Tuesday 30 October 2018

Magical Woodlands

Here is the mood board from Mixed Media Warriors
Very much Fall colors

I found this FAB tutorial from Anastasia Elena and came up with this

The background is created with texture paste, crackle paste, rust paste, camo paste and cardboard.  I LOVE how this turned out.

I exposed the ridges of the cardboard- more texture = more interest.  The cardboard works great to tuck in paper die cuts in between the layers.

Lots and lots of layers.  The paper die cut are from 49 and Market, the paper are from Ella and Viv, chipboard is mine- Boozybear

I added some twigs and feather, wanted it look like things you find in a bird nest along with a romantic twist- all the frilly chipboard. 

I added some glossy accent on pattern chipboard and paint ironwork chipboard with Alchemy sparks paint so super shimmery.  The green stucco is embossing powder I applied with gloss gel but didn't heat set. (My heat gun broke so a happy accident)

Love how this turned out, it is a favorite of things i have created lately.  Wouldn't a new born picture work fantastic with it??

chow for now. g

Saturday 20 October 2018

Winter Trees

This month at 7 Dots Studio the challenge is this mood board
Look at all those beauitful colors.

I used 7 dots Northern Lights paper collection.  These paper collection has fantastic colors and of course as always all the cut outs.

Here is my creation with a few of my favorite things- sewing, stamping, harlequin pattern, and of course CHIPBOARD.

I started with my blank page, added some inked pattern paper circles, then sewing.  Sewing sewing sewing around the circles, it doesn't need to perfect circles as you see but adds so much.  Add some harlequinn texture with turquoise sparkle paint.

Here is my favorite part- this a new design and it worked exactly like I had imagined.  I painted the tree in an ombre fade light blue to dark blue.  Snowflakes are painted white (this takes several coats) then I just colored the edges with shades of purple, and blue.  Layer it all together, the key here is to layer some underneath- adds so much dimension.  There you are a snowflake tree.

Then i put it all together- added a corner cluster, and random stamping.  Behind the tree I added color with Lindy's Mad Hatter Mint and Danny Zuko's Denim.

Among the snowflakes in the tree I added silver microbeads.
The geometric and mini snowflakes give you lots of sizes to choose from great for layering.

7 Dots die cut sheets are amazing for layering and making little cluster sections.  Grunge it up with black ink and texture stamps.

Love the sewing circles.

The final touch is splattering white paint around leaves, I like to think it makes it look like it is sparkling and snowing.

The following chipboard pieces are available for purchase on my etsy store Boozybear

Wind Swept Tree $6.75

Geometric Snowflakes $8.75

Mini Snowflaske $4.25