Let it Snow

Hello,today I am here to share with you, a LO I did, using the CreaDiem Collection. I hope this is the last Winter LO, I do until next Winter! I am still looking at snow & so looking forward to Spring!

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I used:fylid av karelek,kann dig sjalv-BS,sann vanskap,ord flyger-bs,karleken-bs

The Chipboard used is from Dusty Attic. Other products used: MFT die, Petaloo flowers,wild blossoms mixed,fushia, Prima butterflies & resin zipper, the Crafter Workshop Stencil,seed beads…..

Here are some close ups of detail….

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I did lots of distressed,hand stitched layers….

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Shows some weaving of the paper & rolling…

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Ripped layers,ATC frame,brads & resin zipper……

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I stained the tree,ATC frame & alpha with Tim Holtz  black soot….

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Then I put drops of liquid accents on the tree & the frame,then sprinkled on seed beads. I painted the nameplate with picket fence crackle. I used MS texture effects on top of the alpha….

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Here is a card I made, using the Vintage Spring Basics Collection…..

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I used 1st of March,1st of March -BS,9th of March & a BS of a label. The Chipboard used is from Dusty Attic, The flowers are Petaloo & Prima…

Here are some closeups of detail…..

 

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I did some distressed,hand stitched layers. I left the frame & chicken wire raw,except for inking the edges. I used two shades of green paint on the leaves of the bamboo & once that dried I applied rock candy crackle….

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Shows layers,burlap trim from Prima,& chicken wire inserted under a ripped,distressed piece of paper…

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Thank you for taking the time to look & have a wonderful Easter weekend….Rachelle

 

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Enjoy the Moments that make you Smile

Hello,today I am here to share with you a couple LO’s I did. The first on is a photo of me,in my garden taken in the fall. It amazes me how my garden changes,with the colors throughout, our very short growing season!! Speaking of that, last night it was -25 cel,& we still have 2 feet of snow!!!Once the snow goes,& we get warmer weather my garden comes alive! I just posted a LO, on my last post,of what my garden looks like, in the Spring,using the Fika Collection, & now on this LO,I am using the Walking in the Forest Collection….

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From the Walking in the Forest Collection I used:Autumn in the Air,Autumn in the Air-BS,knitted sweater,mountain ash_BS,The colors of Fall-BS & Orchestra of Nature. The chipboard used is from Dusty Attic. Here are some closeups of detail….

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I did distressed,hand stitched layers & some punch work. I inked all the edges of the paper with Vintage photo distress stain. I cut out the leaves & mushrooms,then applied rock candy crackle & inked the edges….

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On all the chipboard I used,caramel,sunset orange,ginger & pesto adirondack ink (Tim Holtz/Ranger) alcohol ink. I then applied rock candy crackle,& once that dried I used a brush & applied pinecone TA glimmermist.

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A rolled corner,these blooms are prima,the gold ones are from the sunrise,sunset collection…

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I did some stencil work,using Crafters Workshop Art is 6×6…the red flower is BoBunny…

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I sprinkled on some micro beads, while the crackle was still wet….

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Another BoBunny flower with Prima gold roses…

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Here is another LO I did using the Vintage Spring Basics Collection. I used Nadia’s Sketch for Dusty Attic on both of these LO’s……

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From the Vintage Spring Basics I used: 8th of April_BS,9th of April-BS,10th of April-BS,9th of April,11th of April-BS & some of the BS’s of the labels.

Here are some closeups of detail…

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Shows some distressed,stitched layers,punch work & stencil work…

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I left lots of the chipboard raw, but not really. I inked the edges,applied rock candy crackle & rock candy distress stickles…

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I used MS texture effects on the buds,wordlet & stencil work. Once that dried I rubbed in some lavender lace liquid pearls,using my finger…

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The flowers are Prima,some of them are old ones that I had….

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Over layering 2 pieces of chipboard….

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Rock candy stickles & lavender lace liquid pearls on the butterfly..Thank you so much for taking the time to look….Rachelle

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Love to Dance

Hello,today I am here to share with you a couple LO’s I did. The first one is using the Beautiful Vintage Summer Basics Collection….

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My girl friend took these photo’s of her daughter….

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From the Vintage Summer Basics Collection I used:1921,1922,1903_BS,1899,1908,1891,1924_BS & from the Vintage Spring Basics Collection I used: 3rd of May

The chipboard used is  Dusty Attic. The flowers,ballet slippers & Ballerina are  Prima.

Here are some closeups of detail…

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I did my usual distressed layers,adding some lace,cheesecloth & ribbon into the layers..

