So, I was out and about stalking some of my favorite blogs when I came across this awesome bracelet, HERE. I cannot tell you how excited I was to see what she had made. I'm always looking for creative ways to use my stuff. Check out Claudia's Blog, her bracelet and the link to the tutorial on how to make one for yourself!
I used Rangers Shrink Paper, Picket Fence Distress Stain, Black Stays On Ink and my Paris Memoir stamps. I used this set because I loved my time in Paris!
I picked up the jewelry bits at Michaels. I also used a "Word Band". I textured the word band with my TH uber cool textured hammer. A little heat with your heat gun and pliers to bend it.
The jumpers easily attach the stamps after they have shrunk. Just be sure you punch the small hole before you shrink. When it shrinks it is a perfect size for your jump rings.
I have been playing around with paints and I have had many failed attempts. I'm not sure if it's the paint or maybe my oven cooks to hot? I also painted picket fence on both sides and it worked. After it's dry I stamped the back with the background stamp from Paris Memoir. If you don't do that you'll see the image on the back, like the gentleman here.
The Vintage Balloon is not apart of the set but I LOVE it so I used it.
I also added some hardware including the Enamel Tag with the rubs.
These little label stamps are adorable. I used my 2 Paris ones.
With a small paint brush I painted the shrunken stamps with various distress stains.
You can paint the sides of each image if you like.
Use whatever hardware you have on hand. I added a plane and some gears.
You can use any stamps you have. Mix them up of create a theme! Fun for you or as a gift.
How's your summer so far? Me... I am just returning from a long vacation from down south. So I am probably folding a lot of laundry.
TheXyronTeam andACCOare playing all week with staplers and cutters. Which means anything goes creatively! I am so thrilled to use their Guillotine Trimmer LiteI don't own one so this is super exciting... 10 papers at one time!
(all supplies used is linked for your convenience)
Time to crack into my new Flower Jar stamps and Framelits dies and a whole lot of colouring.
Once the colouring was done I added a little touch of dimension to these teeny wildflowers with a stylus and water. It's my first cut with the Guillotine Trimmer Lite, dang thats sharp. Even for small cuts.
I ran the stitched circle cut through the Creative Station then used the Create a Sticker for the adorable teeny wildflowers.
The Pondering Words "WONDERFUL" cut is perfectly cut with the Guillotine Trimmer for this 3/4" cut. I popped it on the edges …
OK, I know, I know we are only half way through summer and already there are fall leaves on my blog! I really couldn't help myself. I mean... you know me!
This week Xyron and Newton's Nook are teaming up for some... AWESOMENESS! Of course I had to go for these gorgeous leafy stamps. Can you imagine these embossed or in an art journal! So many creative ways to make stuff.
I gathered some goodies including my Tag and Tie to make a Kraft Tag for the sentiment. A little bit of stamping and inking goes a long way.
I stamped the wee pumpkin from the Falling for You set (linked below) and coloured with Stabilo Woody 3 in 1 pencils. These are great for watercoloring too. Yep, it happens from time to time... I fussy cut the pumpkins out.
I stamped the Beautiful Leaves stamp (linked below) with a blend of Oxide Inks. Stamping again on inky scrap paper with large maple leaf... yep, more fussy cutting. Oi...
More stamping on the background and then run through the Creative Sta…
I am pretty sure I have the "Wanderlust" bug! I wanted to try something different so I decided to try some texture paste on the cover. The matboard is tough enough to handle some texture paste. I used chalk paint and texture paste to decorate my cover instead of paper.
Cut the superstock paper to fir the journal, 8x8 scoring in the centre to create a page. I used oxides and stenciling to create a dynamic page.
Die cutting on pattern paper for some great elements. Love the brush and foam for those small dies Especially the Gearhead die!
See, all those little bits popped right out! More inking and layering for these pages. Making life easier with the Creative Station and these smaller detailed dies.
Lets make some trophy's! I coated them with hammered metal embossing powder and coloured some distress crayons to distress it.
I cut and inked the Heart and Soul flower with more pattern paper.
I love the Ornate Frame #2creating some great vintage elements for this …