Monday, October 28, 2013

The Olde Curiosity Shoppe mini album

The Olde Curiosity Shoppe mini album






 I've created another mini this time using the last of my G45 Olde Curiosity Shoppe paper collection. I absolutely love this paper, it's so vintage & eclectic. I used almost exclusively just the papers, sticker & chipboard sheets to create this 6''x6'' mini album. The chipboard covers are created using brown paper sack faux leather, these are the ones I made in the tutorial. I've used an accordion binding & pocket pages of black cardstock. Each page is embellished with paper, fussy cuts from the collection, chipboard pieces & some sticker embellishments as well. Lots of Glossy Accents & Crackle Accents to bring out the detail of some key elements on the pages & embellishment. Each pockets page has a large photo mat & the pages have plenty of room to tuck photos, trinkets & little keepsakes as well as lots of room to journal. A few of my handmade flowers, one of my art tiles & chunky charm help to embellish the cover of this unique mini album. I had a blast creating this one!
Thanks so much for stopping by...Till Next Time!
                                                                                                                                                                             

Monday, October 21, 2013

"Fleeting Memories" mini album

Here's a mini album I finished  a week ago but I wanted to finish the other one I started as well so there will probably be 2 back to back mini album posts...I hope you don't mind...lol. Although not necessarily a Fall theme I though the colors were at least fitting. I used Hot Off the Press "Noted" paper collection with a vintage butterfly theme. I also used some collage images from Sweetly Scrapped in this mini...lots of gorgeous free images here to enjoy. I've made lots of room for photos, keepsakes & memorabilia in this tiny little album...it measures only 4 1/2 x 5 inches....
"Fleeting Memories"
"Fleeting Memories" Mini Album
A couple of Spare Parts paper flowers & Making Memories leather flowers that I embossed with Tarnished Gold Ranger embossing powder & a luscious raw silk handmade flower in a rust color finish off the cover beautifully. I really enjoyed creating this mini album & have uploaded a YT video "Fleeting Memories" of the completed mini...but for some reason I can no longer share my videos to my blog directly.
Well...I'll be back with another mini album shortly so Thanks for stopping by today...Till Next Time!

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Lindy's Stamp Gang October Color Challenge

Wow, feels like I haven't posted in weeks...Ok so I haven't...lol. Been so busy trying to get project done. So here is my entry for the Lindy's Stamp Gang October Color Challenge & here's the Inspirational image & color sample...


I created a couple of Halloween tags using lots of Lindy's products & a few embellishments.






1st I stamped & embossed the backgrounds using Ranger Clear on the skulls & Jack O Lantern Orange on the pumpkins. Then I sprayed the backgrounds with Witch's Potion Purple over the skulls & Screamin Banshe Black over the pumpkins. Then I did some splattering over the skulls. The large pumpkin is also embossed with the Jack O Lantern Orange embossing powder. The pumpkin leaves have been sprayed with the Freaky Frankin Lime & then I added some Stickles & a little Crackle Accents around the edges. The vine swirl was created using my glue gun, then I rubbed a little gold acrylic paint over it. I sprayed some cheesecloth with just a quick spray of the Sceamin Banshe Black to create the spider webs & the little spiders are embossed with Midnight Pewter Obsidian . The Boo sentiment was hand written with my embossing pen & embossed in the same powder & then sprayed with the Hag Warts Orange. The pumpkin background tag uses these same products except that the cheesecloth is this time sprayed with the Red Hot Poker Orange. I distress the edges of both tags with Walnut Stain distress ink by Ranger. I'm very sorry I don't know who to credit for the stamped image...I do believe it is a Sweet Pea Stamp...I won it a few years back in a grab bag of stamps. I looked & looked but could not find the source, if anyone knows who the artist is please let me know so I can give full credit for this gorgeous image. The glitter embellishments are from K&Co & the 2 large flowers are my handmade flowers. Wow...these were so much fun to create & although they look simple, I used many different techniques to create them. 
Head on over to the Lindy's Stamp Gang blog & check out the color challenge details, there's still plenty of time to enter.
 Thank you so much for stopping by...Till Next Time!



Friday, October 4, 2013

"Fall Patina" Altered Box/Jewelry Box & Necklace



                                                 
Can you believe this started life as a cell phone box? I love the gorgeous teals with the gold & copper colors, my new faves for Fall!
I've done some stenciling with LSG Magicals & texture gel, made some polymer clay embellishments, did some embossing & spraying(also with LSG) & added a few of my handmade flowers to finish off the top. Even the feet are polymer clay acorn halves...

"Fall Patina" altered box close up of flower cluster
"Fall Patina" altered box close up of polymer clay escutcheon plate
"Fall Patina" altered box close up of Polymer clay acorns & leaf texture
"Fall Patina" Necklace
"Fall Patina" Altered Box

This was such a fun box to create & alter! I love the LSG colors, all the texture & the embellishments I created. All of it comes together & it looks like a splendid Fall in the making! Thank you all so much for stopping by...Till Next Time!