Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Happy Holidays Wall Hanging with Katelyn Grosart

Hey there Southern Ridge Trading Company fans, Katelyn here. Fall feels like it has officially arrived here on the west coast of Canada. With the cool weather, I have definitely been in the mood to start creating Christmas projects. So today, I've created for you a beautiful Happy Holidays Wall Hanging, that's perfect to hang on your Christmas tree or give it as a gift to someone this holiday season. You'll want to read below as I share with you how I embellished the chipboard elements on my Happy Holidays Wall Hanging.


To start, pull out one Wood Small Marked Reindeer and one Sm. Wood Sleigh. Apply a coat of Candied Apple Distress Stain to the Sleigh. Once the stain has dried, apply a layer of Brushed Pewter Distress Stain overtop of the sleigh. Apply a coat of Ground Espresso Distress Stain to the Reindeer. After the stain has dried, apply a layer of Brushed Pewter Distress Stain overtop of the reindeer.


Take five snowflakes out of the Snowflakes 712 package. Apply two coats of Titanium White Paint on each snowflake. Once the paint has dried, apply a coat of Raw Umber Antiquing Cream to each snowflake. After the cream looks like it has dried, rub off excess cream. 


Next, you'll need one Lg. Wood Snowflake. Apply two coats of Titanium White Paint to the snowflake. Once the paint has dried, apply a coat of Raw Umber Antiquing Cream to the snowflake. After the cream looks like it has dried, rub off excess cream. 


Take the small Scribble Triangle Tree out of the package. Blend Fired Brick Distress Oxide Ink over the entire surface of the Christmas tree. With the ink dry, lightly rub White Gold Art Alchemy Metallique Wax over the edges and the middle of the tree. 


Pull the Happy Holidays Sentiment from the Wood Words of Christmas - Joy package. Apply a coat of Tarnished Brass Distress Stain to each word.


The last chipboard piece you need is the Star Wreath. Apply Emboss It Ink to the star wreath. With the ink on the wreath, sprinkle Charred Gold Embossing Powder over the entire star wreath. Tap off the excess powder and emboss with your heat tool. Let the wreath cool.  


To assemble the wall hanging, adhere an image to the middle of the wreath. In the top left hand corner, adhere two small snowflakes, the large snowflake the "Happy" word. To finish off the corner, adhere two cream roses and two brown roses.


In the bottom right hand corner, adhere the Christmas Tree, the sleigh, three snowflakes and the reindeer. To embellish the rest of the corner, adhere three cream roses and six brown roses.


To the left of the embellishments in the bottom right hand corner, adhere the "Holidays" word.


To finish your wall hanging, add a piece of ribbon to the top of the star wreath.


Southern Ridge Trading Company Supplies Used:

- 10mm Roses: Brown
- 15mm Roses: Cream


Other Supplies Used:

- Emerald Creek Craft Supplies: Charred Gold Embossing Powder
- Tim Holtz for Ranger Ink: Distress Ink - Walnut Stain, Distress Oxide Ink - Fired Brick and Distress Stain -  Brushed Pewter, Tarnished Brass, Candied Apple & Ground Espresso
- Ranger Ink: Emboss It Ink - Dabber
- DecoArt: DecoArt Fluid Acrylics - Titanium White and DecoArt Media - Antiquing Cream: Raw Umber
- Prima Marketing: Art Alchemy Metallique Wax -White Gold
- Tombow: Aqua Mono Liquid Glue
- Graphic 45: Winter Wonderland - Woodland Whimsy & Rustic Holiday
- Misc: Heat Tool

Until Next Time!

-Katelyn 










Monday, September 18, 2017

Explore Card by Corina Finley


Hello!

For today's post, I am sharing a layered card with 2 pieces of Southern Ridge Chipboard. For the Pattern paper and colour scheme, I went into my scrap bin. A few years back, I created a mini Album with this paper line and I found numerous left over pieces to use for this card.


For the 2 chipboard pieces, I covered both with Multi Media glue and sprinkled each with Micro Fine Glitter. Royal Red for the Explore Fun Word and Champagne for the Elegant Vintage Flourishes. I allowed it to dry fully before taping the excess off. 

I used a Tag Dies and a set of multi-sized Rectangle Stitched Dies with my Big Shot to cut my paper layers for the card. I added some vintage ephemera to the tag and a piece of green seam binding to the tag. 


Southern Ridge Trading Company Products Used:




Remember to take a look at the Southern Ridge Trading Company website - Chipboard.ca for great Chipboard designs for your next card or project!

Thanks for joining me today!




Take care,Corina Finley




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Friday, September 15, 2017

Thankful For Fall Mixed Media Plaque with Deb Riddell

Hello and thank you for stopping by, it’s Deb Riddell here today to share a mixed media home decor plaque I created for fall.


I used Southern Ridge’s Bare Branches, Pumpkin Leaves, Fall Leaves and Maple Branch chipboard, read on for the how to.

