Friday Challenge - Drip! Drip! Drip!

Friday, March 27, 2015

Hello! Elizabeth here and I am excited to host this week's challenge! Spring is here and we need to celebrate! So,  I challenge you to show us….. 

Drip! Drip! Drip! April Showers! 

I've loved making this 12" x 12" canvas with lots of paints, sequins, flower sprigs, Kaisercraft stamp, and one of their roses snook in as well, everything else is from the very gorgeous Frosted Designs Enchanted Kit.


So lets have some drips whether it's paint, rain or even drips of coffee you decide!!!





Due to a shortage of rain in Phoenix, I chose the cloud option of this challenge.


Kathleen White 


Mandy



Tommy Jo
Paper and Flowers - Frosted Designs "Rustic Beauty" Kit




Hee Sun Kim





Supplies Used:
Tim Holtz Distress Paint - white
Perfect Pearl Mists - heirloom gold
Silks Acrylic Glaze - African Jade
Papers from Out of the Blue Kit




   Christina




We would also like to welcome back Scrapmatts as this challenge's sponsor!!!!
Scrapmatts is offering up a prize pack of chipboard 
valued at over $30.00!!!!










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Winners!!

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Thank you for sharing your Pink projects with us!!  We had so many gorgeous Pink projects - it was so hard to choose our Top 3!!  

Without further ado and in no particular order - here are your winners:
Heather B with this beautiful layout of her precious granddaughter.  You can see her blog HERE.

Valia decorated this lovely letter N - you can see her blog HERE.

Congrats to our Top 3 Winners!!  You can request a Top 3 Blinkie code by sending an email to lori.apgar@gmail.com.  We hope to see you again in our next challenge starting tomorrow!

Karrie created this lovely mixed media layout - you can see her blog HERE.

And now for our randomly chosen winner.............. 
Einat with this darling card that you can see HERE.

Congratulations Einat!!!  You can claim your prize by sending an email to barb@frosted-designs.com!

We would like to welcome back Scrapmatts as our sponsor this month!
Scrapmatts is offering up a prize pack of chipboard valued at over $30.00!!!

Please join us tomorrow for our brand new challenge!!!


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Altered Frame with this Month's "Out of the Blue" Kit!!!!

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Hello again crafters!!!  It's Brandi popping in with an altered frame using this month's beautiful kit!

Here's a look at the frame:

As most of you know, my mother passed away last month which has been the cause for my absence over the past few weeks.  I've decided to make some tribute frames for members of our family so I'm sure you'll be seeing her quite a bit in the upcoming months ;-)

I started by covering the frame with one of the beautiful papers from the kits after I painted the simple wooden frame white (Picked up the frame for $1.00 at my local craft store).  I added in my photo, covering it using the silver doily overlay from the add on kit!


I added flowers and embellies from the kit in adjacent corners to add some pizzazz!


I used some of the Ranger blue mist from a previous kit to dye my trim from this kit blue, then added it across the bottom for contrast against the white background!


I finished with a number of the wooden embellishments that were inked using distress ink, then I added a bit of the crackle accents from the kit for added shine!



Well gang...  Thanks so much for stopping in and have a LUCKY day :-)



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Out of the Blue with Connie!

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Hi Again Connie Here. I created  a layout with " Out of the Blue " March Kit.  I adore this Kit.  I added some hand sewing on the corners. Layered the paper and added the crackle finish to the wooden title. I also created the lace blooms for the flowers. 
 Close up Large flower cluster
Close up Crackle finish on Title
Small Flower Cluster




I also have a short tutorial for the altered flowers.


Check out How to Alter Paper Flowers With Lace by Connie Hall on Snapguide.

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7 Dots Studio SALE!!

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Are you a BIG fan of 7 Dots Studio Products?!! Then you are going to be a BIG fan of this SALE!! 

Right now, you can save
60% off 
all in stock 7 Dots Studio products!! 



Use code 7DOTS60 at checkout to receive the discount! 

CLlCK HERE TO START SHOPPING! 


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We Remember Moments with Connie!

Wednesday, March 18, 2015


Hi Connie Here.  My turn to show you a project with the "Out of the Blue" March Kit.  I made a Layout.  I love the colors of this kit and all the embellishments.  You can find this fabulous kit and our other kits here at the Frosted Designs Store. (Did we mention that you can get this kit for $35 without signing up for a subscription?!)

 Here is my page.


I started by layering my paper on each other. I distressed and "Fluted " the edges. I added a layer of Molding paste with the crocodile stencil from the kit.I I also used the stamp and applied it all around the page. cut some 3 x 4 cards out and I had a left over of the rose paper.  I made a mat and used a punch from my stash to frame it. I had some pictures from our summer photo shoot. I placed the wooden frames over the pictures. I filled in the gaps with the flowers.
Close up of stencil work and stamping.
Flower cluster and picture layers
Distress edges, paper layers,stencil and stamp work

Thanks for looking. 






