Saturday, 31 March 2012

You altered double frame

This is my new altered project, made with 2 mini books pages and binded as a double frame. All Prima goodies, Bind It All binding and some RRR pretty seam binding ribbons.

Front of the project
The back side of it

Friday, 30 March 2012

For everything there is a season and for Passover gifts too

Passover is just around the corner and I decided that I need to make some small handmade presents. This altered clear box is a pure recycling (thanks Tim Holtz embossers for such a lovely big pillow boxes to reuse).
I already made some for Halloween, but this one is a very first made for Passover tags (thanks, dear The Rubber Cafe for those fantastic Jewish stamps!)
So  the box was altered and then filled (not to the edge) with 2 more gift tags for the future use.

This is the full box view, with both tags inside.Here is an empty altered box.

For the box I made 2  tags, using the  best ever paper I found - The Rubber Cafe Pugnacious White Signuture paper. Just perfect for stamping, heat embossing, inking with water, distressing- still looks like new!

 For the bigger tag I stamped this Ecclesiastes  stamp with Truffle ink, heat embossed with Clear embossing powder . The Clock stamp is from Vintage Treasures set- stamped with blue  ink several times and heat embossed again. Then all tag was inked with distressed inks, watered and I added some " blood" drops with red paint.

The smaller tag was stamped with the Script stamp from the Steampunk  Charity Wings set  and heat embossed too, The 2 other stamps from this set were added and I made the brownish distressed color again.
Both tags  were  adhered with One and Only glue tape, the same tape was used to glue the ribbons from RRR shop.

Both tags were embellished with more ribbons and i added a couple of Prima flowers. The box was done and now for  more tags in the box.
I made 2 completely different tags here: one is pastel and cute and the second is shabby and dark, but I actually used the same Tree of Life set.

For the pastel tag I made Shalom word stamping- all 3 different stamps with Jasmine  ink and clear heat embossing and then added 3 colors of Distress Stains (Broken China, Pine Needles ,Tattered Rose). I teared the piece, glued it with Scrap Happy glue and stamped the Dove over it with Green ink.

One of 3 tree stamps was  stamped, heat embossed and glued on the corner. 2 buttons and a ribbon (RRR again) were added to finish this tag.

The second tag was made with Basic Backgrounds 2  Dots stamp- white ink, clear embossing, stamping all 3 Shalom word stamps over it and inked with some distress inks
I added a ribbon strip to cover some stamping mistakes (it works, believe me), again with One and Only tape.

Another tree stamps from Tree of Life was stamped, heat embossed and inked.
And now the box and both tags again- hope you like them.

And to the punch line: Shalom (means PEACE AND HELLO in Hebrew), is our family name. So I just signed the tags without signing them.
See your with my next project and wish your all a very Happy Easter and Passover!
I also enter this to Distress inks techniques for Made especially for you
Scripture for Clearly inspired 
Recycle for Frosted designs 
Altered for Craft us crazy
Quotes for Southern girls 
Anything goes for Simon says
Blue - the blue tag- for Creative Craft world

Thursday, 29 March 2012

Royal vacation with Robin's Nest royal products

This page will be published in June 2012 issue
Hello, My dear blogging friends! My new Royal page made with a mix of royal Robin's Nest glittery products.
I used Girls Glittery Crowns as a basic cardstock, added the Old Map over ( kind of a strange geography there, for sure). Then I hand cut a lot of pieces from Glittery Palms cardstock and added some matting from Tropical Voyage paper. The rub- ons from Palm tree gave me this " add red" color. I also used some clippies from 2 sets and the sea  stars as my major embellishment.

The glitter red  metal ribbon was just perfect around this Tando Creative compass painted with Ranger distress paint. Glitter royal strip was added under the photo and I used AC letters for my title.

Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Winners of ALL THINGS ALTERED blog hop

Here are my winners from All things altered blog hop:
Winner of Tim Holtz stamp set is
Michele from MS that said
What a beautiful project and I love the sentiment along with it!! I am follower #460!! Would love to know how you did the bubble wrap stamping - I have never heard of it
And my second stamps and stickers giveaway winner is
and she said
Gorgeous fan and great prizes. I am your newest follower.

Dear winners! Contact me please with your shipping info and your prizes will be shipped in a few days! My mail is in ABOUT ME section
Thanks to all my new  and old followers (there were no 50 new followers, so Unity stamp set stays here for the next candies)
We will be doing Summer hop in June- more prizes too, so stay tuned!

Saturday, 24 March 2012

All things altered blog hop : Life is Fan- tastic

Today I am participating in a very different blog hop. It's not a hop  with some particular company or challenge blog, but a hop of Altered artists  that decided to make their own blog hop, for the ART inspiration  only.
Pam, from Scrapbook Flair, organized this hop for all of us and we made a lots of projects to inspire you a bit.
We also have 3 prizes to giveaway on this Hop.
 Here is what I am giving away in this hop as a mutual prize (but wait, there is much more here in my blog)- Tim Holtz large stamp set, new in package and about $25 cost and I will ship it anywhere if you  randomly win in this whole hop.

To win  on of  our hop prizes you  need to follow all our blogs to win some great goodies and to comment in each blog. Then go to Pam's blog and comment that you did it all and you will be in a draw.
But as I said  I have my own Rak too- just scroll down to see it  in the end of this post.
So this is my altered project this time: altered fan, made with mostly Prima products, but with a lot of Tim Holtz distress stains (5 or 6 of them, and I only have 7), some bubble wrap stamping and heat embossing, some white painted TH metals, some.... OK,lot of everything and it's all about the life being FAN- TASTIC.

And this is my own blog giveaway:3 sets of stamps  new in package, and 8 sets of all possible stickers, Holidays and others,   and I will draw one random commenter and it will be shipped anywhere  on the globe.

All those sets were Raks I got and  they are great and lovely and some are cute and they are totally not my style or my religion. So you all have a great chance to win them randomly.
You get your first entry if you are my old or new follower and comment here to tell me about it .
  But wait- you can have more entries  for the following:
Send me a new follower and comment about it and if this person is my new follower- you have your second entry.
Share this post on your FB page and comment about it with a link- 3 rd entry
Blog about it, comment with your link- 4 th entry
So if you do all of this you will be in my draw 4 times and if I have 50 new followers I will draw another stamp set  from Unity as my second prize on this blog for another follower.

And here is all other artists links- leave them all some love, we need it!
All of the artist are well known altered artists and I am just thrilled to be on this hop with all of them:
1.Pam -
2. Pinky-
3. Nicole-
4. Betty -
5. Debbie-
6. Christine -
7. Jess B. -
8. Charity-
9 .Laura Evangeline -
10. Eileen -
11.Jennifer -
12.Irit- you are here
13. Gloria -
14. Cindi -

SO WHAT are you waiting for?
Hop with us and win!

A long life is in store for you

This card was published in SNR April/May 2012 issue
This is my very first The Rubber Cafe DT post. I made a full tutorial for this post  for TRC blog, but I repost it here too for all my own blog followers.
So here is my finished card- Oriental style for any occasion.

As some of your may know (my FB friends mostly), my new TRC stamps made a long travel from our Israeli customs to my home (2 weeks and mostly 13 miles away), but they are finally with me and I had a hard time to decide what I am going to use for my very first blog post. Actually, I wanted to use them all as all stamps are so gorgeous, but finally I stopped on those Oriental stamps as I was in this Chinese mood.
Then I decided to make a quick tutorial with some stamping basics, as some of us are not the long time experienced stampers and sometime we need to go back to basics.
So this post is about Resist stamping technique and Stamped paper piecing, but with my own twists.
Resist stamping technique:
 This technique is based on resist to paint action of stamped and heat embossed images. So when you stamp any image on your cardstock, use embossing powder and heat it, you can paint over it with inks, watercolors, stains, acrylic and then to wipe the paint over your images and to see them clear and in the color they were embossed.
My twist here was to use some light color patterned paper and to produce this technique on it and not on some solid cardstock.

