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Monday, April 27, 2015

Fairy Bell Shabby Chic Mixed Media Mini Album

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I absolutely love Easter!   Spring is in the air, the weather is amazing, and all my cute little nieces and nephews are all dressed up and ready for fun! This year, I  decided to create a shabby chic mixed media album for my favorite Easter photos.  The concept for this mini was texture and lots of it!   I wanted it to stay soft and elegant, but tattered and frayed. 
 
 
My base album is the Prima Canvas album.   I selected the Prima Fairy Bell collection because it has lots of spring elements and maintains my Shabby Chic style. Nestled on each page, are a collection of Prima embellishments including flowers, canvas resist pieces, butterflies, trinkets, metal, and trims.  I also gathered some random supplies of misc.  lace, burlap, muslin, doilies, hymnal pages, and vintage book pages.   I kept everything in soft neutral tones, so that the colors of the Fairy Bell papers could become dominate.   
 
 
I used a Prima Vintage Trinket Closure across the side of the mini album to keep it secure.  I love how the bobbles dangle from the closure.  Look at all that yummy texture peek-a-booing from the edges of the pages.
 
 
Here are some photos of the inside of the album...

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
For the last page, I decided to create a tag that was topped with a canvas resist key and a beautiful seam binding bow.   This tag is the "KEY" to the album.  
 
 
 
The cover of the tag is the title  and the back has a list of numbers which represent each page, then the name of the person featured on the page. 

 
 

 
I hope you like this cute mini and I've given you some ideas on how to create your own beautiful album. This would make a perfect Bridal or Baby gift as well! 
 
Thanks for stopping in today,
 
Tonya Gibbs
 
 
Supplies:
Prima Marketing - Jodie Lee Fairy Bell  12x12 Paper Collection
Prima Marketing - Doily Stencil #564247
Prima Marketing - Finnabair - 6x6 Damask Stencil  #960551
Prima Marketing - Canvas Mini Album
Prima Marketing - Flowers White Wildflowers Pillar
Prima Marketing - Flowers Serenade C
Prima Marketing - Canvas Resist Banners & Tickets
Prima Marketing - Canvas Resist Printery Collection
Prima Marketing - Canvas Resist Songbird
Prima Marketing - Shabby Chic Treasures Metal - Birdcage
Prima Marketing - Shabby Chic Treasures Resin - Fly Away
Prima Marketing - Shabby Chic Treasures Metal - #890865 (frame)
Prima Marketing - Shabby Chic Treasures Resin - La Coeur
Prima Marketing - Finnabair - Art Ingredients Glass Beads Crystal
Prima Marketing - Finnabair - Art Ingredients Glass Glitter Sterling
Prima Marketing - Butterflies Collection - Butterfly Embellishments - Fluture
Prima Marketing - Mini Roses
Prima Marketing - Leaves
Prima Marketing - Finnabair - Vintage Trinkets
Prima Marketing - Flowers Kennedy Collection
Prima Marketing - Bretton Vines Purity
Prima Marketing - Closure #930059
 
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Hope Is The Anchor Chalkboard Art

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A few months ago we moved into a new home, and I've been frantically nesting, trying to add a few personal touches here and there.   Today I would like to share with you a chalkboard that I created. I started by painting the glass in a 16x20 frame with Prima's Chalkboard Paint.  I painted 4 coats, allowing the paint to dry between each coat.

The quote that inspired this project is:
"Hope is the anchor, love is the ship, time is an ocean and life is the trip."

 
I found this Chipboard anchor and thought it would be great to alter it for the side of the frame.  I decided to add elements to the anchor that represent the quote on the chalkboard.
 
I started by covering my anchor with Prima's  Jodie Lee Nature Garden Collection Fairy Godmother"  the b-side.  I then began to add color and texture by spritzing the anchor with Prima's  Color Bloom sprays Antique Gold  & Storm Cloud  then I added Utee to the top and heat set.  I love how my anchor now looks like corroded metal. 
 
 
To represent "time" in the quote.  I decided to Use the Prima Finnabair Mechanical Clock with a Prima Wooden clock inside.  
 
The ship on Prima's Seashore stamp is adorable!   I decided to create a 3D ship using this stamp.
 
