Friday, 20 May 2016

Trawling my Archives

Hi Everyone

Over the coming weeks I will be bringing you tutorials I videoed some time ago.  Because video files are so large from time to time I have to move them on to an external hard drive and these are the ones I have forgotten!!!  So I am dusting them off and editing them and I hope they are useful tutorials with fun ideas for you to try or adapt for your projects.

This first tutorial has a fun rag daisy embellishment that I know you are going to be able to make and use to embellish a whole host of crafting projects.

This card can be made in any colour combination - Navy and white - Cream and Pink…it is up to you all you need is card stock and a matching ink - combine that with a flower background stamp, a fun greeting or two, a butterfly stamp and some die cut foliage, etc.  These are all things you will have in your stash I am sure.

Add a strip of fabric and a needle and thread and you too will soon have a lovely summery card like this one.  Next to these card photos I found a photo of this little (not so little) beauty.  I wonder if the cake inspired the card or the card inspired the cake?

Either way I enjoyed making them both!……..and eating the cake of course ;-)

 YUM!  Now I am hungry.  But off to check out my archives again so I can bring you another tutorial very soon…..but for today here is the tutorial.

Hope you are having sunny weather or are making sunny projects….or both would be perfect.  Until next time, thank you for popping by X

Friday, 13 May 2016

Mixed Media Flower Canvas Tutorial

Hi Everyone

Hope you have a fun weekend planned with lots of time for crafting!  I have just finished teaching a card class tonight and am looking forward to a crop tomorrow!

Tonight I am sharing a tutorial that has taken me a little while to get posted on to YouTube - a few technical issues.  I have no idea how it was cured but it suddenly seems to be working!!!

In this tutorial you will see how to layer up lots of different Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® products to create mixed media canvas like this one.

You could choose to use some or all of the techniques in this tutorial, it is up to you.  It is all about exploring and seeing what works to achieve the look you want.  I think I might try bluebells next time round as we have some lovely ones in the garden at the moment.

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® Products Used:

Gel Medium
Whipped Spackle
Texture Gems
Gelatos®;  Buttercream, Kiwi, Caramel
PITT Artist Pen Big Brush: Dark Crome Yellow 109, Cadmium Yellow 107, Chromium Green Opaque 174, Orange Glaze 113, Warm Grey IV 273, White 101

Thank you for popping by X

Thursday, 12 May 2016

Trinket Box Tutorial

Hi Everyone

It has been a little while since I last posted but am back again with another tutorial.  This is a really easy project to make and is very versatile.

These little boxes can be made in any scrapbooking papers you may have in your collections.  I of course have used Graphic 45 here as it was one of the little projects I made during my audition.  You can decorate them to suit your style or the style of the person you are going to gift it to.

These little boxes can be used for storage or as a pretty gift box.  I first designed this project between 5 and 8 years ago when someone at our crop showed us how to fold origami boxes.  I adapted the design a little to make it more decorative and in the tutorial you will see exactly how to make these for yourself.

These were the original boxes and if any of you recognise these Kay and Co papers you may be able to  date these boxes more accurately!  In the tutorial you will see what I store in them suffice to say they are catch all boxes that I have dotted about my home ;-)

If you decide to make this project as a gift box why not make a matching card as I did here.

What a pretty way to give a gift and to show someone that you care.

Before I go I would like to let you know that I didn't make it through to the Graphic 45 Design Team   :-( but I would like to say if luck and good wishes had anything to do with it I would have sailed through! I am so grateful for all your support and good wishes you guys have been awesome and definitely helped me get over the disappointment as did as this little chap……..

 You can find out more about him if you stay watching until the end of the tutorial!

I have had a problem this past week with a video uploading to YouTube but this one seems to be ok so I am going to try to upload the other one again tomorrow so two videos in quick succession …..YouTube willing!!!

See you again very soon and thank you for popping by X
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