Marie Browning

"Inspiring and honoring creativity"

Parks and Recreation Blog Hop September 26, 2014

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Welcome to Hydrangea Hippo’s Parks and Recreation Blog Hop! I created a personalized clip board; what every recreational programmer needs (especially if you have political aspirations!) using Fancy Pants’ Timbergrove Collection and Tombow Adhesives.

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I decorated both the front and the back of the clipboard with the papers and embellishments. I love when paper collections have everything you need to make it fun and simple to coordinate your project!

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To start, I covered both the front and back with paper using MONO Aqua Liquid Glue. It’s a perfect paper to wood glue that goes on smooth with no wrinkles. The photo, frame, tickets and smile panel were attached using the MONO Adhesive Dots Runner. 

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Any heavier embellishments, like this button on the metal clip, are attached using Xtreme Adhesive. This high performance adhesive is 5x stronger than standard tape runners!

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For that finishing touch, I attached a pen to the board using a Fastener Tab.  These hook and loop tags are ultra thin with a long-lasting grip that can be pulled apart and stuck together as often as you like. A very handy way to have your pen always at the ready! I used one of favorite Tombow pens, the Zoom 727 Ballpoint.

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Another quick and fun project using Tombow Adhesives!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jennie’s Book Challenge September 15, 2014


Work with book pages? Challenge accepted! This is an easy challenge Jennie as I LOVE working with book pages! IMG_1182

This Roster tag features a technique I developed called Subtractive Stamping. It uses book pages that have been scanned and printed (actual book pages are too delicate to use). The images are stamped on very lightly, then erased with the Colored Pencil Eraser  to remove the print. You then stamp again with black ink and color with the Irojiten Colored Pencils.

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It’s all explained in my new book, Pencil Magic, hot off the press from Design Originals, Fox Chapel Publishing! It’s just one of the many different graphite and colored pencil techniques I share. This book is excellent for beginners, as well as experienced artists, with many new techniques for you to try.

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The subtractive stamping technique works with other ephemera such as vintage journal pages, documents and music sheets! This bird card is done with a scanned and printed Italian document from 1836.

 

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What can you create using book pages? If you haven’t guessed, the challenge for this month is BOOKS! Anything related with books; altered books, quotes from your favorite books, library cards, book paper, mini books! The sky is the limit! Create a book inspired project for your chance to win Jennie’s Book Challenge! Check out the great prize! It will include Xtreme Adhesive, Mono Multi Liquid Glue and Foam Tabs! Winner will be announced Sept 24. 

Go to the Tombow Blog for more information!

 

Blog Hop with Guest Designer Diana Larson September 12, 2014

 

Welcome to the blog hop with guest designer Diana Larson! If you just came from Jennie’s Blog you are on the right track! if not, you may want to go back to the start at the Tombow Blog

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It’s harvest time! My bushes and trees are just loaded with fruit this year, grapes, apples and scarlet runner beans will be processed into grape jelly, applesauce and mustard beans this weekend! In honor of the harvest I made a quick DIY home project with pear shaped crystals from Connie Crystals and Tombow Adhesives! 

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These are so simple to make! Add a little bit of the Mono Multi Liquid Glue onto the back of a crystal and place onto your image. Let dry crystal clear and trim away the excess paper.

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I hung some of the crystals on chain with a clip at the top to hang from lamps, use as fan pulls or just to display in a window. I think I may even put one in my car! I used 1/2 of a Power Tab to attach the velvet leaf onto the back.

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Some I made into magnets to use in my office on the filing cabinet. One Power Tab is plenty strong enough to attach the magnet to the back.

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Aren’t they great? I think they would make great gifts for friends at your office as well!

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In order to qualify to win this amazing prize, Mono Aqua Liquid Glue and an Irojiten Color Pencil Sepia 5 set, please comment on each of the designer’s projects! The lucky winner will be announced on Monday Sept 15. 

Now go to our quest designer, Diane Larson’s Blog to see what fabulous project she has created for you! Happy Blog Hopping!

 

Blog Hop with Precious Remembrance Shop – Coffee Gift Pouch September 7, 2014

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Welcome to the final day of the  TombowUSA  and Precious Remembrance Shop  Blog Hop! If you’re here from the Tombow Blog, then you’re in the right place!

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I used the Coffee Love Stamp Set from the Precious Remembrance Shop and some cardstock from DCWV Sunshine Stack. This is a very simple holder designed for those yummy instant iced coffee packages. I see me using the coffee cup stamp a lot! I used Xtreme Adhesive to fold the paper and create the pouch. The Dot Adhesive runner for the paper panels and Foam Tabs to lift up the lid and center of the coffee cup. To apply the trim, add a line of Mono Multi Liquid Glue, and let it dry clear. It will be super sticky and will hold the trim firmly in place. A green Dual Brush Pen colored the small motif accents.

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The Prize will include amazing products from BOTH Companies!

From Tombow the Winner will receive:
· Dual Brush Pen Set, 6 Retro
· MONO Aqua Liquid Glue
· MONO Glue Pen

From Precious Remembrance Shop the Winner will receive:
· Coffee Love Stamp Set
· Oh So Fun Stamp Set
· Thanks Stamp Set

In order to qualify to win this AMAZING prize you must:

1. Comment on each of the Design Team Member’s blog post AND the Company Blog post.
2. Like BOTH TombowUSA and Precious Remembrance Shop on Facebook.

