Main Street Parade with Photo Play Paper

Happy Monday, everyone! Thanks so much for stopping by!

Recently I had the great pleasure of creating some projects for Photo Play Paper using their new summer lines. Today I wanted to share a fun home decor project I made with their adorable patriotic Americana collection, Main Street Parade.

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Main Street Parade is all about summer celebrations, like picnics, barbecues, and of course the 4th of July. In my neck of the woods, no 4th of July celebration is complete without our annual downtown parade. The sights and sounds of which I tried to capture in this small town Americana wall hanging.

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Once again, my patriotic scene is made up of a variety of fun Main Street Parade cardstock stickers. I placed some directly onto the background paper, and popped up the rest with foam adhesive to give a sense of depth and space. Light inking creates the look of a bright blue sky.

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I added several layers of patterned papers to frame my scene, and placed all onto a base made of painted recycled cardboard for my favorite shabby look.

This is definitely putting me in the mood for some summer fun. How about you?


The supplies I’ve used are linked below:

PhotoPlay MAIN STREET PARADE 12 x 12 Collection Pack MS2220Neenah Classic Crest 80 LB SMOOTH SOLAR WHITE Paper Pack 25 SheetsRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Tumbled GlassTim Holtz Distress Paint PICKET FENCE Ranger TDD36425Ranger MINI ROUND INK BLENDING TOOLS IBT409653M Scotch DOUBLE-SIDED FOAM TAPE Permanent

You are Awesome with My Favorite Things

It’s a milestone day, Friends! I am finally going to do it! Today I am finally finishing my little chef series with one last card from My Favorite Things, Recipe for Happiness.

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After all the coloring practice I got in with these little guys, I really did learn a few things. First of all… these chefs are seriously adorable. And I do love the Zig Clean Color markers. Need to put those on my birthday list.

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And lastly, I now know, more than ever, that those 6×6 paper pads are durn near impossible to use up. No matter how hard you try.

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But I did have fun trying.

And I guess that’s all that matters, right?😀

Thanks so much for stopping by! Wishing you all a super fabulous weekend!


The supplies I’ve used are linked below:

BasicGrey - Sun Kissed Collection - 6 x 6 Paper PadNeenah Classic Crest 80 LB SMOOTH SOLAR WHITE Paper Pack 25 SheetsRanger WATERCOLOR PAPER Inkssentials Surfaces ISW39532My Favorite Things RECIPE FOR HAPPINESS Clear Stamps BB30My Favorite Things RECIPE FOR HAPPINESS Die-Namics MFT853Zig CLEAN COLOR 60 SET Real Brush RB6000AT60VRanger Archival Ink Pad JET BLACK AIP31468

Fun in the Sun with Photo Play Paper

Happy Wednesday, Friends!

Recently I had the great pleasure of creating some projects for Photo Play Paper using their new summer lines. Today I wanted to share one of the cards I made with their small-town Americana collection, Main Street Parade.

AudreyPettit PPP MainStreetParade FunintheSunCard

Main Street Parade is an adorable patriotic collection, perfect for capturing all your summer memories or celebrating the 4th of July. It also works great for so much more. Like my little beach scene here. Anybody up for some fun in the sun?

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Of course these cute little stickers I used would work for the park or playground, but my favorite is the beach. That wavy blue border sticker looked just like ocean waves to me, and from there it was easy to create an ocean scene. Just a little ink blending for sky and sand. And then layers of sandy cardstock stickers. I added foam adhesive behind the tops of each image to give them a little dimension. Copic marker polka dots add a bit of shading and depth.

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I am so ready for some fun in the sun. But we would need some sun first, which seems to be seriously lacking around here.:)

Thanks so much for stopping by! Wishing you all a wonderful day.


