Sunday, December 20, 2020

49 and Market Vintage Artistry Everyday..."100% Natural"

 Hello my friends! I simply can not believe this is my last 49 and Market project for 2020. This has been a creative year for me. I'm not done though. 2021 is going to be even better!!! Wait until you see what 49 and Market has in store for 2021...I am sooo excited!!! For this layout, I went rummaging through the edge of the forest behind my house. The Vintage Artistry Everyday Collection inspired me to go natural. First, I did some machine stitching around the perimeters of the 3 main layers in the layout. I adhered the background paper to some corrugated cardboard for stability, and then stripped a piece of corrugated cardboard from the packaging my Design Team box came in. Upcycling at its best! I tore some big pieces by hand, distressed it with gesso and colored mica spray, then layered it in between the larger and smaller layer. I wanted a bit of a rustic feel. I added some stenciling with texture paste using a Mini butterfly stencil designed by Janene Meyerowitz herself. Then the embellishing began. 

The flowers I used for this layout are gorgeous! They have the sweetest little pods on twirling wires in the Garden Petals collection.  With 12 pieces in the pack, its a beautiful set. I used the Salmon color. I perched the sweet little bird on the corner of my sentiment. He looks as though he ready to launch, and jump onto the twig nestled in the flowers. 

The laser cuts in the collection are just darling! Saves a lot of time as the fussy cutting is done for you already!. I perched this little bird on the corner of my inner layer. I collected twigs that still had moss attached. The colors blended so well with the greens in the laser cut leaves. I scattered some glitter epoxy coated bubbles from the Wedgewood Layered Embellishments. I wish you could see the sparking glitter in them!

Mixing the laser cut flowers and leaves with the flowers, makes for a wonderful floral cluster. You really don't have to add to much more other than an occasional beautiful butterfly to top it all off!

To frame the photo, I used the wreath from the Seaside Blooms floral collection. I added some of the fern leaves from the same collection, then topped them with the Salmon flowers. Once the entire layout was complete, I did some gold flecking on it. It just made the rustic page look more rich and refined. Or did it??. Either way, I love the sparkle and the shine. For the photo, I printed 2 copies. Using one of them, I cut out my grandaughter because I was going to add a different set of wings on her, but after cutting her out with the wings still attached, I decided to pop her off of the page for a 3d effect. I just layered the cutout over the same spot on the photo. I love the effect. Tucking in the laser cut flowers into the beautiful Garden Petal flowers created a lovely cluster. And the colors matched beautifully!. 

Thank you for joining me today. I hope you are inspired to collect some natural elements to add to your projects. And upcycle some cardboard!! You will be surprised how much beautiful texture it adds!

49 and Market Products Used:

Vintage Artistry Everyday 12x12 Collection pack

Wedgewood Layered Embellishments

Garden Petals Salmon

Seaside Blooms Cotton

Enchanted Petals Salmon

Pixie Petals Salmon

Saturday, December 12, 2020

Crealies November Guest Designer /November New Release dies

 I hope that you are inspired to mix and match your Crealies dies to create beautiful projects. Today I bring to you a Tag mini album that includes some of the new November releases. I had fun creating this mini, that may one day, hold photos and journaling of lovely memories. I used some 1.5 inch silk ribbon for the closure, by stringing them through the 1st and last eyelets on the tags. For this mini album, I used 49 and Markets gorgeous Vintage Remnants paper collections

The new November releases include the gorgeous flower and leaf dies used in this mini. CLDD59 Duo Dies Leaves  13, CLDD58 Duo Dies Leaves 12, CLDD58A Duo Dies Leaves 12 mirror image, CLSet61 Solid Flowers 26. They are used throughout the entire mini. I just created a batch made from using a couple of pieces of the watercolor/mixed media paper, and mixed the Pigment Colorzz using the spray bottles, and batch sprayed the flowers and leaves. The middles of the flowers are art stones adhered with glue. Once the glue dried I dabbed them with the CLPC 26 Pigment Colorzz Light Brown. For the flowers I used CLPC 13 Pigment Colorzz Blue. For the leaves I used CLPC22 Pigment colors Olive Green. Using my Cropadile, I added metal eyelets to the tops of the Tags. 

 I used CLBigLT13 for the tag pages and cut a total of 5 in different sizes to stagger the pages. In between each tag I used CLNestXXL24 and cut them down to size so that every page is staggered and can flip open easily. Once you cut them down to the size you need, place the die back on the pieces and run just the bottom through the die machine only part way so that you have the stitch lines all around. You can create ANY size you want using this technique.

On the inside cover. I used 2 CLJP 653 Pocket Small. I created the inserts, then used CLOTE49 On The Edge with double stitch and double dots to top the tags so they pull out easily. I used 2 different word sets to create the words on these 2 pages. Lovely Moments and Wonderful Memories. 

The word dies are simply precious!! The beauty of the word dies is, if you have all of the sets, you can mix and match the words to create many different phrases. I did this for versatility throughout the mini. 

I used the CLTD111 Wonderful Memories word die on this page. 

I used the CLTD109 Lovely Moments on this page. 

I created the AWESOME CLJP654 Harmonica Pocket  and adhered it to this page. I used the inner die from the set to create the tags that I stuck in the pockets.

        I used the   CLOTE50 On The Edge  to create the tag tops. 

