Friday, 21 July 2017

It's Grungy at That's Crafty


The latest challenge at That's Crafty is Grungy.


I have used  a selection of paints and mediums on a MDF tag to create my background, before adding one of the lovely mushrooms from the PaperArtsy set ESC05.


Full details of the challenge and how to enter can be seen on the Challenge Blog HERE.

Carol xx

Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Flooded Resin Box for Mixed Up Magazine


I have a project on the Mixed Up Magazine Blog today, there is a full set by step and lots more photo's.

If you have time it would be great if you would pop over to have a look and show my post some love.

Carol x

Sunday, 16 July 2017

Not a Barbie Girl - It's Aqua


I have a  post on PaperArtsy's Blog tonight on the theme of Aqua. Full details and lots more photo's are on the blog and it would be really lovely if you would pop on over and have a look and while your there show a little love on my post.

I found myself singing Barbie girl while I was making this and I could not work out why, so I googled the song and found it was sung by Aqua, so that was that ear worm explained.

A little write up on how I made the book can be found on this blog post.

Below  is a short video showing how I made the hanging charm.


Carol Xx



Saturday, 15 July 2017

Back to Black with That's Crafty's Sparklers Sprays


That's Crafty have a range of sparklers Sprays out, I have had a play with them and made a video as I went along.

They work best on dark surfaces as they are interference sprays and on a white background they just get lost.

My YouTube video can be seen below.


Have a fun day, Carol xx


Friday, 7 July 2017

It's Anything Goes at That's Crafty


The latest challenge at That's Crafty is "Grungy"


I have a MDF tag using one of the Greyboard Flowers.


I have added lots of texture to the background with a thick layer of gesso through a stencil and other bits and pieces.

Full details of the challenge and how to enter can be seen HERE.

Carol x

Saturday, 1 July 2017

Running Away with That's Crafty


This is a panel I did for That's crafty using on one of their Square White/Greyboard panels and their own brand of paints and stencils with the Gelli Plate.

I have a video below showing what I did.


I used

That's Crafty Stamps 

Carol x

Friday, 30 June 2017

Hand made Journal/Memory Book instructions


I make these little memory books/Journals a lot and I get asked for the instructions for them and I usually just email them, but I thought I would put a copy of them up on here.

The one shown is a Paris themed one I did for a Hen-Do weekend, lots of pockets for bits and pieces and clips to hold photos in place and of course lots of space to write in.


These are only very basic instructions, but then it is only a very basic book.

Gelli Star Book

Decorate 5 A4 sized sheets of lightweight card using your Gelli Plate, my card is 210 gsm.
Cut each so you have 10 pieces measuring 5 x 8 inches. Fold your 5 pieces in half so they are approximately A6 sized. Cut two pieces of stronger card to this folded A6 size (these will be your book covers)( 4 x 5 inches) Amazon packaging is ideal. ( I only used 7, but the extra give you choice of prints to use, or to give your book more pages if you wish)
Cut piece of black card to the depth 5 inches and, approx 8 inches long.  Crease at half inch intervals.
Concertina up and glue or tape the back pieces together  to form pointy bits Clamp with bulldog clips until it is dry.
Unfold your paper pieces and glue one of the short ends of each piece to the back of one of each of the folded pieces along your concertinaed “spine”
Fold each page over and glue in place along the front of the same spine piece, leave the top open to form a pocket so only glue to about an inch up the sheet, but glue all the way up the actual spine to hold the page in place. Fold over and press firmly in place. Repeat along the length of the “spine” until you have the amount of pages you want,
Glue the two card covers to the back and front flaps of the book and clamp it all in place for a few minutes to give it all a chance to dry.

Cut one of the remaining pieces of Gelli paper in half. Use this to line the inside of the front and back cover, sandwiching a length of ribbon between the gelli print and card cover to use as a tie to either hold your book shut or open in it’s star shape.

Have fun, Carol x

Friday, 23 June 2017

Keeping it simple for That's Crafty


The new challenge theme over at the That's Crafty blog is Clean and Simple. To share your projects click on this LINK and it will take you there, and you can link  up via the linky tool at the end of the challenge post.

I made this card for the challenge using KatzleKraft Stamps.

Carol Xx

Saturday, 17 June 2017

Gigantic tag video for That's Crafty

I made this tag for That's Crafty's recent Hochanda show.

I have a video on Youtube showing how I did it.



Carol xx

Thursday, 15 June 2017

That's Crafty- New Release Grey Board Shapes.


That's Crafty are on Hochanda on Friday 16th June at 8 am and 2 pm, and among the new releases on the show are some pretty awesome grey board products. I fell in love with these and I have done a short video giving a show off of them, as I felt a photo would not do them justice.

I have used these a lot, as have the rest of the DT for the show samples and they stand up really well to layers of paint and other media. so if you fancy a look click on the link below to watch the video and the Hochanda shows are available to watch on catch up if you missed them


Carol xx

Something inside me remembers - an altered book.


