Friday, March 30, 2018

Embossed Card With A Dahlia And Sequins

A foiled paper dahlia and a scattering of sequins decorate this embossed card. Never one to shy away from too much shine, I let the layers add up. Strips of lace and a quote from Canvas Corp Brands paper are complimented by a whimsical, doodled border.
~ I'd Rather Wear Flowers ~
Most of my crafty time falls on the weekend. When the end of the month falls on the weekend I have to struggle to find challenges that are current. This time my search was rewarded with a sketch and a supply challenge. 
I participated with the center, horizontal row.
The sketch is by Julee Tilman of Viva la Verve Sketches.
My first step was to dry emboss a 4x6 of Gold Glossy Foiled Paper from Rinea with a leaf embossing folder. 
 The flower layers were next. I used a die from Amazon as well as Blush and Jade Starstruck Foiled Paper from Rinea.
  A hand doodled border in periwinkle ink added a touch of whimsy.
 Strips of lace give the assembled dahlia and quote card a place to line up.
 The sequins are a mix of green, white and grey.
This card is also my entry for Cute Card Thursday's Challenge #523 Add A Quote!
The Paper Girls Challenge is asking crafters to use dry or heat embossing on their projects and to link up for Challenge # 148.

Supplies:
Cardstock:Craftsmith
Foiled Paper:Rinea
Flower Dies:Amazon
Quote:Canvas Corp Brands
Ink:Close To My Heart
Embossing Folder:Crafter's Companion
Ink Pen:Bic Marking
Sequins:Spiegel Mom Scraps
Lace:Stash

Scrap On

~charity~





Thursday, March 22, 2018

Quick and Easy Fix For a Stove Top

I'm up today on the ScraPerfect blog with a quick and easy stove top fix.
This mark is burned into the enamel. Of course I used Best Cleaner Ever to get it out.

Stop by the ScraPerfect blog to see photos of the process.

Scrap On!

~charity~

Sunday, March 18, 2018

Hello Spring Diecut Delight

I've been stocking up on cutting dies disproportionately to my usage. They are just so clever I can't help myself. My newest assortment is the Spring set from Peachy Cheap. There are 14 total, but I only managed to use 6 on this card. Trying to get this idea in before Easter arrives. 
~ Hello Spring ~
Along with the Spring shaped dies I also used a Spellbinders medallion die and the new Pastel Variety Pack from Rinea. I used all glossy's in this project, including the reverse side for the rabbit and butterflies.
 First I placed the peak-a-boo corner and bunny. I folded back the upper right corner of the card blank and pierced to holes. I added a few dots of Best Glue Ever underneath for extra insurance.
 The Rinea Foiled Paper corner piece and bunny are glued to the corner area with tiny dots of Best Glue Ever. The only way to get dots so tiny is with the No-Clog Writing Cap
made to fit most glues with 3 cap sizes and 3 tip sizes from ScraPerfect.
 I slipped beading thread through the pierced holes and tied a bow. Next I cut a 1" strip of Jade/Gold Glossy Foiled Paper the width of my card. I turned it into grass with Shredding Shears, also a new purchase.
I needed the grass blades to move freely. I added a thin strip of Best Glue Ever along the solid edge, once again being most grateful for my No-Clog Writing Cap.
 Placing the large egg exactly where I wanted it meant I had to curl back the tip to place more drops of Best Glue Ever.
 Exact placement was necessary because I wanted the grass to overlap the egg without obscuring the letters.
 The purple eggs are heavily perforated so I placed more drops with the No-Clog Writing Cap.
 A couple butterflies finished off the spring vignette.
Another shot of this Hello Spring card shows the high gloss of Rinea Foiled Paper.
Supplies:
Cardstock:Craftsmith
Foiled Paper:Rinea
Cutting Dies:Peachy Cheap, Spellbinders
Adhesive:ScraPerfect

Scrap On!

~charity~

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

2-Photo Layout Featuring Herringbone Stitch With Twine

Today's layout features the herringbone stitch with twine and a sprinkling of stars. I stuck with a grey and blue pallet with pops of red. This is the companion page to  Hard @ Work so I again used text speak in the title and the same patterns of washi tape.
~ 💖 ur Smile ~
 Chipboard circle heart and conversation bubble in red with a wood star embellish the upper right of the layout and echo the title.
 The lower right chipboard again offers the heart with a couple more stars. Slipped under the twine, it calls attention to the fancy stitch.
 In the upper left layered stickers are staggered across strips of washi tape.
 The final touch, the title, is matted with red graph paper. A bow of twine is topped with a small wooden star. A second star props up the title card.
 This layout is inspired by the March Jumpstart Sketch Challenge at TheScrapRoom.
I flipped the sketch horizontally and decreased the photo count.
Today's lighting is much different than the day I took the photos for Hard @ Work, but you can still get the idea of how this double page layout will look.
Supplies:
Cardstock:Recollections, Crafter's Warehouse
Patterned Paper:Bo Bunny, Simple Stories
Stickers, Chipboard:Simple Stories
Alpha, Brad:Simple Stories
Wood Stars:Peachy Cheap
Washi:Target, Love My Tapes
Twine:The Twinery

Scrap On!

