Monday, October 19, 2020

Peace Slimline Christmas Card For Therm O Web And Brutus Monroe

Hello everyone, popping in to let you know that I have a tutorial over on Therm O Web's blog for my Peace slimline Christmas card.  We are having a collaborative challenge with Brutus Monroe all this week and I made this slimline card with several products generously sent to me by Brutus Monroe, thank you so much!

Peace Slimline Christmas Card

 Now I have to admit that I had NO idea what a slimline card was but turns out it is a popular new card format designed to fit inside a standard business or legal sized envelope (while I say new, I should qualify that to say it was new to me LOL).

Peace Slimline Christmas Card Detail
 Brutus Monroe has a line of precut slimline card panels, slimline card blanks and slimline envelopes (soon to be released) that I used to create this card along with some of their Brutus Monroe Foil Transfer Sheets from Therm O Web and Therm O Web's own Opal Deco Foil.

Peace Slimline Christmas Card Detail

 I also used Brutus Monroe's Ornaments die and Slimline Ornament stencil (soon to be released).

Peace Slimline Christmas Card Detail

I have a step by step tutorial over on Therm O Web's blog, so hope you can pop by for my how to, see you there (and pssst! there's a collaboration giveaway worth $50.00 to enter while you are there, good luck!)

Peace Slimline Christmas Card

Deb xo

Sunday, October 11, 2020

Autumn Leaves Mixed Media Plaque For Therm O Web And Sculpey

 Hello everyone, I have a tutorial over on Therm O Web's blog today for my autumnal mixed media plaque created with Deco Foil Foil and Flock Transfer Sheets and Sculpey Original Oven-bake clay.

Autumn Leaves Mixed Media Plaque

We are doing a cross promotion with Sculpey this week and they very generously sent me a whole selection of their products to play with, I had so much fun!  I'd never worked with oven-bake clay before and had a bit of a stiff learning curve at the beginning but was blown away by what I discovered I could do with it.  And I know I've just scratched the tip of the iceberg in that regard so can't wait to play more.

One of the most exciting things that I discovered was that Therm O Web's Deco Foil Foil can be transferred directly to the Sculpey Original clay sheets and then manipulated to give this amazing crackle finish!

Autumn Leaves Mixed Media Plaque Detail

Or you can bake and paint the clay first and then add foil accents to the clay with the Deco Foil Adhesive Pen.  This texture was created with Sculpey's Art Deco Leaf Nature Texture Sheet, love it!

Autumn Leaves Mixed Media Plaque Detail

Hope you can pop by Therm O Web's blog for the how to, I've got lots more to share with you (Sculpey's Silk Screens when combined with Deco Foil Duo Transfer Gel and Deco Foil Foil are to die for!)  And as an extra bit of incentive, you can also enter to win this amazing prize package courtesy of Therm O Web and Sculpey so be sure to leave a comment on Therm O Web's blog post when you are there!

Therm O Web And Sculpey Prize Package

 Good luck everyone and happy creating,

Deb xo

Monday, September 28, 2020

Halloween Folio

 Hello everyone, hope this finds you all well.  I've been slow to get into the Halloween crafting spirit this year and still am not quite there but got some wonderful inspiration from Terhi's Paper Art's 'Von Raven' digital paper that I just purchased.

Halloween Folio

Lots of other papers, stamps, stencils and digital images made their way into this Halloween folio as well and I made a flip through video which you can view on YouTube or I've also embedded it here on the blog at the bottom of the post if you prefer.  I've linked most of the elements used in the folio in the YouTube video description, so pop on by if you are interested in finding any of the links.

Here's the back cover, I love the Von Raven family photo!

Halloween Folio Back Cover

Inside of the folio cover, I used as many raven elements as I could find in my stash!  The scrapbook paper used for the folio cover is Graphic 45's Steampunk Spells (no longer available I'm afraid).

Halloween Folio Inside Front Cover

Here's the star of the show, the folio insert created from the Von Raven digital papers.  I made a pocket to house it from more of the Steampunk Spells scrapbook paper.

