Saturday, September 17, 2016

Travel Adventure

September's sketch at My Creative Sketches is another lovely one by Liz Chidester.

For my DT layout, I chose to scrap more photos from my daughter's literature trip to the United Kingdom with her school, using a mix of papers from Graphic 45 and S.E.I. I like that the S.E.I. paper, from their Moravia colletion, has felt bits which lend the layout some texture.

In fact, this layout is really a combination of the various product brands I have in my stash, and I'm happy to see how they work so well together!

Here are the close-ups.

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Materials used:
Patterned Papers - Graphic 45 - Communique Collection - Communique, On The Dot, Postage; S.E.I. - Moravia Collection - Katerina
Flowers, Leaves and Vines - Prima Marketing - Gracie Vine (Almanac), Orchard Mix (Sahara), Rodanthe Collection (Seaboard), Florella Collection
Title - K and Company - Roam Collection - 'Words' Adhesive Chipboard
Wooden Tag - Little Yellow Bicycle - Wood Tags
Ink - Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Walnut Stain
Adhesives - Beacon’s 3-In-1 Advanced Craft Glue, Kokuyo Dotliner, EK Success 3D-Dots

Monday, September 12, 2016

Canvas Project

Last week was Teacher's Day here, and this year, I decided to experiment with canvases for my daughter's teachers. I have to say I like how they turned out.

I pasted strips of paper napkins and various lace trims onto the canvas, and used a stencil to apply modeling paste to the top corner and bottom edge, for added texture. I then applied gesso to the entire canvas and then sprayed glimmer mists in a mix of colours over the canvas.

After the canvas has dried, I added the alphas and embellishments, and applied gesso to these. I then sprayed the entire canvas again with the same glimmer mist colours. I finished off the canvas by spraying it over with a specific glimmer mist in Iridescent Gold, to give the entire piece a lovely gold shimmer.

At the back of the canvas, I pasted a little message for the teacher.

Here's another design.

And yet another in more earthy tones.

And finally, one for the male teachers - I replaced the flowers with buttons and wood embellishments instead.

Here's a collage of all the canvases - don't you just love all the pretty colours?

I gift-wrapped the canvases with black tissue paper and finished off the look with a red ribbon and matching sticker tag. :)

Materials used:
Canvases - Phoenix Stretched Canvas (0.75in, 6x6in)
Laces - Prima Marketing, Minton, from stash
Paper napkins
Alphas - American Crafts - Thickers - Giftbox Chipboard Letter Stickers, Shoe Box Chipboard Letter Stickers, Typo Chipboard Letter Stickers, Cherry Patterned Chipboard Letter Stickers; Paper Market Alpha-Bites - Cookie Fudge Chipboard Stickers, Cookie Glaze Chipboard Stickers; K and Company - Black Filagree Alphabet Adhesive Chipboard
Flourishes - American Crafts - Thickers - Vera Accents Vinyl Shape Stickers
Flowers and Leaves - Prima Marketing - Vivian Eliza, Rondelle Collection (Plume), Bella Notte Collection (Vermont), Innoscence Collection, Ameruse Pastel Perle Mix, Florella Collection; Petaloo Premier - Printed Darjeeling Collection (Wild Blossoms x9 Med - Soft Grey), The Penny Lane Garden Collection (Mixed Blossoms x8 - Antique Beige, Robin Egg Blue)
Butterflies - Prima Marketing - Natural Bark Shapes Wood Embellishments
Wood Embellishments - Kaisercraft Wooden Flourishes - Hot Air Balloons; Kars - Wood Ornament Box
Buttons - Momoyo Craft
Mediums - Liquitex - Gesso, Flexible Modeling Paste; Reeves - Gesso Primer; Tattered Angels - Glimmer Mist (various colours); Maya Road - Maya Mists (various colours)
Stencil - Stampers Anonymous - Tim Holtz Collection - Tiles
Adhesive - Beacon’s 3-In-1 Advanced Craft Glue