Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Stamperia Azulejos Wall Hanging

Hello creative friends!  I have a new Alpha Stamps project to share with you today.  I fall in love with gorgeous papers, and Stamperia's Azulejos Tiles Collection Pack is my newest obsession.  There is so much to love, but this project showcases many of the beautiful Mediterranean-style tiles.

I used the 6x6 shadow box without the cubby holes (save them for later!).  Notice that I've outlined on what looks like the packaging of traditional scrapbook paper pads?

It's actually the last page of the Azulejos pad - all pages including front and back covers are card stock and perfectly usable!

Each tile is about 1 5/8" square. Before the final straight-edge cuts, I glued them to thin board to give them a little umph.  Then used a paper cutter to make the nice straight edges.

To raise them off the back of the shadow box, I adhered mini spools with E-6000.  The next day I attached the tiles with the same adhesive, starting in the middle and working my way around.  I eyeballed the placement to get them as equidistant as possible.

I paired each tile with a coordinating Stickles and went to town!  Once all that was dry I gave each tile a coat of Glossy Accents for a bit of shine.

Thanks for your visit today!  You can find my Alpha Stamps supply list HERE!

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Voltaire Mini Assemblage Box

Hello creative friends!  I'm on the Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts blog today, sharing a wee assemblage/shadow box.

I like to use quotes.  A lot.  I have them scribbled on scraps of paper, a white board, a notebook, the tablet; all waiting for inspiration to strike.  Recent events inspired a quote by Voltaire, an 18th century French philosopher.

To see how I made this (featuring mitered corners on Dresden trim!), pop on over to the GSLC blog!

Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts Used
Mini Shadowbox Set C33P Set of 6 
House Ornament Fence D172HF

Thanks for your visit.  I hope you find positive inspiration today!


Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Birds In Paradise Altered Altoids Tin

Hello friends!  Over at Alpha Stamps, July is Fruit Paradise Kit month!  The kit is jam-packed with fruity goodness, including gorgeous Prima paper, AS fruity collage sheets, and a super-cool 3x4 tabbed book.  But... BUT... since I've made quite a lot of mini books lately,  I set mine aside and focused on the fantastic Fruit Paradise papers.  

I was originally going to use this bird silicone mold with paper clay to make a bird sanctuary (of sorts), but the resident house elf was feeling sassy so the mold has been 'misplaced'.  I have hope it will show up again, but my logical side says "nope".  So, gears were shifted a bit.

I have a love affair with all the cool AS collage sheets.  Since I've been on the design team, I've gone from 0 to 75mph in my collection.  You never know what you'll need, right?  It's best to have 'em on hand, just in case.  Like these hummingbirds.  Look at them!  The colors are gorgeous and it took me all of 2 minutes to cut them out and ink the edges with a brush marker. 

Because the hummingbirds face right, I knew the vine would need to be along the right edge, so I picked a design on the fruit paper that would fill in the left side.  For added interest, I coated the cherries with Glossy Accents.

The vine is a combination of one full stem and parts of another to fill in as needed.

The frame was painted a salmon pink color and dry-brushed white.  I finished the  edge around the frame with a tiny strand of fiber from the Sea Fiber Set.  It has a feathery hint about it, don't you think?

You can visit the Alpha Stamps shop to see my supply list HERE.  The hummingbirds are frozen in mid-flight with the help of the ever-useful Adhesive Foam, too.

Thanks for your visit today!  I hope you have a chance to shift your creative gears into overdrive soon!


Tuesday, July 9, 2019

The Lady In Red

Hello crafty friends!  I'm over on the Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts blog, sharing another project in my occasional Pin-Up series. 

I've been hoarding these 3x5 music cards for years, waiting for the right projects to come along.  "The Lady in Red" is from a 1935 movie musical called "In Caliente".   Head on over to the GSLC blog to see my step-by-step!

Oh! The lady in red
The fellows are crazy for the lady in red
She's a bit gaudy, but lawdy what a personality!

Oh! The lady in red
Is fresh as a daisy 
When the town is in bed.
Dancing and dining 
And shining with originality.

She's very proper;
She's nothing more than a pal.
But oh me! and oh my! 
You'd never stop her,
She'd be a dangerous gal
If she should ever meet the right guy.

Oh! The lady in red
Is she a study,
Oh! buddy what a personality
She's got vitality

Say! have you ever met
The girl who's the talk of the town?
A work of art without a question
You'd better write her number down.

Lyrics by Mort Dixon, 1935.

Thanks for your visit today!

Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts Used

Arch Top Cabinet with Doors #D11B

Other Supplies Used
Mod Podge
Vintage 3x5 music card (print date 1943)
Pin-Up Girl image
Black netting
Black tulle
Brass stars
Dresden trim
Graphic 45 Communique papers
Black gesso
Metal washers
Aleene's tacky glue
Chipboard scraps
Matte varnish