Winter Fun

Happy December! Today I’m sharing my most recent project for The Crafty Scrapper: a canvas project I made using Carta Bella’s new “Snow Fun” collection.

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I started with an 8×8 canvas. I painted a border using Brushed Pewter Distress Paint, then layered a dark blue cardstock under the “Shimmering Snowflakes” patterned paper.

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I added snow to the bottom using modeling paste and Deco Art’s Snow-Tex. A nice sprinkling of glitter brings it to life. I added some fun embellishments to create a winter scene: Maya Road bottle brush tree (with more snow and glitter), wooden deer, and embossed snowflake.

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A vintage paper doily is layered under a Tim Holtz Found Relatives photo. I used one of the Carta Bella stickers to create the “Winter” banner.

Wishing you a holiday season filled with wonder and m...

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Thankful

Erica Hofstetter ~ Zunky Chic ~ Thankful ~ Authentique
Today I’m sharing my latest project for The Crafty Scrapper – a mini book featuring the new Authentique Harvest collection as well as papers from the Photoplay Autumn Day collection.I started with some mini manila folders from 7 Gypsies, which I painted and inked until they were the perfect coppery-bronze color.

Erica Hofstetter ~ Zunky Chic ~ Thankful ~ Authentique

 

I layered patterned papers to create backgrounds that highlight the gorgeous vintage images from the Authentique collection.

 

Erica Hofstetter ~ Zunky Chic ~ Thankful Mini ~ Authentique

Erica Hofstetter ~ Zunky Chic ~ Thankful ~ Authentique

 

I tucked in a tag between pages, adding some silk fall leaves.

Erica Hofstetter ~ Zunky Chic ~ Thankful ~ Authentique
Hand-dyed seam binding acts as a closure for the mini book.

 

Erica Hofstetter ~ Zunky Chic ~ Thankful Mini ~ Authentique

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Be Brave

Today I’m sharing my latest design team project for The Crafty Scrapper.

This month I made a layout using the Tim Holtz Dapper collection. This collection is full of vintage ephemera images that have a great masculine feel. I knew it was perfect to highlight this photo of my grandfather (on the left) and his friend. My grandfather served with the Navy in the Pacific in WWII. I have a couple of photos of him in his uniform, and they are a great treasure.

Erica Hofstetter ~ Zunky Chic ~ Be Brave
I started with one of the 12×12 papers in the collection for my background, and then added multiple layers of Distress Paint, Distress Stain, modeling paste, and Distress Inks. I used stencils for the modeling paste bricks and the inked stars...
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Celebrate

I’ve been working on some cards, using up some of my papers and embellishments.

Erica Hofstetter ~ Zunky Chic ~ Celebrate card

Sometime last year, I purchased one of those value paper stacks at Michael’s for $5. The pastel-colored patterns in this collection were the perfect backgrounds for this card. I added a pink paper doily, a rosette I made from glitter paper, crepe paper, and a vintage button.

Erica Hofstetter ~ Zunky Chic ~ Celebrate card

I have another paper stack that is full of gold foil patterns, which are so festive and perfect for birthday cards. I thought this one looked like confetti.

Erica Hofstetter ~ Zunky Chic ~ Celebrate card

I made the fringe out of vintage sheet music.

Erica Hofstetter ~ Zunky Chic ~ Celebrate card

Are you ready to party?


 

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Woodland Fairies

I love seeing all the creative fairy gardens, and they seem to be everywhere now. I wanted to make a little keepsake fairy garden, and thought an altered Altoids tin would be perfect. I made two, because of course she needs a friend.

Altered fairy tin ~ Erica Hofstetter ~ ZunkyChic.com

I started by painting the tin with gesso so my next layers of paint would stick. Then I layered on various shades of brown, copper, and gray until it looked like a piece of old wood. When I go out for walks, I keep my eye out for interesting pieces of wood, moss, lichen, pinecones, seed pods – you name it. My stash was perfect for this project!

Altered fairy tin ~ Erica Hofstetter ~ ZunkyChic.com

I made the tiny mushrooms from paper clay and then painted them. I wanted the outside to look like a natural camouflage – because fairies don’t really like to be discovered.

Altered fairy tin ~ Erica Hofstetter ~ ZunkyChic.com

I painted the inside a brilliant blue and ...

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