Thursday, 18 September 2014

Travel Memories journal

It's still very hot summer here in Israel, but the smell of fall is all over the world. So I made this Travel Memories Journal cover(and the journal too, but empty yet) with all fall colors and for a couple of web challenges too.
First it was Prima PPP challenge: colors, mediums, products- everything is Prima, but some chipboard bare shapes painted and altered with mediums and  a mask (Tando Creative).


And some close- ups too

So here are some challenges this journal  was made for:
Tic-Tac-Toe for ABC CHALLENGE- PUNCHES- LACE AND FLOWERS
 Things we love- travel and vintage- for Berry 71Bleu
Mixed Media fall and paste- for Mixed Media mojo
 Scrap Africa - Vintage

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Imaginatium GD post #2


Hello my dear crafty friends! 
This is Irit Shalom here again as Imaginarium September Guest Designer and this time I made an altered shabby style printers tray to showcase those gorgeous Imaginarium chipboards.
This is my son's small family (since those photos were taken they got another little girl into their family) and I decided to make it in this pastel shabby style.

This 7 Gypsies tray was dark brown and I just painted it to this dirty white color with a simple paint spray.
Most of the chipboard were added on the outer side of the frame. They are so beautiful to hide them inside.
So two larger ones framed the main photos: Window with lattice and shutters and Frame 1.
Both were covered with gesso, then heat embossed with white embossing powder and then misted with a light pink mist.I didn't try to make  the coverage perfect as this is this style where some bare spots are just welcome.



As I already used Capture Moments Smile inside chipboards for my two other  projects, I decided to use the negative as a mask with light pink colored gel medium over the patterned paper. And it worked great! What a nice use of all possible leftovers! Just try it on your projects too.



The oval frame was painted in the same way as two large photo frames and I used it for the partial title of this project with a chipboard word " Family" inked with distress ink and connected with a strip of glossy accents. This is my favorite way to connect letters : looks so much different and glues the letters perfectly.
The leaves with holes smaller piece was just  heat embossed with white powder and glued over the top of the oval frame.






And now for another " use everything " item: two negatives from Edward relief ornament were used as small photo frames. I added " Just for you" inked chipboard inside the first frame and framed a photo with an extra flourish under the frame in the second one.



The second part of my title , word " Forever" was made with upper and low single letters and as you can see for this word you really need to use both sets or to get doubles. Anyway I managed to make the word and as you can see glued it in the same " add the glossy accents line over" style.




Hope you like my altered tray and see you again with my last post as Imaginarium Guest Designer in a couple of weeks. Please visit Imaginarium blog for the full list of products used to make this project.
 I enter it for a couple of web challenges
Anything goes for Paper Issues
 Vintage to Scrap Africa

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Anything goes with Sweet Stamps


Hello my dear crafty friends and welcome to our Sweet Stamp Anything goes week!
This is a week I usually make different from cards projects. So today this is my ATC  trio.
Made with some background stamping and some over the chipboard stamping, this trio of birdies is a bright piece of Mixed Media  made with delicious pretty new Sweet Stamps stamp sets.
I used mists this time, but you can sure use distress inks to color those small art pieces.
The upper birds were stamped with background leaves stamp (try to think out of the box) and black permanent ink.
And now it's your turn: easy week for challenges- anything goes as you can see. Great chances to win some gorgeous SS goodies!

Monday, 15 September 2014

Adorable lo with IBS

Please scroll down for another post today!

Hello my dear crafty friends and welcome to my  blog!
Today I am going to share a new scrapbooking page made for Inspired by Stamping blog.
Usually we take photos and then scrap them with whatever embellishments we have. This lo was made in the  totally different way. First I got those delicious Water Lily stamp set from Inspired by Stamping and then I decided to find some real water lilies and to take good photos , so I can scrap those photos with those adorable stamps over my background. I found this adorable place in Lithuania: a huge lake full of lilies and I took like dozen or more photos of them; two of those photos were scrapped here and I really like this page.
I made Mixed Media background with  dotted mask, texture paste, mists and water colors. The stamped Lilies were heat embossed with white powder and then painted with water colors. I also added one single stamped froggy on the corner and the title can talk about the nature or even about your froggy Prince charming.
I also added some background stamping using Lilacs set: birds and swirls and script were stamped all over the page. I even stamped the same mini script over the painter chipboard title.
And once again: INSPIRED BY STAMPING stamps are not just for card makers. As you can see I make Mixed Media stamped scrapbooking pages with those stamps and they Shine!