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I also did some punch work…

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I used a spectrum noir marker (EB7) on the doily & the music notes….

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On the rest of the chipboard I used picket fence crackle paint,&once that dried I rubbed in some brown chalk & inked the edges….

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Here is my next LO ,I did using the Fika Collection, & yes I am wishing for Spring,we have had a very long cold winter!! We still have lots of snow on the ground,but the days are getting warmer & longer. The photo is of me, in our garden taken in the Spring.My plant combinations in this area are thunderchild trees,& golden elders in the back. In the front I use hosta’s with alluimn.   I used Nadia’s Beautiful March sketch for Dusty Attic….

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From the Fika Collection I used: Vaaffla m bjornbassylt, Marzipanbakelse, Marzipanbakelse-BS, Bjornbarsrutor, & Blabarssylt-BS

I also used 1932-BS,from Vintage Summer Basics & 5th of May-BS from Vintage Spring Basics.

The chipboard used is Dusty Attic.

The flowers are Petaloo & Dusty Attic. The paint used is Dusty Attic.

Here are some close ups of detail….

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On the deVine Frame I first used a spectrum noir marker #EB7,then painted the leaves with DA Forrest & once that dried I applied DA crackle. I let that dry,then dry painted on DA jungle green paint on to the leaves….

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I used the same marker on the birdcage & the stems of the buds. On the buds,berries & the birdcage, I applied some DA sugar plum paint,then once that I applied crackle. Once that dried I dabbed on some razzelberry,LuminArt’,to bring out more tones….

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I used the same on the Alpha….

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We Believe in Miracles

Hello,I have just got back after a month & a half journey from the city,with my my son, who was in a accident & is suffering with a brain injury. This is my first project I have taking on,so I was a bit confused,but I needed a starting point. It is a card that I made for the team,@ Erlendurs rehab. Erlendur is a miracle,as the Doctors told us that only 3% make it through his type of brain injury. He will continue his rehab in Dauphin as a out paitient. The lower photo is of the front of the card….

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I combined the Vintage Autumn Basic & the Vintage Spring Collections

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From the Vintage Autumn Basics Collection I used:No.XXI,No.XVI,No.XXIII,&BS of the labels

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From the Vintage Spring Basics Collection I used:1st of March,7th of April

The chipboard used is from Dusty Attic

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I used 2 8X10 canvas’s for this project,this is the back….

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This is the inside of the card,that Erlendur will write on one side & the rest of our family will right a note of thanks on the other. Thank you so much for taking the time to look….Rachelle

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A Mother’s Love

Hello,today I am here to share with you a couple LO’s I did. The first one is of Jenny,with her new baby boy (Joel). I combined the Vintage Summer Basics & the Vintage Autumn Basics Collections.

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From the Vintage Autumn Basics Collection I used: No.XX,No.XXI,NoXXI-BS,& BS of a label…

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From the Vintage Summer Basics Collection I used: 1932-BS,1891,1899. The chipboard used is from Dusty Attic. Here are some closeups of detail…..

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Here is a LO/Canvas I did using the walking in the forest collection…..

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I used Autumn in the Air,flannel shirt-BS,the orchestra of nature,& the die cut letters-BS.

Here is a LO I did using the Vintage Spring Basics Collection…..

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I used:1st of March,6th of March,5th of April,7th of April,7th of April-BS & 9th of March

Thank you so much for taking the time to look….Rachelle

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Happy New Year

Hello,this is my 1st Maja Blog post for 2014! I am so happy to remain on this amazing design team,& working with the best quality,beautiful papers I have ever worked with!!!

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The photo is of a photo I took of the bird houses,I then repeated the embellishments on the card.

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From the Vintage Frost Basics Collection I used:18th of Dec-BS,10th of Dec,16th of Dec-BS,Christmas diecuts & I also used the diecut sheet from Vintage Winter….

My next project is a LO I did combining 3 of Maja’s Collections together. The photo is of a friends daughter & the colors in these collections are perfect for this photo….

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From the Vintage Autumn Basics I used No.II-BS

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From the Vintage Summer Basics I used:1921,1922,&1923

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From the Vintage Spring Basics I used: 2nd of May-BS,7th of May-BS

The Chipboard used on all projects is Dusty Attic

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I first painted the chipboard vine,then I applied the crackle varnish & once that dried,I dried brushed on some gesso,to soften it & get it closer to the paper….

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I did the same to the wordlet. On the wings I used LuminArt heavenly white,then inked the edges brown…

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I used tulle in my flower layers. The flower centers are old brads covered with micro beads.

