Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Archiantologists - Tattered Angels

For this Tattered Angels layout I wanted to talk about how you can customize printed papers. You can mist on any paper in your stash – it doesn’t have to be something made specifically for mists – anything is fair game. My background paper started as a simple b&w dictionary print by Echo Park. I added glimmer mist in Frost, dragged the edges through Slate, and stenciled with Tattered Leather and Dark Denim, giving a whole new look to the paper.

I misted Lucky glimmer mist on a white-printed kraft paper (the white resisted the mist), and Santa Baby on the leopard print kraft cardstock from Canvas Corp. The originally-white zebra print (also Canvas Corp) received a coating of Silver Sugar glimmer mist. This is a great way to customize b&w papers, and can also give new life to your scraps.

The grungeboard stars were misted with Santa Baby, and the grungeboard letters were misted with Frost. I somehow ended up with a sizeable stash of grungeboard, so I was very happy to see how well it works with Glimmer mist. The shimmer kind of rests on the surface giving a great effect.

Corrugated cardboard (now available from a number of companies in acid-free) takes mists so well, it’s tempting to use it on every page. This was misted with Tattered Leather.

I just realized I forgot to take a close up of the journaling. The story behind this title is my son's mash-up of the words 'paleontologist' and 'archeologist'. He asked me if I knew that the dinosaurs were discovered by 'archiantologists'. :)

Supplies (Tattered Angels);
Glimmer Mist - Frost, Slate, Dark Denim, Lucky, Santa Baby, Silver Sugar, Tattered Leather,

Other Supplies:
PP - Echo Park, Canvas Corp, Jillibean Soup
corrugated cardboard - Creative Imaginations
grungeboard - Tim Holtz
stencils - The Crafter's Workshop, $ store (letters)
marker - Faber-Castell PITT pen
other - staples, paper-wrapped wire

Monday, August 29, 2011

Mini-go for 2

Today I wanted to share a layout I made for Love My Tapes. The larger striped red, white & blue piece is one of the fabric sheets (FS019). I lightly frayed the edges for a little texture. It wasn't actually easy to fray - the adhesive on these sheets really keeps everything together.

Of course, an easy way to use the tapes is as a simple border strip. I added small circles die-cut from the fabric sheet.

For the green layer I wanted more than just a little strip, so lined up several pieces of the Jane green polka-dot fabric tape to make it look like a larger piece of fabric. The blue stripe fabric tape (FT020) and 12mm pink lace tape were quick ways to bring in a little more of the colours in the photo. I'm particularly enamored with the lace tapes - I find myself reaching for them for most of my layouts lately.

For the circular piece here, I placed 3 strips of fabric tape on a piece of cardstock, then put it through my die cut machine.

Thanks for visiting!

Supplies (Love My Tapes):
Red, white & blue fabric sheet (FS019)
Jane green polka-dot fabric tape
blue stripe fabric tape (FT020)
12mm pink lace tap

Other Supplies:
CS - Bazzill
PP - Karen Foster (beige harlequin pattern)
stencil - The Crafter's Workshop
Glimmer Mist - Tattered Angels (Olive Vine)
stamp - Tattered Angels (Architectural Trims)
letters - Basic Grey
brads - Making Memories, Queen & Company
ink - StazOn
marker - Faber-Castell PITT pen
other - buttons

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Halloween at Christmas Park

Have you checked out this week's sketch over at Let's Capture These Sketches? You don't want to miss what the rest of the team has created.

I've been wanting to play with this new halloween line from Authentique, so I was happy to realize it would work with these pictures of my son at his dress-up day at school. His costume is red, so I didn't have a lot of halloween papers that looked right. Some of the oranges in this collection are very deep and rich, so they worked well for my pictures.

I did a lot of distressing on this page, and machine sewing.

Can you believe these cute little bats came from the dollar store? I wonder if they will have more this year (I've now used of the last of the packge I bought a few years a go).

I love all the little die-cuts from Authentique, especially the quotes that you don't see everywhere else. The felt swirls are from Queen & Company.

The black lace is from Love My Tapes.

PP, die cuts, letters - Authentique
lace - Love My Tapes
felt - Queen & Co (swirls), $ store (bats)
brads - Making Memories
pen - Uniball Signo

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Baby - Pink Paislee 'Mist-ables'

Continuing on with the Mist-able theme, I of course had to get my hands on some of the new Pink Paislee Mist-ables collection - designed to work with Tattered Angels mists, and it does so beautifully. They said this thicker stock was designed to take all the mists without buckling like many papers can - I admit, I was a little skeptical, because I don't hold back on the mists. I have to say - this collection performed as promised. I was delighted with how well it accepted so much liquid, and stayed flat when I was done. (I used Cadillac Pink, Frost, and Silver Bells on the background). I will be using this more, that's for sure - there are 6 great resist patterns, and I love them all.

