Friday, April 20, 2012

Altered Wood Photo Frame

This is a project that I just finished and I wanted to put a picture of my parents in it because I realised that there are no pictures of them in their house. They have pictures of their kids and grandkids but not of themselves together so I thought it would be nice to just make them a small altered frame, although probably my mom would appreciate it more seeing that it's so girly. Haha. I really like how it turned out and hope you think so too!

I first painted the wood frame with Jo Sonja acrylic paint in Warm White. Then I spread a layer of Folk Art Crackle Medium over it and let dry. After that, I spread on a layer of Martha Stewart's Multi Surface Acrylic Craft paint in the colour Ballet Slipper. The crackle is there but because I did not use contrasting colours, the effect is subtle. I had initially wanted to paint the top coat a brown colour but changed my mind. I then sprayed Lindy Stamp Gang's Creme Brulee Creme Starburst Spray over the frame to give it a subtle shimmer.

The items I used to embellish this frame is mainly from I Am Roses except for the laser cut chipboard butterfly which is from Dusty Attic.

I embossed this laser chipboard cutout from Dusty Attic using Lindy Stamp Gang's embossing powder in the colour Twilight Slate Bronze. Love the effect. Just added some Kaisercraft pearls to embellish it.

The top flower started off as just gardenia petals which I sprayed with different sprays from Tattered Angels and Lindy Stamp Gang. I love the flower centers which I made from supplies bought off Ebay and Etsy. I learned to make these flower centers from some YouTube gurus. LOVE THEM.... I am also loving the sprays from I Am Roses. Only used one so far from the new stuff I got from them but already wanting more. Haha.

A last look at the frame. I am really pleased at how it turned out. Contemplated adding some aluminium flowers as well but decided not to crowd the frame too much.

Hope you enjoyed the photos and let me know what you think of the frame and if there is anything I can improve on.

Have a great weekend everyone!

Monday, April 16, 2012

This is a card I made for a friend whose pregnancy is just little bit more far along then mine. We couldn't make it to her baby shower so we bought her a gift and I included this card.

Initially I wanted to make this card for MFT's Wednesday Stamp Challenge but it didn't really turn out according to the sketch so I have to give this week's challenge a miss.

The elephant stamp and die cut is from PTI's Sweet Baby stamp and die collection set. I embossed the blue cardstock with a Cuttlebug die and the border on the strip of patterned paper was die cut from an MFT die. The pattern paper is from the Fancy Pants' Baby Mine collection. The brads are from Making Memories. Hmm, I'm also running out of those silver brads, need to get more of those.

Anyhow, this was just a simple card but hope that you all like it. Thanks for visiting my blog and have a great week ahead.

Monday, April 9, 2012

Lawnscaping Challenge #31 - Coloring

This is the card that I am submitting for the coloring challenge over at the Lawnscaping Challenge blog. I would say it is a pretty clean and simple card that can be given to either gender for their birthdays.

The ice cream image is from Lawn Fawn's Admit One stamp set. I stamped it with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and coloured it in with my Copics. I then applied glossy accents on just the cone part of the image. The sentiment 'happy birthday' is from Lawn Fawn's Sophie's Sentiments stamp set.

The wood grain patterned paper is from Basic Grey's Life of the Party collection. I distressed the edges with my Tim Holtz distressing tool and inked the edges with Antique Linen and Vintage Photo distress ink. I added four glam studs from i-rock to give it a little bit more interest.

For the inside of the card, I used the same wood grain patterned paper and inked the edges with the same distress inks.

Thank you for visiting my blog! Have a nice day ahead!

FFF Challenge - The Greeting Farm

This card is a simple one as the theme on The Greeting Farm's Friday Farm Fresh Challenge this week is "Good Things Come in Small Sizes" and the card is not supposed to be larger than a 4" x 4" card.

I started out wanting to do some different paper layers then realised I did not have much space after putting the image of Blush Babette on the front. So I improvised and cut out some patterned paper from Basic Grey's Hopscotch collection with the MFT's Decorative Doily Die-namics.

I coloured in Blush Babette with my copic markers and stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set. The fabric flowers are also from BG's Hopscotch collection and the studs are Glam Rocks from the i-rock range of products.

For the inside of the card, I decided to leave it quite plain and accentuated with butterfly punch outs from the same patterned paper as used in the front. The card base is from PTI.

Thank you for visiting my blog and hope that everyone will have a great week ahead!

Saturday, April 7, 2012

You're An Inspiration

After a long long hiatus from entering ANY card challenges, I have finally uploaded one today for the the MFT Wednesday Stamp Club 66 challenge. Here is the card sketch that we were to follow :

And here is my take on the card :

I used the stamp set from MFT's Pure Innocence Water Lily. I do not really have any Mother's Day stamp sets but I thought the sentiment "You're an Inspiration" was something that I've wanted to express to her for a long time.

The patterned papers are from Prima's Madeline Collection. The solid cardstock is PTI Aqua Mist cardstock (I really love this colour). The scallop border was cut out using Spellbinders and I coloured in the image with my Copic markers.

This time I also decided to finish the inside of the card with the same colour combination and pattern paper. I added the mulberry hydrangea flower petals which I sprayed with Glimmer Mist in Iridescent Gold. The turquoise coloured studs on the front of the card and on the flower centre are Glam Studs from i-rock. A friend got them for me and I'm totally loving them.

Well, that's all for now. Hope you enjoyed this short post. Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Sizzix Super Scalloped Crescent Tag for a crafty friend

This is a project that i just completed to give to a crafty friend . The tag is cut out using medium weight chipboard using the sizzix die. Prior to die cutting the chipboard, I had glued on two pieces of patterned paper (one on each side) from Tim Holtz paper stash collection. I then inked around the edges with Distress Ink in Vintage Photo and Walnut Stain.

I sprayed both sides of the patterned chipboard with my Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist in Creme de Cocoa to give it a subtle shimmer. I also sprayed the white mulberry flowers with my Starburst Spray from Lindy's Stamp Gang in Creme Brulee Creme. Totally love my Lindy's sprays because the shimmer output is fantastic and they have so many lovely colours. I then inked the biggest rose with some Vintage Photo distress ink just to give it a little bit of a highlight.

The lace at the bottom of the tag was initially white in colour. I used Lindy's Dark Chocolate Truffle Spray and it stained the lace beautifully. Another reason why I like my Lindy's spray so much.

I left the back of the tag very simple and used a flourish stamp from Tim Holtz's Shabby French stamp set to frame my greeting.

I am entering this tag for the 'Use Your Favorite Tool' Challenge over at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog. My favorite tool being my Cuttlebug of course. :)

That's all from me today! Thank you for visiting my blog!