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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Mixed Media Painting

Today I’m sharing my latest design team project for The Crafty Scrapper – a fun and easy mixed media project. I started with a sheet of the new Tattered Angels Mixed Media Origins printed papers. These papers have a sueded texture that is perfect for layering inks, paints, sprays, dyes…. You name it! They also have several gorgeous designs to choose from, which will help your project look like a professional masterpiece!

I used the Nature pattern for my background. I painted it using a mix of watered-down sprays from Dylusions, Tim Holtz, Perfect Pearls, and even Tim’s Distress Markers.

Historique Mixed Media ~ Erica Hofstetter~ ZunkyChic.com ~ Tattered Angels

I let each color dry before adding a new color, but could then go in with a wet paint brush and blend the colors – like I did on the lilies and the butterfly.

Historique Mixed Media ~ Erica Hofstetter~ ZunkyChic.com ~ Tattered Angels

The butterfly is a design from another sheet ...

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For You Card

Today I’m sharing my latest design team project for The Crafty Scrapper. This month, I made a card with Prima’s beautiful new Tales of You and Me collection. I started with a shimmering pink Bazzill cardstock that I layered with an image from the Contes de Toi et Moi paper and a patterned piece from the backside of this paper.

 Erica Hofstetter - Zunky Chic - For You Card1

I cut a spray of flowers from the Belles Melodies d’amour patterned paper and gave it some dimension with pop dots.

I added Diamond Stickles to the roses around the young maiden, and layered flowers from Prima’s Box Flowers – Documented Beauty and Tales of You and Me – Love Letters collection. The “For You” tag is also from the Box Flowers set.

Erica Hofstetter - Zunky Chic - For You Card2

A little seam binding ribbon is tucked behind the flowers to add more texture and softness.


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