Papercraft

Birds of a feather note card

Hi everyone! I’m posting on the Blank Page Muse blog today and I’m stoked to share an inspiration project using the Flower & Bird Sketches Stamp Set and Rosette Hearts Stamp Set. I created a note card that I left blank inside to write a custom message. Really happy with how this turned out!

This is considered a teaser post and I’m sharing only one photo of my finished project here on my blog, so jump on over to the Blank Page Muse blog to see more photos and details on how I created it! ;)

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Blank Page Muse (formerly Sin City Stamps) products used:
Flower & Bird Sketches Stamp Set
Rosette Hearts Stamp Set

Other products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up Very Vanilla and Chocolate Chip cardstock, patterned paper and ephemera from Polly’s Paper Studio Vintage Easter Creativity Kit
Ink: Ranger Walnut Stain Distress Ink; Spectrum Noir- TB2, TB3, CT2; Memento Rich Cocoa marker
Dies/Punches: My Favorite Things Die-namics Essential Fishtail Sentiment Strips die
Accessories: Tim Holtz Stamp Platform, Tim Holtz Idea-ology Tiny Attacher, Prairie Bird Boutique Blue Wrinkled Ribbon, Hemptique Bamboo Cord

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project! Be sure to check out all the fun stamp sets at the Blank Page Muse store! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

mixed media · Papercraft

Time will explain art journal spread

** 1/19/18 Featured Creation at Scrapping4fun Challenges! **

Hello, my crafty friends! I’m so stoked to share my first project for the Blank Page Muse Inspiration Team! Our January challenge going live tomorrow is Color Play: Use Turquoise, Silver and Sparkle. I had THE best time creating this art journal spread in one of my favorite color combos of blue/turquoise and silver, and of course, the added sparkle made it even more fun! But I have a confession to make… I have no photos of this project while it was in progress and am absolutely sick. I’m the proud owner of a ‘bad’ disk which doesn’t make me very happy. So I’m going to take you through detailed steps and I know you won’t have any problems whatsoever following along! ;)

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1. Starting with two blank pages in your art journal, cover both sides with white gesso and let dry.
2. Using your finger, smear a tiny bit of distress glaze in a vertical fashion on both sides, let dry a bit and then buff with a clean dry tissue.
3. Using a brayer, apply acrylic paint in a vertical fashion over both sides, let dry and lightly buff (with a baby wipe – I used one for each side) over the areas where you put the distress glaze. This will resist the paint somewhat and give you a very cool ‘streaky’ effect – and leave paint residue on the baby wipe that you can use to smear upward and downward out to the edges to cover the pages.

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4. Brayer some white gesso on a craft mat and use it as ‘ink’ to randomly stamp the chain link and the crackle on both sides. Let dry.
5. Splatter turquoise ink with a fan brush over both sides and let dry.
6. Dribble silver embellisher in a vertical fashion down both sides and spritz with just enough water to make it thin enough to run. Let dry.
7. Randomly stamp some text in black permanent/solvent ink on both sides and let dry.

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Your background is finished and now start embellishing the pages! ;)
1. Stamp the mannequin form and sentiments in black ink on white cardstock. Fussy cut mannequin, and cut the sentiments in strips and line the edges with a black marker.
2. Stamp the wings in black ink using a stamp positioner, then again in watermark ink over top the black, and apply sparkly embossing powder. Fussy cut the wings.
3. Adhere the mannequin form to the page with 3-D foam tape and add flat-back pearl embellishment. Tuck the wings on each side of the mannequin form and adhere, and tuck a ruffled cheesecloth skirt under the bottom of the mannequin form.
4. Adhere sentiment with matte medium gel.

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4. Moving to the opposite page, adhere crocheted lace scrap and a cluster of flowers.
5. Dab white gesso around the edges of the flowers and let dry.
6. Brush some matte medium gel to the centers and edges of the flowers and apply clear glitter. Let dry.
7. Adhere sentiment strips with matte medium gel.
8. Splatter black gesso mixed with a tiny bit of water onto both sides with a fan brush (shielding whatever elements you don’t want to splatter) and let dry.
9. TA-DA! Love the finished spread! ;)

