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Sunday, March 29, 2015

Challenge #117 - 613 Avenue Create - TRULY ANYTHING GOES!

Hello, Crafty Peeples!
This week at 613 Avenue Create, we have a "Truly Anthiny Goes" Challenge.
So, show off your Canvas work or Art Jounals.  I would love to see some Scrap Pages and Home Decor Projects.  Whatever strikes your fancy, we would like to see your creations.

I decided this week to revisit an old favorite of mine, brown paper bag cards.  They are so easy and so full of opportunities to "hide stuff" like tags and gifts.

BROWN BAG TAG POCKET CARD
I don't celebrate Easter, but this wonderful paper from Authentiques's "Hope Collection" was impossible to resist.  I am sending this as a gift to one of my crafting buddies!


 Like I said, lots of little "cubbies" in which to stick things.  Such a nice way to send a gift of stamps to a crafting buddy! The Inkadinkado Stamps fit perfectly!

Thanks for Stopping By!  I look forward to seeing your work in the challenge at 

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Shopping Our Stash - Challenge #194: Neon Rainbow

Hello, Crafty Peeples!

This week over at Shopping Our Stash our theme is: 
Neon Rainbow 
Use a rainbow -- Rainbow Image or Rainbow Colors --- OR --- use Neon

I'm working on another project for which I need a number of tags, 
so I decided to make a tag for this challenge.  
This also gave me the opportunity to play with my new 

Somewhere along the line, my rainbow colors turned "cloudy," 
but they are all there orange/red, yellow, blue and green. 
Here is one of my proof pictures to get a better view of the embossing on the tag.  
I used the Darice "Henna" Embossing Folder. 
 I probably should have used a folder with more open areas.
 I liked the result, so it's okay!

STEPS:
FOR A COMPLETE TUTORIAL VISIT:

1. Emboss Tag
2. Apply Texture Paste ..Let Dry
3. Spray with desired MISTS...Blot with cloth
4. Sand Tag
5. Decorate

INKS AND SPRAYS USED
 Tattered Angels : Plain Jane Baseboard -Bluebird, Grass, Clay
Tattered Angels:  Plain Jane Simply Sheer Mist - Cozy Yellow
Tattered Angels:  Glimmer Mist - Tropical Pink

Tim Holtz Ranger Distress Inks:  Mowed Lawn, Peacock Feathers, Broken China

Thanks for stopping by!  I hope to see your entry at  Shopping Our Stash
Hugz, Chana Malkah


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Thursday, March 19, 2015

Shopping Our Stash Challenge - I Made This! Create Your Own Background

Hello, Crafty Peeps!

I have been MIA for a few weeks, but felt well enough today to create a simple card for challenge over at Shopping Our Stash!  This week's challenge is CREATE YOUR OWN BACKGROUND!

I have wanted, for a while,  to try the FAUX TORN PAPER EDGE technique and this challenge seemed like the perfect opportunity.  I also wanted to try coloring a simple embossed image, so I was able to kill two birds with one simple stone.

The base cardstock is Neenah Natural White.  I used the "Faux" torn paper technique and
 stamped with Prima's Epiphany Script Stamp.  The brick wall was created by sponging 
TH Vintage Photo DI over a TCW Mini Bricks Stencil.

I used the Darice "Small Daisy" emobssing folder to create my panel.  The image was colored with
Viva Inka Gold's "Old Gold" and "Greenyellow."  I used "Old Gold" on the petals and then colored over that with my  Marvy LePlume II "No. 13", so the petals have a soft yellow shadow layer.  When the panel was completed, I applied three coats of Modge Podge.  I also applied MP to the card base.

The ribbon is a scrap piece of seam binding that was colored with TH Bundled Sage DI.
The brad is from Leeza Gibbons'  " Wishes & Dreams" collection.


Thanks for stopping by!  Please visit Shopping Our Stash and enter your project!
Hugz,
Chana Malkah