Friday, 30 August 2013

Prima Printers Tray

Hello again everybody, I am here  today to share with you not one project, but two.  When I received my design kit, one of the items I was most excited about was the Prima wooden icons. Not just because it was Prima - although that alone is pretty awesome, but the little balsa wood tray the icons came in.....I was like *GASP* O M G!!! All I could see was a printers tray!! A gorgeous little shabby chic slash vintage printers tray....I was so excited....I couldn't wait to alter it!!

 I first measured the sections and set about working out how and where,  I wanted my trays sections to go. With a really sharp blade in my craft knife and the help of some little cutters,  I cut away the little dividers that I didn't want.

It now looked something like this.  I thought to myself ... "how cute would this look with some of the actual wood icons as embellishments" I set about cutting them too :)

I saved one of the little pieces and re-used it to make my divider. It now looked like the pic above. Once I had it all glued in place I gave it all a light coat of gesso. Whilst waiting for the gesso to dry I set about cutting the Kaisercraft  Basecoat - Whitewash papers to line the trays with.  I adhered these in place with a little white glue.  I also added the lacy wooden icon from Prima and a rub-on from the Tim Holtz Idea-Ology Remnant Rubons that came with the kit.

 Then came the really fun part - DECORATING!!!! and I am really sorry guys, I got lost in the zone (as my friend Caroline calls it) and totally forgot to take pics.

 But here are some close ups on the flowers I added - some from my stash and those gorgeous blue/teal ones are from Prima  Mini Sachet - Bluejay.  A small seam binding bow and another Prima flower along with some bling adorn the bottom corner....just to bring some balance to the project!

I have also added some metal charms.  I got these from a Trade Me store in New Zealand - the retailers name is artisitcreationz...  The stamp is one from Tim Holtz Ideology range and I stamped onto the Bazzill Basics Cardstock - Bazzil White and then layered onto American Crafts Cardstock - Dark Kraft.

Now I know that this is a lengthy post, but I am nearly done.  If you remember I have two for projects to share with you today.  My second project is an easel card....I have tried to use as much as I could from my supplies.  Here is an easel card for Fathers Day.  I used the spellbinders die that came with the kit to create this little card and as many of the scraps as I could.  Again, my apologies for the lack of pictures...but, yes you guessed it I got in the zone again....I do have some pics of the completed project and a list of the supplies I used to make it

Metal charms.

I just wanted to thank you all for stopping by today and sharing your weekend with me.  I also want to thank you for joining me on my journey through my first design team kit...It certainly has been different....Now to see what the next box has install for me....
Have a scrappy weekend everyone
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Saturday, 24 August 2013

"Family" Canvas

Hello again readers,  today I would like to share with you all my "Family" art canvas.  This canvas measures 18cm x 24cm or approximately 7" x 9" and was just the right size for what I had in mind. I have used my last sheet of Kaisercraft Base Coat - "Bricks" papers from my kit.  I took a deep breath and cut the paper to 8"x10" .  I allowed a little extra so that I could wrap it over the sides of the canvas. I always find that first cut the hardest....once you make it,  there is no going back.  
 I  adhered it all down with mod podged and then left it to dry thoroughly.  
Whilst it was drying I began to gather some the elements that I wanted to use.  I used the reverse side of the "Bricks" paper and just played around with the placement of  all the different layers. When I was happy with the placement I quickly took a photo - so I didn't forget !! I have a shocking memory!!
I then fussy cut the brick paper and distressed the edges with my scissors.  However, I wanted more texture than what the distressing was giving me, so with my finger I began dabbing coarse texture paste to the that was more like it!! I really wanted the edges to look and feel like mortar!!.
 With the texture paste leftover I added some more paste to the canvas.  I also splattered and spritzed a little Lindy Stamp Gang's - Dark Chocolate Truffles and Creme Brulee Cream to the canvas.  I wanted to grunge the wall up and give it a "dirty" look - in a shimmery, glimmery kind of way!
I got to thinking walls - graffiti! I wanted the wall to have a bit of graffiti on it so 
added some Kasiercraft and Tim Holtz  Idea-ology Remnant Rubs rub-ons to the background.

I was now ready to add my photo and elements.  So, referring to my pic I began the layering and gluing process...

