Thursday 31 March 2016

ETI /Ann Butler Designs blog hop

Hello my dear crafty friends and welcome to ETI/Ann Butler's designs mutual blog hop.
You most probably came from Einat's blog here, and if not- begin with Ann Butler's blog here.
For this hop the Ann Butler's team members were asked to make a project with both ETI and Ann's products and this is my share for the hop.

I made the double sided acrylic pendant using Ann Butler's Unity Faux Quilting stamp, Ann's Crafter's Canyon ink, Ann's Sunshine, Aquamarine and Lime Light Crafter's inks re- inkers and Ann's Earth Safe Finish Iridescents Lagoon and Orchid paints. From the ETI side I used Easy Mold Silicone Putty, Easy Cast Clear Casting Epoxy and Amber transparent resin dye.
So here is one side of my finished necklace:

 I used Tim Holtz acrylic fragment and stamped one 2'' Ann Butler's Unity Faux Quilting stamp with Canyon ink. Then I heat embossed the stamped image with clear embossing Clearsnap powder.
The elephant was made using a mold I made with putty with metal piece I wanted to cast. When my mold was dry I mixed Easy Cast resin with copper micro beads and Amber DIE pigment and after 24 hours I got this  beauty. I  painted the elephant with Ann Butler's ESF Orhid paint and  glued it over the stamped side with liquid resin.

And this is the back side ofr the same piece:

This side was covered with Ann Butler's Crafter's inks reinkers and then heat embossed with clear powder.
The face was molded and casted in the same way as the elephant. Then I painted it with Ann's ESF Lagoon paint and glued a bit out of the center.
I hope  tha you like my project and now you can visit the next designer on the list: Larissa

Wednesday 30 March 2016

Alter your napkin holder from shadow box

This is my alteration of Canvas Corps shadow box that was brown and not fit to my kitchen/rooms. So as I was in need of napkin holder and the size was just perfect, I decided to alter it to this " light vintage" piece using DIY paints and embossed paper. To make it durable I added a thick layer of clear resin over the paper.

Materials Used
1. Shadow box 8*8'' Stained wood-Canvas Corps
2. DIY Viridian paint- Tattered Angels
3. DIY Ivory paint- Tattered Angels
4.Embossed large floral ivory paper-Canvas Corps
5. Easy cast ETI resin
6. Water colors- Faber Castell DMC Gelatos
7. Crackle medium- DecoArt

Step by step instructions:

Step 1
Paint the shadow box with Viridian color and let it dry

Step 2
Cover the painted box with crackle medium and let it dry

Step 3
Paint over the dry crackle with Ivory paint. Try not to repeat over the already painted area if you want to get good crackles

Step 4
Cut a piece of ivory embossed floral paper to the size that cover the inside of the box. Glue it into the box. Water color the embossed florals with your colors of choice.

Step 5
Cover the colored box with a thick layer of ETI Clear cast resin and let it dry for at least 24 hours. Distress the edges of your painted box as much as you want to get this " old" look

Step 6
Put your favorite napkins inside and enjoy!

Shabby love card with Two Paper Divas

 Hello my dear crafty friends and welcome to my last, already 6 th, March project made for Two Paper Divas.
It was quite a long time since I made a shabby, multi layered card. So this card can be a new beginning or maybe just " nice to make, to many layers" card.
So as you can see it's full of die cuts inside and outside, painted ones and just nice cardstock ones.
I stamped Love  word  block stamp on patterned paper behind the flowers and then made the focal image using die cut, paper cut and stamped hand cut heart with the word Love stamped over it using  Large Conversation Heartstamp set.
I think that some people really love " fat" cards. I am not so sure about myself. Let's craft and see.

 I enter this wot some web challenges:
 Anything goes- for Simon Says

Tuesday 29 March 2016

Scrapmatts layout for March

Hello my dear crafty friends!  Today I am going to share my second March project made for Scrapmatts.

