Friday, October 27, 2017

Season's Greetings Christmas Tree Trio Decoration with Deb Riddell

Hello everyone, Deb Riddell here with you today to share a Christmas decoration that I made with lots of Southern Ridge Trading Company’s wonderful Christmas chipboard and wood veneers.

I used Southern Ridge’s Scribble Triangle Tree Set, Wood Small Marked Deer (love that wee guy!), Small Primitive Stars, Snowflakes 712 and Star stencil in the making of my Season’s Greetings Christmas Tree Trio decoration.  I have a few step out photos on how I made it, hope you will enjoy seeing them.

I started out with a piece of ¼” MDF cut to about 5” x 7” (it was in my stash and I haven’t a clue where it came from but it was the perfect size so I decided to use it.  You could also use a flat artist’s canvas or even just cover a piece of chipboard with scrapbook paper to make yours).  I covered the MDF front and back with paper from Tim Holtz’s Tidings Paper Stash and wrapped the edges with some red glitter tape from his Tidings Design Tape set.

I then stenciled Ranger Clear Gloss Texture Paste through Southern Ridge’s Star stencil, repeating the pattern as necessary to cover the entire front side of the panel, and set it aside to dry.

The three Christmas trees from the Scribble Triangle Tree Set were painted with Hauser Dark Green Americana acrylic paint and once the paint had dried, Deco Foil Adhesive was applied over all of the trees with the Deco Foil Adhesive pen.  Once the adhesive had dried clear and tacky, Emerald Watercolour Deco Foil was burnished over top.  I love the variegation of colour you achieve with the watercolour Deco Foils!

The Wood Small Marked Deer is so beautiful all on it’s own that you don’t have to much to enhance it. I just gave him a coat of DecoArt Gloss Varnish and once it had dried, added more Gloss Varnish to his antlers and sprinkled them with Distress Vintage Platinum Glitter Dust, perfection!

One of the Small Primitive Stars was painted with DecoArt Emperor’s Gold Dazzling Metallics paint and once dry, the Deco Foil Adhesive pen was used to apply adhesive before applying Rebekah Meier Design Mixed Media Transfer Foil in Old Gold over top.

Three of the snowflakes from the Snowflakes 712 set were painted with Americana Titanium White acrylic paint and once it had dried, Emerald Creek Craft Supplies Soft Fallen Snow embossing powder was applied to all of them.

A flat back pearl was adhered onto the centers of all of the embossed snowflakes.  Some of Tim Holtz’s gold Deco Sheet was adhered onto white cardstock and tiny stars were die cut with Simon Says Stamp’s Large Holiday Shapes and Holiday Shapes Hearts Stars Craft dies.

The Season’s Greetings sentiment was stamped onto white cardstock with a Crafty Secrets Vintage Christmas stamp with Black Soot Distress Archival ink, clear embossed and then cut into a banner shape.  The whole banner was lightly inked with Old Paper Distress Ink and the edges inked with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.

Here are a few close ups, the foiled Scribble Triangle Trees were added along the bottom edge of the prepared MDF plaque and one of the embossed snowflakes was added to the top of each tree.  That wonderful deer was adhered overtop of the trees on the left hand side of the panel.

The gold Deco Sheet stars were added here and there to the panel and you can see the shine from the Gloss Texture Paste stenciled stars in the background, another layer of shine to glow in the light of the Christmas candles!

I hope that you’ve enjoyed seeing how my Season’s Greetings Christmas Tree Trio decoration came together and that you’ve been inspired to make one of your own!

Southern Ridge Trading Company Supplies Used:

Other Supplies Used:

- Therm O Web: Deco Foil, Deco Foil Adhesive Pen and Rebekah Meier Designs Mixed Media Transfer Foil
- DecoArt: Americana Acrylic Paint, Dazzling Metallics Paint and Gloss Varnish
- Emerald Creek Craft Supplies: Soft Fallen Snow Embossing Powder
- Tim Holtz / Advantus: Tidings Paper Stash, Tidings Design Tape and Deco Sheets
- Tim Holtz / Ranger Ink: Clear Gloss Texture Paste, Distress Vintage Platinum Glitter Dust, Distress Ink and Distress Archival Ink
- Simon Says Stamp: Large Holiday Shapes Craft Dies and Holiday Shapes Hearts Stars Craft Dies
- Miscellaneous: MDF 5” x7” panel, white cardstock, clear embossing powder, flat back pearls, scissors, adhesive and Christmas sentiment stamp

Thanks again for stopping by today and as always, happy creating!