The chipboard letters have a resist as well. It's subtle here, because I used a light-coloured mist (Silver Bells - sorry, this is a very old Limited Edition colour. I will be sad when I finish this bottle). The paper doily is one of those ultra thin ones from the dollar store, but you can still load on the mist. Spray on your colour as desired, blot lightly, and let it dry on your misting mat so that it doesn't tear. You'll be good to go. (I used Frost glimmer mist)

Some white Prima flowers got misted with Cadillac Pink glimmer mist, and the edges dipped in Black Cherry glimmer mist. They all got a dose of Chandelier Glimmer Glam in the centre as well (the pale pink flower got the glam as the first layer, which acted as a resist). The lace is one of the self-adhesive lace tapes from Love My Tapes. I love how well this tape works - I want to use it on everything lately!

For the chipboard shape, I misted with Cadillac Pink, then painted over with Chandelier Glimmer Glam for a little more sparkle. You can also see the ruffled trims here. The Silver was misted with Silver Bells glimmer mist, and the blue was misted with Teal High Heel Chalkboard mist.

I used one of the die-cut resist tags for my journaling. I spritzed it with Cadillac Pink glimmer mist then dragged the edges through Black Cherry mist for darker edges.

PP, tag, ruffled trim, chipboard letters - Pink Paislee
Glimmer Mist - Tattered Angels (Frost, Silver Bells, Cadillac Pink, Black Cherry)
Chalkboard mist - Tattered Angels (Teal High Heel)
Glimmer Glam - Tattered Angels (Chandelier)
chipboard dress form, large pin - Maya Road
pearl head pins - Jenni Bowlin
lace trim - Love My Tapes
flowers - Prima Marketing
marker - Faber-Castell PITT pen
other - doily ($ store)

Monday, August 22, 2011

Wood Treasure Box - Tattered Angels

(update - a tutorial on the flowers will be coming soon!)

This month for Tattered Angels we are showcasing different 'Mist-ables". For this first project, I worked with a wood treasure box from Walnut Hollow. If you haven’t tried misting on wood, you’ve got to give it a go – it’s a match made in scrap heaven. There are so many cool wood embellishments on the market right now it’s easy to try it on something small without committing to a large project.

I misted the box with Mint Chocolate Chip Chalkboard, Silver Sugar & Sugar Plum Fairy Glimmer Mist.

The flowers and leaves were die-cut from coffee filters, then misted with Spring Rain, Spanish Moss, Winter Pine (leaves) and Cherub Pink, Sugar Plum Fairy, Haunted Shadows (flowers). Coffee filters take mists beautifully as you would imagine – the colours blend so easily, and it gives a very soft feminine look. The lace was misted with Haunted Shadows glimmer mist.

Once the box was dry, I painted the drawer knob with Pewter Glimmer Glaze – it gives a beautiful metalic look, without being too ‘shiny’.

Then I misted the entire project with Pearl glimmer mist for a little extra shimmer.

Supplies (Tattered Angels):
Glimmer Mist - Silver Sugar, Sugar Plum Fairy, Spring Rain, Spanish Moss, Winter Pine, Cherub Pink, Haunted Shadows, Pearl
Chalkboard Mist - Mint Chocolate Chip
Glimmer Glaze - Pewter

Other Supplies:
wood box - Walnut Hollow
vintage lace
coffee filters

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Thursday, August 18, 2011

It's not a Dinosaur - LCOM Sketch #95

Seems like forever since I've dug into my Basic Grey stash. This week's sketch challenge over at Let's Capture These Sketches was a good opportunity though, and I've been wanting to scrap these photos for some time now.

I had fun with the stickers and rub-ons that went with this line. (Hmm - why is it that my 'boy' pages are so much less lumpy than 'girl' pages?)

And the story behind the misleading title...

PP, stickers, letters, rub-ons - Basic Grey
ink - Ranger
marker - Faber-Castell PITT pen

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Winter card - Tattered Angels

The weather has been too hot for my liking lately, so how about something wintery? For this card, I masked the background with a simple french curve template and lightly misted with Frost glimmer mist.

The chipboard snowflakes were primed with gesso, then misted with Frost glimmer mist and painted with Tinsel Town glimmer glam. The buttons were created by spritzing cardstock with Moonlight glimmer mist, which I placed in the Epiphany tool.

I added a little Chandelier glimmer glam to the sentiment tag, on the upper edges.

Supplies (Tattered Angels):
Glimmer Mist - Frost, Moonlight
Glimmer Glam - Tinsel Town, Chandelier

Other Supplies:
CS - Prism
chipboard - Maya Road
buttons - Epiphany Crafts
letters - Pink Paislee
floss - Bazzill
gesso - Liquitex

Friday, August 12, 2011

Poser - Love My Tapes

Hi there everyone. I think I neglected to mention that I've joined the design team over at Love My Tapes. This is my first project for them - I hope you'll go check them out, they make some pretty cool tapes - fabric, lace, clear - all of it self-adhesive.

