Sunday, April 20, 2014

Globecraft A2 Album

Here is a peek at a new Globecraft set that will be in the store soon.  It is actually a picture frame but I wanted to make it into an album.

The set comes with 3 of each of the pieces you see above, including the globes (a total of 3 frames).  The outer dimension is 4.25 x 5.5 inches.  A tip when assembling these; make sure your hands are clean when handling the globe or you will get fingerprints.  If you do, just clean gently with some window cleaner and it will be back to new.

For my album, I used two Piccolo embossing powders; Girl's Night Out and Starry Sky.  I added a French Oval Frame, also embossed with Starry Sky for an elegant look.  Inside the dome, I have Large Floral Daisy Accent, which I colored with Rose Pearl and Avocado 3D Gel Enamel.  The butterfly is from the Butterfly Earrings set which is on clearance.  I colored it with Gold 3D Stamp Paint, adding some black accents with a Copic markers. 

I love the rich look of the embossing powder and look forward to filling my album with happy memories.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Cheery Lynn Designs April New Release

Today is new release day at Cheery Lynn Designs. For my card, I started with an A2 card base, 4.25 x 5.5 inches.  I added a French Lattice Small Frame.  Next I created a Spring scene using these new dies:
Bird Bath (set of 2)
Tea Rose Medium
Tea Rose Small
Dandelions (set of 2)
Sweet Christine
Horizon Fishtail Banners
Add a Flourish (set of 2)

Be sure to visit the Cheery Lynn Designs website to see all of the new release.  To see more more projects with the new dies, visit the team blog.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Piccolo Vintage Birdcage Charms

For my Piccolo project today, I decided to play with my Vintage Birdcage Charm set.  This is a fun set as you get two birdcages with backings.  You can use them as charms, earrings, card embellishments or even keychains.

I decided to make mine into jeweled keychain embellishments. 

For the larger birdcage, I heat embossed the background with Turquoise Lagoon powder, check out all the sparkle in that powder.  The cage is heat embossed with Vintage Silver.  I added an Ouvert Key also embossed with Vintage Silver.  Love the chunky look of this powder, you can change the look based on the amount of heat you apply.

For the smaller birdcage, I heat embossed the background with Royal Sterling powder, again check out all the flecks of glitter in the powder.  The cage is heat embossed with Siam Silver.  This is a smoother, less vintage looking embossing powder.  I added a key from the Mini Key set also embossed with Siam Silver. 

Be sure to visit our Globecraft Piccolo blog each day for more inspiration from the design team. 

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Happy Anniversary with Cheery Lynn Designs


Sandy here with you today for Cheery Lynn Designs with an anniversary card I created.  Using my Scalloped Square Stackers and match Silver Square Stackers I created my card base.  Then I die cut the beautiful Lilith Doily w/Angel Wing and the matching Lilith Doily Edger.  The doily is so pretty, I hesitated to cover the center with my sentiment from Netty's Cards.  There is a Fancy Corner Cuts #1 which also matches these dies but I had my background adhered to my card base and it was too late to use them.  So I added a few Lace Deco Corner pieces.

The last step was a Black Eyed Susan (don't you love that center) and some leaves created with Judy's Blooms.  Finished size is 5 5/8" square. 

Cheery Lynn Designs dies used:

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Sunday, April 6, 2014

Steampunk Mixed Media Canvas

For my Globecraft Piccolo project today, I have my second try at a mixed media canvas.  I began with the wonderful Mini Steampunk Airship Kit.  Using Vintage Black, Vintage Copper and Vintage Gold Piccolo Enamel, I heat embossed the various pieces of the ship.  I only wanted to use 1/2 of the airship for my project as I wanted one side to be flat for adhering to my canvas.  I added a couple of extra gears for more dimension inside the globe.  And I added a Steampunk Airship Accent to the nose of my ship.  I set that aside. 

Next I went to work on my 9 x 12 inch canvas.  I used a huge amount of Piccolo's on this canvas.  It was great fun to mix them up and layer them.  I am not sure I can list them all but will try at the end of this post.  I started with the two bubble backgrounds.  I added three mesh borders from Cheery Lynn Designs and then just filled in all the other spots.  The bottle cap, flowers and clothespin are the only other items that are not Piccolos.

I used my Copic airbrush to add color.  I did not have any shimmer paints in the colors I wanted.  I did add some shimmer mist over the background when I was done coloring to add a bit of sparkle.  The last step was to add my Airship and I found out that I had not chosen wisely with my embossing powders.  But I took my Copic marker that I used to airbrush the copper color and colored over the embossing powder on the frame of the ship so it now matches.

Piccolo's used:

Cheery Lynn Designs

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Vintage Tag

For my Globecraft Piccolo project today, I have created a vintage tag.  I began with a manila tag to which I added some blue paint.  Then using Versafine Vintage Sepia ink, I stamped Sweet Stamps Italian Writing so it covered the tag.  I stamped Parisienne Collage ATC again with Vintage Sepia onto Cryogen white card stock. 

I heat embossed both the frame and two of the corners from the new Piccolo Vintage Corner Flourishes with  Victorian Bronze enamel.  The frame is the perfect size for an ATC.  Be sure to click on the picture for a closer look at this luscious embossing enamel.

