Thursday, March 27, 2014

Tutorial; Watercolouring and Spritzing

I'm supposed to be working on a BIG crafty project.  But I wanted to play with my new TH Spritzer and Distress Markers...oh and the new Nature Walk stamp set.  This is another project using my "Ready" made backgrounds I mentioned in yesterday's POST.  When I have extra project I grab a tag or card stock and soak it up.  Then it goes in this box of "READY" paper for quick cards or tags.
 
This is a girly tag!  Are you shocked...GIRLY!
 
There's my tag, inked and ready! 
 

It's my first time using the new nature walk stamp set.  I have all of these in the bigger sets.  So, I like having the mini too.  Makes my crafting more versatile!  And I have issues!


I am a LUCKY CRAFTER!  I picked these Distress Markers up 2nd hand and brand new last week! 

 
I used shabby shutters for the lady.  I'm not going for a witch look here.  Just subtle.

 
I used tattered rose for her eyes.  It's my first time using these markers so I'm going soft.
 
I inked vintage photo and watercoloured it too.

 
My tag was done but I added some ink and a stencil.

 
There's my new distress marker spritzer I picked up at The Scrap Yard yesterday.  I am so excited, this has been high on my must have list!

 
I spritzed the peeled paint distress marker and it's a subtle layer.

 
I cut the lady and added some fringe klassine.

 
This is all about the scraps from the watercolour paper, klassine, tag and this small piece of tinsel.  It's my last piece. {sad face}

 
I stamped the flowery stamp then more distress markers to colour in some of the bits.

 
I love the Fig. stamp so I stamped onto my crinkle ribbon.

 
I added the new life quotes remnant rubs to the bottom and distressed.

 
A little paint for some idea-ology!  Loving all the new distress paint colours.

 
Dabbing with your finger gives a random look.


Apply some heat until it just starts to dry then rub off the paint.

 
VOILA!  I think it's unlike any tag I've ever made.

 
I had no idea what I wanted to do but I love it!


The added paint and rubbing it off really creates this great patina look for the clock and pen nib.

 
I rolled the paper to give it a scrolled warn look.  Then attached some film ribbon.

 
  Scrunching the klassine and showing off the floral stamp behind adds layers and a classic vintage feel.  Almost a crown?

 
Using more of the nature walk stamp I layered the sparrow, feather and that awesome Fig. stamp.

 
I popped her up on dimensionals so she's floating on the tag!
 

I am so pleased...are you?  This would for sure be a first for me...feminine tag!  Feminine isn't something I usually craft.  But I am digging her.
 
I added a few challenge elements to challenge myself. 
 
Frilly and Funky Challenge; Time after Time "clock"
Simon Says Stamps Monday Challenge; Transparent "film strip"
 
Thanks for checking out this girly tag!  As always I thoroughly enjoy your sweet comments!  So thank you for always for stopping by and taking the time.
 
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Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Less than "10 Minute" Card

I literary had 10 minutes to make this card.  I've said it a million times.  When you have extra paints, stains or inks on your craft mat grab a scrap and use up that product!  This card is a perfect example.  I had extra paint on my mat so I ran through an extra tag to use it up.  I threw it in my box and there it waited until now. 
 
With no time I made this in just over 5 minutes.
 
  A quick stamp with the Classic #1 dragon fly and it's quickly taking shape.
 
 
I always have scraps and left overs from other projects ready to use.  This film strip and scrap paper pieces are left over from the Retro TV project.  The Cancer Sucks stamp is a Scrappy Moms Stamp from when I was on their DT.  LOVE this set!
 
 
I usually layer some paper on the inside.  But remember, no time.  So I stamped my #hastags stamp right to the kraft inside.
 
 
I cut the tag top off and ran it through my vagabond using the torn edges die.
 
 
I have a stack of scraps full of stains, paints and inks waiting to be used in a snap.  Don't wipe up extra product.  Soak it up and use it when you need a card in a hurry!
 
Thanks for stopping by and I so love reading all your sweet comments!  Hope you're liking my blog changes!
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Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Under Contruction

 
 
 
Please excuse the mess.  I am currently giving my blog a makeover.  I am not a professional by any means.  I'm just going for a fresh look and playing with codes.
 
 
Thanks for your patients while I get pretty...or grungy...or go all vintage!
 
 
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Friday, March 21, 2014

Retro TV Metal Frame

 
YAY, another frame done!  Now that my Altered Bike Frame is all done I can move on.  I have been dying to create with this Prima Altered TV Frame!  I LOVE IT!  Unlike the Altered Bike I toned it down a little.  This way you can see each "RETRO" feature!
 
 
I used the stacked stars die in mustard seed distress glitter.  This warm yellow really adds a vintage touch!
 
I wanted to create a drive in effect. I cut a family relatives card and added some film strip ribbon.  So it appears as though we are right in the middle of a beach scene far right.
 
