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Fran•táge Friday: Jewelry Holder Form

Fran•táge Friday: Paper Craft Planet

Each Friday, Paper Craft Planet shows you a technique using the new Fran*tage line of stamps from Stampendous. So much fun.

You can win all the stamps demonstrated, just by leaving a comment!

Today’s lesson is using gesso, crackle paint & some fabric, along with some beautiful stamps from Stampendous.

Sometimes slick surfaces can be tricky with Crackle Paint, but this Shabby Chic technique creates a 3D jewelry holder in the shape of a mini dress form & gets around that issue:

Okay let’s start.  Raid your daughter’s Barbie doll collection.

Step 1: Use a bit of tissue to cover her up (so the tape doesn’t stick to the doll) and then use duct tape to tape over top.  I believe this is Belle that Liam found in Emma’s room.

Step 2: Cut off the duct tape with one cut up the back.

Step 3: Tape the back closed.  Stuff the form.  Add a stand.  For a stand, I folded over some floral wire.  You could use bamboo sticks and a plasticine base.

Step 4: For the arms, I used a plastic chop stick, but once again any dowel or bamboo stick would be fine.

Step 5:  For the skirt, stamp some fabric with StāzOn Ink.  Sew along 1 side and gather the stitch.

Stamps used for this project can be found here, from Stampendous:

Cling Music Score

Cling Heart Friends

Cling Bird Frame

Step 6: For the embellishments, stamp on some grunge board.  It embosses really well and is much more hardy than regular card stock.  You can use distress ink & colour the grunge board.  Because the sentiment is embossed, the distress ink will rub off of the embossed area.

I had grunge board in heart shapes, but I just cut it to a straight edges.

Step 7: You can use old travel tags.  If they are roughed up a bit the Tim Holtz distressing ink will settle darker in the creases.

Step 8: Use super stick tape and ribbon on the backs of the stamped images.

Step 9: Okay back to our dress form.  You’ll need to make a gesso papier maché over top of the duct tape form.  This is where the slick surface prep comes into play:

Step 10: What on earth is gesso … it’s like a white glue that prepares the surface of your medium.  In your craft store, wander out of the scrapbooking isles & head toward the paint section.  Look for a dude with a big fro & that’s the gesso.

By painting the form with gesso, then adding paper towel & then painting over top of the paper, it creates a maché.

Step 11: Paint it on, you may need a couple of coats, just make sure you cover up all the duct tape.

Step 12: Don’t skip the gesso step.  Why?  Without a prepared surface crackle paint will COMPLETELY chip off.

Step 13: Let it dry.  About a bike ride to the park & playtime on the tire swing with 2 kindergarteners.

Step 14: Then for a nice texture, add some Tim Holtz crackle paint.  There are a bunch of colours you can choose from.  This took a bit longer to dry, because it was humid in the garage.

Step 15: Just put it all together and hang jewelry!
Have fun with this one!

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Edited:  Here is the winner folks, congrats, JasminePatrick:

Valentine Template GIVEAWAY Blog HOP!

Oh my Adela has been busy making some GORGEOUS TEMPLATES!  Join in on the Blog Hop with Design Team of Creations by AR!

What’s the PRIZE:  One winner per blog of a Valentine template of their choice from Adela of Creations by AR!

Each designer will pick one random winner — so leave some LOVE and you could be one of the lucky ones! Each designer will announce their winner on Wednesday, Jan 26.  Check out all the blogs & increase your chance of winning!

Magdalena Cortez
Andrea Budjack
Mandy Gill
Maria Bell
Nikki Schmaltz
Silvia Mabie
Adela Rossol

Amy {that’s here }

The template I used is called “Home Tweet Home” it’s this adorable little bird cage that you could put goodies in or little love birds, like I did:

The DSP paper is from Stampin’ Up! as well as the little die cut birds.  The square scalloped bottom is using some nestabilities:

Here’s one more of the many templates you could win!

It’s called “Isn’t She Lovely Dress” & it would be adorable for any girl or bridal shower type special occasion:

And here’s one more of the many templates you could win!

It’s the Heart Box!

The beauty thing that I love about Digi Files is that you can size it to WHATEVER you want.  I sized mine to 50%, because I was low on pink paper & voilà:

I tied mine a bit different than the template.  The box style Adela designed is so sturdy, it could handle being “sewn” with Raffia:

You can put whatever goodies you want & tie it up securely.

Have fun ya’ll & hop, hop, hop for your chances to win!  Leave a comment in this entry, and more even more chances to win, at the other DT’s sites too!

