Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Graduation Gift with Tracy Sagriff

This project  is a gift for a young lady who  is graduating from her Christian high school this week. I thought it might be a useful magnet for her fridge to encourage her to move boldly into the new chapter of her life.


I used 2 coats of paint on the chipboard and then used the ink to distress the edges. Stamp sentiment on a small scrap of light coloured paper.
Adhere doily to Victorian circle slightly offset to the left. Position the cross on the right side and overlap  the cross with journey. Once you are happy with position adhere pieces together. Glue the sentiment so that it is even with the chipboard. Add embellishments.






Southern Ridge Trading Company Supplies Used:


Other Supplies Used:

- Small Doily
- Flowers
- Gems
- Flatback Pearls
- Stamped Sentiment
- DecoArt: Dazzling Metallic Paint - Rose Gold
- Tim Holtz for Ranger Ink: Distress Ink - Walnut Stain

- Tracy





Monday, June 18, 2018

I'm Sorry for what I said Before my Coffee Piece with Sandy McTier

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I’ll admit… I’m addicted to coffee! I love the smell, the warmth when holding the cup and, of course, the taste!! I also love coffee art and knew I had to do something with these adorable SRTC chipboard coffee/tea pieces.

Prepping the Pieces:

  • Using an IPC Large Oval Foam, paint a thin layer of Gesso over the chipboard; let dry.
  • Load a palette knife with Gesso and scrape over the entire wooden canvas to give it some texture.

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  • Spritz the dry surface with water and then using a #14 Wash, slip slap some Transparent Yellow Iron Oxide along the top third.
  • Wipe the brush off. Load with Quinacridone Gold and repeat for the middle section.
  • Wipe the brush off. Load with Raw Umber and finish painting the bottom section.
  • Wipe the brush off. Softly blend where the colours meet. Wipe the brush off often!
  • Let completely dry.

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  • Load the stencil brush with Titan Buff and wipe almost all of it off on a paper towel. Using a circular motion, brush over the Zig Zag stencil. Make sure to do the sides as well. Let dry.
  • Load the stencil brush with Carbon Black and wipe most of it off on a paper towel. Repeat the circular motion over the coffee stencil. Load the liner brush with Carbon Black and fill in the bridges to take away the stenciled look.
  • Load the liner brush with Quinacridone Gold and paint a shadow on the words BEFORE and COFFEE.

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  • Load the IPC Large Oval Foam with Carbon Black and run across a paper towel to get rid of excess paint. Lightly rub back and forth along the edge to give the top of the canvas a framed in look. Let dry.
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  • Load a very wet #14 Wash with Carbon Black. Tap the handle over another brush handle to add splatter here and there. Lightly lay a piece of paper towel over the splatter and lightly press to soften the look. Repeat with Titan Buff and then Cobalt Teal Hue.
  • Paint the coffeepot and cup with Extreme Sheen Vintage Brass. Let dry.
  • Load the toe of a damp 3/8" Angle with Raw Umber and shade around the shape to give the chipboard pieces some dimension. Let dry.

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  • Load the Medium Mezzaluna with Titan Buff and wipe almost all of the paint off on a paper towel. Dry brush some highlights on the coffee pot, front of cup and on the steam. Load the liner brush with Titan Buff. Paint a small highlight on the dry brushed areas.
  • Add a pop dot to the back of each piece and attach to the canvas.
  • Load the toe of a damp 3/8" Angle with Paynes Grey and shade underneath the coffee pot, to the right of the top finial, underneath the cup and handle.
  • Let everything dry.

I think this would be adorable on a tag as well! Hope you enjoy creating this piece!!

