Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Vintage Domed Photo Frame

  Happy Wednesday everyone! Today on the Globecraft and Piccolo Blog I share with you a project that reminds me of the vintage photos with the domed glass. We received a bunch of photos from my husbands great-grandmother and several were in antique domed glass frames. They were simple amazing. When I saw this new kit in the Spring Release, I immediately knew I wanted to use a vintage photo of his great grandmother on her wedding day. 

I began by printing the photo so that it fit in a 2¾×3¾" square--a little larger than the actual opening of the frame. I positioned the frame where I wanted it, traced around it and cut it out.

I adhered the photo down to the backing in the kit. I embossed the frame in Gilded Rose and the lacy overlay in Victorian Bronze. I brushed on Matte Glastique on the lacy overlay for a bit of contrast. I sandwiched the globe between the frame and the photo covered backing with Beacon 3&1. The lacy overlay was added with glastique.

Globecraft & Piccolo Products used

Tip: I have found these aluminum roses at  my local jewelry and bead shop. They come in a variety of colors. I prefer to buy one kind and then use my emboss enamels to color them. In the above photo the one in the middle is the original unaltered rose. I tested different Emboss Powders on the roses [Mermaid Tears is on the left/ Aged White on the right] For my project I used the Gilded Rose. I used my piercing tool to hold the rose on the hole in the back. I heated the rose and dipped it into the preferred powder. I then melted the powder and set aside to cool. These become very hot so use tweezers or pliers to handle.

 

 I hope you enjoyed my project! Thank you for stopping by today!

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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

NEW RELEASE Cheery Lynn Designs!! | BRAVO



Happy Tuesday everyone! Today on the Cheery Lynn Blog we are introducing a NEW RELEASE!!! I'm very excited about the new release...there are tons of great shapes and words in this one! The new Survivor set is fantastic...it comes with the bra and several layers that you can enhance it with, the ribbon, the word Survivor! I have tons of ideas for this set and I'll be sharing them with you over the next few weeks! Today I am using the new Banners as well and celebrating Breast Cancer Awareness--or perhaps a miraculous recovery! BRAVO!!!

Cheery Lynn Dies used
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Saturday, April 12, 2014

My Favorite Things ATC Swap



My Favorite Things Series 1
 Happy Sunday everyone! Last month I created these two Altered Trading Cards in series as part of the Unruly Papercrafts March Swap. Altered Trading Cards are little artworks on a 2½×3½" canvas. The theme of this swap was "My Favorite Things."

These cards began as a watercolor paper print of mono prints that I had created on gelli plates. When I'm mono printing, I find that there are some prints that I just LOVE and I will scan them so that I can use them in art in the future. The backgrounds I've used here I have used as paper, as digital buttons for events, and as ATC backgrounds. 
My Favorite Things Series 2

Next I heat embossed the cards with some of my favorite Globecraft & Piccolo Craft Emboss Powders. I used adhesive to emboss the edges. Next I sprinkled some emboss powder on the surface of the watercolor ATC and then heat set from below so that the emboss powder looked more random...creating interesting patterning.

Finally I tangled on my ATC. Zentangling and doodling is my happy place and one of my all-time favorite things. I can relax and breathe when I tangle. It seemed appropriate that my two series of Favorite Things ATCs contain tangles!

Each series contained a total of 4 cards and were swapped with friends across the country. It's always fun receiving art from others and ATCs are easy to make and share! I hope you try some of your own!