Halloween Folio Inside Pocket

And when you remove the folio insert, you'll find this very creepy little trick or treater from How To Haunt Your House.

Halloween Folio Pocket Page

 Here's the front of the folio insert, there are 8 pages in total in one signature.  I used the Von Raven Family Photos and Von Raven Halloween digital papers for the backgrounds of all pages, printing the paper on both sides.

Halloween Folio Insert Front

Anyone up for a game of Halloween bingo?!  Not sure what you will win, will it be a trick or will it be a treat? (bingo cards from Crafty Vintage Secrets which are no longer available).

Halloween Folio Trick Or Treat Bingo Cards

 And here are the rest of the pages, had lots of fun embellishing them!  Images are mostly from Terhi's Paper Arts, Laura Carson, Vectoria Designs, How To Haunt Your House and Crafty Vintage Girl, stamps and stencils from Stampers Anonymous and lots of Idea-ology Halloween Ephemera and Remnant Rubs from my stash.

Halloween Folio Insert Page 2

Halloween Folio Insert Page 3

Halloween Folio Insert Page 4

Halloween Folio Insert Page 5

Halloween Folio Insert Page 6

Halloween Folio Insert Page 7

Halloween Folio Insert Back Page

 And here is the flip through video, creepy music courtesy of TeknoAxe :O0


Hope you have enjoyed seeing my Halloween folio, I did have fun making it and hope that it's ignited my Halloween crafting mojo!  Thanks to Terhi's Paper Art for the inspiration and happy creating,

 Deb xo

Thursday, September 24, 2020

ATCoin Swap At StencilClub

 Hi everyone, I just participated in an ATCoin swap for our StencilGirl Products StencilClub Facebook group.  My partner received the coins that I made yesterday so I can share them with you now.  We were to create 3 ATCoins with the themes of angst, reflection and serenity.  (ATCoins, if you are not familiar, are similar to ATCs - Artist Trading Cards - but are circular with a diameter of 2 1/2").  Here are the coins I created with StencilGirl Products stencils (some StencilClub stencils and some that I already had in my stash from StencilGirl Products).

ATCoins For StencilGirl Club

I also made a little origami fold booklet to keep them in from some gel print papers.

ATCoin Origami Fold Book
ATCoin Origami Fold Book Back
ATCoin Origami Fold Book Inside

 And since the booklet had 4 pockets, I made an extra ATCoin to fill it up.  It was on a slightly Halloweenish theme but since I didn't know my swap partners preferences I didn't go too overboard!

Quoth The Raven ATCoin

 Here are closeups of the three themed ATCoins, the first is angst which gave me angst because I couldn't figure out what to do for it!  Finally I decided to add numbers representing the things that are causing me angst these days, putting them in the crosshairs as it were.

Angst ATCoin

The Reflection ATCoin came easily as one of the August StencilClub stencils has this lovely profile on it and it seemed perfect for the theme.  I photocopied some dictionary paper, flipping one copy, and stenciled the profiles onto each side, trying to keep them even.  The word reflection was then flipped as well on the computer to finish it off.

Reflection ATCoin

 And finally, the Serenity ATCoin.  Nature is my place of refuge and serenity so that became the basis for my design.

Serenity ATCoin

After putting my parcel together I decided that I couldn't send it naked through the mail so I stenciled some kraft butcher's paper with more StencilGirl stencils to pretty it up.

Stenciled Wrapping Paper

 Hope you've enjoyed seeing my ATCoins, I haven't received mine from my swap partner yet but hope they will be here soon so I can share them with you.  Thanks as always for stopping by today and happy creating,

Deb xo

Monday, August 31, 2020

Always Be A Dreamer Mixed Media Plaque For Therm O Web

 Hi everyone, popping in to let you know that I have a tutorial over on Therm O Web's blog today, it's Glitz Week so we are all using Glitz Glitter Gels in our projects.

