Monday, February 20, 2017

Sweet Love Scrapbook Layout with Charlene Byrd

Hello blogger friends!
Charlene Here!


February is the month to celebrate your loved ones! Today I’m sharing a layout I designed with my hubby and I. The photo was taken during one of my favourite photo shoots ever…I love the old truck!


To start I added Glimmer Mist to the lamppost sign, the words and the fence. If you read my last blog post you’ll know I get frustrated when my Glimmer Mist bottles get clogged up! So instead of battling with them, I simply grab a paint brush and dip it in the bottle. Works like a charm!


Once they were dry I randomly dabbed White Distress paint on them.


Then I gave it a light mist of Perfect Pearls mist to give it some shimmer.


To finish it off I rubbed Pumice Stone Distress ink over the top of the chipboard pieces.
(Oh and FYI…I cut the fence into 2 pieces for the layout)






Then because the photos were taken in the snow I wanted the heart and the corner swirl to have some glitter!




I started by painting them both with white paint. Then I added some Glue and Seal adhesive to them so I could glue some Tim Holtz Distress Glitter to them. I was so happy with the outcome. The Distress Glitter gave it just the right amount of shimmer!

Southern Ridge Trading Company Products Used:


Other Products Used:

- We’R Memory papers
- Lace & String
- Paper Doilies
- Prima Marketing Flowers
- Tim Holtz for Ranger Ink: Distress Glitter, Picket Fence Distress Paint and Pumice Stone Distress Ink
- Ranger Ink: Glue n’ Seal and Perfect Pearls Mist
- Tattered Angels: Glimmer Mist


I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s layout.
Happy Creating!!
Charlene







Friday, February 17, 2017

Happy Birthday Tag with Katelyn Grosart

Hey there Southern Ridge Trading Company fans, Katelyn here. Spring will soon be here, so today I've created a Happy Birthday tag that is perfect for that special someone in your life. Read below and learn how I transformed my chipboard pieces to create my Happy Birthday Tag.


To start, pull out two of the Leafy Branches. Apply two coats of Peeled Paint Distress Paint to each of the leafy branches. Set the branches aside to dry. Once the branches have dried, ink the edges of the branches using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool.


Select one of the Happy Birthday sentiments (coming soon). Apply two coats of Mustard Seed Distress Paint to the Happy Birthday sentiment. Set the Happy Birthday sentiment aside to dry. Once the sentiment has dried, ink the edges of the Happy Birthday using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool.


Take two of the Marked Butterflies out of the package. Apply two coats of Broken China Distress Paint to the butterflies. Set the butterflies aside to dry. Once the butterflies have dried, apply a coat of Emboss It Ink to each butterfly. Sprinkle Fine Clear Gloss Embossing Powder to each butterfly. Tap off excess powder and emboss with your heat tool. Ink the edges of each butterfly using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool.


Cut the foliage part off of the Foliage Oval Frame (get rid of the excess chipboard). Using a distress tool, blend Mowed Lawn and Forest Moss Distress Ink over the foliage. Ink the edges of the foliage using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool. Set foliage aside.


Next, you'll need the Foliage Round Frame. Using a distress tool, blend Spiced Marmalade and Barn Door Distress Ink over the entire frame. Once the frame has been inked, apply a coat of Emboss It Ink to the frame and sprinkle Fine Clear Gloss Embossing Powder over top of it. Tap off the excess powder and emboss with your heat tool. Ink the edges of the foliage frame using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool. Set the foliage frame aside.


Take out one of the Swirl Corners #2. Apply two coats of Peeled Paint Distress Paint to the swirl corner. Set the swirl corner aside to dry. Once the swirl corner has dried, ink the edges of the branches using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool.


Trace the Foliage circle frame around the Honeycomb Pattern. Apply two coats of Carbon Black Paint to the honeycomb pattern. Set the honeycomb pattern aside to dry. 


The last piece of chipboard you'll need to take out is one of the Delicate Lace Doily's from it's package. Cut the doily in half and then cut that half into quarters. Once the doily has been cut, apply two coats of Carbon Black paint to each doily piece. Set the doily pieces aside to dry.


Before starting the assembly of your tag, you'll need to trim the #12 Giant Tag down to 8" long.


Trace the tag around a piece of patterned paper. Cut out the patterned paper tag. Cut a second piece of patterned paper that measures 4 7/8" x 7. Cut a third piece of patterned paper that measures 4 5/8" x 6 3/4". Once all the patterned paper pieces have been cut, distress the edges of the papers and then ink the edges of the patterned papers using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool.


Trace the honeycomb pattern piece around a piece of patterned paper. Cut out the patterned paper piece. Distress the edges of the circle and then ink the edges of the circle using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool.


Now it's time for the assembly of the tag. Adhere the patterned paper tag to the tag. Adhere the second piece of patterned paper to the now paper tag. Adhere one of the doily pieces to the top left hand corner of the adhered patterned paper. Adhere the second doily piece to the bottom right hand corner of the adhered patterned paper.


Adhere the third piece of patterned paper overtop of the doily and the second patterned paper. Roll down the top left hand corner on the third adhered patterned paper piece to show part of the doily. Roll up the bottom right hand corner on the third adhered patterned paper piece to show part of the doily.


Adhere the honeycomb pattern piece to the circle patterned paper.


