Sunday, 21 May 2017

The Robins Nest Heritage Scrapbook Page


I have a heritage scrapbook page i made using products from The Robins Nest. This is Albert my Great Grandfather who was in the army and stationed in India most of the time until World War 1 and 2 broke out. He is my Mother's Grandfather and quite a tough man.

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Wednesday, 17 May 2017

How To Create A Steampunk Heritage layout

 Hi all

I have created a mixed media layout of my Great Grandfather Albert. He was stationed in India during the war but other then that i dont know much about him. I used the Mechanical Illusion paper pad from Scrapberry;s.

I created the background by applying black gesso over the section where the photo will be placed. I then added a couple of stencils and spritzed with ink. Once dry i added a layer of metallic paint.
Next i started cutting up the sheets and cutting out the detailed sections and layered them up.

I used chipboard cogs and painted them with Decoart Texture Sand Paste to give them a rusty look. I then painted them with Quinacridone Gold and added a little Texture Fierro Iron. 

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I have a new tutorial on the team blog today which you can find here

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Sunday, 14 May 2017

How To Create Whimsical Stationary Using Susan K Weckesser Stamps

                                                                                 Hi all

I love cute stationery and have been collecting bits here and there for a while now so it was only a matter of time before i created my own whimsical stationery using the Gone Wild Stamp Set by Susan K Weckesser and Unity Co Stamps.

Product list

Trimcraft First Edition Marker Pens
White pen
Large paper clips
Hot Glue
Sentiment stamps
Note book 

I started off by stamping out my favorite two characters on to thick card stock and coloring them in. I then bought some large paper clips and glued the characters to the back with hot glue. You could put them through a laminator to make them more durable.

The Note book was altered by stamping the main image at the bottom corner and then stamping a boarder around it. I added a few feathers to break the pattern a bit.

I wanted to include something in the center so i choose a few inspiring words.

I colored in the details with a white gel marker

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Saturday, 13 May 2017

How to Make An Amazing Steampunk Shaker Card

hello crafty friends

I have a new card tutorial for you. I used the Industrial Collection by Studio Light which is available at Cherish the Memory.

Cover a square card with the  Industrial Scrapin  Sheet 02 and trim to fit. Apply a stencil mask over the base and paint with copper acrylic paint.

I used a baby wipe stained with blue inks to add the textured layer to the card/ The mixed media topper was created by cutting out a 4 inch rectangle die and using a cog embossing folder over the top. I then pained it all black and dry brushed copper metallic paint over the top.
I finished off by applying black modeling paste to a stencil mask and then dry brushing more copper paint over the top.

I popped out the letters and a few die cut shapes from the Ship Builders Emphenalia sheet. I slotted them behind the shaker box and used the letters to make a sentiment.

To make the shaker card you first need to cut out three large cogs from craft foam. I used a large cog die for this bit..

Take a circle nesting die which is roughly the same size of the cog die and cut out one from patterned paper and one from acetate. 

Glue the first foam cog to the base with strong glue.

Glue the other two pieces together before gluing over the first piece.

Once the base is dry, Fill  it with seed beads.

Glue the acetate over the top.

Finish the shaker box off by gluing a cog cut from patterned paper over the top/

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How To Create Backgrounds Using DecoArt Metallic Lustre

Hello craft friends

I have a new card tutorial for you using Sin City Stamps and some basic mixed media techniques.

Product list 
Oak House Studio Sepia Ink pad

1) Take a 5 x 7 card and emboss with an embossing folder

2) Place the stencil over the card and apply modeling paste. Leave to set or use a heat gun.

3) Stamp out the ship image onto card with sepia ink and then heat emboss using copper embossing powder.

 4) Rub over the embossed areas with the metallic lustre, Use a baby wipe to blend the colours.

5) Cut a strip of stripy paper and corrugated card and layer together. Next Cut out the ship image and adhere over the top.

6) Make two small holes on either side of the card 

7) Thread a charm over a length of twine and thread through the holes and knot.

8) Add embellishments

9) Use the words on scrapbook papers to create sentiments

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Monday, 8 May 2017

How To Create A Fearsome Frost Dragon Shaker Card

Hello crafty friends

I have made up a shaker card using the Frost Dragon image by Rick St Dennis. All images are available on Zibbit.

To create the background i stamped around the card blank with a texture stamp in blue and then added brusho powder over the top. I cut up dry wall tape and painted it metallic blue and then i added a stencil over the top.

To create the shaker box

1) Cut out the base with a large nesting die.
2) Cut out a piece of acetate from the same sized die.
3) Place a smaller die inside the large die and hold into place with tape.
4)  Now you have a frame, Cut out one from patterned paper and one from craft foam.
5) Glue the frame created with the craft foam to the base and once dry add beads and sequins.
6) Glue the acetate over the top and leave to dry.
7) Glue the frame cut from the patterned paper over the acetate and once dry adhere to card.

I coloured in the image using Prima Confectionary Watercolors and a water pen. I like the even amount of colour using them gives and i can still add shading if needed.

 I stamped around the frame with the texture stamp to give it a more grungy look.