Queendom Relics by Rea'

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Graphic45 Design Team 2012 Audition

Hello Graphic 45 ! Welcome to Queendom Relics !

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
This collection was so fun, I could not resist  it, it spoke to my royal whimsy imagination. I often times create mini albums for family members as gifts but this one was created for the Queendom ( my craft room), hence the crown shape.I used distressing ink to colorize each page, the covers were done with dusty concord distressing ink, purple for royalty and the remaining pages were done with broken china distressing ink. It was only fitting that the queen should go on the front, to further enhance the whimsiness I used red card stock to create a tag and the flowers. I used purple stickles to highlight the flowers, added red eyelash yarn and purple netting, red and gold bling to the crown points.
 The remaining pages were embellished using some of my favorite scenes, and a variety of techniques to enhance the scenes.
I distressed all of the pieces using vintage photo distressing ink, added bling and ribbons
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.
I used stickles on various parts, like on the clubs of the mad hatter card, on his bow tie, on the pumpkin, and the cats eyes and on the rabbits vest.

I accordion fold a strip of the characters and added it to the bottom of the page along with a crumpled paper flower. What fun !
Supplies used:
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).

Blog Log

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.
For my title I used Tim's Vintage Market letter strip, I cut the letters from black core dinations paper which I covered with glossy accents... love the look! I cut out various sections from Communique, used the distressing tool to distress the edges, then used vintage photo distress ink to give it more vintage effect. For variety I torn some of the edges and then placed them in a "collage" cropped on red card stock with black photo corners.  I used pop dots to pop up the photo of the girl to give dimension. I further embellished it by adding the filmstrip ribbon, black and white stripe ribbon and hinge clip. I punched a file tab from the black and white print, and attached it with black staples. I further embellished it with black brads and small red rhinestones (gotta have my signature bling ).

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.

Supplies :
Communique Paper Collection
Black Core dinations paper
Red Card stock Bazzill
Tan Card stock Recollections
Ribbon (Maya Roads)
Photo Corners
Composition Book
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).

Altered Clothespins (Note holders)

This next project was inspired by Jules, from The Jule Box. I mentioned my love for Tim Holtz, I was looking for a video for making Tim's rosettes and stumbled upon Jule's altered clothes pins. I HAD to make one of those!
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.
I used Fashionista Potpourri, Debutante and Haute Couture as background, and then did fussy cuts of each along with the Fashionista tags to add the faces on the front.

On the under side  and on the back I also did fussy cuts, which I distressed with vintage photo distressing ink. When I added them to the background I curled the edges of some of them to give them an aged look.

To further embellish I added royal blue tulle, and royal blue ribbon to the "fashionistas" at the top and at the bottom of the clothes pin, small white pearls and red ribbon flowers with white pearl centers. To make it "pop" I added a strip of royal blue sequins to the top fashionistas head band ( I had used a pop dot to pop her out a bit)... what a neat effect !

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)
Modge podge
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

I've taken the Times Nouveau papers and cut pieces to fit into my configurations boxes, once I picked the pieces, I brushed the box inside with multi medium and then adhered the pieces. I loved the tags from this collection, so I've used a combination of tags and cut pieces from the Lollapalooza, Times Nouveau, and Copacetic papers.
These papers were the perfect nostalgic touch I needed. I covered the top and sides of the box. Then I used the nostalgic tissue tape to "seal the boxes together and the edges.
I could not have picked a better tissue tape it just added a perfect touch. Next I added the embellishments inside, which I had careful selected; the wooden spool and black and white and red buttons, black fashion pin (lower right corner). At the top black lace and rhinestone flower button. In the middle the mini crochet flowers with the jeweled hat pin. On the left end, the metal clock with the faux string pearls and a red paper rose, up top vintage buttons with yellow silk flower accent and my special addition a button from my grandmother's jewelry box, carefully arranged with a vintage metal key and vintage looking lace. 

I finished my box by adding the antique nickle corners , the curio knob on top, and the feet (foundations ).  These were just so perfect to complete the vintage look.

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 fussy cut the leaves, and embellished the flowers with turquoise, and orange peel distress stickles. On the tag I highlighted the winds with black diamond distress stickles.
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 ).
5X7 Canvas
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
Glossy Accents
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   distressed my tags using wild honey, sage, iced spruce  and broken china distressing inks. for the tag on the left, I added the pic from Steampunk Debutante, I highlighted her hair with diamond stickles next I added a torn scrap of Fantasy Floral, whose edges I distressed with vintage photo distressing ink. then I added a #-D flower, and punched flowers ( various steampunk scraps), after attaching the flowers I highlighted them with diamond distress stickles also. Then I spritzed the entire tag with heirloom gold perfect pearls mist. Distressed edges with distressing tool and vintage photo distressing ink. For final touches I added fun fur yarn and sheer ribbon., attached a muse token and a swirly clip.
For the second tag (after distressing, using same colors as the above tag but softer hue) I stamped it with Tim Holtz  steampunk stamp using black archival ink, I stamped over that with another stamp from the same set using sepia ink, I layered that with the stuff to say stamp, attached a tag from Steampunk tags. Then I embellished it using the filmstrip ribbon, sprocket gears, game spinner and hinge clip.

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.
Perfect birthday gift !

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...

Unique Necklace

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
Diamond Stickles
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 !

1 comment:

  1. WOW! What beautiful projects. You did a great job! I love the Blog Log!