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Saturday, March 30, 2013

Tsunami Rose Designs Challenge Wednesday

 The challenge this week is create an altered journal. I recently purchased the New Beginnings printable journal from Tsunami Rose Designs so of course I had to work with this bautiful paper.
 My jounal cover is 5 3/8 by 7 1/4 and the paper is 4 3/4 by 6 3/4. I made the journal using chipboard and it's covered with kraft cardstock.

Let's get started! The first step was to stickle gesso around the outside of the journal. I used a paint brush and tapped all around. I'm not worried about the inside area since it will be covered with paper.


After drying the gesso with a heat gun, I was ready to spray!

I started with Tattered Angels Merlot Gold. I'm skipping the middle since it will be covered with paper.
 I added Tattered Angels Sun Sisters...

Then some Tattered Angels Kiwi...

And the last layer is Smooch Spritz Mixed Berries. I let it create beautiful drips!


The final project! There is cheesecloth peeking out. The large flowers are from Prima and the beautiful smaller flowers are from Lavish Laces. The flat back pearls on the lace are from Miriam's Crafting Supplies.
I just love how it looks!














Monday, March 25, 2013

March Creative Dare

Tracy Weinzapfel's March Creative Dare is to create a piece using buttons and lyrics from your favorite song. One of my favorite songs is 'Fix You' by Cold Play.
It was fun creating the heart. It was cut out of packing material and sprayed, painted and inked. Then I added buttons and twine to make it look like a corset. This is my first non-scrapbooking mixed media piece.  I look forward to the April dare!


Saturday, March 9, 2013

Retreat Time!

I'm having a great time this weekend! I am one of twenty four ladies scrapbooking and sharing stories at Magnolia Ridge in Mount Horeb, WI. It's always good to get away and get inspired.

A layout of my son, Sterling, and our friend Maddie.

My Granddaughter, Bella, and our friend, Chelsea.
I used Helmar Scrap Dots to give dimension to the butterflies.

Friday, March 8, 2013

First Time Making an ATC

I decided to try my hand at making an ATC and I love how it turned out.
Supplies used:
ephemera.ning.com - 2 of Hearts card
Call me Victorian - Butterfly
Helmar Scrap Dots
Washi Paper
Burlap