Friday, 20 January 2017

One and only layout with BoBunny Media post

 Hello my dear crafty friends and welcome to my second January inspirational Media post made for BoBunny.
This is a layout made with  my gorgeous 3 years old grand daughter photo and I used a new, just released Felicity collection.
The big One and Only title was made with BoBunny stencil and Pentart acrylic paints and then I added the dots inside the letters.
The flowers on the background were made with BoBunny Silver Glitter paste and a stencil.
I also added a few flowers over the photo to add some interest.
All other pieces are Noteworthy die cuts, layered chipboard stickers, hand cut pieces and some hand written journalling.
 The photo background was just in the perfect colors that fit this lovely paper collection  and yes, you can scrap little girls in this vintage style too.

Altered wooden box with Papericious Sigma cardstock

Hello my dear crafty friends and welcome to my Papericious inspirational post.
Today I was challenged to use Sigma cardstock and to make flowers.
Let's say that making flowers is not my " cup of tea" and actually I never made a single flower from the bare cardstock by myself.
I made stamped flowers that were hand cut after stamping. I made stamped and die cut flowers, but those were not " real looking " ones.
So this huge single rose I made for this project was a pretty hard job for this " non flower" girl and I love the result.
Let's say that Sigma cardstock is just the best one to use for flower making even for  those  who are very new to this craft.
So I made an altered wooden box and embellished it with a lot of Papericious new and gorgeous products and this Sigma flower is just the diamond of this piece.
You can see the full post HERE  on Papericious blog.

As you ca see the book shaped wooden box was painted with two layers of acrylics and I used crackle medium to get this look.

Then I made this  pretty big rose using Sizzix Susan's Garden Rose die and it was quite a job!

I hope that you like my altered box and my first ever handmade flower.
And if you love flowers and want to try flower making- Sigma cardstock is the best of the best for this matter.

Thursday, 19 January 2017

Fairy door

Hello my dear crafty friends and welcome to my new altere project post.
This time I made a totally different project: altered Fairy door  chipboard set from Tando Creative.
I used chipboards and Art Anthology products only with the small add- on of Makin's Clay molded fairies added to the finished project.
As always I made a small tutorial for you. I even made my own paint tool from the old (or new) tooth brush.
Each chipboard piece was painted in the different way to get a different effect. There are stone effect, wood effect, painted  leaves and a mushroom, " metal" hinges and pastel fairies. And each effect was made just with Art Anthology paints and sprays.
It was so much fun to make this project and to see the final result! The only problem was the long waiting time as those Art Anthology dimensional paints are slow drying and the layers were thick.

You can see the full tutorial HERE:
Check out How to Make a Chipboard Fairy Door by Art Anthology on Snapguide.
And there is also a full supply list in this tutorial .
Art Anthology blog post is HERE  - you are most welcome to visit the blog for more painting inspiration too.

Close up to the misted Makin's Clay fairies. The original color was natural.

The close up to the leaves, the hinges and the 3d mushroom:

Monday, 16 January 2017

Makin's Clay Jewelry set tutorial

Hello my dear crafty friends !
Irit  is here today and I will show you how to make a fancy jewelry set using Dragon Egg Pinterest tutorial inspiration.
This is my own version of this technique. The original tutorial show the work with foil over the polymer clay. I don't have any foil or even scalloped polymer clay knife. So I worked with metal leaves and scalloped cutter, but the result is very similar, also not in colors.
So here is my final project: a necklace, pair of earrings and a key chain/bag chain all together:

 And now here is my tutorial for you:

1. Roll half package of Black Makin's air dry polymer clay over Makin's Clay® mat using Makin's
 Clay ® rolling tool from the set.

2. Add a thin layer of enamel  powder adhesive over the rolled clay sheet.
You sure can use any other adhesive that  keeps metal leaves over the surface; I used whatever I had and it worked just perfect.
Add a random layer of silver leaves over  adhesive and let it dry.

3. Add another layer of enamel adhesive and fill with a mix of copper, red gold and gold leaves as shown.
Let the adhesive dry, but don't wait till the clay is dry.

4.Use scallop cutter or scalloped clay knife if you own it and make a few scalloped strips from the metal covered clay piece.

5.Roll another half of Black Makin's Clay® and use Makin's Clay® Oval and Round cutters to make all pieces shown that will make all three jewelry projects.

6. Cover the oval pieces with the any glossy glue and add all scalloped pieces from both sides of the ovals.
Use the cutter again to cut the extra pieces of the scallops.

7.Cut the circles from the foiled sheet with Round Makin's Clay® cutters and cover the black clay circles from both sides.

