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'Tis the Season

Every year I find myself short a few gifts.  There is always the neighbor who has been kind, the acquaintance who stops by with a plate of home made cookies or my daughter who tells me at the last minute how much she loved the Christmas frame I made her last year.  This year will not catch me unaware.  Taking a cue from and so inspired by  one of our designers here, Alicia Giess (the Wonder Woman of 30 minute layouts), I have come up with some quick projects perfect for those last minute gifts.

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These little pretties can be made in under ten minutes each with about 40 minutes to one hour drying time depending on how you decorate them.  I am making about 15 this year; some will go to the Book Club girls for our exchange and the rest into gift sacks for those drop by guests and neighbors.  I used assorted sizes of Memory Glass and frames.  The papers are from Creative Imaginations, of course, and the pizazz is compliments of the Viva Colour products!

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The lovely little angel necklace can also be hung as an ornament as can all of these.  Using the glass as a template, I first cut out a background for the angel out of IOD's Rejoice Stripes paper (back side).   Because the paper is double sided, the back of the piece also has a finished look and can even be decorated to produce a double sided necklace.  Next, I cut out the angel face and wings from the Rejoice Die Cut package.  I used the Viva Colour Fine-Liner Glitter in gold to pop the wings.  (HINT: allow these to dry before assembling the piece).  I used the Viva Colour Glitter in in Red to accent the flowers in her hair.  Add a length of complimentary ribbon to finish the piece.

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As much as I love the angel necklace, for a spot of good holiday cheer, nothing can beat this one.  I placed one of the Joyful Stickers by Christine Adolph for Creative Imaginations over the bottom glass piece.  I placed the top piece over the sticker and trimmed the edges.  I put the frame around these pieces and used the Viva Colour Glitter in Gold to give some glam to the frame.  I love these pens by Viva Colour...they do not clog or burp and the control is wonderful.  I allowed the glitter to dry and then tied on the ribbon.

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This piece is larger than the other two so I turned it into a pin.  Again, I used a Sticker from the Christine Adolph Joyful collection .  This time I put the Viva Colour Glitter in Red on the outside of the glass.  I used the glitter on the bird and used the Viva Colour Precious Metal Effects in Blackberry for the berries and on the metal frame.  The Viva Colour Precious Metal Effects is great on glass and it left the frame such a pretty color.  I used a peel off and stick pin back and tied a green bow at the top.

And then there was my daughter and that Christmas frame.  I made her one the year the twins were born and now she would like me to continue the tradition to include last year's family picture taken when our grandaughter was 2.5 months old.  So, given this task and still trying to emulate my scrapbook heroine, Alicia, I decided to attempt one in thirty minutes or less.

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I took a shadow box with a precut mat and used the mat and the frame as the templates to cut the papers.  First, I fussy cut the cardinals from the Being Together paper by Christine Adolph for Creative Imaginations.  I used the Viva Colour Glitter pen in red to high light the cardinals and put them aside to dry.

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The mat paper is from IOD for Creative Imaginations Holly Berries.  I cut ribbon to pop out the photo.  I used the back of the same paper to cover the outer frame and also highlighted it with ribbon.  Once the birds had dried, I pop dotted the one onto the mat and the other two onto the outside of the frame.  Altogether, it took about 35 minutes but not bad considering the frame I did last year took two hours and did not look nearly as pretty.

Happiest of Holidays to you all!

 

PRODUCTS

Creative Imaginations

IOD

29820 Rejoice Die Cut Cardstock Shapes

29812 Rejoice Holly Berries double sided paper

29815 Rejoice Stripe double sided paper

Christine Adolph

29737 Being Together double sided paper

29743 Holiday Joy 5"x 12" cardstock stickers

29742 Joyful 5"x 12" cardstock stickers

Viva Colour

Precious Metals Effect Paints

30106 Blackberry

Glitter Pens

30133 Red

30131 Gold

 

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An Artful Journey by Lynn Kopas!

Hi Everyone, Lynn here to share my recent art journal project. This page was done in my  9 x 12 sketchbook journal. I am hooked on stencils lately and using one as a background was the premise for this page.

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I started by spraying my page with Luminarte Radiant Rain Shimmering Mists in Sweet Whisper and Ginger Flower - these colors are so pretty together! I then used a background stamp and Archival Ink in Vermillion and stamped in a few random places on the page for more detail.

