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

Sunday, 19 March 2017

Distress Ombre Card (PaperCrafter Magazine)

Back in February I was lucky enough to get my hands on Leonie Pujol's new stamps and embossing folders and can now finally share with you the card I made using them!

This project is featured in Issue 106 of PaperCrafter Magazine, so be sure to buy your copy to find out exactly what I used AND how I made this fun project.
                       Distress Ombre card by Sam Lewis, using the new Leonie Pujol products as featured in PaperCrafter Magazine
         
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Thank you as always for popping by
       
xxSAMxx

Sunday, 12 March 2017

SPECTRUM AQUA MARKERS - True Colours

Today I'd like to share a project using Spectrum Noir Markers.
                            
Butterfly Card by Sam Lewis AKA The Crippled Crafter using Spectrum Aqua markers.
                                 
I used the same 4 markers for the background, butterfly AND sentiment, so you can see how versatile they are!
                   
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I used the following materials:
             
STAMPS
Sheena Douglass - True Colours
                          
PAPER / CARD
Crafter's Companion Watercolour Cardstock
              
MEDIUMS & ADHESIVES
Spectrum Aqua Markers
(Gold, Kingfisher, Begonia & Wildflower)
Versamark Ink Pad
Stick & Spray - Repositionable Spray Adhesive
                              
All products above available from 
CRAFTER'S COMPANION
                
OTHER MATERIALS
Posca PC-1MR Paint Marker - White *
Papermania Clear Embossing Powder *
               
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Links you need to know 
                           

                                       
Crafter's Companion - SHOP
    
FACEBOOK GROUP for sharing your Crafter's Companion Creations!
                
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Thank you as always for popping by
              
xxSAMxx

Thursday, 9 March 2017

ACCIO TOYBOY - Illustrations by T

Any Harry Potter fans out there?
         
Inspired by the books and movies, Accio Toyboy from Illustrations by T is fun and a little naughty!
ACCIO TOYBOY from Illustrations by T.  Coloured by Sam Lewis AKA The Crippled Crafter using Spectrum Noir Markers.
      As a proud member of Ravenclaw I had to of course colour her in the house colours of blue and bronze (according to the books before the movies changed them to blue and silver!.. but this nerd digresses).
                     
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MATERIALS LIST:
       
DIGITAL STAMP
ACCIO TOYBOY - Illustrations by T
            
PAPER & CARD
Neenah Solar White Cardstock
                 
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 SPECTRUM NOIR - COLOUR LIST:
BUY SPECTRUM NOIR MARKERS HERE
            
SKIN
TN3, TN2, CR1, CR3, FS4, FS1, FS2
 
HAIR
TN5, TN3, TN2, EB1, TN1
 
EYES
TB8, TB3, TB2
         
LIPS
CR5, C51, Blender
             
SCARF / SOCKS
TB9, TB8, TB4
GB9, GB7, GB3
             
HAT
True Black, BG8, BG7, BG6, BG5, BG3
TN8, TN7, TN6
GB9, GB7, GB3, GB1
              
GLASSES
IG10, IG8, IG6, IG4
              
WAND
MB4, MB2, MB1
                    
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Links you need to know 
            

                           
Illustrations by T - SHOP
Illustrations by T - Facebook Group
           
Crafter's Companion - SHOP
                      
                 
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Thank you as always for popping by.
          
xxSAMxx
   

Tuesday, 7 March 2017

FAE - Illustrations by T

"FAE" was a wonderful freebie in the Illustrations by T Facebook Group.
FAE from Illustrations by T. Coloured by Sam Lewis AKA The Crippled Crafter using Spectrum Noir Markers.
                 
MATERIALS LIST:
       
DIGITAL STAMP
FAE - Illustrations by T
            
PAPER & CARD
Neenah Solar White Cardstock
                   
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 SPECTRUM NOIR - COLOUR LIST:
BUY SPECTRUM NOIR MARKERS HERE
            
SKIN
TN3, TN2, CR1, CR3, FS4, FS1, FS2
   
HAIR
BG5, TN3, TN2, EB1, FS4, FS2
   
EYES & SHOES
TB9, VB3, VB2, VB1
   
CLOTHES
AP2, AP1, PP1, Blender
       
STAFF
EB8, MB4, MB3, MB1
       
GROUND
IG3, IG2, IG1, Blender
     
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Links you need to know 
            

                           
Illustrations by T - SHOP
Illustrations by T - Facebook Group
           
Crafter's Companion - SHOP
                      
                 
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Thank you as always for popping by.
          
xxSAMxx
   

Sunday, 5 March 2017

Desk Organiser

I was recently making some new storage boxes for my stamps and dies and my wife asked me to make her a desk organiser for her desk at work...             
Desk Organiser featuring DoCrafts Spritzing Inks and Pebeo Dyna Paint. By Sam Lewis AKA The Crippled Crafter.
Desk Organiser featuring DoCrafts Spritzing Inks and Pebeo Dyna Paint. By Sam Lewis AKA The Crippled Crafter.

