Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Here's a bookmark

I made for October Afternoon...

 

 
Check out the October Afternoon blog for more inspiration!

Monday, March 30, 2015

Enjoy the journey with Sizzix


I'm having a lot of fun with the March 2015 release of Tim Holtz Alterations dies for Sizzix! Here's a layout made with some of these dies.
 
 
To make this layout, I used:
660228 Sizzix Thinlits Die Set 3PK - United States
660240 Sizzix Movers & Shapers L Die - Envelope
660212 Sizzix Thinlits Die Set 13PK - Adventure Words: Block
657900 Sizzix Big Shot Machine Only (Powder Blue & Teal)
655093 Sizzix Accessory - Cutting Pads, Standard, 1 Pair
656499 Sizzix Accessory - Standard Magnetic Platform for Wafer-Thin Dies

Others: cardstock, patterned papers, adhesive, stickers, brad

Now let me walk you through the steps.

 
Lay a Standard Cutting Pad on the Magnetic Platform. Place a patterned paper on the Standard Cutting Pad and the United States die  blade side down on it and cover with a second Standard Cutting Pad. Pass the whole sandwich through the Sizzix Big Shot Machine to die cut the map. The Magnetic Platform holds the die in place allowing for neat and precise cuts.
 
 
Lay the Envelope die on Standard Cutting Pad blade side up, a patterned paper on it and cover with a second Standard Cutting Pad. Pass the whole sandwich through the Sizzix Big Shot Machine to die cut the Envelope.
 
 
Lay a Standard Cutting Pad on the Magnetic Platform. Place a patterned paper on the Standard Cutting Pad and 'enjoy', 'the', and 'journey' dies from the Adventure Words: Block set blade side down on it as shown and cover with a second Standard Cutting Pad. Pass the whole sandwich through the Sizzix Big Shot Machine to die cut the phrase.
 
 
Assemble the Envelope.

 
Attach patterned papers to the backs of the die cut pieces.
 
 
Play around with the elements to see which arrangement you like best. Attach to page when you are ready.
 
 
Place a brad on the map to mark the location where your photo(s) were taken.

 
Tuck some fun elements, ticket stubs and memorabilia into the envelope to finish.
Hope you enjoy :) 

Monday, March 16, 2015

How about a Shamrock shake?

Hi everyone, Mou here with today's post! It's an art journal page. We are not Irish, but living here in the U.S., we are touched by many cultures and their celebrations in one way or another. For instance, on St. Patrick's Day, the kids have to wear something green to school and we love having Shamrock shakes from McDonald's... and I think it's great to have these opportunities to learn about other countries and cultures.
 

 To create this page, I took the following steps:
Attach old book paper to journal page with gel medium.
When dry, apply a coat of gesso.
Sketch a drink cup with straw.
Color the page with Gelatos colors: Lavender, Red Cherry, Mango, Pistachio, Blueberry, Grape, Coconut, Aqua Dolce, and Black Cherry. Blend with waterbrush.
 
 
Journal next to the cup with PITT Artists pen BLACK.
 

Dot the page with Stamper's Big White pen to finish.
Supplies:
Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Textural Accents:  Gesso, Gel Medium,
Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Stamper's Big White pen
Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Essential PITT Artist pens: BLACK
 
Hope you enjoyed today's post and would journal about the big and little things about how other cultures impact your lives!