 And as I was very  passionate to use my new Scrapmatts products, I made a layout in a totally different vintage style and this is all about time.

 I used a photo of my home clock and made a statement about perfect moment in our lives.
The paper products are from old DCVW stack, but the gorgeous Scrapmatts chipboards made this page unique and outstanding.

 This time all chipboards were painted with DecoArt Mixed Media line paints to get this rustic vintage look. The ornate  toppers pieces were heat embossed with a mix of black, gold and copper embossing powders.

The stamped sentiment (Visible Image) was just perfect size to be covered with one of Chains circled chipboards.

Other chipboards were connected around the clock and embellishment cluster.

I added the Scrap Words21 CB6103 sentiment under the photo.
And the sentiment is just perfect as this photo was taken on my daughter's wedding day while she was dressing in my bed room.
I also added some paint stencilled letters over the background with Alphabet  CT5017stencil.
Chains 01 CB5132
Scrap words 21 CB6103
Ornate toppers 01 CB5137
Stencil CT5017 Alphabet

I hope I inspired you  with my vintage layout today.

Irit Shalom

Monday 28 March 2016

My life on canvas- with Scrapmatts

Hello my dear crafty friends! This is my very first post as Scrapmatts DT member.

For this post we were asked to make a kind of a " selfie" canvas.
I hope  that I am seen in a proper way on this project as usually I am on the other side of the camera.

 So as you can see I made it to fit the photo. Actually those are two photos from the same vacation, but I managed to destroy to lower one with mists. Then I realised that I don't have another good photo that was in a portrait way and every single piece of chipboards was already glued with gel medium over the canvas.
So when life gives you lemons, try to make a lemonade from them and try to correct your mistakes. The other similar photo was a landscape kind. I just trimmed it and made this 2 layers double photo and it seams to be unique and interesting after all.
My background was made with two Scrapmatts stencils: Circles  CT1001 and Alphabet  CT5017. I used texture paste (DecoArt) to make the whole background and let it dry.
As the next step I added paints and mists all over the canvas, using Plaid Mixed Media gel paints and their new mists. After it was dry I added some stamped frame with black permanent ink (Ranger) and Andy Skinner's stamps.
The next step was to paint the Retro squares chipboard, to cut it into two parts and to glue over the canvas.

Then I heat embossed  one window from Windows  04 CB5120 set and three pieces from Ornate frames 22 CB1220 and Ornate toppers 01 CB5137 sets  using clear embossing ink and opaque white embossing powder.  Those pieces were arranged on the top and  on the bottom of my photo.

As the next step I painted the Flowers 12 CB1220 and added them over the window chipboard.
I used two pieces for sentiments, both from Scrap Words 21 CB6103 set and they coordinate together to make the statement of Life being a journey and adventure that just begins.

As my last touch I added a bunch of 3d stickers and a few drops of blue mist. Yes, the mist that ruined my lower photo.
I really hope  that you like my canvas as much as I do, but it goes to Scrapmatts shop, not to my craft room wall.
Stencils: CT5017 Alphabet
Circles CT1001
Scrap Words 21 CB6103
Ornate toppers 01 CB5137
Ornate frames 22 CB1220
Flowers 12 CB1220
Retro squares 01 CB5141
Windows 04 CB5120

I also enter this to a couple of web challenges:
Craftylife challenges- Tic-Tac-Toe line of chipboard- mist- flowers
 Sketch - for Scrappy sketches
 Studio 75 - Spring with purple
 Eyeconnect crafts- Inspiration  with chipboards
 Spring- for Stamps and Stencils
 Creative Artiste- anything goes with chipboards from Scramatts

Sunday 27 March 2016

Love art journal page with Rubber Dance : tutorial

Hello my dear crafty friends and welcome to my new art page tutorial made for Rubber Dance Art stamps company.
 This is Irit from Rubber Dance International team and I hope to inspire you to make art of art.
One of the best things with Rubber Dance stamps is that most of them are for art and about art. So this new art set called ARTIST PLATE is just precious and this page was  made with this set only.  Even the sentiments are all from the very same stamp set.
 So here we go with the tutorial:

1. Stamp  a few images with the big stamps and permanent ink. Make some masks with the same images and arrange the " central piece" as shown using those masks. Add some " shadow" stamping around with the same stamps.

