Friday, February 23, 2018

Spring Joy Mixed Media Reverse Canvas with Deb Riddell

Hello everyone, Deb Riddell here with you today to share a mixed media reverse canvas I made with Southern Ridge Trading Company’s Pussy Willows, Elegant Vintage Flourishes, Berry Branch Set and Bare Branches chipboard.


I started out with a 6” x 8” stretched artists canvas I had in my stash from a previous project that hadn’t gone quite as planned!


I finished off the edges of the wrapped canvas with some lengths of Tim Holtz Design tape.

The butterflies on the background of the canvas recess made me think of Spring so I painted Southern Ridge’s new Pussy Willow chipboard with Gathered Twigs Distress Stain.  While the stain was still damp, I added dabs of diluted Yellow Green Light and Titanium White DecoArt Media Liquid acrylic paint to the buds on the pussy willows for a ‘fuzzy’ appearance.  The white was a little too stark so I toned it down with a bit of Golden Titan Buff.


A Berry Branch got the same treatment and I also added some dabs of Liquid Glass to a few of the berries for a little shine.

And finally, a Bare Branch was also painted in the same manner but only a few touches of Yellow Green Light and Titanium White were added to this piece.


Two Elegant Vintage Flourishes were painted with Titan Buff and then a bit of DecoArt Media Interference Gold was added overtop for a touch of shimmer.

The best part of Spring for me is the return of the songbirds, so I decided to add a wee robin to my canvas.  A Fragment was inked with a combination of Mushroom and Latte alcohol inks and then a drop or two of rubbing alcohol was added to the middle of the inked Fragment to from a ‘window’.


A bird stamp (this is from a discontinued Crafty Secrets stamp set) was stamped onto the Fragment with StazOn Jet Black ink on the same side as the alcohol ink.

After the StazOn had thoroughly dried, the bird was coloured here and there with alcohol inks (Rust, Red Pepper and Ginger) with Ranger’s Alcohol Ink Blending Pen on the same side as the stamping.


To continue the bird theme, some vintage bird and egg images were printed and punched out with a ¾” punch and made into tags with Tim Holtz’s Tag Press.  The Tap Press rings were coloured with Rust and Ginger alcohol inks before compressing them with the Tag Press.

Typography letters to spell the word ‘Spring’ were coloured with Ginger alcohol ink and adhered to one of the long edges of the reverse canvas.


A Quote Chip was coloured with Antique Linen and Vintage Photo Distress ink and adhered to the opposite long edge.

One of the Elegant Vintage Flourishes was adhered to the top edge of the canvas and a couple of paper flowers were inked and added to each corner. A tag was added to the center of each flower.  For a bit more shimmer, a touch of Indian Gold Nuvo Mousse was brushed onto the Elegant Vintage Flourish.


A piece of light beige paper was added to the back of the Fragment with Glossy Accents and once dry the Fragment was adhered onto the top right corner of the reverse canvas recess.


The Pussy Willows, Berry Branch and Bare Branch were added under the bottom edge of the reverse canvas.  I had some Nuvo Mousse left over on my craft mat so I diluted it with some water and spattered it over the canvas, also adding a few touches of Platinum Stickles Glitter glue here and there on the Pussy Willows, Berry Branch and Bare Branch.


And finally, the second Elegant Vintage Flourish was added along the bottom edge of the canvas along with a couple more paper flowers and the remaining tags.


I hope that you’ve enjoyed seeing my Spring Joy mixed media reverse canvas, I’m hoping that it will help bring Spring early to us here in B.C.!


Southern Ridge Trading Company Supplies Used:


Other Supplies Used:

- 6” x 8” stretched artists canvas
- Spring themed scrapbook paper
- Tim Holtz/Advantus: Design Tape, Fragments, Tag Press and Rings, Typography Letters and Quote Chips
- DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics: DecoArt Media Liquid Glass - DecoArt
- Ranger Ink: Distress Ink, Alcohol Ink, Alcohol Ink Blending Pen, Platinum Stickles Glitter Glue and Glossy Accents
- Sizzix: ¾” Circle Punch
- Golden: Titan Buff High Flow Acrylic Paint
- Tonic Studios: Nuvo Mousse
- Imagine Crafts: StazOn Ink
- Miscellaneous: Vintage Images, Bird Stamp and Paper Flowers

Thank you for stopping by today and think Spring!















