Friday, 17 October 2014

creepy crawly chilling thrilling HALLOWEEN

Good morning! This week at Crafts 4 Eternity our theme is creepy crawlies.

I've made another mixed media canvas.


I've got lots of layers on this: Gesso, Dylusions ink (cut grass), liquitex ink (vivid lime green),  crackle paste through a stencil, clear tar gel through a stencil, some stamping and rub ons. Phew! And that's just for starters.

The words: creepy crawly chilling thrilling Halloween, were part of an old stamp. I just stamped out the words and then cut them up.

The spiders webs are a Memory Box die which I die cut five times and placed around the canvas, wrapping them around the edges in places. The spiders were little stickers I had in my stash.



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Keeley

Friday, 10 October 2014

watch out for spooks


Good morning! Today at Crafts 4 Eternity, we have a new challenge which is to use a harvest theme or element.

I have made a mixed media canvas with pumpkins. I used one of the workshops on Christy Tomlinson's Pumpkins and Cider course as my inspiration.


For the spider's web I used the Tim Holtz ~ Shatter stencil with Prima 3D Gloss Gel.



The leaves are by Prima and I sprayed Dylusions ink on them and scrunched them up a bit.



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Keeley

Friday, 3 October 2014

keep out ... mixed media door hanger



Hello! This week at Crafts 4 Eternity the challenge is to use three elements beginning with the same letter. I have: white, wood and words!

I choose to decorate a wooden doorhanger.


I started off with by covering the hanger with a layer of patterned paper, covered part of it with a doily and then got to work with stencils, paint and ink.



Then I used a Tim Holtz Halloween blueprint, which I stamped out several times on the same patterned cardstock which I had used as my base. I cut a few layers and layered it up.

Finally I added some words with a few stickers, which I distressed up a bit.


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Keeley

Friday, 26 September 2014

Tim Holtz Collection Folio & Simple Stories Documented


Good morning! Today we have a new challenge at Crafts 4 Eternity, which is to use a camera or photo theme or element. I have gone with a photo theme and created an album using a large Tim Holtz Collection Folio.

Warning: this is a picture heavy post.


Papers used throughout: Simple Stories ~ Documented. I have used all 18 of the papers in the collection and then I purchased a further four sheets and then used the other sides to what I had already used.


The pocket on the bottom flap was created with a Sizzix Pocket Envelope die and contains a pull-out card.


The top flap is decorated with a pocket with a pull out tab. 

One side of the tab ...


... and the other side.


Inside bottom flap holds another pocket with a pull out card.


Inside top flap has another pocket created with the Sizzix die and contains a pull out tab.



I have decorated the tabs which come with the folio in a progressively wider way, so that they fall like a waterfall and so that you can see a peek of each layer underneath.



I decorated all of the pages, before I added the entire piece to my folio. For each of the tabs (except for one), I created a pocket, by sticking card to each side of the tab and then sealing across the bottom, along the stitched area and up the sides. The first tab is just a short piece and contains four pull out mini cards, two of which open up. You can see the detail of these cards on my youtube video.


The second tab is a bit larger and has been made into a pocket again. I cut up some of the papers and overlapped them slightly, when arranging them on the side of each pocket. I added a decorative brad to each side also.


The pocket has a little pull out booklet, consisting of four sides, each of which is decorated with paper.


The other side of the tab.



For the third tab, I have just decorated each side with a shorter piece of black cardstock and sealed them so that there is no pocket.

I've then added two pull out pieces.





And the back.



The fourth page is a larger pocket ...



... with a pull out photo mat ... front



... and back.



The other side of the pocket.



The fifth page is another pocket, again slightly larger. The front of the pocket contains another pocket with a pull out tag, which has been decorated on each side. The main pocket contains a pull out photo mat which is covered with paper on each side.



The other side of the pocket.



On the sixth and final tab, I have created an expanding pocket, containing three items.



There is an envelope, cut with a Sizzix die and contains two pull out photo/journaling mats.


Two pull out booklets have also been included inside the pocket.



These have been decorated on each side and each also contains a pull out booklet inside.





For the back cover, I changed the eyelets which were in there and replaced them with some nicer ones.

I've added one final pocket with a pull out photo mat.



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Keeley

Friday, 12 September 2014

Paris box


Good morning! Today we have a new challenge at Crafts 4 Eternity which is to use your favourite colour combination, using at least two colours.

I personally love black and white plus one other. Here I have added pink and made a trinket box.


I have used the Sizzix Matchbox die to make four drawers, two facing one way and two the other.


Papers: Carta Bella ~ Paris Girl

I have used the Sizzix Tim Holtz ~ Trellis die to decorate the sides.


On the other side of the box I have added a Prima Trinket Charm.


For the centre piece on the lid I have distressed a tag with distress inks and then stamped on my Stamp Happens ~ Paris Socialite stamp. This is one of my most used stamps. Love it!


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keeley

Friday, 5 September 2014

she wore her heart on her sleeve


Good morning! Today is Friday and so another challenge at Crafts 4 Eternity is digital, so just add your digis to your project.

Well, you may know I am not very good with the digis, but I could still play along as I added some digital words. I printed my she art phrase out on my printer, so that counts as digital ...huh?

So, I have created a mixed media she art canvas.


I have used a Winsor & Newton artist canvas board as my base. Love these as they are sooooo solid! Then I've added papers, stamps, inks, sprays, rub-ons, texture paste etc to add depth.

My bird is actually a Tim Holtz stamp which I coloured with Faber-Castell Gelatos and then added some extra definition with my pen.


For my clouds, can you see the backing piece? I used an insert from a My Mind's Eye: Lost & Found set of pearls which I had used up. I die cut the Magnolia Cloud die from a piece of scrap and the used the off cut to add extra dimension and then outline the clouds. I just knew I had to fit that cute bumble bee rub-on on there.


I used rub-ons and my Faber-Castell Pitt Pens to create the flower. I added dimension with a layered paper flower.


All across the bottom of my canvas, I have used pink rose rub-ons. Just by chance I came across them in my stash and they worked really well for the colours I had used for my girl.


Onto my girl. Loving her BIG hair! I drew her and coloured her with gelatos and Pitt pens, then added some rub-ons.


More texture.


Have you spotted the hearts on her sleeves?

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Keeley