Sunday, 15 February 2015

Movies Design Team Challenge 15/2/15

Hello Bloggers and fellow crafters,

Well it is Design Team Challenge time over at That Craft Place Ltd and the title this time is Movies.  I wasn't sure where I was going to go with this but my good old mono mojo jumped out at me and here is my entry.

I started with a laser cut MDF frame with backing, a laser cut grey board film strip and some monochrome papers all from That Craft Place.

The frame and backing were given a coat of gesso and then painted using white acrylic paint and a piece of cut and dry foam, I have a thing about not liking brush stroke marks so often use cut and dry foam to add my paint.

I printed the picture on to smooth card and then covered it in triple thick gloss varnish for a high sheen.

I covered the film strip in black paint and then threaded a piece of actual film through the strip. That's my bonus having a daughter doing photography at University she always has a bit of film spare for her mum.

I added gems to the film strip and little black gems around the frame.  The words were typed on my laptop, printed, cut down and then squiggly lines drawn around the edge of each word.

So there you have it my entry for the movies challenge, I hope you will all join in with the design team and add your entries to the list so we can pick some winners.

Thank you for visiting my blog, please feel free to leave a comment to let me know what your thoughts are and you are welcome to follow me on my crafting journey if you so wish.

Hugs Ria

Sunday, 1 February 2015

That Craft Place Ltd DT Challenge 1/2/15

Hello Bloggers,

Today I will share my make for the anything goes challenge over at That Craft Place.  If you go over to the blog you will see the work by the Design Team members and have the chance to enter the challenge also.

This project has been made using the DoCrafts French Lavender Capsule Collection and some flowers and gems from my stash available from TCP.

I started with a black 8"x 8" card and cut a sheet of the capsule paper to 7.5"x 7.5" and went around the edge of the page with my dusty concord distress ink.  Next using a mask I used the dusty concord and shaded lilac distress ink to leave the diamond pattern on the paper.

I placed a tag inside my vintage embossing folder and ran it through my ebosser.  Once embossed I used dusty concord, shaded lilac and milled lavender distress inks to go over the embossed words.  I did this twice drying with my heat tool in between coats of ink.

Once the ink was dry I carefully went over the tag with gloss medium trying not to move the ink on the card.  I used a sponge applicator and went straight up and down.  When this coat was dry I applied a second coat going in the opposite direction and there is no need to worry about the ink moving as the first coat has sealed it and made it waterproof.

I painted a wooden laser cut heart with some purple paint and when that dried I stuck the self adhesive crochet border around the edge of the heart.  Using pinflair glue I stuck down some flowers and leaves from my stash.

Before sticking the sheet of paper to the card front I wrapped around the jumbo crochet trim down the middle of the paper securing it on the back with double sided sticky tape.

I finished this card off with gems and raffia and the use of one of the die cut notelets on the inside of the card.

These capsule sales are great value for money if you have a lot of quick cards to make or if you want to make box sets of cards as you get everything you need to make multiple cards but with the ability of changing the look of each card with just the use of some inks, masks and embossing folders.

I hope you will join us over at the blog challenge and share your craft with us, as it is anything goes it really is all in your hands.

Thanks for dropping by it is lovely to have your company and I would love to hear what you think about my card.

I will be doing another blog post during the week showcasing a faux metal book I made and then used papers designed by Lisa at TCP to sit between the covers.