mixed media · Papercraft

Life is a Journey wall hanging

Hi everyone! Happy Hump Day! Today is my post day on the Paper Wings Productions blog and I’m happy to share a DT inspiration project using Art TexturesBig Art TexturesWriting Backgrounds and Kind Words stamp sets. I created a mixed media wall hanging. This is my last post for Paper Wings Productions and I wanted to create something really neat! Life is definitely a journey and we need to make the most of it! I’d like to thank Carrie and the rest of the design team for having me along this term. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed myself!

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I started with a 5×5 Gessobord and then added a torn piece of corrugated paper, a piece of fabric mesh and a rusted metal heart attached to a swivel clasp.

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I applied some crackle paste as well as some distress grit paste with a stencil. From there, I added an assortment of gears, charms, a book clip, buttons, beads, flowers, and sea glass, and then covered everything in white gesso. Several of the items were repurposed- the fabric mesh, a pop-top and a hard plastic ring.

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Then came the fun part of inking it up with red, pink, orange and yellow India inks, spritzing with water and letting it run. I rubbed gold acrylic paint over all the surfaces and then I did some random stamping with black StazOn ink. I splattered watered-down white Gesso over the entire piece with a fan brush.

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The final step was adding the pieces of paper straws, the sentiment and the twine for hanging. Loving how this turned out!

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Proud to enter this mixed media wall hanging into the following challenges:
Brown Sugar Challenge Blog: #273 – Anything But A Card
Crafting By Designs: December Anything Goes
Crafty Creations Challenges: #356 – Anything Goes
Creative Artiste Challenge Blog: #33 – Anything Mixed Media Goes
More Mixed Media Challenge: Anything Goes with Optional White

Paper Wings Productions products used:
Art Textures stamp set
Big Art Textures stamp set
Writing Backgrounds stamp set
Kind Words stamp set

Other products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up Very Vanilla cardstock
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Ranger Black Soot Distress Ink, Black StazOn Ink
Dies/Punches: We R Memory Keepers Cropadile Big Bite
Accessories: Ranger Multi Medium Matte, Ranger Distress Grit Paste, Ranger Texture Crackle Paste, The Crafter’s Workshop Mini Butterfly Collage, Studio White Gesso, Liquitex Gold paint, Funkie Junkie Boutique Rusted Heart, Tim Holtz Elementary Flashcards, Tim Holtz Idea-ology Swivel Clasp, Tim Holtz Bouquet, Yellow Thick Baker’s Twine, Webster’s Pages Paper Straws, assorted charms, buttons, book clip and sea glass

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project! Be sure to check out all the fun stamps and other goodies at Paper Wings Productions! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time!

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Papercraft

HAPPY new year for Paper Wings Productions December Blog Hop

Hi everyone! Happy Friday and WELCOME to the Paper Wings Productions Design Team Blog Hop & Giveaway! If you’ve arrived here from Ashley’s blog, then you’re in the right place. If you’re just stopping by for a visit, please click HERE to start from the beginning.

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Are you ready for our last blog hop of the year? The theme for this month is “Celebrations”. We will look at how each of our designers uses celebrations in their creations. How does your family celebrate holidays? Do you hand make cards, presents, or even wrapping paper? We hope you will hop through the projects and find inspiration for your own holiday projects. If you complete the hop, you will be eligible to win an awesome prize!

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The prize is a $25.00 gift certificate to the Paper Wings Productions online store!

For a chance to win all you need to do is:
—be a follower of the Paper Wings Productions blog
—visit each of the participating designer’s blogs and leave a comment
—come back and leave us a comment on the Paper Wings Productions blog telling us you’ve completed the hop

To increase your chances of winning, “Like” our Facebook page and/or invite your friends to the hop. Be sure to leave a separate comment for each of your additional entries. We will announce the winner on the Paper Wings Productions blog on Tuesday, December 5th!

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Okay, let me side-track you for a minute or three to showcase my project! I created a sparkly New Year’s card with a vintage feel using a sentiment from the Say It- Winter Greetings Clear Stamp Set  and an adorable image from the Vintage Creative New Year Clip Art Sheet. It felt good to create a New Year’s card after all the Christmas cards I made, lol!

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I created the background by repetitively stamping “HAPPY new year” on a piece of ivory cardstock in Ground Espresso distress ink, and adhered this to a brown card base. I layered the vintage image on red cardstock, popped it up on foam tape and then layered it on another piece of slightly larger red cardstock, and centered this on the stamped background. I cut several strips of red glitter paper and outlined the stamped background, overlapping the corners.

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I added a tiny red Dot Sparkler to each of the four corners of the image, and affixed a simple brown jute cord bow to the bottom center of the image.

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I stamped a sentiment on the inside panel layered on red cardstock and embellished it with a strip of red glitter paper.

