Thursday, March 23, 2017

Crescent Cardboard Photo Mat Board Project

Hello Blog Land. I have a technique post up today on the Southern Ridge Trading Co. Hop on over to see step out photos & how I made this project. These Crescent Cardboard photo mats are a great way to showcase a family, vacation or pet photo. 




This photo was taken a Tall Ships event on Stanley Park in Vancouver, BC. It was a lovely day to spend time with the kids and now I have this beautiful metallic, texture filled project to showcase it. I played with the Finnabair line of products by Prima for this canvas. they covered the chippies beautifully and left them with a lovely shine. 


Here is a close up of the fabulous texture and the Art Stones that added that rocky shore look. This was a fun project and I am entering it in the Mix Media Place Challenge for this month. I was inspired by the blues & greens of their mood board as well as the quote. 



Travel & spending time with my family is what sets my soul on fire, and I love these tribal chipboard feathers! This mood board is so stunning I might have to do another project!! I hope you get a chance to play along!

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Mixed Media Travel Journal

Hello Blog land! I am here today with a mix media travel journal. I made this project as a sample for Eileen Hull's booth at Creativation 2017. This is one of Eileen's new dies that debuted & it is a beaut! 


The Journal die has endless possibilities for fun. For this project I used the paper from 7gypsies to make a travel journal. The cover is from their line of Mixed Origins paper spritzed lightly with Glimmer Mist so the pattern shows through. I covered it in ephemera and made a super cool flower using Eileen's Heart Petal die. The scissors are from the new Architextures lines from 7gypsies. I am going to use this to make a smash book kind of journal from our adventures at Creativation so the scissors were very appropriate. 



The inside of the book looks like this, & allows for 3 signatures to be added. The beauty of this system is that the signatures can be taken in and out allowing for easy editing or to change them out if that is what you want to use it for. 


I layered 3 groups of papers together & sewed down the center page. Then all I have to do to insert it in the journal is open the booklet to the center and slide it into the elastic band. 


I added some fun ephemera, tickets and stamping just to get the book started. This is the perfect little project to take to a crop or for an on the go project. The idea was to work on it at Creativation but we were either going at a hundred miles an hour or asleep!


One of my new favorite things to do is to spritz lined paper with a few Glimmer Mist colors. It makes the paper all shimmery & crunchy. This type of book is a great place to use up all those saved up travel pieces!!!


Here is another shot of the cover so you can see all the quirky fun! Aren't the scissors so cool? They are dimensional and lightweight perfect for this kind of project! 



My favorite part of making these books is adding beads to the spine! Just adds so much lusciousness!! My team mates have some great projects up on Eileens blog so you will want to go check out their posts & leave them some love!! Until next time... keep arting!

Thursday, March 9, 2017

A Grungy, Texture Crazy Canvas

Hello Blogland, I have a grungy, texture crazy canvas for you today! I cannot believe it is over a month since Creativation2017, the annual trade show for all things crafty and hobby. The Southern Ridge Trading co. booth was full of amazing projects that all my team mates made. We all made a canvas that was supposed to reflect our styles, it hung on the wall in the booth which was a nice tribute to the team and looked very cool showing our unique & individual styles. 


Here is mine. I showed my kids and told them "it is a little over the top" my son's comment was "just like you mom". Very true. My basic philosophy like it or not is, more is better. However I just love this. It totally reflects me. The photo is a selfie taken in my messy scrapbook room. It is jam packed with texture and rich color. Lots of detail and metallic pops of lusciousness. The chippies are just fabulous to work with and take lots of wet product beautifully. Touches of glitter, crackle & micro beads. You can go check out a tour of this canvas with lots of close ups here. Hope your day is inky!

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