Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Tattered Angels, FabScraps & HELMAR...oh my!

It's beginning to feel like the holidays will be here sooner than I ready? NO!...but I will be with a little help from Tattered Angels &  HELMAR. This week the HELMAR Design Team is sharing projects that combine fabulous products and embellishments from FabScraps {if you haven't checked this company out you must to see all the products} and HELMAR adhesives. I created a LO because I thought it showcased the FabScraps products I received. I prefer a simple style with a few great embellishments, for this project it was a fantastic bare chipboard frame and metal embellishments. You can see below the progression of the FabScrap pieces from plain to glimmery, from single to layered. The FabScraps chipboard frame was first misted with Tattered Angels Mallard Glimmer Mist and then again to kick it up a notch with Ocean Spray Glimmer Glam.
LO-STEPS-webHere is the finished Lo and you will see how the fabulous FabScraps pieces have helped to complete the piece. If you look closely you will see the frame appears to float over the paper, the Helmar Liquid Scrap Dots has actually lifted the frame by 1/8". Once dried it is not going to collapse on the project...that is the amazing part of the Liquid Scrap Dots! Using papers from 7 Dots Studio and Basic Grey collections they have been misted, inked, stenciled, splattered, stapled, distressed and torn and then adhered together using the Quick-Fix Adhesive Runner. Remaining Prima felt pieces are tucked into corners and another FabScraps metal embellishment with a Sparkler from Webster's Pages was attached with Premium Craft Glue and Gemstone Glue.
Because I didn't want to add journaling to the LO itself I created a simple hidden pocket on the back, applied with the Quick-Fix Adhesive Runner to secure my journaling spot.


Thanks for stopping's always nice to have company ;) Until next time...

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

30 Days in Your Journal Day 6-14

Thought I would catch up showing my finished pages that I'm creating in Julie Fei-Fan Balzer's online is the bomb class!! Please check this opportunity will not be sorry...10 min. a day!

Days 6 - 14 {This is going to photo heavy...just warning you}

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Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Tattered Angels Love Stencils, Stamps & Masks

This month the Tattered Angels Design Team focused on how to use various stencils, screens & masks. I find that many of my projects start with this technique and I wanted to share what one looks like before I finish it. This is a great way to make your own resist paper. I started with a plain kraft brown cardstock and 3 different screens. The starburst and harlequin stencils are from The Crafters Workshop while the circles are from a piece of punchinella. I scrapped Claudine Hellmuth's Multi-Medium Matte over the stencils and allowed it to dry. I then Glimmer Misted and allowed the paint to drip randomly down my paper {I flipped the paper because I like the dips floating up. I really loved the effect of colors and the designs left where ever the Multi Medium resisted the mist. Cool, huh?
Here is the finished layout. I used Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist in Blackberry Cordial,Butternut SquashMallard and Snowy Pine to create the splashes of color. The mailing tag was what I moped the excess Glimmer Mist with, the chipboard from Out There Chippy received extra coats of the same Glimmer Mist used in the background and I applied the brass embellishments from Out There Trinkets with my ever faithful Helmar 450 Quick Dry Adhesive and Liquid Scrap Dots. This is a really simple technique...just can make your own mistable resist paper.My second project this month was the Pink Paislee Shadowbox. If you've been following this blog you know that Tattered Angels paint products and wood are a match made in heaven. Here is the completed is going to be a gift for Christmas so I did not embellish the inside, leaving that to the gift recipient.
I started this project by covering the frame with a coat of Tattered Angels Butternut Squash Glimmer Mist. A Tattered Angels flourish screen was then placed down and misted with Blackberry CordialPumpkin SpiceMallard & Timberline. To define the opening I stamped using Archival Jet Black ink to insure the next layers of color would not bleed through. The inside of the shadowbox was covered with random sheet music and pages from a book using Helmar Decoupage & Craft Paste. I used the Harlequin stencil from Crafters Workshop and gesso to lay down another layer for texture. When dry Tattered Angels Nougat Glimmer Mist was applied and allowed to drip giving it a look of being old. The wooden cut-out embellishments from Kaisercraft were misted with Tattered Angels Chalkboard Mist in Fairway & Fern. I attached the wood and brass embellishments with Helmar 450 Quick Dry Adhesive and then a final coat of the fabulous Twinkle Toes Glimmer Mist {oh my, if you haven't tried this yet then put it on your list}.
My last project was done on the reverse side of a Prima Mistable canvas sheet...I wanted to do a canvas but I didn't have one so I utilized this and applied it to a 12x12 canvas board with Helmar Premium Craft Glue...turned out to be a great solution and the Prima canvas is of such quality that I may have to by more just for that purpose!I used a Tattered Angels screen from the Bold Borders set and applied Rockin' on Sunshine Glimmer Glam over the screen and random swaths of it over the remaining canvas knowing it would resist further Glimmer Mists. I then use a Prima mask in the same area and lightly misted with Mallard Glimmer Mist. I stamped with the matching Tattered Angels Clear Stamp to finish. With random misting using Blackberry CordialPumpkin Spice &  Mallard Glimmer Mist I finished the background. I added a textured brick stamp to add texture and then I did a faux sewing technique to create the illusion of being sewn with black thread. To finish I used Prima Canvas letters sprayed with Butternut Squash and stenciled with Pumpkin Spice and Tim Holtz Grungeboard letters got a healthy coating of Mallard. The butterflies are cut out from Prima Mistable canvas misted and layered with the same colors as in the background and a coating ofTwinkle Toes Glimmer Glam applied. To complete the project a Prima Vine, May Arts Leaf Ribbon and the butterflies were attached with Helmar 450 Quick Dry Glue and Liquid Scrap Dots.
I'm thrilled with the way these 3 projects came out and I realized after the fact that the majority of Glimmer Mist & Chalkboard mists are from the Ltd. Ed. Fall 2011 Collection. Shows you the versatility of the colors and how different they look depending on how they are utilized.
Thanks for stopping by...hope you enjoyed  these projects !

