Saturday, August 31, 2013

Tags today

Today no sketch, I need a tag, so that is what I am going to make.

I was inspired by another blog, where I noticed
 the technique of stamping with gesso.
You can see her sample here:
So mainly what you do is instead of stamping with ink
you use gesso to stamp with. I used a foam brush
to dab the gesso on my stamp.
And then stamped with it. Leave it to dry
or use your heatgun.
To color the tag I used distress stains.
Add some color on your craft sheet and pick it up with 
the tag. Dry this with heat gun, add some more ink until
it is the color you like.

For all the tags I used the elephant stamps by
Michael Strong.
And you alsosee some washi tape on top.
I loved the result,so I also made a blue version.
One can never have too many tags! LOL!!

The sentiment you see on the tag is by
Create with TLC and printed on
paper,cut to fit the tag (a sizzix die).

For this tag the stampis embossed with white
embossing powder before the distress stains
are added to the tag. 

I used the tag on a buch of flowers
for today it is my MIL's birthday.
Happy Birthday Betty!!
May you live to be 120
in health and happiness!

Have a creative day !

Friday, August 30, 2013

Jewish New Year cards

Here are all the finished cards,
I made with the papers from last night, that
I made with the gelli plate. You can see it HERE.

These cards are for the Jewish New Year that is
this year on 5/6 September 2013.if you want to know more
about what it is and the symbols here:

 The numbers you see on the card  represent the new Jewish year.
 Years are counted since the creation of the world, which is assumed to have taken place in the autumn of 3760 B.C.E. In that year, after less than a week belonging to AM 1, AM 2 started (AM = Anno Mundi = year of the world).

The Hebrew text you see on the cards says:
Shana Tova
This means "a good year" of as we say:
"Happy New Year"
It is a rubber stamps I  have for many years,
not sure were I got it.

 The small bees on the card are 
stamped with a Penny Black stamp.

The ticket and the numbers on this card
are made with Tim Holtz dies.

The apple stamp with new year wish can be found on a site with
lots of  other Jewish stamps called Zum Gali Gali

In the heart of the pomegranate are always a lot of pips
and here they are accantuated with red sticky gemstones
on this card.
And here are the last two cards. Hopefully you are inspired
 to have fun with your gelli plate for any kind of project you are
thinking of.

Thanks for looking!

Have a creative day!

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Gelli plate and New Year cards

GelliArts - Gel Printing Plate - 15 x 15 cm
Now that I have a Gelli Plate
my first project is to make my 
Jewish New Year cards with them,

So I share with you a little how 
I did them:
I started with cutting two pomegranates
On the second night of Rosh Hashanah, we eat a "new fruit" – meaning, a fruit that has recently come into season but that we have not yet had the opportunity to eat. When we eat this new fruit, we say the shehechiyanu blessing thanking God for keeping us alive and bringing us to this season. This ritual reminds us to appreciate the fruits of the earth and being alive to enjoy them.
A pomegranate is often used as this new fruit. In the Bible, the Land of Israel is praised for its pomegranates. It is also said that this fruit contains 613 seeds just as there are 613 mitzvot. Another reason given for blessing and eating pomegranate on Rosh HaShanah is that we wish that our good deeds in the ensuing year will be as plentiful as the seeds of the pomegranate.
Now it is time to get the gelli plate, the acrylic paint
and the stencils to make some cards.

Starting with the first layer here iuse the
honeycomb stencil.

Honey on a sweet apple is eaten to symbolize a very
sweet New year.

Here you see the building up of layers on the card.
When I had a lot of cards done, I took out
some rubber stamps and a Jewish sentiment in
 Hebrew saying Happy New Year.
Here you see my cards lying on the table to dry.
I have quite a lot of cards in a short time.
 A few close up shots here.
 Click on them and you see a larger version.
Now I need to make them all into cards.
Come back tomorrow to see the finished cards!

Have a creative day!

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Club Scrap Tribal Blog Hop

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Welcome to the August Blog Hop
of Club Scrap Tribal kit

Did you come over here from Tricia's
do you use the complete list of contributors
to the blog hop on the Club Scrap Create Blog?
Anyway, you are here now and I have a  tutorial for you today.

You see, my youngest DD asked me to make
a photo collage of her and her boyfriend in celebration
of being together for 3 years: Congratulations love birds!

here in the Netherlands there is no fitting frame
for 12 x 12 inch papers, so I had to come up with
another solution of decorating the empty parts of the
picture frame.

How about making your own matching washi paper
to fill the empty space? This is easy to do.
All you need is: tissue paper, ink, double sided tape,
a kraft knife and your rubber stamps.

There atre two ways to make your own washi tape.
the first way is to stick the double sided tape to the tissue paper
 (it can be white or it can be a color)
Next you cut along the tape and this way you
have your own tape, 
Now we take some colors of stamping ink
to decorate the washi tape to your taste.
After you colored the tape, you take your stamps
and stamp on the washi tape.
Make sure you have some papers underneath.
You can use larger stamps for decorations.
And on the strips it is easy to use a text strip.
I always save my Club Scrap logo from the unmounted sheet
and it is fun to make your own club scrap washi tape.
To use your tape, you just remove the
protection tape from the double sided tape.
Here just a small sample.

The other method of making your washi tape
is using colored paper ( I sprayed some
paper with matching glimmer mist).
Start stamping on the paper
a few different lines in different colors.

When done with stamping, turn your paper and
take the double sided tape.
Ad this on top of your stamping.
When you want some wider tape, 
just add two lines close together.
Take a craft knife and cut your strips.
Now you are ready to use the for decorating.

Below you see the complete pages with washi tape
in the picture frame.

Hopefully I have given you a simple idea to make lots and
 lots of your own tape that with your choice of themes.

As for the blog hop, let's move on.
There are so many wonderful blogs taking part.
The next blog is from the wonderful Kay:

Enjoy your trip around Club Scrap's blogs.

 Have a creative day!