 
I stamped it on sticky backed canvas, and chipboard several times, then used foam strips to assemble pieces until I had a great 3D effect.   Isn't this ship just the cutest?  It would be adorable on a layout or card as well!  To keep the canvas from fraying I brushed a quick coat of Gel Medium over the top.
 
 
To finish off my anchor I added the Prima Cherry Blossom Vine (removing the flowers), the Capri Merlot Burlap Flowers and the Oahu-Hula flowers.   To fill in around the clusters, I added some shells that I recently found on a trip to the beach.  I love how the flowers mimic the texture found in the shells.
 
 
I added some rope around the frame to give it a little interest.  I used the Finnabair Art Ingredients Mica Flakes Gold Leaf to fill in the negative spaces around the shells and flowers.
 
 Here is my finished chalkboard. 
 
  
 
 
I hope I have inspired you to create a beautiful chalkboard for your home. 
 
Thanks for stopping in today,
 
Tonya Gibbs
 
 
Supplies:
 
Prima Marketing:  Chalkboard Paint - Black
Prima Marketing:  Color Bloom - Antique Gold
Prima Marketing - Color Bloom - Storm Cloud
Prima Marketing -  Jodie Lee Nature Garden Collection Fairy Godmother"
Prima Marketing - Seaside Stamp
Prima Marketing - Cherry Blossom Vine
Prima Marketing - Oahu, Hula Flowers
Prima Marketing - Capri - Merlot Flowers
Prima Marketing - Finnabair Mechanicals - Vintage Trinkets - Clock
Prima Marketing - Finnabair Art Ingredients Mica Flakes Gold Leaf
Prima Marketing - Wooden Trinkets - Clock
Frame 16x20
Tim Holtz - Compass
Tim Holtz - Spinners
Shells
Netting
Rope
 
 
 
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Sunday, April 26, 2015

Sister's Love Mixed Media Layout

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Hi everyone, today I would love to share with you a Mixed Media layout that I created using Prima's Songbird collection.   I took this photo of my nieces at Easter. Isn't it darling?
 
I loved the soft colors in the Songbird collection and wanted to carry that into my layout. 
 
I created a tree in the background using Whipped Spackle, and a wood grain stencil,  then used the Prima's Songbird Stamps to create the branches.   Stamping them in multiple generations gave me a great depth of field, and offered some interest to the negative space of the layout.   For added texture I also included some drywall tape to the tree trunk.
 
 
 
I decided to use the Songbird 6x6 paper pad, to create strips of tattered paper that will offer a platform for my floral spray and photo.  As I was creating it, the platform reminded me  of a tree house.  Prima's Valentine Vine and Kennedy Flowers offer a soft embellishment cluster to the side of the photo, and finish off my "tree" theme.  I added  a few Vintage Trinkets and Shabby Chic Treasures to create additional weight to the vine.   Once the layout was dry I created  a mixture of Crackle Accents, Crystal Glass Beads and Glass Glitter, then placed it in the negative spaces of the floral spray and under the photo frame.  This offers a touch of sparkle without a lot of bulk.   
 
Here is a glimpse at my finished layout.  
 
 
I have prepared a process video for you to enjoy...
 


 
 
 
I just love all the texture in this layout.  It  is going to look lovely on my wall.  Thanks for stopping in today,
 
Tonya
 
Supplies for this layout:
Prima Marketing,  Valentine Vine - White
Prima Marketing - Kennedy Flowers
Prima Marketing - Finnabair Art Ingredients  Glass Glitter Sterling
Pirma Marketing - Finnabair Art Ingredients - Glass Beads Crystal
Prima Marketing - Song Bird Collection Mosaic 12x12 paper
Prima Marketing - Song Bird 6x6 Paper pad
Prima Marketing - Shabby Chic Treasures - Metal Bird Cages #890858
Prima Marketing - Shabby Chic Treasures - Resin Fly Away #891480
Prima Marketing - Vintage Trinkets Flowers 4
Prima Marketing - Romance Novel Canvas Alphabets
Prima Marketing - Distress Tool
Prima Marketing - Songbird Stamps
Prima Marketing - Wheat Jute
Prima Marketing - Jodie Lee Designs - Fairy Bell Cling Stamp #950248
Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® Whipped Spackle
Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® Gesso
Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® Stamper's Big Brush Artist Pen #199 Black
IndigoBlu - Flitter Box Kit
The Crafter's Workshop Mini Wood Grain Stencil
Lindy's Stamp Gang - Fuzzy Navel Peach
Lindy's Stamp Gang - Limor Webber Designs - Tres Chic - Café Au Lait
Ranger Ink, Archival Ink in Jet Black
Ranger Ink, Alcohol Ink Pitch Black
Jacquard Products - Pearl Ex Pink Gold #643
 
 
 

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Friday, April 17, 2015

Prima DT Call Submissions

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Hi everyone, I'm excited to share with you today, my Prima Design Team submissions.  I had a lot of fun creating these projects, and wish all that submitted the best of luck!

