Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Boo! Layout

Good I am going to show you the second project my sister and I did...

I had recently watched a YouTube video by Limor Webber on making her Boo! multi-media scrapbook page layout.  You can find it HERE!  It was the perfect way for us to display photos of our grandchildren's Halloween Costumes that they will be wearing this year.  It was very fun to do except for the cheese cloth!  They seem so easy to do but wow, we had quite a time getting it to look like a web verses a glob of cheese cloth...but I think we finally got it and here is the result.


Layout Recipe...
Papers by Prima - Engraver and Sunrise/Sunset Collections
Black Bazzill card stock
12 x 12 piece of Heavy Chipboard for backing the layout as we are putting them inside a display case/frame
Distress Paint - Black Soot (used to color BOO!)
BOO! Letters - Pebbles ABC Stickers
Clocks and Gears - Prima Mechanicals
Flowers - Prima and Recollections
Ruler - Colored wood with Engraver Paper Ruler
Chipboard covered with Engraver Paper flower Paper cut 1 3/4" x 1 3/4"
Metal Die - Tim Holtz Spider Web by Sizzex
Metal Flowers by Prima
White Inkssentials Pen
Black Leaves from the Prima Chalkboard Collection
Cheese Cloth
Black Lace
Prima Chalk Inks - Rusty Keys, Old Road and Black Coal

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Monday, October 21, 2013

Artist's Palette Altered

I just finished this cute altered artist's palette with my sister.  She is here to craft with me for a few days and this is the first project we completed...  We have lots more project to work on so I'll post more when we have them completed!   Three more fun crafty days ahead until she has to go back!

The inspiration for this project came from Miranda Edney...she made one for the Shimmerez web site.  You can find her altered palette HERE !  She is quite amazing as you will see...

I have listed below the items I used...Enjoy

Project Recipe:
Wood Artist's Palette from Hobby Lobby
Liquitex Gesso
Liquitex Modeling Paste
Glossy Accents
Stickles Star Dust
Acrylic Paints - Porcelain Doll by Martha Stewart, Ballet Pink by Folkart and China Blue by Apple Barrel
Glimmer Mist - Jingle Bells, Patina
Spritz - Cotton Candy
Heidi Swapp - White
Inks - Prima Chalks Coldsfoot Petals & Old Rose and Ranger Archival Black
Clear Stamps - Prima 960810, 563042 and 960896
Stencils - Prima Lg Butterflies 960452 & Checkers 960179, Heidi Swapp Butterflies, and Crafters Workshop Mini Fleur DeLis
Texturez - Crushed Coral
Prima Embellishments - Flowers, Bird, Topiary Tree, Corners, Wood Leaves and Flowers, Love Blub
Petaloo Flowers
Chipboard Bird Cage - Blue Fern Studios
From my stash - Cheese Cloth, Pearls, Pink Pearls, Pearl Strand

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Saturday, October 5, 2013

File Folder Holder

You know how you make something for someone else and then you get done and you think "WOW I really love this...maybe I can keep it myself"?  Well that's how I fell about this file folder holder.  LOL  I actually made this for my daughter and yes, I gave it to her today but I really wanted to keep it for myself since it turned out so cute...hahaha

This file folder is made from a cardboard box that I purchased from Staples, which is an office products store.  I'll post pictures of it below, you will see how very unappealing it is to start with.  Brown and black is not the greatest look.  So I took this and folded it and glued everything closed to be sure it stayed real sturdy.  Once it is completed the Heidi Swapp Scrapbook Files fit perfectly inside of it.

These are the steps I took to complete the look:  I painted the whole box with white Gesso the covered everything except the inside with Multi-Medium  Matte (as the glue) and Tim Holtz tissue paper.  Next another light cover of Gesso mixed with water and when that was dry I used some different colored acrylic paints brushing here and there.  Next I used some colored sprays to add some sparkle and drips.  The next layer is three different Prima clear stamps using three different colored chalk/inks.  On top of that I added a layer of Molding Paste and Texturez using a couple different stencils.  Once everything was dry I used the sprays and added a few light sprays here and there.  Once that was done the decorating began...

