Saturday, July 23, 2011

Rusty Paper Tutorial



For those of you that LOVE steampunk and still haven't been over to Gingersnap Creations then you need to go there now. I have been the monthly muse for the last month and another tutorial I did for them  was posted early this morning. I show how to make rusty paper and the above small canvas so go on over and check it out by clicking here. I will eventually be adding another canvas that will be hinged to this one and also decorating the back "niche" of each canvas so be sure and check back to see it.

Still Not There Yet

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Friday, July 22, 2011

Are We There Yet?

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Thursday, July 21, 2011

Last Of The Marie Antoinette Journals

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I think this is the last Marie journal I have to work in since no new ones have arrived in a while. Unfortunately I have had this one for a while so I apologize to Inge for hoarding it for so long. Here are all the details.


1. Both of the backgrounds are scrapbook paper. The pink striped I stamped on with a Versamark pad and then took a big "mop" brush and dusted the ink with Perfect Pearls in Pink Gumball. Wipe the excess away and it leaves a beautiful metallic shimmer.

2. For the background under the gloves I didn't so anything to the paper except add some embossed corners. I used some of the White Wash Coordinations paper with a pink back and once I embossed the paper using a folder from Cuttlebug called Kassie's Brocade I sanded the white off the raised image. I then glued on some antique pieces of lace over part of each corner and added a Sizzlet die cut corner from gold paper called Ornament #2.

3. The mint green border along the top of each page is a border punch from EK Success called Swirl. I then swiped it with the Versamark pad again and brushed on some Perfect Pearls in mint over the darker green and some Pearl Ex Powder in Interference Gold over the lighter green. The darker green border was made by simply cutting it with a pair of Fiskars Edgers called Seagull.

4. The small gloves were a pair of children's gloves that I found at Target's during Easter in the dollar bin. (Shows how long I have been waiting to use those.) I added the monogram to each glove with metallic embroidery thread and then hand stitched the lace and trim to the cuff by hand.

Still Traveling State To State

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Still gotta a few more days to go to post all the states. I hope you guys aren't getting tired of all these.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Greetings From Detroit

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I still have 4 more days of state postcards to share so if you haven't seen your state yet chances are it's coming up soon.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Wish You Were Here Again

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Monday, July 18, 2011

Wish You Were Here

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Here are a bunch of state postcard images that I have collected. Some are just the state and others are the state and a specific city. I don't have all the ones that are just states so I apologize if I don't have the one you're looking for. Since there are over 60 of them I will be doing the image collection in groups of 8 instead of groups of 5.