8.Make holes in the beads and trinkets and let it dry overnight.

9. Arrange the necklace using the largest oval piece, larger circles and smaller round beads.

Make the earrings with smaller ovals and small circles as shown.

10.Now arrange the key chain with the last two beads.

 And here is a full project:

Product list:
Makin's Clay products:
Makin's Air Dry Polymer clay® in Black
Makin's Clay® Cutting mat large
Makin's Clay® 3p cutters Round and Oval
Makin's Clay® Cutter and Roller set

Other products:
Globecraft Enamel and embossing powder adhesive
Gold and silver leaves
Jewelry findings and gold waxed string

Sunday, 15 January 2017

Love you card with DCWV

This card was made a couple of months ago for DCWV sketch challenge and was spotlighted in DCVW blog.
I used DCVW  cardstocks, Sizzix dies and a piece of bakers twine to make this card with their sketch.
Hope you like it!

Saturday, 14 January 2017

Holidays frame and hanger tutorial with Inspired by Stamping

Hello my dear crafty friends and welcome to my January Inspired by Stamping tutorial.
This time I made a Winter/Christmas photo frame (can be used as a gift card holder too) and an up cycled hanger, both using the very same new released Inspired by Stamping Snowflake Wonder stamp set.
It was also my very first time to use my Misty stamping tool after I bought it like a year ago.

So here we go!
1. Arrange a few snowflake stamps  in your Misty tool and use blue pigmented ink to stamp them on a half of A4 size white thick cardstock.
Not shown, but later: each stamping need to be heat embossed with clear embossing powder.

2. Arrange the second stamp arrangement and stamp again.

3. Heat emboss the stamped snowflakes with clear embossing powder.

4. Fill the whole cardstock with more stamped snowflakes and heat emboss them all.

5. Make the chipboard frame and cut the piece that fits this frame. We use  whatever is left for the hanger.

6. Paint the chipboard frame with white acrylic paint.

7. Cover the painted frame with a thick layer of Crackle Glaze medium and let it dry.

8. Add a bit of gold acrylic over the crackles and wipe the rest.

9. Mist the embossed images with three Tattered Angels mists; let it dry or use a heat gun between colors, unless you like a mess.

10. Paint the old kitchen hanger with white acrylic (the one I used doesn't need a primer).
Cut the stitched frame with a die from the smaller piece of your stamped and misted cardstock.

11. Glue the die cut piece over the hanger and cover with One layer Crackle. Let it dry.

12. The crackle is not much seen, but it made the colors bright and shiny and this is very different from the colors we get using the other technique later.
Add a bit of gold acrylic around the edges and your hanger is done.

13. Go back to the second stamped piece and cover it with 4-5 layers of thick embossing powder.
Let it  cool and break the " glass" with your hands to get this broken glass look.

And that's how it looks on a close- up photo.

14.Stamp the Christmas sentiment with gold pigmented ink and heat emboss with clear embossing powder.

15. Die cut the stamped sentiment and mist with  blue  and pink mist. Glue the sentiment circle on the corner as shown.
This is how our finished frame looks.

Add a photo inside the frame or use it to hold  gift card inside.

 And both pieces together:

I hope you liked my small tutorial and our delicious Snowflake Wonder IBS stamp set.

Products used:
Snowflake Wonder- Inspired by Stamping
Inks- Clearsnap
Embossing powders- WOW! Embossing Powders
 Acrylic paint- DecoArt
One step crackle- DecoArt
Crackle Glaze- DecoArt
Mists- Tattered Angels
Dies- Elizabeth Crafts Designs

Friday, 13 January 2017

Clear acrylic deco with Art Anthology

Hello my dear crafty friends and welcome to my second January tutorial made for Art Anthology.
This time I made a clear acrylic wall deco project using the old and forgotten acrylic page from the 7 years non used album.
I call it a kind of recycling as I never made the clear album, but I use those pages for other altered projects and I really like the use of my old stash.
And just to add to this " use your stash" thing I used the very old decoupage paper on the back of this project, the very old chipboard star and even older metal letters.
This is a kind of a low cost project and it's like " make the background, add some themed pieces and make the statement" project.
I really hope that you got some inspiration from this project and you now understand that making art doesn't mean that you need the buy the latest and greatest products.
All you need are great Art Anthology products and a lot of your imagination.

Here are some close- ups to this finished project:

And as always there is a full step by step Snapguide tutorial I made for you HERE:

You can see the full product list in this post HERE:

See you again next month and enjoy your crafting during those cold Winter days!
 I also add this to a couple of web challenges:
SSSS- BE SQUARE (as this deco is)
 Star dust for AltairArt

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