Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Imagine That! Happy Thanksgiving Sidestep Card



Hello, Today I used Imagine That"s "Pilgrims" digi set, "Lucky the Turkey" digi set, "Crows & Pumpkins" digi set, "Fabulous Fall" digital paper set- brown with dots, yellow print on 3rd step, tan on 2nd step, "Glitter Galore" digital paper- orange glitter paper, "Tart n' Tangy Gingham" digital papers- orange gingham. You can find all the sets in the Imagine That! store here




Copics used are E000, E00, E01, E02, R20- skin, C3, C5, C7, C10- black hair, E37, E95, E97, E99- red hair, Yg93, YG95, Yg97, YG99, G20, G40, G94- girl's clothing Buttons- y28, BV30, blender- boy's shirt and socks, E30, E31, E33, E35- hatband, E41, E43, E44, E47, E49- boys clothing and shoes for both, C00, C1, C3, C5- pie pan, E00, E31, e33= pie crust, B26- pie filling, YR01, YR02,  YR04, YR09- pumpkins, E31, E33, YG03- stems, YG99- vines, Yg93, Yg95, YG97, Yg99- leaves, C3, C5, C7, C10- crows, Y13, Y15, Y17, YR24- beak and feet, C00, C1, C3, C5, W5, W10, E21, E23, E25, E27, E29, R29, R35,R56, B000, B02, Y11, Y13, Y15- turkey.

The pearls came from Miriam's Crafting supplies. You can find them here http://miriamscraftingblog.com/supplies.html.

I placed a thin strip of acetate behind the pilgrims to give them support befor gluing them to the card. 

Other papers used are by Recollections- kraft paper, Georgia Pacific- white.

The card is 4 1/2" x 6 1/2".

Thanks for dropping by. Be sure to drop by the Imagine That! Challenge blog. You can find it here 

Have a wonderful day! Edwina




Monday, September 15, 2014

Fresh Brewed Designs Digi Fall Flashback 09/15/2014


Hello, Today at Fresh Brewed Designs we are having an Oldie but Goodie digi  Flashback. We are using Fall digis on our creations. Oh, Boy! I love Fall! Come on and join us to see all the lovely Fall creations. You can find the fresh Brewed Designs challenge blog here http://freshbreweddesigns.blogspot.com/, and the FBD Facebook fan page here https://www.facebook.com/pages/Fresh-Brewed-Designs/139388879447210.

I am sharing with you a 12" x 12" scrapbook layout and a card today. 



I am using "Falling For You" and " So Thankful" by Fresh Brewed Designs. You can find them in the Fresh Brewed Designs store here http://www.freshbreweddesigns.com/category_115/Fall-Give-Thanks.htm.

Copics used are YG01, YG03,E31, E33, E37, E41, E43, E44, E47- acorns, E43, E47- arms and legs, YG03- lips, Y11, Y13, Y15, Y17, R12, R14- big leaf, Y13, Y15, Y17, R12, R14YR21, YR23, YR24- cluster of leaves.

Blue Metallic Gelly Roll pen was used on the air flourishes.

The sentiment is my own. I typed it on the computer and printed it off. 

The journal lines I did if word using an olive ink.

The papers are by DCWV- stripe, Recollections- olive, Colormates- Autumn gold, Burnt Orange, Georgia Pacific- white,  Brown plaid- I got at Tuesday Morning. These is not a name on it. 

The scrapbook layout is 12" x 12". It will hold a 5" x 7" photo and 2 4" x 5 1/2" photos.



For the card:

 I am using "Give Thanks Pumpkin" by Fresh Brewed Designs. You can find it in the Fresh Brewed designs store here http://www.freshbreweddesigns.com/category_115/Fall-Give-Thanks.htm

Copics used are YR01, YR02, YR04, YR09- pumpkin, YG03, E31, E33- stem, G20, G94, G99- leaves.

I traced around the vines with Green Metallic Gelly Roll pen then added Iridescent glitter to them. 

I traced around the words Give thanks with a Gold Metallic Gelly Roll pen. I then used a mixture of gold glitter and iridescent glitter on it. 

The pearls are from  Miriam's Crafting Supplies. You can find them here 

The 2 green dots are paper Candi by Craftworks.

The ribbons are from Michales.

