Simple Vintage Garden District Cards with Rae

Happy Sunday, everyone!

Have you seen our June card kit this month? It features the Simple Stories Simple Vintage Garden District papers.  The vintage feel of this papers paired with he bright colors make this collection so fun to play with.  Check out the kit here:

The rest of the design team has been posting some amazing projects made with this kit, and today I’m going to show you 4 simple cards that I came up with.  First up is my “Dream” card:

I used a faux stitching technique on the pink gingham paper, and on the teal doily.  I cut that using a small doily die.  I cut one of the clothesline stickers to fit the card and added a couple of other small stickers from the kit.  I inked the Scrapaholic chipboard swirls and then ticked them under some flowers- the small pink ones are from my stash. I traced a lot of the elements with a black pen for added interest.

Next up is another “Dream” card:

I started out by cutting one of the frames that had room for two pictures in half.  I added one of the sentiment cut out cards to the frame for the base of my design.  I used the same design features as the other “dream” card using black accents.

“Thinking of You” Card:

This is a card with lots of layers!  I cut some banners for the layers under the sentiment card that I put in another one of the frames that came in the kit and added a sentiment card to.  I cut and distressed some of the crotchet trim, then tucked some pieces in between the layers.  I also added two of the heart stickers to the top and a couple of whitewashed brads from my stash.  I painted the chipboard swirls white, then added some green chalk ink.

“Today is the Day” Card:

This is my favorite of all the cards I made with this kit.  I started out by cutting a couple of layeres for the background and distressed them.  I added some print stenciling  with white chalk paste.  The green circle is a die cut from the green paper in the kit.  I added more of the distressed crotchet trim and added the lovely Darice yellow roses and pink roses from my stash.

And here they all are again:

 

 

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“Why” Layout with Rae

Happy Sunday, everyone!

By now you’ve probably seen that the June scrapbook kit features the gorgeously vintage collection “In the Past”  from AB Studio.  This is the second layout I’ve made with the kit so far:
I started out with adding some inking and stenciling to my background paper.  I used some stitch line stamps with black archival ink.  I made two “rows” or layers of the framing.  Next, I used some grey distress ink and a stencil that would peek out from the design cluster, as well as the corners of the page.

AB Studio always has amazing images to cut out- I used a lot of the cut outs as layers behind my photo, as well as the 49 and Market stitched frames from the kit.  The crotched lace is also from the kit: I lightly inked the lace and used a file to tatter the edges for a distressed look. (The tiny clips are from my stash: Tim Holtz.)
In the closeup above you can see the Bottle Cap letters that I used for the title: they were very bold, so I toned down the painted part by adding some brown distress oxide ink, then wiping it with a paper towel.

You can also see the music notes chipboard- only one came in the kit, but I had two, and thought it would be nice to use them both.  I added some Lindy’s Stamp Gang embossing powder that we received from a kit a couple of months ago.
 In the flower clusters, I used flowers from the kit, but wanted to add some smaller flowers as well so I used some Prima flowers from a past kit to compliment this month’s flowers.  I also added some jewel flowers from my stash. (Tim Holtz Assemblage jewelry)  I also added some vine die cuts using another piece of paper from the kit.  I also added two of the metal clocks from the kit as well.

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Unique Layout with Rae

 

Happy Sunday, everyone!

Today I’m sharing my last layout that I made with the May scrapbook kit.  The Hazy Street collection from Craft o’Clock is a blast to play with with it’s beautiful blue green hues and vintage images… swoon!

To get started, I chose to follow the lovely May sketch created by Kim:

And, here’s what I came up with:

This is my favorite piece of paper from the Hazy Street collection- I thought it looked perfect as it is, so I didn’t use any mixed media techniques on it, except for some script stenciling that you can see peeking out from under the clusters.  It’s subtle, but worth adding. You can see a bit in the close up below:

I added one of the tag images from the paper to the chipboard frame, and inked it up a bit with brown and black chalk inks.  That larger flower is from the kit- it was on the Prima vine.  And the small blue roses are from my stash.  The chipboard is also from my stash- I used black archival ink and pressed it onto the pieces for the distressed effect. Tip: if you don’t have any chipboard swirls at home but would like to recreate the look, you could use any die cut machine to cut the images from Kraft paper, then use archival ink like I did.

