Thursday, February 22, 2018

Have a Great Birthday!

Well, remember last post, I said I was loving snowflakes?  Well I still am only in a different way!  We have a few inches of snow on the ground with the promise of more to come.  This week I created a card using the Fairy Garden add on papers from the Toolshed Kit: Winter Adventure.  I am in love with the tennis shoes!  I used the denim star and the twine from the main kit.  Everything you see is from the kit except:  the card background, the nailhead stars and the stamp is one I have had for awhile.  I also did faux stitching with a pen.  

I wanted to show you the close up so you could see the tennis shoes, and the little tag has numbers.  So adorable!  Honestly, the kits from the International Scrapbook Garden are jam packed with fun!  You can't go wrong when you subscribe or shop with Tracie.  I am having so much fun with these hard-to-find (in the US) papers.  They really give your work a unique look!

Be back soon (hopefully with no snow on the ground)!

~ Victoria

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Sending Best Wishes

Oh my goodness, will winter ever end?  I am still loving snowflakes on the day after St. Valentine's Day.  I have this great "Sending Best Wishes" that I dearly love.  It came in a Downton Abbey set.  What better way to show  it off than to add it to a card with beautiful snowflakes.  I used two of the snowflakes from the Toolshed Kit bonus chipboard., from the International Scrapbook Garden.  I painted them with two coats of Golden white gesso, allowing them to dry between application, and once the gesso had dried I sprayed them with the Kaisercraft Kaiser Mists in Denim and let them dry.  The swirl below was created with a very old stencil that I have for swirls, from Hot Off the Press (here is Oregon)  using Shimmerz texturez in Tidy Widy, which was featured in the Toolshed Kit: the Spiders Web Mixed Media add on. I absolutely adore the Shimmerz line and the three media in the add on kit do not disappoint!

All of these beautiful papers are in the Toolshed Kit:  Winter Adventures Fairy Garden Bonus Paper.  This paper is so versatile and beautifully coordinated you cannot go wrong!  I have to admit I am saving the Earth paper for something special.  I'll be back next week with another card.  You have absolutely got to see the papers I will be working with next week!

In the meantime, happy crafting!

~ Victoria