Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Homestead Club Scrap Blog Hop!

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Welcome to the Homestead Blog Hop! If you have arrived from Karen's post over at Club Scrap then you are in the right spot. If not, please head back over to check out the complete list of participating bloggers. You wouldn't want to miss out on all the fantastic paper crafted inspiration along the way.

Click HERE to see a photo that inspired this project. 

Get your pizza boxes and let's get crafting!

1. Cut eighteen windmill blades from 4x12" pizza boxes strips.

2. Combine 3 parts yellow ochre and 1 part light green acrylic paint to match the Homestead green paper and paint three wooden skewers (from the grocery store).

3. Mark and poke holes into each blade.

Make first hole with paper piercing tool.
Widen the hole with the tip of a pencil.

4. Cover each blade with Homestead green paper and distress the edges with Earth hybrid ink.

Trace the shape of the blade onto a 4x12" strip of green paper and trim.
5. Create a circular frame out of small white wire-coated coat hanger. Thread blade pieces onto the formed frame. Hot glue ends of coat hanger together to secure.

6. Hot glue each blade into place on back of the windmill.

7. Measure and trim painted skewers to fit onto the frame in a spoke fashion. Punch a 1" circle out of green paper and back with pizza box circle of the same size. Spokes will insert into the corrugated sides of the circle hub. Secure ends with hot glue into hub and onto windmill frame.

8. Create a faux barn board wall with more pizza boxes cut into random 4" wide pieces.

9. Cover each piece with Homestead brick paper of the same dimensions and attach with Club Scrap® Book Binding Glue.

10. Distress edges using a paper piercing, distress tool (both from Tonic) and Earth Hybrid Ink.

11. Pierce holes in barn boards and insert brads to create faux nail heads.

12. Cut pieces of pizza box from two sides and top of box. Attach barn boards using book binding glue to form the base.

Back of wall hanging.

13. Print out windmill quote from the Homestead Digital Kit created in iScrapbook application onto matte photo paper.

14. Trim out quote and distress edges with tool and ink.

15. Add embellishments to the windmill and quote using die cuts and the wooden tag from the Homestead collection.

Attach metal medallion distressed with red acrylic paint (to match the barn boards) onto hub of windmill.
Wooden distressed tag, wax linen threads and grommet.
Green, Brick, Pumpkin, and scraps of hybrid quote print out die cuts.
Sizzix decorative strip die
Ink and curl edges of leaves and wheat die cuts. Layout the pieces in a pleasing design before permanently adhering to wall hanging.
16. Attach to wall hanging to complete the project.

I really hope you enjoyed the project as much as I enjoyed making it.

Enjoy the rest of the Hop and the next stop is Roni's Inkstains Blog

Monday, October 13, 2014

Senior Portrait

My oldest daughter is a senior this year. I have the honor and privilege of taking her photographs for her senior portrait.

I used a Club Scrap Homestead quick drop digital layout for one of them.

So proud of my girl.

Saturday, October 4, 2014

World Card Making Day 2014 part 2

I wanted to add one more card before the day was over.

Thanks for checking it out.

Created using Club Scrap Homestead and Oopsie Daisy kit papers.
Brads - Club Scrap Private Eye kit
Darice Embossing folder from Club Scrap Tin Tiles kit
Sentiment and wagon wheel - Club Scrap Homestead Borders & Backgrounds stamp set
Die cut wheat - Sizzix Decorative strip die
Club Scrap hybrid inks - Earth and Tangerine
Adirondack ink - Archival black

World Card Making Day 2014

I created this card in celebration of World Card Making Day.

Majority of the products used are from the Club Scrap October Monthly Kit - Homestead.
Two papers are from Club Scrap's July kit - Oopsie Daisy.
I based the design on Marya's October Card Sketch Challenge at the Club Scrap forum.
The stamping technique is called Easy Triple Time and you can find more details on it HERE.
Inks - Club Scrap's hybrid inks in Earth, WoW Red, Leaf and Topaz.
Stamps - Homestead Borders & Backgrounds UM sheet

Join me Monday Oct. 6, 2014 at the Club Scrap Blog for more details on how I created this card.

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the day.

Friday, October 3, 2014

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Club Scrap Blueprints Blog Hop!

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Welcome! If you arrived here from Karen's post over at Club Scrap's Blog, then you are in the right spot.  If not, you may want to hop back and see her amazing artwork and also check out the entire list of participating bloggers!

Fall Wall Hanging
With its wonderful color palette of gold, blue, green, and brown, the Blueprints kit just begged to be turned into a fall wall hanging. At first glance, you might not automatically jump to that conclusion, but as you can see, with a little die cutting and inking magic, this was the perfect kit choice for this project to celebrate the first days of Fall! 

Here is how it all came together. 

1. Print out 41/2" tall alphas spelling the word fall from the Blueprints Digital Kit onto copy paper.

2. Cut out letters to use as template. Trace the basic letter shape onto a Club Scrap Pizza Box. Cut out the letters and color the edges with CS® Earth Ink

3. Cut two pieces of Pizza Box, with alternating grain directions, to 5.5 x 12.5" long. Use Bookbinding Glue to adhere the pieces together. 

4. Use two pieces of paper from the collection to cover the base of the wall hanging. 
Green - 8.5 x 5.5"  Blue - 8.5 x 9.5" 

5. Stamp the papers, prior to attaching to the base, with scroll image from the Border & Background stamp set. 

6. Mark the position of the smaller green paper before glueing. The papers will overhang the outside edge of the Pizza Box base 1.5" on all sides. The green and blue papers will meet and lay flush next to one another.

This mark will be where the glue is applied first, to attach the green paper to the base.
7. Brush a thin layer of Bookbinding Glue onto this short pencil area and lay on the green paper.

8. Repeat for the other side of the Pizza Box base and attach the blue paper.

9. Mitre the four corners at 45 degree angles to wrap the base, making sure that you leave at least a 1/4" of paper at the corners. 

10. Once complete, your base will look like this.

Video demo of basic wrapping technique - HERE
11. Print out another set of the same letters from the digital kit, however this time, change the image settings, in contrast, saturation and transparency (a lot of fancy talk for making the letters all black and then removing 50% of the color) and then print on the brown paper. 

12. Fussy cut the letters and attach to the Pizza Box letters. 

I offset the letters to create a drop shadow effect.
13. Use an oval punch (small and large) to create pumpkins using the gold paper.

14. Sponge the edges with CS® Tangerine Ink. Add die cut brown paper twig for stem.

15. Die cut a lot of leaves, acorns, and twigs for embellishments. Add inks directly to the paper prior to die cutting, to add texture and dimension to the leaves. 

Green paper colored with CS® Leaf ink.
Gold paper colored with Tangerine ink.
Dab on CS® WOW Red ink. 
Sponge on inks before removing die cut white leaves from paper.
16. Create one more pumpkin using a 1" circle punch. To create the center section of this pumpkin I punched off part of the circle.  

17. Attach your embellishments and letters and you have a wonderful fall wall hanging to enjoy all season.

Click the image to get a close up view :)

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of the hop.

Next up is Roni's Inkstains Blog