mixed media · Papercraft

Pastel Sweeties Note Cards (set of 4)

Hi everyone! Happy Monday! I’m on the Mixed Up Magazine blog today and I’m super excited to share a pretty set of note cards I created using the Tinted Images #1 – Girls Printables! OMG, these little sweeties are BEYOND adorable! I’ve been a card maker much longer than I’ve dabbled in mixed media, so making a set of cards with these images was the first thing that came to mind. Then, adding the stenciling with crackle paste, watercoloring and stamping just kind of happened for the backgrounds!

This is considered a teaser post… I’m sharing only one photo of my finished project here on my blog, so jump on over to Mixed Up Magazine to see more photos and details on how I created these pretty note cards! And while you’re there, why not click over to pick up a mag subscription?! It’s always filled with amazing project tutorials that I know you’ll enjoy and find very inspiring! ;)

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Proud to enter this set of cards into the following challenges:
Inspiration Destination: #140 – Anything Goes
Sweet Stampers: #15 – Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown: #372 – Anything Goes
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge: #29 – Anything Goes

Mixed Up Merchandise Printables used:
Tinted Images #1 – Girls

Other products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Spectrum Noir Ultra Smooth Premium White cardstock, Spectrum Aqua Watercolor paper, DCWV Glitzy Pastels Stack, Marco’s Silver Mirror cardstock
Stamps: Paper Wings Productions Art Textures stamp set
Ink: Ranger Prumice Stone distress ink
Accessories: Hero Arts BG Leaf & Flourish stencil, Ranger Opaque Crackle Texture Paste, Dr. Ph. Martins India Ink (Magenta, Grass Green, Yellow, Teal, Violet)

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project! Be sure to check out all the fun Printables for your mixed media and collage projects at the Mixed Up Merchandise store! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time!

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

mixed media

love U tag

Hi everyone! Hope your week is off to a great start. We’re a little closer to Christmas and I am done with Christmas cards and have moved on to another occasion, lol! I’m stoked to share an inspiration project for the Mixed Up Merchandise Printables DT. I created an adorable Valentine tag (for the hubs – shhh… don’t tell him!) using the very awesome Little People – Please Be Seated and Tickets #1 Mixed Up Merchandise Printables! Oh, what fun I had! I guess I was in a tag kind of mood this weekend because I made two! The tag base is a package insert destined for the trash that I rescued because I just knew I could create something with it! I even decorated the back of the tag with bubble wrap stamping and stenciling.

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I printed the Little People (boy ‘happiness’ and girl ‘childhood’) on ivory cardstock, fussy cut them and inked the edges. I printed the tickets and sheet of stamps on heavy white paper, fussy cut those and inked the edges. I die cut a stitched heart and inked the edges, and grabbed a Prima flower and the inked the edges of that. Then I put all these elements aside while I prepared the tag base. I cut the top corners off diagonally to make the rectangular package insert tag-shaped, and then covered it with Melange tissue wrap. I applied texture crackle paste with a mini dot stencil, and when that dried, I spritzed pink India ink over the tag and let the ink run.

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I positioned the Little People on a segment of zipper layered on some crocheted lace adhered across the top of the sheet of stamps with rounded corners, just like a couch, lol! I adhered Newsprint alphabet letters spelling ‘love U’ and colored them with Memento Rich Cocoa marker. I inked the edges of the tag with Walnut Stain distress ink,  and the final touch was splattered brown acrylic paint mixed with a little water.

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Here are a couple more angled photos to show the dimension. I’m really diggin’ how this turned out – I hope my other half loves it as much as I do! ;)

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And, finally, here is a pic of the back of the tag which features the bubble wrap stamping and stenciling.

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Proud to enter this tag 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

Mixed Up Merchandise Printables used:
Little People – Please Be Seated
Tickets #1

Other products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Corrugated package insert, Stampin’ Up Very Vanilla and Melon Mambo cardstock, Paper Accents 120# kraft cardstock, Tim Holtz idea-ology Melange Tissue Wrap
Ink: Pink India ink, Memento Rich Cocoa marker, Ranger Walnut Stain Distress Ink
Dies/Punches: Memory Box Stitched Heart Layers die
Accessories:  Liquitex Matte Gel, bubble wrap, Ranger Opaque Texture Crackle Paste, Hero Arts Pop Pattern Stencil, Memory Box Mini Dots Stencil, Prima flower, Wild Orchid Crafts crocheted lace, Indygo Junction Vintage Zipper, American Crafts Newsprint Thickers alphabet, ribbon and twine scraps

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project! Be sure to check out all the fun Printables for your mixed media and collage projects at the Mixed Up Merchandise store! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time!

