Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Steampunk Wreath with Erin Quiding-Sampson


Hello 😊 I’m back this week to share with you, my newest, favourite project. My steampunk wreath!  
To start off this wreath, I used a 12-inch wreath frame and a roll of deco mesh.




I used pipe cleaners to hold the mesh onto the frame. I then added some gold and silver tulle that I cut into 8-inch-long pieces, folded them in half lengthwise and fastened the center onto the wreath, with more pipe cleaners.




Next, I used embossing ink on my chipboard pieces and covered them all with emerald creek embossing powder, in Patina Oxide (can I just say, you NEED to try this embossing powder with our chipboard!! Its fantastic!)



After the pieces were embossed and cooled off, I sprayed them with a teal shimmer spray. I set those aside and worked on my top hat. I sprayed the top hat with 2 tones of chocolate shimmer spray and added some feathers to the back of it.
I then got out the trusty glue gun – I added the large Steampunk piece, the cogs, the hat and a few peacock feathers.
To finish it off I added a large pipe cleaner to the back for hanging.


Southern Ridge Trading Company Products:


Thanks for stopping in today!
~ Erin


Monday, August 13, 2018

Amazing Scrapbook Layout with Katelyn Grosart

Hey Southern Ridge Trading Company fans, Katelyn here. For today's post, I'm excited to share with you my Amazing Scrapbook Layout. This layout is special to me as they are photos of Butchart Gardens where my now fiance proposed to me. The pictures are of the beautiful rose garden.  So to embellish my layout, I featured a variety of our popular and frames and words. You'll want to read below as I share with you how I embellished the chipboard pieces for my layout.


To start, I applied two coats of Spun Sugar Distress Paint to the Oval Arrow Frame. Once the paint had dried, I applied Walnut Stain Distress Crayon to the frame and rubbed it in with my finger.


For the Rod Iron Circle Frame, I applied a coat of Emboss It Ink to the frame. Sprinkle Glacier White Embossing Powder over top of the frame. Tap off the excess powder and emboss with a heat tool.


Choose and cut out two butterflies from the Small Butterfly Mix. Apply a coat of Emboss It Ink to both butterflies. Sprinkle Light Pink Embossing Powder over each butterfly. Tap off the excess powder and emboss with a heat tool. 


The last chipboard element I embellished was the Amazing Fun Word. Using a blending tool with foam, blend Ground Espresso Distress Ink over the entire surface of the word. 


After all of my fussy cut flowers have been adhered, I adhered one of the embossed butterflies in the top right side of the flowers. Once the top right butterfly is adhered, adhere the other butterfly in the bottom left side of the flowers.


Adhere one of the photos to the Oval Arrow Frame and then foam square the frame on the top left side of the flowers. Adhere the other photo to the rod iron circle frame and then adhere the frame to the right of the oval arrow frame.


With the frames adhered, adhere the amazing word over top of each frame. 


To finish off around the frames and word, I adhered a variety of pink and white roses.


 Southern Ridge Trading Company Supplies Used:

- Roses: 15mm - White
- Roses: 10mm - White, Light Pink and Pink

Other Supplies Used:

- Emerald Creek Craft Supplies: Glacier White Embossing Powder and Light Pink Embossing Powder
- Tim Holtz for Ranger Ink: Distress Ink - Ground Espresso, Distress Paint - Spun Sugar, Distress Crayon - Walnut Stain and Blending Tool with Foam
- Ranger Ink: Emboss It Ink Dabber
- Graphic 45: Floral Shoppe - Indigo Lilies, Verdant Blossoms, Midnight Medley, Scarlet Serenity and Sunlit Medley
- Tombow: Mono Multi Liquid Glue
- Misc: Flowers - White, Lace and Heat Tool

Until Next Time!

- Katelyn









Friday, August 10, 2018

All You Need is Love with Emma Ivemey

Hello there Southern Ridge fans! Emma here to share with you a fun art piece I’ve created with the oh-so-versatile chipboard pieces we all love.

I’ve used canvas paper for my base this time; if you haven’t tried it out I would highly recommend it. It’s very heavy weight (180lb / 296 gsm), which means you can use all kinds of liquid media on it. Plus, it has the texture of a real canvas that gives a little more interest to your art than a simple plain piece of paper.

