Scrapendipity : scrap·en·dip·i·ty

The gift of making fortunate discoveries by accident, a talent for making discoveries while searching for other things.

Monday, May 27, 2013

Kewl Canvas

 This past week my friend Katie was visiting from Winnipeg, she comes every year at this time, and I always try and think of fun places to go.... and a fun project to do! My other friend Carolyn, who is very talented and has made many very kewl creations on canvas, offered to come and share some ideas with us. So..... off we went to the junk drawer to find odds and ends. Katie is a quilter so hers was based on that theme, and mine was..... well..... yes Maddie lol and a little bit of Alice in Wonderland.

The first step you have to do to your bare canvas, is coat it with Gesso. This gives it a base, that has "grip" now for everything to be glued to. Then with liquid glue, I used Fabritac, and a hot glue for a couple of pieces. Don't worry about color when you are selecting your items..... you will see why momentarily!
So here I have a random selection of things, some with meaning, some for space filler. On the background you need some texture, I have a piece of a metal screen, some burlap, gauze, and tissue paper. In every empty space I filled in with flowers or small oddities. There is sea glass, earrings, some flat some raised, random is the fun part. It's like a scavenger hunt after finding all the things that make up the canvas.
now the entire canvas is covered in gesso. There were a few pieces that would not cover, like some black trinkets. And some flowers bled thru'. The choice is yours at this point. You can recoat those pieces until they stay or white, or you can let them show thru as I chose to do on a few pieces.

 After everything was dry, I protected my picture with a piece of plastic and sprayed glimmer mist at first with a fine mist, then got in tight and sprayed a small deep spray. Some places I dabbed dry and some I left to drip. I used 3 colors but the mix of wet glimmer mist made a couple of other colors in the mix. You can let the color fully dry in between but I liked the combo, I picked soft earthy colors to match my photo, but Carolyn used a sepia photo and that had a great effect too.

 I took a close up of the 4 corners of the canvas for you, now the hunt I should have counted how many pieces I used!
 This is a great way to use up left over trinkets, odds and ends, and things with colors that don't go with anything!
that iguana was an earring, and I love the little stacked mushrooms. See what else you can find.... and.... Have a Happy Scrappy Day!
Here is Katie's quilting themed creation. Great gift idea!

Hop over to Scrapbooker's Paradise for a supply list. Thanx for stopping by.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Tim Holtz Clocks

Hello All, The design team at Scrapbooker's Paradise challenged each other to decorate a Tim Holtz Assemblage Clock, the 4 of us had some fun with them, and it's kewl to see how different they all are!!

For mine, I had so many ideas and I had a hard "Time" deciding.... so I decided to not make mine permanent nothing is glued in with anything serious, just tacked into places, so I can take everything out and start again, Now granted there will be a Halloween "Time" clock coming soon, but I guarantee THAT one will be permanent lol! So I have to buy another one, and keep this one as the ever changing "Time Change" lol ok enuff corniness!! 
What's inside mine.... the little mason jar is a Die cut from Lawn Fawn, want2scrap also has some precut ones. I used the inka gold in blue to cover the chipboard, my fave new medium for covering chipboard, just rub it on and burnish with a paper towel, beautiful glossy finish.The top of the jar - gold - is smooch. The papers I used were from My Mind's eye, and Authentique. The hands were from my stash, I think they were Prima. Some moss and Prima flowers along the bottom. I just glued the ends of the flower and placed them into the moss. If you can see thru the moss, there is curled up grass from the Tim Holtz grass die.... haha you thot I didn't have a Timmy die on this one.... fear not! there is always one to be found! The butterfly is cut out of glitter paper and a Cheery Lynn die and the little "springs" are rolled paper! 

Thanx for popping by, go see the other clocks at Scrapbooker's Paradise  too!
and ..... Have a Happy Scrappy Day! 

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Quick Book

I was given a project to do this past weekend, and I learned how to do a little folding book, so I thot I would share the idea with you. It's not my design, just my decorating, but it's fun I think you 'll like it!

First was to choose some papers. Mine is going with a stampede project, so I chose the Bo Bunny lines, Prairie Chic and Anthem. And the base is Kraft cardstock.

 First step was to cut 8x6 in kraft, score at 4"
 cut 2 hinges 4x2 and score at 1" and taper the ends
 attach one to the bottom right, and one to the top left.
 then attach 2 4x6 kraft pieces.
 cut another kraft sheet 4 1/2 by 6 1/2 score 1/4 "on both sides and 1/2 along the bottom.
 snip out the corners and adhere sookwang tape along the edges. Don't set down yet tho', first you need to sandwich the ribbon between the layers.
 use a circle punch to cut a half circle for the tags.

 fold and line up both sides glue the ribbon UNDER the pocket you just made. Then in line on the other side glue another strip, both sides are about 12" there will be a pocket on top on the right side also, and I seem to have lost the before picture?
 I used 2 different sizes of Tim dies to make the tags. The largest and the next size down.
 Then it was time to decorate. See the ribbon under the pocket with the star on it? the tags have patterned paper on both sides, and then I will add photos, and journalling.
 the inside with all the flaps open
and the back pocket with the larger tags. Hope you enjoyed this as much as I did making it :-) Have a Happy Scrappy day! Check out Scrapbooker's Paradise for the shopping list.

Monday, May 13, 2013

Inspired by TV

The challenge over at Lasting Memories this week is..... inspired by TV, PERFECT! I just happen to have more Comicon pix to do! So here is my page inspired with a little well known Zombie show! 

Have a Happy Scrappy day, thanx for popping by!

Friday, May 10, 2013

First Challenge

Scrapbooker's paradise blog is having a challenge! This is the double page layout that I am submitting.... you should go and play too! Here is the link.....

Shopping List:
Authentique  - Strong
Prima Flowers
7 Gypsies  - Mini round hanger
Sizzix  Dies
We R Memory Keepers - Lucky 8 punch

Have a Happy Scrappy day... thanx for playin' :-)

Monday, May 6, 2013

Pretty Little Page

I love this line of Authentique. It's called Strong and most of the words on the papers relate to Fathers, but I found some that work for Maddie's Grad also. I love these pictures.... They are so fun, and this paper works perfectly with them!

All the edges were inked with Distress ink Walnut Stain. The stems were drawn on with the Tim Holtz marker, Walnut Stain. 

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