Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Back to School Planner from scratch

As part of my Tangie Baxter Creative Crew duties for her Art Journal Emporium I write a Mixed Media blog post each month. This month I created a Back to School Planner from scratch, using some of Tangie Baxter's digital papers kits.    I made this planner for a young person going up to Senior School but I designed it so you can make it however you want it. It has a cover with pockets and a deep spine so you can attach individual books to it using elastic cord.
Inside is full of wonderful colour due to Tangie Baxter's lovely papers you can print off at home as many times as you want to.
The planner has pockets on the inside cover
Room for plenty of books so the planner works for you. I show you how to make the books too.
The back cover has another pocket and then a place for your favourite pen too.
I have written a very detailed tutorial, it is a long one so get yourself a cuppa! You can find my tutorial on the Tangie Baxter and Co blog here -
While you are there, have a look in her shop too. All her kits are digital but that dosen't mean you have to use them in a digital format only, as you can see by my planner. Everything I used in my project was from a digital kit. I could re-size, alter, add to and then print out. A big advantage for me is they take up no space in my craft room, just a USB stick!
Tangie also runs a subscription Art Journal Emporium. You will receive art journal prompt, ideas and digital content for your art journal each month. You also have access to a classroom full of hundreds of ideas and inspiration as well as a weekly Vlog from Tangie. You can find information for that here-

Friday, July 14, 2017

Graphic 45 Vintage Hollywood Shine card

 This is my card I made for The Fruit Pixie using the Graphic 45 Vintage Hollywood papers and stamp set that can be found in the shop.
There are so many things you can do with this beautiful paper pad. I used the 8x8 paper pad, they reduce the whole paper down so you have a smaller sized image, perfect for this 6x6 card blank.
I used one of the papers for the blue background that I mounted onto some black card. I then cut the stars out from one of the other papers and collaged them onto the background.
Using a black Steblo pencil I drew around the stars to darken the edges.
The two postcards are from the ephemera pack. Lots of beautiful cards that have a different design on each side so lots to choose from.
Using the Stamp set 2 I stamped some of the images onto Kraft card and cut them out. Then added them to my card as you can see.
I completed the card by cutting a part of one of the borders from the border paper and threading it through a diamante ribbon slide.
You can find the Graphic 45 Hollywood paper pad, stamps and ephemera pack in the shop here -
Diamante ribbon slide -
6x6 card blanks -
I thought this would make a lovely card for someone who has passed their exams perhaps.

Saturday, July 08, 2017

Graphic 45 Vintage Hollywood little house

  Today I have a project to show you that I made for The Fruit Pixie online craft shop using the Graphic 45 Vintage Hollywood papers and stamps. 
My dear hubby bought me the Tim Holtz little house die for my birthday and I thought I would try it out using these wonderful papers and stamps from Graphic 45.
I cut the base out of some thick chipboard and then cut the Graphic 45 paper again using the same die so the pieces would fit perfectly. I used the 8x8 paper pad for this as the scale of the images was better for a smaller project. 
 I cut the die cut parts of the Graphic 45 paper apart as I find you get a better finish to your finished project if you don't go around corners with paper.
I painted all of the sides using the Cosmic Shimmer black paint.
I stamped some of the stamp images in black ink onto kraft card and cut them out. I then used them as collage pieces along with a paper stamp from the stamp border paper.
I used more of the borders to decorate the roof and the sides.
To finish it off I drew around the collage images with a chalk pencil.
I really enjoyed making this little house, I think I will be using this die a lot.
I hope you liked my project and it has given you some ideas of your own.
You can find this beautiful paper pad and stamps in the Fruit Pixie shop here -
The paint I used here -