Southern Ridge Trading Company Supplies Used:

Tea Time Chipboard set

Other Supplies Used:

- Surface: 10x10 Wooden Canvas – www.bearwithusinc.com
- Dynasty Brushes – Black Gold #14 Wash, IPC Large Oval Foam, 1/2" Stencil Pro, 3/8" Angle, Medium Mezzaluna and liner brush of choice.
(All available from TheBrushGuys.com – use promo code: sandymc for an additional discount)
- Coffee Stencil – www.CreativeArtsLifestyle.com
- DecoArt Media Products & Fluid Acrylics – White Gesso, Titan Buff, Transparent Yellow Iron Oxide, Quinacridone Gold, Raw Umber, Carbon Black and Cobalt Teal Hue.
- DecoArt Extreme Sheen – Vintage Brass
- Foam Pop Dots
- Misc. Supplies: Palette Paper and Water Basin


©2018 Before My Coffee, Sandy McTier Designs ~ all rights reserved

Y’all have a GREAT day and Happy Creating!!  Sandy

Friday, June 15, 2018

Fly Away with Me Tag with Katelyn Grosart

Hey Southern Ridge Trading Company fans, Katelyn here. For today's post, I'm excited to share with you my Fly Away with Me Tag that's perfect to give to that special someone in your life.  My Fly Away with Me Tag features a variety of our chipboard pieces. You'll want to read below as I share with you how to embellish the chipboard pieces for my Fly Away with Me Tag at home.


To start, take one of the Fine Clock Face's out of the package. Apply a coat of Emboss It Ink to the clock face. Sprinkle Burnt Copper Leaves Embossing Powder over the entire surface of the clock. Tap off the excess powder and emboss with a heat tool. If the embossing powder didn't completely cover the clock, repeat the previous steps in the areas that need more embossing powder.


Next, you'll need a Barbed Wire Circle Frame - Small. Apply a coat of Emboss It Ink to the frame. Sprinkle Rocky Road Baked Texture Embossing Powder over the entire surface of the frame. Tap off the excess powder and emboss with a heat tool. If the embossing powder didn't completely cover the frame, repeat the previous steps in the areas that need more embossing powder.


From the Med. Gears, choose one of the gears. Apply a coat of Emboss It Ink to the gear. Sprinkle Hammered Metal Embossing Powder over the entire surface of the gear. Tap off the excess powder and emboss with a heat tool. 


Choose three small gears and two medium sized gears from the Mini Wood Gears. Apply a coat of Emboss It Ink to each of the gears. Sprinkle Rocky Road Baked Texture Embossing Powder over the entire surface of the gears. Tap off the excess powder and emboss with a heat tool. 


Cut apart one of the Scroll Borders. Blend Ground Espresso Distress Ink with a blending tool and foam onto the entire surface of both of the scroll pieces. 


The last chipboard piece you need is one Vintage Scroll Key. Apply two coats of Hickory Smoke Distress Paint to the key. Once the paint has dried, rub Black Soot Distress Crayon along the edges of the key.


Once all the patterned papers have been layered all together, I then added the two scroll border pieces diagonally on the tag. Adhere the clock face and gear together. Once they've been adhered, add your sentiment to the middle of the gear. Adhere the barbed wire circle frame overtop of the saying.


To finish around the frame, adhere two stamps, a hot air balloon and the vintage scroll key. Adhere three small gears in the top left of the tag and two small gears in the bottom right of the tag.


To finish off the tag, add a burgundy bow at the top of the tag.


Southern Ridge Trading Company Supplies Used:


Other Supplies Used:

- Emerald Creek Craft Supplies: Burnt Copper Leaves Embossing Powder, Hammered Metal Embossing Powder and Baked Texture by Seth Apter - Rocky Road Embossing Powder
- Tim Holtz for Ranger Ink: Distress Ink - Ground Espresso, Distress Crayons - Black Soot, Distress Paint - Hickory Smoke and Blending Tool with Foam
- Ranger Ink: Emboss It Ink Dabber
- Elizabeth Craft Designs: Fitted Circles
- Pion Design: The World Awaits - Tags, Vacation Memories, Destination Unknown and Adventure Awaits & Design Palette - Blue IX and Maroon II
- Tombow: Mono Multi Liquid Glue
- Misc: Burgundy Ribbon and Heat Tool

Until Next Time!

- Katelyn













Wednesday, June 13, 2018

I'd Rather be Hunting Father's Day Card with Jessica Kaiser

Hello crafty friends!


It’s Jess here today with a masculine card to share with you today, featuring Southern Ridge Trading Company's wonderful chipboard products!!!! 
This would make an awesome Father's Day Card, or just a birthday card for your fave hunter in the family.

First up, here are the Southern Ridge Products that I used:





Let's get crafting!

