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Monday, September 4, 2017

Rusty notebook

Hi everyone,

As I mention on my last post, I was working on another notebook 
(I'm seriously hooked)  this is so much fun, 


For the book texture I used tulle, tissue paper, cheese cloth, then I added all kinds of cardstock pieces cut twice using several dies.
  

For the rectangular and square pieces, it's only chipboard then I applied pearl drops to make it look like nailheads


I have all kinds of different elements, metal, clay, plastic, chipboard, 
sand paper, beads, stones and glass glitter

This is a picture before I applied black gesso

Dies: Sizzix Pipeline, thinlits mix media 3 , coin & engrenage, 
Spellbinder Gears, Memory box tools
Metallic waxes in gold, copper and blue
Because these are water based I applied an acrylic sealer

At look at the backside, done with tissue paper

I enrolled in Finnabair's new online class Book of Possibilies
Awesome class, I spent last Saturday at garage sales looking for all kinds of 
cool items and old books.  With this being said a lot of projects to come

Entering my book in the following challeneges









Fussy and Fancy - Anything goes Mix Media
613 Avenue Challenge - Anything goes option distress it
Frilly and Funkie - A Little Rusty

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day
Louise

Sunday, August 20, 2017

My first Mix Media notebook

Good day everyone

It's been a while since my last post
I took an online class with Finnabair, and before starting a canvas
 I decided why not a notebook
This is all new to me, I made a few mistakes along the way on this first one,
but in all I'm pretty happy with the final results.


I started with lots of  different textures, lace, cheese cloth, jute
covered with black gesso

I purchased the notebook at the dollar store, and I removed the 
elastic strip




Then I  used several dies which  I cut out on cardstock 
several times and layered them to created dimension
Some dies used : Sizzix Swirls, Hardware findings, hearts


Then comes the layers of lots of embellishments
shells, paper flowers, bottle cap,  charms, beads
and all kinds of trinkets in my stash
Finally I covered everything with a coat of black Gesso


For the backing I used Tissue paper which I crumpled


Then the magic with spray inks and metallic lustres
Once everything was dry I sprayed it all with a 
clear mat varnish

Now I am working on a second one to be posted soon

Entering my notebook in the following challenges
Frilly and Funkie - On the cutting edge
Emerald Creek - Anything goes
613 Avenue - Anything goes option Shabby Chic
Creative Artist - Anything Mix Media
Rhedd's Creative Spirit - Altered, upcycled item
Altered Electrics - Anything goes Mix Media altered item 
Dies R Us - Anything goes
A bit more time to craft - Anything goes

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day
Louise

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Vintage card

I have a card to share with you today that I created for Herazz Scrapbooking


Finally has the chance to play with my distress oxides
I used Multi media paper and 5 colors, Vintage Photo, 
broken China, Faded Jeans, Cracked Pistachio and Walnut Stain
Used TH harlequin stencil with crackled paste
and TH Speckles stencil with Vintage photo distress oxide


My image is TH Found relatives, cut down and inked
added a touch of twine


Dies used are Thinlits gears and Sizzix Bigs Industrial
all heat embossed with Copper, gold and silver powder
I smudged some black paint to age thing up a bit


Entering my card
Deep ocean Challenge -  dies cuts, chipboards and/or punches
Try it on Tuesday - Steampunk/mechanical
Simon says - emboss it
Crafty gals - Vintage
Moving along with time - Embossing wet or dry
Sparkles Monthly - Embossing heat or dry

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day
Louise

Monday, June 5, 2017

GDT for Let's Craft and Create

Good day everyone,

I have a card to share with you as a GDT for Let's Craft and Create  challenge blog
the theme is Girls, Girls, Girls


Papers are Maja design Vintage Spring, so love the lilac colors
and grey cardstock


Use 2 of my favorite Magnolia images, Tilda with rose lace dress
and Napolean the cat.  He was stamped and cut out and popped up with 3d foam
to add diemension


Embellished with beautiful flowers, threads in several colors, 
doily, lace and pearls.  All girly


