Friday, January 25, 2013

Fab 4 with Flamingo Scraps

Today is my Fab 4 at Flamingo. We had 4 products to create an item using anything we wanted as long as we used the 4 products provided. I chose Graphic 45 Steampunk Debutante. With this project I backed the paper cut outs with chipboard to give this the pop up that it needed to stand out. I also used Multi Mat Medium to the fronts of all the pieces and distress inked with Vintage Photo it would not bleed with the multi mat medium. Then I arranged it many times to get the look that I desired. I used the bead at the edge creating a charm look. The background I used the Proper Gentleman paper and then layered the tag on top hanging over the edge. Then I took and fussy cut the hat from the printed side of the paper, crackle painted it and added it to my Heart and wings from the Tim Holtz die. I colored the gem buttons with copic markers to make them match the motif. of my project and then the black button I used acrylic paint to brighten it up against the black background. The other button I just glued a thread label from the SteamPunk Debutante collection. I am please with the way it has turned out. I used several different items on this anywhere from Distress stains, Tim Holtz dies, Prima metal flowers, gears from my cousin in Idaho, Tim Holtz different metals. This project was so much fun...looking forward to creating another one of these with some of the new lines coming out from CHA. I hope you enjoy this can check out the other Fab 4 projects from These girls are amazing!!! I can not wait to see what they do also!!!!

Fab 4 products

And here is what I created

Hugs~ Ramona

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Altered Canvas using Prima Romance Novel

This time for my Design Team Project I used the Prima Romance Novel line. And wanted to do an Altered Canvas using my Grandmother's baby picture from 1906. Was she just not the cutest baby ever!!! What a treasure picture to have that my Aunt Peggy gave to me. I just love this photo and wanted a way to display it on my wall. I never use original photos, ever!!! So, I printed this out and tore the edges for the worn look. And then used Distress ink around the edges and crackle painted in spots. So then I started on this canvas. Using Gesso I painted the whole canvas. First off I used a mask with medium molding paste. Sprinkled with some glitter and then let the molding paste dry...then the fun begins. Cutting out all the little papers from the Romance Novel
6 X 6 pad and inking. Now that the molding paste is dried and I have some paper glued onto the canvas I started spraying different colors of spray to get the desired look I wanted with the same mask. Then started layering all my papers around the photo. Spraying the flowers with the pink mist and letting them air dry....Not in a hurry because I wanted to work on the photo. I just kept adding piece by piece until I got the desired look I was looking for. I do think that this collection was just perfect for this photo. My Grammy was one of the most special people ever. Hope you like my new creation of some of my vintage heritage. When I see this hanging on my wall I will smile every time!!

These are the supplies that I used. If you see anything on this that you would like to know about or would like to see if you can get through

Maya Road Trinket Pins Crystals
Prima Bretton Vine Purity
Prima Cabachon Lace 1
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist Clam Bake

Hugs~ Ramona

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Altered Mouse Trap magnets using Scraps For Flamingo Scraps

First off I would like to wish all a very Happy 2013!!!
For this month for my Design Team Project at I have decided to use mouse traps….yes, new unused mouse traps.

First off I tore off any of the hardware that I wanted to get rid of….just make sure you do not tare of the trap part.

Second I painted the whole thing with Acrylic paint. (Any kind of paint will do) Do not worry about getting it on the metal it makes it look more vintage.

Third I cut my paper to fit the background and modge podged it on. Then using your inks, distress away!! Then modge podge the front of the trap

Forth I decorated with lots of trinkets!! And had fun!!

I used nothing but scraps from my last 2 books Teresa Collins Vintage Finds and Now and Then lines and the Fab 4 project Prima Romance Novel. I really enjoyed making these. Distress stain and then started building with various things like Prima Vintage Trinkets. If you get a chance to try these do so….I am going to try the Rat Traps next. LOL I know it sounds funny…..But fun!!

Products used on this project you can purchase at Flamingo Scraps that I used can be found at
Prima-Alencon Lace 1
Prima-Alencon Lace 3
Prima-Angelica Rose Fairy
Prima-Cabachon Lace 1
Prima-Vintage Trinkets Antique Brass
Teresa Collins-Now and Then-12x12-collection-pack

Wishing you a very Happy New Year!!

Hugs~ Ramona