Tuesday, September 18, 2018

You Make Me Happy Card with Tracy Sagriff


Directions:

1. Adhere design paper to card base
2. Paint chipboard pieces using acrylic paint and allow to dry
3. Use strong adhesive to adhere the dried pieces to the cardbase.
4. Before attaching the bicycle carefully roll the basket of the bike inward to create a 3d effect.
5. Fill the basket with flowers.
6. Attach pearls and sentiment.

Southern Ridge Trading Company Supplies Used:


Other Supplies Used:

- 5x7 white card base
- 4 3/4 x 6 3/4 design paper
- Flatback pearls
- Sentiment sticker or stamped image
- Small mulberry flowers
- Acrylic paint

- Tracy S

Sunday, September 16, 2018

Hooray It's Autumn Time Tag with Katelyn Grosart

Hey Southern Ridge Trading Company fans, Katelyn here. For today's post, I was inspired by the weather change here on Vancouver Island. The rain is in full swing now and it feels like Autumn is here, even though Fall hasn't officially started. With Fall on my mind, this Hooray It's Autumn Time Tag.  To embellish my tag, I featured a variety of our popular fall themed chipboard pieces. You'll want to read below as I share with you how to recreate my tag at home.


To start, choose a feather that looks as close to a leaf out of the Tribal Feather Mix. Apply a coat of Emboss It Ink to the feather. Sprinkle Vintage Ivy Embossing Powder overtop of the feather. Tap off the excess powder and emboss with a heat tool.


Take one of the Skeleton Leaf out of the package. Apply a coat of Emboss It Ink to the leaf. Sprinkle Weathered Wood Embossing Powder overtop of the leaf. Tap off the excess powder and emboss with a heat tool.


From the Skeleton Maple Leaf package, take one out of the package. Apply a coat of Emboss It Ink to the leaf. Sprinkle Baked Texture - Chunky Rust Embossing Powder overtop of the leaf. Tap off the excess powder and emboss with a heat tool.


Take a Fine Clock Face out of the package. Apply a coat of Emboss It Ink to the leaf. Sprinkle Burnt Copper Leaves Embossing Powder overtop of the leaf. Tap off the excess powder and emboss with a heat tool.


From the Pumpkin Leaves, take two out of the package. Apply two coats of Peeled Paint Distress Paint to each pumpkin leaf. Once the paint has fried, rub Forest Moss Distress Crayon along the edges of the leaves using your finger.


Take three Mini Wood Maple Leaves out of the package. Apply two coats of Candied Apple Distress Stain to two of the leaves. Apply two coats of Spiced Marmalade Distress Stain on one of the leaves. Once the stain has dried on all three leaves, rub Walnut Stain Distress Ink along the edges of the leaves using your finger.


Trace the Chipboard Tag onto a piece of patterned paper. Cut the patterned paper tag out. Ink the edges of the chipboard tag and patterned paper tag using Ground Espresso Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.




From a second piece of patterned paper, cut a piece that measures 2 3/4" x 3 5/8". Ink the edges of the patterned paper piece using Ground Espresso Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.


From the same collection, fussy cut the Hooray It's Autumn Time out of the border strip. Cut the words apart. Ink the edges of the words using Ground Espresso Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.


Adhere the patterned paper tag to the chipboard tag. Adhere the 2 3/4" patterned paper piece to the patterned paper tag.


Adhere the Fine Clock Face to the middle of the tag. Adhere one of the pumpkin leaves to the top right side of the clock face. Adhere the other pumpkin leaf to the middle left side of the clock. Punch a hole at the top of the tag.


Adhere the Vintage Ivy Feather 1" from the left and 1 1/8" from the bottom of the tag. Adhere the weathered wood leaf to the left side of the Vintage Ivy Feather. Adhere the Chunky Rust wood leaf slightly overtop of the weathered wood leaf and partly overtop of the pumpkin leaf.


Adhere on of the red maple leaves in the top right corner of the tag. Adhere the other red leaf and orange leaf to the bottom left corner of the tag.


