Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Encouragement card #2 for Inspired by Stamping!

This is my second encouragement card made with Inspired by Stamping die and stamped sentiment and one and only gelli plate background. This time with a totally different dies and totally different sentiment, but just the same fast and easy, but yet unique- because of the background- card.




 Products used from IBS
Fancy labels 1
 Words of inspiration stamp set

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

CHF Anything but a card challenge: Beautiful lo


 Hello my dear crafty friends! Today  I am going to show you my new layout made for Cornish Heritage Farms Anything but a card challenge.
Usually I make all kind of projects, such as cards, tags, OOP and scrapping. So for my own Not a card challenge I decided to scrap and those gorgeous CHF stamp sets were just perfect for the challenge.
I used  Beautiful stamps set  all over the page. Scrolls and flowers were stamped randomly over the PHP paper and then I made this Beautiful sub- title  with two more stamps from this set.




This is my lovely twin Ortal here playing with huge butterflies during her Thailand vacation a couple of years ago.

And if you want to play with our challenge you are invited!
Here is a list of all other designers and I am sure you can get a lot of inspiration there too.
Cornish Heritage Farms Blog - http://cornishheritagefarms.blogspot.com
Frances Byrne (Design Team Co-ordinator) - http://stampowl.blogspot.com
Kristine Reynolds - http://stampingandscrapingincalifornia.blogspot.com
Steph Ackerman - http://stephaniescraps.blogspot.com/ 
Amber Hillman - http://ambersantics.blogspot.com
Ann Marie Saunders - http://cre8nart.blogspot.com
Irit Shalom - http://iritshalom.blogspot.co.il
Kelly Santi - http://sandcastlestamper.blogspot.com
Maureen Russell - http://maureensmagic.blogspot.com


Monday, 25 August 2014

Timeless memories with my parents and Meg's garden


Irit is here and this is my very first post here on Meg's Garden blog featuring Kerry-Jean Watson new vintage and most adorable Correspondence collection (also I have as small piece form the same designer new Gentlemen collection too).
I made an altered box and a wooden tags mini album, but first let me tell you the story behind this project.
My dear parents were married for 57 year before my Dad passed away  two and half years ago. They were madly in love till  his last day. But then they didn't have too many photos at all. This old generation didn't have a camera  and later didn't think they need one.
So we just have a few old vintage scanned photos and I used  two of them for the first 2 pages and another  two, like 22 years ago were added to the last 2 pages.

So here is an overlook of this wooden tag album (I think it's Kaisercrafts, but I am not sure as it was in my stash for ages).

  

Each tag was covered with Correspondence paper, mostly form the 6*6'' mini  pack and then when I used all six designs I moved to 12*12'' papers and used just a few of them to cover the backside of the tags.
Actually I used just two patterns from this collection: Distress letter and Letter from Tucson 1909.
And now for the close- ups of all page. First the front cover again:


I used  this gorgeous Vintage  collage stamp set  for all my stamping over this project. Vintage collage saying was a perfect match for the cover page and I also die cut this Good old days sentiment from the same paper collection to make the title. Then over all pages, not just over the cover, I used bits and pieces from Cut and create correspondence paper. Over the cover I covered it with a frame cut from Frames 3 transparency, clocks cut out from  Old world time and a couple of butterflies from More butterflies piece. Then I added a few  Hardware metal  and Vintage Trinkets pieces 
( Handle/knob, Lion head with handle) and misted white Cherry Blossom  flowers with  light brown mist to make them more vintage. Finally a few " blood" drops were added, both misted and some blings too.
The back of the cover  was made just for the journalling made with old Prima stickers.





Now its a turn for the first  inside tag that was made with a lot of stamping from the very same Vintage collage set, some more clock transparency and some metal charms.



And on this tag's backside I added a  first photo of my Mom as a young 21 years old bride.


The second  inside tag is very similar to the main line of my book: same paper collection, same transparencies  etc.


And my dear parents  1955 photo on the back of this tag.



The third  page- front and back.





And the last one -  front and back again with photos of my parents just 22 years ago. 






And now for the second part of this project as I made an altered box to put this mini inside.
I used a very old cardstock box and covered it with the same two 12*12'' papers from Correspondence collection that I used over my tag book. 


I made my title with old stickers and some distress ink and with a die cut inked to the same brown color as all my inking on the mini book.
Here I used a piece (just one clock) from a very new and gorgeous Gentlemen collection and then just the very same Cherry Blossom flowers, one single fabric Ivory Heirloom  flower  misted again to fit the project colors,  Handle or pull  piece, transparent butterflies and  another clock and added some leaves from Flourish with a Bling and a washi tape to cover the box on the front . And then I added a Doily over the front  side of the box with a single metal  Filigree flower charm.



I hope you like my project as much as I do. It was made as a tribute to my dear parents and will be given to my Mom very soon. I also hope this was not  a very long post after all. See you soon again with another Meg's Garden project.


