Thursday, April 17, 2014

Introducing April's Guest Designer,Sandi Clarkson!

This month I am so happy to announce our April GDT is the talented Sandi Clarkson! 


Hi, My name is Sandi Clarkson.  I am ecstatic to be Guest Designing this month here at Something Tattered. 

My amazing husband and I live in the North Central Texas area in the USA.  We have 3 grown daughters, 3 wonderful son-in-laws and lots of precious grandkids! I still work part-time as an Audiologist in the medical field but need the creative outlet scrapbooking provides!  Although I have been a crafter of some sort all my adult life, my sister-in-law introduced me to this wonderful hobby about 7 years ago and I fell in love! It is truly my passion and I enjoy every minute of it! I love the artistic journey and am a huge fan of mixed media.

In 2009 I was pleased to be a co-creator and designer at Stuck on U Sketches …. for 4 wonderful years. This year I am pleased to be designing for My Creative Scrapbook,Creative Embellishments, Sketchabilities and HeArt & Soul Artists presented by The Color Room. I've had the pleasure of being on a wide variety of Design Teams: an online scrapbook store, several challenge blogs, manufacturers as well as kit clubs. I've also had some wonderful Guest Designer opportunities.  My favorite thing though is Reveal Day! I hope I can provide you with a bit of inspiration this month! 


Good morning, everyone! I am so excited to be Guest Designing today for Something Tattered.  Many thanks to Beth for having me and for the fabulous GDT package. And of course, to my good friend Tracey for inviting me. 


I love doing mixed media canvas projects and creating personal works of art to hang in my craft room. As you can see here, I had great fun with this one! Because I've had a very full calendar the past 8 weeks or so, I was motivated by the saying you see below from Prima's Something Blue collection. 

First of all I prepared my canvas with a coat of white gesso. Next I created a rainbow of colors using a variety of mists and gelatos using water and a paper towel to get just the effect I wanted. Some added drops from the uptake nozzle were the finishing touch.  Because I wanted my stamping to be in specific places, I decided to do that next before moving on to adding my texture paste. 


Keep Calm and Plan On! The saying that inspired my project. Planning and keeping a detailed schedule helps keep my anxiety at bay.  


The upper left corner of the canvas seemed a fitting place for the C-est vous chandelier stamp. I've used Staz-on in black to stamp my image. Because I was dealing with a flexible surface and wanted a very crisp image (at least to start,) I used my stamp and a glass block. Then used a book under the canvas to ensure the best result. The remainder of my my stamping was "rolled" on without a block. Here you can see the C-est vous chandelier stamp, the  Powdered antique wall stamp and the French script poem stamp.  Stamps are such an effective way to build additional layers to any project. 

After I did my stamping, I tore strips of paper as well as corrugated cardboard and and adhered them mostly where my focal point was going to be but also in a few varied places. Then I added some molding paste using 2 different stencils.  I also added in some Creative Embellishments chipboard as additional layers. Before adding my florals and bling, I created some micro-bead drips using narrow strands of Glossy Accents. Additionally, I used a flat spray fixative and scattered micro-beads all over the canvas. 


Here is another view of the Powdered antique wall stamp and the French script poem stamp
Some yummy Prima and Petaloo and I called it done. At least after one more run around the edges with my gelatos!  Then it was done! 

Thanks again to Something Tattered for having me today! It was such a pleasure. 


Something Tattered supplies:
Powdered antique wall stamp
C-est vous chandelier stamp
French script poem stamp

Creative Embellishments chipboard:
Photo/page Corner
Flourish Set 5
Oval Frame

Other supplies:

Prima Something Blue paper collection
Prima Tatiana blooms, ocean
Prima Tatiana blooms, coral
Liquitex Gesso, white
Lindy's Stamp Gang, Kissin Kenicke Coral
Lindy's Stamp Gang, Steampunk Sepia
Heidi Swapp Color Shine, Charteuse
Heidi Swapp Color Shine, Teal
Faber-Castell gelatos:
peach
metaillic mint
pistachio
silver ice
Petaloo mixed textured blooms, Teal
Petaloo burlap blossoms, Ivory
Prima shabby chic resin butterfly
Prima Say it in Crystals pearl leaves
Prima Junkyard Findings, bulb
Recollections microbeads, Ocean
The Crafters Workshop tile textures stencil, 12x12 and 6x6
Golden molding paste
Stazon, black
Quick Quotes Powder Puff Chalk Ink, biscotti, baja blue, mango mai tai

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Monday, April 14, 2014

Love Wedding Layout - by Vicky Alberto

Vicky blogging today to share a wedding layout using beautiful papers and embellishments left over from the past 3 months of C'est Magnifique kits, and then I added Dusty Attic chipboard, plus decorated even further using the gorgeous Something Tattered stamps "Mars" set (French for March).

