Wednesday, 26 February 2014

Video Tutorial: "LOVE" layout

Hi all! Donna here for a short video tutorial of my current project for Pretty Paper Studio's challenge this month, "ALL ABOUT LOVE".




A summary of what you have to do: 
Make a Scrapbook Page or a Card or an Altered Project with the theme 'ALL ABOUT LOVE' 
Your work has to be new: made after this challenge went live
Be a member of our Facebook Group and share your project in our album February Challenge: All About Love
Projects that are not shared in the specified album will be disqualified
Follow us on Blogger and Like us on Facebook
You can participate in this challenge only once
Deadline: February 28, 2014
Prize: A prize pack put together by PPS 

Supplies used:
Crate Paper Maggie Holmes Fabric frames
Maya Road tin pins - hearts
Watercolor
satin ribbon
brad
Sakura gel pen

Happy crafting!


Monday, 24 February 2014

Photo Turorial - Air Dry Clay Hearts




Hello crafty friends!! I'm back with a photo tutorial on how I created the hearts for my mixed media card I posted earlier.
                                         
Here is the card.
                                         

Close-up on the hearts.





Just a little air clay is enough, about the size of a marble.


I mist the palm of my hands with water before rolling the clay into a ball. This would prevent cracks.


I mold the clay in to a heart by using my pinky finger to create the top and pinching the bottom. Please excuse the foot of my daughter, she was helping me take the picture and also my inky fingers.

This is how the clay should look like after molding it.



I let the clay air overnight then I cut it into half with ordinary scissors.  


I painted it with distress stain.




When the stain is dry, I apply clear glue all over the clay then sprinkle some distress glitter over them.


The finished product.



A summary of what you have to do: 
Make a Scrapbook Page or a Card or an Altered Project with the theme 'ALL ABOUT LOVE' 
Your work has to be new: made after this challenge went live
Be a member of our Facebook Group and share your project in our album February Challenge: All About Love
Projects that are not shared in the specified album will be disqualified
Follow us on Blogger and Like us on Facebook
You can participate in this challenge only once
Deadline: February 28, 2014
Prize: A prize pack put together by PPS 


Supplies List
air dry clay
clear wet glue 

Sunday, 9 February 2014

All about LOVE: February Challenge


Hi everyone!!! Good morning!!! Ime here to share some projects for Pretty Paper Studio, with "Love" as our theme.   

Here is my first project. This is a mixed media card I created using stamped patterned papers that I layered on top of each other. I added some gauze underneath a prima paintables paper that I painted it with distress markers. When it's dry I painted tattered glaze over the rose image then I heat set it to dry. For the background, I rubbed some distress ink over the prima paintables using a makeup sponge.

     

Close-up shot of the rose

My second project is a corrugated carton box I bought from a craft store. I altered the box by distressing all the edges using walnut stain. For my background, I layered some pieces of paper that I also distress using my paper edger.I also added other embellishments like flowers, a doily, rhinestones, small wooden people and printable coupon that I got from the internet.


Here what it looks like inside. I added some trims, flowers and more coupons.

Here is my third project. This is a coupon book I created by binding all the coupons then binding it using twine.


A summary of what you have to do: 
Make a Scrapbook Page or a Card or an Altered Project with the theme 'ALL ABOUT LOVE' 
Your work has to be new: made after this challenge went live
Be a member of our Facebook Group and share your project in our album February Challenge: All About Love
Projects that are not shared in the specified album will be disqualified
Follow us on Blogger and Like us on Facebook
You can participate in this challenge only once
Deadline: February 28, 2014
Prize: A prize pack put together by PPS 

List of materials
tattered angels glimmer glaze


Monday, 3 February 2014

All about LOVE: February Challenge

February.. the LOVE month.. my birthday month :)

Here is my first layout that I hope will inspire you in joining us again for this month's challenge: " ALL ABOUT LOVE"

I wanted subtle texture for my background, and not too many colors (a break from my colorful and very dimensional projects from last month. I started with a mask and my home made texture paste. I used a couple of oil pastel colors (with shimmer) to add some colors, after the texture paste dried. The gold doesn't show but I mixed it with pink. Then using a sponge, I just rubbed everything in a downward/upward motion to spread it.

I cut out the hearts from a couple of gold doilies. Then folded in half and adhered a smaller heart on top of the other. Added small Prima flowers and knotted silver thread.

Strips of papers with inked edges to mat my photos. I also used a scrap of small card boards under the photos for more depth. Embellished with some clusters of flowers, stickers, enamel dots, knots of silver thread, and fuzzy cut bicycles.
I really hope I got your inspiration flowing :) Check out the challenge details after this image... 

A summary of what you have to do: 
Make a Scrapbook Page or a Card or an Altered Project with the theme 'ALL ABOUT LOVE' 
Your work has to be new: made after this challenge went live
Be a member of our Facebook Group and share your project in our album February Challenge: All About Love
Projects that are not shared in the specified album will be disqualified
Follow us on Blogger and Like us on Facebook
You can participate in this challenge only once
Deadline: February 28, 2014
Prize: A prize pack put together by PPS 
Supplies used:
Gold doily
Silver thread
Oil pastels
Staedtler fineliner pen

Happy crafting!