Sunday, June 26, 2016

Your Wings Exist Mixed Media Canvas

Hello everyone, I am hosting the last stop on our Destination Inspiration journey for June over at A Vintage Journey today and hope you will have a minute to pop by to see the canvas I created with the contents of my travel bag.

I have a few step by step photos to share with you as well as a review of all the wonderful projects created by my fellow Creative Guides this month using the same supplies, click here to head on over!

And if the lovely folks at Creative Carte Blanche don't mind visiting my post at A Vintage Journey, I'd like to link up my project with their June challenge, Winged Things.

Deb xo

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Curiosity Perfect Distress Card

Hello everyone, it's week 3 of Tim Holtz's Summer of Creative Chemistry and this week we are reviewing Distress paints and Perfect Pearls from Creative Chemistry 101.

For our homework assignment this week, we were challenged to make a  tag, card or other project using Perfect Pearls and Distress inks or Distress stains.  I chose to use both Distress stains and inks with the Perfect Pearls, utilizing one of Tim's perfect distress techniques.

The numeral stamp from Tim's Perspectives stamp set was inked up with various colours of Distress inks and stamped onto a Distress stain background.  Then, following Tim's perfect distress instructions, Perfect Pearls was added overtop of the stamped image along with a fine spray of water and voila, Perfect Distress!

Love how the Distress ink wicks out from under the Perfect Pearls.

And that lovely shimmer!

To complete my card I stamped the hand from Tim's new Dapper set and one of the sentiments from his Perspectives set onto cardstock coloured with Old Paper Distress stain and added the Edison light bulb charm from Emerald Creek Craft Supplies.

I cut the hanging loop off of the charm and colored the bottom with Black alcohol ink and the filament with Butterscotch alcohol ink, as well as adding a touch of Gold Stickles glitter glue on the filament.

Thanks for stopping by today and hope you too are having fun in class at the Summer of Creative Chemistry.

I'll be back soon with another project for our current Destination Inspiration voyage over at A Vintage Journey and hope to see you then, happy creating!

Deb xo

Friday, June 17, 2016

You're A Keeper Reverse Canvas

Hello, thanks so much for stopping by today.  I have a quick tutorial over at the Southern Ridge Trading Company's challenge blog to show you how I made this mixed media reverse canvas for our June challenge, Anything Masculine.

I incorporated two chipboard pieces from Southern Ridge Trading Company, Fish 1 and Cattail Bushes, into my reverse canvas as well as using the Keeper stamp set from Artistic Outpost and lots of Ranger Distress products.  Hope you'll have a minute to stop by the challenge blog to read about how I created my project and that you will feel inspired to join in our June challenge, Anything Masculine.  You have a chance to win 4 designs from Southern Ridge Trading Companies online store - - a $20.00 (before tax) retail value of YOUR OWN CHOOSING!  Can't wait to see what you make to link up, happy creating!

Deb xo

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Vintage Autos Father's Day Card

Hello everyone, hope this finds you well.  I am squeaking in under the wire with my homework assignment for week 2 of Tim Holtz's Summer of Creative Chemistry.  This week we were challenged to make a tag, card or other project using Distress stains and stamps.  We have been reviewing weeks 3, 4 & 5 of Creative Chemistry 101 and even though I did take Creative Chemistry 101 I had forgotten MANY of the tips and techniques so have (re)learned a lot!

With Father's Day just around the corner I took the opportunity to use my Distress stains to make a card for my Dad.

I used a number 1 and number 5 manila tag and coloured both with Distress stains in Squeezed Lemonade, Bundled Sage and Tumbled Glass.  The script stamping was done with Picket Fence Distress stain and Tim's Ledger Script stamp on the larger tag and with a smaller script stamp from my stash on the small tag.

The cars were stamped with Black Soot Archival ink using Tim Holtz's Vintage Auto stamp set.

I'm not sure how I managed to get as much of the Picket Fence Distress stain script showing through the archival ink but hope I can figure it out 'cause I love the look!

Dad was stamped onto the smaller tag using Tim's Worn Text stamps and the star is from his Possibilities stamp set, once again stamped with Black Soot Archival ink.

The tags were layered and mounted onto a piece of typography cardstock from my stash and the arrows (from Tim's The Journey clear stamp set) were stamped with Black Soot Archival again.  I coloured a Mirrored Star with Mushroom alcohol ink and added it to the smaller tag and one of Tim's Typed Tokens was added to the large tag.  I chose the heart Typed Token as it is a perfect word to describe my Dad; he has a loving heart, a giving heart, an understanding heart, a generous heart and he is the heart of our family.  I am very blessed to be able to call him my Dad xo

The panel was then adhered onto a black card blank and my Vintage Auto Father's Day card was done.

Thanks for stopping by today and hope that you too will have a chance to join in the fun at the Summer of Creative Chemistry.  Have a wonderful week and happy creating!

Deb  xo

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Queen Of Our Hearts

Hello, I have a tutorial for you today over at Mixed Media Mojo where I share how I made this Queen Of Our Hearts mixed media plaque.

In keeping with our June theme of Fit For A Queen, I made this plaque to gift to my sister-in-law for her birthday as she does so much for our family.  Hope you can pop on over to take a peek (click here to see my tutorial) and that you will also join in our June challenge!

Deb xo

Friday, June 3, 2016

Dad Never Steers Us Wrong Mixed Media Plaque

Hello, I am very excited to be over at the Southern Ridge Trading Company blog today with my first design team project for them!  Our challenge theme this month is Anything Masculine and as soon as I saw the fabulous Dad Word chipboard piece I knew I had to use it.

I had such fun making this plaque (it is going to be a birthday present for my father-in-law) and hope that you can stop by the Southern Ridge Trading Company blog to see my tutorial on how I made it.

I also hope that you will join in our challenge this month, you have a chance to win 4 designs from the Southern Ridge Trading Company's online store - - a $20.00 (before tax) retail value of YOUR OWN CHOOSING!  Hope to see you there and as always, happy creating!

Deb xo