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Sunday, October 15, 2017

Halloween decor

Good day everyone,

I have a Halloween decor to share with you,
 my new venture in Mixed Media and I'm loving it.


Lots and lots of different elements on this project
Paper flowers, charms, beads, filigree hardware, chain etc...

I found this cute coffin box at the dollar store 
It was available in 3 sizes, this is the largest 9 inches long
of course I purchased all 3 lol


I started with tissue paper and several branches die cuts to add texture
as well as swirls die cuts, and covered it all with black gesso


A plastic mini spoon from the dollar store, I added a cross charm
on the bottom, plastic skull in center of spoon added red rhinestones
Around the skull I added some decorative sand 
and micro beads to some 3D matte gel.  
I added some crackle paste to the wings


I used emerald green, blue and brown tones metallic paints 
and finish with several different colors of waxes
(I really need to start marking colors down)


Now I still have 2 more sizes to play with 
I have a plastic bin full of different items for Halloween
that I have picked up recently and from previous years
This is what I love so much about these projects, you get to
use it all up and color does not matter as everything gets a new finish

 Entering my project
Creative Artiste Mixed Media - Anything goes challenge 31
Altered Eclectics - Mixed Media Altered project October challenge
Emerald Creek Dares - Freaky fun
Creative inspiration - Autumn - Halloween
Frilly and Funky - T'is near Halloween
Try it on Tuesday - Halloween
Simon says - Not a card

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day
Louise

Thursday, October 5, 2017

GDT for Frilly and Funkie

Good day everyone,

I'm very trilled and honored to be GDT for Frilly and Funkie for this challenge
you have until October 10th left to participate, the theme is Show us your stamps


For the pas months I have found a new love, Mixed media
This is the first time I add stamped images to my background 
I used Heavy chipboard for the cover, applied white Gesso, 
you can't see much but I actually added some stenciling and for the finish I 
used Distress Oxide in 2 tones, Antique Linen, Frayed Burlap and Iced Spruce


This is where the fun starts, I used IOD molds with clay, flowers,
coagulated cardboard, beads, dies cuts, metal embellies 
covered everything with white Gesso


For the final touch I used inks and waxes and played around until I reached 
the finish I was looking for.  Since I'm new at this when I was done I had so many
different inks and waxes that I'm not sure of the final recipe
I did use Finnabair products and love how the waxes and inks are permanent
The camera does not do justice,because in real life there is a beautiful shimmer

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day
Louise

Monday, September 4, 2017

Rusty notebook

Hi everyone,

As I mention on my last post, I was working on another notebook 
(I'm seriously hooked)  this is so much fun, 


For the book texture I used tulle, tissue paper, cheese cloth, then I added all kinds of cardstock pieces cut twice using several dies.
  

For the rectangular and square pieces, it's only chipboard then I applied pearl drops to make it look like nailheads


I have all kinds of different elements, metal, clay, plastic, chipboard, 
sand paper, beads, stones and glass glitter

This is a picture before I applied black gesso

Dies: Sizzix Pipeline, thinlits mix media 3 , coin & engrenage, 
Spellbinder Gears, Memory box tools
Metallic waxes in gold, copper and blue
Because these are water based I applied an acrylic sealer

At look at the backside, done with tissue paper

I enrolled in Finnabair's new online class Book of Possibilies
Awesome class, I spent last Saturday at garage sales looking for all kinds of 
cool items and old books.  With this being said a lot of projects to come

Entering my book in the following challeneges









Fussy and Fancy - Anything goes Mix Media
613 Avenue Challenge - Anything goes option distress it
Frilly and Funkie - A Little Rusty

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day
Louise

Sunday, August 20, 2017

My first Mix Media notebook

Good day everyone

It's been a while since my last post
I took an online class with Finnabair, and before starting a canvas
 I decided why not a notebook
This is all new to me, I made a few mistakes along the way on this first one,
but in all I'm pretty happy with the final results.


