Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Inspiration Post:"Altered Foil Tag"!!

Hey Everyone!! It's Elina here with another inspiration post for the Feeling Sketchy blog.
For this post, I decided to use Ranger Foil Tape sheets to create a tag.
I recently purchased a set of these Foil Tape sheets from Michael's and couldn't wait to use them.
I watched a tutorial on YouTube on how to emboss and add color to these sheets using alcohol inks.
So I decided to give it a try.
I was pleased with how easy it was to add color and emboss it.
You could also stamp and paint these sheets as well , so the possibilities are endless.

Here is a list of the supplies I used and a step by step photo representation of the process:

  • Ranger Foil Tape Sheets- 6 x 12"
  • Manila Tag- 2 1/4 x 5 1/4"
  • Adirondack Alcohol Inks- Any color of your choosing (I used Wild Plum and Butterscotch for this tag)
  • Cuttlebug and Embossing Folder
  • Heidi Swapp Chipboard Elements- Butterflies
  • 7 Gypsies Pyramid Studs
  • Stamper's Anonymous, Tim Holtz Idea-ology Ransom Alpha Parts


To start off, I traced the manila tag onto the foil sheet with a stylus and cut it out.
I used a hole punch to punch out the hole on the top.
And then, I moved on to the embossing and coloring.


This is the tag after I embossed and colored it.
I love the deep impression you get with these Foil Sheets and it takes color well.
I dabbed on my alcohol inks and was able to build up the color to make it more vibrant.
Once I had the coloring finished, I used my heat tool to set it, removed the paper backing to expose the adhesive and attached it to the manila tag.


To embellish the tag, I added a few butterflies, the sentiment "Life, Love", some pyramid studs and pearls.

And ta-da tag complete!!

I hope you enjoyed this project and got inspired!!
Enjoy your day!! :)







Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Sketch Challenge 87 - Make a Card!

Hello sketchies, 
here is our latest sketch for the 15 April & closing 30 April..

and it is a fabulously versatile sketch!

Astrid


Debbie

Debi


Elina


Liz


Louise


Margaret


Michelle


Sharyn


Valerie


I have to say this is the best Design Team...just look at those exciting cards!!!

Our April Sponsors are -


The Trinket Track has a great range of fun little trinkets to add to your projects.
$15 to spend in store

and


Molossi are supplier to the scrapbooking and papercraft industry. 

We are the proud distributors of: Xyron, Venison , Derivan ,  Helmar, Crafty Koala,  Pelikan Artline, Cumberland Stationery, X-Press Graphix, Creative Options, plus our own Molossi range and MUCH MUCH more with over 5000 products to offer in the coming months.


Our range of Scrapbooking/papercraft products include: adhesives, ribbons, acrylic alphabet & words, bling, bling buckles, bling brads, rubons, albums, printed papers, punches, 12 x 12 cardstock, chipboard, flowers, brads, storage solutions and more, absolutely something for everyone!!
 $30 chipboard and bling package
Please find the InLinkz for Challenge 87 over on the left hand column...so easy to find now!
Thank you for your continual support of Feeling Sketchy...we certainly love your presence!

Saturday, April 12, 2014

How to make pebbles - Inspiration post by Valerie Andrieux

Hello everybody !

I'm here today to share a little trick for the Feeling Sketchy blog. Here is what you will need :


Yep, just some pieces of paper and glossy accents. Ok joking. You will also need beads, crystals, glitter, laces. Just punch several small circles, adhere what ever you like on it and cover generously with glossy accents, enough to make a big bubble of glue. It does take a lot to dry. You could see the result above. On the left corner, with glitter (added before the glossy for the pink ones, and after for the dark green one), beads on the right, and laces at the bottom) :


I use them as flower centers or as small embellishments on my layout.

I made a video, it's in French but I add english caption for you...


See you for another crafty project soon !

Friday, April 11, 2014

Easter Inspiration

Good morning all. It's Sharyn here and it's my turn to inspire you. I would like to show you how you can use your printer more in your projects. Seeing it is nearly Easter I decided to make that my theme.
I created a card following the current (card) sketch and an Easter Basket.



I made my card using an Easter Egg cutting file purchased from the Silhouette store (#56967) but instead of cutting the image with an electronic cutter I recoloured each Easter egg, arranged them all where I wanted them to print and then printed onto cardstock. The sentiment was also computer generated.


This is the sketch I used from the current challenge.

My Easter Basket is also a file purchased from the store (#39175) and cut on an digital cutter using double sided designer paper from Making Memories. The "Easter" label was printed onto cardstock and then cut out using the "Print & Cut" feature of the Cameo.


Now I know not everyone has an electronic cutting machine but most of what I have shown you today can be replicated using clip art/rubber stamps and a craft knife and of course your printer.

These are the pieces I cut to make the basket.

Hope this helps you with your crafting projects.


Thursday, April 10, 2014

Top Picks for Challenges 83 & 84, & March Winners!!

Hello fabulous Feeling Sketchy gals

The top picks by our Design Team for Layout Challenge 83 are -

  Suzanne Crowther


Paula Jennings


Lizzy Crust


Kim's Scrapbook Addiction




And top picks for Card Sketch 84 are -

Suzanne Crowther


Lizzy Crust

Julene Matthews




Dorothy S
And using the Random.Org generator the winner of the 

Molossi - $30 chipboard and bling package for March 2014
 
is
 
Gail
 
 


And using the Random.Org generator the winner of the



The Trinket Track has a great range of fun little trinkets to add to your projects.
$15 to spend in store
 
is
 
 
Kim's Scrapping Addiction
 
 
 
Congratulations gals!

Please email me at debij@harbourvision.com.au

with Feeling Sketchy winner in the subject line.


Thank you again to you all playing along & to our fabulous sponsors!


Do come & play again!

 
 





Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Inspiration Post

Hi everyone it is Margaret here.
It is my turn to do the inspiration post for today.  I am a bit late as it is nearly midnight here in Sydney, Australia.  I didn't have a chance to look up and try a different card technique so I have done a digital scrapbook page to show how easy it is.  I don't normally do digital layouts but I am so far behind with my scrapbooking I thought I would have a go at doing some.  I have used Microsoft Publisher to do my layout.

I have layered photos from two different visits to Taronga Zoo in Sydney, Australia onto Create with TLC Jungle digi paper 2 and typed heading with WordArt and typed journalling in text boxes.

I hope you will scroll down and see the other work by the design team and join in our card and scrapbook challenges.

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Layout Sketch #86

Good Morning Sketchies... its Debi Clark here

I have taken over the helm of running Feeling Sketchy, & hope we see the lovely Morgyn's work again with us - she has been a wonderful leader.

I apologise at the lateness of this post as well, as I have been away...so with all that said...lets go!

So onto our next LO sketch #86..


And here is fabulous examples from our great Design Team





  
















April Sponsors
The Trinket Track has a great range of fun little trinkets to add to your projects.
$15 to spend in store

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Molossi are supplier to the scrapbooking and papercraft industry. 

We are the proud distributors of: Xyron, Venison , Derivan ,  Helmar, Crafty Koala,  Pelikan Artline, Cumberland Stationery, X-Press Graphix, Creative Options, plus our own Molossi range and MUCH MUCH more with over 5000 products to offer in the coming months.


Our range of Scrapbooking/papercraft products include: adhesives, ribbons, acrylic alphabet & words, bling, bling buckles, bling brads, rubons, albums, printed papers, punches, 12 x 12 cardstock, chipboard, flowers, brads, storage solutions and more, absolutely something for everyone!!!!!
 $30 chipboard and bling package.
Now please add your creation to the InLinkz in the top left column. 

If you dont have a blog, please feel free to email me at debij@harbourvision.com.au with your creation. Please add Feeling Sketchy to your subject line.

Happy creating!


Saturday, April 5, 2014

How to make modeling paste yourself

Hi there, Astrid here, it's already April and so it's time for me again to inspire you with my post. Today I want to show you how you can create easily your own modeling paste ! It's super easy and you can save your money for other goodies :-)

The only things you need are; Gesso and salt (just from your kitchen)



Add some salt to the gesso and mix it, the more salt, the thicker the paste will be, so be carefully, just add the salt little by little, it will dry quickly because the salt takes all the water out of the gesso.
Then transfer it onto a mask, you can add some mist before it's dry and tadaaa, your own modeling paste, very easy and cheaper then when you buy it in a store !



Good luck with trying and hope you are just as happy as me with saving some money !