This background colour happened by accident, as I was experimenting with colours for another project. This scheme didn’t suit the other project, so I put it aside. (There’s quite a few layers of colour on that paper.. I’m not sure I could recreate it again exactly, but that’s the fun of experimenting).



I felt that the kind of fantasy twilight glow would perfectly suit black silhouettes, so that inspired me to use the fairy and butterfly pieces. To create the black sparkle on the chipboard, I used Emerald Creek Onyx Frost Allure embossing powder. I then added some stamps on the background in white, grey, brown and black to enhance the twilight atmosphere. Some sequins gave the finishing touches here and there.

Southern Ridge Trading Company Supplies Used:



Other Supplies Used:

- Emerald Creek Craft Supplies: Onyx Frost Embossing Powder
- Bienfang Canvas Paper
- Paper Artsy / Seth Apter Fresco Finish Paint: Snowflake, Spanish Mulberry, Glacier Ice, Steel Grey and Venice Blue
- Crafter’s Companion: Stamps
- Imagine Crafts: Versamark Watermark Ink, Versafine Ink - Black Onyx and Memento Ink - London Fog
- Wild Whisper Designs: Wood Heart and Sequins
- Close to my Heart Ink: White Daisy and Slate
- Ranger Ink:  Archival Ink - Coffee

Thanks for visiting Southern Ridge today, I hope you are inspired to create something with silhouettes.

~~ Emma ~~


Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Beach Card with Jessica Kaiser

Hello crafty people!!!

It’s Jess here again today to share with you my super beachy card!
I loved this collection of chipboard pieces so much, I used almost every single one of them on my card! 😊
Are you enjoying this beautiful summer as much as I am? I think my recent trip to the beach helped inspire this card (although, we don’t have any seahorses or coral reefs in Saskatchewan – haha!!!)


Let me share how I made it!  These are the Southern Ridge products I used on this card:




I also used the following supplies:
- White & Kraft Cardstock
- Embossing Powder (various colors)
- Beach themed patterned paper (from my stash)
- beach themed stickers
- 3D Foam Squares
- rope trim
- wave die (Stamps of Life)
- Versamark Ink

Ok - let's start embossing! LOL Here are the colours of embossing powders that I used:

It's really easy to emboss your chipboard pieces!  Simply cover with your Versamark Ink, then sprinkle on the powders, then heat set! I use multiple layers to get a full coverage. 


Here you can see the waves I cut using a thin metal die and get a load of those realistic shell stickers! So much fun!!!




Look at all that detail ! I used the Magic Speckle Embossing Powder to add extra dimension to the cute seahorse! 
I love how versatile these fabulous Chipboard Items are!!!!!  

I hope you had some fun here on the blog today! Who would you give this beach-tastic card to?

See you again real soon!!

Jess





Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Peace, Love, Joy with Tracy Sagriff

Are you starting to think about all those holiday crafts you have planned for this year. Last year I left my handmade gifts until November. Usually that would be plenty of time to get everything ready but an unexpected health issue threw my schedule out the window. This year the handmade gifts are being completed first. I hope this charming Christmas Decoration will inspire you to get a jump on your Christmas Crafting.


Directions:

1. Paint the Large wood medallion and ornate frame with the bronze paint and set aside.

2. Colour the holly branch and adhere beds to the appropriate locations,

3. Used whipped spackle to create the snow on the leaves.

4. Once everything is dry adhere the sentiment just inside the frame between the layers of chipboard. Finally adhere the holly bough. 


5. I used the walnut distress ink directly to the chipboard to create allot of shadows and texture.


Southern Ridge Trading Company Supplies Used:


Other Supplies Used:

- Various Red beads
- Gel medium or adhesive
- Bronte paint
- Tim Holtz for Ranger Ink: Walnut Stain Distress Ink
- Markers
- Whipped Spackle


- Tracy S

Monday, August 6, 2018

3D Canister with Cathy Potosky

Happy August everyone! Yes, you read that right, it says August! Where is the summer going? Cathy here with my newest project today.

A storage container that will jazz up your creative space! I used the Eileen Hull Canister Die as my base for the amazing vintage sewing pieces from SRTC.


