Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Joy Tag with Nancy Nickel

Hello, everyone! It's Nancy here with you today!
I'm so happy to be a part of this very talented Design Team,
and I'm looking forward to inspiring you with my projects
in the months ahead.

For my first project I have created a tag:


Here's how I did it:

I began by creating a tag base for my chipboard pieces.
I cut one from kraft, then a layer from navy cardstock,
and then a final layer from a printable quilt pattern.
I distressed all the edges with a distressing tool.
Once they were all adhered together,
I inserted a matching eyelet to the top of the tag,
and then added a variety of ribbons and rick rack through the eyelet.


Then it was time to play with my chipboard.
I used the dress form from the Dressmaker Mix,
and the "Joy" from the Words of Christmas Set.
Then I took the Heart o Graph Doily and cut 1/4 of it out.
This cut very easily with a pair of scissors.


Next, I chose some inks that coordinated with the background paper,
and used these to colour my chipboard, using an ink blending tool.
I use Distress Oxide inks in:
Worn Lipstick,
Peeled Paint,
and Broken China.
Since I wanted the doily to be navy,
I added some Chipped Sapphire Distress Ink.
This gave me the perfect navy with the look of the Oxide ink. 


Once the chipboard was dry,
I adhered it in place on my prepared tag.
Finally, I added some small, rather sheer flowers, from my stash.
One went on the dress form, and three on the doily.
I didn't want solid flowers that would cover all the doily details.


Here's a closer look at the dress form:


Here you can see the detail of the dress from base,
and the lovely doily:


Here is the top of the tag.
The ribbons, seam binding, and rick rack really fit the theme of the tag.


Here's one final look at the finished tag.
I think this tag would be lovely for anyone that enJOYs quilting!



Southern Ridge Trading Company Products:


Other Materials Used:

- Papers: Recollections Cardstock
- Digital Paper: Gecko Galz - Country Stitches Paper Pack
- Tim Holtz for Ranger Ink: Distress Ink - Chipped Sapphire and 
Distress Oxide Ink - Worn Lipstick, Peeled Paint, Broken China
- Unknown: Ribbons, and Flowers.

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Thanks so much for stopping in today!
I'll have another project share for you soon!

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Friday, October 11, 2019

Wicked Halloween Card with Katelyn Grosart

Hey Southern Ridge Trading Company fans, Katelyn here. Halloween is only 20 days away and I've been busy creating Halloween projects, so I've created this Wicked Halloween Card perfect to give to that special someone in your life. You'll want to read below as I share with you how to recreate my Wicked Halloween Card at home.


To start, you'll need the Oval Chain Frame. Apply two coats of black gesso to the frame. Once the paint has dried, randomly apply the Emboss It Ink to the frame and sprinkle Wrought Iron Boho Blends embossing powder to the frame. Tap off the excess powder and emboss with a heat tool. 


Next, you'll need the wicked word from the Wicked Halloween Word Mix. Apply a coat of Emboss It Ink to the word and sprinkle Baked Texture - Taos Sunset embossing powder over the entire surface of the word. Tap off the excess powder and emboss with a heat tool.


The next three steps will use the Fall Leaves.

Choose three leaves and apply two coats of Fired Brick Distress Paint to the leaves. Once the leaves have dried, rub either Ground Espresso or Walnut Stain Distress Crayon to each of the leaves.


Choose three leaves and one Itty Bitty Kraft Maple Leaves and apply two coats of Carved Pumpkin Distress Paint to the leaves. Once the leaves have dried, rub either Ground Espresso or Walnut Stain Distress Crayon to each of the leaves.


Choose two more leaves and apply two coats of Spiced Marmalade Distress Paint to the leaves. Once the leaves have dried, rub either Ground Espresso or Walnut Stain Distress Crayon to each of the leaves.


The last chipboard piece you'll need is a zombie. Apply two coats of Antique Linen Distress Paint to the zombie. Once the paint has dried, rub Black Soot Distress Crayon on the zombie.


From the Halloween Night Paper Pack, you'll need to choose three patterned papers. From one piece of patterned, die cut a 4 1/2" Stitched Rectangle. From the second patterned paper piece, die cut a 4" Stitched Rectangle. From the third patterned paper piece, die cut a 3 1/2" Stitched Oval. Distress the edges of all the pieces. Ink the edges of all of the pieces using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.


The last piece you'll need before assembly, is to cut a piece of cheesecloth.


Adhere the 4" stitched rectangle to the 4 1/2" stitched rectangle. Adhere the cheesecloth to the middle of the 4" stitched rectangle. Foam square the stitched oval to the middle of the cheesecloth. Adhere the oval chain frame overtop of the stitched oval.


On the left hand side of the oval frame, adhere five leaves and the zombie as desired.


Adhere the wicked word to the right of the leaves. Adhere the other three remaining leaves around the top portion of the oval frame.