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Shows my layered hearts,using cheesecloth, in the layers…

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Here is a LO I did, using Nadia’s sketch, for Dusty Attic….

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I used the Vintage Frost Basics Collection & the Vintage Spring Collection on this LO…..

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From the Vintage Frost Basics I used:10th of Dec,10 of Dec-BS,16th of Dec-BS & a BS of a label…

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From the Vintage Spring Basics Collection I used: 6th of March

My last LO is a LO I did using my new blog header I made using Maja Design & Dusty Attic. I am so happy to be part of both of their teams….

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I combined the Vintage Autumn Basics Collection & the Vintage Summer Basic Collection…Vintage-Autumn-Basics

From the Vintage Autumn Basics Collection I used: No.I,No.I-BS,No.II-BS,& a BS of a label…

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From the Vintage Summer Basics Collection I used:1921,1922,&1891

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Here is my new blog header,I was debating,between these two…

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Thank you so much for taking the time to look & all the best in 2014!!!!

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Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

Hello,today I am here to share with you a couple altered Christmas projects, using the Vintage Frost Basics Collection & the Vintage Autumn Basics Collection. The first one is a altered sleigh. I live in a small rural town of about 9000. In this little town we have some great places to shop. One of my fav’s is Balloon Tycoons, Bev carry’s everything in her store. She has scrapbooking supplies,toys,balloons,you name it she has got it!!!Well,with all the altered work I have been doing, Bev asked me if I would do this sleigh for her store,as it had been in her store for a few years,plus she still had others. I took it home & started to work on it & decided I wanted a small teddy bear in the sleigh. So I went back to Bev’s & she had these 2 collectables that have been in her store since 1997. I was so happy & this project even became more fun!!!! On the way home from Bev’s, I stopped in the 2nd hand store & bought 2 crochet doily’s for 25 cents. What more can a girl ask for to get her Vintage looking sleigh!!!!!

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I used the Vintage Autumn Basics & Vintage Frost Basics Collections

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From the Vintage Autumn Basic Collection I used:No.XIII,No.XIX-BS,No.XVI-BS,No.XXII,No.XXIII,No.XXIII-BS,No.XX,No.XX-BS

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From the Vintage Frost Basics I used: 16th of Dec-BS,13th of Dec-BS & the BS of a label

Here are some close ups of detail…….

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I started off by altering the sleigh. I used the front of the sleigh as a seat, then made my own front out of a piece of chipboard that I curved……

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I then covered the sleigh with Maja paper. I used metallic silver distress paint on the under part of the decorative scroll. My next step was to put a thick coat of crackle on to the sleigh,& while the crackle was still wet I placed the under part of the scroll. On the top part of the scroll I used a brown marker,then TA black gold. I then applied crackle onto the under scroll,placed the top part on & applied a coat of crackle to the top. Once all the crackle had dried I used a brush & applied some TA black gold to bring out the cracks……

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The curved front of the sleigh,using ornate corners & hinges plus Tim Holtz jump rings,mini fasteners,screw eyes,chains & tassels,plus a BS of a label……

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This is where I used 1 of the columns,to make a step at the back of the sleigh,for the tree,presents & the bunny….

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I did my layered tree,using distressed picket fence,MS texture effects,tulle,beads,burlap, & mini roses

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On the outside edges of the sleigh I used texture effects & rock candy glitter….

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I used a brown marker on the nameplate,then TA black gold. I also cut out pieces of paper I was working with,glued them onto the nameplate,then added a BS of a label…..

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Yes!!!!I do not have to wrap any more tiny presents until next year!!!!!

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I wet the poinsettia,lifted the edges,then  painted it with metallic silver distress paint. I then used a brush & applied some texture effects to the outside edges. For the center I used seed beads…..

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The ribbon I used on the bear & bunny is old basic grey ribbon I had. The bear & bunny are so cute….

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Here is my 2nd altered project, a advent calendar & bird houses,using the Beautiful Vintage Frost Basics Collection……8997c125-6944-47d6-b5f4-8ca47c9adca2_zps3a519e48

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From the Vintage Frost Basics Collection I used: 1st of Dec,Days of Dec-BS,11th of Dec,10th of Dec-BS,20th of Dec-BS,6th of Dec,8th of Dec,& the Christmas Die Cut sheet. I also used the Die Cut sheet from the Vintage Winter Collection. The advent calendar,bird houses & chipboard used on this project are Dusty Attic…. Here are some close ups of detail….

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The Advent Calender is wood & all the drawers open. Dusty Attic has some beautiful inserts, to go in the calender,I used part of one then decided to play…..

