Category Authentique

Stars and Stripes

Today I’m sharing my latest design team project for The Craft Scrapper – a fun little canvas project I made for the upcoming July 4th holiday.Growing up, July 4th was one of my favorite holidays because we’d get together with family, eat too much, and then watch the fireworks. I still enjoy the festivities and the celebration of America.

For this project, I started with a linen covered canvas to which I applied a background of stars using a stencil and modeling paste. Once the paste dried, I added clear Wink of Stella to most of them, and platinum Stickles to a few.

I made paper rosettes from the new Authentique United collection. A Tim Holtz paper doll, mirrored star, cabinet card frame, and mini numeral embellish it...

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Egg Hunt with Authentique

Today I’m sharing my latest design team project for The Crafty Scrapper – an Easter shadowbox I made using Authentique’s Eastertime collection.

So, apparently I have a thing for Easter shadowboxes, as this is the third I’ve created.

I used recycled chipboard to create the box and then covered it with the beautiful paper from this collection.

I fussy cut images from the paper and layered them to create the scene. Everyone looks ready for spring and for the annual Easter egg hunt.

On top, I layered paper flowers that I made using Tim Holtz’s Tiny Tattered Florals dies. The larger leaves are from a Prima die. I covered them all in Stickles and Wink of Stella for sparkle. Vintage trim and a hand-dyed seam binding bow add softness.

We still more than a week to go, plenty of time to craft ...

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Happy Valentine’s Day

Wishing you a Happy Valentine’s Day!

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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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Believe in Magic

I am kicking off the Christmas season with an ornament that I made for a recent event. I was an instructor at The Crafty Scrapper’s Christmas Carousel event this past Saturday. It was a long, fun day of crafting.

For my project, I started with a cardboard base that I die cut (using an old die that I have no idea who makes it). Then we painted it using two colors of Distress paint – Iced Spruce and Weathered Wood. Then we added Forest Moss Distress Stain, Pewter Perfect Pearls Mist, and silver Bo Bunny Glitter Paste.

Zunky Chic ~ Erica Hofstetter ~ Believe ornament ~ Authentique

The dies are all Tim Holtz. The adorable Santa image is from Authentique’s new Christmastime collection. We painted, glittered, and embossed a wooden snowflake from Do Crafts.

Zunky Chic ~ Erica Hofstetter ~ Believe ornament ~ Authentique

We also dyed seam binding with Fired Brick Distress Ink, and added a spritz of the Pewter Perfect Pe...

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