Wednesday, August 1, 2012


Good Wednesday morning!  This week we have a fun challenge for you over at the Papercraft Star!  I have been seeing maps used in everything from scrapbook paper to home decor.  For my project this week I really had some fun using the Maps Collage 059 sheet from our sponsor The House Across The Bay.  For my First project I used a tag from Ranger and ran it right through my printer.  I really love how the map was printed on the entire tag.  This image from the 059 sheet had so many lovely colors.  I simply added some lace along the side and a rosette made from a Tim Holtz rosette die and some patterned paper.  I added a trio of vintage buttons from my stash along with a sentiment that I thought was perfect to use in this challenge from Verve.

For my next project I created a simple card musing the Mojo Monday sketch 251.    I matted some patterned paper on some Early Expresso card stock  along with a piece from the digital image maps 059.  The sentiment was stamped on very vanilla cardstock and distressed using tea dye.  Some seam binding from Paper Loves Glue etsy shop tied in a little bow finishes my card.  Simple and the map coordinates perfectly with this London Market paper line!

My last project is using water slid paper.  I have wanted to do this for such a long time now.  I love the look of water slides on painted furniture and bottles. I am also a big fan of the Polka Dot Closet blog where I got the inspiration for this project.  I started out with a tray I had purchased from a Hancock Fabric store many years ago that happened to be closing.  I painted it using heirloom white paint.  I then followed the directions for printing on the water slide paper.  Next I coated the image using glossy clear paint form Krylon.  I put 2 coats of this finish waiting the recomended 10 mins between each coat.  Once the finish was totally dry I soaked it in some water which released the mage allowing me to place it on my painted tray.  I have to say this is AWESOME!  I so love this look and am anxious to try alother project using water slide paper.  Let's see what fabulous projects you create!  Just enter your projects by Monday 6:00 am EST, for your chance to win some digital images from our sponsor.  Don't stop here though be sure to check out what the other design team ladies have created!


Paper:  Early Expresso card stock, Butter Cream card stock from Taylored Expressions, London Market patterned paper, vellum card stock from SU
Ink:  Tea dyed distress ink from Ranger, Timber Brown, and Tuxedo Black from Momento
Stamps:  Verve One Person stamp set
Embellishments:  Tags from Ranger, Seam binding, Spellbinders Pinking Circle, Circles small die,  Water slide paper, Tim Holtz Rosette die, vintage buttons


  1. Absolutely fabulous! Great idea running your tag through your printer. Gorgeous projects!

  2. Fun projects, Anitra, love that tag especially. Your tray is a great idea, a beautiful keepsake! Great inspiration! Have a wonderful day.

  3. Anitra, I forgot, both the ship and the Journey were stamped on the cork! Have fun!

  4. Such beautiful projects, Anitra! Gosh, I adore that soft color palette, and your use of the images is outrageous! LOVE!

  5. Wowsers ! You made excellent use of that water slide paper, and now I am thinking I really need to get some of that too ! The things you could make from digitals is completely endless. Great thinking !! and a wonderful inspiration for me !! Hugs !! -J-