Here is a close up of the side of the CLJP654 Harmonica Pocket. You can stick many tags in each pocket. 

This page has the CLTD114 Always Remember words. 

This is another CLJP654 Harmonica Pocket with the CLTD 110 Together Forever words. The tags were created the same way the others were. 

This is just another side view of the CLJP654 Harmonica Pocket

I used both CLTD114 Always Remember and CLTD112 I Love You & Me xoxo to create Remember Love words. 

I mixed a few of the words dies to create the back cover page. 

This is top view of the mini. There are a total of 8 page all together. 

I used my Zutter Binder to bind all of my pages together. I hung a handmade boho bead to it. But you could easily tie ribbon around the spine for a frilly edge. 


Quick Bonus Project: 

Pigment Colorzz Color Chart

I created a cute little color chart for my 15 Pigment Colorzz, plus the Pearl Powder Gold and the  Pearl Powder White Silver.  I die cut tags and eyelets from the watercolor/mixed media paper. I adhered the eyelets to the tags. On one side of the tag, I wrote the color of the Pigment Colorzz I used on that tag. Using a non stick craft mat,  I mixed a tiny bit of the pigment powders with water and painted them onto each tag. After the tags were dried, I used a stainless steel ball chain to string them together. So now when I want to use one of my Pigment Colorzz, I can see exactly what the color looks like on paper. A cute little flip-through for easy reference. 

Thank you for joining me today. I hope that you are inspired to grab some of your favorite Crealies products and create your own projects. xoxo. 

Crealies Products Used:

Crealies Dies

CLTD109 Lovely Moments

CLTD111 Wonderful Memories

CLTD114 Always Remember

CLTD112 I Love You & Me xoxo

CLTD 110 Together Forever

CLOTE50 2x 10.5cm + double stitchline

CLOTE49 On The Edge with double stitch and double dots

CLOTE50 On The Edge

CLJP 653 Pocket Small

CLJP654 Harmonica Pocket

CLBigLT13 with stitchline Big Labelzz & Tagzz

CLNestXXL24 Rectangles with stitchline

Crealies Mixed Media

CLPC 26 Pigment Colorzz Light Brown

CLPC 13 Pigment Colorzz Blue

CLPC22 Pigment colors Olive Green

CLBS104 Watercolor / Mixed  Media paper 15x A4

CLPC99 Spray Bottles

Crealies November Release Products Used: (new)

CLDD59 Duo Dies Leaves  13

CLDD58 Duo Dies Leaves 12

CLDD58A Duo Dies Leaves 12 mirror image

CLSet61 Solid Flowers 26

Other Products Used:

49 and Market Vintage Remnants Paper Collection

Zutter Bind It All

Saturday, December 5, 2020

"All Good Things" 12x12 layout. 49 and Market Vintage Artistry Wedgewood Collection

 Hello my beautiful friends. December is upon us, and so is one of the newest collections from 49 and Market. Vintage Artistry Wedgewood! The colors are so beautiful!! Every single design on the papers is gorgeous!! I used 1 peice of paper from the collection for this layout, showcasing both sides. I simply cut a square out of the middle of the paper and flipped it to the opposite side. I mounted it on some corrugated cardboard using Mod Podge, and distressed the edges. I used some crackle paint and Lindys Magical Shakers in Antique Gold and Bratwurst Brown, mixed in water, to paint over the crackle paste. I used some distress ink to ink the edges of the papers. Oh!! And don't forget the Wedgewood Layered Embellishments!!! They add a whole new dimension to your projects. I used some leaves at the bottom of the layout hugging the sentiment. All Good Things. Like the gorgeous gold leaf my granddaughter is holding in the photo. My cousin mailed me some Autumn leaves form New York, because we don't have that season in Florida. 

Here is a closeup of the floral cluster. I used some of the laser cut leaves from the Seaside Mini Collection and tucked them under the flowers and layers. I love how you can use pieces from different collections, and they all seem to match perfectly! Even with the newest Collections, I pull out the older ones to see what I can use! I always find something! 

I love the laser cuts in the collection. This wooden look frame was perfect for this photo of my granddaughter. I inked the edges with Vintage Photo distress ink, and a bit of the Lindys Shakers mixed with water. I placed it on some corrugated cardboard for height and dimension, then adhered it to the background, and popped the photo in it. 

I created the flower clusters using flowers from 3 different packs. Parchment, Cobalt blue, and Sky, were the  perfect colors for these papers. I planted some butterflies here and there, using some clear glitter to make them sparkle. I also add the glitter to the little laser cut sequins and beads, and scattered them throughout the page. They look like real sequins! But prettier! 

Thank you for joining me today. I hope that you will give Wedgewood a try. It really is a perfect blend of gorgeous rich colors. I have one more project for 2020! In the meantime check back to the 49 and Market blog often, to see what the Design Team has created for your inspiration! I know I am always awed by their work!! xoxo

49 and Market Products Used:

Vintage Artistry Wedgewood 12x12 Collection Pack 

Vintage Artistry Wedgewood-Breeze paper

Wedgewood Layered Embellishments

Seaside 12x12 Mini Collection

Country Blooms Cobalt

Country Blooms Sky

Garden Petals Parchment

Pixie Petals Parchment

Roughly Sewn Rub-Ons in white

Lacey Trims Cream