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…
Sorry kids, a cold has taken over my brain and can’t seem to formulate anything to write in this post, but I do have a quick layout to share.
Thanks to Ronda who let me come play and watch as she works her way through great projects for her upcoming book, I actually scrapped some photos I printed out oh a month or so ago. I think one of my favorite things about scrapbooking is pulling out summer photos on a cold and wintery day and reminding ourselves the sun will shine again…someday.
Since a layout doesn’t seem to be complete these days without a little shimmer and glimmer, I decided to paint the Studio Calico tree paper with some Sugar Cane glimmer glaze and added some highlights and splotches with Espresso Bean and Tutu Pink Glimmer Glam.
Hope your week is fabulous!
This month our assigned surface was Canvas…In my world there’s nothing that makes me feel more like an artist than staring at a blank canvas. The possibilities are endless, especially when you combine with all of the fabulous products from Tattered Angels.
First up, my version of a subway sign. I love the graphic design of these prints and decided to create my own.
To create this look, I first used Blue Skies, Turquoise Blue and Meadow Green mists to put a variegated foundation of color. I so love these colors together. They remind me of the beach. I cut some random letters with the Slice, stuck them down and dry brushed over them with white paint. It’s such a fun experience to pull up the letters after the paint was dry and see the bright colors underneath.
Next up a smaller canvas…this one was all about experimenting and playing with layers. Originally I made this with the intention it would go in my craft room, but I took it into the bedroom to find some light and I think it might just stay there. Good think canvas is on sale at Michael’s this week and I can buy more for other rooms.
To start I glued some dictionary scraps and then sprayed with Jack Frost. While the mist was still wet I swirled on some Big Apple glimmer glam. Then a few layers of textured stamps and a diecut of more dictionary paper spritzed with Silver Sugar mist.
Finally, my favorite project of the month. I have had these Maya Road banners in my stash since last spring, just waiting for the inspiration to hit. Finally it did! And a bonus I finally found a project to use this lovely ribbon I bought in NYC a year ago.
To started I used some paper doilies as a stencil and sprayed with Tattered Leather which I watered down just a bit for a lighter color. I then sprayed more doilies with Olive Vine. On top some chipboard letters that were painted with Pink Lipstick Glitter Glam and Penny Loafer Glitter Glaze.
My favorite part of the project was ‘discovering’ that a new Studio Calico stamp that arrived just the day before was the perfect circumference for the doily outlines.
What have you done with Canvas lately? Need more inspiration? Be sure to check out the Tattered Angels blog for all sorts of wonderful canvas creations.