So I made the ATC cards into a book......
Tuesday, 31 August 2010
So I made the ATC cards into a book......
Monday, 30 August 2010
Sunday, 29 August 2010
We go caravaning a lot and every where we go we collect The Caravan Club counters.They have been sitting around the house and the caravan for ages and seeing this little box , I thought it would be ideal.
The perfect paper for this project just had to be Cosmo Cricket MR CAMPY and I couldn't get the paper without the stamps .
Saturday, 28 August 2010
I really had to think about what to do with mine but once I realised there were 12 blank atcs in the box an idea popped into my head. If you're like me I need reminding about special dates such as Birthdays or Anniversaries. So I made a Birthday Book.
I've decorated the ATCs with scraps to match the box.
Just to make sure I don't forget I'm planning to stand each month up in the drawer as a reminder.
Friday, 27 August 2010
You know how you could give a room full of crafters the same basic ingredients to work with and there'll be as many different end results as there were crafters? Well, every now and again, here at Scattered Scarlet, the Design Team likes to put that idea to the test by all making a project using the same blank base to which we then add something very different ... our individual creativity.
First I covered the outside of the box and the ends of the drawer with a black & white patterned paper from my stash.
I then brought in images from ArtChix and some pin-up girls from one of Southern Blackberry Design's Tissue Image sheets from the shop:Across the end of the drawer I used one of the Fancy Vintage Cigar Labels to add to my tobacco-smoking, whiskey-drinking, pin-up-girl-admiring theme!
Similarly the Purple Onion 'Warning Maybe Habit Forming' stamp seemed so perfectly appropriate to use across the front of the box: Once someone has decided whether or not they're going to heed the warning.... or else take the risk and open the box .... they'll be greeted by these lovelies:Here I glued my tissue-paper pin-ups on to each of the blank ATCs included with the 7Gypsies Matchbox. Once the glue was dry I gently sanded the surface to give an authentically worn feel.
Here's a close-up... if you dare look ...: And here's the back:
The main background is a few pages of Asian text from an Alter That Ephemera/Collage kit . I aged the paper with a Distress Ink pad and then stamped some note blocks on it using the Purple Onion 'Labelers' stamp set :
And finally, here's the inside of the drawer:
So, there you have it, my vintage Americana themed 7Gypsies Matchbox:
What do you think? Is it your cup of tea? Perhaps your shot-of-whiskey then?
How would you stamp your own style on your blank 7Gypsies Matchbox?
If you'd like some more inspiration, you won't have to wait long as right across this Bank Holiday Weekend the remainder of the Design Team will be bringing you their individual, and wildly different, interpretations.
Tuesday, 24 August 2010
My flowers came from passing an old map through the Big Shot die-cutter:
The map went through the die-cutter while still folded so that it cut through many layers at once:
I layered up two sizes of die-cut flower then added a smaller flower punched from some Basic Grey, in the centres [all the construction ideas were taken from Effie's sample wreaths]:. The whole layered bloom was held in place on the wreath by a regular pin with the addition of a silver bead: My blank polystyrene ring was first covered with torn strips from my map paper too, which were simply glued in place with PVA then slightly dry-brushed with white acrylic paint.
And here is the finished item [after adding die-cut chipboard skulls and a house: ... and now it's hanging on my living room wall: Now then, why am I showing you this here rather than on my own blog? Well, I remembered that when one or other of us has mentioned our 'real-life' crafty get-togethers some of you leave lovely comments wishing you could be a part of it too.
Unfortunately, as much as we'd like you to join us, Jean hasn't yet gained the ability to beam you all into the community centre so you can join in [although I'm sure it's on her 'To Do' list!]. However, Jean tries to make up for this by offering you access to the same wonderful projects Effie plans for us on a regular basis.