                         
                
I used the following materials:
                            
DIES / STENCILS
Diamond Press Block Alphabet Dies
Sheena Douglass - Groovin 60's Stencil - Circles of Your Mind
         
PAPER / CARD
Cardboard Box (plus extra cardboard for dividers) *
Brown Kraft Parcel Paper *
Sheena Douglass - White Stamping Card
             
MEDIUMS & ADHESIVES
Winsor & Newton White Gesso 1L *
Winsor & Newton Black Gesso 1L *
Pebeo Studio Acrylics Dyna Paint - Gold 
DoCrafts Spritzing Ink - Cardinal Red * 
DoCrafts Spritzing Ink - Aubergine * 
DoCrafts Spritzing Ink - Gold
Pebeo Gilding Wax - Empire Gold
Mod Podge Matte
Posca PC-1MR Paint Marker - Black *
Molotow 2mm Paint Marker - White *
             
ANYTHING ELSE
DAS Air Drying Clay *
           
All products above available from 
CRAFTER'S COMPANION
or AMAZON*
                            
Desk Organiser featuring DoCrafts Spritzing Inks and Pebeo Dyna Paint. By Sam Lewis AKA The Crippled Crafter.
             
                                 
Desk Organiser featuring DoCrafts Spritzing Inks and Pebeo Dyna Paint. By Sam Lewis AKA The Crippled Crafter.
     
Desk Organiser featuring DoCrafts Spritzing Inks and Pebeo Dyna Paint. By Sam Lewis AKA The Crippled Crafter.
                             
Links you need to know 
                           

                                         
Crafter's Companion - SHOP
    
GROUP - Share your Crafter's Companion Creations!
       
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Thank you as always for popping by
       
xxSAMxx

Saturday, 4 March 2017

January Postcard Swap

Today I'd like to share a project using the new Die'sire Mixed Media Dies from Crafter's Companion.

These were launched yesterday on Hochanda so make sure you don't miss out!
             
Postcard by The Crippled Crafter, featuring Die'sire Mixed Media Dies and Brushos
                  
I've joined a monthly postcard swap and this was my postcard for the first swap of the year!
             
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I used the following materials:
              
STAMPS
"Warm Wishes" from Crafter's Inspiration (Issue 11)
             
DIE
Die'sire Mixed Media Dies - Blossoming Tree
Die'sire Mixed Media Dies - Pennant Banners
             
PAPER / CARD
Sheena Douglass White Stamping Card
Crafter's Companion Matt Black Cardstock
             
MEDIUMS & ADHESIVES
Archival Ink - Jet Black
Collall All-Purpose Glue
Collall Tacky Glue
                                
All products above available from 
CRAFTER'S COMPANION .

OTHER MATERIALS
Brusho Crystal Colours Set of 12 *
            
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Links you need to know 
                           

                                         
Crafter's Companion - SHOP
    
FACEBOOK GROUP for sharing your Crafter's Companion Creations!
       
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Thank you as always for popping by
       
xxSAMxx

Friday, 3 March 2017

Twit Twoo - Art Journal Page

Today I'd like to share an Art Journal Page!  I'm glad to be getting back to art journaling.  It's such a fun and creative release.
            
Twit Twoo - Art Journal Page by Sam Lewis AKA The Crippled Crafter, featuring Pebeo Dyna paints and Die'Sire Mixed Media Dies
                 
This time I incorporated the **NEW** Die'sire "Twit Twoo" Mixed Media Dies along with the Diamond Press Block Alpha Dies for the wording!
           
Twit Twoo - Art Journal Page by Sam Lewis AKA The Crippled Crafter, featuring Pebeo Dyna paints and Die'Sire Mixed Media Dies
                                         
The Mixed Media dies are being launched 
Today at 10am on Hochanda
so be sure to tune in!
                          
I used the following materials:
      
STAMPS
Leaf stamps / dies from Crafter's Inspiration (Issue 11)
Sheena Douglass - Simply Scriptly

DIES
Die'sire Mixed Media Dies - Twit Twoo
Diamond Press - Block Alphabet

PAPER / CARD
Sheena Douglass - White Stamping Card
Crafter's Companion - Matt Black Cardstock

MEDIUMS & ADHESIVES
Pebeo Studio Acrylics - Dyna Paints - Set 3
Pebeo Studio Acrylics - Dyna Paints - Gold
Pebeo -White Gesso
Pebeo - Black Gesso
Versamark Ink Pad
Collall Tacky Glue
Collall 3D Glue Gel
             
All products above available from 
CRAFTER'S COMPANION 

OTHER MATERIALS
Daler Rowney Mixed Media Paper *
Uni Posca PC-1MR - White, Black & Gold *
Black Embossing Powder
           
Twit Twoo - Art Journal Page by Sam Lewis AKA The Crippled Crafter, featuring Pebeo Dyna paints and Die'Sire Mixed Media Dies
                     
I worked in my handmade art journal, the pages of which are made from Daler Rowney Mixed Media paper.
Twit Twoo - Art Journal Page by Sam Lewis AKA The Crippled Crafter, featuring Pebeo Dyna paints and Die'Sire Mixed Media Dies
           
                  
Links you need to know 
                           

                                         
Crafter's Companion - SHOP
    
GROUP - Share your Crafter's Companion Creations!
       
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Thank you as always for popping by
       
xxSAMxx