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I distressed my Maja Papers, did some stencil work,using texture effects & once that dried I glued it to the sides & top & back of the inside of the Advent Calender. I also made layers,that look like snow drifts,under the star area,(to have the sky & the ground),that you see on the lower photo on the left side.Then I started to embellish & lost my layers….

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I love,love all of the Maja die cuts,so that is why I wanted to create a winter Christmas scene using them. I tried my best @ getting it 3D….

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On all the paper,except for some of the die cuts I applied rock candy crackle,then sprinkled on some rock candy glitter while the crackle was still wet….

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I cut out pieces of the Maja paper,for some of the houses,& the roofs of the houses,on some of the houses I used mini brick. I applied rock candy crackle & sprinkled on some rock candy glitter & once that dried I applied some texture effects onto the roof & sprinkled on some glitter while that was still wet…..

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I used texture effects on the stars & sprinkled on some micro beads & glitter while the effects was wet….

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I used picket fence crackle,texture effects,micro beads,seed beads & glitter on the trees. I left the fence raw except for putting some effects on the top….

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I used picket fence crackle on the lamp posts,rubbed in some brown chalk to bring out the cracks,then added some texture effects to the top. Tip: Martha Stewart Texture effects is really thick & hard to apply,so I mix gesso into mine……

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I cut out a couple pieces of paper for the drawers,then inked the edges with a brown ink pad. I then glued the full piece on,the the ripped piece with a piece of lace onto the drawer. I then applied a coat of rock candy crackle & sprinkled on some rock candy glitter….The little knobs are Tim Holtz paper clips(gem clips). I cut off most of the knob,leaving enough to glue into the hole I made on the front of the drawer.

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A 3D photo…

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Another 3D,& on the lower photo I had to use the Canada Stamp!!!

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Now for the bird houses, I loooove the bird houses. So much fun to play with & another little winter scene!!!!

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This is where I used the die cuts from the Vintage Winter Collection….

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I did the same to the bird houses as I had to the drawers….

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I cut out pieces of the Maja paper for the birds,inked the edges,glued them on to the chipboard,applied some crackle & used a pearl for the eye. On the grass clusters I used picket fence crackle on the stems,then rubbed in some brown chalk. On the heads of the grass I applied RC crackle,then sprinkled on some micro beads & gltter. I left the wagon wheel raw,except for the brad in the center,inking the edges & texture effects & glitter on the top….

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I punched out scalloped layers for the roof,then applied texture effects to the edges….

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I love how the bird houses turned out,with that woodsy,outdoorsy,Winter feel!!!

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I have a giveaway on my blog this month “The Vintage Frost Basics or a Collection of your choice”

I want to wish every one a Very Merry Christmas & All the Best for 2014Rachelle-sign (2)

Winter/Christmas Photo Carousel

Hello,today is the twelve day of Christmas,& I am here to share with you,a Christmas project,using the beautiful photo carousel from Dusty Attic,& using lots of the Vintage Frost Basics Collection.4f550e4e-e87f-4e51-94c8-05a482827d05_zps2c544146

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From the Vintage Frost Basics Collection I used: 1st of Dec,1st of Dec-BS,3rd of Dec,5th of Dec,5th of Dec-BS,6th of Dec,7th of Dec,8th of Dec,10th of Dec,13th of Dec,14th of Dec,20th of Dec,21st of Dec,22nd of Dec,Days of December-BS, & Christmas Die cut sheet

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From the Vintage Autumn Basics Collection I used:No:III,heritage-BS,No:XIII,No: XIII-BS,No:X-BS

Dusty Attic used:photo carousel,All I want for Christmas,Christmas Tree #2,mini Christmas Tree,cobble stone panel,fancy letterbox,ornate gates med,pots & columns,vase,ATC frame #1,ATC frame #3,mini hearts,mini rocking chair,mini dress form,fancy trim #2,mini ornate gate,wrought iron fence boarder,mini wicker fence,woodland small,wagon wheels,doily#3,door handle plate,chicken wire panel,Decorative frame #1,& Wings #1

Other Products used: Prima mini roses,sunrise,sunset,silver,prima burlap trim,Tim Holtz Metal hinges,picket fence crackle,rock candy crackle,rock candy glitter,Prima resins,Ingvild Bolme,la Coeur,Faires,Martha Stewart Texture Effects,Prima stncil,gate,Tim Holtz Gem Clips,burlap string,seed beads….

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I did the same design on each of the photo spots,matching 2 photos together. I did some hand stitching & some distressed layers. I did stencil work under the ATC frame,using the prima gate stencil upside down. I left some of the chipboard raw & the rest I either used picket fence crackle,or texture effects…..