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Proud to enter this art journal spread into the following challenges:
Classic Design Team Open Challenge Blog: #21 – Anything Goes
Country View Challenges: January Anything Goes
Crafty Gals Corner: #156 – Anything Goes
Creative Artiste Mixed Media Challenge Blog: #34 – Anything Mixed Media Goes
Creative Craft Cottage: #103 – January Blues
Creative Inspirations: January Challenge – Something New (all stamp sets and Prima flowers)
Daisy Chain Challenges: #15 – Something New (all stamp sets and Prima flowers)
Deep Ocean Challenge Blog: #172 – Something New (all stamp sets and Prima flowers)
Dragonfly Dreams: Anything Goes
Emerald City Crafts Challenges: #7 – Anything Goes
Hiding In My Craft Room: #334 – Your Favorite Colors (blue/turquoise and silver is one of my fav combos)
Inspiration Destination: #141 – Anything Goes
Let’s Craft and Create: #133 – Anything Goes + optional Love Is In theAir (no twist)
More Mixed Media Challenge: Anything Goes with optional Blue
Pammie’s Inky Pinkies: #1801 – Anything Goes
Pearly Sparkles: #24 – Anything Goes
Penny Black: January – Something New (all stamp sets and Prima flowers)
Scrapping4fun: #106 – Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp: Monday Challenge – Winter Blues
Stamping Sensations: January – Cold and Frosty Colors
The Crafty Addicts: #44 – Anything Goes with optional Winter Blues
Try It On Tuesday: My Favorite Things (I’ve been bitten by the art journal bug!)
Unicorn Challenge Blog: #28 – Anything Goes
Use Your Stuff: #294 – Something New (all stamp sets and Prima flowers)
Word Art Wednesday: Weeks #316/317 – Anything Goes


Blank Page Muse (formerly Sin City Stamps) products used:
Barbed Wire Chain Link Rope Background Texture Stamps
Mannequin Dress Form Fan & Bow Tags Stamp Set
Sin City Wings Stamp Set
Words by Jane Man & Woman Figures Sentiments Stamp Set

Other products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Spectrum Noir Ultra Smooth Premium White cardstock
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink pad and marker, Black StazOn ink
Accessories: Liquitex White Gesso, Ranger Distress Glaze, Rubber Brayer, Liquitex Cobalt Blue, Phthalocyanine Green and Silver acrylic paint, Judi-Kins Iridescent Sparkle embossing powder, Silver irRESISTible Pico Embellisher, Prima flowers, Wild Orchid Crafts Crocheted Lace scrap and Flat-Back White Pearl String, Liquitex Matte Medium Gel, Stampin’ Up Dazzling Diamonds glitter

I hope you’ve enjoyed my debut Blank Page Muse project, even without any tutorial photos! Going forward, I’ll certainly be checking photos as I go and not wait until I’m finished! Be sure to check out all the fun goodies in the Blank Page Muse store! I know you’re going to fall in love! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you soon! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
LeslieSig

Papercraft

Hero Arts Birthday blessings

Hi everyone! Happy New Year! Here’s to wishing you an absolutely wonderful 2018! I’m thrilled to share that I’m the new challenge coordinator over at the a2z Scrapbooking blog — very proud and honored I am indeed! I’m posting on the blog today and am happy to share a DT inspiration project for our “New To You” challenge this month using the Hero Arts Blessings Stamp & Cut! For our challenge this month, we’d love to see you use something new you got over holidays, use an unused stamp from an old stamp set, try a new technique, etc.

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I tried a new technique for my CAS birthday card… alcohol inks on Yupo paper. Yep, I bought a package of Yupo paper a couple months ago which I hadn’t used yet so I broke it out for this challenge! I layered a strip of the pretty alcohol ink background I created on silver mirror cardstock and affixed a multi-layer ‘blessings’ sentiment along with a heat embossed ‘birthday’ portion. I attached this strip to a stitched rectangle die cut layered on a piece of purple Foamies foam.

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You can use any colors of alcohol ink on this Yupo paper to create an absolutely gorgeous background! I see more of these in my future, lol!

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Here are a couple flat angled shots showing that pretty background.

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And for the inside, I layered a strip of the alcohol ink background on silver mirror cardstock and adhered it to the left side, and then stamped the sentiment on an oval window die cut butted up against the silver cardstock.

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Happy to enter this card into the following challenges:
A Bit More Time To Craft: #59 – Anything Goes
A Bit More Time To Craft Extra Challenge: January Anything Goes
A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: #1 – Anything Goes
Always Fun Challenges: #39 – Something New (new technique)
Crafts Galore Encore Challenge Blog: January Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp: Monday Challenge: Something New (new technique)
Simon Says Stamp: Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday: Weeks #314/315 – Anything Goes

a2z products used:
Hero Arts Blessings Stamp & Cut
Hero Arts White Embossing Powder
Versamark

Other products used:
Cardstock/Paper: GKD White and Cranberry cardstock, Marco’s Silver Mirror cardstock, Ranger Yupo Paper
Ink: Ranger Eggplant, Purple Twilight and Cranberry alcohol inks
Dies/Punches: Memory Box Stitched Rectangle Layers die
Accessories:  Isopropyl alcohol, Darice Foamies foam

