Friday, March 30, 2018

Floral Happy Birthday Card with Katelyn Grosart

Hey there Southern Ridge Trading Company fans, Katelyn here. Spring is here and inspiration is everywhere. With Spring in mind, I've created this vintage Floral Happy Birthday Card perfect for that special someone in your life.  You'll want to read below as I share with you how I created my Floral Happy Birthday Card.


To start, choose a Happy Birthday sentiments from the Birthday Greetings. Blend Vintage Photo Distress Ink over top of the Happy Birthday sentiment. Once the ink has dried, lightly rub Bronze Age Metallique Wax over top of the sentiment.


Take out one of the Delicate Lace Element chipboard from the package. Cut the element apart two create two pieces. Blend Vintage Photo Distress Ink over top of each piece. Once the ink has dried, lightly rub Bronze Age Metallique Wax over top of each piece.


With the Delicate Lace Element chipboard still out, take another piece from the package. Cut the element apart down the center creating two pieces. Apply two coats of Spun Sugar Distress Paint over top of each piece. Once the ink has dried, rub Walnut Stain Distress Crayon over the edges of each piece.


Place the Small Oval Frame overtop of a piece of patterned paper from Authentique's Stitches paper. Trace the inside of the frame onto the piece of patterned paper. Cut the patterned paper oval out. Ink the edges of the oval using Vintage Photo Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.


With the Small Oval Frame still out, apply one coat of Art Alchemy Acrylic Metallique Paint in Vintage Rose. Once the paint has dried, apply a coat of Spun Sugar Distress Ink to the frame. After the second coat of paint has dried. Rub Walnut Stain and Vintage Photo Distress Crayon around the edges of the frame.


From the blue gingham patterned paper, cut a piece that measures 1 3/4" x 5 1/2". Tear along the bottom part of the patterned paper piece. Ink the edges of the patterned paper piece using Vintage Photo Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.


From the Ruler patterned paper, cut a piece that measures 1" x 5 1/2". Ink the edges of the patterned paper piece using Vintage Photo Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.


From the Plaid patterned paper, cut a piece that measures 3/4" x 5 1/2". Ink the edges of the patterned paper piece using Vintage Photo Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.


From the blue gingham patterned paper, cut a piece that measures 6" x 6". From the backside of the blue gingham patterned paper, cut a piece that measures 5 1/2" x 5 1/2". Ink the edges of the patterned paper pieces using Vintage Photo Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.


Adhere the floral patterned paper to the blue gingham patterned paper.


Adhere one of the delicate lace element halves 3/4" from the left of the blue gingham patterned paper. Adhere the other half of the delicate lace element 3" from the right of the blue gingham patterned paper.
Adhere the plaid patterned paper to the middle of the ruler patterned paper. Adhere the ruler patterned paper to the middle of the blue gingham patterned paper piece. Adhere the blue gingham patterned piece overtop of the delicate lace element.


Adhere the one delicate lace element piece 1/8" from the top of the plaid patterned paper strip. Adhere the other delicate lace element 3/8" from the bottom of the plaid patterned paper strip.


Adhere the oval patterned paper piece to the middle of the single delicate lace elements. Adhere the small oval frame overtop of the oval patterned paper piece.


Adhere the Happy Birthday sentiment to the center of the small oval frame.


On the top right side of the small oval frame, adhere one large white carnations, two light pink roses, two dark pink roses, four red roses and two cream roses.


On the bottom right hand side of the small oval frame adhere one white carnation, four light pink roses, four dark pink roses, two red roses and four cream roses.


To finish the card, adhere the cardfront on a cardbase that measures 6" x 12", score at 6". 


Here are a few closeup shots of the finished card.




Southern Ridge Trading Company Supplies Used:

- Small Oval Frame
- 10mm Roses: Light Pink, Dark Pink, Cream and Red
- White Carnations

Other Supplies Used:

- Tim Holtz for Ranger Ink: Distress Ink - Vintage Photo, Distress Crayon - Walnut Stain & Vintage Photo, Distress Paint - Spun Sugar and Blending Tool with Foam
- Prima Marketing: Art Alchemy Acrylic Metallique Paint - Vintage Rose and Art Alchemy Metallique Wax - Bronze Age
- Authentique: Stitches - Stitches Nine, Stitches Three and Stitches Six
- Creative Scrapbooker Magazine/Cathie Allan: Super Stock Cardstock

Until Next Time!

- Katelyn





















Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Mini Beach Houses with Deb Antonick

It has been a long winter and the hint of spring is in the air, and that means buds on the trees, patio furniture and walks along the beach.