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These turn,there is a scrapped photo behind this one,the photo carousel also turns….

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The lattice part is solid, so it does not turn….

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Now for the challenging part,it does not have to be challenging,but I made it so,by making this winter,Christmas theme on top. The hardest part is to make sure all sides look good,as there is no backside. So it really got filled in,. covering up spots

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This is where I used the Vintage Autumn Basics Collection,on the presents & chairs. I put three trees together,so as you turn the carousel, you would have a good view of all sides….

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The top of the carousel ends where you see the flourish,in between the mailbox & wintertime….

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I made a stage to hold the trees,dress forms,rocking chairs & presents. For the stage I used a old round box,put a doily on top,then wrapped it with burlap trim,made burlap bows,added beads to the bows, then a tiny silver rose on the centers of the bows ….

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I am having a GIVEAWAY with the BEAUTIFUL VINTAGE FROST BASICS COLLECTION on my blog! You can find my blog in the Creative Team section!

Thank you so much for taking the time to look & I would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas & all the Best in the New Year………RachelleRachelle-sign (2)

Lief’s 1st Christmas & Altered Cigar Box

Hello,I am here to share with you today, a LO I did, combining 5 of Maja’s Collections.

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Out of the Life by the Sea Collection I used Bottle Message,Sailing,the East Coast & islands and skerries-BSLife-by-the-Sea-P

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From the Gammaldags Jul Collection I used: Julbak,Julbak-BS, Goder afton-BS,Karamellstrut-BS,….I also used the die cut sheet from the Vintage Winter Collection & Virkad strampa-BS from the Frojdefull Jul Collection & the Days of December from the Vintage Frost Basics Collection. The chipboard used is from Dusty Attic. Here are some closeups of detail….

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On the heart boarder,banners & stars I used MS texture effects,& sprinkled on some rock candy glitter, while the effects was still wet.Once that dried, I glued on some white micro beads….

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On the Alpha & Bird of Paradise I used red pepper ink. On the Bird of Paradise I also added a coat of rock candy stickles & sprinkled on some rock candy glitter, while the stickles was still wet…..

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I cut out pieces of Maja paper to cover the hearts,glued that to the chipboard, then applied some rock candy stickles…..

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I did some stencil work using texture effects & prima 6×6 static stencil….

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My next project is a altered cigar box using the Vintage Summer Basics Collection….

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I used: 1932,1932-BS,1905 &1891 Here are a couple closeups of detail…..

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I covered the box with the Maja papers,then applied a coat of rock candy crackle. I used pitch black ink on the black pieces,then applied some black gold tattered angels. Once that dried I rubbed on some Viva gold. On the lighter pieces I used Viva modeling paste,champagne. My flower centers were old cloth brads that I painted metallic gold,then glued on jump rings,seed beads,ect…

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Thank you so much for taking the time to look….RachelleRachelle-sign (2)

Friends

Hello,I am here to share with you a double LO,I did combining the Sofiero Collection & the Vintage Spring Basics Collection. The photo’s were taken by a friend,of her daughter & friend in my garden….

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From the Sofiero Collection I used: The Elegant Wine House,A Romantic picnic in the park-bs, strolling down the rose path,strolling down the rose path-bs,enjoying the fragrance, enjoying the fragrance-bs,Princess Margareta’s Garden,& some of the bs’s of the labels…Vintage-Spring-Basics-P

From the Vintage Spring Basics Collection I used;2nd of May-bs

The Chipboard used is from Dusty Attic. Here are some closeups of detail…..

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The photos were taken in the tree fort area,that is on the river bank…..

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The flower centers were old cloth,bright cloth covered brads. I first painted them with gesso,then I applied MS texture effects. While the texture effects was still wet,I sprinkled on some seed beads & placed some pearls. I let that dry,then applied a coat of rock candy crackle…..

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I did some stencil work,using crafters workshop (Art is) using molding mast. I stamped the flowers using gesso,then applied gesso to the edges using a small brush….

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Shows some of my distressed,hand stitched layers. I also did some punch work…..

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I covered the chipboard hearts,with some of the scraps of paper,then punched in eyelets…

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I used some corrugated paper,cheese cloth,burlap & doily’s in my layers….

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I love how the Maja papers distress!!!!!

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I used picket fence crackle on the chipboard,then rubbed in brown chalk & inked the edges…

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Bird houses & hearts in the flower clusters…

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Cut out some butterflies, from the Vintage Spring Collection….

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Thank you so much for taking the time to look….RachelleRachelle-sign (2)