Sunday, July 11, 2010

Welcome frame for doorway...

Totally altered this plain pine wood frame with inks and had soo much fun !!
Used a ton of Ranger products here too :)

And it's perfectly easy to do ! Here are some tips :

  • Ink up sides of frame with distress inks like crazy :)  I did this in a variety of colours - fired brick, dried marigold, broken china, tea dye - all using Ranger's distress inks 
  • Spritz with pealised water mist ( i used Ranger's mini mister, filled with water, and added some white perfect pearls powder for the 'blingy' spritz.. ). Allow to dry.
  • Stamp your favourite images around the frame. I used a Hampton Art rubber stamp, and some random ones from 'Recollections' and Ranger's distressed ink in "Black Soot". I also masked on a Tim Holtz compass in 'Broken China'

  • Using a blue cardstock, I stamped the background with my polka dot stamp using Ranger's perfect medium and then brushed on some metallic gold perfect pearls powder. Should have spritzed on some water to 'seal' the powder but forgot - oh well, have to live and learn :) !!
  • Took a maya road tag chipboard and inked it in walnut stain, then spritzed it with some pearlised water using the walnut stain reinker, mixed with gold perfect pearls, for a 'metalized' look
  • Attached prima flowers - gave it a brush of tea dye distressed ink first; added the bird charm; a chipboard heart; a tag on which I hand-wrote the word 'welcome' for a more personalised touch.
  • Hung on wall. HAPPY :)

thanks for dropping by !!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Yosemite Mini Album

Ah..... Yosemite....
All i had were my impressions from Geography textbooks which hardly prepared me for what nature had created over millions of years.

Using Tattered Angels gatefold album, i played with distress inks, rub-ons, masking, cut-outs and stickers to create this...

close ups of the cover page...
the embossed tree as a subtle backdrop was just perfect for this album
of cos' I had to add the bling... :)

I wanted the album to also capture the "why(s) and how(s)"  of Yosemite's formation ... 

sneeks of some vistas
Kiddos at play...

But beyond the beauty, it was sharing it with family that counted :)

thanks for dropping by !

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Kids Craft Idea

We've been BUSY !!

I got the girls new markers (Le Plume - Marvy Uchida), new stamps and they just can't stop crafting ! So we declared ourselves a holiday from school, and had fun colouring these and getting all our fingers dirty ...

TA-DA !!
 all the individual coloured images,

which i then assembled into a frame.
HERE's the FINISHED PRODUCT ...  that is now hanging atop the girls' craft table.

Super easy to do ! 
So if you have a long afternoon ahead and need to keep the kids occupied, here are some tips if you'd like to give this a go:

  • I used white cardstock. Kids chose what they wanted, stamped them using Versafine black ink, and got busy. If you do not have stamps, just print whatever the kids like from the computer or tear pages off colouring books and let them get going.
  • I then cut them out, inked the sides using distress inks, assembled them on black cardstock and put them in an Ikea black frame.
  • I couldn't resist and had to 'contribute' 1 image - can u guess which ?
  • I did the focal title tag, stuck the 'happy' sticker and 3D flowers, girls added the pearls to their animals and flower centers and DONE !!!