Wednesday, 26 April 2017

Cherish the Memory On Your Bike Scrapbook page

Hello  crafty friends

I have a new layout on the blog and my first project for Cherish the Memory. This is an old family photo of my Grandad from the late 50's.

1) Place photo onto background page and mark out position with a pencil

2) Apply gesso around the space using a palette knife.

3) Apply a stencil to the background with modeling paste.

4) Spritz with sepia ink.

5)  Spritz water onto small sections of the background and sprinkle over with Gamboge and Terracotta  Brusho powder. Leave to dry before applying next colour.

6) Sprinkle Cobalt Blue Brusho Powder and use a water pen to guide the colour around the embossed sections.

7) Finish background by dry brushing over with metallic paint.

8) Mat Photo onto card stock and trim to fit. Use 3d foam tape on the back to raise it off the page.

9) Cut up sheets from the 6 x 6  pad and play around with the position before sticking down. Use 3d foam tape on the main layers so you can slot more pieces under later.

10) Pop out the pieces from the die cut sheets and adhere around photo. Tuck a few in between the layers to bulk it out.

11)  Fold the corner over on one of the layers and fasten with a brad, Tuck die cuts and paper twine behind it and hold in place with glue.

12) Decorate the page with cog charms.

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Sunday, 23 April 2017

How To Create A Bee Themed Shaker Card Using Bee Garden

Hello crafty friends

I have a new tutorial showing you how to create a shaker card using the new Bee Garden Collection

Products used

Dovecraft Craft Foam

Dovecraft A4 Acetate

Aztec Eco Metallic Lustre

Hexagon Nesting Die

A Bit of Washi Tape

1) Cover a square card with a sheet of paper.

2) Cut a sheet of the kraft card diagonally and glue to corner of the card.

3) Glue the shaker box onto the card and decorate with flowers and a wooden bee.

4) Place dry wall tape onto a non stick surface. 

5) Paint with metallic gold paint and leave to dry. 

6) Peel off the dry wall tape and cut to fit

7) Stamp out the solid washi tap stamp onto card. 

8) Carefully stamp a sentiment onto the washi tape and glue to dry wall tape before adding to the card.

How to create a shaker box

1) Take two nesting die shapes and position onto craft foam. 
Hold in place with washi tape.

2) Repeat step one with a sheet of patterned paper. 

3) Use the larder die out of the two and cut one kraft card and one using acetate.

4) Glue the large foam cut out onto the kraft card base.

5) Add the sparkly sequins 

6) Glue the acetate over the top and leave to dry

7) Glue the  hexagon frame over the top of the acetate.

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Saturday, 22 April 2017

Sin City Stamps Inspire Mixed Media Tag

Hello crafty friends

Learn how to create this mixed media tag using Sin City Stamps.


Gelli Plate

Assorted Blue Acrylic Paints

Blue Embossing Powder

Blue Ink Pad

1) Use a gelli plate to create the background with paint and ink.

2) Use the random letters stamp around the edges and emboss with blue embossing powder.

3) Stamp another layer of texture stamps over the top and add a stencil.

4) Coat with a stencil using modeling paste and leave to dry.

5) spritz with misting ink and leave to dry.

6) stamp over the top again with the random letter ink

6) Take one of the inked up baby wipes and let it dry out. Cut up into strips and glue to tag.

7) Add another texture stamp from the Art Journal set. 

8) Stamp out the wings onto painted or inked paper and cut out. 

9) Finish tag off with a word charm and a few cabochons  

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Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Scrapbook layout Wonderful

Hello crafty friends

I wanted to get back into scrapbooking and spotted the new 12 x 12 paper pads from The Works. This one is called Magic Moments and has mixed media backgrounds.

1) Add gesso to the base using a brayer to get the distressed and smudged look.

2) Add a few stencils to the background using modeling paste.

3) Cut up a strip of drywall tape and place around page randomly.

(4 Spritz and flick media misters over the page.

5) Using the Journaling stamp set from Sin City Stamps, Apply textures randomly around page.

6) Paste strips of white tissue across the page using gel medium. Think paper mache and that is sort of the idea here.

7) Begin chopping up a few 12 x 12 sheets of coordinating papers. There are no rules or measurements involved in this bit just pure experimentation. Try adding different textures and scraps to the layers to achieve a different look.

8) Mount your photo onto cardstock and build the final layers around it.

9) Decorate the page and add a title

I used white divine twine and spritzed it with different inks to create a rainbow effect.

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Sunday, 16 April 2017

Tuesday, 11 April 2017

How To Create Stunning Easter Decor with DecoArt

Hi all

Learn how to create these stunning Easter Eggs using DecoArt products.

Product list

MDF Free Standing Easter Eggs
White paper flowers
Organza Ribbon 
 Butterfly Ribbon
Resin Flowers
MDF Easter Shapes

1) Coat the substrate with DecoArt White Gesso.

2) Once dry paint each egg with chalky finish paint.

3) Paint the smaller eggs with Crackle Glaze and leave to set.

4)  Paint on the white antiquing creme and let it dry fully before wiping it back with a baby wipe.

5)  Wrap ribbon around the egg and secure at the back with glue.

6) Glue a large paper flower to the centre and spritz with ink.

7) Tie organza ribbon around the centre.

8) Cut a length of organza ribbon and tie into a bow.

9) Glue to centre of ribbon and place a resin flower on top to finish.

10) Paint a layer of Weathered Wood Crackle Medium onto the large egg.

11) Paint over the top with Crafters Acrylic Lush Foliage paint and leave to dry.

12) Spritz Media Mister along one side of the egg and let the ink drip down.

13) Spritz some paper flowers with Media Mister and leave to dry.

14) Glue the flowers in a cluster to the edge of the egg.

15) Add resin flowers and small MDF shapes around the flowers.

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