Archive for January, 2010

Saturday, January 30th, 2010

Turn a photo frame into a mini book

This book features my cat Molly who is just so dammed cute!

 Turn a photo frame into a mini book It is a photo frame which has had holes drilled on one side and had large wooden tags added to it to make it into a mini book. It stands on a book case in our living room.

 Turn a photo frame into a mini book It was also featured in Get Creative magazine in Australia and the article includes full instructions for making one for yourself.

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Wednesday, January 27th, 2010

Book about Me

 Book about Me This book is titled Unashamedly All About Me and it’s one of my interactive book designs. You can write on it with chalk, stick things to the notice board and hang things from pegs. I love designing these books and this is one of  my favourites of all time.

 Book about Me It appeared in Get Creative magazine in Australia together with full step by step instructions for making it.

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Saturday, January 23rd, 2010

Wire worked card

 Wire worked cardI love working in wire – it’s such a fun medium. I have a cool technique for twisting wire into a bicycle shape which I use every now and then. Here is one incantation of the design on a Bon Voyage card which featured in Get Creative magazine in Australia.

 Wire worked cardThe full instructions  are here including details on twisting some wire into your own bicycle.

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Thursday, January 21st, 2010

Eddy – Heritage mini book

 Eddy – Heritage mini book My Great Uncle Eddy was killed in WW1 in France. I made this mini book to celebrate his life.It is made from corrugated cardboard – my all time favourite medium as it is inexpensive, fun to work with and recycling is always a good thing to do.

 Eddy – Heritage mini book The book was featured in Get Creative magazine in Australia and here are detailed instructions for making it.

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Sunday, January 17th, 2010

Stamped silhouette card

 

 Stamped silhouette card Here is a fun card that I designed which makes use of a masking effect to keep the stamped bird from being stamped or inked over. It is simple to do and it lets you turn a single sheet of cardstock into a great card by simply stamping and inking it in layers, bird first!

Here are instructions for making it from the Get Creative web site.

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Friday, January 15th, 2010

Bottle top jewelry

 Bottle top jewelry This was one of my first jewelry (jewellery) projects for Get Creative magazine and the piece featured photos of me and my sister, my mum and my two grandmothers.

Here are images and full instructions for making it.

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Monday, January 11th, 2010

Yum! I love Ranger Glossy Accents

 Yum! I love Ranger Glossy Accents Ranger makes this wonderful product called Glossy Accents. It is clear and it is not only a dimensional adhesive but it can also be used as a dimensional glaze to give your projects a great shine. It really is all you need to hold the heaviest embellishment to your project.

This is a collage card I made using Glossy Accents to give everything on the card a great glossy coverage.

The card has an angled front panel and I used some cool Australian stamps to feature in the collage. The card was a project in Get Creative magazine in Australia. You can find detailed instructions for making it here

 Yum! I love Ranger Glossy Accents

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Thursday, January 7th, 2010

Purse Mini-book

 

 Purse Mini book

This mini-book was made for Get Creative magazine in Australia. I don’t typically work with what I call “bubble gum” colours like these pinks, greens and blues but for this project because of the clothes the kids are wearing it worked so well.

The photos were taken one day when the kids were playing in the park so I went along to photograph them. Ali was showing off her prowess in swinging across the monkey bars, Ginger was having a little trouble – arms too short was the problem – and Katyann was still playing on the slides and things – waiting for the day she could even reach the monkey bars!

The book is chock full of modeling paste so its lumpy and there is fabric and layer upon layer of chipboard too.

 Purse Mini book

This is one of the inside pages – featuring Katyann. You can see more of the book and read how to make it yourself  here: Purse Mini-Book.

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Wednesday, January 6th, 2010

Packing tape transfer card

 Packing tape transfer card

 

I made this  bon voyage card for Get Creative magazine as a simple way to show how easy it is to make image transfers from plain old clear packing tape. I think I used tape I bought from the Post Office – talk about easy to find! It also uses thick twill tape punched with heavy duty sewing eyelets and those metal tags you can get that I seem to have a heap of and never use very much.

Here you simply pull the insides out of the tags and replace them with your transfer. The instructions are on the Spotlight web site here: Image Transfer Card.

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