To start this handmade card, I grabbed my Nuvo Embellishment Mousses to colour the Large Abstract Frame!  I used the Black Ash, Pacific Teal and Mother Of Pearl colours of mousse. The first layer was the Pacific Teal, which I applied with a brush. I used the brush to add bits of the Black Ash and then used my finger tool to rub on Mother Of Pearl in random places.




Next up, I went to work on the elk!  I used the largest of the 3 Elk that are included in the package. Using Versamark Ink, I covered the entire Elk and then used a couple different shades of Embossing Powder. I used Pebbled Copper Embossing Powder on the horns and Copper Flame Chunky Embossing Powder on the body.  To add some extra colour to the grass, I added a couple layers of Forest Green Embossing Powder.


I used a simple birch bark patterned paper in the background and applied the frame using some Gem Tek Glue.  I slightly raised up the elk and placed him gently on the background and frame, securing using the Gem Tek Glue.  I added a bit of Aztec Gold Glitter Accents under the grass and Copper Penny Cyrstal Drops randomly around the frame.  A simple sentiment was added to finish the card.




Southern Ridge Trading Company Supplies Used:



I hope you enjoy this masculine card!  Sometimes cards for men are hard to create, but these chipboard pieces make it easy!

See you next time! :)

Jess







Monday, June 11, 2018

Top Hat with Cathy Potosky

Happy June everyone! Hope the month has been treating you all well and you're ready for the summer. And in the summer, it's a good idea to wear a hat to keep that sun off your head.

With that in mind, my project this month features the Top Hat as the base. It's one of my favourite pieces and you can dress it up in so many ways.

I used collage medium and TH Correspondence paper as my base layer and then embossed the whole hat with the Baked Texture Vintage Beeswax. I then went back over it with different Baked Texture Embossing Powders for some more layers. After it was completely cooled, I added mixed media medium with a stencil and once it was tacky, I foiled it with Champagne foil from DecoArt.


Once I had my base ready I started adding my colour to my other pieces. I used 1 of the Butterfly Mix and 2 pieces from the Butterfly Swirl Combo

On one butterfly I covered it with white gesso before I added Ken Oliver's Liquid Metals for colour, on the second butterfly I used the Liquid Metals straight on the chipboard and I love the bit more muted colour I got. 




Another one of my favourite pieces is the butterfly swirl. This piece was painted with Dylusions, Finnabair Wax and Liquid Metals.


I used Glossy Accents to attach my butterflies. Once they were in place I added the TH quote chip and a few TH Baubles that I dyed with alcohol ink.


Here are a few close ups of the finished project. I love the shimmer.


Southern Ridge Trading Company Supplies Used:


Other Supplies Used:

Emerald Creek Craft Supplies: Baked Texture Embossing Powders by Seth Apter in Vintage Beeswax, Chunky Rust, Patina Oxide and Ancient Amber
- Ken Oliver Liquid Metals: Emerald, Coral, Peridot, Quartz and Turquoise
- Dylusions Paint: Laidback Lilac and Dylusions Mica Spray - Crushed Grape
- Finnabair Antique Brilliance Wax: Amethyst Magic and Aged Bronze
- Rebekah Meier Mixed Media Medium
- TCW Rebekah Meier Mini three Tags Stencil
- DecoArt Foil: Champagne
- Tim Holtz/Ideaology: Quote Chips and Baubles 
- Tim Holtz for Ranger Ink: Alcohol Ink - Amethyst and Turquoise

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to come back to see what the DT has to share with you. And don't forget to get your favorite pieces from Southern Ridge Trading Company, you can never have enough chipboard!

Cathy






Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Beautiful Canvas with Tracy Sagriff

This weeks project draws from the beauty of the faded newspapers that lined my grandmothers china drawers and the beautiful pressed flowers  often found between the pages of books. Time seemed to move much slower then. Hoping you can find a few slow moments this summer to craft.


Directions:

Paint all the chipboard
Adhere design paper to canvas and distresss
Use Gelato, distress stains etc to create a focal spot in the centre of the canvas. 
Adhere chipboard after distressing the edges. Arrange and adhere all die cuts.






Southern Ridge Trading Company Supplies Used:

- Small Oval Frame

Other Supplies Used:

Artist Canvas
- Gel Medium
- Purple Paint


- Tracy