Monday, September 19, 2011

Crafty Secrets Design Team Challenge "Retro Inspiration"

This month's design team challenge theme at Crafty Secrets is Retro look. What could be more retro than this '64 1/2 Mustang that was owned by my dad. It was the second one on the road in Washington! My dad was cool that way.....

This layout was created digitally using the Creating with Vintage Patterns CD
. I especially love the red and turquoise papers. Our car was a steel blue-gray so I sampled the color of the car and used the free-font "A Hard Day's Night" for the writing.

By the way, that is retro me in the photograph! I really loved this car and the cars that followed, including a Pontiac Firebird and a Chevy Malibu.

Crafty Secrets Design Team

Vicki Chrisman Team Leader
Pam Hooten
Heidi Blankenship
Linda Duke
Michele Kovack
Amy Teets
Debbie Marcinkiewicz
Fauve van Maanen
Julie Campbell
Gini Cagle
Jan Hennings
Tammy Roberts
Victoria Warren Mears (You are here!)
Viola Mahr

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Thanks for stopping by!

<3 Victoria

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

A One Dollar Frame Transformation

For this project, I took a frame that was plain from Joann, it had monkeys on it to color in. I modified it using:

1. Gesso
2. Delta Acrylic Paint in Tahiti Blue and Magnolia White
3. Crafty Secrets Stamp SM40 Grand Greetings
4. Staz On Black Ink
5. Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Crackle Paint - Clear Rock Candy
6. Ric-Rak and Ribbon
7. Crafty Secrets Homemade Images and Journal Notes

It was so easy to gesso and paint the frame, stamp the image, paint with distress crackle paint, add the ribbons and cut and add the embellishment "coffee, tea or me" and frame up the picture.

Hope you enjoy this end of summer project! Look for more great ideas from Crafty Secret next Monday!

<3 Victoria

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

A Party is Coming Soon! Congratulations Ticey and Antwan!

I just love weddings and engagements, well parties in general. I made about 60 favors for Ticey and Antwan's engagement party coming up this weekend. Ticey wanted Damask and Blush Pink. The favors are from a template on the Crafty Secret Creating with Vintage Patterns CD, as is the damask. I just took white card stock and ran one side with the template and the other with the damask. Could not be simpler!

These are filled with dinner mints and embellished with hand made paper flowers, ribbon and the couple's names. Tomorrow, I will show them to the future bride. Hope she likes them!

Have a beautiful week!