The last step was a few flowers and I was done.  Be sure to visit the Globecraft Piccolo blog each day for more inspiration from the design team. 

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Mixed Media with Cheery Lynn Designs dies

For my Cheery Lynn Designs project today, I stepped way out of my comfort zone and tried a mixed media piece.  Now anyone that knows me well, knows how anal I am and how hard it is for me to do artsy stuff.  I began with an 8x10 canvas sealing it with a coat of Gesso.  Using lightweight chipboard I cut out a huge amount of dies and then mixed and matched until I found something I liked.

I began with the word "create" die cut with my Lace Scrip Lower Case dies.  Below that I added a Burlap border and further down a Gears Mesh Border.  Along the left edge I added a Tiny Bubbles Mesh Border.  I added another coat of Gesso.

Next I added some chain pieces cut from a Chain Mesh Border, a Clock and a Shuttered Window.  And, yes another coat of Gesso.

I continued to add dies, Quills above the window, a Gear above that.  I cut a Dreamcatcher in half and put it along the top and on the right side.  I used a Sentiment frame behind the bottle cap and another on the upper right behind the metal snap.  Below "create" I added Anastasia border (this I cut from card stock as it is such an intricate die)  The last piece was half of the center of a Rum Punch Doily.  I added some beads to the bottle cap and then coated everything with Gesso.

Using Dylusions spray inks, I added color.  I also added some Glimmer Mist so it has a lovely shine.  This was hard for me as the anal side really wants to control where the color goes, lol.  But I tried to be brave and let the color do it's thing.  The last step was my flowers and leaves.

I decided to try cutting the flowers out of metal.  I have some soft aluminum, .005 thick 36 gauge.  They cut beautifully.  And I am loving these flowers.  They were so easy to mold and stack.  I decided not to color them, I liked the look of the silver.  I just added a bit of color to the tips of the petals with my Copic markers. You can see the flower dies I used below.  I am happy with the way my canvas turned out and I had fun making it.  It took me about 7 hours to complete this project.

Cheery Lynn Designs dies used:

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Sunday, March 23, 2014

Happy Easter with Globecraft/Piccolo

I have a fun Happy Easter card for you today made with Piccolo chipboard, embossing powders and 3D gels.  I began with a white 4.25 x 5.5 inch card base.  I added a DP background from my stash.  I die cut the largest of my Cheery Lynn Designs Nesting Eggs, heat embossing it with Piccolo Aged Pink Enamel Powder.  I wanted a rough texture so while the embossing powder was still hot, I added additional powder.  I think is has a nice egg shell look.

Using the new Piccolo Spring Accents chipboard set, I embossed the leaves of the flowers with Shamrock Dreams Embossing Powder and added Rose Pearl 3D Enamel Gel to the petals.  I used Lemon Butter 3D Enamel Gel on the sun. 

I used Victorian Bronze Enamel Powder to heat emboss the cute Chocolate Bunnies Piccolos.  The last step was my words, Cheery Lynn Designs Happy (set of 2) Easter (set of 2), also heat embossed with Shamrock Dreams.  Be sure to visit the Globecraft Piccolo blog each day for more inspiration from the design team.

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Piccolo's Vintage Copper Love

I have created a card today with Piccolo's French Oval Frame, Vintage Corner Flourishes and Flourish Accents.   I heat embossed all of the chipboard pieces with Vintage Copper Enamel Powder.  After applying the Enamel Powder Adhesive Fluid to the pieces, I used a spoon to add the Vintage Copper.  I wanted to have more of the green base rather than the copper color.  Be sure to click on the pic and view the larger image to see the real beauty of this embossing powder.

I stamped Sweet Stamps Love Birds Collage with black ink, then airbrushed some Copic E71 around the image.  Using a pencil, I traced the inside of the French Oval Frame around my image, and then hand trimmed it out.  My flowers were created with Cheery Lynn Designs Large, Medium and Miniature Rose dies. The DP is from the Basic Grey Cappella 6x6 pad.  Finished size is 5.75 inches square.

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Cheery Lynn Designs Fancy Corner Cuts

  For my Cheery Lynn Designs card today, I began with a French Lattice Large cut from Cryogen Metallic card stock.  Using spray adhesive, I added a DP background and then mounted it on to my card base.  In the January release, Cheery Lynn Designs came out with new Fancy Corner Cuts; four sets of three corner dies.  You get two of each design per set for a total of six dies.  For my card I am using Fancy Corner Cuts #2; the center die in the graphic below. 

I wanted to see if I could make a fancy panel for use on my card rather than just fancy cutting my corners.  I started with a piece of card stock 3.5 inches square and then cut the four corners.  Here is the result...

I die cut flowers using my Shasta Daisy Strip die and my Daisy Strip die.  I crimped the ends of the shasta daisies down and dry embossed the petals of the daisies upwards. 

The last step was to add some gems to the lattice.  A bright and happy card to celebrate the coming of Spring.  

Cheery Lynn Designs dies used:

And don't forget to check out this week's Easter challenge.  You still have time to enter for a chance to win a $20 store credit to Cheery Lynn Designs.