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Snow Globe Shaker with Erin Quiding-Sampson

Hello! Today I created a snow globe/shaker ornament using a couple different chipboard pieces from SRTC. The chipboard tag and from a release coming soon, the Holly Berry Cluster.

The first thing I did was choose papers I would use to adhere to the tag for my background. I ended up using the front and back covers of an old Graphic 45 paper collection. I used double sided tape to stick it down, then cut the excess off. I also glued down my Santa with the little kids looking in, over top of the background paper. I wanted this to lay flat so my shaker bits didn’t get stuck.

I then used strips of foam adhesive around the outside of my shaker leaving room to have a hole at the top for hanging. I then added the shaker bits inside the center.

For my shaker window I used a clear pillow box from my stash. I cut it in half then used my powder tool on it so that all the bits don’t get staticky and cling to the window. I then pressed the plastic down making sure there is a good seal all the way around, so nothing spills out.

I used a glitter glue to go around the top to hide the foam and create the look of the “glass” being frosted around the outside. I used a bit of Glitter Ritz on top of that which is super fine and gorgeous.

Next, I coloured the Holly chipboard piece using Spectrum Noir Markers.

After I coloured the holly and berries, I decided to colour the section of ribbon red then added glitter glue to the top to make it iridescent I also added a little to each berry to give them that frosted look.

Once that was dried, I glued it down towards the bottom of the tag and then added an iridescent ribbon to the top for hanging with a small bow to finish it off.
I loved creating this little shaker ornament and I hope you give it a try!

Southern Ridge Trading Company Products Used:

- Chipboard Tag (coming soon)

Other Supplies Used:

- Front and back covers of an old Graphic 45 paper pad
- Crafters Companion: Spectrum Noir Alchohol Markers 
- Glitter glue
 - Glitter Ritz: Crystal
- Double sided tape
- Iridescent ribbon
- Piece of a Pillow box
- Foam strips for creating dimension
- Beads, glitter, micro beads sequins and other fillers for the inside 

Thanks for looking ~ Erin

Monday, October 23, 2017

Not So Spooky Scrapbook Layout with Charlene Byrd

Hello Bloggers!

Charlene here! Thanks for joining me today! Happy Halloween!

Last year I spent Halloween with this little sweetie while I was visiting in Alberta. I experienced the best Halloween ever that night. The sidewalks were packed with kids and adults, all of the houses were were decorated so spooky, it felt like I was in a movie! I loved it so much that I’m doing it again this year!

To begin creating, I added some Texture Sand Paste to the Scary Word with a palette knife to make it very spooky looking!. Once it dried I painted it with Black Gesso.

I simply used Black Soot Distress Stain on the spider web.

Here is what I used to design this layout:

Southern Ridge Trading Company Products Used:

Other Products Used:

- Pink Paislee paper and diecuts
- Misc papers
- Black Mesh
- DecoArt: Texture Sand Paste
- Tim Holtz/Idea-ology: Number Plate
- Tim Holtz for Ranger Ink: Black Soot Distress Stain
- Metal embellishment

Thanks so much for joining me today! Happy Halloween and Happy Creating!

Friday, October 20, 2017

Enjoy the Simple Things Card with Katelyn Grosart

Hey Southern Ridge Trading Company fans, Katelyn here. Today, I've created for you a pretty Enjoy the Simple Things Card, that's perfect to hang to give to that special someone in your life or you could change it and make it a baby card. You'll want to read below as I share with you how I created my Enjoy the Simple Things card.

To start, pull out the small frame from the Abstract Circle Frame package. Apply two coats of Titanium White Acrylic paint to the frame. Once the frame has dried, apply Raw Umber Antiquing Cream to the frame. After the antiquing cream has dried, rub off the excess paint. To finish off the frame, ink the edges of the frame with Vintage Photo Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam. 

Take a small bow out of the Ribbon Bows package. Apply two coats of Stormy Sky Distress Paint to the bow. Once the paint has dried, apply Picket Fence Distress Crayon to the bow. Rub the crayon in with your finger. 

