Friday, November 28, 2014

Annmakes Creations Trailer

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Playing with Creative Paperclay®


I recently learned about a fabulous product called "Creative Paperclay®".  I have worked with other brands of  air drying clays made for children before.  However, if f you like to work with clay you too will love this new to me clay.

For starters the Creative Paperclay® modelling material is more moist when you take it out of the package and feels smoother than other brands.  I found it moulded very well into my silicone moulds (By Mod Podge and Martha Stewart) and came out of the moulds easily if I let them to dry in the mould for one or two hours, but not over night.  It is not recommended to leave air drying clay or Creative Paperclay® modelling material in untreated silicone moulds over night as some intricate patterns may  make it difficult to remove the dried  project without damaging your moulds.

As Christmas is right around the corner I made some ornaments with the product.  Today I present to you this Victorian inspired ornament:

Supplies used:  Creative Paperclay® modeling material
                          Silicone moulds by Mod Podge, and Martha Stewart
                          Silk Glazes in: African Jade, Oyster, and Ginger Peach
                          Hot glue gun and glue stick
                          String (from my stash)
                          Vintage paper Christmas gift tag / image (from my stash)

1.  Take some Creative Paperclay® modeling material and knead it lightly and roll into a skinny sausage to put into the frame mould.  Roll another small piece of Creative Paperclay® modeling material into a ball and push into the bow frame.

2.  After a couple of hours (Depending on your climate) push on the mould to release the  ornament carefully and let dry over night maybe even 24 hours.

3.  Once the ornament pieces are dry, colour them with some glazes, inks, or paints.  Let the colour dry.

4.  Trim the image if needed.  Using some hot glue, adhere the bow to the frame.  Adhere the string to the image at the top on the front.  Glue the frame over the image making sure the string part stays hidden.  Let dry.

I hope that you enjoyed this tutorial, and please visit the Creative Paperclay® website here.  For more inspiration check out the Creative Paperclay® blog. The product is available in stores, online at the Creative Paperclay® online store, and other online shops.

Thanks for stopping by.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Owl I want...

Hello, welcome, and thanks for stopping by.
today I have a little bit of inspiration for the fans over at the Blue Moon Creation Crafting Station Blog.  I made this Christmas card.

Card stock (red, black) Staples
Gold paper from Dollarama
White card: Canson Water Color
Copics:  SP03, E31, C1, N5, E30, YR65, R24, 0
Stamp: BMC-0025" Owl for You " from Spiced Sunshine Stamps.

The blog challenge is on here.

Friday, November 7, 2014

A Pretty Little Dress

Supplies : Papers and Dew Drops all from The Robin's Nest.
Ribbon from my stash   
Mannequin from Dollarama.
Adhesive by 3M

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Thinking of You Card and Altered Vase

Hello, today I have two projects to share with you.  First is an easy card  that looks like it took a lot of time to make, but didn't.  :)

Supplies:  Robin's Nest Papers and Dew Drops
                 Dollar Store Sentiment sticker
                 Dimensional foam adhesive also Dollar Store
                 Ranger Archival Jet black ink
                 Sizzix steel die "Flourish"
                 optional: glass decorative stones and battery operated tea light (Dollar Tree)

1. Make a square card about 6" x 6" from black card stock.

2. Cover front of card with lighter coloured paper about 6" x 5.5"

3. With Red paper(Same size as gold paper)  and Sizzix Steel Die cut " Flourish "  make front overlay.  Note  here we are using the stencil part left of the die cut and we keep the actual Flourish for another project. Create a shadow effect with a dumber and some Black Ink along the edges

4. Adhere the red panel over the gold color panel using dimensional foam squares or strips.

5. Glue diamond shaped and round shaped Dew Drops.  Apply sentiment to bottom of card on black portion.


The second project I have for you today is something I made for Halloween.  I thought that it could inspire you to make something similar for another Holiday as well.

Supplies:  Robins' Nest Papers and Dew Drops
                 Dollar store piece of Jute cord
                 My stash ribbon scraps
                 Wellbound glue, and Hot Glue from Home Depot
                 Ranger Archival Jet Black ink
                 Tools used:  Creative Memories Border Maker with Fence cartridge, (both no longer sold)
                                      Sizzix Big Shot and Sizzix steel die:  In Bloom Corner Flourish

       1.  Using Sizzix die and Herringbone paper from RN cut out a Haunted House and a bat.

2. Ink the edges and windows of the house to give it a more haunted look.                      

             3. With the border maker cut out a fence from black card stock.

                4.  Using hot glue adhere the fence first to the bottom of the vase , and adhere the house                  
                      over the fence.

                5.   Apply Dew Drops with some glue that will stick to glass.

                6.  Finally, tie some ribbons and cords to the base of the vase.  I also added some black
                    glass stones and a battery operated tea light.            

By the way the beautiful papers and Dew Drops are available from The Robins'Nest.

Thanks for stopping by.