Tuesday, April 8, 2014

A Little Steampunk & Vintage ~Imaginarium Designs~

Hi Sweet Friends, Today I'm sharing a couple of DT projects for Imaginarium Designs!  My first project is a layout using the Bicycle -Small, the 21 Stars On Board, and the skeleton of the Moroccan  chipboard from Imaginarium Designs.  For this layout I used a tutorial from my friend Miranda and put my touches on it for a masquline layout and love how it turned out!!  To alter the chipboard I inked them with Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Vintage Photo and then applied some black ink to add a real vintage feel to the pieces.  After that I touched them up with a bit of Inka Gold Metallic Rub (Copper) which I also rubbed on all the metal pieces on the canvas.  For this project I used the beautiful Kaisercraft "Art For Life" Paper Collection and Tim Holtz Ornate Plates, stamps, and film strip along with Prima Metal Pipes and Hampton Arts "News Flash" stamp.

For my second project I did a small Steampunk canvas.  For this project I used the chipoard phrase "A Dream Is A Wish Our Hearts Make", the skeleton from the Moroccan, and the 21 Stars On A Board from Imaginarium Designs.  To alter the pieces I used Inca Gold Mettalic Rub - green and copper.  I used a small canvas that I adhered Tim Holtz "Halloween" Paper Collection to.  I also used some metal gears that I found at Michaels along with some Prima Metal from the Sunrise/Sunset Collection.  I also included several antique watch pieces.

Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek and I hope you're inspired to create with some Imaginarium Designs Chipboard!!  Don't forget to go to Imaginarium Designs Blog and leave a comment for a chance to win some amazing chipboard!!!

Monday, April 7, 2014

CHAGB Challenge #5 Pick A Stamp, Any Stamp

Hi Sweet Friends and welcome to Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog's Challenge #5 Pick A Stamp, Any Stamp.

You don't have to be a card maker to hoard stamps!  With the popularity of pocket-style scrapbooking and the explosion of journaling stamps on the market, many scrapbookers have also become stamp hoarders.  Plus, digital stamps are more popular than ever!  I am sure that most of us have at least one stamp in our stash!  You may "collect" wood mounted stamps, clear stamps, cling rubber, or even digital!  Get one out, dust if off, and make it the STAR of your project!  We want ot see a stamp (senitment, word art, image, etc.) as the focal point of your project!  Feel free to use more than one stamp, but you must have AT LEAST ONE stamped item on your project!
Hampton Arts is our sponsor for April and one talented participant will receive this prize, donated by Hampton Arts!  The GoGo Crafter rooling tote is collapsible, allowing it to be shipped and stored flat.  It comes with two wheels and a sturdy retractable handle for transporting.  It also has interior dividers that are adjustable, removable, two interior pockets, 3 exterior side pockets for supplies and a zippered front area.  The tote can hold enough itmes for an evening crop or be a helpful "companion" at trade shows or expos.  Hampton Art founded in 1980 in picturesque Long Island, has been inspiring stampers, crafters, and paper craft enthusiats for over 20 years.  One of the earliest "art stamp: companies, Hampton Art has transformed over the years to become a complete provider of creative products such as stamps, inks, etc.

Challenge rules can be found here Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog.

Here's my project for this Challenge.  I did a layout using Hampton Arts "News Flash" stamp as my focal point.

Materials Used:
Authentique "Abroad" Paper Collection
Tim Holtz Distressed Flowers Die Cut
Hampton Arts "News Flash" Stam
Tim Holtz Distress Inks
Tim Hotlz Weatherd Clock Die Cut
Tim Holtz Gears Die Cut
Tim Holtz Clocks and Hands
Old subway coins

Be sure to drop by the Design Team Blogs to see everyone's inspirational projects!!  Here's the links.

