Thursday 28 February 2013

Mother's day week - Michelle

Michelle is with us today with an original, yet beautiful present for Mother's day... or for a friend as it happens. 
She used one of our popular papier mache product and turned it into a beautiful "chocolate holder", for lack of a better word... 
What do you think of this one? Wouldn't you love receiving one of those? 

1. Take a papier mache shoe
2. Cover with paper
3. Colour with distress ink and some book pages as well for the flowers
4. Glue the paper lace inside the shoe. Add polka dots and glossy accent

5. I used 3 strips (1¼" x 6¼") and cut
6. Roll the 3 strips together but not too tight and glue
7. open
8. Add a center.

9. Cut a circle and trim
10. Fold
11. Roll
12. And glue. Make 3 of those

 And glue everything on the shoe. I also wrap small chocolates.

Choose a matching image for the facet. I used glossy accent to stick the image to the facet and added an extra coat on the back so it can be worn as a pendant.

 Material used:
Crafty Individuals Flowers and Butterflies images
Spellbinders foliage die 
Distress inks: Peacock Feather, Peeled Paint, Mustard Seed, Worn Lipstick and Vintage Photo

See you tomorrow

Wednesday 27 February 2013

Mother's day week - Neil and Isa

A couple of designers for have been making samples for your today: Neil and Isa'sArt.

I decided to make this little goody bag to send over for my Mother. Being a keen scrapbooker living in South Africa I know that it's not always easy to get hold of craft stash so this little bag will be stuffed with brads and goodies for her.

I made the bag out of canvas as it makes a nice sturdy bag and used Dylusions inks in pink and purple to colour.
I stamped the flourish from Artful Artifacts in black.

The flower was made by cutting a PaperArtsy flower from foil covers card, embossed and inked with alcohol ink. to finish I added a couple of small flowers to the centre with a brad.
I made a matching tag to attach to the bag to.

Dylusions inks - Crushed Grape and Bubblegum Pink


Isa'sArt followed the cute path this week, using one of her drawings to make this lovely little tag..

Here's the first use of my drawings for a tag. 
I simply replaced the carrot with a heart

I traced the rabbit on the fabric and sewed

 And after a long embroidery and applique session, here's the finished tag
Fabric : calico - pink stripes, red dots
Stamps Impression Obsession: Stripes, Small dots
Inks : Versafine Sepia - Distress Walnut Stain, Brushed Corduroy, Victorian Velvet
Pebbles perlescent chalks 10 Pastel shimmer shades
Sakura Identi-pen black, brown, 

See you tomorrow

Tuesday 26 February 2013

Mother's day week - Gio

Here's a lovely scrapbooking page by Gio. We have not have one of those for a while. 
How many scrapbookers are reading this blog? Let us know in a comment below... what do you do most? Scrapbooking? Card making? Art Journaling? Altering? 
I would love to know...
Here's how Gio made her page... 

I gessoed some book pages using Claudine Hellmuth Studio - Gesso. 
I stamped and cut some poppies using Woodware clear stamp: Poppy and Jet Black Archival ink. I coloured them lightly using several Distress inks and the Zig BrusH2O Waterbrush: Detailer.
I decorated the Bazzill monochromatic using gesso, PaperArtsy Fresco Finish paints: Snowflake and a little foam to spread the paint through the The Crafters Workshop template - Mixed-up alpha stencil. 
I coloured the Tando Creative: Alphas Sheet chipboards to make the title with PaperArtsy Fresco Finish paints: Snowflake and Lilac.

Woodware clear stamp: Poppy
Archival ink: Jet Black
The Crafters Workshop template - Mixed-up alpha
Zig BrusH2O Waterbrush: Detailer
Rocaille beads mix: Pales greens
Claudine Hellmuth Studio - Gesso
Kanban acrylic stamps: Birds of paradise-peacock

See you tomorrow

Monday 25 February 2013

Mother's day week - Chris

Mother's day is just around the corner, in the UK at least, and we thought a Mother's day week would help you out a bit to create something special. 
Mothering Sunday will be on March 10th this year.

To start this week, guest designer Chris Dark is back with the most beautiful little project, an altered frame.
The frame itself is from Tando Creative and the stamps is a Hobby Art one. 

