I have a lot of pictures to share today so grab a cup of tea and sit back. I started off using the Miss Moxie Matchbook Kit fromRed Rubber Designs. I used a ton of different stamps so I will do my best to list them all at the end of the post. I altered my kit, slightly. As you know, I have an addiction to paints, sprays, embossing, texture paste…all that fun stuff. You can check out the kit online to see exactly what the papers look like. Alright, on to the pics.
The last picture is of the back of the album. I used paints, sprays and embossing. I hope you like this mini. The kit makes it so much faster to put together a mini. It leaves more time for decorating! Well, thats it for me today.
Red Rubber Designs products used:
Showers of Blessings
Tea Stain Backgrounds
Here I Am
Ancient Map Background
Miss Moxie Ribbon
Mia’s Cottage Hardware
Verdigris Embossing Powder
You might be wondering what this is. I decided to use Tim’s technique from his October Tag and apply to this little altered box. This is the front and back. I did the same technique that Tim showed except I added some distress embossing powder to the crinkled edges of the tissue paper for a more aged and textured appearance. I stamped the background using his Classic stamp set Architech blueprints (can’t remember the number off hand). Love them!!
The inside of my box uses a Land Of Nod image, hand sewn buttons to rusty wire, Ideology and micro gears and watchparts. I patined a lot of the metal and added a little tie to the boy using metal watch.parts.
Sadly, this side is difficult to see due to the lighting. It is darker than the other side but there is a burst of color which you can’t see in the photo. Sorry. I used a vintage image that Tim used on his June tag. I tinted the image using water and distress markers. You can see how Tim did it here June Tag. I layered with pop dots, added some bakers twine around the back layer and added some more micro gears. I chose the word ‘Hullabaloo’ because I was imagining these two children as siblings. And you know how kids make a lot of hullabaloo!!
One last pic to leave you with the inside view. This box took me longer than normal to complete as my mojo flew out the window midway through but hopefully I got it back now. Thank you for being patient with my longer than normal post. If you think this ones long for me, just wait till later on in the week. I have a doosy coming. Well, enjoy your evening and thank you for stopping. Kate Challenges entered: Tim’s 12 Tags– October Frilly and Funkie Sunday Share– metal mesh wire, Ranger Patinas Frilly and Funkie Challenge– Anything but a card with a twist (hidden shadowbox)
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. To celebrate Red Rubber Designs is sponsoring the contest over at Split Coast Stampers. Check it out.
For this challenge the Design Team is making something ‘Pink’ with our Breast Cancer Stamps. I started off my canvas by gluing various pieces of torn patterned and mulberry paper. I stamped and gessoed the background. I then colored and spread some pumice gel in a random fashion. I made a few tags using the stamp set and then adhered them to the canvas.
Red Rubber Designs products used:
This tag was made using one of my favorite stamp sets, London Underground by Artistic Outpost. I layered my backgrounds by stamping, stenciling and gessoing. I also added some corrigated cardboard, rusty metal and embossing. I used a Dylusion spray to color my main image green.
I am entering this in the Artistic Outpost October Referral.
Thank you for stoping by.
Funkie Junkie Boutique– Sunday Share (Dylusions and Rusty Metal Mesh)
Just a sneek peek of the tutorial I have over at the Red Rubber Designs Blog today on how to stamp in molding paste. Go check it out if you have a chance.
I love making easel fold cards! They are so fun with more possibilities than just a flat A4 card. So, the point of making this card was to use up the lovely images I printed from the Crafty Secrets Halloween CD that I won a few weeks back. I love the vintage images and illustrations on the CD. My paper is by My Minds Eye Lost & Found collection. Here is the card open.
I just tore a lot of paper and layered with gesso, spray and some stamping. I love that corrigated cardboard and that border punch.
And that rusty colored ornate plate is also from the CS CD. You should try making one of these easel fold cards if you have never made one. Thanks for looking!
Crafty Secrets Link Party
Simon Says Stamp & Show-rustification
Simon Says Stamp-dies/punches Happy Daze October Challenge– wicked; Claudine Hellmuth gesso and Lost and Found
I decided to try something different for this weeks Red Rubber Designs post. I used the Fruit of Spirit stamp set. I love this months stamp release over at RRD. We have a lot of great stamp sets featuring Bible verses and quotes about thankfullness. Go check them out!
So, back to the project. I printed out this lovely tea cup template onto More Mimi Patterned Paper. I then wanted to change the color a bit but still keep the details from printing so I sprayed some violet glimmer spray. I added some vintage lace, little flowers and there you have a cute and easy card for any tea lover!
Thanks to everyone for your very kind comments as of late. I really appreciate each one of them. I am working on getting around to everyones blogs but I am a little behind. Life gets so busy…doesn’t it?
Wow! Three posts in a row for me is a record. I bought these gorgous stamps from Paper Artsy a few weeks ago. Learning to juggle life and craft time has been a learning experience so these stamps have been sitting unopened until today. Leandra over at Paper Artsy made a lovely Card to celebrate Card Day. It put the little spring in my step I needed to pull out these beauties.
Well, thats all for today. We went apple picking this morning and now I am off to make an apple pie! Yum! Gotta keep my three men happy!
I just love the bright colors used around this time of year. As our family does not celebrate Halloween, you will not see many Halloween themed projects on my blog. The few that I do are for design team or challenges. Well, I won the Crafty Secrets Halloween CD a week or so ago. The images are fun, fabulous and alot are fall related. I so love vintage photos that have been altered so this is one that I was dying to play with. I am joining in the Challenge over at the I Am Roses Blog. The challenge was to make a Halloween themed circle card. I have never made a easel fold circle card so I decided to join in. The gorgeous flowers are by I Am Roses. I used the white daisy and a large white rose which I colored purple. The vintage labels are from a collage sheet and the paper is DCWV ‘Once Upon A Time.’ I used Dylusion sprays to color my background. I then stamped a decorative background from Red Rubber Designs. I embellished with corrigated cardboard, dollar store fabric webs and gesso. The ‘Wise Woman Blend’ is a label I mounted as a pop-up to the bottom of the card. Well, thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoy looking. Happy weekend!
Its that time again! This month is all about blessings and thanksgiving. I am loving this months spotlight stamp. To celebrate National Card Day we are creating a matching card and envelope. To start off I printed out a lovely purse template onto my patterned paper. I gold embossed the peony stamp in the background and added a verse, flowers and a vintage button. For my card, I cut a circle, gessoed and sprayed the background, stamped the peony and added a sentiment. The card can be tucked right inside the purse. Don’t forget to leave a comment for a chance to win. One random name will be drawn from one of the DT members blogs. No one knows whose blog it is so don’t forget to leave a comment on all blogs.