Monday, April 12, 2010

First Buzz & Bloom Post

Hello everyone!! I am finally able to share with you my very first post for Buzz and Bloom's blog. I thought it would be cool to share a technique with you since a lot of my layouts are technique based in some form or other.

My layout is about Autumn, so I to use 2 different chipboard leaves: CB Leaves and CB Retro Leaves to accent my photo.

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I started by inking the CB Leaves with brown chalk ink and then coating it with rock candy crackle paint. I left the CB Retro Leaves raw and just coated them with rock candy crackle paint.

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I used alcohol ink on the MIR Be Mine - Love embellishment. **Please note: alcohol inks caused the mirror to crack** I used a woodgrain background and crackle paints on my layout, so I didn't mind the cracks because I thought they added to the theme.

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I dabbed the CB Shelby Alphabet - Uppercase with the remaining alcohol ink so that the colors coordinated with my layout.

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I used the denim and corduroy tokens that Div (the owner) handed out at CHA to create these fun fabric flowers. See below for step-by-step directions.

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I wanted my flowers to have a little sparkle to them, so I spritzed the tokens with vanilla shimmer smooch spritz and then frayed the edges.

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I then cut the token into a spiral as seen here.

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I started from the outer edge and rolled the entire spiral until I reached the center.


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I wanted my flower to be a little loose, so I played around with it to get it to unravel a bit.

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Once I was happy with the flower, I used a hot glue gun to adhere the flower to it's center. Repeat for the corduroy coaster.


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I hope this tutorial has inspired you to give a whirl! Until the next post...happy scrapping!


7 comments:

Terry Oulboub said...

This is absolutely gorgeous - loving those beautiful papers! I love the pleating (always forget that technique). The crackle really shows up well - love it! The flowers are absolutely luscious - thanks for the tute! I will have to try that one! ;) Cute little guy in the photo!

~Sasha Farina~ said...

i thought the cracked 'love' is cool!

Liz said...

Amazing work Tanisha - love the gritty look of the materials and your tag flower is awesome. TFS.

Eve said...

Tanisha, that is really pretty. I love the denim pleat, what a cool touch!

VON JACKSON said...

Hi Tanisha I'love the pick of you boy's the look like models lol.I' have a Blog Award for you when you can stop by to get it. Have a blessed day Von..

theelfqueen said...

I am so totally loving this! I, too, posted an award for you! It's a rewarding sort of blog week for you!

Myia Shantrice said...

Love it! Those flowers are awesome! Love how yours didn't coe out so bulky like mine do! i have to try this!

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