Thoughtful Beauty

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Posted by Rachelle Sigurdson

15 April, 2017 - , ,

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Hello, today I would like to share with you, a beach LO I did, combining Maja Design’s Summertime Collection, with I Wish Collection….

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The Maja Design used:

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Other Elements used: Dusty Attic Chipboard:mini seagulls, mini ship wheels, Seagulls, Ship Wheels, mini anchors, mini chains, Fish Net Panel, Fish Net Panel, 49 and Market Rustic Bloom, Petaloo Blooms, Clear Gesso, Clear Crackle Paint,Prills, Prima Mini Art Stones

Here are some close ups…

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For the background, I used I wish to play in the snow-BS, that I ripped it at a angle. I cut out the insides of Having Fun-BS, & Gives me Joy-BS, then cut some holes into the having fun piece. I distressed all of the edges, glued these pieces onto the background, & hand stitched them together…

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I primed all of the chipboard with clear gesso, then painted some of the pieces with clear crackle paint, let dry,then inked the pieces with a brown ink pad…

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I glued Prima mini Art Stones into the fish net panel….

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& altered some of the flower centers using Prills…

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I made the sailboats using pieces from the I wish Collection, DA mini chains & a fine string…inspired by the BS of the label I used…Here are a few more close ups….

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Thank you so much for taking the time to look….Rachelle

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Girls just want to have fun

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Posted by Rachelle Sigurdson

1 April, 2017 - ,

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Hello, today I would like to share with you, a LO I did, using Maja Design’s Beautiful, Enjoying Outdoors Collection……

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The Maja Design used:

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I used:

Other Elements used: 49 and Market: Shimmer and Shine, Lilac Melange, Lilac Jardin Secret, Lilac Fleur Des Champs, Dusty Attic Chipboard: Ornate Frame #6, Tropical Foliage #4, Tropical Foliage #5, Mini Marrakesh Trellis, Flutterbies #3, Girls just want to have fun, Wordpl@y #3….

Clear Gesso, Clear Crackle, Prills-Lavender & Lace , Express Yourself . Pearls, Shimmerz Inklings-Greener Pastures, Honeymoon,Chocolate & Diamonds  LuminArt Silk-Oyster

Here are some close ups…..

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Shows many distressed, hand stitched paper layers. The Maja Papers are the softest, best distressing papers I have ever worked with, plus they blend so well….

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Shows a Flower Cluster using 49 and Market Shimmer and Shine Flowers, & Dusty Attic Tropical Foliage. I altered some of the flower centers, using Prills-Express Yourself. The Chipboard was primed with clear gesso, then I applied a thick coat of clear crackle. Once the crackle dried, I painted the pieces, with Inklings Chocolate and Diamonds, Greener Pastures, & Honeymoon, for the purple used. I used LuminArt Oyster to tone down the colors…

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I also used a string of pearls in the cluster, & glued on Lavender & Lace Prills onto the tropical foliage…

Here are a few more close ups..

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Thank you so much for taking the time to look…..Rachelle

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Unconditional Love

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Posted by Rachelle Sigurdson

18 March, 2017 - ,

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Hello, today I would like to share with you, a LO I did, using Maja Design’s Vintage Autumn Basics Collection…..

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The Maja Design used: Vintage Autumn Basics

Other Elements used: Dusty Attic Chipboard: Ornate Frame #6, Vintage Frame #4, Decorative Scroll #1, Ferns, Word Pack #14, Teeny Tiny ABC,  Prima Roses-Salvage District, Sunrise Sunset-silver, Petaloo Darjeeling Teastained Blues, Clear Crackle Paint, Prills-Silver, Shimmerz Inklings-Chocolate & Diamonds, giddy about green

Here are some close ups….

