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.
yes that’s right — forget about kids jingle belling and caroling out in the snow. This is the time of year when the whole world embraces glitter and we Angels can share our glittery goodness with the world…after all sparkles are what make the world go round.
Speaking of sparkles and glitter how about some monthly Tattered Angels projects…this month’s theme was glass or clear things. Yet another new surface medium for me to play and experiment with.
First off a little disclaimer…my photography skills totally let me down this month and I’m sorry you have to suffer the consequences, don’t know if it was the projects or my settings or just bad light but I had a tough time getting good photos…so sorry.
And now on with the show…how about a quick and easy card.
How much do you love Jack Frost from the Winter 2010 collection…it’s such a lovely blue. If you were debating whether or not to get this one because ‘you already have so many blues’ take my word, you want this one, it’s got a little something special. So to make this I just took a piece of acrylic paper brayered on some Jack and then ran it through the cuttlebug and the snowflake embosser. Quick stamp and a button and voila easy peasy holiday card in no time.
Next up… need a quick and easy gift for a co-worker or friend? Seriously who doesn’t love jewelry? For this project I took a Tim Holtz fragment charm (the pack comes with lots of charms so you could make lots of these) and painted the back with a little Sugar Plum Fairy mixed with an acrylic medium for a strong color and a little adhesion power, stuck a piece of dictionary paper behind and then stamped with a floral spray stamp from the Tattered Textures set (ahem— just discovered this set is on sale now and it’s a BARGAIN, it’s one of the most versatile sets ever!) Added some ribbon and voila something really special.
Finally, I wanted a little extra sparkle for my mantle, so I whipped up a garland.
I filled some glass ornaments with Candy Apple Red and acrylic medium for a nice soft red. The medium also helps the mist adhere to the ball.
In between the balls I had some old acrylic snowflakes from another project hanging around so I covered them with Chalkboard White and a little Jack Frost, then edged with Shy Violet glitter glaze and dipped in glitter— oh how they sparkle.
Hope you all have a happy and healthy holiday season, I don’t know about you but I am ready for a new year to begin.