Monday, February 25, 2013

Coin Envelope Mini Album: Part 1

Coin Envelope Mini: "spring chicks"
I have been wanting to create a coin envelope mini album for some time now.
 So I decided it's time with snow storms keep giving us fluffy flakes, cooler temps when all I do is dream of "Spring Chicks" mini album came to be...using Authentique Paper Collection: Lovely.
Mini covers
Cut 2 chipboard  pieces to 3 1/2 x 7.
Cut 4 pieces of paper to fit the cover chipboards.
glue and inked edges.
Coin Envelope
size 3 1/8 x 5 1/2
I used 6 coin envelopes
Inked all the edges with Distress ink-brushed corduroy and vintage photo.
Cut the papers a hair smaller than 3 1/8 x 5 1/2 size.
Used my Bind-it-All to bind my mini
 (I don't use mine enough so I thought this cute little mini would be perfect).
Handmade flowers using Tim Holtz Tattered Floral Die out of plain white muslin.
Sprayed Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist-Tutti Fruity on my craft mat, then dipping the flower petal edges into the puddle of mist, set aside to dry.
Cut strings of pearls-glued two flowers together added the string of pearls into the centers.
Squish the floral together to shape the flower.
Highlighted the tips with vintage photo-distressed ink.
Created a tag to slip into the coin pocket-tag size 3x5
inked and punched out tab shapes from the paper scraps.
With school winter break sneaking up on me, where does the time go? My daughter is helping me organize my studio, with some much needed mother and daughter I type snowflakes are a fallen it's perfect snow to build a snowman!!! Keep a watch out for pics....
enjoy the simple things of life
and family.

hugs, Peggy Lee

coin envelopes
Authentique papers
Distressed inks-brushed corduroy, vintage photo
Tattered Floral Die-Tim Holtz
Sizzix die-swirls
Tattered Angels Glimmer mist-tutti fruity, olive vine, english ivy
Tim Holtz-Chitchat Verbiages Charla
Prima-resin bird and gems
paper doily, lace trims

Monday, February 18, 2013

A Little Mixed Media Canvas

Yes indeed I enjoyed a little mixed media canvas play this weekend, and can I say it's was really  fun to just create with no direction, just play. I used scraps that was laying around my work table, with having bags of extra little pieces comes in handy when you are doing a mixed media canvas. Save your little bits.
This little canvas started out with a technique from watching Miranda on YouTube, using hot glue to draw a design and then glue tissue paper over the designs.
I was also inspired by watching Marion Smith videos on coloring with glimmer mist.
I challenge you to get inspired and grab some glimmer and create away.
I put a dab of gesso on my finger
 to paint over the raised areas to create depth  and help it stand out.
Grabbed some chipboard and cut out some of my favorite die cuts.
 Sprayed with differnet kinds of glimmer mist to add layers of color.
Got to love the glimmer!!
Die cut out the wings ran through an embossing folder.
Painted with black paint added some crackle paint (let dry).
Painted a thick coat of white paint or I used gesso.
 And watch the cracks appear it is a really cool affect.
I added little touches on the canvas with cheese cloth.
Using glimmer mist to achieve the color tones I wanted to use.
Dry the cheese cloth and cut or pull apart and add to canvas.
Die cut paper flowers, inked edges and color with glimmer mist.
Now when I finished the canvas at first the flowers where showing up on camera with a green coloring. Which I did love reminded me of a patina look, but I wasn't really feeling it.
 So I was BRAVE and I mean brave I was shaking in my boots when I decided to white wash the flowers. I was so excited when it turned out pretty cool.
At last it is finished.



Have you wanted to try creating a mixed media canvas?
What is stopping you?
Go for it and give it a try you will be so happy you did.

Thanks for stopping in today,
Peggy Lee

(don't forget to leave a comment)
 we love to hear from you.

folk art paint
crackle medium
hot glue
tissue paper
cheese cloth
paper doily
decoupage glue
Beacon 3-1 glue
Distress inks and stains
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist:
(graphite, olive vine, english ivy, aquamarine, marshmallow)
Tim Holtz dies and chitchat verbiages
Sizzix dies
mother of pearl buttons

Friday, February 15, 2013

Smash Pages

Today I would like to share with you some of the pages that I've created in my K & Co. Smash book. All of these pages were desinged using scraps.

Since these journals are pre-bound with a rather small coil, it is important to keep the pages somewhat flat.  I build out my layers with paper, since they are not too bulky.  I try to use as many of the smaller pieces as possible to hide the patterns that are pre-printed on the journal pages.

In this layout - I only had a few of the chipboard letters left, so I abbreviated the words Love and You so that I could use what I have. 

I just love to layer  scraps of paper.  Feel free to rip, tear, punch pieces of scrap to give your layouts more interest. Other awesome products to include are paper clips, washi tapes, journal cards, tags, envelopes, flat flowers, buttons, rub-ons, ribbon, staples and transparency lay-overs.
This layout is a photo I took at Easter of the Gibbs kids. I wanted the photo to really pop and I loved how the blue theme of this page worked well with my Easter photo.  To tone down the bright colored background, I layered some softer pastel banners  in the negative space aross the top. Don't forget to pull out your stamps for these books too.

