Fairy Playground

     Posted by Lisa on May 5, 2019

Happy National Scrapbook Day…..one day late.  Hope everyone took some time to do something creative yesterday!

Last weekend I was in Winkler for the crop, always my favourite weekend to just get creative, visit with amazing women and enjoy Lori’s cooking!

Another great thing about spending a weekend at the store is getting first dibs on new products, who doesn’t love that!

Some new paper had come in by Canvas Corp which feels like thick watercolor paper, with a printed image.  I choose the Let Tiny Buds Bloom paper for my project.

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I cut the paper to size then glued it to a 5×7 canvas board.  Once the glue dried I sprinkled on Lindy’s Magicals in Oom Pah Pah Pink and Yodeling Yellow, then sprayed with water to activate.  I used lots of water and this paper held up really well!

These Tim Holtz mushrooms I can’t seem to get enough of them, yup this is my third project in a row using them.  The are just TOO cute I can’t resist!!

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My little garden needed some moss of course to ground it all and give the chipboard pieces and mushrooms a place to nestle inside of.

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I used three of the Love Is In The Details laser cut chipboard,  in fact the Thistle pieces came in just as I was working on this project.  Oh my they are perfect!  Each of the chipboard pieces was painted.  The leafy ones I added some Distress Stickles for a little magic, and the Thistle tops were given some Tim Holtz Grit Paste and Stickles for added texture!

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The final touch was this pretty die cut fairy!  Because fairies are magical creatures I had to add more stickles to her wings! Good thing I was surrounded by ladies who love stickles and let me borrow them!

If you are at the store you can see this project in person, photos are just never the same as seeing something in person!

Now the ladies at the crop were getting a little concerned with all my bright girly projects lately that I might break out into hives LOL.  That’s ok I’ve already got another project lined up for you all, and no it’s not feminine or bright!

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Retro Background

     Posted by Lisa on April 21, 2019

Happy Easter everyone!  I hope your day is full of love, family & good food!

I’m still busy exploring and playing with new Tim Holtz dies that I picked up a while ago at the store.  When I first saw the Retro Repeat die set I can’t say it was on my must have list.  That is until I saw a video on how it works…..wow blown away!  Like the name says ‘Repeat’ and yes you can!

I was just fooling around testing out all four to see how they work using a scrap piece of plain white cardstock.  It’s so easy to use and the ideas are swirling in my head!!

Of course I couldn’t waist these pieces I cut so I thought let’s play with plain old white cardstock, Tim Holtz dies and Distress!

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I started these cards by coloring the Retro Repeat backgrounds using Distress Stain and Spray.  I added splatters of more Distress and water to  each of the backgrounds.  They were then layered on top of cardstock I colored using Ground Espresso Distress Ink to show off the patterns.

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I thought the background n this first card looked like honeycomb so I added this pretty butterfly which I cut from the Tattered Butterfly die, yes another new one that was added to my collection!  The butterfly was colored using Spiced Marmalade, Rusty Hinge and Broken China Distress Inks.

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I knew I had to use those adorable toadstools again from the Funky Foliage die set, they’re just too cute!  The toadstools were colored using Worn Lipstick, Festive Berries and Ground Espresso Distress Inks.  The flowers were cut from the Wildflowers 1 & 2 sets and colored with Squeezed Lemonade and Warn Lipstick.

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This tea cup from the Tea Time die, oh my goodness it’s so sweet and pretty!!  It was colored with Shaded Lilac and stamped with Dusty Concorde.  The tea cup is filled with leafy greens from the Garden Greens die which I colored using Crushed Olive & Bundled Sage.  The tiny roses were cut from the Tiny Tattered Florals set and colored with Squeezed Lemonade.

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Finally I pulled out one of the first Tim Holtz dies I purchases, Sewing Room to adorn the last card with this vibrant dress form colored with Fired Brick and Barn Door.  I couldn’t resist adding wings to this one, cut from the Detailed Butterfly die and colored with Broken China.

It’s been a long time since I played with my Distress inks and dies creating fun little projects!  This challenge I gave myself helped me fall in love with these products again and test my creativity to see what I can create with nothing more than white cardstock and some tools!

Take a little break from the Easter festivities and pull out some much loved supplies and get creating!!

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