This month on the MyStamp BOX blog DT-members are pairing up, decide on a theme together and both create something with that theme in mind. It was Jaine Drake and my turn today and we decided to use Art Journaling and book paper as our theme.
Here are the pages I created with the wonderful MyStamp BOX stamp sets:
For “Heaven” I used Colorful Companions, Abundant blossoms, Bottlecaps, Backgrounds and He loves me. The background was made with acrylic paint. I also used acrylic paint to stamp the butterflies and the flowers. I used Stazon to stamp the bottlecap stamp and the little swirl from the He loves me set. Again I colored in the little dots of the bottlecap stamp with Letraset markers. The little circles and the words “heaven” where cut from bookpaper. The angel wing is a rubon from Hambly. The little white dots on both pages where made with the back of my brush dipped in acrylic paint.
For “the sky is the limit” I used Colorful Companions, Bottlecaps, Repeat after me and Backgrounds. For the background I used Gesso and Tattered Angels Glimmer Chalkboard. I stamped with Stazon and colored in the little dots of the bottelcap stamp with Letraset markers and then I put little punched out paper circles on top. The stars where made using sequin waste.
This months theme at the Tattered Angels blog is "Do you know your mistables". Purpose is to show you that Tattered Angels paint mediums can be used on almost every surface and how to do it.
My first project is this wooden wall panel. I first covered it with white acrylic paint and then added Stiletto Glam and Flirty Glaze. After that I added the stamps and finally the glimmer mists and chalkboards. (Olive Vine, Trunk Bay, Bahama Blue, Pomegranate, Cosmos, Peacock, Polka Dot Pink, Dark Denim.
The chipboard sun shape was colored with Olive Vine and then rubbed with gray Stazon. The Chipboard letters were sprayed with Pomegranate and the I used Dark Denim for the doily, such a great color!
Today I want to share with you a little gift bag I created for the Scrapbook AdhesivesTM by 3L Crafty Power blog. It went up when I was enjoying my vacation France.
Don’t you just love getting gifts? I do! And I love it even more when people take the time and effort to make it unique and special.
Today I’m sharing with you a cute gift bag with a picture of the lucky receiver printed on a transparency to make it very personal and unique.
To make a bag like this you apply a doily on the paper bag using MyStik™ Permanent Vellum Adhesive Dispenser . This paper is so thin that any other adhesive would shine through but the vellum tape works perfect for it!
Print a black and white picture on a piece of inkjet transparency and apply it to an Adhesive Sheets 4" x 6" / 10 x 15cm and go over it with a brayer firmly to get the adhesive equally on the transparency, put the transparency on top of the doily.
See how the doily underneath the picture shines true. Love that!
Cut strips of patterned paper and adhere them to the bag using MyStik™ Permanent Strips Dispenser.
Dotted paper, paper flowers, crystals and pompoms are all by Prima Marketing Inc.
Take 2 pieces of Crafty Power Tape - 81'/25m with Built-In Dispenser and fold it lengthwise to get very thin strips. Apply the strip along the paper strips and add the pompon ribbon.
Add the crystals on top of the doily and then apply the flowers using Crafty Power Tape. Also use Crafty Power Tape for the buttons.
Cut out the numbers from patterned paper twice. Apply the first set to the back using myStick Permanent and then the second set on top of them using 3D Foam Squares - White, Regular Size.
Finally add the letter stickers.
Thanks for stopping by today! Wishing you sunshine!
