Sunday, 12 March 2017

ScraPerfect Mixed Media Tag Featuring The Robin's Nest

Good morning everyone, Kim here with my next project for ScraPerfect.  This time we are doing a cross promo with The Robin's Nest, you have to check out their site and designers!
I have created a mixed media tag this time, and had so much fun incorporating The Robin's Nest goodies!
I gave the tag a coat of gesso and then I used some of the Mixed colours of Dew Drops and mixed them in with my Glass Bead Gel from Golden.

I used my palette knife to put the mixture on the tag in several spots.

I also used some of my stencils from my stash to add more texture.

The next step was to spray some of my favorite colour sprays on the tag to pick up on the texture of the tag. I dried the layers in between and when it was all dry, it was time to get out The Best Glue Ever with the no-clog writing cap on it for good even coverage and to ensure not much glue is used.

I put the glue in various places so I could glue down some mica flakes on the tag.
Below is a close up of the mica flakes and I also used some mica powder in silver over the top of the Dew Drop and glass bead gel.


Once everything was dry I got out some of the Saffron Cards from the set we were given in the cross promo and layered them on the tag.

I placed some white thread behind the card, then added some metal embellishments and flowers around them as well.

I also added some of the remaining Dew Drops around the tag and on the cards.
Once again, here is the finished tag!

I hope you have found some inspiration today, and will check out The Robin's Nest and ScraPerfect Stores.
Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, 6 March 2017

Shabby Owl Tag for Shabby is Chic Boutique on Zibbet

Good morning friends, Kim here today with my next project for Shabby is Chic Boutique on Zibbet.
This time I have altered a large tag using a gorgeous napkin gifted to me by my friend Amy Love.
I first started off by giving the tag a coat of gesso on both sides. Then I cut the napkin to fit, and gave it a coat of Sparkle Mod Podge.
I used some Prima Art Alchemy Paint in rose gold and aqua rose around the image of the owl, then got out my script stamp and Stayzon Ink and stamped around the image as well.
After the ink and Prima Art Alchemy Paints were dry, I also some Prima Bloom spray, in soft teal around the image.

Once the sprays were dry, it was time to get out some gorgeous laces from SCB! I layered on the white and teal tulle trim first at the base of the tag, then some of the scallop trim, mini fringe and finally the gorgeous white and sequin trim at the top.
For the top of the tag, I used 2 of the larger scallops from the scallop trim, and placed a blue acrylic flower with bling in each of them to pick up on the colour of the seam binding I placed thru the hole of the tag.
At this point, I got out the Deco Fun Bow maker, which SCB now carries, and used it to make an easy but elegant bow for the base of the tag. I used the script trim from SCB, and one of the smaller laces from Deco Fun to make the bow.
Once the bow was made, I added some of the new Square Bling from SCB to the center to give it some sparkle and shine! I also added some flowers from my stash in matching colours to add softness to the tag.


 A finishing touch was some teal sequins from my stash for more sparkle.
Once again, here is the finished tag.

I hope you will stop by the Shabby is Chic Boutique Store today and make one of these tags yourself, they are really fun to make!
Thanks for stopping by!




Sunday, 26 February 2017

Fun Mixed Media with ScraPerfect

 Good morning everyone, Kim here today with my next DT project for ScraPerfect. This time I have created a mixed media paint brush!
I started off with a wood blank from Fernli Designs and some old computer and electronic bits from my husbands workshop.
I first covered the wood blank in white gesso.

Then it was time to get out the Best Glue ever and start to glue down my
pieces. As I mentioned, these are old bits from my husbands workshop that he no longer needs and I glue them down so they fit on top of the piece nicely.

Once they are all glued down, I got out my Lindy's Stamp Gang and Ranger Distress Ink sprays in colours I liked and started to layer on colour, drying each layer in between.

 Once I was happy with the layers of colour, I got the Best Glue Ever out again, and this time I used it to glue down tiny micro, and mini micro beads for added texture to the piece.
Here is a couple of close up's of the beads!
I set the brush aside to dry and now I will work on the letters for the front of the brush. The letters are also wooden, and from Fernli Designs. I gave them the same spray treatment and then used BGE again so that I could use some of the Transfer Foils from ScraPerfect.
Once the glue dries a bit and becomes tacky, then it is time to lay the foils down on top of the letters.
I choose purple and silver foils to pick up on the colour tones on the brush.
You can see in the photo below how it came out, I just love the shimmer the foils give!
.....and here is the final outcome!


