Friday 28 February 2014

What's up!

I went in to view my blog activity today and realized I haven't posted in two weeks, I don't even know where the two weeks went!  Right now I am in the middle of about three projects plus computer work so to say the least nothing much is actually getting down.  Unfortunely I will be returning to work on Monday after 6 weeks off and my crafting time will seriously be cut, wishing ny doctor gave me the whole 8 weeks off.
Not sure what will win this weekend housework or crafting?

Friday 7 February 2014

Texture Journal

Just finished a new kit- Texture Journal!  This one for me was all about creating textures on the page layout.  I used papers by Kaiser Craft Basecoat, 7 dots and Prima Marketing that were already full of texture, then i added more!!!  It is a 5 page album with 6- 8.5"x11" layout (pictures and instructions for layout included), 6 blank pages and 15 pull tags for everything else- additional pictures, journaling, then it is all bundled up into vintage inspired book.  HERE ARE THE PICS

Instructions available at Etsy for $10

The kit will be available at Treasured Memories http://www.treasuredmemories.typepad.com/
next week (I need to drive to Edmonton to drop off). 
The kit includes paper, embellishment, instructions and pictures.  $115

Tuesday 4 February 2014


 I used distress paint to create this tag- and i am offically addicted!!!  I love paint the chipboard , I can also mix the paint with molding paste and it still holds it bright brillant color.
So i used Crushed olive, pumice stone, wild honey, evergreen bourgh and dusty concord.

i painted the brick chipboard with crushed olive and wild honey, allow to dry

i mixed molding paste with pumice stone distress paint . I applied the molding paste to the tag using a palette knife
 next layered the dry painted bricks on to the molding paste, leaving the center of the tag empty.  I love of the look of molding paste pushed up between the bricks- looks just like an actual brick wall

 finished the brick all along the outside and top and bottom, allow to dry- this takes quite awhile
trim the bricks the tag edges, i then sanded the bricks and inked with distress ink- pumice stone.  Again LOVE the effect this created.  I also inked the inside of the tag with pumice stone where there is no brick
 then i flipped over and inked the back of the tag
 i punched out the inside of the tag then inked front and back of rip with walnut ink

i painted the gears with evergreen bourgh, allowed to dry and sanded

 I layered the gears behind and in front of rip-  added the painted chevron to the front
finished tag- i added painted chipboard filmstrip in the background.

Now i am out of brick chipboard so i am going to have to buy some more because i need to do this again!

THIS IS MY FAVORITE- until the next one!


I just finished listing my completed tags on my etsy store, I have grouped the tags in two and am selling at 35.00$ per set.