Tuesday, July 30, 2013
Hello! Cheryl Boglioli here to share a quick little happy piece I made. I’ve created a happy personalized necklace using papers and a small sentiment Unity stamp from Create Your Day by Susan K Weckesser. After cutting out the paper, I added a little more pop of color using my PanPastel colors around the edge and around the butterfly. I stamped the sentiment using Ranger black Archival Ink and heat set to make sure it didn’t smear when placing between the two memory glass pieces. I sandwiched the little piece of art between two pieces of 1.5x1.5 Inkessentials Memory Glass and wrapped with copper foil before soldering.
I’m not a solder expert yet by any means, but I’m having fun practicing. I’m still working on the whole process and am actually anxious to look back in a year or more and see how my beading, jewelry design, and soldering skills improve over time.
To finish and attach the pendant to my necklace, I set two Stainless Steel jump rings in the top and one in the bottom of the pendant. I cut a Prima Bead Stainless Steel chain in half and added a jump ring to both pieces before attaching to the pendant. I also added a few drop beads to the top jump rings and the bottom for greater design interest. You can find more details about this piece and my earrings over on my blog today too.
Go out and CREATE YOUR DAY today!
Monday, July 29, 2013
Today, I have a layout to share that I created with Susan's stamps, stencils, and patterned papers. It was fun to create and it made me happy to use all the cheery, bright colours.
I used the background paper as my canvas and used some modeling paste and a stencil and added some designs for texture and also on the rooftop of the house. I then took my Heidi Swapp Color Shine Mists in the colours Primrose, Mint Green and Chartreuse and added splattered dots and also misted my diecut title that I created with my Silhouette Cameo. To add some more dimension, I layered and fussy cut some of the patterned paper and corrugated paper and adhered them to the layout. With Susan's cute Heart Unity Stamp, I used a pink Pitt Big Brush pen and inked the stamp and then cut it out. Finally I used some twine and adhered it to the fussy cut sun to give more interest and then some flair buttons, little flowers and a pearl for the door knob as well as machine stitched around the door of the house with thread for more texture. Below are some more closeups:
I hope you enjoyed my layout and thank you for letting me share. Have a wonderful day!
Wednesday, July 24, 2013
I stamped one of the sentiments from the set, chopped it all up and fixed in place with a hot glue gun.
At this stage you could use a clear varnish but I think the embossing powder should do just as well . . .
fingers and toes crossed!
The spoon is now at my allotment along with a few others in the wild flower section for all to see.
Want to see more spoons . . . then pop over to this post here on my blog.
Thank you so much for looking
Till next time
Susan K Weckesser Design Team Member
Monday, July 22, 2013
Friday, July 19, 2013
It is a simple layout using Susan's paper as a back ground, but also cut out to make embellishments. the clouds are cut from one piece and the tickled ping from another. The banners were stamped with her banner stamp - Celebration of Simple and then cut into 4 triangles from the one stamp to make a smaller banner. The sun was stamped with the sun from the Fly Away set.
Here are a few close ups of the details. What a cute little birdie!
Well I cant wait to see Grace this summer, of course I will have my camera out and ready to go. I am sure I will get some great photos to share.
Have a great week, Jennifer
Thursday, July 18, 2013
Be it known that I am not a jewellery maker, nor do I pretend to be one! I can tie a ribbon around my wrist…that’s cute! Or…I can string a charm on a piece of jute and wear it around my neck….I like that! BUT, I am not a fancy, dancy jewellery maker! It doesn’t work for me. I can work with paper and mixed media. So, when I was at Ranger U and saw Tim Holtz talk about the neat effects that Inkssentials have on paper products a light bulb went off in my head. You see, when you soak paper, card stock, card board or really any paper products with Inkssentials, the paper becomes soft, pliable, and even more hardy. It takes on a leather look which is CRAZY COOL! And that is how I made my bracelet.
I took long stripes a super think cardstock. I then sprayed the strips in some Ranger Ink Inkssentials and while it was still damp I rubbed in some of Tim Holtz Distress Paint : colors barn door, rusty hinge & tarnished brass. It really aged the look of the paper. With the paper was still wet, I loosely braided it.
I punched a hole in it with a Crop-a-Dile so I could place an anchor wire and then I wrapped it up!
Once I lightly brushed some on, I lightly sanded the pieces to get a lovely aged look! SO much FUN!!!
And yes….. I was playing with my Ranger melting pot in the garden again. Do you KNOW all the cool things that you can do!? AMAZING!?! Look at this sweet little flower. After it set my daughter cracked it into half. The seeds and flower are so well preserved. This is going to look AMAZING on a mixed media canvas!!!
