Monday, December 31, 2012
Saturday, December 29, 2012
Hope all is well. Tenia from Jazzy Paper Designs here to show y'all a card that I created for today and it goes a lil somethin like this.......CHECK IT!!
I created this card using Mandarin Orange Twinery Twine, My Mind's Eye Together Decorative Tape, Echo Park Everyday Eclectic Designer Paper, Tuxedo Black Ink, Copic Markers and Wendy Vecchi-Studio 490-My Kind of Art stamp set. You can get ALL of this awesomeness at the eclectic Paperie store!!! Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!!!
Friday, December 28, 2012
Hi everyone, it’s me Tammy, and I have an early Valentine to share with you today…
This card showcases several great products you can find in the eclectic Paperie store including the Honey 6x6 paper pad from My Mind’s Eye, and Berrylicious button, the great Vintage Pearl stick pin from Maya Road, as well as the Picked Raspberry Ranger distress ink I used to stamp the sentiment. Other supplies (dies and stamps) are from My Favorite Things.
Thursday, December 27, 2012
Sherry here with you today! I found this week that I was in need of a classic, clean and simple card. Now those of you who follow me on a regular basis, know that this type of card is not my general preference to make and it definitely is not my style. However, it is exactly what I have to share with you today.
The tree was die cut/embossed with Spellbinders™ D-Lites Whimsical Tree and then little pearls were added for embellishment. The tree itself was layered on panels die cut/embossed with Classic and Scalloped Ovals.
The white background panel was embossed with Spellbinders Elite M’Bossabilities.
The base and all other panels for the card were die cut/embossed with A2 Matting Basics.
Thanks for joining me today!
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Monday, December 24, 2012
Good Christmas Eve Morning, eP friends. Micki here with a quick little mini canvas gift.
Adventurous I am but crazy I’m not, so when I need a last minute gift, I turn to my craft room . I remembered that I had some 2.5”x2.5” mini canvases with little wooden easels and thought I’d use my Faber-Castell Gelatos.
To color the canvas, I used the assorted colors from the Blue collection. After the blizzard here in Kansas, I went with the purple combined with a bit of black for the ground to represent the snow. Gelatos are awesome to quickly color anything and the best part, no mess to clean up! I just applied the gelatos directly to the canvas and then used my wet finger to distribute and even out the paint. I’ve been itching to use my Studio 490 Dots n Stripes Borders stencil and used the stripes with some green gelatos. I didn’t go for the “grass” look, rather using the stripes more as texture. (That’s the story I’m sticking to since the green doesn’t show up very well.)
I didn’t want to leave the wooden easel uncolored, so I used Seedless Preserves Distress Stain. I applied it directly from the dauber, using a brush only to get into the spaces the dauber wouldn’t reach.
It really only took a minute to completely color the easel and that my friends, was a very good thing because I needed to make three of these :-). The whole gift took me about 15 minutes and that is a record for me! Can you imagine doing this with one of the 6x6 or even 12x12 canvases?
And as a reward for all that you do, hop over to the shop and treat yourself. Lots of new awesome stuff!!!!
Saturday, December 22, 2012
Today I'm here to share a few journal pages that I created last weekend. (Does anyone else have a hard time not making two pages at once? I just can't help making these big 'ol spreads...love 'em!) This post is stock full of photos and details so sit back, relax, and enjoy browsing!
I created these pages in my Dylusions Journal, which is a the best journaling book out there...a full 9x12 inches of paper goodness! I started by applying white gesso to both pages. While the gesso was still wet I attached a few random pieces of tissue paper newsprint. I love the tissue paper because it gets all wrinkled when it's dry...fabulous!
October Afternoon Farm Girl paper pad. I used Matte Medium to glue the paper flowers to the journal page and just colored the stems with my Distress Markers.
At this point I noticed that the Distress Ink I had used to stamp the Hollyhocks image was not drying on top of the paint so...change of plans! I used a paper towel to gently rub the ink away, which just added more beautiful color to the pages, and then I used the Chevron stencil and a Gold paint dabber (gold is the perfect addition to any page) to add a bit more design.
Overall, I was happy with the page but feel like it's still missing something...I think I'm still a bit hesitant to go too crazy with the elements but I'm getting there and the best part? I'm having a blast! Come on and get altered with eP!
Enjoy and best wishes for a joyful and blessed holiday!!
Thursday, December 20, 2012
I used two blues, a yellow, and black, rubbing the color into the tags with my fingers. You get different effects rubbing with a dry finger or when using water (just lightly wet your fingers) so feel free to experiment to find the style you like.
So grab your journal and have a play with gesso and gelatos. Kim has them in every color possible!