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Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Shopping Our Stash - Challeng 198 - Texture Me

Hello, Crafty Peeples!


We continue to help you reduce your stash and form new relationships with techniques and tools you may have forgotten.  This week, we want you to:  Use Your Oldest Embossing Supply (folder, powder, or even a stylus and brass template.)

 Rest and Relaxation
I used a Brass Stencil (Sea Shell) purchased in 1999.  It is wonderful to use when creating stationery sets.  On this card, it is a "pocket" in which I can put candy or a tag.  I have a lot of these brass stencils and it was really difficult to choose which one to use.  I still enjoy using my lightbox, stylus, and solid brass stencils.

Paper:  Webster Pages - Collection Triple Pack (In Love, Palm Beach, Game On)
Stencil: American Traditional Brass Stencil - Sea Shell
Ephemera (R&R is from the Pink Paislee Nantucket Collection)

So, now, pull out your old embossing folders, texture plates, or brass stencils and let us see if you remember how to use them.   Looking forward to see what you create!

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Outlawz Monday Greetings Challenge- Anything Goes

Hello, Crafty Peeps!

I have been playing with my inks again and for this project I decided to use my Earth Safe Finishes Paints in combination wtih one of the new Rainger Distress Inks.  

Originally, this canvas was supposed to be called "Behind The Trellis" but I did not like the outcome when I tried using the trellis die cut over the entire canvas.  I will try it again, but with different elements!  I absolutely love the ESF paints.  These are "green" products.
The Base Color of the Canvas is Rangers's Abandoned Coral.  
The Stencil is TCW's Mini Window Screens
My Fabric items are:  Small Silk Flowers and Large Cotton Flower
Each side of the canvas different.  On this side I used Paint and Drywall Tape
 This side is a combination of stenciled texture paste, drywall tape, paint and Viva Gold wax rub.
The top and bottom sides also have unique designs using stencils, texture paste, and paints.
I wish I had a close up of the flower.  It is very pretty IRL!
 Petaloo Darjeeling  "Frosted Roses."  
These flowers are made of recycled cotton and take paint very well.  
I used the four Earth Safe Finishes paints from the Canvas Palette. 
 Trimmed it with Viva Ink Old Gold, and  covered the entire flower in a thick coat of Ranger Crackle Accents.  The result is an iridescent, glittery flower.  

I am pleased with the outcome of this Canvas.  I am still new at this, so I am always thrilled when I feel comfortable posing one of the projects.   Hope you like it, too!

Paints: Earth Safe Finishes Chalk It Up
Key Lime
Plum Preserves
Huckleberry Cobbler
Iridescents Limelight

Canvas:   Artist's Loft 5"x5" Canvas
TCW Stencils:  Mini Modern Checkerboard, Mini Window Screen, Mini Life Shapes
Die Cuts:  Cherry Lynn's Fanciful Flourish, Sizzix Frameworks Lattice, Sizzix Thinlits Handwritten Love
Other:  Viva Ink - Old Gold, TH Crackle Paint, Texture Paste, Gesso, Mod Podge
Miscellaneous: flowers (Petaloo) and crystals (Want2Scrap.) Alene's Matte Finish

Thanks for stopping by!  I would love to see a submission from you in our challenge!

Chana, Team Leader
The Outlawz Greetings Challenge

Challenges Entered:
Glitter and Sparkle - Anything But A Card
Design Teams Showcase - Any DT project 4/11-4/25
Mixed Media World - Use Bright Colors

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

613 Avenue Create - Create Your Own Challenge - Neew Grid

Hello, Crafty Peeps!
I am having some real time management issues.  I thought I schedule this post for Sunday! 
This week at 613 Avenue Create, we want you to create your own challenge using Kathi's wonderful new grid.  Pick one item from each column and off you go!
Please let us know which iems you chose.
Canvas Corp Brands has a new line of 7 Gypsies Papers called American Vintage!  I received a few sheets in my box and one of the sheets was old vintage postage stamps.  My tag did not turn out exactly as I envisioned, but I still like it.  I have a few projects in mind that will make great use of these old stamps.  The tag background was created using Canvas Corp's Tattered Angels Sprays and Mists and distressed wtth Tim Holtz Distress Inks.   As is often the case with my tags, this project was inspired by a design by Tammy Tutterow.

The tag itself was cut from a Kellogg cereal box.
The Stamps are from the Graphic 45 Typography Collection

Additional elements are: Washi Tape, Twine, Ribbon (Really Reasonable Ribbons)
Tim Holtz Film Strip and a charm from Beading Station 100 Plus BSI

Thanks for stopping by!