I whipped up a tag recently and thought to myself, as you do, I will share the creating process and so here it is.
Photo heavy - you have been warned.
I've used a Prima canvas as my base and covered it with patterned paper ... easy peasy, I know, I know.
Distressed and inked the edges.
I've then grabbed a Leaky Shed Victorian Oval piece of chippie and OMG, I so love these with a passion ... and then I've used a shabby enamel embossing powder over the top ... and then adhered to my tag.
And then, what do you do, you bundle up your tag and send it on its merry way - to brighten someone else's day.
Happy creating everyone.
Michelle [aka Mrs Frizz]
I love dressing up my chipboard and diecuts with embossing powder! I think it gives chipboard such a finished look and there are so many different things you can do with it. Today I want to show you my latest find, available in the Flying Unicorn store, Ranger Embossing Antiquities powder. It leaves a textured finish on your chipboard and depending on what color you are using, you may get a varied color effect.
I've been working on a mini for a friend whose Yorkies got "married". LOL, it has been fun. On these first two pages I've mixed Fabscraps Marie Antoinette and Shabbylicious collections. I used Ranger Antiquities Rose Quartz on the words Bride and Forever and Verdigris on the rose petals. It has a more elegant and subdued effect than Stampendous Embossing Enamel which I also LOVE! I've used Stampendous on the frame and the rose itself.
Then on this tag featuring Graphic 45 Twelve Days of Christmas I've used Ranger Embossing Antiquites Weathered White on the Leaky Shed poodle chipboard and also on the picture frame (I only partially covered the picture frame to give it an antique look.) It was perfect to represent the curly texture of a poodle's coat.
Here's a layout with Graphic 45 Twelve Days of Christmas and a Leaky Shed Studios Julie Nuttig chippy. I really love how her dress looks. I used Range Embossing Antiquities Chinese Red on this one and you can see that it has gold and multicolored red in the powder and really gave her dress a beautiful Christmas sparkle! For the fur trim I used Aleene's Glitter Snow. (you could use a similar product, Glistening Snow-Tex)
Hey guys! Tammy with ya today. Ok, so I am totally in LOVE with the Kaisercraft collection "St Nicholas". Let me tell ya I have almost used every single drop! It is totally Gorgeous and can so be used to make the most beautiful LO's and cards!! Here is some of cards I have made lately using it!!
First one, I have studied Alda's Gorgeous cards and inspire to make them as half as gorgeous as hers! Making this card was soooo FUN and Kaiser made the Christmas shine!! Added some of the new Petaloo flowers and a few Flying Unicorn roses to really make it soft and sweet!
Here is the 2nd card I made with these gorgeous Papers!!
On this one, I just had to use that gorgeous scenery picture! These images that Kaiser has put together really are so vintage and so perfect for any project that you might want to use them on for Christmas! That one reminded me of the movie "Its a Wonderful Life". One of the great movies to watch during the Christmas season. The Window is from Fabscraps. Its was a gift to me from my sweet friend Shona. I thought it was made for that image. It was easy as pie to color it up. Just a bit of gesso add the Stampendous embossing Enamel and Bam beautiful colors to make the window shine! The beautiful flowers are the New Prima and Petaloo. The lace is also new to the store. The Venice collection from Flying Unicorn.
Thank you so much for joining me today!! Hope you get your hands on this paper! It is PERFECT for Christmas!!!
Not long now till the jolly man in red arrives...I know my boys are super excited and are counting down!
I am here today to share with you a layout I created using the gorgeous Webster Pages - A Christmas Story papers which you can find in the store.
What I love about these papers is the lots of different colours in this range. Pinks, blues, your tradiontal red and green, cream/golds. A colour to suit any Christmas theme. I chose my favourite at the moment the aqua and gold.
First a thank you to Jen for giving me this fabulous wooden cigar box. The moment I saw it I knew it would be altered with something from Graphic 45!! Well when Couture came out, I literally swooned, it was the perfect collection to use for altering my box!
