Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Vintage Dress Mixed Media

Hi everyone,

I have been dabbling with mixed media for a few year now, and love getting stuck in on a new project. By chance I landed on the You-Tube site of Gabrielle Pollacho and absolutely fell in love with her "Vintage Dress Mixed Media Canvas". I bought a small canvas and then closely followed her video tutorial of how to make it. Her version is of course waaaay nicer than mine, but I am happy with my end result.

I used two different Ivytree Studio elements for the background layer, and two for the dress.


First step was to tear one of the Ivytree Studio papers to create a torn look, then modged this over another layer just peeping out underneath. A piece of serviette was glued in the top left corner, as well as a diecut swirl top right. Using a generous dab of modge I added some seed beads to the swirl edges. The dressform was inked, then embossed with a white-glitter embossing powder.


The skirt of the dress was made by scoring the paper at various intervals, then creating valley and mountain folds, modging a piece of lace underneath the bottom hem, and adding gold seedbeads on top. The top edge of the skirt was very tightly bunched together to form the waist, covered with a small piece of ribbon, and then hot glued in place over the bottom edge of the dress top. Pearls were added to the neckline of the dress and two tiny roses to the waistband. The clothes hangar was bent from a small piece of florist's wire.

Sequins were dotted all over and modged over, and finally a super little rub-on I found in my stash was added bottom left. The whole board, including the skirt and top received another good dose of Modge Podge!




Ivytree Studio Elements used
CodeName
Collection
162/1Floral Friends/Floral Trim ShabbyFriendship Begins in the Heart
171/12Pretty Washi/Schoolfrock SpecklesSeize The Day
171/19Mapped Life/Blackboard CharcoalSeize The Day

Additional materials used

Modge Podge and paintbrush
Blue and Gold seedbeads
Diecut swirl shape
Serviette
Dress form chipboard
Rub-ons
Lace
Gold flower sequins
tiny daisy punch
Tea dye distress ink
Florist wire
Flat-backed pearls
Flower roses

All these fabulous papers are available from Ivytree Studio

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Saturday, April 22, 2017

Ivytree Studio Paper party - 22 April 2017

Ivytree Studio is celebrating its 1st BIRTHDAY
with a Paper Party!

When: 22nd April 2017
Where: Online at Ivytree Studio Facebook page
Time: 16h00 South African time
What to bring: Yourself, and the Party Pack if you were able to purchase it. If not, definitely yourself!

Obviously as a Design Team member I cannot participate in the challenge - it would not be fair if a DT member won the prize would it! BUT, I was able to make some creations with digital Ivytree Studio Layout Sketch Kits.

The first Ivytree Studio layout I used is this one ....
 "Paper Party Double Layout Sketch & Template Pieces ISDLS001"

These kits come with a detailed sketch, full measurements, digital line images of the elements, and Silhouette cutting files for those of you who own this machine. I was able to print, scan, and cut with my Brother machine, and it worked fine.

My first layout - using ISDLS0018 January 2017 was a special HAPPY day for me, as my 3 eldest grandchildren were all baptised as followers of Christ. (I hope my husband is smiling down from Heaven as this is also the day he died 15 years ago). MY daughter made the lovely cupcakes for the tea and cake afterwards.

(Click on image to enlarge).

I decided to go with a blue and white monochrome coloured Ivytree Studio papers from the Hadeda Collection theme, to represent the symbolic washing of the water, burying of the old life, and starting a new life. The background paper is from the Seize The Day Collection. I added Glassy Accents to the title, and glitter glue to the leaves.



Ivytree Studio Elements used
CodeName
Collection
161/18Chrysanthemum/Polks Dots (small)Hadeda Garden
161/22Agapanthus Blooms/Geometric Stripes TextureHadeda Garden
161/27Sprigged Agapanthus/Polka dots (medium)Hadeda Garden
161/33Solid colorHadeda Garden
171/14Shabby Gallery Frames/Charcoal SpecklesSeize The Day
161/6Hadeda Gardenia elements/Organic DotsHadeda Garden
161/53Double TwinsHadeda Garden
161/20Chrysanthemum/Geometric stripes textureHadeda Garden

Additional materials used

gems
double-sided tape
glitter glues
Tim Holtz distress ink pads
Glossy Accents


My second layout - using ISDLS003

This is the Ivytree Studio "Paper Party Single Layout Sketch and Template Pieces - ISDLS003"

I felt this lovely layout deserved a really unusual photo, and I found one of my granddaughter, face-painted as the Snow Queen at the recent CANSA fete. The flower elements were cut with my Brother Scan 'n Cut machine after printing out the sheet, and scanning in.  This time I used all the pink Ivytree Studio papers from the same Hadeda Collection, and the background paper from the "Love Collection". I added lots of bling gems to the centres of the flowers.

(click to enlarge)


Ivytree Studio Elements used
CodeName
Collection
161/3Hadeda Gardenia/ChevronHadeda Garden
161/13Hadeda Flock/ChevronHadeda Garden
161/38Solid Color (Blossom)Hadeda Garden
172/5Flower Accents/Dreamy PinkLove

Additional materials used

light blue cardstock
gems
double-sided tape
glitter glues
Tim Holtz distress ink pads
Rubons



Aaaaand then - just for FUN, I also made the Cupcake Gift Box, which was the freebie when the Party Pack for the party was purchased!

