Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Shopping Our Stash #388 - Ode To Jessi

Hello, Crafty Makers!
This week at Shopping Our Stash, we are remembering our Teammate, Jessi, who recently passed away.  We each have chosen one of Jessi's projects and are using that project(s) as inspiration!
April Fool - Faux Tile
Think Ink 
I chose to combine two of Jessi's projects for my make.  I started my project by applying Versamark Clear embossing ink to my stamp and embossing it with white embossing powder.  I then colored the background with Ranger's Broken China Distress Oxide Ink.
White embossing powder and Broken China Distress Oxide Ink

The image was colored using Laromni makeup brushes and Oxide Distress inks. I also blended in Cracked Pistachio ink to give more depth to the Broken China background.
This was my first time coloring with the makeup brushes and I was truly impressed.  The smaller thin brushes are great for coloring in tight spaces.  The best part for me, though, was the fact that I only had to use two brushes.  I used one to color the background and one to color the flowers.  These brushes clean easily between applications, as well.
I wanted to add more "orange" to stay on theme with Jessi's Think Ink project, so I used a thin strip of the cardstock I planned to use for my base and wrapped it around my panel.  I cut the sentiment from a scrap piece of Neenah Solar White CS.
For dimension, I mounted a piece of white craft foam onto the back of my panel using double-sided tape and snail glue
I think Jessi would have liked this project. As an ode to Jessi's sparkling personality, I added a bit of Wink of Stella to each Petal.

Our team has created truly wonderful projects to honor Jessi.
Please visit each blog for special inspiration!


Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Shopping Our Stash #378 - Inspired By Quilting - "My Tie Dyed Quilt"

Hello, Crafty Makers!

Welcome to another fun challenge at Shopping Our Stash.  Our theme this week is Inspired by Quilting.

 Tie Dyed Quilted Birthday Card
I used WRMK Next Level Embossing Folder "Quilted"
A couple of months ago I learned a new watercolor technique that is designed to be used with one color of ink, however, I thought if I used multiple colors I might get the tie-dyed effect.  I think I came fairly close.  A few more practice runs are all I need.
The sentiment comes from a knitting themed die and stamp set.
 I apparently threw away the label so I can't tell you the name of the set.  I wanted to use a sewing machine on the front but my dies were too large.  I think the needle works just as well, maybe even better!
The inside I kept simple!  I like to leave a lot of room for writing.

My teammates have created some pretty awesome projects for this challenge.  Please check them out!

Stash Items:   Everything used in this project is over one-year-old with the exception of the die which is only about six months old.

Embossing Folder:  WRMK Next Level "Quilt"
Ribbon: Really Reasonable Ribbon

Thanks for stopping by!
Challenges Entered:

Sunday, January 20, 2019

Video Tutorial: Planner DIY Paper Clip

Hi, Makers!
Today, I would like to share a quick and fun video tutorial.  Here is a great way to use both stamped and digital images to create interesting and unique paper clips for your planner/journal.
I thought it would be more fun to have the character on both the front and back of the paper clip.  It would have been boring to color both images alike!

Isn't he adorable!  I love how he peeks over the page!

Materials Needed:
Digital/Stamped Image - If you want this image, you can purchase it from Rick1949 Zibbet Marketplace
Markers or Color Pencils
Jumbo Paper Clip
Craft Knife

Saturday, January 19, 2019

Here and Now - Lots of Hearts - Art Impressions Challenge

Hello, Crafty Makers! 
Today I am featuring another image from my friend Rick St. Dennis' January "Hearts" bundle.   The theme of the challenge over at Art Impressions is "Lots of Hearts" and no one has more hearts than this fella!

Wrapped Up In Hearts
This is another one of my Wrap Cards.  I wanted to play around with a different shape and practice using shapes for which I don't have dies.
I colored the image and then cut it out leaving a one-eighth inch border around the edges.  Next, I traced around the edges of my cut image on the red cardstock and cut it remembering to leave a small section on the fold to serve as my hinge.  I traced the image again on a piece of white card stock to be used on the back of the flap.
I used my heart die to trace the shape onto the red card stock and then cut it out by hand, again remembering to leave a small portion attached at the fold.  Then I cut two white hearts for the second flap and two small red hearts.  One for the inside panel and one for the front flap.

