Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Fairy Tags!

Hey Friends!
I have some really sweet tags to share with you today. They were featured in the Prima Artzine in April and I decided to post them here too! Tags are some of my absolute favorite projects to create. I think it's always good to create cards or tags because they are less involved than larger projects with the same satisfaction in the end...

These little projects seem to inspire me and rejuvenate my mojo for other larger or more involved projects I have in mind.

These lovely little girls are cut out from the Fairy Rhymes papers by Prima. Aren't they adorable? When I cut them out, I decided to include the flower images around them. It took some effort and careful fussy cutting...but totally worth it!




For the base-I used the large manila tags by Ranger! I love the size-they are a little larger than normal sized shipping tags . (I have the complete product list at the bottom of this post!) Over the backgrounds, I adhered patterned papers from the collection. For added interest, I used bronze colored embellishments to bring out the auburn color of their hair. I do so with satin ribbon and the Prima newsprint frames. 



 I love to create my flower clusters using a mix of styles and colors that match the paper perfectly. The white flowers add texture without making it feel too flower heavy. I also pulled out the blue and violet tones from the fairy for a cohesive look.


I love the pops of pink from this sweet image with green and auburn tones. Again-mixing various flower styles and shades can really make those colors shine!
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Here are some close ups of the tags that really show off the dimension and details.





Hope you enjoyed these little projects today! Thanks for coming by! xoxo Cari

Product List:

950354-FR Periwinkle
950323-FR-Sweet Briar
563424-Newsprint Frame-Ladybird
565732-Frost-Allure
565862-Labelle-Tranquil
950545-Cling Mount Stamps Divine
566609-Avante Coral
565817-Labelle-Pink Marble
565992-Mini Sachet-Winter
560515-Say It In Crystals
891046-Chalk Edger-Rose Bud
890988-Chalk Edger-Farmers Jeans
565213-Paper Mini Roses-Copper
890964-Comfort Craft Tool-Craft Knife

Extra Materials:
Lace
Leaves
Manila Tags-Ranger
Silk Ribbon
Hole Punch
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Thursday, June 6, 2013

Prima+Sizzix=Awesomeness!

Hey everyone!
I have a really fun project to share with you today and I am so excited to be participating in the Prima  and Sizzix blog switch! Prima has released brand new dies with Sizzix and they are to "die" for--wink! I can now have an unlimited supply of leaves, awesome tabs for cards, butterflies all over my projects if I like and use up my stash of paper that has out grown my space. Cool-right? Also, be sure to check out the Sizzix UK Blog to see all of the amazing projects that their designers have created using these fabulous dies....

Here are some of the dies I got to use-these are my faves:


 


There are 13 dies all together in the collection. A wonderful assortment of dies to choose from and the great news is-they are shipping to stores now! So tell your favorite LSS to get them in for you, so you can start playing too!

If you want to see the entire collection, go here! There are borders, flowers, tags, butterflies and more. All of them will be perfect to use with your favorite Prima goodies!



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I was browsing Claudine Helmuth's blog the other day and I saw that she had posted that you could use her Studio Black Gesso on a surface to create your own chalkboard! How awesome!  I really wanted to post this pic with something written in chalk on the inside but alas, I can not find any chalk! 

Anyway...here is the end result! I could have kept going with the embellies and paper flowers but I need space to actually write messages on it--haha! I had so much fun making the flowers and I can not believe how good they look with Prima flowers. I love the combination, so now I'm hooked. 




I grabbed a Prima 12 x 12 wood frame, painted the inside with the black gesso and then rubbed Pastel Chalk Edgers over the white frame (after giving a little bit of sanding with my Distresser). I mixed Pastel Green and Blue together for a gorgeous two-toned look.



 I cut out a ton of leaves and the flowers using the 12x12 Art Journal Pad by Jodie Lee for Prima. This paper pad has so many great neutral papers, that are perfect for die cutting. The patterns are not too overpowering yet colorful enough. I inked all of the paper edges with my Vintage Photo Distress ink too. 



I colored the Prima Resist Canvas pieces using Peeled Paint Distress Stain and tucked them in among the paper leaves. I added Vintage buttons to the flower centers to give them a finished look. 


Love the crackle look of the patterned paper on this paper flower, so pretty!



Another example: here is a layout I made using the same idea with the leaves and resist canvas. But on this, I embossed the leaves for texture. So the ideas and possibilities are endless...

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I also made a little bonus card, using a Julie Nutting Doll stamp, with papers from the same paper pad...
I cut out some Prima Sizzix leaves from green cardstock and stamped them with a cute little background stamp. The  images were stamped with Moss Lawn Chalk Edger, embossed with clear powder and heat set. I love the two toned effect! 


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Here is a list of everything I used for these projects:

Prima Products:
549893-12x12 Wood Frame
567088-Joulee Flowers-Quartz
950682-12x12 Art Journal Paper Pad
551629-Alla Prima Resist Canvas
550783-Vintage Buttons
550776-Vintage Buttons
565732-Frost Flowers-Allure
565787-Frost-Frappe
562885-Alphabet
891701-Chalk Edger-Pastel Green
891695-Chalk Edger-Pastel Blue
891190-Chalk Edger-Moss Lawn
910198-Doll Stamp
551346-SIIC

Sizzix Dies:
Arbor-658523
Gulian-658529
Estate-658527

Extra Materials:
Ranger Studio Black Gesso
Ranger Distress Stain-Peeled paint
May Arts Ribbon-1.5 in Green, 1/2 in Peach Plaid


I would like to say a special thank you to Sizzix for sending me the dies and allowing me to create with them-it was great!
Thanks for stopping by everyone! Have a great day...
xoxo Cari
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