I hope you’ve enjoyed this card and will link up a project with us! Our challenge is New To Me this month and we’d love to see what you create! Remember that we’ve changed our rules a bit and participants are no longer required to use Hero Arts products to enter our challenges. Each month we feature a ‘Digi of the Month’ which will be the prize offered to our randomly-chosen challenge winner, and this month it is Winter Papers. And to sweeten the pot, if you are the randomly-chosen winner and you have used Hero Arts products on your project, you’ll ALSO win a $20 gift certificate to the store! Be sure to check out all the amazing crafty goodies in the a2z Scrapbooking storeAND if you use the code Leslie15 you’ll get 15% off your order of $25 or more! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you soon!

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

 

Papercraft

I am thankful for you

Hi everyone! I’m baaaack! Yep, it’s been a busy few days preparing all these posts for this morning, lol! Our new challenge is going live this morning over at Mix It Up Challenge Blog and I’m stoked to share my DT inspiration project for MIUCB #9 – Anything Goes + Masking! I created a thank you card using a very cool stamp set from Stampin’ Up that looks like watercoloring with a very basic masking technique.

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I layered a strip of masking paper horizontally across the bottom of my cardstock background and commenced to randomly stamping the three-step sunflower images. When I finished stamping and peeled up the masking strip, I had a wonderful ‘channel’ that contained no stamping – and that’s where I stamped my sentiment. I layered the background piece on Early Espresso cardstock and a piece of brown Foamies foam, and adhered it to the card base, and then adhered a large button with a thread bow. To finish the front, I added several dots of Crystal Drops in the center of each flower and took the large beaded end of a fancy straight pin and dipped it into the Crystal Drops, which left divots of texture.

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I kept the inside super simple with just a sentiment stamped on a panel layered on the Early Espresso cardstock. I did stamp a few clusters of dots in Antique Linen distress ink.

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Proud to enter this card into the following challenges:
A Bit More Time To Craft: #59 – Anything Goes
A Bit More Time To Craft Extra Challenge: January Anything Goes
A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: #1 – Anything Goes
Always Fun Challenges: #39 – Something New (new stamp set)
Simon Says Stamp: Monday Challenge: Something New (new stamp set)
Simon Says Stamp: Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday: Weeks #314/315 – Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up Thick and regular Whisper White, and Early Espresso cardstock
Stamps: Stampin’ Up Painted Harvest stamp set
Ink: Ranger Distress Ink- Scattered Straw, Fossilized Amber, Bundled Sage, Mowed Lawn, Antique Linen, Gathered Twigs, Walnut Stain
Accessories:  Tim Holtz Stamp Platform and Fiskars Stamp Positioner, Masking paper, white quilting thread, Button from stash, Nuvo Dark Walnut Crystal Drops

I hope you’ve enjoyed this card and will link up a project with us this month! Remember, our challenges are always ‘Anything Goes’ and the technique twist is optional and NOT required to play! Thanks so much for stopping by today and we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Papercraft

Big Flower Sandal

** 1/31/18 DT Favorite Winner at Classic Design Team Open Challenge! **

Hello, my crafty peeps! I’m back again this morning with a post for our new challenge over at Love To Craft Challenge Blog. I’m happy to share my DT inspiration project for LTCCB #18 – January Anything Goes. I created another fun sandal for my paper shoe collection using the gorgeous Orange Plaid and Owls & Flowers papers from Dare 2B Artzy. Love, love, love these papers!

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I cut several large flowers from the 12 x 12 paper and layered different pieces of them for dimension. I added some silver seed beads to the center of the flower.

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I just can’t get enough of these paper sandals – they are so stinkin’ cute!

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And of course a sandal needs to have to have a ‘real’ sole, lol!

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Proud to enter this fun paper shoe into the following challenges:
Classic Design Team Open Challenge Blog: #21 – Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore Challenge Blog: January Anything Goes
Crafty Creations Challenges: #357 – Anything Goes
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge: #29 – Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: GKD Fired Brick cardstock, D2BA Orange Plaid and Owls & Flowers papers
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black marker
Accessories: Foamies foam, Morning Dew Crystal Drops, Pretty Pink Posh Silver shimmer Seed Beads

I hope you’ve enjoyed this project and will link up an ‘anything goes’ project with us this month! You know we’d love to see whatever you’re working on! Thanks so much for stopping by and we’ll see you again soon! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
LeslieSig

Papercraft

A little note

Hello, my crafty friends! Thanks for hanging with me this morning – the first of the month is always busy, lol! Our first challenge of the new year goes live this morning over at Love To Scrap Challenge Blog and I’m happy to share my DT inspiration project for LTSCB #105 – Anything Goes! We’re being sponsored this month by the very awesome CAS-ual Friday Stamps so be sure to come on over and play!