The papers are by Recollections- olive, Georgia Pacific- white, Colormates- burnt orange, pumpkin.

The card is 4 4 3/16" x 6 1/2".


Thanks for dropping by. Be sure to go by and see everyone's creations. I am sure you will be inspired. 

Have a Happy Fall! Edwina 

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Robyn's Fetish Challenge #229 Use an Embossing Folder 09/14/2014


Hello, Today at Robyn's Fetish our challenge is to use an embossing folder. I am using "Sheet 414 image B" from Whoopsi Daisy.  Whoopsie Daisy is our sponsor this week. The winner gets their choice of 3 sheets from the Whoopsi Daisy store. You can find the store here http://linnie-whoopsiedaisy.blogspot.com/.

Copics used are E000, E00, E01, R20- skin, E37, E95, E97, E99- hair, RV11- lips, E33, E37- eyes, R20, R22, R24, RV000- dress, R22, R29, R35- hearts, R20, R22, R24- ribbon for hearts, Y06, R20, R22, R24- flower, R24- hair ribbon, G94- vines.

The border was made using a Martha Stewart border punch called Daisy. Once I punched the border on both sides I put a piece of ribbon in the center. The ribbon is by Really Reasonable Ribbon. You can find RRR here http://www.reasonableribbon.com/.

The embossing was done using  2 different embossing folders. The bigger heart design is a Cuttlebug embossing folder called Heart Blocks. The small heart design is a Darice embossing folder called Heart.

The die cut for the image is made using a Spellbinders die called Labels Eight. I inked the edges with red ink by Studio g.

The card stocks used are by Recollections- red, Georgia Pacific- white.

The card is 5" x 6 1/2".

Thanks for dropping by. Be sure to stop by the Robyn's Fetish Challenge blog. You can find the challenge blog here http://robynsfetishchallengeblog.blogspot.com/.

Have a wonderful day! Edwina

Friday, September 12, 2014

Imagine That! Happy Fall Y'all 12" x 12" scrapbook layout



Hello, Today I am using a digi, sentiment, and digital papers by Imagine That! Digis by Kris. "Humphrey's Acorn"- digi set- for the image,  "Humphrey's Sunflower"digi set for the sentiment, and "Fabulous Fall" digital paper set. You can find these sets here  http://www.imaginethatdigistamp.com/index.html.



Copics used are W00, W1, W3, W5, W7, R20, RV00- squirrel,  E43, E44, E47, E49- nose. E31, E33, E37, E50, E51, E55, E57, YG0000, YG03- Acorn.

The journal lines are drawn with a teal Marvy gel pen. 

Other papers used are by Colormates- pumpkin, Recollections- dark teal, Georgia Pacific- white.

The Scrapbook layout is 12" x 12".

Thanks for dropping by. Be sure to stop by the Imagine That! Challenge blog. You can find the challenge blog here http://imaginethatdigistamp.blogspot.com/.

Have a Happy Fall Y'all! Edwina

Thursday, September 11, 2014

The Outlawz Twisted Thursday Guest designer Add a ladybug challenge 09/11/2014


Hello, Today I am a guest designer at the Outlawz Twisted Thursday challenge. The theme is add a ladybug.  You can find the Twisted Thursday challenge here

I am using "Georgia Daisies" by Oak pond. You can find them in the Oak Pond store here 

Copics used are BV20 and blender pen on the flower petals, Y11, Y13, Y15, Y17- flower centers, G99- stems, B12, B14, B16, B18- bow, R22, R29, R35- heart.

The large ladybug buttons are by Dress It Up. The 2 small lady bug buttons are by Favorite Findings. 

The die cut was made using a Spellbinders die called Labels Eight. 

The papers are by Recollections- red, black, blue, Georgia Pacific- white, Imagine That!- digital ladybug paper- http://www.imaginethatdigistamp.com/index.html.

The card is 6" x 6".

Thanks for dropping by. Be sure to come join in the Outlawz Twisted Thursday challenge. You can find the challenge here http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/prismaandothermediums.

Have a very happy day! Edwina



Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Fresh Brewed Designs challenge reminder School Days


Hello, Today I am using Fresh Brewed Designs "School bus" and "Angel Cake School Day."
You can find them here http://freshbreweddesigns.com/.