Project 1:
I loved the soft colors in the Songbird collection and wanted to carry that into my layout. I created a tree in the background then used the Prima's Songbird Stamps to create the branches.   Stamping them in multiple generations gave me a great depth of field, and offered some interest to the negative space of the layout.   For added texture I also included some drywall tape to the tree trunk. I decided to use the Songbird 6x6 paper pad, to create strips of tattered paper that will offer a platform for my floral spray and photo.  As I was creating it, the platform reminded me  of a tree house.  Prima's Valentine Vine and Kennedy Flowers offer a soft embellishment cluster to the side of the photo, and finish off my "tree" theme.  I added  a few Vintage Trinkets and Shabby Chic Treasures to create additional weight to the vine.      

(click images to enlarge) 
 
Once the layout was dry I created  a mixture of Crackle Accents, Crystal Glass Beads and Glass Glitter, then placed it in the negative spaces of the floral spray and under the photo frame.  This offers a touch of sparkle without a lot of bulk.
 
 
Here is a process video of me creating this layout:

 
 
Project 2:
Mixed Media Chalkboard  -  Hope is the Anchor.   For this project, I used Prima products to decorate the anchor on the side of the chalkboard. 
 
(click images to enlarge) 
 
I found this Chipboard anchor and thought it would be great to alter it for the side of the frame.  I decided to add elements to the anchor that represent the quote on the chalkboard.
 
I started by covering my anchor with Prima's  Jodie Lee Nature Garden Collection Fairy Godmother"  the b-side.  I then began to add color and texture by spritzing the anchor with Prima's  Color Bloom sprays Antique Gold  & Storm Cloud  then I added Utee to the top and heat set.  I love how my anchor now looks like corroded metal. 
 
(click images to enlarge) 

 
To represent "time" in the quote.  I decided to Use the Prima Finnabair Mechanical Clock with a Prima Wooden clock inside.   The ship on Prima's Seashore stamp is adorable!   I decided to create a 3D ship using this stamp. I stamped it on sticky backed canvas, and chipboard several times, then used foam strips to assemble pieces until I had a great 3D effect.   Isn't this ship just the cutest?  It would be adorable on a layout or card as well!  To keep the canvas from fraying I brushed a quick coat of Gel Medium over the top. To finish off my anchor I added the Prima Cherry Blossom Vine (removing the flowers), the Capri Merlot Burlap Flowers and the Oahu-Hula flowers.   To fill in around the clusters, I added some shells that I recently found on a trip to the beach.  I love how the flowers mimic the texture found in the shells. I used the Finnabair Art Ingredients Mica Flakes Gold Leaf to fill in the negative spaces around the shells and flowers. 
 
 
Project 3:
Fairy Bell Shabby Chic Mixed Media Mini Album. My base album is the Prima Canvas album.   I selected the Prima Fairy Bell collection because it has lots of spring elements and maintains my Shabby Chic style. Nestled on each page, are a collection of Prima embellishments including flowers, canvas resist pieces, butterflies, trinkets, metal, and trims.  I also gathered some random supplies of misc.  lace, burlap, muslin, doilies, hymnal pages, and vintage book pages.   I kept everything in soft neutral tones, so that the colors of the Fairy Bell papers could become dominate.  
 
click Images to enlarge
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Thank you for this opportunity to try out. 
Additional projects can be found in my online gallery at Scrapbook.com
 
Other Projects I've created with Prima products:
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Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Easter Layout - Ustream Recap

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Thank you to everyone who came out to April's Ustream. It was great to meet the newbies.

With so many cute Easter pictures from this past weekend, I thought it would be fun to create a mixed media layout from start to finish!  My objective was to give you some inspiration for boy Easter layouts.  All these mixed media techniques are perfect for "boys".