I started off the project by cutting a piece of watercolour paper to the size of my Tando frame and then stamping and colouring the image with Distress Markers. I added some relief paste dots around the flower headband and to make a necklace and some Stickles to the wings.

I used the Dusty Concord Distress ink to ink all parts of the Tando Frame and stand except for one side of the base which is where I attached the stamped and coloured image piece. Over the top of the image I attached the frame and edged everything with the gold Rub 'n' Buff and then added more dots with the relief paste.

Next I cut out several flowers using the Memory Box die and I coloured them with the distress ink markers, shaped them a little and attached them around the frame. When everything was dry I added a centre to the flowers with the relief paste, allowed to dry and then placed the frame on the stand. 

See you tomorrow

Sunday 24 February 2013

Letter E winner and Wall of fame

Hi everyone, 
A lot of beautiful entries again for this fortnight.. Definitely a lot of EYES and quite a few ELEPHANTS, but as usual, it's been a true pleasure to visit your blogs and see all the different interpretations. 
So we need a winner, don't we.... 
Drum rooooooooll


Please, get in touch so I can send you your £ 20 voucher ASAP

Bastelmania with Even numbers

Joan with Eccentric

Frea with Evil

Anastesia with Enfado (anger)

Maggie with Eye

If you are listed above either because you won the voucher or because you are on the WALL OF FAME, get in touch and I'll send you a little logo or blinkie to add to your blog ;-)

See you tomorrow

Saturday 23 February 2013

Simply Saturdays movies with Jane

Clean, simple, slylish and elegant: this is the card that Jane made for you this week. 
Love the little grey dots around the stamped image and love the colours too. How about you?

Stamp your image with Memento ink and colour using Copics.....

Mount onto coordinating card and add to base card


Kanban Stamps - Moulin Divas Tres Chic
Copics - E0000,000,00,11,42, 43,47, V0000,91,93,95,99, W0,1,2,4,B000
Memento Ink - Tuxedo Black

This week we have a FREE POSTAGE offer for you
From 6pm on Friday (22nd Feb) until 9am on Tuesday (26th Feb)
All UK orders will ship free 
For EU and all other destinations, free shipping on orders over £30
Click here to go to The Craft Barn website.

See you tomorrow

Friday 22 February 2013

At the movies - Michelle

Hi everyone, 

Great news !!! Michelle has agreed to join our DT as a permanent member. We are so pleased as we love her style which is so different compared with the other DT members'. 
I'm sure you will make her feel very welcome ;-)
This is her sample for the At the Movies week. She chose to alter one of Tando's round frame with Crafty Individual's images. 

I colored the frame with mustard seed. 
I traced the frame on the back panel and cut the paper accordingly. 
I then glued all in place. 
I die cut the gears in black shrink plastic and shrunk them with the heat tool. 
I made rosettes with the paper left over. 
Die cut leaves in black cardstock and I decorated the wall plaque with the ornaments (butterflies, pearls, film ribbon, and quote). 
For the hanger I also used a piece of film ribbon and punched a hole in it before gluing it to the back.

Distress inks: Mustard Seed, Peacock Feather, Vintage Photo
Tim Holtz Movers and shapers die: Gears
Tando mini round frame (1 layer + bottom)
Crafty Individuals background paper book 1
Crafty Individuals nostalgia 1 
Crafty Individuals mini flowers and butterflies 
Film strip ribbon (Tim Holtz)

This week we have a FREE POSTAGE offer for you
From 6pm on Friday (22nd Feb) until 9am on Tuesday (26th Feb)
All UK orders will ship free 
For EU and all other destinations, free shipping on orders over £30
Click here to go to The Craft Barn website.

See you tomorrow

Thursday 21 February 2013

At the movies week - Neil

Another Art Journal page. It seems that this theme has been an inspiration for art journalers :-)
Neil too, shares his favourite movies in a different way that Gio did, Avatar being his number one favourite. 

 I've been meaning to do a movie page in my journal for a while now so this week was the perfect week to actually get it done. I love movies, and have quite a large collection it has to be said. I am quite happy to watch them over again especially my favourites. This page is inspired by my number one film
Avatar. I love it both for the story and the exquisite scenery.

