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Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Shopping Our Stash Challenge #189 - Inspired By A Movie

Hello, Crafty Peeples!
Well, with all the Oscar Buzz, it is only fitting that the challenge at
Shopping Our Stash  is to 
Create A Project Inspired by A Movie.  
Please remember to mention the Movie in your post!
I chose "The Great Gatsby" which is not only one of my favorite movies, but also is among one of my favorite novels. Working on this project reminded me of my freshman year and the nights my study group spent sitting on the terrace of the University Center discussing Daisy, Gatsby, the accident, and the eyes of Dr. T.J. Eckleburg

I was planning to make a note holder for a family friend who is a "Fashionista" so I thought this would suit her perfectly.  And the quote from the novel is equally "her."
Graphic 45's Couture Collection captures The Gatsby Elegance so well.
"The Great Gatsby" was set in 1922,  when women were really just really embracing a new freedom, particularly in how they dressed and how they styled their hair.  
Oh, yeah, and how they danced!  Everybody was a "Flapper"
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Interior


Thanks so much for stopping by!  I hope to see you projects in the challenge!
Hugz,
Chana Malkah

Saturday, February 14, 2015

CANVAS CORP BRANDS 2015 DESIGN TEAM REVEAL

Hello Crafty Peeples!

It is so nice to begin my term as a Canvas Corp Brands Crew Member!  
For those of you who do not know, CCB is the parent company of  
  
It is awesome to be surrounded by so many talented ladies!  
For the DT reveal, we were asked to design a 4" x 4" canvas project that captures us as designers.  Those of you who visit here regularly know that I can be all over the place as a designer, so I really had to FOCUS on this project.

I had to incorporate earth tones into this canvas design.  They are so me!   I used a combinations of products:  Tattered Angels' Plain Jane Baseboard Matte Mists (Semi-Opaque) and  Plain Jane Simply Sheer Matte Mist (Water Color. )


I also used Inka Gold, Luminarte Silks Acrylic Glazes,  and Luminarte Primary Elements  (to hightlight the stenciled hand) and Tim Holtz Vintage Photo  Ink to sponge  the edges of the canvas and the dragon.



My current love for Mixed Media , Collage, texture paste and stencils is realized in the addition of this marvelous dragon and sentiment from 7 Gypsies'  Epicurean " 6"x6" Paper Pack.  I fussy cut the dragon, colored it, applied 4 coats of Mod Podge, and once dried, a coat of Crackle Accents!  


I applied masking tape to the sides of my canvas to achieve the look of  "distressed plaster."   Misc. embellishements provided depth and texture to the project.  All in all, I believed that I more or less captured my design aesthetic.  My style is evolving, so it will be interesting to see how I present myself on canvas at the end of my term wtih CCB.


I was totally awed by the fabulous canvas creations of my fellow Crew Mates.  
Each one seemed to be more beautiful that one that preceded it.  
Please click HERE to see our "Canvas Wall."
You can vote for your favorite canvas!

Thanks, bunches for stopping by!
Hugz,
Chana Malkah





Thursday, February 12, 2015

Everything Will Come Together - OUTLAWZ GREETINGS CHALLENGE - USE 2 OR MORE INCHIES

Hello, Crafty Peeples!

Well, you know you are getting old when you think you've posted a project!   I am here with a quick post of my DT make for The Outlawz Greetings Challenge.    We want you to create a project using 2 or more inchies.   Inchies were all the rage a few years back and it is nice to revisit "old" friends.   I actually plan to try to incorporate inches into some of my future mixed media projects.  It would probably add great depth.


 The Stamp: Whatever The Weather  by Unity Stamp Company (Itty Bitty Stamp Club)

I just added a little drywall tape and stencils for depth and texture.  The drywall tape has gold accents, but that did not translate so well when I took the pictures.. alas!


Thanks so much for stopping by!
Hugz,
Chana

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

613 Avenue Create - CYOC: COLOR BINGO - CHALLENGE #110


Hello, Crafty Peeples!
I am a little late posting to the current challenge at 613 Avenue Create.  Sometimes, I have far too many ideas floating around in my head and I am not always successful at organizing them and that slows down my creative process.  Not necessarily a good thing when you have deadlines.
For this project, I drew inspiration from the challenge over at Shopping Our Stash.  I am on that Design Team and our challenge this weeks was to use toilet paper or paper towels in our design.  While working wtih the TP, I remembered a project I had seen on Tammy Tutterow's blog and thought it might be interesting to try to recreate it using toilet paper as the designer paper
This is Tammy's  Project

For my project,  I used a tag instead of a panel and used toilet paper as my focal.

