The spring is getting here in Norway. We have cold winters with lots of snow and ice, so the spring is always welcome. Today, I am showing a card, using the sweet stamp Handpicked for Hedgy, for LDRS creative. This is a stamp, that gives me that good spring spring feeling.
It it soon Easter, and the Easter egg production has started for a lot of crafters. This is my first mixed meda Easter egg this year, and it's done for The papercrafting.
This Easter egg has been created with left over materials, like flowers, metal, a zip and beads. I have also used Prima's molds and filed them with hot glue. After the glue dried, it was added to the egg and painted.
______________ How to create projects like this?
Start with finding what you would like to alter. You can find a lot of old things at home, at a flea marked or in different shops. This Easter egg was bought a few years ago (for 1NOK/ 10 pence (GBP)/ 0,1 USD)
For projects like this, you can use old flowers in strange colours, old lace, metal pieces, pearls and molded glue pieces. You can also use pieces from old type writers, computers and sewing machines. Here, you can save a lot of money. Use a good glue. I like to use Liquitex heavy gel. Don't save money on glue, get a good kind of glue. Leave the glue to dry overnight, before you paint.
At the end, spray paint the project. Let this dry, and then dry paint the project. Use a good paint brush. A good result depends on a good paint brush, and very little paint on the paintbrush at the time. Using the right technique is important.
I have also used Prima's Prima - Wild & Free collection - Let's Be Adventurers on the side of the egg.
The text on the side is from Prima's Let's Be Adventurers paper.
After crafting for some time, I have collected quite a lot of small paper pads. These has been stacked in my book case for some time, thinking that I really wanted to organise them in another way. The inspiration for the storage boxes came from a close friend of mine Anne Elisabeth Rostad. I wanted a divider in the middle of the boxes to stop the paper pads from slipping, as I remove some of the paper pads from the box.
The box has been covered with wooden papers from the Pawfect collection and simply decorated.
Creating the storage box
Cut out the pieces as indicated below, from card board. Also cut a rectangular piece 18cm x 11cm to create the the middle seperator.
Glue the pieces together as indicated, using thick gaffa tape.
Add the center piece.
Cover the box with paper and add feet and decorate it as you wish.
The wildflower collection has so many water colouring effects. I wanted to use the collection to create a storage solution and simple colour palette for my water colour motives, when I travel.
The folder is hand made, and decorated with papers from the collection.
The binder has been created from altering a larger A4 binder, and reusing the ringbinder inside.
At the inside, I have laminated pages with small pieces with brush strokes of the ink. This makes it easier to see the colours. Since the pages are laminated, they can be used as a distress ink palette while I am painting.
The binder also has plastic pockets, where I can store images while I am traveling. I have used small pockets for this, but altered the size using a fuse tool.
Kaisercraf product : P2269 Vines | P2273 Spring | P2272 Flowering | CT878 Collectables | PP1016 Paper Pad | DD381 Decorative Die Words Hello | DD945 Decorative Die and stamp Love | IT437 Criss Cross.
This spring, I has eight layouts shown at CHA, at Kaisercraft's stand. This layout was created with the Wildflower colletion. The photo is from the sunset at the 22nd World Scout Jamboree in Sweden (2011).
PT229 Ice Blue, IP719 Small Ink Pad - Black., EM926 Lace Pack.
Photo: 10cm x 16cm (3 15/16” x 6 5/16”).
Start with the background paper VINES (reverse). Center the work above the center of the page, slightly to the left. Create the large chevrons using the Designer Template and black ink. Create the smaller chevrons using the Chevron texture stamp.
Add a light rectangle, from the WILDFLOWER paper pad, behind the photo. The rectangle is adding a light border to the photo. Add a rectangle of black cardstock, behind the photo with the light frame. This will create a black frame outside the white frame. Add rectangles of different sizes behind the photo with the frames.
Create diecuts from the WILDFLOWER paper pad with the Clock die and the Mandela die. Also make a diecut with the clock die and the black cardstock. Create diecuts of the cogs in the glitter cardstock. Create tags with the pink papers from the WILDFLOWER paper pad and the Love quotes dies.
Colour the lace with black ink. Layer the lace, paper rectangles and diecuts, using 3D tape to create dimensions. Add the photo with the frames. Cut a banner at the end of two glitter tape strips, MINT and ICE BLUE. Add the glitter tape, at the right side of the image.
Add the quote “Think Happy, Be happy” from the WILDFLOWER collectables. The edge of the quote has been cut, using patterned scissors. and black cardstock has been added underneath. Add the text from the bottom of the VINES paper (reverced) to the layout. Add Rhinestones and Pearls to the layout.
Today, I am showing you a card with one of LDRS creative's new stamps from their new collections. The stamp is a Candi Bean image, "Happiness in a cupcake". This is a fantastic sweet stamp, perfect for all those birthday cards. The image has been painted with distress ink on water colour paper. The paperpad used here is from Kaisercraft's Time machine collection.
Hand made interior pieces are always fun. I have had some fun with some old wooden pieces, and created vintage signs. This is a fun sign, that I created for my craft room, and has shown for The Papercrafting today.
Signs like this is a nice personal gift, or a little something to add to your own home. They are always a fun little thing to have on the wall or on a shelf.
Creating the sign:
Glue together pieces of wood to create the size you want. When the glue has dries, sand the edges of sign.
Paint the sign (I used black acrylic paint).
Add the text. I used a hand made stencil, created with a silhouette. There are stencils with letters, or text's that you can get in craft shops. You can also paint the sign in the colour you want the letters, add thickers or sticky letters and paint the sign again. When the paint has dried, remove the added letters.
You may want to work a bit with the letters after you used the stencil, going over some of them, to tidy them up a bit in places.
The edges here, has a glitter pattern. This has been created using one of Tim Holtz stensils (Set 4 - Mini Layered Stencil Set). I have added blank gesso above the stencil. When the gesso was wet, the glitter was added.