I am sharing a project I did for a collabortation between That's Crafty and Relics and Artifacts on the Mixed up Mag blog today.


There is a link to a video showing full details of how I made it on the Blog.

Carol xx

Monday, 12 June 2017

New release PaperArtsy stamps


I very pleased to be on the PaperArtsy blog tonight using some stamps from the latest release by Tracy Scott.

I used one of the That's Crafty 8 x 8 panels as the base for my project.

To see the full post and lots more yummy photos do please pop on over to the blog for a look.

Carol xx

Friday, 9 June 2017

Dog Eared challenge for That's Crafty


There is a new challenge over at the That's Crafty Blog today.
The theme is Dog Eared, so show your doggie makes with us on the Challenge site.
I have used one of the 4 x 4 panels as the base for my make this week. 


Using the Tracy Scott set of paints  to paint the background and then added colour with the That's Crafty Dinky Stencil Cheeky Dog.

I used the following stamps


Full details of the challenge can be seen HERE

Carol Xx



Saturday, 3 June 2017

Shrine Tutorial


Hello, I have a quick video tutorial for you today showing how to put one of the Shrines available from That's Crafty together and this can be seen below.



The photo at the start of the post is for a shrine I previously made for Mixed Up Magazine Blog and full details of how I decorated this can be seen HERE on the blog.

Carol Xx


Friday, 26 May 2017

Feline Fun at That's Crafty


The latest challenge over at That's Crafty is "Feline Fun" and is there a more fun cat than from the stamp set Bentley?

He is shown here on one of my pages for Hochanda, also using a selection of stencils from the That's Crafty Range. Including The Word Series,  The Dinky Range and the 8x8 stencils and masks.

Full details of the challenge can be seen HERE.

Carol Xx

Monday, 15 May 2017

In The Garden With PaperArtsy


I am very pleased to be on the PaperArtsy blog tonight using the lovely Zinski Art Stamps.
I have made a garden sign, to see the whole project with lots of photo's and details please do pop over to the PA blog to have a look.

Carol xx

Friday, 12 May 2017

Back to Black at That's Crafty


Back to Black is the theme on the That's Crafty Challenge Blog this week.
I have a journal page to share.


My project started with a piece of black gessoed card that I had used for mopping up stencils from my Gelli Plate, this gave me a lovely muted background of colours which I cut to size, to fit in my 5 x 7 journal.


I added more detail with a lovely Kim Dellow Stencil from Paperartsy


I then added colour to the stenciled area by keeping the Big stencil in place and layered others over it to add color through. I used a selection of from the Dinky range by That's Crafty for this.



I then replaced the big stencil and used it as a template to add white highlights with a pen to the stenciled area.

I am now horribly stuck as to what to do next, so I am going away to think.......

Two day's later and I am back with my finished page.

I found a lovely collage image and title from a music sheet in my bit box which gave me an idea for a theme.

I stamped the book  ring from the That's crafty Textures stamp set 2 onto text paper and added this to the top right of the page, added some drippy images using the same stamp set and Art Alchemy metallique gold rush paint to stamp with. Over this I used DecoArt crackle glaze mixed with  Dioxazine Purple pushed through the dinky stencil 081.


I used my finger to rub paint over this when dry to highlight the crackle.


I added a bit of black stencilling and stitching and a couple of random bits that I found in my collage box. Finishing it all by rubbing on odd colours of Distress crayons here and there just to give it a bit more of a moody look.


I must admit this was one of those projects that I really did  not like at one stage and it nearly went in the bit torn in half in a huff. But I am glad I persevered with it as I now really like the way it all came together.

Carol xx

Monday, 8 May 2017

Rubber Dance Journal page for Mixed Up Magazine


I have a journal page over on the Mixed Up Magazine Blog today using some fabulous stamps from Rubber Dance.

Here is a sneak peak of it, do please pop over to the blog as I have a video tutorial with a  few more photos over there. 

You can see the project by clicking Here.

Carol xx

Friday, 28 April 2017

Bright Journal Page for That's Crafty


The latest challenge starts today at That's crafty.

Full details can be found HERE on the challenge blog

I have a video showing details of my page, this can be found below.


I used the following Stamps and Stencils

Word Stencil - Imagine for border

Carol xx

Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Soul: The Immortality of Being - An Altered Book


That's Crafty and Relics & Artifacts are having a blog collaboration all this week, we are both using items from both company's and linking up on our blogs.
The Relics blog can be found HERE.

I was lucky enough to be sent some of the lovely relics items to play and blog with.
   

I have a couple of sneak peeks on this post, but to see the whole item and video showing what I did, you will have to pop on over to the That's Crafty blog using THIS LINK

As I said this is a week long collaboration so do check back to the blog every day to see what the other DT members have come up with.

Enjoy your day, Carol xx