Saturday, June 20, 2009

Get your clay out and ready to play!

You will need to make a trip to your local craft store and purchase your favourite color of Fimo clay. Now there are other brands and you can certainly use those as well. What you need to watch for is that some are air dry and some you bake. I am relatively impaitent when it comes to drying times so the baked one is right up my alley. You will also need some of your favourite stamps and of course...........your inks.

  1. The first thing you will want to do is get your clay soft by stretching and pulling it folding it up on top of itself and repeating the process over and over. This process is called conditioning.
  2. Take a piece of your conditioned clay and for this project roll out a 1/8" piece and then cut out a 3"x3" sqaure.
  3. Place this square on a non-stick cookie sheet as per the package directions. Before putting it into the oven take your stamps and press them firmly into the soft clay. These are the designs that will remain indented.
  4. Back your clay as directed or out to air dry.
  5. When your done and it has cooled get out your favourite permenant ink. I like Staz On and Tim Holtz Archive Inks. Stamp on your surface images, the ones that are there only on the surface.
  6. Next get out your inks and metallic rub-ons and rub over top of the indented images to help your image POP. I personally allow every thing to dry over night before putting the item on my design.
  • Note: You will need to use up all of your clay once opened so make up a ton of embellishments and store them. I love doing this.
  • You can use alcohol inks on the smooth surface, permenant markers, glossy and crackle accents. Just let your imagination fly!!!!!
I hope you have a blast with this fun technique!

Good Morning Everyone

Last night Paper Passion had a TGIF crop, there were lots of challenges and lots of fun to be had. I didn't have the time to do a lot of participating last night as I had a hot date with a project that I have been working on for a couple of months. Yesterday I found the items I needed to finish the exterior of it. I will give you all a sneak peek but this one is being submitted. So you are going to have to wait for the rest. Using some of my favourite companies, Graphic 45, Tattered Angels, Tim Holtz, and Prima.

Now Back to a couple of the challenges that they had for all of us.

Challenge #2

Was to make two different cards using the same paper. So I bent the rule a bit and used the one card with the humming bird (which was done for a client) and then used the leftovers to make the second card. The paper is from Prima and the teal side was the back side. I used a screen and glimmer mists from Tattered Angels. Throw on some Tim Holtz stamped images. I used glossy accents over the word sweet (this was not dry at the time of the photo). I have a handful of companies that I absolutely love Prima, Tattered Angels and Tim Holtz work so very well together.

Challenge #6

Was to create a card with the following requirements:

  1. Must contain 4 colors: I have yellow, orange, red, green and brown
  2. Must contain a die cut: That is my green bracket that got a hit of glossy accents on it.
  3. Must contain a chipboard element: That is the oval that I inked and used my sharpie on and then accented with Glossy accents.
  4. NO FLOWERS!!!!!! of any sort.
I used Glimmer mist and Screens as well as Tim Holtz clock stamp with distress inks.

I will chip away at the rest of the challenges but they were awesome.

As if that wasn't enough for a day of fun....look what came in the mail from Tattered Angels and Cosmo Cricket Papers!

Tattered angels pairs up each month with another great company and there is usually a challenge competition that they invite you to enter. Well I submitted my layout called Destiny and it was one of the two winning submissions on how to use glimmer chips.

Thank you Tattered Angels !

I am looking forward to using up these delightful additions to my stash.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

A couple of more cards

First off make sure you scroll down and follow the blog hop going on. There will be lots of Raks and Prize packs for the winner if you hop to all the blogs and then back to The Paper Passion Blog.

I was asked to make a couple of more cards for a client so thought I would post these for you to all see!

I have been asked by a number of people how the plaque on the Fathers Day card was made. So I will do a mini tutorial here on line ready for you to view on Saturday night. Be prepared to find a whole new use for your favourite stamps and inks.

So until then Happy Blog Hopping this weekend.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

With the amazing Designers from
The Paper Passion.

This is a great way to read some new blogs as well as what.... EARN A PRIZE...what! Yes, that's right... of course there is a prize available! They will be posting a picture of the prize on The Paper Passion Blog.

There are 3 ways you have a chance to win a prize.
#1, is just by going on the blog hop and leaving a comment on each person's blog! Don't forget the secret word from each blog. #2 The second way is to share with me and the other reader's your most unique fathers' day gift. I will randomly draw from all comments posted on for a Rak Pak of goodies. #3. Become a follower of my blog and I will put your name in a draw for a second Scrap Pack Rak.

You will have 3 days to complete the blog hop, so that's lots of time to play along at a leisurely pac

Now toddle off and go see Carrie: and her creative creations -
If you forgot to leave a comment on the talented Laina:jump back and do just that.

Your secret Word from my blog is Saskatchewan Crops

Sunday, June 14, 2009

This week in Scraps and Stash

Just did some simple and fun layouts using my stash and sketches from Just Crea8 and The Paper Passion. It was fun to rack off a bunch of pictures that needed to be done.

Having done some quick and simple work it is now time to jump back to my beloved Scrap Art and create a tutorial or two.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

So Finally I have some Energy and MoJo and have gotten around to making some fun Journal books for people that were on the Bad Girls Group, responded to my challenge to use the water distressing technique and from the The Paper Passion. I still have a few to make but thought I would share these plus the envelop (first image) for a fellow Scrapper who was unable to make it to the Saskatchewan Crops in March.

I still have some more to make but I am off tonight to try and photograph my son's band very first concert. I have mixed feelings about the location and the music genre but it makes my heart sing to see him so very happy.