Saturday, 29 September 2018

Rinea - A Creative Mind Canvas

Hello, my friends!

I'm back with a new Rinea project share!  
This time I have created a mixed media project.
I think you can guess how much fun I had with this one! ;o)

I have used the gorgeous Princess Foiled Paper Variety Pack!
I've also used some Ebony/Ebony Starstruck Foiled Paper,
and some Ebony/Gold Glossy Foiled Paper.

Again, we are partnering with Rita Barakat!
 I've used a fabulous face stencil called Sweet Sisters Flower.

Here is the canvas I created:

I began with the stencil and a piece of watercolor paper. 
I drew the face with a pigma marker, 
and colored the face with distress markers and a water brush.

I painted the canvas, did a little bit of white texture stamping,
and adhered the face in place.
I added hair of brown texture paste.
When it was dry, I stenciled a pattern over the brown,
in an almond colored texture paste.

Then I gathered an assortment of my little punches,
and the Rinea Foiled Paper listed above,
and got busy punching!

Using tweezers, and multi matte medium, 
I adhered all the punched pieces in place.
I used a stylus to shape and add dimension before adhering.
Here's a closer look:

See all the pretty dimension:

Finally, I die-cut the title from the Glossy Black Foiled Paper.
I layered the letters on some black cardstock to make them thicker.
Here's a final look at the finished canvas:

Other Materials Used:
8 x 10 Canvas;
Watercolor Paper;
Acrylic Paint;
Black Pigma Pen;
Distress Markers;
Texture Paste;
Assorted Punches;
Ranger Multi Matte Medium.

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Thanks so much for stopping by today!
I hope you liked my mixed media canvas!
See you again soon! :o) 
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Tuesday, 25 September 2018

Clear Scraps - Home Decor Hanging

Hello, my friends!

I'm back with a new project share for Clear Scraps!

When I recently saw this Bette Midler quote,
I knew I had to put it on a hanging for my daughter.
It's perfect for her, and her birthday is on the 22nd.

I began by pulling out my favorite Clear Scraps stencil, 
the 6" Doily Mat Stencil.
I decided to make it for my daughter's dressing room,
which is decorated in black, white, and gold.
I stenciled this fabulous design on a 6" square of black chipboard,
using some Sparks paint from Prima.
I chomped the corners, and then inked around the edges with the same gold. 

Here's what I made:

I printed the quote out on my computer,
 die-cut it to fit inside the stenciled doily,
and adhered it in place.

Then I decided that I wanted to cover it with acrylic.
I cut a piece of acrylic to measure 6 1/2" x 6 1/2".
This was cut from the 12 x 12 Acrylic Sheet.
I chomped the corners with a different design.
Then I sponged with the same Sparks paint,
on the 1/4" that extends beyond the chipboard.

I positioned the acrylic just where I wanted it,
and inserted large eyelets into both layers. 
I strung a metallic gold cord through them for a hanger.
For a final touch, 
I adhered some beautiful Swarovski crystals into each corner.
These are left over from my jewelry making days,
and happen to be a favorite of my daughters.

This project was a little bit tricky to photograph.
I wish you could see all the gorgeous sparkle in person!

Other Materials Used:
Graffix Black Chipboard;
Prima Sparks - Dragon's Eye Paint;
Darice Gold Cord:
Unknown Eyelets.

Clear Scraps Products:

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Thanks so much for stopping by today!
I'll be back with more to share very soon! :o)

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Monday, 24 September 2018

Simply Crafty SVGs - Part 4 of Card and Card Holder Series

Hello, my friends!

Welcome to a new project share for Simply Crafty SVGs!

This is Part 4 of my fun Series.
If you missed'll find Part 1 HERE,
 Part 2 HERE, and Part 3 HERE.
Each post includes a card/cards, along with a card holder,
both available in the shop.
I think sets like these make fabulous gifts,
so this may help you get ready for the gift giving season well in advance.
They are also really great to keep and use for organizational purposes.
I hope to share a variety of styles, so as to appeal to all of your tastes! :o)

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Today I am sharing two Fall themed cards,
and a card box cut out of Fall themed papers.

