Saturday, September 14, 2019

Meet Our Design Team for Fall 2019!

First off, Karen and I would like to thank the current design team for all of their beautiful projects over the last six months. 

We also want to thank all of those who applied to our design team call. It was unbelievable to see all of the talent in Canada and the United States. For those who applied and didn't make it, continue to apply when our call comes up again. We are always looking to add to our team, so don't feel discouraged. You are all very talented and we truly enjoyed seeing everyone's submission. 

We want to welcome back a few of our design team members from the previous team who will be inspiring you once a month on the blog! We want to give a big welcome back to Pam Bray, Karen Jiles, Karla Yungwirth and Ruchi Agarwal.

Pam Bray


Karen Jiles


Karla Yungwirth


Ruchi Agarwal



We also want to congratulate Nancy Nickel, who will be joining our design team and will be inspiring you twice a month on our blog! 

Nancy Nickel



Make sure to stop by each of the ladies blogs to congratulate them on making the team! Stay tuned to see their creations starting in October.

-Karen & Katelyn






Friday, September 13, 2019

Wild Scrapbook Layout with Gloria Lee

Hello everyone!
Happy Friday!!!

Gloria here today and happy to share of my project.
 I made a scrapbooking layout using Retro bike, Gears Corners chipboard die cut and mini wood gears from Southern Ridge Trading Company Shop.


I made a 12 x 12" layout with a my son's photo.
First, I choose chipboards and coloured them with paint using paint brush.


I choose Lake Life kit from wild whispers.
I blended the background paper and cut papers with distress inks using mini blending tools.
And I adhere the papers as shown with double-sided tape.


I adhere the coloured chipboards with wood glue.
I fussy cut some flowers from designer papers using my Cutter Bee scissors.   


I adhere all the elements using glue tape and adhere a flair.
  

Southern Ridge Trading Company Supplies Used:


Thank you so much for stopping by and have a wonderful day!
Happy crafting!

- Gloria

Monday, September 9, 2019

Mixed Media Canvas - Imagination with Ruchi

Hello friends!! Ruchi here from Ruchi's Crafeteria and I'm back with my inspirational project.


Today I've created a canvas art 'Imagination' using mixed media technique.




Took a canvas and applied Prima White Gesso all over it. Then added texture using stencil and Prima modeling paste.


Picked SRTC Mini Wood Gears and SRTC Oval Peacock Feather Frame chipboards, Prima Art Stones, metal charm, twine and some paper cuts and adhered on my canvas using Prima gel medium. Coloured it using some metallic paints from my stash.


When it dried, added embellishments, half pearls and highlighted some parts using white gesso.


That’s it for today!! Hope you like my today's project. Don’t forget to check SRTC shop for these chipboards and some other awesome designs.

Southern Ridge Trading Company Supplies Used:


Other Supplies Used:

- Prima Marketing:  White gesso, Gel Medium, Modeling Paste, Art Stones, Metal Charms
Peek a Boo Designs Demask stencil
- Tim Holtz Big Chat stickers 
- Metallic paints, tiny beads, twine, glass pebble, half pearls, number embellishments are from my stash.

See ya next time.
Till then happy crafting!!
Ruchi




Friday, September 6, 2019

Birthday Mixed Media Tag with Karen Jiles


Hi there, 

It’s Karen sharing a Birthday Mixed Media Tag that I created with the Birthday Greetings, Garden Sign Combo and Intricate Butterfly chipboard sets.  I loved how this tag and all of the elements that were used to create it. Take a peek at my tutorial below.


Step 1: Distress the edges of an inked manila tag using oxide ink (Evergreen Bough) and a foam tool.




Step 2: Adhere flowers, clear pebbles and beaded pins using adhesive.




Step 3: Form and round the wings on the butterfly with finger and adhere to the tag with adhesive.




Step 4: Adhere “Happy Birthday” worded chipboard and birds from the Garden Sign Combo chipboard set to the tag using E6000.


Step 5: Add dyed ribbon to the tag. Using a paintbrush, highlight the flowers and dyed ribbon with gesso. Tap on gesso using paintbrush.


Step 6: Continue embellishing as desired.

Southern Ridge Trading Company Supplies Used:


Other Supplies Used:

- Inked Manila Tag
- Tim Holtz for Ranger Ink: Distress Oxide Ink - Evergreen Bough
- Foam Tool
- Flowers
- Clear Pebbles
- Beaded Pins
- Dyed Ribbon
- Gesso (White)
- Paintbrush
- E6000
- Hot Glue

Thanks so much for stopping by today.
Karen









Monday, September 2, 2019

This is the Good Stuff Scrapbook Layout with Karla Yungwirth

Hello friends! Karla here today with a pretty Fall layout using the Fall Leaves Chipboard, Abstract Frame Set and Fence Stencil (size Medium) from the Southern Ridge Trading Company Shop. My favourite season is fall so I couldn’t wait to jump into this pretty scrapbook page. I decided to go with a bit of a non-traditional colour scheme though, focusing on the teals and brown colours with a bit of mahogany red thrown in.


