Mixed Media

2 blogs in 1

Hi Everyone,

A bit of a catch up from me today, as I am behind, so I have 2 blog posts combined into one…

I have two Colourcraft Design team projects to share with you, the first is my last project for December and the second is my first project for January..

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I made this beautiful winter shimmer frame using Colourcraft soft form relief paste and their fabulous pearl paint, here is the link to the step by step tutorial on the Colourcraft Design Team Blog (here)

My next project is valentines related, this uses up embelishments to create a lovely dimentional mixed media heart, again there is a step by step process and you can see it (here) on the Colourcraft Blog

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I hope you enjoyed seeing the projects, I will be back in 2 weeks with some valentine card ideas

Thanks for popping round

Sarah

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Choose your love & Love your choice

Choose your love & Love your choice

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  • Bazzil Marshmallow Cardstock
  • SEI Romance Sentiment
  • Prima Wooden Heart
  • Stampin Up Linen Thread
  • Stampin Up Dimensional Adhesive

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I’m starting a new feature on my blog tomorrow ….. Sunday’s will now be known as “Shabby Sunday”

Each Sunday I will create one thing, it could be a card or an embelishment, a mini book, a tag, altering item’s etc….  just all things shabby 🙂

It seems like a long time since I made anything shabby chic, and this is my way of getting back to doing what I love and sharing it here on my blog.

It will be purely blog posts at the moment, however, I do hope to record video tutorials and feature these too, and maybe a live Ustream depending on how things go 🙂

See you tomorrow for Shabby Sunday #1

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Wooden Hearts, Lace and Strips of Paper

Hi everyone!

Well the snow has gone, and i’m 2 birthday cards down and another two still to create:-)

Here is the birthday card I made this evening..

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Supplies used:-

  • 1 x Kraft 6.75″ x 6.75″ Square Card Base (from a big pack I bought at a craft fair last year)
  • AmericanCrafts Cream and Chocolate Brown Textured Cardstock
  • Vintage Lace and Cotton Trim from Lavish Laces Etsy Store
  • Wooden Heart from Hobbycraft
  • Vintage Photo Distress Ink for all the edges
  • 3 x Brown 3mm Self Adhesive Rhinestones from Wild Orchid Crafts
  • Hero Arts Happy Birthday Stamp
  • Various different 1/2″ strips of Patterned Paper
  • Scortape
  • Stampin up Dimensional Adhesives
  • Colorbox Cream Chalk Ink
  • Ranger Archival Ink in Jet Black and Sepia
  • Glossy Accents

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Thanks for popping round 🙂

Sarah

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Shabby Chic Love Canvas

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A shabby chic love canvas created for Wild Orchid Crafts Youtube Design Team…

I took a blank canvas and layered it with flowers, skeleton leaves, rhinestones, lace, seam binding and a ton of rock candy distress glitter..

Here is a link to the video over on youtube {click here}

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Wild Orchid Crafts products used:-

BM-00006 100 MIXED BROWN/CREAM TONE BLOOM SET
FS-00009 10 LT PINK MULBERRY PAPER LILY FLOWERS
LL-00003 100 NATURAL SKELETON LEAVES FOR CRAFTS
LL-00004 100 PINK SKELETON LEAVES FOR CRAFTS
EM-00058 100 MIXED SMALL IRIDESCENT BUTTERFLIES
SP00029 100 SELF ADHESIVE RHINESTONES – TAUPE
REZ-025 50 Cream Flower shape Flat Back Pearl 12mm
REZ-032 20 White flower Embelishments
SB-00014 VINTAGE SEAM BINDING RIBBON – PINK TULIP
LA-00010 1 METRE WHITE GUIPURE LACE

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other products used :-

Pearl Lace Trim

Vintage Cream Acrylic Paint

Wooden Hearts

Ranger Rock Candy Distress Glitter

Spun Sugar Distress Stain

Golden Fluid Matt Medium

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Thanks for popping round

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:-

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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…

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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.

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

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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

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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..

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

Sarah

Shabby Chic Photo Book 1

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Let the Fun Begin……..

Let the Fun Begin…..

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and the fun commenced yesterday at 12:00 Australia time with Jen and the start of the Ustream Stream-A-Thon, that scanned the globe covering all continents in a 24hr crafting extravaganza!! and organised by the lovely Lily … full details of the individual streams can be found here you can watch them all even if you missed the live event yesterday.

My time slot was 5:30pm GMT London time and I made a party chest hamper which was filled with gorgeous flowers and party balloons, tooters, poppers etc… and this was my giveaway prize for the end of my stream…

The winner was the lovely Jaen in Canada, which also coincided with her wedding anniversary!!

So here are a few pictures of the finished box…

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Love how the rock candy distress crackled glittered heart turned out

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a close up of the layered flowers

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the flower filled box

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It was an honor and a lot of fun to take part in the stream-a-thon..

It just leaves me to send you my very best wishes for the New Year and I hope you all have a wonderful time

Sarah x