Monday, October 23, 2017

Not So Spooky Scrapbook Layout with Charlene Byrd

Hello Bloggers!

Charlene here! Thanks for joining me today! Happy Halloween!

Last year I spent Halloween with this little sweetie while I was visiting in Alberta. I experienced the best Halloween ever that night. The sidewalks were packed with kids and adults, all of the houses were were decorated so spooky, it felt like I was in a movie! I loved it so much that I’m doing it again this year!


To begin creating, I added some Texture Sand Paste to the Scary Word with a palette knife to make it very spooky looking!. Once it dried I painted it with Black Gesso.






I simply used Black Soot Distress Stain on the spider web.


Here is what I used to design this layout:

Southern Ridge Trading Company Products Used:


Other Products Used:

- Pink Paislee paper and diecuts
- Misc papers
- Black Mesh
- DecoArt: Texture Sand Paste
- Tim Holtz/Idea-ology: Number Plate
- Tim Holtz for Ranger Ink: Black Soot Distress Stain
- Metal embellishment

Thanks so much for joining me today! Happy Halloween and Happy Creating!
Charlene




Friday, October 20, 2017

Enjoy the Simple Things Card with Katelyn Grosart

Hey Southern Ridge Trading Company fans, Katelyn here. Today, I've created for you a pretty Enjoy the Simple Things Card, that's perfect to hang to give to that special someone in your life or you could change it and make it a baby card. You'll want to read below as I share with you how I created my Enjoy the Simple Things card.


To start, pull out the small frame from the Abstract Circle Frame package. Apply two coats of Titanium White Acrylic paint to the frame. Once the frame has dried, apply Raw Umber Antiquing Cream to the frame. After the antiquing cream has dried, rub off the excess paint. To finish off the frame, ink the edges of the frame with Vintage Photo Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam. 


Take a small bow out of the Ribbon Bows package. Apply two coats of Stormy Sky Distress Paint to the bow. Once the paint has dried, apply Picket Fence Distress Crayon to the bow. Rub the crayon in with your finger. 


Pull out three Mini Wood Stars from the package. Apply two coats of Tarnished Brass Distress Stain to each star. After the stain has dried, apply Gathered Twigs Distress Crayon to the edges of the stars. Rub the crayon in with your finger. 


Take two of the Sm. Primitive Stars out of the package. Ink the edges of the stars using Vintage Photo Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.


Pull out two Mini Connected Hearts from the package. Cut one of the connected hearts apart. Using Art Alchemy Metallique Wax in White Gold, rub the wax over each heart.


The last chipboard piece you'll need is the Delicate Lace Element. With the element in front of you, cut one of the pieces off. Apply two coats of Walnut Stain Distress Paint to the element.


From the Images from the Past Paper, use the 2 1/2" fitted circle die to cut out the bunny and teddy bear. Die cut the 3" fitted circle out of Pion Blue Vl. Distress the edges of each circle. Ink the edges of the circles using Vintage Photo Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.


Cut the following patterned paper pieces from the Pion Design paper:
- Pion Orca l: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
- Hide and Seek: 4 1/8" x 5 3/8" & 3 7/8" x 5 1/8"
- Bunny Hugs: 3 3/4" x 4 7/8"
Distress the edges of each patterned paper piece. Using a blending tool with Foam, ink the edges of each patterned paper piece using Vintage Photo Distress Ink.


Cut out the "Enjoy the Simple Things" sentiment out of the Images from the Past paper. Ink the edges of the sentiment using Vintage Photo Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.


Adhere the bunny paper to the green clover paper. Adhere the green clover paper to the cream/green patterned paper. Adhere the cream/green paper to the gold paper. 


Adhere the Bunny/Teddy Bear image to the blue circle. Foam square the blue circle to the middle of the card front. Adhere the circle frame overtop of the Bunny/Teddy Bear image.


Adhere one of the Sm. Primitive stars in the top left hand side of the circle and adhere the other star on the bottom right hand side of the circle. Adhere the lace element bar to the top of the circle. Adhere the bow overtop of the lace element bar.


On the top left hand side of the circle, adhere the connected hearts and one of the mini wood stars. 


On the bottom right hand side of the circle, adhere the two unconnected hearts and the other two  mini wood stars. On the bottom left hand side of the bow, adhere the "Enjoy the Simple Things" sentiment. 


