Monday, January 10, 2011

A Shabby Refrigerator Magnet




Greetings friends!  The weekend is over, again, and it's time for my weekly post for Simon Says Stamp and Show.  This week we want you to show us Your Masking.  What a fun and interesting challenge it was for me this week.  I decided to make a large refrigerator magnet calendar. (The concept is not original; I found it when browsing the blog of Karen Valentine)

I have a couple of Tim Holtz masks (yes, barely even used) but they didn't seem quite right for the look I was going for.  So I decided to play around with making my own mask.  Below you can see a quick shot I took when I was applying the paint dabber.  For my first mask, which I used around the circumference of the circle, using the Spellbinders Fleur de Lis die and low tack painter's tape I cut my own masks.  I first applied the painter's tape to a piece of card stock and then ran it through my Cuttlebug to cut it with the die.  I carefully peeled off the card stock backing and affixed the tape to the DP which had been glued to the circle of chipboard.  I had to cut 4 or 5 of these to go all the way around.  Then I applied Snow Cap Adirondack Paint Dabber. When the paint was dry, I carefully peeled off the masking.


I used a vintage calendar image from Green Paper, but because the dates didn't line up with our 2011 calendar, I created a January 2011 calendar on Excel and glued it to the tag.  So when I want to see what day of the week a date falls on, I can just slide out the tag and look.  It's hidden and I don't think it takes away from the beauty of the piece.  I actually meant to make the vintage calendar interchangeable like the one I did last week because I have all 12 of the vintage calendar images and they are lovely.  But I was so involved with other details that I had glued the image down before I remembered I wanted to make some sort of a slide out holder to allow me to insert each new month's vintage image.  Oh well, I guess a bit of re-engineering is in order.


The other masking was done on the tag with a Tim Holtz Floret Mini Mask and sprayed with a mixture of Vintage Photo Distress Ink, Heirloom Gold Perfect Pearls and water with a Mini Mister.   The flowers were handmade using the Tim Holtz Tattered Florals die.

So that's it for this week.  Another fun project all wrapped up and on my refrigerator!  Let me know if you have any questions.  Hope to see you playing along with us this week at Simon Says Stamp and Show Us Your Mask.  Who knows, maybe you will be the lucky winner of a $25 gift certificate from our generous sponsor Simon Says Stamp.



Be sure to stop by the blogs of the other designers too.  They are a spectacularly talented crew and you won't be disappointed.

♥Linda Elbourne, DT Coordinator - A Crafting Journey
♥ Dan - My Crafty Life
♥ Lynne Forsythe - The Next Best Thing
♥ Nancy Crissinger - What's Next???
♥ Nancy Wethington - Art From the Heart
♥ Terry Weitsma-Girbes - Terry's Cards & Creativity
♥ Kim Costello - Paperbabe

25 comments:

Margreet said...

Oh Linda....what a wonderful project.....compliments!!!
xxx Margreet

Suzi said...

Wow!! Linda, this is stunning, I love the amazing vintage shabby chic look and all of the pretty detailing. Gorgeous work.
Hugs
Suzi x

Beverly Gotthardt said...

This would have to be the most gorgeous refrig magnet I've ever seen. You always put such detail into your pieces.

Juls said...

OH WOW!!!! This is just amazingly beautiful! Hugs Juls

Joseline said...

Wow!! What a beautiful magnet Linda! I would love to see a tutorial on the entire project start to finish. This is so creative.

Lori said...

This is awesome, Linda, just awesome. I love the shabby chic feel, and so romantically vintage! Not sure if "romantically" is a word, but it is in my world. Love it!

Sian said...

Stunning creation, love the details, it's really beautiful and thanks for sharing your masking technique.
hugs

Susan ~ Killam Creative said...

Linda, I'm having heart palpitations at the beauty of this project! My compliments to you.

Cheers,
Susan

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Linda this is truly a beautiful piece of art. So many Shabby layers and Vintage expressions.Just Love it. Thanks for sharing.

Wanda H said...

Gorgeous!!!!

Netty said...

Wowee its fabulous, so loving your vintage piece and great masking. x

Conniecrafter said...

Oh my what a gorgeous magnet, great idea too!

coldwaters2 said...

WOWWWW Linda this is one awesome magnet what wonderful detail, those flowers and the design, wow, awesome.
hugs
Lorraine x

IsaNorris said...

Beautiful project with so many details! Love it
isa

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Lovely! I'd just keep this magnet up to look at all the beauty it has. Love the shabby flowers and lace. Thanks for showing how you added the design to the background.

Isabella Joy said...

Stunning work, Linda! You are such an inspiration!

Nancy Wethington said...

Beautifully done!

Linda Elbourne said...

Beautiful work ... really delicate and pretty ... I LOVE it!

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

Hi Linda!! What a gorgeous piece of shabby chic perfection! I LOVE the flowers, gorgeous!

*mwah*
Steph
Simon Says Stamp

Kristin said...

Love the shabbiness of this! Just gorgeous!

Loretta said...

Linda, I love what you do with colour!!! I hope your New Year is going well so far. Blessings to you, friend!

Kelly said...

Absolutely love this, the masking turned out beautifully. Another hit Linda!

LynneForsythe said...

Linda.......I AM SPEECHLESS!!! no seriously!!

Isabella Joy said...

Love LOVE the new look to your blog!

Lana said...

Linda I am new to your site and I am amazed at your lovley works of art WOW is all I can say!! Just stunning!!!

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