I had cut out tags from the paper, and used those for my matting of the photo, which is a stock photo that I purchased from Etsy.  I printed it, ripped it, and busted out my Prima distress tool to rough up the edges of the picture.

That metal piece is from my stash (Prima) that I used some green matte wax on as well as some black ink for shading.

I added a lot of the Hazy Street printed chipboard in this cluster, including the circles, and both of the frames, which I inked with black and brown chalk inks.

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“Always” Layout with Rae

Happy Sunday, craft people!

Today I’m sharing another layout I made using the May scrapbooking kit.

This Hazy Street collection by Craft o’Clock is so beautiful, and this was my favorite piece of paper from the collection.

I started out by adding some stenciling using an older damask stencil and some white crackle paste.  Once dry, I randomly sprayed some Nuvo Mica Mist in Pampas Grass across the page for a subtle effect. In the close up below, you can see some of the spray, but it really does flawlessly blend in with the design of the paper.  I also used that spray on the title, which is a piece of chipboard from my stash that I inked black and then sprayed the Nuvo spray again. (And, if you look really close, you can see some of the spray on the Little Birdie butterfly!)In this closeup below, you can see more of the stenciling, and the piece of Scrapaholics chipboard from the kit.  I painted that thickly with chalk paste for texture, then sprayed it again with my new favorite Nuvo blue-green spray, let it dry, then I scraped a black pigment ink pad over the chipboard to highlight the texture. I also used the same media on the Melissa Frances resin piece with the bee.  You can also see some of the curled green pieces of paper under the 49 and Market flowers.  I don’t usually use those piece that come in the 49 and Market flower packs, but I thought it was time to give them a try!

And, in this closeup, you can see I went a bit wild with all the flowers and embellishments in this huge cluster.

The printed chipboard and the tags are from the Hazy Street collection.  The ivory flowers are from my stash, as well as the small blue doily.

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Mixed Media Canvas with Rae

Happy Sunday! Happy Mother’s Day!

Last week was our May reveal, so you may have seen this mixed media kit:

How awesome is that? Tape reels? So cool! Here’s what I came up with:

I started out by painting the canvas with the Little Birdie black gesso.  Once dry, I glued down all of the elements and again painted the entire piece with black gesso, giving it a couple of coats to make sure everything was covered.

I also added some embellishments form my stash, including some Dusty Attic clocks, and some Prima Marketing metals such as nuts and bolts on top of some of the gears. The circles where I have pictures are recycled lids to jars.

Once the black gesso was dry, I added layers of the Little Birdie metallic paints in blue and gold.  I used a palette knife to add the paint and mixed the two colors together sometimes, let it the paint pool, slightly dry, then rub with a paper towel to dry up the excess paint.

Once the metallic paint was dry, I went back in and sponged on some black gesso, then once almost dry, I wiped the surfaces with baby wipes to get the distressed finish.  I repeated the whole process by going back in with the metallic paints and gesso until I achieved the look I was after.
I then added the Little Birdie blue wax to accent the piece.  I completed the look by adding a title from my stash, and some Tim Holtz film ribbon.

And, this was the end result:

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“Love” Gift Box with Rae

Hello, and Happy Thursday!

Today I am sharing my last project made with the April kit.  I have had so much fun with these 13 Arts papers- the Rosalie collection is perfect!

I love to alter gift boxes.  I have a tote full of them, and I love that because when I give a gift, I have some pretty options on hand to give the gift a personal touch.

Here’s the box I made:

This is a box that a cell phone case came in- it’s perfect for gift cards or really small things! I started out by adding some stenciling with texture paste to the paper with vintage ads on it.

I cut a doily from the Bo Bunny Double Dot paper for my base of the design.  Then I added some vines that I cut from the black patterned paper from the kit that were extras from a layout I made where I used some embossing powder on for a greenish hue.  Next, I added some embossing ink to some of the stenciling and around the edges of the box, and then I added some of the amazing Lindy’s embossing powder in the kit, and hit it with the heat gun.
 I tucked in the vines under the roses.  I also added some pearls and string.  The bird cage and “love” title is form the 13 Arts Ephemera collection that goes with the Rosalie collection.

