Saturday, 30 July 2016

Rock & Roll - Art Journal Page


Today I'd like to share a project made for

CRAFTER'S COMPANION 
  
I have used Sheena Douglass's ROCK STAMPS
along with PEBEO STUDIO ACRYLICS.
   
Art journal page by The Crippled Crafter, featuring Sheena Douglass "Rock" Stamps & Pebeo Studio Acrylics.

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Thank you as always for popping by


xxSAMxx

Thursday, 28 July 2016

Crafter's Companion - BLOG HOP - **ENDED**


     
 Is everybody ready for a blog hop
 with not 1, not 2 but 
11 PRIZES to be won?!
     
Join me and the CRAFTER'S COMPANION Inspirers DT as we celebrate the launch of the Contemporary Christmas Collection (tune into Hochanda at 8pm on 4th August), share inspiration using a variety of products and offer up a prize at every stop along the way!
          
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I created a shimmery galaxy in a jar using the following products from Crafter's Companion:
Pebeo Studio Acrylics
Textures Stamp Set - Words of Wonder 1
Textures Stamps Set - Words to Inspire 2
Archival Ink - Jet Black
Black Gesso
White Gesso
Matt Black Card
Sheena Douglass White Stamping Card
Spectrum Noir Markers - IG4, IG2, IG1, Blender
     
Galaxy in a Jar, by The Crippled Crafter. Features Pebeo paints and Crafters Companion stamps.
       
Galaxy in a Jar, by The Crippled Crafter. Features Pebeo paints and Crafters Companion stamps.

Galaxy in a Jar, by The Crippled Crafter. Features Pebeo paints and Crafters Companion stamps.
 
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Blog Hop Blurb!
      
After finishing here, hop over to Sandra's blog for even more inspiration and the chance to win another prize!
   
 You should have arrived here from Janine's blog but don't worry if you didn't or if you don't know how blog hops work!  Simply start at the top of the Hop List below and visit each blog in turn, leaving a comment for each one before moving on to the next!
      
Speaking of prizes!  ... once the hop has finished, a winner will be chosen from the comments on this blog post, and one lucky person will receive this fab stamp and metal charm sets!  Comment on each blog in the hop for even more chances to win items from the new range!

  
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The hop ends at 12pm on the 4th August 
Prizes will be posted from the office to the winners shortly afterwards.
   
Enjoy!
                        
xxSAMxx

Monday, 18 July 2016

Birthday Card & Money Wallet


Today I'd like to share a project made for

CRAFTER'S COMPANION 
     
This Birthday Card with matching Money (or Gift Card) Wallet makes a complete gift!
     
Birthday Card & Money Wallet by The Crippled Crafter, featuring Crafter's Companion.
     
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Birthday Card & Money Wallet by The Crippled Crafter, featuring Crafter's Companion.
  
Birthday Card & Money Wallet by The Crippled Crafter, featuring Crafter's Companion.
   
Birthday Card & Money Wallet by The Crippled Crafter, featuring Crafter's Companion.
              
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Thank you as always for popping by


xxSAMxx

Friday, 15 July 2016

Guest Designer for THINGS TO ALTER - MDF Birdcage

A couple of months ago I was asked to be a Guest Designer for a fabulous MDF company based here in the UK! ... Things To Alter design and cut their MDF in house and it's been exciting working with such different and unique designs!
     
Altered MDF Birdcage by The Crippled Crafter, featuring Things To Alter, Petal Lu and DecoArt
   
In addition to the MDF products from Things To Alter I used a variety of materials for this project, including DecoArt Fluid Acrylics and Pinflair Buff-If.

The project also heavily features gorgeous handmade flowers by Petal Lu, so do pop by their shop and see what they have to offer!

So, back to the MDF! I used the following Things To Alter products in my project:

3D Birdcage
Extra Large Cogs
Spider
Rat
Plain Keys
Ornate Keyhole
       
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Those giant cogs are fantastic! The biggest one is about 6 inches!

     
I used air dry clay to add dimension to the rat and spider mdf pieces, before painting.
   


   
The "feet" of the cage are plastic bottle caps!

