Thursday, July 30, 2009

Believe


Believe: Is a tri-fold card with a beach theme.
Please feel free to contact me regarding this project and more at Terri@ultimatescrapbookretreat.com or find me on facebook - Terri Sproul.....

























Cut double side blue cardstock to 5" x 12" score cardstock at 4" from each side. This will give you a tri-fold card. Then I cut the two outside folds into a wave shape.

I covered the two flaps with Double side Tape (make sure you cover the outside of these flaps) . Added Ultra Thick embossing powder to tape and heated. While Embossing powder is hot add more and reheat - until you get the thickness and coverage you are looking for. I used Superior Cloisonne "Smokey Obsidian" and added just a pinch of Filigree "Sterling Silver" embossing powder (when I add the silver I heated the embossing powder for a while - so it blends in really well.) On the top flap I added a Metal embellishement from Die Cuts with a View.

Inside of the card. I stamp Stampotique's "Tangled" in Palette "Prussian Blue". I stamped Stampotique's "The Town of Goth" onto brown cardstock using Embossing ink and brown embossing powder (both by Stewart Superior). Added light brown cardstock to bottom of card to look like sand. Added a little Tan Chaulk Ink (by Stewart Superior) Cut out the Castle image and adhered to card uing Pop-Dots. Top cornor of card I Using a Corner Punch from Fishars call Heritage.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Altered Books


On Facebook there is a page for "Altered Book Magazine" and each month they put out a challenge. This months challenge was to use a Shrink Potato Chip bag. "Very interesting" I was thinking to myself. So I used up the last of the potato chips and started cutting up the bag. I added heat to the bag with my embossing gun to see what would happen. Again "very interesting" I tried heat just a little and then a lot. But the bag had no color - we need color. So got out my alcohol inks. That worked - I have color. What now. Tried to use my flower punch on it - DON'T - it's still stuck!!!!

Well, I have a older Sizzix Machine with the old die maybe that will work - well it did - BUT i had to hand cut alot of lines. NO fun. But it's done and I like what I had. So I painted the back ground with Black Gesso and added Teal Glaze on top. The left hand side page was part of the book - remember to use the picture and words that are in your book already. Sometimes that can be your insperation. Added a sticker and the Potato chip bag embellishments. Used a white pen to high light the dragonfly flight....
You know i am looking at the photo - i think i will add more details.....

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Jewels


Here is a piece I made using Paper Clay, Memories Mists Classic Metallic "purple and teal". Gold Silk, "O" ring, Gem, Gem Glue. And the Stamp is "Medallion cube #2" from Stampotique.

No Direction yet - I think I am going to turn this one into a video. You can e-mail me with question anytime....
Terri@ultimatescrapbookretreat.com

Monday, July 20, 2009

Thinking Out of the Box


I started my box project with a wood box. Painted box Black using DecoArt Acrylic Paint. Set aside to dry.















Stamped "Antique Border" from Stampotique with Stewart Superior's "The Embosser" and Filigree "White" Embossing Powder. Added some Wooden rounds for feet and here is my new paint brush holder. I just might make another......

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

destress embossing powder



On this card I made - I used black embossing powder - but did not want it to be shinny - so I used some steel wool and lightly when over the embossing powder and it's no longer shinny.

I Cut a tag from cream card stock, wrinkled up the tag and sprayed with Memories Mist "Pale Ale". Stamped "full car" by Stampotique using Memories Brown Ink, this completed the tag.
On card background at the top - I stamped "Alpha" also from Stampotique using Stewart Superiors "the Embosser" and "Filigree Black" embossing powder.
Add a compass metal embellishment to add the finishing touch.
Please remember you can e-mail me with a question anytime at Terri@ultimatescrapbookretreat.com

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Stampotique

Carol from Stampotiuqe has place up another great comment about me. She is so sweet. I am so happy to be apart of this company.....
Stampotique stamps are the best. All Wood mount and great deals. Please take some time and purchase some of her stamps. And look forward to more projects from me using there Stamps.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Facebook

If you are on facebook - look me up and make me your friend. This is a great way for all of us to learn more about each other and get update on new posting. My facebook user name is Terri Sproul. Hope to make a lot more friends.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Cherish

I just finished this page about a small trip I took to Phoenix to visit some friend. While I was there I had to visit my high school best friends children (all adults now), their mother has since past away. Very Sad, so this picture is "Bitter Sweet". I really enjoy see all of them.

















I rip a piece of Light Pink cardstock to make a journal box. I used Tim Holtz Idea-ology Mask "Time works" and Memories Mists "Pink Lemon aid" to created the background. Added my journaling and a little ink around the edges to distress a little.

I used may white flowers that I spray with Memories Mists to match my colors. The key was made the same way I created the swirl (see earlier posting). Center of each brad used to hold flowers together I add a small touch of Color Crystal lacquer. I added a metal butterfly and a Chip board embellishment.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Grungeboard Key

Here is another embellishment for my new scrapbook page I am working on. I again painted this grungeboard key with Black Acyclic paint. Let dry added some Memories Mists Classic Metallic Purple. Added some Metallic Rub-ons in Gold. Sanded the edges a little to add more distress. Again I love the look.
Remember not to just add one color to your pieces. Have some fun!

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Grundeboard Swirl

I am working on a scrapbook page from a trip I just took to Phoenix, AZ, where I visited with a dear friends Kids.

This is Tim Holtz "Grungeboard" swirl. I painted with black Acrylic paint - let dry and sprayed with Memories Mists Classic Metallic "Purple" while the Memories Mists was still a little wet I added some "Accent Powder in Blue, only in a few areas. Love the look.
Stop by tomorrow for more on this project...
Product Links: Grungerboard, Memories Mists and Accent Powder

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Happy 4th of July

Happy 4th to all my American Friends. Carol has written a wonderful piece on her blog - please take a minute and read it. www.stampotique.com
Freedom is NEVER Free.

Friday, July 3, 2009

Kick up your heels

I hope your got your advertisement from Gee Gee's Stamps 'N" Stuff yesterday. She is having some great sales during her "19th anniversary Celebration". There is going to be some great demo and most are FREE including the one I will be having on July 13th from 11am until 2pm. I will be demoing the MasquePen (one of my favorite products) and selling my DVD. Hope to see you all there...
Check out all of the othere demos - there are some good ones.