I'm so very excited and appreciate the opportunity to share my passion with you. I love creating and going to scrapbook stores to look at the latest and greatest papers. Whenever I shop with friends ( usually my sisters); when I see a Graphic 45 paper that I'm really "jazzed" about, their comment is usually "Okay that's cool, but what are you going to do with it ? " I think I've collected more than I've crafted with it but I have plans for all that I've bought . I have not found a collection I did not like or a collection that did not stir my imagination So let me share with you...
Mini Crown Album
My first project is a Mini Crown Album created from the Hallowe'en In Wonderland Collection
to compliment the colors in the scene. Those cards from Jabberwocky just added such an awesome
touch. Oh and the frames on the pages were made using the ornate die ( I believe it was an accucut die). Did I mention I like bling... the Queen must have bling ! Another technique I like is using my glossy accents to highlight, I used it on the candles and on the clock.
Hallowe'en In Wonderland, Through The Looking Glass, Alice's Tea Party, Uncommon Nonsense,
Jabberwocky and The Mad Hatter papers
Tim Holtz Distressing Inks (dusty concord, broken china, vintage photo).
Tim Holtz Distress Stickles (diamond, purple, waterfall, fired brick, shabby shutters, black soot).
Tattered Floral Die, 3-D Floral Die
Medium tag punch (Marvy).
Misc., Bling, red eyelash yarn, red card stock, ribbons, chipboard crown album, clock magnet ( Michael's and Queendom stash).
Along with my love for Graphic 45 papers I have a love for all things Tim (Tim Holtz ). In my next project I've combined my loves and created this blog log. With so much creative goodness out there I need to keep up with those resources. I used the Communique Paper Collection.
On the back I created a similar collage effect adding texture by tearing some of the edges and curling others. A simple but very classy vintagy blog log.
Communique Paper Collection
Black Core dinations paper
Red Card stock Bazzill
Tan Card stock Recollections
Ribbon (Maya Roads)
Tim Holtz Idea logy ( hinge clip, filmstrip ribbon)
Tim Holtz ( vintage photo distress ink , glossy accents )
Tim Holtz Vintage Market Die
Misc. Black brads, black staples and red bling (Queendom stash).
The above is a photo of one I created similar to hers ( my first one). Then I remembered the Fashionista paper I had bought, I needed something "unique" . Those Graphic 45 papers just excite me to no end sometime, I can"t create fast enough...
I used vintage photo distress ink to cover the clothes pin and on all the edges of the cut pieces. I used a Fashionista stamp to stamp the sides also.
Finishing touches, I added mini pearls to the fashionista's ( on back) dress, on the necklace and on the headband on the one on the underside. Those mini white pearls were just the right touch.
Fashionista Paper Collection: Haute Couture, Potpourri, Fashionista, Debutante, Tre Chic
9" Wood Clothes Pin
Red flower w/pearl Offray
Royal ribbon Offray
Royal blue sequins / tulle ( Joann's Fabric)
Pearl stickers (Michael's)
Vintage photo distressing ink (Tim Holtz)
Speaking of Fashionista, my next project was inspired by my love for fashion ( I used to sew and model for a friends boutique). I've combined my love for Tim Holtz and Graphic 45 yet again.
Times Nouveau Shadowbox
Graphic 45 Times Nouveau Paper Collection , Times Nouveau Tags
Tim Holtz Configurations 5.75 X 10.75
Tim Holtz Idealogy curio knob, nostalgic tissue tape, accoutrements fanciful, antique nickle corners
Metal plaque , Crochet flowers (Melodies and Lace), metal clock - Michael's
Wood Spool, red buttons, fashion pin- Making Memories Findings
Rhinestone button Bazzill Buttons
Stick pin JBS
Misc. black lace, vintage lace (Queendom stash)
" Artful " Canvas
I call this my Tim Holtz's Ideology meets Graphic 45 piece. When I saw the Steampunk Debutante paper I knew I needed to make something with it... something unusual ( for me). This is my experimental fun piece. I took a two 5X7 pieces of canvas covered them with bees wax , as the first layer was drying I added torn pieces of steampunk debutante and fantasy floral , I distressed the edges with vintage photo distressing ink, and them I painted layers of bees wax over them, and set them aside to dry. While they were drying I took pieces from Nouveau Artistry, a torn piece from Fantasy Floral and one of the Steampunk tags and distressed their edges with vintage photo distressing ink.
I added antique brass brads to the large photo and attached it to the canvas, along with the tag and flowers, using glossy accents. I added foliage to the flowers.
Next I added sprocket gears and game spinner to the head of the waxed debutante. Added a copper color fiber ribbon to the tag, tied a piece on the left side of the canvas, attaching a copper key and the philosophy tag (artful). I added some paper flowers cut from the scraps using the 3-D floral die. For my final touch I added the Graphic 45 signage which I attached using a memo pin from idealogy.
Graphic 45 Steampunk Debutant Collection (Steampunk Debutante, Nouveau Artistry, Fantasy Floral, Tags ).
Metal key (Michael's )
Copper lace ribbon
Tim Holtz Idealogy ( philosophy tag , sprocket gears, game spinner, memo pin, foliage, antique fasteners
3-D Floral Die
Bees Wax - Claudine Hellmuth
Steampunk Gift Tags / Gift Set
One of the things I love to do when I complete a larger project or a page is to use my scraps to create cards or tags that I use for gifts (I also make cards for OWH ). This next project I created using my scraps.
I made a small tag using a small scrap and a fragment which I attached to the tag with a jump ring, finishing it off with ribbon.
Next I created the bag and card with the scraps and using the same techniques I used on the tag, embellishing with the diamond stickles and spritzing with the perfect pearls heirloom gold.
Steampunk Debutante Papers
Tim Holtz Ideology ( fragments, hinge clip, jump rings, sprocket gears, game spinner, filmstrip ribbon)
Tim Holtz Distressing Inks ( vintage photo, wild honey, broken china, sage, iced spruce)
Perfect Pearls Glimmer Mist Heirloom
Tim Holtz Diamond Stickles
Stampers Anonymous SteamPunk Stamp
Archival Inks Black / Sepia
My bonus project to celebrate my uniqueness...
I created this necklace using a tag from La Romantique Collection
I added glitter to the small flowers around the ladies head and in the basket.
I placed her between the memory glass adding white feather pieces at the back so that they peaked out at the top and at the bottom (view from the back).
Next I placed the glass in the vintage copper frame, added the antique copper ball chain and unique muse token embellished with a small pink pearl,
At the bottom of the frame I added two small pink pearls and a small pink paper flower, whose petals I highlighted with diamond stickles. What I call simple elegance!
La Romantique Tag
1"X3" Memory Glass
1"x3" Antique Copper Memory Frame
Tim Holtz :
Antique Copper Ball Chain
Unique Muse Token
Antique Copper Mini Key Charm (Queendom stash)
Misc. from stash ,, glitter, pink paper flower
Thank you for visiting Queendom Relics, I hope you enjoyed your visit . See you again soon.
Enjoy your day !