Friday, August 18, 2017

Shabby Chic card & tag

Hi there crafty friends!! Today I'm back with a couple of projects that I'm very excited to share! Not only are they my 2nd Design Team Projects for Want2Scrap but I actually tried a little mixed media. Nothing too crazy but its a start and I think I'm really gonna enjoy incorporating it into some of my project! Here is my 1st one. 

I started out with a chipboard tag from Prima, I picked out the amazingly beautiful paper from Pion Designs that I had purchase over at a great online store Craftycity, this collection is called Paris Flea Market. I adhered the paper onto the tag then cut the paper around the tag, then using my Prima distress tool, I ran it along all the edges so that the paper somewhat blended with the tag. I then used some DecoArt Modeling Paste to lightly stencil half of a stencil from Prima. 

I applied some lace at the bottom of the tag that I had in my lace stash, then added some tear drop pearl trim from Ideas2Come.  Then added some bling from Want2Scrap, I added a spool cut out from the paper collection, added a Tilda button to the spool, fussy cut some butterflies from the same paper, used some DecoArt Liquid Glass on them, made them look dimensional. I then I just added the flowers and added a matching ribbon

I hope that you all like what I came up with on this tag. Now I will share my card. 

This card I think is one of my favorites that I made. I cut a piece of white card stock to 5 1/2 X 6, I scored it in half then set it aside, I add my piece later onto the cardstock. I first picked out my design paper, I've been hoarding this paper, rarely use it, I will def. be looking to buy another of these paper pads. It's the beautiful paper from First Edition Bella Rose 8x8 paper pad. 

 I then picked out a couple of the papers I wanted to use, I cut the 1st one just 1/8 smaller in width and length than the white cardstock base. I then cut the other paper just a tad smaller. I also distressed the paper, made some random tearing on it, I wanted to be able to add some lace or cheesecloth in those areas. I ended up just cutting small pieces of tirms and adding them there. I added a  iridecent flatback pearl on each tip of the lace. I then added a chipboard sentiment from Want2Scrap. I added some beautiful Prima flowers/leaves, some pearls to accent the flower cluster. I lastly used some DecoArt white shimmer mist that I just received in my helping artist program. 
Thank you for checking out my blog post and please feel free to see the rest of my creations! xoxo, Jeanne 

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

1st Design Team Project for Secret Garden Crafts

Hello crafty friends!! Today I am super excited to share with you my 1st Design Team Project for Secret Garden Crafts . This is a new online store that Archana Joshi owns. She still has her facebook groups available where you can order, she has just combined Secret Garden Crafts with  CraftyCity . But I am excited to be a part of her 1st Design Team for this new shop where some beautiful flowers are sold, everything from Wild Orchid Craft, Prima, just to name a couple. All of our projects are pretty similar as far as themes go, this 1st week our projects are tags. I had a great time with this tag because I had just received a destash purchase from a friend and she had included some tags from Heidi Swapp, a variety of tags, different shapes, etc. This is mine, I hope that you like it!! 
I began by tracing one of the Heidi swap tags onto chipboard just so it would be sturdy. Plus I can reuse those tags for many more projects to come. I then chose the beautiful papers I had gotten in my destash purchase as well, so this package came just in time for this project. One of the papers was the "Order" paper sheet Item #0148. I adhered the paper directly to the tag using Double sided score tape. I then fussy cut the tag out. After I did this I then used my Prima distress tool to somewhat blend in the paper and the tag and this distressed the edges a little as well. 
After I was finished with that I applied some DecoArt Dimensional Paste to stencil the background. I had already picked out my embellishments that I planned on using. I had a Prima Shabby Chic Fireplace Resin piece in my stash I adhered a Tim Holtz Ornate frame that I dabbed some DecoArt Gesso onto. I used E6000 to adhere the Ornate frame to the Fireplace as well as the entire piece to the tag. I then added a small piece of beautiful Venice white lace along the bottom of the fireplace.

I then added some pink sprays I had in my stash as well as a clear acrylic flower and clear acrylic sprays. I then added some of the most beautiful Wild Orchid Craft flowers that I received in my DT package. I finished it off by adding some Prima Crystals from the Heaven Sent Collection. They went very well with the color combination of this tag. 
I hope that you will take a look at this wonderful online store Secret Garden Crafts . I will list below the rest of the social media sites for Secret Garden Crafts, as well as a list of the flowers I used for this project. Thank you for checking out my blog and I hope you are inspired to make your own style of tag and you will use some of these wonderful flowers. 

You can find the rest of the links to the other Designers on the Secret Garden Crafts Blog! I hope you will go subscribe, follow, etc these other talented ladies!! XOXO, JEANNE

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Part 2 Sewing Machine Kit from MsGardengrove

I'm back with a beautiful project that I completed ! On a previous post I shared with you the kit that I received from Annie (MsGardengrove). I had won the monthly challenge back in May, so whoever wins these challenges gets to be a Guest Designer for MsGardengrove on Etsy. She sent me what was to be the kit for the month of July so I was very excited to create this! I hope that you like it as well!


Victorian Handbag

Hello crafty friends! I'm excited to be sharing my 1st Design Team Project with you all! I was inspired to create this mini album because as soon as I received it in my DT package, I knew I wanted to use this beautiful paper collection/embellishments from Prima Time Traveler. It goes very well with this Victorian Purse that was designed by Mai Larsen Designs for Want2Scrap. 
I began by painting about 1/2 inch along the edges using Folk Art Vintage White Acrylic Paint. I do this with most of the chipboard mini albums I make. I then left out one pay to use to trace out the pages I selected from my paper collection. After tracing and cutting the papers, I distressed the edges using my Prima Distress tool as well as my smaller Tim Holtz distress toll. After this I inked the edges using Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Antique Linen. 

I then used Fabri Tac liquid adhesive, you can use whatever kind you would like. There is double sided tape, use an ATG gun, Aleenes Tacky Glue or whatever else kind you prefer. I personally don't recommend using a hot glue gun to adhere paper to chipboard. But it all comes down to personal preference. After I adhered all the paper onto the pages, even more fun begins! I started embellishing my pages using alot of the Want2Scrap products. I used some of the beautiful Le creme colored pearls on the back page. I wanted the back page to resemble a real Victorian purse so I added the pearls on top of the black mesh bling I had in my stash.

I describe in better detail the process that I did to complete this amazing mini album in my project share video that I have posted on my YouTube Channel and on the Want2Scrap YouTube channel. I hope that you will purchase and try one of these albums so that you can have fun creating this the way I enjoyed it! It makes a great gift for someone to store their memories! Thank you for checking out my post. I can't wait to share the other creations I have planned during my time as part of the Want2Scrap Design Team! xoxo, Jeanne