Saturday, May 31, 2014

Mad Tea Time Gift Box

Happy Saturday everyone. Sure hope you are having a great beginning to your weekend. Today I want to share a gift box I created using Marion Smith Designs Mad Tea Party Collection. This paper collection was a lot of fun to create with and I am so  in love with how Marion's lines have such vivid graphics.

I started with a paper mache box I picked up at the Dollar Tree. I painted the entire box with black acrylic paint. I covered the box with gel medium and paper.  I created the layers using the ephemera paper in the collection.  This is going to be the perfect gift box for a friend with some different flavors of tea inside.

Marion Smith's Designs Mad Tea Party Collection "Spot of Tea"
Marion Smith's Designs Mad Tea Party Collection "rabbit Hole"
Marion Smith's Designs Mad Tea Party Collection "Ephemera"
Marion Smith's Designs Mad Tea Party Collection  (Scraps)
Black Acrylic Paint
Stamp 'in Up Scallop Punch
Die-namic Dies Vintage Flourish
Die-namic Dies Dizzy Doily 425
Die-namite Dies Leafy Flower DN-1097
Misc. Flower
Misc. Trim
Raindrop Pearls

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Annmarie Colbert

Monday, May 26, 2014

Garmet District Birthday Card

Happy Monday everyone, I hope you had a wonderful weekend. Today I wanted to share with you a card I created using Marion Smith Design's Garment District Collection. I am so in love with the vintage look of this collection.

My card base is 4 1/4" x 5 1/2".  Then I added some texture with some stencils and gesso.  I created the flower spray with some botanical dies and colored them in with some PITT pens layering flowers over the branches.

Supply List
Marion Smith's Garment District Remnants
Marion Smith's Garment District Blush
Marion Smith's Garment District He said
Marion Smith Garment District Picture Perfect
Recollection White Cardstock
Recollection Craft Cardstock
Die-namites Dies Spring Blossom DN-1150
Die-namites Dies Budding Branch DN-1037
Scrap piece of twine
Stickles  Yellow
Faber-Castell Pitt Pens: Pink Madder Lake 129, Magenta Bright 228, Permanent Green Olive 167, May Green 170
Recollection Metal Piece

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Annmarie Colbert

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Home Tweet Home Birdhouse Tutorial

Hi everyone! I wanted to stop by today and share this beautiful birdhouse I created using the Marion Smith's Designs Garment District Collection. My living room is decorated in birdhouses and I thought this project would add a perfect touch.

I created spray of flowers using scraps from Marion's Paper Collection for the sides of the birdhouse.
 I wanted to share with you the technique I used to create this roof.

 Step 1: Cover piece of cardstock in plumbers tape

Step 2: Emboss cardstock that is covered in plumbers tape
Step 3: Cover the piece in black acrylic paint and let dry

Step 4: Take a baby wipe and wipe off the black acrylic paint until you achieve the look you want
This is what it should look like when you wipe with baby wipe
Step :5 Take  an embossing pen and run it over in spots lightly

Step 6: Take embossing power and cover then heat emboss Until you achieve the look you are wanting

Step 7: To get the aged copper look dry bush patina paint on surface.

Step 8: Cut cardstock the shape of your roof and apply with matt medium.

 I hope you enjoyed this tutorial please see list below of supplies.

Marion Smith Designs Garment District Paper Collection "Blush"
Marion Smith Designs Junque & Gems Metal Filigree Butterflies
Marion Smith Designs Garment District Scraps (Flowers)
Plumbing Tape
Recollections Cardstock
Stampendous Fron-tage embossing powder
Patina Acrylic Paint
Black Acrylic Paint
Lindy's Stamp Gang Cattail Copper Brown, My Mojito Green, Pink Ladies Pink
Tim Holtz Strip Die tattered Flowers
Sizzix Bigz Die 65645
Wood Circle 3/4" Balls

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Monday, May 5, 2014

Queen Bee Layout

Happy Sunday all my scrappy friends. I sure hope everyone had a wonderful weekend.I wanted to stop by and show you all the layout I created this weekends of my very spoiled sweetie Shelby. She is a 1 year old Pomeranian. She likes to think she is the Queen Bee of the household so I created a layout with her.

Die-namite Dies are incredible to use in layouts I adore how these dies are so easy to use and create with. 

Supply List:

Garment District - Remnants, He Said & Blush Paper by Marion Smith
Die-namites Dies - Spring Blossom DN-1150 & Leafy Branch DN-1046
Perfect Pearly- Heirloom Gold Spray
Ranger Stickles Golden Rod
Molding Paste
Dylusion Stencil - Bubbles
Scrap Piece of Trim
Wood Heart Cut Out - SaCrafter
Silks Acrylic Glaze - Moss Green & Pink Grapefruit
Prima Say it with Pearls
Corrugated Piece of Cardboard

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Annmarie Colbert