Stencil Girl/Colourcraft (Brusho) Blog Hop

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Hi Everyone!
A very warm welcome to the Stencil Girl / Colourcraft (Brusho) Blog Hop!
For this very special collaboration I have made a button hole binding book for you today and hope you enjoy the project 🙂
I started my project with the absolutely gorgeous Stencil Girl Stencil No. L509 Janet Joehlin Curlicue Floral Stencil.
Taking an A4 sheet of watercolour paper I taped down the edges and applied a layer of Modelling Paste and semi dried it with my heat gun.
I then sprayed the entire sheet with water and began sprinkling various different green and blue Brusho crystals over top until I got the desired coverage and colours.
I took my heat gun and dried the entire sheet, and by not allowing the modelling paste to dry completely at the start,  it begins to peel off as the paper begins to dry out acting as a resist, and the effect is beautiful
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Next job was to create the book using my lovely new stenciled background
I cut down a piece of chipboard to the required size and trimmed my paper a half inch larger than my chipboard
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I then applied scor-tape to the entire back side of the chipboard and stuck this down to my patterned paper, mitered the edges and cut and folded back the button hole in the book cover
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Next step was to make the signatures for the book so I chose coloured card that would compliment the cover
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The papers were cut to size and folded ready for the holes to be pierced through for the binding
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The next step was to assemble the book and stitch all the signatures in place to complete the finished book…
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I loved how this turned out and I have enough of the background paper left over to make another 2 books!
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To finish the front of the book off I used some fibres and a lovely pottery button
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I hope you enjoyed this project for the very first Stencil Girl / Colourcraft Blog Hop
… and now for the exciting part …. the giveaway!
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GIVEAWAY
One lucky winner will receive both a $25 Gift Certificate to StencilGirl Products
AND a $25 Gift Certificate to Colourcraft!
Visit the fabulous designers from both teams and comment for your
chance to win!
The more blogs you comment on, the more chances you have to WIN!
(One comment per blog please.)
You have until Sunday, August 20th at 11:59PM Central Time to leave your comments.
Winner will be announced on
StencilGirl’s Facebook page and Colourcraft’s Facebook page
on Monday, August 21st.
Please find links to the other blog hop girls blogs below
Sarah Allan – you are here
Thank you so much for participating in the hop and good luck for the giveaway everyone
Sarah 🙂

Envelope Photo Wallet

Hi Everyone!

Yesterday’s workshop at Stampers Grove in Edinburgh was fun and a good time was had by all making their Photo Wallets.

I made one along with all the lovely ladies who came to the workshop.. it was a lovely surprise to see Helen again, my crafty friend from Kelso.    I met Helen when I used to demo crafty stuff at the garden centre down there and she now comes all the way up to Edinburgh to Stampers Grove workshops 🙂

Our photo wallets were constructed from envelopes and we used a variety of mediums, including Brusho Crystal Colours  to achieve our finished projects

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I love how it turned out… as always, thank you for popping in and I will see you soon with more crafty projects

Sarah x

Autumn is a second spring

Hi everyone!

It is my turn over on the Colourcraft Design Team Blog today, where I have made a lovely autumn card using up all my offcuts and scraps from my brusho backgrounds, I would love for you to pop over and have a wee look 🙂 .. click {{here}} and this will take you right there 😉

Here is a sneek peek

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As always, thanks for popping round

Sarah x

Art Journal Page #2

Hi Everyone!

Just sharing an art journal page that I created in my Readers Digest Art Journal (it’s the art journal book I got down at Marta’s retreat at Handmade at Helens) 😉

Anyway.. I thought I would share art journal page number #2 with you, I am still trying to get the hang of art journaling.. I’ll keep practicing 😉

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As always, thank you for popping over and your continued support to my wee blog, it is much appreciated x

 

Mixed Media Photo Wallet

Hi Everyone!

I have a mixed media photo wallet to share with you today…

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I will be at Stampers Grove in Edinburgh next Saturday holding a workshop on how to make these if you fancy joining us, we would love to see you there, I will insert the link here which will take you to the workshop list and contact information re booking a class.

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I made one of these a couple of months ago as one of my Design Team Project’s for Colourcraft….  photo below and link to blogpost here 🙂

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Thanks for popping in and I shall see you all soon with more crafty goodness

Sarah 🙂