Friday 21 January 2011

Filter Paper Album - a Tutorial for Gingersnaps

I have been a little quiet on the crafting front as we stayed with my in-laws in the North East for Christmas, and then went to France for New Year. Since I got back last week, I have been making this project for Gingersnaps, which I have enjoyed SO much! As there are lots of sections to it, I was worried about taking over their blog too much, so I thought I would post some of the individual pages and tags here, mainly just with captions, with the step by step tutorial over on Gingersnaps. Hope that will all make sense!

The stamps I have used are Oxford Impressions Bonbon and Afternoon Tea sets, Art Journey Celebrate, and Crafty Individuals CI 277.

Here's the final album, which has individual tags in each of the filter paper 'pockets':-

Two little girls in their best dresses, being taken to the chocolate shop
A selection of tea and coffee advertisements stamped to look like a vintage newspaper
Chocolate related images. I used gold pen for the chocolate cases

The tea pot sits on a white crocheted coaster. The other images are on shrink plastic to be in scale in relation to the tea pot, on my imaginary tea table! The tiny beads create brown sugar.

The little girl from Art Journey 'Celebrate' was a perfect fit to sit on the cup and saucer, again on a crocheted coaster.
Cupid and hearts, with some tiny heart embellishments
Kept this simple to show the chocolate wording in the paper!

More tea and coffee advertisments. I divided the 'poster' image into two sections, separating the images from the words

A tag with a little girl in her party frock, on shrink. The words at the bottom are on shrink, and the awning is German Scrap, from Crafty Individuals

Chocolate related advertisements/logos
A romantic couple taking tea together. The words have been used to frame the image.

More tea advertisements

The poster image, whole this time. Tea definition on shrink, bottom right

Chocolate price list and chocolates. Paper cases coloured with gold pen

Wednesday 5 January 2011

Christmas Gift Boxes

Col asked me just before we went away for Christmas if I would make a couple of little gift boxes as we were giving his Mum and Sister Pandora charms for their bracelets. The first one is a papier mache box which I painted with pink Viva Precious Metal Colour, and then added some bronze Viva Croco to the top. Whilst it was wet I 'stuck' a few tiny pieces of left over friendly plastic onto it and melted it in with the heat gun. I then made a grungepaper rose using Hels' Stitchels stamps from the Artistic Stamper, coloured with Distress Inks.

A side view to show the little pieces of Friendly Plastic
This one was a wooden magnetic clasp box and I painted it with a cheap shimmery blue/green paint and blasted it with the heat gun to make it blister, in the same way I did the notebooks recently. I added some Angelina fibres around the edge and some tiny blue beads. I then made a friendly plastic frame from my new Krafty Lady art mould, which I love. I added a Crafty Individuals Father Christmas image to the centre and filled it with Glossy Accents. I was quite surprised that my MIL and SIL liked the boxes as I thought they would just look at the gift inside, but they seemed to, which was nice. Although they don't do the same sort of crafting as we do, they are both very crafty and they take an interest in the things I make, which is lovely.