Friday, May 30, 2014

Little Joyful Message- altered canvas by Sylwia


Hi Art Souls:)

This is bonus project for May:)
I choose word 'JOY' as my favourite and guiding word for 2014 and I  decided to alter this 6x6 canvas with JOY and other embellishments:) 

Art Supplies used in the project:

Acrylic Paint
Vintage Music Sheet
Cheese Cloth
Flowers by Prima
Paper Doily

Firstly, I teared papers by Tim Holtz and vintage music sheet into smaller pieces and I glued them to the canvas as a background. I added some definition with Inktense pencils and acrylic paint. Next I added paper doily and  chipboard background lattice. I also found a piece of cheese cloth and distressed it with chalk fluid edger pad. I placed  my word in a Memory frame and glued flowers, buttons and moss around it.


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I hope you enjoyed this project:)
See you in June!

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Altered Papier Mâché Letter

Good morning :) It's Sandie here and I am sharing a project I made for a recent RAK. 

I started by covering the letter with the Tim Holtz Wallflower papers and sanding all the edges. Then taking a stencil I applied some metallic gold embossing paste.

I cut some butterlies from the papers and applied some of the embossing paste, and some glossy accents along the body on each butterly. 

I cut out a date stamp from the papers and glued it to the memory frame, then applied a layer of glossy accents over the whole thing. 

To embellish I layered on some leaves, flowers, flower vines, chipboard elements, pearls and a metal charm. 

Hope it inspires you to be a little bit creative today!

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Bonus Cards

Hello lovelies

There was loads left from my May kit so I made some cards with the leftovers.  I added a few bits of my own stash that was on my desk, so that saved on the tidying up!!!  I really love this paper, I will be making more cards so I can use it up.  It needs sharing and not storing in my paper pile.  There was loads of sewing on these cards along with loads of ink using the Prima Chalk Inks in Dark Rust, it is the perfect brown shade.  Thank you for popping by and I am looking forward to seeing you next month with some new projects.  Mandyxxx

Monday, May 26, 2014

Jewellery piece - bracelet by Marta

Hello crafty friends,
I would like to share with you my last project for May.
We received great kit for this month. One of the element from the kit was Ranger Memory Frame.
It consists of 3 small metal frames.
I decided to create something different this time. I made jewellery piece - bracelet.

This is how I did it ;)
I cut out 3 cute, small images from Tim Holtz Papers. I covered those images with Ranger Glossy Accents. It's a great medium, you can use it as glue, shiny dimentional dots or like me cover whole piece. In this case I left the pieces to dry till the next day as the layer of the medium was thick.

It is easy to open up the frames and put in there anything you want.

The next step was to stick the tiny square images into the frames.

I added few jewellery circles to create the bracelet.
Here it is, I hope you will like it. You could add those frames to any project you like - card, layout or journal page. You could make other jewellery pieces like necklce or ring. Possibilities are endless.
Have fun, think outside the box and enjoy it !

If you didn't see my other May project here they are :) my vintage layout and my vintage cards.
Lots hugs, Marta xx

Friday, May 23, 2014

My Vintage Angel- mixed media painting by Sylwia

Hello Arty Souls!

This is my second project for May. I decided to incorporate  this divine vintage kit into my mixed media painting. I love creating whimsical girls, fairies and angels so there it is My Vintage Angel:)

Art Supplies used in the project:

Acrylic Paint
Texture Paste

I started off by tearing pieces of paper by Tim Holtz and gluing them to the background. Than I outlined my angel and painedt the background using old credit card. It is more scratching than painting but trust me I didn't use any brush in this painting. I 'painted' it only with plastic card. That is why the texture looks uneven and grungy.
The same technique I used to paint the face and hair...

I decided not to cover whole background with paint. I love this butterfly/moth:) 
I also sprayed the pieces of chipboard background lattice with  glimmer mist and glued it to the background. It is hard to see it on the photo, but this mist gives beautiful gold shimmer effect:) Love It!

And I used Memory Frame to make a necklace for my angel. I cut the inside of the frame and a heart out of piece of cardboard, which goes with a vintage theme:)

As for wings I decided to use texture paste and stencils:) And also I decided not to cover the dress with paint completely, as I wanted beautiful papers to show through.

I hope you enjoyed this project:)


Thursday, May 22, 2014

Balcony Box


I hope you are all having a lovely May so far.  I am back again today with another project.  This one is recycled.  I have been saving this box from my mobile phone, because of its shape for a while now, waiting on the perfect altering project.  The kit from this month was just perfect as the Prima resin banister was the very same size!  

I started by covering the box with Wallflower paper, I covered the raw edges with paint, I used Artiste Storm Cloud (available in shop) as it is a lovely off white colour.  I rubbed some Antik Metallic gold paint on the edges and did some stenciling with Spun Sugar Distress Ink and Tim Holtz chicken wire stencil.  I finished off the main box decorating by raising it on 4 wooden thread spools, added some cut leaves from the paper collection and wrapped some lace around the back edge.

