Friday, September 29, 2017

Oh Christmas Tree Double Sided Decoration with Deb Riddell

Hello everyone, Deb Riddell here to share a mixed media Christmas decoration with you that I created with some of Southern Ridge’s wonderful new Christmas chipboard designs!

I made my Oh Christmas Tree double sided decoration with the Small Wood Stand Up Canvas as my base and then added the brand new Peace On Earth Tree on one side and the beautiful Flourish Christmas Tree on the other.  I’ve some step by step photos on how I created it, read on for the how to.

I started out by base painting the chipboard trees with DecoArt Americana acrylic paint, using Desert Sand on the Peace On Earth Tree and Antique Gold on the Flourish Christmas Tree.

After the paint had dried, I covered each tree thoroughly with Therm O Web’s Deco Foil Adhesive pen and let it try till clear and tacky.

Rebekah Meier Designs Mixed Media Transfer Foil in Antique Pearl was then applied to the Peace On Earth Tree;

And Old Gold Transfer Foil was applied to the Flourish Christmas Tree.

Both trees were then gently sanded with 400 grit sandpaper and DecoArt Media Antiquing Cream in Raw Umber was painted overtop.  After the Antiquing Cream had dried it was burnished off of the Transfer Foil to give both trees a worn, aged appearance.

The stand up portion of the Small Wood Stand Up Canvas was covered front and back with red patterned Christmas scrapbooking paper and the base of the canvas was inked with Aged Mahogany Distress ink.  The Peace On Earth Tree was added to one side;

And the Flourish Christmas Tree was added to the other side of the Stand Up Canvas.

A piece of Therm O Web Peel N Stick Toner Sheet was covered with Champagne Deco Foil and then die cut with Tim Holtz’s Holiday Words 2: Thin dies to spell out the words ‘joy to the world’

Three Dimensional Stars were die cut from cardstock covered with gold Deco Sheet and added to the top of the Peace On Earth Tree side of the decoration with Zots glue dots.

The ‘joy to the world’ die cut letters were added to the Flourish Christmas Tree side of the decoration and the edges of the stand up portion of the wood canvas were covered with some Tim Holtz Yuletide Design Tape.

The stand up portion of the wood canvas was inserted into the inked base and embossing powder ‘snow’ was added around the bottom.  I used Ultra Puff embossing powder first and then covered it with Soft Fallen Snow embossing powder from Emerald Creek Craft Supplies.

A small Decorative Deer and some Baubles Findings were coloured with alcohol inks, Latte for the wee deer and Lettuce and Red Pepper for the baubles.  I ended up colouring a couple more baubles with some Gold Mixative as you’ll see below.

Here’s the Peace On Earth side of the decoration.

I coloured a Mini Woodland Tree with Shabby Shutters Distress Spray Stain, added some white acrylic paint to it here and there and then sprinkled on some Iridescent Shimmer embossing powder.  The base of the tree was covered with some red glitter Tidings Design Tape and the edge of the wood canvas base was covered with green glitter Tidings Design Tape.

I made a collar for the little deer with a strip of green glitter Tidings Design Tape that I twisted together and I then cut the prongs off of a Jingle Brad, threaded the tape through it and tied it around the deer’s neck.

Here is the Flourish Christmas Tree side of the decoration.

I coloured a silver jingle bell with Gold Mixative and tied a wee scrap of green satin ribbon to it.  More white acrylic paint with Iridescent Shimmer embossing powder sprinkled on top was added to the bell.

The alcohol ink Baubles Findings were stacked up on the other side and the acrylic paint and embossing powder accents repeated once again.

