Monday, April 22, 2013

Heart Sing Card

Good Morning!!! 

I have a card to share today.  I actually stamped over the weekend!  It's been awhile.  I bought a set of Derwent Inktense pencils last week so I wanted to try them out!   It would be too easy to stamp on paper!!!  LOL!  I stamped on fabric and colored with the Inktense pencils!  It worked really well!!!

The fabric is a tightly woven muslin.  It stamped very well. The stamp is "field of poppies" from Penny Black.  After I lightly colored the images, I used a water pen to activate the Inktense color and fill in the images.  It didn't take much pencil color to get this much color after it was wet.  The verse is from the set "eloquence" by Penny Black.  It's stamped on a piece of muslin, too.  I added a wash of color over it.  To get the diluted color, I scribbled on a scrap of paper as a palette.  I diluted it with the water pen before brushing it over the verse.
To make the card, I sewed each stamped fabric piece to cotton batting.  I also sewed on the rickrack. Then I glued each piece to red paper with Beacon Fabri-Tac glue.  It's a great glue for fabric!
The yellow paper is stamped with Penny Black "indian wheel" with Tsukineko Toffee Crunch Memento ink.  The paper was a little bigger than the stamp.  I stamped it in the center and then stamped along all the edges to continue the pattern.  The 5 x 6 1/2" card base is a dark Kraft paper.  I added more of the rickrack above the verse.  The buttons are threaded with floss and fastened with Elmer's Glue Spots. 

I hope this gets my mojo going again.  I didn't create anything last week.  Sometimes the creative juices just don't work!!!

Have a creative day!


Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Road Trip Finds

Today, I took a little road trip with a special friend! Yep, I took the afternoon off! We had a great time talking, laughing and checking out antique shops.
Thanks, Jackie, for such an enjoyable afternoon!
We both like collecting bits and pieces of ephemera to use in our creative projects.
Here's a few of my finds....

.....a box of brass rivets (connections for a mini book!), a receipt clip (not sure what I'll do with that!), a small frog (to hold projects/cards for display), a faucet handle (mixed media book!), some tiny photos (bezel fillers), a stick pin and old ink pad ( just because I like them!).

and this little tin. It's just 3" diameter. I love the vintage and worn with that tiny decal! All treasures for sure!
My best find is this old slide case...

Those little drawers are so cool! They're about 4 x 2 x 9". I'll find something to put in them! Even empty it looks good in my craft room!
Thanks for visiting!!!
Happy Creating!

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

A Quick Denim Gift Pocket

I promised a quick gift pocket for the heart jeans fob that I posted yesterday.  Here it is!

I made this pocket from a scrap of denim.  I always save worn, torn jeans to use for patching or crafting.  More for crafting than patching!!!!

My scrap is cut 4 1/4 x 9" with curved edges for the flap. That's only because my denim piece was irregular at that edge!  The edge could be left square.  I used a dull pinking shears to cut the edges.  Consequently, ragged pinked edges!  I layered the buttons to get both silver and red together.  The red button has a flaw in it.  With the silver buttons over it, that's hidden!  The cord I used is actually a cotton blend yarn.  I often find fibers in the yarn department.  Cotton yarns are great for crafting and pretty reasonable when you consider the amount of yardage in a ball or skein of yarn!

The "stitching" is faux!  I used a Ranger White Opaque Pen to make dashes along the edges.  The only sewing is to make one stitch through the denim to fasten the button.  I used a large needle to thread the cord through the front of the flap and back up.  Then I threaded the short end of the cord up through a button hole and back through the other hole.  I knotted the cord between the button and the denim.  Both ends of the cord are on the top of pocket.  That's so it will wrap around the pocket to hold it closed.
Here you see the one stitch through the flap to hold the button.  That step could be skipped.  The cord could be threaded through the button and knotted in back.  Then the button glued to the flap!  An option for anyone who doesn't sew at all!  You can see the "stitches" all along the edges.  I've glued the sides together with Fabri-Tac glue.  This glue sets up quickly and holds fabric well!

I've left the cord with one short end and enough long cord to wrap around the pocket twice plus warp around the button. I knotted each cord end.

To close the pocket, I wrapped the long cord across the back and back to the front, around the button and then back the same direction.  Going back across the back, up to the front and loop around the button. Ta Da!  Closed!  So easy!  Make this with any scrap of fabric!  The size can be varied to fit the gift.

Happy creating!

  • Denim fabric scrap
  • Buttons Galore & More - Red Button
  • Beacon Adhesives - Fabri-Tac glue
  • Ranger White Opaque Pen
  • Silver Buttons
  • Natural Cotton Yarn

Monday, April 15, 2013

A Red Heart Jeans Fob

I'm back...........finally!

Today, I have glittery heart jeans fob to share.

This heart is one of the new bezels in Spellbinders Media Mixage line.  Its called Hearts One.  There's a matching die template that cuts paper, foil, etc. to fit inside the heart.  I've used red Shimmer Sheetz. 

Here you can see most of the supplies I used including the heart bezel and matching die template.

After cutting the heart from red Shimmer Sheetz, I embossed it with Spellbinders So Trendy M-Bossabilities folder.  It's one of my favorite patterns.  The small design works well in the heart. 
I glued the red heart into the bezel before adding Ice Resin.  I added glitter along the edges after a layer of the ICE Resin.  Then I added more ICE Resin to fill the bezel.  I used a straight pin to push some of the glitter back to the edges that wanted to stray into the center.

After the ICE Resin set up overnight, I added 2 jump rings to the bezel and fastened the rings to the big ring of the spring clip.  The heart is fairly heavy so I thought it needed 2 for strength.  I added the little key charm with smaller jump rings and then added the flower charm.  
The ICE Resin really accents the shine of the glitter and the Shimmer Sheetz heart below!  It's such an amazing product, so crystal clear!  It scared me to try it at first.  Now, I wonder why!!!  It gives great results if you follow the directions.  Mixing is key!

Tomorrow, I'll be back with a super easy pocket to put this heart fob into for a gift! 

Have a creative Monday!


Monday, April 1, 2013

Finally.....a Winner!

I never heard back from pattyb!  So sorry!   

I generated another random number..........number 13.....
.........and the winner is jennyplace2!  Hooray!!!

Here's her comment:

What a beautiful project I love every detail from colour combo to the pretty butterflys and flowers! Amazing is all I can say! TFS and for the chance to win the spellbinders. I have had that set on my wish list for a long time. Hope lady luck will shine on me come Tuesday. LOL!

Thanks for such a nice comment Jennyplace2!!!

Thanks for leaving an email address!!!!  I've sent you a message.  I'll get your new set of Spellbinders™ S5-171 A2 Round Corner Basics A  in the mail soon!!!  Enjoy!