Category Archives: Tattered Angels Design Team Projects


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Developing and implementing systems that work, is a big part of what my friends call my ‘big girl job’, but systems don’t have to stop when 5 o’clock comes around.  I love that Tattered Angels partnered with some great companies to come up with paint systems that take the guess-work out of color matching and still leave lots of room for the creative process.

This month I used the Pink Paislee/House of Three Favorites Glimmer Mist Set. The set includes the  Starfish, Apple, Sugar Maple and Patina(one of my all time favorite colors) glimmer mists. I love how versatile these colors are…

For my first layout, I misted Starfish and Patina on some lovely Lily bee grid paper to create a springy background, then I combined with some great Basic Grey paper and other embellishments that all came in the September Cocoa Daisy kit to make this fun spring page.


Up next a quick vacation layout,  I used the Patina and a torn piece of cardstock to create a wave like effect on the kraft paper and the Apple as a background for my photo block. I also used the Patina to mist the Making Memories butterfly that has been in my stash for ever.


It’s fall here in my neck of the woods, one of my favorite seasons to decorate my home. So for my final project I decided to create a home decor item. I used my cricut to cut a delicate tree out of plain white cardstock and then misted it with all the colors in the set.  I used my embossing gun to dry and burn the edges just a bit and then used some temporary adhesive to adhere to my hurricane vase.  Tie a ribbon, add a candle and some dried baby pumpkins and voila instant centerpiece.


Hope you enjoyed my projects this month, think you’ve got what it takes to be an angel? Check out the call for the 2012 team on the main Tattered Angels Blog today


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Playing with Prima

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You can probably tell by now that all of us on the Tattered Angels team were pretty excited about the partnership between Prima and Tattered Angels and being able to play with some of the best from both companies.  I thought back to the first time I ever tried glimmer mist and I’m pretty sure it was using Yellow Daisy (still one of my favorite glimmer mist colors) on a Prima flower.

Here are my projects for this month:

Necklaces with big chunky embellishments are definitely a fashion trend for fall.  I decided to make one of my own.

I cut flowers from the Prima mistable sheet and stacked them to make the main flower.  I made a custom mixed mist using Cadillac Pink, Sugar Plum Fairy and a little Pearl, once the mist was dry I coated with Chandelier Glimmer Glam. For the smaller flowers I used Apple and Gumdrop.  The flowers are sewn together with a button and then I put a pin back on the main flower so I can move it from the necklace to a hat or a scarf.

Up next a fun fall layout using a Prima mistable sheet, flowers and crystals.

I know I have broken a cardinal rule by not journaling or even putting a title on this page, but I just love the color on the canvas, I didn’t want to cover any of it up.  The background is sprayed with Sugar Maple, Peach Delight, and Gold Glimmer Mist along with a little Apricot chalkboard to add some depth.

I often think girly when I think of Prima – I don’t know why – because clearly, as the other Angels have shared you can take the products in any direction.  With that thought in mind I decided to go super girly(at least for me) with my last project.

Sorry about the blur, this is one of those projects that came together at the worst time to photograph.  I cut the leaves from the mistable sheet, I l put them down on this Pink Paislee and then misted them with Cadillac Pink.  Don’t you love it when you can multi-task.  I coated them with a little Pink Lipstick Glimmer Glam and then assembled into a flower shape.

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Making it Mistable

Syndicated (with a few edits) from Tattered Angels Blog

With all of the great colors from Tattered Angels the answer is — not much.

I love the tone on tone look you can great when using chalkboard and glimmer mist together.  For the background of this layout I used Firefly Chalkboard and Sun Sisters glimmer mist and a harlequin stencil from Crafter’s Workshop. Uber thanks to my lovely friend Heather Harrell for this photo of me.  All the paper came from the July Cocoa Daisy Kit – love, love, love the greys and yellows.

I’m not the only one who thinks these colors look great together… I finished this layout at the beginning of the month and then tuned into Tattered TV and there’s Wendy using these two in all their glory on a variety of surfaces and textures.  Great minds think alike – did you miss that episode – not to worry – check it out here: 10@10 Chalkboard vs Glimmer Mist

Working with all the mists, glams, glazes over the past year has really opened up my right brain – I tend to be very sequential and linear (as you can tell by the above layout) so to remind myself that great things can happen when you just let go, I created this wall hanging for my craft studio.