The papers used are from the Wild and Free Collection.

Ivytree Studio Elements used
CodeName
Collection
163/7Zebra Dazzle/Zebra Candy StripesWild & Free
163/8Feather Free/QuillsHadeda Garden
163/38Solid Color (Blossom)Hadeda Garden
172/5Flower Accents/Dreamy PinkLove

Additional materials used

feathers
glitter glue
ribbon

All these fabulous papers are available from Ivytree Studio

Visit Ivytree Studio to see more of what they are up to: www.ivytreestudio.co.za
Buy some of their pretty paper here
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Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Lesli's wedding

Hi everyone,

This layout is of my niece who married in 2015. Her flower theme was succulents - so unusual  yet so absolutely beautiful. When I saw these Ivytree Studio papers I immediately knew I had to use them to create a layout of her wedding! (click on the image for a larger view).

One of my favourite crafts is creating 3D decoupage pictures (or paper-piecing), and I have done this for many years already. The fact that this particular paper has this gorgeous border of succulents, made it so easy to paper-piece 3 layers of the same border. Photographing this however never portrays the real life beauty and depth. Here is one close-up showing the 3 layers.


This little Enmarc chipboard was sprayed  with 2 different colour Glimmer Mists.


A very fine netting/organza was added to the left page, to represent the organza in the wedding dress.


Here you can see how I tore the Ivytree Studio paper (172/3) to create a wavy effect, the edging of the apricot cardstock with a gold pen, and the addition of some flat-backed ivory pearls.


Ivytree Studio Elements used
CodeName
Collection
171/2Flora Flair Red / Flora Flair CharcoalSeize The Day
171/15Flora Accents / Pencil Gray SpecklesSeize The Day
172/3Endearment / Love ScriptLOVE
172/4Lacy Delights / Rosy Wood Candy StripesLOVE

Additional materials used
flat-backed pearls
double-sided tape
ribbon and bow
clear glitter glues
gold pen
doily
foam pads
Enmarc chipboard
mirror tape
KCraft glimmer mists (Misty Rose and Mandarin Blue)
Perfect Pears mist (Sunflower Sparkles)

All these fabulous papers are available from Ivytree Studio

Visit Ivytree Studio to see more of what they are up to: www.ivytreestudio.co.za
Buy some of their pretty paper here
Connect with the team on their Facebook page here.
Share your Ivytree Studio layouts with us here




Monday, April 10, 2017

Family

Hi everyone,

Here is another single page layout put together with some absolutely fabulous Ivytree Studio papers. This layout is of my eldest daughter and her youngest daughter. Isn't this just one of those gorgeous "aaah cute" photographs?


I cut out 8 circles from the papers listed below, using both sides, as long as the paper had pink colour on it. Then I decided to go a little overboard with the embellishments and added flowers and leaves punched with an Olba punch out of the same papers, and hand sewed a running stitch around the edges of two of the circles.

The quilled leaves and flowers were made by cutting thin strips (about 3mm wide) of Ivytree Studio papers, and I then chalked the white edges of the 'leaves' with Tim Holtz Spun Sugar distress ink. Flat-backed pearl drop gems were added as the bling (yes, I'm still bling mad).

This is the punched flower in the bottom-right corner of the layout, with a pearl added in the centre - eek and more bling.

I discovered this Enmarc chipboard in my drawer while I was looking for something else, and thought it would work very well on this layout. I chalked it up with pink then added Glossy Accents to create the 3D depth and shine.

Flower at bottom-left of the layout was created with punched pieces, and the large one cut out of Ivytree Studio papers. The centre is a brad holding everything together.

I am very happy with the end result of this page!

Ivytree Studio Elements used
CodeName
Collection
161/13Hadeda Flock/ChevronHadeda Garden
161/22Agapanthus Blooms/Geometric Stripes TextureHadeda Garden
161/26Sprigged Agapanthus/Polka dots (medium)Hadeda Garden
161/30Scallops/Polka dots (small)Hadeda Garden
161/38Hadeda Garden Collection - Solid (Blossom/Pale pink)Hadeda Garden
162/5Natural linen/Shabby Stoep - MossFriendship begins in the heart
162/15Flower accents/Polka dots shabbyFriendship begins in the heart
163/17Blushing Bride/Ixia turquoiseWild & Free

Additional materials used

flat-backed teardrop shape gems
flat-backed pearls
double-sided tape
brad
glitter glues
light brown quilling strip
pink embroidery thread
flower punches
circle cutter
Tim Holtz distress ink pads (Spun Sugar)
Olba punch and glue
quilling pen
Enmarc chipboard

All these fabulous papers are available from Ivytree Studio

Visit Ivytree Studio to see more of what they are up to: www.ivytreestudio.co.za
Buy some of their pretty paper here
Connect with the team on their Facebook page here.
Share your Ivytree Studio layouts with us here