Wednesday, February 21, 2018

I'm Sorry - Winter Canvas with Erin Quiding-Sampson

I saw this saying and thought it was really funny!! I knew I must make something using it. Sooo today's project is for those of us that are done with winter and are anxiously awaiting the arrival of spring.


To create the background, I pre-moistened a 5 by 7 canvas with a bit of water and painted acrylic paints on the diagonal.


I used Gesso on the large snowflake frame and the small sign, over that I added distress glitter and then melted UT embossing powder over top.   




I stamped the girl image on 110 lb card stock and cut her out. I used water colours and a water brush to colour her in.




Stickers were used on the same 110 lb cardstock then cut I out the words to add to the sign.

I used a small amount of distress glitter on all the small snowflakes then I melted silver embossing powder to give it that “icy look”


I layered everything onto the canvas using gel medium to adhere it.
I hope you enjoyed my canvas as much as I enjoyed making it!
Still chuckling every time I see it.


Southern Ridge Trading Company Supplies Used:

- Chipboard Sign
- Chipboard Snowflakes

Other Supplies Used:

- 5" x 7" Canvas
- Paint brushes
- DecoArt Acrylic Paint: Barely Green, Peacock Blue and Dark Turquoise
- Tim Holtz for Ranger Ink: Distress Glitter - Tumbled Glass
- Ranger Ink: Ultra Thick Embossing Powder
- White Gesso
- Prima Girl stamp
- Imagine Crafts: Memento - Tuxedo Black Ink
- Water colour pencils and a water brush
- Matte gel medium
- Silver Embossing Powder
- Embossing Pad
- Heat Gun
- Stickers
- 110 lb Cardstock

~ Erin

Monday, February 19, 2018

Gorgeous Scrapbook Layout with Charlene Byrd

Hello Bloggers,

Charlene here! Thank you for joining me today. February is the month to celebrate not only your loved one but everyone who is important in your life. So thank you to all of you who are following me and Southern Ridge Trading Company. We appreciate you!


Today I’m sharing with you traditional but simply gorgeous page I designed for the love of my life. Nothing says Valentine's Day like red, black and roses! This guy sure holds the key to my heart!






I simply stained the delicate lace bar, small key from the Wing and Key Necklace kit and the Gorgeous word chipboard piece with Black Soot Distress stain. You could also use Black ink.

Southern Ridge Trading Company Supplies used:
- Wing and Heart Necklace Kit (the small key)
- Word Mix #1 (Gorgeous)

Other Supplies Used:
- Pion Design paper
- Paper flowers
- Cheesecloth
- Paper doily
- String

Until next time,
Happy Creating!
Charlene



Friday, February 16, 2018

A Dapper Happy Birthday Card with Katelyn Grosart

Hey Southern Ridge Trading Company fans, Katelyn here. Today, I've created for you a dapper Happy Birthday Card, that's perfect to give that special man in your life. You'll want to read below as I share with you how I created my dapper Happy Birthday card, so that you're able to recreate it at home.


To start, decide which Happy Birthday you'd like from the Birthday Greetings package and cut it out. Apply a coat of Emboss It Ink to the Happy Birthday. Sprinkle Rocky Road Baked Texture Embossing Powder overtop of the word. Tap off the excess powder and emboss with a heat tool.


Take the large Abstract Frame out of the package. Apply one coat of Little Black Dress paint to the entire surface of the frame. Once the paint has dried,  apply a coat of Emboss It Ink to the frame. Sprinkle Rocky Road Baked Texture Embossing Powder overtop of the frame. Tap off the excess powder and emboss with a heat tool.


Cut two pieces off of the Multi Gears Pattern piece. Apply a coat of Emboss It Ink to each Multi Gear Pattern piece. Sprinkle Burnt Copper Leaves Embossing Powder overtop of the gear pieces. Tap off the excess powder and emboss with a heat tool.


