Saturday, January 31, 2015

"Snow Days" Mixed Media Tag Using Unique Laser Design's "Snowman" Wood Embellishment!

We were hit with a couple of "snow days" earlier this week on the east coast. I decided to create a mixed media tag for my pocket scrapbooking layout to document the winter weather. 

"Snow Days" Mixed Media Tag

Started with an Avery Shipping Tag

Added Acrylic paint to my Gelli Plate

Used a Brayer to Gently Blend the Acrylic Paint

Placed a Textured Piece of Foam
(Face Down) on the Gelli Plate

Placed the Tag (Face Down) on
the Textured Foam

Textured Foam Stamped Image

Selected Unique Laser Design's
Snowman Wood Embellishment

Painted the Snowman with Golden
Iridescent Pearl Fluid Paint

Colored the Snowman's Arms with
a Bronze Sharpe. Colored the Hat & Outlined
all of the Edges with a Black
Uni-ball Signo Pen

Added 'Star Dust' Stickles
to the Body of the Snowman

Added Rhinestones for the Buttons

Distressed the Edges of the Tag with
Black Archival Ink

Pulled Some Pre-Painted Deli Paper Shapes
from my Stash

Folded the Circle Shape as Shown Above

Cut Different Shapes in the Circle to
Create a Snowflake

Adhered Piece of the Snowflake to
the Tag with Uhu glue and
Outlined with a Black
Uni-ball Signo (Broad) Pen

Lightly Painted the Snowflake with
Golden Titanium White
Fluid Acrylic Paint

Added White Cirles & Doodled Around
them with a Gray Inktense Pencil.
Added Neon Orange Zig-Zag
Stitching to the Left Side of the Tag

Added Additional Green & Blue Paint
Using Paint Pens. Used the Circle Stencil
(in the Previous Photo) to Stamp
a Pattern on the Snowflake.
Added Tim Holtz Alpha Stickers
for the "Snow Days" Sentiment

Added Aqua "Nail Bling" to
Accent the Top of the Tag &

Doodled Around the Edges

And Voila'!
"Snow Days" Mixed Media Tag
Using ULD's Snowman Wood Embellishment

Thanks for stopping by today. Please be sure to check out all of the amazing mixed media embellishments at Unique Laser Designs TODAY!

Much love,

Friday, January 30, 2015

Dream Sequins

Thanks for joining us today at Unique Laser Designs! Today's project is titled Dream Sequins, and I hope it brings you beautiful sweet dreams! I started out with the word "Dream and one piece from the adorable Cupid Set.

I also selected a mini wooden heart, two small daisies, and this simple frame set, and played around with the stacked arrangement until I had the design just right.

 I selected a beautiful pattern paper from Bo Bunny, Prairie Chic Laundry.

I painted the wood and chipboard pieces with acrylic paint in shades of pink, yellow, blue, green and white.
As my pieces were drying, I prepared my card base. I used a crisp white card stock base, cut 6.75 inches wide by 7 inches tall. I cut the patterned paper slightly smaller, then adhered it onto the white card stock base.

Next, I glued and glittered my painted pieces, set them aside to dry, then cut out a few more embellishments out of glitter paper. The Curled Ribbons and the Puffy Clouds are from Memory Box, and the Serendipity Bird Frame is from Poppystamps. I should have taken more photos of the glitter process but there were sparkly incidents and accidents, so I focused instead on the pretty finished details.

Like this! 
Of course, this pretty project could not be titled Dream Sequins without adding a few sparkling sequins in shades of blue! I love how the little cupid looks like a dreamy cloud.

May all your dreams come true!

Live your life in color!

Supplies Used:
Unique Laser Designs: Dream (wood)
Unique Laser Designs: Cupid Set (chipboard)
Unique Laser Designs: mini hearts and daisies
White card stock
Pattern Paper: Bo Bunny, Prairie Chic Laundry
Glitter Paper: white, yellow, blue, green

Memory Box: Curled Ribbons, Puffy Clouds
Poppystamps: Serendipity Bird Frame
Acrylic Paint: blue, white, green, pink and yellow
Glitter: blue, white, green, pink, and yellow
Sequins: mixed blues

Thursday, January 29, 2015


Today I am sharing a picture frame that I created for a 
very special little one named Alexis.  
She brings much joy to our family.  
We are all in Love...

I started with the unaltered products.

  First, I used gesso on the picture frame, ULD pacifier, bib and gears.

The sprocket gears were then re-painted with white acrylic paint and Mod Podge.

The bib was covered with Crackle Paint, Tattered Rose, as well as  the pacifier (only on the nipple). The same was done on the two  gears that were not photographed.

I painted the rest of the pacifier with Distress Stain, Barn Door and around the edges of the bib.
After the crackle paint dried, I used Distress Ink, Fired Brick lightly over the cracks to make them pop.  I smothered all the pieces with Clear Crackle Paint, Rock Candy.

The picture frame was inked with Distress Ink, Tattered Rose.  A 6x6 Gears stencil with D.I. Barn Door was used around the picture frame.  Darker on some areas than others, then covered with
 Mod Podge.
Note:  When Mod Podge is used over Distress Inks it smears.  This was done intentionally to soften the hard lines created by the stencil.
I hot glued the Lace Ribbon around the edges,

Added the string of white pearls on the outside and inner part of the frame.  

Mounted the gear embellishments in place using E6000 & hot glue.

On the bib and pacifier, I added Recollections Tiny Rhinestones and a baby bottle that I painted  using a Copic Pen, R08.

I added a white bow to the bottom and some 
Creative Imagination epoxy letters for the sentiment,
"Grandpa's Little Girl."

Hopefully, you were inspired by our work here at ULD.
for your laser cut embellishments!
Thanks for stopping by!  
Enjoy your day!

Supplies Used
Unique Laser Designs: pacifier, bib, gears
Michaels: gesso, mod podge, E6000, glue gun, glossy crackle accent, acrylic paint, white bow, TH distress ink, distress stain, crackle paint and sprocket gears, string of pearls, lace ribbon and wooden picture frame.
TWC 6x6 mini gear stencil.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Love Card

With Valentines Day coming up I wanted to make a sweet card for my wonderful husband.  He is the world to me.  He is my best friend, the love of my life, and completely balances me in every way.  Who could ask for more!?!

I used two different types of wood items the "LOVE" title and two little hearts from Unique Laser Designs.  The have a beautiful natural finish, but I wanted them to fit with the colors of the card so I again used the Mica Powder to cover them.!valentines-day/cnx3!valentines-day/cnx3

I press the wood into the VersaMark ink and apply the powder with a brush, this time in red for all the wood.

I use a small brush to first apply the powder to the sticky wood to coat it.

I then use a larger brush to brush away the extra powder.  The shine on these is beautiful!!

Valentine's Day is coming up really soon, don't forget to make something special for those that you love!!

Supplies used
Wood - Unique Laser Designs
Cardstock - Bazzill

Mica - Imagination Crafts
Stamps - Imagination Crafts
Glitter - Imagination Crafts
Ink - Tsukineko & Prima
Adhesive - Scotch
Scissors & Trimmer - Fiskars