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Thanks for allowing me to share my project! Now be sure to head on over to Veronica’s blog next!

Here is the complete line up just in case you get lost along the way:
Paper Wings Productions
Dana
Ashley
Leslie (you’re here!)
Veronica
Paper Wings Productions

THANKS SO MUCH FOR JOINING US TODAY!
&
Let Your Creativity Take Flight!

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I’d love to enter this vintage New Year’s card into the following challenges:
A Bit More Time To Craft Extra Challenges: December Anything Goes
Always Fun Challenges: #34 – Anything Goes
Classic Design Team Open Challenge Blog: #20 – Anything Goes
Crafty Catz Challenge: #395 – Anything Goes with optional Let It Snow
Crafty Gals Corner: #151 – Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination: #139 – Anything Goes
Kitty Bee Designs: #109 – Anything Goes with option of Christmas
QKR Stampede: #272 – Christmas Tags or Anything Goes

Paper Wings Productions products used:
Say It- Winter Greetings Clear Stamp Set
Vintage Creative New Year Clip Art Sheet

Other products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up Very Vanilla, Cherry Red and Early Espresso cardstock, Stampin’ Up Red Glimmer Paper
Ink: Range Ground Espresso Distress Ink
Accessories: Fiskars Stamp Positioner, Tim Holtz Stamp Platform, 3 Girl JAM Brown Jute Cord, Stampendous Red Dot Sparklers

I hope you’ve enjoyed this project and will hop along with us! Be sure to check out all the fun stamps and other goodies at Paper Wings Productions! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time!

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Papercraft

Hero Arts hello there!

** 12/31/17 DT Favorite at A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge! **

Hi everyone! The December Make It Pop challenge is live over on the a2z Scrapbooking blog and I’m super excited to share my DT inspiration project using the Hero Arts Color Layering Parrot stamps and dies, and quite a few Hero Arts inks. Not only did I use lots of layers but I used lots of stamps and lots of color!

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I have to tell you that this color layering stamp set (and dies) are sold out in the a2z Scrapbooking store. I hate to admit that I messed up and created this project for our challenge this month not realizing (or not remembering, lol) they were sold out, but I do have good news – you can special order the stamps and dies at no extra cost when you order your other Hero Arts stamps from a2Z Scrapbooking!

This is probably one of my favorite Hero Arts stamp sets and I was really excited to use it. I created a double fun fold and used just about every stamp in the set. Lots of color and lots of layers. And my all-time favorite color – green. ;)

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Here’s a shot of the first fold open from right to left to reveal a sentiment.

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And here’s a shot of the second fold open from bottom to top to reveal another sentiment. Isn’t this just stinkin’ cute?!

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Happy to enter this card into the following challenges:
4 Crafty Chicks: #379 – Anything Goes
A Bit More Time To Craft Extra Challenges: December Anything Goes
A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: #12 – Anything Goes
Crafting by Designs: December Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore Challenges: December Anything Goes
Crafty Gals Corner: #151 – Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination: #139 – Anything Goes
Little Miss Muffet: #177 – Anything Goes
Pammie’s Inky Pinkies: #1748 – Anything Goes

a2z products used:
Hero Arts Color Layering Parrot (special order from a2z Scrapbooking at no extra cost)
Hero Arts Color Layering Parrot Frame Cuts (special order from a2z Scrapbooking at no extra cost)
Hero Arts Moss Ink
Hero Arts Fresh Lawn
Hero Arts Lime Green Ink
Hero Arts Grape Juice Ink
Hero Arts Aegean Ink
Hero Arts Indigo Ink
Hero Arts Rose Madder Ink

Other products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Spectrum Noir Ultra Smooth Premium White cardstock, GKD Jelly Bean Green and Fresh Asparagus cardstock, Doodlebug Design Gingham-Linen Rainbow Petite Prints
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Dies/Punches: Stampin’ Up 1/2″ and 3/4″ Circle Punches
Accessories: Tim Holtz Stamp Platform, Large green gemstone

I hope you’ve enjoyed this card and will link up a project with us! Our challenge is Make It Pop this month and we’d love to see what you create! Remember that we’ve changed our rules a bit and participants are no longer required to use Hero Arts products to enter our challenges. Each month we feature a ‘Digi of the Month’ which will be the prize offered to our randomly-chosen challenge winner, and this month it is Birthday Bash. And to sweeten the pot, if you are the randomly-chosen winner and you have used Hero Arts products on your project, you’ll ALSO win a $20 gift certificate to the store! Be sure to check out all the amazing crafty goodies in the a2z Scrapbooking storeAND if you use the code Leslie15 you’ll get 15% off your order of $25 or more! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you soon!

