Saturday, September 20, 2014

Blue Fern Studios: Montage Layouts

Hello everyone! I'm sharing some new projects I've made using the fabulous new Montage paper collection by Blue Fern Studios! This collection is PURE JOY to work with, and I'm excited to use it to create many more projects. Here are my first three that I've made to show you this month:

"Happiness is the Sunshine of the Soul" Layout



For this layout I used the "Invitation" and "Bouquet" papers from the Montage collection. 


In this closeup, you can see part of the JEWELED FRAME chipboard. I treated this by using several embossing powders, and randomly touching it with an archival ink pad.

Here's another one:



On the edges of the layout,  I placed some TURKISH BITS that I embossed. I also used more embossing powder to treat the MINI FLOURISHES.




"Take Time..." Layout


For this layout I used "Bouquet," "Calling Cards," and "Now and Then" from the Montage paper collection.

I covered three PARTY FLAGS with various Montage papers, then threaded the holes with jute twine.

For this LEAFY BOUGH, I cut it in two to wrok better with my design. I left it "naked" then used glitter glue and loose glitter on top of it and used a heat gun until it bubbled.


"Sitting Pretty" Layout



From the Montage collection, I used "Calling Cards," "Wisdom," "Invitation," and "Bouquet" papers.

I cut a piece from GINGER'S POPPIES, and embossed it with a vintage pink embossing powder.


 I painted the ORNATE SHELF with black milk paint which gave it a matte finish.


I took the inserts of the ORNATE SHELF out of the main piece, and used one of them for an accent piece on the side of the photo.


And, I used the MINI FLOURISHES again, this time using gesso, embossing powders, and a green mist for this shabby chic finish. 

Thanks for checking out my projects today!

Rae

Monday, September 15, 2014

Swirlydoos Kit Club September Reveal!

Welcome to:
September Scrapbook Kit Reveal & Blog Hop!

If you came here from Debbie's blog, then you are on the right track. If not, go back to Swirlydoos' blog and start from there. We have some amazing projects for you to see today !! Make sure to leave a comment on all of the blogs for a chance to win!!! Make sure you have LIKED & FOLLOWED Swirlydoos on Facebook!!!

Swirlydoos is proud to bring you our beautiful September collection:

Vintage Love


And check out these coordinating add ons that perfectly compliment our September scrapbook kit!






Are you a subscriber? If so, your kit is on it's way! If not, check out the Swirlydoos store to see if there are any September kits or add ons in the store!

Has it sold out? - become a subscriber and not only will you never miss a kit again, but you'll also pay less for your monthly scrapbook kits!
*Mention this blog hop and save 10% on your first kit*


 Never miss one of our kits again!


We have some absolutely beautiful scrapbook projects for you to see today !!  

Oh my, this collection is TO DIE FOR! I am so in love with Prima's Time Traveller collection! Here's what I've made SO FAR with this amazing September kit.


"Timeless Memories" Shadowbox


This month, the the project/technique kit has an ADORABLE little box, and I knew right away that I would make it into a tiny shadowbox.  


The main focus of the tech kit is the metallic Mod Melts with a great mold with keys, keyholes, and GEARS! I love the gears so much. I love to buy the Tim Holtz gears, but this is really nice for making your own- you'll never run out again! I made the gears and clock out of the Mod Melts for my design at the bottom of the box- great accents. 

This month, I have broken up my project kit video tutorial into TWO parts. Today, I'm sharing how to get the PERFECT impressions with these molds because they can be kind of tricky, but completely worth making. My tutorial for making these embellishments can be seen here:


And, be sure to check back on the Swirlydoos blog on Saturday, September 20th, to see how I finished up the shadowbox, how I created this distressed finish, and the embellishing!


"Memories" Layout 

Based on the Sketch


Did you see the sketch on the Swirlydoos blog for September? Oh my- it is my favorite!
This is my take on it.

Look, it's the Swirlydoos chandelier! This piece came in the embellishment add on. I added this to the corner to balance the design. And, I can enter it into the Swirly Girls Challenge that Barbara is hosting on the forums!

I did a basic treatment- lightly rubbing my archival ink on the chipboard, leaving some of it raw. Then I added some bling from my stash.  

Here's a closeup that shows the flowers and tucking of papers and embellies under the photo. 


I used my nesting circle dies to create the circle and then used the black pearl strands from the embellishment add on on it to create a perfect bling circle. 

I layered the lace and crocheted trims for added interest. The green paper is a doily from my stash.


"My Guys" Layout



I have been waiting for the perfect kit to scrap this pic! I took this on Owen's birthday this year. It was a sweet moment, and it's one of my all-time faves of my guys!

I used a notebook punch to get this edging. 

I cut up the Blue Fern Chipboard to make it work with my design. I used some Stampendous embossing powder to get this look. 


And, here's a closeup that shows how I framed the picture with Kasiercraft string from the embellishment kit. And, I added the cork hearts from the main kit. I have to say that I would have never bought these little cork hearts, but that is the joy of getting Swirlydoos kits- Krissy puts stuff in the kits that I didn't even know I wanted! I love them!


Thanks for letting me share my projects with you. 

