Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Father's Day Card for Maja Design!

Hello and welcome! I'm back with a new card to share for Maja DesignFather's Day is quickly approaching, so I decided to try Maja Design's beautiful Vintage Romance collection in a more masculine theme.

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My husband enjoys restoring vintage automobiles, making this paper collection absolutely perfect for his card! The papers are distressed, layered, and stitched to form a base. The vintage gentlemen and automobile embellishments are fussy cut from the paper collection.  

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I stamped a couple of Tim Holtz sentiments along the edges. The gears are die cut and embossed with Frantage Chunky Metal embossing powder. The Tim Holtz metal clocks are aged with gesso and rusting powder. A few scattered Tim Holtz metal elements and a bow add the finishing touches. You'll find a couple more close ups below.

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Thank you so much for visiting with me! I send wishes for a day of sunny skies and beautiful moments!

Maja Design Papers Used: He's my Man, Ephemera Cards, and Honeymoon from Vintage Romance
Other Products Used: Tim Holtz Metal clocks and metal pieces, Gear Die, Cardstock, Frantage Chunky Metal embossing powder, Twine, Acrylic Paint, Foam Adhesive, Detail Scissors, Heat Gun, Sewing Machine, Thread.   

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Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Postcards from Paris for Frilly and Funkie!

Hello, my lovely friends! How are you on this wonderful day? We're in the midst of a rainy week. My flowers are loving every minute of it. I enjoy the rain unless I have to drive in it or take project photos. Dreary days do not make for fun photo sessions.     

Today we're announcing a new two week challenge at the Frilly and Funkie Blog! Zoe is our hostess with the theme of 'Oh, the places you'll go'. She asks to create a vintage or shabby chic project with travel as the central theme. Think planes, trains, automobiles, ships, maps, and globes.

At the end of the challenge the team will choose their top four picks. Our first place winner will be invited to join us in a Guest DT spot at the Frilly and Funkie Blog. Three additional talented participants will receive badges to display on their blogs. Everyone who enters and adheres to the challenge guidelines will be entered into a drawing to win a $25 spending spree at The Funkie Junkie Boutique! For entry specifics and  inspiration from my amazing teammates just click on the blog link above.

My dream is to visit the historic cities of Europe. I have a dear friend in France, and I can think of nothing more delightful than to tour Paris with her. This card has my bags packed and ready to travel! 

Each paper element is distressed, layered and stitched, then popped up with foam adhesive. A digital image provides a dreamy focal point. 

The Eiffel Tower and luggage set are stamped on design paper and cut. Distress paints add a shabby touch to the filigree metal elements and Prima Art Stones. 

The flowers are handcrafted from design paper. My tutorial for these flowers can be found here.

Thank you so much for sharing your time with me!! I hope you'll be joining in the challenge and show us where you want to go! It's a super fun theme that you can take in any direction your heart desires. I also want to thank you for your kind comments on my last project. I feel incredibly blessed to have such an amazing crafty family! Sending wishes for light, love, and happiness!


Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Garden Gate Card for Maja Design!

Hello and a warm welcome! I'm thrilled to be able to share this new project for  Maja Design with you. I'm completely in love with Maja Design's beautiful new paper collection, Vintage Romance. I'm featuring it today along with the lovely Vintage Autumn Basics collection in my Garden Gate card. 

You'll find quite a bit of layering and fussy cutting in this card. All of the embellishments except the chipboard gates are created from the design paper. The faux brick wall is courtesy of Gabrielle Pollacco's Tuscan Wall stencil and Wendy Vecchi Crackle Texture Paste.

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The flowers are handcrafted from design paper and a Sizzix die using glass pearls as a center. You'll find natural twine and cheesecloth accents for a soft, whimsical touch.

Below are close ups of the layering and embellishments. Each layer is popped up with foam adhesive for a dimensional effect.

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Random splatters of acrylic paint add a little interest in the corners.

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It's an honor and a pleasure to be here with you. Your kind comments from my previous project warm my heart. I thank you so much for stopping by! Now it's your turn to work your magic with Maja Design's exquisite papers. May your day be filled with sunshine and  joyful moments!


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Additional Supplies: Sizzix Daylily Die, Gabrielle Pollacco Tuscan Wall Stencil, Wendy Vecchi Crackle Texture Paste, Scrapiniec Chipboard Gates, Pearls, Twine, Sewing Machine, Thread, Acrylic Paints, Detail Scissors, Adhesives.