I hope that you’ve enjoyed seeing my Oh Christmas Tree double sided decoration, I love how it turned out!  It will be a Christmas present for a very special someone, can’t tell you who in case they see my post ;O)

Southern Ridge Trading Company Products Used:

Other Supplies Used:

- Tim Holtz / Sizzix: Holiday Words 2: Thin & Dimensional Stars
- Tim Holtz / Advantus: Baubles Findings, Decorative Deer, Tidings Design Tape, Yuletide Design Tape, Mini Woodland Tree Lot, Deco Sheet & Jingle Brads
- Tim Holtz / Ranger Ink: Distress Ink, Distress Spray Stain & Alcohol Ink
- Therm O Web: Rebekah Meier Designs Mixed Media Transfer Foil, Deco Foil Adhesive Pen, Deco Foil Peel N Stick Toner Sheets, Deco Foil & Small Zots Glue Dots
- Deco Art: Americana Acrylic Paint & Media Antiquing Cream
- Emerald Creek Craft Supplies: Soft Fallen Snow Embossing Powder & Iridescent Shimmer Embossing Powder
- Miscellaneous: Christmas themed scrapbook paper, sandpaper, paper trimmer, scissors, liquid adhesive, cardstock and ultra puff embossing powder

Thanks so much for stopping by today and hope that I’ve inspired you to get a start on your own Christmas crafting, there are lots of wonderful new releases from Southern Ridge to inspire you so happy creating!

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Grateful Scrapbook Layout with Charlene Byrd

Hello Bloggers,

Charlene here! Fall is one of my favourite times a year! It’s a time where I feel grateful for so many things, one of those things is definitely family. I am so fortunate to have the most wonderful in-laws. I admire them; the people they are, the love that they share and the amazing parents and grandparents they have become to all of us!

To start I painted each chipboard piece with White Gesso.

I layered several inks on the Grateful word. I started by ‘tapping’ Old Paper Distress ink on the chipboard.

Then I tapped Vintage Photo Distress Ink.

Then I tapped Walnut Distress Ink.

Then to finish it off I stippled white paint randomly over the chipboard with a paint brush until I was happy with the colour.

For the filmstrip I simply swiped Walnut Distress ink over the top of the chipboard piece.

Southern Ridge Trading Company chipboard used:

Other Products Used:
- 7 Gypsies paper
- Burlap ribbon
- Metal clip
- Lace
- Paper Doily

Thanks for joining me today!
- Charlene

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Christmas Countdown Clock with Erin Sampson

Hi I’m back with my second project for SRTC 😊 first thing I did to make this fun count down clock was to cover a 12 x 12 canvas and my chipboard pieces with Gesso - allow to dry
Place stencil down again and add distress paint in peeled paint and fired brick. I still wanted more colour so I squished the two distress paints into the top of the canvas and let it run. I picked up the extra paint with a baby wipe to keep it from being too much. I then made some metallic gold and black acrylic paint more fluid by adding some alcohol spray to it. I splattered the canvas and added some dots with the paints. Set aside to dry.

I made 24 flowers, then glued numbers 1 to 24 to the centres of each.  

Take the Chipboard words and adhere some microbeads onto them for added texture. I allowed it to dry then used the same fluid, gold acrylic paint over them. Ad some white acrylic over the top and lastly rubbed a little black paint around the edges of the words to help them stand out better. Find the center of your canvas and poke a hole through – this will be where your clock hand gets fastened.

Glue the numbers in place around the canvas.
Glue a small ¼ inch bead to the bottom of the clock hand to keep it raised off the canvas ( to make it easy to turn and allow clearance over the chipboard words)
I used a long brad to fasten the clock hand to the canvas. I had to cut the brads arms …errr legs? lol (what do we call those?) so that they fit through the bead and I could fasten the hand on.

Southern Ridge Trading Company Products Used:

This was a simple and fun project to make. I hope you give it a try.
Thanks for looking ~ Erin

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Happy Holidays Wall Hanging with Katelyn Grosart

Hey there Southern Ridge Trading Company fans, Katelyn here. Fall feels like it has officially arrived here on the west coast of Canada. With the cool weather, I have definitely been in the mood to start creating Christmas projects. So today, I've created for you a beautiful Happy Holidays Wall Hanging, that's perfect to hang on your Christmas tree or give it as a gift to someone this holiday season. You'll want to read below as I share with you how I embellished the chipboard elements on my Happy Holidays Wall Hanging.