The supplies I’ve used are linked and/or listed below:

PhotoPlay MAIN STREET PARADE 12 x 12 Collection Pack MS2220Neenah Classic Crest 80 LB SMOOTH SOLAR WHITE Paper Pack 25 SheetsFiskars - Squeeze Punch - Large - CloudRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Tumbled GlassTim Holtz Distress Ink Pad ANTIQUE LINEN Ranger TIM19497Ranger MINI ROUND INK BLENDING TOOLS IBT409653M Scotch DOUBLE-SIDED FOAM TAPE Permanent

Copic Sketch Marker E31 BRICK BEIGE CreamCopic Sketch Marker e00 COTTON PEARL Flesh Tone

My Creative Time: Stitched Squares Inside & Out die set

Sizzix Tutorial- Emphasized Embossing

Hello Crafty Friends!

Today I have a fun technique and tutorial to share with you for adding interest and emphasis to a simple embossed background.

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I love the look of an embossed background. It’s such an easy way to add a little bit of extra detail to a project, without adding a lot of extra bulk. And although a plain embossed background looks great, it’s always fun to find other ways to use your crafty supplies. This Herringbone Texture Fade embossing folder from Tim Holtz’s new Dapper collection is really cool with its galvanized metal look. So why not bring it out of the background, and make it really shine? All you need is a paintbrush, a little bit of water, and your favorite colors of Distress Inks.

Here’s how:

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Cut cardstock for the card base. I used kraft-core Distress cardstock for the base, sanded and corners rounded. The top panel is watercolor paper, cut to 4″ x 4.5″.

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Place the watercolor paper in the Herringbone Texture Fade and run it through your die cutting machine using this standard sandwich for embossing: Extended Multipurpose Platform (open to Tab 1), Standard Cutting Pad, embossing folder with paper inside, Standard Cutting Pad.

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To emphasize the pattern on the embossed panel, I created vertical stripes using three colors of Distress Ink. Simply dab the inks onto a non-stick craft mat, and pick up the color using a wet paintbrush. I started with one color at a time, leaving space in between for additional colors. You can easily vary the intensity of the water colors by diluting for more or less water, as you like.

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As you finish with one color, repeat the process with all remaining inks. To keep the inks from flowing too much into each other, allow the paper to dry between colors.

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Isn’t that a fun look? I love how the stripes add so much extra detail to the card, and keeps the background from getting lost behind those larger Tea Time cups.

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I am crazy about some crackle! Gives these tea cups an instant sense of age and the look of fine old porcelain. And don’t you love those new Gilded Accents Remnant Rubs? Sigh…

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I added in a touch of kraft for that rustic look that I love. And a dab of messy Picket Fence Distress Paint, too. The large scalloped border is from the Stitched Ovals Thinlits set. And a die cut sentiment from Tim’s Script Friendship Words set.

Thanks so for much stopping by! Hope you all have a wonderful week!


The supplies I’ve used are linked and listed below:

Tim Holtz Core'dinations KRAFT CORE NOSTALGIC 12 x 12 Paper Stack GX-1920-00Ranger WATERCOLOR PAPER Inkssentials Surfaces ISW39532Ranger 8.5 x 11 KRAFT CARDSTOCK Inkssentials Surfaces ISM35244Tim Holtz Sizzix HERRINGBONE Texture Fades Embossing Folder 661200Tim Holtz Sizzix Die TEA TIME Bigz 660234RESERVE Tim Holtz Sizzix STITCHED OVALS Thinlits Die 661188Tim Holtz Sizzix FRIENDSHIP WORDS SCRIPT Thinlits Die 660225Tim Holtz Idea-ology GILDED ACCENTS REMNANT RUBS Findings TH93287Tim Holtz Idea-ology 1088 CHITCHAT STICKERS TH92998Tim Holtz Idea-ology CRINKLE RIBBON TH93020Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad TWISTED CITRON Ranger TIM43294Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad CRACKED PISTACHIO TIM43218Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad SALTY OCEAN Ranger Summer TIM35015Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad ANTIQUE LINEN Ranger TIM19497Tim Holtz Distress Paint PICKET FENCE Ranger TDD36425Tim Holtz Distress Collage Medium CRAZING TDA47957Tim Holtz Idea-ology TINY ATTACHER Stapler Tool Mini Staples TH92800We R Memory Keepers Cropadile CORNER CHOMPER 70904-6Ranger Studio Paint ARTIST BRUSHES Brush BRU40842

Time to Relax with Photo Play Paper

Hello my Crafty Friends! Happy Friday!

