Saturday, June 28, 2014

Sunday Scrap Page: Mosaics

I am busy scrapping my pictures from
our trip to Istanbul.
Here is a page about all the mosaics that you see there.

I used a combination of Club Scrap Arifact and Picnic
papers and Michael Strong's  cloisonné frame stamp.

It looks like the frame  was on the wall in Istanbul.
Mike's stamp fits perfect on this page.

Thanks for looking.

Have a creative day!

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Saturday Sketch: thinking of you

This ismy sketch card for June on the
It is a 5"x 5"square card.

For the panelin the middle I used distress paint
and a technique from the Technique Junkies
latest newsletter called splattered ombre watercolors.
On top I stamped Michael Strongs lily background
stamp and embossed this in gold.
The vase is also a stamp by Michael Strong
and this one is embossed in copper.
The sentiment is by Tim Holtz.

Not wanting to throw away the little
parts i cut,I used them to decorate the inside of the card.

Thanks for looking.

 Have a creative day!

Friday, June 27, 2014

Club Scrap Picnic blog hop after party 2

Hi there,
Here is my last project for the 
June Picnic Blog hop:

it is a hexagon treat box and you can find instrucions
over at the Splitcoaststampers here.

I had this cute little jar filled with jelly beans
that fitted right into the box.
I decorated the lid of the jar with paper
and the sweet stamp from the unmounted rubber
stamps that come with this kit.

The outside is firts stamped with the 
watermelon stamp in versamark to decorate the 
green plain paper paper

and then I added one of the watermelon
cut aparts at the bottom of the box.

To give it an even more summer effect
I made this pinweel.I used the digital kit
to print the paper on two sides.
For the pinweel I used a 3"x 3"square
piece of paper, a button from my stash,apiece of wire
and awooden stick.

Here you see how the stickis fastned to the wheel.

The sentiment is stampedin 
fuchsia and leaf.

It is a cute little gift box
for any occassion and absolutely easy to make.

Have a creative day!

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Club Scrap Blog Hop after party!

 Hi there!
Here are some more cards with
papers and stamps from the Club Scrap Picnic kit.
I had so much fun with this kit,
I could not stop making cards.

Did you do the hop yet?
Well, start here if you did not:

There are so many wonderful ideas and lots of inspiration.

I did not want to add so many cards in one blog post,
so here are two more and I have a little project
for tomorrow,so stay tuned.
For this card I made a background called 
"splattered ombere watercolors"
and you can find the tutorial in the
latest Technique Junkies Newsletter.
To me it looked like pistache ice cream
and so this card came into being.

I used a read popsicle stick.

In my Blog Hop post I explained how I made
this picnic basket. I made two and here
is the other one.The picnic cloth is drawn and colored
with markers.

So if you pull the ribbon,you
can read the sentiment.

Thanks for looking and 
don't forget to come back tomorrow!
Have a creative day!

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Club Scrap Picnic Blog Hop

Here I am with the montly Club Scrap
Blog Hop to inspire you to make the most
 of  your stamps and papers.

Thanks for hopping here from Tricia's blog
with her always inventive ideas.

I absolutely love this new kit and truly,
Club Scrap always knows what we need!
Yes, indeed bbq paper was what I needed, because my dh
got a new bbq for Father's Day this month.
These scrapbook pages look like formula 5&6 from
the free ALSB instructions. I had to move it a bit
around to make it work for my photo's.

You find the ALSB instructions HERE.
Fot the bbq glove stamp I used the kissing technique,
for I did not liuke the glove to be just plain.
Not  familiar  with this technique?
Here is how you do it:
Take the glove stamp and a background stamp
and an inkpad.

Wet the glove stamp with ink.

Take the background stamp and gover the glove
with it (a few times) and take it off.

Now stamp the glove on the paper.

This is the result.

If  you don't get the result you want,
or if you don't like it. You can also stamp the glove

and take a background stamp and 
use  a darker color then the background
to stamp over the glove.

Cut the stamp and maybe color it a little
and this is the result. Ready for use.
(see also my post on the Technique Junkies Blog)

My next project is a card.
From the outside it looks quite simple.
Just some design paper and a cut apart.
But here is the inside:

and you see this is a pop up card
with the use of the great embossing folder
that cae with the kit.

Here you see where you can write your message.

Close up of the picnic basket.
How to make it?
This is the start of the picnic basket.
Paper is 3,25" x 3,5" and the fold line is 
0.75"from the top.

Emboss the basket upuntil the fold line vertical

or horizontal, whatever you like best.

And this is one of the finished baskets.

Another way is to stamp and coor the basket
and emboss the handles.

For the card you need two 5,5"x 11" pieces of
paper (decorated for the outside and plain for the inside)
Fold in half. For the plain inside you make two cuts
like you see above on the folded side.
Push the square towards the inside of the card.
This is where you glue the picnic basket.
And here my last card. This is a gatefold card,
with the use of decoated paper stamped with
a piece of melon for extra decoration.

One of the cut apparts is used for the center piece 
and the melon parts are from the digital version
of this kit (and I love using the images here)
On the seeds a drop of glossy accent is added.

Here you see where the ribbons are placed.
Underneath the middle panel and the right one.

The inside is decorated with the melon border from
the Art Nouveau stamps.
I used fuchsia and  leaf to color the stamp.

Thanks for stopping by. 
Hope I have given you some ideas,
but there is more. Visit Kay's Keepsakes 
to see what she has in store for you.

If you loose your way, you can always go to
to see the full list of participants.

Have a creative day!