Friday, August 29, 2014

Love Is In The Air at SRTC!!!!

Happy Friday everyone and welcome to the SRTC blog where we love showing you some of the magnificent products from the Southern Ridge Trading Company shop.

Today I have made an easel card using the lovely FRA-130 as well as the LOVE word from WDG-310.

I just really like how the natural color of the chipboard pieces is so accentuated by the bright red!!

And...SHOCK...I have only used red and kraft DP!!! The absolutely darling image is Heart Sign from the Art By Mi Ran Etsy Shop colored with Copics and Promarkers, adding Glossy Accents to all of the hearts and hair ornaments. I added red pearls on each motif on the lovely frame, an organza bow in the upper corner, and some flowers and heart pins.

The LOVE word from the WDG-310 set is so striking against the bright red on the base of the card!!

Thank you so much for coming by today!! Best wishes for a splendid weekend, and we will be looking forward to seeing you again real soon!! Big hugs from Jacque!

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Fairy Garden Mini Album

Happy long weekend all, Kelly Brandt here, and here is the mini album I made incorporating pieces from Southern Ridge Trading Company.

I used the paper line from Bo Bunny Enchanted Garden and accessories from the same line. The focal point on the album cover is this great Fairyland Sign MIN-347 that you can buy at SRTC.

Bling and jewels adorn the chain which is part of the closure.

I used a Tim Holtz Key and hook as a closure.

 another great piece from SRTC Min-347

loads and loads of tags, and lots of real estate for photos.....the fairy was die cut using my Silhouette Machine.

This butterfly was inked with Tim Holtz Distress Ink, it is piece 


Saturday, August 23, 2014

Wedding Season

The wedding season is well and truly upon us, I made a card using WDG-310. It was actually a perfect size for a standard 4.25" x 5.5" card. 
The dress and Love sentiment were painted with acrylic paint and some shading added. Then they were embossed with a thick, shiny layer of clear embossing powder.

The dress looked stunning, with the beautiful bouquet.
Thanks for visiting :)

Monday, August 18, 2014

And More Gorgeous Chipboard!

Hi there! I'm back today with some vintage chipboard!!  Ok, the chipboard itself isn't vintage but it sure looks great on a vintage card doesn't it?  Maybe shabby vintage?  LOL! 

The stamp set I've used is from Live and Love Crafts "Stempelglede - Postcard from Paris" and I've adorned it with my usual raft of flowers.  LOL! 

This honeycomb piece is one of my absolute favorites and so far I've managed to use 2 pieces from the 1 piece that's on the SRTC store and still have another piece left.  This piece is numbered PAT-274.

Here's another gorgeous flourish piece from SRTC COR-181.

Thanks so much for stopping by and enjoy your week.  I hope you manage to get in some crafty time this week.  It's soooo good for you!  hee hee


Stamp - E50, 51, 53, 55
Yellow butterfly - Y00, 11, 15, 17
Pink butterfly - RV000, 00, 10, 32, 34
Sky - B0000, 000, 02

Friday, August 15, 2014

To Infinity and Beyond!

 Hey Everyone! Sarah here to show you a layout I made using a new design on the Southern Ridge Store!

I love using chipboard in it's raw form! There's something really organic about it and I love adding that element to my layouts! I thought this new circle piece "PAT-373" would be a perfect matt to my photo! I actually cut it down a little bit and saved the other part for another project! 

Here's some close ups:

There's quite a few new goodies in the store! You should definitely stop by and check them out!


Tuesday, August 12, 2014

It's Autumn at SRTC!!!

A very Happy Day to everyone!!! I hope that you are enjoying your week!

Today  I have used some darling chipboard pieces....the NEW beautiful Maple Leaves NAT-393 from the SRTC Shop.

The base and all double matting is Bazzill and the DP is from the Sugar Hill Paper Pack by Farm House. The sweet image is Autumn's Memoirs from the Art By Mi Ran Etsy Shop. She was colored with Copics and Promarkers. In order to go along with the autumn theme I have used several copper metal embellishments: corners, ribbon slides, clip. The olive green and brown satin ribbon is from my stash.