Several dies used
Magnolia doohickeys; Scissor, Sewing machine, tag
Spellbinder:  Opulent ovals
Cottage Cutz: Mirror
Die-namics : spool and mannequin

Entering my card
Marvelous Magnolia: Anything goes
Mid-Week Magnolia : Dies or chippies
Stamping Sensation : Use your favorite stamp

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day
Louise

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Baby shower, exploding box

Good day everyone,

Well I'm going to be a first time grandma in June and this is the creation 
I made for the baby shower we had at my house last weekend


This is my first exploding box and I had so much fun creating it
I used white cardstock for the base along with Maja design papers
in Vintage Spring and Vintage baby collection


T change the color from pink to Lilac in the vintage baby paper
I used Shaded Lilac distress ink 


Every pocket has a pull out white booklet
that I added a lilac tab, and also added extra pockets
for journaling
Lots of lace, ribbon, glitter and pearls


The hardwood floor background was created using
my score pal and distress inks


I found this cute wooden crib at the dollarstore
and painted it white, created a cute comforter with added lace


For the cover, lots of flowers, ribbon and pearls
leaf diecuts and flowers sprays

Entering my creation
Crafting from the heart - Anything goes ch#159
Hanna and Friends - Lets Celebrate
613 Avenue Challenge - Anything goes option create a box
Noor design - Add lace
I am Roses challenge - Anything goes
Crafty Calendar - Flowers

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day
Louise




Monday, April 17, 2017

Easter Basket for All About Magnolia Challenge

Good day, today i'm sharing an Easter Basket I have created 
for our mid-way reminder at All About Magnolia Challenge  
Our theme is All About Easter/Spring


For the basket I used papers from Graphic 45,  the finish size 
of the basket itself is 4.5'' x 6'' and 4'' high (not including the handles
If you interested I found the tutorial here 


Flowers and leaves are dies from Doohickey volume 4 and
Magnolia papers from Princes and Princess Pink Heart Flowers
Chicken is Doohickey Volume 8
I used Magnolia stamps Chicken in Egg and Easter Eggs
colored with copics and added crackle accents on eggs


Here I used large Egg stamp colored with Copics,
I'm not sure what Magnolia collection collection 


More doohickey dies from volume 8 
bunny, chicken wire and banner
The the bunny I used white foam for texture


And for this scene I used bunny die, it's easy with foam
you cannot tell that the die cut is the backside on foam
I added the hillside die from Volume 6

Added some white gesso, feathers, ribbon and lace

Entering my basket
Deep Ocean - Easter
Crafty Friends - Animals or birds
Stamp garden Challenge - Colorful Spring
CDTO -Challenge #13 Anything goes
Craft Heaven shop - Scent of flowers

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day
Louise

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Easter card for Paradise of Stamps

April 1st and we have a new challenge at Paradise of Stamps

E A S T E R 


For my DT card I used white cardstock and the background
paper is Momemta it's an 8x8 cardstock paper pad, I found this at Walmart
love it it has 48 sheets (3 each of 16 designs)  
Dies used is Tim holtz Mix media #4 thinlit and 
Lawn Fawn stitched border


This little cutie has been in my stash for a long time
the stamp is Penny Johnson Easter chick
I stamped on Copic xpress paper and colored with copics
I'ts hard to see on the image but I added crackle accents to the egg

Egg: W1, W00
Chick: Y38, Y35, YR31
Purple: V17, V15, V12
Green: YG63, YG61


For the daffodils I used my new layering stamp from Sunny Studio 
and inked with Altenew inks
Flowers: Buttercream, Warm Sunshine, Caramel Toffee
Leafs: Frayed leaf and Forest glades

Entering my card
CDTO - Anything goes
My time to craft - Woodland animal or Easter
Simon says - Anything goes
4 Crafty chicks - Anything goes
Hanna and Friends - Life is colorful
City Crafters - In Bloom
Simon Monday Challenge - Things with Wings
Create and Inspire - Anything goes
Sweet Stampers - Easter/Spring

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day :)
Louise