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Thursday, April 10, 2014

Smeared&Smudged April Member Blog Hop | Egg-cellent Eggs

 Hi everyone! Today I'm participating with the Smeared & Smudged members in a fun egg-themed blog hop! We had to STAMP on an egg! SO FUN! You know I love decorating eggs...with tangles or decoupage or paint! This time I began with a fresh farm egg from our friends Stephanie and Shawn--they have literally 3½-4 dozen eggs a day so we've been enjoying these yummy home grown delicacies. I pierced the top and bottom of the egg and blew it out so my art would last--last time people got upset when I boiled the eggs first, decorated them, photographed them and then cracked and peeled them for egg salad! sometimes art is temporary!
With a chalk ink I used an acrylic stamp so that it would conform to the curves of the egg. After getting a good impression, I dusted the egg with my favorite Victorian Bronze Emboss Enamel from Globecraft & Piccolo and heat set the powder. ♥

To finish off my egg, I added a Piccolo Chocolate Bunny coated with enamel and gears. The stand is a wooden spool embossed with Victorian Bronze and wrapped with pink burlap string! I LOVE how he turned out! I hope you enjoy my project! Please be sure to stop by all of the other hoppers along the way! 


April Monthly Member Blog Hop


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Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Weekly Challenge | You're Egg-stra Special

It's time for a new challenge with Digital Delights by Louby Loo! This week at Delightful Challenges our challenge is You're Egg-stra Special!  You include an egg or make and egg/oval shaped card. I included Easter Egg Molly in my card--she is SO cute! Molly paired with Wunderland Papers makes a great spring card!~I hope you enjoy my card! Thank you for stopping by!

Easter egg MollyEaster egg Molly (colored)
Wunderland Digital paper pack
Card stock : Bazzill
Markers : Spectrum Noir 
Accessories : Foam Tape, Wink of Stella Clear, Beacon 3in1
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This week's theme :

You're Egg-stra Special
 (include an Easter egg or oval shape)
Challenge Rules below
We are being sponsored by the fabulous
Your Prize:

Prize - $25 store certificate

Now it's Your Turn!
You are not required to use a Digital Delights 
Image to join in the fun 
but if you do, you can enter THAT project TWICE.
To enter twice when using a Digital Delight image,
for your 1st entry use your card link.
For your 2nd entry use your blog address
 and add "2nd entry" after your name

Otherwise, only ONE entry person
**Please be sure to follow the challenge theme and rules or it will be removed.
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A Penny for your Charms


 Happy Wednesday everyone! Today on the Globecraft and Piccolo Blog I share with you a fun pendant I created with an altered penny. I drilled holes into the penny to attach jump rings through. I heat embossed Girls Night Out Emboss Enamel on the penny and then coated with Matte Finish Glastique for a fabulous finish.


I embossed mini keys with my favorite Victorian Bronze. With a brush I added Deep Red enamel to a brass charm. I then dangled a wired beaded charm from the center bottom and the two Piccolo keys. From the top hole I dangle another small key charm and the enameled brass charm!

I hope you enjoyed my project! Thank you for stopping by today!
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Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Anything Goes in a Matchbox!



Happy Tuesday everyone! Today on the Cheery Lynn Blog I share a fun a project for the Anything Goes Challenge. I 'm using the medium match box die to create a box for a mini book that I created with the French Flair die! I LOVE these little boxes! I can't wait to make more!

Cheery Lynn Dies used
Tiny Flower Kit (Set of 3) - B376
Mini Fanciful Flourish - B117S
French Flair - Classic LG Stackers Nesting Dies - XL-12
French Flair - Scalloped LG Stackers Nesting Dies - XL-13
Alison's Ribbons - B335
Miniature Rose - B152
Medium Rose - B154
Flourish Leaf Strip - B178
Matchbox Medium (Set of 2) - B329


To created the mini book I die cut out a scalloped French Flair out of watercolor paper that was half as wide as the matchbox. That way when it is folded in half it it will fit I then . I cut pages for the book from copy weight paper. The small French Flairs were folded and trimmed and glued together on the cut edge and placed in the covers. The cover was watercolored using Derwent pencils.

all elements of the box and flowers were created with the water color paper. I love the effects you get by watercoloring one side of the paper and dabbing the back side for a hint of color. Dew Drops and watercolor completed the center. All surfaces were hand colored with Derwent and water.

The mini book in this matchbook is perfect for your wee notes , secrets, passwords...whatever small item you need to keep up with!

 Thank you for stopping by!! I hope you enjoy my card!

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