Monday, April 24, 2017

Jane Austen Card


Hello Fellow Crafters!

This card all started three days ago when I cleaned up a spill of coffee I had on my studio counter with paper towel, was distracted by my boys and forgot to throw it in the garbage can.

Today, when I came in to create my DT project with no ideas, I found myself cleaning up! Procrastinating! Then I grabbed the dried up ball of coffee tinted paper towel..............ding, ding, ding!


I gently smoothed out the paper towel, and loved the look and texture. I decided to use it as I would use cardstock in my card. I collected a few Jane Austen Kit images that I purchased from Calico Collage and layered each to the paper towel and brown cardstock. I added stitching detail around the perimeter with my sewing machine. 


I applied a thin coat of Antique Bronze Distress Paint to the Delicate Lace Element. Once it was dry, I added multi medium to a few places and sprinkled with Crushed Glass Glitter.


I placed the Delicate Lace Element to the left side of the card front, atop of a scrap of Tea-Dyed Cheesecloth. I glued the Vintage Pocket Watch to the sentiment of Jane Austens quote and added the Mini Wood Key to the top right.


Southern Ridge Products used:
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Take care,

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Monday, April 10, 2017

Vintage Dress Form Card


Welcome!

Thank you for stopping by and taking a look at my Vintage Dress Form Card. I used Southern Ridges Wire Dress Form Set, Material, Seam Binding, and Prima Paper to create my card.

The card base was created from Kraft cardstock. I layered Prima Pattern Paper on to dark brown Bazzill Cardstock. I distressed the edges and stitched around the edges with my sewing machine.


I covered the base of the Wire Dress Form Set with Tim Holtz Ruler material. To the overlay, I applied Distress Ink in Espresso to the raw chipboard using a blending tool and also little touches of metallic polish in bronze.

Seam Binding was wrapped around the waist and a rosette with button was adhered on top. I  placed the sentiment 'remember' sticker to a small ephemera piece and stitched around the word.


Southern Ridge Products used:

Wire Dress Form Set


Remember to take a look at the Southern Ridge Trading Company website - Chipboard.ca for great Chipboard designs for your next card or project!

Thanks for joining me today!

Take care,

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Monday, March 27, 2017

Vintage Memories Junk Journal


Happy Spring!

Thank you for joining me today. I have created my very first Vintage Junk Journal showcasing the Memories Fun Word & Victorian Circle Frame on the cover. 


I really enjoyed creating this journal starting from coffee dying all the assorted paper, doilies and embellishments. It is not a fast process but worth it at the end!


For my cover, I used a coffee stained lined paper base and wrapped the front and back panels. I cut a large doily in half and adhered a piece to each of the panels.


I randomly stamped the Journal spine with a vintage script stamp using brown dye ink and added stitched embellishing to the edges. Coffee stained cheese cloth & seam binding was layered under the Victorian Circle Frame and the Memories Fun Word. I then slipped in a vintage tag I created and added a few buttons.


Southern Ridge Products used:

Remember to take a look at the Southern Ridge Trading Company website -Chipboard.ca for great Chipboard designs for your next card or project!

Thanks for joining me today!

Take care,

Live, Laugh & Create!

Monday, March 13, 2017

Vintage Love Card


Thanks so much for joining me today here on my blog!

I have been playing with 'new to me' products and enjoying the creative process. I had a plan to create a vintage card using the Love Chipboard Embellishment and book pages of an old copy of Romeo and Juliet.


To create my background of my card, I used white cardstock, the Heart stencil from Southern Ridge and Ranger Texture paste. I applied a thin layer of texture paste with a plastic palette knife, removed the stencil and set the piece of cardstock aside to air dry.


I tore one page out of my old book.  I then tore that page into pieces - as you can see in the picture above. 

Using a paint brush and Rangers Distress Collage Medium, I adhered and overlapped the torn page pieces to the top of the Love Chipboard.


I used Ranger Distress Spray in Vintage Photo to colour the background panel. I used paper towel to remove some of the spray from the texture paste raised hearts. I also used a glitter pen to add highlights to the raised hearts.

