Monday, January 30, 2012

Valentine mixed media canvas

If you stopped by the Love My Tapes booth at CHA, you might have seen this canvas.  :) 

After preparing my background, I applied several designs of fabric and lace tapes in repeating stripes.  Having the self-adhesive tapes made it so easy to get everything to stay exactly where I wanted it, especially when I sealed the entire canvas with a gel medium top coat at the end.

For the dimensional hearts, I placed the fabric sheets on chipboard, then die-cut the shapes.  Sticking the fabric to the chipboard first makes sure that you will get perfect alignment - so much easier than trying to die cut them separately!

Thanks for visiting,

Supplies (Love My Tapes):
fabric tapes - Brooke (FT001), Sophie (FT003), Baylee (FT004), Madison (FT005), Sherbert Mini check (FT016)
lace tapes - 13mm white (LT1001), 12mm light pink (LT5020)
fabric sheets - lilac polka dot (FS017), light pink reptile (FS006)

Other Supplies:
acrylic paint- decoart
acrylic ink & gel medium - Liquitex
markers - Faber-Castell PITT pens
stamps - Prima, My Mind's Eye
glimmer mist - Tattered Angels
stencils - The Crafters Workshop
ink - StazOn  

other - canvas, sewing pattern tissue, old book paper

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Valentine Card - Ruby Rock-it

I made this card for the new Ruby Rock-it "Vintedge" collection.  I love the versatility of this line (and I love the dark reds a lot).  Don't forget to visit the blog this week (and especially over the CHA week) - lots of inspiration, and you never know what will be posted live from CHA.

For the keyhole plate, I first adhered the patterned paper to a piece of raw chipboard, then I put them through my sizzix in one go - it gives a much better result than passing the paper and chipboard separately.

(PS - trying out a different size for the photo today.  Let me know what you think - too big?)

Supplies (Ruby Rock-it):
PP, key sticker, mini letters, twine - new "Vintedge" collection

Other Supplies:
CS - Bazzill
ink - Ranger
other - sewing thread, raw chipboard sheet

Monday, January 23, 2012

Bowties are Cool

This week on the Ruby Rock-it blog, the design team is showcasing the versatility of the new "Vintedge" collection.  There's also a giveaway to enter - get all the details on this post.

Doctor Who is a big favorite at my house.  Even though my son has never seen the show, he has taken a liking to bowties (all on his own - no prompting from me), and was super excited to get a new one.  Of course I had to document that, and the anglophile imagery in parts of this collection were perfect for my page.

I die-cut a couple of extra gears to match the ones in the papers:

I love to combine minis with chipboard for larger titles:

Some of the silly 'out takes'.  :)  Little Miss didn't want to be left out of the action.

And the story:

Supplies (Ruby Rock-it):
PP, stickers, board stickers, mini-letters, twine - new Vintedge Collection
glitter chipboard letters - Fundamentals cardmaking collection

Other Supplies:
marker - Faber-Castell PITT pen
other - sewing thread

Monday, January 16, 2012

It's Not a Dinosaur! - Love My Tapes

 I created this layout for Love My Tapes, to showcase how well the tapes work on 'boy' pages.  I love how this turned out.  I've scrapped these photos before, and I was never satisfied with the outcome.  Now I'm happy.  ;)

See - you CAN use lace on boy pages.  Being 'chose-y' helps.  :)

Don't worry - I'm not coming over to the dark side of banners...  it's just what 'worked' here.   I do think it was kind fun to try it once...

The wood shapes from Studio Calico were a good, neutral match for the tapes - I want to use these again.

I added a die-cut piece of fabric from the 'anchors' fabric sheet.  And the ink splats were just for fun.

Supplies (Love My Tapes):
fabric tape - blue stripe (FT020 Silverton), red stripe (FT020 Royal), Olivia (FT007), Jane (FT011), Chocolate mini-check (FT015)Mix mini-check (FT018)
lace tape - 17mm beige (LT2004)
fabric sheet - anchor on beige

Other Supplies:
PP - Basic Grey
letter stickers - October Afternoon (lg), Cosmo Cricket (sm)
wood embellishments - Studio Calico
acrylic ink - Liquitex
ink - Ranger
marker - Faber-Castell PITT pen
other - paper-wrapped wire

Friday, January 13, 2012

Waiting for the Hurricane

One of my last projects for Tattered Angels.  We had to take inspiration from our fellow teammates for this assignment, and for this page I took some ideas from Peg Hewitt.  I love how she layers stencils.

I used a bunch of different stencils from The Crafter’s Workshop and Prima, and a pile of mists (Latte, Tattered Leather, Black Magic, Silver Sugar, Olive Vine, Vintage Pink, Red-nosed Reindeer, and French Vanilla Chalkboard).  (The adorable thundercloud is from Kimmieprout).

These Prima flowers are so pretty; and more awesome fimo embellies from Kimmieprout:

The story...

PP - Bo Bunny
letters, flowers - Prima Marketing
fimo embellishments - Boutique Kimmieprout
glimmer mist - Tattered Angels
masks/stencils - The Crafters Workshop, Prima Marketing (bricks), $ store (letters)
washi tape - Hambly Screenprints
marker - Faber-Castell PITT pen

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Treat Time - Ruby Rock-it NEW release!

Well hello there - Happy New Year! Finally getting back in to the routine after the holidays, and that means getting back to my blog as well. I've be working on lots of projects - most of which I can't show until closer to CHA, but they will definitely show up here around that time.

And speaking of CHA, this layout features the brand new 'Nostalgia' line from Ruby Rock-it, which is debuting at CHA later this month. The design team is showing off the new lines all month over at the Ruby Rock-it blog, and there are prizes available to be won for joining in on the party - so don't forget to hop on over there and check it out!

Yup - these cute little letter stickers are in the Nostalgia collection as well. :)

This yummy twine had such a nice texture to it.  I love that it's thick and easy to manipulate. 

Thanks for visiting!

PP, letter stickers, paper twine - Ruby Rock-it 'Nostalgia' collection
CS - Bazzill
ink - Ranger
marker - Faber-Castell PITT pen

Monday, January 2, 2012

Let's get this party started

If you thought the first sneaks of these two lines looked good - get a load of these:

On the Ruby Rock-it blog, there is a party going on all month leading up to CHA. Full previews of the new collections, challenges, giveaways, and just some general fun celebrating the new year - you don't want to miss it!

Don't forget to follow Ruby Rock-it on Facebook - you never know when there might be additional fun stuff there as well! I hope to see you there - and tell them I sent ya!