Monday, 19 March 2018

Artful Days Valentines Altered Heart Tray

Hi all

I have a home decor project to share today. 
This started off as a wooden heart tray.

Coat the tray with gesso and then mix gesso with Rose Red Brusho Powder and paint over the first coat. Mix Rose Red with crackle paint and apply to the base of the tray. Next stamp over the base with a texture stamp.

Use a hot glue gun to adhere a string of LED lights around the tray. These are available at Poundland and come in different colours. I then carefully glued hessian ribbon around the edge to hide the wires.

Create a heart pillow by cutting out a heart shape using a nesting die and then dying it with ink. Sew and stuff it and glue it to the corner of the tray. 
Glue a resin heart to the centre.

Gather an assortment of flowers and start gluing them around the inside of the tray. Use small flowers to fill the gaps.

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Saturday, 17 March 2018

Cherish The Memory Lemoncraft House Of Roses Mixed Media Layout

Hi all

I have a new scrapbook page to share.
 I don't normally  use photos of myself but this is one of the better ones that wont scare people away.

I used mist spray down the centre of the page and then added s few texture stamps. I then added a couple of stencils using modeling paste and once this had set i added more mist sprays.

For the layers i ripped and cut strips of the House of Roses paper pad up. I layered these together and added a few interlinked rectangle die cuts, lace  and other bits. i then glued down some cut up paper straws and covered them in gesso before gluing them down,

I added purple thread under the main section of the layers and added matching flatback pearls.

I added a litter gesso to the layers and spritzed lightly with ink.. I then mounted the small photo onto one of the large ephemeria sheets and added it to the page.
I then cut out the bit from the Ephemera sheet and i began adhering them around the photo  adding paper flowers and buttons amongst the layers.

I used mist sprays to ink white paper flowers so that they match the layout. I then added pearls to he centres of the butterflies and then used heavy gel medium to add micro beads to the page.

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Friday, 16 March 2018

Swedish House Crafts Mixed Media Tag Set

Hello all

I have a set of mixed media tags to share using the Embossing Folders from Crafter's Companion and Gummiapan.

Start off by spraying a blank tag with shimmer spray and  allow to dry.
Stamp around the tag with the Alphabet background stamp and then apply a stencil mask to the tag.  Paint on another ink colour with a paint brush and then cut out a small rectangle from acetate.
Emboss it with the  Basket Weave Folder and paint over with gesso before applying a coat of gold paint over the top.

Ink a small tag and then emboss it with the Leaf Vein Embossing Folder. adhere the acetate and tag to the edge of the larger tag and then add thread to the tag and then add the hearts to the little tag with a few enamel dots on.

Finish by adding some stamped butterflies and words.

Spray a blank tag with brown ink and then emboss it with the Wood Grain Embossing Folder and then rub over with gold paint.

Add jute ribbon to the background and then cut out a integrated rectangle from green card nad stick that down.  

Cut out two small tags, one form card and one from acetate and apply ink and paint to them. Wrap the larger tag in torn matching paper and then add lace to the bottom before sticking it down. Wrap thread arounf the smaler tag and then glue it to the edge of the other tag. 

Add a sentiment to the taf and decorate with small butterflies and embellishments. 

Emboss a large blank tag with the Pebbles Embossing Folder  and add a stencil to the background. 
Paint tag with blue ink and use metallic paint to highlight the embossing.

Add white thread to the base.
Cut out a smaller tag and emboss it using the Leaf Vein Embossing Folder.

decorate with a few different trims and then cut out the Doodle Heart out of card and paint with blue metallic paint. 
Finish with a sentiment and enamel dots.

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Tuesday, 13 March 2018

Artful days Steampunk Canvas Goddess Of Time

Hi all

I have a new mixed media canvas to share  today using items available at  Artful Days

I started off by painting the base with black gesso and then sticking down all the embellishments and then painting it again with black gesso.

The focal point was made by gluing a resin face to the metal frame and then sticking that to a mdf spoon.

once the first layer was done i then painted the main pieces with white gesso and then spritzed the centre of the canvas with copper and scarlet sprays before spraying violet over the rest of the canvas.

I added the micro beads and glass chips using gel medium
i painted the word with the rust paste so it would stand out.

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Sunday, 11 March 2018

Plenty of Fish In The Sea Greeting Card

Hi all

I have a shaker card to share using stamps by The Blank Page Muse.


Xcut Circle Nesting Dies
plain card stock
Studio Light 6 x 6 paper
SamanthaK  MDF Net
Prima Rust paints
micro beads.

cover blank card with paper and then cut another strip of  paper and glue it to the centre. 

To create the shaker box, paint a rough circle onto plain card and then stamp the net stamp on one half. place a circle die over the top and cut it out.

Place a small nesting die inside a larger one and cut out two lots of foam and one from patterned paper.

Cut out a base and acetate top using the largest die. Glue the inked circle to the large paper base and stamp on some fish. Glue the foam to the base and then fill with sequins and beads. Glue the acetate top onto the foam and then add a circle frame to hide the glue.

Stamp out a few sea creatures and colour them with ink. Cut them out and set to one side.

Paint a wooden net shape and glue to edge of shaker box and then glue the stamped sea creatures and shells around it.

Finish by adding a sentiment

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Friday, 9 March 2018

The Blank Page Muse March Challenge Spring Butterflies ATCs

Hi All

I am back with a new challenge and tutorial for The Blank Page Muse Team. All links and challenge rules are posted below and on the team blog.

Visit us on the 10th of each month and the crazy creative Muse Team will have loads of inspiration to share, each with projects following a theme. Each project will have a link to the Muse's blog for more details. Come back throughout the month as we share more fun and creative ways to play with your rubber stamps!

Start off by coating the blank ATCs with gesso and then adding layers of different inks. Allow each layer to dry before adding another colour to prevent it going muddy.

Next stamp a few background stamps onto the ATCs

Take a sheet of white card and stamp out a few butterflies from the Make A Wish stamp set. Colour them in using inks to create a watercolor look. 

Apply crackle paint onto the ATCs and then add another layer of ink once it has set.

Add dry wall tape to this ATC and then glue down the butterflies.

This one is similar but with resin flowers and buttons.

The last ATC i added burlap and thread.
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Product list

Crackle paint
Green, Yellow, Orange, Blue, Violet Inks
Blank ATCS
Burlap scraps
Dry wall tape

Challenge Rules:
  • The Challenge runs from the 10th of the month to the 5th of the following month, midnight Pacific time.
  • Create a new project following the theme in the post on the 10th. Come back here and add it via the Inlinkz linky tool. Please make sure the link is to your specific project post.
  • You can add 2 new projects as long as they are new and linked to separate posts on your blog or public Facebook page.
  • Project(s) must have physical stamps clearly used. The stamps don't have to be ours but we'd love it if they were!
  • Tag us @blankpagemuse on Facebook or #blankpagemuse on Instagram with your project and you will get an extra entry to the random drawing.
  • PRIZES! Yes we will have ONE prize! If we have at least 10 unique people link up that follow the theme, there will be a random drawing for a $10 Blank Page Muse Gift Certificate. If we get to 20 unique players there will be a random drawing for a $20 Blank Page Muse Gift Certificate. 
  • The Winner will be posted here on the blog on the 9th of the month before the next challenge is posted