Mixed Media Beach inspired board

Hi Everyone,

Beck BT back again with another share.  I was away on my holidays and our holiday got unexpectedly extended, well for the boys and I anyway… We have been having so much fun at the beach, that well I seem to now be doing through my ‘Beachy’ artistic phase LOL While we were away the Caravan park helped up out moving our caravan so that we could stay longer (I had no car for a week) so I thought it nice to give them a little something to brighten up their VERY new office as a way of saying thanks.

Beach canvas

The stencils I used on this board are these divine beach inspired stencilsTCW495SeaBubbles

TCW495 – Sea Bubbles 6 x 6″ stencil

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TCW496s – Sea Creatures 6 x 6″ stencil

I have even created a short video for you showing you how I applied my stencilling to the background.  I just love layering different patterns and textures.  I teamed up the layering in the background with some carpet tape adding some great varied textures and patterns to the finished piece.

After I had my divine beach inspired base, I then embellished it in the main with products from Kaisercraft’s ‘Sandy Toes’ collection – it was just perfect!

Here is another detail picture so you can see all that lovely stencil texture!

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I hope you enjoyed my share today and are inspired by your surroundings as I was when I created this.

Happy Crafting!!
xxxBeck BT

CHA 2015 Another Great Success

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CHA is more than making sales.  Though if we are being honest, that never hurts, huh?  CHA is about making connections and continuing to build not only established relationships but starting to build new ones too.  It was so great to visit with returning store owners excited to see the new releases.  We also met new store owners and introduced them to The Crafter’s Workshop and why our artist-inspired stencils are still the best on the market. This year was an all around success on each of these fronts! With a full fledge Design Team now, we also had great help and fellowship opportunities.

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Our Design Team Coordinator Cheryl Boglioli and owner, Jaime Echt, started Day 1 in the booth excited to share our new releases with demos and a gorgeous display showcasing work by our Signature Designers as well as members of our Design Team. And some of our designers got to meet for the first time.

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Sanna Lippert came all the way from Austria to attend CHA and it was our first time meeting in person.

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This is just a preview of photo shots.  You can actually watch some videos shared by Scrapbook.com here below:

 

IMG_5969 Our team got to spend some down time before end of show enjoying a really great dinner and lots of laughs and brainstorming for future events you’ll be hearing about soon.

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And you can tell we are all looking a little tired.  End of a long day and we’ve been here 4-5 days already.  But we are still going….

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Because even when the show is over, there is still lots of work to do taking down the booth, packing up supplies and preparing for next year already!  We couldn’t have done any of this without each of you though.  Our fans are the best and we appreciate each of you for the comments you leave here and on our social media channels.  Thank you!  Now, to get busy packing and shipping new orders of all the new releases.

A day in paradise – Stencils with Pastels

Hello there, Sanna here today to share a layout that is quite different to my regular style. The reason? I recently added some PanPastels to my stash and they are so fabulously soft in tone and color that I just needed to create a very pastellic, romantic kind of layout.

Here is what I did:

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I took a 12×12 inch piece of white cardstock, placed the “Ripples” stencil over it and wiped some PanPastels thru the stencil onto the white cardstock surface. I used purple, yellow, green, blue and orange pastels on the background.

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I then went and applied some washi tape around the edgesand layered some patterned paper on the top and bottom of the page. Next I went over these layers using a grey pastel tone and the “Sea Creatures” stencil. After that I took the “Punchinella” 6×6 inch stencil and applied some golden molding paste onto the background here and there. After that I just added little bits and pieces of chipboard and other embellishments here and there to finalize my layout. This is how the finished piece looks like:

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for some close-up photos, visit my blog. Now this is a totally different kind of layout that I usually create. It has lots and lots of different layers and is full of details. I really enjoyed creating this page – from time to time one just needs to try out something new :).

How about you – when have you last created something totally outside your comfort zone?

Have fun scrapping,
Sanna
The Crafter´s Workshop Design Team Member

Materials:
Ripples 12×12 inch – The Crafter´s Workshop
Sea Creatures 12×12 inch – The Crafter´s Workshop
Punchinella 6×6 inch – The Crafter´s Workshop
White Cardstock – American Crafts
Patterned Paper – Amy Tangerine “Stitched”
Pastels – PanPastel Pearlescent Set
Golden Modeling Paste – Lukas
Chipboard – ScrapMatts
Washi Tape – Freckled Fawn
Glue – Aleene´s Tacky Glue
Golden Wax crayon – Stockmar
Glimmer Glaze Oil Slick – Tattered Angels
Other – Ribbon, Beads and Glossy Accents

Homemade Christmas Ornaments

Homemade Ornaments by Lynne Forsythe

Every year I like to add a new ornament or two to my collection.
Do your Christmas ornaments tell a story?
I know mine do…..
Places I’ve been,
Handmade ones from the kids as they grown,
Gifts from Friends and Family.

Now that both of my children have moved out.
I thought I would create ornaments for them this year.

Homemade Ornaments by Lynne Forsythe

For my first ornament, I used
TCW481 ~ North Star

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I applied Lime Green Shimmering Matte Artist Acrylic paint
onto a 20″ x 2.5″ piece of Canvas Corp Brands Canvas through the
above template.

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When dry, I tore the canvas into three 3/4″ pieces.

Homemade Ornaments by Lynne Forsythe

I wrapped the pieces around a 3″ styrofoam ball
and adhered with flat head straight pins and Multi Medium.
I accented the ball with Canvas Corp Brands Red ~ Hemp Rope
and Natural ~ Jute,
Petaloo ~ White ~ Mini Burlap Blossoms and Velvet Leaves.

For the second ornament….

Homemade Ornaments by Lynne Forsythe

I pulled out a piece of French Script on Ivory Tissuestock
and applied Gold ~ Shimmering Matter Artist Acrylic Paint

goldornament through TCW482 ~ Vineyard template.

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I then cut three 3/4″ x 12″ pieces of stenciled Tissuestock
and the same from a piece Canvas Corp Brands Ivory Burlap.

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I also adhered the pieces with pins and Multi Medium.
I decorate with various gold trims.

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And accented the ornament with 7gypsies Princesca Hardware.

Here is my third ornament.

Homemade Ornaments by Lynne Forsythe

This time I used
TCW 259 ~ Chickenwire Reversed

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along with Red Wagon ~ Shimmering Matte Acrylic Paint
and Canvas Corp Brands Printed Canvas.

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I tore three 3/4″ x 12 pieces of canvas
and cut three 3/4″ x 12″ pieces of Farmhouse Christmas paper.

Homemade Ornaments by Lynne Forsythe

Adhered the pieces to the 3″ styrofoam ball
and accented the ornament with Petaloo ~ Ivory Wild Sunflowers that I painted
with the Red Wagon paint..

Homemade Ornaments by Lynne Forsythe

I finished off my ornament with a piece of 7gypies Hardware.

Hope you enjoyed my Homemade Ornaments….
I know I sure had fun making them!!

Lynne Forsythe
The Crafter’s Workshop Design Team