Saturday, November 28, 2015

Bedazzled Frames

I created these frames for pictures I was giving to my mother.  I put pictures of all the pets in the household and of my myself.

Step 1: Took some dollar store frames and glam them up.
Step 2: Take some queen & co. rhinestones and gems and flower bows and adhere to the frames with super glue.

Step 3: Take some silver glitter washi tape and apply to the frames.

Magical Land Mixed Media Canvas

My best friend Courtney turned 30 in July.  I wanted to make her something since she has admired things I have created.  She has loved unicorns ever since she was young.  I created this mixed media canvas with tons of bright colors and a beautiful unicorn at the center of it all.  The inspiration for this is from and her birds of a feather mixed media project.

Step 1: I took a canvas that was 8 ½” x 11”.  I put a coat of gesso over the canvas and let dry.  I took some cardstock pieces I ripped from the Prima Jodie Lee Fairy Better Collection Aquarelle cardstock and used mod podge to apply to the canvas.  Run your finer over each piece you glued down to help with air bubbles.
Step 2: Apply a thin layer of a gesso white wash to blend the pieces into the background. Set with a heat tool.
Step 3: Take gesso and go around the edges of the pieces to help with the contrast. Take a baby wipe and remove gesso that got onto the center of the pieces and reveal the cardstock pattern.
Step 4: Use whale watch blue, tiffany blue, frozen jack frost and mix equal parts in a cup.  Add in a mini mister. Take cosmopolitian pink and spray some areas of the canvas and let the excess run down the canvas vertically. Set with a heat gun. Take wild honeysuckle coral and spray and let drip down the same way. Set with a heat gun.  Take sea grass green and spray a bit heavier and let drip horizontally compared to the other colors that dripped vertically. Set with a heat gun. Spray the mixture of blues and tip vertically quickly for a small drip and set with a heat gun.
Step 5: Take a crafters workshop 6x6 mini ledger, chicken wire stencil, and a polka dot stencil and apply to areas of the canvas using texture paste. Clean the stencil in-between each use and set each area with a heat gun.
Step 6: Take some Prima flowers solid flower vine in yellow and cover in gesso, apply a few coats.  Spray with frozen jack frost lindy's spray.
Step 7: Take some chipboard circles and tags and apply gesso around the edges.  I used chipboard pieces from Leaky Shed Studio assorted chipboard tags.  Take some pattern cardstock from Prima Jodie Lee Fairy Better Collection Aquarelle and apply it to the chipboard pieces with mod podge.  Do not put a top layer of mod podge. Fussy cut them out of the cardstock. Sand the edges.
Step 8: Take some cardstock from the Recollections Rainbow Pixels cardstock and fussy cut some honeycombs out. Adhere these to chipboard using mod podge. Do not put a top layer of mod podge. Fussy cut them from the chipboard. Sand the edges.
Step 9: Cut a clock with the Tim Holtz weathered clock die cut and cover with a few coats of gesso.
Step 10: Take some Recollections Floral Embellishments white roses, paper flowers pink/blue garden romance, Prima flowers kindled sienna roses, and white fabric roses bouquet and cover with gesso.
Step 11: Take some metal pieces (junkyard findings vintage trinkets, large paperclip, grapevine designs domino pieces, nuts and bolts, single stories DIY clothespins, finnabair vintage trinket metal flowers, junkyard findings heart gears, tim holtz metal ink pen nibs, junkyard findings clock hands, tim holtz locket keys, finnabair vintage trinkets bottle cap),  and cover with gesso.
Step 12: Take a Martha Stewart adhesive die cut large doily and cover with gesso.
Step 13 : Start creating the canvas and determining the placement. When applying your pieces and to make them level add pieces of chipboard behind pieces to prop them up.  Puddy in the cracks with texture paste. Use a glue gun, glossy accents and e6000 for gluing your pieces.
Step 14: Once everything is applied add some texture paste into the cracks and spaces around the edges.  Add a bit to some of the embellishments.
Step 15: Go over with a few more layers of gesso to the embellishments.
Step 16: Spray a layer of cosmopolitan pink.  Heat set.  Spray with wild honeysuckle coral.  Heat set. Spray with sea grass green. Heat set.  Spray with the blue mixture. Spray with the silver.  Spray with luscious lime.  Heat set.  Keep applying with the colors from earlier until you get what you like.
Step 17: Take three Leaky Shed Studio Chipboard shapes unicorn medium and take some tacky glue and glue the three pieces together.  Once dry color the unicorn using perfect pearls in blue raspberry, sour apple, pink gumball and grape fizz. Adhere to the canvas using e6000. 
Step 18: Take Unique Pages chipboard magic word and cover with a few coats of gesso. Once dry apply wild honeysuckle coral spray, cosmopolitan pink, and silent night silver. Once dry apply a layer of stormy sky distress ink with a blending tool.  Adhere to the canvas using tacky glue.
Step 19: Add some Finnabair art ingredients glass beads in crystal to the nuts and bolts and the bottle caps using glossy accents.