Recently I had the great fun and honor of creating some projects for Photo Play Paper using their new summer collections. And today I’m sharing the first of my cards here with you, featuring their adorable pool-side line,
Summer Daydreams.

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Summer Daydreams is so bright and happy, and filled with all sorts of summery fun. I would love to take a ride on a little scooter like this along the beach somewhere. Wouldn’t you?

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This happy little scene was made with a combination of patterned papers and cardstock stickers from the collection kit. I popped some of the elements up on foam tape for extra dimension and inked the background a nice summery blue. A cloud punch helps create the look of sky.

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My boy has been home a whole week already, so for us, summer vacation definitely starts now. I’m just missing the scooter. And the sunshine, actually. But I can deal with that!

Thanks so much for stopping by! Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!


The products I used are linked and/or listed below:

PhotoPlay Paper - Summer Daydreams Collection - 12 x 12 Collection PackNeenah Classic Crest 80 LB SMOOTH SOLAR WHITE Paper Pack 25 SheetsFiskars - Squeeze Punch - Large - CloudRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Tumbled GlassRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Peacock FeathersRanger MINI ROUND INK BLENDING TOOLS IBT409653M Scotch DOUBLE-SIDED FOAM TAPE Permanent

My Creative Time: Stitched Squares Inside & Out die set, Bunch of Fun Circles die set

New Additions to the Summer Shop

Happy Wednesday!

My friends, I owe you all such a huge thank you! Opening week of my new AudOnes Prims Summer Shop has been a huge success, and that is all because of YOU!

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It’s been an amazing week. And the shop is a little empty. So today I have a few new additions to add, and of course I wanted to share them here with all of you. There’s more art dolls, and some patriotic Americana, too. All special one-of-a-kinds. Starting with a couple of silly pirate monster dolls. I hope you enjoy!

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I have such a soft spot for the little monsters. These guys are ready for some adventures at sea.

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And if you like a bit of the red, white, and blue in your summer decor, I have a couple of new pillow tucks for you.

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These new goodies are now available in my shop. Thank you, friends! Hope you have a wonderful day!

Crazy Cats Happy Birthday with Ranger Ink

Hello, Friends!

You’ve all seen them by now, right? Tim Holtz’s new Crazy Cats line?  You know I couldn’t resist them. Not after all the fun I’ve had with those silly birds. Today I have a fun and funky Crazy Cats birthday card and tutorial to share featuring the new Distress Collage Mediums over on the
Ranger Ink blog
.

Crazy Cats Happy Birthday Card by Audrey Pettit | www.rangerink.com

These cats have such fun expressions. And I love that there are matching dies for all the characters, including detail dies for layering individual pieces. Look at how close the dies cut to the images. It really is pretty amazing.

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I added my cats against a bright Distress background, made with stamps, Distress Inks, and the new Collage Mediums. There’s crackle effects on the cats’ eyes and lots of Vintage medium added to the edges of the papers and painted directly onto the cats themselves.

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The background is made from Tim’s Wallpaper background stamp, and I love the whole Victorian parlor feel to this design. I can so see some crazy old cat lady sitting in there with all her crazy cats.  I added in lots of bold black for good contrast, and touches of gold for a shabby elegant feel. And love how the collage mediums add an instant time-worn look to every surface.

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They do make me smile, those scrawny cats. I’ve got the full tutorial up on the Ranger blog, if you’d like to learn more.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Hope you all had a wonderful Mother’s Day weekend!