Saturday, 28 January 2017

Home Sweet Home and Hello cards with Scrapmatts

My other project for this month are two similar cards made with one paper collection, but with different Scrapmatts chipboards.
I made  the first card as " Home Sweet Home"/Just for you card and the second as Hello, Live life card.
Totally different meanings, but both cards are in the very same style and colors.
Here is the first card- the Hello one.
I made the die cut background and added the Hello chipboard heat embossed  with black powder using Assorted words 28 set. Than the Card Borders 03 piece was added under the  word and again, heat embossed with black powder.
The window  piece was heat embossed with Vanilla color powder and added under the word.
The last Scrapmatts touch was the Live life words on the corner.
So easy to make a great cards with just paper and some gorgeous Scrapmatts chipboard!

My second card was made with Diamond mesh as the  part of my background.
The house was heat embossed with blue embossing powder and I added the bottom sentiment  and the upper second sentiment to make it more interesting.

Here is a close up to the house and the bottom sentiment:

And another one to the upper sentiment:

Scrapmatts products used:
Diamond mesh 03 CB5127
Houses 01 CB5121
Windows 04 CB5120
Card borders 03 CB1020
Assorted words 28 CB6115
Men's Accessories 01 CB1201
Scrap Words 32 CB6113

Look at me layout Scrapberry's and Scrapmatts

Hello my dear crafty friends and welcome to my January layout inspiration.
This layout was made (as usual) with a photo of my beloved 3 years old grand daughter Netta and this time I stayed in this tri- color combo of yellow, light green and grey.
I used Scrapberry's The art of Nature collection to scrap our family natural art aka  this lovely little girl who makes us so happy.
The background was made in a light Mixed Media style with some background stamping, using  one single Scrapmatts Sticks stencil and white acrylic paint.
Lots of pieces were hand cut from the patterned cardstock, mostly leaves, flowers and some birds too and glued with 3d foam glue for dimension.
I added  chipboards all over the piece (and under the pieces too), all heat embossed with black embossing powder to fit the colors of the page.
Here you can see the arrow and the sticks piece (the same as the stencil).

Another arrow from the bottom and the circle around the photo can be seen here:

More close ups to the center of the page and the modern  title made of several chipboards.
You can also see that I added a flowers chipboard together with hand cut flowers and some fabric flowers all together and yes, you can combine different materials to make one  unique cluster of embellishments.

The sub title small cluster was added on the top of the page saying that beautiful moments last forever!

Scrapberry's product list:
The art of nature collection:
Fontainbleau cardstock SCB220609102
Tender cardstock SCB220609104
L'amour cardstock SCB220609106
Decorative flowers SCB280702
Set of stamps Butterflies 3 SCB49007003b
Set of embellishments Metal flairs SCB340001074
Crystal stickers decorations Floral Embroidery SCB53000007
Set of flowers resin Floral Embroidery 2 SCB25002023
Metal charms Bird cage SCB25013636

Scrapmatts products:
Arrows 01 CB5107
Floral Design 05 CB1118
Assorted words 29 CB6116
Chains 01 CB5132
Windows 04 CB5120
Sticks 02 CB5153
Scrap Words 32 CB6113
Sticks stencil

Friday, 27 January 2017

Urban Queen art page with Tando and Stampendous

 Hello my dear crafty friends and welcome to my last January Tando inspiration.
This week we are sharing projects made with Stampendous products together with Tando products and my share is this pretty large art page.
I need to say that I am a totally urban  girl. I never liked the country side or too much green around and I adore the city skylines and  all those millions of people around.
So this page was made as my tribute to this urban Love and I made the title sayings: I am an Urban Queen" and added some sticker saying to say more, like " this is my lifetime adventure" and " timeless everyday inspiration".
The art journal page was made over thick white cardstock, covered with gesso.
Then I used Stampendous Urban Cling stamp set stamp set and first the stencil that is in this set.
I added random spots with this stencil and Crackle paste over the page.
The city skyline was stamped over the page with white DecoArt acrylic and as usual, white on white is not much seen.
The green  houses that are seen were stamped with the background of  the foam stamp and the cling stamp and then heat embossed with clear powder and hand cut to be added to the page.
The  walls were cut from Tando Grid Rectangle chipboard and painted with white acrylic paint.
The title was made with Tando Alphas letters over Tando Speach Bubbles pieces and  the whole page, titles included was misted with a mix of several mists.
The last Tando piece  added is this key piece and it means that this Queen got the city key for her own use.

I really hope that you like my Urban inspiration and see you again in a couple of weeks.
Tando products used:
Grid Rectangle 
Grid - Rectangle

Alphas sheet style block
Alphas Sheet style Block Serif

Speech Bubbles Large
Speech Bubbles Large

Set of 5 keys
Set of 5 Keys

DecoArt Media Line

Urban Cling 3 pieces stamps and stencil
URBAN Cling 3 piece

Friday, 20 January 2017

One and only layout with BoBunny Media post

 Hello my dear crafty friends and welcome to my second January inspirational Media post made for BoBunny.
This is a layout made with  my gorgeous 3 years old grand daughter photo and I used a new, just released Felicity collection.
The big One and Only title was made with BoBunny stencil and Pentart acrylic paints and then I added the dots inside the letters.
The flowers on the background were made with BoBunny Silver Glitter paste and a stencil.
I also added a few flowers over the photo to add some interest.
All other pieces are Noteworthy die cuts, layered chipboard stickers, hand cut pieces and some hand written journalling.
 The photo background was just in the perfect colors that fit this lovely paper collection  and yes, you can scrap little girls in this vintage style too.