Here is a close-up. I stamped the doily and the hanging sign with the Something Tattered "Mars" French word stamp and I also used that stamp set to make/fussy cut butterflies.

I also made an epoxy charm by stamping a little bird and using my Epiphany crafts tool.

This is the MARS Something Tattered stamp set I used. I used both butterflies, the bird and the word "Mars" word. This set is so versatile and is the 4th time I have used it in my projects so far. One of my favourite sets for sure!

Thanks for joining me on the blog today!
Vicky Alberto

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Spring tags

Today I want to share with you 2 tags I created using the Something Tatteres stamps and distress ink.
 I love all the messy mixed media stuff, textures and techniques - and I sometimes forget the pure joy of just inking and stamping.
Here I used
background: April Avril Stamps Set  
 
Here I added:
 background  

      Thanks for stopping by and have a beautiful spring day!

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Stamped Muslin Gift Wrap Idea by GD Cathi O'Neill

We have been so lucky to have Cathi O'Neill as our March Guest Designer.


Here is one last project and what she has to say about it:


Another ribbon project I did was for gift wrapping. I had a pretty kraft paper wrapped gift and used one of the Brooch Bling Stamp Set motifs and repeated it on the muslin ribbon to make a pretty package.

Here is the Brooch Bling Stamp Set:

Thank you so much for all your beautiful creations and for joining us at Something Tattered this month!




Friday, March 28, 2014

Something Tattered and Berry71Bleu Crossover!

Something Tattered is sponsoring this month's challenge at Berry71 Bleu.
Click on the link above or scroll down to see the March Challenge Guidelines,then join the fun for a chance to win some great prizes!

Some members of our Design Team are Guest Designing and would love to show you their creations:

Teresa Abajo:
I have put together a card using Something Tattered stamps (Boudoir Antique Brocade Wallpaper Stamp and the U Initial Monogram Set), Distress Inks and a cute little clip art image. I fashioned a four leaf clover from heart shaped die-cuts and added seam binding behind it for some extra vintage loveliness.

Emilia van den Heuvel: 
For my layout I chose a green / pink / brown color palette. I used the Something Tattered Parlor Vintage Wallpaper Background Stamp with green embossing powder to create the pattern in the heart embellishments. I used white doilies, which I colored with distress inks.


Irena Kowalczyk:. 







Tracey Gregory (also Berry71Bleu DT):


We'd love to see how you interpret this challenge! 
There are some amazing prize packages up for grabs! You have until April 1st to join in the fun at Berry71Bleu



1st Prize:
Molossi Gift Pack (Chipboard, Bling and Flowers)




2nd Prize:
Something Tattered March/Mars French Month Clear Stamp Set


Random Prize:
2 Berry71Bleu Handmade Tags
(Please note that the photos are just samples and are not the actual tags the prize winner will receive.)



Thanks for joining us today and we hope we inspired you to create your own Lucky themed creations!


Thursday, March 27, 2014

More Projects with March Guest Designer,Cathi O'Neill !


I am so excited to be a guest designer this month for Something Tattered Stamps!! I have had a great time making some fun projects using Tattered Vintage's gorgeous stamps on muslin! I love stamping on fabric, it has such a great vintage look!  If you have any Archival or Stazon Ink in your stash then you already have the perfect inks for these projects!!! For my projects here I used Sepia and Jet Black Archival Inks.


I had a lot of fun tea dying some muslin for my next two projects... I drink a lot of tea, so used several of my tea bags in a bowl of hot water to dye the fabric for these sachets and fun patchwork pillow.  The longer you leave it in the tea,the darker it becomes. The sachets  feature the Ou La La Chandelier Set, the Nest Amour Set and the Dress and Tiara Set. I stamped the script stamp in Sepia Archival ink and the featured stamps for each sachet in Jet Black Archival Ink. I sewed the edges of the sachet in black thread to match the stamping and fringed the edges.

My final project today is a ragged edge patchwork pillow also using my tea dyed fabric.  Again using Sepia Archival Ink I stamped the central Amour motif from the Nest Amour Set, then tow gorgeous stamps from the Frieze Stamp Set to finish off the pillow. 


I had a great time putting together these projects and was able to upcycle some of my fabric stash and a wreath. Thanks so much Beth and Tracey for having me this month, the stamps are gorgeous and great quality and I had a lot of fun creating!

