Thursday 30 April 2015

Embrace imperfection!

Good morning all!

This morning I’m posting a mixed media card project.  It’s simple but effective…

Here are my steps:








Thanks for saying hello today - have fun!

Chris xxx

Tuesday 28 April 2015

New York Ticket Wallets

Hello Everyone and and welcome to my second project this month.
A couple of weeks ago I travelled to New York with two friends which was for me a dream come true!

Before I went I decided to make three small travel wallets so that we could each keep all those little tickets you manage to collect whilst travelling.   And here they are!

I have used various stamps and stencils but in particular the fabulous new Tim Holtz Correspondence Paper Stack. There are so many wonderful elements which you can cut for embellishments and all in these lovely bright reds and blues.

I started with some cream cardstock measuring 8 1/4" x 5 1/2". I made a score line at 4 1/8" so it folded in half and then trimmed 3/4" off the front.  I covered the two uppermost sides with paper from the Correspondence Paper Stack.

I drew the outline of a couple of file tabs and then cut off the excess cardstock.

I wanted a more muted tone for the stencilling, so everything got a coat of gesso and of course a little Walnut Stain blended around the edges. (My apologies for the scissors which appear in each of the photographs -  the cardstock would not stay folded for a photograph!)

When the gesso was dry I used the Splatters Layering Stencil and Walnut Stain Distress Ink to shabby the wallet up a little and then overstamped with a couple of stamps, again in Walnut Stain Distress Ink.

Don't forget to stamp and stencil on the back!

I used some good sticky red tape to close the wallet down each side and then went through the Correspondence Paper Stack cutting out envelopes and labels and anything which caught my eye! All the elements were edged with Walnut Stain Distress Ink.

I used some Idea-ology Label Letters to personalise these wallets for New York. Each wallet is slightly different so we won't get them muddled up!

And finally I stamped the Blueprint Statue of Liberty onto some of the Correspondence paper to again personalise the wallet for our trip.

The wallets are quite small and will probably not hold very much, but I wanted something to take with me as a gift for my friends but which would be small and light and leave as much room as possible in our cases for our purchases which we would no doubt be making!

Thank  you for joining me today and I hope this may have given you some ideas for wallets for tickets, but also as a money gift wallet or even a small memory book.

Jennie x

Friday 24 April 2015

A little bit rusty….

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Hi everyone, Nikki (Addicted to Art) here to share the making of this tag with you today. Sorry to say this is my second project this month with no step x step photos due to my lack of camera at the time.

I  began by inking a tag with stormy sky distress ink and then spritzing and flicking some water on it. Once dry I took vintage photo ink and randomly inked through Tim Holtz's doily layering stencil.
I die cut the doily on the left of the tag out of some cardstock (Sissix die – On the edge – distressed doily) and used distressed paints in stormy sky, salty ocean and vintage photo. Randomly dab one colour on, dry it, move on to the next colour to give the variegated colour. The same techinque was used on the ‘Beautiful’ letters ( cut from the Sissix thinlets - Handwritten Love).
The frame under the text was coloured with distress sprays in the same colours.
My butterfly, game spinner and cogs were painted with vintage photo distress paint and a little weathered wood embossing powder added and heat embossed. The butterfly is cut from ‘Butterfly Duo’.
I added a few chit chat stickers (after inking them) and added some string to my tag.
Thanks for looking today – see you next time.