Hello everyone! After a long winter Spring is finally in full swing in MN. When I think of Spring I think of flowers, proms and wedding. Today, I have a fun altered flower headband to share with you that would be perfect to make for a young girl to wear to prom or for bridesmaids for a Spring wedding. But you could also wear the altered flower headband for any occassion. :)
Here is a close up of the altered flower before I attached it to the headband. The great thing about these altered flowers is that you can custom design them to match any outfit.
Hi! It's day 3 of our Blog Hop with Pink Paislee. Jen Matott here to share a little project that I made with the Artisan line and Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft products. I loved the wooden covers from their album because it's covered in fabric that you can color yourself! I took one of them and made it into a cute hanging sign.
Here's some of the process I used with parts of this sign. I started with creating a spray with the Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft 50's Diner Gelatos® set in Banana using the Gelatos® Mist Maker Set.
This kit makes it very easy to make your own sprays from the Gelatos® and some water. I used the Banana color and shaved a bit off with the tool into a dish. I filled the spray bottle up with water and dumped it into the dish. After swirling and mushing up the Gelatos®, I used the eyedropper to put the color in the spray bottle. Viola! Done!
I used a Pink Paislee stencil to create the background. Once it was dry, I added some of the other colors in the corners.
I love those Artisan shapes and words! They are white and perfect for adding colors to customize your page or project. I used the PITT Artist Pen in Black Small tip to outline the groove in the word.
Here is one of the Artisan papers that has a resist design already on the paper so all you have to do is add color! I used Gelaots to add color and wiped off the color that collected on the resist with a towel. I also colored the butterflies (one was a chipboard resist one and the other is paper) with the Aqua Dolce and Banana.
Before I assembled it all, I added some dots with sequin waste and the Squid Ink Gelato and dabber. I colored some on the craft mat and picked it up with the dabber. I swirled it over the stencil and it created soft dots. Here's a look at the finished project all done again.
Don't forget to visit the Pink Paislee blog for more inspiration from their DT!
Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft will be giving away $50 in prizes! Just leave a comment on our blog to enter. Winners will be announced on Monday, May 13th.
Ribbon: May Arts
Helmar 450 Quick Dry Adhesive
Hello Blogosphere! Welcome to the Faber-Castell Design Memory Blog Hop with Pink Paislee! We have an exciting week filled with inspiring projects here on our Design Memory Craft Blog and the Pink Paislee Blog!
To kick things off, it's Tiffany, from iheartartblog.com, with a fun Pink Pailsee Artisan card! I used Artisan Cardstock, Ribbons, Words, and Chipboard along with the Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Tropicals Gelatos®:
I also have a video tutorial for you:
I bet you can't wait to get your hands on some of this awesome product!
Please stop by the Pink Paislee Blog for some more inspiration! And, be sure to check back every day this week for more project ideas.
Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft will be giving away $50 in prizes! Just leave a comment to be entered and the winner will be announced Monday, May13th!!!
I AM SOOOO EXCITED for today's post!
Today, I have another Splitcoaststampers.com Mix-Ability Challenge post to share with you! These challenges are designed to introduce mixed-media in a fun and approachable way! You can keep it easy or go a bit further outside your comfort zone, it's UP TO YOU!
I am playing Challenge Hostess for MIX7, Splatter-ific. I'm challenging everyone to incorporate a Splatter Technique into your project! Please go visit the MIX7 Challenge Forum and Gallery, play along, and upload your project using keyword "MIX7".
Here are some card ideas:
Hello everyone! Nikky here. Today I want to share this lovely project with you. I picked up this great little house (it's actually a money box but I covered the slit in the roof) along with an MDF plaque at a craft show recently for a couple of pounds (yes, bargain!) and I've been waiting to use them together with my favourite Faber products ever since!
Jen Matott here with some new kicks to share! I found these shoes at Target (my favorite place to shop)... I knew on first glace that they were perfect for altering! Too plain on their own but with some Gelatos, Stamper's Big Brush Pens, and Gesso, they were transformed into a one-of-a-kind pair of shoes! I can't wait for spring so I can wear them!
Hi! I have another altered paintbrush to share with you. I had the opportunity to create an altered 4" paintbrush for Donna Downey's Studio space. You can read about the project here. I already had done some altered brushes for CHA Summer 2012 which you can read about on this blog post. When I had met Donna Downey at CHA, I heard about this project she was starting and it just fit perfectly! So, I knew I had to do one for her wall. This is my creation!
Hello, friends! Vivian here to share an art journaling page I just completed that was very much inspired by all the work I've been doing in a rather large plot of dirt that I'm slowly nurturing into a garden.
My favorite part of spring is going through the gardening catalogs, choosing which plants I'd like to try out, and starting those plants from seed. Watching the little babies pop out of their casings is pure joy. And while the seedlings generally require a lot of attention until they've fully stretched their roots into the soil, there is such satisfaction in being able to create such a bounty of food and beauty from a bit of tender loving care and a truly minimal financial investment. I'm talkin' just a few bucks!
Some patterns created using some of my well loved dies. A detail of an area where shapes and lines concentrate...
Randomly placed on the page, and unified by employing a few really easy techniques.
I have a video tutorial which shows how this page came together and introduces some liberating methods for creating interesting, abstract compositions. It's so much fun!
Hope you'll take a break from your day to check it out. If you are interested, a full supply list is available in the description box under the video.
Vivian Keh is a papercrafter, mixed media artist, enthusiastic student of watercolor, and produced writer. Outside of these passions, she enjoys just hangin' with her husband, frolicking with her dogs, and all things which keep her present, including occasional pretty drinks. You can find her at several locales in the ether - her blog, youtube, facebook, twitter, and pinterest.
Gorgeous creations Isha! You're totally ROCKING these products! Looooooove the faux wood technique!
This is BEAUTIFUL!! I LOVE your Layout and all of the AMAZING Details!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)
Gorgeous LO Andrea!!! Total fun to create the washi. TFS
So happy! Wonderful techniques to add color and texture. Love it. That photo is so stinkin cute. Wouldn't we all be a little happier if we wore a tutu and danced? Lol. Thanks for the inspiration.
this is so beautiful
Surprisingly easy. Love it!