Sunday, 31 May 2015

Love with IBS

 Hello my dear crafty friends and welcome to my last Inspired by Stamping May post.
 This time I made another Lilac card, but with the totally different look and totally different, but yet gorgeous IBS  stamp set:  Flower of the Month- Pansy.
The stamped image is heat embossed with black powder and colored with distress markers. I added the LOVE sentiment from another  great IBS set: Tulip Bouquet

Saturday, 30 May 2015

Art in the tin

Hello my dear crafty friends and welcome to my  new art adventure. This time I made an ART TIN.
This is just a way to contribute to my love to art with this small, but yet very artistic  altered tin creation.
The plain  silver metal tin was the beginning. First I altered the lid using Rubber Dance stamps with pigmented Crafter's Clearsnap ink and black embossing powder. This was not the usual way to stamp over bare metal. The usual way is to use solvent  permanent inks. But then isn't art an experiment? So this was my new experiment and it worked!
 The stamps I used were from different Rubber Dance sets, but all the sets are totally " artsy".
 The face was from Collage Mix set.
 The Bingo card from Art Backgrounds 2 set.
 The G 53 token from Collage Elements 1 set.
 I also used a nature branch stamp from  Vintage Birds set.
 After I stamped the images and heat embossed them I added a mix of Ranger alcohol inks over the lid  to make this artistic painted background.
 The Art title was made with Makin's Clay white air dry clay and stamping into the wet clay. I use  small Art word from Da Vinci set and then colored it with one of my alcohol inks and glued over with a good jewelry clay.

Now I moved to the inside of my art tin. First I stamped the left panel and the half of right  panel. The stamping was made over white thick cardstock with the same pigmented ink and the same embossing black powder. I picked the small artistic stamps  that fir the tin size and added parts of big backgrounds.
The art doll image is from Collage elements 1 set.
 The music background is a part of a very large  Music notes background stamp.
The  text is a part of Collage mix set.
On the right side I stamped  artistic Number strip with the very same text background. Both stamped pieces were inked with  a bit of alcohol inks leftovers.
Then I added the artistic trinkets inside the box.
The three faces were made with silicone mold and Makin's Clay  White clay. I inked all  dried faces with some alcohol ink and gave them this funny colored look.  Both  sides of the tin were covered with a thin layer of ETI  Easy Cast resin and some more trinket were added inside: a chain, Tim Holtz token, some metal parts and an old broken paint brush.You don't need any glue to fix them all inside the tin if you use clear resin as your sealer.

And is my beauty again!
Can you use it for something? Maybe. Is it pretty? Sure. Is it the real Art? Most probably...

Friday, 29 May 2015

Just because lo

 This layout was published in Create magazine May issue as a part of journalling challenge.

Product list:
 Patterned paper- Canvas Corp
Tags- 7 Gypsies- Canvas Corp
Cloth pin- 7 Gypsies
Book folders- 7 Gypsies
Burlap twine- Canvas Corp
Chipboard- A2Z Scraplets
 Punches: EK Success. Marta Stewart
Inks: Ranger
Other: buttons

Page intro:
Making toddler's pages with " adult" products can be a great challenge. Masking it with 10 things list could be even bigger challenge. So I was challenged twice and I think the final result is pretty good. I used Canvas Corp products  that by chance were a good fit to my darling 4 years old grandson's photo and stayed with this blue- Kraft- red , black and white colors and boy embellishments and I made a great list with ten things I love about this age of innocence. You are invited to read it and I think it's universal! All four years old are good and believe in fairy tales. I just want them to stay that way forever!

Thursday, 28 May 2015

Create travel layout

This layout was published in Create magazine May issue.
Project intro:
 I love to travel and I adore to scrap my travel photos. But then, as we travel a lot, I have loads of non scrapped photos and the only way to showcase them is to make multi photo layouts. So this is a kind of this multi photo layout: 5 photos from the same location, also I am not sure is was the very same day. Similar colors and smells and views and all together arranged to one single page layout.
I used themed  Oriental paper pad from PHP and added a bunch of Travel stickers to frame all those photos and to make the " eye movement" from one photo to another. Them I had to make a real title and the place and time were added with gold Thickers. Good Morning, Vietnam! I was there and would come back!
Product list:
Patterned paper: Paper House Productions
 3D Stickers: Paper House Productions
 Cork stickers: Paper House Productions
Snapshot stickers: Paper House Productions
Letters: American Crafts

Wednesday, 27 May 2015

Happy sweet Birthday card with TPD

 Hello my dear crafty friends! This is my last May post made with Two Paper Divas new stamps.
This time I made this pastel card with white on white stamped image from YOU MAKE LIFE SWEET stamps set  and white powder heat embossing.
I stamped it twice and made partial paper piecing using watercolors, some puffy paint on the top and a bit of glitter as my cherry on the top.
 I really adore this lovely sweet Birthday stamp set and I will use it again and again.

