September 2, 2014

Tray Tuesday...Gossamer Blue September Kits, Painted Label Tutorial & Projects

Today I have a post just loaded with fun photos and projects.  It's Tray Tuesday and so many of you have commented how much you like this feature.  Thank you so much and I'm happy to have you back today.  It's release time over at Gossamer Blue so today I'm featuring a few projects made with the September Kits.  It was a fantastic month of kits and most have already sold out.  So if you were lucky enough to grab a few kits, I'll have lots of inspiration for you this month. Let's get started. 
First, I started out working on some leftover stickers that were mostly used up for other projects this month.  These two sheets were from the September Main Kit which is just a favorite of mine.  I also pulled out the wood labels and Kraft paper labels from this kit.  Labels...they just make me happy, how about you?
 A favorite technique I like to do is get a little artsy with my labels and paint some white Gesso on them.  You can see that Gesso is like thick paint & mine is even getting a little goopy.  I just added a little water using a flat brush.
 Then I just applied the Gesso to the various labels using even brush strokes.  A think layer is all that is needed.
 I applied the same type of brushstrokes to some label stickers.
 This paper from One Little Bird in the Main Kit was my favorite this month.  I'm down to scraps so I punched some circles and applied more Gesso on top. I let all the labels dry for a while.
 I moved on to typing some sentiments with my vintage typewriter and journaling cards from the Gossamer Blue shop.
 I trimmed the labels down and added pop dots to the backs.
 Next I paired sentiments with labels.  The Gesso background just makes a happy little place for the popped up sentiments to sit.  I keep these on hand and use them for lots of projects like cards, tags and gift bags.
So back to Tray Tuesday....I grabbed my September GB Main Add-on Kit and dumped it all onto a vintage tray.  This one is another pretty mint green tray from my stash.  
 This kit was just one of the awesome ones this month.  I particularly love the patterned papers in this kit. Feeling Fall-ish, I grabbed some buttery yellow twine and a chippy orange bowl to hold more crafty goodies.
 Blank tags are always an essential item in my crafty arsenal and today I reached for some Medium Manila Tags and Small Manila Tags from my shop.  I've got lots of styles to choose from.
 I tucked in my embellished labels too.
 This gold decorative tape from the September Add-on #2 Kit is so sparkly and fun.  I had to throw it on the tray too.
 All of these too.....tags and paper embellishments galore. You can get a peek at how pretty this floral tray is.
 Next I was read to create.  I started out with some greeting cards.
 That floral paper was the first sheet I cut into.  I love the muted colors and vintage feel.
 Using 3 x 4 blank journaling cards from the shop I stacked on some tags and stitched them down the center.  My embellished tags were stuck on top.
 Using that favorite orange patterned paper I created wonky little photo corners.  I love to do this when I need a little balance on one side of a card.
 I tied on some of that pretty twine, always leaving the tails long....and tucked some of the gold glittery tape under the tags.  Into my stash these go.
 I also created a quick tag by just layering on patterned paper and vintage ledger pieces.
 I like to use messy little bundles of thread under an embellishment to add interest.  I also added a gold paperclip and wood button.  Just perfect to tape onto a shop package that I send out or perhaps on Large Kraft Sack with a little treat tucked inside.
Hope you're feeling inspired to create.  Thanks for stopping by!


Tami McBeain said...

Another fun "Tray. Tuesday" post, I love seeing all the fun embellishments you make and love your scrappy style cards!

Val Thorpe said...

THis is such a cool way to use up all of your scraps. I have sooooo many stickers and thing.... great for PL cards too.

robinann17 said...

I just love reading your blog postings! You have such an interesting and unique style. Love the way you painted gesso on the labels and your darling cards are so sweet! Thanks for always inspiring me! I am on the hunt for vintage trays, so I can start using them not only as display, but to organize when I play with my papers.

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