I enter this to a couple of challenges too:
 Mixed Media color challenge


Clique kits - Anything goes
 SSSS Rock the technique challenge: white heat embossing and coloring with distress markers  water color wash over patterned paper
 Sparkle n' Sprinkle Anything goes with embossing powders challenge
 Anything goes for Paper Issues

Moment in Time with Meg's Garden

Hello my dear crafty friends!
Irit is here again and this time I am going to share my new Meg's Garden Printer's tray made with Gentlemen collection, but as totally non- masculine project.
I always try to maximize my craft  supplies. Living in Israel makes the shopping  and shipping kind of Mission Impossible and for this reason I try to  buy the most versatile products to make the possibilities to use them  wider.
So Meg's Garden Gentlemen collection was the one I would never buy. But then I 've got it and  was amazed by the options and the hidden potential of those most gorgeous papers!
This Printer's tray was made with this collection- the strips only- and it's suitable for both genders and even looks a bit feminine with some butterflies and flowers arranged inside the tray.


I cut the strips and the single 12*12'' paper to fit the tray windows (lets say that I made it with no measure system; it was time consuming, but after all this is a big project that should be time consuming).
Each piece of paper was distressed and inked with a dark blue ink. In some windows I added extra tags and even covered then with Frames transparencies.I made some stamping with Vintage collage stamps, such as " Yesterday" or " Moment in time" sayings. Then I added a flow of transparent hand cut butterflies , some clocks and a hot air balloon. Almost 100% of embellishments can be found in Meg's Garden shop (see the list below).














 The only big  product added here are 2 big chipboards, one made as a title ; both are heat embossed with
blue, gold and black powders. I added 2 " found" pieces: one wooden button and one piece of old jewelry. I really like this vintage look of the tray and hope you like it too.
 I also enter this to some web challenges:
Up to sky for Creatalicious
 Altered piece for Rhedd's creative spirit
 Vintage for Scrap Africa

Supply list:
Meg's Garden products
Gentlemen collection
Vintage collage stamps
Frames 3 transparency
Old world time transparency
More butterflies transparency
Hardware metal
Vintage trinket piece
Grey blue flower
 Bottle
Ivory Pearls
Pen nibs
Key hole

 Other products:
Chipboards: ScrapFix
Embossing powders:WOW! Embossing powders
Inks: Clearsnap
Vintage wooden button; vintage jewelry piece; blue feather
Pearls: FWAB

Sweet Stamps Chalkboard monthly challenge


 Hello my dear crafty friends and welcome to Sweet Stamps new  monthly challenge!
This month we challenge you to use Chalkboard technique: this very easy and very trendy one.
First stamp your images over the black or other dark cardstock with clear embossing ink and white powder  heat embossing. Then distress it around the embossed images with white ink. That's it! You are done.
I also added a SS die cut on the corner as a kind of " chalkboard sun"  and embellished some images with white pearls.


Now it's your turn! Play with us this month and you may win some great and new goodies!
I enter this to SSSS Rock the technique challenge
 Sparkle n' Sprinkle Anything goes with embossing powders challenge

Sunday, 14 September 2014

Fun for fun and any other letter too..

Hello my dear crafty friends! Today I want to share a card I made with those fabulous Ann Butler's Faux quilting stamps from Unity and it's just a sample card. Why just a sample? As actually you (and I) can do a lot of those cards using any background and a small tag with one single monogram letter from Ann Butler's Flourish 2'' ABC from Kellycraft stamp set ,and  gorgeous Unity 1'' Faux Quilting stamps (any stamp can be used here as this is just a random background stamping with Ann great Clearsnap Crafter's Inks).





So you can make it L for Love, H for, I for Imagination and so on. You got it, do you?
 And just a few words about the background: it was made with Die Versions background die as a mask and then this inked mask was added over the  inked surface. Here is another fast technique for you: any background die can be used as a mask. Just rub the inks over it and let it dry a bit.
Hope you like this concept and will do some similar projects in the future.

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