See you  next week with more TPD inspiration!

Tuesday, 26 May 2015

Faux wood tutorial for Bella Crafts Publishing

 Hello my dear crafty friends!Those who know me also know that I am a real " faux crafty" person.
 I mean I love to find  my own frugal ways to get supplies that are not available in Israel or at least to find a way to make a very similar ones. Wooden pieces are one of those products.
So this is my Faux wood tutorial made for those who love wooden pallets on the wall, but can't buy them as they are far away from any craft shops, like I am or can't afford to ship them from USA  to wherever they live. This was the main reason to try to make my own" wood"  and it's quite a success.
You can see the full tutorial and much more photos in Bella Crafts blog!

Monday, 25 May 2015

King of Steampunkland

Hello my crafty friends! Irit is here and this time I am going to show you my Steampunk creation made for Father's day with Makin's Clay products and Rubber Dance stamps . As you all most probably know, making masculine projects can be a pain. Most of us have a hard time with anything masculine. But then, Steampunk can be an easy solution for this hard situation and as I am a Steampunk lover, this was my solution for a small present to my husband.

Product list:
Makin's Clay White
Makin's Clay Roller and Cutter set- Roller
Makin's Clay texture tools- Set F- Gears plate
Stamps: Rubber Dance- Vintage Script
Molds:  unknown/ self made
Powders: ESF Copper, Blue 
Inks: Distressed Ranger
Alcohol inks: Ranger
Metals: Tim Holtz, other
Clock brad: Eyelet Outlet
Adhesive: Quick Grip 

Step by step instructions can be seen in this post in Makin's Clay blog! And much more photos too. Please visit the blog and see you soon!

Sunday, 24 May 2015

Art ATC with Rubber dance, Tando and Earth Safe Finishes

Hello my dear crafty friends!
Today I am going to share a couple of ATC made with Rubber Dance stamps and Tando masks and chipboards.

As you can see the theme of both is a vision of art or a Muse. So first I stamped those fantastic Rubber Dance sayings with clear embossing ink and heat embossed with white powder.
Than I made those eyes and splatters using Tando masks and Earth Safe Finish Texture paste.
Both pieces were painted  with distress inks and then I added a pieces of  Tando chipboard clock that was painted with Earth Safe Finish Chalk paint in Huckleberry cobbler paint.  The painted pieces were covered than with ESF No Voc Varnish.
Those are the stamps I used from Rubber Dance:
Collage mix- Muse saying
 Vision saying

Saturday, 23 May 2015

Dream love lo

Project Life sized cards are really a blessing for those who make Project Life pages. But  if you don't make this kind of scraping and still have a great cardstock all printed with Project Life cards, you still can make your classic scrapbooking page if you cut those cards and make your own, unique, grid background by arranging those cards one near/over another. And if those cards are these black and white colors, you can even make Wedding pages in no time. Add 
some trendy gold and you can make a gorgeous wedding page in just no time.

Supply list
Solid cardstock: Black by American Crafts
Patterned cardstock: Noir Mini Trim cards, Noir Crossings, Noir Vieux Rose by Paper House Productions
Die cuts: Noir Accent set by Paper House Productions
Stickers: Just Married 3d stickers, Believe Puffy stickers, Enjoy Puffy stickers, Explore Puffy stickers by Paper House Productions
Rub- Ons: Amazing Life by Paper House Productions
Pearls" Flourish with a Bling
Ink: Turquoise by Clearsnap

Step by step instructions: 1. Cut a 2'' strip of roses from Vieux Rose cardstock, ink the edges and adhere it on the left side over black cardstock. Cut a diagonal strip from Crossings cardstock, ink the edges and glue it diagonally from the lower left corner as shown.
2. Cut all trim cards, ink the edges and arrange them in a free style with a bit of overlapping over the page. Glue the wedding photo.
3. Add "Was the best day" and "Love is all you need" cards from the die cut set with inked edges. Rub two big sayings over the upper right card and lower right card and rub some diamonds and arrows over the diagonal strip.

