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Welcome to Tuesday Treats. Hope you have a pleasant journey browsing and getting inspired by the projects you find here. We appreciate and treasure your comments so please leave us some blog love and comments. But before you start your journey here just a small note . Do please read and then you can continue on. Copyright: This blog has a many designers showcasing their projects. Please look up their individual site to check their copyrights for any infringements. My files & projects are also all copyrighted. They can be used as inspiration and for personal gifts only but cannot be used in classes, in magazines or for contests. Please look in the side bar for more details on the copyright. Disclaimer: The designer's designs belong to them and them only & not to TuesdayTreat and The TuesdayTreats will not be responsible or liable in any way for any results or consequences from those designs.

February 22, 2011

Tuesday's Misted Sassy Canvas

Hello everyone.  It's me again, Cher, from Cheryl's Window and I am really excited to share my project with you today, and I'm going to share it with you with a mini blog hop.   Today, I am so honored to be a guest designer at She's a Sassy Lady as well as at Tuesday Treats.  My assigned dates just happened to coincide, so with the OK from both Sheila and Pam, we decided to make this a little fun and turn it into a mini hop, basically a bounce!  

This was an exciting project for me to create and I truly hope you find some inspiration from it.   It all started because I was really drawn to some of the popular subway art out there, but I knew I wanted to do something just a little different and I wanted to add some color and pop.   I was able to achieve this with my Gypsy, some vinyl, a canvas and some Glimmer Mists.  

So bounce around these three blogs today to see my final project come together.  

We will start here at Tuesday Treats with my design work.

I started with an 8 x 24 canvas purchased from Joanns Fabrics.  Did you know that their everyday canvas is now always 40% off?  I see more canvas projects in my future.  

Using my Gypsy, I changed my mat size to 12X24 and then created a rectangle using REAL DIAL size and sized it to be just slightly smaller than my canvas at 23.50 x 7.75.   This rectangle base became its own layer for me to create the remainder of my design within. 

My next layer was designed to be my background.  I just chose random images I had available on my Gypsy that I was drawn to.  I sized them as desired and rotated them into position to fit on my 'canvas'.  I chose images that I thought would work well as stencils.   You'll see why soon. 

The next layer were the words that were all about me.  I did ask for some opinions from those who know me best, and these were some of the words that we felt best related to me.   I chose to use different fonts from different cartridges as well as sizing these all at different sizes.   Some were more suited to welding.   Some words were stretched wide or tall.  They were all rotated to fit on my canvas once it was turned portrait in rotation.    The kerning was also adjusted on many of these so that, agan, these would fit in the desired 'canvas' template.  It was fun playing through all the cartridges and looking at fonts I haven't used in a long time.   To speed this up just a bit, I did choose to only view LINKED CARTRIDGES while designing.   I didn't use any fancy Gypsy techniques here at all and since this would really be a personal project, yours would have different images and different words, I haven't even linked my Gypsy file.  I hope you are inspired to use the ideas behind it though and create your own.  

So, the design work is done.   Now, it's time to start cutting some things out and putting my project together.   So, follow me over to She's a Sassy Lady to see what comes next. 

February 1, 2011

Vintage Amore Mini Album

Amore=Love, which describes exactly how I feel about this mini.  I simply love it. This is Elizabeth from 217 Creations. I designed this on my Gypsy back in September.  And that is where it stayed until I got request from my mom to make her a romantic mini album that had pockets. 
 For this project I made two videos.  The first one shows the details of the mini. The second is how I made the file and how to use the file. I still made a tutorial for those who cannot view video and to show close ups.

I like to make minis using the creative features on Cricut cartridges.  So even though I used French Manor, this technique could be used for almost any Cricut cartridge. The pages of this file are all made using the card feature.  I used Hide Selected Contour (HSC) to "erase" the scoremarks.  This left a flat beautiful cut for each page.  All the printed papers are from Webster's Pages Petite Papers.
I also used HSC to "erase" the main cuts to make a Blackout Image for each page that had a silhouette cut. I also used this same Blackout to cut the chipboard for the base of the mini.  Once all the pieces were cut, I began inking.  All the pages were inked using Aged Mahogany Distress Ink.  The chipboard was inked using Chestnut Roan from Color Box.
I used my ATG to adhere all the pages together.  Once the page was assembled, I used the Zutter Ditrezz-It-All to fray the outer edge of the chipboard covered pages.  Then I coated the frayed edge with Chestnut Roan again.  Next I used the 7 Gypsies Binderie to "drill" my two holes for the binder rings.  My original design was going to be bound using the Cinch, but as I kept adding goodies it was apparent that it was too thick.  So I dug in my stash for rings.
All I could find were brightly colored ones. I used Wild Plum and Pitch Black Alcohol Ink to tint the rings.
While those dried, I went work on the pockets.  I like to make minis that allow room for pictures and journaling, so pockets are a must.  I used the library pockets from Tags Bags Boxes and More.  

 I made them in two different sizes, to add variety and to compliment the beautiful paper and cuts.
To make the cover, I traced my chipboard cuts onto canvas duck fabric. 
I used Glimmer Mist in Pashmina and Pomegranate and Gold to tint the fabric.  I then used a Mushroom, Lettuce and Shell Pink Paint Dabbers from Ranger to add some depth.  To adhere the fabric to the chipboard, I sprayed the Crafter's Companion Permanent (Red Can) to the fabric and then laid the fabric on the chipboard.
 Small Pockets
 Large Pockets
 Card Cuts
 Card Cuts and Small Pocket
 Card Cut
I used my iRock to bling out several of the pages.  I have only uploaded a few pf the pages since this mini is quite large. The last step was to feed the pages into the rings and embellish.  I love the freedom minis give me to embellish.  I can use all sorts of goodies from scrapbooking to altered items to jewelry.
One of my most favorite parts of this mini is this stretchy band from Anna Griffin that I used to wrap around my album.  I used E6000 to adhere the Melted Satin Rose (CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO). I "dirtied" the strap with Pumice Stone Distress Ink.
 The Top Note shape on the front of the mini is from Pink Paislee.  These are awesome uncolored shapes that are almost plastic like.  I used Worn Lipstick and Stormy Sky in Distress inks and then used Lettuce and Shell Pink in Paint Dabbers to tint and color the shape.  The "AMORE" letters are form the jewelry section of Michaels. 
 All the ribbon is from my stash. The beautiful pink rosettes are form American Crafts.  I tied a tassel around the ring.
 I hope you are inspired by this mini.  I know its a a lot of details in one post, so if you have questions, be sure to email.
The free Gypsy file will be available for download on my personal blog at 217Creations.
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