I hope you have found some inspiration here today and will check out the ScraPerfect store for all the items I used on my project.
Thanks for stopping by!









Sunday, 19 February 2017

Fairy Door Book - A Fernli Designs DT Project

Hello Fernli Designs fans! Kim here today to share with you my next dt project for Fernli Designs. This time I have created a fun and whimsical Fairy book, featuring the gorgeous Fairy door you can find in the Fernli Store.

I started off with the large scallop plaque and used that as my base for the book.  I cut chipboard out to the same shape as the plaque and punched a hole in the corner with my crop-a-dile tool to put a ring through the book to hold all the pages.

I used the Alpha Letters to spell out "fairy" and gave them a simple coat of white paint and taupe paint to make them look worn and shabby.
I started off with a coat of gesso on the fairy door, then using sprays in brown tones, I sprayed all over the door to let it soak into the wood. When that was dry, I got out some distress crayons and rubbed them all over highlighting some areas and making them darker to give the illusion of shadow.
I kept layering on the sprays and crayons, adding a bit of water to make the crayons run and rub them into the wood.
I gave the same treatment to the window frame and door latches and knob, but also added a bit of  platinum embossing powder as well for extra dimension.  Lastly, I added some rhinestone chain around the moon shape of the door for some sparkle, and some lace to the window to make it look like curtains.
I also painted the Celtic Flower up to add to the cover of the book using the same paints and colour tones that I used on the letters and door.

 Page 1
I printed off the images I got from a free site and started to work on my pages. I did cover the pages first with some Kaisercraft paper in some neutral tones so it didn't overpower the laces and wood items.  I layered on lots of lovely laces from my stash and then I topped it off with some of the Music notes from Fernli.
Page 2

This page has a shy little fairy, she is surrounded by vintage trims and a doily from my stash. I used a flourish, which I painted white and also one of the engraved padlocks which I tied down with some lace and eyelash trim.
Page 3
For this page I laid some laces in a vertical pattern and then used one of the gorgeous Nouveau Frames from Fernli to surround my next fairy picture. I also added a Prima resin clock and some wooden Fernli Clock hands as well.

 Page 4
I decided to make this page into a pocket page. I used some trim I cut off of a doily and then layered on some more trims to give it stability. I used the Fernli string swirl flourish and tied some fibers to the front of it to finish off the pocket. For the top of the page I layered on some more laces, and vintage doily and a heart resin frame from Prima.

 I created some tags for the pocket page, and gave them a shabby paint job in chalk white paint and layered on some of my lace scraps to the top of the tags. They sit nicely inside the pocket on this page.

Page 5
For this page I picked up on the tones in the fairy image and used some peach, copper and brown tones in the laces.

I used some rust coloured ink from Simon Says Stamps for the first layer on the Nouveau 1 frame, then used several colours of embossing powder on top to really give it a worn and tattered look.
I gave the key plate the same ink colour then rubbed some white paint on top of it. I backed it with some laces and a doily.

Page 6
This page was fairly simple. I laid down some bridal trim from a dress that I cut up and then added my image and topped it off with the Celtic Knot style Decorative Panel, adding a pink cameo, flowers and button from my stash.


 Page 7
For this page, I framed the fairy with vintage lace and used the Hazel's Flourish at the base of the image and a heart flower scroll and a flourish from the flourish 2 set, to the top right of the page.

Page 8
For the last page I used my favorite fairy image. I layered on lots of laces and trims to frame around the image. The Flourish from the Flourish 3 Set and Daisy Heart added some dimension to each of the corners and I also added a heart beside the image and topped it off with some pearl bling.


Back Page
For the back of the book I kept it simple, and trimmed around the outside edge with some gimp trim. I added a vintage doily and lace down the side as well, and finally topped the doily off with another of the 1 inch wooden hearts and pearl bling.

I dangled some of the Hearts on the side of the book. I added lots of fun fibers and seam binding to the ring and attached the wooden hearts this way.
You can see the book turned out to be quite full! Here is a side view!


And once again here is the finished book. I love how it came out, it really has a magical feel to it.
I am sending this to a friend of mine who loves fairy magic!
Please stop by the Fernli Designs Store to get your own goodies to make a fairy book for yourself!
Thanks for stopping by!