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Friendship Layout with Rae

Happy Sunday!

Today I’m sharing another layout I made with the April scrapbook kit featuring the 13 Arts Rosalie paper collection:

I ADORE these papers! The color palette is sophisticated and the designs are so beautiful. I started out by building the background which I kept simple: I distressed the edges of the beige paper and rolled some of the rips, then glued it to the paper with newspaper ads so it would peak through.

I cut up some of the pink paper into quarter-inch strips and weaved them at the edges to make a place for the picture and the rest of the layering to go.

I layered some of the papers, ephemera, and lace stickers from my stash under the photo.  I also added the Creative Embellishments chipboard oval frame and some die cut vines, as well as some small rhinestones I had.

For the chipboard, I treated it with the Lindy’s embossing powder from the kit, then on the leaves, I embossed it again with the new Tim Holtz Distress embossing glaze in green.  In the closeup you can see how it gives a subtle green hue.  I also used that green embossing glaze over the die cut vines: I used it over the 13 Arts black patterned paper.

I finished off the layout by adding the beautiful Prima Marketing pink roses, and a title from my stash.

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Mixed Media Egg for Easter with Rae

Happy Easter, everyone!

The April mixed media kit this month features large foam eggs and lots of pretty items. Take a look below: I have always loved those fancy Faberge eggs you see around, and this was the perfect opportunity to try that style out. Using a few things from my stash, here’s what I came up with:

I started out by prepping the egg by combining some 13 Arts gesso and the Prima Marketing texture powder to give the foam some “tooth.” Then, I added some of the pink Lindy’s mica powder.
Once dry, I added the Darice bling tape vertically to basically “trace” four equal horizontal sections.  Next, I added a row of white and a row of pink pearls next to each of the bling lines.

I HAD to add these roses from my stash- I started playing around by adding the white roses around the little cameo I added to the egg, and I soon realized that all of the sections would look awesome with roses, but I knew I didn’t have enough white roses, but that I had a TON of these little dark pink ones.  I’ve been saving these since I bought them at a Prima class that I went to a couple of years ago! Any roses, even handmade, would absolutely work for this project!

I finished off the egg b y adding a little gold crown stick pin I had hanging out. I hope you enjoyed seeing my take on using the mixed media kit.  Be sure to check back on the blog this month for more fun projects made with Tres Jolie kits

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Memories Layout with Rae

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Today I’m sharing my last project that I have made with the February scrapbook kit. This layout features my favorite sheet of paper from the kit. It’s one of those papers that looks amazing all on its own! So, I knew that when I used it, I wasn’t going to add mixed media techniques, and it was going to be a sort of palette-cleansing project so that that beautiful piece of paper would stand out in the design. This is what I came up with: I adore the wood image with peeling paint or wall paper maybe!

The only treatment that the paper got was some “swervy” cutting along the edges, and some brown chalk ink on the edges.  You can see a closeup of this below: 

The Creative Embellishments heart chain pieces are so lovely!  I embossed them with Stampendous Frantage embossing powder in shabby white.  I also used a piece of chipboard from my stash- I added some white gesso, then inked it with green chalk ink, and then I dry brushed some pink wax on it.

I kept the flower clusters pretty simple, adding some white gesso to the flowers and leaves.  I also added some of the Prima “Say it in Crystals” from the kit.

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Altered Heart with Rae

Hi, everyone!

Today I’m sharing my altered heart that I made using the February mixed media kit.  Here’s what’s in the kit:

And, here’s what I came up with:

Then I gave the burlap as well as the rest of the elements a whitewashed coat of gesso. Once primed, I added some of the Prima Sparks paints to the flowers, just lightly and repeatedly adding the paints using a fan brush until I got the coverage just right.

Next, I used a stippling brush to add the Prima gold wax.  I gave the wood and flowers more attention  that the layers of wood and burlap of the heart. You can see the gold in this closeup of the wicker hearts. I started the project by gluing and sewing everything to the heart.

To complete the project I added some details from my stash to adorn the inside of the Prima Memory Hardware shutters: the background paper is from this month’s scrapbook kit.  The quote is cut from a Prima notecard, and the corners are metal filagree.

 

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