Once dry, I placed the 12 x 12 Nature Existencil - one of my FAV's - over the page. I wanted one single rose to be a different color so I scraped plain modeling paste over all but one of the roses. For the red rose, I mixed Luminarte Pink Grapefruit and Carmen Silks Acrylic Glazes with modeling paste and scraped that mixture over the remaining rose. I then peeled off the stencil and let the page dry overnight. 

 Next I used a script roller stamp and gesso and rolled it over the page to give the page a more painterly effect. I also added some gesso lines with the edge of a credit card ...

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For the title I combined a die-cut transparency from the Preposterous Pack, part of a frame and an umbrella from the ATC Pack Life's Journey, a piece of ribbon and a piece of washi tape. This created a base for my chipboard title. I accented the umbrella with Creative Imaginations Viva Colour Pearl Pen in Cream. I used some white rub-ons on the alpha and covered the alpha with glossy accents so it would ... stand out!!

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I love how black really makes a page POP! I used a few black rub-ons along the edge of the page and under the title. I then added some circles by dipping a plastic cap into Luminarte Black Ice Silks Acrylic Glaze ...

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My journaling on this page was geared to being yourself. I journalined around the edges of the page and around a few of the roses. For a finishing touch I splattered some gesso randomly on the page (I covered the title first).

 

Supplies:

Creative Imaginations:

Luminarte:

Creative Imagiantions Viva Colour:

Pearl Pen - Cream

Other:

  • Glossy Accents
  • Archival Ink - Vermillion
  • Gesso
  • Faber-Castell - Pitt Pen - Black
  • Washi Tape from my stash
  • Background Stamp
  • Script Roller Stamp

Thanks for stopping by the blog and we hope this page will inspire you to take an artful journey as well!

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12 Days of Gift Giving Day Ten

    Hey scrappers, Donna here, and happy to welcome you to another day of our twelve days of gift giving with Creative Imaginations,  Faber Castell and Xyron!!! And remember, there are prizes involved, so don’t forget to check out both the Xyron and Faber Castell’s blogs for more gift inspiration as well as more chances to win!  And today also brings another winner - Robin L "Love the idea! I just do something similar and attach it to a mason jar filled with cookie mix. Maybe a Starbucks GC inside.  Please email me your address to Ceeangels@aol.com.  

   I love the various pretty packages under the tree at Chrismas time, so for this gift giving blog hop, I decided to make a few gift giving bags of my own…..these were such fun to create and I’m sure, will be fun to place presents in and give to my special friends during the holiday season..

   I created these gift bags using Creative Imaginations'  6 x 6 Gingham Paper PadHolly Jolly Die Cut ShapesRagamuffin 6 x 6 paper pad, and Luminarte Radiant Rain Shimmering Mist Solar GoldFaber Castell Metallic Gelato, Gold , a Xyron Mega Tape Runner and a regular brown, cone coffee filter.  Yes - a coffee filter!

    My first step to decorating the bags was tearing the coffee filter into pieces and then misting the pieces with the Luminarte Radiant Rain Solor Gold Mist.  I misted heavily, so the sparlky gold couldn't be missed!  I then set them aside to dry. Next, I chose various pieces of the Holly Jolly tags and colored them with Faber Castell gold metallic gelato, sprayed a bit of water on them and then blended the gelato with my fingertip. I then set them aside to dry.  

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    Next up, I cut my various patterned papers and did a bit of stitching on one (1) paper strip for each bag. By this time, my sparkly gold coffee filter pieces were dray and I  adhered them to the top and bottom of each larger piece of patterned paper and adhered to the gift bag.  Next, I layered the stitched paper strips, the various tags and ribbons, some twine and buttons and once I was happy with placement, adhered all to the bags.  

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I adhered a bit of paper confetti, and completed the bags by running some ribbon through boshers and then attached  those to the bag handles with twine.  

     The end result?

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  Holiday tines

 

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   Thanks for stopping by!!!

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12 days of gift giving ~ blog hop with Faber-Castell and Xyron!

Good morning! We hope you are enjoying our 12 days of gift-giving with Faber Castell and Xyron!  In addition to sharing our ideas for quick and easy gifts, we will be randomly giving away product on all three blogs! 

And today we have a winner!!  These are so cute and they'll make sweet gifts - I hope the teachers appreciate the time, work and talent put into them! ~ Ann Jobes!  Ann please email me your address to Ceeangels@aol.com. 

Be sure to pop over to the Xyron Blog and the Faber Castell Design Memory Craft for more projects and a chance to win some of their products!