 
A little work went into the picture wheel die.  I cut small pieces of a family relatives card to fit into each slot.  I cut small 1" round chipboard from the movers and shapers die. Then created my own metal reels with a hole punch from the $1 Store.  I distressed with the metallic paints and inks.
 
The film strip ribbon is an excellent nostalgic layer.
 
I cut some film strip from the mini film and ticket strip die.  I added "FILM" cut out with the "WANTED" strip die font.
I cut up some paper pieces to create a bit of the poster effect behind the retro car.
 
I cut the small tickets, stamped then stacked and clipped into place.  A few more reels and I used one of my grandmother's vintage buttons for the "switch"!  Hot glued into place this button really adds to that vintage look.  It looks like it's apart of the TV.
 
I love these letterpress wood letters!  I painted the letters with tumbled glass distress paint then distress. I need a 2nd set of letters since it comes with 1 of each letter!  So I used this scrabble "R" for my lack on a 2nd "R". 
 
I tried not to over load!  Which is hard for me.  I love to layer.
 
I was thrilled when I saw this TV.  What a great addition to my Media Room.
 
And this a great opportunity to play along with my new favorite challenge blog, A Vintage Journey!  This is challenge #2, Say it with Words!  Which I used "Retro Film" on my Retro TV!
 
Also, Simon Says Stamps Wednesday Challenge is Glitter!  I wasn't going to use glitter.  But the stars and mustard yellow was too retro to pass up!
Simon Says Stamps Monday Challenge is Lucky. Thank my "Lucky Stars" for these fun challenges. 
 
Thanks for checking out my new Altered Metal TV Frame!  As always I so appreciate the time it take to leave a comment.  You all are the sweetest!
 
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Sunday, March 16, 2014

Altered Bike Frame- Tutorial

You bet I did a tutorial for this one.  WHY?  Because I love you...and I remembered too.  Also, these are the new Altered Metal Frames by Prima and there are not too many around for inspiration. I do like to help get you thinking how to make this stuff.  So...ME FIRST!
 
I had no clue what I was going to do.  I was hoping the weathered clock die would fit and it did!  From there I just went with it.
 
 
Let's make it easy.  I took the packaging that goes in the bike and used it as a template for the chipboard and paper backing. 
 
 
The frame is dark inside so I went with tumbled glass to brighten things up!  The paper is TH new Menagerie paper pack, 8x8. 
 
I used the new tumbled glass distress paint on the chipboard weathered clock.
 
I cut the new trellis framework die on chipboard and added new distress paint frayed burlap.
 
I added tumbled glass distress paint with a sponge to add a great vintage patina.
Prima has these fun license plates and yep, more distress paint to grunge them up. 
 
Adding the 2 colours and rubbing them off really adds that vintage feel.
 


Not having a clear path to follow I decided to just go with gears.  I used all my gear dies!
 
I cut all my gears with chipboard then paint with tumbled glass distress paint.

Sponge on some brushed corduroy distress paint.
For the wheel, emboss metal foil paper.  I cut the strips at 2 1/2", emboss with the gear folder.  Then use a sponge to work the black soot paint in.
 
Then rub off with a cloth or paper towel.  This will remove most of the paint while leaving the black in the grooves.  Making it look vintage.
Because it's adhesive it goes on easily.
 
While applying to the wheel slowly pull off the backing.
 

It wraps around the wheel forming to it's shape.
 
 
I need tied bows, I love tied bows, I can't help myself!
I cut the small bow on distress paper.  To help the curve, roll with a pencil.

I wanted the matchbox on the frame.  To continue the gear theme I popped the smallest M&S gear in the die and cut! 
 
 
Wrap the matchbox with some paper strips.  Add some acetate for that gear cut out and wrap your bows.
 
I poked a hole through the acetate.  Where I will add some hardware. My battery on my phone was dying and I was assembling.
 
Here's the bike frame all done.
I simply layered a bunch of die cut gears and metal gears.  Layering over the trellis die.  Hot glue all your pieces and layer!
I love the bike rider cut from the Menagerie paper pack.  I tucked the light bulb in there for a vintage touch.
 

Creating dimension by layering really makes for a great piece.
 
Here's that matchbox.  I hot glued die cut gears and metal together spilling out of the upright matchbox.
 
These little tied bows are awesome and there's that metal gear attached to the acetate.  I added the license plate along the front so it wouldn't be missed in the bike wheel.
All the gears spilling out.
 
I combined more gears for the rear tire and glued.
 
 
Along the bottom of the frame I cut chipboard with the gadget gears on the edge die and attached.
 
 
I hung all these Idea-Ology bits to the handle bars and seat.

 
 That front tire looks pretty badass in metal!
 Keeping with the bike theme of the frame really helped me pull together this frame.  Sticking with gears and using them throughout creates a vintage steam punk bike.
 
I've just squeezed this in for the SSS Monday Challenge, D is for Distressed!
 
  Thanks for looking and commenting if you do.  Hope this gives you an idea of what to do when you come across something cool like the Prima Altered Metal Bike Frame.