2014-07-03

Happiness Depends Upon Ourselves - Digital paper card

Today, I'm sharing a card made with my digital paper design.  I like to print my digital papers on Fine Cover Stock when I need it to be acid and lignin free.  This type of paper is archival quality and will resist from aging or yellowing over time, perfect for keepsakes.  I've compared printing on different type of papers and like this one is the best.  The color is much more true and vibrant.

When printing digital paper, I set my inkjet printer (Epson XP-410) on "Best Photo" under quality option and "Premium Presentation Paper Matte" under paper option type.  If your printer do not have that paper option you can select "heavy cardstock matte" or something similar.  

I wanted to keep this card light and airy to showcase the design on this paper ...

tiny Prima flowers, chiffon flower, baby's breath, flower from the floral department, and glass pebble ...

rolled paper to show the double sided digital paper print ...

fabric butterfly, flower soft and bicycle by Spare Parts ...

another look at the finished card ...

Thanks for stopping by, have a great 4th of July weekend.
~Chelsea

2014-07-01

New adventure - Digital scrapbook collage sheet

Hi there!  Here I am adding another category to my growing list of products.  I've always wanted to design my own scrapbook paper line, so here they are in digital format.  I would love to keep creating digital design, please let me know what you think.  I appreciate your thoughts and comments.

I'm currently listing them on Etsy.




Thank you for stopping by, have a wonderful day.
~Chelsea

2014-06-27

Mixed media canvas - Fresh Flowers

Here is another mixed media canvas I've just finished.  I wanted to create a store front with a whimsy bike and climbing vines, a beautiful summer scene.  What do you think?


window awning with store sign "Fresh Flowers" ...

whimsy chic bike ...

tiny store sign "come in we're open" ...

adorable window with flower box ...

my faux weather wood planks ...

another look at the finished project ...

Thanks for your visit, have a beautiful weekend!
~Chelsea

2014-06-20

Hello summer! - Weathered wood tutorial

It'll be officially Summer tomorrow, so here is my card to welcome the sun and the fun!  I'll also be showing how I made the weathered fence on this card below.  Have a fun summer.


hanging "hello Summer" sign with my fabric butterfly ...

faux weathered wood fence ...

paper flowers ...

another look at the finished card ...

Here's how I made these weathered wood out of chipboard ...

Cut the chipboard into long rectangular pieces.
Add a coat of gesso and let dry.
When the gesso dry, spray with any color you like.

I diluted tan paint with water in a spritz bottle and gave it a random spray and let them dry.
Add some clear crackle paint and let it dry.

You can use these chipboard at this step, but I'm going to make them more distress.
I'm adding a light blue paint to the crackled area to bring out the crackles.
Making it more distress with some brown ink around the edges.
and this is what you will get, again you can use them at this step.

But I need mine to be more "weathered" for my project, so I will add another step.
Make dings and scratches with any tool you have, I'm using my tweezers and sandpaper.


The end result are these weathered wood planks made from chipboard.

Thanks for reading, I hope you find this post helpful.  Have a wonderful weekend!
~Chelsea

2014-06-17

Loving birthday wishes

Hi there, how have you been?  I've been having fun with flower making (yes I'm still at it ...  haha).  I just love adding lots and lots of flowers to my card, especially tiny little flowers.  These flowers were easy to make.  I used McGill's "Flowers-Petite Petals" punch on watercolor paper, then add watercolor to the flowers, form/shape it and let dry.  Fun!  Fun!  Fun!

air-dry clay heart frame with spritz of homemade glimmer mist ...



flowers made with Mcgill petal punch and watercolor paper ...

another look at the finished card ...

Thank you as always for reading.  Have a wonderful day!
~Chelsea