Copics used are E000, E00, E01, R20- skin, E37, E95, E97, E99- red hair, E43, E44, E47, E49- dark brown hair, E51, E55, E57, E59- light brown hair, RV10, RV13, E04- mouth, W1, W3, W5, W7- shoes, B21, B24, B26, B28, R20, R22, R24- coral/cobalt outfit, B91, B93, B95, B97, V01, V04, V06, V09- denim/purple outfit, B000, B01, B02, B05, RV00, RV02, RV)4, RV06- blue/ pink outfit, YG00, YG01, YG05, Yg07- green apple and bag, R20, R22, R24, R29- red apple and bag, Y00, Y13, Y15, Y17- yellow apple and bag, G40, G43- leaves, C00, C1, C3, C5- chrome on bus, C1, C3, C5, C7, C10- wheels, YR21, YR24- seat, Y13, Y17- light, R22, R29, R35, R89- sign, B0000, B000, B00- sky reflection in windows.

Silver metallic Gelly Roll pen was used on the clasp on the bags.

This is a side step card with 3 steps. I added a school girl on each step. 

The yellow on the sides of the bus is paper pieced. The sign has a second sign on top. The end with the S is glued flat. I then added pop dots in different sizes so the sign was sticking out. 

The papers are by Recollections- red, Colormates- yellow, TPC Studios- school print borders, Georgia Pacific- white.

The card is 5 1/2" x 9 1/2".

Thanks for dropping by. Be sure to stop by the Fresh Brewed Designs Challenge blog and join our Back to School challenge. You can find the challenge blog here  http://freshbreweddesigns.blogspot.com/.

Have a wonderful day! Edwina

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Imagine That! Happy Thanksgiving card



Hello, Today I am using "Pilgrims" digi set, "Fabulous Fall" digital papers- red and tan prints, "Gertie Goose Fall/Winter" digital paper set- floral print, and "Dazzling Dots" digital paper set for the orange with dots paper. They are all by Imagine That! Digis by Kris. You can find them in the Imagine That store here http://www.imaginethatdigistamp.com/index.html.



Copics used are E000, E00, E01, E02, R20- skin, E37, E97, E95- boy's hair, E23, E25, E29- girls's hair, YR01, YR04, YR09, E99- pumpkin,  E31, E33, YG03- stem, ( BV20, and blender- shirt and socks, B91, B93, B95, B97- blue clothing, C3, C5, C7, C10- shoes, Y21, Y26, Y28- buckle, E30, E31, E33, E35- hatband, Y28- button)- boy's clothing, ( B91, B93, B95, B97- dress, B39, B93, B95, B97- shoes, Y28- button, B93, RV00, RV02, RV63, RV66- bonnet, bow, apron, and collar)- girl's clothing, C00, C1, C3, C5- pie pan, E00, E31, E33- pie crust, YR24- pie filling. 

The twine was sent to me in a RAK.

The ribbons are by Really Reasonable Ribbon. You can find it here  http://www.reasonableribbon.com/.

The card is 5" x 6 1/2".

Thanks for dropping by. Be sure to stop by the Imagine That! Challenge blog. You can always find some great inspiration there. You can find the challenge blog here http://imaginethatdigistamp.blogspot.com/.

Have a wonderful day! Edwina











Sunday, September 7, 2014

Robyn's Fetish Challenge #228 Anything Goes 09/07/2014


Hello, Today at Robyn's Fetish our challenge is anything goes. I am using "Paul Penguin" and "Paul Penguin Sleighing" by Robyn's Fetish. Robyn's Fetish is our sponsor this week. The winner gets 3 digital images of their choice from the Robyn's Fetish store. You can find the Robyn's Fetish store here http://robynsfetish.com/shop.

Copics used are Y11, Y13, Y15, Y17- beak and feet, C00, C1, C3, C5, C7, C10- penguins, C00, C1, C3, C5, R29, R35, R59- sled, YG00, YG01, YG03, YG07, V04, V06, V09- lime /purple hat and scarf, YR01, YR04, YR09, B000, B01, B02, B05- orange/ blue hat and scarf.

Glitter glue was used for the snow and as accents on some of the snowflakes on the paper. 

I cut out the penguins then pop dotted them on my card. I used Martha Stewart bakers twine for the rope to pull the sled. 

The glitter snowflakes are by Jolee's Boutique. 

