Yesterday I spent a fair amount of the day getting messy and having fun in the craft room. This is one of the projects I made.
I wanted to play with my artful days goodie box stash and so pulled out some stash and then set to on having fun being creative.
I filmed the whole process so you can see how the artwork came together… here is the link.
And here is the actual project.
Love how pretty this turned out to be … such a change from more recent crafting endeavours to make something bigger than an ATC too!
So I decided to challenge myself to using stuff from the bits and bobs box which I keep next to my desk. I put in the bits and pieces I’ve been using and want to save, part finished projects or things that people have gifted me in a swap. So I filmed the process of going through the bits and bobs box and came up with a few projects.
This is what I ended up making…
I have to admit it isn’t the shortest video but hopefully you can see how easy it is to come up with something from relative nothing in a short space of time and just adding a few mediums and some imagination.
Last month I joined in a swap through the Mini Marvels Facebook group. The theme for this swap was a zig zag book. I’ve just realised I never shared what I made on my blog…. ooops!
Here is what I made… using fresco finish paints and Darcy’s Paperartsy stamps.
It was so difficult to photograph.
Loved making this project. And certainly quite a cute project as pretty much ATC sized.
Today I have a piece of the background I made as part of last week’s crafty session with friends which I cut out to use differently than the sample.
I then took the hot air balloon I had created for another card that night and added it to this instead.
I don’t like creating the same thing over and over so it was good to find these went together so well!
What’s more this has given me the idea for the next playtime session with friends!
P.S. it’s my Dad’s birthday today but I didn’t give him this card …. instead I gave him the boat card I shared last week. But still … Happy birthday to my lovely Dad!
P.P.S. I actually haven’t given him any cards as he is away…. they are here for when he gets back to the UK!
I’ve joined another swap on Facebook and the theme is flowers.
I started with three scraps and ended up with three very different results! I filmed the whole process in a ‘fast forward’ video here on YouTube .
Here are the three ATCs I made from some scraps and some punched hearts I received in a swap. I filmed the process… Here is the link to the YouTube video.
Really pleased with how these came out.
Always a challenge to just use a few supplies and come up with something a bit different. In fact that gives me an idea for a challenge… just using the bits and bobs left on my desk to create stuff… will have to find a spare hour and get something sorted!
Hi there… today I have an ATC made out of a scrap of a stamped paper I didn’t use for a card. It is stamped with an Indigo Blu stamp and then coloured using Brushos.
Then I adhered it to a blue card and some torn white paper.
Next I added the dragonfly that I coated in embossing powder to make it shiny and then added the title using my Dymo label machine.
Hi there and happy fathers day to all the dads (and the single parents who have to do twice the work!!!).
Firstly I have the fathers day card I made for my hubby … the best dad I could wish to raise our daughter with!
And if you think it looks familiar… it is actually using the bits I created as part of the crafty session on Tuesday.
I did change it up from the original a bit with the heat embossed heart, the additional panel to frame and the stamping on the side. But otherwise it is the brushos background and the Indigo Blu bare forest stamp.
I also didn’t get round to making exactly the same as the samples. In fact I’ve so far made one ATC and am part way through finishing a couple of cards off too!
Here is the ATC!
I used the green torn paper from the hot air balloon card and the car from the painted card to create this. I just added some sewing and some texture paste through a stencil … oh and some raffle ticket bits too.
Love how this came out. I also added some blue and yellow neocolour to the edges and then some black ink.
I did finish one card in class… I only changed it a bit from the sample with a different focal stamp.
I made three ATCs using some scrap cardstock as the base and then the main focus of the Gorjuss Girl stamps.
I filmed the whole process which actually took place over a few days. Here is the link to the video.
I am sending these as my contribution to a swap with UK stampers forum… Hope that whoever receives them enjoys them. I loved making them.
Another ATC made using a brushos background as the starting point. And another Santoro stamp.
The green and blue strip I over stamped with a grey ink and the kaisercraft stamp.
I then added two strips of patterned paper left from an Artful Days goodie box.
I then added the stamped girl image which I had coloured using brushos … I had them out on the desk so it seemed the best option!
Love how this came out. May have to use this image more often as I often bypass her!