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Monday, 26 June 2017

How to Alter a Charming Washi Tape Holder

Hello crafty friends

Learn how to use your Sin City Art Stamps to decorate MDF craft storage and add a personal touch to your craft room.

You will need

A MDF storage container ( Fernli Design) 
DecoArt Americana Decor Chalky Finish Paint Romance
Decoart Triple Thick  Gloss Glaze
DecoArt Crackle glaze





1) Cover all the MDF piece with Gesso
2) Paint with red paint



3) Using black pigment ink, Stamp a few butterflies into the corners and then stamp out a dandelion border.


4) On the outer panels, stamp out rows of butterflies,


5) On the bottom inside panel, Stamp out a mixture of dandelions and butterflies.


 6) coat outer panels with a clear varnish
7) Coat inside area with a crackle glaze or clear varnish
8) Glue the pieces together.

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Saturday, 24 June 2017

How To Create A Stunning Nautical Greeting Card

Hi all

I have another project for you today using products from Cherish the Memory.  Summer is definitely here in the UK and all i want to do is go to the beach oh well i guess i will have to make seaside themed projects for a bit instead.




I used the vintage papers 6 x 6 paper pad on the card blank and then i used the background from the Romantic Summer Card kit to add the next layer. I added texture sand paste and a stencil to give it a nice sandy look.



I dyed cheese cloth with Brusho powder and spritzed with water to spread the ink. I then dried it out and adhered it to the page. I repeated this step with the webbed trim and then added shells and die cuts from the Romantic Summer Card Kit.


I added a large clam for the main topper and continued to layer up the die cut flowers and shells. I then finished by adding pearls and a sentiment.


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Friday, 23 June 2017

GDT Craft Consortium Tell the Bees Shaker Card

Hi all

I am guest designer for Craft Consortium this month and i have made up a shaker card with the Tell the Bees paper pad.




Take two sheets of patterned paper and cover a 5 x 7 card with half of each sheet.

take a sheet of gilded patterned  paper and cut a 6 cm wide strip, Use a punch to create a decorative edge and adhere to card.

Paint a strip of wall tape with gold paint and once dry adhere it to the center of the card along with a few die-cut leaves.





Create a shaker box by die-cutting a small frame using a large and small hexagon nesting die placed inside each other. Cut one from patterned paper and one from craft foam.

Next cut out a base and top using the larger die. Cut one from patterned paper and one from acetate.

Take the piece cut from patterned paper and glue the foam frame to the base with strong glue. Leave this to dry before adding sequins and beads inside.

Seal the box with the acetate and then glue the frame cut from the patterned paper over the top.




Once the shaker box has dried, Adhere to the card and decorate with flowers.

Cut out one of the bees from the topper sheet and add to the edge of the shaker box

Finish with a sentiment.


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Tuesday, 20 June 2017

I'm Not Weird Mixed Media Tag

                                                                              Hi all

I have a new project and tutorial on the team blog today,

http://blogging.swedishhousecrafts.co.uk/2017/06/craft-smorgasbord-im-not-weird-mixed.html?m=1




How To Create An Amazing Serene Floral Art Journal Tutorial

Hello crafty friends

Learn how to create this serene art journal page using stamps from Sin City Stamps.



Products used
DecoArt Media Mister Purple 
Tattered Angels Chalk Board Blue
Green ink
Trimcraft First Edtion Marker pens
A5 Drawing pad ( The Works)
Water
Dry Wall Tape
Dry baby wipes
Divine Twine Solid Aqua
PVA Glue
Brusho Powders Purple, Ultramarine
The Works Enamel Dots
 Archive Black ink pad
Oak House Studio Navy blue ink pad
That Craft Place Mini Stencil




1) Spray purple ink along the side of the page.
2) Spray water over the page and allow ink to run down it.


3) Spray the page with blue ink and spritz with water to blend inks.



4) Use a texture stamp and stamp along the edge of the page.


5) Apply modeling paste to page using a stencil
6) Ink over embossed area with a ink pad.






7) Make a few rough circles using twine and glue to page

8) Cut up the dry wall tape and dry baby wipes. 
Glue over the twine.


9)  Stamp out your images onto cardstock and colour in,

10) Cut out images and glue into position.


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Sunday, 18 June 2017

How to create an Inspiring mixed media scrapbook page

Hi all

I am sharing my final project  for The Robins Nest. I used one of my Mum;s photographs which was taken by one of the neighbours in the early 60's. It is of both my grandparents and mum when they was young and i love the way it has captured a normal everyday moment, A snapshot of history all in one photograph.



Take your chosen photograph and position on page. Draw around the photo to mark out its position. Apply gesso around the photo and across the page with a palette knife. 
Apply a stencil mask over the page using black modeling paste and once dry,spritz with sepia ink.
Spritz water over sections of the page and sprinkle on red ink.
Stamp around page with texture stamps



Mat photo onto patterned paper and trim to size. Adhere to the page using 3d foam tape and then take a selection of cards,die cut doilies and flowers,Cover in gesso,inks and add a stencil mask to a few. Cut these up and layer them together to create the layers.
Tuck a few bundles of thread between the layers and glue down.


Add the die cut flowers and glue seed beads into the centre.
Add more seed beads around the edged of the photo by pressing them into modeling paste.
Add some feathers and more texture stamps around the page.



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Saturday, 17 June 2017

How to Create The Follow Your Dreams Art Journal Page

Hello crafty friends

Learn how to create this art journal using Brusho inks and household items. Here is a link to the website.








1)  Cover a blank page with a stencil. 

2) Once dry spray water over the top and flick Rose Red, Orange and  OST Red over the top. 

3)  Stamp on the background with texture stamps.

4)  Glue white thread to the page.

5) Using a non stick surface, Paint Gold Eco Metallic Lustre over dry wall tape. Peel off the tape and cut up before adding to page. The paint dries like gold leaf which can be added to embellishments. 

6)  Dye paper towels with Rose Red and OST Red Brushos and once dry, Die cut heart shapes out of them. Glue hearts around the page.

7) Glue the painted tape to the centre of the page.

8)  Add a sentiment and feathers using a stamp


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