

Add lace and pearl sprays behind the flower and to finish off all you need is a battery operated candle.

This project would be prefect for an Autumn wedding too. As always if you have any questions about this project please let me know.

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

Simon Says Monday Challenge: Fall/Autumn 
Crafter's Castle Challenge: #8

Thanks for stopping by, hope your Wednesday is wonderful and always enjoy creating!

Monday, August 27, 2018

Get Wrapped Blog Hop: Start Something Journal

Hi everyone! I hope y'all are having a great day. Here, where I live, the weather is cooling down which means fall is right around the corner. Even though I could live in a Spring/Summer climate year around it is nice that the temperatures aren't in the upper 90's+. 😎 Well, enough about weather and lets get on with this blog post and the Let's Get Wrapped Blog Hop!

I would like for you to join Seth Apter, Emerald Creek and Eileen Hull and their teams for the "Get Wrapped Blog Hop"- a creative collaboration using products from the artists. Be inspired, learn new techniques and celebrate the collective talent in this group! Make sure to check out each post- you will not want to miss one...

For my project I cut one Wrapped Journal from Mat Board and embossed the whole cover with the Retro Circles Embossing Folder.

I painted the whole outside and the inside spines with Green Patina Fresco Finish Chalk Acrylic Paint.

I randomly inked the cover with Top Boss Embossing Pad and sprinkled the Dirty Sand Bake Texture over the Top Boss areas and used a heat tool to set the Bake Texture.

I used both of the circle stamps from the Stampendous! Mushroom Home Set. I inked the circle stamps with the Top Boss Embossing Pad and in random spots I stamped the cover. I sprinkled Midnight Sky Allure onto the Top Boss areas and set with the heat tool. I completed the same steps with the Just Java Aroma.

I went back over the cover again randomly applying Top Boss, sprinkling Dirty Sand Bake Texture to the cover and setting it with a heat tool.

I punched holes in the cover and added Antique Gold Closure Handles which can be found at Hobby Lobby .

I added Dirty Sand Bake Texture to the inside spines and covered the inside with a map patterned cardstock from the Paper Studio Uncharted Paper Collection. I also tied off a rust colored elastic cord to hold notebooks or junk journal pages.

To finish up the outside cover of my wrapped journal I went through my chipboard embellishments and came across this book plate that had been printed and cut off center. Well, that's no problem! 

I completely inked the book plate with Top Boss, added Midnight Sky Allure and set with a heat tool.

I cut a circle from patterned cardstock using the Circle Diecut from the Word and Circles 2 Stamp and Diecut Collection which I adhered to the cover. I also added this colorful image of a boy, paper strip and book plate with a sentiment I found in a sticker pack. I finished the book plate off with two black gems. Now all I need to do is add pages or notebooks to the inside.

Now for all the fun stuff!!! There will be a prize pack valued over $150 USD from PaperArtsy, Seth Apter, Eileen Hull & Emerald Creek.

To be entered you must pop by and comment on each of the blog posts. 
(We don't want you to miss any of the tips and tricks.)

Contest closes Aug 29th at midnight and a winner will be announced Aug 30th, 2018.

You Are HERE: Tonya Trantham

Also I would like to submit this project for the following challenges:
Word Art Wednesday Challenge: #348-#349
Mini Album Makers Challenge: August

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

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Altered Cherub Paint Brush

Hi everyone! I have had two weeks of LOTS of errands and not much crafting time. Last week would have been perfect crafting weather since every day had consisted of rain whether only a passing shower off and on or the all day, stay in your pjs type of day. 

 So today I want to share an altered paint brush I created for ClearSnap. I have always wanted to try my hand at altering a paint brush and I finally got my chance with this old paint brush I had laying round.

I started by spraying a small amount of Splash Smooch Spritz into a plastic bowl and add a little water.  Place paint brush in Color Catcher and with a rag wipe the paint down with the watered down Splash Smooch Spritz. To speed up the process dry the brush with a heat gun. Spritz the following Smooch Spritz: Log Cabin, Platinum and Citrus Tickle randomly all over the brush and dry with the heat gun.

To seal the colors on the brush apply Antique Mod Podge. To get a cool "bubbling effect" use the heat gun to the brush. I sprayed the doily, Border Diecut, Butterfly Wings, Flower and Cherub with Platinum Smooch Spritz. Side note before spraying the flower deconstruct so you will have three each layers and I let dry. Spray the Cherub with Log Cabin Smooch Spritz and rub excess off. 

Mod Podge doily around the side of the brush and let dry. 

Also run cording and gold thread through the Border Diecut and adhere along with the Butterfly Wings and flowers.  

Before adding the cherub to the butterfly wings mod podge to seal.

I added one deconstructed flower next to the cherub and the other flower to the top of the paint brush handle to finish off.  As always if you have any questions about this project please let me know.

Supplies Used:
  1. ClearSnap Smooch Spritz: Log Cabin, Platinum, Citrus Tickle, Splash
  2. ClearSnap Color Catcher
  3. Paint Brush
  4. Antique Mod Podge
  5. Beacon Adhesive Mix Media Adhesive
  6. Gold Thread
  7. Cording
  8. Paper Flower
  9. Doily
  10. Eileen Hull/Sizzix: Buttons, Border and Trim Diecut (Retired)
  11. Mat Board
  12. Chipboard Butterfly
  13. Heat Gun
  14. Cherub Figurine 
  15. Rag

Thanks for stopping by, hope your Wednesday is wonderful and enjoy creating!

Monday, August 6, 2018

Dog Gone Birthday Card

Hey everyone! I wanted to share a quick card I created with y'all today! I had actually started the base of this card a couple of years ago (I only had the pink patterned cardstock on the base of the card) and wound up putting it a side and then completely misplacing it. 😳 I came across it while looking for something else and decided to finally finish it. I started by inking the edges of the card with a chalk ink and then I added the scalloped diecut, banners and I printed the sentiment from the computer.

The girl and dog images are from Lisa's Altered Art on etsy. I printed and fussy cut the image out and adhered to the card. I cut from patterned cardstock the little party hats which I added to each dog.

I dug into my flower stash and added store bought paper flowers and I also adhered two flowers that I had leftover from a pervious project. These I had cut from Crinoline fabric using the Journaling Cards, Flowers and Leaves Diecuts,inked with ClearSnap ink and added two Glossy Dots. There you have it! A quick and simple card that should have been finished a couple of years ago!😂 As always if you have any questions about this project please let me know.

Also I would like to submit this card for the following challenges:
Word Art Wednesday Challenge: #346-#347
Crafter's Castle: Challenge #8

Thanks for stopping by, hope your Monday is great and enjoy creating!