I created a get well card as I don’t have nearly enough of them in my stash. The lovely Michele, owner of CAS-ual Friday Stamps, provided each of us with a stamp set of our choice, and I chose Pretty Posies to create with. I absolutely L-O-V-E this stamp set!

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I did a lot of masking to create this corner cluster of posies. I quickly colored the blooms with water-based markers, as my original plan was to watercolor. As I was setting my space up to watercolor, I started thinking about the possibility of having to re-do all the masking if the watercoloring didn’t work out. I’m such a novice. So I changed my mind about the watercoloring since I made myself so nervous, and added some sparkle overlay marker instead, lol! Hindsight is always 20/20 and I wish I had gone ahead used my Spectrum Noir markers for that ‘wow’ color factor. So you’ll be seeing more of this stamp set! ;)

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I took an angled shot in hopes that you could see the sparkle! ;)

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I kept the inside fairly simple with a strip of black cardstock and a stamped sentiment.

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Would love to enter this card into the following challenges:
A Bit More Time To Craft: #59 – Anything Goes
A Bit More Time To Craft Extra Challenge: January Anything Goes
A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: #1 – Anything Goes
Always Fun Challenges: #39 – Something New (new stamp set)
Colour Crazy Challenge: Week #51 – Anything Goes
Creative Craft Cottage: #102 – Anything Goes
Digi Choosday: Week #51 – Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends: #72 – Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp: Monday Challenge: Something New (new stamp set)
Simon Says Stamp: Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes
That’s Crafty Challenge Blog: Anything Goes
Use Your Stuff: End of Year Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday: Weeks #314/315 – Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Thick and regular Whisper White, and Basic Black cardstock
Stamps: CAS-ual Fridays Stamps Pretty Posies stamp set
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Spectrum Noir TB1 and Crystal Clear Sparkle Overlay Marker, Stampin Write Markers- Dapper Denim, Emerald Envy, Peekaboo Peach, Flirty Flamingo, Sweet Sugarplum
Accessories:  Masking paper, Glossy Accents

I hope you’ve enjoyed this project and will link up an Anything Goes project with us this month – we know you love the ‘anything goes’ theme! Be sure to check out all the amazing stamps and dies at CAS-ual Friday Stamps! Thanks so much for stopping by and we’ll see you again soon! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Papercraft

Say Cheese

Hi everyone! Happy New Year! And here I am with my first post of 2018! And it couldn’t be with a cuter image, lol! Holley over at Your Scrapbook Place twisted my arm so hard that I just couldn’t resist continuing my guest designer gig this month, especially with SheepSki Designs sponsoring! How about Rudolph’s Mischief… isn’t he the cutest?!

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I created a window shaker card with the image on the inside of the card base. I got out my Fuse Tool and created a pouch to put all the shaker bits in and sandwiched it between two layers of cardstock on the front.

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Here’s a shot of it completely opened up so you can see the construction. A little different than the traditional shaker card. Fun, fun, fun!

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Rudolph is definitely cheesin’ with some of the whitest and shiniest teeth around, thanks to Glossy Accents, lol! And I created some ‘fur’ on his hat with a Snow Marker!

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And one final look… he’s so adorable! ;)

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Proud to enter this card into the following challenges:
Colour Crazy Challenge: Week #51 – Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore Challenge Blog: January Anything Goes
Crafty Creations Challenges: #357 – Anything Goes
Creative Craft Cottage: #102 – Anything Goes
Digi Choosday: Week #51 – Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends: #72 – Anything Goes
That’s Crafty Challenge Blog: Anything Goes
Use Your Stuff: End of Year Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday: Weeks #314/315 – Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up Thick and regular Whisper White and Cherry Cobbler cardstock, Stampin’ Up Trim The Tree DSP
Stamps: SheepSki Designs Rudolph’s Mischief digital image
Ink: Spectrum Noir- EB2, EB3, EB6, DR2, FS8; Sakura White Gelly Roll pen
Dies/Punches: Memory Box Stitched Rectangle Layers dies
Accessories:  Marvy Uchida Snow Marker, Glossy Accents, Darice Foamies White Foam, WRMK Fuse Tool and Pouch, Doodlebug Design Red Sequins, Neat & Tangled White and Clear Sequins, Pretty Pink Posh Marshmallow and Silver Shimmer Seed Beads, Studio Blackbirds Red Twine

I hope you’ve enjoyed this project and will link up with us this month! We’re always Anything Goes and we’d love to see what you create! Thanks for stopping by – it’s the 1st of the month so stay tuned for a few more projects! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig