Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Robin's Nest: Quilted Paper Wall Art

Welcome all you crafty peeps! Today I've created a Paper Quilting Wall Art piece using many of the lovely Robin's Nest papers. It's quite breath-taking in person with all those lovely glitter papers.

Discovery Girl Glitter Card stock
Glitter Gold on Creme Swirl Card stock
Glitter Pink on Pink Swirl Card stock
Glitter Silver Hearts Card stock
Glitter Wedding Swirl Card stock.
Red Glitter Paisley Card Stock.

Other Supplies:
Adhesive, Sewing machine with red and gold thread, 14 x 17" art drawing paper.

I actually only used about 1/2 sheet of each card stock except the Red Glitter Paisley Card Stock
for the heart motif.

1. Cut 2 1/2" strips and 3" strips from each paper, then cut them into thirds making them 2.5 x 4" and 3 x 4".
2. Using the art drawing paper as the base, place the pieces of card stock rectangles randomly and adhere. Use only a small amount of glue in the center of the pieces. You don't want to have to sew through adhesive :o)
3. If you are certain about the placement of your large heart, do not worry about empty spaces in the center. Work from the edges into the center. Let the adhesive dry completely.
4. Using red thread on zig zag stitch, sew along the edges where the rectangles meet mimicking a patch quilt pattern. Again, you know the center area will be covered with the large heart so don't worry about center areas not sewn completely.
5. Fold the Red Glitter Paisley Card Stock. in half and cut a large heart, as large as possible. Using the scraps, cut splashes. Large one is 3 3/4" x 1 1/4" and the two small ones are 2 3/4" x 1".
6. Glue the heart and splashes into place, using only a small amount of adhesive in the center.
7. Using gold metallic thread, sew around the heart and splashes.
8. Frame and display!

Thank you so much for stopping by the blog, I hope you enjoyed this project and it inspires you to give paper quilting a try. Please visit the Robin's Nest blog: Chattering Robins for more project ideas and inspiration.


Friday, February 17, 2012

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Welcome crafty peeps! This is my last post with the Sakura Team, (sad face) it has been creatively fun! I'm just too busy to continue (Happy Dance!)
The new team will be announced on February 19th, on the Sakura Hobby Crafts blog.

Today I've created a "nautical fix" to a keepsake box. There was a clock in the front, but it arrived damaged and had fallen out of it's socket. It is also supposed to be a memory keepsake with an area in the lid for a photo or small artful image, but I turned it into a pin cushion.

3d Color Crystal Lacquer -Blue
3d Color Crystal Lacquer -Sky Blue
3d Color Crystal Lacquer -Glitter Aqua
3d Clear Crystal Lacquer
Gem Particles -Blue Flash

Other Supplies:
Wood memory box, hot glue, fabric batting, broken watch part, brass dolphin charm, small piece of chipboard.

The clock was square, therefore so was the hold it left in the box. It was quite deep so I filled it about half full with hot glue before adding a layer of 3d Color Crystal Lacquer -Blue and 3d Color Crystal Lacquer -Sky Blue. When that was completely dry, I added a thin layer of 3d Color Crystal Lacquer -Glitter Aqua and let it set for about 15 minutes before setting the charm on top.

After this step was completely dry, I added a layer of 3d Clear Crystal Lacquer.
I also used 3d Clear Crystal Lacquer to adhere the metal circle which is part of a broken wrist watch face and the Gem Particles -Blue Flash around the edge.

The pin cushion is chipboard with 2 layers of batting covered in fabric and inserted into the photo area of the lid.

Thank you so much for stopping by to share my project! Please jump over to the Sakura Hobby Crafts blog for more projects and inspiration.

Please stop by the Sakura Hobby Crafts blog on February 19th to meet the new team!


Friday, February 10, 2012

Festive Friday Blog Hop #3

Welcome to the Festive Friday Blog Hop! We will post Christmas Cards (or other Holiday projects) every 2nd and 4th Friday of each month EXCEPT December. Use the link on my side bar or directly below:

This was created with scraps of fabric, a little bit of sewing and finished with a bow!
The card base is sturdy card stock. Quick and easy, no patterns needed: HAVE FUN, I hope you'll give it a try. If you do, I'd love to see what you can make with non-traditional colors and patterns. Share here :o)

Thanks for hopping! You should have come from Carol Berns Blog and now you're off to Amanda Marks Blog. Use the hop image below to follow them all, if you get lost, you can start over with Terri Sproul.


Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Robin's Nest: ALL GIRL Scrapbook Page

Glitter Pink on Gold Daisies: Daisy Gold / Daisy Stripe Gold paper,
Pink Coral Mini Dews

Other Supplies:
Light and bright pink card stock scraps
Makins Clay: brown, white, red
Art Foil: Copper
Flower Punches (2 sizes), Heart Punch (1")
Manilla tag, Pink embroidery thread
Flourish stamps (Mine :o)
Floral Frenzy Rollograph Stamp by Clearsnap
Brown and bright pink ribbon
Eco-ArtBoard 1 3/4" squares (3)
Brown and bright pink ink pad
Cricut Plantin Schoolbook font
The Best Glue Ever! ScraPerfect

1. Use a circle template to cut 11" half circle, ink edges and adhere to the background paper. Ink edges of background paper. The Glitter Pink on Gold Daisies paper is striped on the back side which was used for the circle. Adhere the ribbon where the half circle ends.

2. Mix the red and white clay together in equal parts to make a nice deep pink, roll to slightly larger than 1/8 thick. Ultimate Clay Machine setting #4. Roll the Floral Frenzy stamp over the clay, pushing to create an impression. Create 3 complete blocks. Let dry. Rub bright pink ink pad over the high spots and let dry completely, cut into squares. Use the excess clay to punch small hearts (7 needed). Ink the hearts with bright pink ink pad.

3. Ink 3 pieces of Eco-ArtBoard with brown ink, heat set to dry completely. Apply The Best Glue Ever! free-hand in a floral motif that mimics the flowers on the background paper, let dry until completely clear and tacky. Apply copper Art Foil. Layer large and small flower punches in light and dark pink card stock, glue Pink Coral Mini Dews to the centers. Arrange the Eco-ArtBoard squares and stamped clay squares to create a border as shown.

4. Stamp pink card stock with bright pink ink pad and flourish stamps. Cut out the title and hand cut random large hearts approx 2" and slightly smaller to create the large flower shown. Bend and crinkle the petals for dimension, ink edges with brown and glue into place. Add the layer of clay hearts, adhere punchies to the center and embellish with Pink Coral Mini Dews.

5. Attach the photo using glue on the sides and bottom only to create the pocket for the journaling tag. Ink edges of the tag with brown ink, embellish with punched clay hearts as shown. Embellish the centers of the daisies on the background paper with Pink Coral Mini Dews.

Thank you for stopping by the BCDesigns Blog, please visit the Chattering Robins blog for many great project ideas and inspiration.


Sunday, February 5, 2012

Designer Crafts Connection: CHA Reports

Welcome to the Designer Crafts Connection Blog Hop!
We are a group of Designers banned together for themed postings for hopping on the first Monday of each month. This month, we are reporting on the Craft and Hobby Association (CHA) Winter Show held last week in Anaheim, CA.

I am a CHA Designer member. If you would like to join this very supportive organization as a Designer too, PLEASE tell them I sent you! Member #310274, if you need help or have questions, please feel free to email me anytime.

You can follow this hop using the DCC hop button on my left border or at the end of this post.

There is SO MUCH to see and do at the CHA Show in what seems to be a short amount of time, it goes by so quickly! Artful creations everywhere on display, new product releases, events, promotions, seminars, and workshops. Enjoy the eye candy!

I am a paper addict, so that is where I'll begin :o) Here are some of my favorite new paper lines that really caught my eye on the show floor. (information is below each photo, click the image for a larger view)

Two by Authentique!

Completely glitter covered card stock by American Crafts.

Bo Bunny had many great new lines, here's my favorite next to DCWV's Lace & Linen.

Loving these pseudo solids by Double Dot!


12x12 papers with die cut motif borders and FABRIC scrapbook papers.

Home decor and wall art product lines that match scrapbooking supplies, The Paper House had the most amazing artwork and sets.


Dimensional Flourish stickers by Momenta!

The booth displays are beyond beautiful, there is actually an award given to the best booth display!

DCWV won the booth display award! Gorgeous trees, shaped hedges and birds perched and in flight adorned their entire booth, all created with paper and luscious beads!
Blue Moon Beads and DCWV have merged. Design Originals celebrated their new releases by serving champagne to show-goers one evening before closing the floor. Thank you Design Originals!

And for you Ranger Ink fanatics, here is a look at their new releases:

One of the BEST things about the CHA Show is meeting up with your online friends and manufacturers that you love.

I met the Purple Cow!

Designer friend, Terri Sproul at the Sakura booth all smiles with her new line of Terri Sproul's Metallic Mixers! I just LOVE seeing my Lily Art on the wall behind her.

My Designer Showcase Display: Simple, bold and informative.

Deja Vu! When I checked into my hotel and saw this behind the registration desk, I felt so hip and trendy! It's much like the layout of my Designer Display boards :o)

Lastly, but certainly NOT least, I need to shout out a big THANK YOU to ilovetocreate.com for their "over the top" generous support of CHA Designers. They provided "emergency" kits to Designers participating in the Designer Showcase, a huge 2 day event, just LOOK at the generosity and thoughtfulness! Link

Thank you for stopping by the BCDesigns blog, please continue hopping to see what the other designers have to share of their experience at the CHA Show.