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Shimmerz Tidy Widy

Happy Spring! Happy Mother's Day!

FabScraps, 49 and Market, The Garden KitTracie ShumanComment

It's another beautiful Spring Day here.  I have been working on this door hanger this week, using the Garden Kit:  A Rustic Spring and I also used lovely flowers from the add-on from the Extra Blooms Kit.  I also used the Shimmerz Spritz in Plum Pudding on the title.  Extras I used were Shimmerz Texturez in Tidy Widy from an earlier kit, and acrylic paints in green and yellow from my stash.  Also there is a splash of spots in Penny for Your Thoughts Inklingz.  I also added three rusty butterflies!

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And a close up of the texture and beautiful flowers!  I also really like the variegated effect on the Bloom where you are Planted chipboard piece!

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Thanks for stopping by and be sure to check out all of the awesome products at the International Scrapbook Garden!

Happy late Mother's Day, from me and Tracie, and all of us at the ISBG!

~ 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.

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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

Additions:

Adhesives
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

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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.  

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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

Halloween Home Decor

Authentique, Pion Design, Toolshed Kit, Scrapbook KitsTracie ShumanComment

Hello there! I'm Vivian Lake and today I have a new project using the Spider's Web kit.

I bought a wooden plaque from Michael's for this project. If I were to make a card like this, I just know I would never be giving it away. So, I made a plaque as home decor piece instead.

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I'm beginning to think that mixed media was "invented" around Halloween.  What other time of year can you bring so many wonderful techniques and array of colors together?

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Call me sinister and creepy . . . but I just love that skull!

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The twine is from my own stash and the leaves are Spellbinders' die cuts, with Tidy Widy (mixed media kit) scattered around them.  I layered a tree, flower, leaves, twine and phrases.

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I did use my own stencil to create the textured effect on the background.
The tree is covered in the Shimmerz Texturez Tidy Widy as the bottom layer.

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Yep, those are bones tucked in behind the flower!

Thanks for stopping by today!!!