Sunday, 16 September 2018

"Hearts" card for Scrap and Craft

hello crafty friends! I'm here today with a dimensional card I created for Scrap and Craft with the beautiful Violet Love collection by Studio75. I've been really enjoying hunting down interesting card designs to try with the lovely papers carried here at Scrap and Craft; I definitely want to adapt this one to a Christmas card design


Studio 75 Violet Love 12x12 paper pack
Adhesive pearls, pink


Other than a few adhesive pearls, I kept my embellishments flat so the card would fold flat enough to go into an envelope.


The paper is so delicate and pretty, and comes with a sheet of sentiments, so you can make a beautiful card for any occasion! I'd love to see what you create with Violet Love...have a wonderfully creative week xx

Monday, 10 September 2018

"Walls"-art journal page for Gypsy Soul Lasercuts

Hello there, crafters!  Ever since I first received the new stamps in the mail, I have had an art journal page idea in mind, and it has taken me this long to finally bring it to life!! I think most people build walls in their lives at some point, and I found a sentiment that put a positive spin on that concept:

 I started out with brick-background patterned paper, and then added tears with yet another brick paper peeking through them (sometimes we have multiple walls!) I then stamped with the brick stamp using leather brown ink. (Misting I added afterward also shows in this photo) I added the ink to the stamp unevenly to give a varied depth of colour.



I decided I wanted the stamped stones to have a little more texture, so I did the stamping with Versamark ink, then heat, embossed the stones with Distress Embossing Powder, aptly named Pumice Stone. I love the texture it created, and the stamps worked beautifully with the Versamark.



The Brick Wall texture sheet is a huge favourite of mine, and I managed to use not only pieces from the sheet but also the brick-shaped pieces punched out from it. Those pieces were painted grey, then I hand-printed the words of the sentiment onto them, and added a little in in Leather and Honey here and there for interest. The mist adds a little more colour and interest as well.


The texture sheet pieces were cut to go around the window in the center and painted brick-red, then heat embossed with Pebbled Copper embossing powder. I love the variegation in the embossed colour!



As for the window in the center, I don't have a closeup (oops!) but I ran it through my Cuttlebug in a woodgrain embossing folder, then painted it Antique White before rubbing a little Honey ink  over the raised surface. I decided to stick a photo of myself inside the window to make the page more personal. A few spritzes of Tattered Angels mist in Old Penny finished the page.

Thanks for visiting, and I hope you enjoyed seeing my page; I don't often use stamps but I really do like these! Have a terrific week xx
Lynne

GYPSY SOUL ITEMS USED

Brick Wall
Windows 4-panel, square
Foam Stamps-coming soon

OTHER ITEMS USED

Colorbox inks-Leather, Honey
Tattered Angels mist-Old Penny
Ranger Distress embossing powder-Pumice Stone
Pebbled Copper embossing powder (brand unknown)
Versamark Ink

Sunday, 2 September 2018

Love and Friendship album for Scrap & Craft

Hi crafty friends! I'm here today with a cheery little album filled with quotes about love and friendship, made with the sweet and pretty Cherry Blossom collection from Studio75.

I had a bulletin board with these happy quotes and more on the door of t craft room, but I took them down when I needed the space for chipboard, and I missed seeing them, so I thought this little book would be a great way to showcase some of my favourites.
The album itself is the ATC Ticket Journal from Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts.


 I fussy cut some of the  flowers from the papers, and the larger flowers came from the 12x12 paper set. Some lace, ribbon and punchwork completed the pages, and I added some dimensional artificial flowers to the top page.


supplies
Cherry Blossom 6x6 paper set
larger flowers from Cherry Blossom paper set (12x12)

 I'm so glad you stopped by to see my latest project and I hope you enjoyed my collection of happy quotes; have a wonderful week, full of love and friendship!

Monday, 27 August 2018

Altered Bath Storage Containers with Gypsy Soul Lasercuts

Hey there!I'm  here today with a simple project showing how easy it is to spruce up small containers to coordinate with your decor. My bathroom has beach-themed items and shades of beige and soft blue, so I came up with this duo :



As you can see, the glass jar just received a layered bow and dangling shells and chipboard pieces, but the other piece underwent a bit more of a transformation; the container coordinated with the room's former colours but hasn't suited it in a long time...



I decided to add texture by podging some issue paper to the surface, then coating it with tan acrylic paint when dry.




I dry-brushed the surface with small amounts of grey and white, then rubbed Rose Gold Metallique Wax over the creases for added definition.



The chipboard border and small pieces were painted with cream-coloured acrylic paint, then misted with Tattered Angels mists, blending a couple shades of blue and a light silver colour. When hat was dry, I brushed on a layer of semi-gloss clear finish to make these items stand out a little more from the background.



I used twine to attach the dangling chipboard elements and added some small shells. I layered decorative jute ribbon below the small twine bow on both containers




A few slightly larger shells were added to the border strip along the bottom edge.



I love that Gypsy Soul chipboard can be used in so many ways; a few small pieces like these can totally change the look of plain household items, and they can be finished to suit any theme. I love making elaborate and eyecatching projects  a lot of the time, but I appreciate the chance to do something simple like this to make use of something I already have as well. I hope you're inspired to give some of the items around your home new life and added interest....have a wonderfully creative week, and thanks so much for stopping by!