   
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Today I have 2 posts to share with you, both Guest Designer posts.  This is the second of today's posts so pop back to the home page to see the other exciting post if you haven't done already!
    
Thank you as always for popping by.
    
xxSAMxx

Guest Designer for KennyK Stamps - Christmas In July!

A couple of months ago I was asked to be a Guest Designer for a great digital stamp company that I love so much! ... KennyK Stamps have such a variety of different styles of stamp in their range, so it's almost impossible to not find something you like!

I used the image "Angel Seraphina" from KennyK Stamps, coloured with Spectrum Noir Markers (colour list below).
       
Christmas in July! An art journal page by The Crippled Crafter, featuring KennyK Stamps and Crafter's Companion.                     
This stamp is part of a new release of Christmas Angels and I found it hard to choose just one to use on my Art Journal page!
    
In addition to the stamp, I used Pebeo Studio Acrylics paint from Crafter's Companion as well as Alphabet Stamps from the Sentimentals range by Crafter's Companion.  I also used a Sheena Douglass "Simply Scriptly" stamp in the background.

I also used Paint Markers and glittery embossing power to finish the page off.
       
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Spectrum Noir Marker - Colour List

SKIN
TN3, TN2, FS4, FS1, CR3, IG1
 

HAIR
EB4, TN9, TN5, TN3


DRESS
BT4, BT2, BT1, BGR3, Blender


HAIRBAND
BT4, BT2, BT1, TB4, TB2
 

WINGS
TB1, IG2, IG1
(once the image was coloured, I masked off all the areas except the wings and sprayed them with Spray & Sparkle by Crafter's Companion)
 
LIPS
CR3, CR1 

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Today I have 2 posts to share with you, both Guest Designer posts.  This is the first of today's posts and the other will be following at 12pm today, so pop back to the home page to see the other exciting post if you haven't done already!
    
Thank you as always for popping by.
    
xxSAMxx

Wednesday, 6 July 2016

Pop-Up Box Card - Sara's Signature Collection - Floral Delight


Today I'd like to share a project made for my Mum, featuring

CRAFTER'S COMPANION 
  
I have used the 6x6 paper pad from Sara's Signature Collection titled "Floral Delight".  The flower dies are from Die'sire by Crafter's Companion.

Pop-up box card by The Crippled Crafter, featuring Crafter's Companion Papers and Dies from the Die'sire range.
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Thank you as always for popping by
     
xxSAMxx

Saturday, 2 July 2016

BEAUTY IS FOUND WITHIN - Art Journal page for Crafter's Companion


Today I'd like to share a project made for

CRAFTER'S COMPANION 
  
I have used Sheena Douglass's NEW "Rock" range of stamps!
     
Art Journal page by The Crippled Crafter featuring Sheena Douglass "Rock" stamps and Pebeo paint.
   
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I used the following materials:
    
STAMPS USED
Sheena Douglass A Little Bit Sketchy Stamps - "Every Rose"
Sheena Douglass A Little Bit Sketchy Stamps - "Grunge Band"
 
SPECTRUM NOIR COLOURS USED
Spectrum Noir on the website
CR4, 6, 7, 8
BP6, 7
PP2
BGR5
EB2, 6
DG3
LG2, 3, 5

MEDIUMS AND ADHESIVES
Pebeo Studio Acrylics Gesso
Pebeo Studio Acrylics - "Red Blue" (from Set 2)
Pebeo Studio Acrylics - "Violet Blue" (from Set 2)
Pebeo Studio Acrylics - "Green Yellow" (from Set 3)
Archival Ink - "Jet Black"
Archival Ink - "Leaf Green"
Distress Ink - "Barn Door"
Distress Ink - "Seedless Preserves"
Collall All-Purpose Glue

ANYTHING ELSE
Sheena White Stamping Card
Coredinations - Cardstock Core Essentials - Darks

All products above available from CRAFTER'S COMPANION .

OTHER MATERIALS
Gelato - "Coconut"
Paint Markers - black and white
     

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Can anyone guess what movie it was that inspired this journal page?

Leave me a comment with your guess, and thanks as always for popping by!

xxSAMxx