Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Club Scrap Woven Strands Blog Hop

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Welcome to the August Club Scrap Blog Hop featuring this month's kit, Woven Strands. If you arrived here from Josette's Little Bits: Blog, then you are in the right place. If not, check out Karen's post over at Club Scrap for a complete list of participating blogs.

Check out the Inspiration Artwork HERE.

After playing with my Gelli Arts Printing Plate, I am always left with many art orphans (aka - little works of art ready to be used for future projects).

Here is how they found a home in my Blog Hop project.

1. Stamp Woven Strands Art Nouveau and Collection UM images onto Gelli Print art orphans using India Ink.

2. Create a petal template from sturdy paper, and trace onto the back of each stamped Gelli Print.

3. Cut out each petal and ink the edges with India Ink.

Before inking the edges.
After inking the edges. 
4. Arrange on background paper in desired pattern.

5. Trim a small center circle from a scrap of stamped Gelli Print.

6. Create background using Woven Strands 12x12 Burgundy, Dark Green and Blue plain papers.

7. Trim the Burgundy paper at 11.5" and rotate 90 degrees in the trimmer and cut again at 11.5". Trim the Dark Green paper at 11.75" and rotate 90 degrees in the trimmer and cut again at 11.75".

8. Optional - Trim the center of each of the Blue and Dark Green papers leaving a 1.5" border around the outside edge using a rotary blade trimmer or craft knife. The scraps can be used in future projects!

9. Distress the edges of the papers with India Ink. Layer the Burgundy and Dark Green papers together and then attach to the Blue 12x12 base paper.

10. Adhere the small center circle to the Burgundy paper.

11. Attach the petals around the center circle in a radiating pattern leaving small 1/8" gaps between each petal.

12. Trim away the petals overhanging the edge of the base paper layers. The project is complete and ready for framing!

Hope you enjoyed your stop along this month's hop, as always I appreciate and love reading all your comments, and look forward to next time!

Up next on the hop is DebDuzScrappin.

** Also be sure to check out my fellow Blog Hopper Cathy Gray's Tribal Art post from 2013!  She made a similar piece of art on a previous Hop!

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Club Scrap Cantina Blog Hop

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Welcome to the July Club Scrap Blog Hop featuring this month's kit, Cantina. If you arrived here from Inkstains with Roni, then you are in the right place. If not, check out Karen's post over at Club Scrap for a complete list of participating blogs.

After seeing this Origami Video on Youtube (disclaimer: it is in a foreign language), I had to give it a try using the fabulous papers and stamps in this month's Cantina Collection! 

Choose Two Cantina White, and one each of Hot Pink, Orange and Aqua Print.

Score each paper at 4 and 8". Flip the papers vertically and score again at 6".

Continue to follow the rest of the steps in the video to create the origami shapes.

Take the shapes for a test drive to make sure they fit together.

Create a patterned paper using coordinating ink colors (Distress from Ranger in Peacock Feathers, Picked Raspberry and Ripe Persimmon) and the 50s Kitchen Art Nouveau UM image.

Use a corner rounder and punch all corners of all the origami shapes. Tip: this makes it easier to insert them all back together for reassembling the final project.

Trim two pieces of the stamped pattern paper to fit the right and left exposed tabs. Corner round these pieces before attaching to the tabs.

Unfold all the shapes and find the small triangular areas to be stamped.

Mask off the areas to be stamped. Choose a coordinating color of ink and add the Cantina Collection UM flower image to all the exposed triangular areas.

Note: on the White origami use three colors of ink to create a multi colored flower.

Reassemble the pieces.

Create labeled tabs using a die cut scallop circle.

Enjoy the finished Origami Organizer!

It even folds up flat, what a bonus!

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

Up next is DebDuzScrappin!

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

National Parks Blog Hop

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Welcome to the June Club Scrap Blog Hop featuring this month's kit, National Parks. If you arrived here from The Crafty Colonel, Donna's Blog, then you are in the right place. If not, check out Karen's post over at the Club Scrap Blog for a complete list of participating blogs.

When Tricia first showed us her idea for this project it blew me away. I knew immediately that I wanted to make one for myself. As an attendee at the Annual Club Scrap Retreat in Wisconsin last year, we received these awesome leather pencil tool roll as a gift. I wasn't sure I wanted to use it for this purpose, and was so excited when Tricia came up with this alternative. So clever!!

Check out Tricia's Treasure Map Journal Tutorial blog post to create one of these amazing hand stitched books.

I chose to use plain papers from the National Parks kit combined with London Calling Green and text weight Floral prints.

All the colors worked so nicely and complimented the gorgeous vintage look of the print papers.

Love the pocket pages to hold lots of goodies! 

To create an embellishment for the front cover, I stamp the leather flap leftover with icon images from National Parks UM Borders and Backgrounds set.

Fussy cut the shapes to add to the cover.

The quote, stamped in India ink as well, came from the same set. Layer with canvas panel and additional papers from the collection.

It is always so much fun and rewarding to make a journal or album from scratch. Hope you will give it a try!

Next up on the hop is Debby's Masculine Inspirations in Paper Crafts Blog!

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Technique Challenge Mini Album

I created this little mini for the June Technique challenge hosted by Anne Marie over at the Club Scrap Blog.

I used papers and fibers from Club Scrap's National Parks and Trees kits. I created the moose paper clip embellishment along with others for Club Scrap's Blog. Check out the details HERE.

Hope you will give this mini a try.  Wouldn't it make a great little gift for Dad too?