Monday, April 21, 2008

Earth Day Notepad Holder

This will be my last DT project for Scrap-n-Crop as my DT term will be up by end-Apr'08. It has been quite an experience I must say, and a great opportunity. So thanks Val, for believing in me.

This is a little notepad holder which is filled with recycled papers/envelopes. Great thing is, you can cut up more paper scraps, etc., punch holes with a regular puncher and just refill this holder for use over and over again.

"Reduce, Reuse, Recycle" - must admit the hardest part for me will be to reduce" (especially when it comes to scrapbooking materials), but I will try!

Foil tape used on the spine.

Double-embossed image of the tree. It gives the impression of a textured bark. Used a crystal brad to function as a button (with an elastic string) to hold it all close.

Love the effect of the foil tape on the spine - a little gleam, a little distressed, a little texture.

The stretched-out view of the notepad holder (topside).

And the inside where I used a ribbon to hold the papers together.

* this is now used by little J as her sketch book.

Supplies - SnC Earth Day Kit, Hero Arts Stamps, Tim Holtz Distress Inkpad, Ranger Inkssentials Memory Foil Tape, Making Memories Acrylic Paint, Making Memories Crystal Brad, Modge Podge, SnC Embossing Powder, SnC Ribbon, Hard Card.

ATC ~ Dreams

It's amazing how a few drops of inks can transform, from this ....

... to this, by spritzing with a mister ...

... to this, by drying with a heat tool ...

... to this little baby. Enjoy the process!

This appears on Scrap-n-Crop's latest newsletter and Tips & Techniques.

Supplies – Inks: Nick Bantock Reinker, Tim Holtz Distress Reinker, Tim Holtz Distress Inkpads; Pen: Zig Writer; Stamp: Inque Boutique, Hero Arts; Others: Ranger Inkssentials Memory Foil Tape, SnC Embossing Powder, EK Success 3D Dots.

Monday, April 14, 2008

ATC ~ Travel

Had fun playing with inks and made this little ATC. The left backgroup strip is foil tape and the right strip is paper with inks with smudges embossed with Tim Holtz's Distress Embossing Powder.

To show the details of the stamped transparency which I had 'stickled' from the back - you can see little specks of glitter through it. It's background is done with alcohol inks on foil tape (love the shine!) and the textured part (the bottom) is done with reinkers on tissue paper.

Close-up of the 'fun' part - the texture with the ink mix. The edges are embossed in copper.

Supplies - Inks: Ranger Adirondack Alcohol Inks, Ranger Nick Bantock Reinkers, Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink Reinkers; Inkpad: Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Inkpad, Tsukineko Staz-On; Embossing Powder: Scrap-n-Crop, Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Emboss Powder; Others: Stickles, foil-tape, transparency, tissue paper.

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Earth Day 2 ~ by J

Here's another little drawing done by J a couple of weeks ago. Not that I set her a theme, but she seems to be drawing lots of 'earth' themed drawings lately.

By the way, that's a pink dolphin on the left and her version of Mummy on the right. However, I don't quite know what that grey blob of shading near 'me' is supposed to be - forgot to ask her for her translation of this piece!