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Tutorial Tuesday with Rachelle!

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Hi FD friends! Rachelle here and so excited to share a layout tutorial using the beautiful March kit-Out of The Blue. I loved creating using the fantastic kit products. Get ready to be inspired by watching this tutorial! Ready? Let's get to it!

"Smile #Selfie"




Check out How to Create Mixed Media Layout by Rachelle Olaridge on Snapguide.

I hope you enjoyed the tutorial and ready to create your project. That's it for this post. Be sure to check out the Frosted Design Store for this gorgeous kit and more for all your crafty needs. Thanks so much for stopping by! 

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Guest Designer Mabel Sims!

Saturday, March 14, 2015

We are so excited to share this week's guest designer with you! Mabel Sims is extremely talented and does an incredible job of using Mixed Media elements in all of her projects! She is sharing a tutorial with us today that you will not want to miss! Sit back, have a cup of coffee and enjoy! Be sure to leave Mabel some blog love!



Hi Guys!

I'm so honoured to be invited on this fabulous team at Frosted Designs as a Guest Designer. This is my first ever designer post so I'm super excited!

A little description about myself: I'm living in Singapore, a tiny island/country in South East Asia with a climate that is very much predictable, that is HOT HOT HOT 24/7. Hahah. I first started out scrapbooking a couple of years back, only focusing on making cards. It's only about a year ago I ventured into making layouts and I'm currently heads over heals in love with it. I would say my style is very mixed media as I love how versatile these mediums are, I could make a mistake and rectify it almost immediately, that's how forgiving they are. They are also somewhat unpredictable (in a good way!), be sure to be surprise when you create with mediums! If you're currently not into mixed media, I strongly urge y'all to try it. It's really not that terrifying as what people originally thought. My blog focus mainly on step-by-step tutorials. You can find my blog HERE!

Now, I'm going to show you a tutorial on how I made my little 6x6 inches canvas piece meant for home decor. 

I first started out with priming my canvas with heavy white gesso by Prima Finnabair. I then sprayed randomly all over the canvas (Don't think too much! Just do it!) using Heidi Swapp's Gold mist, Tim Holtz Distress Spray in Tattered Rose and in Shabby Shutters. After everything dried, I pulled out my new flourish stencil from Tim Holtz and applied a thick coat of White Sand Texture Paste from Prima Finnabair. 

I have to say this texture paste has got pretty interesting texture after dried. It dries shiny and rough. It's actually very nice to touch. As you can see from the picture, I lightly brush on some gesso to make the flourish stand out better. It sort of created a white-wash effect which was matching to the background, giving off that very antique/vintage-looking vibe.


I also brushed on a light coat of Ranger's Clear Crackle and made it more visible by watercoloring Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Brushed Corduroy. 


With a new shade of dark brown, I think it made the background stand out even more as there's now a mixture of different shades of browns and greens. 


Now that the background is done, I need to think of what to embellish it.

I gave myself a challenge to use some of the stuff that was long forgotten. Haha. Such as this Tattered  Floral Bigz die from Sizzix. I actually bought it LONG LONG LONG ago but didn't use it at all. So I cut out a couple of the same sizes and layered them up. Glued down a matching button in the centre and altered the flower with Tim Holtz Distress ink in Brushed Corduroy.


This is the final look of the canvas!

As you can see, I die cut some leaves from the Prima leaves dies for layering. I also managed to dug out a long forgotten border punch and punched a strip and glued it down vertically. Most of the flowers I used were from Prima and I also added some mica fragments in Tea Stained colour from Stampendous. I loved how the dark colour of the mica fragments increased the interest of the canvas as the rest of the colours were pretty soft. The sentiment was actually a cut out from Kaisercraft's patterned paper. I also painted a light coat of gesso on the outer petals of the flowers to give some highlights. It also had the effect of pulling everything together. 


Here are some close-ups shots. 




I enjoyed the process of making this canvas. The colour scheme is actually pretty challenging for me as I never thought green and light pink (that's the original colours of the sprays, but everything became brownish after they dried on canvas. Told you mediums can be unpredictable! Hahah) would go well together and this is my first time succeeding in creating a vintage layout. My previous attempts didn't work out as my style of embellishing stuff is not vintage at all so I'm super happy that I can finally strike the 'vintage' theme off my to-do list as well as using those long forgotten products. Haha. 

So...That's all for today. 

I hope you like my post and also feel inspired to try out mixed media if you haven't. 
Do check out my blog at www.mabsdesigns.blogspot.com for more inspiration. 

Cheers! :)

Mabel






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