Monday, November 21, 2011

Check out the new 2012 Tattered Angels Design Team...

To say I'm excited would be an understatement...
look who I will be designing with during 2012.

Tattered Angels Design Team 2012
Golden Ambassadors:
Nathalie Kalbach – Germany (Design Team Coordinator)
Alissa Fast – USA
Anna Björklund – Sweden
Anna Dabrowska – Poland
Birgit Koopsen – The Netherlands
Evgenia Petzer – South Africa
Holly Simoni – USA
Jana Korečič – Slovenia
Kaori Fujimoto – Japan
Lene Neby - Norway
Louise Nelson – Australia
Martha Richardson – USA {that would be me}

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

HELMAR Design Team Announced...

I'm so excited to be able to announce that I have been chosen to be part of the new HELMAR DESIGN TEAM

Look who I will be creating with:
Tracy Weinzapfel (Design Team Coordinator)
Erika Taylor
Jessica Diedrich
Jen Erickson
L. Grace Lauer
Connie Mercer
Carisa Czlobicki
Angie Blom
Karen Taylor
Martha Richardson...that's me
Cheryl Boglioli
Trudy Sjolander
Jennifer Evans
Carolyn King
Natasha Naranjo Aguirre
Lydell Quin
Beck Beattie
Michelle Wallace
Renee Aslette
Rae Cooper
Linda Baldock

HELMAR products are my "go to glue" for all my projects, whether for my Tattered Angels Design Team projects or my personal projects. 
I love my HELMAR so much I even have my own personal 

Thanks to HELMAR & Tracy for the opportunity and looking forward to sharing my projects with you over the next 6 months.

Come back & see me soon!!


Saturday, November 5, 2011

Loving "30 Days in Your Journal" Workshop!

Hello everyone...come on in and sit down for a spell. The weather is getting cold and I'm wondering where I have stored my winter clothes. It almost seems like a waste to even have permitting... I'm still sporting capris & sandals. Boy, that was random ;)

I have spent the last 5 days immersed in Julie Fei-Fan Balzer's class 30 Days in your Journal. You can still sign up for it and it is SOOOO with it. Here you will see my five days from start to finish! Enjoy

Day 1

Day 2

Day 3

Day 4

Day 5

I'm not sure if I'm done but for today I'm leaving it be...who knows what I'll think tomorrow when I look back at it!