I have a new stamp line over in the UK and you can find it at Personal Impressions.
You can see more of my UK line on their website.
The winner of the NEW Rhonna Designs App is……
Deirdre Smith July 16, 2013 at 7:45 PM
Photography for me is my way of expressing to my children, family and friends what I just saw when they are looking the other way. It is my way of capturing the joy I felt when I saw all the colors in the distant scenery. It is my way of capturing and leaving behind my journey for when I am gone....Thank you for the inspiration and the opportunity...
Please email me at email@example.com .
Thank-you everyone for your wonderful comments! I love to read about why we all LOVE to be CREATIVE to KEEP MEMORIES!
Have a AWESOME day everyone!
Wednesday, July 17, 2013
I created my card base using 120lbs watercolor paper and a simple watercolor wash sprinkled with salt while still wet. After it has dried you brush off the salt and you have this really great texture. I used my black copic liner to draw in the horizon and the sun after I had glued down all my pieces, I also added some extra lines in the water to give a "water wake" effect.
Monday, July 15, 2013
paper towels, water, your favorite stamps and some paint.
Friday, July 12, 2013
My boys always say: "Mom stop worrying so much", "stop telling us what to do" etc. Well I'm only giving them a piece of advice...right??
So instead of telling it directly to them I created a little mini album with a few advices.
I started with this beautiful house I cut from Susan K. Weckesser patterned paper. I used a stencil to create the brick pattern on the house as well as the waves on the roof. I also cut an I shape on the window so I can open it a little.
I cut different Susan K.Weckesser patterned papers as pages and used a different stamp on each page.
"May the sun shine on you! But only if you let it". I stamped a the sun on patterned paper, cut it out and adhered it on the page with 3D foam tape. Then I added my advice.
"Let your dreams fly high". I stamped the kite directly on the page. Then I cut out only the top part of the kite so I can raise it a little with 3D foam tape. I stamped the kite again on a different paper and cut the small ribbons out and added them on the page. I hand drew the clouds and added my advice.
" Don't be afraid to get wet...". stamped the cloud on patterned paper, cut it out and adhered it on the page with 3D foam tape. I added stickles rain drop and wrote my advice.
"LOVE". I stamped the word love on the page. I hand cut two hearts, distressed them and added a frame with a black pen. I also added little hearts and a punched border.
"Always listen to your mom!". My final most important advice...I stamped the image on the page, added a net fabric and some punched buttons.
Finally I bind it all with a Bind-it-All.
Have fun creating!
Susan K. Weckesser DT member
Thursday, July 11, 2013
I have been so privileged to be part of Rhonna Farrer’s Creative team for almost two years now. it has been a wonderful blessing to be part of Rhonna’s team because I have been able to work along side some truly amazing and talented women! Not to mention it has been so incredible to watch Rhonna’s designs and products grow and bloom. She is incredibly sweet, gracious, and talented. What I really have liked about being on Rhonna’s Creative team is that even when I have been busy designing and creating my own designs and writing articles, I have been lucky enough to design and play with Rhonna’s beautiful photo editing designs and tools. To take beautiful pictures and then play and edit them…..well, for me…I find that extremely relaxing. It helps me to relax and unwind! That is why I was SO THRILLED when Rhonna told us that she was developing an app with app developer Devin Pitcher. How COOL is that!!!!! I have had SO much fun helping to test the app along with the rest of the Rhonna Farrer Creative Team!!!
I have tried quite a few apps for editing my pictures and I have to admit….this one ROCKS!!!! It has so many cool functions, texts, layers, and MORE!! Truly AMAZING!!! I have said it repeatedly…It is like having a mini studio in your pocket!!!!! SWEET!!!!
AMAZING!!! Look how by selecting the ‘shadow’ option on Rhonna’s app, I made the bee appear like it is actually flying off my picture! How cool is that!
To purchase the app, which is number #1 in Photo & Video category on the charts...in the 'new & noteworthy', you can go to the Apple ITunes App Store…HERE.
Rhonna Farrer has given me an app to giveaway!!!! Leave a comment telling me why you like taking pictures and be sure to go and like Rhonna Designs on Facebook and say Hello from Susan…your creative & Canadian friend! *grin* On July 18, I will announce the winner!
CONGRATULATIONS to RHONNA FARRER for creating such an AMAZING & FUN APP…..
and thank-you Rhonna for this fun give-away!
Now…lets get snapping everyone!
REMEMBER….. I am teaching at CHA this month and I would LOVE to get CRAFTY with you so COME & JOIN ME!!!! Registration information HERE!