Step 20: Once everything on the canvas is dry, highlight with a couple of coats of gesso.  Add a last layer of frozen jack frost. Dry overnight and highlight one more layer of gesso on all embellishments as the light is coming from the left.

New Baby Card - Hi Grayson!!

My best friend Courtney was pregnant with her first child, Grayson.  I made this new baby card for her baby shower.  It was so much fun.  The games were fun and kept everyone entertained and interacting.  I loved the backdrop she had for pictures.  It was a scene from the Disney movie, Bambi.

The design of the card was inspired by a pin I saw on Pinterest.  Pin from Stampin Up,

·        Step 1: Take light gray cardstock and measure for the size of your card.  This card is 6” x 4 ½”.  I cut my cardstock to 6” x 9” and folded in half and creased.
·        Step 2: I took white cardstock and cut to 5 ¾” x 4 ¼”.  I took a distress marker in pumice stone and created the frame by making dash stitch marks. I glued the piece to the card using a glue stick.
·        Step 3: I took some yellow pattern cardstock from the Recollections Fashionably Chic paper pack and cut to 3” x 4 ¼”.  I took the Martha Stewart scallop dot punch and punched the edges.  I adhered in the center of the card using a glue stick. 
·        Step 4: I took some green pattern cardstock from the Recollections Fashionably Chic paper pack and I cut the pattern cardstock to 2” x 4 ¼”.  I took the distress marker in pumice stone and created the dash stitching marks around the frame of the cardstock. I adhered on top of the yellow pattern cardstock and centered.
·        Step 5: I took some blue pattern cardstock from the Recollections Fashionably Chic paper pack and cut two squares using my Cricut machine and the accent essentials cartridge that is 2” on all sides. I cut 2 squares out of white cardstock as well. I glued the white squares onto the blue squares using a glue stick. I took the pumice stone distress marker and added dash stitches to the frame of the cardstock pieces.
·        Step 6: I created the lion and the hippo using the Stampology Mindys Zoo 2 stamp set.  For the lion the colors inks I used was Staz-on ink pad in jet black for the outline.  The lion was done in Colorbox ink in sunflower and ochre.  The hippo was created using Staz-on ink jet black for the outline.  The hippo is Staz-on ink in dove gray and distress ink in Spun Sugar. I fussy cut the images out using my small detail scissors.  I adhered the animals to the squares with dimensional dots.
·        Step 7: I stamped the saying “hello” and “new baby” in Staz-on ink dove gray.  The “hello” stamp is from Technique Tuesday Say It Happy Stamp set and the word “new baby” is from the Lawn Fawn A Birdie Told Me stamp set.
·        Step 8: I added some rhinestones which are Queen & Co. in baby blue and light green.
·        Step 9: For the inside of the card I cut a rectangle 3” by 2” in the blue pattern cardstock and a white rectangle in the white cardstock that was 2 ¾” x 2”.  I adhered together using a glue stick. I added the dash stitch frame on the blue cardstock with a distress marker in pumice stone.
·        Step 10: I created the giraffe using the Stampology Mindys Zoo 2 stamp set and used Staz-on ink in jet black, Staz-on ink in timber brown and Colorbox ink in canary.  I adhered the giraffe using dimensional dots.  I also added some rhinestones.

·        Step 11: The white cardstock was cut to 51/2” x 4 ¼”.  I added the frame using dash stitch marks in distress marker pumice stone and adhered using a glue stick.

Floral Tissue Box

·        Need: prima flowers, Best of K&Company cardstock, Lindy’s sprays (queen of hearts red, mango mania, pineapple paradise, dark chocolate truffle brown, azure sea asters blue, ponderosa pines green, Danny Zuko denim blue, silhouette silver, tbird turquoise, luscious lime, summer lovin sun yellow, burnt umber brown), distress stain walnut stain

·        Step 1: I took a tissue box you would find at a medical facility or hospital and cover it with cardstock from Best of K&Company paper stack.
·        Step 2: I took some Styrofoam square and cut it to shape and inserted into the inside of the tissue box.
·        Step 3: I took my prima flowers and colored with the lindy’s sprays and distressed the edges with walnut stain.

·        Step 4: I took my glue gun and glued all the flowers to the Styrofoam piece so they would pop out from the tissue box.