Thursday, February 25, 2016

Love Knot Remix Curvy Woven Card


Check out my post on creating this fun Curvy Woven card over at Club Scrap!



I created this version using the Love Knot Remix. I added a strip of Crewel & Unusual Red for a POP of color!


Tools Used: 
Spellbinders Nestibilities Scalloped Circles Large set


Thanks for stopping by! 

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Club Scrap Crewel & Unusual Blog Hop

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Welcome to the February Club Scrap Blog Hop featuring this month's kit, Crewel & Unusual. If you arrived here from Inkstained Roni's blog then you are in the right place. If not, be sure to check out Karen's post over at Club Scrap for a complete list of participating blogs.

Click HERE to see the inspiration for my collage.
I love embellishments, so I created a collaged wall hanging featuring some of my favorites collected over the years.

I began with a template created digitally in iScrapbook to ensure all my paper pieces would fit the collage perfectly and be visually pleasing.



When I was young, my mom used to do crewel embroidery, and this kit has brought back some wonderful memories of learning this craft from her.



I gathered a selection of embroidery floss in matching kit colors handed down to me from my Grandma Wright. 
I used the stamped Greetings UM hearts as a guide and created real embroidery pieces to add to my collage.



I printed out the Letter Art quote from the Crewel & Unusual Digital Kit onto the Ivory paper. I pierced holes into the paper and then added real embroidery to the panel. Check out Jac's Virtual Pizza Box video for details on how to use these elements in your paper projects.




I created a faux canvas, using two 9x11" sheets of Pizza Box cardboard layered and topped with a piece of heavy duty mat board, rescued from the recycling bin as it was the backing off a mixed media art paper pad.


I wrapped the edges with Washi Tape prior to adhering the patchwork of papers.


I adhered all of my embellishments to the paper pieces with Club Scrap Bookbinding Glue prior to attaching to the final project.


Here are some details from my project.

Sizzix Sewing Room Die
Club Scrap Embellishments mixed with Tim Holtz Idea-Ology and random metal embellishments from my stash.


Next stop on the hop - Anne Marie's Artfully Balanced Blog!

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Quilt Block Technique

I was inspired by Kay's blog post over at Club Scrap to create a double page layout using Club Scrap's Crewel & Unusual Deluxe Kit and Greeting UM stamps.



Photos: Club Scrap's Annual Retreat August 2014
Quote: Club Scrap Woven Strands

Friday, February 19, 2016

Club Scrap Technique Challenge - Masking Tape

Roni Johnson is hosting the February Technique challenge over at Club Scrap featuring the use of masking tape.

I created cards combining the masking tape and Color Burst powders.

For these cards, allow the masked areas to dry, stamp over the masking tape with Crewel & Unusual Greetings UM stamps and then remove the tape.

Sizzix thinlits script die


For these cards, the masked areas were allowed to dry, the masking tape was removed and the Misted Stamp technique was used with Club Scrap's Seaside UM stamps.

*note- For the middle card the entire panel was covered with Color Burst pigments. Torn strips of masking tape used to create the "seaweed", more Ultramarine blue Color Burst added, allowed to dry and then the tape was removed. Highlight the seaweed with black pen.

Club Scrap Botanicals 2015 Thinking of You sentiment 
The Club Scrap Artist team was asked to create artwork with the Weathered Florals UM stamps so I decided to play along and also feature the large flower in my cards.


In this final card, I misted the stamp to form the sentiment directly into the Color Burst. It didn't stand out enough, so I outlined the word in white gel pen.


Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Birthday Card Carriers Bookcase

Turn a cardboard box into a bookcase for mini albums, or in this case, Card Carriers created for the recent Club Scrap Celebrate Blog Hop.



Here is how it came together.

Cut a large piece of sturdy cardboard.


Trim angled pieces for either end. Attach ends with Club Scrap Bookbinding Glue. Cover corrugated exposed edges with dotted washi tape.


Cut pieces of Celebrate Gray and Gray Print papers to cover exposed areas on back, bottom and sides.

I didn't have one long piece of Celebrate Gray paper so I pieced them together with tape and then attached to the bottom and back sides. 

Here is the finished piece holding the Card Carriers.







Thanks for stopping by!


Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Stained Glass Birthday Card

My daughter Shannon turns 11 today and we gave her this Stained Glass Color Burst card. She thought this technique was really cool! 


Check out my blog post over at Club Scrap for details.

Club Scrap Stamping Star Set 1 UM Retreat 2015 workshop
Club Scrap Black panel from unknown kit
Club Scrap Celebrate Blue strip
Club Scrap Random Doorways Red strip
Color Burst Powders Ultramarine Blue, Alizarin Red, and Lemon Yellow
Sizzix Celebrations Script Thinlits words dies set


Monday, February 1, 2016

Birthday Cards

After completing my January Club Scrap blog hop project I had lots of left over scraps.


I found some inspiration on Pinterest and put together these fun cards.

Card Inspiration
Card Sketch Inspiration 
I hope this post inspires you to look at your scraps a bit differently.

Club Scrap Mirror Mirror Happy Birthday UM stamp sentiment
Club Scrap Random Doorways Red card bases
Club Scrap Transformations Aqua card bases
Club Scrap Celebrate UM stamps, Paper scraps, and Embellishments
Cuttlebug Swirls Embossing Folder