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Juli Riedel Designs

Monday, February 19, 2018

CCB DT March Challenge- Spring and Butterflies

For our March Challenge at CCB, the theme was Spring and Butterflies!  I'm currently in love with the Glimmer Sprays from Tattered Angels that CCB makes!  So I made a quad mixed media Spring Piece with Butterflies and paper flowers! 

I used some Prima Platinum crackle paste to add some texture. Once I sprayed the Tattered Angels Sprays on to the canvas, it magically blended!

On the butterflies I used TA High Impact Paints and Glimmer Spray to add sparkle.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

CCB Challenge-Teatime

I'm on the DT for Canvas Corp Brands and the monthly challenge was Teatime! You had to use real coffee and tea in your project! I love coffee and tea and was a Store Manager for a big time coffee chain, so this was a fun project!

I used Tattered Angels High Impact Paint to create my background! I LOVE this paint!  It layers  wells and is slightly translucent so that you can layer on the colors!  I used Brown, Black, Gold and Copper!  I love the distressed effect that it gave!  I also used a stencil to layer in color and texture paste for texture.

Building layers, I used Canvas Corp corrugated cardboard to add dimension.  For some of the lettering I used Architextures letters!

The Challenge called for use of real coffee and tea!  I made a coffee heart with whole coffee beans and ground coffee!  I used a chipboard heart to serve as the base, added some multi medium and then poured on the coffee!  I also used some tacky spray adhesive to make everything adhere to each other.

I used some coffee and tea sayings to put around the canvas.  I added a tea bag with a tea spoon to represent the tea side of the canvas!

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Sunday, February 11, 2018

Mardi Gras Man

I made a Mardi Gras Voodoo doll and he turned out really cute! He's a bit bigger than the normal Voodoo doll because of his hat!  He is available now in my Etsy Store! Voodoo you!

We are not like other's Valentine's

So I am a Halloween Haunter and have lots of friends that are as well! What that means, is that they think about Halloween 24/7 365!!!  So when sending cards or goodies to them, I usually put a Halloween twist on the item!  These two cards were made for Haunter friends and I like how they turned out! Using a variety of techniques as stamping, embossing wet and embossing dry the first card was made with a Stampotique Stamp!

The second card was made by using negative space hearts from a die cut and layering them for the background. The stamp is from Viva Las Vegas! I just love these little guys!

These will be available for sale in my Etsy store!

Spots for SSS Feb Challenge and Frilly and Funkie Challenge

Since I was making frou, frou cards, I thought I would enter some into the SSS challenge and Frilly and Funkie Challenge.  I love this polka dot die that I got from SSS because you can use the negative space dots for a card as well as the die cut out!  I love when you can stretch your dies!  Plus I also used the layered nesting heart dies as well!  Pink and brown and Pink and grey colors! You can enter the Frilly and Funkie Challenge here

These are for sale in my Etsy shop as well!

Valentines for friends

So I decided to make some Valentine's for friends this year! These are kind of frou, frou cards but I like how they turned out!  These are die cut cuts that have multiple layers to build up dimension which I like! Thank goodness for foam tape and my Xyron Machine! It makes sticking the small pieces together much easier!

Of course I couldn't make a Valentine card without Tim Holtz! This is the rose embossing folder that he put out in 2017! I just love it and colored with regular Distress Inks!  The Rose Die cut is from SSS and the Love is from HA. I put these up for sale in my Etsy store as well!

Friday, January 19, 2018

WE Heart You CCB Feb Challenge 2018

So my first design project for Canvas Corp Brands is a Valentine project!  I used some fantastic products from CCB such as Tattered Angels Glimmer Spray in Pink and Glimmer Glam Glazes!  The Glazes were in Red, Brown- cowboy and Silver. Just gorgeous to wash over wood, paper, tissue paper, cardboard and canvas!  I actually mixed the glaze and the spray with some Tim Holtz Grit paste to use on the project.  I also used a great paper called Amore that came in my Tattered Angels 4 pack, some corrugated cardboard and canvas from my Arxitextures paper pack!  I added embellishments and a Tim Holtz paper doll to complete the look!  Loving the new products from CCB!  Just need to order more!  Thanks for stopping by!

The wash provides colors and glimmer but doesn't cover up the painted words or the torn tissue paper.