Friday, April 29, 2011

The Artsy Addicts Technique Blog Hop

Friday April 29th, 2011
Welcome to our Artsy Addicts Technique Blog Hop!!!!
If you just arrived from Katherine's blog you are on the right path.
My tip and technique for you today is "sanding, ripping, crinkling, inking"!!!
Here is what I created "Tag"!!

First I started out with a plain shipping tag, added glue to it placed it down on top of some colored card stock that is from Close To My Heart. The special awesome thing about CTMH card stock and paper is that it has a white core, which makes it great for embossing, sanding, ripping and crinkling. So much fun!

                              CTMH card stock has a white core middle...
 Here is the shipping tag after I ran it through the cuddle bug with the swirl embossing folder and see how awesome the white core shows up when sanded.
                                                                        so pretty
 Rip out a piece of pattern paper and crinkle really well to create a weathered and worn look, then run Distress Ink (Walnut stain) over the paper lightly to add depth and color. How cool is that.
                                                                    vintage feel
Now let's not forget to hop back to Angela's blog where this blog hop all started!! Now here is a twist if you have visited my blog please be sure to leave me a comment below and I will put your name in for a little art giveaway prize!!!! whooo who doesn't love a special treat. Thanks for creating with me.
Peggy Lee

Supplies I used were: CTMH cardstock and B&T Papers (Simple Pleasures), Stamp set: (Make it Count)
Distress inks (brushed corduroy and walnut ink)
Sewing Room Dress Form Die
Prima Flowers
Embossing folders
Seam binding and ribbon
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist (frost, coffee shop)
glue stick and fabric tac

Thursday, April 28, 2011

CTMH "Sophia" Photo Box

CTMH Workshop on the Go "Sophia" Challenge (over at facebook fan page)

Here is my creation using "Sophia" Workshop On The Go Kit, over at facebook Close To My Heart has a challenge to create with this awesome paper line and please stop over there and "LIKE" my photo for a chance for me to win a Mayberry Workshop on the Go Kit!!! Will you please help me out! Thanks

 This expandable photo box inspired by Marion Smith at she is so amazing and created the pattern for this box, stop over at her youtube channel to see video on making this. Thank you Marion for creating and inspiring this awesome photo box and I can't wait to create a few more for Christmas Gifts.

All Supplies are Close To My Heart Products.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Mini Bird Cage Album

Mini Bird Cage Album "Love"


Spring time is in the air with the sunshine and birds singing in the morning I was in the creative mood to make a mini album. And when I saw this beautiful new line of Butterfly Garden scrapbook papers from Pink Paislee I knew I was creating a birdcage album. Inspired from one of the scrapbook papers that had this wonderful birdcage image with roses and butterflies.
 Here are the first few pages of the mini album: trimmed with lace and Prima flowers with little tiny butterfly punches to give the feeling of walking through a flower garden. I created little shipping tags to have for journal spots through out the album.
 This next set of pages are soooo girly with the awesome dress form die of Tim Holtz and thimble, adorned with Prima flowers, antique buttons and stamping. Gosh any girl would be happy to have their picture next to this angel. The next set of pages are created with Tim Holtz birdcage die with stamping, glimmer mist, antique lace and Prima.
 To give a glitter highlight I used Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist through out the album, by painting it on different images and spraying tags, birdcage and trims.
 This whole birdcage mini album was created with only 6 scrapbook papers from Pink Paislee, one piece of pink Bazzil card stock, chipboard, charms, metals and pearls from Tim Holtz line, Distress ink, glimmer mist, antique lace and buttons (from my travels in Ca) and a little imagination.
 Step one: trace birdcage image out of the scrapbook paper.
 Step two: make a chipboard pattern and glue onto the card stock and papers.
 Step three: using a craft knife or scissors trim out the birdcages to create your front and back covers of album.
 Step four: with chipboard create inner pages and glue to scrapbook papers and cut out.

 Step five: sand the edges to create a smooth look and distress the edges with ink to give a vintage feel, deside how to bind your album (I used my crock-a-dile to create two holes to add jump rings) you could also use your Bind-it-all. Then you are ready to create and fill your album with memories.
scrapbook paper: Pink Paislee "Butterfly Garden" Collection
distress ink: brushed corduroy, walnut ink
stamp set: Close To My Heart "Find Your Style"
glimmer mist: Tattered Angels (frost, olive vine, coffee shop and turqouise)
flowers: Prima Collections (Essentials Fight of Fancy, Arcadian, Cameo Roses, Marri Botanical and E-line flowers)
metals: Tim Holtz book plate
jump rings: 7gypies
embellishments: antique lace and buttons, satin seam binding, pearls, shipping tags.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Rolled Paper Roses

4x4 Tiles for Special Needs Orphan Charity for Reece's Rainbow


4x4 Tiles of Artwork for Charity Drive: Reece's Rainbow

 Here are my 4x4 Tiles of Vintage Inspired Artwork for the Charity Drive that Marion Smith is hosting. Anyone who wishes to lend a artful hand please visit Marion's blog at for more details. Here is a short overview of what will take place, Marion has challenged us creative spirits to create 4x4 tile pieces with a Vintage Theme and feel. We are to send them to her and she and a creative team will put all the tiles together to form one big piece of ART!!!!  Depending on how many tiles maybe they can make a few pieces, then the piece will be sold and all the proceeds will go to Reece's Rainbow. How awesome is that we can't be there in person but our art will be there in heart. Thank you Marion for such a heartfelt cause.
                                                          "sending a heartfelt note"
"all we need is love"
                                                                          "simple joys"
                                                                 "soar above the heavens"

Supplies used:
4x4 chipboard
7gypsies papers: Magpie, Mesofauna
Graphic 45: Le Romantique Collection-Enamored Embrace, Alphabet 2
Distress Inks: Brushed Cordurory, Walnut Stain
Stazon Ink: Timber Brown
Punch: Martha Stewart butterfly
Die Cuts: Sizzix Die-Leaf Swirl, Tim Holtz Dies-Caged Bird, Heart Wing, Sewing Room
Glossy Accents and Scott Quick Dry white glue
Ranger Liquid Pearls: Bisque
Color Me Crazy white flowers
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist: Frost, Coffee Shop, Sunflower
Tim Holtz: mini pins
Findings: Antique buttons and lace trim, moss, pearl gems, jute, seam binding...

Monday, April 11, 2011

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