Tag Archives: Mixed Media

Simple Stories Winter Woods Snowman

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Simple Stories Winter Woods Snowman Home Décor & Another Giveaway

Hello, Friends!  This Simple Stories Winter Woods Snowman wall hanging makes me happy on so many levels.  First, it’s a snowman.  Can you really feel grumpy or out of sorts when you see a snowman?  I can’t!  Then, there’s the tutu trim.  I mean, people, it’s just too too much fun!  Throw in some beautiful Really Reasonable Ribbon, gorgeous papers, stunning chipboard and a chippy white vintage hanger and I’m just happy all over.  How about you?

A Little Confession…..

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I do have a little confession to make here.  When I was filming the video tutorial for my Winter Woods Mini Album Kit, I had a major technical malfunction.  I thought my phone was recording.  But my memory card was full…so while I cheerfully crafted and taught…nothing was being recorded.  Uh-oh.

And the nature of paper is that once you have used it…it can’t be used again.  Double uh-oh.

Thankfully, I had been given a gift certificate to Scrapbook.com for Christmas.  And because I loved this Winter Woods collection so much, I had purchased a few sheets for myself.  Also, the delivery came a week earlier than I had expected it.  So I had the papers in house to re-film the portion of the tutorial that didn’t record the first time.  Phew!

But then I was left with a duplicate page.  And that,  my friends, is how this sweet little wall hanging was born. I pulled things off, and glued more things on.  Then I stitched the revamped design onto a burlap panel and added a hanger.  How’s that for innovative thinking?

The Shaker Element

The main change was adding some gorgeous Really Reasonable Ribbon and this Reneabouquets Snowflake Shaker Box, flowers, tutu trim and printed beautiful board.

TIP: Create a frosted window in your shaker box with Dries Clear Adhesive and Glitter Glass.  It’s a little hard to see in the photo, but in real life, it shimmers just like snow!

TIP:  Nile Blue Crosshatch Satin Ribbon is a great color match for this paper collection.  I stitched it on at the top as a border, and I also layered it over White Satin Ribbon to form a fabric belly band.

I thought you might enjoy hearing how I got myself out of a paper fix.  Hope you enjoyed it!

10 Year Blog Anniversary Giveaway Day 2

All this week I’m celebrating with a 10 Year Blog Anniversary Giveaway.  You can find Day 1 HERE.

Today’s giveaway is a special Random Act of Kindness courtesy of Reneabouquets:

Wow, friends!  What a gorgeous gift from my dear friend, Renea!  Here’s how you enter to win this prize.  Thank you, Renea, for always inspiring me with your gorgeous artwork.  I’m so honored to be a Reneabouquets Ambassador.

  • Subscribe to my BLOG.
  • Leave a comment before NOON EST on Friday, January 13th.
  • This giveaway is open only to those in the Continental US due to International Shipping charges.
  • I’ll announce the winner on my YouTube channel on Saturday, January 14th.

Isn’t this a fun way to celebrate 10 years of blogging?

You’ll find a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Winter Ice Skates Mixed Media Wall Hanging

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Winter Ice Skates Mixed Media Wall Hanging with Really Reasonable Ribbon

Hello, Friends!  This Winter Ice Skates Mixed Media Wall Hanging is the companion piece to the Stamperia Sweet Winter wall hanging I shared with you earlier this month.  Both feature the Really Reasonable Ribbon December Ribbon Club Assortment,  were made at the same time and followed the same basic procedure.  What can I say?  I had so much fun making the first one, and my work space was already a mess, so I decided to make another.  When the mojo is flowing, you don’t argue.  You just flow with it!

You can check out all the how to’s and tips for making the mixed media background in my previous post.

A stitched ribbon frame really helps pull this composition together.  That pop of color helps to keep the eye focused inside the frame.  If you don’t like to stitch, you could always use Scor-Tape to hold your ribbon frame in place.

And speaking of pops of color, how about this Tropic Delicate Stitched Satin Bow?  Ooh-la-la!  It really brightens up this shabby chic piece, dontcha think?  Delicate Stitched Satin Ribbon is one of my all time favorites.  It is soft and supple so it ties gorgeous bows.  If you are struggling with bow-tying, I highly recommend it!

That’s it for me today, friends!  I’m still trying to get back on track after the Christmas festivities!  I hope each one of you had a delightful holiday with family and friends.  It’s so much fun to party, isn’t it?  But then we have to catch up on all the work we didn’t get done.  That’s not as much fun!

You’ll find a linked supply list below this post.

Stay warm and cozy and thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Stamperia Sweet Winter Wall Hanging

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Stamperia Sweet Winter Wall Hanging for the Really Reasonable Ribbon December Blog Hop

Hello, Friends!  This Stamperia Sweet Winter Wall Hanging is my inspiration piece for the Really Reasonable Ribbon December 2022 Blog Hop.  You should be coming here from Gloria’s lovely blog.

The December Winter Carnival Ribbons take me right back to my high school days, when our small town hosted a winter carnival during Christmas break.  There was a snow sculpture contest, ice skating, hot chocolate stands, and all kinds of winter fun.  The beautiful ribbons in this month’s Ribbon Club are delightful.  Take a peek:

The soft pink and aqua shades were a perfect match for my Stamperia Sweet Winter papers, so I got busy stitching up a little winter wall hanging to brighten the grey, chilly days of the season.

