Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Embossed Butterfly

Hi everyone and welcome to my blog! I want to share  my project for this months ePlay Challenge:Embossing on the Eclectic Paperie Blog.

I have had this paper mache book box in my stash for quite some time now so I dug it out and thought I'd see what I could come up with. Here's my finished book box.

Here are some quick directions on how to create this box.
Give the box  quick coat of black acrylic paint.
Decorate the front and with patterned paper, I used an 8x8 paper pad Eeric Tale Collection by Graphic 45.
Cut the paper to fit the front cover leaving a border on the top and bottom.  Measure over half way on both top and bottom and cut slits about 2 inches towards the center of the paper.  Roll the slits as shown and adhere hand made die cut flowers to the center of the opening.

The butterfly in the center was die cut and dry embossed with Tim Holtz Alerations - Bigs Die with Texture Fades Embossing Folder- Layered Butterfly and some blank chipboard that I purchased from the Eclectic Paperie Store.  To embellish the butterfly I painted it black and applied Viva Decor in Copper, Green Yellow and Violet.

Next I used my Versa Mark Cklear Ink pad to go over the top of the buttterflya nd flowers and then added embossing powder from my stash.  I then re-rubbed with the Inka colors. To finish the butterfly I added a die cut flower to the center.

To finish the project I rubbed the whole project with Inka Gold -Copper.

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Friday, August 15, 2014

ATC's with Gina's Designs and Kitty's Scrap Post

Hi Everyone! Sharing  my ATC's with you today as part of the collaboration with Kitty's Scrap Post and Gina's Designs. I used the French Seamstress collection by Kitty's Scrap Post, it comes with a set of ATC's that made it perfect and easy to create these cute cards! If you're not familiar with Kitty's Scrap Post her kits are digital and then you print them off. The kits she sells are Vintage/Shabby themed and come with so many different elements.
I painted the dress forms a neutral color and the stems a copper color and then stamped on them. I added a bow and a flower to the bodice of the dress form and then added some dangles onto the bottle caps with beads. I added some lace and distressed and inked the edges to finish them up.  

 Here is my Supply list to make these fun shabby ATC's
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Thursday, August 14, 2014

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Thursday, August 7, 2014

Gina's Designs and Kitty's Scrapbook Collaboration

Hello everyone!  I have a fun project to share with you today.  Gina's Designs team did a cross promotion with  Kitty's Scrap Post so today I'm sharing a project fun with Gina's Designs and Kitty's Scrap Post.  Gina's Designs has these great Composition Boxes so I decided to make a little jewelry box with mine.   I love jewelry and when I get home from work I tend to just leave it on my bathroom vanity so I decided my composition box would make a great place to keep the jewelry on my counter contained. To begin this project I painted everything in a pale pink I also added a little embossing powder to some of the chipboard embellishments that I chose from my amazing design team box Gina sent me. I added the gorgeous Kitty Scrap Post French Seamstress digital papers.
I wanted to make this more like a tray so I added some metal handles to the sides and also added some metal pedestal corners so that it sits up off the counter.
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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Eclectic Paperie and a Paper Bag Album

Hello everyone! Today I want to share a fun little travel album that I made with paper lunch bags.  I used the Tim Holtz Paper Stash - Menagerie to create this fun eclectic album.
We'll start with the cover.  I made the cover using pieces of blank12x12 Chipboard from the EP store. I can't tell you how handy it is to have this blank chipboard on hand.  I use it for so many different projects.  It's a must have staple in my stash.
I covered two pieces of chipboard with Tim Hotlz Menagerie papers and the embellished with Prima's Cartographer papers by fussy cutting ballons from the paper. I also added Prima Cartographer 12x12 Paper - Chipboard Self-Adhesive Pieces a few flowers and some embellishments from my stash. To hold the whole album together I created a fun faux leather binder that I made from Kraft paper, an embossing folder and Inka Gold in Copper color.
 Now for the inside of the album. This album was made by adhering paper bags together back to back leaving the flap to create pockets.  It also leaves the paper bag itself open to insert tags or keepsakes.  I will be using this album for a trip I took to Jackson, WY and to Idaho.  Here is what the inside of this album looks like.  It's loaded with tags and pockets, lots of space to keep your souvenirs from your trip.

 You can insert these tags into the opening of the paper bag and use it for photos or journaling.

 opening of the paper bag...can be used for souvenirs.

Prima Cartographer 12x12 Paper - Chipboard Self-Adhesive Pieces

Tim Holtz - Idea-ology - Paper Stash - Menagerie

 I hope you enjoyed this album.  If there is any technique you would like to learn with this album please leave a comment and I'll be happy to help.

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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Swirlydoos Celestial Summer Kit Second Reveal

Hello everyone, Debbie with you today to share my second reveal project with Swirlydoos July kit 
Celestial Summer. I have 5 grand daughters and each one of them are a girly girl.  When I started this little Ballerina Keepsake Box it was with them in mind. 

 I started out by making the Ballerina slippers and then painting the wooden box to match.  The embellishments in the main kit are perfect for this little box.  I added a little modeling paste to the box along with drywall tape in random areas.  I finished up with a little gesso and chalk ink.

I finished up the Celestial Summer Kit with a final layout.

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Saturday, July 19, 2014

Gina's Designs Artist Trading Blocks

Hello everyone, today I want  to share my version of Gina’s Designs Artist Trading Blocks.  I LOVE these!!!   These are such a great idea and take Trading to the next level.  Not only do you have a great time making these but have an amazing and different project to trade with a friend!

I started out by painting the blocks with acrylic paint, adhering patterned paper and then using some modeling paste and a stencil with a honeycomb pattern.  I rubbed a little chalk ink over the modeling pasted to make it pop.
Next I cut small pieces of the honeycomb chipboard and rubbed it with Viva D├ęcor Inka Gold in Green Yellow.  For the negative pieces of honeycomb,  I embossed with green embossing powder and then rubbed with the Inka.
The bees were sprayed with Color Shine in a mustard color and then embossed with distress powder and again rubbed with Inka Gold.
That’s all for the techniques I used on the chipboard pieces.
I embellished with flowers and gave everything a final rub with the Inka Gold.
I really hope you will give these fun Artist Trading Blocks a try and we would love to see how you decorate them!


I hope you enjoyed this project and will give them a try…they are so much fun and I’ll be making more of these!
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Honeycomb & Bees Large

Honeycomb & Bees Small

Artist Trading Blocks