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Sunday, February 26, 2012

"Dream" Steampunk Mini Book

Hello Everyone!
Following on from my last project here's my 'Dream' Mini Book that features the Crafter's Workshop Template Mini Numbers Collage and Steampunk style stamps by Blockheads Paper Arts.


I've been experimenting with Crafter's Workshop Templates for Blockheads Paper Arts' design team using various products to create interesting backgrounds and effects.  I've got a few projects to share and this is my second template project.  I love making tiny books and haven't done so in a while so couldn't resist making this one ;0)

Here's a peek at some of the backgrounds I've made with the Mini Numbers Collage template so keep an eye out for all the projects I've done with them ;0)  If you missed the Steampunk inspired "IMAGINE" card using the background on the left then check it out here.

Here's a list of all the stamps and supplies I used from Blockheads!

 Mini Numbers Collage
Victorian Invention

Feeling Regal
Verses Full Sheet

Quickutz Mini Album Die set - Sugarplum
Tim Holtz Idea-ology Nostalgic Tape
Tim Holtz Idea-ology Film Strip Ribbon
Tim Holtz Idea-ology Charm Clips
Tim Holtz Distress Tool
Penny Farthing Charm (Hobbycraft UK)
Tiny Brass Brads
Tiny Hole Punch
Metallic Gold Rub-ons
Memento Tuxedo Black and London Fog Ink Pads
Versamark Watermark Ink Pad
Perfect Pearls Gold Powder and soft bristle brush
Decorative Chalks or Pebbles Chalks
Sponge Chalk Daubers
Tim Holtz Idea-ology Paper Stash cardstock
Brown, light grey-brown and seafoam cardstock
Bronze-Copper metallic shimmer paper
Metallic yellow ribbon
Brayer
Double-sided Tape
Permanent Adhesive Tape

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

"IMAGINE" Steampunk Card featuring Crafter's Workshop Mini Numbers Template

Hello Everyone!

I've been experimenting with Crafter's Workshop Templates for Blockheads Paper Arts using various products to create interesting backgrounds and effects.  I've got a few projects to share so I'm starting off with this cool Steampunk style card.  You can get a head start on your Father's Day cards with this one but its also suitable for an guy card occasion too.


Here's a peek at some backgrounds I've been creating with the Mini Numbers Collage template so keep an eye out for all the projects I've made with them ;0)

I used the following Blockheads Paper Arts stamps on my "IMAGINE" card!
Victorian Invention
Grunge It Up
Verses Full Sheet
Household Notions
Vintage Light and Form
 Here's a list of all the supplies I also used.
All the linked items are available from Blockheads!
Spellbinders Labels 21 die
Spellbinders Tan Embossing Mat
Tim Holtz Alterations Ticket Decorative Strip
Tim Holtz Idea-ology Film Strip Ribbon
Tim Holtz Idea-ology Charm Clips
Tim Holtz Distress Tool
Clock Charm (Hobbycraft UK)
Tiny Brass Brads
Tiny Hole Punch
Regular/Standard hole punch
Metallic Rub-ons
Memento Tuxedo Black and London Fog Ink Pads
Brilliance Lightning Black Ink Pad
Versamark Watermark Ink Pad
Versmark Watermark Pen
Decorative Chalks or Pebbles Chalks
Sponge Chalk Daubers
Brown, blue, light grey-brown and seafoam cardstock
Double-sided Tape
Permanent Adhesive Tape

Thursday, February 16, 2012

A "Thank You For Everything" Card - Featuring Blockheads Paper Arts!

Happy Thursday Everyone!

I want to share a Thank You card I made for my BFF today!  She's dottie for circles - I mean seriously loves anything with spots on it and all her wall decor, rugs...you name it, has the circle motif going on!  So of course I couldn't resist getting dottie myself when I made her this card ;0)


I incorporated circles, spots and polka dots as much as I could in my card by using Spellbinders Beaded Circles dies, a Cuttlebug Embossing Folder with an interlocking circle and spot design, a multi-circle Blockheads Paper Arts exclusive stamp from their Backgrounds For All Occasions sheet and a polka-dot ribbon!  I did consider making the actual card round too but decided on the rectangular shape coz I wanted to use the whole Cuttlebug E-Folder.

I also used the following on my card:
The 'Thank You for Everything' and 'Thanks' stamps from the
Verses Full Sheet
Backgrounds for All Occasions
ColorBox Fluid Chalks ink pad - Lavender
Memento ink pad - Tuxedo Black
Glitter Glue
Double-sided tape
Pop dots
Spellbinders Tan Embossing mat 
White, pale Lavender and Lavender cardstock
Magic Transparent White Pearl Pen - The Rubber Cafe

Thursday, February 9, 2012

French-African Themed Altered Tissue Box

Hi Everyone!

Feb 7th was my birthday and I had a fabulous day made even better coz I got to spend it stamping :0)
I also got to make something I've had on my list to do for ages too!  Every time I have a cold I always eye up the empty tissue box and say I can totally do something with this and then it gets thrown out.  So I finally did it and made a fancy tissue box to go in my French-African themed guest bathroom!


I designed and decorated my guest bathroom with the large French Black Cat poster as the basis of my inspiration.  Every room in my house also has an African theme going on too so of course I couldn't resist those cream/brown zebra towels and included the zebra ribbon border on the walls to continue the recurring theme.  I also painted the ceramic vase in the photo many moons ago which is a combination of fired glazes and metallic acrylics and I added the zebra ribbon to it and in the poster frame to make everything tie in together nicely.


I then incorporated all the elements of my guest bathroom into my altered Tissue Box!


Supplies used on this project:
 Blockheads Paper Arts exclusive stamp sets:
Feeling Regal
Backgrounds for all Occasions - French Script

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

"Let Love Take Flight" Chalk Attraction Technique Valentine's Card

Hello Everyone!
I meant to get around to sharing my Chalk Attraction Valentine's Day card with you sooner but I've been down with a cold for a few days but I'm getting over it now and ready to share ;0)


So quick recap - I'm hosting the Chalk Attraction Technique Challenge Blog Hop over at
Blockheads Paper Arts!
To take our Challenge...visit Blockheads' Chalk AttractionTechnique page to see my tutorial on how to do this Technique with step-by-step instructions and photos!  Then create your own Chalk Attraction creation, create a blog post that includes the link code, which creates links to other participants in the blog hop, then submit your URL via the inlinkz button.  Links will be removed that don't include the code.  Join the Blog Hop by February 21st for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate.  The winner is selected by me and my fellow design team mates.  You can use any stamps for this challenge - you are not limited to Blockheads stamps, but we always appreciate seeing great art using our stamps!

A summary of the Challenge info including the html code you need to use can be found at the end of this post or here!

Now for my Valentine's Day card  
"Let Love Take Flight"

I used the following supplies:
 All stamps are exclusive to Blockheads Paper Arts:
Vintage Bird Illustrations
Verses Full Sheet
Whimsical Faerie Wings
Versamark Watermark ink pad
Memento Ink Pads:  Rich Cocoa and Rhubarb Stalk
Decorative Chalks or Pebbles Chalks
Spellbinders Dies:   Labels 8 and Circle Hearts
Cuttlebug Embossing Folders:  Victoria and Tiny Bubbles
Various Chalk applicators:  Daubers, Fantastix, Eye Shadow Brushes
Tim Holtz Idea-ology Mini Pin
Black ultra fine Sharpie marker
Brown ultra fine Sharpie marker
White Gel Pen
Red Glitter Pen
Ribbon
Stamp Positioner
White, Russet Brown and Red cardstock
Double sided tape
Pop dots and Glue dots
Eraser
 
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