Saturday, May 19, 2018

A Sprig of Myrtle for a Royal Wedding

I spent this week making some things to prepare for the Royal Wedding. I was just planning a little tea here at home with the possibility of my mom joining me for the all night festivities, and then expecting my husband and father to clean up the remainders the when they woke up Saturday morning.
Regardless, sometimes I like to go all out for a celebration and since this is the last of the royal weddings for this generation, I decided to prep all week.

One thin I wanted to make was something to put on the tea table while we were watching that symbolized things from the wedding, so I settled on a Medium Etcetera tag and titled it A Sprig of Myrtle.
I included a piece of antique lace from my grandmother and layered some Funky Floral 3 and Funky Floral 2 die cuts on top to try and make it look like a sprig of myrtle.  In my study of royal bouquets, I learned that the brides all carry a bouquet with a sprig of myrtle from Queen Victoria's myrtle tree. I also learned that royal brides usually have some sort of lace, on their dress or veil so that's where the lace came in.
I added the cross from the Ideaology Milagros Adornments, because it looks like the one the royals wear on their sashes and on the military uniforms and I saw in the ceremony that Prince Harry did indeed have a cross much like this on his uniform.  I added the heart from the Ideaology Treasure Adornments with it and the phrase Trust Your Heart from Ideaology Quote Chips, because I felt like that is what they were doing. They were both stepping out of tradition and trusting their hearts.
The center focal point is a piece of Correspondence Paper, an Ideaology Baseboard Frame, with a Vignette Accent on the top and the wedding couple Paper Dolls.
The background was made with clear texture paste and Distress Resist Spray over the plain tag, then I painted it with Distress paint and wiped the paint off the raised areas. I covered the whole tag with Distress Collage Medium and then added some sparkle (it was tough to photograph!) with Tarnished Brass Distress Crayon. I just love how it turned out!
Here is the dried clear Texture Paste through the Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Flourish Stencil THS032 pictured on the left and then with the Distress Resist Spray on the right. It was after this step that I painted over it and wiped away the paint from the raised areas.

Here is where it sat on the tea table during the festivities today.
I also used Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous From London to Paris stamp set to make Union Jack napkins by stamping it on them in Distress Paint.
I also used some Cut and Dry Felt to make a custom stamp pad so I could stmp a bunch of Union Jacks on Distress Mixed Media Heavystock to make the small bunting above the TV. I ordered the large triangle bunting from a UK Import store.
Here is the napkin. I also used some silicon molds and royal icing mix from Sugar Veil to make the floating heart doilies.

I sent some tea, edible doilies, a napkin and bunting to my cousin and included this card with all the goodies.
Supplies Used:
Ranger Distress Inks
Ranger Tarnished Brass Distress Stain
Distress Mixed Media Hardstock
Stampers Anonymous Stamps Used:
Royal Script CMS016
Paris to London CMS160
SA Classics SCF013

I have a box of leftovers from designing for Creativation, that just didn’t make the cut. I decided not to use them at the time for various reasons...color scheme, a little mess-up, or a design flaw I couldn’t fix. Although I may not have liked them back then, I saved all the scraps, odds and ends, and the “meh” designs anyway.
Last year I got rid of all my scraps, but decided to save them this year.
And I’m glad I did because this piece was practically finished and it came in handy tonight as a quick note card. I’m giving it to a friend along with some loose tea samples so she can taste test them with her daughter during the Royal Wedding.
Ranger Distress Ink
Tarnished Brass Distress Stain
Distress Mixed Media Cardstock
Ideaology paper

Sizzix Alterations:
Mixed Media 5
Shadow Script 1
The Tarnished Brass Distress Stain is hard to photograph but it's on the word love and on the gold trim.
We have cleaned up from the all night tea, and are prepping the sandwiches and Unforgettable Cream Wafer cookies for this afternoon. And then I think we will call all this royal wedding celebration a wrap and return to real life. It's be a delightful week and a delightful diversion.

Monday, May 7, 2018

Disney Scrappers International Scrapbook Day #2

These layouts are more samples for the Disney Scrappers 2018 National Scrapbook Day Crop. Unlike most crops, ours is online and it lasts for the whole week after National Scrapbook Day. 

Walt's Office Studio Tour
Texture Challenge and Layer Challenge - I decided to combine these two challenges since they go so well together. For the texture, I took some canvas, embossed it with an inked Texture Fade, then water colored the circles so they matched the paper. I machine stitched on the paper as well as the denim strips at the top and bottom. I added some corrugated paper and the Mickey embellishment has several layers so it fits the layered challenge.  
For this layout of the door to Walt Disney's office,  I decided to break into my hoard of my beloved vintage Basic Grey paper. This is the Phresh and Phunky line from way back in the day.
The tag dies, arrow, title and shapes under the Mickey are all from Tim Holtz and the Mickey is a die from Hobby Lobby.
The layout itself is based on a sketch by Rochelle Spears with Sketches in Thyme.

The following layouts were all may from the same paper kit called Beauty by Authentique and all were based on sketches from Sketch Savvy Blogspot
A Woman is Most Beautiful
Stash busting, or the Hoard Challenge
The first two images are left and right sides of a two page layout.

Outta My Wat Pencilneck! --Benny the Cab
Hoard Challenge - Make more than one layout with the same paper collection. This was my second layout with the Classique Beauty paper collection by Authentique.  The title fonts are Tim Holtz Sizzix Alterations Alphanumeric Marquee and Cutout Upper and lower case letters,

Walking in Walt's Footsteps
This layout features the last remnant of original linoleum on the Walt Disney Studios Lot. So this is the only bit of flooring left after all the renovations over the years that still remains from when Walt was here.  Definitely worth featuring on a Disney scrapbook page.
This layout was for Disney Scrappers Challenge #13 - Scraps and White Glove Level Throwback Challenge. 

I used scraps from Authentique Classique Beauty paper line and some Disney Scrappers Cutfiles along with three fonts from Tim Holtz Sizzix Alterations - Alphanumeric Script, Storybook, and Cut Out Script. The layout design is based on Sketch Savvy Sketch #12.

Happy Birthday Tea
This layout is for Disney Scrappers INSD Challenge #5 - Foodie Challenge. 
For my birthday the last few years we have had afternoon tea at Steakhouse 55 in the Disneyland Hotel.
I used Authentique Infused Paper and embellishments. The title fonts and teacups are all Tim Holtz Sizzix Alterations.

Disney Scrappers International Scrapbook Day Crop #1

 This week we are celebrating National Scrapbook Day on the Disney Scrappers site with our annual week-long online crop. There are usually between 15-20 challenges and we have some fun Disney Themed prizes for qualifying participants.  I've posted a few of my challenge samples below.
Fresh Brewed Fun
For this challenge we were to use park or resort maps on a layout either as a paper element, a border, an embellishment or a title. Here Ive used it as title letters and background paper.
The paper I used was Radient by Authentique and the title, coffee, and circle dies were all Tim Holtz Sizzix Alterations. 

No. 3 Fred Gurley
This sample was for the stamping challenge. We were to make stamping a prominent feature of the layout. For this layout I used three stamp sets from Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous called Merchant CMS331 for the number, Worn Text CMS156 for the Lettering, and all of the railroad elements, including the train, rail border, background on the grey striped paper, and the railroad crossing sign were all from the On the Railroad CMS127 sets.

Tiki Maynard
Stenciling Challenge - I used multiple stencils on this layout, all from Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous.The background, flowers, leaves, tags and large photo mat were all made with stencils and Distress Oxides. See how easy it is to make your own paper in the case of the Scrapbook apocolypse? LOL.  I always want to be prepared.