I created the little bingo card from the Tim Holtz Idea-ology Remnant Rubs rubons and the American Craft -  Dark Kraft cardstock from my kit.  I have added a Brown string twine twist leftover from last weeks wall hanging.
Her I have added some rubon's to the Prima wood icons.

 I love these flowers from Prima Mini sachet - Bluejay flowers!! 
Leaves, Metal charms, vine and crocheted doily are from my stash. 


Well guys that is it, that is my project for this week. Thanks so much for stopping by...
I hope you are having a wonderfully scrappy weekend...see you all next week!!
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Thursday, 22 August 2013

Did you hear?

Hey guys, have you heard of the new challenge Scrap it Girl is having over on her site? No!! Oh please go check it out....It is a mini album challenge!! You all know how much I looooove mini albums, making them, creating them from scratch. Well this is a challenge for all us "mini - makers" out there to show what we can strut our stuff - so to speak!!  Please follow the link and add your mini....but be quick!! The challenge ends at the end of the month!  Here is the link....go on click know you want to :D

Saturday, 17 August 2013

Cherish Wall Hanging

Hi all..... Yaaaaaaaaaaaay it's the weekend!!  I hope you are all having a great relaxing time!!  I have a project share for you all today.  This is my "Cherish" wall hanging and is a project for the design team over at Scottie Crafts. Todays project is a little bit girly and perhaps a lot grungey!  But I love how it all came together and it did so really quickly.

I started off with some corrugated cardboard which I painted with some acrylic paints in Burnt Umber and Black.

I then sponged over some Tim Holtz Adironrack Alcohol ink in Silver Mixative to give that metallic look.  I was after a corrugated iron effect. I also cut my corrugated background into two sections.

Once all this was dry I began layering the papers on. My backing sheet was some scraps from my stash, which I topped with Kasiercraft Basecoat Whitewash.  Wanting to keep within the rustic come grungey theme I distressed all the edges with just a pair of scissors and added Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Walnut stain,
Once I had my papers glued in place I then began creating and gathering all the following supplies to embellish my project:

To create this gorgeous rose I cut out quite a few flowers from the Tim Holtz Tattered Florals die.  I have used the smaller rose shape to create the rose.

 My heart and key were made from some recycled cereal board.  I coated this quite thickly with white glue and then heated it with my hot glue gun to get the texture you see here.

Once I had all of the elements sorted I began gluing
              all the different layers into place.

With the Papermania brown string, I soaked it in a solution of diluted white glue, which I then wrapped around a metal crochet hook and gently on a very very low heat, I heat set it in my oven to form the twists and curls.  Once the twine is dry and set it aside to cool and the twine then just slides off the metal hook.

I really had a lot of fun creating all the extra elements for this project.  There is nothing I like better than to play and experiment in my craft room....Here are some close ups of everything....I think the Junkyard findings just blend with the grungey look of this hanging so well and added a bit more texture and dimension.

 Oh the words...I almost forgot the words....these are just printed off from word and then cut with some fancy edged scissors, lightly inked, again with the Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Walnut stain, I have adhered this with double sided foam tape.

  I have used an old hanger I have had in my stash from my quilting days.

 Thanks so much for stopping by....
Have a great weekend everyone and I will see you all next week....
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Tuesday, 13 August 2013

Altered Mini Gumball Machine

WOW two posts in one day....must be a record for me.  I have a back log of projects that I really need to finish and share with you all.  This little gumball machine is just one of them.  I altered this little cutie just before we flew off to New Zealand and I actually totally forgot all about her.  Soooooo without any further ado here she is.....

Some "before" shots:

  A couple of "during" shots:

 And the "After" shots:

I have used Prima Almanac  6x6 papers throughout, which I adhered down with Helmars 450 and then coated in some Mod Podge to seal it all.  I have used my hot glue gun to adhere the bird in place and a little bit of glossy accents for the pearl beads or "eggs".  The "nest" in the gumball section is made from some hessian and some white fibre or eyelash type trim. The flowers are all mulberry paper flowers that I have bought off ebay.  I covered a small know the mini ones that you sometimes receive as installation disks....I covered both sides with paper from the Almanac collection then adhered the gumball machine in place.  This gave me a larger area to embellish.  I have this up on my youtube channel for a closer can catch it here:

Well that's it from me today...I really should stop yakking to you all and get busy finishing a few projects I have on the go at the moment ....see you all soon
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