Friday, June 29, 2012

Patriotic Nesting Boxes

Hi everyone, hope you guys are having a fantastic Friday!  It's Andrea, from the LSG Design Team, with a Fantastic Designer Friday project.  The 4th of July is quickly approaching and I adore decorating for this fun summer holiday.  I am the self-proclaimed "Nesting Box Queen," so I had to create a set that displayed my love for the USA.  

The nesting boxes start out looking like this, just basic paper mache.  I don't prime or paint the boxes before spraying them with LSG sprays, as I like the kraft color to peek through here and there.

I started by painting my boxes with LSG Starburst Sprays.  I love how versatile LSG sprays are.  You can spray with them or take off the lid and dip in a paintbrush and paint with them.  I chose to paint my boxes.

This box was painted using "Afternoon Delight Denim."  I paint the box and then rub it in with a paper towel (the paper mache soaks up the color better this way).

I painted the middle box using "Rizzo's Rowdy Red" (a new Flat Fabio set being released July 15th).

The top box was painted with a coat of white acrylic paint and then sprayed with Scintillating Silver.

I love to add a touch of stamping to one of my boxes, so I decided to use some LSG Two-Toned Embossing Powder to really give my stamping a special touch.  I started out by gathering varying sized star stamps from several stamps sets.  I like to rub my nesting box with my embossing buddy before stamping my image with VersaMark ink.  I then sprinkled on some "Midnight Bronze Obsidian Embossing Powder" and set with my heat gun.

And here's how it turned out...

I added some trim and a few more embellishments to accent the boxes.

I enjoyed sharing this project with you today and be sure to check back next week to see what gorgeous project our next designer has up their sleeve. Hope everyone has a great weekend!  HUGS :)

Friday, June 15, 2012

I'm BACK...with some masculine projects!!!

Hi everyone, I'm back!  I haven't created anything in about 2 months, I haven't had any energy but I'm hoping that because I am now in the 2nd trimester my energy levels will SOAR! :)

Father's Day is coming's a card I created for my FIL.

I used a combo of Graphic 45 papers: Communique, Transatlantique, and A Proper Gentleman. I also used some random Graphic 45 staple products I had in my stash.

Here's a peek inside...

I used a new stamp set I received a few months ago, but haven't used yet.  It was the perfect fit for this Father's Day card.

I also created a card for my Grandfather's birthday next weekend.  He will be turning 80!!  I used papers from Communique, Transatlantique, and A Proper Gentleman collections by Graphic 45 on this card as well.

I sprayed a manila shipping tag with LSG Dark Chocolate Truffle SS.  The stamp set I used is the "Just My Type" set by MFT.

I used random scraps that I had left over to decorate the inside.

Other products used not listed above:
TH Walnut Stain Distress Ink
TH Edge Distresser
Black & Cream cardstock
Kraft cardstock by PaperTrey Ink
TH Ideaology Sprocket Gears
Black Hemp by CTMH
Gypsy Mini Ephemera by 7gypsies

I'm glad to be back and I hope you enjoyed today's projects.  Hope everyone has a fabulous weekend!  HUGS ♥♥♥