Friday 31 July 2015

#31 Tag Friday - Holiday Memories

Today over at A Vintage Journey HERE you will see fabulous inspiration from some of my fellow Creative Guides as we have at Tag Friday post. I decided with the holiday season in full swing to make a tag which captured a holiday memory for this young couple in the photograph from Tim's  Photo Booth pack.

I started off with a Manilla Tag swiping through Antique Linen, Picket Fence and Weathered wood Distress Paints which had been spritz with some water. I dried my tag and stamped my script stamp from the Papillon set with Potting Soil Archival Ink and my flourish with Cobalt Blue. I went around the Word Paris with Glossy Accents to make it pop. Adding on some remnant rubs.

My photo booth pic I scratched the surface and added a remnant rub to it. My ephemera I gave a coat of clear Distress crackle paint and once dry rubbed on some Distress ink to highlight the crackles.

My Eiffel Tower was cut out from chipboard and given a mixed media effect.

Finishing off with a strip of lace and a star with some Alcohol Ink on it.

Thanks for stopping by today,

Julie x

Saturday 25 July 2015

Gingerbread Tree

Hi Everyone, today for my Cheery Lynn Designs DT card, I am showcasing this adorable Gingerbread Family, I love how you can dress them up, aren't they so cute !

I started off by cutting out 2 Scalloped Squares in red cardstock trimming a strip off them both to form the length of rectangle required for my 8 x 6 card. My next layer I used my die cut edge strip, gluing the layers together and adding Stickles into all the small holes. I then sprinkled a little Red Tinsel Embossing Powder over my paper and heat set for a little more sparkle.

My pot for my Tree was made using a section from my die cut Sentiment Tag.I heat embossed Red Tinsel Embossing Powder on it and my word Believe.

I started layering sections of my Build a Christmas Tree onto my card to form a large tree and added Santas Sleigh.

My Gingerbread Family were coloured with Copics and Glitter Pens, highlighting the embossed details with a white pen. The girl's bows and dresses were layered twice.

The boy's hats I used Snowtec on them adding extra fine glitter whilst still wet and a few gems for buttons.

Thanks for stopping by.
Julie x

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Saturday 18 July 2015

Haunted House

Hi everyone, today I am sharing with you another DT card using some Halloween dies from the Cheery Lynn Designs - Latest Release.

I started off by making my own background paper with stamps and inks, matting and layering on to my stacker dies. Next I cut out my Spiders Web in purple card stock then placed them on to the corners and added purple Stickles around the edges.

My orange mat I added a little Distress ink and went around the pierced holes with a white pen, layering on to my card with a little Silicone Glue.

My Home Sweet Home die I layered up twice and added some yellow card stock behind the windows to make them pop and I pulled the windows to an ajar position. 

With layering my house twice it gave my tree some extra added dimension and popped the house forward on my card rather than lying flush to the card stock.

My Bat was cut in black cardstock and offset with some white. I stamped my sentiment in clear Embossing ink and embossed with extra fine white Embossing Powder.

My cute figures were trimmed out of the Trick or Treat Border and offset with yellow card again to make them pop on my card.

Thanks for stopping by today. 

Julie xx

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Wednesday 15 July 2015

New Release Cheery Lynn Designs July 2015

Hi Everyone, Today is the launch of the Cheery Lynn Designs July 2015 release of new dies. This launch showcases amazing Halloween, Christmas and New Word dies to name a few. Please head over HERE to see what my Teamies have also been making with the new dies.

I have 2 projects to show you today, the first one is a Trick or Treat bag which I'm sure would be lovely to give to extra special Halloween visitors. I started off with a paper bag measuring approximately 5" x 7" excluding the handles. I cut a piece of patterned paper, rubbed over some Picket Fence Distress stain to pale down the strong colours and give a shabby feel, adding some stitching around it and distressing the edges.

The spiders web is a corner die which comes with the Spider. I cut my web 4 times to form a full web layering in 2 colours for an extra creepy feel and to highlight the black from the web. My spiders I also double layered with green.

For my Trick or Treat sign I added Red Stickles and once dry I added Glossy Accents over the top to give a look of dripping blood. I then Layered on to white card for a shadow effect.

My Trick or Treat border I also layered twice for a shadow effect, aren't they so cute !

Finishing with my Pumpkin and a netted bow.

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My next card showcases this cute Koala Bear. I decided to give him a cute and cuddly feel as I thought he would look lovely on a baby style card. I layered up my die cuts adding a little distress ink to them.

I trimmed my French lattice frame to fit behind the back of my Dutch Scallop frame for added detail.

My Koala was layered twice, coloured with Copics and a little Silicone Glue added behind his nose.

