Welcome to Creations by AR August Release and Hop! This month's template is sooooo much fun and I began with a Halloween theme of the Old McCard template. I loved the barn shape along with the 3d element of the card and I couldn't resist using the G45 Halloween in Wonderland papers and tucking the Wicked Witch of the West inside the pocket! Punched bats from Martha Stewart add a little erie spookiness!
Here's an inside view of the card where I decorated both sides for visual interest.
Next, I had so much fun with the Old McBarn template! It screamed Christmas and the holidays to me and the Authentique Festive papers were a perfect choice. The papers have a really heavy weight to them and work beautifully with 3d designs and templates. The bird is a stamp from Memory Box that I cut up and paper pieced. It's affixed with a double layer of 3d foam tape. Since I used the PDF file for Adela's template and didn't want to cut out the window by hand, I created the window panes using a tiny square punch that I cut in half diagonally!
Here's another view from the left corner where more of the trees are visible. The trees are a combination of a Sizzix die and a punch. 'Good Will to All' from Hero Arts is mounted on a Ranger Vintage Photo Distress stained toothpick.
The picket fence and scallop edge are punches from Martha Stewart. The sweet little family peeking through the doorway is clipart from Tuscan Rose CD images. The 'feet' are clear flat marbles affixed with a heat tool. I see this holiday barn filled with Christmas candy treats!
Want to win one of these new templates? Each of the Designers will be giving away one of the new release templates! One random winner will be chosen from each Design Team Members Blog, so you'll have plenty of chances to win! To participate and be eligible to win, simply leave a comment on this post, by Friday, August 24th, then check back on Saturday, August 25th, to see if you've won!
So, off you go to the next designer and happy hopping!
Club tonight and we have a full house! Here's a sample of our OWH card using Ranger Paint Dabers! We'll create streaks with two colors and paint a leaf stamp to add balance. Papers are the Hero layering papers that are nice and sturdy. We have a variety of background patterns and colors to make a colorful group of cards for our soldiers. See you there!
One more sample before class on Sunday showing techniques with paint dabers! You will love what we will do with these versatile little things! My favorite is creating polka dots with them, but there's lots more such as blending with them as around the edges on the left page, stippling with them as on the right page and creating a resist (white leaves in the background). I can't wait for Sunday! See you at noon! We still have room, so call the Shoppe to reserve your seat!
Okay everyone, we are in the countdown to Ranger Round Up 2 and here's another 2-page sample of more techniques! There are numerous techniques just on these two pages alone using stains, sprays, templates, dabers and daber resist, kraft resist, painting with stains and distressing with inks. Whew!
If you love Ranger products, this is the class for you! Call the Shoppe to register! If you didn't attend Ranger 1, no problem as we are learning all new techniques in Ranger 2!
Today we are learning how to make a perfect bow using just a few simple steps. Since I believe it is easier to see the actual steps in tying a perfect bow, I created a video for a right handed person and another video for a left handed person.
Tying a bow for a right handed person:
Tying a bow for a left handed person:
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and you start creating beautiful (and perfect) bows!
Welcome to another 3d challenge! Since back to school is right around the corner, altering a ruler fits in nicely with a school theme! This is an ordinary inexpensive ruler with four clothespins evenly affixed to the back side to use for attaching quick notes, inspirations, lists, and photos.
Here's a photo of the ruler project without any decoration:
You will want to use a strong adhesive to really set the clothespins onto the wood ruler. E6000 will work as well as a hot glue gun and probably even wood glue! Notice the holes in the ruler? I purposely found rulers that were pre-drilled so it would be easy to add the jute to hang it. I'm sure you can also drill your own holes if you can't find the pre-drilled style.
Once the clothespins were affixed, I stained the ruler with Ranger Distress Vintage Photo Stain. I chose to cover the clothespins with pattern paper from the Graphic 45 ABC Primer collection. You can also paint them or color with Copics.
All that's left is to decorate the piece! Just think of lots of dimension, layers and depth to give the project visual interest. Using a distressing tool and Ranger Vintage Photo Distress ink helps to create a vintage appeal. Not only did I glue items to the back of the ruler along with a few pieces to the back of the clothespins, I built up from the front as well. Lots of pop dots and foam tape helped to create all the 3d effects.
Here are close ups of the dimensional elements:
Finally, here's a photo as it looks with items clipped to the clothespins.
I sure hope you enjoyed today's challenge and are inspired to try your own altered ruler project! I also see this project as a fun seasonal wall decor piece during the holidays.
Hi everyone I'm hosting SJK080312 Sketch Challenge on Paper Craft Planet! This week's sketch involves shortening a card front simply by folding it in half! With a short front, more of the inside of the card is revealed. The two added layers are affixed to the inside of the card. The shaded focal area can be any shape too. This sketch is oriented in a landscape format but it works great in portrait orientation also! The trick to lining up the center focal layers is to affix the card front layer first and the inside layers last.
Here's a couple of samples:
And this is the inside view:
A second card focal is a rosette layered with Spellbinders. The rooster 'tag' is actually a sticker that I dusted with powder on the sticky side to remove the adhesive!
And here's the inside of the card:
Now it's your turn to take on the sketch challenge! Be sure to tag your card SK080312 so we can upload to the Gallery!