Saturday 27 June 2015

Flower power with Rubber Dance stamps

Hello my dear crafty friends!
This is my new layout made with a lot of Rubber Dance stamps.
When I have stamps that fit the photo, this is a time to take my ink pads and to stamp over the patterned paper to get this " new patterned paper" backgrounds.
So working with Antique Botanicals was just a pleasure!
Brown permanent ink and a lot of this set stamps and my layout was just done!

Friday 26 June 2015

Cross the ocean with your courage: altered shadow canvas with Makin's Clay

Hello my dear crafty friends! Irit is here again and this time with my Summer project.
I live in a very hot country, Israel. Actually we say that we have only two seasons here: Summer and a very hot summer. So for me every day a year is a summer day and to make a shore project is something that is very close to the heart as we live maybe 20 minutes ride to the shore. (Need to add that this very  pink girl  doesn't spend a second on the beach and is in a permanent struggle with her close family members about the issue). But then I do love  our sunset shores a lot. I even love sand and pebbles and to collect shells with my grand kids.  But this piece is not about collecting shells and about the lovely shores. It's about a courage to cross the ocean even when you lose a sight of the shore. So this is my tribute to anyone who needs a bit of courage to make a first step.Believe me, the next step is easier, and the next, and so on...
And now for the real thing: shadow  frame in the canvas
Product list:
Clay- white, natural, blue,earth tones colors (mostly Adobe Brown, Sand)
 Clay Push molds- Sea Shells
 Clay Texture sheets- Summer time
Other products:
8*8'' canvas
 Stamp- Inspired by Stamping
Ink- Clearsnap
Cork and cardstock stickers- Paper House Productions
Micro beads- Martha Stewart
Mist- Tattered Angels
Paints, varnish, powder- Earth Safe Finishes

Step by step instructions:
1. Use Light Adobe clay from Earth tones set with Cobblestone texture sheet from the Summer Time set. Then - without extra photos- use the same clay with Sand sheet . It was a bit difficult to release the wet clay from the texture sheets; so next time I  am thinking about using some mold release spray. Anyway, let them dry after they are released and then tear them to part and arrange one over another as stones and sand on the beach. 

2. For the next step mix a lot of white or natural clay with Adobe Brown and Persimmon colors and make a few sea shapes.The colors may vary and can be totally mixed or partially mixed as it is with nature.Release the pieces and let them dry.

3. Mix about 1/2 of a small white clay package with just a bit of Blue clay. Don't mix it to the light blue color, but make this marble look with a partial mixing only. Arrange a big " ocean and sky" clay piece and cover it on the bottom with your " stones and sand" pieces. Make the arrangement random. Later I decided to add some wavy texture with another Texture Sheet and just re -arranged some small blue clay pieces. Take the clay landscape out of the canvas and let it dry.

4. In the meantime paint the inside of your canvas. I used a couple of Chalk It Up ESF paints and even made some splashes with water mist over the dirty paint brush. Anyway, most of the painted space will be covered by clay arrangement, so don't try to be a great painter.

5. And now I just glued the clay piece inside the painted canvas and added all those sea shapes that are already dry.
I added some color splashes over the shapes with ESF Ann Butler's  Iridescents powders in a couple of shades.  couple of cardstock and cork sea stickers were added over and inside the frame. The sand on the bottom was made with ESF Varnish and a mix of golden micro beads. And now is was a time  to add the stamped sentiment. First I tried to  stamp over the dry clay with permanent brown ink. And I tried. And wiped it and tried again and it was a stamping disaster. So I went to Plan B and stamped over white tissue.
Bingo! It's the best way as you can't even say where the tissue begins and where it  ends.
 I used ESF Gel medium under and over the tissue and the piece was almost done.
Not yet! I  few teal mists over the piece were added and I was happy with the final result.

I hope that you like this art piece too and will try the same techniques too.

Wednesday 24 June 2015

Life is wonderful: wooden art deco with TPD, Tando and ESF

Hello my dear crafty friends! Today I have an altered project made with ESF products including Ann Butler's products, Two Paper Divas stamp and Tando chipboards.Hope you like it.

For this project I used Two Paper Divas Life's little sayings  is wonderful stamp set.

Tuesday 23 June 2015

Beautiful blossoms

Hello my dear crafty friends and welcome to my June Bella post!
This time I made this altered wall deco, using Tando Creative chipboard pieces, Earth Safe Finishes paints and mediums and Rubber Dance stamps.
Actually this chipboard piece has three panels to alter, but I decided to alter just one of them this time and to make a small visual tutorial.
You can see the full tutorial in Bella Crafts blog HERE!
Product list:
Chipboards- Tando Creative UK
Crackle Medium, Gesso, Wax- Earth Safe Finishes
Iridescents Paint- Ann Butler for ESF
Paint brush- Dynasty
Pearls- Paper Studio
Embossing powder, ink, glitter- Clearsnap

 Hope  you liked my small tutorial and will  to use the similar technique over your bare chaipboards.