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

mixed media · Papercraft

Seriously? art journal spread

Hi everyone! Happy Friday – I hope you’ve had a great week! I’m really excited to share an inspiration project for the Mixed Up Merchandise Printables DT. I created my second art journal spread using the most awesome 50s Ladies, Flower Seed Packets Ephemera #2 and Snarky Printables! I’ve been bitten by the art journal bug and I LIKE it, lol!

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I began by fussy cutting the lady and several sets of flowers, and set them aside. I covered both pages with a light coat of white gesso and then adhered smaller pieces of vellum with matte gel medium which made some horizontal wrinkles in the vellum and added some very cool texture. I let that dry thoroughly and then added two more light coats of gesso, letting dry between coats. Using a spatula, I applied opaque matte texture paste over a Mini Harlequin stencil on both pages and let that dry.

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Then came the fun part of spritzing the pages with water, applying the Stream and Lettuce spray inks and letting them run! I used the heat tool to speed up the drying process and re-applied the inks in a few places. I then randomly stamped images in black StazOn ink over both pages, and when that was dry, I adhered the lady (colored with Spectrum Noir markers), flowers and words. I did extend the phone pillar by cutting a length of plain white cardstock on which I drew some brickwork. I outlined the flowers with Memento Tuxedo Black marker and then splattered watered-down black gesso with a fan brush over both pages. I’m really loving how this turned out! Not too shabby for my second attempt at an art journal spread, huh?! :)

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Would love to enter this art journal spread into the following challenges:
Mixed Media World #31 – Anything Mixed Media Goes with Twist of Moodboard
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge: #28 – Anything Goes

Mixed Up Merchandise Printables used:
50s Ladies
Flower Seed Packets Ephemera #2
Snarky

Other products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up Whisper White cardstock
Stamps: Paper Wings Productions Writing Backgrounds
Ink: Spectrum Noir- IG4, IG5, FS7, FS8, CT4, True Black; Stream and Lettuce Colorwash Spray
Accessories: White Studio Gesso, Ranger Opaque Matte Texture Paste, The Crafter’s Workshop Mini Harlequin Stencil, Liquitex Bright Aqua Green, Mars Black and Titanium White Acrylic Paint, Ranger Multi Matte Medium

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project! Be sure to check out all the fun Printables for your mixed media and collage projects at the Mixed Up Merchandise store! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time!

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Home decor

Inspirational Coasters (set of 4)

Hi everyone! We’re almost a week into November – can you believe it?! The jolly little man in the red suit will be sliding down chimneys before we know it! Today is my Mixed Up Magazine post day and I’m super stoked to share an inspiration project using 50s Ladies and Enjoy Your Thoughts Words  Mixed Up Merchandise Printables! With Christmas in mind, I created an awesome set of 4 inspirational coasters that I think will make a wonderful gift!

This is considered a teaser post… I’m sharing only one photo of my finished project here on my blog, so jump on over to Mixed Up Magazine to see more photos and details on how I created these awesome coasters! And while you’re there, why not click over to pick up a mag subscription?! It’s always filled with amazing project tutorials that I know you’ll enjoy and find very inspiring! ;)

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Mixed Up Merchandise Printables used:
50s Ladies
Enjoy Your Thoughts Words

Other products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up Whisper White cardstock
Ink: Spectrum Noir- TN4, BP6, LG5, CT4, BT5, PP4, FS7; Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Accessories: Darice slate coasters, Liquitex Black Gesso, Ranger Multi Medium Matte, The Crafter’s Workshop Mini Harlequin Stencil, Liquitex White and Silver Acrylic Paint, Avery labels

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project! Be sure to check out all the fun Printables for your mixed media and collage projects at the Mixed Up Merchandise store! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time!

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

mixed media · Papercraft

Halloween tag

Hi everyone! Happy Tuesday – I hope your week is off to a good start and the weather is continuing to cool off! Our weather has been fabulous! I’m excited to share an inspiration project for the Mixed Up Merchandise Printables DT. I created a Halloween tag using the awesome Little People #1 Emily and FriendsGames Ephemera #1Poison Pharmacy Labels and Scary Halloween Words Printables! A fun inky time was had by all, lol!

I went through my Printables stash and picked out all the ephemera I wanted to use, then picked out a handful of embellishments that I thought would compliment the ephemera I had picked out, and finally gathered several ribbon scraps in Halloween colors to tie to the top of the tag. I set everything aside to begin working on the tag background.

