Monday, March 31, 2014

Hope Canvas - Paper Wings Productions


Hi! I'm sharing a sneak peek of the canvas that I created with the Paper Wings Proudctions March Nesting Components Mixed Media Kit. This kit contains one of my favorite Clip Art Sheets and a fun mix of embellishments that are perfect for building up textured layers. The Pearlescent Watercolor Paint Set was really fun to work with! Stop by the Paper Wings Productions Blog for my tutorial and full supply list.

Friday, March 28, 2014

Remembrance Mini Album - Moxxie


Hi! I'm sharing a Remembrance mini album that I created for Moxxie today. I used the NEW Forever Remembered Collection for this project. This beautiful collection was designed to coordinate with the stunning Faith Collection.


I created this album to hold my favorite photos and special memories of my grandparents that have passed on. Each page of the album slides open, revealing a place for journaling. I'm a Air Force wife living far from home and that has often times kept me away from family services. This album serves as a way for me to remember my loved ones and is a place to share the words that I was not able to say in person.

I'm still working on gathering photographs to complete this project, but here is what the inside pages look like now. The Cardstock Stickers make great non-bulky embellishments for mini albums.







Thanks so much for stopping by today! I'll be sure to share this album again after I add the photos and journaling!

Moxxie Supplies:
FR-1436 Forever Remembered Collection - In Memory Journal Cards
FR-1437 Forever Remembered Collection - Loving Memory
FR-1438 Forever Remembered Collection - Treasure
FR-1439 Forever Remembered Collection - Forever Missed
FR-2263 Forever Remembered Collection - Memory Cardstock Sticker

Love This Boy - Quick Quotes


Hi! I'm sharing a layout that I created with the NEW Baggage Claim collection for Quick Quotes today. I absolutely love the versatility of this line! I've created both travel themed and feminine layouts with these papers and today I'm sharing a masculine page using an everyday photo of my nephew after a haircut.

I always reach for red paper when I'm creating with photos of my nephew. The B-side of the Baggage Claim 800 had the bold color that I was looking for and a subtle dot pattern, so I used this for the base of my page. I loved the blue grid printed on the Baggage Claim 100 paper, so I carefully cut the map segments from the paper and laid the resulting grid over the page.


I wanted to add a pop of color to my page so I cut a bright yellow heart from the B-side of the Beautiful Life 100 paper. It has a similar dot pattern that complements the Baggage Claim 800 paper. I brushed the edge of the heart with Coral PowderPuff Chalking Ink, one of my new favorite colors. The edges of the rest of the patterned papers were brushed with Khaki PowderPuff Chalking Ink.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Quick Quotes Supplies:
Baggage Claim 100
Baggage Claim 300
Baggage Claim 400
Baggage Claim 800
Baggage Claim Die Cut Stickers
Beautiful Life 100
Coral PowderPuff Chalking Ink
Khaki PowderPuff Chalking Ink


Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Great Fubu Arch - Couture Creations + Tando Creative Challenge


Hi! I'm sharing my last post as part of the Couture Creations Design Team today. I've had a fantastic time creating with this talented group of artists over the past year and I've really enjoyed sharing my work! I used the beautiful Great Fubu Embossing Folder from the NEW Marriot Collection on a Tando Creative Arabian Style Layered Arch Frame.

If you've never created an arch, I warn you now that they are addicting! Arch cards are a fun alternative to the artist trading card. An arch can be any size or shape, but must be created on an arch-style base. I used an Arabian-style chipboard arch as the base for this piece.


I primed the arch with gesso and then added a thin layer of molding paste.


I then opened the Great Fubu Embossing Folder and, while the molding paste was still wet, pressed the back side (raised design) of the folder onto the arch. I set the arch aside to dry overnight. Note: Clean the embossing folder immediately after use with molding paste!


I misted the arch with several shades of yellow and green spray and dried it using a heat gun.


I highlighted the debossed design with black mist. I liberally sprayed the arch with black ink and then rested the arch against the upright spray bottle to encourage the excess mist to run off. Tip: Lightly spray the arch with water the help remove more of the black mist.


I dried the arch again using a heat gun and then applied gold and orange highlights to select areas.


I used dimensional paint to accent the debossed design.


I finished this arch by adding ribbon, flowers, a sentiment sticker, purple dimensional paint (not shown) and a light coat of shimmery mist (not shown).



