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Creating with your Packaging

Toolshed KitTracie ShumanComment

Hello All Lanette Here!

I wanted to stop by and share a project that I created using a bit of packaging and lots of chipboard! Its just a tiny little shadow box but it was fun and its full of lovely texture and tiny details....


Kits Used: Toolshed Main Kit-Winter Adventures Bonus Embellishments ,Bonus Chipboard Kit and the Winter Adventures Mixed Media Kit.

Additionally, I only added a bit of embossing powder and glitter.


Here you have a lovely view of one of the chipboard hearts from the Bonus Chipboard Kit, plus you can see a bit of the sparkle and color from the Winter Adventures Mixed Media Kit!


More chipboard from the main kit!


Lots of texture and from the Mixed Media Kit.


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Thank you so much for stopping by today! 

I hope that my layout has inspired you in some way :)

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Adventure Takes Courage

Maja Design, Toolshed KitTracie ShumanComment

Happy Thursday and welcome to a little creative departure from my usual cards.  For this mixed media journal I used elements of the Winter Adventure Toolshed Kit, the world map paper and the Tim Holtz Chipboard words.  I also used the KaiserMist in Denim mixed with pearlescent white paint for the splatters and the Lindy's Starburst Spray in Canna Lily Burnt Orange mixed with pearlescent white part for the splatters.  The prompt I used for this page was from the Mission Inspiration Facebook Page:


The steps I took were as follows:

1.  Covered my page with tan tissue, using Mod Podge to adhere

2. Covered with white gesso with a baby wipe (I made my own with a paper towel, oil, water and soap)

3. Made marks using corrugated card board to pick up on the grid theme - I used orange and black paint mixed to approximate the terra-cotta and a blue that I had on hand with black to approximate the navy (I could have added additional black). 

4.  I added texture with vanilla texture paste from Marabu Mixed Media 

5.  The focal image is the world circle punched from Maja Designs paper and the photograph of my dad, when he was 21 years old, and came to the United States.

6.  I added the Tim Holtz chipboard phrases that were cut from those in the pack (oops!  I got the order slightly wrong).

7.  I created the splatters with shimmer using the mists, as noted above and a fan brush.

8.  I added a boarder with scribbles that look like a "W" in hindsight, for Warren (my dad's last name), with a Pitt Pen.  I also added some grid lines in black and some outlines as well to bring the design all together.

I hope to make a video in the future of how I use bits and bobs from the kit to create mixed media journal pages.

The date on the page is the date my dad came to the United States.  I colored that circle with a gelato in a terra-cotta color for a highlight.

Thanks for stopping by!

~ Victoria

Waiting for Spring

Maja Design, Toolshed KitTracie ShumanComment

Happy Thursday!  Victoria back again to show you a tag that I made using components from the Tool Shed Kit:  Winter Adventure.


From the kit:

Maja Designs Denim & Friends - Fashion
Maja Designs papers from the card add on kit
Bark kiln dried Birch
Chip board
Blue Flower
Prima Resin Clock
Kaiser Mist Denim


Ribbon from Webster's design
Twine Jilly Bean Soup
Shimmers Texturez Tidy Widy (from the October Kit)
Stars and Dew Drops Queen and Company
Mist in opaque white
Prima paper clay and face mold


I am pretty happy with the way the ice came out.  I sprayed the chipboard two times with the Kaiser Mists in Denim.  When that had dried thoroughly, I sprayed with an opaque white mist that reactivated the Kaiser mist and created the marbled look.  Finally, once that was dry, I painted dots and splashes of dark color to add emphasis and dimension.  


I have been trying out "new" techniques to add to my mixed media.  I used Mod Podge in Matte to adhere the wood strips to the tag.  I love the idea of using natural kiln dried wood on my projects.  I also really loved the difference between the exterior lighter color and the interior color, much more of a reddish brown.  I also made the face from Prima's paper clay.  I let it dry over night turning occasionally so it dried evenly.  I then used the Kaiser Mist in Denim for two coats, drying between each.  I love how the shimmer "drifted" down into the expression.  I adhered the face, once dry to the flower.  The title piece was completed on white card stock on my printer with one of my favorite fonts: Bookman Old Style.  Not sure why I like that one so much, but I find myself using it often.

Anyway, I am looking forward to longer days and the change of seasons.  Hope you enjoyed this tag and let me know if I can tell you anything else about the techniques I used.

Have a great week and see you again soon!

~ Victoria