I started out with a piece of Distress Mixed Media Heavystock cut to 6” x 6” and spritzed it with Antique Linen and Tea Dye Distress Spray Stain.  A wash of Picket Fence Distress Stain followed and once dry I used my Tim Holtz Spritzer to add some Forest Moss and Bundled Sage Distress Marker sprays.


The Aspen Trees 6” x 6” stencil from The Crafter’s Workshop was centered overtop and inked through with Stormy Sky, Hickory Smoke and a touch of Salty Ocean Distress inks.

A bit of Pumice Stone Distress Stain was mixed into Ranger Matte Opaque texture paste to tint it and then the edges of the cardstock were stenciled with the tinted paste through the Burlap layering stencil.


Once the texture paste had dried, the whole piece was sealed with Matte Distress Collage medium.  The outside edges were inked with Ground Espresso Distress Archival ink and the inside edge of the texture paste frame was shaded with Forest Moss and Vintage Photo Distress markers.  A piece of rust coloured cardstock was cut to 6 ½” by 6 ½” and a piece of blue hued cardstock from Tim’s Destinations Paper Stash was cut to 7” by 7” and all of the layers adhered together with Therm O Web’s iCraft ½” Adhesive tape.

An assortment of leaves (Pumpkin Leaves, Fall Leaves and some leaves snipped off of the Maple Branch) were coloured with multiple layers of acrylic paint and Distress stains in fall colours.  I did indeed use all of the paint and stain colours pictured below plus a couple of others not shown (gesso and Distress Oxides) and let me tell you that this chipboard stands up to a whole bunch of abuse and still looks wonderful!


The middle sized piece from the Bare Branches set was inked with Frayed Burlap Distress Stain.  The word ‘fall’ was die cut with Tim Holtz’s Broadway XL die, inked with Ground Espresso Distress Stain and then another set of letters were die cut from black fun foam and the two layered together.

A spray of Tim Holtz’s Bouquet Findings flowers were inked with Antique Linen Distress Spray Stain and bound together with a length of jute twine that had been inked with Gathered Twigs Distress Stain.


I chose the phrase ‘be thankful’ from Tim Holtz’s Clippings Stickers to add to my plaque, seemed appropriate for this time of year with Canadian Thanksgiving coming up in a few weeks time.


The word ‘fall’ was added down the right side and I let the letters kind of flutter down the plaque like falling leaves.


The Bouquet Findings flowers and the Clippings sticker phrase were added to the bottom left corner, I outlined the Clipping sticker with some Ground Espresso Distress marker.


And finally the rest of the leaves were added to the center of the plaque.


I hope that you have enjoyed seeing how my Thankful For Fall mixed media plaque came together and that you’ve been inspired to make one for yourself to decorate your home this fall.


Southern Ridge Trading Company Supplies Used:


Other Supplies Used:

- Tim Holtz for Ranger Ink: Distress Stain, Distress Spray Stain, Distress Ink, Distress Archival Ink, Distress Markers, Distress Marker Spritzer, Matte Opaque Texture Paste and Distress Matte Collage Medium
- Tim Holtz for Stampers Anonymous: Burlap Layering Stencil
- Tim Holtz / Sizzix: Broadway XL die
- Tim Holtz / Advantus: Clippings Stickers, Bouquet Findings and Destinations Paper Stash
- The Crafter’s Workshop: Aspen Trees 6” x 6” stencil
- Therm O Web: iCraft ½” Adhesive Tape
- DecoArt: Americana Acrylic paint
- Miscellaneous: black fun foam, wet adhesive, paper trimmer, scissors, paint brush, palette knife and gesso

This design could also be used to make a greeting card for fall or an invitation or place setting card for your Thanksgiving dinner, lots of possibilities with this one. Thanks for stopping by today and as always, happy creating!

Deb xo










Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Christmas Tree Set with Erin Quiding Sampson

Karen and I are excited to share with you and welcome Erin Quiding Sampson to our Design Team! We are thrilled to have Erin join our design team. Make sure to stop by her blog to see more of her wonderful creations. 
 Read below as Erin shares with you her Christmas Tree Set project.

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I’m thrilled to share my very first project, for the SRTC design team. I’ve used 3 packages of the Scribble Triangle Tree Set to create a Christmas d├ęcor piece. 


This would make a great gift and look great on the mantle, a side table, or as part of a gorgeous centre piece.


The first step is to lightly coat one side of each triangle and a 3” by 9 1/4” piece of chipboard with gesso. Set aside until dry. using a small container to mix together 1-part pearl ex in the colour super russet to 2 parts holographic embossing powder. 


Using a VersaMark stamp pad, stamp over the now dried gesso on the triangles. Cover the triangle with the embossing mixture. Tap off excess powder, then melt with your heat gun. Do the same for the remaining triangles, then set aside.

I used white snowflake shaped brads that I held with tweezers dipped the top on the VersaMark stamp pad then dipped the brad into the holographic embossing powder. 


I then melted the powder with the heat gun and quickly, while still hot, dipped it into the powder and melted second and 3rd time until I felt the brad was well coated and shone nicely. Repeat with the other 2 brads.