2.Use mists to cover  your stamped images . Let each color dry before you move to another one, unless you do like brown mess over your pages.

3. Stamp the pallet over another paper piece with clear embossing ink and heat emboss with black powder. Hand cut the embossed image.

4.Use stencil (mine was Tim Holtz) to add some dimension around the page. I used gel medium only, not some white texture paste as I wanted it to stay close to clear after it's dry.

5.Adhere the hand cut pallet over the page in the place that was stamped with masked image. Add paints to that pallet using Tattered Angels High Impacts or any other shiny, deep colored paints. Let the  paints dry a bit as we use a big splash over the image. Add some paints over the paint brushes and around.
Stamp the sentiments- all three of them-  and cut them- not too straight. Then glue them over the page. All page , with the sentiments, was misted again with the bright vintage mist.
 And now scroll over the fragment to see the whole page on the bottom.
And make one for yourself!

Use Irit2016 discount code to get 15% off your order and the shipping rates are great too! Check the shop and pick your own favorites!
You can also win some great stamps as we offer you our Monthly challenge in the blog!
So enter your project (any products to win, but for the Top PICK  you do need to use Rubber Dance stamp) and maybe you can win some fantastic art stamps. 
I enter this to some web challenges:
 Sweet Stamps- not a card challenge

Thursday 24 March 2016

Makin's Clay March tutorial post

Hello my dear crafty friends and welcome to my Makin'sClay March tutorial.

March is the National Craft Month and to make a new jewelry  piece with Makin's Clay and tools, die, molds and  paints  sure counts as crafting. I decided to pick a few trends and to use them on this card piece. 
The recent trends are Rose quartz color of the year (it's just light link one);doilies are still trendy; tassels are back as a trend; glitter and gold are the most trendy items on this list. And as I believe, butterflies and flowers are trendy forever.
So here is my new Spring necklace and I made a tutorial for you , so you can duplicate with piece or to make a very similar one.
Step 1: Roll a piece of Makin's peach clay over  Makin’s Professional® Cutting Mat with a roller from Makin’s Professional®Roller and Cutters set® .
Make a sheet of Makin's Clay peach color using Makin’s Professional® Ultimate Clay Machine®  on setting 5. Let the sheet of clay be totally dry and then die cut it with My Favorite Things small Doily die. Not every delicate die works on clay sheet; this one works even with small intricate die cutting.

Step 2:
Cut the piece of dry clay sheet (the same color from the previous step) to make a hand made tassel. Ad you can see Tim Holtz scissors are just perfect to cut dry Makin's Clay sheet.

Step 3:
Pick two small molds  and use White Makin's Clay to cast a small flower and a small butterfly. I used Plaid molds and didn't take a photo of this step as it was obvious and easy to understand.
Let  your shapes to be totally dry and take them of the mold after a couple of hours. You don't need to wait for 24 hours to make the next step.

Step 4:
Paint the dry flower and butterfly with Colorarte Acrylic glaze paints and let it dry.
Makin's Clay is just a perfect pallet for those shiny paint  as you can see.

Step 5:
Pick a round metal golden base and glue the painted clay daisy flower inside the circle using any possible glaze medium that fit polymer clay. I used Gloss Glastique from Sweet Stamps, but any glaze medium for clay will work.Add some clear fine glitter over the glaze and around the flower.
Glue the painted butterfly with the same glaze over  the die cut clay doily, add some clear fine glitter around and let it dry.

Step 6:
Glue the clay doily over the back side of your metal golden base and now you have double sided clay pendant. 

