A Vintage Girl DCC Blog Hop

Candy Rosenburg has created a new line that has been a decade in the making — A Vintage Girl. Today, I am participating in a wonderful blog hop featuring this line with the DCC! I got to play with three of the awesome chipboard sets to create this mixed media canvas:

Instead of going to with the traditional steampunk vibe gears and pipes lend themselves well to, I went with a whimsical approach. I used Plaid’s new Color Shift and Dragon Glaze, Rita Barakat die cut and embossing powders and Lisa Kettell pieces.

Directions:

Take a stretched canvas, turn it over to create a shadow box. White gesso it and use a stencil and modeling paste to create texture.

Once the piece dries, paint with Color Shift and top it off with Dragon Glaze.

Using several different thick embossing powders, emboss and heat set the chipboard pieces. Use a clear embossing ink on each piece and cover with powder. Set it with a heat gun.

Adhere the chipboard pieces to the frame. Next, fill in the blanks with metal and button gears and clocks. Add a drop of alcohol ink to each addition and dab with a blender.

Add a few few Lisa Kettell pieces on some of the gears.

Use a little of the Color Shift and Dragon Glaze to make them blend in to the piece.

Finally, add the Rita Barakat Alice in Wonderland die cut to the center on pop dots. Highlight her with some glitter glue.

Final Piece

The piece ended up taking on a life of it’s own. Sometimes (almost all the time on things I create) I have one thing in mind for a project and it ends up somewhere else. That is okay and part of the creative process! This went from whimsical to dark fantasy.

Now it is time to hop through the other designers blog for even more inspiration with A Vintage Girl. Please leave a comment at each stop!

Until next time ~ Happy Crafting!

Photo Shadow Box with Fuji Film and AC Moore

Nothing is more fun than a box of craft goodies full of surprises! AC Moore and Fuji Film teamed up with the Hello Lisa design team to create a Halloween Shadow Box. Each designer had to use only what was in the package mailed to us to create a shadow box. The focal point was a print of our choice by Fuji Film. Here is what I created with my box:

 This was such a fun project to create! I actually used two of the Fuji Film prints in my box. Here is a 1 minute and 15 second video of how you can create a similar box:

The hardest part was waiting for the paint to dry! I live in the southwest and normally it is very dry here, but we have gotten a lot of rain. The air is humid and everything is taking hours to dry — something I am not used too! This is a really cute statement piece that comes together in under an hour (paint drying time may take longer).

The photos were by far the easiest to cut out! I thought for sure I would get smudges all over them, but they stayed looking great!
If you did a shadow box with a picture as the focal point, what picture would you use? 
Until next time ~ Happy Crafting!

Rita Barakat and Emerald Creek Blog Hop!

I am so excited for the NEW release of the Rita Barakat Embossing Powder line by Emerald Creek! I got to play with two of the new colors — Dragon’s Egg and Mermaid Fin. Dragon’s Egg is a gorgeous purple and Mermaid Fin is a sparkly glitter blue. The first project I created with it is this:

 I had so much fun with making that tag that I decided to create another:

 I first gathered my material: a tag and these three paints.

 Using my fingers I applied the acrylic paint to the tag.

 Using the Zen Cloud Art Foamie stamp I stamped and embossed the image with Dragon’ Egg.

I applied the color shield and  I inked the edges and embossed them twice with Mermaid Fin to create a gorgeous thick border.

 Using foam dots I adhered the mermaid to the tag.

 Finally I added some glitter glue and clear glaze to make her shine.

Make sure you hop on through to see other amazing projects from the design team and leave a comment on each blog to be entered in a chance to win a set of embossing powder! Winner will be announced on Mixed Media via Rita Barakat’s FB page September 3!





Karen

Jenn

To get your own embossing powder (and I have since ordered all the rest because I love them!) please click here
Until next time ~ Happy Crafting!