 I used this Basic Grey cardstock (back side of it), with White ink (OK, I am a messy crafter, my inks and stamps are not so clean, but believe me, it is white inside).
I used Donna Salazar Mixed Media Jasmine ink and White embossing powder.
I also  used Blossom Branch TRC  stamp for this step.
Here you can see the stamped and embossed image and we are ready for the next step.

You can use any kind of paint over your stamped images as long as it's not totally permanent one, I decided to stick with Donna Salazar Mixed Media inks and to paint my embossed blooms into some pink color that mixes great with this original greens of the paper. So I used this Chiffon ink here.
The piece of Ranger's Cut -n-dry foam used for my inking and then I added some pink highlights with reddish watercolor over the flowers and wiped all extra paints and inks with a baby wipe.
Now my resist piece is done and I cut out to the card panel size and inked around with Donna Salazar Truffle ink and made pearl flower centers were made with Cream Pearl Pen and this piece was done.

The second basic technique I will show you today is this Stamping and Paper piecing one. Very simple and well known and still I decided to make a twist and to use a piece of patterned paper again and to make it 3 layers 3d image.

I used this TRC Large Lace Fan , Versamark embossing ink and some gold embossing powder.

You can see the fan after I made the embossing and I actually made it 3 times. Then I hand cut it: one full fan , the second- the upper half and the third- just the lace part. I adhered them one over another using 3d foam glue and my focal point image was done
And here are both stamped pieces before the final card was made.

And now for the final project:

Kraft cardstock base , heat embossed with the same gold powder around for this distressed look.
3 layers of Basic Grey papers, but not too obvious, as we want to concentrate in our front panel.
Both blooms and fan added and then I made this embellishments cluster with recycled ribbon bow, old Chinese coin (recycled from an old candle), some black old twine , some not so old Prima flowers and the sentiment from some Chinese fortune cookies page. And this sentiment just says it all: long life is in store for all of us.
All layers were adhered with The Rybber Cafe  best ever GLUE.
The Rubber Cafe stamps are in our store for you to use for this long crafting life!

Tuesday, 20 March 2012

I am here for you altered box

Some altered box- made for Glitz March challenge- to use prints- I even added some letter in the bottle. Just to keep some " Junk" inside- but pretty and vintage.
And some more challenges:
Shabby chick/vintage- Bunnie Zoe crafts
Floral for Crafty bloggers network
Anything goes for Love to create
Recycle for Scrap it girl
Add a flower for Pan pastel UK
Bingo line- flowers, distress, words for Fashinable stamping
Vintage for the Stampman (2 rubber stamps used here)
Altered for Charisma
Vintage for Creative card crew 
Spring clean- old things- pretty old Glitz collection, old flowers, very old recycled box for Tuesday throwdown

Saturday, 17 March 2012

Happy Birthday, Melissa!

 This card was published in SNR April/May 2012 issue
Today is Melissa (from The Rubber Cafe company) 29 th (again) Birthday. And  our DT decided to make her a pretty Birhtday cards  to celebrate this Birthday.
The Rubber Cafe has this fantastic giveaway- so please comment here and on the TRC blog and you can be entered to this draw and to win some of the stamps I used here and much more.

 And a close up to those heat embossed stamps: I used Fabulous Phrases  sentiment and Floral Swirl stamp, both heat embossed with clear embossing inks and Webster pages products.
I wish Melissa all the best! Anything she wants in her life and more!
Happy Birhtday, Melissa!