We are excited to present DT member, Alicia's beautiful Holiday project!

Good morning! Today, I decided to showcase some gift card envelopes which are perfect for the holidays.  If you are like me and are short on time and just plain don't like to shop, you give a lot of gift cards for Christmas.  These gift envelopes make the perfect way to dress up your gift card.

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I used my Cricuit (Tags, Boxes & More cartridge) to cut out these gift card envelopes with Kraft paper.   I then used the Cricuit (Winter Woodland cartridge) to cut out 2 and 3 inch poinsettias with white carstock.  The Faber Castell Gelatos are so much fun to play with and I colored the poinsettias with reds and greens and then used the Faber Castell colored pencils to add some detail to the poinsettias.  The Faber Castell gelatos are also fun to ink (watercolor) the sides of the kraft envelopes for extra detail.  I then used the CI Holly Jolly collection (6X6 paper collection) to decorate each envelope and the Xyron mega runners rollers are oooh....soo....fabulous!  They can be used to adhere anything and the mega runner goes a very long way.  The Holly Jolly stickers and die-cuts  were added to my envelopes for extra dimension and detail. 

I then added ribbon to each gift card envelope to finish the envelope off - but the top opens easily to place your gift card as you can see here:

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Supplies used:

Creative Imaginations Holly Jolly 6X6 pads

Holly Jolly Die cut shapes

Holly Jolly stickers

 

Faber-Castell

Faber-Castell Gelatos

Faber-Castell Watercolor pencils

 

Xyron

Xyron mega runner

 

 

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12 Days of Gift Giving ~ blog hop with Faber-castell and Xyron!

 

Good morning! Welcome to day six of our 12 days of gift-giving with Faber Castell and Xyron!  In addition to sharing our ideas for quick and easy gifts, we will be randomly giving away product on all three blogs! Today we would love it if you would tweet about our blog hop {CI_Papercraft} or ost a comment on our blog about our projects, product or share one of your handmade gift ideas!  We will be selecting names and giving away prizes over the next twelve days! We are posting another prize giveaway tomorrow! Be sure to pop over to the Xyron Blog and the Faber Castell Design Memory Craft for more projects and a chance to win some of their products!

We are excited to present DT member, Lynne Forsythe's beautiful Holiday project!

I have to say....I had LOADS of fun creating this gift to give!!

It's a CHUNKY ATC. Chunky ATC you say....well yes!
Don't let the name scare you.
It is a 2x4 cut into 2.5" pieces and covered. 

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I began by using a Gold Champagne Gelato on the edges of the wood
(areas that would be exposed)
I then spritzed the Gelato with
Pearl Gold Luminarte Radiant Rain Shimmering Mist to blend.

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I then cut pieces of paper from the 6x6 Rejoice Paper pad.
I inked up my stamp with a Red Cherry Gelato and spritzed with water
and stamped onto my cut pieces. I also, stamped Silk Acrylic Glaze.
Then I distressed the edges.I adhered the paper pieces on 
the wood with a Xyron Mega Tape Roller!!

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The focal point of my ChunkyATC is the Poinsettia
cut from Canvas and Kraft Corrugated ATC.
I colored the pieces with a Red Cherry Gelato,
Gold Champagne Gelato and Silk Acrylic Glaze.
The Leaves were cut from Birch Wood ATC and colored
using Olive Vine Silk Acrylic Glaze.

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12 Days of Gift Giving - blog hop with Faber-Castell & Xyron!

Good morning! Welcome to day five of our 12 days of gift-giving with Faber Castell and Xyron!  In addition to sharing our ideas for quick and easy gifts, we will be randomly giving away product on all three blogs! Just post a comment on our blog about our projects, product or share one of your handmade gift ideas!  We will be selecting names and giving away prizes over the next twelve days! Look for our first prize giveaway tomorrow!  Be sure to pop over to the Xyron Blog and the Faber Castell Design Memory Craft for more projects and a chance to win some of their products! 

Now, here is what dt member, Lynn Kopas with her beautiful project!

 

For my Holiday Gift project I created a trio of Holiday paper ornaments. I used Creative Imaginations Winter Song Collection. The gorgeous collection consists of purples, greens and silver which is great for all winter and can stay up even after the Christmas Holiday.

I created three ornaments in the traditional paper ornament fashion...