These are Design Team projects I created for Swirlydoos Scrapbook Kit Club. If you’re ready to start getting perfectly coordinated, top of the line scrapbook kits delivered to your door, please visit us at www.swirlydoos.com. Mention my name (Rae) when you subscribe and you’ll receive 10% off your first kit, AND a coupon good for 30% off your entire purchase in the Swirlydoos.com store!


Make sure to leave a comment on all of the blogs for a chance to win!!! 

You have until midnight, eastern time, 9/16 to complete the hop. Winners will be announced on the Swirlydoos Blog on 9/17. In order to qualify to win here is what you need to do:
1: Visit all of the blogs and leave a comment on each. This way we know you were there. Take your time. There are REALLY beautiful things to see along the way.
2: Before you leave each blog, look for the “special” words and write it down. 
Once you have visited all the blogs and collected all the special words, they will create a sentence. 
3: Finally, go back to the Swirlydoos blog and leave a comment letting us know how much fun you had, tell us the sentence that was created with all of the special words you collected. Can't wait to hear from you.


My special word is : intelligently

Thanks so much for joining us! Head back to the Swirlydoos blog and post the phrase in the comments. Good luck!

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Start to Finish Video Tutorial for Swirlydoos Kit Club

Hello crafty people! I'm sharing a video tutorial on how I made this card for Maggi's Rooster Challenge on the Swirlydoos Kit Club forums:


Check out the quick video tutorial:



Also, I used the September sketch from Die-Namites dies, who is our 2014 blog hop sponsor!

You can check out their challenge here:

Die-Namites Challenge

This is a Design Team project I created for Swirlydoos Scrapbook Kit Club. If you’re ready to start getting perfectly coordinated, top of the line scrapbook kits delivered to your door, please visit us at www.swirlydoos.com. Mention my name (Rae) when you subscribe and you’ll receive 10% off your first kit, AND a coupon good for 30% off your entire purchase in the Swirlydoos.com store!



Enjoy the rest of your weekend!


Sunday, September 7, 2014

Blue Fern Studios September Sketch Challenge!

Won't you take a look at the awesome sketch Michele Singh has drawn up for you this month for Blue Fern Studios:

August Sketch

In addition to our prize winner, we will also select a Top 3 to feature in our winner post!
 
We have just a few simple rules to follow if you would like to participate in our sketch challenge:
1.) Feel free to interpret the sketch as you please by means of taking it as-is or flipping/turning/mirroring it to suit your needs! **Please note that you can do whatever type of project you please- a layout, card, tag, canvas, altered item- whatever suits your mood and style! We would love to see the different ways our sketch can be used.**

2.) You must use at least one piece of Blue Fern Studios chipboard OR use Blue Fern Studios paper on your project. Please note that you do not need to use the pieces featured in the sketch- use whatever suits your fancy! You can find the store nearest you HERE{Do not use any other brand of chipboard on your project please!}

3.) Upload your project using the Inlinkz tool on the BFS Blog by midnight EST on August 31st, 2014.
We look forward to your entries!


Saturday, September 6, 2014

Start to Finish Video Tutorial for Swirlydoos Kit Club

Happy Saturday! Today I'm sharing a SIMPLE start-to-finish layout using the Wistful Blues kit that you can do in under 30 minutes. 


So, check out the video, and see how I did it:

VIDEO TUTORIAL LINK


This is a Design Team project I created for Swirlydoos Scrapbook Kit Club. If you’re ready to start getting perfectly coordinated, top of the line scrapbook kits delivered to your door, please visit us at www.swirlydoos.com. Mention my name (Rae) when you subscribe and you’ll receive 10% off your first kit, AND a coupon good for 30% off your entire purchase in the Swirlydoos.com store!




Enjoy the rest of your weekend!




Sunday, August 31, 2014

Altered Bottle for Tresors De Luxe

Hi, everyone! Today I'm sharing an altered bottle I made using some laces, flowers, and a resin piece that you can buy in the Tresors De Luxe Etsy shop.




The focal point of this bottle is a Prima oval resin frame from this set in the Etsy shop that I embossed using several different powders. 






This is the back side of the bottle, and it a better view of the lace I used.

This is what the lace trim (LA-106), looks like before I cut it up and misted it with blue spray and used brown distress ink on it.



And here is the closeup of the vine from my stash that I added some white shabby chic roses to balance the colors I used on this bottle.


 Thanks for having a look! Enjoy the rest of your day!



Saturday, August 30, 2014

Using the Swirlydoos Wistful Blues Mediums Add-On Kit

Happy Saturday!

Did you get the Swirlydoos Wistful Blues Medium Add On Kit? It's loaded with some fabulous new products including milk paint and some Shimmerz Inklingz, and they are amazing to use. Here's a little mixed media caddy I made with all the products to showcase what you can do with them.

So, check out the video so you can see how I've used these  mixed media products:




This is a Design Team project I created for Swirlydoos Scrapbook Kit Club. If you’re ready to start getting perfectly coordinated, top of the line scrapbook kits delivered to your door, please visit us at www.swirlydoos.com. Mention my name (Rae) when you subscribe and you’ll receive 10% off your first kit, AND a coupon good for 30% off your entire purchase in the Swirlydoos.com store!

So, enjoy the rest of your weekend!