Friday, May 6, 2011

Scraps of Darkness 1st Round Robin

I made this for the Round Robin I am hosting over at Scraps of Darkness. I used the Scraps of Darkness April Foundations kit.

The challenge for this month's round robin was to use a picture that was at least 5 years old and to make your own flowers. When I was digging through my old pics, I had to chuckle when I came across this one. I was astounded by how "happy" we all looked.

The following flower I made using the tutorial Irene Tan (Scrapperlicious) has posted on her blog.  I love how they look like the Prima Tea Roses and they really were pretty easy to make.

The flower in the lower right corner I made using some 7 gypsies tape I had and just followed the directions from Tim Holtz's blog.
 Thanks for stopping by :)

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Uplifting Religious Arch for a Friend

This is an Arch I made for a swap that Martica was having. This particular arch is for Irma (ThrowsScraps). I tried to go with a religious/uplifting type of theme.

The arch itself is just a shape that I cut out on chipboard and then glued paper to it and then embellished to my hearts content. I did some braiding along the fold areas for more support and just to add a little flair ;) I used a lot of my Plaid Liquid Embossing stuff on this one for all the images that you see that are shiny. Those are just pics I printed on regular paper.

Here is the inside of the arch. I did a lot of repurposing of items. The cross was actually a pin that I snipped the pin part off of with some wire cutters. I was hoping my crop-a-dile would be strong enough to make wholes in the coins but it wasn't, so... I glued chain around the outside of them and added some jump rings and hooked them up to some Tim Holtz swivel clasps. The angel to the lower, left of the cross was a pin too.

Thanks for looking! It was a lot of fun to make and almost kind of hard to part with...

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

More fun with my Scraps of Darkness Foundations Kit

Here is a lo I did of my dh from our cruise back in 2009. This was in San Juan at Fort San Cristobal. Can you believe construction was first started on this place all the way back in 1539. It was even used during World War II. Really cool place to see.

k... so I am trying to have all kinds of fun with my Dusty Attic pieces this month and try new things. Here are two of my latest creations... The fencing thing is pretty basic. I painted it black then added Picket Fence Crackle Paint and accented with my Distress Powders in Walnut Stain and Brushed Corduroy. The vines are actually covered with crumpled tissue paper that I first glued on to the piece and then tore off the excess, which really came off pretty easily. Then I add a blend of Lettuce, Oregano, and Gold Alcohol Ink to give it some color.

Here is a closeup of the San Juan title. I wanted to make it look like it had sand on the bottom so I added some Brushed Corduroy Distress Powder. I also added Distress Stickles in Scattered Straw to the hour glass, along with a little gold alcohol ink and some Plaid Liquid Embossing Glass Finish stuff that I have in an Antique color.

Thanks for stopping by and looking :)

Saturday, April 16, 2011

I was so lucky to be able to get one of the Scraps of Darkness Foundations kit this month

I am loving this kit. There are so many fun things to play with :) Especially the awesome Bo Bunny Timepiece paper. Here is my first layout with the kit. It is one of my dh when he was little. I played around with a lot of different techniques with this one. See the closeups below.

Here is close up of my homemade flowers. The one up top and the one to the left were made out of a courdory hem from a pare of pants that were to long on me. I misted them heavily with some Glimmer Mist, Tim Holtz gear stencils and then splattered some alcohol ink here and there. The rose in the lower right is something I learned how to make at my local Archivers.

The metal background is 10 second studios slate colored metal that I embossed using the Tim Holtz Cracked Emobssing folder. Then I added Espresso, Cranberry, Gold, and Ginger Alcohol ink. Around the edges I also used some Black Soot Distress Powder (with lots of distress ink too of course). The title is made from the Crowded Attic Tim Holtz Salvage Stickers (also part of the Scraps of Darkness kit). These stickers are awesome!!! Great selection. I used Crackle Accents and Alcohol Ink to highlight the letters a little.

And, last but not least another of my favorite embellies... Dusty Attic!!! I did a lot to these. First I used some smooch paint to add some different colors. I added the black card stock to try to make them standout as doors a little better. Then I used Crackle Accents and Black Magic Glimmer Mist. Almost forgot... Inside the center emblem area I also used Scattered Straw distress stickles.

 Thanks for looking :)

Cigar Boxes from Martica

Thank you so much Martica!!! I am going to have so much fun with these. Stay tuned... She sent me some vintage pics too :)

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Steampunk Domino Mini Book

Here it is. I finally finished it :) This is the cover I just glued the image to the wooden domino. I wrapped chain around the edge. The flower in the upper right corner is alcohol inked, glimmer misted, and then covered with crackle accents.

Here is the inside. I used quite a few different techniques on the objects inside. Most of what you see was from my Scraps of Darkness Steampunk kit (from September). Melinda sure know how to make an awesome kit :)
Here is the back side. The dress form think with wings that is cut into two pieces is actually a new G45 stamp (love it). The embossing I did with my own embossing power mix, which includes Chestnut Zing, a little white glitter, and some Heirloom Gold perfect pearls.

Here is the back side. Love the new Tim Holtz light bulbs :)

My New Technique :) Here is a close up of some of the charms on the inside of the book. I have a tutorial over at Scraps of Darkness if you want to give it a try.

Thanks for looking :)

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Swirlydoos Round Robin Challenge - Bo Bunny Gabrielle Paper

Here is my latest lo. This is my little Hailey sunning herself by the flowers. I did this one with the beautiful Bo Bunny Gabrielle line.

Closeup of Dusty Attic swirlys. I added Ivory flower soft to the base. The top piece is misted with Tattered Anlels Glimmer Mist in Antique Brass and Sunkissed Peach and then I added some Smooch Spritz in Tea Party.

Closeup of Dusty Attic Mini Butterflies. These I painted gold with the Range Metallic Gold Dabber. I then added a little bit of the Smooch Spritz in Tea Party. Once that was dry I added Tattered Rose Distress Stickles.

Closeup of background paper. To add some interest to the card stock in the back I did a little embossing. First I embossed the swirls using my Ranger Embossing Ink and a fun little mixture of Chestnut Zing, white glitter, and Perfect Pearls in Heirloom Gold. After I finished all my swirls I went around the edges just brushing the embossing ink across the edges and then sprinkled on some Walnut Stain Distress Powder.

Thanks for looking :)