Sunday, September 24, 2017

Technique Challenge Shaving Cream with Stencils - Club Scrap

I absolutely fell in love with Lisa's super cool twist on this vintage marbling technique.

Be sure to visit Lisa's post on the Club Scrap Blog for details.

I decided to try some other mediums (Color Burst Pigment Powders and Liquid Metals) instead of the re-inkers that Lisa chose for her technique.


My experiments turned out better than I had hoped.

Liquid Metals:


Shake out some Liquid Metals colors randomly over the top of the shaving cream spread out onto a paper plate.



Scoop up some of the colors and spread out over a stencil or mask with a palette knife.


Scrape off the excess shaving cream, wipe off the stencil with a dry paper towel, and wash stencil after every application.


Color Burst Powders:

Sprinkle powders over the surface of the shaving cream.


Spritz lightly with water to activate the powders.


Scoop up with colors and repeat steps as described above in the Liquid Metals tutorial.


Experiment with other colors and masks.


The mask is from Club Scrap's Woven Strands Collection.


Here are the two cards I created.

Pear stamp, papers, fiber, and sentiment from Club Scrap's Orchard Collection.
The stencil is from Club Scrap's Retreat 2014 Irresistible Workshop.

The sentiment, fiber, and papers from Club Scrap's Orchard Collection.
Stencils from Club Scrap's Retreat 2014 Irresistible Workshop and mask from Geometrics collection. 

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you give this technique a try. Don't forget to join the Linky Party found at the bottom of Lisa's Club Scrap Post!

Thursday, September 7, 2017

September Monthly Layout Challenge -- Club Scrap

I created this digital layout featuring the Club Scrap Orchard Digital Kit for the Forum's Monthly Layout Challenge.


I based the design for this layout on the Orchard Deluxe Assembly Line Instructions Layouts 1 and 2.


I incorporated embellishments from Club Scrap's past digital collections including:
Scholarship Tag
Homestead Fibers

Artifacts Sequin

Papillon Charm
Thanks for stopping by!


Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Club Scrap Lagoon Blog Hop!


Welcome to the Club Scrap August Blog Hop featuring the Lagoon kit. If you have arrived from the super creative Tina's Finding Your Niche Blog then you are in the right place. If not, hop back to Karen's post at the Club Scrap Blog to see a complete list of all the talented bloggers.


While helping my oldest daughter Alicia pack and purge her room prior to leaving for college, we stumbled upon this little wooden box. I knew right away that it would make the perfect blog hop project!

Scroll to the bottom of this post for details on how I transformed this little box into a precious keepsake.



Up next on the hop is the talented Roni's INKSTAINS BLOG! 


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Lagoon Keepsake Box and Mini Accordion Album Instructions:

Rough up the decoupaged areas of the box in preparation for painting with an emery board or sandpaper.


Remove the hardware and set aside. Paint the entire box with homemade white gesso found in the Creative Concoctions video from Club Scrap Retreat 2012. Set aside to dry completely.


After the box is reassembled, decorate it with papers and embellishments from the Lagoon Deluxe kit along with tiny beach-combed treasures.


Attach the fussy cut seahorse, sparkly ribbon, and funky fibers* with Club Scrap Bookbinding Glue and a Needle-tipped Applicator. I received a piece of this webbed weave fiber from a mixed media class I took this past Spring. I love how looks just like a piece of coral and if you happen to have the Paradise Greetings to Go in your stash then you have some too.


Fill the Lagoon Mini Glass Bottle with teeny weeny beach glass and shells. Nestle the bottle into the niche with other ocean finds. Attach to the inside of the box with hot glue.



Place a 12x12" Dk. Teal paper with the grain direction left to right in the paper trimmer and cut at 10, 7.5, 5, and 2.5". Trim one 2.5x12" piece horizontally at 10. Cut the remaining three 2.5x12 pieces horizontally at 10.5". The left over 2x12" piece is a scrap.


Score the three 2.5x10.5" pieces horizontally at 2.5 and 7.5".


Flip the pieces over and score at 5 and 10".


Note: The remaining 2.5x10" piece will be scored in much the same way with the exception of the score at 10".

Accordion fold all the pieces.


Add glue with the Needle-tipped applicator along the valley side of the .5" tab. Begin with the 2.5x10" panel and continue gluing the sections until the accordion book is complete.





Decorate the front and back of the Mini Accordion album with nested papers. Embellish the cover panels with stamped bubble images from the Lagoon Art Nouveau UM set and a sentiment from the Jumbo UM set. Adhere a piece of beach glass and webbed fiber with hot glue.


Thanks so much for stopping by and hope you enjoy the rest of the hop!

Friday, August 25, 2017

August 2017 NBUS and Technique Challenge -- Club Scrap

I created these layouts for the NBUS Challenge and snuck in a Technique Challenge border too!

NBUS Challenge - SEA theme

I created a faux petroglyph* fish with a July 2001 Club Scrap Polynesian Stencil.



Technique Challenge - Heat Embossing on Dark Paper

I stenciled the fish bones onto black paper with Versamark ink, sprinkled with Glacier White embossing powder and heat set.



*For a detailed tutorial on how I created the Faux Petroglyph embellishments on my layouts, please visit the Club Scrap Blog HERE.

Products List:

Club Scrap Polynesian papers, stencil, and tag
Club Scrap Lagoon quote Jumbo UM stamp set
Club Scrap Bold Blooms Black Raffia fiber
Club Scrap Pure and Simple Black paper
Club Scrap Permanent Jet Black Ink 
Michael Strong Glacier White Embossing Powder
Versamark Ink


Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Club Scrap Vintage Botany Blog Hop!


Welcome to the Club Scrap July Blog Hop featuring the Vintage Botany kit. If you have arrived from Tina's Finding Your Niche Blog then you are in the right place. If not, hop back to Karen's post at the Club Scrap Blog to see a complete list of all the talented bloggers.


This month I chose to re-create Tricia's Graffi-TEA dispenser project from January 2014. Be sure to visit her blog for detailed instructions.

Scroll to the bottom of this post to see more details and tips on how I created this project.

Up next on the hop is Roni at her Inkstains Blog


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Vintage Botan-TEA Dispenser

Gather Purple, Brown, and Lite Ivory Print papers from the Vintage Botany collection. Follow Tricia's efficient instructions to create the project. Trim panels to nest and decorate the outside of the dispenser and lid.


Create depth with Club Scrap Earth Hybrid Ink applied to the edges of the Ivory Print panels, lid, and base of the dispenser.


Tip: Be sure to adhere all of the nesting panels to the outside of the dispenser before attaching to the base.


Tip: Adhere smaller elements, like these 1/2" wide Purple Lid panels, with Club Scrap Bookbinding Glue in a Needle-tipped Applicator.


Tip: Find the center of the lid with the zero center on a Club Scrap Acrylic ruler to ensure proper placement of the Idea-ology Curio Knob.



Let's take another look at the finished project.




Thanks again for stopping by and don't forget about all the amazing past blog hop projects that continue to inspire!