Monthly Archives: March 2016

Journey Mixed Media Tag with Tutorial

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Hey there Peeps. Well I’m recovering from a little too much holiday fun and getting myself back to the workday.  I created this tag tutorial with lots of lovely chippies and some mixed medias and ribbon and flowers.

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Please enjoy this tutorial I’ve created so you can create a tag just like this for yourself….

Prepare all pieces except the wood charm with a white base coat.

Begin layering on an additional base coat with gold paint, copper paint and black archival ink.

Add newspaper patterned paper to the back of the arch.

Add shading and contouring to the wings with Distress Ink.  Layer on pattern with text stamp and black ink.

Color back of arch with multiple shades of Gelatos. Blend well.

Coat remaining pieces with gold paint. Allow to dry. Add copper colored texture paint being aware of leaving some parts thick and some thin. Once dry dab sections with Steel Luxe paint.

Secure top of arch to base.

With glue secure a tattered piece of cheesecloth.

Clip Photo Reel in half and add to arch.

Sprinkle Micro Beads onto any glue still showing.

Sprinkle Micro Beads onto any glue still showing.

Secure wings with middles touching.

Layer on pocket watch, gears and key.

Add a variety of flowers in coordinating colors.

Finish tag with wood charm sentiment and tie off ribbon trim with twine.

Okay that’s all for me. I hope I’ve inspired you to create a mixed media tag of your own. Wishing you all a happy and productive day with lots of time to be creative : ) G

 

Orange Dragonfly Card

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Hey there Peeps! Dropping in to share a project that was really inspired by how I could use my Fabulous Spectrum Noir Markers to alter and customize embellishments and trim. I colored on pretty much everything I could get my hands on and the results were amazing.

Orange Dragonfly Card 1

I used a nice variety of stamps from Crafter’s Companion to create a great background and focal images then had a good ol time coloring my embellishments to create a mixed media inspired card.

Orange Dragonfly Card 2

These paper flowers and ribbon trims were tinted with the markers. I also added some inking and glitter to the edges of the largest anchor flower to give it a little extra oomph since it’s the focal flower.

Orange Dragonfly Card 3

The pearly accents took the marker really well which surprised me because I was expecting it to smudge off….but it didn’t yay!!

Orange Dragonfly Card 4

The flowers for this small arrangement were actually white poinsettia Christmas stem flowers….they colored just fine….but the marker did soak through so if you try this…please work over layers of paper towel to absorb the excess.

Orange Dragonfly Card 5

I’m quite pleased  with the outcome of this experiment…I’ll definitely consider altering my embellishments from now to customize them for my projects!

Flying Dragonflies~GB8,OR1

Flowers, Ribbon, Pearls OR1 Wild Orchid Crafts Open Roses English Roses, Gardinia, Ivory Wrinkle Ribbon, Double Ruffle, Chevron Striped Twill.

Mystery Author, Textures-Journal Jotting

Timeless Card pack

Vintage Christmas 6 x 6 Paper Pad

Die’sire Die~Chantilly Lace SN~True Black

Okay that’s all for me…wishing you all a happy and productive day with lots of time to be creative : ) G

Steampunk Debutante Hot Air Balloon Card

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I love the gorgeous patterns and images from Steampunk Debutante. I was inspired to create a card with hot air balloons and layer on as many of the yummy patterns as I could. There’s also chunky chipboard pieces, metal and flowers. I’m using dark solid borders to keep the  patterns from being too busy.

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Graphic 45 Steampunk Debutante~Mechanical Mind
Graphic 45 Steampunk Debutante~Take Flight
Graphic 45 Steampunk Debutante~Ephemera Extraordinaire
Graphic 45 Steampunk Debutante~Steampunk Debutante
Graphic 45 Steampunk Debutante~Cardstock Stickers
Graphic 45 Steampunk Debutante~ Chipboard
Black Cardstock
Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts~Hot Air Balloon Net Style
Petaloo Flowers
Metal Gears
Ranger distress Stain~Black Soot

Okay that’s all for me….wishing you all a happy and productive day with lots of time to be creative : ) G

A Taste Of India Mixed Media Tag

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Hey there Peeps! Just dropping in to share a mixed media tag I created that was part of the selection made for the HSN National Craft Day Show Special for Crafter’s Companion. Let me tell you it was a real thrill to see my projects on tv and thanks to some awesome friends they captured them in screen shots.  My first project is a Mixed Media Tag with an Indian flair….