Although it does not show well here, Wink of Stella was applied to all of the hearts on the image.  I try not to use loose glitter because it tends to get stuck to everything and takes days to get rid of completely.  IRL, the shimmer is beautiful! 
Stop by Rick's Zibbet store and pick up his January Bundle ($7.00 for six digital images and one free surprise image) you'll love them!

Thanks for stopping by!
Chana Malkah

Challenges Entered:

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Rick St. dennis - The Heart Collection -Planner Clip and Page Marker

Hello, Crafty Makers!
Today I want to share a great promotion that my friend, Rick St. dennis,
 is running in his Zibbit Shop.  
Each month, Rick is offering a $7.00 Image bundle of six (6) images.  
 When you order the January "Hearts" bundle, you receive a  free image.   

This is "Heart Sprite" 
My February Planner Page Marker
Spite was my complementary image.  Isn't she adorable?  And that face!
This is how she looks in my planner!
Here is Sprite as a paperclip

The Three Heartthrobs!
They make planning fun!

It has been four years since I made a YouTube Video.  I am a little rough, to say the least, however, I can get better with lots of practice, practice, practice.  Watch and give me honest feedback!

Thanks for stopping by and remember to visit Rick at:

If you purchase Rick's package and use them to create a card, page mark, paper clip, or in some other creative way, I invite you to enter your project in my "Heart" challenge at  A Place To Start.

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Shopping Our Stash: Hearts On Fire - Wrap Card

Hi, Crafty Makers!

This week's Hearts on Fire challenge at Shopping Our Stash presents a rare opportunity to create a project (not related to Valentine's Day) using one of the five hundred or so heart shaped dies and/or stamps languishing in your stash.  Of course, if you simply cannot help yourself, a Valentine project will work!

A Kraft Heart Themed Wrap Card
Once again, my love of Kraft card stock is on full display.  I really wish the "Brush of Stella™" on the hearts and the score lines had photographed better.  All that glitter gives the card a more elegant feel. 
Again, so much of the sparkly detail is lost in this photo.  
The accents show up better in the video (see below).
You can see a tiny bit of the Stella glow in this one.

I added the Kraft card layer behind the red layer AFTER I had completed and published the video.  It is amazing how that one small change made such a big difference in the project's presentation.

Challenges Entered:
A Perfect Time To Craft: ATG
Classic Design Team Open Challenge: ATG
Crafter's Galore Encore Challenge: ATG
Createful Hearts Designs: Must use hearts/red hand colored and family friendly.
Ellibelle's Corner:  Sparkle and Shine
Mix It Up Challenge: ATG + Sentiment as Main Focal
The Crafty Addicts: ATG
The Creative Crafters: ATG
The House That Stamps Built: Color Challenge

Sunday, January 13, 2019

My Love Affair with Kraft Paper Continues: A "Krafty Keepsake Box"

Hello, Crafty Makers!
Just a quick share today of a project that caught my eye due to its simplicity and because it is constructed with Kraft cardstock!

My "Krafty Keepsake Box"
 The original design of the box was from "Mixed Up Craft."  She used adhesive wood veneer sheets to give her box the wooden effect but I decided not to do that.  This was a "stash reduction" project and I did not want to buy anything.
I particularly like the hinged top.  I had planned to give this box as a gift but I had a few "oops" moments and decided I would keep it for my personal use.  The velvet paper used to line the bottom has been in my stash for about six years.  I was amazed at how perfectly it matched my CS.
Isn't this just a terrific die cut?  The die is made by Xcut and is called "Floral Panel."  The tropical foliage themed paper worked quite well.
My little project found a home in the sitting area of my master bedroom.  A few of my other projects have found a home on my dressing table.

This is a basic box project, but if you want to follow the original tutorial, click HERE

Thanks, for stopping by!
Chana Malkah

Monday, January 7, 2019

DIY Paper Clips for Planners and Books

Hello, Crafty Makers,

One of my goals this year is to spend time creating embellishments before I need them.   I love the DIY Decorated Paper Clips and I have found that they are fun to make as well as a tremendous way to reduce stash.   I gave away most of my clips over the holidays but saved a few for me!

This clip was given to my sister-in-law.  
I used a lot of Glossy Accent and Wink of Stella on these clips.
I used different papers but the same layout!
I decreased the amount of Glossy Accent on the heart.
I made this clip last year to use in my Traveler's Journal.
I lost a few so this is the last one is this set.

I am currently working on flower themed paper clips and hope to feature them here in the not too distant future!

Thanks for stopping by!
Chana Malkah