Monday, February 28, 2011

Design Team Submission: Graphic 45 artwork

 Here is a my artwork for Graphic 45 Design Team Call that I am submitting, you can search my archives for this artwork for more details. I thought just close up pictures would be wonderful for eye candy. Enjoy!



Dad & Me

 Look how cute my husband was as a young lad!!! This layout is of Lee and his father Carl back in the day, I just love Lee's pj's he is wearing. Memories of yesterday warms my heart and is bittersweet. OK enough of that Peggy or I will start tearing up. Over at Simon Says Stamp and Show Blog they are having another weekly challenge and it was to use "Ephemera". I had made these shipping tags with old book pages from a children's book and glue them on and inked the edges with distress inks. I knew I wanted to use them in my scrapbooking layout.  I used Graphic 45 "LeRomantique Collection-Celebration & Die Cut Alphabet 2" as my starting point, to me Graphic 45 screams vintage!!!!
 Here is a close up of the shipping tags and yes I used some of my vintage lace and trims that I have been collecting. Along with Webster's pages green/brown ribbon, it want perfect with the colors I chose.
And I couldn't resist using these Tattered Floral Die Cuts to make my own flowers with chipboard, cut them out then ran them through a cuttle bug with Tim Holtz texture fades embossing folders and used Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist (Turquoise Blue, Sunflower and Coffee Shop) to give the flowers some shine. Also I used the Tattered Leaves Die and then ran Distress ink Vintage Photo over the embossed image and the edges, to give the worn look. To give this layout a manly feel (with all the floral going on) I add Tim's Idea-ology metal lines (brads, foliage, hitches) to give depth and rustic feel. Love it!!! Who doesn't love metal on their layouts!!
Are you inspired yet? Jump over to SSS blog and play along with their challenge this week, it's really fun to create and have a chance to win a prize.

Happy creating, Peggy Lee

Close To My Heart: March Stamp of the Month

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Fairy Wedding Cake Album

From my sneak peek from a few post back to completed Fairy Wedding Cake Album art piece. It all started with a couple small paper mache boxed I painted white with Claudine Hellmuth Studio paint. Covered the tops with white lace for the trims and (the covers are still able to be opened and tiny treasure to be placed inside). I used Graphic 45 "Once Upon a Springtime" paper collection with Distress ink: Vintage Photo to give the piece a worn look.
 As you can see here I used a empty ribbon roll for my base and the place to hook the muslin fabric wedding album, where I sewed on the pieces of Graphic 45 tags and embellished the fabric with buttons and butterflies. (first-let me say that I glimmer misted and tea died the muslin with the lace trims on it) again for the weathered worn look.
 Here you can see that I used a piece of lace to use as the closure with a pearl button. This is how the album stays closed to form the bottom of the wedding cake.
 I used Distress Stickles in Vintage photo again for the aged look and used Worn Lipstick and Turquoise blue to with the flowers and fairies shine.
 The top is showcases four fairy queens that make up the topper with coffee filter flowers I created with Tattered Floral Die Cut and Distress inks: Dried Marigold, Spun Sugar and Tattered Angels Glimmer mist: Jazz Blue, Frost and Coffee Shop) to color the coffee filter flowers.
 Any project is beautiful when you use pearl trims and lace some that are truly vintage, I do love how this came out I had that piece of muslin laid aside for a cuff bracelet I am working on and said hey that would be cute as a rolled out album...and the creativity flowed.
 I would say that I dug out my scraps and in my trash to create this one of a kind project. Look in your stash or in your trash and see what you can reuse to create a work of art.
 Hope you enjoyed this little project, if you haven't picked up Graphic 45 "Once Upon a Springtime" I would highly recommend you do and create to your hearts content. I really love this paper line.
Peggy Lee

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Home Sweet Home "Stripes" Challenge

 Yes again I joined along with Simon Says Stamp and Show Blog with their weekly challenge which this week was create something with "Stripes"!! I started out with creating a small wall hanging art and turned it into a home sweet home wall art, that will be proudly displayed in my living room, for I love how it turned out.
 The based is cut out of black chipboard, and covered with one of my favorite paper lines Graphic 45 (paper collections I used: Baby 2 Bride-Baby Button Bingo, Botanicabell-Dragonfly Duet, Commuique-Shutter Speed, Renaissance Fair-Enlighted, Playtimes Past-Jack & Jill, G45 Collection-Die Cut Alphabet 2)

 "Stripes" Tattered Floral Die Cuts and Cagedbird Die Cut (cage and bird). Studio 490-leaf stamp: (Ticket To Art) Archival Black Ink, along with Tim Holtz Distress Inks (Peeled Paint, Forest Moss, Brushed Cordury, Walnut Stain). I also used Distress Embossing Ink and Tarnished Gold embossing powder by Ranger to make the grunge paper key look weathered and old. Embellished the wall art with Tim  Holtz Idea-ology metals ( washers, brads, jump rings, foliage).
Added some Distress Stickles (Vintage Photo) to give the home a little weathered worn look and my Home Sweet Home peice of art is ready to be hung and admired.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

sneak peek!!!

just a little peek to see what I am playing with on this sunny afternoon! Will share when complete.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

"A Tag" Challenge: " A Tag Play House"

 Wow this little "Tag" Challenge over at Simon Says Stamp and Show Blog sure stretched my creative mind, I started out making a simple tag, then taped together two, then three...using the new Graphic 45 papers "Once Upon a Springtime Collection".
 I also took to shipping tags and covered with papers, inks and created a floor for the walls to be placed on. I used a Hero Arts stamp for the two side gates, I used Tim Holtz "On The Edge-Picket Fence Die" to create the adorable little fence, with old book papers glued on and glimmer misted and painted white.
 To give it a garden bed along the  fence,  I used again Tim Holtz "Tattered Floral Die Cut" to create flowers and sprayed them with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist (Jazz Blue, Frost and Coffee Shop) also used Distress inks Spun Sugar and Dried Marigold to color the flowers. Added gems and pearls with butterfly punch-Martha Stewart with inked edges. For all the distressing and aging I used Tim Holtz Distress inks (Brushed Corduroy, Vintage Photo, Spun Sugar, and Dried Marigold).
 I cut out the little characters from one of the Graphic 45 papers, added inks and stickles. Finished off the little tag play house with some moss to give it that at home feel. Love it.
 This little paper lantern was made using the die cuts on the Graphic 45 papers and taped together and hanging on a stem.
I used a piece of Grunge Paper and inked it with Brushed Corduroy and Vintage Photo, added another die cut little title out and hung it off the picket fence. so cute. A little fairy next to the grunge paper key and butterfly hiding in the little garden along the fence.
I had a blast starting out with one thing on my mind was to create a simple tag with this new line of paper then my creative spirit flowed into this Tag Play House!!!

Friday, February 18, 2011

been under the weather

wow where did my time go, haven't posted in a long time, we have been sick and under the weather. So much sickness going around the area and in the schools. I have been working on my next post which I hope to have it done and posted today. I can't believe I missed posting something for Valentines Day, what was I thinking but all I can do is keep moving forward and get busy creating.