Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Beach Shaker Window

     Hello again! When I think of what I want to see outside of my window, it's the beach. So I created a shaker window made from leftover clear packaging from some Petaloo flowers, framed with strips of heavy kraft board.

     The colors were inspired by the Lindy's Gang November Color Challenge, which is my favorite combo from the year so far!

     I wanted to make a faux distressed wood frame, so I applied white gesso to the Tim Holtz (Woodgrain) Stencil onto mitered strips of heavy kraft board, after coating them with clear gesso. Then I colored them with Squirts (Beaver Tail Brown) and Magical Shakers (Lederhosen Laurel, Yodeling Yellow, and Guten Tag Teal). If your mitered edges don't exactly line up, like mine, just add gesso to the back until it fills up any cracks you might have, and paint over it. 

     Leaving nothing to waste, I used the cardboard backing from the Petaloo packaging to create the background, made from torn dictionary pages, cheesecloth, and brown paper napkins, adhered with Prima Marketing Soft Matte Gel. After coating it all with clear gesso, and touches of white gesso, I painted it with LG Magical Shaker (Guten Tag Teal) and Sprays (Treasure Island Aqua and Cafe au Lait). Then I applied white gesso to a TCW Stencil to make the waves, embossed with LG Embossing Powder (Purely White).

     The die cut palm trees also got a coat of clear gesso, along with some cheesecloth added to the trunks. Then I combined Magical Shakers (Lederhosen Laurel and Yodeling Yellow) to paint the palm fronds, and Squirts (Beaver Tail Brown) for the trunks. 

     To create more texture, I added a strip of burlap for the fence, and Prima Marketing Camouflage Paste (Dusty) for the sand. For the shaker element, I added some small shells and Prima Marketing Mica Flakes (Frosted).

Thanks for looking!

Squirts ~ (Beaver Tail Brown)
Embossing Powders ~ (Purely White)

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Saturday, November 23, 2019

3rd Birthday Card

     Happy weekend! My nephew just celebrated his 3rd birthday, so I whipped up this card for him at the last minute. Lol!

     I used the Stamperia Clock and Mechanisms Stencil to create the gears using Prima Marketing Black Gesso. Then I heat embossed Emerald Creek (Hammered Metal) Embossing Powder on top. 

     The 3 was also done with Black Gesso using the Tim Holtz (Numbered) Stencil, and heat embossed with Tim Holtz Mixed Media Powder (Scarlet). For the sentiment, I used Emerald Creek (Black Cherry) Embossing Powder. 

     I finished it up with some (Black Soot) Distress Ink, and the tractor Jollie's Sticker that's been in my stash forever. Thanks for looking!

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Saturday, November 16, 2019

Graduation Cap Card ~ Red Rubber Designs DT

     Hi everyone! Today I have a graduation cap card to share, with some embossed stamping featuring the Victorian Vines Background Unmounted Stamp from Red Rubber Designs!

     It's made from black cardstock and measures 6" x 6", with embossing done with Lindy's Gang (Midnight Violet) Embossing Powder using the Victorian Vines Background Stamp. Then I lightly went over it with Prima Marketing (Old Silver) Wax, giving it a two tone effect, which is kinda hard to see in the photos. 

     I added a rhinestone brad to the center with a tassel hanging from it, made from purple embroidery thread. 

      Finally, I made it pop with this tutorial, and embossed my sentiment with the Chicken Scratch Stamp.

     Thanks for looking!
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