Monday, February 23, 2015

"Art Makes Me Happy..." Mixed Media Tag using "Wicked Times"

Hello Creatie Lovelies!!

Keri  here!

Today, I am sharing with you a tag I made using "Wicked Times."

I fell in LOVE with the paper called "Eerie" from the "Wicked Times" Collection. I love the contrast of the purple and orange flowers and I wanted to use it in a non-traditional bright Steampunk style tag. 

My orange color cakes from the Marion's Color Lab. We nicknamed it "Pumpkin Pie" 1 part red, 1 part yellow and 3 parts gold, mixed with Mod Podge. 

My dress was made using a die from Spellbinder's called "Dressforms" and the "Haunted" & "Voodoo" papers from the "Wicked Times" collection.

For additional color, I used Faber Castell Design Memory Craft Gelatos in: Licorice, Grape and Gold.

My words are from Splash of Color: Mixed Media 101.

I hope you enjoyed today's project and it inspires you to look at things differently: Halloween paper isn't just for Halloween and Steampunk doesn't have to be neutral!


Supply List:

Marion Smith Designs
"Wicked Times" Collection: Haunted, Voodoo and Eerie
Color Lab: Pumpkin Pie Recipe (1 part red, 1 part yellow, 3 part gold, Mod Podge)

Spellbinder's Dress Form Die
Chipboard Wings: Tim Holtz
Chipboard Gears: Want2Scrap
Washi Tape: Studio G
Cardboard: Little B Studios
Words: Splash of Color
Pen: Faber Castell PITT Pen
Faber Castell Design Memory Craft Gelatos: Grape, Licorice, & Gold 
Tag: Graphic 45
Adhesive: Aleene's Tacky Glue
Misc: Ribbon

Saturday, February 21, 2015

#selfie - Layout with Yasmin Tölche

Hello it's Yasmin on the blog today! Oh yes! It's Saturday, the sun is shining and it's my Marion Smith Designs Saturday! I have made a layout I'd like to share today! :)

I loved making this layout.. it just kinda happend. Hahaha.. I got loads of inspiration for Marion's frame paper.. These papers is from the "Motley" collection..

I've used junque and gem roses, gears and a little airballon.. I've played with Blue Fern Studio Chipboard, embossing powders.. Had A Blast making it :)

Did you know that you actually can emboss metall pieces? You do it the same way as you emboss on paper ,witch by the way I did loads on my page. Just put the metall piece on the embossing pillow, add the powder and heat! But be careful, the metall gets real hot so make sure you don't burn your fingers :) This little metall gear used to be bright silver.

The white polka dots is a stamp from 3rd Eye and they are all embossed on..

Here is some of the product I've used on my page:

Thank you for stopping by us today! Leave us a comment and I'll leave on back! :) Have a fantasticly creative saturday! :)

Monday, February 9, 2015

Valentine Card by Yasmin Tölche

Hello everyone! :) Valentines day is soon here and I've used some our MSD's gorgeous papers to make a valentines card!

I've used different papers from different collections to put together my card. I also used some of Marion Smith Designs beautiful junque and gems. Have you made a card for someone special yet? 

These are some of the products I used on my card: 

Thanks for stopping by us today! And Happy Valentines from me! :D

Sunday, February 8, 2015

My Grungy Valentine

Hello Creatives!

Today I want to share with you a funky, grungy valentine I made using corrugated cardboard, paper from the "Posh" collection and Color Lab. 

For my orange diamonds, I mixed equal parts red and yellow color lab pigments with with Glossy Mod Podge to make a great orange color we dubbed "Pumpkin Pie."

I added splashes of "Cupcake" and "Sublime."

To finish it off, I made some fun feathers and topped them off with a great quote from Cosmo Cricket: "When you don't know what do believe, believe in yourself."


Thursday, February 5, 2015

Romance Novel Ch. 2 Teapot by Erica Houghton

Hi! Today I’m sharing an altered projectas well as a step-by-step tutorial! I altered a teapot using the Romance Novel Ch. 2 Collection by Marion Smith Designs.

This is what the teapot looked like originally...

And, this is what it looks like now!

I started by selecting two different sheets of pattern paper; I then traced the teapot a total of 4 times (inside/outside for both the right/left).

After I traced the teapot I cut out my pieces and adhered them to the teapot.

Next, I traced and cut out the bottom and slide pieces of the teapot.

After I traced and cut out the bottom and slide pieces I adhered them to the teapot, and put the teapot together.

Next, I cut out a few elements from the Romance Novel Ch. 2 Collection, stamped and adhered them to the front of the teapot.

I then adhered flowers, leaves and ribbon to the front of the teapot.

Here are a few close-ups:

Lastly, I cut out a few more elements from the Romance Novel Ch. 2 Collection, folded and stapled them together to make 'pockets'. I inserted a tea bag into each 'pocket' and placed the 'pockets' in the teapot.

And there you have it! Wouldn't this make the perfect gift for tea-loving friend?


Celebrate It – ribbon

3D Foam Creative Sheets
E-Z Squares® Refillable Dispenser

Martha Stewart – punch
Tim Holtz – stamp, distress ink

Thanks for joining me today!