~charity~

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Majestic Peacock From Rinea Foiled Paper

Peacocks are a majestic bird and their beauty is tripled with Rinea Foiled Paper. I first made this peacock in 2014 from DCWV glitter cardstock. When I received the Peacock Foiled Paper Variety Pack from Rinea it was love at first sight. Way past time to make another peacock!
Supplies:
Rinea Peacock Foiled Paper Variety Pack
Cardstock
Decorative Punch
Instructions
Body and Wings
#4 Circle of Emerald Foiled Paper
#4 Circle of Violet Foiled Paper
#2 Circle of Cardstock
Step 1:Trace and cut #4 Circle of Emerald/Emerald Starstruck Foiled Paper
Step 2:Line up the center lines of the #3 Circle Stencil with the edge of the Emerald Circle. Mark the three visible slots with a felt tip pen, very lightly so the pen does not leave a mark on the reverse side.
Step 3: Punch the circle five times, once on each line and between the lines.
Step 4:Trim between the punch marks with a craft knife so the edge resembles points or "feathers".
 Step 5:Trace and cut #4 Circle from Violet/Violet Starstruck Foiled Paper
Step 6:Mark slots from #4 Stencil (again with a light hand) onto Violet Circle. Punch on Each Line.
Step 7:Trim between punch marks to resemble feathers.
 Step 8:Cut "doily" in half, leaving four points on each side.
Step 9:Trim each doily portion down to 2 1/2 points. Set aside smaller portions for head.
Step 10:Glue "wings" to back, trim off excess Violet to preserve shape of Emerald body.
Step 11:Cut #2 Circle from cardstock. Glue to reverse side of body. Trim off excess cardstock.
Step 12:Roll Emerald body over drinking glass to give it a curve. The cardstock provides bracing.
 Tail
7-10 Strips, 6x1" of Green, Purple, Blue Foiled Paper
2 Strips, 12x7/8" Cardstock
Step 1:Cut strips of Foiled Paper, Punch Tips.
Step 2:Cut strips of cardstock.
Step 3:Trim and glue 1/2 inch piece of cardstock strip onto the back of each Foiled Paper strip.
Step 4:Roll each feather over a sharpie. Glue to Emerald body in alternating color pattern.
 I chose to do two rows of feathers. Gluing the second row of feathers is tricky but not impossible.
 Head
#4 Circle Violet Rinea Foiled Paper
Remaining Wing Pieces
1.25" Circle Emerald Foiled Paper
Step 1:Trace and cut #4 Circle of Violet/Violet Starstruck Foiled Paper
Step 2:Cut 1" off edge of Violet circle.
Step 3:Roll Violet Circle into cone.
Step 4:Trim remaining pieces of wing-doily into topknot. Glue together.
 Step 5:Punch 1.25" Circle of Emerald/Emerald Starstruck Foiled Paper. Fold circle in half.
Step 6:Position topknot in folded circle. Glue circle closed.
Step 7:Position half circle in cone top. Trim as needed. Glue in place.
Step 8:Cut slit in neck, 1 inch from the large opening, for tail placement. 
 It will take some adjusting to get the head exactly where you want it. There is no "right" spot. Put it where you like it and call it good.
 The tail slit also takes a lot of adjusting. My peacocks neck ended up with more of a hole than I wanted. But once the tail is inserted the hole is not noticeable.
 The peacock looks less glamorous from this side, but he is still a handsome fellow.
  On a lighter note, my son found the peacock on the table and had QUESTIONS. He wanted to know when I planned on finishing it, turning it into a REAL peacock. He was unimpressed when I told him it was a decorative piece, that I didn't plan on adding a full body or legs.
Boys are such difficult creatures! 😜
Supplies:
Foiled Paper:Rinea
Cardstock:DCWV
Circle Stencils:Rinea
Corner/Border Punch:Kreaxions
Circle Punch:CTMH
Adhesive:ScraPerfect, Velmar

Scrap On!

~charity~

Saturday, March 10, 2018

Canvas Journal Cover With Peacock Stamp


This peacock stamped journal cover was misted, distressed, and embroidered as a belated birthday gift. Stop by the Canvas Corp Blog to see the tutorial.



Scrap On!

~charity~

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Simple Layout With Stars And Die-Cuts

Today I have a simple layout with stars and diecuts stacked for embellishment. The photos tell the story of my daughters creation of an ugly Christmas sweater. This story begins with a previously posted double page layout of my son's sweater project.
~ Hard @ Work ~
This layout is my entry for Brenda's History Challenge. I chose Fact #2 as my inspiration. The prompt was to use SMS language in honor of Alexander Graham Bell's patent of the telephone. In my title I used the @ symbol and added the text-ese heart, a "v" and "3".
 
This layout is also my entry for Rochelle's Challenge. Her prompts were a sketch and graph paper. I cut and stacked blue and white graph paper for a title card. I followed her sketch, turning it on it's side to incorporate my photo orientation.
For her Ugly Christmas Sweater my daughter portrayed Totoro. We do love Miyazaki's Studio Ghibli films. My Neighbor Totoro is his third film for that company and is based on a child's ability to "see" what adults have forgotten. This carefully cut and stitched, felt Totoro is holding a Christmas tree.
 I fussy cut yellow roses and clustered them with stars and flourish die-cuts on diagonal corners of the layout.
 I used layers of washi tape, more stars, and ribbon on the opposite side of the title card to balance the photo mat.
 This two-photo layout is my entry for the March Scrappy Friends Challenge. I have combined both Rochelle's and Brenda's challenge for a third entry. I have enjoyed participating and hope that you will give it a try!
 Supplies:
Cardstock:Recollections, Crafter's Warehouse
Patterned Paper:Bo Bunny, Craftsmith
Tag, Sticker, and Roses:Bo Bunny
Stars:Prima, Peachy Cheap
Alpha, Brad:Simple Stories
Flourish Cutting Dies:Amazon
Washi:American Crafts, Target, Love My Tapes

Scrap On!

~charity~