Thursday, April 28, 2016

PCC #142 and a Washi Wednesday Challenge.

Hi everyone! 
PaperCrafters Corner has 3 challenges going on right now. 
Needless to say I've been getting crafty today. :)

The weekly Magazine Monday challenge is, as usual, awesome!

Looking at this cover reminded me of something that was very popular in the scrapbooking world. Serendipity squares. To make them you ripped up scrap paper and then glued it to a backing paper. After that you just cut the paper into squares, mat them, add them to your card or layout.
With the popularity of washi tape I decided to try the technique with washi tape. No glue, less mess.
I picked 3 wider music themed tapes and started ripping. But no squares this time. I double matted the serendipity strip and added the Unity stamp.

I also added the washi to the envelope.
Which leads me to the next challenge.
This week, for Washi Wednesday, there's a challenge to decorate an envelope with washi tape.
Decorating envelopes isn't something I do. Well, rarely do. I started going through my cards that I used washi tape on. I could easily make matching envelopes for them.....

Here are my cards with their newly created, matching envelopes.

Both of these challenges end on Sunday, May 1st. I hope to see your entries!
If you want to see the other PaperCrafters Corner challenge (I did say there were 3) scroll down or click here

Taking a chance

Hi everyone!

Stephanie at PaperCrafters Corner has a very fun challenge going on inspired by Take A Chance Day. Who knew there was such a thing?

There are 3 rules to this challenge:

"You must use paper 
You must ‘take a chance’ – try something new to you, something you’ve never done before You must share the results in a comment here, regardless of how what you tried turns out"

I knew exactly what to do. Watercolor ATCs. A long time ago I bought a bottle of  Daler Rowney art masking fluid from Walmart. I had almost bought it several times and finally took it to the check out. Once I got it home the only times I touched the bottle was to move it. 
Today...I USED IT!

 I tried it with a Delta stencil

 I used it to cover a stamped image

I 'painted' some lines with it

I added it to my stamps and stamped with it too.

Once the fluid was dry (it only takes a minute or two) I started playing with the watercolors.

These are the finished ATCs. All the stamps are Unity.

What did I learn?
1. Care must be taken when using stencils if you want a clear image. 
2. If covering a stamped image make sure the ink is dark enough to see. I used light yellow. 
3. When painting with masking fluid don't expect precision. The fluid is like trying to paint with glue.
4. If using it on your stamps be careful about the design of the stamp. It can be hard to get the fluid out of small spaces. 

Although this experiment didn't work exactly as planned...well defined lines.....I still love the end result! 

So thanks Steph for the push!
 I really hope you play along.

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Design Memory Craft Challenge

Hi Everyone!

This month's challenge at Design Memory Craft is about "creating something that relates to the new and young". 
For my project I took something old and gave it a new life. I also used the color green because in the spring everything is new again. Plus, it's my favorite color. 

Step 1-create the background with Gelatos

 Step 2-Add some texture and shine with Texture Luxe and stencils

Step 3-Embellish with computer parts


Saturday, April 23, 2016

PCC #141

Hi Everyone!

This week's inspiration from PaperCrafters Corner is fabulous!
Take a look.

I picked the pink flowers to create my cards. 

I used a section of the scrap piece of Maggie Holmes paper from the first card to make the second. I also used some of the washi tape I bought from Dollar Tree last week on both cards. The stamps are Unity and the butterflies are Spellbinders. 

Are you going to play this week??
Have a great week. 

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

PCC #140 pencil caddy

Hi Everyone!

This is week #140 over at PaperCrafters Corner

Isn't this a fun inspiration? I love all the colors of umbrellas. 
I don't know about you but I love the adult coloring book trend. My problem was that I had my colored pencils in a few different containers. So using this week's inspiration I made myself a caddy from a cracker box and paper towel rolls. 

I cut the box into 2 sections, 4" from the bottom and 2" from the top. I used the leftover to make the dividers for the 2" section. I cut and squared up the paper towel roll and glued them into the 4" section. 
Since I wanted to use washi taped I glued white paper around the outside after I glued the two sections together. I also makes it a little stronger. 
The final step was to wrap the caddy with washi tape. 
Now all of the loose pencils have a home. :) There's even room to keep the sharpener!

Since today is only Tuesday you have plenty of time to join in this week's challenge. I hope to see your entry!

Have a great week!

Sunday, April 10, 2016

PCC #139

Hi Everyone!

Quick post today. 

I was so inspire by how the colors are on the side buildings. It reminded me of a washi tape from my stash.

I added the sentiment using Spellbinders Sapphire dies in grey like the title on the inspiration. 
Super quick. I really need to use more washi tape. I have LOTS of it. 

Have a great, and hopefully warmer, week!

Friday, April 1, 2016

PCC 138

Hi Everyone!

I hope you had a great Easter. It was busy for me. We picked up my daughter from school on Saturday....a 200 mile round trip. Because she had to be back kinda early on Sunday we had a very early dinner. More of a brunch. Then another 200 mile round trip to take her back. And I was sick....flu, bronchitis? Who knows. I'm still not back to normal yet. Which is why I made a simple card this week. 
First up is the inspiration from Papercrafters Corner

Isn't this a cool image?
And here's my card

I used the pastel colors on kraft to create the background. I didn't even have to cut the squares. I had them in my stash from and old QVC kit. I have lots of little squares in solids and prints that I really need to use. Anyway...the butterfly is from the Unity January '14 kit of the month. The Happy Birthday comes from an old Making Memories magnetic stamp set. It's been a while since I even looked at that set. 
I think that's one reason I keep doing these challenges (besides the fact that they're fun) I keep finding myself using supplies that have been sitting unused and unloved. 
While I still had the squares out I decided to make another card. I used Spellbinder dies to cut out the thanks from some of the squares.

I can tell I'm not fully well because when I glued the letters down I didn't notice I put them on upside down. OOPS! I cut off the card front and added it to another base. This time being careful about the direction. :)

Well, I hope you all have an awesome week. Hopefully I'll be back to better health soon.