Take out one Roman Clock Face from the package. Apply a coat of Emboss It Ink to the clock. Sprinkle Ancient Amber Baked Texture Embossing Powder overtop of the clock. Tap off the excess powder and emboss with a heat tool. Once the powder has cooled, rub Black Soot Distress Crayon randomly over the clock face.


From the Nuts and Bolts package, take one of the labels out. Apply a coat of Emboss It Ink to the label. Sprinkle Ancient Amber Baked Texture Embossing Powder overtop of the label. Tap off the excess powder and emboss with a heat tool. Once the powder has cooled, rub Black Soot Distress Crayon randomly over the label.


Cut three pieces from the Honeycomb Pattern. Apply two coats of Walnut Stain Distress Paint to the honeycomb pieces. 


From the Chain Border, cut two pieces that have 2 chains and cut two pieces that have 1 chain. Apply two coats of Hickory Smoke Distress Paint to each chain piece. Once the paint has dried, rub Hickory Smoke and Black Soot Distress Crayon around the edges of each chain piece.


From the Nuts and Bolts package, choose six nuts and bolts. Apply two coats of Little Black Dress Paint. Once the paint has dried, rub Brushed Pewter Distress Crayon overtop of the nuts and bolts.


Choose two pieces of patterned paper. Cut the first piece of patterned paper to 4 1/2" x 5 1/2". Cut the second piece of patterned paper to 4 3/4" x 5 3/4". Distress the edges of the papers with an edge distressor. Ink the edges of the patterned papers with Black Soot Distress Ink. Adhere the 4 1/2" patterned paper piece to the 4 3/4" patterned paper piece.

Place the brick stencil in the bottom right hand corner of the patterned paper and apply Emboss It Ink through the stencil. Lift the stencil up and sprinkle Burnt Copper Leaves Embossing Powder over top. Tap off the excess powder and emboss with a heat tool. Repeat the previous steps, but this time in the top left corner of the patterned paper.


Pick out a found relative. Cut the found relative down to 4 1/2". Round the bottom corners on the found relative card. Cut a piece of black cardstock that measures 3 1/8" x 4 5/8". 


Adhere the found relative to the black cardstock piece. Adhere the black cardstock piece to the middle of the 4 1/2" patterned paper piece.


Adhere the abstract frame overtop of the found relative.


In the bottom right hand corner of the frame, adhere a two chain piece at the bottom of the frame and adhere the one chain piece going up on the right hand side of the frame.


Adhere a honeycomb pattern piece and a multi gear piece in the bottom right hand corner of the frame where the two chain pieces meet.


Overtop of the multi gear piece in the bottom right hand corner, adhere the label and Happy Birthday sentiment.


In the top left hand corner of the frame, adhere a two chain piece at the top of the frame and adhere the one chain piece going down the left hand side of the frame. Adhere the two honeycomb pattern pieces to each of the chain pieces.


Adhere the roman clock face and other multi gear piece where the two chain pieces meet in the top left hand corner.


Adhere three nuts and bolts down the bottom left hand side of the frame. Adhere the other three nuts and bolts at the top on the right hand side of the frame. To finish your card, cut a cardbase that measures 4 3/4" x 11 1/2". Score at 5 1/2". Adhere your cardfront to the cardbase.


Here are a few close up shots of my card.








Here's the finished Dapper Happy Birthday Card.


Southern Ridge Trading Company Supplies Used:

- Brick Stencil

Other Supplies Used:

- Emerald Creek Craft Supplies: Baked Texture Embossing Powder - Ancient Amber, Baked Texture Embossing Powder - Rocky Road and Burnt Copper Leaves Embossing Powder
- Paper Artsy: Fresco Finish Chalk Acrylics - Little Black Dress
- Ranger Ink: Emboss It Ink Dabber
- Tim Holtz for Ranger Ink: Distress Ink - Black Soot, Distress Crayon - Black Soot, Brushed Pewter & Hickory Smoke, Distress Paint - Hickory Smoke & Walnut Stain and Blending Tool with Foam
- Tim Holtz Idea-ology: Found Relatives
- Prima Marketing: Amber Moon - Amber Moon and Into the Woods
- Tombow: Mono Multi Liquid Glue
- Misc: Black Cardstock and Heat Tool

Until Next Time!

- Katelyn