Friday, March 24, 2017

Club Scrap Artist Team Challenge-Delft Digital kit

Hello my crafty friends! I'm so glad you joined me for the Club Scrap Artist Team Challenge today. If you're following along on the blog hop you should have just come from Roni's blog. This month Club Scrap asked us to use the Digital kit as our challenge. Now I consider myself pretty computer savvy but I just don't understand how you get the digital kit to work! Apparently it comes down to having the right software to use. Which I don't...BUT you can print out any or all of the images and play with them that way! I use PicMonkey-an online free photo editing program to edit my photos for blogging so I use that. I figured out how to resize the images and have been playing with that. Check out what I made!

I love waterfall cards! So fun and versatile! Here's a great tutorial on how to make them. 

The stamped images on the back of the tiles is unmounted rubber stamped images from the Delft kit.

I used white pigment ink of the sentiment and images on the stabilizer piece-both unmounted rubber stamp images from the Delft kit.

The tiles are images from the digital kit. I cropped the individual image I wanted and resized it to the size I needed. Then I inserted that image into a google doc text document and copied and pasted a bunch of them. Then I hand colored the sections I wanted with a prismacolor pencil. 

I spritzed the whole thing with some blue Glimmer Mist. The images I picked were already black and white but you could print any of the images in black and white and color them in. Then I cut the individual tile images to use on my cards.

I hand stamped the sentiment from the unmounted rubber stamps. It's easy to make it a hybrid card by using the different elements of the digital and traditional kits

For this card I resized the wooden shoe image and made it quite a bit bigger than the original. Then I used Gelatos and Distress Crayons to color it in. The sentiment is also a digital image. I had printed that one as is-without any cropping or resizing-I just printed the whole page of images. This was part of a larger image and I cut off just the sentiment part. The same with the flower strip. 
So even if you are not computer savvy or don't have photo editing software you can still use the digital kit in a lot of creative ways!
Your next stop along the hop is Hetty! Be sure to follow along to see what she did with the digital kit!

Have a great day!

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Guest Artist-Club Scrap Greeting to Go Delft kit

Hello my crafty friends! When Club Scrap asked me to be their guest artist for the March Greeting to Go kit-Deflt, I was soo excited! The Greeting to Go kit has all the materials you need to make 12 greeting cards.  You can find the basic instructions for the cards on the Club Scrap Blog. My job as guest artist was to go "beyond the kit" and create 12 cards in my own way. This was so much fun! I LOVE to do altered projects like this! I got all 12 cards done in 1 day! 
So the kit is set up in 3 sets-4 of each style. All the styles are different sizes and shapes-some are even a fun fold! The kit comes with all the card bases and a bunch of cut a parts with images and sentiments. So all you have to do is cut and assemble to make 12 quick cards-BUT you can do so much more! Let me show you what I came up with!

Set A.The plans for this set were all just folded in half in the traditional way.

I did 2 in this manner-1 folded landscape and 1 portrait.

I used the cracked porcelain stencil from theDelft kit on the portrait card and rubbed on some yellow gelatos. Then I daubed the edges with stamp ink.

On the landscape card I used the crackle stamp from the unmounted rubber stamps and used yellow ink with clear embossing powder. I rubbed on some blue Distress Crayon to color the background.

For the next 2 I gate folded the base and attached stamped and cut apart panels to the front.

I used a corner punch from my stash on the large panel and stamped with the images from the kit. I colored in the cut a part images with Sharpie Markers.

Set B. The instructions for this set was to use one of the metal embellishments on each card. I changed that up a bit too.

I changed the position of the embellishment and put a colored matte behind it. I colored in the stamped image with Sharpie Markers. I used the corner punch from my stash again too.

This card I did pretty much like Tricia's instructions except for the stamped images.

I used 2 embellishments and matted with printed paper from the cut a parts that came with the Greeting To Go Kit.

Since I used 2 embellishments on the last card I used some twine that came with the G2G kit to close this card. I also folded it on the opposite side.

Set C are all 5"x7" cards. The original instructions called for a gate fold that overlapped an inch.

I stamped in 2 different colors for the background panel of this card, then used some cut a parts from the kit.

For this card I added the flags and put the slit on the other side fro the basic instructions.

For the background panels I used alcohol ink on Yupo Paper. Then I stamped an image from the unmounted rubber stamps with India Ink.

For this card I gate folded with a 1/2" flap on each front flap to attach 2 panels. When folded the larger panel covers the smaller panel. The larger panel has the large tile image stamped and then daubed around the outside edge with blue Distress Crayon. It's hard to tell in the photo but I stamped images on the front panel above and below the tile panel. I embossed with clear embossing powder.