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1. I chose three different shapes - 2.5" circle (I used a circle punch for which was so easy), a bulb shape and a smaller circle with a decorative end - both of which I handcut from a free downloaded template (easy, but time-consuming ... a great "in front of the T.V." project)  

2. Each shape was cut 16 times. Adhere the backs of each consecutive folded circle to another folded circle, making sure that you glue the sides together that you don't want to be seen). I used the Xyron Mega Runner which was so easy and not messy like liquid glues!

3. Before gluing the final halves, I added some ribbon to the top so the ornament can hang and I used a sitck pin for a little detail at the bottom each ornament.

4. Now for some finishing touches. I scrapped some Metallic Purple Gelato on a craft sheet, added some water and mixed it together. I dabbed the mixture on the edges of each ornament.

5. To top one of the ornaments I used some leaves from the Winter Song die-cut shapes and edged them with the metallic gelatos. I added some gems from the Winter song gem pack...

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For another topper I simply added some gems to the top that matched the stick pin...

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For the third topper I grabbed some silver ribbon from my stash and added some pearl gems around the top...

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6. The final Touch was an overall spritzing with Luminarte Radiant Rain Shimmering Mist in Ice - my all time FAV!!

Supplies Used:

Creative Imaginations:

Luminarte:

 29044 Radiant Rain Shimmering Mist - Ice

Faber Castell:

Metallic Gelatos - 770115

Xyron

Mega Runner

Thanks for stopping by and check back next week as the 12 Days of holiday Gift Giving continues with Creative Imaginations, Faber-Castell and Xyron.

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Our 12 days of Holiday gift giving continues!

Faber castell, ci and xyron
But first we would like to announce our first blog hop winner "Oh my...I just love the vintage, intricate look of the glasses.  What a wonderful gift for someone special.  Thanks for sharing!" ~ Kim Warne

Kim please email me your address at chmezzetti@comcast.net and we will send it right out!

We would love to continue with some gift giving so head over to Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft or Xyron blog to see today's project and a chance to win some additional prizes!

Check back tomorrow for more chances to win and another beautiful Holiday project using all three products!

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12 Days of Gift Giving with Creative Imaginations, Faber Castell, and Xyron by Shelley Hamilton

Good morning! Welcome to day three of our 12 days of gift-giving with Faber Castell and Xyron!  In addition to sharing our ideas for quick and easy gifts, we will be randomly giving away product on all three blogs! Just post a comment on our blog about our projects, product or share one of your handmade gift ideas!  We will be selecting names and giving away prizes over the next twelve days! Look for our first prize giveaway tomorrow!  Be sure to pop over to the Xyron Blog and the Faber Castell Blog for more projects and a chance to win some of their products! 

Now, here is Shelley Hamilton with her project!

 

     Hi!  Shelley, here!  For my project, I have made two mini-canvases that my 8 year old daughter will be giving to her teachers!  I made two to begin with, and she has since informed me about several other teachers she would like to give one of these to, also.  I guess I will have to get busy!  I'm not too sad about it, though, as it was great fun!  Check it out!

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     Here is the first one!  I began with a small wooden easel and a 2 1/2" x 3 1/2" canvas.  I first covered the canvas with the beige music paper from the Rejoice 6"x6" paper pad.  I used the Xyron Mega Runner to adhere the paper to the canvas.  On this paper, I used Faber Castell's Gelato in Guava.  I just simply colored it on, then smoothed it out with a paper towel.  I then ripped a small piece of the Holly and Birds paper from the same pad, and glued it along the top of the canvas.  I used a small piece of the baby blue music paper from the same pad, and glued it on.  After doing this, I went over any edges with the Guava Gelato.

     On heavy white cardstock, I stamped a little girl and colored her in with Faber Castell Pitt Pastels, numbers 106, 109, 118, 156, 168, and 170.  I sprayed her with a sealant(hairspray will work) after I was completely done.  This seals the color in, not letting it get smeared.  I then used a Faber Castell Pitt Artist Pen in Green Metallic #294 over the blue color in her dress.  I had not used this type of pen before, and was very impressed.  It had such a gorgeous opaque metallic color.  Hmmm, I think I'm going to need a few more of these! 

     I glued the little girl on the canvas, then used some sentiment stickers from the Rejoice collection to embellish.  I traced around these words on the canvas with Faber Castell's Art Grip Aquarelle in #168.  I also put a little jingle-bell brad in the canvas with a bit of twine around it.