Part 4 Files:

Cards: Fall Pumpkin Gatefold Card (free)

Pumpkin Double Fold Card

Holder: Folding Greeting Card Holder

We'll start with the cards:

This is the Fall Pumpkin Gatefold Card, which is a free file in the shop!
The file actually comes with another panel that has leaves cut out of it. 
I opted to leave that panel off, in order to show you another option. 
Also, this file can then be used to create cards for many other occasions!
Here it is closed with a ribbon tie:

Here it is open, with an insert panel for stamping and writing a sentiment:

Now for the second card.
This is the Pumpkin Double Fold Card, closed with a belly band:

Here it is open.
I added a ribbon bow to the belly band.
The file comes with a label that you can add to the belly band.
There is also an optional pumpkin to add to the base,
if you cut it out of dark cardstock.

Here's the view of it open, from the front:

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Now we move on to the card box:

This is the Folding Greeting Card Holder.
This is a really great card holder!
It will hold lots of cards and envelopes,
and can be made in any theme or color of paper.

The file includes a cardstock band that wraps around the box.
I opted to adhere a ribbon to the back, for a tie closure.

Here's the back:

Here's the inside.
The pockets are so nice and big!

Here's the back all opened up:

Here's a look at the card holder with the two cards in the pockets.
The cards and envelopes are A2 size,
so you can see how this holder would hold much bigger cards too.

Other Materials Used:
Papers: Recollections - Cardstock,
MAMBI - Harvest Specialty Pad;
Ink: Distress Ink - Walnut Stain;
Martha Stewart - Orange, Red;
Stamp: The Project Bin - Autumn's Calling;
Bling: Crafts - Rhinestones;
Ribbons: Offray.

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Isn't that a lovely way to store cards,
or a beautiful way to gift a set of cards?

So head on over to the shop and pick up these files:

 Cards: Fall Pumpkin Gatefold Card (free)

Pumpkin Double Fold Card

Holder: Folding Greeting Card Holder

Thanks for stopping by today!
I hope you found some inspiration!
I'll be back next month to share Part 5! :o)

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Friday, 21 September 2018

Mirtillamente Craft Shop - Therapy for the Soul Tag

Hello, everyone!

I'm back today with a fun share for
Mirtillamente Craft Shop!
This is a wonderful shop located in Italy!

With the Summer season coming to a quick end here in Canada, 
I was inspired to use my Suzi stamp from Julie Nutting to create this pretty tag. 
I'll have you know this is my very first Julie Nutting Doll project!
I know I'm late to the party, but now I'm as hooked as everyone else!
It was so much fun! :o)

The papers I used were from the Prima Havana Collection.
 They were all left over from the fabulous June Monthly Kit.

Here is my finished tag:

Here is how I created it...

I began by stamping the image on a piece of Julie Nutting paper that I had in my stash.
 Then I stamped it on various pieces of the Havana papers,
 as shown in the photo below. 
Then I fussy cut all the pieces, and inked them with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.

Using a glue pen, I adhered all the clothing pieces to the doll.

To create the tag base, I began with a piece of 4 1/4" x 8 1/4" Kraft Cardstock
I angle cut the corners. 
I cut a strip of the pink wood grain paper for the bottom of the tag, to represent the boardwalk. 
Then I cut a piece of my favorite paper to cover the rest of the tag. 
All the edges were ink distressed with the Vintage Photo ink

I punched a hole in the top center, and inserted an extra-large eyelet. 
Through the eyelet I inserted a double loop of pale green seam binding from my stash. 
I adhered the doll to the tag using foam tape.

I stamped out the sentiment, included with the stamp set, 
and matted it with the pink woodgrain paper. 
I added the pretty green bow from the Ephemera pack. 
I adhered it to the tag with foam tape.

