Monday, July 25, 2011

An Easel Card for Grungy Monday!

Well, after a two week absence, I'm finally back! I really didn't mean to take such a long break, but life kept getting in the way of studio time. Hate when that happens! This week is a bit calmer, so I'm hoping to have lots to share in the coming days.

I don't know how many of you are fans of Pinterest, but I am seriously addicted! I spotted this card that someone had pinned from A Path of Paper. I fell in love and knew it would be my next project. I'm sure I'm embarrassingly late to the easel card party...I'm always so behind the times. ;-)

Ooooh, here it is doing its easel thing. Amazing! I changed mine a bit from the inspiration piece - mostly by using chipboard for my 'platform' and also on the top. I really wanted this to be sturdy and I thought card stock would be a little flimsy for the look I wanted.

This is one of my favorite parts! It's my new invention - Faux Crazed Porcelain. How cool is it?? I know I am a bit obsessed with the whole porcelain/enamel thing, but really, this is insanely cool. The tutorial will be up on my blog and also on the Inspiration Emporium blog next Tuesday, so make sure you check back to see how it's done!

Ah - here is my Grungy Monday bit! This week we were inspired to use Tim Holtz's Rock Candy products - either Rock Candy Distress Stickles or Rock Candy Crackle paint. It's so hard to see, but my French text flowers are coated with Rock Candy Stickles. It adds such a nice sparkle and also gives the paper a little extra body.

My favorite part! Think of all the cool stuff you could fill these drawers with. I think I'm going to try making a little dresser next. Wouldn't that be amazing?!

This little drawer is filled with all kinds of Idea-ology bits and pieces. The size is just perfect to hold stuff like this. I think it would also be fun to do a tea-themed box with different tea bags tucked into each drawer.
 
I got the idea for this clip from the brilliant Tammy Tutterow. She is a genius when it comes to altering things with paint and embossing powder. In one of her recent posts she showed us how to paint metal elements using Adirondack Dabbers and then emboss them for an enameled look. So cool! Like most of these pictures, you definitely want to click on it for the larger version.

So many little drawers! This one holds a roll of Idea-ology Tissue tape. It's a perfect fit! I love how well the Idea-ology Hitch Fasteners work as little knobs.

This is another piece I made using the Faux Crazed Enamel. Doesn't it look like a real metal enamel tag? So easy to make!

Here is another shot of the card/box with the top down. Since the theme for Simon Says Stamp and Show is Anything Goes, I'm also entering it for that challenge!

Don't forget that Inspiration Emporium also has a challenge this month. The theme is embossing and you could win  $50 gift certificate! Read all about it here. Thanks so much for stopping by - I promise I'll be back with some more fun stuff in the next few days!

Products used:
Stamps: Tim Holtz - Stuff to Say, Reindeer Flight, Winged Things 1
Ink: Ranger Distress ink - Brushed Corduroy, Barn Door, Ranger Distress Stain - Vintage Photo
Embellishments: Idea-ology Hitch Fasteners, Hinge Clips, Swivel Clasps, Long Fasteners, Game Spinners, Philosophy Tags, Foliage, Light bulbs, Game Pieces, Washers, Muse Tokens
Paper: Idea-ology Kraft Resist, Kraft Glassine, Tissue Tape, Adage Tickets
Adhesive: Inkssentials Wonder Tape, Rock Candy Distress Stickles, Scotch Advanced Tape Glider
Paint: Adirondack Paint Dabber - Pitch Black, Ranger Distress Crackle Paint - Picket Fence
Dies and Embossing: Sizzix Mini Labels, Weathered Clock, Collage and Notebook Texture Fades

46 comments:

  1. I have made the box before but it certainly didn't have the pizzaz that yours does, An easel card is perfect for it. I love your enamel and will be back for the tutorial.All of your elements are amazing..Donna..how is cheepers?

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  2. Love it its fabulous can't wait for the new technique.

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  3. truly stunning - love every little detail!

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  4. Utterly fabulous! Looking forward to the tutorial!

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  5. Wow, that's a breathtaking piece.

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  6. This is just amazing Shelly! I love everything about it!

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  7. Wow, that is stunning! So many brilliant ideas and detail in one piece. Love the faux porcelain - will definitely be keen to see how you did that. xx

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  8. I am so loving this! I've seen these before, but yours takes the cake--the best one I've seen! You "rocked" this one!