Altered wooden box with Papericious Sigma cardstock

Hello my dear crafty friends and welcome to my Papericious inspirational post.
Today I was challenged to use Sigma cardstock and to make flowers.
Let's say that making flowers is not my " cup of tea" and actually I never made a single flower from the bare cardstock by myself.
I made stamped flowers that were hand cut after stamping. I made stamped and die cut flowers, but those were not " real looking " ones.
So this huge single rose I made for this project was a pretty hard job for this " non flower" girl and I love the result.
Let's say that Sigma cardstock is just the best one to use for flower making even for  those  who are very new to this craft.
So I made an altered wooden box and embellished it with a lot of Papericious new and gorgeous products and this Sigma flower is just the diamond of this piece.
You can see the full post HERE  on Papericious blog.

As you ca see the book shaped wooden box was painted with two layers of acrylics and I used crackle medium to get this look.

Then I made this  pretty big rose using Sizzix Susan's Garden Rose die and it was quite a job!

I hope that you like my altered box and my first ever handmade flower.
And if you love flowers and want to try flower making- Sigma cardstock is the best of the best for this matter.

Thursday, 19 January 2017

Fairy door

Hello my dear crafty friends and welcome to my new altere project post.
This time I made a totally different project: altered Fairy door  chipboard set from Tando Creative.
I used chipboards and Art Anthology products only with the small add- on of Makin's Clay molded fairies added to the finished project.
As always I made a small tutorial for you. I even made my own paint tool from the old (or new) tooth brush.
Each chipboard piece was painted in the different way to get a different effect. There are stone effect, wood effect, painted  leaves and a mushroom, " metal" hinges and pastel fairies. And each effect was made just with Art Anthology paints and sprays.
It was so much fun to make this project and to see the final result! The only problem was the long waiting time as those Art Anthology dimensional paints are slow drying and the layers were thick.

You can see the full tutorial HERE:
Check out How to Make a Chipboard Fairy Door by Art Anthology on Snapguide.
And there is also a full supply list in this tutorial .
Art Anthology blog post is HERE  - you are most welcome to visit the blog for more painting inspiration too.

Close up to the misted Makin's Clay fairies. The original color was natural.

The close up to the leaves, the hinges and the 3d mushroom:

Monday, 16 January 2017

Makin's Clay Jewelry set tutorial

Hello my dear crafty friends !
Irit  is here today and I will show you how to make a fancy jewelry set using Dragon Egg Pinterest tutorial inspiration.
This is my own version of this technique. The original tutorial show the work with foil over the polymer clay. I don't have any foil or even scalloped polymer clay knife. So I worked with metal leaves and scalloped cutter, but the result is very similar, also not in colors.
So here is my final project: a necklace, pair of earrings and a key chain/bag chain all together:

 And now here is my tutorial for you:

1. Roll half package of Black Makin's air dry polymer clay over Makin's Clay® mat using Makin's
 Clay ® rolling tool from the set.

2. Add a thin layer of enamel  powder adhesive over the rolled clay sheet.
You sure can use any other adhesive that  keeps metal leaves over the surface; I used whatever I had and it worked just perfect.
Add a random layer of silver leaves over  adhesive and let it dry.

3. Add another layer of enamel adhesive and fill with a mix of copper, red gold and gold leaves as shown.
Let the adhesive dry, but don't wait till the clay is dry.

4.Use scallop cutter or scalloped clay knife if you own it and make a few scalloped strips from the metal covered clay piece.

5.Roll another half of Black Makin's Clay® and use Makin's Clay® Oval and Round cutters to make all pieces shown that will make all three jewelry projects.

6. Cover the oval pieces with the any glossy glue and add all scalloped pieces from both sides of the ovals.
Use the cutter again to cut the extra pieces of the scallops.

7.Cut the circles from the foiled sheet with Round Makin's Clay® cutters and cover the black clay circles from both sides.

8.Make holes in the beads and trinkets and let it dry overnight.

9. Arrange the necklace using the largest oval piece, larger circles and smaller round beads.

Make the earrings with smaller ovals and small circles as shown.

10.Now arrange the key chain with the last two beads.

 And here is a full project:

Product list:
Makin's Clay products:
Makin's Air Dry Polymer clay® in Black
Makin's Clay® Cutting mat large
Makin's Clay® 3p cutters Round and Oval
Makin's Clay® Cutter and Roller set

Other products:
Globecraft Enamel and embossing powder adhesive
Gold and silver leaves
Jewelry findings and gold waxed string

Sunday, 15 January 2017

Love you card with DCWV

This card was made a couple of months ago for DCWV sketch challenge and was spotlighted in DCVW blog.
I used DCVW  cardstocks, Sizzix dies and a piece of bakers twine to make this card with their sketch.
Hope you like it!

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