Sunday, October 28, 2012

Happy Halloween!

With Halloween just around the corner it seemed appropriate to do a Halloween themed Globecraft Memories frame. The frame used for this project is a Classic Traditional Oval.
The image is a copy of a vintage postcard from my personal collection. It was copied several times in-order to create layers.  The boy & cat were fussy cut and dimension was added with Glastique Gloss Finishing Glaze.  
Each layer of the frame was covered with pattern paper then sanded to get the white edge. They were then finished with
Glastique Gloss Finishing Glaze. The Piccolo Card Decor Fine Flower Vines Flourish was covered with Glastique Gloss Finishing Glaze the dipped in orange glitter.  Robins Nest Dew Drops were adhered with Glastique Gloss Finishing Glaze to the center of the flowers. 

The images, Piccolo Card Decor Fine Flower Vines Flourish, a small lace spider web and beaded embellishments were arranged  then frame was put in place with Glastique Gloss Finishing Glaze.

To add the finishing touches the word Halloween and Piccolo Card Decor Fine Flower Vines Flourishes were added to the outer frame.

I love the Glastique Gloss Finishing Glaze, it has a dual purpose: 1- Add shine and dimension with a protective coating. 2- A perfect glue to adhere Piccolo Accents and Card Decor. Bonus it dries clear!

Order your these products and more from Globecraft Memories and get 25% off your entire order! Enter Coupon Code TS25 on your next order for your discount. The discount is good through Halloween!!!


Sunday, October 21, 2012

What's In My Future?

According to the Fortune Teller, I'll be having a little Tropical Island getaway!  Wouldn't that be nice?  Temperatures here in Iowa have been pretty chilly and Autumn is in full swing.  The leaves are falling from the trees and the plants are resting until Spring.
For my "Fortune Teller" Globe, I've used Card Decor Set #7, Vintage Gold Piccolo Enamel and Vintage Black Piccolo Enamel.  The card decor sets are perfect for off the page projects.  The Clear ball is a Clear Christmas Ornament and can be purchased at many Craft Stores.  I've used acetate for the inside and adhered a "Fortune" to the front.  The bottom base is a tuna can that has been heat embossed with Vintage Gold.  The decorative cover was an antique shoppe find.  Place a small battery operated teal light in the can and it lights the glass ball!
I used some fiber fill in a pair of vintage gloves and glued them to the ball.
This is my last post for Hobby Baby and it's been lots of fun and an opportunity to work with some amazing products.  Hope you get a chance to make your "fortunes" come true :)
The base
Thanks Mae for the fun opportunity!

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

There is much to be thankful for

Sometimes life is tough. It is easy to get caught up in the negativity that surrounds us. So, it is important to keep reminding ourselves what is the most important.
In my life, I am thankful that I have two beautiful children who are happy and healthy and starting their own adult lives.
I am also incredibly thankful for my amazing husband who does everything humanly possible to make me smile — even if it means telling bad jokes or doing silly dances — things he would probably deny if questioned.
To help keep me focused on the positive and important things in life, I created this 8×10 canvas to hang in my home. (click on the photos for a larger view)
I created the background with Glimmer Mists in oranges and yellows.
The paper is Authentique’s new Thankful line.
I used dies from Tim Holtz/Sizzix to cut out the leaves, then added a bit of Distress Ink and molded them with my fingers to be dimensional.
Then, I added a few acorns, cut out from the paper, and topped them with Distress Stickles. They give a soft sparkle without it being in-your-face bling.
The word Thankful is cut out with my Cricut and the smaller words are cut with a Lifestyle Crafts die.
The globe is from Globecraft Memories. I used the top ring and one globe from the DIY Portrait Ornament Kit. I ran the frame through an embossing folder and then coated it with Victorian Bronze Enamel Powder. I made the family photo sepia toned to match.
For the final touch, I added a few Piccolos — tiny, laser cut pieces made from compressed chipboard — and coated them with enamel powder. I love the elegance they provide.
 This is my last post for the Hobby Baby Blog. But, you can still find my art on Globecraft Memories' site as well as on my personal blog: Hope to see you there!

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Halloween Graveyard Haunting

I hope everyone is having a fabulous fall!  For this month's project, I wanted to celebrate Halloween - in particular Halloween Graveyard Haunting!  There's certainly a trend toward decorating for Halloween as we generally do for Christmas.  Globecraft Memories ornaments are perfect for the celebration!  

When I first approached this project, I had ideas...but really wasn't sure how to execute them.  And here's my confession...I was having so much fun creating - I FORGOT to take pictures along the way!  However, steps are outlined below...and what's more important - I summon you to give this a haunted try!

Supplies Used
  • Cover the middle layer of the Little Fancy Oval Bubble Frame with Green Cardstock.  Distress edges with black ink.  (Use the rest of the bubble frame for another project!)
  • Emboss the Orange Cardstock with Sizzix Embossing Plate (Flower Rings).  Distress flowers with black ink.
  • Emboss the center layer (design) of the Halloween Graveyard Haunting Ornament with Black Embossing Powder.  For a matte look, Copic markers work well!  Actually, just about any media works great - try your favorite!
  • The ornament frame comes with two bubbles.  Paint the back bubble with Black Acrylic Paint.  You will need to paint several layers - allowing to dry between layers.  Acrylic paint dries quickly, though, so this project can be finished rather quickly.
  • Once the back bubble is solidly coated with Black Acrylic Paint, add one more layer.  While this layer is still wet, sparingly cover with Silver Glitter for that full-moonlight effect.  Allow to dry - shake off any excess glitter before assembling bubble frame.
  • Assemble Bubble Frame - Orange Layer on top of Black Embossed Design Layer on top of Green Layer.
  • Add Ribbon Bow to the Ornament Hole.
BTW, here's your chance to get 25% off your entire next order from Globecraft Memories/Piccolo Decor!  Enter Coupon Code TS25 on your next order for your discount - This discount is only good through Halloween, so be sure to stock up now!

Monday, October 8, 2012

Little Pumpkin

Hello Everyone.

Today I want to share with you a cute little picture frame by Globalcraft Memories.

 The Pumpkin Bubble Frame Kit is fast and easy to assemble for your little pumpkins photo, but Hurry! Quantities on this adorable pumpkin frame are limited. Get yours before they are all gone.

Leave it plan or spruce it up soon.. How stinkin' cute is that?? Love it. Thanks for stopping by today.

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Wednesday, October 3, 2012

The Harvest Moon

The Hubs has been taking some outdoor photos with our new camera and I just new the Pumpkin Bubble Frame Kit was the perfect piece to display one of them!

Rather than use the pumpkin straight from the package I redid it in Vintage Double Dot papers by BoBunny. To make sure my papers fit correctly I laid the pumpkin layers FACE down on the BACK of the patterned papers and traced them. Then I cut them out, flipped them over, and distressed them with walnut stain distress ink.

Unfortunately after this month the Hobby Baby DT will be disbanded, but I've been so lucky to be offered a position with Globecraft to continually design for them each fourth week of the month! Be sure to keep an eye out on the website for my works and some videos :)