I started by adding the ribbon, a couple of doilies and cheese cloth, then everything else is just layered on top of these. Some of the elements have been altered using Gesso and the words "A Moment In Time" has been embossed using Shabby Pink Embossing pretty when embossed!  The ribbon was white and I sprayed it using Glimmer Mist Silk which turned it a very pretty color which matched my box perfectly.  Below is a complete listing of all the products I used...

See how pretty it turned out?  Now you know why I wanted to keep!  Well I guess I'm going to be making myself one too!

Finished File Box

File box as it comes from Staples
Back of File Box
Left Side/Front View
Right Front/Side View

Inside View
Another shot of the Inside

Project Recipe:
Studio Gesso White
Studio Multi-Medium Matte
Liquitex Flexable Molding Paste
Sprays: Spritz-Truffle, Vibes-Jeni B Blue, Glimmer Mist-Silk and Heidi Swapp-White
Acrylics - Lime Green, Porcelain Doll, Robins Egg
Texturez - Patina
Ingred Bolme Chalk Inks - Teal Damask and Old Rose
Ranger - Archival Ink Black
Distress Ink - Frayed Burlap and Forest Moss
Stencils - Crafters Workshop-Mini Tiny Circles and Prima-564278
Prima Clear Stamps - 960896, 960810 & 563042
Prima - Delight Paper Collection
Tim Holtz - Tissue Paper and Metal #25 Tag
Flowers - Prima & Petaloo
Finnabair - Metal Clock Circle
Prima - White Metal Clock, Zipper Pull, Wood Flowers & Leaves, White Frame 570019, and
     Topiary Tree 569983
Leaky Shed - Chipboard Ring
Gina's Designs - Chipboard Words (embossed using Shabby Pink Embossing Enamel) and Steampunk
     White Doily (sprayed with Heidi Swapp White)
From my stash - Brads, Doilies, Cheese Cloth, Beads, Light Bulb, and Clear Acrylic Bubbles

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Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Bonus Project for September's Paper Phenomenon Kit Club

I recently joined an online kit club over at Paper Phenomenon which is owned and operated by Kathy Orta Files, you can find it HERE.  She has really amazing projects that she designs herself.  Each of her kit clubs consist of three months of projects along with a bonus project for each of those months.  I am currently in the September, October and November kit club and this is the bonus project for September.  It's an 8x8 inch box that opens up in the front and holds three albums inside when it's closed.  One is a larger album 7 1/2" x 7 1/2" and two smaller albums that are 3 3/4" x 7 1/2".  The smaller albums are perfect for using #6 tags and they can hold 8 tags each.  I made most of the tags myself using 8x8 inch papers from the paper collection I used and also bazzill cardstock in colors that coordinate with the collection.

The paper collection I used is the Graphic 45 Typography papers and chipboard embellishments.  I also added two wood pieces, from Kaisercraft, on the front which I painted with black gesso.  The closing clasp was something I found a year or so ago at my local scrapbooking store and it works great for keeping my box closed.

Here it is...enjoy...

Box Open and Albums Displayed

Box Closed
Side View of Box...The Albums are visible through the opening.
Largest Album
1 of 2 Smaller Albums
2 of 2 Smaller Albums

The other items used for this project are;
     Bazzill Cardstock - Black, Red, Blue, Green and Gold
     Clock Face and Brads by Prima
     Metal pieces by Finnabair (Prima)
     Metal Die - Decorative Duo by Die Namics
     One Inch Hole Punch by EkSuccess
     Film Strip Punch by EkSuccess
     Metal Key Hole by Graphic 45
     All edges are inked using Ranger Distress Ink, Black Soot
     From my stash - Metal Crown, Lace, Doilies, Paper Clips, and Tags (some I purchased and some I
          made myself)

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