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Wednesday, 11 March 2015

DT post for Jiggery Makery

Hi everyone! Well, it was lovely but cold here this morning but as I am writing this it has gone very dark & looks like we could get some rain. Can feel more crafting coming on!
Here is this weeks DT make for Jiggery Makery, using the lovely digi image Veronica, designed by Adele Bradwell.
This image just made me think of old film stars so I tried to come up with something remiscent of that.
I resized the image to the size I needed & printed onto white card. I was trying to think of something different to do with her hair. I looked on the internet & found some freebie images of hair. I imported these into my gaphics programme & resized to match the hair on Veronica, printed this off, cut out & paper pieced onto the image on the white card. I like how it has turned out - very realistic! Here's a close up pic.

Next I decided to see if I could do something with vellum for her dress. I printed the dress out onto vellum then embossed this using an embossing folder. Cut this out & paper pieced onto the card image. Needed something else so I went over the embossed pattern with some Stickles glitter. Here's a closer pic of the dress.

I was pleased with how the dress turned out as well - think I was on a bit of a roll!
I remembered I had some stamps with a photographer, filmstrip & other bits that may be useful, so looking at these is what decided the final card.
I tried to make it look as if the photographer was taking a photo of Veronica, stamped him in black Archival ink. Stamped the film strips & frame using frayed burlap DI, the sentiment using black Archival.
Inked over the card with the frayed burlap & a little pink - just to add a little colour. Adhered Veronica & the frame with foam pads for a little dimension.
Matted the white card onto some brown.
I hope you like this week's make.
You can find Veronica over on Jiggery Makery's Etsy shop along with a lot of other lovely images, all designed by Adele Bradwell.
There are links to Jiggery Makery's shop, blog & Facebook page on my left hand side bar.
Thanks for stopping by.
Bev xx

Sunday, 8 March 2015

DT post for JB Crafting Supplies

Hi everyone - well it's been a beautiful day here. Lovely to see the sunshine & the lighter nights & mornings. Hope you are all well.
I am really into ATC's at the moment and am busy entering a few swaps. Have been lucky enough to receive ATC's from as far a way as New Zealand, South  Africa, USA & France. Also lots from around the UK. I love seeing other people's take on a theme.
One of the themes at the moment is to use inchies - ideal for the lovely Stampendous stamps that Julie sent me for my DT projects for JB Crafting Supplies.
After measuring out my ATC ( 21/2" x 31/2") I picked out some papers from the Forever in Time paper pad,Elderberry, to use as a background. I matted & layered these onto the ATC.
Chose one of the images from the Stampendous Fantasy Tiles stamps & stamped using some lovely burgundy ink. Once this was dry I stamped onto it with some clear Versa Mark ink, then covered with thick embossing powder & heated with my heat gun. I repeated this 3 times to give  me a tile effect.
I went around the edge of the tile & ATC with some gold Rub 'n' Buff.
I stamped the sentiment out onto white card with the burgundy ink, cut out the words & going around the edges with the ink. On the word flowers I went over this with some Ranger Sepia Accents.
I arranged everything until I was satisfied with the arrangement, then attached the tile with glue dots & the words with foam pads.
After looking at all my received ATC's I decided it was time to make something to keep them in. I did make a larger holder but I did not have enough of the paper pad left to cover that one, so I have made a smaller one so I could show it on here.
Here is a pic, complete with little envelopes.

You need some card - I used cereal box card - 11" long  by 3"" wide.
Score at 2", 21/2", 61/2" & 7".
Here's a pic showing the measurements.

Now is the time to cover your holder using any papers & embellishments that you have as it is a lot easier now. I covered mine on the inside too, but you could paint it.
A little bit of hook & loop will keep the box closed.

Next for the little pockets that fit inside the holder.
You need some paper - I used sheets from the paper pad - 6" wide by 4" long.
The next stages are easier to show in pics rather than writing it out.

Once you have done this you will have envelopes to store your ATC's in & these will live in the holder.
Hope you have enjoyed this post & will make some ATC's & enter a few swaps.
You can find links to JB crafting Supplies shop, blog & Facebook page on my left hand side bar.
Thanks for stopping by.
Bev x

Wednesday, 4 March 2015

DT post for Jiggery Makery

Hi everyone! Here is this week's post for Jiggery Makery using the lovely digi image Penny, designed by Adele Bradwell.
I decided to do a 50's style poster.
I found a free clipart image of a juke box, imported this along with the digi image Penny into Craft Artist.
I designed the middle part in CA. Found a suitable background, then some text for the 'Rock & Roll'. Resized, copied & mirrored the Penny image. When I was satisfied with the design I printed this onto an A4 card. I then copied the Penny images again & printed these off onto white card to colour & cut out.
Coloured the Penny images using my Inktense pencils & left these to dry before cutting out.
I found a brick wall stencil. I masked off the image using post it notes, then inked through the brick wall mask using rusty hinge DI.
I found some stamps with images of tickets, stamped out using black Archival ink, cut them out then inked around them with frayed burlap DI. Stamped the car image with the black Archival, coloured in with green DI then cut out.
I went around the bricks with frayed burlap DI.
I thought it looked a little empty at the bottom so stamped some poppies & coloured these in.
I inked through a graffiti mask & a stain mask on various parts of the wall using DI.
I used some stickle glitter on the dresses & bows. Then some foiling on the dresses, wording, car & poppies to give even more sparkle. Added a gem onto the dresses.
Stuck the Penny images over the images on the initial print using foam pads, stuck the car in the bottom corner.
Here is a closer pic to show the glitter & foiling. I took it at an angle to highlight the sparkle!

You can find Penny & loads more lovely digi images over on Jiggery Makery's Etsy shop .
There are also links on my left hand side bar to the Facebook page, blog & Etsy shop.
Hope you like this week's make for Jiggery Makery.
Thanks for stopping by.
Bev xx

Sunday, 1 March 2015

DT Post for JB Crafting Supplies

Hi everyone Bev here with another DT make for JB Crafting Supplies. Hope you have had a good week & weekend.
I have just discovered this new shaped card - tepee card, so thought I would have a go. I was surprised how easy it was & loved the finished result. It was a challenge over on Craftylicious - a Facebook craft challenge page. If I haven't made the instructions clear enough there is a YouTube tutorial here .
I started by picking which sheets I wanted to use from the Forever in Time paper pad - Elderberry, that Julie sent me.
To make the basic card you need 3 squares of card. The sheets from the paper pad measure 6", so I made the base squares 63/4" from cream card. These squares are creased diagonally, then glued together to make the tepee shape.
The patterned paper is also creased diagonally, but these are cut along the diagonal. These are used to decorate the card.
Here are a few pics to show the stages (sorry about the quality but it was really dull today).

The squares of cut card with the diagonal creases:

How to arrange the squares ready for gluing together:

The patterned paper cut on the diagonal ready for gluing onto the card:

The patterned paper glued onto the card:

Now the card is all ready to decorate - you can really go to town on this part, using all your bits of paper up. I made some flowers using the papers from the paper pad using a Marianne Creatables Die - English Rose.
The sentiments are die cut using Tonic dies - everyday sentiments.
I arranged the flowers & sentiments onto the card, added some bling around the bottom. A little Stickles glitter on my roses.
The last thing, to make the card stand properly, is to add some hook & loop at the point where the two sides overlap.
I can see me making this shape card for Christmas cards!
Here are a few more pics.
You can just see the tab of velcro above the roses on the left hand side of the card. 

All finished:


I hope you have been inspired to try this shaped card - it looks really good when it's all decorated & stands really well. Also it folds flat for posting.
Thanks for stopping by.
Bev xx