Monday, September 18, 2017

Fall Cards

I'm up on the Off The Rails Scrapbooking Blog today sharing two cards I made during my latest card making frenzy.  I found that my Cricut machine and my Gelli Printing Plate are a great combination when it comes to making cards. 

1) Apply several colors of acrylic paint to the Gelli Printing Plate


2)  Roll the paint into a thin layer using a brayer


 3)  Create a design by placing a stencil on top of the paint


 4) Place a sheet of paper onto the stencil and gently rub the paper with your hands to transfer the paint


5)  Pull the paper up to reveal your print

6)  Remove the stencil and follow steps 4 through 7 to make another print

* I thought if I was going to make two prints I might as well make a stack of them for future use.


 7) Die cut a variety of fall themed images


 8)  Emboss die cuts with an embossing machine if desired


 9) Cut cardstock for your card base and matting and cut your Gelli print to fit on top of you matting

10) Assemble cards using adhesive


Here are 4 tips to making multiple cards at once:
a) keep it simple
b) use the same formula
c) add little details
d) use the same medium



Friday, September 15, 2017

Steampunk Canvas

Today I have a Design Team project posted on the Off The Rails Scrapbooking Blog.  The mood board is up and the theme for September is "Steampunk", which by the way I LOVE!  I started going through my never ending stash and found all these goodies to complete my canvas.  Being in my new scrappy room playing with lots of paint and ink ... so relaxing and so much fun!  Be sure to check out the Off The Rails Scrapbooking Blog and see what the rest of the Design Team did this month.  We have two sponsors this month; Memory Maze and Stampin Up.  Hope you can join us and play along.


Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Tuesday Tools, Tips and Technique Challenge 9/12

I'm up on the Creative Inspiration forum today sharing the Tuesday Tools, Tips and Technique Challenge.  My challenge is to use "Washi Tape" on a project.  Check out the details here.

I'm not going to say I have an addiction to "Washi Tape".  I'm going to say I have a stash of it.  I think it's the pretty colors and patterns that encourage me to buy it.  I use my "Washi Tape" once in a while when  I'm doing a layout or making a card, if I remember to use it at all.  (I must stop hoarding it.)  I got on Pinterest the other day and looked for some inspiring was to use "Washi Tape".  I found some really cute and inexpensive ideas for projects to use up my "Washi Tape" stash. 
Today I'm sharing two light switch plates that I covered in "Washi Tape".  These are going in my scrappy room.  How fun are these?!



Monday, September 11, 2017

Altered Art

What is altered art?  To simplify the meaning think of altered art as a recycling craft.  Taking an ordinary unwanted item and decorating and embellishing it using ephemera and/or found objects to create a work of art.  I've found you can alter just about  anything.  You might be surprised at how many creative altered art possibilities there are.
That's why when I was asked by Debbie from D's Paper Studio to participate in an altered art blog hop using paint brushes I got excited and said yes.  Now this is the first time I've altered a paint brush so we'll see what happens.
Mark you calendars for "The Handyman's Holiday Blog Hop" , October 5th through the 8th.  Be prepared to be inspired and I hope you'll join in the fun and play along with us.

Friday, September 1, 2017

Birthday Treat Box

Today is September 1st and the start of the Creative Inspiration Birthday Bash.  Check out the details here.  I have an easy challenge posted; make a treat box/container or gift bag and share with us in the forum.  You have till September 10th to play along.  Hope you can join us!

This darling little berry basket was fun to make and will be fun to give.
I used my Cricut and the Spring Cottage cartridge to create the strawberries, which are little boxes.  You could fill the berry boxes with candy or little messages.  I found the cute little baskets at Target (4 for $3.00).  Adding the "Wishing you a berry special birthday" message made these little treat boxes berry special.