Thursday, February 23, 2017

Mixed Media Chipboard Piece With Jackie!

I am up on the My Creative Scrapbook blog today with a tutorial for altering the Blue Fern Studios chipboard corner included in this month's Limited Edition kit. Chipboard is one of my favorite embellishments because it is so very versatile and can be altered in so many ways, from being left naked to treated with mists, paints, embossing powders and any imaginable combination of media. With this month's chipboard piece I've opted to be a little more fancy.

As you can see, there are many colors and textures on this piece, which help it to be a focal point on the finished layout.

To start, I painted a couple sections (the checkered bit and the scalloped bit) with embossing ink and a paintbrush, which allows for more precise application than using the dabber.

I then heat embossed it with my first embossing powder, Aged Ivory from Stampendous.

Next, I repeated the process with the swirl, arrow, fletched area above the scallop and squiggle, and heat embossed it with Aged Black embossing powder.

As you can see from the photo above, even where the two heat embossed areas meet there is not significant bleeding of colors.

Next, I painted a couple of the blooms with the embossing ink, and heat embossed then with some Lindy's Stamp Gang embossing powder.

For the leaves, I heat embossed with Antiquities green embossing powder from Ranger.

For the remaining blooms, I first embossed then with Weathered White embossing powder from ranger, then gently dabbed on some embossing ink in the centre using the paintbrush and heat embossed on top of it with Red Cinnabar embossing powder from the Ranger Antiquities line.

I wanted a bit more of a textured effect on the bird, and achieved it using Distress Embossing Powder in Vintage Photo.

To help the heart stand out, I applied Prima Glass Beads.

And here it is in place on the finished layout.

Thank you for stopping by today! Be sure to check out the My Creative Scrapbook blog for inspiration and tutorials throughout the month, and if you haven't yet checked out the February kits, be sure to visit the store.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Together Forever-Mixed Media Video with Mary Catt

Hi, My Creative Scrapbook fans! Here today treating us is  Design Team member Mary Catt ! Stay with us and watch her mixed media process video with us today.  Another gorgeous mixed media scrapbooking layout made with our February Limited Edition kit!

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Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Ribbon Pleating Technique By Jennifer !

Hello everyone!!
Today, I have an easy technique tutorial to share with you all today using the My Creative Scrapbook  February 2017 Limited Edition Kit.
I am going to show you a quick and easy ribbon pleating technique that in addition to adding some gorgeousness to your projects will also add some dimension and texture as well!!!
You Will Need:
Ribbon or you can use lace (no particular length, just long enough to complete your desired look)
Glue stick
Hot glue gun
Note***I didn't use anything, but if you fear being burnt from the hot glue you might want something to press the ribbon or lace down onto the hot glue instead of your finger such as a popsicle stick or something similar.
Step 1:
The first thing you are going to want to do is go ahead and that your hot glue gun plugged in and turned on so it's ready for use.
Step 2:
Cut your ribbon or lace to your desired length (keep in mind you are going to be pleating it and that will take up some length).
Step 3:
Start your ribbon or lace pleat by placing a small dot of hot glue where you'd like the beginning of your pleat to begin. Then you want to adhere your lace or ribbon to this glue immediately before it dries.
remember when adhering the ribbon or lace to your project with the hot glue that this could potentially burn your fingers, so to avoid being injured you may choose to use something else aside from your finger as I have shown such as a popsicle stick
Step 4:
Once your hot glue has dried and your ribbon or lace is tightly secured to your project your going to make your first pleat by back folding your ribbon or lace over the secured section. With this part you can really be creative in that you may choose  to put your pleats into a nice straight line, or you could make them a bit uneven as I did to mine, it's really all a matter of preference.
Step 5:
Continue your pleats until you have achieved your desired look.
Step 6:
You may choose to use up all of your ribbon or lace in the pleats or leave a tail as I have on my project.
Thanks for stopping by, I hope this was helpful and that you enjoyed my tutorial and are inspired to create your own masterpiece!

Monday, February 20, 2017

Love - Shabby Chic Mixed Media Layout Video By Marilyn Rivera

Hi, My Creative Scrapbook fans!  Design Team member Marilyn Rivera is treating us to another fabulous process video today. Love watching her in action!! Another gorgeous mixed media scrapbooking layout with our February Limited Edition kit!

                                                  Here is Our February Limited Edition Kit !

To see more beautiful creations made with the contents of this kit, please visit our inspiring Design Team Gallery

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Saturday, February 18, 2017

Sketch process Layout with Katty !

Hi, My Creative Scrapbook fans!  

Design Team member Katty Miranda is treating us to a process video today. She will be showing us her process to recreate this layout using our February Main kit!

Also this layout process is based on this month's Sketch our at My Creative Sketch Blog!

      Would you like to play along? Be sure to visit our sketch site here.
Here is a peek at the sketch for this month.
You can get a chance to win this awesome prize.

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Friday, February 17, 2017

Tassels Tutorial with Morag !

Tassels are a lovely detail to add to any layout or card.

But did you know that it is really simple to create your own?

Step 1-
You will need some embroidery thread or floss, a small piece of card slightly wider that the required length of the tassel. I have a couple of lengths; 1.5” and 1” for the tiny tassels. If you have a fancy thread such as this gold thread – this will add a special finishing touch. I also used a jump ring to hang the tassel but you can use the same floss.

Step 2 -
Wind the floss around the card. You will need to experiment with the number of turns and the thickness of your thread.

Step 3 -
This bit can be a little tricky. You need to pass the jump ring around the thread, or, if you are using the floss, then feed a length of floss under the thread and secure.
Then you will need to take the thread off the card taking care to hold it tightly at the top.

Step 4 -
Holding onto the the tassel to ensure it all stays in place, wind the gold thread tightly as shown. Secure with a small knot.

Step 5 -
            Carefully cut the bottom of the tassel.

Step 6 -
      I trim the bottom of my tassel for a nice even finish.

       Why not try making your own tassels in a selection of colors to match your layouts?