Wednesday, May 27, 2015

The Blues Faux Canvas

Welcome to my stop on Club Scrap's The Blues Blog Hop
For this month's hop, I've created a faux canvas that can be hung on the wall or held by an easel. It features The Blues 8.5 x 11" Deluxe Grey Print and an orchestra portrait of my daughter.

A little about this project.

1. Create base box with Book Board. I used Book Binding Glue to attach the six Book Board pieces cut to create the 7-3/4 wide x 6-1/2" tall x 1-1/2" deep box. Punch a hole in the center back for hanging.

2. Wrap box with The Blues 8.5 x 11" Print using a foam brush, Book Binding Glue and bone folder. Punch hole through cardstock for hanging.

3. Now that the base is ready, collect feature photo and embellishments for attaching. Since there was empty space in this photo, I used a rubber stamp from The Blues Collection Unmounted Rubber Stamp sheet for stamping directly onto photo.

4. Matte and attach 5x7 photo onto faux canvas and simply embellish. 

I used the "less is more" theory here with very simple embellishing, I didn't want to take away from the stamped quote, the cardstock print and feature photo.

Next on the hop is Julie at Cape Cod Scrapper, you won't want to miss her great project!!
Thanks for stopping by,
Kay at Club Scrap

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Botanical Canvas Album

Welcome to my stop on the Club Scrap Botanicals Blog Hop.

The Botanicals Kit inspired me to put together this mini album featuring a painted canvas for the front and back covers.

The inside pages are a combination of Botanicals Printed and Plain Papers kettle stitched together.

The canvases and inside pages are 6x6".

The inside pages:

Here are the ten inside pages stitched with brown waxed linen thread.

The inside pages were rubber stamped prior to stitching. I just think it's easier.

Decorate the outside covers with acrylic paint, the Branch Masking Stencil and colored mists.

Botanicals Lite Branch Masking Stencil.

Botanicals Wood Veneer Birds with acrylic paint added.

Rubber Stamped words from the Botanicals Borders & Backgrounds Stamp sheet

Actually after decorating the canvases, I could have stopped there! These would have looked just fine on my walls, but I still thought it was fun to add the inside pages.

Putting the pages and canvases together . . .

Adhere the stitched pages to the canvas covers with CS Bookbinding Glue.

I could have stopped right there. But you know me!

Attach four decorative metal feet to the bottom four canvas corners with bookbinding glue. (Tricia dropped these off at my office a while back knowing I'd find a good home for them.)

To prevent the inside pages from sagging down between the canvases, I added two wooden dowels as a support.

The adorable book will make the perfect home for photos from my daughter's twelfth birthday party.

Next on the Botanicals hop is the lovely and talented Julie at Cape Cod Scrapper. See you there!


Wednesday, March 25, 2015

50s Kitchen Book in a Drawer

Greetings Blog Hoppers!

If you've missed any stops on the hop, check out the Club Scrap Blog for complete listings. This month's hop features the Club Scrap 50s Kitchen Collection.

How do you like the Nice To See You glasses charm on my Wooden Art Dummy? Lol!

The vivid colored papers worked well for my kettle-stitched mini album, which conveniently fits into a handmade Book Board kitchen drawer.

50s Kitchen cardstock was used to make the mini album while the Club Stamp text weight Quad Print worked well for wrapping the book board drawer.

The stamped quote from the Collection UM is perfect for the front of the album. It basically designated the size of the album and it all went from there. This will be great for holding family photos.

Since the mini album rests inside, there's room for setting "stuff" on top of the little shelving unit.

Next on the hop is the lovely and talented Julie, at Cape Cod Scrapper. Enjoy!!!


Wednesday, February 25, 2015

London Calling Blog Hop

Welcome to my stop on Club Scrap's London Calling Blog Hop!

3D Tunnel Card Club Scrap London Calling

The 3D Tunnel Card Technique seems to be my favorite this week. I created one for the Club Scrap blog on Monday and couldn't keep myself from trying another one with the collage image from the Borders & Backgrounds UM. I also incorporated the car from the Art Nouveau UM into the mix!

This expanding card measures 6-3/8 x 5-1/8" and can be collapsed to 1/4" for mailing.

Collapsed to fit into envelope

Six layers are stamped, colored and cut to create the 3D Tunnel effect.

The panels are then adhered to a pair of accordion folded papers.

Collage stamps are ideal for this 3D Tunnel Technique. Below is the tunnel card I made earlier this week using the Collection UM plate. It's the same . . . but different.

For more details about this card, check out my entry on the Club Scrap Blog.

Thank you for hopping with us! Next on the hop is Shona at Shona Scraps. Enjoy!
Wishing you a creative day,