For this card I gate folded with 1" flaps on the front. This left a 1" gap in the front that shows off the yellow panel inside the card. Then I adhered the panels on different sides of the front flaps-like flags.
If you like to make cards the Greetings to Go kit just might be for you...and I hope my "beyond the kit" ideas have inspired you!

Have a great day!

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Card Challenge- The Card Concept # 69 and Club Scrap Delft

Hello! It's been VERY snowy here in Upstate NY! I had 1 1/2 bonus crafting days when my work closed early one day and didn't open at all the 2nd! Woo Hoo! I decided to use my extra time to play along at The Card Concept challenge #69-Rich Texture.  The style I used for this card was mixed media.

I used the Club Scrap Delft kit to create my card. 

To create the texture I used the cracked porcelain stencil available with the Delft Kit.

I covered the stencil with modeling paste.

After pulling the stencil off and letting the paste dry I stamped the unmounted rubber stamp tulip images in blue and yellow ink. I used a yellow sharpie marker to accent the yellow on the flowers. I pressed the whole piece onto a versamark ink pad and covered it with clear embossing powder. Then I melted the powder with a heat tool. 

On the background yellow piece I used the cracks image from the unmounted stamps and stamped in yellow-then added embossing powder to add even more texture. 

Check out all the other entries at the Card Concept challenge blog and maybe you'll be inspired to link a creation of your own!

Have a great day!

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Club Scrap Succulents Artist Team Challenge-Number and Letters Stencils.

Hello my friends! Welcome to the Club Scrap Succulents Artist Team Challenge. You should have just come from Roni's blog if you're following along on the hop.
This month Club Scrap tasked us with using number and letter stencils on our projects. There are upper and lower case alphabet and number stencils. With the Succulents Deluxe Kit there is a Jacob's Ladder mini album kit. I thought this was the cutest thing so decided to make one for the Artist Team Challenge. Of course I had to alter it a bit to make it my own! :)

I followed the basic instructions for assembling the project. Tricia has a great video tutorial on the Club Scrap website and YouTube.

I made mine into a recipe book. I added pull tab recipe cards on each panel. The recipe cards slide into a pocket on each side of the panels.

There are 12 recipe cards-1 on each side of each panel.

In the original instructions you cut 6 each of burgundy and green panels to matte onto the chipboard panels. I cut notches with a  1/2" circle punch on each of the 12 pieces and used these as pockets for the recipe cards.

I used 1/8" Skor tape on 3 sides. I used the narrow tape so I could make the recipe cards as wide as possible. 

I cut 12 pieces of white cardstock 2 7/8" x 6 1/2". Then I stamped each piece with the unmounted rubber large succulent images from the kit with green and burgundy ink. Then I stenciled on the words - some with the green ink, some with burgundy. They fold up and slide into the pockets on each panel.

I folded them in half. At the fold line I stapled a small piece of ribbon so I could pull the card out of the pocket.

On the back side of the card I drew lines for the recipe. I love how this little book moves when you hold it up-its like magic! So fun!

Now travel on to Hetty's blog to see what she's done with the stencils!
Have a great day!

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Club Scrap Succulents Blog Hop and Linky Party

Hi friends! It's Club Scrap Blog Hop time again! If you've come from Hetty's Blog then you're following right along! This month's kit is called Succulents.  It features images of succulent plants with gorgeous greens, pink  and burgundy colors.

I made a set of cards in a flower pot!

I used the instructions for a card purse and altered it to make a flower pot.
I cut the base 12" x 4 1/2" so it would be taller. I didn't add the bottom strip or the little handles. For the top of the pot that overlaps I cut the card stock 12" x 2".  I scored it at 1/2" and 1 1/2". I folded the bottom  under before adhering the top to the inside and folding it over the top to form the rim.

My first card is an Inside Gate card.  I stamped images from the unmounted stamps you can get with the kit.

 I made the little flower pots with this adorable little die cut I found on amazon! So cute!

I altered the card a bit and added this panel inside for the sentiment.

I used the patterned paper from the kit and folded the printed side to the inside.

 The background for this card is a piece of printed paper from the kit. The button and ribbon are from the embellishment pack from the kit.

I fussy cut all the stamped images of the little succulents. Time consuming but so worth it! Love them :)

This is a gate fold card. I stamped the succulent image with a basic green and then enhanced it with a water brush and more ink. Then I used the metallic silver pen from the "Color Me Happy" kit to enhance the image even more. The flower is mounted on one side and the sentiment is on the other.

I did the same thing with this card of folding the patterned paper so the design is on the inside. It's hard to tell from the photo but the paper has metallic silver coloring to it.

I cut out one of the flower images from a 12" x 12"  printed paper from the kit.

The ribbon on this card is from the embellishment pack from this kit.
Your next stop on the hop is Tricia's Blog! And make sure to link up a project of your own to the linky party!

Have a great day!