Because it still seemed a little bare around the top portion of the frame, I adhered three more Itty Bitty Kraft Maple Leaves. On the left side of the frame in amongst the leaves, I adhere some tumbled carnelian gemstones, a couple of metal pinecones and a pumpkin. To finish the card, cut a cardbase that measures 5 3/4" x 9", score at 4 1/2". Adhere the cardfront to the cardbase.


Here are a few closeup photos of the card.






Here is the finished Wicked Halloween Card.


Southern Ridge Trading Company Supplies Used:

- Zombies

Other Supplies Used:

- Wild Whisper Design: Halloween Night Paper Pack
- Emerald Creek Craft Supplies: Boho Blends - Wrought Iron Embossing Powder, Baked Texture - Taos Sunset Embossing Powder, Tumbled Carnelian Gemstones and Pinecone Charms
- Tim Holtz for Ranger Ink: Distress Paint - Spiced Marmalade, Carved Pumpkin, Fired Brick and Antique Linen, Distress Crayon - Black Soot, Walnut Stain & Ground Espresso, Black Soot Distress Ink and a Blending Tool with Foam
- Ranger Ink: Emboss It Dabber
- DecoArt Media: Black Gesso
- Tim Holtz Ideaology: Mini Pumpkins
- Elizabeth Craft Designs: Stitched Ovals and Stitched Rectangles
- Misc: White Cardstock and Cheesecloth

Until Next Time!

- Katelyn



Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Spooky Home Decor Tag with Karla Yungwirth

Hello friends, Karla back today with a spooky home décor tag project! I had so much fun digging through my stash of Halloween supplies and pairing them with a Large Chipboard Tag (coming soon!), the FrogsSpooky Halloween Word Mix and Halloween Mix 2 chipboard embellishments and the 3x3 Star Stencil and Under The Sea Bubbles Stencil from the Southern Ridge Trading Company shop!


I started off by spraying the large chipboard tag with Distress Oxide Sprays and gluing on a torn piece of paper from the Wild Whisper Halloween Night paper pack. I used the cool Under The Sea Bubbles Stencil and Antique Linen Distress Oxide Ink to sponge on cool background circles over the sprayed inks. I sprayed a lot of water and mist on this tag, and I was really impressed how awesomely it took everything!


Next, I splatted the background with some Perfect Pearls and water and then stenciled on the shiny stars using the Star Stencil in the 3x3 size (so awesome that the stencils are available in different sizes!!) and Wild Whisper Pineapple Paradise embossing powder. I sponged on some Black Soot Distress Oxide Ink around the edges for shading and added a few more stars with yellow ink on the spider web paper.


I grabbed various ephemera pieces from my stash including Tim Holtz paper dolls and Halloween diecuts and applied them on the background using Tacky Glue. A bit of Distress Oxide Ink adds some colour to the edges of the images.


I chose the fun Southern Ridge Trading Company embellishments that I wanted to use and got started on customizing them! I used Distress Oxide Ink Spray directly on the chipboard and it dried nice and flat. I used Black Soot on the witch and Rusty Hinge on the pumpkin, both from the Halloween Mix 2 chipboard set. The Fright Night words from the Spooky Halloween Word Mix set were sprayed with Candied Apple and then embossed on the edges with Wild Whisper Rugged Red embossing powder for a little extra colour and dimension. Lastly, the cute frog chipboard piece was coloured using various Distress Oxide Sprays by using the bottom of the spray nozzle (unscrewed) to drop drips of the mist onto the surface – creating a mottled look. I added some Black Soot Distress Oxide Ink to add some shadowing to the edges of both the pumpkin and frog.


I attached the chipboard pieces with tacky glue to the background tag and added some neat yarn and twine from my stash to the top of the tag.


Here are a few closeups! I had a piece of inked paper in my stash that I diecut into a full moon and clouds with Studio Katia Sky Set Border Dies and then layered the witch on top of. I love how this turned out to look like a spooky night sky!


I used Tim Holtz Chit Chat Occasions stickers to add a few more words to the background and glued on the frog to look like he’s climbing up the tag.


I love the way the Fright Night sentiment turned out with the textured red embossing powder! Very creepy! A few Halloween Night sequins from Wild Whisper finish it all off.


Southern Ridge Trading Company Supplies Used:

- Large Chipboard Tag (coming soon!) 
Frogs 

Other Supplies Used:

- Wild Whisper Designs: Halloween Night Paper Pack and Sequins & Embossing Powders - Rugged Red and Pineapple Paradise
- Tim Holtz for Ranger Ink: Distress Oxide Spray and Inks
- Tim Holtz Ideaology: Halloween Ephemera, Chit Chat Occasions Stickers and Paper Dolls diecuts
- Studio Katia: Sky Set Borders Dies

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope this gives you a few ideas about how to decorate your chipboard and use your stash to create fun home décor. Be sure to pop into the Southern Ridge Trading Company Shop to find some very cool supplies, and have an awesome week!

