Monday, October 20, 2014

Sharing my Altered Paper Bag &Card Gift Set for Die~Namites Blog!

Sharing my blog post over on the Die~Namites Blog that was
day viewed this must stop over and see all the amazing
projects with the Die~Namites New Release dies...from our DT members.

First up is my 
"Altered Paper Bag" and Card Gift set.
I used the "It's a Boy" Die~Namites Die (shown below).
I knew I wanted to make a gift bag/card set using a paper bag.

It's a Boy

I just love how big this die is...I die cut out "It's a Boy" three times...twice out
of Kraft card stock and once in blue check paper to cut apart the stars. 
Popped two of the layers up to give depth!
I used Graphic 45's paper collections (Little Darlings & Baby to Bride) and embellishments.
I always make sure to finish the backs of my paper helps give strengthen. 

Love the depth of popping up the die cuts give to your projects.
Don't be afraid to cut them apart and use only a piece or two.
Your dies can go a long way!
I used Petaloo flowers that matched the Graphic 45 papers...
I love the blue and aqua tones with the Kraft!

Now onto my "Bath tube" card...
I used the adorable 

Again I used the Graphic 45 paper collections (Little Darlings & Baby to Bride)
I have to say this die is amazing!
I die cut this one out about 4 times in different papers..
I paper pieced it all together to create the different elements
shown in the die cut image....
"I love how it came out" my favorite is the rubber ducky, so cute!!!
I popped dotted this bath tube up to give depth...added some pearls and gems!
I am just tickled how this card came together.
"see how I die cut out another ducky and placed him"

Thanks for stopping by today
Be sure to jump over to the Die~Namites Dies Blog to see all the
lovely creations by the DT members.
Peggy Lee Baker

Die~Namites Dies-"It's a Boy" and "Bathtube"
Graphic 45-papers, stickers and embellishments
(Little Darlings and Baby to Bride)
Petaloo-flowers (Flora Doodles-velvet hydrangeas aqua/blue,
Printed Darjeeling-wild mini blooms white and Spring Darjeeling-dahlia teal/aquas)
Tim Holtz-Distress ink-vintage photo
Kraft card stock
paper bag
crepe paper-white
pearls and gems

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Clean and Simple Cards with Water Coloring Tutorial for Die~Namites!

Sharing with you all my clean and simple cards with water coloring tutorial....from the Die~Namites Blog,!
Be sure to jump over to the Die~Namites Blog for amazing creations from our Design Team....
Clean and Simple Cards
Who doesn't love the end of a work week, with busy schedules, etc.
It's Peggy Lee, here to share with you all. A simple card with water coloring tutorial!
I love to pile on many other products like (inks, gesso, fibers, stamps, etc.)
on my everyday cards, but
sometimes it's refreshing to make a clean and simple card.
That is actually what I have created here with just a hint of mixed media texture!

Shady Tree

 Water coloring Tutorial
Step 1. Die cut your Die~Namites Die,
 I die cut the "Shady Tree" out of white card stock.

Step 2
. Using your inks or mist try your hand at water coloring with them.
I used my Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist products....first I 
used Tattered Leather glimmer mist.
Step 3. Dry in between each color of mist.
Step 4. Start with your lightness color, then keep coloring!
Tattered Angels Canary Chalkboard glimmer mist.
Next I used 
Tattered Angels Chilli Pepper Red Simply Sheer.
Next I used
Tattered Angels Olive Vine glimmer mist.
Next I used 
Ranger Distress Ink Brushed Corduroy.
Next I used
Ranger Distress Stain Spiced Marmalade.
Then I used 
Tattered Angels Graphite glimmer mist to
add give the tree and leaves a
weathered worn feel.

There you have it so simple and fun to use your mists, inks and stains...
to water color your die cuts.
Here is a side view of the "Shady Tree" I popped the die cut
up with pop give the image depth.
I just love how this card came faint stamping with the depth of the tree.
Oh and by far my favorite is the water coloring, it's so fun...
Why don't you try this technique out, I know you will love it!!!

Thanks for stopping by today, enjoy the fall season!

Peggy Lee


Tattered Angels-Glimmer mist in Tattered Leather,
Graphite, Olive vine & Canary Chalkboard 
Chilli Pepper Red Simply Sheer
Ranger-Distress ink-brushed corduroy
Distress Stain-spiced marmalade
CTMH-Chocolate ink, script stamp
White card stock base

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Mixed Media Canvas

Mixed Media Canvas-I am sharing an olde but a goodie....enjoy!
I got to have some creative play this week with a friend and knew I wanted to create a mixed media canvas for someone special. That is why there is no title on this art piece yet (I will post after I have mailed this art piece out)! This was a lot of fun to create...
It all started with a plan 6x6 canvas, I glued down some wrinkled natural tissue paper.
I forgot to snap a photo of me trying out my new find which was Martha Stewart Stucco Paint where I used Crafters Workshop stencils with Splash of Color Primary Elements: Majestic Blue-Costa Rica and Dragon Wing powders those are so cool to mixed with molding paste or stucco like I used.
I used my favorite Tim Holtz Sizzix die: Tattered Floral which I cut with Coraline fabric with some of my favorite Tattered Angels glimmer mist. I just love how the Coraline will hold it's shape while being dried. I also used some Petaloo flowers that came in white.
I used some Dusty Attic chipboard pieces, which I cut apart and gesso them with spraying glimmer mist to give a weathered look.
These are Tim Holtz Sizzix die: Gears gesso-glimmer misted!!!
I just love how they came out.
Here is a close up of the handmade flowers with a Prima flower.
The next sets of photos show case the textures of adding layers of:
gesso, stucco, glimmer mist and stamping.
the fibers are cheese cloth covered in glimmer mists....
oops-I was being lazy and used my hand to clean my
and whoola my finished canvas (only needs a title) and will be complete and I hope my friend that someone special will enjoy it.

