Monday, June 30, 2014

Primitive Basket for Every Season

This basket can be changed with every season and every holiday!

Here are some photos of the basket!

                                                   Here are the products I used:
                                         DecoArt Chalky Finish Paint Rustic
                                         DecoArt Chalky Finish Paint Heirloom
                                         DecoArt Chalky Finish Crackle Medium
                                         DecoArt Chalky Finish Creme Wax
                                         DecoArt Chalky Finish Creme Wax Golden Brown
                                         DecoArt Chalky Finish Paint for Glass Primitive
                                         DecoArt Chalky Finish Paint for Glass Timeless
                                         Pine Wood Basket
                                         Bamboo Skewers
                                         Mason jars, lids, rings

You can find the following products at Outlaw Women Scrapbook Emporium
                                         Wendy Vecchi Archival Ink Potting Soil
                                          Tim Holtz Paper Stack Seasonal 2012
                                          Tim Holtz Alterations Die Old Glory
                                Tim Holtz Alteration Movers and Shapers Die Mini Old Glory

Friday, June 27, 2014

Wedding Canvas using diecuts and Lindy's Stamp Gang Sprays

Happy Friday Crafters!
I'm sharing an 8x10 canvas I made for a newlywed couple.
 Using Liquitex gel medium, I glued down lots of diecuts.  Truthfully-they were in my stash.  Except the married couple-that was cut with my cricut.  The swirls were chipboard and were thicker.  They were put on last.

Then I went over the whole canvas with gesso.  You want to coat it really well. Then I took out my Lindy's Stamp Gang sprays.  FOUND HERE in Outlaw Women's Scrapbook Emporium Store.
 As you can tell, I used three strips of color.  Overlapped them a tiny bit.  I absolutely adore sprays!!
Warning!  You need to allow each color to dry before adding another one or they'll turn to a mud color!
To add the person touch, I cut the letters out with my Cricut-Jasmine cartridge.  After gluing them down, I went over them with the Liquitex gel medium to secure them forever!!

I had a couple of metal embellishments in my stash that I added top and bottom.

The couple loved their gift! 

I hope this inspires you to make one of your own!

For supplies discounted 20-25% everyday-check out Outlaw Women's Scrapbook Emporium!

Have a terrific day!
Karen Roberts Conner

Monday, June 23, 2014

Up Cycled Paper Mache Keepsake Box!

Watch and see how easy it is to turn an inexpensive paper mache box into a keepsake holder!

Here are the products I used !

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Julie Nutting Paper Doll Tag

Yesterday, I got out my sewing machine and made a fabric handbag. Dear Husband put my sewing machine away and then I made this tag. I had Julie Nutting's paper doll Natalie already dress in Prima designer paper and the flower already made so all I had to do was complete the tag.  
I used a variety of stamps including Prima and Graphic 45. The base of the tag, I used Tim Holtz stencil although it was lost in the background.
The flower circle was made with fine netting from my stash, the center was made with wire and bead.
I used Tim Holtz paper tape across the bottom. Chit-Chat by Tim Holtz and the cute little butterfly is by Prima. Finished tag 4 x 8."
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Make it a good day! 

Friday, June 13, 2014

Layered Butterflies

Happy Friday!!
I wanted to share these handmade butterflies.
Use a diecut and cut several layers of different types of papers.  I also included a layer of book page.
I glued them together with Glossy accents.  Then added a pearl or a flower in the middle.

 Here you can see the multiple layers.
Aren't they cute?  You can easily make your own.   Add them to a tag, card, or mixed media piece.

You can get all the supplied you need here at Outlaw Women Scrapbook Emporium

Thanks for stopping by!
Karen Roberts Conner

Monday, June 9, 2014

A Mini Album for Dad or any Guy!

One more goodie for the most important man in your life!


My Steampunk Nails!

You can purchase most of the products I used today at Outlaw Women Scrapbook Emporium

                                                             Graphic 45 Good Ol Sport 8 x 8 Pad
                                                             Graphic 45 A Proper Gentleman (disc.)
                                                            Graphic 45 Good Ol Sport Chipboard 1 and 2
                                                            Graphic 45 Good Ol Sport Tags and Banners
                                                          Tim Holtz Distress Stain Chipped Sapphire
                                                            Tim Holtz Distress Stain Pine Needles
                                                            Tim Holtz Distress Stain Black Soot
                                                             Tim Holtz Distress Ink Chipped Sapphire
                                                             Tim Holtz Distress Ink Stormy Sky
                                                              Tim Holtz Distress Ink Forest Moss
                                                              Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pine Needles
                                                               Tim Holtz Distress Black Soot
                                                               Tim Holtz Distress Ink Vintage Photo
                                                                Tim Holtz SA Stamp Set Worn Text
                                                              Tim Holtz SA Stamp Set Mini Blueprints 4
                                                               Tim Holtz SA Stamp Set Here and There
                                                              Tim Holtz Linen Ribbon
                                                              Tim Holtz  Alpha Parts Framed
                                                              Tsukineko StazOn Ink

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Girls Night Out

I love making tags with Julie Nutting paper doll stamps by Prima.

 This is my first tag shared last month on Crafting with OWSE using the lighter version of spray:
And now I'll share the second tag.

As you can see the tag above is much darker in color than the first tag shared May 6. 
Place two manila tags onto craft sheet, hold stencil a little above first tag, spray a small portion on first tag and then careful flip the wet sprayed stencil directly on the second tag and pat, remove, wipe excess off with a cloth each time before processing with spray on first tag until you get about one half of tag covered with light color of spray, now spray with darker color of spray using the same technique you used with the light color. When spraying and flipping try moving the stencil in a different direction each time, this will give you tag a unique look. 
Some areas can be left blank, use foam applicator with distress ink on outside edges.
 Set aside to dry both.
If you missed my first tag please go look at it: link above. 

To finish, 
I applied two Julie Nutting doll stamped images that I dressed with scrapbook papers and then added Prima flowers to the tag. Distress Stickles were added over her painted shoes, buttons and hair band on one paper doll.
I stamped shoes, and dress from scrapbook paper on other paper doll.  
I used Archival sepia ink with clear stamp from my stash on the tag to finish.

You will find the inks, spray inks, Julie Nutting paper doll stamps, Tim Holtz stencils, Prima flowers, Distress stickles, watercolors, scrapbook papers, and more in the Emporium:

Monday, June 2, 2014

Fun New Things to Do and a Father's Day Card

After taking off last Monday for the Memorial Day holiday, I have lots to share with you!

Most of the products I used today can be found at Outlaw Women Scrapbook Emporium

Dina Wakley Media heavy body acrylic paint
Dina Wakley Stamp Set Scribbly Birds
Stampendous Creative Palette
DecoArt Traditions Extender/BlendingMedium
Graphic45 8 x 8 Good Ol Sport paper
Tim Holtz Mirrored
Tim Holtz Cabinet Card Frame
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Frayed Burlap
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Brushed Cordoroy
Tim Holtz Merchantile Stamp Set
TCW Balzer Designs Mini Silhouette Script Stencil
Tim Holtz Sizzix Die Cameo
Tim Holtz Sizzix Die Tarnished Trophies
Tim Holtz Sizzix Die Matchbox
Tim Holtz Sizzix Die Sand and Sea
Tim Holtz Sizzix Die Artful Arrows
Tim Holtz Sizzix Die Layered Butterfly
Paint Brayer
Tim Holtz Splatter Stamp