Denim and Diamonds

I recently have started swapping pocket letters with a great group of online ladies. When I was asked to join the “Denim and Diamond” swap I did not hesitate. Once I realized what I signed up for I was a little scared. I kept thinking of cowgirls, but did not want to incorporate that into it. I then realized that I had an old pair of my daughter’s jeans that had bling on the leg. She wore them all the time when she was 6 (ten years ago) and I found them for her at Walmart for $6. I decided to use those as the base. I first cut them down to ATC size (2.5 by 3.5) and mod podged them with extreme glitter Mod Podge to a baseball card for stability. As they dried I added my signature stamp to the back of nine ATC blue cardstock cut bases. Once they were dry I attacked them to the blue cardstock. I inked up one of Rita Barakat’s stamps with white paint and stamped it in a random order on the denim. I decided on this particular stamp because the circles in the hair looked like places for bling. Once it dried I added gems and bling items from my stash and stuffed a baseball sleeve to create the pocket letter. It was missing something so I created a layered heart embellishment and a shabby chic flower from the leftover denim. I added a butterfly charm and attached it to the sleeve.

I never dreamed that my scraps (literally!) would create something beautiful. To make the two embellishments check out this video:

Until next time ~ Happy Crafting!

Sunset Shaker Card with NEW stamp from Rita Barakat and Technique Junkies!

Techniuqe Junkies has another fantastic new release launch featuring Rita Barakat. This month the theme is friendship. I created this clean and simple shaker card with the stamp “Sunset”.

I used Plaid paint to create the sunset and foam craft sheets to create the shaker! 

I created a video tutorial on how to make this card here:

Make sure you hop along with us to see what other designers have done with these stamps.

Gel Plate Pressed Tote

We have a fun blog hop featuring Rita Barakat and Plaid Fabric Paint! This paint is wonderful. It is water soluble so clean up is a breeze, but once it is heat set it is permanent. This is the what I made with it:

Here is a tutorial on how to create this:
Now, hop on through to all these amazing blogs:
Until next time ~ Happy Crafting!

Princess Mermaid Shadow Box Card with Rita Barakat and Technique Junkies Blog Hop

The Rita Barakat Designers are doing a blog hop! Each comment on one of our teams blog posts is another chance to win! Details can be found at https://wp.me/p47OIs-HA winner will be announced on Friday the 6th on the blog at RitaBarakat.com

Summer is in full swing in these parts and what better way to celebrate than with mermaids! I just adore the new line by Rita Barakat that is available at Technique Junkies! I had so much fun creating this shadow box card with the Clam Shell and Princess Mermaid! I like to keep the front of my shadow box cards simple because when it is open it is dramatic!

I used Glitter Paint by Plaid as the back drop to the simple sentiment on the front of the card.

 On the inside I colored the mermaid and clam with copic markers and placed pearls around the edge of the shadow box.

 I backed the mermaid with a glitter cardstock to make her shine. I also used my fingers to add a little glitter glue on her for some sparkle.

 For the clam I used copic markers to give him so personality.

Here are all the new stamps and don’t forget the 10% off coupon for my readers!TJ10Betz 

www.techniquejunkies.com/seagrass/
www.techniquejunkies.com/clamshell/
www.techniquejunkies.com/jellyfish/
www.techniquejunkies.com/floral-mermaid/
www.techniquejunkies.com/princess-mermaid/
www.techniquejunkies.com/tidepool/
www.techniquejunkies.com/sailing-ship-collage/
www.techniquejunkies.com/swirly-waves/
www.techniquejunkies.com/octopus-face/
www.techniquejunkies.com/attitude-giraffes/
www.techniquejunkies.com/seashell-borders-set-of-2/
www.techniquejunkies.com/kisses-the-shoreline/
www.techniquejunkies.com/flip-flops/
www.techniquejunkies.com/seashells-set-of-5/
www.techniquejunkies.com/play-like-a-pirate-set-of-7/
www.techniquejunkies.com/inside-out-patience-set-of-10/

Here is a short tutorial on how to make a shadow box! It is super easy and fun!
Here is another mermaid inspired one:
And here is a video on how to use Copics:

Now, Make sure you hop on through to the next blog!
YOU ARE HERE: Betz Golden https://scrappycafe.blogspot.com/…/princess-mermaid-shadow-…
Jenn DuBell – https://yvonnebijouxcrafts.blogspot.com/…/technique-junkies…
Karen Jiles- https://stampinakapalace.blogspot.com/…/technique-junkies-r…
Yolie Burke – http://www.justyolie.com/…/technique-junkies-rita-barakat-h…
Stephanie Eaton – http://inkedartist.com/?p=1971
*Guest designer Michelle Wells –https://histrulybeloved.blogspot.com
Until next time ~ Happy Crafting!