Monthly Archives: November 2015

Holiday Treat Box

ChristmasTreatBox

  • Dies –
    • Spellbinders Nestabilities “Standard Circles Large”
    • Impression Obsession “Snowflakes”
  • Patterned paper – S E I – Noel: Frigid Lights
  • Vellum – Silver – Paper Accents
  • Gemstone – Mark Richards Ltd.

Today for Black Friday I hosted a Make and Take at Runaway Art Studio. It was a little treat box made from fChristmasTreatBoxOpenour paper circles–very simple! I got the idea from the Hero Arts blog. When you use double-sided paper, it makes a nicely finished little box. I’ve had this paper in my stash for a while and Runaway had some left so we featured it and some other holiday papers from previous years for folks to choose from when they came to create the box. I’d had the snowflake die for a couple of years as well, but there’s nothing like a nice, intricate snowflake!

I am entering this in the Shopping our Stash Challenge #229, which is to create a project with materials from your stash with no stamping. This is just die-cuts and paper!

This would be a perfect favor for place settings or a nice little teacher or co-worker gift. And once the cutting is finished, it is very quick to put together. Thanks for stopping by.

 


Thanks from a shiny fox

SOS-Thanks-Foxy

  • Dies:
    • Spellbinders “Foxy” and Labels One”
    • Simon Says Stamp “Thanks”
  • Metallic Gold cardstock
  • Ranger Distress Inks – Mermaid Lagoon, Cracked Pistachio, Squeezed Lemonade, Spiced Marmalade, and Picked Raspberry
  • Doodlebug sequins
  • Cardstock – Bazzill

First, I created the multi-colored background by painting with Distress Inks and water, and then spritzed it with a little more water to get some nice spots! Then I die-cut it and the fox and sentiment and put them altogether. I unified it with more metallic gold by adding the sequins. I mounted the pieces on black to make the colors pop. The Shopping our Stash Challenge #228 is Thanks, which appropriate since Thanksgiving is just a couple of days away. Thanks for stopping by and have a Happy Thanksgiving!


Golden Oak Leaf ATC

ATC-NovCraftStamper

  • Die – Memory Box “Oak Leaf”
  • Stamps –
    • Impression Obsession: “Small Oak” and Seth Apter “Faded Fragments”
    • JudiKins “Calligraphic Flourish”
  • Inks – Ranger: Adirondack Lights “Cloudy Blue” and Black Archival
  • Gold Vellum
  • Gold metallic thread
  • Derwent Inktense Pencils: Peacock Blue, Iris Blue, Shiraz, Red Oxide, Tangerine, Madder Brown
  • Golden Gesso
  • Dina Wakley Gel medium
  • Old Book Paper

I created these Artist’s Trading Cards to share at my monthly Craft Stamper group this past week. The inspiration came from the December 2015 issue of Craft Stamper magazine, pages 10-12, which featured techniques by Designer Kim Dellow. I worked in layers, with old book pages adhered with gel medium and covered with a thin layer of gesso. I added stamped images and areas of watercolor with Inktense pencil and waterbrush, creating a masterboard and then cut the “board” into 2-1/2″ X 3-1/2″ backgrounds. I then attached my gold vellum oak leaves with two french knots tied from gold metallic thread. Finally, I edged the card with a gold Krylon pen to pick up the gold metallic for a finishing touch.

I am entering this ATC in the November Take It Make It Challenge at the Craft Stamper Magazine Blog. Thanks for visiting today.