Monday, June 30, 2014

Flowers Made with Vertigo Film!!!

This is the last post for the month of June.  I had a great time creating with all of the products from IMAGINE Crafts and Altered Pages.  I want to THANK IMAGE Crafts for their generosity.  To John Creighton Peterson and all the Artists in Residence at IMAGINE Crafts for their AWESOME projects... this has been a Wonderful PARTNERSHIP! 

I have one last project I would like to sneak in before the month is over... Have you ever heard of VERTIGO Film!!!!  It is an awesome product you can make do  amazing things.  Today I am making flowers with it!

Now to share my final project! VERTIGO FLOWERS!

First, rub IMAGINE Crafts/Tuskineko: StazOn midi - Orange Zest, Gothic Purple and St. Valentine onto both sides of the sheet of white Vertigo.  Gently heat set.   
Cut the flowers from the inked sheet of Vertigo. (Vertigo is a flexible plastic product that can be cut by scissors or a die cut.) Don't worry about being perfect.  Once the flowers are finished you won't be able to tell you cut one petal larger than another. 

Carefully heat the Vertigo flower with a heat gun, bending the petals of each flower. CAUTION: the Vertigo will get HOT!

Several sizes were cut (six, four and two petals). The smaller ones will be used to create the inside petals.

Glue the centers in the main flower, add Stickles to create the center. Paint Wink of Stella on the petal edges for a little sparkle!
I used three of the flowers to create gift tags.  Using manila tags, inked with IMAGINE Crafts/Tuskineko: StazOn midi - Orange Zest, Gothic Purple, St. Valentine and iRESISTalbe Texture Spray - Bronze.

Add ribbons and Washi Tape and you have great tags to dress up any package or gift bag!

IMAGINE Crafts/Tuskineko: StazOn midi - Orange Zest, Gothic Purple, St. Valentine
IMAGINE Crafts iRESISTalbe Texture Spray - Bronze
IMAGINE Crafts Vertigo

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Journal Book with Handmade Papers

Today I am sharing my last post on the Arnold Grummer's Blog!  My handmade papers were made with my Arnold Grummer's Paper Making Mill?  Check out this easy way to make a handmade journal!
Arnold Grummer's Paper Making Mill
Handmade Papers
Altered Pages Collage Sheet Eiffel Tower Over Paris 
Gel Medium
IMAGINE Crafts Creative Medium Vintage
IMAGINE Crafts iRESITable Spray
Craft Attitude™ printable film
Sari Silk Ribbon
Silk Flowers
Dew Drops
Old book
Three Rings
Tacky Glue
Graphic 45 scrap OOH LA LA

Monday, June 23, 2014

Craft Hoarders Anonymous

Spray IT ! Ink IT! Paint IT! Smear IT! Emboss IT!

I am honored to be among the Guest Designers this month at Craft Hoarders Anonymous...  Thank you Gloria.  I had a lot of fun getting messy creating this project.

THE CHALLENGE:  Show us your inner mixed media diva! Use spray mists, inks, paints, modeling paste, embossing powder, pastels, chalk, and whatever messy media you can find! Let's dig into that hoard, pull out some of that "messy stuff," and use it up! There is a mess-maker hiding in all of you!

I love layering products!

Spray irRESISTible Colored Texture Spray Bronze
Ink VersaFine Onyx Black - Stamp Image
Paint  Black Craft Paint - Base
Smear Memento Luxe Rhubarb Stalk Edges of Base
Emboss Clear Embossing Powder
The background is the  cardboard from the back of a legal tablet painted with black craft paint, leaving unpainted areas.  After the paint dries use Memento Luxe Rhubarb Stalk to cover areas without paint.  Cover with Clear Embossing Powder and apply heat with heat gun. This will give a little texture to the background.

Stamp Steampunk Male Unmounted with VersaFine Onyx Black.  Distress edges with StazOn Midi Spiced Chai and Gothic Purple.   
On the Bingo Card stamp Bingo Border with VersaFine Onyx Black heat emboss with Clear Embossing Powder. Distress bingo card with StazOn Midi Spiced Chai.  Adhere the Bingo Card to the background.
Add distressed pattern paper, then the paper with stamped image of Steampunk Male Unmounted. Spritz with irRESISTible Colored Texture Spray Bronze.  Give the board a light coat of IMAGINE Crafts Creative Medium - Vintage.
Gears make the perfect Bingo markers for this collage piece!
Finally add the last bit of embellishment... a pen nib, Dew Drop for a monocle, wooden key and a light bulb.