Canvas is one of my favorite mediums to mist.  For the background, I covered the canvas with a light application of Polka Dot Pink Chalkboard and dabbed it off with a paper towel.  Then I sprayed Patina and flicked a little Pink Lipstick Glam.  Then I took a scrap of Basic Grey paper and used the Butterfly stencil and more Patina and glued to the front.

I hope you embrace this philosophy too, I know you’ll be happy with the results.  Until next time…

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It’s in the cards

This month at Tattered Angels, we’re all crafting up some cards with a little help from our friends at Epiphany Crafts. My first card was inspired by a new book I picked up recently –Collage Couture by Julie Nutting. Such a fun book with great tips for illustrations and collage work.  I clearly need more practice- I cut my girly out of dictionary paper and misted her with Tattered Rose Glimmer Mist, her top is a scrap with some Mermaid Glam and her skirt is made from hearts punched using the Epiphany Button Studio Heart Tool.  For the background I used a Glimmer Screen from the Fancifuls set and Patina Glimmer Mist on top of some Bo Bunny paper.  A few butterflies coated in Big Apple Glimmer Glam to cover up a stamping boo-boo and this card is ready to roll.

Up next, a card with flowers using one of my favorite things to mist – Athletic Tape.  I discovered this one by accident and just love how the color saturates the tape without it losing it’s stickiness.  I sprayed strips of tape with Patina, Turquoise Blue and Dragonfly Glimmer Mists and then accordion folded them into flowers. The tag was left over from last month’s Birthday Girl layout.  For the background I used the plastic grid from a latch hook rug kit as a stencil.

Have you noticed all the projects with pinwheels popping up around the web,  it’s no wonder, they are a great icon of the carefree days of summer.  I couldn’t resist making a card with them.  For the background I was inspired by a piece of paper from Sassafrass’s Sunshine Broadcast collection – since I couldn’t really cut the paper to scale and maintain the look, I created a similar look with glimmer glam, mists and a little distress ink.  Remember that Glimmer Glam works as a resist when you mist on top of it.


Until next time…

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Off to Paris

I wish, in the meantime I did get to play with some Parisian inspired items thanks to Tattered Angels and Pink Paislee. If you follow the Tattered Angels blog (of course you do right? if not no time like the present to start) then you have already seen some of these projects, but here in my blog land you get a bonus feature- an extra layout

Up first a layout about my love for small vintage things – curio boxes, alarm clocks, apothecary jars, handkerchiefs from my grandmother.  Many of this items hang out on a small side table in my bedroom – I call it the table of pretties.

It’s a little hard to tell from the picture but the lace is also misted with Cherub Pink — the perfect soft touch.  So you know that glimmer glam is a fabulous paint full of glimmery goodness, but did you know that you can also use it as a fabric stiffener? The bow on this page looks so perfect because it’s hardened to be so.  Just apply the glam to any fabric – shape and let dry – voila!

Up next a party page – nothing better than turning 3 and getting a box full of princess barbies.

I used the mono-print technique with the butterfly screen, some shipping tags and Turquoise Blue and Cherub Pink.

Have you seen all of the beautiful butterfly wreathes popping up on Pinterst?  I couldn’t help myself, I just had to make one.

I used the Slice to cut the butterflies and then misted them with turquoise blue and mustard seed, these two combine to make a great green too. I spray painted a grapevine wreath with white and then used floral wire to adhere.  That’s another tip – buy the wire by the floral section – not beading – same stuff but cheaper and comes with a built in cutter in flowers – silly!

One of my favorite mist techniques is using the background/leftover page that I have sprayed on top of.  This time I set out with intention and temporarily adhered the butterflies to another piece of paper to make this last layout

It was awfully kind and smart of Pink Paislee and the House of 3 folks to make a resist grid paper so I could get my butterflies to line up perfect.  Once the background was dry I did a little paper quilting.  Ribbon is actually athletic tape misted with Dragonfly mist.

There you have it – be sure to pop over to the Tattered Angels Blog and check out what the rest of the team did this month – really fabulous creations.  I think we are all happy to be in our paper and mist comfort zone.

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30 Day Photo Challenge Day 2…What to Wear

so my car broke down this weekend – on the canyon with little one in tow – not so fun, but as they say every cloud has a silver lining.  In this case, it forced me to stay home on Memorial Day and I took the time to do A LOT of laundry and clean my closet.  The result almost everything in my wardrobe was available to wear this week.  So today’s photo challenge ‘a photo of what your wore’ was an easy one – out came my new favorite summer dress and black cardy some cute black sandals too sadly I couldn’t figure out how to get them in the shot.