Adhere the Hooray It's Autumn Time sentiment  onto your tag. To finish off your tag, tie a piece of dark orange seam binding ribbon to the top of the tag.


Here are a few close up photos of the Tag.






Here's the finished Hooray It's Autumn Time tag.


Southern Ridge Trading Company Supplies Used:


Other Supplies Used:

- Emerald Creek Craft Supplies: Vintage Ivy Embossing Powder, Weathered Wood Embossing Powder and Baked Texture - Chunky Rust Embossing Powder
- Tim Holtz for Ranger Ink: Distress Ink - Ground Espresso, Distress Crayon - Forest Moss & Walnut Stain, Distress Stain - Candied Apple & Spiced Marmalade, Distress Paint - Peeled Paint and Blending Tool with Foam
- Ranger Ink: Emboss It Ink Dabber
- Carta Bella: Fall Break - Harvest Town and Border Strips
- Misc: Dark Orange Seam Binding Ribbon and Heat Tool

Until Next Time!

- Katelyn





























Saturday, September 15, 2018

Meet the New Design Team and Guest Designers!

First off, Karen and I would like to thank the current design team for all of their wonderful projects over the last six months. 

We also want to thank all of those who applied to our design team call. It was unbelievable to see all of the talent in Canada and the United States. For those who applied and didn't make it, continue to apply when our call comes up again. We are always looking to add to our team, so don't feel discouraged. You are all very talented and we truly enjoyed seeing everyone's submission. 

We want to congratulate the new guest designers! We want to give a big welcome to Pam Bray and Karen Jiles.

Pam Bray



Karen Jiles




Now, we want to congratulate the new design team members! We want to give a big welcome to Karla Yungwirth, Laura Gilhuly, Deonna Riegler and Monica Edwards.

Karla Yungwirth



Laura Gilhuly



Deonna Riegler



Monica Edwards



Make sure to stop by each of the ladies blogs to congratulate them on making the team! Stay tuned to see their creations starting in October.

-Karen & Katelyn


Friday, September 14, 2018

Pretty In Pink with Tracy Moreau


This little Heart Ornament is an easy to do project for even the most inexperienced, It uses  Southern Ridge Trading’s Barbed Wire Heart OrnamentDecoArt fluid Acrylics , a simple technique and a delicate but simple line drawing. A Gel pen or ultra fine tip Permanent marker and you are all set to create this sweet little barbed Wire Heart!


Start with a Black Base coat of both the Background surface and the barbed Wire. Let it dry well . Dry brush the barbed wire frame  with a little White  and let it dry. ( Should look like a dark Grey) Let it dry. Apply a coat of White in a vertical fashion with the Oval Brush. it should look quite Dry and some of the black should peek through in places.  Using the Stamp and Black Fluid acrylic stamp the surface in a few places to add a little pattern to the Background. It should be quite sparse and irregular.

Stroke is a few indistinct flowers and leaves using heavy thinned Primary Magenta and Green Gold. Trace and transfer the flower to the surface.


Make three values of PINK using the Primary Magenta and the Translucent White. and Base the Petals of the flowers with the Mid value. With the  darker value apply a wash of colour to the centre of the flower. Use the Lightest Value to add a float of highlight to the tips of the Petals.

Apply a wash of the green Gold to the Leaves and stroke in Fine tendrils with thinned Sap Green. Shade the Leaves with floats of thinned Sap Green.




Deepen the shadows of the flowers  with floats of thinned Primary Magenta. Let it all dry then Outline all of the petals with fine scribbly lines using the Gel Pen.

To Finish up, Stroke in a few fine highlights to the Barbs on the barbed Wire Fram. and Glue the two pieces together. I used a strand of Pink Satin ribbon for a hanger.

Southern Ridge Trading Company Supplies Used:


Other Supplies Used:

- DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics: Primary Magenta, Translucent White, Green Gold, Sap Green and Carbon Black
- Stampendous: Vintage Note Stamp - RS-P249
- Dynasty Brushes: Black Gold Brushes - 1/2 angular, #4 round, Hot Wax and 3/4 Oval (Natural Bristle)
Designed By Tracy Moreau