 Next, I used a glue pen to adhere vellum, to the backside of each triangle. Gather together each of the small, medium and large triangles. Use a glue gun to run a bead of glue down the long side of one triangle, press a second edge to edge, run another bead down the second piece and press the 3rd triangle into place, glue the first and the 3rd pieces together to create a tree shape. Create 2 more trees with the remaining triangles.


I created the base by coving the large chipboard piece with a liquid glue and then pouring fake snow over the top. Press down and allow to dry for a minute. Shake off excess snow, then fill in spots I felt needed more by adding a little more liquid glue and more snow.
I then turned the board over, using a exacto knife I created 3 equally spaced holes down the center to feed the battery-operated lights into. The string of lights had 10 LED’s on it. I chose to put 4 into the large tree, and 3 into the medium and small trees. Tape or glue the lights to the bottom of the board to keep in place.


I then added iridescent pearls down each of the 3 sides of the trees and around the edge of the base.


Stick the brad fasteners into the top of each tree and adhere with hot glue, before placing it on the board. Once I was happy with the placement, I used hot glue to adhere the trees to the board.


Turn the lights on and enjoy!


Southern Ridge Trading Company Supplies Used:


Thanks for joining me today!
- Erin 




















Monday, September 11, 2017

Amazing Weekend Scrapbook Layout with Charlene Byrd

Hello Bloggers!

Charlene here! Thanks for joining me today! Today I have a great layout that can easily be created with a few stamps, a little scrap paper and of course Southern Ridge Trading Company chipboard!


To begin creating, I simply used Black Soot Distress Stain to colour the Fine Faced Clock. I Then cut it into 2 pieces and attached it over some stamping.


I liked the natural look of the chipboard as it as it matched my paper so I added some stamping on the top and inked the edges.


I used Black Soot Distress Stain to randomly add some colour to the honeycomb pattern.

Southern Ridge Trading Company Products Used:


Other Products Used:

- Basic Grey paper
- Tim Holtz for Ranger Ink: Distress Stain - Black Soot
- Alpha sticker letters
- Stamps

Thanks so much for joining me today! Happy Creating!
Charlene




Friday, September 8, 2017

Hello Autumn Card with Katelyn Grosart

Hey there Southern Ridge Trading Company fans, Katelyn here. It's hard to believe that Fall will soon be here and hopefully the weather will start to cool down a bit because on the west coast of Canada the weather has been super hot. So today, I've created for you a beautiful Fall "Hello Autumn"  card, that's perfect to give to a lover of fall. You'll want to read below as I share with you how I embellished the chipboard elements on my "Hello Autumn" card.


For the middle of the card I used the Small Vintage Oval Mirror Plan and the Horizontal Filigree Frame. To embellish the small vintage oval mirror plain, I applied two coats of Walnut Stain Distress Paint to the frame. For the Horizontal Filigree Frame, I applied Burnt Copper Leaves Embossing Powder to the entire frame and then embossed with a heat tool.


In the bottom left hand corner of the frame, I used a couple of Fall Leaves, a Pumpkin Leaf and two Fern Leaf Foliage. The Pumpkin leaf was painted with two coats of Walnut Stain Distress Paint and one of the fall leaves was painted with Evergreen Acrylic Paint from Dina Wakley.  To embellish both of the Fern Leaf Foliage pieces, I embossed them with Copper embossing powder. For the other Fall leaf, apply two coats of Cheddar Acrylic Paint from Dina Wakley and then once the paint has dried, emboss the leaf with Clear Gloss Embossing Powder.


In the top right hand corner of the frame, I used three Fall Leaves and a  Pumpkin Leaf. The Pumpkin leaf was painted with two coats of Walnut Stain Distress Paint. Two of the fall leaves were painted with Evergreen Acrylic Paint from Dina Wakley. To embellish the other Fall leaf, apply two coats of Cheddar Acrylic Paint from Dina Wakley and then once the paint has dried, emboss the leaf with Clear Gloss Embossing Powder.


To finish the card adhere flowers to the top right hand corner by the chipboard pieces as well as to the left hand corner beside the chipboard pieces. 


Southern Ridge Trading Company Supplies Used:

- 10mm Roses: Orange and Brown
- 15mm Roses: Cream


Other Supplies Used:

- Emerald Creek Craft Supplies: Burnt Copper Leaves, Copper and Fine Clear Gloss Embossing Powder
- Tim Holtz for Ranger Ink: Distress Ink - Vintage Photo, Distress Paint -  Walnut Stain, and Distress Crayons - Gathered Twigs and Peeled Paint
- Dina Wakley for Ranger Ink: Acrylic Paint - Cheddar & Evergreen
- Ranger Ink: Emboss It Ink - Dabber
- Prima Marketing: Amber Moon - Pumpkin Season, Thankful & Humble
- Tombow: Aqua Mono Liquid Glue
- Creative Scrapbooker: Super Stock
- Misc: Heat Tool

Until Next Time!

-Katelyn