The inside was decorated by fussy cutting some leaves and flowers from the collection and adhering to the inside back panel, some paint drips using Glimmer Mist in Caper Green and Rich Brown.  I coloured my Gorjuss girl stamp with my colouring pencils and paper pieced her dress.  I stood her up with some acetate and finished with the Prima resin and some flowers.

The top of the box is chipboard cut using Tim Holtz Pediments Die, sprayed with Glimmer Mist in Splash and coated with a layer of UTEE.

My finishing touches are some bunting layers on canvas and fussy cut butterflies.

Thank you for looking.  All the goodies I used can be found in the shop :)


Monday, May 19, 2014

Vintage layout by Marta

Hello my friends.
It's Marta here with my second May project.
I would love to share with you my vintage layout.

As a base for my layout I used beautiful paper from Tim Holtz Idea Ology. The lovely roses that you can see where originally on the paper. I tried to show the beauty of the papers by not covering it but to integrate it with my design.

The whole layout is stiched around by sewing machine. 
I also used stamping and stenciling on the backround.
All the paper pieces were inked on the edges. 
Under the flower you can see Chipboard Backround Lattice. I covered it with Prima Chalk Edger.
Added flowers were from my stash. The butterfly was cut out from the same paper. This is a great idea if you don't have much embellishments. Try to find on the papers some designs that could be cut out and used as your very own embellisment. Here is the photo of those paper butterflies.

Another stunning addition to the project was Prima Marketing Shabby Chic Treasures Resin Railings. I distress it with black ink and Prima Marketing Chalk Fluid Edger Pad Dark Rust.

I hope you have enjoyed this project. If you didn't see my vintage cards please check them out here :)
Love, Marta x

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Great Oaks from Little Acorns Grow - Altered Clipboard

Good morning! It's Sandie here and I am sharing an altered clipboard I made featuring the Wallflower papers from Tim Holtz along with some other fabulous products available in the Cardz 'n' Scrapz store

The clipboard is quite large at 13.75" x 9"

I prepared the surface by giving it a quick coat of gesso and then painting the edges white. I layered on some of the papers, inking all of the edges. I added an extra strip of paper at the top, as the clipboard is taller than the papers. Once I had the papers down I added the photo and a piece of velvet ribbon across the bottom of the photo, and on top of that I layered Prima resin railings, which I've stamped on. 

I fussy cut some flowers and leaves and then cut out just the flowers again from a second sheet. Once I adhered the flowers/leaves down, I then inked the edges of the second flowers and layered them on top using foam dots. I also cut out some butterflies, inked the edges and adhered them with wet glue. I then began adding Prima flowers and leaves until I was happy with how it looked. 

The birds are also cut from the papers, and the edges inked. They are adhered with 3D foam dots so they pop off the layout. 

The sentiment is from a huge box of embellishments by K and Company and I bought it .. must be 6-7 YEARS ago.... :/ It's full of wonderful quotes, sentiments and chipboard words. 

Finally, I added some pennants on the top, just under the clip and tied a wide sateen ribbon through the hole at the top of the board. 

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Have a great day!

Monday, May 12, 2014

Suitcase and Album Project

Hello lovelies,

Mandy here with my first project for May.  I created this little mini suitcase and album with the lovely goodies we received.

I started by making my suitcase with a template of a box I recycled off a cable.  I drew around the box onto the lovely paper from Tim Holtz, Advantas and cut this out and scored.  All edges were then inked with brown ink.  I added washi tape to reinforce folds and added lace to decorate.  I created the handle from grunge paper.  The outside of the suitcase, started with a layer of texture paste and brick wall effect stencil to create a base.  The rest of the front was decorated with rectangles of paper cut from the paper pack, Tim Holtz grunge board hinges, Prima canvas leaves, Prima flowers, Prima resin cherub and grid chipboard, sprayed with glimmer mist.

The album was made with chipboard pieces I cut out.  The cover and back piece measured 5 1/4" x 2 3/4", the middle measures 3/4" x 2 3/4".  I covered the album covers with paper and decorated with the chipboard grid, wooden clock face, metal embellishments and I had a play with different embossing powders to achieve the metal effect on the clock face.

The inserts for the album are strips of cardstock covered in the patterned paper.  These strips measure 2 1/2" x 10", scored in the middle at 5" on the long side to give it's fold.  I made 3 signatures of two pages pages each and attached to the album with twine and a needle.  The twine ends are finished with metal effect buttons, by Papermania.

I have created a video here so that you see more detail of this project and see how it opens and looks.

I enjoyed creating this for you, I hope it inspires.  I am looking forward to sharing more projects with you this month too!  Take care, hugs Mandyxx

The beautiful kit

Ingredients:  12" x 12" Advantas Paper Pad by Tim Holtz, Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist in Caper Green, Prima Resin Embellishment, Chipboard Grid, Prima Chalk InkDistress Ink Pad in Gathered Twigs, Prima Wooden Pieces, Embossing Powders, Papermania Faux Metal Buttons, Tim Holtz Embellishments, Prima Flowers, Lace and Green Twine.