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A Taste Of India Stamp~Henna Mango

Spectrum Noir Markers-CT2, CT3, OR1 CG1 DG2

Stamp-It~Once Upon a Lifetime

Sheena~Simply Scripty

Ribbon~CT2 May Arts

Cord & Clothespins~True Black Pearls C2, C4

Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts Chipboard Frame~Flourished Frame Evie

Opulence & Sweet Treats Card Pack

Okay that’s all for me. Wishing all of you a happy and productive day with lots of time to be creative : ) G

Easter Tags

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Hey there Peeps! Ginny here and I’ve got two sweet and vintagy tags to share.  I’m using Graphic 45 Once Upon a Springtime patterned papers and ribbon trims to join the gorgeous chipboard Eggs and scribble frame.  A few dimensional flowers and these tags are ready to decorate the house for the holiday.

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Gypsy Soul laser Cuts~Decorative Eggs, Scribble Frames Hearts & Flowers.

Really Reasonable Ribbon~Green Plaid, Yellow Chevron Striped Twill, Ivory Open Roses, Pale Yellow Sweetheart Blossoms.

Graphic 45 ~Once Upon a Springtime.

Okay that’s all for me…off to see what trouble I can get into in the shop : ) G

Graphic 45 ~May Arts Ribbon Blog Hop Day 4

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Happy day 4 of the Graphic 45 and May Arts Blog Hop! I’m dropping in to share some decorated Policy Envelopes from the New G45 Staples. I am so in love with A Ladies Diary. Everything about it is shabby and vintagy and gorgeous. I chose to make 2 complimentary decorated policy envelopes for this hop with May Arts to show how simply changing the color scheme for similar cards can give you two great looks. Add coordinating bows and voila…..perfection!

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Graphic 45 A Ladies Diary~A Ladies Diary
Graphic 45 A Ladies Diary~Ageless Beauty
Graphic 45 A Ladies Diary~La Gazette
Graphic 45 A Ladies Diary~Focal Point
Graphic 45 A Ladies Diary~Stickers
Graphic 45 Staples~Policy Envelopes Regular
May Arts Ribbon
Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts~ Gates Shapes
Ranger Distress Ink~Gathered Twigs

Rose Fashion Plate Policy Envelope

Afternoon Tea Policy Envelope

Okay that’s all for me make sure you check out all the fabulous project in the hop..you will love them! : ) G

Hip To Be Square Challenge and Guest Design for Frilly and Funkie

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Hey there Peeps! Well it’s a very exciting day for me. I’m guest designing this month at Frilly and Funkie and I’m sharing my project I created for their Hip To Be Square Challenge.  The designers there are always such an inspiration to me and it’s a real honor to get to join them this month.

Okay on to the challenge. Hip To Be Square is the theme and we’re to incorporate squares of course and also be  hippie inspired and have the colors of the 60’s and 70’s .

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This project was really a combination of all the things that came to mind for a “Hip To Be Square” hippie theme. Owls of course are a classic retro icon. I created mine with a layering of retro patterned papers and assembled with spacers between the layers for depth. Just to be cheeky I added a tiny handcrafted pair of glasses to make my owl a real” square”. 

I used a variety of retro inspired chipboard pieces colored in the essential burnt orange and avocados which adds graphic detail and great pops of color. I gave my owl a little home in a recycled stamp carton to create a shadow box effect and attached it to a MDF board covered in some really groovy printed paper. 

Last but not least…..coordinating flowers because all 70’s hippies were flower child’s right? This project was really a walk on the “Funky” side for me….but I love how it turned out!!! Maybe I have an inner flower child waiting to come out????

Gypsy Soul Chipboard~Mixed Media Fragments Retro, Window Panel 4 Square.

Additional supplies~Craft Smart Paint-Citron, Americana Paint-Jack ‘o Lantern,FolkArt-Artist’s Pigment-Burnt Umber.Faber Castell Big Brush Pen-Nougat & Black.

Okay now it’s your turn to create a Hip to Be Square Project and link up with us to play along at Frilly and Funkie.

Okay that’s all for me. Wishing you all a happy and productive day with lots of time to be creative : ) G

Two Hearts in One Mixed Media Tag

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Hey there Peeps! Ginny here to share another mixed media tag I created for a certain someone to surprise him on his weekend trip away from home.