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I applied texture paste over the mini harlequin stencil, covering most of the tag and attached a strip of torn black Kraft Core cardstock across the bottom. Once the texture paste was dry, I sprayed green, orange and purple ink (one at a time) in random spots over the tag, drying each color with the heat tool before applying the next. After the last color was applied, I set the tag aside while I tore some corrugated paper to place behind the tag and diagonally across the bottom, and prepared a few of the other elements… I fussy cut a little person, tagged her head (LOL, I know that sounds bad) and added some bling to her dress. I inked a hunk of cheesecloth with Black Soot distress ink. I applied several layers of gold embossing powder on the chipboard timepiece and added a game spinner. I placed orange, green, black, yellow and purple sequins in a small vial and glued in the cork.

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I inked the edges of all the ephemera, distressed some, wrinkled some, and curled some corners, and then began laying everything down. Once I had the placement just how I wanted, I began adhering everything – some pieces with dimensional pads and some pieces adhered flat. I think this is actually my favorite part of creating… I love to see things “come to life!” To finish off the tag, I tied the ribbon at the top, protected the little person with a piece of copy paper, and splattered black gesso mixed with a little water over the tag.

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Here are a few more close-up shots. I’m really loving how this turned out! HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

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And finally, a couple angled shots. :)

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I’d love to enter this tag into the following challenges:
A Bit More Time To Craft Challenge: #54 – Anything Goes
Brown Sugar Challenge Blog: #271 – Orange, Brown and Green
Come and Get It Challenges: Color Challenge – Purple, Orange and Black
Crafty Calendar Challenge: October Challenge – Halloween
Crafty Catz: #388 – Anything Goes
Creative Artiste Challenge Blog: #31 – Anything Mixed Media Goes
Creative Inspirations: #282 – Autumn/Halloween
Dragonfly Dreams: Fully Loaded
Dragonfly Journeys: #103 – Halloween Hoopla
Glitter N Sparkle: #261 – Anything Goes
Make My Monday: #57 – I Put A Spell On You
Naughty or Nice Challenges: #44 – Something Spooky
Pammie’s Inky Pinkies: #1742 – Anything Goes
Really Reasonable Ribbon: #173 – Anything Goes with Ribbon
Sweet Stampers: #12 – Autumn or Halloween
That’s Crafty Challenge Blog: Get Your Spook On
Word Art Wednesday: Weeks #304/305 – Anything Goes

Mixed Up Merchandise Printables used:
Little People #1 Emily and Friends
Games Ephemera #1
Poison Pharmacy Labels
Scary Halloween Words

Other products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Tim Holtz Distress Tag, Kraft Corrugated paper, Tim Holtz Kraft Core Nostalgic Collection cardstock
Ink: Versamark, Ranger Black Soot Distress Ink, Ranger Adirondack Alcohol Inks- Lettuce, Sunset Orange and Purple Twilight
Dies/Punches: Stampin’ Up 1-1/4″ Circle Punch
Accessories: Ranger Opaque Matte Texture Paste, The Crafter’s Workshop Mini Harlequin Stencil, Stampin’ Up White Doily, Cheesecloth, Ranger Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder, Bo Bunny Timepiece Laser Cut Chipboard, Zva Creative Rhinestones, Pretty Pink Posh Sunshine Glow and Pewter sequins, Doodlebug Design Orange, Purple and Green sequins; Tim Holtz Idea-ology Tiny Attacher, Game Spinner, Corked Vial and Tag Press Tool with 1-1/4″ Ring; Liquitex Black Gesso

I hope you’ve enjoyed my tag! Be sure to check out all the fun Printables for your mixed media and collage projects at the Mixed Up Merchandise store! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time!

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

mixed media · Papercraft

adulting

Hi everyone! I’m popping in this morning to share a sneak peek… a card I created using some amazing printable ephemera that you’ll be able to get on October 1st! Mixed Up Magazine is offering up a free Printables sheet with Issue 9 that will go on sale on October 1st! OMG, there are so many pieces of awesome, funky, vintage printable ephemera on this sheet that you won’t want to miss! If you’re not already a Mixed Up Magazine subscriber, just order Issue 9 and this awesome printable sheet is yours! I’ve used every one of these amazing pieces on my card, plus two sentiments from the Snarky Words Printables.

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I printed the entire free Printables sheet, fussy cut each piece of ephemera, and inked all the edges. I also cut two sentiments from Snarky Words Printables and inked them as well. Then I began laying everything out the way I wanted.

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Adhering everything down is always the most fun part to me. I adhered some of the pieces flat and popped some of them up on foam tape for a little dimension. I wrinkled some. Whatever looked good in the moment, lol!

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I finished the card front by splattering watered-down Walnut Stain distress ink all over (protecting the Little People with a scrap of paper) and then I smeared some distress grit paste in a few places with a small spatula.

