Monday, June 19, 2017

You & Me Layout


Hello & Welcome!

Thank you for joining me. I have created a 12x12 Scrapbook Layout of my boys using a variety of pattern paper, cardstock, die cuts, embossing powder, two wonderful Chipboard Die Cuts from Southern Ridge Trading Company!


The Time Piece Kit comes in 4 pieces that you assemble. I applied black Gesso to the base and the clock hands. I embossed the numbers, gears and the Demask Corner with Chunky embossing powder and once cooled dry brushed with grey and black paint to reduce the shine.

 

As you can see in the picture above of the Demask Cornerlightly dry brushing paint over embossing Powder gives the Die Cut a vintage aged appearance.

Southern Ridge Products used:

Time Piece Kit


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, May 22, 2017

Junk Journal Pages


Hello Everyone!

As you can probably tell from my last few posts - I am addicted to Junk Journaling! I have had a love of creating hand bound books and mini Album but I never Junk Journaled! It is a whole new world that I am learning and my favourite embellishments (Southern Ridge chipboard) is working wonderfully! Just meant to be! 


The best part is that because they are gorgeous just as they are 'raw', not much needs to enhance there detail or beauty. For my pages that you will see below, I used 3 colours of Treasure Gold that was gifted to me at the Creativation Mega Show in Phoenix this past January. Southern Ridges Booth was next door to the wonderful and talented owners of Paper Artzy out of England. Using my finger tip, I applied the wax gilt to the chipboard pieces. It goes on so smooth and tries incredibly fast! And that is it!  


Here I used the vintage scissors from the Dressmaker Mix set. Perfect!


I love how this one turned out! I only applied glue to the base of the wing. This will allow me to use it as a tuck spot for other items.


Above, I used a small bird from the Swooping Birds set. Love it!

Southern Ridge Products used:

Dressmaker Mix

Wings

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, May 8, 2017

Dragonfly Journal


Hello

During the month of May, each Southern Ridge Design Team member will be using the New Release Zen Dragonfly in their creations. You will be able to see numerous techniques and ideas using the same lovely chipboard embellishment.

For my take, I decided to use it on the cover of a hand-bound Journal that I am making. I used a printout from a Digital Journal kit by  as my pattern paper. Then added the Victorian Circle Square Frame that was painted with Distress paint to the cover. I cut and stamped a 3 1/2 inch pattern paper square from the same kit using a Script stamp with Ranger Coffee Archival Ink. Layered it to a piece of Kraft cardstock, paper distressed the edges and adhered to the center of the frame. 


For the Zen Dragonfly, I glued it down to a piece of inked book paper and fussy cut it out. I then added Rangers Glossy Accents into some of the open detailed sections and sprinkled with  tiny coloured sugar beads. Once dry, I tapped off the excess and adhered the Zen Dragonfly to the frame. 


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, 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:
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, 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,

Live, Laugh & Create!

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


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! 

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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


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Monday, January 2, 2017

Cherish Sign


Hello

Happy 2017 Everyone! I hope this post finds you in a New Year of Good Health, Happiness and Creativity!

For my first blog post of this year, I wanted to share with you a Sign I created. I love SRTC Welded Words. I have used them on Plaques, Mixed Media projects, Cards, Scrapbook Layouts and numerous Home Decor items.


Here, I have heat embossed the Cherish using Ivory Frantage and a Embossing Ink Daubber from Stampendeous. I have used Multi Medium Matte to adhere the word and foliage down to the Sign front. 

For my foliage pieces, I have painted with Distress and Acrylic paint. I then added flocking, Flower Soft and Stickles to give them dimension. My favourite is the Ivory Flower Soft on the Pussy Willows. 


For Hanging, I simply used seam binding in a warm brown colour. You can see it in the first picture.


Southern Ridge product used:

Pussy Willows

Cherish


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!