Tuesday, February 7, 2012

On the Wings of Love Tag

First off, I have to say that I had a WONDERFUL time at this year's CHA....
There were SO many great new products - Terri Sproul's Mixers - of course being my favorite!  I'm so filled with creative inspiration...that it was a little difficult deciding on a project for this week's post.  In keeping with the upcoming holiday, Valentine's Day, I created this tag.

This is where I started - at this point, I had no idea what I was going to do with the button heart.  I arranged the buttons in a heart shape, and then poured Crystal Lacquer over the entire surface, then sprinkled a tiny bit of Terri Sproul's Mixer in Silver for some shimmer.  The picture shows what it looked like after drying overnight and before trimming it to a heart shape.

I used Tim Holtz's tissue tape to form the ruffle behind the heart, which was painted with Crystal Lacquer mixed with Terri Sproul's Mixer in Lilac Pearl.  The tag was distressed with Tea Dye distress ink and I sewed patterned paper onto it.  The tag and photo image are both Tim Holtz goodies and were also distressed with distress ink.  I attached the photo with pop dots to add a little dimension.

Here's another view that shows the Red Crystal Lacquer shining on the number 14 of the tag.  Hope you all have a very Happy Valentines Day!

Till next time.....be creative!

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Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Mixer Magic


My project this week is literally covered with the brand new Terri Sproul's Mixer's...beautiful mica powders that can be mixed with Crystal Lacquer for some pretty amazing results.  I wanted to try it on several different surfaces to see what effects I could obtain....and what I got was really beautiful!

I started with these simple supplies:

light pink crepe paper rosette
a plain white paper flower
white plastic mini frame
a valentine cut out
a tim holtz rosette made with vintage sheet music

and I added the magic:

Terri Sproul's Mixer's in the following colors -
Red Satin
Gold Dust

Here's a close-up of the pink crepe paper rosette with a layer of Bronze mica powder mixed with 3D Crystal Lacquer brushed on the top.   I dipped the edge in Crystal Lacquer then dipped in Gold Dust mica.

I painted Red Satin mica powder mixed with Crystal Lacquer on a white paper flower, let it dry thoroughly, then stamped it with a handwriting rubberstamp using black StazOn ink.  The little frame was white, and is coated with Silver mica powder mixed with Crystal Lacquer.  I cut the word LOVE out of white cardstock and distressed it a little before gluing it to the backside of the frame.  The little Valentine image  was distressed on the edges, coated with Distress Crackle and then brushed with a small amount of the Silver mica powder.  I layered a vintage music rosette, the Valentine image, then topped it with the frame and flower.

I'll be attending CHA this coming weekend and can't wait to see all the new products out there and visit the Sakura Craft Booth 844!

Till then.....stay creative

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

True Love tag featuring the NEW Terri Sproul Mixers!

This is my first project sharing the brand new Terri Sproul Mixer - Jewel Effects by Sakura Hobby Craft - which will be debuted at the Craft and Hobby Association 2012 Winter Conference!!  These mica powder colors are amazing and I've been having a blast playing with them!

Materials Used
Terri Sproul Mixer - Jewel Effects
Red Satin
Blue Ice Pearl
Lilac Pearl
(mixed with Crystal Lacquer)

Manila tag - size 16
scrapbooking paper
clear embossing powder
ATC blank
min playing card
arm charms
mini paper flowers
girl & crown image printed from computer
a little bling
lace scrap
pop dots
'ck paris' font printed on white cardstock
distress ink - tea dye & vintage photo

sewing machine - off white quilting thread

This tag was a total blast to create.  I used a lot of different techniques...even got out my sewing machine to give it a little touch of whimsy vintage!

This is what I started with....keep in mind that I usually don't have a clue what my project will develop into while I'm creating and taking these pictures.  At this point I had painted on a layer of Blue Ice Pearl Terri Sproul Mixer over the stamped bird image on the paperclay.

Here's a close up of the bird image on the paperclay.  I used tea dye distress ink of the edges and printed out the word LOVE and glued it on using Crystal Lacquer.

 After roughing up the edges a bit with the Zutter Distrezz It All, I inked the edges with tea dye distress ink and ran it through my sewing machine....even sewing a little heart in the corner.

I painted inside the heart with Red Satin Terri Sproul Mixer and Crystal Lacquer and let it dry - stamped and embossed over it - then topped it with a nice layer of Crystal Lacquer and little pixie dust :)

This tiny bouquet was white originally - given a little spray with glimmer mist and then I painted the 3 light pink flowers with Lilac Pearl Terri Sproul Mixer. 

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