Adhere the Foliage Circle Frame to the honeycomb pattern.


Adhere the swirl piece of chipboard to the middle left of the tag. Adhere the foliage piece overtop of the middle of the swirl. Make sure a bit of the swirl corner is showing on the left and right hand side of the foliage.


Foam Square the top of the Foliage Circle Frame and add adhesive to the bottom of the frame. Adhere the frame to the middle of the tag. The bottom portion of the frame will sit on the foliage you just adhered.


Adhere one of the leafy branches on the bottom left hand side of the frame. Adhere the second leafy branch to the bottom right hand side of the frame. Adhere one of the butterflies in the top left hand corner of the frame. Adhere the second butterfly to the bottom right hand corner of the frame.


Adhere the Happy Birthday Sentiment to the middle of the Foliage frame.


In the top left hand corner around the butterfly, adhere three black roses and two cream roses. In the bottom right hand corner around the butterfly, adhere seven black roses, two small white roses and one large white roses. Note: Once I finished the tag I decided to get rid of the bow, so add one large white rose and one black rose where the bow is currently sitting.


To finish in amongst the butterflies and flowers, adhere Citrine and Moissanite Gemstones in any spots you feel that need some extra bling. Punch a hole at the top of the tag and adhere a cream ribbon bow. 


Here are a few close ups of the finished Happy Birthday Tag.








Here's the finished Happy Birthday Tag.


Southern Ridge Trading Company Supplies Used:

- Happy Birthday (coming soon)
- 10mm Roses: Black and White

Other Supplies Used:

- Emerald Creek Craft Supplies: Fine Clear Gloss Embossing Powder, Citrine Gemstones and Moissanite Gemstones
- Tim Holtz for Ranger Ink: Distress Ink - Black Soot, Mowed Lawn, Forest Moss, Barn Door & Spiced Marmalade, Distress Paint - Broken China, Mustard Seed and Peeled Paint
- Ranger Ink: Emboss It Ink - Clear (dabber), Glossy Accents and Craft Tags #12 Giant Tags: Kraft
- DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics: Carbon Black
- Tombow: Aqua Mono Liquid Glue
- Graphic 45: Nature Sketchbook - Plant Kingdom, Wildflower Bouquet and Monarch Butterfly
- Hug N' Snug Seam Binding Ribbon: Cream
- Misc: Heat Tool and White Resin Roses


Until Next Time!

-Katelyn 

































Thursday, February 16, 2017

Starling Skull with Tracy Moreau

Karen and I are excited to introduce the talented Tracy Moreau today on the blog. Stay tuned for next Thursday as we introduce Sandy.

Tracy Moreau is sharing a fabulous piece with you today, so read below as Tracy shares with you her Starling Skull project. Make sure to leave her some love and give her a warm welcome to the team.

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My name is Tracy Moreau, this is My First Post with Southern Ridge Trading, hopefully I can offer you something fun, a little challenging and a little outside the ordinary! I am an Artist, And I work in a wide variety of Mediums , But I have a particular passion for decorative painting and Mixed Media.

I am thrilled to have the opportunity to play with the wonderful surfaces, embellishments and stencils that the twisted minds at Southern Ridge Trading come up with, and then add my own unique twist.

I LOVE sugar Skulls,… I love skulls in General so this is not really out of my comfort zone.  This piece is actually a Starling Skull… perhaps a bit morbid.. so I had to brighten it up a bit with some Bling and some flowers, and lets face it Pearls go with everything!


It isn’t a difficult piece to do, just involves a few  simple techniques. and a great surface!
This fabulous oval frame is NEW  for Southern Ridge Trading , and  made the perfect surface for this design.

First I had to base the Background in a vivid Turquoise, and then Age the edges with a deep dark Prussian Blue. The Flowers I based with Aqua Waters , Bright Salmon and  Frosted Plum ( I like these colours for Skulls , they keep the design from becoming too dark and dreary.) Gotta have HAPPY Colours when you paint Skulls!

I used an Antique Green for the leaves and Vines…The Skull and The Pearls are based with Warm White and the Cross is Dove Grey


The depth in this piece is created by using shadows and light,  Shading around the Skull and flowers and on the Skull itself help lift the elements of this design, off the background. The Shading on the left side of each pearl and the highlight on the right side of the pearls and skull lends them even more dimension.

    Adding highlights to the tips of the petals  give the flowers a bit of fullness and pulls them forward a little.


Adding Final fine lines  of Green and White to enhance leaves and flowers  create light and delicate details softening the various elements piece even further. The addition of the Stick on Gems, added a little sparkle.



What give this piece it’s edge, is the ornate frame, Though originally a flat surface I embellished it a little with dimensional Paint, by simply tracing the design, and adding a few swirls here and there. Once it was dry I went over it all with  Texture sand mixed with Black Paint. I just slapped it on, Neatness doesn’t count and perfection is to be avoided at all costs.  Once it was dry, I dry brushed a little metallic paint and a little Orange paint over the surface and then again with a few downward dry brushed strokes of Aqua Waters, to give it a rusty metallic patina.

Southern Ridge Trading Company Products Used:

- Oval Victorian Frame (coming soon)

Other Supplies Used:

- DecoArt Americana Acrylics
- DecoArt Media Texture Sand
- Dynasty Faux Squirrel Brushes


Thanks for joining me today!

- Tracy