Friday, August 30, 2013

new goodies = playtime!

I just got a pile of new goodies from 
and couldn't wait to play!
I had to try out every single thing I got so I just ripped out a piece of ledger paper from my Great Aunt Sandy's grade- keeping book from the class she taught in 1958 and got started!
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Here's a picture of the new products:
And I know you are all jealous of my ledger paper so here are a couple of pictures of that too! -Yes, 1958!!

I tried out every color of the new Wendy Vecchi line of Ranger Archival inks - they're so yummy! Her new background stamps "Vintage Mesh" and "Reverse Dots" are fabulous too! Of course I had to use my favorite Unity Stamp Co. "She Script" stamp as well! The Prima "Riley" Stamp is precious, her hair is colored with various Faber Castell India Ink Markers topped off with Silks Acrylic Glaze in "Ginger Peach". Her dress is stamped with the "Reverse Dots" stamp in "Cornflower Blue" topped off with Silks Acrylic Glaze in "Sky Blue". The gorgeous Silks glazes add just the right amount of sheer shimmer - so pretty.
Stencils used are: Balzer Bits "Number Bits", Wendy Vecchi Stencils for Art "3 Flourishes", The Crafters Workshop "Mini Climbing Vine". On the top right corner I used Wendy Vecchi Gold Metallic Embossing Paste through the Christy Tomlinson "Vintage Lace Mask". The ferns at the bottom are White Embossing Paste applied through The Crafters Workshop "Mini Four Ferns" stencil.
Rub-ons used are Christy Tomlinson "Doodle Flowers" and Idea-ology Remnant Rubs "Words" and "Numbers".  I'm just kicking myself because I was going to use white doodle flower rub-ons under the black words in the center of the piece and I forgot - believe me, it looks cool when you do this so try it out! 
 I'm not sure what will become of this piece but  I sure had fun trying out my new stuff!

so I'm going to go ahead and enter this there.
I hope you are inspired to get inky - if you don't have Wendy Vecchi's new line of Ranger Archival inks, you NEED them (just sayin')! 
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Sunday, August 25, 2013

Altered Brush

The latest challenge at eclectic Paperie 
is to alter a paint brush.
I covered the handle with Tim Holtz Tissue Tape, applied gesso, then Faber Castell India Ink to the metal part, then a couple of layers of lace. The three wooden flowers are attached together and are made by Darice. I think you are supposed to make a necklace with them. I stamped my favorite Unity Stamp Co - She Script stamp on them with Archival ink in Coffee, sprinkled Ranger clear embossing powder on the wet ink and heat embossed then topped them with crocheted flowers from my stash. The leaves are made with The Crafters Workshop Falling Foliage stencil. I applied Studio 490 white embossing paste through the stencil on to manilla cardstock then colored with Faber Castell India Ink and Silks Acrylic Glaze and finished off the tops with Inkssentials Crackle Accents. The bird is wood made by ArtMinds for Michaels. It is colored with Silks Acrylic Glaze. I trimmed the brush bristles to give the bird a place to rest. I added some feathers from a walk at the local duck pond, and there you have it!
Last year I altered a paint brush for a project Donna Downey was putting together for her studio. Here is a look at that one, if you like you can see more details and close ups at this link.
I hope you are inspired to get creative! Pull out any old brush and see what you can come up with! Link it up here at eclectic Paperie and you'll be entered to win a gift certificate to the awesome eclectic Paperie online store!
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Saturday, August 10, 2013

Be Joyful in Hope . . .

Today I'm sharing a 5"x7" collage.
The background is miscellaneous ephemera and vintage book paper from my stash. The flowers at the bottom right are rub-ons by Basic Grey. The bingo card is embossed chipboard colored with Faber Castell Gelato and is topped with a flower by Webster's Pages and Prima leaves. The bird is by  BeccaKallem enhanced with Faber Castell India Ink markers. I used TCW Chicken Wire Reversed stencil with Gesso as a resist and colored the back ground with Gelato. Rub-ons used are by K&Co., Pink Paisley, and Idea-ology.
The August "Take the challenge with Mou" at Faber Castell Design Memory Craft is "Words to live by". I am entering this project in their challenge. Many of the products I've used are available at the awesome eclectic Paperie on line shop, I've linked them up for you. Stop by the eP blog if you have time and see what creative goodness my fellow design team members have been up to!
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Friday, August 2, 2013

eclectic Paperie "Game On" challenge

Bonnie is our awesome hostess and her challenge is "game on!" so, you can use game pieces, game cards, or even use a game board as your substrate, like Bonnie did (see her project here). Fun, huh?
This weekend I am hostessing a group of scrappers at the Cozy Crop House in Lititz Pennsylvania. One of my tasks as hostess is to make name tags for each of the guests. I thought I'd go ahead and incorporate this challenge into the name tags. I think everyone will want to be "Queen of the Crop" so I pulled the Queens out of two packs of playing cards and made name tags out of them!
I started by cutting each card in half and adhering a piece of torn vintage book paper to it. 
Next came Olive Archival Ink applied through the Christy Tomlinson Vintage Lace stencil.
Then I added some of my favorite My Minds Eye Washi tape to the edges. The main part of the tag to write the name on was punched with a Stampin' Up punch out of paper from the MME Remarkable 6x6 paper pack. The leaves are cut free form from Tazo tea bag sleeves.
I added a flower from my stash with a pearl center by Recollections. 
All done! 
A cute "Queen of the Crop" name tag for each of my guests!
Would you enjoy a scrapping weekend with friends? 

I hope you are inspired to get your "game on" and create a project to share with us at eclectic Paperie.
Here is a link to the challenge post, be sure to check out the other design team projects in the linky at the end of the post. The products I've used from the eclectic Paperie store are linked for your shopping convenience.
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