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     After putting some paper around the edges of the canvas(I used Holly and Birds in 12"x12"), I sprayed the canvas with Luminarte Radiant Rain Shimmering Mist in Pearl Green.  This gave the whole thing a beautiful sparkle!  I then sprayed the easel with Luminarte Radiant Rain Shimmering Mist in Copper, and tied a bow around it to finish it off!

 

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     For the second one, I started with a plain wooden easel and a 3"x3" canvas.  I covered the canvas with the beige music paper from the Rejoice 6"x6" paper pad.  I glued it down with the Xyron Mega Runner, which works great!  I then colored the paper with the Faber Castell Gelatos in Bubble Gum, Red Cherry, and Green and rubbed with a paper towel. 

     I then took torn pieces of Holly and Birds and the baby blue music paper from the Rejoice 6"x6" paper pad and glued them down.  I stamped another little girl on heavy white cardstock and colored her with Faber Castell Pitt Pastels, numbers 106, 109, 113, 153, 168, and 193.  To really make the blue part of her dress shine, I then dotted with Faber Castell Pitt Artist Pen in Green Metallic, #294.  This was truly an amazing pen.  It had a beautiful opaque metallic shine!

     I used a couple of die cut pieces from the Rejoice line to embellish the canvas.  I colored over these with the Faber Castell  Pitt Pastels in #118, 168, and 193.  Doing this really made the colors pop.  I then glued the girl down, along with some Rejoice sentiment stickers that I outlined with Faber Castell's Pitt Artist Pen Big Brush in Leaf Green #112.

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     For the sides of the canvas, I used strips of red polka dotted paper (backside of Holly and Birds) in the 12"x12" size.

     For the berries in the lower left-hand corner, I used Viva Colour Paper-Pen in Light Carmine Red and in White.  I then sprayed the whole canvas with Luminarte Radiant Rain Shimmering Mist in Pearl Green.  Magical shine!!

     I colored the easel with a Faber Castell Pitt Artist Pen Big Brush in Leaf Green #112.  This pen was awesome!  With such a large brush, I was able to cover the easel easily, and the color was just stupdendous!  To finish the project, I used some leopard tulle and tied a bow to the back of the easel.

 

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      I sure hope you have enjoyed my project as much as I have enjoyed sharing it with you, and I hope you found some inspiration!  Have a great Day!

Shelley

 

 Products used:

Creative Imaginations:

Rejoice 6"x6" paper pad

Rejoice Die Cut Shapes

Rejoice Cardstock Stickers

Holly and Birds paper from Rejoice Collection

Luminarte Radiant Rain Shimmering Mist in Copper

Luminarte Radiant Rain Shimmering Mist in Pearl Green

 

Faber Castell:

Gelatos in Guava, Bubble Gum, and Red Cherry

Pitt Pastels, #143, 153, 156, 168

Pitt Pastels, #106, 109, 118, 193, 226

Big Brush #112, Artist Pen Metallic Green #294, Art Grip Aquarelle #168, Pitt Pastel # 170

 

Xyron:

Xyron Mega Runner


 

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12 Days of Gift-giving with Faber-Castell and Xyron!

Good morning! Welcome to day one of our 12 days of gift-giving with Faber Castell and Xyron!  In addition to sharing our ideas for quick and easy gifts, we will be giving away product on all three blogs! Just post a comment on our blog about our projects, product or share one of your handmade gift ideas!  We will be randomly pulling names and giving away prizes over the next twelve days! Be sure to pop over to the Xyron blog and the Faber Castell Blog for more projects and a chance to win some of their products!  

Today's project was designed by Jules Eickmeier.   Here is what Jules had to say about the inspiration behind her project!  

I meet with three women friends each week.  We call ourselves the Women Who Do Lunch Bunch and, every year at Christmas, we treat ourselves to a special luncheon out at a fancy restaurant.  It is on this day that we exchange small but carefully choosen gifts for each other.  I try to make mine.  Last year, I made miniature Victorian stocking filled with chocolate and mint candy canes.  This year, thanks to Creative Imaginations, Luminarte, Viva Colour, IOD,  Faber-Castell and Xyron, each of my friends will be getting an altered wine glass filled with holiday candies.  Oh, and I made an extra....hmmmmmmmm. Now what shall I do with that one?

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Each of these wine glasses was created basically the same way.  The colors and products varied but the main techniques are the same.

