Tuesday, September 02, 2014

An Itty Bitty Book with Sizzix

Hi there! Today I'm going to share with you an itty bitty book I made for my daughter. You can make this for anyone you love.

Here's a list of the supplies I used to make this project:
Others: Watercolor paper, Twinkling H2O Watercolors, Black journaling pen, adhesive, bone folder
Now, let me show you the steps.
Lay Mini Heart Album die blade side up on an extended cutting pad, lay watercolor paper on the Mini Heart Album die, lay the other extended cutting pad on top to create a sandwich. Pass the whole thing through the Big Shot machine to diecut the mini album.  

Fold along the crease lines and make a clean fold with a bone folder.

Color the front and back of each section using watercolors.

Lay one standard cutting pad on the Magnetic platform, lay out the Thinlits dies of your choice, blade side up, on the cutting pad, lay paper on top and lay the other standard cutting pad on top. The Magnetic platform will keep the dies secure in place as you pass the sandwich through the Big Shot machine. Color the diecut pieces with watercolors to make embellishments for the mini album. 


Attach the embellishments to the mini album.

Add photos (2" x 2" each) behind the windows. Write encouraging messages on the embellishment pieces to finish.

Hope you enjoyed today's tutorial and would give this cute little mini album die a try. You can also diecut multiples of this album and attach them together to create a longer accordion album.

Monday, September 01, 2014

Take the Challenge, September 2014 at Design Memory Craft blog

Hi everyone, Mou here and welcome to the ninth Take The Challenge of 2014! 
If you are new to this blog, let me fill you in about Take the Challenge. Every month, on the first Monday, I'll post a challenge and my take on it. You'll have 12 days to take this on. Leave a comment to the challenge post with a link to your creation based on that challenge. We will pick TWO winners from among the readers who participated in that month's challenge. And the winners will get a prize from Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft®.
Once school is back in session, life gets really busy around here because of the school routine and various extracurricular activities. So, crafting time is premium. That's where this month's creative challenge comes in. In the past, I have done product challenges, theme challenges, inspiration challenges, etc. -- this month, my challenge for you is a time challenge. Create any project in 30 minutes or less.
Here's my take:

In my project, I used - 

Here's are close-ups:

Instead of doing a photo tutorial, I did a video this month to show you the techniques. I hope you enjoy!
Don't forget to share your challenge creations with us... just leave a comment to the challenge post with link to your project image(s) by Friday, 9/12 and we will pick TWO winners randomly to win these.
The prizes for this challenge are: One tub of Gel medium each.
Don't forget to check back on Monday, 9/15 to see if YOU won!
Good luck to all!

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Monday, August 25, 2014

An ocean tag

To make this tag, I used:
Others: tag, paint brush, stamps, acrylic block, twine

Now, let me walk you through the steps

Brush on gesso to the tag.

Ink up shell stamps with Stamper's Big Brush pen to cover only the areas you want to stamp.

Color the stamped shells with Aquarelle watercolor pencils. Blend colors with wet brush.

Color the background with Gelatos colors and blend with wet brush.

Apply Whipped Spackle through stencil on the tag with palette knife. Add a 3D sticker to embellish the tag.

Tie twine to the tag to finish.
Hope you enjoyed today's tutorial and would make your own ocean tag.