Friday, 28 February 2014

Tutorial - Vintage Cutlery Pocket

Hello friends....
Hope you are good!
Whoohoo spring is nearly here
and the sun has even been shining!!
Its been a really busy few weeks here,
 lots of things going on and not enough hours to fit them all in... 
 but I took some time out from the chaos to create...
I was thinking
Its been a while since I shared a tutorial and
  after getting my mitts on  some of the new Tim Holtz stamps,
  I was  inspired to create something useful
to house some of my  growing vintage cutlery collection....
I knew this Stamp was perfect for what I had in mind.....
 It also meant I could use some of my French vintage lace.....

 You will need:
A piece of 8 x 8 Canvas square (Paper mania bare basics)
Brown parcel paper
Stampers Anonymous/Tim Holtz stamp "Daydream"
Black Archival ink
Twine (Idea-ology)
Sewing Machine
double sided tape 
To start take a piece of the 8x8 canvas
and fold over approx half an inch and sew a hem 
(I used black cotton for the tutorial so feel free to use a different cotton)
If you want the hem showing at the front then
fold the canvas in half (so the hem is on the inside) sew the side and the base together to make a pocket
then turn it inside out,
It should look something like this below
  cut some brown parcel paper,
 stamp the image using Archival ink,
 then cut to size (approx 8x6)
Place the stamped image onto the front of the canvas
 and carefully wrap it around the pocket,
 you can stick it down using double sided tape 
I ran a small amount of glossy accents around the base of
the parcel paper and stuck down the vintage lace

I added a little colour by adding some of the Idea-ology jute
And I wanted to make some jute buttons....
pop a blob of glossy accents onto your heat mat
Take some of the jute and roll it into a circle using your fingers....
then place the jute on top of the glossy accents...

 Use some pressure from your finger to help glue it into pace
 When dry you can add them to your pocket
 To finish I took a #stamp and stamped "grateful"
I gently distressed the edges using some of the  distress ink minis
(love those minis!)
 Hope you found the tutorial useful....
As always feel free to leave a comment....always great to hear from you!
Have yourselves a fabulous weekend
Kaz x

Sunday, 23 February 2014

Inspiration Tag

Hello friends
Hope you are all good
Wow...... this month has just flown by......
Whoohoo its nearly March.....
soooo looking forward to the Spring!
A quickie post from me today to share this tag hanging
Over at the lovely Inspiration Emporium store,
 their monthly theme is "Show it with words"
you could win $50 Emporium dollars to spend in their why not give it a try
 Here's what I created.......
I took some old cardboard packaging and using a palette knife, I spread lots of embossing paste
very randomly, then when dry I gave it a good splatter with distress paints.
I inked up the tag with distress inks, then used the distress spritzer with a layering stencil.
I added some stitching and repeated the splattering of paint over the tag.
I stamped the feather with Archival ink and replaced some of the text using some words from the Idea-ology Chit chat book, which a I sewed into place using my sewing machine
 ( and yes... a steady hand was needed!!)
Swoon....That beautiful feather stamp,
has to be one of my favourite stamps at the moment,
 I just love it!
As always feel free to leave a comment......I appreciate each and every one!
Have a great week
Best Wishes

Tuesday, 18 February 2014

Burlap Boy....

Hello friends
Hope you are good!
Wow what a busy weekend its been!
I'm just back from demo-ing Ranger Products
 at the UK Craft/Hobby and Stitches trade show
it was really, really busy but 
so much fun......
A big thank you to friends new and old,
 for popping by the stand
it was great to catch up with you all
(special thanks to Jayne and Kathryn for looking after me too!)
I came home and I did that thing where I decided to tidy away my kit...
but instead I started to create.....and yes it was a very late
 night and  yes my desk is still a disaster area!
I took a 4x6 burlap panel and slapped some modelling paste in random areas 
The Image is a copy of one of my own vintage postcards
I did another image transfer with clear tape.....yes I know I am a little addicted to creating them,
but I so love the effect.
I adore Wendy Vecchis new Embossing crackle paste...
this paste is so literally slap it onto your tag,
allow it to dry and you get these
really cool cracks,
 using a wipe I swiped over some black soot distress ink over the top of the cracks to
define the cracks
....perfect base for me to add my transfer too!
I then set to work adding some stitches, lots of Idea-olgy and more layers 
 The words "Remember this" are Remnant Rub-ons
I also added some tissue tape and an old vintage key from my stash 
I really enjoyed creating this panel.....even if it meant missing out on some sleep!
Don't for get that over at the Inspiration Emporium blog their monthly challenge is
Say it with words....hop here to see how to enter
As always feel free to leave a comment,
I really do appreciate you passing by!
Right I must really tackle the desk of doom....
I may be a while!
Have a great week
(You can go shopping here Art from the Heart or Inspiration Emporium links below)