Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Purrr-fect Canister


I was really wanting to make a metallic looking canister...so I did. Using the Eileen Hull Canister die to create this cat treat container is perfect.  

I cut the pieces out for the canister and cut the mini ticket with mat board and this Core' dinations chalk board paper.


I covered the canister cut pieces and coated it with my versamark pad.  Sprinkle the Hammered Metal Embossing Powder, heat and repeat for a thick effect.


Look at how thick it turns out.  I wanted the try stamping the top.  This is NOT a fine detail powder but I am experimenting.  Here's the issue... it's not fine detail so there is no defined stamp image.  Here's whats cool... there's no definition so you have this cool random splattering of metal.  Without a big blob.


I topped it off with some embellishments and a flower.


The chalk paper works pretty well considering my poor writing.


Look how this turned out.


I added the new Paper Flower Party die Heart and Soul to the top along with the glass knob and metal gear.


Attached is the metal button brad with some twisted citron distress crayon to pop.


Fill with treats.



Be sure to pop into Eileen Hull's Blog to see more used with the new release of the Paper Flower Party dies releasing in May!  

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Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Will Travel



Before I left for Europe in February I wanted a couple of Leather Luggage Tag's for our Leather Travel bags.  I looked to purchase some and at $50 each I decided I would make some.  After all I have Eileen Hull Luggage Tag.  

I printed out our info and cut it to size.  I cut the tag with mat board then sprayed with ground espresso distress spray stain.  I then cut real leather (not the leather paper) using the die.  


Once glued I used my distress marker ground espresso for the creased edges.


A little ink edging then I glued my info card down then cut a piece of acetate to protect the paper.  Glue it closed.  To create a worn tag I sanded the edges of the leather.   


I cut a strip of leather to connect it to the metal clip.  Then I connected the privacy piece of leather to the front.  By adding a small line of glue to the edge I was able to glue it so I could open the flap.


A perfect fit for my leather bags.


The sanding of the leather is a perfect fit for my Saddleback Leather Co. bags.







Put to the test... My leather tags never left our bags.  Here it is in Tuscany at a Villa we stayed in and our visitor.


Looking a little beat up in Venice Italy.  


These tags and bags traveled from one side of the world to the other in planes.  Then over 3200KM in the car through Germany, Austria, Italy and Switzerland.  Thrown in and out of the car and schlepped in and out of hotels and villas.  

They made it home in one piece.  I am beyond impressed!

 
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Thursday, April 7, 2016

Ornate Blossoms


I am guest blogger over at Emerald Creek Dares blog today for ANYTHING GOES!  EEK...I love Anything Goes!  Thanks for popping by and checking out my Fallen Blossom Tag.

I used the Ornate Frame die and coated it with Burnt Copper Embossing Powder.  Then I coloured over it with vintage photo distress crayon to fill in any gaps.  To get the tag ready I used gesso over the whole tag.


Once dry I used picked raspberry, twisted citron and vintage photo.  The gesso helps the distress crayons to spread.  Layer the  argyle stencil and a baby wipe.


Rub off the distress crayon through the stencil, edge with ground espresso then get ready to stamp.


I stamped with Archival Jet Black.  Then I stamped the small blossoms onto watercolor paper added a little picked raspberry, spreading it with the baby wipe.


I used the sentiment from Fallen blossom to stamp my ribbon.  Inking with distress paints spun sugar and picked raspberry distress paint. 


The burnt copper ornate frame is perfect.


The small blossoms are popped up and coated in glossy accents.


I love the effect on the background!  Distress Crayons are the best!



 I used picked raspberry and twisted citron distress crayons on the Fearless charm.  Then attached with with the tiny attacher and some jute.


I tucked a tattered pinecone tea rose on the top.  The stamped ribbon is a fun way to add sentiments.


A pretty spring Ornate Blossom tag



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