Have you ever tried using fabric tape for more than just a small accent? It's so pretty, it deserves a bit of the spotlight, I think - so I used the Brooke fabric tape to create a border around part of my layout.

I used some of the dark pink lace tape as a border strip. I love these lace tapes - so much easier to adhere than regular lace - no messing with adhesive that will show through.

The pink 'reptile' fabric sheets have such great texture:

I die-cut a flourish from the fuchsia suede fabric sheet for a pop of colour. The fabric sheets die-cut beautifully with the deep sizzix dies.

I cut wobbly circles from the brown dot/floral fabric, and roughly sewed around them, for a little contrast. The background paper is from Hambly Screenprints. I took advantage of the resist effect with the white print, and spritzed with glimmer mists.

And of course, the story:

Supplies (Love My Tapes):
fabric tape - Brooke
lace tape - dark pink lace
fabric sheets (pink reptile, fuchsia suede, brown dot/floral)

Other Supplies:
PP - Hambly Screenprints, Lily Bee, 7 gypsies
letters - American Crafts
flowers - Prima Marketing
glimmer mist - Tattered Angels (Apple, Caribbean Blue, Popsicle)
acrylic ink - liquitex
pen - Uniball Signo
other - sewing thread, buttons

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Fall Beauty

I couldn't resist playing this this collection from Authentique. The woodgrain with bits of pink had me at first sight. Then when I realized the blue paper matched my daughter's dress, well... it was meant to be, right?

Why use just one flower, when you can use a bunch? ;) I love the contrast that the cork adds to the mix. It just 'works' on autumn pages.

Sometimes I layer so much, it's hard to find a good colour for titles to pop. An easy fix is to put your letters on a neutral background, and cut around them - then just add the whole word / title to your layout as one piece.

I love to layer and cluster embellishments, and all the fun die-cuts from Authentique are perfect for this.

And a little peek at the journaling, of course...

PP, die cuts, mini-letters - Authentique
flowers, pearls - Prima Marketing
glimmer mist - Tattered Angels
larger letters - American Crafts
cork - Karen Foster
rub-ons - DCWV
marker - Faber-Castell PITT pen

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Goodbye old friend

My heart is broken. Yesterday I had to say goodbye to a dear old friend. I can't stop crying. My house feels empty. I miss hearing him snore behind the couch. I miss seeing him staring at the water bowl waiting for it to 'magically' fill, because he thought that's how it worked. I miss that motorboat purr, which was louder than any other cat I've ever heard. My heart has a hole in it.

Straczynski was 16 years old. I've had him in my life longer than my husband.

Yesterday sucked.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Paint what's in front of you

I read somewhere, if you want to practice drawing or painting, start with what's in front of you. Can you guess where this is?

Still playing in my art journals, and trying things with watercolours (this is my small Strathmore Visual journal 3.5"x5"). I haven't quite got the hang of photographing watercolour though (open to some tips here - it tends to get washed out).

journal - Strathmore Watercolour Visual Journal
watercolour crayons - Caran d'Ache Neocolor II

Monday, August 1, 2011

Do You Know Your Mistables™?

This month the Tattered Angels design team focuses on showing you that you can mist on just about anything. Let the Misting begin :)

August Give-A-Way

The Tattered Angels design team has been up to some amazing things! Follow our Facebook page and tell us you do on the Tattered Angels blog in the comment section throughout the month of August as we continue to partner with PinkPaislee and the Mist-A-Bles line of crafting products. Enter the drawing to receive a Mist-A-Bles gift package which includes PinkPaislee’s Muslin Flowers, 18 Inch Pleated Ribbon Strips and a package of Chipboard Sheets with Decorative Ink Resist Fonts. Also included in this give-a-way package is a Tattered Angels Paint System to include 1 (one) 2 oz bottle of Glimmer Mist – Fall Limited Edition Butternut Squash, 1 (one) 2 oz bottle of Glimmer Mist Chalkboard Cherry Cola, 1 (one) 1.35 oz bottle of Glimmer Glam Glitter Paint Twinkle Toes, and 1 (one) 1 oz bottle of Glimmer Glaze Sea Kelp.

We will draw a winner and announce the winner at the end of August on our Facebook Page of course.

Don’t forget to join us every Tuesday at 10:00 am (MDT) for Tattered Tuesday Techniques. This is a LIVE Webisode with ten minutes of techniques, tips, tricks, and sneak peaks on new paints. Tune in to make suggestions on what you would to see Tattered Angels invent next! Tattered Tuesday Techniques 10 @ 10 begins on Tuesday, August 2, 2011 at 10:00 am (MDT). Check out our website at www.mytatteredangels.com for log-in information! This is must see “TV”!