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Thursday, February 28, 2013

7 Gypsies Easter Mini Album

With Easter just a few weeks away, I thought I would share with you a little Easter Mini Album I created using pictures from our Family's Easter Gathering last year. 

In this project I used all 7Gypsies Papers, Canvas Corp burlap and canvas products.  Since our Family gathering is always an outdoor picnic, I wanted the mini to reflect a natural organic theme. 

On the cover, I used the Canvas Corp burlap 12x12 page as the background.  I painted over it, to give texture and depth.  Then I sprayed a Canvas Corp flower with Glimmer Mist.  I love how the flower looks like denim. 
The papers were all taken from various 7Gypsies lines. Most were pieces I got from a variety pack, and then I filled in with the Conservatory ATC and Ephemera packs.  I love how most of these papers came from different collections, but they still work well together since I kept my selections in the same color family.
Here is a close up of the back of the album.  After painting the burlap, I stamped it with a script stamp from Hero Arts.  The stamping offers another degree of depth to the cover.
Here is a video walk through if you would like a little more detail on each page.

I can't wait to see your Easter projects.
Thanks for stopping in today.
Tonya A. Gibbs
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Friday, February 8, 2013

Secret Crush - Layout

Thank you to everyone who participated in our Ustream on February 4.  If you missed it, you can watch it here. Save the date for our next class on March 4, at 8:30 EST.
Today, I'd like to follow up with a layout that I created with some of the other products in the Pink Paislee's Secret Crush Line.  All of these products are available in the store while supplies last.   Many of these products used on this layout were included in the class kit. This layout was a fun way to use up those extra pieces.
Kenny and I  met in high school, dated for about 5 years, and on February 10, we will celebrate our 23rd Wedding Anniversary.  The ephemera pack and and the photograms in the Secret Crush line reminded me of my high school crush, so I decided to take that approach to the layout. 
Flamingo Scraps: Pink Paislee Secret Crush Paper, Ephemera Pack, Note Cards, Cardstock Stickers,  Photograms, File Folder tabs; Heidi Swapp - Color Shine Tinsel; Fab Scraps Chipboard - Decorative Hinge.  Other:  Tim Holtz Tissue Tape - Sketchbook, Tiny Attacher ; Gesso; Martha Stewart Doily Border Punch; Stamp'n Up Envelope Die.  
I remember my high school love notes to Kenny were always decorated with hearts,  arrows, XOXOXO,  lips (some were kissed),  and those  "True Love Always" grids with our initials were all over them. I would spend every class period writing him a note, so I could give it to him when we changed classes.  I still have the notes he wrote back to me.  They are tucked away in a shoe box at the top of my closet.  He found them the other day and began reading them. He was shocked I still had them after all these year. I have to admit, I blushed a little while he re-read them.
My mission was to make my layout match those love notes.  I started with a 4x6 photo of him I took last year. I layered the stickers, file tabs, hearts and arrows around the photo making sure all the love titles were visible.   I dry brushed gesso in some places to break up all the "pink", and I also added a gessoed border to the photo.  Tim Holtz Tissue Tape from his Sketchbook Collection offered spots of  "romantic script" to this sea of white and pink.   

For my journaling, I decided to use a piece of scrap from the paper collection to make an envelope.  I used a Fab Scraps decorative hinge chipboard cut that was sprayed with the new Heidi Swapp Color Shine Tinsel to anchor the thin arrow on the left.  I also sprayed the tinsel onto the background and let it drip down the paper. For the title, I used some fabric Thickers in pink that I got from Flamingo Scraps a while back. Since we have been together for so long, I decided the title should be "My Love Story".