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Our March Guest Designer,Cathi O'Neill !

How fitting for the month of March,that our Guest Designer hails from Ireland?
I am excited to introduce the talented Cathi O'Neill!


I am so excited to guest design for Something Tattered this month! My name is Cathi O'Neill, and I am an American who married an Irishman and I have been living in Ireland since 1997. I live in a beautiful village on the Shannon River with my DH of 18 years (wow, that makes me feel old!) and my two beautiful daughters, Aine (onya) 11 and Aisling (ashling) 9 who are the subject of many of my projects!!

I have always love crafting since I was a little girl. My grandmother taught me to knit and crochet and I remember sewing Barbie doll clothes with her on her front porch! I am a knitter and quilter as well, but have recently in the last two years found cardmaking and scrapbooking, and an obsession was born!! I truly love creating and make vintage cards to sell here in our local village cafe as well as stacks of mixed media and shabby/vintage style layouts of my girls to keep and share with family! I also love to do tags, ATC and altered projects, barely a day goes by when I haven't done something crafty!!

I am currently on the design teams for several stores and manufacturers: Couture Creations, Molossi Chipboard, Visible Image stamps, Creative Expressions, Frosted Designs Kit Club and LaLaLand Crafts. I also design for challenge blogs Scrap Africa, Berry71Bleu and Sugar Creek Hollow, and have guest designed for challenge blogs Keeping the Best and Scrap it with a Song, C'est Magnifique Kit Club, Scraps of Elegance Kit Club, May Arts and Crop Stop online store. I truly enjoy the challenge and inspiration that scrapbooking and cardmaking bring me.
Visit my blog here: http://celticknotted.blogspot.com/

I am so excited to be a guest designer this month for Something Tattered Stamps!! I have had a great time making some fun projects using Tattered Vintage's gorgeous stamps on muslin! I love stamping on fabric, it has such a great vintage look!  If you have any Archival or Stazon Ink in your stash then you already have the perfect inks for these projects!!! For my projects here I used Sepia and Jet Black Archival Inks.

I was a quilter in a former life so I have a bunch of muslin (lightweight cream colored woven cotton fabric) leftover and wanted to make my projects with this. I think it has a great country cottage chic look to the finished projects and it takes the ink perfectly. For this upcycled heart wreath I simply took a length of the cotton and fringed the edges, then using my Sepia Archival Ink, stamped the gorgeous nest stamp from the Nest Amour Stamp Set along with the flourish from the Brooch Bling Stamp Set. I wrapped my muslin "ribbon" around the wreath and tied a fun bow at the top to hang it from.


For the center heart I did a little vignette using some Prima flowers, nest and bird resin. I stamped the word Amour from the Nest Amour Stamp Set on a small scrap of the muslin and added it to the cluster. I love how the wreath turned out!!

Stop by tomorrow for some more of Cathi's beautiful projects!

Monday, March 24, 2014

Altered FLOWERS and BUTTERLIES Tutorial

Happy Monday Everyone!
 
It's Mandy here sharing a tutorial featuring various stamps you can use on your punch work embellishments to add to various projects such as tags, cards, layouts, mini albums and more!
I started this project by punching out many flowers and butterflies using a "Martha Stewart" punch.  Below is a photo of the various supplies I used.
After I was finished punching out the flowers and butterflies, I added gesso to the white cardstock.  I began by stippling the gesso with a blunt paint brush for added texture.......
 While the gesso is still wet add a few drop of ink and begin stippling/pouncing with the brush again.
If you would like to lighten the color add a little more gesso. 
 Here is close up details using "Stream" Adirondack (Earthtones) Alcohol Ink.
 The small delicately detailed stamps work perfect for this kind of project!  So many options and so much fun!
The colors and stamps are endless -  Each and every flower and butterfly has a different color and stamping variation.....
 Now if you are feeling really ambitious you can double up the butterfly and add wire antenna's...I mainly wanted to show the different variations of stamp work....
 Because I layered the flowers, I stamped the outer edges of the petals....
Here is yet another color and stamp variation-
 I am glad I chose to do a photo step out tutorial for this project because you are able to see clear up close details....Sometimes my video's don't capture the colors and details like a photo.
 I used pearl brads for the center of the flowers but you can also add gems, rhinestones, beads or buttons.  Tiny rhinestones would look beautiful on the butterflies also.
 I will provide information on the various stamps I used below-
 Here is the various stamps I used-



Stop on by the "Something Tattered" online shop and check out the gorgeous stamps!
 
Have a great day!
 
 
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