Monday, April 28, 2014

Born to Sparkle and Shine!!

This Layout was created with the "Motley" collection that Marion recently released.  It is so rich with wonderful elements, flowers and colors.  I am sharing today a layout featuring my daughter a few years ago at 12.  I love alot of layers and textures, so this was the best line to add lots of that! 
The flowers in this collection are heavenly!! 
 I started with White corrugated card stock and added some mist in gold (heidi swapp) and  some acrylic brown paint.  Then I began adding layers beginning with the Metallic card stock.  I  distressed all edges and made a rough look to these layers.  I added some stitching on some.... Many textures at work here.
Adding a little Glitter is always in style! 
 My Title was made with an acrylic overlay (my minds eye) and some Glitter letters (american crafts).  I used Stickles Diamond (Ranger) to add glitter on all the flowers.  It gives such a beautiful shimmer and sparkle!
I love all the little elements Marion has in her Junque and Gems! 
 Some tissue (7 gypsies) was torn into strips and with a tape runner to adhere, it, I pleated along the line.  It made really cute ruffles.   You also see some of Marion's new stamps very lightly added to the tag here for background.
a little closer look! 
This is the papers I usedl.  It was easy to hand cut the roses to layer on the page!
Thank YOU for stopping to see our projects and hope you will be back each day to be inspired.
Colette Nederhoff

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Garden Mother's Day Card - by Tonya Gibbs

Hi everyone, I hope you're having a great weekend.  Mother's Day is in a few weeks, and I thought it would be fun to inspire you with a Mixed Media  Mother's Day card tutorial using Marion's new Bloom Impression Dies and her amazing Curiosity, Texture, and Garden Rose Stamp sets.    

I coffee stained some card stock, then folded it in half. I wanted my card to have a shape to it, so I used my Grand Calibur  and placed the fold just inside the edge of the die so that it wouldn't cut along the spine of the card. 

Now the fun can begin.   I folded down the flap because I plan to create a pocket card.  Then using Marion's new Texture fade stamps  I used heat embossed the design with Queen's Gold Embossing Powder by Ranger.    I love the texture that was left behind and the card is starting to look RICH!

Now for a little more texture.  I used Gesso and texture with the lines found on this Crafter's Workshop "Well Rounded" 6x6 Stencil. 

I still felt that the card was a bit naked in the bottom, so I used Marion's Curiosity Stamp and the Queen's Gold embossing powder to add the giant rose at the bottom of the card.  

Now for  a Splash of color.  I used water color paints to paint the rose.  I love how the Gold foiled outline pops against the vibrant watercolor.  Also note that the embossing helped keep the watercolors from fading. 

A little more texture was needed at the top of the card.  So I reached for my Archival Ink and Mairon's newest Stamp "Garden Rose"  to apply the Chicken Wire design on the flap. 

I then stamped the bee from the same stamp set directly onto the card.  He looked a bit flat.  So I stamped him again onto a piece of scrap.  And used a Versa Ink Pen in the negative areas and the Queen's Gold embossing powder to give him a bit of shine.  I also only glued him down int he center so that his wings were elevated.  (He symbolizes - my Mom being the "Queen Bee"  (HAA - SHHHH don't tell her!).   I used the same Versa Pen to trace the edges of the card and gilded them with the Queen's Gold powder as well.  I love the fact that the powder was not uniformly applied. It gives the card a nice grungy feel.  

Now for the top of the card.    I wanted to create a dimensional spray at the top using Marion's Bloom Impression Dies.   Last post I shared with you how to make the flower.    The only thing I did different was spray the flower Tutti Fruity Glimmer Mist so that it matches my water colored flower.   I also used the same Gold powder on Marion's Junque and Gems Filigree flower and added a gold button from my stash for the center. 

With all this gold I wanted the leaves to really pop,  so I used drawing paper to cut them out, and sprayed them with Tattered Angels Grass Plain Jane Baseboard Spray and the Mantis Chalkboard Spray (These are my go to leaf colors LOVE THEM!  The Mantis has a nice Gold shimmer which nicely complimented by Gold Embossing.   All that was left was to use the Versa pen to apply gold embossing powder to the tips of the leaves.   

The tag topper was finished off with a Jute bow. 

The Sentiment was added across the flap, and finished off this card.  I have plenty of room on the tag to write a message.    I love the overall finished look of this card.  

My Mother loves to garden, so I know she is really going to cherish this card.  If you have these dies and stamps, please make sure you share photos of your projects with us on Instagram and Facebook.  Don't forget to use the   #MarionSmithDesigns  so that we can find your creations easily. 

Thanks for stopping in today.  I hope you have a creative week! 

Tonya Gibbs

Reference:   Here is the link to the Post where I made the flower...

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Mother's day gift by Ana Paula

Good morning, everybody!
Ana Paula here to share with you a Home Decor .
 It can be used as a pretty gift for Mother´s day.
It is a wooden box ( MDF)
 that I covered with the beautiful papers 
from the Mad Tea Party Collection by Marion Smith Designs.
In the edge of the box I painted using patina techniques 
and a crackle paint on the paper giving a classic 
and old touch to the project and featuring the vintage line from this brand.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

"Love U" Altered Heart Card by Peggy Lee

Hello everyone, it's Peggy Lee here,
sharing with you a card...I created I just love the Motley Paper Collection 
by Marion, I also used her new stamps love them!!
I love the altered heart I created as a faux heart necklace....great embellishment!
Just love the Junque & Gem key cute
hanging off the chain.

