Saturday, April 30, 2016

Poetry is a shadow journal page

As part of my Art Journal Emporium crew duties I write a blog post each month about a journal page I have created. This month I chose to work with the grab bag kit we get each month with our Emporium membership. You can find my full post here http://shoptangiebaxter.com/blogs/news

   Here is the finished page, a step by step walk through can be found in my blog post.

                       

            Hope you like my page, would love to know what you think. You can learn more about the Art Journal Emporium here - 
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Friday, April 29, 2016

Craftwork cards Time flies card

Here is another of my projects using the beautiful Craftwork cards Time flies kit I have made for the Fruit Pixie.

      This kit, as all of their kits, is so versatile and can be used in all sorts of ways, Today though I am going to show you one of my cards I have made with it.

      It is a simple card as everything you need is there in the kit. All I added was a DL card blank, a piece of ribbon to make my bow and some craft wire to form the butterfly antenna.


First I covered the card blank with some of the paper in the kit.


I added the Happy Birthday sentiment using some 3d tape. I then cut some craft wire, folded it in half and wound the 2 ends around a cocktail stick to make then curl. I then used some hot glue to attach the wire to the butterflies and the butterflies to the card. 


All I needed then was to tie a bow and add it to the card using my hot glue gun to finish.


So a really quick and simple card but it still looks lovely.

You can find the Time Flies kit in The Fruit Pixie shop
 here - http://www.thefruitpixie.co.uk/craftwork-cards-8-x-8-collection-pack-time-flies-25760-p.asp

DL card blanks here - http://www.thefruitpixie.co.uk/5-craft-uk-dl-card-blanks-ivory-11830-p.asp

Beautiful ribbon here - http://www.thefruitpixie.co.uk/ribbons--trims-ecfb8nproducts179curpage-2-179-c.asp


Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Time Flies kit wreath


      I have been playing with the Craft Work cards Time Flies kit for the Fruit Pixie, who I design for Its full of butterflies and flowers and truly beautiful. It has the usual wonderful paper pad. The die cuts this time, along with sentiments and toppers for your cards, are butterflies and flowers. Then of course they give you the candies to match.

     I loved the flowers in this kit and so decided to make a small wreath using them. To make the base I just cut 2 hoop shapes from some box card stuck them together and then covered it with strips of burlap fabric, which gives it a nice rustic feel.




         I then removed all the flowers die cuts from the card and drew around the inside of them with a quickly glue pen and sprinkled over the Cosmic Shimmer polished pearl glitter. I then shaped the flowers using my bone folder. All the die cuts are cut from a nice weight card so they hold the shape beautifully.

         The larger flowers I left single because I loved the butterfly image on them but the others I layers up to give some dimension and used some of the Creative Expression pears in their centres. I attached them to the base using a hot glue gun.

                    

     For the butterflies I did the same to apply the Cosmic Shimmer pearl glitter and then stamped a small word onto some of the waste card from the die cut sheets and cut them out and glued them to the centre of the butterflies.

     I then cut some thin craft wire and formed them into springs by wrapping the wire around a pencil, leaving a straight length at either end. Using a hot glue gun I attached one straight end to the underside of the butterflies and then the other end I pushed into the burlap fabric on the wreath. This gives the butterflies some movement as they hover over the flowers.

       
                         

       I then picked some ribbon to match the project and tied a bow. I also added another short piece to form a loop to hang the piece, attaching them both using a hot glue gun. My project was then finished.



                I hope you enjoyed looking at this project with me and will have a go yourself. I am working on other projects to show you using this kit, there are so many things you can do with it and it is all so beautiful as you can see.

                You can find the products I used, which are all available from The Fruit Pixie  -

       Craft Work Card Time Flies kit here - http://www.thefruitpixie.co.uk/craftwork-cards-8-x-8-collection-pack-time-flies-25760-p.asp

       Creative Expressions pearls here - http://www.thefruitpixie.co.uk/creative-expressions-embellishments-ecfb8nproducts464curpage-2-464-c.asp

                                                                     

Sunday, March 06, 2016

Flying butterflies journal page

The March grab bag in the Tangie Baxter and Co Art Journal Emporium. I have produced this journal page as part of the design team. All is from the kit except the girl who is from Itkupillie woodland kit.


You can find information about Tangie Baxter and Co Art Journal Emporium here - http://shoptangiebaxter.com/

Tuesday, March 01, 2016

   This Sunday is Mothers day here in the UK. As I have been working for Craftwork cards kits for the Fruit Pixie I knew the Craftwork Cards Vintage Ephemera kit would be perfect for my Mum, here is my card.


As well as the Craftwork cards Vintage Ephemera kit I used a 6x6 card blank and one of the small Bo Bunny doilies to make this card.

You can find the Craftwork cards Vintage Ephemera kit in the Fruit Pixie Shop here - http://www.thefruitpixie.co.uk/craftwork-cards-8-x-8-collection-pack-vintage-ephemera-25685-p.asp

This is such an easy kit to work with , so do have a look.

Happy Mothers Day to all the Mums out there, hope you have a lovely day.
                                                                          

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Craftwork Cards Vintage Ephemera shutter card

Here is another one of my card projects using the Craftwork Cards Vintage Ephemera kit I have made for The Fruit Pixie.

  When you make a lot of cards it is always nice to use a different shape. I also think it makes our handmade cards look even more special on the mantle piece.

  This one is a shutter card. I am lucky enough to have a Silhouette Cameo to cut and score mine but you can make them yourself or buy the card blanks.


The shutter card gives you nice areas to decorate and using the Craftwork Cards Vintage Ephemera kit you have plenty to decorate it with.

The large perfume bottle and sentiment is from the diecuts in the pack and the small bottle are cut from a sheet of the paper.

All it needs then is just a touch of glitter and you have a beautiful, quick and easy card that looks amazing!

You can find the Craftwork Cards Vintage Ephemera kit In the Fruit Pixie Shop here - http://www.thefruitpixie.co.uk/craftwork-cards-8-x-8-collection-pack-vintage-ephemera-25685-p.asp


Friday, February 19, 2016

Today I create Magic journal page

I don't make New Years resolutions but I have sort of this year. I have decided to actually use all those art supplies I have collected over the years!! Most of them you can no longer get hold of and a couple of things I have had to throw away as they had gone rancid or dried up, which is such a shame. So far though, so good. It is nice to dig them out and play with them as they usually haven't go instructions with them any more or I cant remember why I even bought them. I am in fact really enjoying the challenge.

   So for this journal page, for The Art Journal Emporium Art journal caravan itinerary number 6, I used some of my pots of inks I bought years ago. I had forgotten how beautiful they are as they are full of Mica.


The part of the itinerary I used for this page was the challenge box, I had to use 14 circles, check, 7 horizontal lines, check, 2 wild scribbles, couldn't fit them in and a noun, check. The images I used are from this months collage sheets.

You can find out more about the Art Journal Emporium that includes the Art Journal caravan here - http://shoptangiebaxter.com/