The Winner will be announce on Tuesday September 9th. Now go to Rosemary Dennis’s blog to see what she has created for today!

 

Blog Hop with Precious Remembrance Shop – Thank You Card September 6, 2014

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I hope you are ready from some Fun Ideas and Great Prizes this week from TombowUSA  and Precious Remembrance Shop. If you’re here from the Tombow Blog, then you’re in the right place! We have three different designs each for you so make sure you follow the blog hop Friday, Saturday and Sunday for tons of inspiration!

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I used the Thanks Stamp Set from the Precious Remembrance Shop and some cardstock from DCWV Sunshine Stack. I loved the simplicity  of this card, and the stamps add that perfect touch of class.I used the Dot Adhesive runner for all the paper panels and Foam Tabs to lift up the ‘thanks’ panel and banner tags. A green Dual Brush Pen edged the panels and card for the finishing touch.

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The Prize will include amazing products from BOTH Companies!

From Tombow the Winner will receive:
· Dual Brush Pen Set, 6 Retro
· MONO Aqua Liquid Glue
· MONO Glue Pen

From Precious Remembrance Shop the Winner will receive:
· Coffee Love Stamp Set
· Oh So Fun Stamp Set
· Thanks Stamp Set

In order to qualify to win this AMAZING prize you must:

1. Comment on each of the Design Team Member’s blog post AND the Company Blog post.
2. Like BOTH TombowUSA and Precious Remembrance Shop on Facebook.

The Winner will be announce on Tuesday September 9th. Now go to Rosemary Dennis’s blog to see what she has created for today!

 

Blog Hop with Precious Remembrance Shop – Balloon Flower Cards September 5, 2014

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I hope you are ready from some Fun Ideas and Great Prizes this week from TombowUSA  and Precious Remembrance Shop. If you’re here from the Tombow Blog, then you’re in the right place! We have three different designs each for you so make sure you follow the blog hop Friday, Saturday and Sunday for tons of inspiration! 

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I used the Oh So Fun Stamp Set from the Precious Remembrance Shop and some cardstock from DCWV Sunshine Stack. I loved the cute jar stamps that were stamped out and colored with the #312 Dual Brush Pen – the perfect jar color! I used the Dot Adhesive runner for all the paper panels and Foam Tabs to lift up the flowers and ‘celebrate’ panel. The flowers were made by gluing a flat clear marble onto a punched out flower with Mono Multi Liquid Glue. I also added a little silver bullion wire into the jar for extra bling! A black Dual Brush Pen added the flower stems for the finishing touch. 

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The Prize will include amazing products from BOTH Companies! 

From Tombow the Winner will receive:
· Dual Brush Pen Set, 6 Retro
· MONO Aqua Liquid Glue
· MONO Glue Pen

From Precious Remembrance Shop the Winner will receive:
· Coffee Love Stamp Set
· Oh So Fun Stamp Set
· Thanks Stamp Set

In order to qualify to win this AMAZING prize you must:

1. Comment on each of the Design Team Member’s blog post AND the Company Blog post.
2. Like BOTH TombowUSA and Precious Remembrance Shop on Facebook.

The Winner will be announce on Tuesday September 9th. Now go to Rosemary Dennis’s blog to see what she has created! 

 

Sticky U Project with Xtreme Adhesive August 25, 2014

Filed under: Mixed Media,Tombow Adhesives — mariebrowning @ 3:01 am
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For my Sticky U project using Tombow’s Xtreme Adhesive I decided to really test it on different surfaces. I have been wanting to decorate a mason jar with an forest bird theme, so I started by filling my jar with moss, a plastic egg and a birdcage with a pretty verdigris patina. 

Now to test the Xtreme! Ribbon to Glass: perfect! I applied the Xtreme to the ribbon and it was easy to attach instantly with a strong bond and no mess! 

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Trim to Metal: Perfect! I added a circle of burlap to the top be adding the Xtreme to the metal surface. For the lace I attached the Xtreme to the trim and then added it to the rim. On an open weave like this lace, the Xtreme only adhered to the lace, leaving the open spaces free of excess glue.

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Cork to Glass: Perfect! Trim to Ribbon and Cork: Perfect! Again, the Xtreme adhered to the Rick Rack with no excess on the edges! Perfect adhesion! 

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Paper to Cork and Paper to Paper: Perfect and Perfect! This was such a quick project as the adhesion for everything was quick and held strong from the get go! 

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My finished project! It’s going to live at my desk to remind me of my weekend walks/runs with my husband. Here’s a photo of my inspiration:

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Moss is a huge trend right now, and as you can see I am surrounded by it on Vancouver Island. However, I still buy it from the floral department at craft stores. Why? Moss contains hundreds of bugs that will hatch when you bring it indoors, you also destroy sensitive ecosystems by gathering it yourself. Better to buy it already treated and sensibly collected from logged areas. 

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Tombow’s Xtreme Adhesive gets a big thumbs up from me! 

 

 
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