Monday, September 26, 2016

"Cutest Pumpkin in the Patch" altered mixed media box fall

Hi everyone!
I'm here to show you my interpretation of the latest Canvas Corp Brands September #challenge. It's being featured on the Canvas Corp Brands blog today! In case you're interested to know how and what I did, I'm asking that you head on over to the Canvas Corp Brands blog. I will show you some close-ups, but the step by step is on their blog.

My little box is Autumn themed and as you can see on the moodboard, almost anything goes! The form of your art can be anything you like too. Please check out the link to their challenge and consider playing along, you have until October 5th so no excuses ;)
 Not only do they have some great prizes up for grabs, you will also be invited as a guest designer in December! How cool is that? 

Before you click the link to find out, I hope you'll have a look at some of the close-ups of my project though. The box is 8 by 8 inches big and from #Scrapiniec. 
The picture shows my husband putting our boy Connor, little over 7 months back then, amidst a whole bunch of pumpkins. I wanted to continue the pumpkins '3D' and went on a miniature-pumpkin hunt some weeks before everything fall-related finally hit the stores. I succeeded in a huge garden centre though.

These adorable #chipboard gates are from Scrapiniec also and I had a blast aging them. (I'll show you how on the Canvas Corp Blog!)

It's getting old, but these chipboard spiderwebs are also from Scrapiniec. 
The 'cutest pumpkin in the patch' was made from a wood frame and aged, chalkboard sticker and some stamping. Again, the explanation is on the Canvas Corp blog!

Hope you enjoyed the close-ups. Come find me on facebook too: lessisbore
And Instagram: mandylessisbore

Play along with the challenge if you like it! 
Happy scrapping!

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Fall Dreamcatcher 'Words & Paintery' September challenge

Hi everybody!
Back to show you my third project as a 'Words & Paintery' designteam member already, 
can you believe it?
You can find the current #challenge here: 
You have until October 15 to play along with us!

At first the pink part of the moodboard had me worried... 
But it blended in beautifully with the fall-themed brown and orange! 
The quote screamed 'FALL' to me. And I had the perfect picture to add to it... My pouting little boy, who refused to pose and smile for me last year during Fall. (My gosh, this picture is almost a year old?!) Suddenly the quote becomes a little sarcastic ;)

I wanted to do this project #dreamcatcher style and decided to use this embroidery hoop of 8 inches broad. Though instead of the normal dreamcatcher 'webbing' I made a #spiderweb instead. Seemed more befitting to the theme and season! I used hemp cord to do it. (If you don't quite remember the technique from kindergarten anymore, #Google is your friend!)


Since I seem to use various sorts of #rust paste on all my projects lately, this one was no exception. Viva Decor's #Rustypaper was applied to this one and allowed to dry. Once dry, I applied some #Prima #Finnabair #rustpaste as well, in the orange color. I sort of wanted to mimic wood and didn't want to use branches, and wrapping ribbon around the hoop didn't tickle my fancy either.

 Next step: adding ribbon and wool to the lower half of the hoop. I used some #burlap ribbon, some blended wool and later on I added some #seambinding ribbon in the exact shade of pink of the color scheme. Sadly I neglected to take pictures of the spraying of the seambinding ribbon with #TatteredAngels #glimmermist in the colors 'Peach Delight' and 'Rusty Red'. Drying this with your heatgun while you have crumpled it will give you permanent creases. 
Just beware not to melt the ribbon...

Then came the time to adhere leaves, both fabric and wood, 
and later on some acorns, to the ribbons. 
I attached them with my glue gun.

Time to embellish the center of the dreamcatcher. 
I matted the picture onto a piece of burlap of which I frayed and inked the edges. 
I lay the picture down onto two slices of wood and some more leaves. Added some acorns, a little wood fox, mushrooms, berries and metal leaves.
When everything was in place I splattered my project with white #gesso,
 blended with glimmermist 'Walnut Gold'.
The word 'Fall' is a #Scrapiniec #chipboard of which I cut off the '#'. 
Painted it with glimmermist #chalkboard 'Baby Pink', 
then added some #glimmerglam 'Golden Godess' with a brush. 
After that I added some one step #crackle medium.

On the picture below you can see some of the seambinding ribbon on the left. Love its texture after crumpling, and the way the colors blend. Or are more like spots. Gives it a vintage feel!

Well, I hope my take on the moodboard inspired you to participate as well! Remember, you have until October 15 to play along!
Comments and questions are always welcome!

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And Instagram: mandylessisbore

Happy Scrapping!

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

"We don't remember days..." mixed media layout

Hi all,
Finally made time to blog about my most recent layout. When the days are getting shorter, I find the need to cuddle up on the couch and watch telly gets bigger... 
The #Kaisercraft paper from their 'Blue Bay Collection' had been on my mind some time already, and I had the perfect picture of Connor to use alongside with it. Or so I thought. Turns out the backgroundpapers weren't all that for my vision, so I chose another paper from the 'Craft Sensations' 'Timeless Memories' collection. 

I started out by stenciling a brick pattern following the lines of the pattern on the paper. I used #Prima #texturepaste #crakle white mixed with #Tatteredangels #glimmermist 'Rusty Red'. Once done I sprayed a little more of said glimmermist on the paper and sprinkled some Prima mini #artstones to emphasize the stone roughness. Then came the long wait until it had dried. 

The color turned out too red for my liking, so I sprayed some glimmermist 'Navyblue' over the bricks. 

 A friend of mine, Jetty, had made some beautiful white flowers to color myself. I sprayed some of them with glimmermist 'Verdigris' and others with 'Navy Blue'. I simply love the effect the 'Verdigris' mist gives!

 as some additional features, I used some #Scrapiniec #chipboard backgrounds in Moroccan pattern. Small and bigger. I gave them a coat of white gesso, then blended some #13Arts gel medium with glimmermist 'Walnut Gold' and blended that with Prima mini artstones. That was applied over the pieces of chipboard.

Sprinkled some 13Arts 'Mika flakes' Dark blue over my page, especially on the embellishments. 
Cut the shutters and doors and bits of text from the #Kaisercraftpaper 'Sky Blue' from the 'Blue Bay Collection' and gave all of them a coat of translucent one step #craklemedium.

Wrapped some dark blue string around my picture, and stapled it into place.

added some bits of sisal string here and there, tucked away.

Sprayed some glimmermist to the left side of my focusing point and let that drip so the lines would be horizontal as well. Stamped some text with black ink alongsides the centre.

Above and below the picture I added a little Scrapiniec chipboard frame which I cut in half. First I #heat embossed it with golden embossing powder. Didn't like the outcome, added a little Tattered Angels #glimmerglam 'Tail Fin'. 

Splattered some white all over my page to give it a finishing coherent look.

Hope you like it! Questions and comments are always welcome! 
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And Instagram: mandylessisbore

Happy scrapping!