Sunday, 17 June 2018

Creativity takes Courage by Simona

Hello everyone and happy Sunday...Simona's here for another tutorial...You may not know it but I LOVE every size they might be...if I could, I would only create my projects on Tags...they are versatile, you could use them as bookmarks, or make mini Albums out of them...or a Home decor, like today's project, as my Tag is about 26 cm x 15,5 cm – that is about 10 ¼” x 6” .

I have used the beautiful 12x12 paper set 'Always together' by Craft o'Clock...first I have primed my paper using Clear Gesso, then a wash of White Gesso...Cut the upper corners to get the look of a 'proper tag' and punched a hole in the middle.
I have used these little 'color proof' squares as a guide to choose my colours palette...

I have added watered inks with a brush, drying between each layer, than added splashes of colours and a lot of stamping to build my background. Also added touches of heavy white gesso through a stencil and darkened the edges with black ink. 

Using coloured pencils I enhanced the shadows on the flowers, then added touched of light with a white pen. Used die cuts, cheesecloth, black thread and straws made with book pages to build my composition, adding also some fussy cut flowers always from the same set.

Glued everything down, then added splashes of white and black ink,  green ribbon and a chipboard quote as final touches.

Here you can see more details...

Here's the supplies used, from the SCRAP & CRAFT Store:

As always I hope you enjoyed the project and thank you so much for stopping by...see you next time!



Saturday, 16 June 2018

Guest book

Welcome everyone

It's Monika today with brand new inspiration for you all. 
This time I made this guest book 
from The Peony Avenue paper collection by Studio75 and placed chipboard frame under the names of the couple.
Of course I added some flowers, leaves and this beautiful chipboard doves with heart in the middle.

List of products:

Hope you like it and next time I going to show you an exploding box I made to go with this guest book :) so you can expect the same colour scheme.


Thursday, 14 June 2018

Foamiran Flower Card with Einat

Hi dear crafty friends!

Einat here with a new project and a tutorial!
Today I created a card with Foamiran flowers that I want to share with you.

Here's a short step by step tutorial on how to create the flowers:

Start with cutting a few flowers from the Foamiran. I cut two different sizes from the same die.

Then heat the Foamiran flower with your heat tool until it curls. You can crumple it with your hands to add even more texture to the petals.

Open the flowers and stack them together. Join them with a few stamen, a brad or even a large bead.

Supplies used:

Have fun creating!

Tuesday, 12 June 2018

Vintage Mixed Media Father's Day Card Featuring Studio75 Cherry Blossom Collection with Tracey

Hello dear Scrap & Craft friends!

It's Tracey back to share a new project with you today. Father's Day is this weekend, and I've created a special vintage card for my dad featuring the fabulous Studio75 Cherry Blossom Collection which works great for both feminine and masculine themed projects.

Tips and Techniques
I used a couple sheets from the Studio75 6x6" Cherry Blossom paper set. The script page was brushed with clear gesso, then lightly dry brushed with white gesso to lighten the script. Black Lava Texture Gel is used with a Labrynth stencil to add graphic masculine texture. I used the black designed paper to back the lighter paper after trimming out the center which I used to die cut the gears. Several colors of art wax are rubbed over the gears to give an aged, rusty feel to them. 

I added rusty stars and blades layered with gears, snaps, and stars. While the base pieces had a rust finish, the smaller pieces did not, so I brushed them with rust effects paste and added water that dripped down onto the paper making them look like they had rusted there. Of course I had to add a bit of rustic texture and used Bambino Glue to adhere prills and microbeads. This strong glue dries clear and is perfect for this task.

I brushed black gesso over this chipboard hinge and while wet, heated with a heat tool until it bubbled to give a grungy texture. It took several coats of bubbled gesso to achieve this texture. It was then brushed with patina effects paste and then several colors of art wax. The chipboard piece had small holes. I inserted black mini brads through the holes, rusty wire mesh pieces, and background paper to adhere the pieces. A bit of copper art wax over the brads adds to the vintage feel.

The sentiment is stamped onto kraft paper and the torn edges rubbed with distress ink. The boy is a paper doll image from my stash.

I hope you've been inspired to pull out your Scrap & Craft supplies
to create a card for a special dad in your life. 

Thanks for stopping by today!

~ Blessings ~

Sunday, 10 June 2018

Shaped mini-album with Morning Dreams II

Hello there! Lynne here with a little chipboard mini-album I had in my stash; I love the soft colours of Craft O'Clock's Morning Dreams II paper line and used them to create this  project.

I placed 3x4" photos on the first pages to show how they would fit; to make photos that size you can collage 2 photos onto a 4x6" template or scan 2 of them into a photo printer together.

These are the other pages as well as a closeup of the foamiran flowers I made for the cover.

 I cut apart a couple of the rosettes and added them to the banner I cut from the yellow paper.

Thanks for stopping by and I wish you a lovely week!

Morning Dreams II paper set 12x12
Organza Rose Trim-ecru
Unmounted Clear Stamp-branch
Foamiran, white

Tuesday, 5 June 2018

Any occasion card with Studio 75

Hello everyone!

Emmy here today with a brand new card to share with you. For today's post I chose to design with the lovely Cherry Blossom colleciton from Studio75.

Products used to create this card:
Studio 75 - Blank cards 14x14 cm white
Studio75 Designer Stencil - Marocco Clover
White Pearls
Pink Cherry Blossoms
Double Sided Tape 12 mm
3D foam cubes

Take a 14 x 14 cm white card base. Cut a 13,5 x 13,5 cm and 13 x 13 cm panels from pattern papers from the Cherry Blossoms 6x6" Paper Pack. Distress their edges using a paper distresses and a paper piercing tool. Then using the stencil and glitter paste, create the dimensional pattern.

Die cut a paper doily from the pattern paper and adhere the sentiment on top using mounting foam tape.

To decorate my card I used pink cherry blossoms and fussy cut leaves. 

As a final touch I added self adhesive pearls.

I hope I managed to inspire you today!

Have a wonderful creative week!

Sunday, 3 June 2018

Altered Embroidery Hoop with Simona

Hello everyone! I'm Simona  and today I'll show you my new DT project for Scrap & Altered Embroidery Hoop, with a video-tutorial!
Please bear with me, as I'm quite new to videos and this is my very first 'talking' video ever...Lol!

Here's few close-ups of the project...

Here's the video:

Few details....You will find a list of all the supplies used in the Description box of the video...The Foamiran flowers are handmade...I have painted the petals with Gelatos, using 3 shades of brown colours...the stamens are from my stash but you can find a large selection HERE in the Shop...

Here's the list of the supplies from SCRAP & CRAFT Store:
I do hope you enjoyed this video and the Altered Hoop...thank you for stopping by! See you next time...


Saturday, 2 June 2018

Wedding exploding box

Hi crafty friends

It's Monika today with brand new inspiration for you all. This time I made this 12cm square exploding box for a friend which got invitation for a wedding of her best friends.

I used Lemoncraft papers, foamiran for my hand made flowers and as you can see a lot of diffrent kinds of chipboards.

Hope that you will like it :)

12x12 stack of basic scrapbooking papers - Gossamer Blue