Friday, March 24, 2017

Club Scrap Artist Team Challenge-Delft Digital kit

Hello my crafty friends! I'm so glad you joined me for the Club Scrap Artist Team Challenge today. If you're following along on the blog hop you should have just come from Roni's blog. This month Club Scrap asked us to use the Digital kit as our challenge. Now I consider myself pretty computer savvy but I just don't understand how you get the digital kit to work! Apparently it comes down to having the right software to use. Which I don't...BUT you can print out any or all of the images and play with them that way! I use PicMonkey-an online free photo editing program to edit my photos for blogging so I use that. I figured out how to resize the images and have been playing with that. Check out what I made!

I love waterfall cards! So fun and versatile! Here's a great tutorial on how to make them. 

The stamped images on the back of the tiles is unmounted rubber stamped images from the Delft kit.

I used white pigment ink of the sentiment and images on the stabilizer piece-both unmounted rubber stamp images from the Delft kit.

The tiles are images from the digital kit. I cropped the individual image I wanted and resized it to the size I needed. Then I inserted that image into a google doc text document and copied and pasted a bunch of them. Then I hand colored the sections I wanted with a prismacolor pencil. 

I spritzed the whole thing with some blue Glimmer Mist. The images I picked were already black and white but you could print any of the images in black and white and color them in. Then I cut the individual tile images to use on my cards.

I hand stamped the sentiment from the unmounted rubber stamps. It's easy to make it a hybrid card by using the different elements of the digital and traditional kits

For this card I resized the wooden shoe image and made it quite a bit bigger than the original. Then I used Gelatos and Distress Crayons to color it in. The sentiment is also a digital image. I had printed that one as is-without any cropping or resizing-I just printed the whole page of images. This was part of a larger image and I cut off just the sentiment part. The same with the flower strip. 
So even if you are not computer savvy or don't have photo editing software you can still use the digital kit in a lot of creative ways!
Your next stop along the hop is Hetty! Be sure to follow along to see what she did with the digital kit!

Have a great day!

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Guest Artist-Club Scrap Greeting to Go Delft kit

Hello my crafty friends! When Club Scrap asked me to be their guest artist for the March Greeting to Go kit-Deflt, I was soo excited! The Greeting to Go kit has all the materials you need to make 12 greeting cards.  You can find the basic instructions for the cards on the Club Scrap Blog. My job as guest artist was to go "beyond the kit" and create 12 cards in my own way. This was so much fun! I LOVE to do altered projects like this! I got all 12 cards done in 1 day! 
So the kit is set up in 3 sets-4 of each style. All the styles are different sizes and shapes-some are even a fun fold! The kit comes with all the card bases and a bunch of cut a parts with images and sentiments. So all you have to do is cut and assemble to make 12 quick cards-BUT you can do so much more! Let me show you what I came up with!

Set A.The plans for this set were all just folded in half in the traditional way.

I did 2 in this manner-1 folded landscape and 1 portrait.

I used the cracked porcelain stencil from theDelft kit on the portrait card and rubbed on some yellow gelatos. Then I daubed the edges with stamp ink.

On the landscape card I used the crackle stamp from the unmounted rubber stamps and used yellow ink with clear embossing powder. I rubbed on some blue Distress Crayon to color the background.

For the next 2 I gate folded the base and attached stamped and cut apart panels to the front.

I used a corner punch from my stash on the large panel and stamped with the images from the kit. I colored in the cut a part images with Sharpie Markers.

Set B. The instructions for this set was to use one of the metal embellishments on each card. I changed that up a bit too.

I changed the position of the embellishment and put a colored matte behind it. I colored in the stamped image with Sharpie Markers. I used the corner punch from my stash again too.

This card I did pretty much like Tricia's instructions except for the stamped images.

I used 2 embellishments and matted with printed paper from the cut a parts that came with the Greeting To Go Kit.

Since I used 2 embellishments on the last card I used some twine that came with the G2G kit to close this card. I also folded it on the opposite side.

Set C are all 5"x7" cards. The original instructions called for a gate fold that overlapped an inch.

I stamped in 2 different colors for the background panel of this card, then used some cut a parts from the kit.

For this card I added the flags and put the slit on the other side fro the basic instructions.

For the background panels I used alcohol ink on Yupo Paper. Then I stamped an image from the unmounted rubber stamps with India Ink.

For this card I gate folded with a 1/2" flap on each front flap to attach 2 panels. When folded the larger panel covers the smaller panel. The larger panel has the large tile image stamped and then daubed around the outside edge with blue Distress Crayon. It's hard to tell in the photo but I stamped images on the front panel above and below the tile panel. I embossed with clear embossing powder.

For this card I gate folded with 1" flaps on the front. This left a 1" gap in the front that shows off the yellow panel inside the card. Then I adhered the panels on different sides of the front flaps-like flags.
If you like to make cards the Greetings to Go kit just might be for you...and I hope my "beyond the kit" ideas have inspired you!

Have a great day!

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Card Challenge- The Card Concept # 69 and Club Scrap Delft

Hello! It's been VERY snowy here in Upstate NY! I had 1 1/2 bonus crafting days when my work closed early one day and didn't open at all the 2nd! Woo Hoo! I decided to use my extra time to play along at The Card Concept challenge #69-Rich Texture.  The style I used for this card was mixed media.

I used the Club Scrap Delft kit to create my card. 

To create the texture I used the cracked porcelain stencil available with the Delft Kit.

I covered the stencil with modeling paste.

After pulling the stencil off and letting the paste dry I stamped the unmounted rubber stamp tulip images in blue and yellow ink. I used a yellow sharpie marker to accent the yellow on the flowers. I pressed the whole piece onto a versamark ink pad and covered it with clear embossing powder. Then I melted the powder with a heat tool. 

On the background yellow piece I used the cracks image from the unmounted stamps and stamped in yellow-then added embossing powder to add even more texture. 

Check out all the other entries at the Card Concept challenge blog and maybe you'll be inspired to link a creation of your own!

Have a great day!