Two Hearts in One Tag Mixed Media 1

I know you all are used to me adding big gimongus bows to my projects…but this tag really called for lots of ribbon in a variety of textures and widths and patterns. Also I wanted to reduce the bulkiness of it for packing so it’s just run through the metal eyelet and tied off with twine.

Two Hearts in One Tag Mixed Media 2

The mixed media plan for this card was to add a variety of mediums like inks and stamps and Gelatos….but keep all the colors relatively dark to minimize the contrast.

Two Hearts in One Tag Mixed Media 3

This combination of embellishments started with an altered chipboard frame then layers of hearts and tags and metal gears. That fabulous texture in the background  comes from some packaging material that came in a box of lovely treats from my BOLB Kathy Clement. A little gold paint was all that it needed to dress it up and coordinate it with the gold on the chipboard heart.

Two Hearts in One Tag Mixed Media 4

Difficult to see…but I added a bit of acrylic film strip ribbon. If you have some in your own stash…you will know it’s packaged in a fun tiny metal tin.  I attempted to take out a small length to add to this tag but it turns out to be a little like those old cans that would have a faux snake squished in that would pop out and surprise the person opening the can…..so there was acrylic ribbon just flying everywhere. I felt like the Three Stooges lol.
Okay on to that glorious ribbon combination~Black Plaid, Diagonal Stripe in Black, Black with Four Thin Stripes Sheer.
Other Supplies~

Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts~Filigree Frames.

Gelatos~Iced Coffee, Black Cherry, Cinnamon, Red Cherry.

Ranger Distress Ink~Gathered Twigs, Barn Door

Ranger Archival Ink~Black

Color Box~Fireberry

Crafter’s Companion ~Textures Stamps-Journal Jotting
Okay that’s all for me. Wishing all of you a happy and productive day with lots of time to be creative : ) G

Spring Fling New Challenge at RRR

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Hey Peeps! What fun we are starting a new challenge at Really Reasonable Ribbon and it could not come at a better time because I do need some spring!!! Winter has gone on too long and I am ready to be warm and have flowers and green grass.

Spring Fling All Occasion Greeting Card.

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I created that lovely bow with Center Stitched Satin in Robins Egg and Party Banner on Cotton Ribbon. White Spiral Stamens.  Those gorgeous flowers are Chrysanthemums and they are too fabby!!

Additional Supplies~Cameo Stamping Frame, Simply Scripty Stamp, Twit Twoo Stamps, Spectrum Noir Markers~BT1, BT2,BT4, from Crafter’s Companion.

Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts~Layered Border Victoria Small

Okay now it’s your turn to create a Spring Inspired Project and link up with us at Really Reasonable Ribbon to play along.

Spring Fling All Occasion Greeting Card

Okay that’s all for me. Wishing you all a happy and productive day with lots of time to be creative : ) G

 

Party Time Tags

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OMGosh Peeps I am having such a great time coloring with the new AquaBlend Pencils!!! I admit I do not know the first thing about watercolor….but these are so easy to use even I can do it. I created a set of tags fit for a party using the Party Time Stamp Set , lots of background texture stamps and all the fabby pencils with a little chipboard and bling.

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Crafter’s Companion Supplies~

Spectrum Noir~ Ultra Smooth White Cardstock
Sheena Stamps~Simply Scripty
Textures Stamps~Basket And Burlap
Textures Stamps~Journal Jotting
Party Time Stamps
Sparkle Pen ~Clear Overlay
AquaBlend ~Cobalt Blue,Blue Marine,Sky Blue,Watermelon,Soft Red, Petunia,Strawberry Red, Berry Red, Cherry,Rose,Violet,Grapefruit, Elderberry,Chrome Orange,Papaya,Primrose,Pesto Green,Cypress,Kiwi,Bison,Sorrel,Clay,Brunette
Sheena Decorative Stencil~Distress Grid
Spectrum Noir~True Black

Other Supplies~

Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts~Filigree Frames

Ranger Distress Ink~Gathered Twigs, Spiced Marmalade, Vintage Photo, Broken China, Peeled Paint, Whipped Spackle.

Staz On~Orange Zest, Cactus Green, Midnight Blue, Ganache, Spiced Chai

Okay that’s all for me. Wishing you all a happy and productive day with lots of time to be creative. As for me….I think I’ll be spending my morning turning these tags into a party banner!