 I used my Dylusions journal for this page. The background was made by crumpling tissue to the page and over painting in blues, greens and white Americana paint. Some Inka gold made it's way onto the page too to highlight the texture.
I coloured the letters with Peacock Feathers Distress Stain and spritzed Perfect Pearl mist over them to add shine before edging with Black Soot Distress ink. I stamped the image from Doodle Parts across the top and bottom of the page, coloured them with inks to make them stand out a bit too.
I attached a filmstrip ribbon across the page and glued the letters down with Multi medium.

One of my favourite elements in the movie is the night time shimmer so to echo that I used Liquid Pearls around areas of the stamping and on the letters too.

 I used the ticket die from Sizzix to list my favourites and I stamped each ticket with a label from Tim Holtz's Apothecary set
I also added my favourite TV sets on the other side..

Stamps: Dylusions Doodle Parts and Tim Holtz Apothecary
Americana Acrylic paints: Blue, green and white
Inka gold - Lava Green
Dylusions inks - blue, turquoise, green and orange
Perfect Pearl mist - Perfect Pearl
Distress Stain - Peacock Feathers
Distress ink - Black soot

See you tomorrow

Wednesday 20 February 2013

At the movies - Gio

Another amazing altered project by Gio today. What a cool way to record/display your favourite movies! 
Love the idea. 
What are your favourite movies? give me your top 3 in a comment below :-)

In the meantime, here's how Gio made her little movie box

For the box: I sanded the tin box a little. I painted the lid with a mix of PaperArtsy Fresco Finish paints: Pumpkin soup and Snowflake. I covered the box sides using the Vintaj Patina kit: Rusted Hardware spreading the paint with a sponge. I cut an old book page to size, I covered it with a mix of PaperArtsy Fresco Finish paints: Pumpkin soup and Snowflake. I lightly stamped using the Hot Picks 1007 plate and Ranger Archival Ink pad: Coffee. I stamped the text using Cart-Us clear stamp: Paint alphabet 3 and Jet Black Archival Ink pad. I attached a piece of Tim Holtz embellishments: Filmstrip Ribbon with a staple. I glued to the lid. I added some metal embellishments.

For the accordion: I cut a film strip from the Crafty Individuals sheet - Film Strip A4 and I cut out with an exacto knife the images inside the little frames. I printed images from my favourite movies and cut to size. I glued together some old book pages to form a long strip, I covered it with a mix of PaperArtsy Fresco Finish paints: Pumpkin soup and Snowflake. I lightly stamped using the Hot Picks 1007 plate and Ranger Archival Ink pad: Coffee. I adhered a long piece of Tim Holtz embellishments: Filmstrip Ribbon. I made a sandwich with the film strip, the movie images and the back.

PaperArtsy Fresco Finish paints: Pumpkin soup, Snowflake
Cart-Us clear stamp: Paint alphabet 3
Tim Holtz embellishments: Filmstrip Ribbon 
Ranger Archival Ink pad: Jet BlackCoffee
Vintaj Patina kit: Rusted Hardware
Crafty Individuals images - Film Strip A4

See you tomorrow

Tuesday 19 February 2013

At the movies - Karen

Remember Black Beauty? That gorgeous black horse?
This was the inspiration for Karen's Art Journal page today. She used the Dreamweaver stencil (well part of it, which is very clever) to achieve this. 
I also love how she added the circles with the Tando Creative mask for the sky.
What do you think? 

I have chosen to use Black Beauty as my theme. Its such a wonderful story. The background has been coloured with Distress Inks in Weathered Wood, Peeled Paint & Scattered Straw. I tore some paper to resemble hills and used that as a mask at the bottom. Then I used the Tando Creative Random Circles mask to represent the 'sky'. For the horse I used a Dreamweaver Stencil & added Modelling Paste. When dry I coloured the front horse black with a pen and cut out. I glued this to my page to look like he is galloping over the grass. The quote has been computer generated and comes from the book the film is made from. Lots of doodling in the form of a film strip using a black fine liner.

Distress inks - Scattered Straw, Weathered Wood, Peeled Paint

See you tomorrow