Normally, I make my own cabinets, but, in the interest of time,  it was more feasible to use the small TH Cabinets.  I used the toilet paper core, however, you could use chipboard as backing for the toilet paper!


I fussy cut the butterfly from a scrap piece of Graphic 45's Sweet Sentiments, decoupaged it, and then added 3D ink to the wings.
I just love Teresa Collins' Linen Papers and I used that to cover the front and back of my tag.

HOW TO COVER THE GRAPHIC 45 TAG
 ALIGN THE TAG ON THE EDGE OF YOUR PAPER.
 TRACE THE TAG
BE SURE TO TRACE THE GROMMET HOLE
Center your hole in  a 1/2" circle punch.  Apply paper to tag.
Decorate as desired.

For more examples of  creating wtih TP or Paper Towels

Thanks for stopping by
Hugz,
Chana

TP OR NOT TP - CHALLENGE # 188 SHOPPING OUR STASH


Hello, Crafty Peeps!

The Design Team at Shopping Our Stash has a fun challenge for you this week:

Create a project using Toilet Paper or Not Toilet Paper
Use the patterns from your paper towels or your toilet paper as inspiration -OR- use paper towels or TP to add texture -OR- actually use one of them on your project. 



To Tell The Truth, when I saw this theme, my first thought was, "Leslie has a most torturous mind.  She must spend a lot time just sitting around thinking up this crazy stuff!"  Well, since I'm telling the truth, I was not thinking "Stuff!"  I prayed for inspiration and also forgiveness for thinking that other word, you know, the one that isn't "stuff."
Paper Towel Panel #1
Paper Towel Panel #2
 I suppose, just suppose, that I owe Leslie an apology because I had a BLAST working with toilet paper and also with paper towels that can scrub counters and stoves and everything else in my kitchen, but disintegrates with one brush of Mod Podge.

I was so carried away with myself, and all the things I wanted to say to Leslie, that I created three projects, two wall hangings using a paper towel square, and one using several squares of toilet paper and the toilet paper core.
This is my Toilet Paper Tag Project, I used both the toilet paper and the core.
My first step was to apply Mod Podge to both sides and the edges of the core.  Before  the Mod Podge completly dried, I folded a single sheet of 2-ply toilet paper over the core and gently pressed it onto the core.   More Mod Podge was added to the edge to seal the paper.  Once the glue dried, I lightly sponged the toilet paper with Vintage Photo and Bundled Sage Distress Inks and applied another coat of Mod Podge.   I let the project dry overnight.   Dimensional Inks were used to color the flowers and leaves.  Inka Gold was used on the vines.  The edges were sponged with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.


HOW IT WAS DONE!

PAPER TOWEL PANEL FOR WALL / DOOR HANGER
As per usual, I started out by recycling an old amazon box
Hubby said, if I really want to help the environment, I should stop ordering craft supplies. 
STEP ONE
Cut a piece of paper towel to the desired size
I used quarter of a PT sheet
My burlap paper is 6" x 6 1/4"
Cut a piece of cardboard to a slightly smaller size
 Adhere the PT to the cardboard
Dry using a heat gun or air dry 
STEP TWO
Sponge Distress Ink onto Paper Towel
Apply a coat of Mod Podge or  Studio Matte Medium to the Paper Towel.  
If you are attempting to perserve the PT design, take  care not to tear or bruise the PT. 
Drying with a heat gun will lighten your colors. 
Apply other colors of Distress Inks or other mediums
Apply another coat of Mod Podge.  
It may be necessary to touch up your colors after applying the Mod Podge
I used Ranger's Ripe Persimmon
I used Viva Ink Gold - Old Gold and Old Silver

It may be necessary to touch up your colors after applying the Mod Podge
STEP THREE

Composition - Determine the compostion of your project
To add texture to my project, I used the negative of  the Sizzix 
Frameworks Chevron Die and some Texture Paste
I wanted to keep the design clean, so I use only a few embellishments
Gently tear away the excess paper towel.
STEP FOUR
CONSTRUCTION


Adhere Burlap Paper to a piece of Heavy Weight Chipboard
I embossed a piece of grey cardstock to use as a layer.


THANKS FOR STOPPING BY!
LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING YOUR TP PROJECTS IN THE SOS CHALLENGE