 

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For this cranberry colored wine glass, I swirled a small amount of Luminarte Radiant Rain Shimmering Mist in Persimmon into the bottom of the wine glass.  I turned the wine glass upside down and allowed the Mist to run down the sides.  After about fifteen minutes, I repeated the process.  I used a sponge brush to then coat the inside of the glass using a bottom to top stroke until all the liquid had been absorbed. 

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While I like how this looked, I wanted a deeper, richer, more vintage look to the glass.  I mixed some of the Luminarte Primary Elements pigments into Hot Cinnamon and added some Clear Glaze and a tad bit more of the Persimmon in one of the oh so handy plastic containers that come with the Primary Elements kits.  I used a sponge brush to apply this mixture to the outside of the glass.  The streaks from the inside showed through giving the wine glass an aged appearance.  Color me cranberry happy.

 

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I added the little girl image cut out from the IOD Rejoice paper, Joy Cards and used my mega Xyron runner to add adhesive.  I added some highlights to the image using the Viva Colour Pearl Pen and Red Cherry Gelato by Faber-Castell.  I love these watercolor crayons and used them on almost every wine glass I made.

 

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For this next wine glass, I mixed the Luminarte Primary Elements Clear Glaze (thanks Cheryl Mezzetti for the hint) with green Dragonfly Wing from the Fairy Tales Luminarte Primary Elements.  On a craft sheet, I scribbled Gold Gelato by Faber-Castell and mixed the three together in various amount til I achieve the color I desired.  It is such fun to experiment with the color combinations.  I used one of the lovely sticker tags from the IOD Rejoice collection and tied it to the stem of the glass.

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I used a sponge brush to apply the color both inside and out side the glass allowing one to dry before doing the other.  Drying time was a couple of hours.  I added some of the IOD Rejoice die cut pieces for the border on the glass, adhered them with my Xyron and layered them.  I added tiny red beads, a self adhesive elembellishment around the top and enhanced the ivy, the printed berries and the bird with assorted Luminarte Twinkling H20s.

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This next glass was done with a mixture of Gold Gelato by Faber-Castell, Solar Gold Twinkling H20 and Primary Elements Clear Glaze Medium.  I used a sponge brush to paint the inside of the wine glass. Painting the inside as well as the outside, intesifies the color.  (HINT:  when using a sponge brush to apply color to glass, turn the glass, not the brush).  After the inside has dried, I used an artist sponge to dabe the outside to give the glass the gilded appearance.

 

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The border on the top is a self sticking embellishment.  To keep the trim as even as possible, I cut it into sections.  The bottom is a fabric flower cut in half and glued on to the base.  I tied a few strung beads onto the top.  The added the angel from the IOD Rejoice sticker sheet and the image was inhanced with Luminarte Solar Gold Twinkling H20's.

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The final wine glass is my second favorite.  Can you guess my first?  I love how this one that I call Snowfall turned out. 

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This is the only wine glass that I did not paint the inside.  I wanted to capture, if I could, that gray and white essence of a first snow fall.  I painted the outside of the glass first with Faber-Castell's Silver Ice Gelato mixed well with the Luminarte Primary Elements Clear Glaze Medium until I had a soft, almost clear color.  I painted this on with a sponge brush.  After this first coat had dried, I mixed a small amount of the Glaze Medium with small pieces off the Gelato.  I did not mix these until smooth but left bits of watercolor crayon intact.  Using an artist's sponge, I dabbed this mixture onto the first coat, giving the illusion of falling snow.  Using my Xyron, I attached lace under the glass rim and encircled the top with self adhesive pearls.  I used more of the pearls to wrap the stem of the glass. 

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I wanted to create the illusion of snow drifts that I remember so well from living in the midwest.  The Viva Colour Pearl Pen in Ice White was perfect.  I ran the pen from the center of the base to the outside turning the glass as I went.  When the first layer had dried, I reapeated the process.  To finish off the glass I tapped the Silver Ice Gelato on the rim all around the glass.  I allowed this to set up and sealed this with an acrylic spray.  This created a vintage pewter effect.   I added some embellisments in the shape of snowflakes and was done.

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While I did use an acrylic spray sealer on each wine glass both inside and out, these are not for daily use but rather for display and gifts.  They can be lightly dusted with a slightly damp cloth but immersion in water may result in loss of color, design and embellishments. 