IMAGINE Craft / Tsukineko:
VersaFine Onyx Black
Memento Luxe Rhubarb Stalk
StazOn Midi Spiced Chai and Gothic Purple
irRESISTible Colored Texture Spray Bronze
Creative Medium Vintage

Altered Pages:
Steampunk Male Unmounted Stamp
Bingo Border Stamp
Nori Paste
Pen Nib

Other Supplies From My Stash
Black Craft Paint
Bingo Card
Clear Embossing Powder
Junk Yard Findings Ceiling Light Bulbs
Wooden Key
Large Dew Drop for Monocle
Be sure to visit all the Guests blogs for more inspiration and then create your own
Spray IT ! Ink IT! Paint IT! Smear IT! Emboss IT!

Monday, June 9, 2014

Craft Hoarders Anonymous - Trifold Gift Card

I am honored to be a guest designer for Craft Hoarders Anonymous.  If any of you are like me, you buy paper, fibers and embellishments that YOU MIGHT NEED!  I have a collection of buttons that doesn't quit!  More ribbon than anyone could use in a life time!  An endless supply of  flowers, charms, beads, keys, brads and who knows what else in the mountains of supplies in my studio!  My studio at the moment is overflowing! 

My name is Lyneen and I am a CRAFT HOARDER and I admit it.  When I saw that I had a chance to be a guest designer for Craft Hoarders I knew I was a perfect candidate!  It is time to use some of those stored items!

This week #9 Challenge is "Fold It".  Here is the information join the challenge:
Use some sort of "fun fold" on your project. You can make a fun fold card, a pop-up card, an explosion box, or other type of project that makes use of folded cardstock or paper. You can share some folding techniques that are perfect for scrapbook layouts or mixed media pieces. Create a mini album with a folded binding. Fold some ribbon to make pleats. De-hoard those supplies and show us your folds....paper folds that is!

Today I have a Trifold Gift Card to share using my beautiful stash of Graphic 45 French Country papers that have been saving it for who knows what, so here I am using it!

The base of the card is 12 x6 and scored at 4 and 8 inches.  The third panel was folded up just shy of the score line (see above).  Paper from the Graphic 45 French Country 6x6 Pad was cut to fit each of the inside panels.
Using scraps add strips to the left side of the first panel.  Fussy cut the sunflowers from the Graphic 45 French Country Post Card Paper.  Add Stickles to the petals of the flowers.

The  panel image is from another  Graphic 45 French Country Post Card Paper.  Cut stamps images from additional Post Card Paper images.
The third panel has a couple of the Graphic 45 French Country Post stickers ( the bee and Bon-Jour),  The pocket on the third panel contains some tags from the Graphic 45 French Country Tags and Pockets to write messages.
Here you see all three panels together.  Along the top is a lace sticker from the Graphic 45 French Country Stickers.
The front of the card background is the pear postcard from Graphic 45 French Country Postcard Paper.  The rooster was fussy cut from Postcard Paper and the sentiment tags are from the Graphic 45 French Country Tags and Pockets, they are adhered to the card with pop dots! The front  is finished with Memory Box Pearl Sticker, flowers and vintage silk ribbon!.
When the front of the card is opened the first panel and the back of the third panel is exposed.  The back of the third panel is covered with Graphic 45 French Country paper and a medallion from the Tags and Pockets.  A little Stickles was added to the petals of the flowers!
Dew Drops and Memory Box Pearl Stickers were added to add the finishing touch to the inside of the trifold card.

Add a message and Gift Card and you have finished your TRIFOLD GIFT CARD!

Graphic 45 French Country Post Card Paper
Graphic 45 French Country Stickers
Graphic 45 French Country Tags and Pockets
Graphic 45 French Country 6x6 Pad
12 x 6 Black Cardstock for base
Dew Drops
Memory Box Pearl Sticker
Vintage Silk Ribbon
Foam Tape
Tacky Glue

Handmade Cards!

Giving and receiving handmade cards is the best! 
I love it when someone sends me a card they made.
Cards made with Arnold Grummer's Papermill Kit, collage sheets and Craft Attitude™ printable film!
I love the reaction I get from people when I tell them I made the paper! Then when I tell them most of the paper is made from paper in my shredder they are amazed!  

Here are two BIRD cards, all papers used are handmade using the Arnold Grummer's Papermill Kit
The papers used were made from scarps of leftover papers that were any color of yellow and any color of green.  These are the results I got. On some bits of  Arnold Grummer's Iridescent Flakes and Arnold Grummer's Gold Dust were added.
For the card base fold one sheet of hand made paper in half using the ScorPal.  When using the Arnold Grummer's Papermill Kit your sheets of paper will be approximately 5 1/2 by 4 1/4 inches. Then rip paper for the panel on the card. To do this lightly fold the paper where you want it to rip and dampen it lightly with water so you have control of the paper while ripping. 
I printed some of my collage sheets on Craft Attitude with my inkjet printer. On the ink side of the film apply glue stick and adhere to the panel.
One of the cards has Gel Medium painted over the picture panel. 
Add a bit of ribbon and adhere the panels to the base, you have beautiful cards for any occasion.