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Shabby Chic framed Dragonfly – Inspired by…

This project idea was inspired by a Youtube video by Caroline, “My Home of the Hillside”. In her video, Caroline created 3 Shabby Chic projects featuring Rosette Roses hand-made from strips of scrap fabric. Well, I just had to try making these beautiful trash to treasure roses! And with that, came my Shabby Chic framed Dragonfly project. This creation features an upcycled old frame and other reuse and repurposed materials.

Be sure to watch Caroline’s video on how to make these Rosette Roses as well as my Quick Tips Mixed Media video below for the step by steps on my project.

My project, Shabby Chic framed Dragonfly

Loris’ Cards and Creations (available Emerald Creek Craft Supply):

Other Supplies:

Dew Drops

Upcycled/reuse/found objects:

  • canvas cloth
  • 7″ x 8″ frame
  • backing board
  • ribbon/string
  • fiber mesh
  • collage materials

Mixed Media Quick Tips Video

I hope you enjoyed this project and will check out Caroline’s video and Youtube page! The Rosette Roses are really fun to make and are a great way to use up old fabric scraps. Tune in for more project using upcycled, reuse, and repurposed elements.

Happy day,

L

A Company(s) that I am affiliated with or Design for may have provided me with product to create this project.  The opinions I share are solely my own.

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Ready, Set, Shop!

Yep, it’s true! The Lori’s Cards and Creations shop is back online! Yeah!! I have several stamps from my Sketchy Flower line available as well as the Dragonfly and Butterfly from the Art Nouveau line. These are the perfect images to use on your spring and summer projects so I hope you will check them out.

Need a project idea? Check out this Quick Tips Mixed Media Video below featuring the Sketchy Flower Stamp.

Sneak Peek

I have two sets in the works for fall that I am hoping will be available in July.

Happy Fall
Fall & Winter Swirls

Be sure to follow my blog if you would like to be kept in the loop on new products and projects.

Click here to go right to the Lori’s Cards & Creations Shop

Hope you have a great weekend!

Happy day!

L

DecoArt, Mixed Media, The Robin, The Robin's Nest, Uncategorized

Dew Drop Shamrock

Hello all,

Back again with another project using Dew Drops by The Robin’s Nest Creative. For this project, I am adding on to my last blog (Heart Ornament with Easel, featuring Dew Drops) by creating another Dew Drop Ornament. In that project I created an easel to hang seasonal ornaments from. So, being that it is nearly St. Patrick’s Day, I thought I would create a little Shamrock of Dew Drops to hang on my easel (check instagram for photo on the Easel mentioned above).

Be sure to scope out the Mixed Media Quick Tips Video below for the step by steps.

Robin’s Nest Supplies:

Other Supplies:

Mixed Media Quick Tips Video

I hope that you have enjoyed this project and will consider scoping out The Robin’s Nest Creative for there nice selection of Dew Drops!

Happy Day!

L

A Company(s) that I am affiliated with or Design for may have provided me with product to create this project.  The opinions I share are solely my own.

DecoArt, Mixed Media, The Robin's Nest, Uncategorized

Heart Ornament with Easel, Featuring Dew Drops

Hello all,

When I am looking to make something cute and bright I often go to Dew Drops by The Robin’s Nest Creative. These beautiful little drops, diamonds and tear drops come in many colors and are a great addition to a craft project.

In the project below, I created an easel to put on my desk so that I could hang seasonal ornaments on. I then crafted a cute pink heart of Dew Drops to hang on the easel for Valentines day. Be sure to scope out the Mixed Media Quick Tips Video below for the step by steps.

Robin’s Nest Supplies:

Other Supplies:

  • Ranger – Texture Paste Wood Easel
  • DecoArt Americana – Charcoal Grey, Zinc, Premium White Gesso, DuraClear Matte Varnish
  • Faber-Castelle Artist PITT Pen – Cool Grey
  • Tombow – Mono Adhesive
  • TCW stencil – TCW8556
  • Screw Fastener
  • String
  • Idea-ology – Big Chat Sticker

Ranger Ink – Texture Paste – 4 Ounces
Scrapbook.com

Idea-ology – Tim Holtz – Label Stickers – Sentiments
Scrapbook.com

Tombow – Mono Multi Liquid Glue
Scrapbook.com

Mixed Media Quick Tips Video

I hope that you have enjoyed this project and will consider scoping out The Robin’s Nest Creative for there nice selection of Dew Drops!

Happy Day!

L

A Company(s) that I am affiliated with or Design for may have provided me with product to create this project.  The opinions I share are solely my own.

DecoArt, Emerald Creek, Lori's Cards & Creations Stamps, Mixed Media, Uncategorized

“Be You” stamp set now available!

Hello,

I am very happy to announce that I have a new line of stamps available at Emerald Creek Craft Supplies! This is a great trio of stamps with a nice background of words, a Dragonfly for a focal point and individual words to enhance any project. I love Dragonflies so this is one of my most favorite sets!

Below is a snap shot of the project I made with this set along with a full length video tutorial. To purchase these stamps, please go to the Emerald Creek Craft Supplies website.

Lori’s Cards & Creation’s Stamps:

Be You Background

Be You Dragonfly

Other Supplies:

Emerald Creek, Rock Candy

The Crafter’s Workshop Stencil – TCW5007

Ideology, Tim Holtz – Small Talk Stickers, Collage Paper

DecoArt – Acrylics, Premium Gesso & Texture Medium, DuraClear Matte Varnish

Faber-Castell – Artist PITT pens

Ranger – Texture Paste, Archival Ink

4” x 4” flat panel canvas

Full length Video Tutorial

I hope you enjoyed this project and will check out the new stamps over at the Emerald Creek Craft Supplies website!