Finally, I added Diamond Stickles to the bows, the shoes, 
the headband and flower, and the ruffles.
Here's a closer look at the sparkly shoes:

Here you can see the lovely dimension and sparkle of the tag:

Here's one final look at the finished tag:

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  

Here are the links to all the products in the shop:

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Tuesday, 18 September 2018

Clear Scraps - Artist Trading Coins

Hello and Happy Tuesday, my friends!

I'm back with a new project share for Clear Scraps!

There are lots of fun trends in paper-crafting!
Some come and go...and some stay forever!
Sometimes I'm slow in getting to them...
such as Traveler's Notebooks...which I've just been getting into.
However, when I began seeing the Artist Trading Coins pop up,
I knew I had to make some. 
Clear Scraps has the perfect stencils to use in the process!

I began by cutting several 2 1/2" circles.
The top 6 are two different kinds of watercolor paper,
the bottom three are chipboard.

Then I gathered several sprays and mists for the watercolor paper, 
and some Distress Oxide Inks for the chipboard.

Then I gathered all my wonderful Clear Scraps stencils,
and some contrasting inks, and got to playing! :o)

Here is what my ATCoins looked like after that fun:
(I didn't use a stencil on the one in the middle. I liked it the way it was.)

Then I went through and added some simple embellishments.
I added: a punched flower/leaves, Tim Holtz Word Stickers, Dymo Label word, 
Washi tape sentiment, punched bird, bling, punched butterfly, and stamping.

Clear Scraps Stencils Used:
(from top left corner)

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Thanks so much for stopping by today!
These were so much fun to make!
Clear Scraps has so many fantastic stencils to use for this fun trend!
You can find a printable tutorial of this project over at the Clear Scraps blog!
I'll be back with another project share next week! :o)

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Friday, 14 September 2018

Rinea Scene Card Tutorial - Partnership with Rita Barakat

Hello, my friends!

Today I have a fun tutorial for Rinea.

I'm going to show you how to make this fun scene card:

 I'm using the Princess Foiled Paper Variety Pack for this project, 
along with a piece of Emerald/Emerald Starstruck Paper,
and a piece of Sapphire/Sapphire Starstruck Paper
We're also partnering up all this month with Rita Barakat,
and I've used the lovely Picnic Princess Stamp Set.

Other materials used: 

  • StazOn Ink - Jet Black;
  • Memento Ink - Tuxedo Black;
  • Fiskars Border Punch - Grass; 
  • EK Success - Flower Punch;
  • Cloud Die;
  • Spectrum Noir Markers;
  • White Cardstock.

1. Using the Memento Ink, I stamped the image on white card. 
2.Using the StazOn Ink, I stamped the picnic blanket part of the image on the Lavender/Gold Glossy Foiled Paper

3. Create a 5 1/2" square card base from white cardstock.
4. From the Sapphire/Sapphire Starstruck Paper cut a piece that measures 5 1/2"x 4".
5. From the Emerald/Emerald Starstruck Paper, cut a piece that measures 5 1/2"x 2". Punch across the the top of this piece using the Grass border punch. 
6. Die-cut some clouds out of the Silver/Silver Starstruck Foiled Paper.
7. Fussy cut the picnic blanket. Now adhere all these pieces in place on the card base. Refer to the finished card for placement.

8. Color the image, and then fussy cut it out, cutting off the picnic blanket. 

9. Using a flower punch, punch several flowers out of the piece used for the picnic blanket. They are purple on one side, and gold on the other side. 

10. I added the blue sky piece first. Next, I added the green grass piece, bending some of the grass forward to add dimension. I adhered the clouds in place, and then added the picnic blanket where I wanted it. I used a wet glue on the bottom of the image, where it adhered to the picnic blanket. I added foam tape to the rest of the image, to make it stand out from the background. Finally, I added the flowers randomly around the page. 

Here's a close-up of the image:

Here's is one final look at the finished card:

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