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I left the inside blank to write a custom message. Of course I inked the edges of all these pieces as well.

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Happy to enter this fun card in a few challenges:
Dream Valley Challenge: #164 – One For The Girls
Mixed Media World: #29 – Anything Mixed Media Goes
Sweet Stampers Challenge Blog: #11 – Lots Of Layers

Mixed Up Merchandise Printables used:
Free Printables Sheet going out with Issue 9 of Mixed Up Magazine
Snarky Words Printables.

Other products used:
Cardstock/Paper: GKD Ivory cardstock, Stampin’ Up Very Vanilla cardstock, Marco’s Black cardstock, Urban Style Design Pad
Ink: Ranger Walnut Stain Distress Ink
Accessories: Small metal paperclip, Ranger Distress Grit Paste

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s sneak peek project! Be sure to put Mixed Up Magazine Issue 9 on your radar so you, too, can be the proud owner of this amazing free Printables sheet! And be sure to check out ALL the fun Printables for your mixed media and collage projects at the Mixed Up Merchandise store! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time!

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

mixed media · Papercraft

stand out from the crowd Canvas

** 10/15/17 Mixed Media Challenge Winner at Happy Little Stampers! **

Hello, crafty friends! Happy Monday! Today is my Mixed Up Magazine post day and I’m beyond excited to share my debut inspiration project! I created a hot pink canvas with a splash of bright orange featuring elements from the awesome Little People Emily and Friends and Thoughts Mixed Up Merchandise Printables! An inky good time was had by all, lol!

I’m sharing the finished project here on my blog, so jump on over to Mixed Up Magazine to see my step-by-step tutorial. I used the back side of the canvas because I wanted to feature the little angel in the open area of the frame. I used gesso, texture paste over a floral stencil, alcohol inks, Gold Perfect Pearls, more alcohol inks, texture stamps, Prills and a splatter of watered-down gesso around the frame.

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I adhered a distressed, stamped, inked and wrinkled piece of lightweight cardstock to the back of the opening. The little angel was fashioned with elements from the Little People Emily and Friends Printables that I added to a chipboard dress form that I “did up” with crackle paint, alcohol ink, texture stamps, bling and a scrap of ribbon. The sentiment is from the Enjoy Your Thoughts Words Printables, which I inked and wrinkled.

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A seam binding bow tucked into an assortment of paper flowers with a tiny clothes hanger complete the lower left corner.

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I popped the little angel into the opening by attaching her to two dimensional ‘boxes’ fashioned from 120# cardstock.

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A metal pop-top embellishment with a large rhinestone balances the design. Seems like it’s been forever since I created a canvas and I’m pretty happy with how this one turned out! Be sure to visit Mixed Up Magazine to see my step-by-step tutorial!

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Proud to enter this mixed media canvas into the following challenges:
A Bit More Time To Craft Challenge: #52 – Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore Challenges: September Anything Goes
Crafty Creations: #350 – Anything Goes
Fab ‘n’ Funky Challenges: #362 – For  A Friend
Happy Little Stampers: September Mixed Media Challenge
Inky Chicks: #88: Use Your Favorite Color(s) (pink and orange combo)
Mixed Media World: #29 – Anything Mixed Media Goes
QKR Stampede: #261 – Anything Goes
Stinkin Inkers Challenge Blog: Color Wheel (pink and orange combo)
The Sisterhood of Crafters: Oh Boy
Try It On Tuesdays: My Friend
Word Art Wednesday: Weeks #300/#301 – Anything Goes
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge: #26 – Anything Goes

Mixed Up Merchandise Printables used:
Little People Emily and Friends
Thoughts

Other products used:
Cardstock/Paper: GKD Pure Luxury Ivory cardstock, Paper Accents 120# kraft cardstock scrap
Stamps: PWP Art Textures stamp set
Ink: Cranberry and Sunset Orange Adirondack Color Wash, Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Walnut Stain distress ink
Accessories: Studio White Gesso, Ranger Opaque Matte Texture Paste, The Crafter’s Workshop Mini Flower Frame and Mini Harlequin stencils, Paper Accents Chipboard Dress Form, Studio Charcoal Black Acrylic Paint, lace scrap (unknown brand), Heirloom Gold Perfect Pearls Powder, Liquitex Matte Gel, Hot Mama Prills, Ranger Clear Rock Candy Crackle Paint, Really Reasonable Ribbon Summer Rose seam binding, assorted Wild Orchid Crafts flowers, medium and large Pink Rhinestones

I hope you’ve enjoyed this canvas! Be sure to check out all the fun printable ephemera for your mixed media and collage projects at the Mixed Up Merchandise store! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time!

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig