Wednesday, March 22, 2017

London

I am sad to see another senseless act of violence in the world.  I feel so sad for all the people who are worried and affected.  

I wanted to show my thoughts are with them and I kept thinking of my London Sights stamp set.... and my new art journal


I was just going to create a tag... but....


I found this metal crown in my stash and used it as a topper for my messy bow.


I inked a distress mixed media tag with blueprint sketch and candied apple spray stain.


I cut the word Strength with the new Sizzix Broadway die with leather paper.


I love the Small Talk words.  Always handy!


I used some texture paste tinted with barn door and hickory smoke re-inker.  The bricked stencil makes a perfect textured background.


The page is coated in white gesso and blended distress crayons.


Thinking of all my friends across the pond.

Sharing with...

A Vintage Journey- All Aboard
Country View Challenges- Inspired by Tim Holtz
 
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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Passport to the World

The other day a big box of goodies arrived via the big brown truck.  Nothing like Happy Mail.  Some of the goodies packed away was a pile of papers perfect for travel crafting!

Xyron packed a box of stuff you'll be seeing over the coming weeks.  This project is decked out with Teresa Collins papers, ink and accessories.  The knew right away I wanted to use my Passport Sizzix die.


I cut the passport with chipboard and cut the Wanderlust paper to deck it out.  I sprayed the spine cut with black soot distress spray and dragged Gold Shine ink over it.


I attached all the pattern paper pieces to the chipboard with the Xyron tape.  Inking the edges with black soot distress ink and more Gold Shine for a worn look.


A variety of mini sizzix die cuts... all travel related cut with chipboard and pattern paper.  I ran the chipboard cuts through the create a sticker for the back of the chipboard.  


The paper cuts go through the Creative Station and attach to the chipboard.  In moments the die cuts are ready to attach to the Passport.

Taking the golden paperclips and coating them in alcohol ink makes them more rustic, perfect for my style.  I heard the   Creative Station is perfects for adding adhesive for thick clear cardstock without showing the sticky...

Ohhh it worked!  Fun part... stamping and decorating!


Layering the pages with these coordinating chipboard cutouts makes them thick and full perfect for journaling around.  You can use the gold shine ink for adding colour to the string.  The string pieces dry right away and you're ready to thread the pages and tie it off to the book.


I cut some tabs from the Tiny Tabs and Tags die and inked up the stamp sayings to attach the pages.


Layered mini die cuts and pattern papers for this pretty travel passport.


Little snippets of papery fun to write memories.


This passport takes no time at all to assemble with all the great paper and coordinating embellishments.

Love how this turned out!


Check more inspiration all week from the rest of the Design Team and see the different projects and products they were sent on the Xyron Facebook Page.  
Challenges to Enjoy
A Vintage Journey- All Aboard
Country View Challenges- Inspired by Tim Holtz
 
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Saturday, March 18, 2017

Rustic Easter

Hoppy Easter to you!  Easter is just around the corner and I made a rustic little framed bunny card for Xyron.  How can you not love these mossy little bunnies!  The Xyron Create a Sticker works wonders for attaching the moss.


The Ornate Frame 2 die is the perfect frame for this adorable bunny.  Applying the Emboss It dauber makes for fast application.  Sprinkle with Oil Rubbed Bronze embossing powder then rub the edges clean for a rustic worn look.


Exposing the edges allows to some inking with Brushed Corduroy.  The Create a Sticker is the perfect size for those smaller die cuts to apply adhesive effortlessly and without the sticky mess for applying the moss.


I love having moss in my stash.  Push the moss into place and trim off the moss around the bunny.  The frame is bigger so I used the Creative Station with the 5" cartridge refill running it through face up.  Rub the frame to be sure to get even stickiness!


I have the little adhesive remover to take some of the adhesive out of the small spots.  Layer up the Tidings paper and Scrapbook Adhesive 3D Foam Squares to pop up that bunny.


EEK... so mossy pretty!


The edges of the frame all inked and worn.


I have this wee set of stamps to stamp out my sentiment.  Freestyle so it's all crooked and off set.


Love the woodgrain paper in the back.


A small Wildflowers 2 die cut at the bottom keeping the card rustic and simple.


Can you see how easy using the Xyron machines with the Sizzix dies make it all so easy!  It is such a dream to make it all easier.

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