Saturday, 28 February 2015

Triangles Week - Dawn Heald

Hi everyone,
 and welcome to another weekend.

I know I say it every week but where are the days going???
I know...its a sign of getting old!

Well I have another lovely project for you today.
It is the last one for triangles week and it's
Dawn's turn.

Just look at this....

Didn't I say it was lovely??

This is what Dawn says...

"This week's theme gave plenty of room to play, so many things
 can be done with the humble triangle. I've made a stand up
 triangle card. It really is an easy one to put together and looks
 impressive. I also used the same papers as last week where I
 made a bright card to this week making a more toned down
 or vintage feel by using different inks and background card.
 Showing you can get an entirely different look.

To make - 

Cut three pieces of Kraft card to five and half inch square.

Fold each in half on the diagonal, corner to corner.

Next from pattern paper cut three pieces five inch square. 

Cut these in half on the diagonal.
Use Vintage Photo Distress Ink and a little Gathered Twigs to edge all your
 card and papers. 
Stick the papers to the Kraft squares as shown.

To put card together -  Lay two squares side by side with points meeting 
in top middle. Take last square with score line pointing straight down vertically,
 slide up to other squares with one one half on top of them and the other
 half underneath. The photo shows what I mean.

Then stand it up and you'll find the sides all fold round to make the
 triangle card.

To secure into a stand up triangle put on the far left a piece of temporary
 adhesive or hook and loop. As you wrap it around it will stay in place.
Then decorate. I've used a sentiment from the new Kaisercraft blue bay
 set as my focal point. The flowers are from a Jofy set.

 I stamped the 
flowers onto pattern paper and when cutting them out I cut the petals
 into a straighter triangle shape and layered together.

 I've used 
Woodware large butterfly punch with Kraft and pattern papers and
 a few pieces of washi tape. Finished with some gems. Well it's not
 a Dawn piece without them.
I do hope you'll have a go at making this. It really is easy. I promise".

How nice is that??
Love the colours!

Dawn used -

From stash
Lined paper, Washi tape

Thank you, Dawn.

So that is our projects for another week, don't
forget to get your entries in for February's Calendar Challenge.
It is a new month tomorrow!!

See you tomorrow with the new words!

Jane x

Friday, 27 February 2015

Triangles Week - Neil Walker

Good morning everyone, 

It's triangles week here on the blog.

Neil has been very busy and has a beautiful project for
you today.....this is absolutely amazing!

Neil says "Well I was playing around with no particular plan in mind
 and ended up making this. A multiway opening triangle book.

To start, cut some 12 x 12 white card sheets in half diagonally. 
(You can use any square size though.)

Fold each piece in half.

Fold as seen.

Fold the next piece the same and slide in place onto the first. 
Glue the two pieces together.

Repeat until all pieces are used and set to one side and leave to dry 
(Preferably pressed down to keep flat.
Cut two pieces of card slightly larger than the pages for the covers 

out of thick card.

Cut two smaller pieces and other decorative elements for the covers.
Cut 12 pieces of ribbon long enough to be tied and staple them to 

the smaller triangles.
Add strips of double sided tape and glue.

Adhere to the covers.

Adhere the pages to the covers using tape and glue on the first 
and last page. Leave to dry. So, this is one way to open the book.

Or you can flip it round and open it this way.

Or this way

Or this way too.

As you can see, there are a number of different ways to open it, 
and I've not shown them all to you! It was fun to 
make though.
I've coloured the whole thing with Dylusions inks and left to dry. 

 I've then added stamped details to the covers and wrapped the 
edges with decorative tape too before edging with some 
Treasure Gold.

I have punched holes in all 3 corners with a crop o dile. How you tie
 the ribbons determines which edge of the book stays closed 
and the book rings can be used as well to hold the  covers together. 
If you do not tie any ribbons or use rings you can open the whole book
 out This one stretches to about 1,2m LOL".

Wow Wow Wow!!!!

Who is going to have a go then......

This what Neil used -

Doodlebug Textured Cardstock - Lily White
Kaisercraft Texture Clear Stamp - Script
Kaisercraft Texture Stamp - Butterfly
Archival Ink - Jet Black
Stix 2 Ultra Sticky Clear Tape
Dylusions Ink Spray
Book Rings - 50mm
DecoArt Faux Finishing Medium
Treasure Gold - Classic

We'd love to know what you think of Neil's Book!

Don't forget to get your entries in for February's Calendar Challenge.
(The link will put your pic on but just keeps it in the link.
Unfortunately it just didn't seem to be working properly).
March starts on Sunday, wonder what your next two words will be?
Any guesses???

See you tomorrow,

Jane x

Thursday, 26 February 2015

Triangles Week - Pauline Wheeler

Hi everyone,

Welcome to a new week on The Craft Barn Blog.

Thank you to the Q and L winners who have both contacted me and will be
receiving their prize vouchers soon!

Ok, this week on the blog we are featuring triangles.....

wonder what the DT have come up with????

Well, today I am featuring Pauline's  project.

A Scrap Layout Using Triangular Photographs

Swipe the four Distress Stains onto a craft sheet. Using a firm bristle
 brush and your finger flick each of the colours onto your
 white 12x12 card.

Using a larger brush now flick bigger spots of the stains onto the card.

Dry off the inks, then using the stencil apply the gold paste
 randomly onto the card on the left hand side.

 Using a triangle shape, template or a die cut out your photographs,
 mount them onto the turquoise card and cut them out again then
 add them to the right hand side.

Swipe some gold paste across the card and sprinkle the shabby white embossing powder, the mica flakes and glass glitter over it. Heat emboss. 
Don't worry if the powder travels a little, it adds to the effect.

Make three circles with the glossy accents and coil some string onto
 each of them. Allow to dry then dab over them with some of the 
stains. Add a blob of glossy accents to the centres.

Randomly stamp the triangle stamp on the layout using 'bundled 
sage' Distress Ink.

Ink around the layout with 'bundled sage' and 'peacock feathers'
 Distress Inks using a blending tool.

Love this Pauline, very clever use of triangles.

This is what Pauline used -

Don't forget to let us know what you think.
Your comments are always important to us!

See you tomorrow,

Jane x