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Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Shopping Our Stash #203 - Play Misty For Me

Hello, Crafty Peeples!
Welcome to another fun challenge at Shopping Our Stash!  Leslie and the ladies always come up with such wonderful theme and I just love "PLAY MISTY FOR ME!"   Here is your opportunity to get messy and use some of your old spray inks on some old papers and embellishments.

My oldest grandson is starting his first journal. 
This fall, he is transferring to a new school which requires all students to keep journals, so we thought we would use this summer to help him form the habit of recording his daily thoughts.  
Joshua just got his first big, fancy bike, so I wanted to make it a focal on the front of his new journal.
I tried to find ephemera that represented all the things that he loves.  I am saving soccer, basketball, computers, and robots for his next journal.
 It is hard to see in the photo, but the journal has a metallic sheen.  Joshua, loves it!

How It Was Done:
Canvas Journal
Prima Finnabair Stamp (Brick Wall)
Prima Papers (Almanac, Printery, Life Time)
Ranger Tissue Paper (Postale, Melange)
Dylusion Inks Sprays (Cut Grass, Cherry Pie)
Tattered Angels Mists (Grass, Cozy Yellow, Tropical Pink, Un-Birthday)
Tim Holtz Distress Spray Stain (Mermaid Lagoon, Abandoned Coral)
Ranger Distress Ink (Vintage Photo)
Viva Inka Gold (Oldsilver)
Homemade Sprays (Picket Fence (PF Paint mixed with water), Chana's Gold
Misc.:  Gesso, Mod Podge, Helmar 450 Quick Dry Adhesive

  1. Basically, you cover your journal with Gesso. (I used a navy blue journal because I wanted that color to show through.)
  2. Arrange your collage pieces and add any stamped or stenciled images.   I distressed the edges of some of my pieces with Vintage Photo DI.
  3. Apply a coat of Mod Podge over the collage. The goal is to make edges disappear.
  4. GO CRAZY with mists and sprays to achieve your desired color profile.  Add another layer of ephemera (I added the sentiments, bicycle, Joshua, 2015) seal with mod podge or Aleene's Matte Sealer.

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Have Fun!   
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Thursday, May 21, 2015

Canvas Corp Brands Crew Challenge #9 - Designer Inspired

Hello, Crafty Peeps!
The Creative Crew at Canvas Corp has been challenged to translate a design from one of their favorite designers.  The translation can be a card, or DIY project, a Scrabook layout, etc.   We are not trying to duplicate their work, we are drawing from their color story, or their design aesthetic.

Faux Grecian Urn
I chose McKenzie- Childs.  I really like their hand painted accessories.  I thought it would be fun to draw inspiration from their designs, but put an antique spin on it.

Courtly Stripe Puff Box & Brush Jar

Chevron and Splatter Brush Urn
I played around with mixing colors to come up with the look I wanted.  I wanted a Gold and Patina look on my jars ( I am working on three more.)  McKenzie-Childs creates mostly brightly colored contemporary pieces, so I was really drawing from the "hand painted" aesthetic.  I added the chevrons on the side as a nod to their use of geometric designs in many of their pieces.

Started with this empty fruit jar.
1. Removed clear labels from front and back.
2.  Applied one coat of Gesso Primer to Jar and Cap

3.  Applied one coat of Earth Safe Finishes English Tea Cake Chalk Paint
4 Applied Cheveron die cut to sides of the jar.

5.  Spray and/or paint jar with Tattered Angels'
Plain Jane Baseboard Sky
Plain Jane Baseboard Blue Bird
Plain Jane Baseboard Clay
Plain Jane Baseboard Bittersweet
Plain Jane Baseboard Grass
Plain Jane Simply Sheer Matte Mist Cozy Yellow
Plain Jane Simply Sheer Matte Mist Un-Birthday
6.  Dry brush muddy areas with Gesso to lighten.

7. Apply Tattered Angels Saffron Glimmer Glaze to Jar Handles and around the neck of the jar.
8.  Paint recessed jar front and cap with DecoArt Splendid Gold Metallic Paint.

Allow to Dry, then add a top coat of Tattered Angels Saffron Glimmer Glaze.
Label as desired.
I will label my urns when all are completed.

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Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Shopping Our Stash - Challenge #202 - Silver and Gold

Hello, Crafty Peeples!
It's Tuesday! This means another opportunity to diminish your STASH! 
This week the Shopping Our Stash Challenge is:

Create a project using SILVER AND GOLD

I chose to create my own background for this project and I was mighty surprised how well it worked.
My feathers are rather far apart, works!
I am more inclined to create canvas projects than cards, these days, but I wanted to use my feather die, that has languished unused in my die box for almost a year.   The beautiful Hello die was a prize  from Quietfire.  I want Suzanne to know I love it!

  1. Apply Tattered Angels' High Impact Platinum Paint to a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of  Neenah Classic Crest Linen Card Stock.  
  2. After the paint dries, use The Crafter's Workshop's Mini Cubist Stencil and Ranger Vintage Photo Distress Ink to create the first layer of background design.  Use heat tool to dry Ink.
  3. Swipe Viva Inka Gold, Oldsilver across the background design.
  4. Apply Viva Inka Gold, Oldgold to the cubist blocks (I applied randomly)
  5. Allow the Inka Gold to set and then use the stencil with texture paste to add texture.
  6. Apply Vintage Photo Distress Ink to the edges of your panel and use distressing tool.
  1. Die cut feathers using Spellbinder's "Feathers on the Wind" 
  2. Apply a thin coat of Gesso.
  3. Use your finger to swipe Viva Inka Gold over the feathers.
  4. Apply a coat of Tattered Angesls' Saffron Glimmer Glaze.
  5. Use your finger to apply a little luminarte Sunflower Pigment (Optional)
  6. Apply Vintage Photo Distress Ink to the edges of both feathers.
  1. Die cut sentiment using Quiet Fire's "Hello Die"  Hello#9500-2 (I used a scrap piece of a Kellog's Frosted Flakes cereal box.  The inside is a pretty grey which looks silver).  Apply a coat of Mod Podge allow to dry. (Heat tool will speed up drying)
  2. Apply Viva Inka Gold "Oldsilver."  Be careful not to tear letters.  It is okay if the application is spotty.  I added a little "Oldgold" and Vintage Photo DI to my "hello" because I did not want a shiny sentiment.  Experiment until you come up with what works for you.
  3. Spray with Sheer Shimmer (Silver)