Friday, 11 October 2019

Prima Christmas in the Country
Santa Star
'Season's Greetings'

I love the Christmas in the Country
 collection by Frank!Just one word,
STUNNING!!! Today I am sharing an
 Altered Wooden Star shape which I
 painted with Impastopaint in Victorian
green and then lightly dry brushed with
 some white gesso to give it that
shabby chic look. Using one of the
 pattern sheets in the 12x12 collection,
 I placed my star shape on top and
 then lightly tracedhalf of it with a pencil.
 I cut the star out and then distressed
the edges.Next I added some texture
with paper texture over Finn's ornate
 lace stencil. I randomly added some
 of the paste on the sides too. I have
 layered the cute little Santa picture
 onto lots of die-cuts. I painted the
chipboard Christmas ornaments
with Finn's metallique paint and also
 lightly dry brushed them with white
 gesso. Next I adorned my picture
 cluster with thecollections STUNNING
flowers, sisal wreath, metal trinkets,
die-cut snowflakes and a pretty
 die-cut bow. I added some random
 paint splatters and sequins
for the finishing touch.

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Happy Papercrafting!
Prima Moon Child
Mixed Media Layout
'Creativity Takes Courage'

Hello dear friends!
Sharing a Layout (photo via Pinterest)
featuring the gorgeous Prima Moon Child
 collection by Frank Garcia. I used a lot of 
amazing Finnabair mixed media mediums
 along with some lovely Dusty Attic chipboard. 
also added some older Prima flowers to my layout.

Thanks for stopping by!

Happy Papercrafting!

Wednesday, 9 October 2019

Graphic 45 
Typewriter with hidden
Waterfall Mini Album

Hello dear G45ers! 
Happy to share with you my #G45Techinque
 project this month featuring the fabulous 
Communique Deluxe Collector's Edition
I created this Typewriter box with one of my
 favorite lines and it suits this project so well!
 I have created this piece using the template 
credit to Tara's Craft Studio. You can find the 
template here if you wish to make your own.

I have also created a cute little Waterfall Mini Album 
that is hidden on the inside of the Typewriter box.

Herewith the Supplies and Instructions you 
may use to recreate such a project:

Other Supplies used:
Various Cutting Dies
Tonic Studios Keepsake Book Maker Simple Spines Die
Silhouette (optional)
Red Double Sided Tape
Double Sided Tape
Black Cardstock
Vellum Paper
Foam Board
Metal Embellishments
Metal Chain
Chipboard Frame
Embossing Powder
Soft Gloss Gel
Masking Tape
Mini Paper Clips
Film Strip Ribbon
Flat Back Pearls

I had the base pieces of the typewriter laser cut from wood but
generally you could use foam board too. Cut the number in
 shapes as per the link above.
Tip: Number each piece lightly with a pencil so that
you do not get confused which piece goes where.

I cut the same shapes from my Silhouette (optional) using the pattern 
sheets from the collection to be adhered on top of the wood pieces. 
Ink the edges of each with the dark cashmere ink pad.
Tip: Remember to cut extra shapes of some pieces because 
they will have to go on opposite sides. 

Cut the tube pieces from the pattern sheets (red paper) as well as the
 'typewriter sheet' (paper with writing) that goes on top measuring 
13.5 cm x 17 cm. Cut 2 extra foam board pieces measuring 
15 cm x 12 cm. Cover the foam board pieces with washi tape.
Tip: These 2 extra foam board pieces will be adhered to the
bottom of the typewriter. This is optional, I only did this so 
that the claw feet will fit when attached.

Cut the typewriter keys from the pattern sheets,
 roll tightly between your fingers and glue. 
Tip: Use a quiling tool to start the process it just makes
it easier to roll. Adhere these pieces with a soft gloss
 gel thus ensuring that the paper won't come loose.
Use a die with lots of little circles if you have (optional) to cut the
letters and numbers from the collection sticker sheet.
Tip: Adhere them with masking tape making sure they do
not move from the position you want. 
You could use the stickers as is but I did it this way because 
they did not fit completely onto the keys.

Assemble the Typewriter accordingly. Note do not seal the 
lid of the box, this is where the Mini Album will go in.

The Mini Album
Cut a spine from black cardstock using the Tonic Studios Keepsake Book 
Maker Simple Spines Die. When cut the spine measures 88mm x 203 mm.
I cut mine mine in about half because I wanted it to be really small.
The measurements are as follows:
 - Mini Album = 23 cm x 11 cm.
 - Spine = 11 cm x 4 cm.
 - Score at 7.5 cm for the front, 4 cm for the spine and again 7.5 cm for the back.
 - Score the flap at 3.5 cm.
Adhere the spine in the 4 cm score gap.

Inner pages and frames:
Cut three inner pages for the booklet from black cardstock. 
These pages should measure slightly smaller than the book 10.5 cm x 7 cm.
Remember to cut an extra three strips measuring 10.5 cm x 1.5 cm, these
will be adhered to the inner page and spine to make the pages flap easily.
Mat the the inner pages from the pattern sheets using a rectangle nesting die. 
Cut three frames from these dies too and add vellum behind them to add a photo.
Tip: Do not glue the frame completely, leave one side loose to 
be able to slide in a photo.

The Waterfall Cards:
Cut a strip (x3) from black cardstock measuring 22 cm x 4 cm, remember
to include the strip piece at the end which should measure 6 cm x 1 cm.
 - Score in half and fold.
 - Score the strip again at 2 cm repeat three times - this is where you will add the
square pieces.
- The square pieces should measure 4x4 cm, cut 4 of these.
 - The mat pieces should measure 3x3 cm.
- The small handle should measure 2.5 cm x 1 cm, fold in half, this will be used
to pull the card so it forms a waterfall.

Cut some shapes using cutting dies and fussy-cut a few
elements for decoration.

Emboss the chipboard frame with gold embossing powder.
Place the sticker word 'imagination' in the center.

 Add another sticker behind the metal pull embellishment
 and place at the bottom of  the typewriter keys. This 
will be used as the 'space bar'.

 Adhere the claw feet on the bottom and
 add the metal door plate on the side, adorn
with a metal key.

 Add two of the stamped metal brads to the typewriter keys.

 Place a chipboard embellishment in the 
center of the lid.

 Decorate the sheet on top with some die-cut pieces
and metal embellishments.

 Add some matte pearl gems on the lid.

 Add some flat back pearls to the brass door knockers
eyes and adorn the handle with some metal and 
chipboard embellishments, let them hang from a piece
of metal chain.

Add a ring fastener brad to the spine of the album, to be used as 
a 'handle' to move the album in and out from the box.

Decorate the front cover of the album with die-cuts and a photo.

Add a tag sticker on the side of the flap of the album.
Tip: This is to cover up the die-cut pieces shown
at the back.

Add a sticker sentiment to the waterfall card 
on the small strip section.

You could add photos to the waterfall squares 
instead of the matted pieces from the collection.

Some more photos...

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Happy Papercrafting!