Couture Creations Supplies:
CO723672 Marriot Collection - Great Fubu Embossing Folder

Tando Creative Supplies:


The theme on the Tando Challenge Blog this month is "Green, Yellow and Brown." Up for grabs this month are 4 pieces of Tando chipboard of your choice!  All you have to do is create a piece incorporating the monthly theme and link to the Tando Creative Challenge Blog. You don't have to use Tando products, but, if you do you'll be entered into the draw twice, doubling your chances to win. We don't have many rules, as rules spoil the fun, but in order to be in with a chance of winning we do ask that your project is entered for a maximum of 5 challenges, including Tando.

 Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Canvas Mini Album - Paper Wings Productions


Hi! I'm sharing a sneak peek of a canvas album I created for Paper Wings Productions today. I created this mini album using some of my favorite techniques. I think that working with wet mediums and canvas is especially fun. I drew inspiration from several of my favorite James Bond films when deciding on images and text for my pages. I used a fun image transfer technique to create transparent embellishments from the Paper Wings Productions Clip Art Sheets for my album pages. Stop by the Paper Wings Productions Blog for my tutorial and full supply list!

Spring Flings and Easter Things - Craft-Dee BowZ


Hi! I'm sharing an Easter themed card that I created for Craft-Dee BowZ today. I chose a beautiful cardstock sticker for the focal point of my card. I embellished the sticker with a flower and added some pearl accents with a pearl pen. I die-cut a scallop edge mat for the sticker and the topped that with a beautiful double-loop bow that I tied with my Craft-Dee BowZ Tool.


I topped my bow with a bunny charm. The green die-cut that I placed under the sticker was lined in black. I mimicked that design element on the yellow cardstock to tie the design together.

There is still time to enter the March challenge! Click here for all the details.

Thanks for stopping by today and have a great week!

Supplies: Cardstock: Recollections; Patterned Paper: Moxxie; Cardstock Sticker: Moxxie; Scallop Circle Die: Lifestyle Crafts; Flower: Prima; Bunny Charm: Trinket Track; Pearl Pen: Viva; Marker: Sharpie; Other: Ribbon

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Sprinkle Love ATC - Faber-Castell Guest Designer


I've been asked to create some more projects for Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft! If you'd like to learn what I created these hearts and stars from, join me on the Faber-Castell DMC Blog for the full tutorial!

Working with the MIX & MATCH products from Faber-Castell makes designing with COLOR simple. Simply choose a color set that inspires you, choose a medium and Mix & Match as you create. The color coordinated palettes give you the freedom to design your project knowing the colors will work beautifully together. Perfect for all your design, memory and craft projects!

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Thursday, March 20, 2014

Unforgettable Moments - Quick Quotes


Hi! I'm sharing a layout that I created for Quick Quotes today. I used PowderPuff Chalking Ink as watercolor to tint my patterned paper. The beautiful color on the floral print paper was applied by mixing several NEW hues of PowderPuff Chalking Ink with water! To get started, gather several colors of PowderPuff Chalking Ink, a paintbrush, water and a craft mat.


Stamp the PowderPuff ink pads onto the craft mat and lightly spritz with water. Use a paint brush to add color to select areas of a piece of patterned paper. Designer Tip: Blend several shades of PowderPuff Chalking Ink to create the perfect color palette for your project. Once my ink was spritzed with water, I mixed Caribbean Blue and Soft Sage using my paintbrush, directly on my craft mat, which yielded a deeper shade of green (See Photo Below: Lower Left Corner).


I tinted the B-side of the Baggage Claim 300 patterned paper with watercolor made from Caribbean Blue, Soft Sage and Coral PowderPuff Chalking Ink.


The tags from the Die Cut Stickers fit perfectly on the tags from the Chipboard Die Cuts. I used them together here to embellish my flower cluster.


I chose a simple banner from the Chipboard Die Cuts for a title.

I'd love to see projects using PowderPuff Chalking Ink as I have done here! Please link up your work to the Quick Quotes Facebook Page. If you'd love to have $25 to spend in the Quick Quotes Store, there are 5 days left to enter the current Friday Challenge. We've enjoyed all the creative uses for tags shared by the challenge participants. Let's see a couple more entries!

Thanks for stopping by today!
~Dana

Quick Quotes Supplies:
Baggage Claim 100
Baggage Claim 200
Baggage Claim 300
Baggage Claim 700
Baggage Claim Die Cut Stickers
Baggage Claim Chipboard Die Cuts
Caribbean Blue PowderPuff Chalking Ink
Coral PowderPuff Chalking Ink
Feather Gray PowderPuff Chalking Ink
Rusty Nail PowderPuff Chalking Ink
Soft Sage PowderPuff Chalking Ink

Other Supplies: Flowers: Petaloo, Prima; Canvas Pennants: Maya Road; Twine: American Crafts; Photo Credit: Sarah Seror

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Egg Hunt - Moxxie


Hi! I'm sharing a layout that I created with the NEW Easter-rific Collection for Moxxie today. This new Easter line is so fun! I love the bright color palette and cute little chicks! The polka dot, striped and zigzag pattered B-sides of this collection make these papers fantastic for use all year long!


