Arts & Crafts, card making, Recycling, Shabby Chic

Shabby Chic Valentine

Here is my 3rd Design Team Project for the month for Wild Orchid Crafts…

It’s an easel type recycled shabby valentine card..

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Wild Orchid Crafts Products used:-

DL-00001 20 MIXED PAPER DOILIES
LA-00029 GUIPURE WHITE LACE (alternative product)
FM-00127 50 PINK MIST MULBERRY PAPER OPEN ROSES 15mm

GL-00002 Collall All Purpose Glue

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Other Products used :-

Recycled Corrugated Cardboard

White Acrylic Paint

Ranger Rock Candy Distress Glitter

Stampin Up Stampin Dimentional Adhesive

Pink Paislee Butterfly Garden 6×6 Patterned Paper

American Crafts Dear Lizzie CosmopolatinPatternedPaper

Scortape

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There will be a video on youtube later today showing a tutorial on how I made the card from start to finish

Have a great weekend

Sarah x

 

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Shabby Chic Photograph Book

I headed up to my shed late morning to make something shabby… it feels like an age since I made anything shabby…

I was supposed to be working today, but I worked my butt off for 10 hours straight yesterday, so that I didn’t have to go into work today.

So shabby chic it was and as it turned out, very much a recycling project..

here is what i made:-

Shabby Chic Photo Book 1

 

it started off  it life looking like this

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then I chopped the sides off

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and made it into a bookcover..

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I added some watered down acrylic paint..

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and painted the cover back and front with several coats, until it looked how I wanted it

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I took a second & third piece of corrugated cardboard, ran it through an embossing folder, and gave it the same paint treatment, all the edges were inked with pumice stone distress ink..

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the picture above is the piece that I added to the outer spine of the photograph book.  I then added some burlap strands and a piece of junk jewels from my local charity shop and it looks like this…

shabby Chic Photograph Book

 

The inside pages are just a heavy weight textured cardstock that I stitched together, then stitched them into the book, I used Ozegran (Jen’s) binding technique, a link to her blog is on my sidebar.

Shabby Chic Photograph Book 5

 

I roughed up all the edges of the book pages..

Shabby Chic Photograph Book 2

 

the front of the book features another one of the wooden hearts that I picked up from Hobbycraft at christmas.

there are also some vintage flowers, a padlock and a heart stick pin.. and I also incorporated some of my own handmade paper that I made last year from pulping down old letters and envelopes

Shabby Chic Photograph Book 3

 

As I mentioned at the start of my post, I have done a lot of recyling and “using it up” in this project..

  • The cover was from an old cardboard box
  • the spine gem came from the charity shop
  • the cardstock I had for 4 yrs (using it up)
  • the handmade paper on the front I made from old letters and envelopes

you can see the handmade paper just peeking out from behind the wooden heart..

Shabby Chic Photograph Book 4

 

Thanks for popping round.. hope you have had a great weekend!

Sarah

Shabby Chic Photo Book 1

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Glue Stick Container

Hi everyone, hope you are all enjoying the lovely-ish weather of late, we had yet another downpour this morning followed by some lovely sunshine, I don’t think the weather quite knows what to get up to next, its changeable to say the least!

I have another design team project to share with you today on behalf of Wild Orchid Crafts.    I recycled a bright pink vanish stain remover plastic container, and re-purposed it as a new glue stick container to keep all my glue sticks in one place…

 

I tweeked the project slightly and you can see the additional flowers added to it over on the Youtube video that shows the project off here

 

Wild Orchid Crafts Products used :-

BM-00025 100 MIXED COLOUR SUMMER BLOOMS (20 colours – 3cm / 1.18″)
PM-00134 50 MIXED PASTEL COLOUR MULBERRY PAPER CHERRY BLOSSOM STEM FLOWERS
FS-00057 50 IVORY MULBERRY PAPER SWEETHEART BLOSSOM FLOWERS
FM-00086 25 PALE PEACH MULBERRY PAPER COTTAGE ROSES 25mm
PM-000123 50 MIXED COLOUR MULBERRY PAPER TEA ROSES 25mm
WD-00029 2 METRE FLAT BACK WHITE PEARL STRING – 6mm
Lace currently out of stock

 

Other Products Used :-

  • Papermania Happy Days Patterned Paper & Diecuts
  • American Crafts Vinyl Thickers
  • Hot Glue

 

Thanks so much for popping round 🙂

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I Saw Three Ships…

This afternoon/evening in the shed I made a gift box, 1} as next weeks project for Wild Orchid Crafts and 2} as a decorative christmas box to give my mother in law her pressie on Christmas Day 🙂

It started out its life as a little green soap box and was then repurposed into a lovely wee gift box!

I gave the whole thing a coat of gesso and then several coats of Antique Gold Acrylic Paint, I also stamped french script all over the box in Ranger Sepia Archical Ink.

Then I took some christmas sheet music paper and adhered it to the painted box with matt medium.

The keyhole was given to me by my friend Deb who made some from polymer clay, I gave it a coat of gesso and then painted it with Antique Gold Paint and distressed it with Frayed Burlap distress ink… I used a little metal embelishment dragonfly  for the handle.

WOC Products Used :-

  • SK-000015 1 METRE A
  • NTIQUE GOLD SILK RIBBON (1.09 Yards)
  • JW-00020 13 MIXED METAL EMBELLISHMENTS
  • WD-00017 12 GOLD BABYS BREATH FLOWERS
  • BUD-013 100 OLD GOLD MULBERRY PAPER CLOSED ROSE BUDS – 4mm
  • FM-00431 25 2-TONE CHOCOLATE BROWN PAPER WILD ROSES 25mm
  • LL-00015 50 GREEN MULBERRY PAPER ROSE LEAVES – 15mm
  • EX-00040 50 “FLORAL FOUNDATIONS” BROWN TONE PAPER ROSES 20mm
  • FM-00209 20 DOVE GREY MULBERRY PAPER TRELLIS ROSES 35mm
  • CR-00018 6 GOLD CRYSTAL HEART (Chandeliers) ON GOLD STEMS
  • WDE-002 12 MIXED WOODEN BIRD, BUTTERFLY & DRAGONFLY EMBELLISHMENTS
  • GT-00011 80 GRIT GOLD GERMAN GLASS GLITTER – 30 grams (1.05 oz US)
  • BO-00011 MIXED PASTEL BUTTONS – 30g (1oz US)
  • FM-00144 25 TAUPE MULBERRY PAPER ROSES 20mm

Thanks so much for popping in.. forgot to say… the tutorial on how I made this from start to finish is over on my Ustream Channel 🙂   The video will be up on Youtube tomorrow 🙂

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Loving You More Each Day…

Brrrrr… it’s a tad chilly up here in the workshop tonight, place is just starting to get a heat into it now, its only taken 2 hours 🙂

I have made a couple of cards tonight, this is the first one, might just have to make a few more seeing as i’m in full swing this evening

😉

Supplies List :~

  • Dark Brown Cardstock from The Paper Mill Shop cut to 6 x 3 that when folded makes a 3″ x 3″ Card
  • Some Prima Script Packaging leftovers that I recycled 🙂
  • Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Distress Ink
  • Colorbox Chestnut Roan  and Alabaster Chalk Ink
  • Basic Grey Stamp Set “Love” (ref off the back of the packet is 843940023230  sta-2323) Heart & Sentiment
  • Versamagic Chalk Ink in Pink Petunia
  • Some Lace from my supplies
  • Stampin Up Dimensional Adhesive (YAY I found them… been awol for ages) 😉
  • Bazzill Cream Textured Cardstock