Saturday, 3 October 2015

Grandparents - Dawn

Happy Weekend,

How are we all,
can't believe it is the weekend again

Here is Dawn with our next project
for Grandparents Day!

Dawn says....
Hi all, this week's Grandparent's Day topic
 is such a lovely occasion and perfect to
 make a gift for my mum who is the most 
amazing Grandma and our four children
 adore her. Seeing as Gran gets a bit forgetful
 and after asking the children, I decided 
to make a couple of little notebooks that'll 
fit easily into her handbag or keep with her
 at home. The little sticky pads are ideal
 for these. These can be adapted for 
anyone by changing the colour scheme. 
Definitely a keeper to make again. 
My mini notebooks  are based on a
 three inch square paper pad.

To make this project -

Using a brayer and PaperArtsy Fresco Finish 
paints, colour both sides of a sheet of A4
 white card. Using darker shades on one
 side and lighter on the other.

When dry cut two pieces from it measuring
 8 1/4 inches by 3 1/2 inches

With short edge at the top Score lines across at;
3 2/8 inches  (three and two eighths)
3 1/2 inches   (three and a half)
6 7/8 inches   (six and seven eighths)
7 1/8 inches   (seven and one eighth)

Fold on score lines then open out flat
Add details using the Tim Holtz stencil and
 white paint with a stencil brush.

some stamping with Stazon inks. Decorate
 further with Distress Marker and
 glitter glue.

 Leave to dry.

Attach magnetic strips on bottom inside
 tab and outside bottom so they cling when folded up.

How nice is that, what a lovely idea!

Products Dawn used -
PaperArtsy Eclectica Lin Brown - 17 and 23
 Stamp Sets
 Antarctic, Ice Blue, Mermaid, Moon Light,
 Caribbean Sea, Lilac, Sky Blue
Stazon Inks - Midnight Blue, Purple

So that is the last of the projects for this week.
If you are close enough to pop into the shop 
today and see the demos, please come and 
say hello.  Sadly these will be the last demos
in the shop :-( so do come and be inspired!

I'll be back tomorrow with our 
next challenge!

Jane x

1 comment:

  1. The masterboard is lovely and the finished articles are beautiful. Great idea for small gifts and with a magnet on the back they can also live on the fridge door!
    I was coming anyway but, knowing this is the last, I wouldn't miss today's demo at The Craft Barn for the world...


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