4. Glue two die cut frames as shown. Add Dream Love puffy stickers' title, all puffy arrows and a couple of puffy feathers on the lower right corner. Ink two die cut roses and arrange the flower cluster with 3d stickers flowers. Add gold and white puffy leaves under the flowers. Adhere the 3d sticker rings over the lower frame corner. Add random gold and blue pearls over the page.

Thursday, 21 May 2015

This is what awesome looks like lo

This lo was web published in SG Create May issue as a part of PHP Colorways showcase using Create May sketch.

Project name: This is what awesome looks like
By Irit Shalom
Page intro
Making baby page with non baby products can be a challenge. But if you have great photos and add some contrast colors to your black and white products, it can make a lovely nontraditional baby page. And with some gold accents it makes this page a very trendy one too. This is also an easy page to make. All you need are a couple of punches to make the border, circle cutter, pink/ light purple ink to ink the edges and some accent dots, such as enamel dots  and pearls. Everything else are just the gorgeous PHP Colorways Noir collection' products and my own lovely granddaughter's  perfect photos.
Supply list:
Cardstock: American Crafts
Patterned cardstock: Noir collection by Paper House Productions
Die cuts: Noir Accent set by Paper House Productions
Rub- ons:
Puffy stickers: Explore, Enjoy,
 Punches: EK Success, Martha Stewart
 Ink: Prima
Pearls: Flourish with a Bling

Other: enamel dots

Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Happy Birthday tag with Two paper divas

Hello my dear crafty friends and welcome to my new post made for Two Paper Divas stamp company.
This time I made a tag and used then very same adorable It's your day.. Enjoy  set all together.
I stamped with white ink over Kraft cardstock and heat embossed it with clear powder. Then I colored it just a bit with inks and white pen and added some enamel dots, flowers and a fun ribbon bow.
This is a very general tag that can fit almost anything: from Birthday, to graduation, to new job, retirement...
You name the occasion- this tag will fit. (It wouldn't fit the masculine receiver, but any feminine  will love those summer colors)
Hope you like my new tag and see you again in a week with more TPD creations!

Tuesday, 19 May 2015

Rubber Dance 1 st anniversary blog hop: Happy Birthday Rubber Dance!

May 19 th- is a  great day! My dear daughter Ortal is getting married today and Rubber Dance stamp company celebrates it's First Birthday!
This blog hop is to celebrate the 1st year anniversary of the Rubber Dance Stamp's blog !
Each member of the Design Team have chosen 3 of our own favorite DT makes for this blog hop, and we will also let you know which 3 are our favorite single stamps. 3 seems to be the lucky number here, so there'll be 3 winners, too!

TWO lucky winners drawn at random will win the Design Team members' favourite stamps!

ONE additional winner who shares this gift giveaway on Facebook gets a €20 voucher (approximately $25) to spend in the Rubber Dance webshop any time she wants! Just tell Bibi that you have shared it on Facebook when you leave a comment on the main blog (…/1st-year-anniversary-give…), and you're in!

To participate in this blog hop giveaway, all you have to do is to visit the blog posts below and leave a comment on all of them. It'll just take a few minutes of your time. You do not have to be a follower on any of the blogs in our hop, but you're of course very welcome to become one - if you aren't already.
Hop along and see the Design Team's fave DT makes and fave three Rubber Dance stamps!

I am so glad that I made their first ever design team. Since then I worked with RD products for the most of my " non stamps" DT-s and made a few print publications in Rubber Stamp Madness and Craft Stamper magazines using those gorgeous stamps and much more publications are on the way.
So today I am going to share three projects made with my most favorite RD stamps.
The first is this Dancer stamp that I used a several times and will use more  in the future.
This is a stamp you can win!

And this is my art piece made with this beauty!

 The second piece is this altered chipboard banner made with a lot of stamps from Travel set.
Incredible possibities  just open with this stamp set to make all of your travel art: scrapbooking, cards, tags and OOP pieces.
And here is my favorite Globe map stamp you can win!

And this is my art banner made with this stamp on each one of three banner parts:

And the last one is just the one you need for any Birthday!
So Happy Birthday dear Rubber Stamp and dear Bibi (the owner).
May all your wishes  become true!
This is this gorgeous Birthday stamp:

And my Birthday card with all my best wishes!

Monday, 18 May 2015

Bee Happy with IBS : Summer tag

Hello my dear crafty friends and welcome to my Summer crafts post made for Inspired by Stamping company.
This time I made a stamped tag using a lot of new, just released last month Honey  Bee stamp set.