I cut out my pieces, used double sided tape (Be Creative Tape) to put them together and then painted my base colours of Distress Paint in Vintage Photo and Ground Espresso.




While that was drying I coloured my dress form from the Wire Dress Form Kit with Distress Oxide Inks and stained white lace with Distress Spray Stain.




I cut pieces of the TH Ecetera Paper Stash for the 4 sides, the paper has old patterns and rulers on it. On the lighter paper I embossed the whole piece with Baked Texture in Vintage Beeswax and edged all pieces with Ground Espresso.


My SRTC Dressmaker Mix pieces were embossed with a number of Emerald Creek powders (all listed below) and my Mini Wooden Rulers were sponged with Distress Ink.






Then it was time to put all the pieces together! I think this may be one of my favourite projects!


Here are a few close ups of the dress form. I added the necklace using tiny beads I had in my stash.




The legs on my container are old wooden spools I had and then embossed with Baked Texture Patina Oxide.


Southern Ridge Trading Company Products Used:



- Seth Apter Baked Texture Embossing Powder: Patina Oxide, Ancient Amber and Vintage Beeswax
- Emerald Creek Embossing Powder: Hammered Metal, Charred Gold, Salted Raven, Burnt Copper Leaves
- Tim Holtz for Ranger Ink: Distress Paint - Vintage Photo & Ground Espresso, Distress Oxides- Walnut Stain, Tea Dye, Seedless Preserves, Old Paper & Stormy Sky and Distress Spray - Peeled Paint, Antiqued Bronze, Tea Dye, Broken China and Milled Lavender
- Tim Holtz Ideaology: Etcetera Paper 
- Eileen Hull for Sizzix: Canister Die

Thanks for stopping buy and make sure you check out all the gorgeous vintage images that Southern Ridge Trading Company offers!

- Cathy










Thursday, August 2, 2018

Design Team Call - Fall 2018




Design Team Call – Fall 2018

We are excited to announce that we are looking to add 6 Guest Designers and 4 Full Time Designers to add to our team for a 6 month term!

Southern Ridge Trading Company is a Manufacturer of Chipboard and Wood designs made in BC. 

If you love to create cards, scrapbook pages, altered items and mixed media projects we are looking for you!

Your term will start October.1st, 2018 and ends March.1st, 2019

This call is only open to those who live in Canada or the US.



Your responsibilities as a Guest Design Team member are:
- Have an active blog. By active we mean posting regularly. We want to see you share as much as possible on all social media platforms such as: Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, Youtube, etc. and make sure to hash tag Southern Ridge Trading Company when doing so. Our hashtag is: #southernridgetradingcompany
- You need to have at least 500 followers on any social media platform.
- We require 1 blog post per month with a minimum of 2 pieces of chipboard on your project.
- You must be able to write professional and personable posts as well as provide detailed photographs of your work.
- You must be able to follow a schedule.
Your responsibilities as a Full Time Design Team member are:
- Have an active blog. By active we mean posting regularly. We want to see you share as much as possible on all social media platforms such as: Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, Youtube, etc. and make sure to hash tag Southern Ridge Trading Company when doing so. Our hashtag is: #southernridgetradingcompany
- You need to have at least 500 followers on any social media platform.
- We require 2 blog post per month with a minimum of 2 pieces of chipboard on your project.
- You must be able to write professional and personable posts as well as provide detailed photographs of your work.
- You must be able to follow a schedule.

Benefits of joining our team:
- You will compensated fairly and get to spend it the Southern Ridge Trading Company store every two months.
- You will receive a discount in the Southern Ridge Trading Company Store during your 6 month term.
- You will receive exposure on our social media platforms.

How to apply for our design team:

Email Katelyn at:Katelyngrosart@gmail.com and Karen at:karen@chipboard.ca with the following information:

Subject Line: Guest Design Team Call:
- A bit about yourself, email address and where you live.
- Your blog link and any social media platforms you are currently using.
- A list of current and past design teams that you have been on.
- We also would like you to send us three pictures of your projects that best describe your style.

The Design Team Call will end on Friday, August.31st. Selections will be made Friday, September.7th.

Due to the number of submissions that are sent in, we will only notify those who are considered.

Best of Luck,

Karen and Katelyn