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  9. Wow, Shelly! What a fabulous piece. It's just beautiful and I love all the details you added to it. You are amazingly talented, no doubt about it. Can't wait to see what you create next:)
    - Debbie Kaste

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  10. This is so wonderfully amazing! I would love to come take a class with you or just pick your brain. You are so talented and I'm glad that you share with the rest of us! Can't wait to see the tutorial on faux glazed enamel. I've used quite a few of your faux techniques...created a booklet of them, actually.

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  11. Who wouldn't love a box like this to enjoy! I love the colors you chose and all of the fabulous details. Beautiful project, Shelly.

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  12. This really is gorgeous, Shelly. Love the idea and the colours and images are fab.

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  13. Wow, wow, wow! I love this and also that you made it so sturdy. A wonderful gift or to keep for yourself!

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  14. What a wonderful Easel Card and I love all the details the clock and crackle are excellent. Dxx

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  15. Totally inspirational!!! I love it. Love your work
    Amanda

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  16. Fabulous piece, I will have to try making one of these. Love the enamel piece and the gorgeous flowers. Simply gorgeous. Tracy x

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  17. You are amazing!!! This is absolutely stunning. Such a creative mind you have.

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  18. Wonderful box. And your card has my favorite clock and the winged child is fabulous! Great project to come back blogging with!

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  19. Hopped over from the Ranger group to admire your artwork. A lovely take on the easel card.
    carol C

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  20. I don't know where to start! Incredible easel card with every possible detail covered! Stunning!

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  21. Shelly, your box is amazing! It's so beautiful in its own right but then to be functional too for storage is a huge plus. I love the way you stamped the wings on clear and your flowers are absolutely stunning. Great piece!

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  22. Seriously Shelly ... THIS ROCKS! I love the faux crackled enamel touches.

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  23. Shelly, this is fabulous on so many levels. I, too, am late to this easel card thing.
    Did you elaborate on the idea or is this drawer thing part of it?

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  24. Love, love, love! This is a great piece. I need to figure out how you made that box!

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  25. Oh this is awesome Shelly!!! You never cease to amaze me!

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  26. Wow, that is so much for than just a card. Beautiful work! I love the colors used,all the different textures and the detail is absolutely wonderful. You have left me quite inspired.

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  27. This is a great project! i am going to make one for myself! I love all the details on your easel card and especially the faux enamel! Thanks for the great inspiration.

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  28. this is an absolute treasure -- every little bit of it plays together perfectly! truly stunning. so glad you got back to the studio. stay and make more goodies! xo

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  29. Hello Shelly,

    What would you come up with when you are daily in your studio room ?!?

    I really, really like this easel card/box :It's a two in one ! it would be a perfect present. I really must keep this one in mind when making presents for a birthday or for christmaspresents.

    You have such a good eye for composition, colorcombinations and your faux enamel and faux porcelain are to die for !

    If someone wants a designer for a designteam, you should be a perfect designer. You do more with materials and techniques then most of us ever can think off !

    a big congratulations on just another great project !

    greetings from belgium
    Inge

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  30. This is absolutely amazing! Love all your fantastic details!

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  31. Wow Shelly, this is very cool. Thnaks for the link to the tutorial. Gotta make one soon. Thanks.

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  32. BRILLIANT!! You certainly came back with a BANG!!
    See ya Tuesday!!

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  33. The box is very cool. I love the transparent wings on the girl and all of the many details, colors I could go on and on.

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  34. I love this box and can't wait to find out how you did the enamel thing! I have just jumped on the easel boat too and only found out about the die when I rec'd my Vacation Tag swap back and two tags had easel's. I can't wait to buy that die!

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  35. Shelly, this is F-A-B-U-L-O-U-S!!!!!! I absolutely love it!!

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  36. Speechless! Stunning! Fabulous design and creativity!

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  37. Another fantastic creation! I can't wait to learn your cracked enamel technique.....I use your tarnished silver technique all the time and this is bound to be as fabulous!

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  38. Oooh-eee, this is seriously AMAZING, Shelly! I love everything about it so that's all I'm gonna say - otherwise I'd have to go on and on for a week. So happy you shared it with us this week at Simon Says Stamp and Show!

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  39. Brilliant, Shelly! I'm *all over* your enamel technique - lovelovelove it!

    Cheers,
    Susan

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  40. I loved this technique so much that I had a go myself! I have, of course, acknowledged that it was your idea - I hope that you don't mind!

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  41. Gosh! Absolutely amazing! I've seen the easel card, but how do you make the box underneath? ESPECIALLY with the little drawers! I am flabbergasted and speechless. AWESOME. Please. How do you make this? Are there some instructions somewhere on a video or blog? Thank you!

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  42. ohh, this is SO nice!! So many lovely details and techniks, love it. Have a nice weekend.

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