Friday, 16 March 2012

Sunshine sun flowers

This page was published in April issue of Scrapbooking. com magazine
New page made with A2Z Scraplets new February release and WOW Embossing powders .
I also used some Tando stencils for the background misting and made those dots with  their stencil, clear embossing ink and Wow Embossing green powder. This is a very simple page, but with lots of techniques: misting, painting, heat embossing, die cutting (fence from CLD), hand writing, inking, misted white flower and I even altered this chipboard K&Co title with gold embossing powder to fit the page.

Thursday, 15 March 2012

Our Adventure

This page will be published in June 2012 issue
Last October we had this terrific Greece cruise and I never scrapped a single photo of this trip. So it's time now for the first one.

I used Lily Bee products and March sketch, A2Z part of the chipboard title, The Rubber Cafe stamps (Vintage Treasures clock, camera  and script, Column stamps), a lot of Elle's Studio tags- with added stamping, EC epoxies and stamped and cut images and one single EK border punch.

This is as close to clean and simple as I can scrap.
And this was made for some web challenges:
Lily Bee sketch
Elle's Studio embellish your tags

Wednesday, 14 March 2012

My vintage treasure bag

Hello, my dear  stamping friends! Irit is here again and this time with my vintage altered Kraft bag.
Those Tim Holtz  brown bags are so inviting to alter them in this perfect vintage style and TRC Vintage treasures  stamps set was just so perfect  for this bag.
First I stamped the bag with 2 big background  print stamps from the set, using Brown Mixed Media  Truffle ink and then I inked it around with  Tim Holtz distress green ink.
The tags are  from Basic Grey and they  were bright and shiny and had nothing to do with  mute vintage style. But wait! After I stamped those other vintage stamps from the same set with the same brown and green inks and heat embossed them with Clear embossing powder, it just changed the whole picture. Now those tags are vintage and fit this project just perfect.
I made a cluster of all 3 stamped tags, added some vintage seam binding ribbons from Really Reasonable Ribbons shop (we have a blog hop with them next month, but I ordered much more ribbons to use before and after). A bit of RRR lace was pleated under the biggest stamped tag.
I made a stamped title with the last stamp from this set over another tag and then some more shabby embellishments were added all around (the gold buttons is a real vintage, all other items are from scrap supplies. The last one was this bottle cap with epoxy cover (Bottle Caps Co.)

Then I decided to stop... Even if less is not more with me, this was too much already .
And them I added some Cream  Pearl Pen touches  over the stamped butterfly. I can't stop, sorry.
One last word: I used TRC most perfect Scrap Happy Glue  for this project and the One-&- only tape  to pleat my piece of lace and it glues metal and button and just close to everything. 
And the bag is totally  made for use: great for some small jewelry piece present inside.

Hope I inspired you a bit this time .
See you next week with my new project. I think I am going to scrap nest  time, but not sure yet. Too many  fabulous stamps to pick from and very hard to decide.
Have a great day!
I enter this project
Handmade- gift bag- for Great Impressions challenge

Tuesday, 13 March 2012

As time goes by

This is my new 7 Gypsies printers tray. This time is was made for my Pion Guest  Design DT that's over after 3 month and I still have a lot of products to use.  But more then paper- Sky was a limit.

7 Gypsies metal  pieces and bottles, some TH metal  too, Prima flowers and some craft shop ones; Lace, leaves, flowers and  scalloped shapes  cut with Cheery Lynn Designs dies- I enter this project to their Swirls challenge.Maya Road  ruler,spools and bingo pieces, Twinery twine; Webster's netting, Prima black lace and unknown deep red lace too. Blumenthal Lansing  heart button;A2Z Scraplets title, swirl stickers  and 2 borders, all inked and heat embossed with Clear embossing powder from Wow.Titles on this project: one MLS and all others are Authentique.
Robin's Nest rub ons over the paper.

After 2 -3 hours of adding more and more embellishments I decided  to stop.
I hope you like it. It's my regular vintage style.
I also entered this to
Handmade items: flowers, leaves, lace- for Great Impressions challenge- I won this one, thanks!

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