I started with lots of  different textures, lace, cheese cloth, jute
covered with black gesso

I purchased the notebook at the dollar store, and I removed the 
elastic strip




Then I  used several dies which  I cut out on cardstock 
several times and layered them to created dimension
Some dies used : Sizzix Swirls, Hardware findings, hearts


Then comes the layers of lots of embellishments
shells, paper flowers, bottle cap,  charms, beads
and all kinds of trinkets in my stash
Finally I covered everything with a coat of black Gesso


For the backing I used Tissue paper which I crumpled


Then the magic with spray inks and metallic lustres
Once everything was dry I sprayed it all with a 
clear mat varnish

Now I am working on a second one to be posted soon

Entering my notebook in the following challenges
Frilly and Funkie - On the cutting edge
Emerald Creek - Anything goes
613 Avenue - Anything goes option Shabby Chic
Creative Artist - Anything Mix Media
Rhedd's Creative Spirit - Altered, upcycled item
Altered Electrics - Anything goes Mix Media altered item 
Dies R Us - Anything goes
A bit more time to craft - Anything goes

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day
Louise

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Vintage card

I have a card to share with you today that I created for Herazz Scrapbooking


Finally has the chance to play with my distress oxides
I used Multi media paper and 5 colors, Vintage Photo, 
broken China, Faded Jeans, Cracked Pistachio and Walnut Stain
Used TH harlequin stencil with crackled paste
and TH Speckles stencil with Vintage photo distress oxide


My image is TH Found relatives, cut down and inked
added a touch of twine


Dies used are Thinlits gears and Sizzix Bigs Industrial
all heat embossed with Copper, gold and silver powder
I smudged some black paint to age thing up a bit


Entering my card
Deep ocean Challenge -  dies cuts, chipboards and/or punches
Try it on Tuesday - Steampunk/mechanical
Simon says - emboss it
Crafty gals - Vintage
Moving along with time - Embossing wet or dry
Sparkles Monthly - Embossing heat or dry

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day
Louise

Monday, June 5, 2017

GDT for Let's Craft and Create

Good day everyone,

I have a card to share with you as a GDT for Let's Craft and Create  challenge blog
the theme is Girls, Girls, Girls


Papers are Maja design Vintage Spring, so love the lilac colors
and grey cardstock


Use 2 of my favorite Magnolia images, Tilda with rose lace dress
and Napolean the cat.  He was stamped and cut out and popped up with 3d foam
to add diemension


Embellished with beautiful flowers, threads in several colors, 
doily, lace and pearls.  All girly


Several dies used
Magnolia doohickeys; Scissor, Sewing machine, tag
Spellbinder:  Opulent ovals
Cottage Cutz: Mirror
Die-namics : spool and mannequin

Entering my card
Marvelous Magnolia: Anything goes
Mid-Week Magnolia : Dies or chippies
Stamping Sensation : Use your favorite stamp

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day
Louise

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Baby shower, exploding box

Good day everyone,

Well I'm going to be a first time grandma in June and this is the creation 
I made for the baby shower we had at my house last weekend


This is my first exploding box and I had so much fun creating it
I used white cardstock for the base along with Maja design papers
in Vintage Spring and Vintage baby collection


T change the color from pink to Lilac in the vintage baby paper
I used Shaded Lilac distress ink 


Every pocket has a pull out white booklet
that I added a lilac tab, and also added extra pockets
for journaling
Lots of lace, ribbon, glitter and pearls


The hardwood floor background was created using
my score pal and distress inks


I found this cute wooden crib at the dollarstore
and painted it white, created a cute comforter with added lace


For the cover, lots of flowers, ribbon and pearls
leaf diecuts and flowers sprays

Entering my creation
Crafting from the heart - Anything goes ch#159
Hanna and Friends - Lets Celebrate
613 Avenue Challenge - Anything goes option create a box
Noor design - Add lace
I am Roses challenge - Anything goes
Crafty Calendar - Flowers

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day
Louise