5 posts categorized "Mixed Media"

03/04/2017

Sat 04

Whirling Butterfly
by Penny Ward

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Hey there Memory Box friends. So I get out one of my favorite stencils and some Creative Medium paste. I mean really...are you loving that background?!? Softened the whole look with that beautiful Whirling Butterfly. So simple, I may have to mass produce this one.

 

Let's get to it:

 

Start with a Black card base. Trim White cardstock 4 x 5.25 inches.

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Using the Distressed Grid stencil, begin adding Creative Medium in Copper, Gold and Bronze until you are happy with the look. Let dry.

 

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Die cut Whirling Butterfly Silhouette from Rust & Black cardstocks, offset slightly and adhere together. Glue to card front.

Add a small amount of Copper Creative Medium to a scrap of Rust cardstock, let dry, then diecut with the second smallest butterfly from the Morning Garden Butterflies set. Adhere to card over the swirl.

Die cut two Grosgrain Ribbons as shown, stamp and heat emboss sentiment from the Hope & Thanks set by Poppystamps. Adhere to card front with a small staple.

 

This would make a great "manly" card, even with the butterfly. :)

 

Happy Crafting,

Pennysignature

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08/30/2016

Tue 30

Autumn Bird
by Shelby

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Good morning Memory Box fans.  I hope you had a fabulous weekend and found some crafting time.  I had some time to experiment with some acrylic paints and embossing and voila, today's card.

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On black cardstock, I stamped Drifting Oak Leaves with versamark and then embossed with clear embossing powder.  I used yellow acrylic paint and brushed over the cooled embossing and allowed it to dry to the touch. The cool thing is the yellow paint took on a greenish shade when paired with the black cardstock.  With a slightly damp cloth, I removed some of the paint from the embossed areas and from the black cardstock.  This technique also worked well with several different colors, but the paint needs to air dry between each coat for the best results.

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I used distress paints (squeezed lemonade and dried marigold) and the marbling technique and cut out the Elodee Bird and then slightly inked over the bird with Hickory smoke distress ink to tone down the bright colors.  Adhered the Elodee Bird to the coordinating background and placed it on top of the Wild Prairie stems.

Super fun and easy technique and would look great with lots of different colors too.  Thanks for stopping by today.

Shelbysig

 

08/23/2016

Tue 23

Swirling Ghost
by Shelby

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Good morning everyone!  The nights are definitely getting cooler and the days just a little shorter which means Fall is definitely on the way with Halloween right around the corner. I love the warm colors of Fall and used them for today's Halloween themed shaker card.

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The background was done with Distress Paints (barn door, mustard seed and carved pumpkin) and water creating a marbling effect.  I inked up the edges with Black Soot to tone down the colors.  The Swirling Ghost Circle die is a die whose cut is meant to stay in the paper so I used that for my shaker window.  I then cut another Swirling Ghost Circle from white paper and cut out the ghost portion and adhered to the in the paper cut. I discovered a whole bin of googly eyes I had stashed away in a dark corner of my craft room and popped some on the largest ghost to increase the cuteness factor!

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I added a few more of these stinkin cute ghosts from the Swirling Ghost die and then stamped the word Boo over top with black archival ink to finish it off. Thanks for stopping by for a visit today!

Shelbysig

 

 

08/16/2016

Tue 16

We Wish You
by Shelby

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Good morning Memory Box fans!  It's the best day of the year (besides Christmas morning)...the first day of school.  The summer was great, but now it is on to Autumn and the Christmas season

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For today's card I used the gorgeous new We Wish You Elegant Script.  The background is more simple than it appears using just some distress paints, stains and embossing folder. The below video is step by step and organized by card section...so speed up or slow down to get to the part which strikes your fancy.

 

 

Distress and Embossing from Shelby Thomas on Vimeo.

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Thanks for stopping by for a visit today!  See y'all next time

Shelbysig

 

 

07/12/2016

Tue 12

Mara Bird
by Shelby Thomas

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Good morning Memory Box fans!  Isn't the new holiday release wonderful!!  Lots of goodies to be had.

I had a play last night with some acrylic paints for today's card which used the new Mara Bird die.

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I pulled out some mixed media papers and various colored acrylic paints from DecoArt.  I applied white gesso first and then some magenta, white and pink acrylic in random patterns.  I used my newest fav mixed media product called weathered wood also from DecoArt on top of the paints and allowed it to dry.  Next came the light blue paint over top of the weathered wood medium which causes the top paint (the blue) to randomly crack for the appearance of weathered wood.  I used the magenta, white and pink paints for the Elodee Bird background.

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I cut the Mara bird die twice and trimmed off the snowflakes and layered them with the primary die cut to add additional length and height to the snowflake branch.  The last step was adding in some Liquid Glass (glossy accents from Ranger would give the same look) all over the bird background for shine and dimension.  The sentiment was stamped with Azure Stazon (acrylic paint creates a non-porous surface) using the Frosted Christmas stamp set.

Thanks for stopping by for a visit today!  I hope the rest of your week is fantastic.

Shelbysig

 

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