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Papercraft

Let It Snow card trio

Hi everyone! Happy December 1st! Can you believe this is the last month of this year?! A new challenge is launching this morning over at Love To Scrap Challenge Blog and I’m thrilled to share my DT inspiration project for LTSCB #104 – Winter Wonderland! Our sponsors this month are Bugaboo Digi Stamps, Pickled Potpourri and DRS Designs, so come on over and play with us for a chance to win an amazing prize! I created a set of three adorable CAS snowman cards which completes my Christmas card stash this year!

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These were super simple and consist of a snowman image, a snowflake, a patterned paper strip and a sentiment.

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I colored all the snowman blocks with Spectrum Noir markers in wintery blues and fussy cut them all. I embellished the ‘frames’ around each with white gloss Crystal Drops.

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I printed the sentiment (also included with the images) three times and cut them with a fishtail sentiment strip. I added a snowflake die cut to each card.

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I kept the inside super simple with just a stamped sentiment.

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Here’s a final shot of all three cards together. I just love how these turned out!

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Thrilled to enter this adorable set of cards into the following challenges:
A Bit More Time To Craft Extra Challenges: December Anything Goes
A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: #12 – Anything Goes
Alphabet Challenge Blog: S is for Snow People
Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog: #194 – Christmas + A Sentiment
Card Mania: #99 – Christmas
CCC Digi Creations: #86 – Spots and/or Stripes
Christmas Cards All Year Round: December Challenge – Anything Goes
Color It! Create It! Show It Off!: December Challenge – Christmas/Anything Goes
Country View Challenges: December Challenge – Christmas
Crafts Galore Encore Challenges: December Anything Goes
Crafty Catz Challenge: #395 – Anything Goes with optional Let It Snow
Fab ‘n’ Funky Challenges: #373 – Christmas
Kitty Bee Designs: #109 – Anything Goes with option of Christmas
Make My Monday: Happy Christmas/Happy Holidays
Naughty or Nice Challenges: #46 – Season’s Greetings
Pearly Sparkles: #23 – Merry Christmas
QKR Stampede: #272 – Christmas Tags or Anything Goes
The Merry Christmas Challenge: #45 – Anything Goes + Christmas

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up Thick Whisper White cardstock, Doodlebug Design Gingham-Linen Rainbow Petite Prints
Stamps: Pickled Potpourri Snowman Blocks digital images, Hero Arts Christmas Messages stamp set
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink; Spectrum Noir- TB1, TB2, TB4, DR5, OR3, CT4, CG4, DG4, IG1
Dies/Punches: My Favorite Things Essential Fish Tail Sentiment Strip, Karen Burniston Snowman Twist Circle die set
Accessories: Sakura White Gelly Roll pen, Nuvo Gloss White Crystal Drops, Tim Holtz Stamp Platform

I hope you’ve enjoyed this set of Christmas cards and will link up a Winter Wonderland project with us this month! Be sure to visit Bugaboo Digi Stamps, Pickled Potpourri and DRS Designs – I know you’ll fall in love! Thanks so much for stopping by today and we’ll see you again real soon! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Papercraft

Thinking of you at Christmas

** 12/8/17 Top 5 at QKR Stampede! **

Hi everyone! It’s a very fine Friday and I hope you’ve had a great week! It’s time for another fun challenge over at Love To Craft Challenge Blog and I’m happy to share my DT inspiration project for LTCCB #17 – December Anything Goes! Come on over and play with us – we’d love to see what you’re working on!

I created a card using teal and purple – one of my favorite color combos. The front and inside sentiments are stamped in Delicata Golden Glitz ink. OMG… I’m in love with that ink! The ornament tops are die cut from Gold Mirror cardstock. Although this card is slightly different, it’s a CASE of a previous project I made last year. I really loved my original design and these dies are magnificent! If you’re interested, you can see the other project HERE.

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Using the DTP method, I inked the die cuts with Island Indigo and Sugarplum ink, then covered them in Versamark and heat embossed them with Judi-Kins Iridescent Sparkle embossing powder. The sparkle is gorgeous IRL – wish it showed up in the pics!

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I kept the inside simple with just a stamped sentiment on a layered panel.