On the top left hand side of the circle, adhere one dark brown rose, one light blue rose, two cream roses and two brown roses. On the bottom right hand side of the circle, adhere two dark brown roses, four cream roses, one light blue rose and two brown roses. Once the roses have been adhered, adhere your card front to your card base.


Here are a few close up shots of each corner on my card.




Here's the finished card.


Southern Ridge Trading Company Supplies Used:

- 10mm Roses: Light Blue, Dark Brown and Cream
- 15mm Roses: Light Brown


Other Supplies Used:

- Tim Holtz for Ranger Ink: Distress Stain - Tarnished Brass, Distress Paint - Walnut Stain and Stormy Sky, Distress Ink - Vintage Photo, Distress Crayon - Picket Fence and Gathered Twigs and Blending Tool with Foam
- DecoArt: Fluid Acrylics - Titanium White and Antiquing Cream - Raw Umber
- Prima Marketing: Art Alchemy Metallique Wax - White Gold
- Pion Design: Theodore and Bella - Images From the Past, Hide and Seek & Bunny Hugs, Pion Design Palette - Pion Orca l & Pion Blue Vl
- Elizabeth Craft Designs: Fitted Circles
- Creative Scrapbooker Magazine/Cathie Allan: Super Stock Cardstock
- Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L: 3D Foam Squares and EZ Runner
- Tombow: Aqua Mono Liquid Glue

Until Next Time!

-Katelyn 





















Monday, October 16, 2017

New Christmas Chipboard Pieces

Have you checked out the New Release section on our website? There are lots of fabulous pieces and with Christmas right around the corner, we have a ton of new Christmas Releases that are perfect for any of your holiday crafting projects. We thought that we'd share a few of them with you, but to see the rest of them, head here.













You'll want to make sure to keep your eye on our blog as our fabulous design team will be creating some wonderful projects with some of these pieces over the next couple of months. Also make sure to follow us on Facebook so you don't miss out on all the inspiration from our blog.

- Katelyn



Friday, October 13, 2017

Bone Yard Skelly Tag with Deb Riddell

Hello and thanks for stopping by, Deb Riddell here with you today on this spooky Friday the 13th to share a frightful Halloween decoration created with Southern Ridge’s Skeleton, Skull and Spider Web chipboard.


I have some step out pictures of how I created my Bone Yard Skelly tag, read on if you dare!

I started with a small Tim Holtz Etcetera Thickboard tag and covered it with some barn wood paper from his Materialize Paper Stash, inking the edges with Ground Espresso Distress Archival Ink.


I painted the Skeleton chipboard with brown acrylic paint and then covered it with Deco Foil Adhesive.  After the adhesive had dried clear and tacky, I burnished on some Rebekah Meier Designs Antique Pearl Mixed Media Transfer Foil.  I loved the negative image left on the foil nearly as much as the chipboard skeleton so decided to use it as well.

I cut out the negative skeleton image left on the Transfer Foil and adhered it to a piece of Deco Foil Toner Sheet with my heat laminator.  I roughly tore around the image once it had transferred and inked the edges with more Ground Espresso Archival Ink.


The foiled toner sheet skeleton was adhered to the Thickboard tag along with some Halloween images from one of Tim’s Halloween Ephemera packs and a stamped and inked skull from his Regions Beyond stamp set.

Typography letters to spell out ‘bone yard’ were inked with multiple colours of alcohol inks (Mushroom, Ginger, Caramel and a touch of Rust).


The small Spider Web was embossed with Oil Rubbed Bronze embossing powder from Emerald Creek Craft Supplies.

A Skull charm from Emerald Creek Craft Supplies was covered with Pitch Black alcohol ink and while the ink was still wet, it was gently rubbed of the front of the skull leaving the darkest colours in the recesses of the charm.  A piece of black thread was tied onto the Skull charm.


In my usual style I then got on a roll and forgot to take any more in process pictures so will try to describe what I did next!  I added Mushroom alcohol ink to a Crypt Cameo and tied on more black thread.  The word ‘boo’ was die cut from black cardstock (Vintage Spirits die) and mounted onto a piece of die cut black fun foam for dimension.  Some phrases from Tim Holtz’s Halloween Clipping Stickers were inked with Ground Espresso Archival Ink.  Boneyard bones were inked with the same colours of alcohol inks as the Typography letters.

