Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Exploding Box Card - YOUTUBE Tutorial!

I was recently asked for the dimensions and instructions on how to make my exploding box card.  

So below you will find a YouTube tutorial (my first, be kind!) along with a downloadable PDF with a materials list and demensions.
       
Exploding Box Card TUTORIAL by Sam Lewis AKA The Crippled Crafter.
       
Have fun and please, be sure to share your box card with me!  My social media links are in the sidebar.

Exploding Box Card TUTORIAL by Sam Lewis AKA The Crippled Crafter.

         
YOUTUBE TUTORIAL
      
You’ll find the 3 part tutorial for this project here:
        

PDF TUTORIAL HANDOUT

 Click to view
     
                         
Thank you as always for popping by.
          
xxSAMxx
  

Monday, 27 March 2017

Turning your Colorista Pads into Cards (CI 13)

Today I'd like to share my second project featured in Crafter's Inspiration Magazine, Issue 13!
                          
I just love the Colorista colouring pads! so versatile and look fantastic made into a card.
                                       
Card by Sam Lewis featuring the Under The Sea Colorista pad and Spectrum Noir Markers
                       
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I used the following materials:
      
COLORISTA MARKER PAD - 5X7 - UNDER THE SEA
     
SPECTRUM NOIR MARKERS
     
SHEENA DOUGLASS - A6 STAMP - CHRISTMAS NOTES (Best Wishes)
                                 
8x8 CARD BLANK WITH ENVELOPE

All products above available from CRAFTER'S COMPANION .
                    
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Thank you as always for popping by


xxSAMxx

Saturday, 25 March 2017

Make Time - Timetraveller Collection

Today I'd like to share a project using Sheena Douglass's Time Traveller collection and Spectrum Noir Aquatints.
                       
OMG I totally have a new favourite medium for inky backgrounds.
                                           
Mixed media card by Sam Lewis featuring Spectrum Noir Aquatints and the Sheena Douglass Time Traveller collection.
                   
I used the following materials:
                    
STAMPS
Sheena Douglass Time Traveller collection - Geared Up stamp set
Sheena Douglass Time Traveller colletion - Make Time stamp set
             
DIE
Sheena Douglass Time Traveller collection - Make Time die set
                   
PAPER / CARD
Crafter's Companion Watercolour Card
Crafter's Companion Matt Black Cardstock
                   
MEDIUMS & ADHESIVES
Spectrum Noir AquaTint Inks - Beautifully Grunge (colours 53, 43, 40)
Pebeo Studio Acrylics - White Gesso
Tim Holtz Distress Ink pad - Gathered Twigs
Tim Holtz Distress Ink pad - Walnut Stain
Tim Holtz Distress Ink pad - Black Soot
Tim Holtz Distress Ink pad - Wild Honey
Wendy Vechy Archival Ink pad - Cactus Flower
Archival Ink pad - Jet Black
Black Embossing Powder
                         
All products above available from 
CRAFTER'S COMPANION
                  
OTHER MATERIALS
Chipboard "XI"
            
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Thank you as always for popping by and if you are in the UK, don't forget to put those clocks forward an hour tonight!
            
xxSAMxx

Friday, 24 March 2017

APRIL THE GIRAFFE

Hi folks! Today I'd like to share with you an art journal page featuring the one and only April!

Unless you've been living under a rock, you'll have heard about (or been obsessively watching!) April, the pregnant giraffe at Animal Adventure Park near Harpursville, New York in the US!
                            
#AprilsViewCrew Art Journal Page by Sam Lewis AKA The Crippled Crafter.
                         
I've loved watching her and her mate Oliver as she prepares to bring a baby giraffe into the world!

                      
I hand drew and coloured April myself, and tried to approximate her markings too!
                     
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MATERIALS LIST:
       
PAPER & CARD
Crafter's Companion Watercolour Card
12 x 12 Kraft Scrapbook
             
STAMPS & STENCILS
That Craft Place Stencil - Stencil 14
Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz - CMS 185 Graph & Croc (Graph)
Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz - CMS 186 Cracks & Specks (Specks)
       
DIES
Diamond Press - Block Alphabet
                   
MEDIUMS & ADHESIVES
Spectum Aqua Markers (Topaz, Boulder, Charcoal & Moss)
DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics - Transparent Yellow Iron Oxide
DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics - Quinacridone Gold *
Acrylic Paint - Burnt Sienna
Acrylic Paint - Burnt Umber
Ranger Archival Ink - Leaf Green *
Ranger Archival Ink - Potting Soil *
Ranger Archival Ink - Watering Can *
Ranger Archival Ink - Jet Black *
Posca PC-1MR Paint Marker - White *
Sharpie - Brown *
Winsor & Newton White Gesso *
Collall All-Purpose Glue
Collall Tacky Glue
                 
ANYTHING ELSE
Pental Aquash Water Brush *
#AprilsViewCrew Watercolour Sketch by Sam Lewis AKA The Crippled Crafter.
ORIGINAL DRAWING BY SAM LEWIS 
     
 SPECTRUM AQUA MARKERS - COLOUR LIST:
BUY SPECTRUM NOIR & AQUA MARKERS HERE
         
Topaz
Boulder
Charcoal
       
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Links you need to know 
            
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WWW.APRILTHEGIRAFFE.COM - Official website & Live feed
                           
                             
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Thank you as always for popping by.
          
xxSAMxx
   

Monday, 20 March 2017

Framing Your Colouring Projects! (CI 13)

Today I'd like to share a project featured in Crafter's Inspiration Magazine, Issue 13!

This was my first magazine publication and I was thrilled and blessed!  Thanks to Crafter's Companion for the opportunity to share my work with even more people! (Note: This was correct at the time of writing. I have since completed further magazine commissions, some of which I have been able to blog prior to this one)


Sam Lewis shares an idea for displaying your Colorista adult colouring pages from Crafter's Companion.


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I used the following materials:
      
COLORISTA MARKER PAD - A4 - EASTERN PROMISE

PEBEO WHITE GESSO
PEBEO STUDIO ACRYLICS - VIOLET BLUE

All products above available from CRAFTER'S COMPANION .

OTHER MATERIALS

Frame from local charity shop
    
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Sam Lewis shares an idea for displaying your Colorista adult colouring pages from Crafter's Companion.
           
SPECTRUM NOIR - COLOUR LIST:
                 
ORANGE
CR11, OR3, OR2, OR1
GREEN
CG4, CG3, CG1
YELLOW
CT4, CT3, CT1
PINK
FL1, CR6, FS8, FS6
         
Sam Lewis shares an idea for displaying your Colorista adult colouring pages from Crafter's Companion.
       
Links you need to know 
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Thank you as always for popping by


xxSAMxx