I sure hope my friends like their holiday gifts...and now to divert them from here so they don't see them! lol

 

Products

Creative Imaginations

29815 IOD Rejoice Sticker Sheet

29814 IOD Joy Cards

29820 IOD Joy die cut package

Luminarte Products

29533 Fairy Tales Primary Elements (Dragonfly Wing)

29531 Hot Cinnamon Primary Elements

2600 Raidant Rain Shimmering Mist (solar gold)

26465 Radiant Rain Shimmering Mist (persimmon)

29034 Twinkling H20s Yellow Rose

29029 Twinkling H20s Spanish Moss

          Twinkling H20s Solar Gold

Viva Colour by Creative Imaginations

30062 Pearl Pen in Ice

Xyron

Mega Roller Adhesive

Faber-Castell

77051 Metallilc Gelatos (silver ice and gold champagne)

770156 Color Gelatos Red Cherry

 

As always, thanks for looking and happy holiday crafting!

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Poinsettia Wreath

Howdy folks......
So happy to be sharing with you one of my all time favorite creations....
my paper poinsettias!!

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The moment I saw the Rejoice papers by IOD....
I knew I wanted to make a wreath.

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I pulled out the Rejoice ~ Paper Pad...
a few dies...
Tattered Leaves and Tattered Pinecone
and got to creating!! 

I wrapped the base with torn canvas.
Then I created 5 poinsettias
and 12 pinecones
along with a sundry sprigs.
Tied a large loopy bow....
and voila!

PRODUCTS USED:
Rejoice ~ Paper Pad
Luminarte
Silks Acrylic Glaze ~ Emperors Gold
Radiant Rain Shimmering Mist ~ Pearl Gold 

If you are interested in how I made the poinsettias
I created a short tutorial to show you how.

LYNNEwhite

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Altered Art Warehouse "Dance" Frame

Shelley here, with a frame from the new Art Warehouse Dance collection!

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I started with a plain chipboard frame.  I  used the Ballet paper from the Art Warehouse Dance collection for the background paper.  I then used several die cuts from the "Dance" die cut package, along with some paintable roses to embelllish.  I painted the roses with Luminarte Twinkling H20 in Pink Azalea.  For one of the die cut pieces, I trimmed it with pink trim, then pop-dotted it to the page, adding the painted flower on the side.

For the banner, I began with chipboard banner pieces.  I sprayed the bottom part of the banner pieces with Luminarte Radiant Rain Shimmering Mist in Pewter.  For the top parts of the banner pieces, I used the Ballet Dance Paper paper that was paintable, and used Luminarte Twinkling H20s in Pink Azale and Rose Gold, mixed on the paper.  It made a nice match with the already pink dance paper!


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For the sides of the frame, I used strips of the Ballet paper.


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I used Swarovski eye candy crystals and a bit of hot pink tulle around a little metal hanger to embellish.  Over the picture, I've used a transparency frame.

I loved the outcome!   I have enjoyed sharing this project with you!

Have  a great day!

Shelley

 

Products Used:

Peace paper from Dance Collection

Love Dance Foil Die Cut Shapes

Ballet Foil Paper from Dance Collection

Luminarte Twinkling H20 in Pink Azalea

Luminarte Radiant Rain Shimmering Mist in Pewter

Luminarte Twinkling H20 in Rose Gold

Antique Frames Transparency

Light Rose Small Eye Candy



 

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ATCs and Art Journals

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I am constantly amazed by the variety of ways that the Creative Imaginations ATC packs can be used .  I've created cards with them, used them as journal boxes, placed them on post cards and layouts so this time around, I came upon still another use for them... in my art journal.  As you may remember, I am doing my art journal with a ocean/beach theme incorporationg my favorite quotes, sea chanties and poems.  These two pages were such a delight to create thanks to the ATC packs and Luminarte products.  The depth and variety of colors that can be produced by mixing the various Luminarte products is incredible.

PRODUCTS

Creative Imaginations

29143 Oceanside ATC pack

29141 Life's Journey ATC pack

Luminarte

 29532 Primary Elements 3 pack Costa Rica

29029 Twinkling H20s Petite six pack Autumn Brilliance

26408 Radiant Rain Shimmering Mist in Teal Zircon

Other products

Mesh

Shell stamp

Quote stamp

artist's sponge

paint brushes

double sided tape

pop dots

DIRECTIONS

1.  Pour or mist the Radiant Rain Shimmering Mist (teal zircon) onto a craft mat.  Next to that, place a small amount of the blue from the Primary Elements (Costa Rica).  Allow the Shimmering Mist to flow into the Primary Element.  This produces gradiants of blues and greens.  Apply the colors to the paper by dipping an artist's sponge into the colors randomly and appplying it to the paper making sure to cover the entire surface.