I'm happy to introduce to you my sweet friend, the lovely, sparkling, colorful Revlie Schuit. I love her clean and "simple" style, the daily life stories she scraps, her journaling and her amazing mini albums! She will give you some great tips and a discount on all the items in her Etsy-shop! Just for you, as a reader of my blog! Be inspired!
hello everybody!! Revlie here! nice to meet you! Birgit is such a wonderful person and i LOVE to guest blog on her blog! what a sweet sweet friend and inspiration she is for me, but i'm sure for lots of you too!
as you might know, i'm addicted to creating mini-albums. and especially creating mini-albums with felt, fabric, transparencies and all other yumminess you can think of! one of the things i love doing is embroider on the felt, fabric or transparency, to create lovely titels, 'write' down quotes or just make fun embellishments.
i want to show you a little tip i have on how to embroider on a transparency. it's actually pretty easy, and maybe you just want to see how i do it.
this is a page from my mini-album GO. it's about my year, my dreams, my passions, my goals and how i want to reach them.
on the right side you see a small piece of transparency, and a circle of 3 colors.
first of all, you need to think of what you want to embroider. is it text or an image. if you have in mind what you want to embroider, make a sketch on a piece of white paper.
grab a paper piercer and some protection (thick felt) for underneath. lay down your sketch and on top your transparency. make sure your sketch is positioned the way you want. than start piercing holes on the pencil lines. follow the lines, make small or larger holes, depending on your image.
then just grab a strand of embroidery thread in the color you love, your needle and off you go! it's as simple as that!
i love the extra dimension it gives to a transparency. you can still use letter stickers to create a title or put other embellishments on top.
this simple technique, and more, is used creating this lovely felt/fabric/transparency mini-album.
i crocheted this little heart to be a part of the title. don't you love it when crafts meet?
here's another example on how to embroider on a transparency. a simple heart with the word DREAM in it. i LOVE that my picture shines through. it's so important to dream your dream :)
another fun way to use embroidery in your scrapbooking is write down quotes, titles or journaling on felt. i lightly sketch with pencil on felt, then 'trace' after with embroidery. it gives a lovely handmade feeling to it.
mixing and matching a paperclip, embroidery floss, felt, fabric and a gemstone to create this cute bird.
and i DO use some regular scrapbooking stuff too!
if i made you all enthusiastic to start already, maybe i can make you a little bit more happy! just for you, as a loyal follower & reader of Birgit's blog, i'll give you 10% discount on ALL my shop items! just use this code at checkout: BIRGITAUG2011 and you are good to GO! Remember, the code will only be active till Thursday (August 25) 9 am (our time).
life is good. nice meeting you!
Don't forget to check out Revlie's blog for much, much more colorful inspiration!
We're back home! Today 4 weeks ago we left for the lake of Annecy in France and now it's already over. Time flies when you're having fun! I took over 2,000 pictures and after spending a day on my laptop I'm left with a little over 900. Today I want to share a "small selection" with you. I hope you're having a wonderful summer too!
And now I've got to scrap them all, LOL!
Have a great week!!
We are looking for new Designers to join our team. If you are enthusiastic about our stamps, love to stamp, are a good team player, and know a thing or two about blogging, you are the right match for us! We are interested in designers with a variety of styles who can creatively showcase myStamp BOX designs in their layouts, cards, altered art and other projects. No previous design team experience is necessary. International applicants are welcome to apply.
Our Term is 6 months from October 1st, 2011 to March 31th, 2012.
* 4 projects per month
* 1 blog entry per month including good quality photos of a project and instructions/tutorial
* Upload all projects to the myStamp BOX website gallery and other online galleries
* Submit at least 2 projects per term for submission to print magazines of your choice
* Occasionally help with additional design opportunities – new stamp sets, classes, etc.
* make myStamp BOX the only stamping company you design for during this term
*bio and picture on the website, with links to your blog
*a starter kit of stamp sets and additional stamp sets throughout your term
*other free scrapbooking supplies from product partners as they become available
*30% discount on purchased myStampBox stamps during your term
Please include in your application:
*personal information (your name, address)
*a short paragraph about yourself and why you think you’d be a good fit for myStamp BOX.
*link to your blog and gallery
*3-5 examples of your work showcasing your stamping ability and style
Today on the MyStamp BOX blog it's my turn to share a step-by-step tutorial. For this occassion I created these chipboard earrings. Not into earrings? You can also make just one, hang it on a leather string and you have a funky necklace!
Check out the the MyStamp BOX blog if you like to know how I made these!
Thank you for stopping by and have a wonderful day!