Hugs,
Karla











Monday, October 7, 2019

Mixed Media Tag "Fall Memories" with Ruchi

Hello friends!! Ruchi here from Ruchi's Crafeteria and I'm back with my inspirational project.

Today I’ve created a Mixed Media Tag 'Fall Memories' inspired by these fall colours around us. :)
Here it is.. 




I chose fall colours for my tag. I’ve created background using various stencils along with Prima Modeling Texture Paste. Added various Distress inks on SRTC Fall Leaves chipboard set. Added Spectrum Noir liquid inks and shimmer sparkle pens on background and on leaves for some more interest.


Stamped some leaves and coin print on chipboard leaves and on background using Archival black ink and heat embossed in white.


I've arranged and layered all the elements like flowers, chipboards, pattern papers, burlap, die cut leaves together and glued with Tacky glue.  


Lastly added some sequins, ribbon and sparkly glitter powder to give my tag finishing touch. Lastly added black splatters with Gansai Tambi- black watercolour.


That’s it for today!! Hope you like my project. Don’t forget to check SRTC shop for these chipboards, stencils and some other awesome designs.

Southern Ridge Trading Company Supplies Used:


Other Supplies Used:

- Prima Marketing: Patterned Paper and Modeling Texture Paste
- Spectrum Noir: Liquid Inks and Shimmer Sparkle pens  
- Ranger Ink: White embossing powder
- Tim Holtz for Ranger Ink: Distress Ink - Aged Mahogany, Wild Honey & Mustard Seed
- Imagine Crafts: Versamark embossing ink
- Kuretake Gansai Tambi Watercolors
- Flowers, stamps, ribbon, burlap, sequins, glue, stencil, are from my stash.

See ya next time.
Till then happy crafting!!
Ruchi





Monday, September 30, 2019

Blessed Wall Hanging with Katelyn Grosart

Hey Southern Ridge Trading Company fans, Katelyn here. Fall has arrived and I'm loving the cooler weather that comes with it. I've been busy thinking about starting to decorate my home for Fall,  so I've created this Blessed Wall Hanging that is perfect to add to any place in my home. You'll want to read below as I share with you how to embellish the chipboard pieces for my Blessed Wall Hanging at home.


To start, you'll need the Blessed Fun Word. Apply a coat of Emboss It Ink to the word. Sprinkle Weathered Wood Embossing Powder over the entire surface of the word. Tap off the excess powder and emboss with a heat tool.


Next, you'll need the Summer Frame. Apply a coat of Emboss It Ink to the frame. Sprinkle Burnt Copper Leaves Embossing Powder over the entire surface of the frame. Tap off the excess powder and emboss with a heat tool. 


You'll need two Tribal Feathers and one Skeleton Leaf. Apply a coat of Emboss It Ink to the skeleton leaf and both tribal feathers. Sprinkle Baked Texture - Taos Sunset Embossing Powder over top of the leaf and feathers. Tap off the excess powder and emboss with a heat tool.


The last pieces you'll need are two pumpkin leaves and one Mini Wood Maple Leaf. Apply two coats of Peeled Paint Distress Paint to each pumpkin leaves and the mini wood maple leaf. Rub Peeled Paint Distress Crayon along the middle of the pumpkin leaves and the edges of the maple leaf.


Once your patterned paper is adhere to the base of your wall hanging, you'll adhere the frame.


In the bottom right side of the frame, adhere the skeleton leaf and the two pumpkin leaves. Adhere three cream roses, two white roses and four brown roses in amongst the leaves. Use adhesive and foam squares to adhere the Blessed word in the middle of the frame.


In the top left side of the frame, adhere the maple leaf and the two tribal feathers. Adhere three cream roses, four brown roses and one white rose in amongst the leaf and feathers.

To finish the wall hanging, create a hanger out of a piece of white twine at the top of the wall hanging.


Here is the finished Blessed Wall Hanging.


Southern Ridge Trading Company Supplies Used:

- Skeleton Leaves
- Pumpkin Leaves
- Tribal Feathers

Other Supplies Used:

- Emerald Creek Craft Supplies: Baked Texture - Taos Sunset Embossing Powder, Burnt Copper Leaves Embossing Powder and Weathered Wood Embossing Powder
- Tim Holtz for Ranger Ink: Peeled Paint Distress Ink, Peeled Paint Distress Crayon, Gathered Twigs Distress Ink and a Blending Tool with Foam
- Ranger Ink: Emboss It Dabber
- Prima Marketing Inc: Autumn Sunset Collection
- Misc: White Twine and Bingo Card

Until Next Time!

- Katelyn