The clear gems are by Studio g.

The verse is my own created for these images on my card. 

The papers are by Recollections- red, Georgia Pacific- white, The Paper Studio- snowflake print. 

The card is 8 1/2" x 5 1/2".

Thanks for dropping by. Be sure to drop by the Robyn's Fetish Challenge blog and join in our anything goes challenge. You can find the challenge blog here http://robynsfetishchallengeblog.blogspot.com/.

Have a wonderful day! Edwina



Saturday, September 6, 2014

Imagine That! Humphrey's Sunflower card


Hello, Today I am using Humphrey's Sunflower" digi set and "Fabulous Fall" digital paper set by Imagine That! Digis by Kris. You can find them here http://www.imaginethatdigistamp.com/index.html.



Copics used are C00, C1, C3, C5, C7, R20, RV00- squirrel, E43, E44, E47, E49- nose, E31, E33, E37- eyes, YR01, YR02, YR04, YR09, YR27- pumpkin, E31, E33, YR03- stem, G99- vines, YG93, G20, G94, G99- leaves, E50, E51, E55, E57, E59, YR21, YR24, Y000, Y11- sunflower.

The fence border was made using a Martha Stewart border punch called picket fence.

The tiny leaves are left over from cutting out a frame. The frame is a Spellbinders die called Leafy Squares.

The corners for the image were made using a Fiskars corner punch.

The card is 5" x 6 1/2".

Thanks for dropping by. Be sure to stop by the Imagine That! challenge blog. You can find the challenge blog here http://imaginethatdigistamp.blogspot.com/.

Have a Happy Fall! Edwina


Friday, September 5, 2014

How to Make Embellishments Using Paper Napkins Tutorial


How to Make Embellishments Using Paper Napkins

Supplies needed: 

For step 1:
napkins
molds of any kind or shape-(I am using Wilton Candy Molds)
water,
 large round craft paint brush

For Step 2:
Mod Podge
medium craft paint brush
Wax paper
scissors
ink or acrylic paint if desired
Tattered Angles Glimmer Mist English Ivy - green and deep pink- Rum Punch

Other Supplies used for my projects:
Digis from the Robyn's Fetish Store http://robynsfetish.com/shop
Copics - Yellows- Y0000, Y000, Y11, Y13, Y15, Y17, Y21, Y23, Y26, Y28, YR21, YR24, YR31, Oranges- YR00, YR01, YR02, YR04, YR07, YR27, Greens- YG03, YG93, G20, G94, G99, Reds- R12, R14, R17, R20, R22, R24, R29, R35, R37, Blues- B01, B02, B04, B05, B91, B93, B95, B97, BG000, BG01, BG05, BG07, BG09, Grays- C3, C5, C7, C10, W1, W3, W5, W7, W10, Browns- E29, E31, E33, E37, E41, E43, E44, E47, E50, E51, E55, E57, E59, Skin tones- E000, E00, E01, E02
Adhesives- ATG runner and score tape, Glue Dots
Card stock- DCWV, Recollections, Imagine That! Fabulous Fall digital papers
Gem flourish- Want 2 Scrap
Gold gems- Sticko
Ribbon- Really Reasonable Ribbon, Stampin Up, Celebrate It Fall collection
Ric Rac- Really Reasonable Ribbon
Blue metallic Gelly Roll pen for faux stitching
Dies- Spellbinders Labels Eight, Classic Ovals, Leafy Squares, Lacey Squares
Mini Banner punch - Stampin Up
Apple Buttons- Buttons Galore
Green Floral wire- I cut from some paper roses. I then twisted it around a crouching needle.



Step 1:

Gather your supplies for step 1. Set up your work station. I am showing the supplies for both steps in my photo.




Open your napkin and peel the layers apart. Most napkins have 3 layers, but some only have 2. save the layers in 3 piles. The one layer is white, the middle layer will have a soft pastel print, the other will have the bright tint. You will need 7-12 napkins depending on how many embellishments you want to make and the size.

This photo shows me removing the white layer.




This photo shows me removing the pastel layer.




This photo shows all 3 layers so you can see the difference in them. 




Once you have several napkins in a pile, with the design going in the same direction, cut the napkins in half. If you decide you want certain parts to use cut those parts out and set the rest aside. I am going to use the plaid pieces.