To finish off I added a bow with a flower in the centre.

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Thanks for stopping by today and I will be back on Saturday to share some more of the New Release dies with you. If you would like a closer look at all the newly released dies please pop over HERE.

Julie x

Monday 13 July 2015

Sneaky Peek - Terminal 2, A Vintage Journey

Hello, Sorry just a sneaky peek today, as I have a tutorial over at A Vintage Journey of my post at Terminal 2.
Would love you to pop over to see it
Julie xx

Saturday 11 July 2015

Rainy Day Friends

Hi Everyone, With an abundance of beautiful colours everywhere from Summer flowers I found myself inspired to make a brightly coloured card for my DT Post at Cheery Lynn Designs this week. 

I used my Cuties Strip around the edge of my frame, layering on my doily and stamped sentiment with Silicone Glue. My Butterflies were layered 3 times using a smaller one in the centre and adding some gems.

My flowers were made using 3 layers of paper, shaped on my embossing mat and a few Pearl Stamens added to the centres.

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 Thanks for stopping by today and see you all on my next post.

Julie x

Sunday 5 July 2015

I Just Wanna Make Nice Things

Hi Everyone, Today it's the turn of the mixed media team hosting the New Challenge at That Craft Place - Anything Goes - Mixed Media.

This time I decided to use one of the fab Printers Style frames that are Laser Cut at That Craft Place, along with others which are listed at the end of my post. There is an amazing selection of laser die cuts and a bespoke service so please check them out at the online Facebook shop which you will get the links for on my sidebar.

The frame comes with 4 corners and 2 aperture mounts and 1 back in a super MDF quality. For my frame I decided to use only 1 of the apertures and 2 corners so I have another one for a future project.

I started by heat embossing Stampendous Frantage powders onto my aperture frame. Love how this has given a mottled effect.

My back piece of MDF I used DecoArt crackle paint and I rubbed some Distress Ink to highlight the cracks.

Adding stitching to my papers and arranging my sections.

My parasol was made using a bead finding and hat pin. My boot is an altered button. My key was covered in a mix of embossing powders and distress powders to give a rusty aged look.

My corners are also heat embossed with Bronze powder. I inserted the cream scrolls which had also been heat embossed with Frantage powders, adding a few pearls and gilding wax to the edges.

My Cheery Lynn butterflies were die cut out and heat embossed with Pastel shaded embossing powders and I layered them up twice for extra dimension. The ornate frames I added Crackle paint and gilding wax and little pearls. 

My mannequin I added more crackle paint and gilding wax to and my lace was gathered with a few stitches and glued in place, adding some more pearls and a ribbon flower to form a pretty dress. I also added pearls around the edge of this part of the frame.

My MDF candelabra was made from Ferrous paste, beeswax dripped on the candles with glossy accents added on the flames. I mounted my paper with a little cheesecloth behind.

My photo is one of Tim Holtz found relatives which I scratched with my scratchy tool to age. I love my little sparkly crown on her.

Here is a close up of the other corner.

Hope you get a chance to join in the mixed media challenge at That Craft Place. Thanks so much for stopping by today, your visits and comments always make my day.

Julie xx

Items available from That Craft Place:
  • 8x8 Printer Tray Frame
  • MDF Flourish inserts in corners
  • MDF Mannequin
  • MDF Ornate Frames
  • DL 112AB -  DL113AB Cheery Lynn Butterflies
  • DecoArt Products
  • Lace
  • Cheesecloth
  • MDF key
  • Embossing Powders
  • Tim Holtz Chit Chat Stickers
  • Tim Holtz Photo Booth Relatives
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Saturday 4 July 2015

Someone Special at Christmas

Hi Everyone, sorry I am still behind catching up with your blogs after my holiday but I am rather poorly with two different infections at the moment, but hope to catch up very soon if I haven't already.This week the challenge at Cheery Lynn Designs is Christmas and I couldn't resist playing along, so this is my DT card for this week, as I love making Festive cards and getting the Glitter out.

I started by cutting out my paper with the image of Santa on it, mounting onto green card and I then dropped a little Stickles into the centre of all the tiny holes around the frame of my Horizon Stacker die.

My sentiment was stamped adding some Stickles and Distress ink for a Vintage look, layering onto my die cuts with a little Silicone Glue.

My foliage was cut and curled slightly with my embossing tool and mat. I then added some red gems to look like berries for added detail.

My Poinsettias were made be shading white card stock with Distress Stains and a gold Mica spray. Once the card stock was dry I die-cut out my flowers, shaped on my embossing mat and added some glittered stamens to the centre.

Thanks for stopping by today, as always your comments are greatly appreciated.

Julie x 

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