Friday, March 6, 2015

2015 CHA La-la Land Baby Luka (Marci) Star Shaped Box

I was fortunate to attend 2015  CHA (Craft and Hobby Association which is a special show for paper crafters) held early this year. Irina from La-la Land Crafts had a booth with some fabulous Make and Takes: On the first day, the Make and Take was a star box Baby Luka. The newly released 2015 stamp can be found hereThe easy to assemble Star Shaped Box can also be found here. The Star Shaped Box finishes 6-1/2" x 6" x 1-1/2". Newly released die: Moon and Stars Banner Die is cut apart, popped with foam squares, and randomly positioned on the front circles. Baby Luka is sitting on two clouds which are die cut from the Stitched Sun and Clouds.
Here's a closer look at Baby Luka (which I turned in Baby Marci using shades of Pink Copic colors). She is popped with foam squares. 
Overhead view of the box:
Back of box: newly released Stork die, Stitched Sun and Clouds die along with the Nested Stitched Circles die.
Here's a closer look at the embellishment in the back:
Stardust Stickles was added to the edge of the star as shown here t give some sparkle.
I did not complete my project while at CHA but did learn which Copic colors to used to color a baby face. I did end up changing the original papers used to make this a Baby Marci instead of a Baby Luka. Thank you for stopping by today, there are 3 additional CHA Make and Take projects so stay tuned.

Thursday, March 5, 2015

LLC Retreat Winter Wishes Marci Gingerbread House

LLC Retreat, Project #27
This LAST and final project from the La-la Land Retreat - pretty amazing to have 27 projects at one retreat, eh?  Pretty inspiring all the way around and such pleasure to join in the fun a a few days.  Every year, La-la Land Crafts has this wonderful retreat and one would be very lucky to join in the fun, make new friends, and learn so many new techniques from such great teachers.  There are only a few spots left for the November 2015 La-la Land Palooza Retreat so sign up soon!!!!  

This  final project was designed by Debbie Pamment (her blog here). Can you believe she took the Bird House paperboard 3D Project Kit and made it into a wonderful holiday yummy house. These photos are of the original sample since it is now mid February and I decided not to finish my house:
House at another angle:
Those decorative straws are cut down to size - add a decorative red shiny ball to the top. Wrap both the icicles and fence around the base.
You can see the Snowflake Banner and the decorated wreath behind Winter Wishes Marci:
Die cut 2 white Christmas Trees, fold one tree in half, add Red Stickles:
Top of the roof: some Poinsettias and also "candies" peppermints:
Side of the roof: Layers of "candied" peppermints and Star Dust Stickles icicles.
Back of the house:
Since I did not completely finish my house, I am able to show some of the pieces before assembly. Winter Wishes Marci Copic color information supplied at the retreat (thank goodness)
The Bird House and base for the project are assembled along with the Icicles and Fence.
And, here are more "parts" for the Gingerbread House.
Here are all the roof layers: edges are sponge with brown ink prior to assembly:
OK - can you believe this is the final posting and last project of the 2nd annual La-la Land Retreat. Wow - can you believe all these projects have been now posted.  And, I finished them all way back in 2014 except for this house.  These projects represent fond memories and friendships made at this retreat, too.


Wednesday, March 4, 2015

LLC Retreat Halloween Zombie Marci Shadowbox

LLC Retreat, Project #26
This fun project was created by Sandie Dunne, her blog here. The shadowbox is paperboard and is quite sturdy.  The image is Zombie Marci.  Dies used are Scary Tree, Pumpkin Dies, Spiderweb Boarder, Spiderweb and Spider, Spiderweb Corner, creepy Vines, Tombstones, Eerie Bats and Frightful fence. All these as well as the Shadowbox can be found in the La-la Land Crafts on line store here. Project is approximately 6-1/4" x 6-1/4" x 1".  The Spiderweb Boarder is draped across each side of the Shadowbox.
LOVE LOVE LOVE the colors used for Zombie Marci - we were given Copic color direction at the La-la Land Retreat (thank goodness).  Behind Zombie Marci, at her feet, are two sets of cut Spiderweb Boarders which are offset.
In the top center of the shadowbox, is a Eerie Bat, popped with foam squares.
In the bottom right hand side are two die cut Creepy Vines which are offset to add some dimension to the image. The two pumpkins are cut in the typical orange color card stock.  Can you see the Frightful Fence behind the opening of the shadowbox?
Inside the Shadowbox, the Frightful Tree is cut twice: once in Kraft card stock and another in Black, offset, then attached inside. Adding the Eerie Bat is a nice finishing touch.
Side view with easel:
Thank you for stopping by today to visit...........stay tuned for the last project from the La-la Land Retreat.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

LLC Retreat Christmas Bell Marci Star Box

LLC Retreat, Project #25
This is a project designed by Irina of La-la Land Crafts: are you surprised?   This adorable 3D project was a delight to make at the La-la Land crafts Retreat.  We started off having to paint the Star paperboard in blue acrylic paint, then randomly painted some white acrylic over the blue spots.  The outside of the star box and decorative papers supplied are slightly sponged with brown ink.  The star box is 6-1/2" x 6-1/2" x 1-1/2". Dies used for this project are: Christmas Tree, Poinsettias, Open Leaf Flourish, Christmas Hill, and Stitched Circles. The Christmas Bell Marci, all the La-la Land Crafts dies, and Star Box are available from the La-la Land Crafts on line store here. Note the Christmas Tree is dusted with some white acrylic paint on the edges.
Christmas Bell Marci is adorable. Luckily we received colors to use to color her with our Copics.  I did make her a Brunette.
The Poinsettias are brushed with some white acrylic paint, placed on top of the light sponged Open Leaf  Flourish,  then attached to the box using mini glue dots.
The light dusted white acrylic painted Christmas Hill die cut in green card stock is behind the Stitched Circles peeking behind Christmas Bell Marci.
Back of box:
Box side view:
Box overhead view:
Thank you for stopping by today to visit......stay tuned for more projects from the La-la Land Retreat.

Monday, March 2, 2015

LLC Retreat Altered Notebook

LLC Retreat, Project #24:
This 3D project Cherry Blossom Flowers, and B was created by Sandie Dunne, her blog here.  The project size is 6-1/4" x 3-1/4" x 3/8".  The card based is a Turquoise solid color. A beautiful decorative paper is used for the front along with the following La-la Land Crafts dies: Honeycomb, Cherry Blossom Branch, and Butterflies Set 1. Die cut elements have been lightly sponged with some brown ink.
Here's a closer look at one of the decorated butterflies. Note the Gold Viva Pen used.
See the Honeycomb die and the areas where it has been dotted with the Gold Viva Pen.
Notebook back:
Notebook inside:
Thank you for stopping by today to visit..........stay tuned for more projects from the La-la Land Retreat.