Donna Idet
Glenda Brooks
Gloria Stengel
Karen Zueger (You Are Here)
Pam Bray
Tammi Bennett
Amber Milone
Christy Butters
Debbie Seyer
Ginny Nemchak
Jan Marie Ennenga
Kathy Clement

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Mixed Media ~Scraps of Darkness~

Hi Sweet Friends, Today I'm sharing another DT project for Scraps of Darkness using the amazing March Kit "Radioactive".  I am so lovin this kit..Mel really created a groovy kit this month full of color!  For this layout I used another Rola Chang image to complete a set of layouts for my daughter!  So here we go..

Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek and I hope you're inspired to pick up a kit and create!!!

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Mixed Media ~Scraps of Darkness~

Hi Sweet Friends,  Today I'm sharing another project using the March Kit "Radioactive" from Scraps of Darkness.  I'm having so much fun with this kit!!  I created a mixed media layout using the fantastic Artist Rola Chang's work.  I used the combination of all the paper collections from the kit and used the Shimmerz Dazzlers "Lemon Drop" and "Grapetastic" with a Prima stencil and also watered down the "Grapetastic" and splattered it about in the background.  Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoy and are inspired to create some fun mixed media projects with this awesome kit!!

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Scraps of Darkness March Kit "Radioactive" Reveal Day

Hi Sweet Friends, Today I'm sharing a couple of DT projects for Scraps Of Darkness's March Kit "Radioactive"!!  This is an amazing kit for spring with lots of lush bright colors for you!  The kit contains papers from Amy Tangerine "Plus One" collection, Bo Bunny's "Our Little Monster" collection, and Studio Calico's "Lemon Lush" collection.  With lots of Prima goodies and a little something from Tim Holtz...Mel has outdone herself with this kit!!!

Here's a photo of this month's Sketch for our ever-talented Suepup and my take on it.  For this layout I used some of the Simmerz Dazzlerz Dreamscicle from the color kit for the stencil work in the background with a Prima stencil along with the stencil from the kit.  I also painted the Studio Calico Wood Veneer pieces and butterflies with some of the The Crafter Collection Dual Brush Pens from the Color Add On kit.

For my second project I again used the beautiful Prima Bloom paper collections and did some stamping with Prima's Bloom Collection Clear Stamps.

Monday, March 17, 2014

Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog Reveal Day

Welcome, This is Challenge #4 for Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog!!!

Challenge #4 is to show some Sparkle, Glitz, or Glam!!  Use this photo for extra inspiration.  You don't have to use these colors..this is just for inspiration.

Share a project that showcases your hoard of sparkly glitz and glam goodies.  Grab some of your sparkly brades, beads, crystals, rhinestones, or papers!  Graphic 45 is our sponsor this month.  They are known for their fabulous vintage products and papers.  To pay hompage to their glamour and style create a project that shows off your hoarded sparkly items.  One lucky winner will receive this prize from Graphic 45!!

Here's my project for the Challenge.  It's a GateFold Card for my Mom using Graphic 45 "Ladies' Diary Collection".  I used some sparkly rhinestone gems and dusted the flowers with some Stickles-Glitter Glue-Frosted Lace for the cover.  On the inside I used some beautiful rhinestone strips down the sides and some rhinestone gems here and there.

Challenge Rules are here Craft Hoarders Anonymous Blog Challenge.  Make sure to link your project using the link tool on the Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog.  Make sure you visit our Design Team to check out what they have to share.  Here's the links to their sites.  Have fun and we can't wait to see your projects!!

Donna Idet
Glenda Brooks
Gloria Stengel
Karen Zueger (YOU ARE HERE)
Pam Bray
Tammi Bennett
Amber Milone
Christy Butters
Debbie Seyer
Ginny Nemchak
Jan marie Ennenga
Kathy Clement

Friday, March 14, 2014

Here and Now ~Scraps of Darkness~

Hi Sweet Friends,  Welcome to the Scraps of Darkness Design Team Reveal Day!!  This is a beautiful kit full of goodies.  I love working with black and beige and so for me this kit was perfect!!  First I'm sharing a bit of a mixed media layout.  For this project I used the Kaisercraft "Art Of Life" paper collection along with the Fabscraps "French Heritage" paper collection from the from the kit and did a lot of misting and stamping.  I used the Lindy's Stamp Gang Starburst Mists from the Color Add-On Kit, Bodacious Blush, and Opal Sea Oats for the background and flowers.  The stamping was done with Prima Chalks.

