Monday, October 15, 2018

100% Authentic with Deonna Riegler

Good afternoon to all with my first project for Southern Ridge Trading Company.  I hope you enjoy my first piece and maybe take away a little bit of crafty fun!
My first project was inspired by a quote that I try to live by daily.  It often seems like all the tasks we take on feels overwhelming.  This quote makes me step back from myself, take a deep breath and go on.
Courage does not always roar.  Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, I will try again tomorrow.  By Mary Radmacher
I decided the picture of a lioness depicts the quote best so I superimposed the quote onto the picture.  Them pulled from the yellow tones of the coat of the lioness and the regale quality of the silvers to pulled it all together.  I used several pieces of yellow with white, grey and silver. I like to mat my main page and picture.  I then inked all my edges with pewter ink.  I pulled several flowers, leaves and stems to make a cluster of flowers to bring the feminine edge to the page.  Arranged all thy papers to my liking. I then used the Southern Ridge Trading Company chipboard pieces “100%” and “Authentic” to bring home the words of the quote by first painting them silver then sprinkled with a small amount of silver glitter. I placed them in a prominent spot on the page to complete it.


















Southern Ridge Trading Company Supplies  Used: 


- Deonna




Friday, October 12, 2018

Halloween Mixed Media Journal with Karen Jiles

Hi there,

It’s Karen, one of the newest members of the Southern Ridge Trading Company Design Team family. I’m sharing a Halloween Mixed Media Journal created with the Happy Halloween Chipboard set. Creating with these chipboard pieces were so much fun and easy. I simply cut the chipboard pieces apart from its sheet and had fun. My journal has loads of visual and physical texture and the chipboard pieces made this project come to life. I also enjoyed how easy it was to customize the chipboard to coordinate with my colour choices and additional embellishments. Take a peek at how the journal came together in the tutorial below.





Step 1: Cut chipboard apart using scissors.


Step 2: Paint chipboard with black gesso. Set aside to dry.


Step 3: Choose coordinating pattered papers, trim them down to layering sizes and sand edges as needed. Distress the edges with black ink.


Step 4: Adhere all paper layers together. Then adhere to front of journal. Note: Round some of the focal layers with a corner rounder. Set aside.


Step 5: Apply embellishment mousse to the chipboard pieces and frame.


Step 6: Adhere the chipboard pieces, frame, sentiment, bow and button to the journal.


Step 7: Add coordinating beads to inside of frame.


Step 8: Using a paintbrush, tab white gesso onto journal. Continue embellishing as desired.


Southern Ridge Trading Company Supplies Used:


Other Supplies Used:

- Blank Notebook/Journal
- Halloween themed patterned paper
- Orange Patterned Cardstock
- Sanding Bar
- Gesso (Black and White)
- Copper Embellishment Mousse
- Black Ink
- Ribbon
- Beads
- Decorative Button
- Frame
- Trimmer, Scissors and Corner Rounder
- Paintbrush
- E6000
- Hot Glue

Thanks so much for stopping by today and I hope that this Mixed Media Journal has inspired you!