I used Wild Roses digital papers and Spring Time Ephemera from Gecko Galz for my backgrounds and main image. I attached my first layer to a 5" by 7" ivory card base, then glued on my seam binding and champagne netting. I used a Martha Stewart punch and attached it to my next digital paper and image after I wrapped my Raspberry baker's twine around it and tied a bow. I used the candi fix it foam pads to elevate this layer.
I inked all my edges with Ranger's Vintage photo. The two darling little buttons came from the latte collection and were tied with the Raspberry Baker's Twine.
I inked all my edges with Ranger's Vintage Photo distress ink (then covered it with glitter...lol...so what was the point...hmmm...silly me). I love how the candies look when they are inked!! As well as the Air Mail Baker's twine bow!
You can see where I used the candi fix it foam pads to elevate my candies, heart and some of the text boxes. I really love the glitter...gives it that old vintage look!
Topped it off with the seam binding bow and red diagonal ribbon tie.
One last look at the finished tag below.
I created the tag from a collage sheet that I designed using an image from the Graphic Fairy. You can instantly download it from my Etsy store here.
Today I have two posts...so if you missed my First Art Glitter Post,
What a LOVELY Americana assortment!! I love all of the red, white and blue colors in this month's kit. I thought I would make an old Americana style card. I used some images from the Graphics Fairy, and made the collage sheet below. You can purchase it and instantly download it from my Etsy shop here.
I also used the blue with stars and red with white polkadots ribbon from this month's assortment.
I just love this month's ribbon assortment, and enjoyed working with it!! I hope that you have been inspired to create some fabulous projects! **Next stop on the Hop** Time to hop on over to Tammy's blog,see what she has created, and leave her a little love. I will be sharing with the following places Brag Monday at The Graphics Fairy Make it Monday: Anything Goes Thank you for visiting! Hugs!! Heather
I am not a "Scrapbook Page" kind of gal, as most of you already know, but to celebrate National Scrapbook Day, we were each asked to do some kind of "Scrapbook page." I finally decided to do an Artist Journal. I am super happy with my two page spread! Thank you Leanne, because I have been wanting to do one...and just have not got around to it.
I had bought my youngest son a really nice big artist sketch book last year for his birthday. Yesterday I asked him if he knew where it was...and believe it or not my Sweet Hubby, and both boys go...it is in the garage sitting on a table under the big box of Soy milk! Really?? I was more surprised that they all KNEW where it was (everything gets lost in the Hudson house..so we end up with two or three of everything). I went out to the garage and found it, dusted all the dirt off of it and brought it in. The pages are kind of thin, so I used a glue stick and glued two pages together (so it would be more sturdy).
I started off with putting a piece of Ranger's Tape down the center where the pages met, so hopefully that would keep the pages together, and if I were to add a lot of paint, it wouldn't seep to the other pages. Then I printed out one of the Dapper Dan digital papers from Gecko Galz. It has different scripts, types and old papers all on one sheet, already collaged, so I just ripped it up and added it to my pages. I used a matte decoupage medium, applied it to the back of my pieces and my page, then simply placed my pieces where I wanted them.
This is the upper left of the left page. you can see my clusters of images from Gecko galz. I used the Time Flies (clock faces through out pages), Autumn Leaves (birds on branch), and Butterfly wings Digital Ephemera pieces, which you see above. In the upper left you can see where I used some Stazon Jet black ink and one o the Garden Icons' clear acrylic stamps, also from Gecko Galz.
I used an olive green copic marker to do my journaling and to draw some free hand leaves around my folk art roses.
Here is a look at the lower left. I used some more of the clocks, and Papillion Jewels from Gecko Galz as well as some of my own die cuts that I have created using images from the Graphics Fairy. My journaling says "I took 100 photos to get two that I liked." That is not a lie...LOL. I added a little crown of forget me nots to my hair...awww....lol. The bluebirds are one of my favorite die cuts I made.
Here is a look at the right side below.
Again I used many of the clocks, and a little fairy from the Pixie Children Collage sheet from Gecko Galz.
I used plain computer paper to print out all of my digital papers and images. They work great for layers...not too bulky. Some of my die cuts were cut from 80lb cardstock (I used ones I had left over from other projects), and they were kind of thick. So I prefer the thin paper. The adorable kitty is from a new Vintage Cats and Dogs collage sheet you can get in my Etsy shop. The kitty looks like our two kitties, Mr. Kittens and Mr. Snuggles. I used my filbert brush and a mix of green paint to paint some simple leaves, then shaded them with a darker mix, using an angle brush. I shaded the edges of my page, and around all my clusters of ephemera, to set them all apart from the pages.
Here is a look at the lower right page. More clocks, bluebirds..and a gorgeous Rose and Pansy. You can see the stamp I used well here to the far middle right. I also used the Art Glitter Designer dries clear Glue and Ultra fine Metal Tip and outlined all my pieces, then applied the #85 CrystalArt Glitter. This is my favorite cluster :0). I also used a mix to add some plain coral pink circles that I then shaded with a darker color to look like old folk art roses (minus the strokework...I perfer them this way..lol). My journaling to the right says "I will always be a Gecko Gal." This was the first DT that I auditioned for, lead me to play with Digital images in GIMP. Totally Changed my paper crafting!
One last look at the whole page.
I am so happy with how it turned out, that I will be doing some more of these. I had a TON of fun! Maybe I can become a scrapbooker....Heather style...lol. Since it is a book, I kept my pages flat...but I can't promise that I won't add some lace or ribbon...because while writing this post..a few things have popped into my head.
Now don't forget to visit Gecko Galz to see the rest of the DT's pages!!
All I have to say is thank goodness the sun is out in Michigan! I have been waiting for spring to get here...forever! I spent my days off last week hitting all my favorite flower greenhouses! Now I have a lots of annuals to mix in with my perennials.
My Mother, Mother-in-law, and a few friends love exchanging perennials so today I thought I would show you what I created to put my little starter plants in.
(sorry I tried to take some photos outside...but too sunny...as if!!).
I will be sharing this Tutorial on the RRR Blog today as well.
Every year when I start planting my annuals, I have all these little plastic pots floating around my gardens, driveway...and yard...LOL. I always use some of them to put my starter plants (little volunteers that showed up in another area). I thought I would do a little something different this year.
So maybe you may have one of these floating around your garden?? While you are grabbing one of these, grab the newspaper (there always seems to be a few in our driveway..and we don't get the paper) that is laying in your driveway.
I used a gloss collage glue (ran out of matte finish) with an old brush and applied it to my pot. You can see the glue below, as well as a piece of newspaper that I took from the Garden section...lol.
Don't worry about being fancy, just cover up your pot with newspaper (tissue paper, scraps, book sheets, music paper...would all work nicely).
Once you are done with that (I dried mine with my heat it tool), apply a bead of hot glue around the center (refer to photo above) and add the jute trim from Really Reasonable Ribbon.
I applied some Ranger's Vintage photo to my piece, then applied another bead of hot glue, and applied the RRRpink crochet lace. I also punched a hole in the top right, with my crop-o-dile.
Next I cut out 8 pieces of 1.5" of RRRcream seam binding, folded them in half and glued the ends I know you are thinking she only has 6 in the photo...does she really mean 8?...I started out with 6, then decided 8 would be better.
I used a round vintage circle piece from one of my collage sheets I designed, inked the edges with Vintage Photo, and applied some candi fix it foam pads from RRR. I glued the ribbon edges under my circle (this is when I decided I wanted 8 pieces..lol).