Posts Tagged ‘Ten Seconds Studio’
Good morning everyone and Happy Mother’s Day to all moms. My mom is in heaven, but I know she still watches over me. Below is one of our favorite pictures that was taken months before her passing.
Picture was taken on a trip we took to Las Vegas. We had a blast hanging out as best friends. My mom and I have always been close and had a very special relationship, for every 7 years, my birthday falls on Mother’s Day, including the year I was born. Since her passing, this day has always been difficult and quite emotional for me as I still miss her so much.
On a lighter note, I also have a Paperie In Bloom card to share today as well.
For those of you who are visiting for the first time……Welcome. Paperie In Bloom is a monthly blog feature here at Scrap N Grow. Each month, I select and feature a new bloom with an accompanying tutorial.
Click here to view this month’s tutorial. Then throughout the month, I feature additional projects that highlight the bloom of the month. Today’s card showcases a bunch of lilacs in full bloom. The focal image is a retired PSX stamp. I stamped the lilacs with Versamark and embossed image with Ranger’s Superfine Detail Black embossing powder. Once cool, I colored the image with various colors of Faber Castell Polychromos colored pencils.
Next, I embossed a 5X5 lilac metal sheet from Add A Little Dazzle using Provocraft’s Wicker Weave embossing folder. Afterwards, I used a Ten Seconds Studio burnishing block to highlight the embossed areas. Lastly, I adhered the card’s layers and placed an Idealolgy Long Fastener accent in each of the four corners for an added detail.
This was a very simple and fun card to make. Thank you so much for stopping by. The forecast finally looks promising for this week that I am hopeful that I will be able to prepare my garden beds for planting next week. Have a great day!
Good Morning everyone. How was your weekend? Did you celebrate National Scrapbooking Day on Saturday? I do not scrapbook very often, but I did spend some time finishing my final projects for my online VerDay class. I recently took an online class taught by Ten Seconds Studio called VerDay online class. Click here for more information as the class is available anytime. Below are my remaining two projects: Wired Blooms and a Triptych (photos below).
This 6 week class was jam packed with inspiration, techniques, and creative play. I would encourage anyone who loves to incorporate surface texture or antique finishes into their art to take it. I created so many things and used every ounce of my VerDay paint stash. It was a great accomplishment for me. I have so many more ideas in mind and will need to re order more VerDay. I provided a recap below of projects I posted previously.
I also made several sample tags as well as created several mixed media surfaces that I intend to use for die cuts later. Kudos to Cheryl and Megan at Ten Seconds Studio for being great teachers and to my fellow classmates for a fun, inspiring classroom experience.
Thank you so much for taking time to stop by. I will be back later this week with more inspiration. Have a great day.
Good afternoon everyone. I hope your week is off to a good start. Mine has been a bit winter like yet as I awoke to yet another 3 inches of heavy, white snow. If it were not April, I would say it was incredibly beautiful and picturesque…but being that it was April…arrrrgghhh. This was our 3rd spring snowstorm here in MN this year…please Mother Nature…I am begging you to let it be spring….
I absolutely love spring as it is a time of rebirth and renewal. This is also true for our backyard feathered friends, birds. If you have followed my blog for any length of time, you know that I am a passionate and avid gardener, but you may not have known that I also enjoy bird watching. My home’s landscape is a certified wildlife habitat through the National Wildlife Foundation and has a 5000 sq ft. professionally maintained native prairie restoration garden. These two habitats provide birds with food, housing, water, and cover from predators; all of which are critical for birds to reproduce healthy offspring. Pictured below is a picture of my native prairie restoration garden from last year.
Birds have their pick of nesting accommodations within my home’s landscape: bird houses, trees, shrubs, potted containers, under the eaves of our deck,etc.. ..I really do not mind. However, I do have to keep watch and observe closely in order to locate various bird’s nests so that I do not accidentally disturb them. Today’s featured project was inspired by my study of bird’s nests over the past years.
Pictured above is an egg study shadow box containing an artful interpretation of nine of my favorite backyard visitors eggs. I applied a coat of Ver Day Iron paint to a recycled a shallow cloth gift box. Afterwards, I lined the shadow box with tissue paper from 7 Gypsies and applied a top coat of matte Mod Podge. The eggs are paper mache and were painted with various colors of acrylic paints and adhered to the inside of the box with Helmar Scrap Dots. Next, I created a label for the box using a Dymo label maker and inserted the Dymo label into an Ideology label pull. Lastly, I attached a saw tooth hanger on the back side.
Overall, this was a fun project to make and would be a great project if you have kids.
Thank you so much for stopping by. I will be back soon with another inspiring project to share. Have a great day!
Good afternoon everyone! Happy Friday! Today, I will announce the winner of a $30 gift card. Winner has until next Friday April 19, 2013 at 11:59 pm CST to claim their gift card. Winner must email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to include which store you would like a gift card to as well as your mailing address. Winner gets their choice of gift card from one of the following stores: Archiver’s, Joann’s, or Michael’s.