2.  When the paper has dried,  mix water with the yellow from the Twinkling H20s Autumn Brilliance to the consistancy of toothpaste.  Using a round tipped object (I used the lid to a marker pen) dip this into the Twinkling H20s and dot the paper randomly to create faux bubbles on the page to create interest and texture.

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3. Attach mesh using double sided clear tape.   Using mixtures of the various Luminarte Products listed above, add colors of your choice to the die cut shells included in the Oceanside ATC pack and layer them over the mesh with pop dots. 

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4.  Dry brush color onto the ATC card from the Life's Journey ATC pack with a aponge brush and allow to dry.  Stamp a quote and a shell stamp of your choice.

 

 

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It's ATC time again!

Good morning!  This is Alicia!  I was really feeling the Fall colors when I created this ATC for October.  I love colors...lots of them...and mixing them.  That's what I did on this ATC.

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I started with the Black Corrugated ATC as my background and then I glued on a frame from the Antique ATC Die cut sheet.  I then took the beautiful oval frame from the Beautiful You Die Cut shapes and pop-dotted it to the corrugated background.  I sprayed the oval die cut with some Luminarte Radiant Rain Shimmering Mist (Apple blossom).  I took three of the birds from the Antique ATC die cuts and painted each one a different color with the gorgeous Luminarte Grande Twinkling H20's (Sunburst, Sky Blue, Mist Fern).  I also mixed the three colors on my outside frame to make the ATC even more colorful.   I added some Loolah die-cuts, and small ribbon tied in a bow, and my ATC was finished.  The colors make me happy! 

Supplies:

Luminarte Grande Twinkling H20 Sunburst

Luminarte Grande Twinkling H20 Fern

Luminarte Twinkling H20 Sky Blue

Black Corrugated ATC card

Antique ATC Die cuts

IOD Loolah ATC die cuts

Beautiful You Die Cut cardstock

Luminarte Shimmering Mist Apple Blossom

 

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Love You.....ATC

I created these little beauties with a very sad heart. 
They are to commerate the passing of my friend's father.
I made one for all the girls in the family!! 

I am a person who like litte momentos to remember occasions....
So, I thought I would create something beautiful 
to remember such a sad day!!

I began my creation with a piece Paint It paper.....
that I covered with various Luminarte ~ Twinkling H20's.
Then cut 3.5 x 2.5 to create my ATC backs.  

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Using Tim Holtz ~ Mini Heart Set, I cut four of the larger heart 
from two pieces of Corrugated Kraft ATC's.

With the smaller heart, I cut 4 hearts from
one piece of Birch ATC. 

This is where the fun began!!
I mixed up a batch of Hot Cinnamon and Coral Berry ~ Primary Elements.
Making sure to have equal parts of Primary Elements and Bind and Resist
with a dash of water.
(if you don't use the Bind and Resist....
all the beautiful Mica will just fall off!!!)

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I randomly painted Hot Cinnamon on the
corrugated heart and spritzed with water
for better coverage!

When dry I randomly painted on
Snap Dragon ~ Luminarte Silk Acrylic Glaze.

For the smaller heart, I painted on
Emperor's Gold ~ Luminarte Silk Acrylic Glaze,
when dry I painted on the Coral Berry.

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To finish up my little grouping I used my Primary Element mixtures
to color the Color Me Crazy flowers.
The leaves were colored using
Spanish Moss ~ Luminarte Radiant Rain Shimmering Mist
and Olive Vine ~ Luminarte Silk Acrylic Glaze.

On the back of each ATC I stamped my favorite saying......

"We do not remember days,
We remember moments"
Cesare Pavese 

Be sure to tell those that you hold dear to your heart....
that you LOVE THEM!!!

PRODUCTS USED:

ATC's
29169 Corrugated Kraft
29170 Brich

Luminarte ~ PRIMARY ELEMENTS
29531 ~ Dragon's Dance
(includes Hot Cinnamon, Coral Berry and Bind and Resist)

Luminarte ~ Radiant Rain SHIMMERING MIST
29041 Spanish Moss

Luminarte ~ SILK Acrylic Glaze
Olive Vine
Emperor's Gold
Snap Dragon

Misc Products:
Petaloo ~ Color Me Crazy flowers
Tim Holtz ~ Mini Hearts Set
May Arts ~ Twine and Silk Ribbon 

  LYNNEwhite

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