Sunday, 24 August 2014

Inspired by Stamping July new release: Art of selfies lo

Hello my dear crafty friends and welcome to Inspired by Stamping new July release.
Today is the last day of this gorgeous release and we are going to show you Chevrons  stamps set. But as I made a layout, I decided to use at least three of new released sets over this project and also used Planner set and Friends   set.

I made with page with PHP  products- mixed collection and Art 3d sticker title and I think it's very trendy to make a page with Photo booth strip of selfies. Yes, actually the photo booth photos are bad selfies and always were. This is my pretty daughter Nitzan- the dark one- with her good friend Anna- the blond one- making funny faces over the strip.


 I used this Friendship sentiment to show this good friendship; lots of chevrons and other background stamps from all sets over this Mixed Media page. Then I made a kind of stamped journalling with Planner words that can be used here and not for a planning only.






Friday, 22 August 2014

2014: a year of Steampunk- VLVS Guest designer post



Hello my dear crafty friends! Today I am going to show you my second project made as VLVS Guest designer and this is my tribute to Steampunk. About a year ago I hardy knew that this word exists. Now I 
am a proud steampunk lover and I made this chipboard tray as my 2014: Steampunk year.




I should say that the only Steampunk stamps I own are from VLVS and I bought them long before I was asked to be their guest designer. I just think that VLVS have the best assortment of steampunk stamps in the world! I believe that this is true and not just my statement. Then I have a few steampunk chipboards and some Tim Holtz metals. That is practically all. But look how much can be done just with a bunch of lovely 
stamps, some inks and a lot of imagination!


So here is my tray: each window is heavily stamped, heat embossed and inked over. Some of the windows 
are collaged and some were made with a single stamped image only. The grunge 2014 letters were hand cut and adhered over 3d foam glue for the dimension. I even stamped this small letter in the bottle with Dictionary stamp and rolled into the tiny bottle.








 As for other techniques: I used crackled paint over the frame and added a darker shade with more ink over the dry paint. I changed the color of metal plaque with alcohol ink. I heat embossed the chipboards around with a mix of 2-3 embossing powders. Not much and maybe even too much. I like the final result and I am very proud of my steampunk project.
And finally I want to thank DeeDee and VLVS for the great chance to be their guest designer. I hope I 
 inspired VLVS blog readers and hope to be back here some day!
I also enter this art piece to a few web challenges
SSSS- Anything goes
 Anything goes for Stamping Sensations
 Artistic stamper- Anything goes





Thursday, 21 August 2014

Encouragement card #1 for Inspired by Stamping

Sometimes card need to be made as an encouragement. This is one of those cards I made and I have two more to post on the later dates too.
I made this card with Gelli plate background: acrylics and found bottle cups were arranged to make this background. The sentiment and the die are both from Inspired by Stamping and actually this company has a few great encouragement sentiment I used on other cards too.
Very fast and easy  to make card, but then totally unique one as each background made this way is one and only.




Products used from IBS
Fancy labels 3  set- round die
 Words of inspiration stamp set
 I enter it to Craft Stamper monthly challenge using Stamping with household objects  February 2014 issue Birgit Koopsen technique (bottle and jar caps and twine) and The ink splatter technique by Ali Johnson, January  2014 issue

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Inspired by Stamping tutorial

Tutorial made with Inspired by Stamping stamps
 Box card
1. To make this card we need a simple template I am going to add here for you. Use 12*12'' cardstock and cut a piece measured 12*5 3/4 '' size. Score it vertically 4 times on 3 3/4'' sections, so you will have 4 rectangles and one strip on the edge. Score it again horizontally on 2 1/2'' from the top. Now cut as shown on the template with red line. Fold all blue lines to make a box and glue it using the strip. Fold the green line 
as shown. The base of your cards is done.




And now for the rest of our crafting.
2. Cut 4 rectangles that fit the lower sections, inks the edges and glue them over the lower part of the box.
3. Cut 8 smaller rectangles, ink the edges and adhere them over the flaps: 4 pieces over the upper side and 4 pieces inside the box.
4. Make two strips about 4 3/4'' long of the same basic cardstock. Fold 1/2'' on each side of each strip and glue them inside the box.
5.Stamp the label image from Princess stamp set with light green ink; heat emboss it with clear embossing powder and die cut with a similar IBS die. Stamp the crown with Princess word inside and glue on the front flip. 
6. Die cut the smaller label, stamps the sentiment and adhere on the first glued strip.
7. Adhere some chipboard roses stickers – or stamp some IBS flowers if you have more time- over the second inside strip.

8. Stamp the castle, hand cut it and glue it on the back of the box. Stamp a dress and the slippers, hand cut them and glue on the left flap. Add some other embellishment or stamp something else over the right flap.



And the closed- to mail it- card




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