Monday, February 28, 2011

Another photo frame done

I did this photo frame/sign  today for a 25th wedding anniversary.   But first here are my precious boys next to me on the couch.  Buster Brown loves his down filled blankie!!  He will lay like this for a couple of hours. 

Now he is layin in my recliner with one of Bubba's favo quilt blankies I got for him. 

And here's the baby!!  LOL My Mr. Boopie Woopie Boo!!

Little stinker!!  I got him that striped bear and he drags that thing all over, we take it with when we go bye bye too, and of cource he drags it to bed with us at night too.  It is bigger than him and I usually have to help him get up in the bed with it!!  LOL oh my babies!!  Just love em so!!
On to the sign I did,  Two hearts that beat as one is on the altered chipboard heart.   I cut out the vine and added some light pink flowers with a dab of TIM HOLTZ Stickles in the middle.   

I did one large layered flower on the bottom left corner.   I started out with a large sheet music paper rosette, then instead of leaving it whole I cut in between all the petals then added an old hymnal page flower, with the same pink glitter stickles on the edges, an aqua colored flower and then pink polka dotted flower then another small hymnal flower and topping the stack off is a recycled button with some light green bakers twine as a bow. 

So here is the finished sign.

And I also made a Mothers Day card.

I had to play with the little bug today "my cricut" so cut out the scalloped tag and used it as the center of the card.  Love love love that paper. 

I used my PAPER TREY INK mothers day stamp set on this.    "Words can never express how much I appreciate you" is the verse on the bottom. 
Not too much else done today,  I had to repaint 2 of the wine glasses I am painting for a friend as they werent quite up to par.   I dont think I care much for painting on glass!!  This has been quite an experience!! 
So I hope yall have a great night.  Tomorrow is baking day so will be playin in the flour and sugar and cream.   I am thinkin of maybe makin some Irish Soda bread, some olive bread, and lemon buttermilk cakes and maybe some of my Grandma Rose's pumpkin pie spice bread.
Ok have a blessed evening and thanks for visitin!!

Sunday, February 27, 2011

2nd CR84FN project today

I was so amazed at how nice these colors went together I was inspired to use them in another photo frame/sign.  This is all about LOVE!!  Once again the colors are:

Oh so pretty!! 


CR84FN color sign, and kit for sale


I am happy to say I am feeling a bit more creative this am so got up early to work on some altered, wood paper and blingy things!! LOL   So its sunday and that means another color challenge over at CR84FN and the inspiration flew for this one!! 

Last night I cut out some signs using a pattern I made from a scalloped tag, loved the shape and curves and thought it would be perfect for a couple of new projects. Ok so after downloading 28 pics I am not sure what blogger did with them but they are not here on my blog~~???? OK so let's try again!! URGGGGGGGGG!!  This is gonna take a lonnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnggggggggggggg time!! I just did 3 to try and they disappeared too!!
Maybe this time they will appear here!! 

YEAH here they are 3rd times a charm right!! LOL
So here is the smallest of the signs I cut out.  This one is for a baby girl.  U knew pinks would be the first one I made!! had to be pinks!!
ok here we go! U could also do this at home using heavy grungeboard if you dont have access to wood and a band saw.  Actually if you want I am thinking about making a couple of kits up for you to do them at home!!  What do yall think of that idea??

Here is the base covered with wonderful MY MINDS EYE pretty striped pink paper.  I did use elmers glue to put this down and one thing to note on this step!!!  Be sure to lay paper down on glue and rub rub rub, to smooth out and get rid of any trapped air bubbles, I also have a mini wood rolling pin I use just for these projects to smooth them even more before the glue dries.

The pic above isnt here for some reason but it is just of the plain chipboard frame I cut out.  Here is is painted white with acryllic paint then stamped using the top portion only of this great pattered heart stamp.   I used a light pink stamp pad for the color.

and here it is all stamped up. 