Girly Box

Time for a challenge from The Cinema Saturday Creative Folks.  This week, #82 is the 2010 movie of Alice in Wonderland.  I really wanted to make a teapot for this one, but I can’t wrap my head around the template that I have in my brain.  I have a request into a friend who is a template making guru, so I’m hoping she can make it.  IN the mean time, I just made a VERY quick dress favour Box in illustrator & cut out on my small Cricut machine with the help of Sure Cuts a Lot Software.

Nothing fancy, but I think it would be cute for bridal showers or a little girls party.

For now, I just put in a bit of … what else … tea.

Here’s the template, if you want.  2 of my 3 kids think it looks more like a bear or mickey mouse ears, but they’re tough on me at times.  My middle son thought it definitely looked like a dress … Somebody’s getting a raise in their allowance :D

Clothesline & Cowboy Boots

Time for Cinema Saturday Creative Challenge!  This week, CSCC75 is Oklahoma!

Each week, I tell DH what the Cinema theme is.  This week, he immediately said, “Oklahoma!  and broke into SONG.  ”Chicks & Ducks & Geese better scurry, when I take you out in the Surrey … & fell into the entire tune.  Are you kidding me?  You have to know my 6′2″+ big football/hockey playing DH … it floored me, I mean I stood there with my mouth open staring.  I guess as a child he was in quite a few school productions, one of which was ‘Oklahoma’.

For those of you who don’t know, here’s the ‘Surrey’ song …

Well, I definitely had something to start with this challenge for inspiration, let me tell you.  I went with the clothes line & cowboy theme from the movie.

The little Gingham origami dress instructions (freebie) can be found here over at: origami-club.  I love orgiami dresses.  I’ve made them in 1950’s style before here.  Just too much fun.  The Patterned Paper is from Martha Stewart.  Great co-ordinating papers, that I punched with SU Scallop Punch.  The “hey girl” is an alphabet stamp from making Memories Magnetic Stamps, stamped in SU Bliss Blue Ink.  Mini Clothes pins … dollar store maybe?  not sure.

The boot template can be found from Ellen Hutson.  I used an old Stampin’ Up Punch for the decorative swirl.  I think it’s called ‘wroght iron’ corner punch.  The Papers are like a faux suede, flocked kinda thing I got from Heather’s Stamping Haven.

I adored the little boot.  It would be great for a treat holder for a little boy (well, in this case, it’s a bit more girly), but you could easily turn it into a boy party favour.  I used a SU double ribbon whole punch & threw on some ribbon.

Thanks for the fun!

Girly dress for a bad hair day

Time for Kristina Werner’s Colour Inspiration #46.  Needed something to cheer me up today … I went for the WORST HAIR CUT earlier … Oh my …. when I came home my kids & DH said, “you shouldn’t go back there again” … oh man.   Then the kids said, “we have to change your ‘me’ on the ‘wii’ ”  Oh dear, I am not all that fussy about outwards things, but really.  I need something to cheer me up so this CI was it.

Here’s my card, trying to make something pretty.  I got the dress template from here.  It also has a little apron template to go with it, if you want.  

For those who are wondering, I didn’t have the heart to tell the woman that she butchered by hair.  I simply said “it’ll take some getting used to” & gave her a tip & left in a hurry.  

Used:  Dress Template, Regal Rose Textured CS, Ridinghood Red CS, Pretty in Pink CS, Bashful Blue CS, White CS, Black Gross Grain Stitched Ribbon.

1950’s Dress for Success.

Here’s a Saturday Inspiration IC155 from Steph over at SplitCoastStampers. The inspiration came from Mad Men. I must admit I haven’t seen the show, not sure if it’s my thing, but the images of the dresses Steph chose were so beautiful, I had to give this challenge a go.

Here’s some of the images of the high 1950’s Fashion:


My D80 is in the shop right now so for the next little while I’m back to using my point & shoot Nikon Cool Pix 4300. Handy dandy little thang & oh so light. No comments on the photos, k?

I used a 6″x6″ piece of CS & went by this really helpful, really clear origami lesson on You Tube. The side border is my new Spellbinders Nestabilities (well ‘Borderabilities‘). It’s a 12″ border one, but I just used a regular sandwich, since I don’t own the longer sandwich boards. I bought the borderabilities at Heather’s Stamping Haven in Ottawa.

For more fun interpretations, check out SplitCoastStampers IC155.

Used: SU Jumbo Wheel: So Swirly, Grafix Gold Foil on Ivory Paper, Bashful Blue CS, Bashful Blue Ink (although I think my wheel wasn’t clean & had some purple on it LOL), Clear Blue Snap, Dimensionals, Spellbinders Borderabilities 12″ Illumination Border (used in cuttlebug), bone folder for Origami.