Pull out three Mini Wood Stars from the package. Apply two coats of Tarnished Brass Distress Stain to each star. After the stain has dried, apply Gathered Twigs Distress Crayon to the edges of the stars. Rub the crayon in with your finger. 

Take two of the Sm. Primitive Stars out of the package. Ink the edges of the stars using Vintage Photo Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Pull out two Mini Connected Hearts from the package. Cut one of the connected hearts apart. Using Art Alchemy Metallique Wax in White Gold, rub the wax over each heart.

The last chipboard piece you'll need is the Delicate Lace Element. With the element in front of you, cut one of the pieces off. Apply two coats of Walnut Stain Distress Paint to the element.

From the Images from the Past Paper, use the 2 1/2" fitted circle die to cut out the bunny and teddy bear. Die cut the 3" fitted circle out of Pion Blue Vl. Distress the edges of each circle. Ink the edges of the circles using Vintage Photo Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Cut the following patterned paper pieces from the Pion Design paper:
- Pion Orca l: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
- Hide and Seek: 4 1/8" x 5 3/8" & 3 7/8" x 5 1/8"
- Bunny Hugs: 3 3/4" x 4 7/8"
Distress the edges of each patterned paper piece. Using a blending tool with Foam, ink the edges of each patterned paper piece using Vintage Photo Distress Ink.

Cut out the "Enjoy the Simple Things" sentiment out of the Images from the Past paper. Ink the edges of the sentiment using Vintage Photo Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Adhere the bunny paper to the green clover paper. Adhere the green clover paper to the cream/green patterned paper. Adhere the cream/green paper to the gold paper. 

Adhere the Bunny/Teddy Bear image to the blue circle. Foam square the blue circle to the middle of the card front. Adhere the circle frame overtop of the Bunny/Teddy Bear image.

Adhere one of the Sm. Primitive stars in the top left hand side of the circle and adhere the other star on the bottom right hand side of the circle. Adhere the lace element bar to the top of the circle. Adhere the bow overtop of the lace element bar.

On the top left hand side of the circle, adhere the connected hearts and one of the mini wood stars. 

On the bottom right hand side of the circle, adhere the two unconnected hearts and the other two  mini wood stars. On the bottom left hand side of the bow, adhere the "Enjoy the Simple Things" sentiment. 

On the top left hand side of the circle, adhere one dark brown rose, one light blue rose, two cream roses and two brown roses. On the bottom right hand side of the circle, adhere two dark brown roses, four cream roses, one light blue rose and two brown roses. Once the roses have been adhered, adhere your card front to your card base.

Here are a few close up shots of each corner on my card.

Here's the finished card.

Southern Ridge Trading Company Supplies Used:

- 10mm Roses: Light Blue, Dark Brown and Cream
- 15mm Roses: Light Brown

Other Supplies Used:

- Tim Holtz for Ranger Ink: Distress Stain - Tarnished Brass, Distress Paint - Walnut Stain and Stormy Sky, Distress Ink - Vintage Photo, Distress Crayon - Picket Fence and Gathered Twigs and Blending Tool with Foam
- DecoArt: Fluid Acrylics - Titanium White and Antiquing Cream - Raw Umber
- Prima Marketing: Art Alchemy Metallique Wax - White Gold
- Pion Design: Theodore and Bella - Images From the Past, Hide and Seek & Bunny Hugs, Pion Design Palette - Pion Orca l & Pion Blue Vl
- Elizabeth Craft Designs: Fitted Circles
- Creative Scrapbooker Magazine/Cathie Allan: Super Stock Cardstock
- Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L: 3D Foam Squares and EZ Runner
- Tombow: Aqua Mono Liquid Glue

Until Next Time!


Monday, October 16, 2017

New Christmas Chipboard Pieces

Have you checked out the New Release section on our website? There are lots of fabulous pieces and with Christmas right around the corner, we have a ton of new Christmas Releases that are perfect for any of your holiday crafting projects. We thought that we'd share a few of them with you, but to see the rest of them, head here.

You'll want to make sure to keep your eye on our blog as our fabulous design team will be creating some wonderful projects with some of these pieces over the next couple of months. Also make sure to follow us on Facebook so you don't miss out on all the inspiration from our blog.

- Katelyn