Monday, February 24, 2014

tattered floral key ring

Hello, hello!
I have a key ring to show you tonight.
When I saw the new cable binder rings Tim Holtz came out with I was SO excited, I used to have a key ring just like it. It's perfect for holding odd size keys like my car key on this one and the keys are super easy to attach to the ring, I really like that!
Binder rings are not just for binding!
I used my new Jumbo Tattered Florals die and cut 2 flowers and 2 leaves out of shrink plastic. I colored them with alcohol inks in cranberry, denim and bottle using an applicator felt. 
I added some design on the leaves with a Prima Finnabair texture stamp and Archival jet black ink and on the denim flower I used a pencil eraser for the dots and jet black ink. 
I punched a hole in a flower petal with a 1/2" circle punch. I wanted a bigger hole so the flower could move freely.
Next, I shrunk the flowers and leaves with my heat tool and glued them together with E6000 glue and added the mirrored star.
There we have it, super easy to make and with all of the large dies and stamps out there, and now binder rings, cute key rings can be made!
Have you uploaded your project for the February challenge at The Journal? You have until the end of the month, it's all about quotes and words. 
Don't forget to use my discount code ieirisgarden for 10% off your order at Inspiration Emporium.
Have a good night!
From Millan.Net

Sunday, February 16, 2014

live simply

Hello friends!
The sun is shining so pretty today, sure does uplift the spirits!
Spring may be around the corner, I hope so!

I got my new Jumbo Tattered Florals die and I LOVE those huge flowers! Just think of all the pretty things you can make with this die! I have to get my hands on some of  Tim's Ecletic Elements fabric, I know flowers made from that fabric would be gorgeous!

To start, I covered a deep 6x12 canvas with old sewing pattern tissue and Melange tissue wrap. 
I painted on some gesso to tone it down a bit, lightly, not covering the whole thing. 
First I used my archival cornflower blue and french ultra marine inks and the stripes, burlap and bubbles stencils for the 'sky' at the top. Next, I used my rays stencil for the 'sun' with some metalic gold embossing paste. Oh my, that stuff is gorgeous! I toned it down with gesso, it was too bright for what I was going for, but, wow, I love it! For the green 'grass' at the bottom I used the honeycomb stencil with archival fern green ink. Then I added some texture with a Prima Finnabair stitching stamp and jet black ink.

 I cut the flowers out of book paper, a large paper doilie, burlap that I painted with gesso and a foil sheet. I adhered a book paper flower on the foil flower so it would be bendable. I painted everything with gesso, even the mirrored stars in the center. I used a pipe cleaner for the stem, I painted it with gesso and some bundled sage Distress paint. I spray painted the burlap leaves with some bundled sage paint and water in a mini mister, tah-dah, spray paint! 
 I printed the quote from Pinterest. I loved it.
This months challenge theme at The Inspiration Journal is quotes/words.
Anything with a sentiment, quote or a word or 2 on your project, so easy!
You still have time to upload your project for a chance to win $50 to spend in Inspiration Emporium, shopping always makes me happy especially when it's free, right?
Remember, you can use my code ieirisgarden for 10% off your order!
Have a great day!
From Millan.Net

Monday, February 03, 2014

time for love

Hello friends!
I finally altered my Tim Assemblage Clock
It took me forever to get this to come together. 
I just was not happy with every idea I had until this one and I really love it!
Since February is the month of love that's the theme I went with.
 To start I took the glass out of the clock so I wouldn't mess it up when I painted it.
It was easy to take out, I slid the 2 little metal bracket thingys on the bottom over with my fingers to release the glass and I slid it out. Then I painted it with 2 coats of gesso. I sprayed a matt sealer on it, thinking it might keep the gesso from chipping off. You may not have to do that though.
I cut paper from the Fancy Pants Park Bench 6x6 pad and I cut the heart from Primas Anna Marie 6x6 pad and adheared it to the back of the clock. This piece comes right off the back of the clock to get inside.
I cut the cupid and heart from chipboard and covered them with glitter. I printed a picture of me and Terry in black & white and cut it and adhered it to the heart, but, it was so dark and it wasn't working for me, so I painted gesso over it and sprinkled on the glitter. Glitter makes everything better! I colored the white Kaiser Pearls with a Copic marker r27 to match the red heart.
I cut a burlap flower with the Tattered Florals die. I had some lace flowers in my stash that I made, you can see the tutorial here. I put the glass back in and glued all the flowers and cupid inside with a hot glue gun.
I colored some crinkle ribbon with some watered down Distress Stain in Fired Brick made a bow, hot glued it to the outside and put some heart trinket pins through it.

What are you making for the love month?    
You can get all of your love supplies at Inspiration Emporium and you can get 10% off your order using my coupon code ieirisgarden!
Have a great day!
From Millan.Net

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