I used Random.org for the first time in order to determine the winner. I followed their instructions. and Random.org performed the official, random drawing.
Drumroll please……………………………..the winner is:
The winner of your drawing is…
Congratulations on the drawing! It was completed on Friday, 12 April 2013 at 13:01:24 UTC The winner was drawn from a list of 12 entrants using true randomness, which for many purposes is better than the pseudo-random number algorithms typically used in computer programs. You will find the permanent record of the drawing here: http://www.random.org/draws/details/?draw=14402.
CONGRATULATIONS Liz!!!!! Be sure to email me with your information as noted above before next Friday 11:59pm CST.
I also have some nature inspired picture frames to share with you today.
I made each of these frames as part of an ongoing online class I am taking called VerDay. The class is completely online and is being taught by the owners of Ten Seconds Studio, Cheryl and Megan Darrow. The class has been so much fun! Out of respect for us that are taking the class, I will not provide technique details, but I will provide details about the finishing touches following each picture frame. Click here for class information.
Picture frame purchased unfinished from Michael’s. Dragonfly is rustic tin from my stash and the bottle cap and letter type embellishments are from Darice . Image is a piece of decorative card stock from stash.
Picture frame purchased unfinished from Michael’s. Faucet knobs/handles are from Tim Holtz’s Ideaology line. Rain boot image is a decorative piece of card stock from scrap stash. Stamped sentiment is from Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous. Sentiment was embossed with Versamark and Ranger Superfine Detail black embossing powder.
Picture frame purchased from Michael’s. Songbird image and sentiment are both from Stampendous. Songbird is colored with Distress Ink markers from Ranger. Dogwood twigs are from my garden. Bird nest and eggs are from Michael’s. Eggs were colored blue with Alcohol Ink Fillable Pen and Stream Alcohol Ink, both products are from Ranger Ink.
Picture frame purchased unfinished from Michael’s. Watering can is rusted tin shape is from my stash. I punched a hole using a Crop O Dile in the watering can and attached via a jump ring a Teresa Collins facet. I used Sail Boat Blue Alcohol ink by Ranger Ink to custom color the facet. Focal image is a Stampendous background stamp stamped with Sepia Archival ink by Ranger.
Picture frame purchased unfinished from Michael’s. Butterfly embellishments are Vintaj brass blanks. Butterflies were embossed with a Vintaj Deco Etch embossing folder and painted afterwards with Vintaj Patina paint. Once dry, butterflies were sanded and painted with an acrylic brown paint and rubbed off before dry to create an aged appearance. Butterfly bodies are made from dark annealed stove pipe wire from stash and adhered with E6000 adhesive purchased from Michael’s. Focal image is a Tim Holtz stamp from his Stampers Anonymous line. Image is stamp onto Kraft card stock with Sepia Archival ink from Ranger.
I hope you enjoyed today’s picture frames. They were so much fun to make. I would highly recommend Ten Seconds Studio to anyone interested in creating patina finishes for their art. The possibilities are endless. Have a great weekend.
Good afternoon everyone! Today is hump day! Here in Minnesota, we are bracing for more snow and are under a Winter Storm Warning. AARRGGHH!!!! The snow was just about melted.
Before I highlight today’s post, a VerDay t-shirt, I wanted to remind everyone that today is the last chance to register to win a $30 gift card to either Archiver’s, Joann’s, or Michael’s in honor of my first blog-o-versary. Cut off is at 11:59om on April 10, 2013. Click here to enter.
Today I have a totally out of my normal type of project to share….a VerDay t-shirt. I made this t-shirt as part of my ongoing online VerDay class hosted and taught by Cheryl and Megan Darrow of Ten Seconds Studio. VerDay is a specialty product line that yields some very cool results. Out of respect for those of us paying to take the class, I do not feel comfortable going into the technique, etc used. The class is online and is still available to those interested. Click here for class information. What I can share with you, is that I used Donna Downey’s Grunge Flower stencil from her Prima line. I love the results and featured a few pictures below.
Thank you so much for stopping by. Have a great day!
Good morning everyone. It is finally Friday!!!! My week 3 VerDay Online Class assignment is ready for you. I decided to think outside the box and complete my assignment on a 8X10 canvas.
I do not feel comfortable about going into specifics in regards to techniques used on the canvas out of respect for those of us who have paid to take the online class. I used a new poppy stencil from Michelle Ward and her coordinating stamps for the label. I love how this canvas turned out. I definitely stepped out of my comfort zone. This canvas is the result of a what if….. moment. Below are a few close ups.
Be brave and embrace your inner thoughts. I am yet embellishing my week 2 assignments and will post those as soon as they are finished. Thank you for stopping by. Don’t forget to sign up for my $30 gift card drawing to help celebrate my first blog-o-versary. Click here to sign up. Have a great day!
Good morning everyone and happy Friday! I want to first thank everyone for your inspiring compliments over the past week for my spring bulb garden box (shown below). Click here for link to last week’s spring bulb garden blog post.
