Monday, September 19, 2011

Prima Haul "Printery Collection"

Prima Altered Reed Diffuser

Elegant Expressions Prima Altered Reed Diffuser that I created this past weekend.

I was walking around our local Walmart just taking in all the home decor items for some inspiration and stumbled across the candle section. They had the cutest little glass jars of all sizes and shapes which sparked my creative mind to think hmmmm how could I alter mind went right to "PRIMA"!!!! My local scrapbook store just got in the new Prima Printery paper collection and I knew that is what I wanted to use to create a altered home decor item....

scented oil
Prima goodness
My Minds Eye burlap trim
Vintage lace trim
and a touch of love...

I just love how it turned out...thinking this would make great Christmas Gifts for my friends and family.

side views....

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Micro Mini Album Tutorial

My base for the micro mini that I created was using shipping tags (6 1/4 x 3) standard size.
I get mine at a local office supply store, really inexpensive.
 Step 1.     I scored shipping tag at top 1 inch, then flipped and scored at 3 1/2 inches (give or take-not all shipping tags measure the same).
 Step 2.    Distress inks I used was (Vintage Photo, Brushed Corduroy), this help give the vintage feel and old warm feel. giggle love that feeling...
 Step 3.    Fun stuff: Using Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist started out with Olive Vine & Brick, then added splashes of Coffee Shop!!!! you must try playing with glimmer it will cause the giggles to come out and show that inner does in me...
 Step 4.    I tore up some old scrabble dictionary pages inked them with Distress inks, Vintage Photo, Brushed Corduroy & Walnut Stain. This tip is from Marion Smith, be sure to check out her YouTube channel you will be amazed.
 Step 5.   Gluing, I used the best stuff Multi Medium Matte Glue by Claudine Hellmuth. if you haven't tried this glue it's a must have!!!!! It doesn't just glue it seals. Love that.
 There you have it a simple and fun way to create a mini with supplies and scraps laying around your scrapping table. Next are pics of every page in the mini, I junked my mini up so much it doesn't like to close so this will be such a nice Christmas decoration this year sitting on a shelf with Christmas lights twinkling off the pages...ohhhhhhh

Shipping Tags
Distress Inks: Vintage Photo, Brushed Corduroy, Walnut Stain
Multi medium matte glue
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist: Coffee Shop, Brick, Olive Vine
Scraps: Graphic 45 & Bo Bunny Christmas papers, embellishments, Vintage trims, Melissa Frances trims, gems, May Arts ribbons.
Glitter pen: Gelly Roll Clear Star Sparkle
Creative Scraps by Peggy Lee: little imagination and creative spirit

Artsy Addicts Micro Mini Facebook Challenge (Marion Smith)

Monday, September 12, 2011

A sneak peek of my Mirco Mini for Artsy Addicts

a little sneak peek of my mirco mini challenge that Marion Smith is hosting over at Artsy Addicts Facebook page.
don't forget to come back to see the finished mini.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

2nd Canvas Art Piece

"Anything Goes" Challenge

Here is my 2nd Canvas art piece I have ever made, and I think it turned out OK. I created this for Simon Says Stamp and Show Blog Challenge this week it's all about "ANYTHING GOES", be sure to stop over at their blog to be inspired by the Design Teams artwork and join in for your chance to win some goodies.
 Let me walk you through my canvas piece, first I painted it blue, then glued some cardstock and pattern paper that I ran through some texture fades, before gluing down I inked with distress inks over the raised images. Did some stamping and glimmer misting.
Using some Die Cuts I created the dress form, thimble, birdcage, bird along with the flowers: distressed them with ink, stains, glimmer mist, perfect pearls mist, (one of my fav's is after you ink and spray while it's still wet crumple the paper in your hands, then ink the edges gives it a real vintage feel.
Added some seam binding which was cream, I colored it with glimmer mist and perfect pearl mist, again crumpled it up and heat set it to hold it's wrinkles and crinkles!!!! Added some flowers, bling and findings my art piece was complete.
 Can't wait to play again be sure to check out their blog and the DT blogs as well (it's a great way to be inspired, full of ideas, great and wonderful tips and tricks for creating your art).
Grab some supplies and just play!!!!
Peggy Lee

CTMH-cardstock, pattern papers, stamps
Embossing folders-Tim Holtz Alteration texture fades
Die Cuts-Tim Holtz Alterations (tattered florals, caged bird, dress form)
Inks-Ranger Distress (brushed corduroy, walnut, vintage photo)
Stains-Ranger Distress (walnut stain, picket fence)
Stickles-Ranger Distress Stickles (rock candy)
Glue-Ranger Glossy Accents, Claudine Hellmuth Multi-medium matte
Paint-Claudine Hellmuth (blue)
Tattered Angels-Glimmer Mist (frost, coffee shop)
Ranger- Perfect Pearls Mists (blue patina)
Prima- flower
Trims & Findings-Tim Holtz Idea-ology jump rings, mini pins-vintage seam binding, pearls and rhinestones, ribbon (May Arts), lace trim.
Graphic 45-Steampunk paper (created the flowers with it)