Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Farmhouse caddy by Cherry Nelson

Hello mid week and hello Gypsy Soul Laser Cut Peeps.  Cherry here with a fun project for you today.  Do you love farmhouse goodies?  I do.  My dream has always been to live in an old farmhouse.  While I can't at the moment do that...the next best thing is anything that makes your home feel farmhouse.  I started with the Tool Caddy.

I painted the whole caddy with grey chalk paint.  From here I adhered all my pieces using my Beacon glue.  

 Using my vintage iron to keep the corners glued together...hey whatever works...right?

 Next I traced all my papers by using the caddy as my template and cut the paper out.  I also painted one of my little embellishments the stackable labels shape set with white chalk paint.

I than adhered my papers and distressed the edges a bit.

I then added my  cow recipe card to the front of the caddy and added my farm faux typewriter keys to the top of a label.  From here I created a couple of fun little matching tags to tie to the top of my caddy and painted a little mini mason jar that just happens to have a cow on it as well and I was done.  Here they are complete.

Thanks for coming by and visiting the Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts blog!  Cherry

Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts Supplies-
faux typewriter keys

Other supplies used-
Canvas Corp Brand farmhouse recipe cards and tags

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

What would Jane do?

Jane Austen, one of my favorite authors. A great story teller and very pithy as well. I see her as the very proper, mannerly Dorothy Parker of her time. She wore velvet gloves and pretty dresses, but I'm not fooled...she was witty and sharp as a tack. It's a good thing she was a proper lady, because I get the impression that Miss Jane did not suffer fools.
There is a book out called "What Would Jane Do?: Quips and Wisdom from Jane Austen" that inspired this piece. And Jane herself, of course!

What would Jane do in a difficult situation? Would she put the kettle on? Be politely sympathetic to a gossipy old busybody?

Or would she give the hornets nest a ladylike shove?

I think the answer to that is that Jane would do both!

I started off this project with the Square Shrine Gatefold and taped the pieces together using Linen Book Binding tape.
I made sure there was at least a generous quarter inch space between the pieces in order to accommodate both the fold and the thickness of the die-cut pieces I used inside. I tested it out before I made anything permanent.

I wanted the inside to be reminiscent of a wallpapered room with wainscot, so I chose two complimentary papers.

Though the center piece is higher than the side pieces, I made sure that the bottom striped paper was level all the way across all three pieces. I glued all my papers down front and back.

I cut two images from my collage sheet of Jane that fit into the Flourished Frame-Elizabeth (coming soon) And glued them to a piece of cardboard I cut to fit the inside of the frame.
I used components from the Tea Time Shape and Border Set on both sides of the Gatefold, painting them white and giving them a little shadow and detail to add a bit of dimension.
I couldn't resist covering the teapot with pink polka cute!
 I also used the Victorian Corners 2 as details under the spoons. I cut the ends off of both to accommodate the What Would Jane Do plaque as I had a spot of trouble getting it to stay flat!
I also used a poster paint marker in white to add little dots and details to the piece. So fun to think of Jane and all the wonderful hours of reading I have had with her. Now I'm off to have a cuppa!

Square Shrine Gatefold
 Tea Time Shape and Border Set
 Victorian Corners 2
Flourished frame - Elizabeth (coming soon)

Other Supplies:
Graphic 45 6x6 Patterns and Solids from Botanical Tea
White Poster Paint Marker
Collage sheets from Sandy Gordon (Art Tea Life)
White and Pink Acrylic Paint

Monday, March 20, 2017

Mermaid dreams

Hi Everyone ,
I am a sucker for mermaids. I decided to break out my chipboard mermaid stash to create a mixed media canvas.

 I started with a 5x7 canvas board( I added a skimpy layer of gesso to the board) and several paint colors.  I used my fingers to smear on the paint.

 Once the paint dried I added Glimmermists in several colors.  I sprayed them really close to the board and let them run down.  I dried them with my heat tool.

Next I grabbed my Mixed Media Fragments and used the circle piece.  I painted and sprayed it until I got a good green color.  I added a bit of tan using a sponge just to break up the greens.  Using a stencil I pounced my embossing ink through the stencil and then added Burnt Copper Leaves embossing powder.  I reheated some areas of the embossing powder and added gold foil.  I glued the fragment to the board.

I chose one of the larger Mermaid images and embossed her using Onyx Frost Powder.  To make her tail shimmery colors I used Perfect Pearls.
The Crown was finger painted using the Distress Paint and then embossed with Fractured Ice Embossing Powder. I used sticky backed pearls for the jewels.  You will see on the final photos that I changed some of the jewels and I used real stones instead.  

Once I glued all of the bits on the board I added in some rubs ons and scribbled some gel pen. 

Here is a photo when I finished it and sitting on my desk.  

Here are a couple beauty shots outside.  

I hope you enjoy!
gslcuts items: Mixed Media fragments 2
                          Mermaids shaped set
                          Crown from the Parisian shape set

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Bee Home Decor Plaque by Ginny

Hey there Peeps! I'm rustling up some home d├ęcor today for my project inspired by my love of bees.  Our neighbor is a beekeeper so we get to enjoy lots of them in our flowering trees. Also my very good friend is also a beekeeper and provides us with gorgeous fresh honey : )

Here's how I prepared the chippies...

All these fabby elements will be wiped with a cloth to prepare them for finishing.
Some of the pieces have been finished in patterned papers. Some have been inked black and some have been heat embossed.
A variety of embossing was done in metallic shades and the bee was just colored with a Spectrum Noir marker.
Gypsy Soul Laser Cut Supplies~
Honeycomb & Bees Small,
Title Queen Bee,
Filigree Frames Set 
Chickenwire Mini Album

Okay that's all for me. Wishing everyone a happy and productive day with lots of time to be creative : ) G

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Beauty Begins in Spring Tag by Pam Bray

Hi Gypsy Soul Fans...Pam here today sharing with you my "Beauty Begins" Tag!!! Spring is in the air and with  that being said we need to always remember to just be ourselves. Just as the flowers bloom, the butterflies fly in all their glory it is a reminder of  being yourself.

I began my tag by first painting the Butterfly of Gears and Scribble Frame Butterfly with the distress paints; dry.

While the chipboard is drying; cover one of the Chipboard Decorative XL Tags with pattern paper.

Layer the Chipboard Decorative XL Tags with pattern paper and border strips.

Add Steampunk Doily (contact store) under Scribble Frame Butterfly

Adhere prepared Scribble Frame Butterfly to top  of the Epherema Card. Adhere to front of prepared tag.

Adhere Butterfly of Gears to top of tag.

Add pretty ribbon to the top of the prepared tag along with a few metal gears.

 Add flowers and beads to the tag.

I hope you enjoy your Spring days creating fabulous projects using Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts Chippies...make sure to check out the store for all the newest products. Hugs Pam

Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts Supplies:
Steampunk Cream Doilies (Contact Store)

Other Supplies:
Graphic 45 Portrait of A Lady 8" x 8" Paper Pad
Graphic 45 Portrait of A Lady Chipboard
Graphic 45 Journaling and Epherema  Cards
Distress Paint: Tarnished Brass, Picket Fence, Victorian Velvet, Fired Brick
Seam Binding
Metal Gears
3/8" Corner Punch
Glue Dots