This shows my sections separated.




Now cut the sections into smaller pieces. I cut each section in half. Then put them together and then cut into thirds. 




Here they are cut into thirds. You can store the pieces in a baggie that you are not going to use at this time. 




This is a leaf candy mold. Fill the first row of leaves with water about half way either with your brush or a medicine dropper. 




Place the colored side of the napkin down in the mold. Then add 2 more pieces.




Press the napkin pieces into the mold making sure some goes in the whole mold. 




Add more water. 




add more napkin pieces one at a time pressing down with the wet brush or your fingers. Add water each time you add napkin pieces. Keep altering between the napkin pieces and the water till the mold is full and the napkins fill the mold.

Note:  I like using my fingers to press it down . It works best. 




Here the mold is full. I used the middle layer of the napkin in the middle roll. See how the print is brighter wet. It will stay that way when you are finished. 



Now get a dry clean towel. Press firmly the napkin embellishment with it to get out all the excess water and to compact the embellishment. 

Note: Make sure you press all over the embellishment. 




this photo you can see the difference in the first row and the other 2 rolls which still have water in them. 




This shows all the embellishments pressed free of the water.  Now set aside and let drop 12 hours. 




12 hours later

As you can see the embellishments look lighter. Once you Mod Podge them they will be brighter or darker depending on the colors. 




Remove your embellishments from your mold. Some will fall out real easy. Others will need tapping out. 



Here are the embellishments. Set aside and let air dry till completely dry.




Step 2:

Once dry look at your embellishments. If any have napkin showing on the edges as these do set them aside from the others. We will be cutting these pieces off. 




Cut the pieces off the embellishments with your scissors at an angle or your embellishment at an angle whichever is easier for you. 



I am using this Mod Podge as it is supposed to be acid free and safe for scrapbook pages. It has a matte finish. If you are using them or cards and boxes it is fine to use the Glossy, Antique or any of the other Mod Podge finishes. 




Note: I shook my Mod Podge well before opening. 

Using a medium round paint brush coat your embellishment sides and then the top.  Set aside on wax paper to dry.

Note: do not cover the bottom. It will glue it to the wax paper. 

Once dry turn the embellishments over and coat the bottoms with Mod Podge . Set aside and let dry. 




I made some white napkin embellishment leaves. Pour a small amount of the Mod Podge about 1 TBSP in a cup. Add 5-15 drops of ink to the cup. I am using Copics YG01. 

Note: I am using an applesauce cup. They work great for these kind of projects.
If you don't have ink refills, you can use acrylic paint for this step.



I added about 7 drops at this point of the ink to the cup. As I was stirring I realized it was too light and added 8 more drops of ink to the cup.
  See the white napkin leaves on the right of the photo.




This is my mixture. It is light but that is okay as I am planning on spritzing the leaves when they are dry.  


Paint the leaves doing the sides first then the top. 



Make sure you cover all the white  on the top and sides. It is hard to match your color perfectly afterwards.  Set aside and let dry.  Once dry use Mod Podge on the bottoms.  Set aside and let dry. 




Here are all the leaves once dry and finished. The ones on the far right are the ones we painted and I then spritzed with Tattered Angles Glimmer Mist to make them look like turning leaves. 




Now it is time to make a creation with your embellishment. Choose your digis. I am using Robyn's Fetish  "Fall Sentiments,""Fall Sentiments 2," "Apples in a Basket," "Scarecrow" and "Scarecrow n' Bird". You can find them in the Robyn's Fetish store here http://robynsfetish.com/shop
I colored my images with Copics.




Here is a box and the front of a tag made for a decoration to hang up where you can see both sides.




This shows another angle of the box and the back of the tag. I used leaves on all 4 sides of the box. 



This is an easel card I made using the leaves. 




  These embellishments are so easy to make. I made several to have some for later. 

Note: To store them: Place wax paper between each layer. You can store them in a box or plastic container. 

Thanks for dropping by. I enjoyed our crafting time together. Contact me if you have any questions. I hope you will give this a try. Have Fun! Until next time Happy Crafting. 
Edwina

Links:

I first saw this technique here.
Amy Talbot- Sumrall U-Tube video

Robyn's Fetish

Really Reasonable Ribbon

Imagine That!

Stampin Up 

Want 2 Scrap

Buttons Galore