For these little houses I started with some little MDF arrows, but you could easily just cut these from cardboard, some beachy scrapbook papers, and Mini Chipboard elements.


Trim the papers to fit the arrows and adhere with DecoArt Decoupage Matte.
Basecoat all the chipboard pieces with Gesso.


Paint the pieces in a coordinating colour. I chose to use a Whispering Turquoise and Light Buttermilk.
Shade all the pieces with DecoArt Media Burnt Umber.
Highlight the pieces with DecoArt Media Titanium White.
Adhere all the Chipboard pieces with glue.
Stamp Beachy words onto paper and cut out. Adhere to the houses with the Decoupage Matte Medium.


I used some of the remaining stamps to fill up some of the empty spaces.
Paint the palms and the grass with DecoArt Media Green Gold.
I outlined everything with the Stabilo pencil and went over it with a damp liner brush. If you prefer, you can use a permanent black marker.
Embellish with some tiny crystals.



Southern Ridge Trading Company Products Used:

- 2.7” x 2.3” Beach Chairs from Deb's Mini Beach Kit

Other Supplies Used:

- DecoArt Acrylics: Whispering Turquoise and Light Buttermilk
- DecoArt Media: Gesso, Burnt Umber and Green Gold
- DecoArt Decoupage Matte
- Stabilo pencil, or permanent black marker
- Tiny crystals
- Aleene’s Tacky Glue
- DecoArt Matte Sealer Finisher Spray (seals the Stabilo pencil)
- Scrapbook paper: A Day at the Beach by The Paper Studio
- Stamp: Seaside Chair SSC1225 www.stampendous.com
- Arrows: #31-L535 www.cdwood.com


By Deb Antonick

Monday, March 26, 2018

Sea, Surf & Sand with Sandy McTier


Who’s ready for SUMMER? I know I am, and I live in the SOUTH!

Here’s what I did to create my Sea, Surf & Sand piece

Prepping the Surface:
  • I scuffed up the frames with some sand paper and then wiped clean.
  • Then I painted them with DecoArt’s Americana D├ęcor Texture – Moss Blue and let completely dry.
  • Then, I dry brushed them with DecoArt’s Vintage Effects – White.
Load the stencil brush with the paint and wipe most of it off on a paper towel. Brush over the frames, and let the paint pick up where it wants to. Continue to add dry brushed layers as needed. Let dry.




Chipboard Pieces:
  • I painted each of the Southern Ridge Chipboard pieces – Chain Anchor, Clam Shell, and Holey Starfish with DecoArt’s Americana Decor Metallics – Soft Gold and let dry.
  • Then I shaded around the edges with DecoArt’s Media Fluid Acrylics – Raw Umber.
Load the toe of a slightly damp 3/8” Angle brush with Raw Umber and float the colour along the inside edge of the chipboard shape. Let dry.
  • I applied the Glue Dots on the backside of each chipboard piece and attached them to the linen mat board pieces.
  • I printed out the words using a laser printer and painted over them with DecoArt Media Matte Medium.  Once dry, I shaded around the edges with Raw Umber.
  • Once dry, I added more shading around the edges and then splattered with Raw Umber and Transparent Yellow Iron Oxide (Media Fluid Acrylic).
  • Once dry, I applied the mini glue dots to the words and added them to each of the panels.  






Frames & Finishing:
  • I glued the frames together with clear Gorilla Glue.
  • Then I varnished the frames with DecoArt Media Soft Touch Varnish.
  • Once dry, I put the panels in each frame.
You could also staple a ribbon from the outer frames and hang on the wall  



Southern Ridge Trading Company Supplies Used:


Other Supplies Used:

- Frames 5x7 (Qty: 3) (available at Dollar Tree)
- Mat Board (available from sharpeyeframing.com)
- DecoArt Products:
Americana Decor  Metallics – Soft Gold
Americana Decor Texture – Moss Blue
Vintage Effects – White
Media Matte Medium
Media Soft Touch Varnish
Media Fluid Acrylics – Raw Umber & Transparent Yellow Iron Oxide
- Dynasty Brushes:
Black Gold 3/4", #16 Shader, 3/8" Angle, IPC Large Foam & 1/2" Stencil Brush
(available from TheBrushGuys.com – use promo code: sandymc for an additional discount)
- Misc. Supplies:
Gorilla Glue
Mini Glue Dots
Water Basin
Paper Towels



©2018 Sea, Surf & Sand; Sandy McTier Designs ~ all rights reserved

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




Friday, March 23, 2018

Dream Chipboard Art Journal with Deb Riddell

Before Deb shares her project, Karen and I would like to thank Deb for all of her beautiful work over the last two years, it has been wonderful to have you on the team. We wish you continued success and we will definitely make sure to keep up with what you are doing in blog land. 
Now let's let Deb take over and share with you her project.