To start, pull out one Wood Small Marked Reindeer and one Sm. Wood Sleigh. Apply a coat of Candied Apple Distress Stain to the Sleigh. Once the stain has dried, apply a layer of Brushed Pewter Distress Stain overtop of the sleigh. Apply a coat of Ground Espresso Distress Stain to the Reindeer. After the stain has dried, apply a layer of Brushed Pewter Distress Stain overtop of the reindeer.

Take five snowflakes out of the Snowflakes 712 package. Apply two coats of Titanium White Paint on each snowflake. Once the paint has dried, apply a coat of Raw Umber Antiquing Cream to each snowflake. After the cream looks like it has dried, rub off excess cream. 

Next, you'll need one Lg. Wood Snowflake. Apply two coats of Titanium White Paint to the snowflake. Once the paint has dried, apply a coat of Raw Umber Antiquing Cream to the snowflake. After the cream looks like it has dried, rub off excess cream. 

Take the small Scribble Triangle Tree out of the package. Blend Fired Brick Distress Oxide Ink over the entire surface of the Christmas tree. With the ink dry, lightly rub White Gold Art Alchemy Metallique Wax over the edges and the middle of the tree. 

Pull the Happy Holidays Sentiment from the Wood Words of Christmas - Joy package. Apply a coat of Tarnished Brass Distress Stain to each word.

The last chipboard piece you need is the Star Wreath. Apply Emboss It Ink to the star wreath. With the ink on the wreath, sprinkle Charred Gold Embossing Powder over the entire star wreath. Tap off the excess powder and emboss with your heat tool. Let the wreath cool.  

To assemble the wall hanging, adhere an image to the middle of the wreath. In the top left hand corner, adhere two small snowflakes, the large snowflake the "Happy" word. To finish off the corner, adhere two cream roses and two brown roses.

In the bottom right hand corner, adhere the Christmas Tree, the sleigh, three snowflakes and the reindeer. To embellish the rest of the corner, adhere three cream roses and six brown roses.

To the left of the embellishments in the bottom right hand corner, adhere the "Holidays" word.

To finish your wall hanging, add a piece of ribbon to the top of the star wreath.

Southern Ridge Trading Company Supplies Used:

- 10mm Roses: Brown
- 15mm Roses: Cream

Other Supplies Used:

- Emerald Creek Craft Supplies: Charred Gold Embossing Powder
- Tim Holtz for Ranger Ink: Distress Ink - Walnut Stain, Distress Oxide Ink - Fired Brick and Distress Stain -  Brushed Pewter, Tarnished Brass, Candied Apple & Ground Espresso
- Ranger Ink: Emboss It Ink - Dabber
- DecoArt: DecoArt Fluid Acrylics - Titanium White and DecoArt Media - Antiquing Cream: Raw Umber
- Prima Marketing: Art Alchemy Metallique Wax -White Gold
- Tombow: Aqua Mono Liquid Glue
- Graphic 45: Winter Wonderland - Woodland Whimsy & Rustic Holiday
- Misc: Heat Tool

Until Next Time!


Monday, September 18, 2017

Explore Card by Corina Finley


For today's post, I am sharing a layered card with 2 pieces of Southern Ridge Chipboard. For the Pattern paper and colour scheme, I went into my scrap bin. A few years back, I created a mini Album with this paper line and I found numerous left over pieces to use for this card.

For the 2 chipboard pieces, I covered both with Multi Media glue and sprinkled each with Micro Fine Glitter. Royal Red for the Explore Fun Word and Champagne for the Elegant Vintage Flourishes. I allowed it to dry fully before taping the excess off. 

I used a Tag Dies and a set of multi-sized Rectangle Stitched Dies with my Big Shot to cut my paper layers for the card. I added some vintage ephemera to the tag and a piece of green seam binding to the tag. 

Southern Ridge Trading Company Products Used:

Remember to take a look at the Southern Ridge Trading Company website - for great Chipboard designs for your next card or project!

Thanks for joining me today!

Take care,Corina Finley

Live, Laugh & Create!

