Wednesday, March 13, 2013

March Club Q with Rhonda

Happy Wednesday crafty friends!

Rhonda here today to share a March Club Q project featuring the new Dusty Road collection, our new Coconut, Coal Miner and Plum Crazy PowderPuff Chalk Inks and our new Quotes Bundles.

I've also used Kiwi Lane Designs Templates here as well.  We are partnering with Kiwi Lane Designs this month and you will see more fabulous designs from our team in the coming weeks.

Today's project that I get to share with you has a very shabby chic vibe to it and I just had a great time putting it all together!  I used the March Club Q "B" Altered kit for this project.

Coal Miner was used to color the Chipboard Key.

Some details...
To begin, I used our Coconut PowderPuff Chalk Ink on the chipboard frame.
Tip:  Use an emory board to sand down the nubs left after removing die cuts.
Next I inked the die cut border with Coal Miner PowderPuff Chalk Ink.
I left some variation in the coloring to enhance the shabby feel.
I decided to stitch down the die cut frame onto the chipboard.  Once that was completed, I worked on filling in each of the windows. The "Love is Patient, Love is Kind..." quote is from our Quotes Bundle and was my starting point. The "Take Time to Do Something Silly" is also from the Quotes Bundle as well.  I added some papers from our coordinating 6x6 paper pad for the collection. 
You will see the die cut chipboard buttons here that I colored using Baja Blue, Coconut and Coal Miner PowderPuff Chalk Inks.  I added Crackle Accents on the scalloped button, Diamond Stickles on the top button and Glossy Accents on the bottom floral button.
The die cut branches and flourishes were colored with Coconut and dry brushed with Baja Blue to give the soft feel.  I also did the same on the flourish die cut as well.  I really love to use a dry brush with the Chalk Inks for just a hint of artistic touch.  

I've used the Kiwi Lane Tiny Wildflower Template #1 and layered for interest.
Ingredients Used:
March Club Q Kit B (Chipboard Frame, Die Cuts, Blue Ribbon and White Pearls)
PowderPuff Chalk Ink:  Biscotti and Baja Blue
Tiny Wildflower Template #1 - Kiwi Lane Designs
Grey Bling Pin - Jenni Bowlin
Grey Triple Ball Pin - Maya Road
Beige Pearls - Prima Foam Squares - 3L
Diamond Stickles
Glossy Accents
Other:  Seam Binding Ribbon, White Offray Ribbon, Sewing Machine and Thread

New Ingredients Used:
Coconut, Coal Miner and Plum Crazy PowderPuff Chalk Inks (Available 3/20)
Dusty Road Chipboard Stickers (Available 3/20)
Dusty Road Stickers (Available 3/20)
Dusty Road 6x6 Paper Pad (Available 3/20)
Quotes Bundle - Inspire (Available 3/20)

Thanks so much for stopping on over today and spending some time today!
~ Rhonda
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Katie said...

Gorgeous project, Rhonda!

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Marcia Dehn-Nix said...

So Beautiful! I love the emery board tip. Easier then trying to cut the nubs off!

Lynn said...

Gorgeous project Rhonda! I'm just blown away by your design!!!

Liz said...

This is a fabulous decore piece.
Lots of hard work..
This is stunning masterpiece!
I can't beleive it's stitched really
stands out.!

Karen M. G. said...

Gorgeous! Your stitching and inking makes it look like leather!

Sandi Clarkson said...

What fabulous templates .. and used so beautifully!

Unknown said...

This is gorgeous - thanks for sharing.....

Kiwi Lane Designs said...

Super cute!

Barb Craft said...

Rhonda... this is gorgeous! I love the way you stitched the cardstock frame to the chipboard frame! And the way you altered the color of the frame looks amazing! So many great details!

barb :)

SherryBee said...

Beautiful project!!
Where can these chipboard frames be purchased?
SherryBee in AZ