Needed a bit more so using my chalks i did the edges with a dark shimmery pink chalk.  *tip* I buy the make up applicators from the dollar store and the work great for edging things and are cheapy cheap.

I wanted the frame to pop a bit so ran the edges over my TIM HOLTZ distressing ink pad. 

Next was to finish up some flowers for the sign.  I used chipboard I cut out and painted and a vintage pslam book page for more flowers.

Ok I decided not to use this light blue flower so will save that for another one.

On to a rosette for the back of my main flower.  Cut  a strip of patterend paper  
 and start folding it accordian style down the length. this one is just from a piece of 12x12 cut off the end.
I like to take a bone folder or your nail and press each little fold. 

This is what you will have now.

Take the edges and adhere together.  this is the back side  after I applied a bit of glue to the center to hold it together. 


Next was to jazz up one of the psalm flowers, using the same pink chalk I did the edges then with a very dry brush used antiquing medium along the edges for more depth.

And here is my layered paper rosette!  A clear little sticky gem is added for the center.

Oh and with this flower I rolled the edges under for depth.   I took a skewer or small dowell would work too, and lightly rolled the petal edges around the skewer. 

I also made a little tag and stamped it with the words small wonder and added an old recycled little white button.

this looks pretty good now to glue everthing down!!

I drilled a couple of holes on the top part to add a ribbon hanger and a piece of recycled lace along the bottom and a pink satin bow complete this little sign!!
FOR SALE!!  $14.00 plus travel expenses.    almost 8 inches wide and 5 3/4 in tall (not including hanger)
All you have to do is slide your pic under the farme and done!! I did use foam pieces so it is raised for easy picture placing!
The back is stained for a complete look.

I am off to work on a couple others I have ideas for and also a kit for a few.  If  interested let me know colors and a theme and I will custom make a kit for you.   $13.00 for kit plus travel expenses.
Have a blessed sunday and thanks for visiting chicken scratch farm.

Friday, February 25, 2011

How to make a grungy bird

Alot of you have asked about my grungy cut outs so thought I would post this again it was quite awhile ago when I first posted them.    Starting out with chipboard, you can recycle things like the cereal boxes  using  the inside, the backs of paper work great, or  insides of mail envelopes and pop boxes work great too.   Draw your design on chipboard and cut out.

cut out bird and seperate wing

I put a couple of coats of acryllic paint on each piece, this bird is blue with light blue mixed.

Next pick your favo rubber stamp and stamp on the pieces, I used TIM HOLTZ distressing ink in black for this part. 

Since this is a thank you card I used my stampin up thanks word definition stamp.
Next I used  of my COLORBOX fluid chalk, in chestnut color use a sponge makeup brush I dry brushed the chalk around edges.  This stuff is also gret to use with your stamps to me it gives a nice rustic time worn appearance to your creations.   When you pick up paint on your brush wipe it off or wipe it on paper towel like you do when stenciling, that way you dont get too much of it on your piece. 

  Here's the bird aged, now I also like to take a very dry brush and just tip the edges around pieces with black paint for a great pop!!

All ready

Next I just used the tip of a fine liner paint brush for the eye.   A snap piece from my clothes makin days came in handy for a nice embellishment on the wing.  Attached using some E 6000 glue. 

Now here is the base of the card.  An old book page is ripped around the edges and also dry brushed with my chestnut colored COLORBOX fluid chalk.     And the backround paper edges are done in the same manner. 

So here is the completed card!! A bit of ribbon, a strip of pattered paper, a chipboard heart and the stamped sentiment!! DONE!!
Here are some of my other grungy altered chipboard cut outs!! 

Use your imagination you can alter chipboard with just about any and everything!!   HAVE fun and remember there is no right or wrong way  just YOUR CREATIVE WAY!! 
So create something wonderful today!! 
If you do share your projects with me and I will put everyone in for a drawing of a gift from me!!  This offer will run thru april so you have plenty of time!!
Get creatin yall!!
Talk to more soon