Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Club Scrap Artist Team: Nice to See you

Every month the Artist Team members
get a project or papers in their pizza box
to come up with something extra.
This month the "Nice to See You" kit 
is what we all play with. You find all the elements here.

On the Club Scrap Blog you find all of the projects 
from the Artist Team and some have more on there blog
 (there will be links to click on).

I came up with these trays for my scrap room.
I can add some little trinkets, project booklets
and other keepsakes in these boxes.

I started out with a piece of wood my DH had in the
garage. He added a metal hook on top so I could
hang my project when finished.Then I painted it dark orange.
If you wonder how long it is: 21 inch.

With the stencil that came with this kit I decoated
with dark brown glitter ink on top.
Here you see it when the stencil comes off.

For the trays I used 3 different decorated pieces
of scrap paper 12 x 12 inch. I scored them 
at 4 and 8 inch horizontal and vertical.

Left and right I cut in the first block and with double 
sided tape I made the tray stuck together.

For the corners I cut out a circle and folded it twice
and cut in one line to form  the corner to glue
on both sides of the bottom of the tray.

Some of the lettering for the trays, I cut with
the cricut. I added them to astamped background.

This is the top. The eye is embossed
with clear embossing powder and a little
sticky red gemstone is added.

Inside the trays i have added these
little booklets for writing ideas.
The are made from a 3 3/4 x 12 inch strip of paper.
Then score at 3,5-4-4,5-5 and 5,5 inch.

After scoring,you fold the paper like you see 
here on the picture.

Cut some paper to fit in the the booklet,
either lined or just plain paper. You can see here
that the paper fits in the M-fold.
Hold paper and cover together while making a 
whole with a punch, before adding the brad to
fasten  everything together.
For the closing of the booklet, I made the right side
look like a tag,with slanted punched corners, a hole in the middle
for adding some rope or other material to close the book.

The outside of the book can 
be decorated with stamps.
Here you see the trays hanging in my craft room.

Thank your for stopping by.
Have a creative day!

Monday, March 30, 2015

Club Scrap 50s Kitchen cards

Just before the new Club Scrap Botanicals kit arrives,
I have some fun card ideas for you with
the April 50s Kitchen papers.
These are the cards
and I want to show you how I made them.

I took 3 colorsof distress stains that match this kit.
I had a few papers left,that I wanted to decorate for
a background for some cards.
So I put a few drops of ink on my craftsheet
and sprayed a few drops of water on it.

Take your paper and move it over the craftsheet.

This way you add color to your paper.

This is the result with different scraps of paper Iused.

Now what to do with these fun papers:
1. take a stamp and black ink and stamp on it.
Here you see the wonderful colors coloring the stamp.
This is the finished card.
For all the cards I used the digital version of
the 50s Kitchen kit to print the sentiments.

2. I found this wonderful stencil at Clearscraps
and just had to use it on the background. I took
Rangers Texture Paste and 

used an old credit card to add the paste to the paper.

When you take of the stencil, you add the embossing powder.
For this I added silver embossing powder.
Now you cannot heath the powder right away.
You have to eave the paste to dry first.

Then you can heat emboss and it looks like
you really have forks and knives on your card.
And this is the finished card.
3. For the last card I used gesso.
I appliedit the same way as the paste.
It dries very quick.

Now add some of the matching ink colors
with a blending tool. You can use just one color
or like I did 3 colors.
This is the result.
I did not want to cover too much of the beautiful
background,so I just added a sentiment and the bottle cap
that came with the kit.

Hope I have given you some ideas to try.
Thanks for looking.
Have a creative day!

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Easter inspiration

Today I have some Easter inspiration  for you.
I had this idea after seeing the latest blog post on
the blog of Tim Holtz, where you showed some of the
cutes Chocolate Easter bunnies. Now I do not have all
those materials,but I came up with my own variation.
I have this mini Easter Bunny from Sizzix movers and shapers
and used it to cut out a few bunnies from bookboard.
Then i took som tin foil frommy kitchen and crumpled
it and then straightened it again.

I put the bunny on the shiny side

and cut the tin foil to about 3/4 inch around the bunnie.

Then fold it all around the bunny shape.
Next I took the alcohol ink and dabbed it on the foil.

Make it look like the chocolate bunnies from the shop.

 A tiny ribbon around its neck completes the bunny.

The sentiment I typed with the computer with the

With a memo pin I added the sentiment to the bunny.
I made severalbunnies in different colors
and added them together on a card.

I also made some other variations
in combination with the Easter egg by Michael Strong.
I used some shiny paper and added two colors of 
alcohol ink: mountain rose and sunshine yellow.

On top I stamped the egg with versamark and
embossed it with mirror gold embossing powder.

How about the bunny in front of the egg?

This is the result.
Paper is from a Tim Holtz 8 x 8 inch paper block.
I used the sewing machine on fastening the papers together.
Or make the bunny jumout of the egg?!
The lines for cutting the egg are in the pattern
of the stamp.

And here is the final card, also with sewing and the Tim Holtz paper.
Which one do you like best?

Thank you for looking.

Have a creative day!