I used a primitive heart Sizzix die out of chipboard and 
out of the paper collection...adhered the papers to the chipboard hearts.
I added depth with pop dots.
I gave the hearts alot of texture with multi medium gel and 
ultra thick embossing enamel.
Rolling back the edges of  the papers give great interest to the card...
great place to tuck in one of Marion's paper doilies, and Junque & Gem metals...
This card is so fabulous "if I do say so myself" I think it needs
a special frame to hang on my wall....

Thanks for stopping by today,
Peggy Lee

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Happy Easter

Hello everybody and Happy Easter!

I hope you're enjoying this beautiful time
with your families and friends.

Today's project is DT work for MSD
and it's an Easter card:

I used bright colors and these products:

   50 101073   50 101077

Let me remind you about my DOUBLE GIVEAWAY
if you feel like winning this wonderful notebook I made :)

Thank you for stopping by today and enjoy Easter time!

Thursday, April 17, 2014

A Little Thank YOU!

Who doesn't like a Thank YOU note??  I know people feel so loved and special when we take the time to say Thank YOU.  I wanted a special and pretty Thank You card, so I will share today what I made with the beautiful Motley Papers Marion created!

This card is very soft and pretty - any lady will love it as it is very girly! 

Here's a little close up of the envelope and the darling nest charm tied on to the jute.
The New Stamps are very versatile and give a cool background texture to this card.  I also used a piece of vintage lace which was stitched on to the card.

Here's the Motley Supplies:   

So many cute charms in the Junque and Gems collection!

I hope this inspires you to make some Thank YOUs and get them sent to someone who would love to hear it!!

Thanks for visiting our team blog!  Lots more fun projects coming so please come back!!
Colette Nederhoff

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Shabby Fabric Flower Tutorial by Tonya Gibbs

Hi everyone HAPPY IRS day if you are here in the US (LOL - GRUMBLE GRUMBLE)   Here is a post that will help you get over those tax day blues!

I'm sharing with you a simple tutorial for creating these beautiful Shabby Flowers using Marion Smith Designs Rose Petal Die (the one in the center of the photo below). Oh and BTW -  the Bloom tools are shipping to retailers now - so exciting I hope you got one. I used embossing powder to recolor the filigree flowers from antique brass to gold and silver.

For my tag I used the Garment District collection and Marion's Junque and Gems for my Flower centers.

I've attached my flower to this tag.  I created the tag background during my January Ustream.  Can you say ohhhhhhh soooo Shabby?


Here is a process video of me making the flower.

 I'm working on a few projects now using these flowers.  My next few posts will be using them. 

Thanks for stopping in today,

Tonya Gibbs

Flower Supplies:

Marion Smith Designs - Junque & Gems
Marion Smith Designs - Bloom Impressions Dies  - Rose Petal (Large die)
Unbleached Muslin
Desired Flower Center

Golden Gesso (Black)
Liquitex - Matt Medium Fluid
Marion Smith Designs - Garment District Paper - 12 x 12
The Crafter's Workshop - 6 x 6 Doodling Templates - Mini Bricks
Advantus - Tim Holtz - Idea-ology - Sanding Block - also known as Sanding Grip
Ranger Ink - Archival Ink Pad - Jet Black
Ranger Ink - Archival Ink Pad - Coffee
Ranger Ink - Inkssentials - Dylusions Ink Spray - Melted Chocolate
Ranger Ink - Inkssentials - Heat It Craft Tool
Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Paint - Metallic - Tarnished Brass
Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Paint - Walnut Stain
Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Reinkers - Walnut Stain
Ranger  Ink - Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pads - Antique Linen
Ranger Ink - Inkssentials - Specialty Stamping Paper - 12 x 12
Prima - Bretton Vines Collection - Flower Embellishments - Purity
Prima - Flower Embellishments
Prima - Vintage Trinkets Collection - Metal Embellishments - Keys
Prima - Julie Nutting - Cling Mounted Stamps - Mixed Media Doll - Six
Sizzix - Tim Holtz - Alterations Collection - Movers and Shapers L Die - Vintage Valise
Sizzix - Bigz Die - Wings, Angel
Silhouette America - Cameo - Electronic Cutting System
Tattered Angels - Glimmer Mist Spray - 2 Ounce Bottle - Antique Brass
Tattered Angels - Glimmer Mist Spray - 2 Ounce Bottle - Wheat Fields
Copic - Sketch Marker - E50 - Egg Shell
Copic - Sketch Marker - E55 - Light Carmel
Copic - Sketch Marker - E30 - Bisque
Copic - Sketch Marker - E37 - Sepia
Copic - Sketch Marker - E11 - Bareley Beige
Copic - Sketch Marker - E01 - Pink Flamingo
Copic - Sketch Marker - R20 - Blush
Copic - Sketch Marker - 0 - Colorless Blender
Copic - Sketch Marker - BV23 - Grayish Violet
Tsukineko - Memento - Dye Ink Pad - Tuxedo Black
Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft - Color Gelatos - Metallic - Gold
Vintaj Metal Brass Company - Metal Jewelry Chain - Flat Link

Misc.  Pocket Watch
Misc. Vintage Hymn paper

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Monday, April 14, 2014

Cookies & tea by Ana Paula

 I have the habit of saving packages and boxes that can be turned into a beautiful gifts. 

This package used for gourmet popcorn 
was embellished and became a beautiful container for cookies,
 it will be given to a friend who does not like chocolates. 

To accompany an envelope containing tea bags for a special moment.

 Everything was done with beautiful papers, embellishments and metallic resin flowers Marion



Happy Easter !

Never Grow Up- Treasure Map
Never Grow Up- Remember this
Mad Tea Party- Cut & Create Ephemera & Small Ephemera
Mad Tea Party- Wonderland
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