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Hello and thank you for stopping by, it’s Deb Riddell here with you today to share a tutorial on how to make my Dream chipboard art journal.


I used a couple of the inner ‘pages’ from the Sprocket Album, Fence Pattern chipboard, Wild Flower Bouquet, Dandelion Seed Stems and Dream Fun Word.  Read on for the how to!

I started by applying DecoArt Media Gesso and Crackle Paste randomly to the fronts and backs of two Sprocket Album pages.  The front of the front journal cover only had the white gesso applied to it but all other surfaces got some of the crackle paste applied here and there as well.


On the front cover, washes of DecoArt Media fluid acrylics in shades of green and blue were applied over the gesso with some spritzes and runs of water.  Diluted Titanium White Media fluid acrylic paint was spattered overtop and then the cover was randomly stamped with the Ledger Script stamp and Vintage Photo Distress Archival ink.

The back cover was finger painted with Distress Crayons in shades of green and blue and then stenciled through the Bubble layering stencil with a darker shade of blue Distress Crayon.  Diluted Titanium White Media fluid acrylic paint was then flicked and spattered onto the cover.


Inner pages for the art journal were folded and torn to size from watercolour paper and mixed media paper.

The Fence Pattern chipboard piece was sponged with Paynes Grey Media fluid acrylic and while the paint was still wet, Hammered Metal embossing powder from Emerald Creek Craft Supplies was sprinkled over top.  The chipboard was heated from below to activate the embossing powder once the paint had dried (to prevent the larger ‘chunks’ of the embossing powder from blowing off).


The Dream Fun Word was covered with Rebekah Meier Designs Mixed Media Medium and once it had dried clear and tacky, Vintage Tin Mixed Media Transfer Foil was burnished overtop.

Both the Wild Flower Bouquet and Dandelion Seed Stem were painted with Titanium White Media fluid acrylic and then a wash of Interference Gold was added over top.  Once the paint had dried, some Platinum Stickles Glitter glue was finger painted overtop the chipboard pieces for a bit more sparkle.


The Fence Pattern chipboard was then glued onto the front cover and once it had dried thoroughly, the edges of the Fence Pattern piece that were overhanging the edges of the cover were trimmed off with an exacto knife.

And then the art journal was assembled, the Dream Fun Word was adhered to the top left corner of the front cover on top of the Fence Pattern.


The Wild Flower Bouquet was added below and to the right of the Dream Fun Word;


And the Dandelion Seed Stem added at the bottom left.


The stems of the florals that were extending beyond the edges of the album cover were trimmed off with the exacto knife once they were glued securely in place.

The inner pages were then sandwiched between the two covers and tied into place with some lengths of Linen Ribbon so that they could be removed or added as needed.

Here’s a look at the back cover.


And here’s the first page of my art journal, I’m all ready for some fun mixed media experimentation!


Hope that you’ve enjoyed seeing how it came together and that you’ve been inspired to make one of your own, it’s easy and fun with Southern Ridge Trading Company chipboard.


Southern Ridge Trading Company Supplies Used:


Other Supplies Used:

- DecoArt Media: Fluid Acrylic Paint, Gesso and Crackle Paste
- Therm O Web: Rebekah Meier Designs Mixed Media Medium and Rebekah Meier Designs Mixed Media Transfer Foil
- Ranger Ink: Distress Crayons and Stickles Glitter Glue
- Stampers Anonymous: Ledger Script Stamp and Bubble Layering Stencil
- Advantus: Linen Ribbon
- Emerald Creek Craft Supplies: Hammered Metal Embossing powder
- Miscellaneous: Watercolour Paper, Mixed Media Paper, Liquid Adhesive, Palette Knife, Exacto Knife, Paint Brush and Makeup Sponge

This will be my last post as a member of Southern Ridge Trading Company’s Design Team and I just wanted to take this opportunity to thank Karen Beaupre, the lovely owner of Southern Ridge, for the opportunity to be on her team and to design with her fabulous chipboard.  I’d also like to thank Katelyn Grosart, our fearless design team leader, for her support and encouragement over the last couple of years. It’s been so much fun and a great honour to be part of this fabulous team and I wish you all much continued success!

Thanks as always for stopping by today and happy creating,