In order to get the multi-shades of autumn coloration on the leaves I cut a thin coffee stirrer into a little scoop for the EP and first flicked the following shades of Adirondack embossing powder on the leaves: Clay, Butterscotch, Cranberry, Ginger, Espresso, Lettuce. Then I also flicked Super Fine Detail Gold EP before heat embossing. I really like the way the leaves turned out...smiles!!!

Thank you so very much for your visit and we hope to see you again real soon!! Have a delightful week! And until the next time, big hugs from Jacque!!

Friday, August 8, 2014

Nature Scene Layout

Hello Southern Ridge Fans! Kelly Brandt here with my first post as a guest DT member of the SRTC Design Team! I'm very excited to be a guest designer.

My layout was made using SPO-383 , and was perfect for all of the camping and hiking photos I have.

I used Bo Bunny paper as the background, large mat is green card stock, smaller mat is corrugated cardboard that I tore. Then I accented with Prima flowers, burlap paper from DCWV, and Bo Bunny Lace.

The tiles are SRTC and are great for any project.

I couloured these pieces with markers and then add Glossy Accents to make them shine.

I enjoyed crafting with the SRTC Die Cuts and embellishments.
Happy Creating ! Kelly.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Art journal page : Self Love

I came across this quote recently by Pamela White, and it just struck a chord with me. We should love who and what we are. We can be so down on ourselves, lets give a little praise and love instead. "Theres nothing more dangerous than a lack of self love. So put your hand on your heart and feel the love"

My 4 page journal spread features chipboard frame from HRT-076 and hearts HRT-076 and HRT-080.
The wording of the quote goes across three pages : 

Close Up of HRT-076
It was fun and so therapeutic making this page, and I used all my favorite colors :). Hope you find some positive inspiration here :) Nikki x

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Pink Princess Card

Hi everyone! It's Cheri here with a quick little card I made with some of the gorgeous new shapes Southern Ridge has coming out!! Check out the website as it's always getting new stuff added! Today I have used this CUTE little ballerina silhouette.
Im sorry for the crap picture! I tell you I'm gonna have to read one of the many "Pins" I have on photographing cards!! haha! This is a really simple card for me, which is sometimes harder than doing the over the top ones?! Why is that?! here I've just used some light pink card as the base, added that pretty lace along the bottow with some MME papers, the sentiment is from that line as well, but that ballerina, I have glittered her up and added a tutu and of course some bling to her wand and tiara.
I hope you like my pretty little card! Have a great day crafting!!

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Flowery Fram


I was so excited to think I have 3 days off to just PLAY but ... alas, I am reorganizing my craft room, spare room and hall closet...sigh.  So maybe I can find a few hours to carve out some fun time.  I hope you are having some fun time planned for this weekend too!

I've used a few gorgeous pieces from Southern Ridge Trading Company chipboard pieces.  The first one is the flowery frame (FRA-287) underneath my image layer.  I painted it white and then added shabby pink Frantage to it.  Of course I used my normal overabundance of extra's.  hee hee 

Love these Prima bulbs!!  The bird (NAT-295) is another piece from SRTC and I painted this one with pink, painted some white Gesso on, which turned pink...LOL...then I added some Stardust stickles...which also turned pink.  LOL!  So fine whatever!  Still looks good.  hee hee 

I used a number of resin stars just because I'm like that!!  So here's my close up of my coloring and this was my 4th attempt.  Practice practice practice!  It will be wonderful when one day I just grab an image and color it!!  Can't wait!  But it's coming.  hee hee

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your long weekend!

BG01, 05, 07, 09, C7
Floor/ground - N0, 01, 3, 5, 7, 9, 10
Sky/wall - W1, 3, 5, 7, 9
Shirt - R81, 83, 85, 89
E000, 00, 11, 04, 21, 04,  R20