I made a yellow cardstock tag and stamped with black pigmented ink over it.Then I heat embossed all images and the Bee Happy sentiment. As I wanted to stay with this black and yellow colors only I colored some images with  white gel pen and I really love the result.
I added a piece of heat embossed chipboard and glued three more hand cut stamped bees over the chipboard.

Last, but not least, some ribbons were added on the top and even on the tag side.

Love this life tag

Hello my dear crafty friends!
 Today SG Create magazine new issue is up on- line and this issue showcases Paper House gorgeous new Colorways lines. All PHP DT members worked with those 3 released lines and this is my Sapphire line tag made with SG Create  tag sketch.

 I also have another PHP lo with Noir line in this issue and a couple of other layouts made as Create team member (so I am wearing 2 hats here). Hope you like PHP GORGEOUS products and our work with them and you do like Create team great projects made with PHP  products sent to all Create team members.
Go and scroll the new ISSUE!It's just DEVINE!

Sunday, 17 May 2015

Hello Love card with IBS

 Hello my dear crafty friends and welcome to my new post!
This time I made a card with gold- red and white Love colors and used this gorgeous Inspired by Stamping new released Paris Love  stamp from the set.
 I stamped with clear embossing ink and heat embossed with gold powder and decided not to color the image as this card has three colors already and doesn't need any more colors to be a fancy Love themed card.
I added some die cuts, some puffy stickers and even some bling and still it's a kind of a CAS card after all.

Saturday, 16 May 2015

Dream in color art pages with Tando

 Hello my dear crafty friends and welcome to my Peel it back Tando weekly post.
I am not really sure what this challenge we - the DT girls- got; so I decided to peel the paint over my double art journal spread and I made this using acrylic paints and pure medical Vaseline (I think in USA they call it Petroleum). I used a few of Tando  stencils to make this page and it's really " stencils only" art adventure.
The left page was made with Tornado stencil and texture paste and then I used Gelatos to color over the dry paste. I added this Tando Speech Bubble chipboard with my own hand writing on both pages and added a bit of golden mist all over the finished pages.

The right page was made with two stencils: the  Giovanna -Glasses and the Giovanna- Eighties stencils.  Same technique and the result is so much different! I peeled some paints mostly over this page and even over the girls image; as you most probably imagine Vaseline just resist the acrylics and we can wipe the paint from the covered sides with a dry paper towel.
Products used:
 Giovanna- Eighties stencil
Giovanna - Eighties

Giovanna - Glasses
Giovanna - Glasses

A Skinner Stencil/Mask - Tornado

Speech bubbles
Speech Bubbles Small

Friday, 15 May 2015

King of Steampunkland

Hello my dear crafty friends!
Irit is here and I welcome  you to my new ETI post.
Today I am going to share the easy and fun way to make your resin lovely Steampunk doll. Actually my doll is a King of  Steampunkland and was even sits on his throne, as you can see.

So here  is the product list:
Metal pieces- from here and there and some Tim Holtz
Micro beads- Martha Stewart
Chipboard- Creative Embellishments
Clear embossing ink
Embossing powder- WOW! Embossing Powders
Face mold
Copper wire

Easy steps to make this project:

1.Spray Mold Release Conditioner over the big and small molds; let them dry and repeat the procedure. This step is very important as releasing your casted pieces from this kind of mold can be mission impossible without this Release Conditioner.
 Mix a  total of 4 Oz (2+2) from Easy Cast Resin and mix it according to manufacturer's instructions. Add a couple of drops of Amber pigment to your mixed liquid resin  and mix it for a few second. Put a few small metal pieces inside the molds and add  resin over. Sprinkle a few copper micro beads on the top of your filled mold. Let them dry for at least 24 hours. The more- the better.

2. Release the shapes from the molds and trim the backside with a sharp knife if needed.(Sometimes we have those small leftovers and we need to trip a piece from the back)

3. Now for the fun part: make your art doll with all casted pieces and much more.
First I heat embossed the background chipboard with glitter  teal embossing powder. Then I glued the doll body over the chipboard with jewelry glue.All  outer metal pieces were colored with alcohol ink to get this copper look (most of them were in silver). I made the face using ETI Jewelry Clay and  faces mold and painted it (when it was totally dry) with blue alcohol ink.I then made a couple of copper wire spirals and glued all metal pieces over the resin body.

Look how cute he is! He is sure a King!
Should I make his Queen? Maybe I will when I find more metal trinkets to use.

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