GYPSY SOUL ITEMS USED

Under the Sea Border

Beach Shape Set, small

OTHER ITEMS USED

Tissue paper
Mod Podge
Art Alchemy Metallique Wax, Rose Gold
Decoart acrylic paints
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists
Wired jute ribbon by Recollections
Natural twine
hot glue gun

Monday, 23 July 2018

Washi Wheelbarrow for Gypsy Soul Lasercuts

hey there! I'm here today with a little wee addition to my collection of storage items; I discovered that the adorable chippie wheelbarrow was the perfect size for the 5 small rolls of washi tape I keep handy to use in my journaling Bible and finished it to coordinate with the GSLC storage caddies on my worktable.



This is the blown-out view showing how the pieces fit together; be sure to put the hole all the way through if you cover both sides of the side pieces with paper; the axle for the wheels must go through these.

I didn't do anything too fussy to this piece, but the new Flourished Chain piece was a perfect embellishment. I used paper from a 6x6 Momenta pad to cover the main part of the wheelbarrow, then inked the edges with Distress Ink in Vintage Photo. I left the handle section bare so I could use the same finish on it as I used on the chain and the wheels




The chain, handle and wheels were all primed in brown, then heat embossed with Distress Embossing Powder in Vintage Photo, then sprinkled just a little Colorbox embossing powder in Peridot over the surface and heat embossed that as well then rubbed with Finnabair's fabulous Waxes in Lucky Emerald and Rich Copper (I just rubbed each one onto the surfaces randomly, here and there, to create a blended look.)




The small piece to the left in the photo above keeps the wheelbarrow standing; as an afterthought I added some of the embossing powder there as well, although in the photo it appears darker.

The photo below gives a closer look at the light flecks of green on the embossed surface; it's fun to combine and layer embossing powders to create new effects! I prefer layering them because if you combine the powders you can't pour them back into either of the original bottles, but if you don;t mind losing a bit of excess powder, it's definitely easier to get a uniform finish that way.





I am in love with the new flourished chain pieces, which come in 3 different sizes (I have used the Small) and it makes me happy that I was able to use this cute 3D wheelbarrow to create useful storage-now I have my eye on the Flower Cart....hmmm....what can I store in that one??!

GYPSY SOUL ITEMS USED

Wheelbarrow 1:12
Flourished Chain Small-coming soon!

OTHER ITEMS USED

Ranger Distress Ink and Distress embossing powder-Vintage Photo
Versamark Ink
Colorbox embossing powder-Peridot
Finnabair Art Alchemy Waxes-Lucky Emerald; Rich Copper

Sunday, 22 July 2018

"Berry Cherry" birthday card for Scrap & Craft

Hello dear crafters! Lynne here with a step card featuring a combination of papers from two Studio75 collections, "The Berry Copse" and "Cherry Blossom". I found the neutral papers in the two packs coordinated beautifully together, and the soft green was a lovely complement as well.

I started with a 6" x 12" strip; after a few folds and cuts I ended up with this stand-up shape


I left the chipboard piece uncoloured as the natural shade matched the papers so well:


The Berry Copse paper pack, 12x12
Cherry Blossom paper pack, 12x12
Organza Rose trim , ecru
Scrapiniec Happy Birthday

So glad you stopped by, and I hope you enjoyed seeing my card!! Have a wonderful, colourful, creative week!

Monday, 9 July 2018

"Wish" card and bookmark for Gypsy Soul Lasercuts

Hello crafty friends! I recently made an easel card and posted it on my Facebook page, and one of my online friends admired it and said she'd love a card like that for her birthday, which just happened to be coming up soon...I decided to use this gorgeous frame and coordinating goodies to create a unique card for her, then I thought I'd add a bookmark to match (this is being mailed out of the country so I had to keep everything relatively flat)


I started out by cutting a 5 1/2" strip from double-sided patterned paper ( make sure you like both sides unless you don't mind adding panels to the inside!), then I distressed the edges and inked them in charcoal grey.


I scored the rectangle at 6" and at the 3" mark on one side, then folded it in half.



I border punched along the bottom edge and lightly inked the leaves, I added a contrasting piece of paper behind the punchwork, and distressed/inked the edge of that as well.


At one end of the card where the 6" panel is not divided by a fold, I made a raised panel with layers of coordinating papers and some fussy-cut flower. When your easel card is standing, this creates a little ledge for the front to rest on to keep it upright.


I chose this lovely frame set for my card, and a coordinating fairy for the bookmark I created, and primed them all with white gesso before adding white glitter embossing powder. I fit a circle of patterned paper behind the frame, then added to the end of the card with the 3" folds, gluing down only the lower half so that when the card is folded to stand, the top part of the frame will stand above it.

I added a chain with a butterfly charm to the simple bookmark design, and poked the hole with a large pin-I got a bunch of these pins at a thrift store one time, and they come in handy for so many things-holes like this, piercing for handstitching with embroidery floss, cleaning out glue and paint bottle tips, etc.

I added some glittery letters to finish off the sentiment on the front of the card after attaching the "Wish" word piece on top of the frame.


I fussy cut a ton of the pretty flowers from my papers and used them to accent the frame, and I love the soft and feminine combination of colours, flowers and fairies, and hope my friend will too! Thanks for stopping by to see; have a terrific week! It's really hot here, so perfect weather to stay inside and craft!



GYPSY SOUL ITEMS USED
Garden fairies, large

Scribble fairy frame

OTHER ITEMS USED

Fabscraps patterned paper
Ranger glitter embossing powder-Bridal Tinsel |
Ingvild Bolme chalk ink-Old Road
Fiskars leaves punch
white gesso
Versamark ink
Ranger heat tool