Don't be afraid of mixed media grab a few supplies and just start playing, it's all about the layers...enjoy!!
Thanks for stopping in today, remember to leave a comment!!
Peggy Lee

Splash of Color: Primary Elements
Martha Stewart: Stucco paint
Ranger: Archival Black ink, stamps and Claudine Hellmuth Multi-Medium Matte
and Perfect Pearl Mist: Heirloom Gold, Blue Patina and Sunflower Sparkle and handmade distressed mixture of vintage photo and brushed corduroy.
and Tim Holtz Alternations Dies: Gears and Tattered Florals
Prima: flower
Petaloo: white flowers
Tattered Angels: Glimmer Mist
Turqouise Blue
Coffee shop
Melissa Frances: resin lock
gems, cheese clothe
Dusty Attic: chipboard pieces

Friday, October 3, 2014

Sharing my "Spread Your Wings Tag & Tutorial"!

Spread Your Wings Tag & Tutorial
That's exactly how I felt this past weekend, I could have spread my wings and flown away! If I had wings well I could have created some. What a busy time it was you see my youngest daughter had Prom this past weekend and you all know how getting ready for Prom is so busy and sometimes crazy and a little stressful but in the end it's one of the most beautiful times in your teenagers life.
Along with busy weekend with Prom my oldest daughter who is away to college turned 20 years old on Sunday and since her college is only 3 hours away we decided to drive down and surprise her on her special day lets just say she cried and bear hugged us to death...what a blessed weekend.
Let's get to the tag before I start to cry!
"Spread Your Wings" fits so well with this tag it all started with the butterfly stamp from 7gypsies.
I had stamped the butterfly onto Canvas Corps Ivory Chipboard Handmade Paper oh my this paper is amazing and thick! I just randomly ripped a piece off  then stamped the butterfly. Also stamped another butterfly on a separate piece of the same paper to cut out and pop up to give the butterfly some movement and depth.
 Colored with a couple of markers, added some splatters of Tattered Angels Graphite glimmer mist.
And this is the end result-Love It!
Tag Tutorial
Step 1: I stamped randomly on some tissue paper to create my own background.
Step 2: On my craft sheet sprayed different colors of blue mist from Tattered Angels, then dipped the tag repeatedly into mist to give color depths. (this part is really cool because it's always different every time).
also used Graphite glimmer mist in areas for shading...same as above.
Step 3: Using gel medium glued the tissue paper to both sides of tag.
Step 4: This part is one of my faves I laid down a Prima crackle mask and using stucco and gesso smoothed over the mask to give the tag some peaks and depth...let it dry.
Step 5: Burlap Flower and Leaves-using Canvas Corps colored burlap in slate grey and smokey blue perfect colors to match the tag...I cut the burlap to fit over the Tattered Floral die by Tim Holtz. I also used the Tattered Leaves die by Tim Holtz in the natural burlap for the leaves.
Since I used natural burlap I used Army Green Simply Sheer mist.
Amazing color!
Step 6: In order to keep the burlap flower from falling apart I used a nice layer of gel medium over the flowers and leaves to hold it's shape, plus you can mold your flower into shape. Let it dry then glue together.
And there you have your tag!
Also I did color seam binding and cheese cloth to match the blues with the same mist. Did some random stamping on the tag added some splatters with some glimmer mist. Then on Kraft card stock wrote in sharpie marker my title cut apart and outlined the words and adhered down.
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial, I know I did while creating this tag and funny thing is my daughters Prom dress was the same shades of blue. Which gives me inspiration for a scrapbook layout with her Prom pics.
See inspiration is all around us...

Thanks for letting me share with you all my recap of my Tag Tutorial!

Peggy Lee


Colored Burlap and Natural Burlap
Kraft Card Stock
Ivory Chipboard Handmade paper
Black Cord hemp rope

Butterfly stamp from Hampton Art

Graphite glimmer mist
Blue Bird Plain Jane baseboard
Imperial Blue Simply Sheer
Army Green Simply Sheer

Crackle Mask

Claudine Hellmuth Studio-multi-medium matte
Archival Ink-jet black
Distress Ink-black soot

Tim Holtz Collection-Mixed Media by Stampers Anonymous
Carte Postale by Stampamdous

CTMH Marker-brown bag
Stampin Up Marker-Brocade Blue
Martha Stewart-stucco
Cheese Cloth
Seam Binding
Vintage Button
Natural Tissue paper