Frame it with Ribbon

First, create a mixed media background.  Use collage medium to piece together scraps of pretty papers over a 5×7 cardstock base. Trim off any papers that overhang the edge of the cardstock base. Then run the background through your die cutting machine using a 3D embossing folder to create a raised design.  Now dry brush ivory paint over the embossed areas to highlight them.  Then rub a little metallic wax over the top to really make the embossed areas pop.

Now you are ready to create your satin ribbon border.  Cut (2) 5″ lengths of the 3/8″ aqua satin ribbon and (2) 7″ lengths.  Miter the corners and then machine stitch onto the cardstock base.  Match up the mitered corners as you go.  Now you are ready to decorate your panel.

Make a Scene

Cluster die cut foliage with chipboard elements from the paper collection in the bottom corner of the panel.  Use foam tabs between layers to add extra dimension.

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Now create a flower grouping on the opposite side of the wall hanging.  Anchor this with a pretty pink satin bow and some silver metallic string.

Attach the wall hanging to a small metal hanger, then top it off with a pop of color courtesy of Garden Rose Delicate Stitched Satin.  Accent with chipboard snowflakes, resin pieces and charms from your stash.

On With the Hop!

Now hop on over and see what paper pretties Cheryl has in store for you. Be sure to finish up the hop over on the RRR Blog where you can answer Bonnie’s Question of the Month and be entered to win your very own December Ribbon Club Assortment.

You’ll find a linked supply list below this post.

Enjoy the hop!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Spellbinders Celebrate the Season Sled Tag

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Christmas in July Day 2: Spellbinders Celebrate the Season Sled Tag with Stamperia Romantic Christmas

Hello, Friends!  It’s day 2 of Christmas in July and we’re going to make this wonderful vintage Spellbinders Celebrate the Season Sled Tag together.  If you were lucky enough to grow up with snow at Christmas, then you probably remember the thrill of belly flopping onto a wooden sled and shrieking your way all the way to the bottom of a big hill.   This adorable sled die brought all kinds of delightful memories back to my mind as I was working with it. 

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The base of our Tim Holtz Etcetera Tag measures 4 1/2″ x 8″. It’s the perfect size to set out on a little side table or in a mantel display.  Dress it up with Stamperia Romantic Christmas papers to create a delightful botanical/nostalgic vibe.

Celebrate the Season Sled

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Ok…true confessions.  I’m kinda smitten with this little sled. I die cut it from patterned woodgrain paper, and I love the way it turned out. The die set comes with the sled, skates, poinsettia and greenery.   You can use the sled with or without the ice skates, but why would you not want to use those cute skates?   

At first I thought the poinsettias were too small, but by the time I was finished, I decided that I really like the size.  They flow perfectly with the size of the sled, of course.  But I can also see myself using these as “filler” with other flower dies.  They are super easy to make, as you will see in the video tutorial.

Celebrate the Season Sled Tag Tutorial on YouTube.

I hope you’ll join me on my YouTube channel as I create this fun Christmas tag.  There’s a little surprise element that I have not shown you in these photos.  Enjoy!

 

I’ll be back on Throwback Thursday with another Christmas in July tutorial.

You can find a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Farmhouse Style Mixed Media Cards

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Farmhouse Style Mixed Media Cards with APG April 2022 DOM and Stamperia Garden

Hello, Friends!  Just as I promised you yesterday,  I’m back to share these Farmhouse Style Mixed Media Cards.  I had such fun creating with this Amazing Paper Grace Watering Can and Flowers die that I just couldn’t seem to stop!  Yesterday, I shared a video that introduced you to this delightful Club Kit and showed you several different ways to add mixed media finishes to the watering can.  We also learned a simple flower shaping technique.  If you missed that video, you can find  it HERE

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This watering can is cut from paper in the Stamperia Garden collection. Here’s how to make this watering can:

  • First die cut the watering can pieces.
  • Then lightly mist both sides of the paper.
  • Now add the embossed design dies over the body of the watering can.  Run them through your machine using an embossing mat.  This really makes the embossed design pop.
  • Next, lightly rub the design with metallic wax.  This will make the design stand out even more.
  • Finally, emboss with Versamark Embossing Ink and Seth Apter Vintage Beeswax Baked Texture.

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The card base is 6″ x 6 1/2″.  The background is made with torn layers of paper scraps that I stitched together on my sewing machine.  Add extra texture with mustard seeds, spattered paint and ribbon.

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Here’s a peek at the inside of the card.  Of course, I added a pocket!

Tuck in a tea bag, bookmark and honey stick to turn the card into a gift!

Rosemary Garden Mixed Media Card

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This watering can base is cut from heavy wrinkled specialty cardstock.  I just kept layering various embossing powders until I achieved the finish you see here.  The base coat is Seth Apter Patina Oxide followed by Vintage Beeswax and a little sprinkling of Taos Sunset.

TIP: Let the first layer of embossing powder cool before you  add the next layer of Versamark Ink and powder!  Heat chunky powders from the underside to avoid blowing the powder all over your work space.

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TIP: Cut flower layers from scraps of solid cardstock or patterned papers.  It always makes me happy when I can use up some scraps!

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Decorate your pocket with fussy cut images to add extra flair to the card design.

Create a sweet bookmark with scraps of designer paper.  Then tuck it into the pocket along with a tea bag and honey stick.

I keep thinking of different finishes and textures that I could use with this amazing die, so don’t be surprised if you see it again soon!

You’ll find a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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