A Halloween Word Band was inked with Mushroom alcohol ink and the lettering enhanced with a Black Soot Distress Crayon.  Pieces of rusty wire were twisted on each end and inserted through two small holes drilled through the Thickboard tag.  Another Halloween Clipping Sticker and Boneyard bones were added around the Word Band.


The Skull chipboard piece was painted with shades of beige, brown, green and red acrylic paint, stippling the colours on randomly and then stippling on some Rock Candy Distress Crackle paint once the acrylics had dried.  Ground Espresso Distress crayon was added to emphasize the cracks and texture and the edges inked with Ground Espresso Archival Ink.


Here are a couple of more close ups, the embossed Spider Web was added to the top left and the Typography words adhered over top.


And the foiled Skeleton chipboard was added to the upper right of the tag.


I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing how my Bone Yard Skelly tag came together, it was a scream to make!


Southern Ridge Trading Company Supplies Used:


Other Supplies Used:

- Tim Holtz / Sizzix: Vintage Spirits die
- Tim Holtz / Stampers Anonymous: Regions Beyond Stamp Set
- Tim Holtz / Ranger Ink: Distress Ink, Distress Archival Ink, Distress Collage Medium, Alcohol Ink and Rock Candy Crackle Paint
- Tim Holtz / Advantus: Etcetera Thickboard Tag, Halloween Ephemera Pack, Typography, Crypt Cameos, Boneyard, Halloween Word Bands, Materialize Paper Stash and Halloween Clippings Stickers
- Therm O Web: Deco Foil Adhesive Pen, Rebekah Meier Designs Antique Pearl Mixed Media Transfer Foil and Deco Foil Toner Sheets
- Emerald Creek Craft Supplies: Oil Rubbed Bronze Embossing Powder and Skull charm
- Miscellaneous: black thread, scissors, acrylic paint, E6000 glue and black fun foam

Thank you again for stopping by today and hope that you have been inspired to make your own Bone Yard Skelly tag, there are still a few days left before Halloween so break out your Southern Ridge Trading Company chipboard and happy creating!














Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Christmas Keepsake Box with Erin Quiding-Sampson

Hi, I hope you all had a great long weekend!

  

 I’m back with another project for SRTC. This time I created a Christmas Keepsake Box. I used 2 of the new Holly Berry Branch chipboard pieces. I adhered them to the top of the box using a glue gun. 


I also glued SRTC Damask Corners to the bottom of the front and back corners of the box.


Then I took some Tim Holtz Walnut Stain Distress Stain and covered the whole box and the chipboard pieces to give it that beautiful dark wood look.


Halfway through creating this I knocked over the entire bottle of distress stain so I had to improvise by using a spectrum noir marker (EB8) to complete the staining. It worked so well I think I will try it on purpose next time! 


I plan to keep this on my coffee table to hold all my received holiday cards but I think it would make a wonderful gift.  

Southern Ridge Trading Company Products Used:



Thanks for looking ~ Erin











Monday, October 9, 2017

Laughter Scrapbook Layout with Charlene Byrd

Hello Bloggers!

Charlene here! Thanks for joining me today! Happy Thanksgiving from my family to yours!

Today I’m sharing with you a page I designed of my dear friend and I. Thanksgiving is a time to be thankful and grateful for the family and friends in our life.Through the years I’ve learned that true friendships are precious, rare and sometimes hard to find. From the moment I met Rhonda I knew that we would become the best of friends, I’m so very thankful that this lady came into my life!


To begin creating, I added just a bit of Walnut Distress Ink to colour the 2 Queen Anne’s Drop. I didn’t have a round chipboard doily in my stash so I created one using 2 chipboard Queen Anne Drops, it worked perfectly!


The natural colour showing through the chipboard matched my layout beautifully!


Here's what I used to design this layout:

Southern Ridge Trading Company Products Used:


Other Products Used:

- Bo Bunny paper
- Teresa Collins Paper
- We R Memory Keepers Paper
- Tim Holtz for Ranger Ink: Walnut Stain Distress Stain
- Paper Flower
- Lace
- Rhinestones

Thanks so much for joining me today! Happy Thanksgiving and Happy Creating!
Charlene