Friday, September 27, 2013

Graphic 45, Petaloo & Xyron Blog Hop Day 5- My Pumpkin Patch

Hey everyone, I'm beyond excited to share this post! Not only cause I got to use 3 amazing brands wonderful products, but I have just fallen in  love with Fall decor! If you have been watching the G45 blog all week, you will have seen all the gals AMAZING works! Dream team I tell ya! Today I shrae my contribution :) Along with tutorials on all 3 different styles of pumpkins! First I wanted to share the blog hop prize, you need to go comment on the Graphic 45 blog (here) to be entered to win! Prize winner announced on Monday! So hurry hurry!
To me nothing says Fall Decor better than pumpkins! Once I got started on these, I couldn’t stop myself! Graphic 45 papers were absolutely perfect for the color schemes I wanted to go with!  I wanted to share with you all 3 different ways ( and  tutorials) to create pumpkins for your home decor. These vary in difficulty, from the super quick and easy treat boxes, to the more advanced pumpkin carriage. All of them are easily achieved, and I hope you will give them a try!
Here is the link to the full video tutorial on all 3 projects :)

Paper Pumpkin Treat Boxes:
Graphic 45 Papers MOther Goose and French Country
French Country Patterns & Solids
French Country Chipboard 2
Typography Chipboards
Graphic 45 Staples:
Ornate Metal Keys
Ornate Metal Keyholes
Petaloo Flowers:
Xyron Adhesives:
Spellbinders Dies: Bitty Blossoms
Trims/Ribbons from Stash
Altered Book Pumpkin:
Graphic 45 Typography Paper
Typography Chipboards
Mother Goose Banners
Graphic 45 Staples:
Ornate Metal Keys
Ornate Metal Keyhole
Petaloo Flowers
Darjeeling Collection
Xyron Adhesives
Mega Runner
Adhesive Dots
One book (at least 400 pages, can be hard back or soft back, if hard back -remove the hard covers)
Trims from stash
Pumpkin Carriage
French Country: Rendezvous
French Country Patterns & Solids
Graphic 45 Staples
Antique Metal Door Pull
Ornate Metal Keyholes
Ornate Metal Keys
Metal Clothespins
Petaloo Flowers
Xyron Adhesives
Gina’s Designs Chipboards (steampunk set)
Tim Holtz Pulley wheels,ornate plate
Prima Window/Shutters, Faucets
Light Bulb
Wooden Wings

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Ingvild Bolme/Prima blog hop-Altered Cigar Box

Hey everyone! So, here i am a day light with my post for this amazing hop! Needless to say i have been BUSY! Each month the Ingvild Bolme DT teams up with none other than Prima Marketing to showcase a certain range of Ingvild's amazing line! We had another "free" month! I used lots of Ingvild's amazing products, coupled with yummy Lyric papers ( one of my all time faves). I also cannot get enough of these Odette flowers! Yum! I created lots of layers by rolling up papers on top, and doing some corset lacing. Make sure to check out the Prima Blog post  HERE, my teamies are purely amazingly talented! Woah!

Ingvild Bolme-Junkyard Findings-Special Screws-655350891657
 Ingvild Bolme-Junkyard Findings-Typo Bulbs-655350891527
 Ingvild Bolme-Junkyard Findings-Rusty Typo Zippers-655350891565
Ingvild Bolme-Junkyard Findings-Clock Faces-655350891596
Ingvild Bolme-Junkyard Findings-Clock Hands- 655350891589
Ingvild Bolme-Chalk Edgers-Knotted Wood-655350891251 
Prima A4 Paper Pad - Lyric-65535084572
Prima Odette Flower-Almond-655350566562
Prima Engraver Daisies-655350565602
Prima Coventry Rose-Printery-655350553296
Prima Hello Pastel Roses-655350565381

Friday, September 13, 2013

Steampunk Spells Matchbook Box for CHA

Hey lovely people! I am so excited to share this project with you all! It was one of my CHA assignments for Graphic 45, and I was happy with how it turned out! I wanted to do something "different", this was the result! I added a mask to the matchbook box! And also made a train coming out of the eye and all along the bottom! Make sure to go check out the blog to see my sweet sweet teamie Annette's work! She is so brilliant , and uber sweet! Click here to see :)

Graphic 45 Papers:
Steampunk Spells- Steampunk Spells
Steampunk Spells- Fanciful Floral
Steampunk Spells- Nevermore
Steampunk Spells- Tick Tock
Steampunk Spells- Pumpkin Power
Steampunk Spells- Frightful Folly
Steampunk Spells- Beware
Steampunk Spells- Vintage Voyage
Steampunk Spells  Chipboard 1
Steampunk Spells Chipboard 2
Steampunk Spells Banners
Graphic 45 Metal Staples:
8x8 Matchbook Box
Ornate Metal Keys
Stamped Metal Brads
Ornate Metal Label Holder
Paper Mache Mask
Petaloo Flowers





Wednesday, September 11, 2013

G45 Mother Goose Mixed Media Box

I absolutely LOVE mixed media! I think when a lot of people hear that term , they picture really elaborate colorful pieces. But mixed media can be anything you want it to be! I used tons and tons of mediums on this box, yet it still isn’t very “loud” or “busy”. The beauty of mixed media is just being able to play, get messy, and run with your imagination. I find it incredibly therapeutic to create in this manner! The Mother Goose line has amazing imagery, but still has more subdued patterns like the ones I used on here. So its perfect for any kind of style crafting. I hope you like my box, and are encouraged to create your own mixed media box!
Make sure to check out the Graphic 45 Blog for more info and to check out Nichola's amazing treasure box! Hugs! 

Graphic 45 Papers in:
Mother Goose-Mother Goose
Mother Goose-Checkers
Mother Goose-Twinkle Little Star
Graphic 45 Staples in:
Ornate Metal Key Hole
Ornate Metal Keys
Metal Tag
Flowers by Petaloo, Prima, Iamroses
May Arts Ribbon
Tim Holtz Belt Buckles
Measuring Tape
Lace Applique
Mixed Media Supplies:
Tim Holtz Crackle Paint Rock Candy
Shimmerz Texturez in Patina
Shimmerz Sprays in Olive Branch, Treasured Hymn
Blue Paint
Perfect Pearls Spray in Gold
Alcohol Inks

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

"Love Art" Mixed Media Artsy Canvas

Hiya lovely ladies :) Here today with a DT project for Discount Paper Crafts, yet another canvas Lol! What can I say, they are my FAVE thing! Makes me feel like a real "artist" LOL! Anyways I have been digging a bit deeper with my artsy techniques lately. Trying new things and just playing around. This came from a few different sources of inspiration ( I link them on my YT vid ), and also the abundance of cheap paintbrushes I had all dried out and caked with stuff. I HATE to throw away things like that !So might as well make it pretty right? This is an 8x10 canvas, and I used over 50 brushes. I treated each one like its own piece of art and painted the handles, stamped, sprayed, etc. I used my fave new stamp from the Vintage Vanity line! Complete product list at bottom of post :)

Products Used:
Prima Vintage Vanity Stamps, Mechanicals
Prima flowers in Paquita,Firebird,Cherry Blossoms Spray, Lyric Daisies.
Ingvild Bolme Junkyard Findings, Typo Zippers, Typo Bulbs, Clock Faces, Clock Hands.
Shabby Chic Resin Treasures in Window Shutters.