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For the background, I repeated distressed layers, of  no.XXII-BS, no.XX, no.XXII, & no.XIX as the top layer. I hand stitched these together, then distressed more using my fingers, & lifting the edges…

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I primed all of the chipboard with clear gesso, then applied clear crackle on to some of the pieces. Once the crackle dried I painted the pieces with Shimmerz Inklings chocolate & diamonds for the brown used, & giddy about green for the green used. I also inked the edges with a brown ink pad, versa mark-pine cone…

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I framed all of the photo with the Vintage Frame, Ornate Frame & decorative scroll…

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For the flower clusters I used DA ferns, Prima roses-salvage district,sunrise-sunset, & Petaloo teastained blues (I altered the flower centers with Prills silver)….

Here are a few more close ups….

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Thank you so much for taking the time to look…..Rachelle

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Love Completely

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Posted by Rachelle Sigurdson

4 March, 2017 - , , ,

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Hello, today I would like to share with you, a LO I did, combining Maja Design’s Vintage Romance with A Gift for You Collection…..

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Other Elements used: 49 and Market: Vintage Shades-Orchid Bouquet, Vintage Shades-Orchid Blossoms, Garden Bloom-Pale Lavender, Garden Vine-Pale Lavender,….Dusty Attic Chipboard: Ornate Circle Frames, Ornate Frame #7, Vine Frames #2, Leaves #3, Vine Border, Postage Stamps, Love Heart Corners, Live Beautifully, Quoted Sentiments #1, Wordpl@y #4

Here are some close ups…

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For the background, I trimmed the outside edges, of the Bride & Groom sheet, so the bottom mat, wrapped in old newspaper-BS, would show. I also cut slits, & distressed those, & glued wrapped in old newspaper under the slits….

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I primed all of the chipboard, with clear gesso, then applied clear crackle on to some of the pieces. Once the crackle had dried, I painted the pieces, with Shimmerz Inklings-Chocolate & Diamonds, for the brown, Mochachino for the lavender brown, greener pastures for the green, & toned down or blended the colors with sheer bliss. I also inked the edges using the pinecone ink pad….

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In the flower clusters I used DA leaves & grape vine, 49 and Market Vintage Shades-Orchid, & Garden Blooms & Vine-Lavender,& IamRoses S15

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I tore pieces from the Bride & Groom sheet & the Love Poetry sheet & framed it with the Ornate Frame…

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I glued She’s my Lady-BS, under the larger Ornate Circle Frame….

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& pieces from the Love Poetry sheet under the Love Heart Corners…

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Framed the cut out with a postage stamp…Here are some more close ups……

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This is a LO I did using the Enjoying Outdoors, Having tea in the sun & the BS of this sheet….

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Thank you so much for taking the time to look….Rachelle

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Squishy Hugs & Kisses

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Posted by Rachelle Sigurdson

18 February, 2017 - , , ,

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Hello, Rachelle here with a Valentines LO I did, using lots of flowers & love……

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The Maja Design used:

Other elements used: 49 and Market Flowers: Vintage Shades-Ecru, Vintage Shades-Cherise Bouquet, Garden Bloom-Saffron, Garden Vine-Saffron…..Dusty Attic Chipboard: Barb Wire Frames, String Frames small, Feather charms, mini chicken wire, Hugs, Love You Arrows, XOXO, Wordpl@y #4, Mini Script ABC, Teeny Tiny ABC…….Roses,  Prills, Stop wining, Beads, Clear Crackle paint, LuminArt-Silk-Jasper Red, Olive Vine, iridescent gold, Shimmerz-Chocolate & Diamonds, glossy accents

Here are some close ups….

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For the paper layers I tore the paper & Distressed the edges, then inked the edges using the Shimmerz-Chocolate & Diamonds..04971a3296b94ac49c6f8af1928bda7d

Shows a flower cluster using the DA feather charms, 49 and Market Flowers that I altered using beads as the flower centers….

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I primed all of the Chipboard with clear gesso, then applied clear crackle on to some of the pieces. Once the crackle dried I painted the pieces with LuminArt Silk, Jasper red, olive vine, iridescent gold & Shimmerz inklings Chocolate & Diamonds …..I applied drops of glossy accents on the beads of the feather charm….

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So cute!!!!

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I love Prills, glued some into the chicken wire….

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Thank you so much for taking the time to look…..Rachelle

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