For my second project I again used the Kaisercraft "Art Of Life" and FabScraps "French Heritage" papers from the kit.  I love the combination of these two paperlines together.  I misted the black flowers with some of the Lindy Stamp Gang Magicals "Pretty In Pink" along with some Prima Chalk "Old Rose".

And for my Third Layout I again used the combination of the two paperlines from the kit.  Again I used the Lindy's Stamp Gang Starburst mists "Dark Chocolate Truffle", Bodacious Blush, and Opal Sea Oats for the background.  I also used the Vecchi's Cleary For Art Moulding Film for the Tim Holtz Tattered Flowers and stamped them.

Thank for stopping by and taking a peek and I hope you're inspired to create some wonderful projects with the kit!!

Saturday, March 8, 2014

~~Imaginarium Designs~~

Hi Sweet Friends,  Today I'm sharing a Design Team project for Imaginarium Designs.  For my first project I decided to do a Valentine's Day Mixed Media layout.

This is a photo of my dear friend's daughter Amy on a vintage photo shoot.  To alter the Imaginarium Designs chipboard I inked them with Prima - Ingvild Bolme Chalks - Fall Leave and Vintage Pink.  After they dried I applied some Shimmerz Texturez Paint - Brick Wall and Sandy Stone.

Materials I Used:
Prima Alamanac Paper Collection
Prima Vintage Trinkets Metal - Sunrise Sunset Collection
Prima Chalks
Cottage Cuts Leafy Foliage (4x6)
Memories Ink - Soft Rose
Ranger Archival Ink - Black
Tim Holtz Distress Inks - Vintage Photo, Walnut Stain
Tim Holtz Stamps Set
Shimmerz Paints - Texturez - Brick Wall and Sandy Stone

For my second project I decided to use a photo of Artist and Illustrator Rola Chang's Watercolor Painting.  Heather Jacob gave this to me and I love her art!!  To alter the chipboard I painted them with Lumiere Paints - "Metallic Rust" and "Citrine" and then randomly inked some Prima Chalk "Black Soot".

Materials I Used:
Graphic 45 "Birdsong" Paper Collection
Tim Holtz Distress Ink "Vintage Photo and Black Soot"
Lumiere Paints "Metallic Rust" and "Citrine"
Imaginarium Designs Chipboard (Cross Hatch IDDL0001)
Metal Charms

Don't forget to go to Imaginarium Designs blog and leave a comment for a chance to win some beautiful chipboard!!  Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek and I hope you've enjoyed and are inspired to create with some Imaginarium Designs chipboard!!

Monday, March 3, 2014

Gettin Hitched ~Scraps Of Darkness~ February DT Reveal Peak

Hi Sweets, Today I'm sharing another Design Team project, this time for Scraps of Darkness and their February Kit "A Touch Of Grey".  This is an incredible kit full of Kaisercraft's "Art Of Life" paper collection, Authentique's "Abroad" paper collection, and FabScraps beautiful "Butterfly Pink" with soft pinks that accent the other collections perfectly...Mel's done it again!!

This is my take on February's Sketch by our ever-talented Suepup!!  I used some photos of my daughter's friend Sweet Melissa and her hubby when they got their "Gettin Hitched" photos at a tow truck junkyard..how cool is that!!  I really loved using the Studio 490 Wendy Vecchi's Clearly for Art Whitecout Modeling Film.  You can stamp, ink, and die cut the material and heat it up and mold it to whatever shape you wish.  And if you don't like it..just heat it up again and start over.  So here's my creation, hope you enjoy!!