How about a little craftiness for a bonus…here’s a layout I did last month for Tattered Angels wedding theme. I hand painted the bottom of this Pink Paislee Paper with Tattered Rose Glimmer Mist and a little Olive Garden Glam. The rest of the paper is misted with Cherub Pink.  If you are looking for a good pink mist to add to your collection look no farther than Cherub – just the right balance of brightness and shimmer.

Speaking of mist did you know that this month in Tattered Angels land the design team is showing off fun projects made with the Color Connections lines from Pink Paislee and Tattered Angels.  I am working with the Parisian Anthology set…so much fun I can’t wait to show you my projects. Be sure to check out the Tattered Angels Design Blog for great work from the other girls.

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…the fabric of our lives (Repost)

don’t hate me if you get the cotton commercial stick in your head.  Color me lazy, but this is a copy of my monthly blog post on Tattered Angels. As you can see from the fabulous projects already posted the TA design team’s vision for fabric goes way beyond your basic cotton.  I love fabric, but as a challenged sewer I tend to stay away from buying it.  So, I was excited to have a reason to actually buy some this month and just play.

First up, a singed flower wreath.

Wish I could take total credit for this, but I was inspired by this post on Pinterest.  To make the flowers I misted silk like fabric with Turquoise Blue and Dragonfly mists for the blue flowers and yellow daisy for the others.

Here’s a close up of the flowers, they are super easy to make.  Just cut three circles and stick together with a brad.  Because of the polyester in the fabric a little heat-up with the embossing gun makes them go into more natural looking shapes.

A word of warning, if you’re taking on this project you’ll need twice as many flowers as you think you do.

With the leftover fabric from the wreath project I decided to make a scarf.  This is when you can really let your playful spirit fly.  I grabbed several blue mists (Dragonfly, Turquoise Blue, Jack Frost, Sapphire) and green mists(key lime, honey dew, meadow green, forest green) plus a couple of purples (Pomegranate and Sugar Plum Fairy) and went to town misting.

I love the way the colors blended together.

My last project for this month just might be my favorite. (ssh, don’t tell the others they might get jealous).  I love the look of vintage grain sack pillows.  I do NOT love the ridiculous prices for them or even their modern counterparts.  So I set out to make my own.

I admit I’m a little nervous to post this here, because I don’t really trust google translator.  I hope this translates to ‘The Happy Dog Studio’, if it doesn’t I hope one of our french speaking readers will send a correction and I’ll fix.  I started by creating a stencil with my Gypsy/Cricut tools.  I taped the stencil down to the canvas fabric and painted in with Autumn Nights mist,  I choose to paint instead of spray to keep the bleeding to a minimum. Once that was dry, I misted the whole piece with Vanilla Breeze to give it a slightly aged look. Finally, I trimmed it with blue ticking(?) and used the same stripe for the back of the pillow.  I can’t wait to make more.

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What’s New?

how about a layout…

I really thought I’d  moved on from my need to have every tool known to man…this came along, I resisted for a bit and then after playing with it at Archiver’s I had to have it, meet

my new tool obsession…

Now I can make my own prima like flowers like the one in the layout

For this one I punched some basic cream cardstock, misted with banana chalkboard mist and then painted the highlights with yellow daisy glimmer mist.  So fun.  I’ve made several of these with the scraps lying around on my desk.

So what’s new with you?


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Just a little reminder…

Tonight is the night! You know when Tattered Angels hooks up with Heidi, Pink Paislee and Prima it’s going to be good.  I don’t want you to miss out.

Be sure to tune into the webshow at 8pm Mountain time to see the big reveal from Heidi, Wendy and other special guests.

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The Happy Shelf Part II…

Long time readers of this blog will recognize my little red shelf,  it’s a favorite vintage find and the anchor of my scrap room. It has held many things over the past two years…ribbons, buttons, vintage spools…but never quite right until now.  Clearly this shelf was made to hold my mist collection.

It makes me so happy to stare up to see all of the bottles together, talk about motivation not to leave them strewn around my work space.  And yes, Ronda, they are in rainbow order.

But now I have a dilemma…look what’s coming from Tattered Angels now.  Brand new bright colored chalkboard mists.

Aren’t they gorgeous…when these and the other fabulous colors come I think I may be on the hunt for another shelf.

As if those new colors weren’t enough…Tattered Angels, Prima, Pink Paislee and House of Three have up something special up their sleeves! Be sure to  watch the Live webshow on Tuesday, January 18th at 8p MST for a pre-CHA sneak peek and exciting announcements!


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