Friday, September 15, 2017

Thankful For Fall Mixed Media Plaque with Deb Riddell

Hello and thank you for stopping by, it’s Deb Riddell here today to share a mixed media home decor plaque I created for fall.

I used Southern Ridge’s Bare Branches, Pumpkin Leaves, Fall Leaves and Maple Branch chipboard, read on for the how to.

I started out with a piece of Distress Mixed Media Heavystock cut to 6” x 6” and spritzed it with Antique Linen and Tea Dye Distress Spray Stain.  A wash of Picket Fence Distress Stain followed and once dry I used my Tim Holtz Spritzer to add some Forest Moss and Bundled Sage Distress Marker sprays.

The Aspen Trees 6” x 6” stencil from The Crafter’s Workshop was centered overtop and inked through with Stormy Sky, Hickory Smoke and a touch of Salty Ocean Distress inks.

A bit of Pumice Stone Distress Stain was mixed into Ranger Matte Opaque texture paste to tint it and then the edges of the cardstock were stenciled with the tinted paste through the Burlap layering stencil.

Once the texture paste had dried, the whole piece was sealed with Matte Distress Collage medium.  The outside edges were inked with Ground Espresso Distress Archival ink and the inside edge of the texture paste frame was shaded with Forest Moss and Vintage Photo Distress markers.  A piece of rust coloured cardstock was cut to 6 ½” by 6 ½” and a piece of blue hued cardstock from Tim’s Destinations Paper Stash was cut to 7” by 7” and all of the layers adhered together with Therm O Web’s iCraft ½” Adhesive tape.

An assortment of leaves (Pumpkin Leaves, Fall Leaves and some leaves snipped off of the Maple Branch) were coloured with multiple layers of acrylic paint and Distress stains in fall colours.  I did indeed use all of the paint and stain colours pictured below plus a couple of others not shown (gesso and Distress Oxides) and let me tell you that this chipboard stands up to a whole bunch of abuse and still looks wonderful!

The middle sized piece from the Bare Branches set was inked with Frayed Burlap Distress Stain.  The word ‘fall’ was die cut with Tim Holtz’s Broadway XL die, inked with Ground Espresso Distress Stain and then another set of letters were die cut from black fun foam and the two layered together.

A spray of Tim Holtz’s Bouquet Findings flowers were inked with Antique Linen Distress Spray Stain and bound together with a length of jute twine that had been inked with Gathered Twigs Distress Stain.

I chose the phrase ‘be thankful’ from Tim Holtz’s Clippings Stickers to add to my plaque, seemed appropriate for this time of year with Canadian Thanksgiving coming up in a few weeks time.

The word ‘fall’ was added down the right side and I let the letters kind of flutter down the plaque like falling leaves.

The Bouquet Findings flowers and the Clippings sticker phrase were added to the bottom left corner, I outlined the Clipping sticker with some Ground Espresso Distress marker.

And finally the rest of the leaves were added to the center of the plaque.

I hope that you have enjoyed seeing how my Thankful For Fall mixed media plaque came together and that you’ve been inspired to make one for yourself to decorate your home this fall.

Southern Ridge Trading Company Supplies Used:

Other Supplies Used:

- Tim Holtz for Ranger Ink: Distress Stain, Distress Spray Stain, Distress Ink, Distress Archival Ink, Distress Markers, Distress Marker Spritzer, Matte Opaque Texture Paste and Distress Matte Collage Medium
- Tim Holtz for Stampers Anonymous: Burlap Layering Stencil
- Tim Holtz / Sizzix: Broadway XL die
- Tim Holtz / Advantus: Clippings Stickers, Bouquet Findings and Destinations Paper Stash
- The Crafter’s Workshop: Aspen Trees 6” x 6” stencil
- Therm O Web: iCraft ½” Adhesive Tape
- DecoArt: Americana Acrylic paint
- Miscellaneous: black fun foam, wet adhesive, paper trimmer, scissors, paint brush, palette knife and gesso

This design could also be used to make a greeting card for fall or an invitation or place setting card for your Thanksgiving dinner, lots of possibilities with this one. Thanks for stopping by today and as always, happy creating!

Deb xo