30 oktober 2012

Cardabilities Sketch # 62

October is comming to an end and here is the last October reveal for  Cardabilities

Thanks Christina for your help colorising this little bee.

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♥ Now head over to the Cardabilities blog to see the other entries ♥

21 oktober 2012

October Sketch at The Studio Challenges

My take on this months sketch over at The Studio Challenges:

I just discovered that I can use the distresses on masks - yes I know I am very late discovering this ... been misting and using acrylic paint up til now - and I just love the effect. Here I used 3 different masks and distresses. the big hearts I converted into many small. The pictures are of my crazy cute kids that love to be face painted... they have very specific demands on exactly what the face paint should look like and then they start some sort of roll-play being the new creatures.
I used Masks by Craftre's Workshop, Tim Holtz Distresses, Studio Calico paper, MS lots of hearts punch, You Do heart clips and Thickers

Here is the sketch:

The Teresa Collins design team are joining us this month, and ofcourse there is a prize to win for those who play along this month at The Studio Challenges.


20 oktober 2012

Stamped Candles

Some time ago Lisa at You Do showed a tutorial on how to stamp on candles and I just knew I had to try it.

I really love the result and it is now up on the Photocentrics blog and FB:

What you need
August Photocentric downloads to make stamps with the Teresa Collins Stampmaker
Napkin or tissue paper, ink and embossing fan
What to do
The stamps in the august kit are so beautiful I cannot stop using them. I decided to transfer the stamps onto candles. Now that we are drawing towards the long dark evenings these candles will not only look good they will add a warm glow to the evenings.

Stamp on a tissue paper. Cut out the shape. Divide the tissue into layers and make sure you only use 1 layer. Put the stamped image on the candle and put an oven paper on top. Warm gently with your embossing fan in circular moves. 
Time taken: 15 minutes
Be careful so you do not heat too much and ruin your candle. Use a candle of not too high quality. Too high quality candles will not work, they will melt before the image sticks.


18 oktober 2012

Giving Thanks Mini for Photocentrics

I made a 'Giving Thanks' mini for Photocentrics using my new toy the Teresa Collins Stamp Maker


What you need

October and August Photocentric downloads to make stamps
Text stamps with names from your own design, feather stamp own design. 
A nice set of coordinated papers. I used the Teresa Collins Vintage Finds collection, Twine, ink, bling and an edge punch. 7 small photos. Shrink plastic and jewellery details.  
What to do
My kids are the ‘thing’ in life I am the most thankful for so I wanted to make a mini showing that.
I stamped several times with the October Give Thanks stamp and cut out. I used this on every spread of the mini as well as the front and back to give the design a repetition.
I made 3 stamps with the names of my kids. I used ‘1942 report’ font.
I used the chevron stamp from the August download and stamped on shrink plastic to make a piece of jewellery for my mini.
I cut 2 different PP 4x12 and folded in half. I then cut the edge of one piece (both front and back) with an edge punch so that the middle part will show outside when put together. I made two holes on the edge and tied a piece of twine to hold the mini together.
On the front I added several layers of embellishments. I stitched the edges before gluing it down. I also inked all edges.
I printed 7 photos from when my 3 kids were all babies. I made all photos black and white to make them coordinate.
I then put one photo on each side of the mini and decorated. I used one ‘bingo’-decoration on each spread for repetition. 
Time taken: 3 hours in total ( over 3 days) 

TIP: Make sure you stitch everything before you glue it down so that you will not get stitching on the back side of the design.