Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Tattered Angels Design Team 2012

Been busy...busy...busy. It's a good busy but phew...I've bubblewrapped my last project that will heading with me to CHA. I want to share my latest post from the Tattered Angels blog. I hope you enjoy ;) Now back to work!

I'm so excited to be back for a second term on the Tattered Angels Design Team and to be in the presence of such creative artists. I'd like to share with you three projects I submitted for the DT call. It was nerve wracking trying to figure out how to do something different, step out of my comfort zone, be unique and stand out.
My first project is an altered word mirror that I paid $1.99 for at Michaels. I'm calling this my thrift store project because it cost only pennies to make. Before misting the mirror I stamped around the inside of the mirror and applied Golden Glass Bead medium and embedded a large assortment of various embellishments & trinkets. Once dry I misted the mirror with Tattered Angels Blackberry CordialTimberline Glimmer Mist and Seven Seas Chalkboard Glimmer Mist. To finish off I used a fan brush and appliedTwinkle ToesPixie DustOcean Spray and Bordeaux Glimmer Glam to add some glitter and sparkle.
For my second project I tried something I've never done before...a white on white creation. I tend to grab and use lots & lots of color but in this case I decided to really step out of my comfort zone. This is going to be a first in  a series of the four seasons. WINTER DREAMS is done on a 12" round canvas, my favorite type of canvas to work on! I applied several different random layers from books, music and paper to the canvas with Helmar Decopage. A thin coat of gesso was applied next over all the paper and I stenciled 3 snowflakes with a heavier layer of gesso.  I started misting until I was happy with the background. Then antique lace, crystals, pearls and a Pink Paislee alphabet were applied with various Helmar Adhesives to finish this off. I used the following colors for this canvas: Glimmer Mists in Snow Queen, Iridescent GoldBronzeNougatDazzling Diamonds & Pearl. Chalkboard Glimmer Mist in Chalk, Glimmer Glam in Chandelier &Twinkle Toes and Glimmer Glaze in Champagne.
My final project was created for my husband Phil who encourages me every step of the way and also offers honest {and often correct} critiques of my projects. Another inexpensive wood box that I picked up along the way altered into a box to hold "whatnots" on his computer desk. Stamping, embossing, Tim Holtz Ideaology parts & Grunge Board pieces add to the design of this box. The Tattered Angels Colors use were Glimmer Mist in TimberlineMallardSnowy Pine and Blackberry Cordial, Chalkboard inCalypso and Glimmer Glaze in Icicle & Emerald Cove finish off the colors.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Tattered Angels S.W.A.K. & Helmar Adhesives

Greeting everyone...can you believe that Jan. 2012 is half over...oh my! I've been busy creating several CHA projects which I will share after CHA...looking forward to being in Anaheim and the opportunity to meet several of my FB friends/artists!! I want to share the following project I just created for the Helmar DT Blog...seriously I couldn't create if I didn't have these incredible adhesives...and again a huge thanks to the one & only ERIKA TAYLOR for introducing me to them!!!

Last week the Helmar Design Team shared some incredible projects using May Arts Ribbon and this coming up week is Authentique week! I'm going to bridge the 2 weeks using some fabulous products from each company. Of course I couldn't do it without my trusty Helmar Adhesives. For this project I used Helmar Quick-Fix Adhesive Runner, Zap Dots, V2 Vellum Adhesive & 450 Quick Dry to assemble a mini-album from Maya Roads.
I first misted with Tattered Angels Cherub Pink & Olive Vine Glimmer Mist all the various components..."Pleasant" from the Authentique BLISSFUL Collection, a faux suede leaf ribbon from MayArts and SWAK title from Heidi Swapp Tattered Angels Mistable Simple Sayings. Once dry I attached everything to the Maya Roads Album...the paper with the Adhesive Runner, the SWAK title with ZAP DOTS and the cut apart Mar Arts ribbon with the 450 Quick Dry adhesive. I then adhered a piece of antique lace with the V2 Vellum Adhesive...after reading all the raves about this product I just had to try it and I'm happy to say it works! I grabbed some beautiful May Arts ribbon to finish the album with a beautiful bow. I love the look!

Here is a close-up of what I did with the May Arts FAUX SUEDE / LEAVES ribbon...it was ivory in color but of course I was able to alter the color with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist. I cut the ribbon apart to create dimensional flowers & leaves. Some bling...of course and it is now ready to be given a gift.
SWAK-CLOSEUPThanks for stopping by and make sure to check back often to see what I have up my sleeve...I know you will not be disappointed!
Happy creating :)

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Who is JANE? Inquiring minds want to know...

I hate secrets...
I hate being left in suspense...
I have this incredible need to know...

JANUARY 29th, 2012
{All will be revealed}

Monday, January 9, 2012

Tattered Angels Design Team 2012 Roll Call

It's been a busy start to Jan. 2012. I'm knee deep in creating top-secret projects for CHA...I think you will be please with what will be rolled out by Tattered Angels...OH YEAH!!! I thought it would be a good idea to do a Tattered Angels Design Team roll call so you can see the incredible talent on this team. Make sure you check out their blogs...oh boy...such inspiration!!!
I can't wait to show you my projects I've created but you will have to wait until Feb. Make sure you check out the Tattered Angels Blog to see what these fab artists have up their sleeves.

Have a great Monday!!