Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Altered Box and Garden Drawer for Imaginarium Designs

Hey everyone, it's Miranda here today to share some projects with you! And I also share quick tutorial on a way to texturize your chippies! I hope you like what you see, if you have any questions do let me know! First up is this altered box I created using the Hope Chest paper line. I just loved the shape and details of this box!
And now for my little garden drawer :)
 I started this project not really knowing what I was going to do Lol. I just had picked up the little flower pots at the store. So I started from there and it turned into this :) I really love it! It cheers me up! I have been really experimenting with color lately! Even purple!
And now I will share how I altered the clock face.
I started out by applying a light coat of gesso, just for coverage. I used a sea sponge to adhere it.
After that coat was dry, I went back in and put a much thicker coat, focusing on random spots. You will want it to be thick so it will hold the beads we are going to add.
Next I used some seed beads and just little ones I had in my stash. They can be any color cause you will be painting over them. Mine are white and pink. Push them into the areas with the thick gesso.
*Tip* I heat set everything between layers, it will keep your chippie in a stronger state and won't be flimsy from too much inking and spraying.
After I dried those beads, I added some glass bead gel. I clumped it on in random areas, it will look gunky until it dries, then the medium that the beads are suspended in will disappear, and only the little baby glass beads will remain. I love this stuff!
Voila! Lots of texture! I went back over everything with a light coat of gesso before I sprayed.
The colors I sprayed with are Shimmerz Cotton Candy, Olive Branch, and Treasured Hymn. Use any sprays you want to create the colors you like!
 little close up! Before I added it to my project I went in with some liquid pearls for added detail
Well that's it for me today (long post huh? hehe). I hope you all like my projects! Thank you so much for viewing! Hugs!
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Monday, May 20, 2013

Hope Chest Layout

Hey everyone! I wanted to share my very last project as a Swirlydoos designer. I have loved being on this team, and i hope when life slows down i can join back up with them! I created this layout using the May kit and the sketch this month. I have a full video tutorial. Ya know i was on the fence about this Hope Chest paper, but i have truly fallen in love with it! I used this old (slightly embarrassing ) picture of my sisters, my father, and me. I was just a wee thing hehe! Hope you all like it!

Trial Size Texturez and Dazzlerz with your next Shimmerz order

Hey lovely ladies! So at Shimmerz we have been doing a promo to where if you mention one of the designers names at checkout, you get a free spray of your choice. WEll so many people have been wanting to try the Texturez and Dazzlerz so we are switching it up! Now with your order just put in the "notes to merchant" section my name, then the color of the one you want to try. And its yours for free! I am so addicted to these ya'll! And i know you will be too! Hugs!

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Ingvild Bolme Prima Engraver DT Layout

Hey everyone! I'm really excited to share with you  my first project for the Ingvild Bolme DT! Here is the link to Ingvild's blog post. I will be doing videos each month for you using her amazing products! I created this layout, and the focus was on using her wonderful chalk edgers in the background. I have 2 videos on the process, one focusing on the techniques and the other just pulling it all together. Here is Part 1. The link to the second video is in this one :) At the bottom of the pix I have a list of all the products used! Hugs!

Ingvild Bolme Products Used:
Chalk Edgers in Rock Moss, Worn Jeans, White, Branch Bark, Hydrangae , Lime Pie
Shabby Chic Resins in Window Shutters
Junkyard Findings in Clock Faces, Nailheads
Comfort Craft Tools in Craft Knife, Distress Tool

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Swirlydoos Blog Hop

Welcome to Swirlydoos' May Kit Reveal Blog Hop Block Party!! 

If you came here from the Swirlydoos blog blog, then you are on the right track.  If not, go back to Swirlydoos' blog and start from there.  We have some amazing projects for you to see today !!  Make sure to leave a comment on all of the blogs for a chance to win!!!  Check out Swirlydoos on Facebook and Like Us!!!

The technique kit this month was pretty much hand picked by me, so its my baby :) I can't seem to get enough of these clocks! I've done about 10 at this point lol. I did a lot of fun mixed media techniques on this, and of course have a video tutorial on it!  This will be my last blog hop with Swirlydoos :( Unfortunately life is just too busy for me to keep up these days! I'm going to miss so much about this team ! The kits are phenomenal, and the ladies on the team are like family! Anywayssss i do hope you all like my clock! hugs!


You have until midnight, eastern time, on Friday 5/17 to complete the hop. Winners will be announced on the Swirlydoos Blog on Saturday 5/18.  In order to qualify to win here is what you need to do:
1: Visit all of the blogs and leave a comment on each. This way we know you were there. Become a follower if you're not already. Take your time. There are REALLY beautiful things to see along the way.
2: Before you leave each blog, look for the “special” words and write it down.
Once you have visited all the blogs and collected all the special words, they will create a sentence.
3: Finally, go back to the Swirlydoos blog and leave a comment letting us know how much fun you had, tell us the sentence that was created with all of the special words you collected.    Can't wait to hear from you.
My special word is : Questions

The party continues over at Paulien's blog blog.  Have fun!

Monday, May 13, 2013

Prima Mini Album in a Box

Hey lovely ladies, i'm here today with a DT project for Discountpapercrafts Etsy store. Cathie is all stocked up on lots of yumminess! G45 STaples, Ingvild Bolme Resins, Tim Holtz goodness, Prima Flowers. You name it, she's got it!
I created this file type mini album for my mommy's Mothers Day present. I didn't get to snap pix before i added the pix, so you will see some of my family and me. I didn't show the backs of the pages, cause there are personal messages on there. I hope you all like what I did. This was very much inspired by Jade from Jadedstudios.