Friday, October 31, 2008

Fun Clearscraps Ornaments

This is my first project for Clearscraps. I've had so much fun playing with their clear ornaments that comes in different shapes. Below are the Clearscraps Clear Ornaments before I've done anything to them.

Here's a link as to where you can get them.
I've added photographs of my family to it for a little personalization.
Here are the steps to it.

To create this first ornament, just simply follow the steps below.
1) Heat embossed some images of clocks with some gold embossing powder. (Tip: Not to overheat it or put your heating tool too near it. If it curls up, just use a twizzer to push it down while it's still hot).
2) Use a brush and paint some alcohol ink to it. (Butterscotch, Espresso, Oregano, Blending solution). This is the "Distressing Acrylic Embossing and Alcohol Ink" technique.
3) Use some black acrylic paint or solvent ink to stamp some music notes on it.
4) Highlight with Stickles and Liquid Pearls everywhere.
5) Add a brad and button to the center of the embossed clocks. Use some twines to tie around the middle of the ornament. Add a cut out from Hambly Screen Prints Transparency and a photograph to it. (the photograph had been adhered to a chipboard base and the edges had been sealed using a foil tape. Cover the photograph with Sepia Accents) Add some liquid pearls and stickles to both the cut-outs and the photograph.
6) Add an eyelet to the top and finish it off with a ribbon for hanging.

To create this second ornament, just simply follow the steps below.
1) I've used a Hambly Christmas Rub-ons and apply it directly to the clear ornament. Add details to it using some EKSuccess Zig Painty (paint markers), Stickles and liquid pearls.
2) Add a lace on the top and bottom of it. I've added a metal embellishment and a flower on the left of the bottom lace.
3) The photograph had been adhered to chipboard base and covered with Sepia Accents. I've added some liquid pearls to it too.
4) Add an eyelet to the top and tie a ribbon for hanging purposes.

To create this third ornament, simply follow the steps below.
1) Stamped all over the clear ornaments using some alcohol ink. (meadow, oregano, butterscotch, espresso, blending solution and silver mixatives)
2) Stamp some images to it suing some white acrylic paint and highlight it using some Stickles.
3) Add a silver trim to the tip and bottom of it and decorate all over it using liquid pearls and more Stickles.
4) The photograph had been adhered to chipboard and add some liquid pearls to it. I've attached it to a chain using a safety pin and add a small metal key embellishment to it.
5) Add an eyelet to the top and a ribbon for hanging purposes.

To create this last ornament, simply follow the steps below.
1) First, I've used a Masquepen, which is a liquid pen that allows you to draw your own masking template directly onto your project, to draw some swirls on it.
2) Then, I've stamped all over it suing some alcohol ink. (Wild Plum, Cranberry, Butterscotch, Gold Mixatives and Blending Solution)
3) Rub off the masking template and add details to the swirls using some Zig Painty and Stickles. Add a trip in the middle of the ornament.
4) To create the flower, simply cut out a flower from a Hambly Screen Print Transparency and draw around the edges with a black Zig Painty or acrylic paint. Use some liquid pearls and stickles to add some dots all around it. Fold the petals up before attaching it to the ornament. Add a paper flower to it and finish it off with a crystal in the middle.
5) The photograph had been adhered to a chipboard and decorated with liquid pearls. I've also added a small metal butterfly to it.
6) Add an eyelet to the top and ribbon for hanging purposes.
These are such fun small projects to do. So, personalize some clear ornaments for your tree this year!
Sources: Base: ClearScraps Ornaments; Inks: Tsukineko Staz On, Ranger Alcohol Ink, Ranger Emboss It; Stamps: Purple Onion Designs; Rub-Ons: Hambly; Others: Hambly Transparency, Ranger Stickles, Ranger Sepia Accents, Ranger Liquid Pearls, EK Success Zig Painty, Masquepen, paper flower, twines, brad, button, ribbon, eyelets, laces, trims, metal embellishments, Helmar Glue, Zip Dry and glue dots.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Some pictures from Helsinki, Finland!

Here are some pictures taken while me and my family are in Helsinki, Finland. We've taken the "Silja Line" cruise from Stockholm, Sweden to go to Finland. It was an awesome experience!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

The Key 2 The Next Chapter

This is my third project for Prima as their GDT. This layout is on one of my wedding photograph. Since it's a wedding page, I would like to create a romantic look for it using lots of Prima's crystals and flourishes.
Here are the steps.
1) Use a Prima Angelique pattern paper as the base of the page. Ink the edges with black soot distress ink.
2) Cut a rectangular piece from another Prima Angelique pattern paper and distress the edges using the scissors distressing technique. Ink it using vintage photo distress ink. Paste it in the middle of the page.
3) Add a piece of Prima Felt Matties on it and embellish it with Stickles.
4) Distress the photograph using scissors distressing technique and ink it with frayed burlap distress ink.
5) Tear out a strip from the Prima Angelique pattern paper and create some ruffles below the photograph.
6) Add some Prima Angelique Rub-Ons on the lower right and left of the page.
7) Add a strip of Prima lace over the pattern paper ruffles and hand stitch on it.
8) I've added some Prima Say It in Crystals Swirls all over the left of the page.
9) To create the huge flower, simply use a Prima Belle Fleur flower and add the "Splattered Paint on Flowers" technique to it. Attach it together with a Prima Angelique brad. I've also added a few Prima flowers all around the swirl and add some Prima Say It in Crystal flower centers to them.
10) Add a Prima Angelique chipboard heart on the lower left of the page and embellish it with some flowers, pattern paper cut-outs and crystals.
11) The hinges, key and the key hole had been created using the "Creating your Faux Metal Pieces" technique.
12) I've also added a Prima Angelique chipboard "2" as part of the title.
I just love creating this layout as it really brings me back in time. If you read the layout carefully, you'll find out how the title are made up! Hope you like it!

Sources: Card Stock: Bazzill; Pattern Paper: Prima Marketing; Inks: Ranger Distress Ink, Tsukineko Staz On; Others: Prima Angelique chipboard, Prima Say It In Crystal Swirls and Flower Centers, Prima Panty Lace Flowers, Prima Felt Matties, Ranger Stickles, Prima brad, Prima lace, Prima Belle Fleur Flower, Prima Angelique Rub-ons, zig pens, floss for stitching, glue dots and other adhesives.


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