The box itself is so pretty that I did not want to entirely cover it with paper so I used the black wood as framing for my papers. The wood is a bit rough so I sealed it with mod podge to prevent those painful wood splinters!
I used a Tim Holtz Idea-ology knob for the lid, Petaloo flowers, and some metal flowers that I had. In the upper right corner is a Leaky Shed chippy embossed with Stampendous aged black embossing enamel. It's perfect for this box!
Thanks for stopping by!
Hi Unis! Jax here today. I am hosting two mid-month challenges this month, both with a mixed media component, and I hope you'll be able to make time in your busy holiday schedule to play along.
What do you do with the little bits and bobs you have left over from your kits? The individual flowers, the chppies and embellishments you've trimmed down for other projects, the scraps of paper? If I file mine away they might never see the light of day again, so I like to make my scraps into cards.
This month's challenge is to make a mixed media card. Finish up your Christmas cards, make some birthday cards, thank you cards, sympathy cards, whatever you wish as long as they have at least 2 media on them.
Next up is the Mixed Media/Art Journal challenge, celebrating its one year anniversary January 1st. Have you been enjoying the challenge? It's one of my favorite places to go for inspiration.
This is a technique page for me; a chance to practice different techniques and use different media and see how they perform. Sometimes I go into an art journal pages wanting to tell a story using images and words and other times I just want to experiment - this page is one of the latter.
The background is two monoprints made with acrylic paint and Crafters Workshop stencils on a Gelli plate which I've trimmed down and glued into my journal using Viva Decor Crystal Gel. I then applied a thick top coat of Crystal Gel and dragged some scrapers with decorative edges through the gel before setting it aside to dry. I then topped of the gelled areas with Primary Elements pigment powder from Splash of Color (the same pigment used in the Silks paints) for an incredible sparkle.
I can't wait to see the amazing mixed media projects you create this month!
Prima Madeline Collection
Dusty Attic Mini Scrolls DA0685
Prima Bel Canto
Prima Typeset Alphabets
Stampendous Aged Pink Embossing enamel
Clearsnap Mixd Mediz Inx Berries, Vintage, Truffle, Mossy
Hey Scrapping friends!!!!
Denise here to share a bit of Happy Christmas by Inkido with you today! When I saw this new line I just had to get some to play with!! The colors are so soft and vintage..right up my alley!
I started with doing a LO of my grandson. I did add a little bit of Kasiercraft St. Nicholas to this lo as it matched so well!
I started by distressing and layering my papers, then I used my Stuido 490 Embossing paste with 2 masks- Prima Finnabair Bubbles and Mister Huey Triangles Mask from a previous Flying Unicorn kit. I then used Lindy's Autumn Maple Crimson Spray.
I cut out a flower/circle design using my Cricut and the Kaisercraft Sheet "Christ Kindle".
The letters are Prima stickers which I colored using a black marker. I finished it off using Stickles
The new Petaloo Florals were perfect for this lo!!
I made a card next using Santa's Sledge. I really hated to cut into this gorgeous paper!! lol But it had to be done.
Hope you are getting into the spirit of the season like I am! Be sure to check out all the new items being loaded in the store!!
Who's crackers ... not me ... but I enjoy making them.
I've made a few lately - we all know it's the season and what better way to gift a gift than in a hand made cracker or box or envelope ... or just about anything really.
But hand made is good.
Both of these crackers are totally hand made and hand cut from scratch ... using the St Nicholas collection from Kaisercraft.
I guess you could say, a his and hers.
Now the next few Christmas crackers have been whipped up using the We R Memory Keepers Christmas cracker gadget/punch board and what a super duper wee gadget it is.
And this Christmas paper is last year's ... another Kaisercraft release ... and because one of the challenges with the girls at Flying Unicorn this month is to use your stash, well that's exactly what I've done ... dug deep and ta da ...
A set of three, two the same size and one slightly smaller and yes, they have been filled with gifts.
And it goes without saying that sometimes you just have to make a box to present said gifts/crackers and that's exactly what I did.
Man alive did I have some fun and games making the box and I am being so polite.