Today’s post is a bit unique in that it is not a finished project. Instead, it features an incredible product called VerDay that I have had in my stash for awhile. I bought it with great intentions…but never really used it, until now. VerDay is a specially formulated paint that has metal particles in it that when used with a chemical solution creates amazing patinas. I have tried many of the patina paints on the market over he years, but I assure you , this VerDay paint is an exception. I know, I sound like a commercial for them. I will tell you up front, that I am not compensated by them, and have no affiliation with the manufacturer in any way…only that I am an avid fan of their product and unless they stumble upon my website…they have no idea that I am talking about them. Who is them? Who makes VerDay paint? Ten Seconds Studio owners Cheryl and Megan Darrow. They are the same duo whose metal art I fell in love with a couple of years ago. I love their art metal product line of molds and tools. Since I have had my blog, I have featured several embossed metal projects using many of their products. I included a few pictures below.
A few weeks ago,Ten Seconds Studio launched their first online class about VerDay. I immediately signed up and knew this was the perfect way for me to break open my neglected VerDay product stash. The online class is 6 weeks long and each Monday, they will release a new set of technique and project videos.
Last week, in week one, Cheryl and Megan went into details about the properties and chemistry of VerDay. After the technique videos, they suggested that participants (that’s me) to make a few samples. Translated…dive in and try it for yourself. I went a bit overboard and made several samples for myself for each of their paints. VerDay product line has 4 paint colors: Iron, Brass, Bronze, and Copper. I have included pictures below of my samples I made. I experimented with several surfaces and made myself a sample ring of tags for future reference. Out of respect for myself and others who are paying to take the class, I will only share my final projects here.
Pretty cool huh? I do not think it is too late to join in the fun. I included a link above if you are interested. I am already in the midst of my week 2 projects…as well as a few of my own crazy ideas. I am so excited about this class and am afraid that I will need to buy more product now as a result. Cheryl and Megan made the comment that everything has VerDay potential. They are right! Especially as an avid gardener myself, I love and am drawn to weathered patina finishes. I have paid big dollars over the years for containers, garden accents, and such. No more! Now, I can make my own. Furthermore, I also feel good that this product is no longer sitting neglected in my stash.
Thank you so much for stopping by today. I am also in the midst of finishing next month’s Paperie In Bloom for next week. Have a great weekend and a Happy Easter everyone!
Good evening everyone. Today’s featured project is a decorated candle that showcases this month’s featured bloom, the aster.
I paid only one penny for this candle on clearance at Michael’s. The candle features this month’s Paperie In Bloom flower, the aster. Click here for directions to make the flower. I adhered the flower to a 2 1/2X12 embossed strip of Ten Seconds Studio metal. I used Stampin’ up’s Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder to emboss the metal strip and adhered the metal strip to the candle using double sided Scor Pal adhesive tape. A quick and perfect gift ready to give.
Thank you so much for taking time to stop by. Please stop back again soon as I am busy working on December’s Paperie In Bloom project which will debut on Monday December 3rd. Have a great day!
Good evening everyone. I hope your week is going well so far. Today, I have a couple of metal embossed Christmas cards to share with you.
I love to work with metal and love the WOW factor that metal provides. Today’s featured cards are super simple to make using a piece of metal and an embossing folder.
For the first card, I used Brrr Blue Ten Seconds Studio Art Metal. I embossed a metal sheet using Tim Holtz’s Vintage Holiday Sizzix embossing folder. Once embossed, I used a Ten Seconds Studio burnishing block to reveal the silver metal core and wiped sanding dust away with a damp cloth. I followed the same steps for the second card, except I used Golden Nugget Ten Seconds Studio metal and added a gold bow and 2 silver jingle bells for accent. I literally made both these cards in about 20 minutes. These cards would be great if you needed to make a large number. Exclude the bow and bells and both cards would be suitable for stand postage.
Thank you so much for stopping by. Please stop back again soon for more inspiring ideas. I am in the midst of planning and prepping my homemade Christmas gifts to make list. Have a great day!
Good evening everyone. I am delighted to share another Paperie In Bloom project today, a note card. Paperie In Bloom is a monthly blog series. Each month, I showcase a featured bloom and then throughout the remainder of the month, I showcase different projects/ideas that highlight the bloom. This month’s bloom is the aster. Pictured below is an aster note card I made earlier today.
This 5×7 card was fun to make and includes several elements. The inspiration for the card was the seed packet.
Green Grass and Grape Bazzill Card Stock
Kraft Card Stock
Poison Ivy Ten Seconds Studio Metal and Burnishing Block
Branches with Leaves Sizzix Embossing Folder
Garden Encyclopedia Background Stamp and Royal Purple Staz On Ink
Tim Holtz Distress Ink: Dusty Concord, Forest Moss, and Walnut Stain
Recollections Pearl Embellishments
Maya Road Leaf Trinket Pins
Ribbon from Michael’s
Thank you for taking time to stop by today. I will be back on Monday with another project. Until then, have a great weekend everyone.