Happy Day!

L

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A day of reflection.

Being the last day of 2021, I find myself reflecting back on the year. The good, the bad, the what the heck happened to another year! It’s been a tough few years on all of us, for sure.

Did I accomplish what I wanted to in 2021? Well, no and I really only have myself to blame. It is so easy to let the unavoidable events in life throw us off course. It’s an expected reality. I think that the trick to being successful is not letting those events derail us for too long. That is what I intend to improve on this next year.

My 2022 goal is to address life’s challenges with a bit more grace. I am going to deal with problems quickly to allow myself to stay on track. That’s it, that is my only solid goal for 2022. Life is to unpredictable. Yes, I have a good plan on what I what to accomplish. But, I am going to be flexible on how I get there.

Happy New Year, everyone! May your 2022 be filling with hope, health and happiness!

Happy day!

Lori

Imagine Crafts, Lori's Cards & Creations Stamps, Uncategorized

Build a Poinsettia Ornament

Hello all,

I hope your Holiday Season has been a happy one, mine sure has been! I think I over-extended myself with make hand-made gifts and almost didn’t get them all done. Needless to say, my blogging has taken a back seat. So, today I am catching you up on a project I made feature my own stamp line and other products by Emerald Creek Craft Supplies.

It has been wonderful to see my stamp line available to all through Emerald Creek Craft Supplies! Right now, you can purchase my winter 2021 stamp and stencil products and there will be more to come. Yeah!! A big shout out to Emerald Creek for all of the hard work to make this happen! It is really a dream come true!

Be sure to check out the Quick Tips Mixed Media Video below for the step by steps for this project.

Build a Poinsettia Stamp Set
Snowfall Stencil
Snow Stamp Set

Emerald Craft Supplies:
Lori’s Cards and Creations
Build A Poinsettia
Snow Set
Snowfall Stencil
Eileen Hull Designs
Molten Dimension- Seashell Ivory
Modern Gilding Powders – Dragon Berry, American Pink
Artisan Flux – Hot Tamales
Other Supplies:
Wooden ornament
Ribbon
Tag or Tag Punch Board
Tsukineko – Memento, VersaMark , VersaFine ink
Imagine Craft, – Walnut Ink
Stylus and mat
Ranger Archival Ink
Color Pencils
Marvy Blending pen

Quick Tips Mixed Media Video

Happy Holidays to you and yours! May your day be Merry and the New Year bring health and happiness.

Happy day!

L

A Company(s) that I am affiliated with or Design for may have provided me with product to create this project.  The opinions I share are solely my own.

Mixed Media, Uncategorized

Grafix Chipboard Journal – Vintage Butterfly

Hello all,

Lori here, with a Vintage Butterfly journal project featuring the Grafix Mixed Media Chipboard Journal.  This is a great versatile product with easy to remove pages that hold up to mixed media techniques very well.  I love how I can remove a page(s) from this disc bound journal to work on an individual project and then just pop the page back into the journal when finished.  Check out the step by step instructions and the Quick Tips Mixed Media Video below for all of the details.

Grafix Products:

  • Mixed Media Journal – 6” x 9”

Other materials:

  • DecoArt Americana Premium – White Gesso
  • Beacon – 3-in-1 glue
  • Ranger – Tim Holtz Distress Oxide ink – Tea Dye
  • Vintage dictionary book print
  • Windsor Newton – Gouache, Permanent White, Magenta, Neutral Grey
  • Master’s Touch – Gouache, Yellow Ochre
  • Lami Li Decorative Paper – Venetian Mask
  • Lost Coast Designs – Carmen Veranda Butterly Square stamp
  • Vintage Lace Ribbon
  • DecoArt Dura Clear Ultra Matte Varnish
  • Ranger – Archival ink, Jet Black
  • String 
  • Metal corners and charms

Finished journal

Quick Tips Mixed Media Video

I hope you have enjoyed this art journal project featuring the Grafix Mixed Media Journal and will try it out for yourself.  I think you will be pleased with its sturdiness and versatility. 

Happy Day,

Lori Warren

Mixed Media, Uncategorized

Artesprix Guest Designer – Bag Tag

Hello all,

Today I am a Guest Designer over on the Artesprix with a blog with a great bag tag project using Artesprix “Iron on Ink”. 

What is Sublimation ink (iron on ink)? It is an interesting and fun product that allows you to create a design on standard copy paper that can then be heat transferred onto surfaces with polyester in them or with a polyester coating.  How fun is that?`

For this bag tag project, I wanted to create a soft dreamy watercolor effect in the background.. After some experimentation, I found that using a piece of acetate to apply and work the color prior to transferring the ink to paper was the key to making this technique work.  Step by steps are included below as well as a Quick Tips Video walking you through this process.

Materials:

Artesprix Products:

Protective Project Mat

Sublimation Ink Pad – Black

Sublimation Stamp Ink Refill

Bag Tags – Maple, Metal

Protective Paper

Heat Tape

Stamps – Hand Letter Basics

Sublimation MarkersBlack, Original, Pastel, Gnomie

Other Products:

Grafix – Acetate

Computer Paper

Oprol – Heat Plate

Tonic Studios – Tim Holtz, Stamp Platform

Lori’s Cards and Creations – Background Script, Sketchy Flower, Charka, Tall Snowman, Snowflakes

Instructions:

Quik Tips Mixed Media Video

I hope you enjoyed this project and will give Artesprix Sublimation products a try.  Project options are endless and will allow for hours of creative fun!

Happy Day!

Lori