To create the card base, I layered a book page to a dark brown piece of cardstock. I added stitching with my sewing machine.  I took the dried background panel, distressed the edges and adhered it to the top.


I added flowers, buttons, twine & lace to embellish and finish off my card!

Southern Ridge Products used: 

LOVE


Remember to take a look at the Southern Ridge Trading Company website -Chipboard.ca for great Chipboard designs for your next card or project!

Thanks for joining me today!

Take care,

Live, Laugh & Create!

Monday, February 27, 2017

Happy Birthday Card


Hello & Welcome!

Thank you for joining me. I have created a Happy Birthday Card using pattern paper, paint, ink, Crazing, flowers and my favourite Chipboard products from Southern Ridge Trading Company!


I started my card off by cutting my paper to my desired sizes. I decided to create a card that would fit into a #10 envelope. I then layered pieces together, used a paper distressing tool to the edges and added stitching using my sewing machine. I took the two smallest pieces and gave them both torn edges.


I used a light Distress Paint dauber to add paint to both the Chipboard Film Strip Frame and the Birthday Greeting. Once dry, I added a layer of Crazing on top of both using a paint brush.


As you can see in the picture above & below: the coat of Paint, Crazing and brown ink rubbed into the ridges gives the Film Strip Frame and Greeting an Old & Vintage look.


I added flat back pearls and an assortment of flowers to my card front for a finishing touch!

Southern Ridge Products used:

Remember to take a look at the Southern Ridge Trading Company website - Chipboard.ca for great Chipboard designs for your next card for project!

Thanks for joining me today!

Take care,

Live, Laugh & Create!

Monday, February 13, 2017

You make my Heart Happy Card!


Hello Friends!

I am here with you today, to share my card and to wish you an early Valentines Day! 

For my card, I have used a few chipboard pieces from last months New Releases and a lovely butterfly from a previous release. 

I started with two watercolour panels. On one panel, I stamped a large script stamp with Versamark and embossed with White fine detail embossing powder. I then watercoloured both panels using a soft colour palette. As you can see in the picture, the white embossing works like a resist. I then adhered both panels to white cardstock and added stitching to the edges with my sewing machine. 


I painted the Heart o Graph Drop with a white pearlescent paint and the Queen Anne's Drop in a pink. I cut the flourishes off the Butterfly Swirl Border and painted them with the white pearlescent paint and used them as accents in the floral arrangement. I painted the Butterfly blue and added a coat of Wink of Stella to the top. 

I placed both Heart o Graph Drops to the top & bottom of the embossed watercolour panel and added some lace. Then adhered the panel to the large Watercolour panel using foam tape for dimension. I placed the pink Queen Anne's Drop to the right hand side of the card and added my floral arrangement on top. I tucked in the white flourishes.


To finish my card off, I added the Butterfly and the sentiment banner.

Southern Ridge Products used:

Queen Anne's Drop


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Monday, January 30, 2017

Valentines Canvas


Hello & Welcome back!

Can you keep a Secret? Well I hope so.......because I am sharing my Flat back Canvas that I just created to give to my husband for Valentines Day!

The background was created using Paint, Modeling Paste and Stencils. I used the medium (6 x 6) Navajo Stencil and the Heart Stencil


My Husband and I have been together for 17 years and married coming up 14 years.  I thought the Title 'Journey' was perfectly fitting! I used glitter spray to colour it a warm brown with a shimmer effect. 


I used a light tan paint to apply colour to the Delicate Lace Doily. I trimmed off a section of the doily that was not visible. I tucked it in the layers to give more delicate detail and painted it a darker brown.

The Delicate Lace Bar is my favourite addition to the Canvas. I simply used a red glitter spray and it turned out great!

To finish the Canvas off, I added cloth, lace, a variety of flowers and a few gems for sparkle!


Southern Ridge product used:
Journey Fun Word

Delicate Lace Doily


Remember to play along in the monthly challenge on the Southern Ridge Trading Company blogEach month enter for your chance to win 4 designs from the online store - chipboard.ca -$20 (before tax) retail value of YOUR OWN CHOOSING! 

Thanks for joining me today!

Take care,

Live, Laugh & Create!