Let's just say there were a few attempts and leave it like that and I was pleased that it was old stash that I was using.
and of course the box had to be decorated ...
You might see a little something newer pegged there that wasn't exactly old stash ...
Then I thought of something else, as you do ... crackers don't have to be gifted only at Christmas.
Birthdays coming up in the New Year and so I created a little more ...
One quickly became more than one ...
Three in fact ...
All three in a row ...
From the Flying Unicorn store :
Extras : seam binding, muslin, string, tags, texture paste, Christmas baubles, corrugated cardboard, flowers
Happy creating everyone.
Michelle AKA Mrs Frizz
Masks: Prima Doily
Masking paste: ViaModeling Creme Mother of
Hey Uni's and scrapping friends!
While I can't believe December is upon us, I am excited to share a quick easy to do BAP with you using the new December Kit "Magic"!
I always like to do several styles of layouts when I get my kit so for this BAP I thought I would share a more simple artsy style with you.
I have to say this is one of my top fave kits of all time! The papers are GORGEOUS!!! So many things you can do with the OTP and lots of fun beautiful embellies and flowers to play with!
I apologize for the quality of some of the pictures. Here in ND when the weather starts changing, the sun likes to hide!
Now...Let's get creative!
I used 3 sheets from the Pink Paislee Color Wash collection. I wanted to use the star die cut paper "Bright" as a mask.
Since my photo was going on the left hand side, I wanted to focus my masking on that area. Using my Studio 490 Embossing Paste I masked the background. The great thing is this is double sided paper so after I was done masking, I just wiped it off and let it dry. I can then use the other side of the "Bright" paper for later!
After the left side is finished, move your paper to the right and do a few more stars. Look how they pop off the page!
Dry with heat tool or let dry naturally. Do some alternate punching around the edge.
I used my 3rd sheet of the Color Wash collection to adhere my main page to.
After you adhere your page, play with the edging, lifting and distressing more using your fingers.
Adhere your photo to the cute cardstock frame and pick embellies you want to use
Adhere cheescloth to area your photo is going and then glue photo on top
Add another strip of cheesecloth to the bottom right and tuck the clocks in
Now I wanted to do more to the background but not loose the softness of it, so I grabbed some mist of my own and the mist from the Embellishment Add on.
Using a small brush I painted around my stars using all the colors.
Snip off a small piece of the banner and add under photo
Finish off by decorating using your flowers and embellies!!
I would love to see what you do using this BAP!
Hello there! Jax here today with my Off-The-Page project from the December "Magic" Kit of the Month, and a step-by-step video on how I put this project together.
Thanks for watching!
From the Kit of the Month:
- Kaisercraft Enchanted Garden "Rapture" & "Magic"
- Darice fence
From my Stash:
- Media: Glass Beads Gel, Gesso, Vintage White Acrylic
- Shimmerz Texturez: Sandy Stone, Artie-Choked & Patina
- Shimmerz Dazzlerz: Sour Apple
- Magenta Nature Elements mask
- Shimmerz mists: Pop Art Pink, Sea Foam, Bed of Roses
- Prima stencils: 12x12 Scales, 6x6 Poppies and Peonies
"My name is Nadia Cannizzo, I am 35 and I live in Sydney, Australia. I was born and raised in Greece, and I have been married to my Italian husband for 14 years now, and that is where my surname comes from! I have 3 young MUCH loved and MUCH wanted daughters, Maria Elena (6 ) and Ioanna (4) and my precious miracle baby Sofia who is just 2 months old. . Being a mum is what I always wanted to be and nothing fulfills me more than my children. By day I am a Primary School teacher, which I absolutely LOVE and at the moment I am working part time. I started scrapping about 3 years ago and consider this craft to be the longest hobby I have ever had! I am a Gemini after all , and can't really stay interested in anything for very long. When not creating, I absolutely LOVE cooking, spending time with my family, and ...believe it or not cleaning! I am a bit of a clean freak. My motto in life is "Nothing is impossible" and I rarely take no for an answer ."