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!
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
, Light bulbs
, Game Pieces
, 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