Tuesday 29 July 2014

Compendium of Curiosities, Challenge 7

So  challenge 7 is painted industrial!!!  I love industrial, steampunk, manly scrapbooking, i have never been a girly girly so this style of scrapbooking suits me perfect.  Here is my take on painted industrial-

 I wanted to blend, soft and feminine with industrial (okay may be a little girly)

 i started with a printed image from Alphonse Mucha (basically the starter of the art nouveau movement, love his art) then i painted it using a water pen with distress ink.  I started really light then darker to give depth.

 next i cut out a frame for the picture, a base (right side) and the top (left side).  I didn`t want it to flat so i cut a 0.5`border around outside and in arc on top, then i scored a 0.25" and folded into shape so the frame stands a 0.25" tall.

 i covered the frame with painted industrail (compendium of curosities volume 3 pg. 46).  I added 0.25" strips of black cardstock along outside and inside edge.

And finally i layered together painted picture and frame.  Finished with.... what else GEARS.

Sunday 27 July 2014

SanDee & Amelie's Steamppunk Challenges

I found this blog all about steampunk challenges!!!, the perfect fit for my love of steampunk.  July's challenges was create with "Inventors and Inventions" in mind. sandee and amelie steampunk challenge   Here is my steampunk invention curio box

full view of completed project.  I started with digging through my stash for anything steampunky, gears, pipes, glass etc...  Next i picked my paper as always i go for blue tones and my marine pattern paper from 7 gypsies was perfect.

for this section i used 2 blocks that i glued together, i then cut off an inch of the block walls, i did this with two sections at different levels so i could make bigger tray inserts.  Once cut i glued into curio box backwards.

pocket watch with button for background, added gears and spinners to front.  I painted a butterfly ephemera with distress ink using a water pen, cut in half and added to back of pocket watch.

this took me several tries to make something i actually liked enough to glue in.  I used a large large marble and wound wire around marble.  I had chipboard circles that i painted, cut and glued on outside of wire marble to create a funky globe.  The stand is made with wooden spool, gears and compass.

i used pipe chipboard painted gold with distress paint, (allow to dry then sand and ink to get a distress look)  i finished with metal tap, and faucet.

my favorite block, i used a dome bottle, with gears threaded on to wire glued into the cork.  What really makes this pop is the rub on added onto the bottle and the coiled wire cord.

Saturday 19 July 2014

BLISS- CSI file No. 131

I just completed another challenge this time for CSI: Color, Stories, Inspiration blog, case file no#131.  http://csicolorstoriesinspiration.ning.com/ 
As soon as i saw this color palette i knew what pictures i wanted to use.

Here is the final layout!

I used distress paint, distress ink, modeling paste, mister huey spray, stencils, chipboard, twine, and brads to create my final project.

I started with adding titles with modeling paste, pattern paper cut into tags, and washi tape.  I layered these elements down onto the base page... then the fun started.

I sprayed the words with mister huey color spray, once dried i used star stencil and gathered twigs distress ink and added stars along the edge and in words.

I also used burlap and dot stencil with rusty hinge and peacock distress ink along opposite edge.  I re-positioned the stencil several times to cover more area.  Using different stencils and colors of distress ink adds more layers and I LOVE LAYERS.

Final step in creating the background was to mix black distress paint with modeling paste then spread on speckle stencil to add highlights of black on top.  I also painted words with black distress paint.  

Background completed next... add pictures and embellishments.

i painted chevron chipboard with rusty hinge and peacock distress ink.  Added around photo and in corners.

added the story and secured with brads, because i don't think a layout is finished without metal.  I also added twine to tags, i held up the twine and let it fall where everywhere then glued it in place.

I am pretty happy with the final layout, i think it showcases my boy perfectly.  He LOVES his rubber boots and loves when he has a reason to wear them!  This year he got a pair for Christmas and wore them inside for two days, not this pair those were already wet.  He needs at least 3 pairs, then he will have a dry pair to wear. (usually)

Happy scrapping, now to find my next challenge.

Thursday 17 July 2014

Compendium of Curiosities Challenge 6

This is the first challenge i have ever attempted, at first i found it a little difficult... but then poof it all came together.  I started with the light bulb i knew i wanted to use it for a floating balloon with a wire tail.

I wrapped wire around the bottom of bulb and curved the wire into tail. (below)
I used a paper butterfly from Tim Holtz's ephemera pack, cut it in half, sprayed with a Mister Huey and inked edges with gathered twigs distress ink.  I curved up the edges and glued halves underneath bulb sides.

i left the wire tail loose, i like the added dimension you get with the shadow the tail casts.  I used washi tape to make bows for the bottom of the tail.  It now kind of looks like a kite rather than a balloon, but same effect.

I used ray layering stencil and tinted modeling paste (tinted with aged mahogany) once dry i painted around with dylusion spray.  I highlighted the ray with mustard seed distress paint, i just rubbed it on with my fingers creates more of a distress finish- not a solid color.
I cut through the burlap panel (used my big knife) then finished the edges with washi tape.  Make sure the hole is the right size for the lantern to fit in. I have had this lantern for years and thought lets use it!
Added metal and paper elements to frame the lantern window.

added box corners and a clock keys to the top

and finally the finished project.
I really enjoyed this challenge, i usually work on a larger base, so this was good for me, made me work outside of my comfort zone.