So here's how you can have your own virtual-reality version of an Effie workshop:
- 1. Visit the shop where you can now find the same flat-backed polystyrene rings we used for our wreaths here;
Then, once you've got your blank:
- 2. re-visit Effie's blog for the information on the basic construction of the wreath alongside some Spooky / Halloween themed wreath ideas OR;
- 3. visit this lighter 'Home Sweet Home' themed wreath; then ...
- 4. check out the various + varied interpretations the crafty group created for even more options on how to decorate your own.
Also .... if you especially liked the effect of the map paper flowers in my version, then you're in luck. This month's Alter That Ephemera / Collage kit actually contains map paper so, while you're in the shop picking up your polystyrene ring, you can throw in a kit and get started straight away!
Once you've finished [or even when you've just thought of your theme] then share it with us.
5. Leave us a comment, a link etc to your own version or ideas, so we can come and see.
Please don't be shy ... we always end each crafty session by displaying our work for each other to admire .... and then we photograph it for posterity. Just imagine that you're hanging your wreath alongside ours here: I think the only thing you'll be missing from our 'real-life' workshops is the level of tea drinking and the amount of mess made by a room full of crafters die-cutting paper ... but I'm sure you can have a good go at re-creating both of those yourself!! ;-)
Right then, I'll leave you to it, you've got wreath's to make and I've got something a little risque to prepare for you for Friday ...
I'll see you then then!
Monday, 23 August 2010
So here is a canvas I made.It was for me but it is now hanging in Olivia's bedroom she liked it so much.
I used a piece of card the Gail had coloured down the middle of the canvas after spraying the canvas the same colours as the card with SHIMMER SPRAYS. I did some stamping on to tissue paper with the LOST COAST DESIGN Alice stamps and a border down one edge and around the outside with one of their border stamps then stuck those on.
To finish it all off I painted 3 plain primas with SHIMMER PAINTS and stuck those on his hat.
Thursday, 19 August 2010
Saturday, 14 August 2010
Wednesday, 11 August 2010
Tuesday, 10 August 2010
This is currently my most used stamp sets available from the 3DJean shop, the Purple Onion 'Hello' set:
I stopped making cards for a while when I ended up with a backlog of specific birthday and special occasions ones which never seemed to get used up! I've now realised that in making more general greetings cards not only do I get to enjoy the process of making them ... I actually get to give more of them away!
So, armed with my favourite greetings set I made a range of general greetings cards:
If you read my previous card-making post you might remember how impressed I'd been at the hand-decorated papers given to me by Effie. Inspired by this I decided to make my own backing papers too:
My base consisted of a few sheets of 12x12 patterned papers whose designs no longer appealed to me, plus a few sheets of plain lined note paper [because I love office supplies just about as much as I love craft supplies!!]:
To customise these blanks I simply sprayed directly onto the papers with a variety of Shimmerz Vibez spray inks [from the wide range of colours available in the shop] including my newest favourite bottle of orangey goodness known as 'Sunset Strip':
Once my first layers of spritz had dried I then sprayed through various cheap, childrens' craft stencils in a contrasting colour and also dabbed paint through the stencils:Next I randomly stamped some of the stamps which 3DJean has stocked over the last few years, including the adorable Catslife Press 'Just between you and me' design:
...which you can just see at the bottom of this card:I then coverd an aperture card with the papers and layered onto them a variety of scraps and eclectic bits and pieces from my stash: I stamped several of the scalloped blocks from the 'Hello' set, adding the 'Hi' greeting inside some: .... while making a flower embellishments using a combination of round and tear drop shaped 'Dew Drops' in others:
Finally, I tried out my new super-cool Lost Coast Designs skulls border:.... across the tickets below:Is that wrong to put skulls on a 'how are you?' card? Maybe we shouldn't dwell on that ....
Out of interest ... what type of cards do you make most of? Are yours more general greetings like mine or do you know a lot of people ...who have a lot of birthdays and special occasions between them.
Clearly I now run the risk of discovering you all have a lot more friends than I do .... but I'll take the risk!