Due to family circumstances I have had a bit of a break from the world of blog and not really been around so much online generally.
So I am very pleased to make a return to blogging tonight with a blog post for PaperArtsy.
PaperArtsy have always been one of my favorite stamp companys and some of theirs were actually the first stamps I brought all those years ago so for me to be one of their bloggers to me is amazing.
I have a journal page on the blog tonight featuring one of the latest paint release sets from Seth Apter and one of the new stamp sets by Kay Carley. Full details of the latest releases can all be found on the PaperArtsy Blog.
Full details of the challenge can be seen on the blog HERE.
This month the theme is cork
I have used a cork from a wine bottle (such hardship was endured to provide this cork so please appreciate it lol) I have made an Alice in Wonderland hanging decoration.
I stamped around my cork by rolling it along the rubber stamp, added a strip of book page with the words "Alice in Wonderland" on it. I then then used wire to hold bits in place on the cork and then another length wrapped around the whole project to add beads to the outside.
Buttons added to the top and bottom and then lots of dangly things added to hang from the bottom jump ring.
It would be lovely if you had the time to enter the challenge this month.
You can also keep up todate and share your mixed media makes on the magazines facebook page.
I have a post on PaperArtsy's Blog tonight on the theme of Aqua. Full details and lots more photo's are on the blog and it would be really lovely if you would pop on over and have a look and while your there show a little love on my post.
I found myself singing Barbie girl while I was making this and I could not work out why, so I googled the song and found it was sung by Aqua, so that was that ear worm explained.
A little write up on how I made the book can be found on this blog post.
Below is a short video showing how I made the hanging charm.
I make these little memory books/Journals a lot and I get asked for the instructions for them and I usually just email them, but I thought I would put a copy of them up on here.
The one shown is a Paris themed one I did for a Hen-Do weekend, lots of pockets for bits and pieces and clips to hold photos in place and of course lots of space to write in.
These are only very basic instructions, but then it is only a very basic book.
Gelli Star Book
Decorate 5 A4 sized sheets of lightweight card using your
Gelli Plate, my card is 210 gsm.
Cut each so you have 10 pieces measuring 5 x 8 inches. Fold
your 5 pieces in half so they are approximately A6 sized. Cut two pieces of
stronger card to this folded A6 size (these will be your book covers)( 4 x 5
inches) Amazon packaging is ideal. ( I only used 7, but the extra give you
choice of prints to use, or to give your book more pages if you wish)
Cut piece of black card to the depth 5 inches and, approx 8
inches long. Crease at half inch
Concertina up and glue or tape the back pieces together to form pointy bits Clamp with bulldog clips
until it is dry.
Unfold your paper pieces and glue one of the short ends of
each piece to the back of one of each of the folded pieces along your
Fold each page over and glue in place along the front of the
same spine piece, leave the top open to form a pocket so only glue to about an
inch up the sheet, but glue all the
way up the actual spine to hold the page in place. Fold over and press firmly
in place. Repeat along the length of the “spine” until you have the amount of
pages you want,
Glue the two card covers to the back and front flaps of the
book and clamp it all in place for a few minutes to give it all a chance to
Cut one of the remaining pieces of Gelli paper in half. Use
this to line the inside of the front and back cover, sandwiching a length of
ribbon between the gelli print and card cover to use as a tie to either hold
your book shut or open in it’s star shape.
The new challenge theme over at the That's Crafty blog is Clean and Simple. To share your projects click on this LINK and it will take you there, and you can link up via the linky tool at the end of the challenge post.
That's Crafty are on Hochanda on Friday 16th June at 8 am and 2 pm, and among the new releases on the show are some pretty awesome grey board products. I fell in love with these and I have done a short video giving a show off of them, as I felt a photo would not do them justice.
I have used these a lot, as have the rest of the DT for the show samples and they stand up really well to layers of paint and other media. so if you fancy a look click on the link below to watch the video and the Hochanda shows are available to watch on catch up if you missed them