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Friday, 31 March 2017

Crafting with Kids

Today is a happy/sad kinda day, My time on the Inspirers team for Crafters Companion has come to an end. I have enjoyed ever minute of it and met some amazingly talented people who I hope to keep in touch with for years to come.

So for my post today I am sharing some projects I created for crafting with kids.


Stamp and stitch cards, use your larger stamps with lots of open spaces. Once you stamp the image punch holes along the stamp lines with a sharp tool. Then stitch along the holes with a cord or think thread.


Make a large pom pom mixing material, wool, cord, and buttons together. My son loves making these and feeling all the different textures once complete. You can add all sorts of things including bells. 
  


These are great for little ones and are a great way to use up leftover papers, glue patterned papers to the flat side of large clear beads and glue googly eyes to the top. 

Thanks for reading
Gemma 



Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Gilding wax tissue box


I created this tissue box for an Inspirers post and tutorial a while ago and just wanted to share it with you. You can find the tutorial here 


It was the first time I had ever used Pebeo Gilding was, which I completely fell in love with and is now one of my must-have products


Thanks for popping by

Gemma









Sunday, 26 March 2017

Mini Mini embossed book/card

For my Inspirers post today I am sharing a project I made a while ago but forgot to blog, follow the link for the full tutorial on the Crafter's companion website. 

http://www.crafterscompanion.co.uk/blog/2016/09/30/inspirational-tutorial-a-mini-book-to-fill-full-of-love/


I used Centura Pearl card stock as the base, embossed the mats and coloured them with Distress Ink. Unfortunately, the embossing folder I used is no longer available 

Thanks for stopping by
Gemma









Friday, 24 March 2017

Thursday, 16 March 2017

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Card and Matching tag using the free gifts from Crafter's Inspiration Issue 13

For my Inspirers post, I would like to share with you all this card and tag I created using the free gifts from Crafter's Inspiration Issue 13 and Distress Inks, You can find the link for the full tutorial below on The Crafter's Companion website



I mostly spread Distress Inks onto my glass mat before spraying them with water and pressing watercolour card into the ink. as well as stamping and embossing with the free folder and stamp set.



Thank you for stopping by, 
Let me know if you pop over and read the full tutorial, 
This card and tag need a new home so comment and leave your email address if you would like a chance to receive it

Gemma





Saturday, 11 March 2017

Aqua Tints and Colourista Pad card

I love playing with Aqua Tints, they sit on the shelf and I convince myself I don't know what to do with them but when I get them out I have such fun and I never want to put them away. So for my Inspirers post, I have a card made using Aqua Tints and a sheet from a Colorista colouring pad.


I laid my card stock on my glass mat and sprayed it with water before brushing the Aqua Tints over the top drying between layers 


The gold foil on the colouring sheet resisted the Aqua Tints and stayed a very vibrant gold.


Thanks for stopping by
Gemma

Friday, 10 March 2017

Journal Page using the free gifts from Crafter's Inspiration Issue 13

Well sometimes a girl just need to play in her journal or in this case on a cereal box, So for this Inspirers post, I have played with paint and the free gifts from Crafter's Inspiration Issue 13


I started by coating the box with a layer of Pebeo Gesso, while that was still wet I scrapped Pebeo orange cadmium hue and azo light yellow over the top.


I then stamped over the top using the free embossing folder and white Gesso, I also used the free stamp to add extra interest with Distress inks and Archival ink.

 

Once I had drawn in my girls face with a pencil I added a layer of gesso to block the paints and inks underneath. Ove dry I painted the face and hair in with acrylic paints. On a sperate sheet of paper, I had painted with Pebeo cerulean blue and Gesso, Die cut lots of petals from the free die and built a dress from them.


I added extra stamping from the free stamps  along the bottom
Thanks for stopping by
Gemma