Add the golden cap over the fringed cut clay to make a tassel. Arrange the base and the tassel as shown and add a black ribbon.

Enjoy you very trendy necklace!

Makin's Clay products used:
Peach (from Earth tones sets)


Other products:
Molds- Plaid
Glaze-Sweet Stamps
Acrylic paint-ColorArte

Jewelry parts , glitter, ribbon- craft shop

Wednesday 23 March 2016

Heart full of love with IBS

 Hello my dear crafty friends and welcome to my new Inspired by Stamping project.
Long time since I made some other then cards projects and when I got this new stamp set I knew that I will do the altered heart.
I didn't make a tutorial for this project, but I am going to explain you the steps so you can buy this gorgeous stamp set and to make the very similar project.
1. Paint the chipboard heart with acylic paint and cover with one step crackle to get this delicate texture.
Put the heart frame aside and let it dry.
2. Take a sheet of Mixed Media thick cardstock and outline the spots with a pencil so you can know where to stamp.
Take the My Valentines stamp set and stamp inside 6 of the spots. You sure can add more, but I wanted to add some inside texture with stencil,so I made 6 stamped spots. Stamp with clear embossing ink and heat emboss with black embossing powder.
3. Use texture paste to make some swirls using a stencil in the free spot around the stamped words. Let it dry.
4. Mist the whole piece with a mix of purple and blue mists till you like the  color. Dry in between each color unless you want your piece to become a brown mess.
5. Cover the small book plate chipboard with glue and add blue glitter. Paint the music notes with black paint and glue over the book plate. Add 2 star brads and glue the small plate over the frame so  you can still see the stamped Love word.
6. Embellish with a couple of light purple blings and enjoy your HeArt.

And this is My Valentines set I used to make this project:

Tuesday 22 March 2016

I love you a watt card with Two Paper Divas

Hello my dear crafty friends! Welcome to my forth post made this month for Two Paper Divas.
This new stamp set called WATT'S UP?  is so adorable and so much full of love and the sentiments are so versatile and can fit a lot of ocassions.
So I made a love card without hearts, flowers or even love colors of pink and red. Simple and clean card and I love it a lot! Hope you like it too.
I made the circle die cut window in dry embossed  panel and misted it with Tattered Angels mists.
The light bulb was stamped to fit the window and painted with watercolors. Then I added a few stickers' stitches (SRM Stickers) and the stamped on the bottom sentiment.
So easy to make and so pretty!

I enter this to a couple of web challenges:
 STAMPlorations- CAS with yellow
 Happy little stampers MM water colors challenge
 Anything goes for Addicted to stamps

Thursday 17 March 2016

Make a perfect moment altered canvas

 My new art canvas in a very light, pretty shabby style, made with Lindy's Stamp Gang March color challenge products, Visisble Image stamps, Tando chipboards and a lot of die cuts from different companies (Cherry Lynn, Prima, Die Versions).
 I made it for some web challenges listed below.

Lindy Stamp gang colors challenge. I used Crem brulle cream mist, Baby Blue eyes aqua  ,Plumeria pink and Time travel teal.
Eyeconnect crafts challenge- inspiration and butterflies with any chipboards
Visible Image March Anything goes challenge
 2 crafty girls- Anything goes with die cuts
 Berry71Blue- inspiration of colors, butterflies etc

Wednesday 16 March 2016

Cupcakes are happinees with Two Paper Divas

Hello my dear crafty friends and welcome to my third post made with gorgeous Two Paper Divas stamps.
This card was made with two stamp sets.
The first is the Large Cupcake and the second is the sentiment that is all about cupcakes happiness and it's called Can't buy happiness. They are just perfect together!
So the background was made with die cuts in two of my favorite colors: pink and aqua using Cherry Lynn dies.
The cupcakes were stamped and hand cut and then embellished with puffy medium. Don't you like the cream? I adore the look.
The sentiment was stamped directly on Kraft card with brown ink and I just added a few SRM stitches stickers in pink color.

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