Thanks for stopping in today,

Tonya Gibbs

Monday, February 11, 2013

Lattice Album: Marion Smith Designs & Leaky Shed Studios

Mini Pretty: Lattice Chipboard Album
I am in love with these amazing new mini albums that Marion Smith has designed for Leaky Shed Studios. Marion sent me a goodie box with this Lattice Mini Album with her Romance Novel paper collection with  the embellishments. It took me a few days to decide on how I was going to create with this beautiful album (let's say there are so many ideas and styles you can do with these albums). I really wanted the lattice to the main focus and with a birdcage with flowers, I feel it pops!!!
my mini got a little chunky
I left the first page pretty plane to help showcase the lattice cover.
Marion's papers really don't need any embellishing they are so pretty in detail.
I created pockets with tags.
The last page I created a pocket to hold more photos and tags.
ohhhh this is my favorite paper of the collection
Page close ups:
 Marion out did herself with this beautiful collection called "Romance Novel".
It's a must have if you can still get your hands on it.

The roses were plain white Prima roses which I painted with glimmer mist and distress inks.
a little peak of the popped up air balloon
love the lattice

I simply loved working with this chipboard album, amazing quality and it takes ink, stains and crackle perfectly so fun to create with.

Thanks for stopping in and hope you enjoy.
 And we would love to hear from you-just leave us a comment below.

Peggy Lee

Prima: Romance Novel Collection
Prima: Romance Novel Embellishments
Prima: Shabby Chic Resin-birds
Melissa Frances: Vintage Embellishments
Tattered Angels: glimmer mist
Ranger: Distress inks & stains
Folk Art: paint and crackle paint
Vintage lace and pearl trim

Friday, February 8, 2013

Tattered Angels' - White Washed Pine

I have totally fallen in love with the new Tattered Angels' Naturally Aged Paint System Kits.  I have been using them on EVERYTHING lately, as you can tell from my last few posts.  I'm totally in LOVE!  I haven't been this excited about a medium in ages!
Today's project is using these two kits:

You guys know I love to make cards from my scraps. I had a couple of inches of the grey Maya Road trim, the perfect amount to make a dress.  So I pulled out my Tattered Angels Naturally Aged Fine Wood Paint System Kits-White Washed Pine  to paint the cardstock used with Tim Holtz Sewing Room dress form.  I love how the grey in the trim pulls out the grey in the paint kit.
Prima's Tea Thyme paper offered the perfect shabby chic background for this dress form. I also had small pieces of flowers that were remnants from previous projects and clustered them around the dress form to offer the look of a garden view. 
The butterfly was cut from a scrap tag that had the Tattered Angles' Naturally Aged Precious Stone Paint System Kits-Turquoise. The rich colors and variegated effects from the glazes and sprays offer the perfect texture for the butterfly.
Finally a Martha Stewart frame was used to capture the sentiment on this card. 
I'm having so much fun playing with these paint systems. 
Thanks for stopping in today,
Tonya Gibbs
  • Tattered Angels Naturally Aged Fine Wood Paint System Kits-White Washed Pine
  • Tattered Angels Naturally Aged Fine  Precious Stone Paint System Kits-Turquoise
  • Maya Road - Grey Trim
  • Martha Stewart Crafts - Craft Punch - Classic Butterfly
  • Martha Stewart Crafts - Crafter's Clay Collection - White Clay
  • Martha Stewart Crafts - Crafter's Clay Collection - Silicone Mold - Frame and Flourishes
  • Prima - Valentine Vine Collection - Heart and Flower Embellishments - White
  • Prima - Melisse Collection - Flower Embellishments - Nature Garden
  • Prima - Tea-Thyme Collection - 6 x 6 Paper Pad
  • Sizzix - Tim Holtz - Bigz Die - Alterations Collection - Die Cutting Template - Sewing Room
  • Cardstock
  • Trim
  • Inkadinkadoo - Happy Birthday Stamp
  • Ranger - Archival Ink - Sepia

Friday, February 1, 2013

Valentine's Card

With Valentine's Day around the corner, I thought I would share with you a card I made using the new Tattered Angel's Bare Metals Paint System - Rusty Metal and some of my Tim Holtz Alterations products. I said it before, and I will say it again, These paint systems + Tim Holtz - OH MY!

I used  kraft card stock as my base card. Then embossed a piece of scrap white card stock with the postcard embossing folder. I thought the contrast really called attention to the rusty metal tag.  As the focal point of the card, I used a manila tag and the Tattered Angels' Paint System - Rusty Metal. I know this goes without saying, but ... I LOVE these new systems!  I love how the rusty metal paint system makes the lock look old and tattered.  You can really see the texture that heating the glaze gives to the paper.   I also used the vintage pink from the system to color my roses, then brushed some of the Camel Glam from the kit over the top of the roses to grunge them up and give them sparkle.     

Here is a glimpse of the tag prior to decorating it.

Here is a video on how to create the effect used on the tag.
 The card is so romantic and I just love the tattered girly grunge effects. It reminds me of a Love that has stood the test of time. In a few weeks my husband and I will celebrate our 23 wedding anniversary and this card will be a gift to him for Valentine's Day.
Thank you for stopping in today,
Tonya Gibbs
Project Resources:
  • Tattered Angels - Naturally Aged Paint System Bare Metal - Rusty Metal
  • Sizzix - Tim Holtz - Texture Fades - Alterations - Embossing Folders - Postcard and Sheet Music
  • Sizzix - Tim Holtz - Movers and Shapers Die - Alterations - Mini Lock and Key Set
  • Sizzix - Tim Holtz - Movers and Shapers Die - Alterations - Cargo Stencil Number Set
  • Sizzix - Jewelry Die - Primative Hearts
  • Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Rusty Hinge
  • Prima - Fabric Leaves 
  • Prima - Sherwood Rose Collection - Truffle
  • Stampers Anonymous - Tim Holtz - 100th Collection
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