Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Crafter's Cafe Challenge Blog - Green or St, Patrick's Day

Journal Book - A Ladies's Diary
This month at CCCB, we are creating projects using Green/or St. Patrick's Day.  I have wanted to make this journal book ever since I saw the tutorial on YouTube.  I wanted to create something other than a card for this challenge, so I decided to take the plunge!  It takes a lot for me to cut my G45 paper.
The Challenge is sponsored this month by Rick St. Dennis

The Image "The Flapper" by Rick St. Dennis
I added a small gold brad to the center of my 4 leaf clover and it really added visual interest.  The bracelets, belt buckle, and necklace were given dimension by adding Liquid Pearls.  A couple got squished while I was fussy cutting!  I covered my design paper in clear shelf liner before covering the chipboard.  This gives it a matte finish and will also protect the paper from tears and accidental spills.  The closer is an extra button from one of my suits. A magnet is attached to the ribbon and under the belly band.  I coated the image with 4 coats of Aleene's Matte Sealant and attached it with foam tape.  

I only had time to embellish one page before the project had to be uploaded. Today, I managed to get four pages completed and to cover my tags.  The pages in this journal are sewn in.  It is so easy and such a nice way to bind the page into the book.  I have started the binding for a smaller book with more pages.  This one has twenty pages.  I hope to make a Share Video when I am done.
 The 4 Leaf Clover is only there to help keep the pages open so the picture could be taken.

Here is the link to Charlie Jones' Tutorial
Her Diary is just Gorgeous.  It was a project she created for the G45 CHA Booth last year.

Thanks for stopping by!

A Lady's Shadow Box Book Card - Stamp-N -Doodle Challenge

Stamp-N-Doodle - Make a Mother's Day Card or A Card for A Female

Hello Crafty Peeps!  This week at Stamp-N-Doodle, we challenge you to create a Mother's Day Card or a Card for a Female.   I have chosen to create a project for A Female.  I am desperately trying to utilize cut sheets of designer paper from previous projects.  It was fortunate for me that I could complete two DT projects this week using the same papers.

The DP is from K & Company's Collection
The medallion was made using the Sizzix Frame and Medallion Die
The medallion was heat embossed and while still hot a rubber stamp was pressed into the center to create the design.

To Create a 3-D effect, a piece of plastic was inserted into the shadow box and embellishments were adhered to the top and underside of the plastic as well as to the bottom of the shadow box.

You can get a closer look at the box contents in the video!
Image by Stamp-N-Doodle

This is an easy and fun project.  I am working on a different tag to be used with this project when I give it to my Sister-In-Law.  She writes poetry and I am including one of her poems on the tag!  I think she'll like it!

Thanks For Stopping By
Challenges Entered:
Twisted Tuesday