Friday, 19 July 2013

Rings and Things.

Hi all,

Iv'e been busy making some jewellery and thought I would show you a couple of things that Iv'e made.

I love making jewellery as you can make almost anything with just a few bits and pieces and one or two techniques. Here, on the left,  you can see a ring that I made which only took a few minutes. Below you can see a scarf ring that Iv'e made too using seed beads and wire.

Jewellery is so easy and with a little imagination lots can be created.

I am also starting to use beads on material and felt so keep an eye on this blog for more crafty inspiration.

. Back soon with more crafty images for you.

Monday, 15 July 2013

Imagination Crafts Design Team Inspiration Project - Tag Card.

Imagination Crafts - Design Team Inspiration Project - Tag Card.

Hi again,

This inspiration project "Tag Card"  was made using Imagination Crafts Diamond Stencil and Sparkle Gel Medium mixed with mica powders to add colour.

To create this Tag Card - Spread plain Sparkle Gel Medium over the Diamond Stencil onto dark brown cardstock to create the background for the card.  Then, mix Sparkle Gel Medium with coloured mica powders and spread this onto light brown cardstock and white cardstock.  Once dry, cut out tag shapes from both the light brown card and white card and layer up. (Glitter was added to the white stencilled image before it was dry to add sparkle).
Raffia ties and Forever Friends Die cuts were added to the card plus quilled and rolled flowers to decorate the corners and tags themselves. A Thank you sentiment was also added.

These tags can be used for parcels or presents if you carefully attach them to your card with brads or using the raffia.
Go to the Imagination Crafts Challenge Blog and Inspiration Blog for more ideas. There is a new challenge every month so why not join in and have some Imagination Crafting fun and share your ideas with us.

Imagination Crafts Products used for this project were:
Mica Powders
Sparkle Gel/Medium. There  are lots of lovely colours to choose from. 
Diamond Stencil

Sunday, 14 July 2013

Summer Lantern made with WoW Embossing Powders

Summer Lantern - use indoors or outside to enhance your garden with colour.

Hi again,

Iv'e made this Summer Lantern to hang either indoors or outside with a T-Light inside. These  look fab if you make lots of them using different coloured embossing powders and you can recyle all your old jars too.

They look stunning in the evenings when the sun goes down if you have a T-Light inside and really brighten up your garden with colour.

Iv'e also added flowers to this jar which were made using a silicone mould and melted embossing powders. I also twisted some wire and added that to the top of the jar for the hanger.

Go the the WoW Embossing powder blog to see lots of projects using the lovely range of powders.  You can access the shop from the blog too to see all the lovely colours and varieties of powders that are available.

Happy crafting and more ideas for you tomorrow.  

Wednesday, 3 July 2013

The Crafting Cafe's new Challenge - "Summers here"

Hi all

This month's Challenge on the Crafting Cafe blog is "Summer's Here" - to give you a few ideas and inspiration the Design Team have posted a few cards for you and will be adding new ideas throughout the month so keep watching for new inspiration and ideas.

Here's my contibution for this month.  Iv'e used one of the Digi-stamps of a Dragonfly to create this canvas. Why not pop over and join in with the challenge - click here to find out more.

Monday, 1 July 2013

The "Imagination Crafts" Challenge goes "LIVE" today

Today, the Imagination Crafts Challenge goes "LIVE"  - Check out the blog to enter the Challenge. Click on the Challenge Blog Badge on the right to be taken to the Imagination Crafts Challenge Blog.

Being on the Design Team gives me an opportunity to use the lovely products from Imagination Crafts to give a little bit of inspiration to everyone (hopefully) - here Iv'e used the Honeycomb Stencil and Antique Bronze Sparkle Medium to create this canvas. Iv'e also used Gilding Flakes to add to the  background to give the canvas more interest.

First paint your canvas light brown . When dry,  stick the stencil to the canvas with masking tape and  and spread Antique Gold Medium through the stencil. Lift off the stencil carefully and whilst the medium is still wet, add Gilding Flakes to the edges - Don't brush the flakes off yet - leave to dry. Once dry brush off the flakes and they be incorporated into the Sparkle Medium.

I then added a pebble for the bee's body, coloured it with permanent markers and added 3D foam circles for the head.

I added some wings I took off a net butterfly and re-shaped, then added antennae made from wire and adhesive gems. The Flowers were made with tissue paper which I added after inking the edges of the canvas to give depth to the picture. The leaves were hand-drawn, cut out and added along with some green die-cut swirls.  To finish I added a butterfly and some embossed flowers to the edges.  Back soon with more creations for you.

For more inspiration on using Imagination's lovely products click here - Imagination Crafts blog and to spoil you even more -  on 15th July there will be even more ideas for you. The Design Team have come up with a variety of projects to inspire and get your creative juices flowing. Happy crafting x