I love how  this layout reminds me so much of those notes I wrote so many years ago. 
If you make a project using this line, please share it on the Flamingo Scraps Facebook page.  Be sure to tag me in the post so that I see it. I love to see your creations.
Thanks for stopping in today,
Tonya Gibbs

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Thursday, February 7, 2013

Tattered Angels' - White Washed Pine

I have totally fallen in love with the new Tattered Angels' Naturally Aged Paint System Kits.  I have been using them on EVERYTHING lately, as you can tell from my last few posts.  I'm totally in LOVE!  I haven't been this excited about a medium in ages!
Today's project is using these two kits:

You guys know I love to make cards from my scraps. I had a couple of inches of the grey Maya Road trim, the perfect amount to make a dress.  So I pulled out my Tattered Angels Naturally Aged Fine Wood Paint System Kits-White Washed Pine  to paint the cardstock used with Tim Holtz Sewing Room dress form.  I love how the grey in the trim pulls out the grey in the paint kit.
Prima's Tea Thyme paper offered the perfect shabby chic background for this dress form. I also had small pieces of flowers that were remnants from previous projects and clustered them around the dress form to offer the look of a garden view. 
The butterfly was cut from a scrap tag that had the Tattered Angles' Naturally Aged Precious Stone Paint System Kits-Turquoise. The rich colors and variegated effects from the glazes and sprays offer the perfect texture for the butterfly.
Finally a Martha Stewart frame was used to capture the sentiment on this card. 
I'm having so much fun playing with these paint systems. 
Thanks for stopping in today,
Tonya Gibbs
  • Tattered Angels Naturally Aged Fine Wood Paint System Kits-White Washed Pine
  • Tattered Angels Naturally Aged Fine  Precious Stone Paint System Kits-Turquoise
  • Maya Road - Grey Trim
  • Martha Stewart Crafts - Craft Punch - Classic Butterfly
  • Martha Stewart Crafts - Crafter's Clay Collection - White Clay
  • Martha Stewart Crafts - Crafter's Clay Collection - Silicone Mold - Frame and Flourishes
  • Prima - Valentine Vine Collection - Heart and Flower Embellishments - White
  • Prima - Melisse Collection - Flower Embellishments - Nature Garden
  • Prima - Tea-Thyme Collection - 6 x 6 Paper Pad
  • Sizzix - Tim Holtz - Bigz Die - Alterations Collection - Die Cutting Template - Sewing Room
  • Cardstock
  • Trim
  • Inkadinkadoo - Happy Birthday Stamp
  • Ranger - Archival Ink - Sepia
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Friday, February 1, 2013

Valentine's Day Card

With Valentine's Day around the corner, I thought I would share with you a card I made using the new Tattered Angel's Bare Metals Paint System - Rusty Metal and some of my Tim Holtz Alterations products. I said it before, and I will say it again, These paint systems + Tim Holtz - OH MY!

I used  kraft card stock as my base card. Then embossed a piece of scrap white card stock with the postcard embossing folder. I thought the contrast really called attention to the rusty metal tag.  As the focal point of the card, I used a manila tag and the Tattered Angels' Paint System - Rusty Metal. I know this goes without saying, but ... I LOVE these new systems!  I love how the rusty metal paint system makes the lock look old and tattered.  You can really see the texture that heating the glaze gives to the paper.   I also used the vintage pink from the system to color my roses, then brushed some of the Camel Glam from the kit over the top of the roses to grunge them up and give them sparkle.     

Here is a glimpse of the tag prior to decorating it.

Here is a video on how to create the effect used on the tag.
 The card is so romantic and I just love the tattered girly grunge effects. It reminds me of a Love that has stood the test of time. In a few weeks my husband and I will celebrate our 23 wedding anniversary and this card will be a gift to him for Valentine's Day.
Thank you for stopping in today,
Tonya Gibbs
Project Resources:
  • Tattered Angels - Naturally Aged Paint System Bare Metal - Rusty Metal
  • Sizzix - Tim Holtz - Texture Fades - Alterations - Embossing Folders - Postcard and Sheet Music
  • Sizzix - Tim Holtz - Movers and Shapers Die - Alterations - Mini Lock and Key Set
  • Sizzix - Tim Holtz - Movers and Shapers Die - Alterations - Cargo Stencil Number Set
  • Sizzix - Jewelry Die - Primative Hearts
  • Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Rusty Hinge
  • Prima - Fabric Leaves 
  • Prima - Sherwood Rose Collection - Truffle
  • Stampers Anonymous - Tim Holtz - 100th Collection
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