Sunday, October 26, 2014

Mixed media canvas - Fun Times

Hi fellow crafters

It's a gorgeous wind free day in Cape Town. Summer is certainly on its way.

This week I spent 2 days working on 10 mixed media canvasses with a client. I'll load those pics tomorrow. Today's canvas was a gift for my daughters SIL....I love working on these cause each one comes out so differently....

I always tend to start my background with torn scrapbooking paper which is applied with podge. When that dries I add some texture paste through a stencil . On this one I also used some diluted gesso over the entire base to tone the colours down. When that was dry I added some distress inks in reds and Browns for random colour 

This is a close up of the flowers I added. I sprayed some perfect pearls mist over selected areas on the canvas to hilite them

I also added lots of rub ons.

This is a gift I received from someone ages ago. I stamped the wording, cut it out with my circle Nestibility and glued it into the centre. Added some glossy accents over the top to create a dome.

And here is the finished piece. The wording was from a ready cut and glittered alphabet set I received ages ago. Somehow it was just the right colour for this piece.

That's it for today, hope you are all enjoying a fabulous Sunday.

As always........Remember to 

                              Keep it Krafty

                                            Shamela 😉

Monday, October 13, 2014

Best friends LOTV easel birthday card

Hello crafting friends

I just finished this card for my friends birthday today....hand delivering cause our postal workers have been on strike....and there is absolutely no mail going anywhere .....such a tragic state of Cardmakers we often share our work with fellow card makers around the country...and things are at a complete standstill. I am hoping that it comes to an end soon...

This is a close up of the sentiment. I cut 2 Sizzix dies joined them and layered the Rose paper on top of it...edged the sentiment with ( I think ) peacock distress ink and placed it on top of the rose paper. Added 2 leaf dies on other side with 3 roses in the centre.

A close up of the image...I love this image to 2 friends sharing a 'cuppa' the pink bag, clasp on green bag and hat are highlighted with some glossy accents and glitter.

The finished card....hope you like.... 😉

Until next time.... Remember to ........

                                                      Keep it Krafty .....


                                                 Shamela 😉

Friday, October 10, 2014

Onesie baby mini album

Hello, hello, hello

I hope everyone had a fabulous WCMD....I had a fantastic time with my crafting friends....wish we could do it more than once a year!

Yesterday we had a marathon 5 hour scrapbook class making this onesie album. Michelle and I had to call it a day so she went home to add extra finishing touches, but it came out a treat with lots of flaps and pockets for journalling cards and photos.

This is the cover. It has a photo  mat in the pocket for baby's first photo.
The bling still needs to go into the centre of the flowers.

Page 2 and 3. Princess tag flaps open to the left revealing an information card for date of birth, weight, etc.
The heart page flaps open to the right and also features a pocket on top of it for additional photo mats
That's the flap open..ready for photos to be added
Left page has a belly band for a yellow and lilac photo mat and an additional pocket for the small photo mat which has a teddy bear on the front. Yellow  page is plain.
Another two pages with just paper and embellishments, no additional pockets just some adorable tiny buttons on the top.
Princess page has a pocket for photo mats and the scalloped circle is only taped 3/4 way that holds a booklet and 2 tags. Purple page has a pocket for tags and photo mats.
Booklet outside of the pocket.
This project is fabulous because you get to use up every bit of pockets and photo mats. The pocket on the pink onesie also flaps open for more photo space.
The pink floral flap has 2 inner flaps as well so it can hold up to 7 photos. Purple page is just decorated - photos can be added here.

The carriage is also a flap to the left

Both pages have pockets with two booklets for more picture storage or journalling.
These pockets can actually hold more photo mats.

Both floral pages flip up revealing extra pockets for storage and a photo below.
Flaps down, with also a small pocket on the front for small tags or passport sized photos.

And that's it....

Hope you have a wonderful crafting weekend...

Remember to.........

                            Keep it krafty

                                                            Shamela 😃