Sunday, May 31, 2015

Be Authentic Burlap Panel

 Hello friends!  Today I'm sharing a mini burlap panel, that was fun and easy to do!  I think this would make the cutest addition to a small wall collage or even a gift basket!
 For the background I smeared some Transparent Gloss Texture Paste on to the burlap panel.  While the paste is still wet, I generously sprinkled Clear Rock Candy Distress Dry Glitter onto surface, then shook off excess.
 I set aside the burlap panel to air dry.
 It's hard to see in the photo, but you get a great sparkle from the Distress Glitter yet it's transparent that you can still see that burlap panel.
 I colored the watercolor cardstock with Mermaid Lagoon, Peacock Feathers and Cracked Pistachio Distress Spray Stain and a little water.  Then dried with a heat tool.
 I die cut the watercolor cardstock with the lattice die from the Mixed-Media Thinlit set.
 Then I trimmed it down to fit nicely on top of the burlap panel.
 I diecut one of the butterflies from the butterfly duo die with watercolor cardstock.  Then I colored with Mustard Seed and just a little Spiced Marmalade Distress Spray Stain, then dried with a heat tool.  I intensified the color slightly in center of butterfly with Mustard Seed Distress Ink and a blending tool.
 I ran the butterfly through the vagabond using the Butterfly Duo Texture Fade that accompanied the die. (ignore the blue butterfly, it was originally blue not yellow)
 I highlighted wings with Spiced Marmalade.  Then did some outer shading with Walnut Stain Distress Ink and a blending tool.  I attached the diecut lattice to the burlap panel with foam squares. Then I attached the butterfly to the lattice with foam squares as well.  Then finished off with one of the black Small Talk stickers and a Special Delivery Remnant Rub.  Quick and super easy :)
I hope you have enjoyed my "Be Authentic Burlap Panel".  You can find most of the supplies I used at Inspiration Emporium via the links below. Remember to use my coupon code - vintagemuse - to save 10% on your order.  I also want to remind you that Inspiration Journal is having a fun "Pasted" challenge here, so hop on over and upload your fun project for a chance to win, you have until May 31st.  One lucky winner will receive a very generous $50 gift voucher to spend at Inspiration Emporium!  If you have any questions or if there's anything I missed please let me know I love your comments, I truly appreciate each and everyone of them!  As always thanks for stopping by and I'll see you next time!  xx



Saturday, May 30, 2015

12 Tags of 2015 {My May Version}

Hello, my blogging friends!  Today I'd like to share my May version of Tim Holtz's 12 Tags of 2015.  Tim Holtz has a wonderful tutorial on his blog with step-by-step instructions on how to create this fun technique here.  I followed Tim's instruction, but I didn't have the fun new tiny tattered floral die set, so I used the pinecone die to make my roses.
 For my larger ephemera pieces, they are actually two of the smallest cards in the pocket cards set.  There are so many possibilities with these fun idea-ology pocket cards...there's a hundred cards in a pack!
I hope you have enjoyed my version of Tim's May tag, I always have so much fun making them.  You can find most of the supplies I used at Inspiration Emporium via the links below. Remember to use my coupon code - vintagemuse - to save 10% on your order.  I also want to remind you that Inspiration Journal is having a fun "Pasted" challenge here, so hop on over and upload your fun project for a chance to win, you have until May 31st.  One lucky winner will receive a very generous $50 gift voucher to spend at Inspiration Emporium!  If you have any questions or if there's anything I missed please let me know I love your comments, I truly appreciate each and everyone of them!  As always thanks for stopping by and I'll see you next time!  xx