Sunday 21 June 2015

Book shaped gift card holder with IBS

Hello my dear crafty friends and welcome to my new altered project.
This time I decided to make a folded gift card holder with Meg's Garden new Forgotten Meadows collection .I also added some of my most favorite Inspired by Stamping stamps here.
First I made the cover with old recycled chipboards and wrapped them with a 12*12'' paper from the new collection. Then I made the fancy cover with heat embossed chipboard and Meg's Garden flowers, trinkets, lace and doily.
I added the trinket on the top of the frame and glued a charm bird over it.
All paper flowers were inked around the edges with brown distress ink and I added a hand cut  from other paper flowers over the basic paper on the cover.

And now for the inside of this gift card holder.
I glued another paper- this time from the journal kit as the size was a good fit over the wrapped cover. Then I added some stamped butterflies and a stamped sentiment - the same doily from the cover is seen here as it was folded to the half.
I made the right " book shaped" side with 4 printers papers, folded into accordion and arranged to the deep frame.
Then one single envelope from the kit was glued as a base for the gift card/cash money gift to put inside.
 I used Inspired by Stamping Butterflies  set and stamped my beloved butterflies and the sentiment from this set on the left side back cover. 

You can see the folded paper  on this photo:

And some close up to butterflies here:

The last close- up to the card/cash envelope:

I hope you like my project and with Meg's Garden gorgeous Forgotten Meadows and Inspired by Stamping lovely stamps you can make a lot of similar projects/ mini books/ cards or scrapbooking pages.

Friday 19 June 2015

Princess in boots : DV and CC

Project Description
This is a card made with Boots and Saddle collection and one extra, non CC , die only. Easy to make girly card with a lot of layers and still flat and can be mailed by post.
Materials Used
1. Boots and Saddle Saying on Ivory-CC
2.Boots and Saddle on Kraft- CC
3.Black and Kraft Barbed wire- CC
4.Chocolate and Ivory Feathers reverse-CC
5.Rust and Ivory tile-CC
6. Yellow and white mini dot reverse-CC
7. Glimmer mist Marigold- TA
8. Glimmer mist Dragonfly- TA
9.Jute cord natural- CC
Tools Used
1. Vintage boot die- Die- Versions
2. Stapler

Step by step instructions:
Step 1
Cut the 4 card layers from all background cardstocks.
Step 2
Hand cut the cowgirl image and the Princess sentiment.

Step 3
Arrange all 4 background layers with staples . Glue the cowgirl image with 3d foam glue.
Step 4
Die cut the boot and arrange it over the yellow dot cardstock. Hand cut the yellow cardstock around the die cut shape. Glue it over the card with 3d foam glue.

Step 5
Glue the sentiment on the top of the card.
Step 6
Mist the card with Dragonfly and Marigold Glimmer mists.

Step 7
Arrange a piece of natural jute cord around the card as a piece of girls " lasso". Use staples to connect the cord around the card front.

Thursday 18 June 2015

Love takes us home: art journal pages with Rubber Dance

Hello my dear crafty friends! Irit is here and I welcome you  to my new art journal double paged spread made with A LOT of Rubber Dance stamps, but also with self made stencil, lots of mediums  and a lot of free hand doodling too.
It's almost impossible to make a tutorial about art pages; so I  just explain the working process and will give you some tips about this page.
First I picked the theme and it was Home. Then I found the saying that said " Life takes us to unexpected places, but Love takes us  home". From now on I picked colors (just black-grey and yellow) and home connected things. I made brick wall with texture paste and heat embossing with clear embossing powder. I was looking for  stencils with houses and didn't find any in my stash, So I die cut the very old Sizzix die strip with sky line and made my own stencil, the one that cross both pages in the middle. I outlined the houses with black pen and made a white paint circle over one house that was picked as the " HOME". That house was also stamped over with a heart  RD stamp from I heart art set.

Different stamped words (Rubber Dance A little Birdie set ) were stamped over the sky line strip and the last one was Love (that takes us home)
Some background RD stamps were widely used over the page (Mesh from New retro beach set, Splashes from Funny Birthday set, numbers from ATC Backgrounds 1, Diamonds background, Old compass from Travel set, to show us the way, Love always sentiment)
As the final part I added chipboard title on the right page and a lot of yellow mists around.

I really hope I inspired you to make your own art pages with a lot of gorgeous Rubber Dance stamps.

Wednesday 17 June 2015

Watercolors with TPD

 Hello my dear crafty friends! This is my third post made in June for Two Paper Divas.
This time I tried the new for me technique. I worked over Ranger Mixed Media cardstock with distress inks  over the stamps and it was just great watercolor result.  The new Button flowers set was a great match to this techinque and I made a mix of flowers and leaves (no buttons this time) with 3 distress inks. A few pearls were all I added to this card. The sentiment was stamped with my most used TPD stamp set named Live with Promise . What a great saying! This is just what we need from life.

 I am sure I will use this technique again soon and I am sure I will use this delicious stamp set over and over.

Tuesday 16 June 2015

Favorite Inspired by Stamping stamps 3d project

 Hello my dear crafty friends !
 Today I am going to share my new 3d project made with my favorite (for now) Butterflies new released  Inspired by Stamping  stamp set.
First I made the faux black wood base  using texture paste, mask and Kraft cardstock. I added  black paint over the dry paste and then some brown distress ink. The whole piece was cut and arranged to this arrows sign.
Then I added one single huge sticker in the middle and this sticker was a reason to use those lovely IBS butterfly stamps. I just had to add  more and more stamped butterflies over my arrows.
Each butterfly was stamped  2 or 3 times and layered to this similar to sticker shape.
I stamped them with pigmented ink and heat embossed with clear powder. Then I painted them with distress inks, added some glaze and fine glitters and embellished with rhinestones.

On the top arrow I added stamped sentiment from the very same set and my faux wooden project was all done.

Monday 15 June 2015

So far- best friends lo

Hello my dear crafty friends! Today I am going to share a fun kids layout with totally grown up products. And it works!This layout was published in Create magazine March issue .
With our delicious Paper House Productions papers and embellishments you can do anything for anyone! I used this Italy paper as the main background and those  fun kids photo of my two gorgeous grand children.

Sunday 14 June 2015

Dream girl layout

Usually baby scrapbooking made with baby lines: cute, sweet colors and lovely baby patterns. This page is a fine example of making baby pages with general, vintage, even grungy products. When the photos fit the background paper as it happens with my photos (damask wall in blue and brown colors) you sure can make your baby paper with Canvas Corp Damask cardstock and burlap and to use those vintage colors for my not vintage one year old granddaughter 
scrapbooking page.

Supply list

Canvas corps products:
Cardstock: Black and Kraft Damask
Turquoise and white Damask Reverse
Red and Kraft dot reverse
Little Black pages on Kraft
Black and Kraft Ribbon stripes
Tags Lille
Damask burlap
Jute rope light natural
Chipboard title- Sweet Stamps, Creative Embellishments
Flower- Prima
Punch: Circles- Martha Stewart; Flowers and leaves- EK Success
Pearls: ZVA Creative
Embossing powders: WOW! Embossing powders
Ink: VersaMark Tsukineko, Red, blue- Prima
Bling: Paper Studio
Other: wood camera

Step by step instructions:

1. Cut Turquoise  Damask cardstock to 11*11'' size and punch around three angles with Circles punch. Ink the blue cardstock with red ink and it over the striped one.
2. Make two matting pieces from Damask Black and Kraft cardstock with inked red edges and adhere two baby photos with 3d foam glue. Arrange both photos as shown and connect with pearl flourish over both photos.
3. Add two pieces cut from Little Black pages cardstock on the top as shown; add a piece of Damask burlap on the top. Ink all three tags with red ink and adhere as shown: two on the top and one on the photo bottom. Tie a small burlap string in each tag.
4. Punch a few flowers and leaves and ink the edges. Arrange 4 leaves and 2 flowers as shown and adhere them around the big blue flower. Staple the hemp piece around the page. Add 
black painted wooden camera on the right low corner.
5. Heat emboss the Dream title with red embossing powder and glue it as shown. Ink Baby letters with red ink and glue under the main title. Write some journaling with white pen on the card

Saturday 13 June 2015

Wedding guest book with Canvas Corps

Project DescriptionThis is a self made from the chipboard purse shaped book that in this case was made for the Wedding as a guest book, but can be used for any other occasion too. It just says Thank you and has a date over it and it's made with the classic black/white/red and Kraft colors.
Materials Used1.Damask printed burlap-CC
2.Black and Ivory Damask-CC
3. Black and Kraft Damask-CC
4.Red and Ivory Damask-CC
5. Black and Ivory French script-CC
6. Ivory burlap-CC
7.Kraft cardstock- CC
8.Jute rope light natural-CC
9. White chipboard- recycled
10.Alpha stickers- American Crafts
11.Metal trinket- unknown
12. Bling- Paper Studio
12. Velcro closure
Tools Used1. Thank you die- Heidi Swapp
2. Scalloped dies- Cherry Lynn Designs
3. Rectangle dies- Cherry Lynn Designs
4. Inks- Clearsnap

Fold a chipboard piece using the measurements written over the photos and using your paper trimmer.

Fold the purse shaped cover as shown

Cover the outside ofr the cover with French script black on white cardstock.

Cover the inside part with Damask red and black over white cardstocks

Die cut Kraft Damsk frame and glue it on the front cover. Add a holded piece of white burlap and glue the date numbers over it. Die cut the medallion shape from red Damask cardstock. Cut into half and glue over red cardstock as the top embellishment piece.

Add a string of clear rhinestones on the bottom and a closure trinket on the top as shown. Add the thick rope piece as a handle .
Add Vecro circle in the middle to make the closure.

Die cut two scalloped pieces of Kraft and red Damask cardstock and arrange them on the inside part of the cover as shown. Die cut " Thank you" title and glue it over the scalloped die cuts.

Make a self made Kraft cardstock notebook and cover it with Damask burlap on the top. Ink all inside and outside edges with red ink.

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