Wednesday, October 18, 2017

A Pirate's Life Digi Kit







A Pirate's Life is a fun new kit by
 available at Plain Digital Wrapper
It is sold in seperate portions
and is currently on sale for a limited time. 











Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Fairy Jar





This is the second fairy jar/lantern
that I've made.

My daughter saw the first one I made and thought it was neat.
She chose this particular die cut to use out of the several I bought
from a vendor at Amazon.com .
See yesterdays post for the coordinating luminaria easel card.











The jar once had a candle in it.
My mom cleaned it and gave it to me
to find a new use for it. 
It worked perfectly for this fairy jar!


It was covered with white  tissue paper
adhered with Mod Podge glue.

I brushed more glue over the top then sprinkled on
chunky old clear glitter from my stash. 

The die cut is adhered inside with Mod Podge as well.

I tried to use a Xyron machine/adhesive applicator
but it didn't work well. The fibrous top layer
was being torn off as I tried to removed the die cut
from the paper backing.







I hot glued on several items from my crafty stash.
The butterfly is a rubber stamped and colored image
that was then paper punched. 
Image and stamp were from Stampin' Up!


Thanks for looking =) 



I'm entering my jar in the current challenges at
Through The Craft Room Door, Anything Goes
and Love To Scrap, Fall or Halloween.


Monday, October 16, 2017

Luminaria Easel Card


This is the fun card I created to coordinate with the
fairy jar I made for my daughters birthday.
Visit my blog tomorrow to see the fairy jar/lantern.





Side view


Back view


It wasn't much more difficult than making a regular easel card. 
I needed to cut out the center of the back piece so the 
battery operated tea light would fit .
(DO NOT USE  REAL CANDLES!!!)

The front of the card also had to be cut out
then a piece of vellum was adhered
so the candle light would show through.






Opened up, laying flat so you can see
the front and the back of the base.
The photo below shows it flipped over,
the insides of the card.


I adhered the chipboard fairy die cut to vellum paper
with clear tacky glue - but that was not a good idea.
It left bubbles and the black from the die cut reacted
with the glue, making an orange-ish mess.

I tried to use a Xyron adhesive machine first,
but the fibrous nature of the die cut was tearing
while trying to remove the paper backing.

Because the die cut looked awful glued to the vellum,
I traced over the top of it on the front 
with a black Sharpie marker.

Should I try to make another one of these,
I'll buy and use spray adhesive. 








Several die cuts and paper punches plus a corduroy button
and some twine were used to embellish the front.
The die cuts were accented with water color using ink.
The butterfly is a stamp image that I colored in
and punched with the coordinating punch.

The brown frame was embossed with a Texturz plate.

The Riding Hood Red large die cut scallop circle
was bought precut. It is really large and came with
coordinating XL square brown envelopes.
Many of the supplies I used were bought from
Stampin' Up! several years ago.




Thanks for looking =)










Sunday, October 15, 2017

Paisley Scrapbook Page





What is the old saying, putting the cart before the horse,
when you do something one step ahead ? 
I made the page with no photos in mind. 
I just wanted to get some things used up, created.


A scrap page completed from an old kit by
Creating Keepsakes. The page in the kit was supposed
to be a 6 x 6, I changed up the layout and made it
into a 12 x 12. 

The white flowers were colored with ink from a reinker
and water using an aquapainter.

I sponged pink ink along the edge of the tag and
paper pierced around the brown scraps behind the flowers.

The brown ribbon knot and metal buttons came from my stash.

Now to find some photos to place on this page......

Thanks for looking =) 


I'm entering my page in the current challenge at
Use Your Stuff - use PINK for breast cancer awareness



Saturday, October 14, 2017

White and Pink Florals Scrapbook Page



A pretty, dimensional, scrapbook page.

The floral embossed white paper on this page
was in an old kit by Creating Keepsakes.

I trimmed it down, lightly sponged pink chalk around the edges
then mounted it to a  piece of 12x12  pink card stock.

I added my own florals, ribbons, etc.
collected from various sources over the years. 

I intend on making a tag with a small matching cluster
on the lower right portion of the page, 
placed at the edge, once I have a photo mounted.

This would make a pretty gift instead of keeping it for myself !

Thanks for looking =) 

I'm entering my page in the current challenge at
Use Your Stuff - use PINK for breast cancer awareness

I'll be sharing a second page I made for the above challenge tomorrow.