I love customizing the beautiful chipboard available in the SRTC Shop and this month I wanted to try Distress Oxide Inks. By simply sponging them on I was able to add beautiful soft layer of colours that blend wonderfully and matches my papers and photos. I think everything needs a bit of sparkle, so I added some glittery letters and shiny sequins.


 I added a Project Life Card to record my journaling and followed the SCT 365 – 2019 Layout Class Sketch as a starting point to layer on my papers and embellishments. A grid stamp and some Distress Oxide Ink splatters add even more interest over the background and on the leaves.


You can find the process video where I’m sharing how to put this layout together HERE.

Southern Ridge Trading Company Supplies Used:

Fence Stencil (size Medium)

Other Supplies Used:

- Tim Holtz for Ranger Ink: Distress Oxide Inks
- Recollections Paper Pad
- Heidi Swapp Word Stickers
- Glitter Letter Stickers
- Grid Stamp
- Project Life Card
- SpiegelMom Scraps Sequins
- Amy Tangerine Date Stamp

Thanks so much for stopping by! Be sure to check out the Southern Ridge Trading Company Shop to see what inspires you to create – and have a fabulous first week of September!

Hugs,
Karla




Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Mixed Media Card - Memories with Ruchi

Hello friends!! Ruchi here from Ruchi's Crafeteria and I'm back with my inspirational project.


Today I've created a mixed media card.




Took a card stock and adhered Prima paper on that. It's already printed in vintage look so didn't add any texture. Just distressed the edges using Walnut Stain distress ink.


Picked SRTC Delicate Lace Doily and SRTC Foliage Pieces chipboards and applied Expressions Craft 'Bronze Moon' metallic paint.


Arranged all the elements like SRTC chipboards, Prima flowers, Kaisercraft flowers, some fussy cut elements from the same Prima papers, stamped and gold embossed leaves and some embellishments.


That’s it for today!! Hope you like my today's project. Don’t forget to check SRTC shop for these chipboards and some other awesome designs.

Southern Ridge Trading Company Supplies Used:


Other Supplies Used:

- Prima Marketing:  Papers, flowers
- Ranger Ink: Rose Gold Embossing Powder
- Tim Holtz for Ranger Ink: Walnut Stain Distress Ink
- Imagine Crafts: Versamark Ink
- Expressions Craft: Bronze Moon metallic paint
- Kaisercraft: Flowers
- JustRite stamp (for leaves)
- Cardstock, tiny beads, lace, double sided tape are from my stash.

See ya next time.
Till then happy crafting!!
Ruchi




Friday, August 23, 2019

Friends Scrapbook Layout with Gloria Lee

Hello everyone!
Happy Friday!!!

Gloria here today and happy to share of my project.
 I made a scrapbooking layout using Friends wordRetro lightbulb and Chain Anchor chipboard die cut  from Southern Ridge Trading Company Shop.

I made a 12 x 12" layout with my husband and son's photos.


First, I coloured the chipboard cut with white and black paint.


Here are a few step outs showing how I got my pieces together before adhere them. 
I choose 'Oh, happy day!' 12x12 collection kit from Simple Stories.
I cut the papers and die cut white and black card stick using dotted circle die set.


I painted the edges of designer paper pieces with Hero arts inks.
And adhere all paper pieces with double-sided tape and glue pen.


I adhere coloured chipboards on the layout with glue pen.
And added some stickers.


Southern Ridge Trading Company Supplies Used:


Thank you so much for stopping by and have a wonderful day!
Happy crafting!

- Gloria

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Design Team Call - Fall 2019


 Design Team Call – Fall 2019

We are excited to announce that we are looking to add 1-2 Full Time Designers to add to our team for a 6 month term!

Southern Ridge Trading Company is a Manufacturer of Chipboard and Wood designs made in BC. 

If you love to create cards, scrapbook pages, altered items and mixed media projects we are looking for you!

Your term will start October.1st, 2019 and ends March. 31st, 2020

This call is only open to those who live in Canada or the US.


Your responsibilities as a Full Time Design Team member are:
- Have an active blog. By active we mean posting regularly. We want to see you share as much as possible on all social media platforms such as: Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, Youtube, etc. and make sure to hash tag Southern Ridge Trading Company when doing so. Our hashtag is: #southernridgetradingcompany
- You need to have at least 500 followers on any social media platform.

- We require 2  blog post per month with a minimum of 2 pieces of chipboard on your project.
- You must be able to write professional and personable posts as well as provide detailed photographs of your work.
You must be able to follow a schedule.

Benefits of joining our team:
- You will compensated fairly and get to spend it in the Southern Ridge Trading Company store every three months.
- You will receive a discount in the Southern Ridge Trading Company Store during your 6 month term.
- You will receive exposure on our social media platforms.

How to apply for our design team:

Email Katelyn at: Katelyngrosart@gmail.com and Karen at: karen@chipboard.ca with the following information:

Subject Line: Guest Design Team Call:
- A bit about yourself, email address and where you live.
- Your blog link and any social media platforms you are currently using.
- A list of current and past design teams that you have been on.
- We also would like you to send us three pictures of your projects that best describe your style.

The Design Team Call will end on Friday, September 6th. Selections will be made Friday, September 13th.

Due to the number of submissions that are sent in, we will only notify those who are considered.

Best of Luck,

Karen and Katelyn