I wanted to highlight the adorable chicks, so I cut portions of the eggshells and wings from a second piece of Just Hatched patterned paper and placed those cut-outs over the printed design, attaching them to my page with foam mounting tape for dimension. I embellished the scallop design with a pearl pen.


The barcode strips at the top of the patterned papers in this line are backed with the same fun patterned designs that are on the patterned papers in this collection! I used several of those strips on this page instead of just tossing them with my scraps. The green zigzag strip, purple polka dot strip and pink zigzag strip are all "bonus" pieces that I used to separate the blocks of patterned paper on my page. I used a Cardstock Sticker as a photo caption.


I used more Cardstock Stickers to embellish the top of my photo. Isn't this little bunny cute?!

Thanks for stopping by today! My fellow Muses have been busy creating with this collection the past month. Scroll down for more Easter-rific inspiration!

Moxxie Supplies:
ET-1426 Easter-rific Collection - Just Hatched
ET-1430 Easter-rific Collection - Easter Journal Cards
ET-2260 Easter-rific Collection - Easter Element Sticker

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Easter Photo Carousel - Molossi


Hi! I'm sharing an Easter themed home decor piece that I created for Molossi today. I started with a Dusty Attic Photo Carousel and embellished it with colorful patterned paper, Manor House Creations Flowers, Molossi Sticky Bling and some Easter decorations.


This is what the Dusty Attic Photo Carousel looks like assembled and unaltered. The entire piece spins 360 degrees. The two lattice pieces are stationary. The four solid panels (two are shown above) spin 360 degress.


I colored the top and bottom pieces with Vintage Photo Distress Stain. When I think about Easter, the first things that come to mind are white bonnets and baskets, so I colored the two lattice pieces with a White Acrylic Paint Dabber. I set these pieces aside to dry overnight. Note: I left the 4 spinning panels natural because they will be covered with patterned paper.


I colored some Manor House Creations Teeny Weenies Roses with Bubblegum Pink, London Blue, Lemon Zest and Vibrant Turquoise Dylusions Ink Spray.


I cut patterned paper to fit the rotating panels. I embellished 4 panels with photos of my daughters and 4 panels with vintage Easter themed clip art. I added Manor House Creations Flowers and some Easter themed embellishments from my personal stash. I finished each patterned panel with stitching and and a Viva Decor Creme Pearl Pen.


Here are the four photo panels on the assembled carousel.


Rotating each panel 180 degrees reveals the vintage clip art.


Here's a closer look at the floral clusters. The Manor House Creations Flowers in pink and purple are unaltered. The smaller yellow, pink, blue and turquoise roses are the Manor House Creations Teeny Weenie flowers that I colored with Dylusions Ink Spray.


I embellished the white lattice pieces with Manor House Creations Flowers, vine die-cuts, and a triple loop bow. Each intersecting piece of lattice is adorned with a piece of Molossi Sticky Bling.


I had a lot of fun embellishing the top piece of this carousel! This carousel is very strong and I could have piled on a lot more weight without effecting the rotational capability of this piece. I laid down a nice blanket of artificial grass and topped that with eggs, flowers, bows and a resin bunny holding a basket of carrots.


Thanks so much for stopping by today! I'm proudly displaying this piece in my home until Easter, when it will be the highlight of my brunch centerpiece!

Molossi Supplies:
Dusty Attic Photo Carousel
Manor House Creations Teeny Weenie Roses - White
Manor House Creations Coordinations - Purple
Manor House Creations Layout Pack - Chic
Manor House Creations Razzles - Pink
Manor House Creations Razzles - Purple
Manor House Creations Vine - White
Manor House Creations Peacock Feather - Pink
Manor House Creations Peacock Feather - Purple
Manor House Creations Lace Butterflies and Hearts
Sticky Bling - Rainbow
Sticky Bling - Lilac
Sticky Bling - Hot Pink
Viva Decor Pearl Pen - Creme
Vintage Photo Distress Ink Pad
Vintage Photo Distress Stain
Dylusions Ink Spray - Bubblegum Pink
Dylusions Ink Spray - Lemon Zest
Dylusions Ink Spray - London Blue
Dylusions Ink Spray - Vibrant Turquoise