Just look at all this yummy texture we created with just a few supplies.  Washi tape, linen tape, and dry wall tape were used to add texture to the background.   A few splashes of Lindy's Stamp Gang, Under the Boardwalk and Tres Chic helped to pull all of the elements together.  The splashes of color kind of remind me of Easter egg die.  



Here is a glimpse at the finished layout. 


If you missed the show, here is the recording: 






SUPPLIES:
  • IndigoBlu - Limor Webber Designs - Rugged Edges Stamps
  • Lindy's Stamp Gang - Flat Fabios - Under The Boardwalk - Pop Rock Purple
  • Lindy's Stamp Gang - Flat Fabios - Under The Boardwalk - Raspberry Lemonade
  • Lindy's Stamp Gang - Flat Fabios - Tres Chic - C'est la vie Cerise
  • Lindy's Stamp Gang - Flat Fabios - Tres Chic - Bonjour Butter
  • Tim Holtz - Idea-ology - Filmstrip Ribbon
  • Tim Holtz - Idea-ology - Botanical Rubons
  • Canvas Corp - Mini Clothes Pin
  • Jewelry Tag
  • Fab Scraps -  Wired Border - Chipboard. 
  • Dry Wall Tape 
  • Prima - Linen Tape
  • Prima - Junkyard Findings - Typo Bulbs 1 
  • Washi Tape 
  • Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® Gesso
  • Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® Gel Medium
  • Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® Stamper's Big Brush Artist Pens - Purple Violet 136
  • Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® Stamper's Big Brush Artist Pens - Black 199
  • Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® Stamper's Big Brush Artist Pens - Manganese Violet 160
  • Recollections - Glass Glitter
  • Recollections - Memories Metal Piece
  • Hampton Arts - Remember This Background
  • May Arts - Wheat Twine
  • Sharpie- XFine Pen

Thanks again for hanging out with me.  I hope you enjoyed the class, and I have inspired you.

Thanks,
Tonya


SAVE THE DATE:
Our next Ustream will be May 4, 2015  at 8:30 p.m. EST. 
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Monday, April 6, 2015

Ustream Tonight April 6

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Hi everyone,  I hope you can join me
tonight, April 6, 2015, on Ustream
Live at 8:30 p.m. EST.


I'm planning to create a layout using some of the photos that I took over Easter weekend.

I hope you can join me live, but I will do my best to record
the show for those who are unable to make it live.



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Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Ustream Follow Up - March 31

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Wow what a great show last night on Limor's Ustream Channel.  I met some new friends, and we had a lot of fun creating these cute little Mini Canvas Bags...



In the show I used  Limor's Signature products from Lindy's Stamp Gang and IndigoBlu to create these adorable treat bags.   Here is a link to the recording in case you couldn't make it to the show live.


Be sure to watch the show for a coupon code worth 20% off at LimorWebber.com sale ends Friday, April 3rd.   Reminder - coupon code must be entered in ALL CAPS.

If you decide to create these bags, please make sure you #LimorWebberDesigns  in social media so that we can find it.  You can also #FollowingTonyaGibbs.

Supplies used for the bags: 

Canvas Bags
IndigoBlu - Limor Webber Designs - A6 Ink Splat Butterfly
IndigoBlu - Limor Webber Designs - Splattered Heart
IndigoBlu - Limor Webber Designs - Limor Circles
Lindy's Stamp Gang - Flat Fabios - Tres Chic
Lindy's Stamp Gang - Flat Fabios - Under The Boardwalk
Lindy's Stamp Gang - Embossing Powder - Tres Chic
Tim Holtz  Stencil - Bubbles
Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® - Stamper's Big Brush Artist Pen - Black 199
Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® - Stamper's Big Brush Artist Pen - Light Blue
Beacon Fabri-Tac
Water Bottle
White Acrylic Paint
Trims
Rhinestones

Thanks again for your support and for hanging out with us. I hope you have been inspired today!

Tonya


SAVE THE DATE - MONDAY APRIL 6, 8:30 PM EST 
My next Broadcast on My Ustream Channel will be Monday, April 6.  We will be creating a layout using those brand new Easter pictures.   I hope you can make it to the show at 8:30 p.m. EST  on http://www.ustream.tv/channel/gibbst 



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