Always Be A Dreamer Mixed Media Plaque

I chose to us Gina K. Designs White Glitz Glitter Gel on my background and stenciled it through that wonderful Zen Dragonfly stencil from Southern Ridge Trading Company.

I also incorporated some of Therm O Web's newly released Fairytale irridescent foils on my Detailed Butterflies die cuts.

Pop on over to Therm O Web's blog for the how to, hope to see you there!

Deb xo

Monday, August 17, 2020

Under The Water Shadow Box For Therm O Web

Hi everyone, popping in to let you know that I have a tutorial over on Therm O Web's blog today for a little mixed media shadow box.  It's 'Under The Water' week on their blog so I made my shadow box with an 'under the sea' theme.

When I first heard of this week's theme, my thoughts immediately went to StencilGirl Products 'Water's Edge' stencil (S676) designed by Mary C. Nasser and Therm O Web's Watercolor series of Deco Foils.  And then I remembered I had a bunch of wonderful ocean themed chipboard from Southern Ridge Trading Company in my stash and the rest, as they say, is history!

That fab ocotopus is a charm from Emerald Creek Craft Supplies and the art stones and shells came from Emerald Creek as well.  The 'seaweed' is Deco Foil Flock die cut with Sizzix's Garden Greens die.

The chipboard anchor was embossed with Hammered Metal embossing powder and I foiled the seahorses with Rainbow Shattered Glass Deco Foil ... I know seahorses aren't really that colour but I love that Rainbow foil!  I also flocked some chipboard 'seaweed' pieces and hand lettered the sentiment to finish it off.

Hope you can pop by Therm O Web's blog for my how to, see you there!
Deb xo

Sunday, August 9, 2020

Floral Concertina Book Side Two and Flip Through Video

Hi everyone, I've finished the second side of the floral concertina book that I shared with you a few days ago (click here to see that post), I made this little journal after taking a class with Joanne Sharpe over on Ruzuku:

I also made a quick flip through video, you can view it on YouTube by clicking here or I also have it embedded in this post down at the bottom. I even did a little voice over at the beginning, scary stuff!!

Here are a few pictures of the finished pages and covers from the second side of the book, that's the front cover pictured above.

First page, the rose on the right flips over.

Second page, think I shared this one on social media a little while ago?
Page three, the green booklet on the right (grow, thrive, bloom) was one I made in Joanne's Art Sparks 1 course (she is doing a series of 'Art Sparks' during the pandemic) and I sewed it in with a pamphlet stitch. Still a work in progress :O)
Page four.

And finally the back cover (or is it the front cover for the other side of the book?! :OD )

Here's the flip through video:

Hope that you've enjoyed seeing it, I had a lot of fun making it and am eagerly waiting for Art Sparks 3 to start! Have a great week and happy creating,

Deb xo

Monday, August 3, 2020

Concertina Book WIP

Hi everyone, I wanted to share a concertina book with you that I'm making in Joanne Sharpe's "Art Sparks 2: Color. Collage. Concertina." class over on  It is too much fun; watercolour and acrylic paints, collage, lettering, doodling ... this class has it all!  I only have one side finished so far but am loving the results.  My theme is flowers :O)

Concertina Book Side One

Page one is the inside of the front cover, I added a little pocket to tuck my watercoloured posies into.

Concertina Book Page One

Page two.

Concertina Book Page Two

Page 3, the large flower flips open to reveal more flowers behind with a spot for journaling on the back of the big flower.

Concertina Book Page Three
Concertina Book Page Three Flower Open

Page four, the half sunflower on the right side flips open as well.

Concertina Book Page Four

Page five.

Concertina Book Page Five

And finally page six, which is the inside of the back cover.  I adore how that big bold flower came out!

Concertina Book Page Six

So now on to the other side of the concertina book pages and the covers, I'll be back to share it with you once it's completed and hope to get a flip through of the completed book filmed for you as well.  I would highly recommend Joanne's class, lots of fun and it is a very, very reasonable price and part of a series of classes that she is doing during the pandemic.  Hope to maybe see you over there and thanks so much for stopping by,

Deb xo