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Proud to enter this card into the following challenges:
A Bit More Time To Craft: #57 – Anything Goes
A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: #12 – Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog: #194 – Christmas + A Sentiment
Card Mania: #99 – Christmas
Christmas Cards All Year Round: December Challenge – Anything Goes
Craft-Dee BowZ: December Challenge – Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow
Country View Challenges: December Challenge – Christmas
Crafts Galore Encore Challenges: December Anything Goes
Crafty Catz Challenge: #395 – Anything Goes with optional Let It Snow
Fab ‘n’ Funky Challenges: #373 – Christmas
Kitty Bee Designs: #109 – Anything Goes with option of Christmas
Make My Monday: Happy Christmas/Happy Holidays
Naughty or Nice Challenges: #46 – Season’s Greetings
Pearly Sparkles: #23 – Merry Christmas
QKR Stampede: #272 – Christmas Tags or Anything Goes
The Merry Christmas Challenge: #45 – Anything Goes + Christmas

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: SU Whisper White cardstock, Marco’s Gold Mirror cardstock
Stamps: SU Embellished Ornaments stamp set
Ink: SU Sweet Sugarplum and Island Indigo ink, Versamark, Delicata Golden Glitz ink
Dies/Punches: Delicate Ornament Thinlits
Accessories: MISTI, Judi-Kins Iridescent Sparkle embossing powder, RRR Bordeaux Wine seam binding

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and have found a little inspiration to link up a project with us this month! We’re always interested in seeing what you’re working on! Thanks so much for stopping by – we’ll see you soon! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Papercraft

note to self… relax

Hi, friends! Happy Friday AND December 1st! That means a few posts from me this morning, so get comfy and sit a spell! It’s time for another fun challenge over at Mix It Up Challenge Blog and I’m excited to share my DT inspiration project for MIUCB #8 – Anything Goes + Fancy Fold! Anybody who knows me knows I love my fancy folds!

I created a pocket card (inspiration from my friend, Dawn) which is truly one of the most fun cards to make! I definitely see more of these in my future, lol! I love a green and turquoise color combo. The patterned paper and stamps are from Dare 2B Artzy and I love them both. The only embellishments used were Pretty Pink Posh sequins and Nuvo Crystal Drops.

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Here’s a shot of the card open, revealing the pocket…

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And a pull-out with that awesome sentiment! LOVE this!

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Proud to enter this fun pocket card into the following challenges:
4 Crafty Chicks: #379 – Anything Goes
A Bit More Time To Craft: #57 – Anything Goes
Always Fun Challenges: #34 – Anything Goes
Classic Design Team Open Challenge Blog: #20 – Anything Goes
Crafting by Designs: December Anything Goes
Crafty Gals Corner: #151 – Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination: #139 – Anything Goes
Pammie’s Inky Pinkies: #1748 – Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: GKD White, Turquoise Sea and Jelly Bean Green cardstock, D2BA Medallion Bliss paper
Stamps: D2BA Flip Flops stamp set
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink, D2BA Paradise ink, Spectrum Noir- CG2, CG3, Crystal Clear Sparkle
Dies/Punches: D2BA Flip Flop die
Accessories: MISTI, Pretty Pink Posh Peridot Mist Sequins, Nuvo Caribbean Ocean and Morning Dew Crystal Drops

I hope you’ve enjoyed this fun pocket card and will link up an ‘anything goes’ project with us this month! We’d love to see a fancy fold if you get the notion! Thanks so much for stopping by and we’ll see you soon! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
LeslieSig

Papercraft

Best fishes

Hello, crafty peeps! It’s time for another fun challenge over at Your Scrapbook Place and I’m happy to share my GD inspiration project for the December with Christina Hor challenge using the Christina Hor ‘Coral Life’ image. This is my last guest design project for Your Scrapbook Place, and I’d like to thank Holley and the rest of the gang for having me along for the past several months! I’ve had a blast!

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This is a fantastic image and as soon as I laid eyes on it, I knew what kind of card I wanted to create. One with an aperture to view the image through. :)

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I cut a rectangle with rounded corners through the front of the card base and then a slightly larger one through the patterned paper, lined them up and trimmed the edges. I stamped the sentiment in the lower left corner.

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I lined the colored image up with the aperture and affixed it to the inside of the card. I’m really tickled with how this turned out. So simple but yet packs a great punch!

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I’d love to enter this card into the following challenges:
4 Crafty Chicks: #379 – Anything Goes
A Bit More Time To Craft: #57 – Anything Goes
Always Fun Challenges: #34 – Anything Goes
Classic Design Team Open Challenge Blog: #20 – Anything Goes
Crafting by Designs: December Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread Challenge Blog: #55 – Anything Goes
Pammie’s Inky Pinkies: #1748 – Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up Whisper White cardstock, Doodlebug Design Gingham-Linen Rainbow Petite Prints
Stamps: Christine Hor Coral Life digital image, Paper Pretties Fish Wishes stamp set
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink; Spectrum Noir- OR2, CR1, CR10, BT1, IB3, EB1, EB2, CT4, CG3, CG4, DG4
Dies/Punches: Spellbinders Curved Matting Basics A & B dies
Accessories:  Tim Holtz Stamp Platform, Nuvo Neptune Crystal Drops and White Blizzard Glitter Drops

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and will link up an anything goes project with us this month! Can’t wait to see what you create! Thanks so much for stopping by today and we’ll see you soon! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig