Thursday, May 31, 2012

Defining a woman

Howdy everyone! Linda here with another Globecraft Memories project.

I found this quote about a woman being full circle so wanted to use it with one of my projects. I thought it would look great cut up and spread out so opted to put together a Globecraft Memories bubble frame with a sewing theme that could then be mounted to canvas. I used the Classic Grand Oval Bubble Frame here but chose not to use all layers.




Begin by stamping the larger frame with a script stamp in Archival Black Ink then run the frame through a die machine to emboss. The frames emboss beautifully, adding depth and texture. Any embossing folder or Texture Fade works fine; if using the larger frames it needs to be turned and run through the embossing stage as many as three times to get the complete frame embossed.

Use Vintage Photo Distress Ink to color the frame and edge the larger frame with an Adirondack Metallic Gold Paint Dabber. The background in the frame is stamped with a button stamp from Red Lead - it is the perfect size to cover the background - and it fit the theme!

Images inside the frame are from Wendy Vecchi (bust form) and Crafty Secrets (sewing accessories) and the needle, thread and snaps are real sewing essentials. Items can be popped up to create dimension and the globe still provides protection.

Trim the Prima paper, Nature Garden, to fit just inside the perimeter of a 10-inch-by-10-inch canvas. Chew up the edges a bit with an edge distressor and ink the edges slightly with Vintage Photo Distress Ink, to tie the colors into the frame. After printing the quote outline each word with a black fine-point marker and haphazardly cut the words free. Lay out the items to create a balanced appearance then adhere the frame, quote and buttons to the paper with Glastique.




Posted by Linda Neff, http://linda-neff.com

Products used:


  • Classic Grand Oval Bubble Frame

  • Glastique, Adhesive

  • Embossing Folder, Cuttlebug

  • Script Stamp & Bust Form Stamps, Wendy Vecchi

  • Vintage Photo Distress Ink

  • Button Stamp, Red Lead

  • Sewing Accessories Stamps, Crafty Secrets

  • Nature Garden Paper, Prima

  • Canvas, Blick Studio

  • Black Fine-Point Marker 

  • Edge Distressor, Tim Holtz

  • Black Archival Ink

  • Adirondack Gold Paint Dabber
















Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Capturing the Magic

Hello, Allie here to share a little Globecraft magic. The magic of OZ that is! As a little girl, I remember the first time I saw the movie. I had read the book, and many others in the series, and I was so excited. My mom and dad picked up some Chinese take out - and for the first time ever, we ate in FRONT of the TV! It was like a picnic movie party. Our TV was black and white, so the emergence to color was lost on me til later in life. I fell in love with Graphic 45's take on this Frank Baum classic, and I really enjoyed capturing some of Dorothy's friends for all time!

I got busy with some great products from Globecraft Memories, the  Grand Oval Globe and some Glastique.



Glastique
This glossy goodness isn't just for finishing.
It's an excellent adhesive as well.
I used it for adhering some of the layers inside my globe.

Grand Oval Globe Frame
This easy to assemble set comes with it's own easel stand and convenient holes and nails for lining up each of the layers. It makes the project a snap!


Overall, as far as difficulty, this was a very easy project. Do not be intimidated by the many pieces, or the globes! For the characters inside the Grand Oval Globe, I used two sheets of the paper from Graphic 45's The Magic of Oz Papercrafting Paper pad (8x8 double sided papers) that contained the main image. I cut the oval shape from one, and cut accent pieces from the other sheet so I could take advantage of the awesome amount of space inside the Grand Oval Globe. For the framed layers, I just chose different background papers from the same pad of paper.


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The Magic of Oz
designed by Allie Gower for Globe Craft Memories
To cut the background papers easily, I used a self healing mat and craft knife from Westcott to cut around the layers and the openings. I adhered most of the paper using SuperStik from Glue Arts - gluing the paper to the chipboard, letting it dry, and then cutting around the edges. I used Beacon's 3-in-1 to adhere some of the chipboard pieces together for final assembly, and also to attach the flowers. On some of the detail layers on the characters, I used Globecraft Memory's Glastique on the paper to paper, and 3M's foam mounting tape for raising areas. The tin man was cropped out of the project, so I actually cut out his head and placed it over the banner, and brought him back into the picture. I also raised up a part of his arm on two layers of foam tape.
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I inked around the edges of some of the ovals - on the paper and the hard chipboard edge, with ink from ClearSnap. 

The last touch was a little bling. I used strips from KaiserCraft and actually adhered them to the Grand Oval Globe, rather than the paper.

S U P P L Y   L I S T
  • Globecraft Memories Grand Oval Globe Frame
  • Paper - Graphic 45
  • Flowers - Prima and KaiserCraft
  • Gems - KaiserCraft
  • Adhesive - Glastique (Globecraft Memories), 3M Foam Mounting Tape, SuperStik from Glue Arts, and Beacon's 3-in-1
  • Ink - ClearSnap
  • Other - Westcott Craft Knife and Self Healing Mat
Thank you so much for stopping by to share a little magic with me.





Posted by Allie Gower.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

SweetStamps.com Challenge #67 Sketch Card

This week at SweetStamps we have a fun sketch card for our challenge:
Let's see your creation - remember to use a SweetStamps image to get an extra chance at winning $20 of rubber stamps from SweetStamps. Rules are listed in the sidebar and instructions can be found at the bottom of this post.


Check out the sweet creations from our talented design team this week:






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WIN FREE STAMPS! 
Join our weekly challenge
You can use any stamp on your challenge entry, but if you use a SweetStamps image, you will get two entries into the giveaway! To enter the challenge, please add the URL to your actual blog post or online gallery to the InLinkz at the end of this post. Please do not link to your main blog; we want to be able to find your post to leave you comments. Also, please link back to our blog.


Remember, you can only enter the challenge one time, use a SweetStamps image to get an extra entry in the challenge. Please limit the amount of challenges to 10 (including ours).  You must link back to us in your blog post.
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Next week's challenge is For Dad.

Happy Stamping! Hope your day is super sweet!

:) stacey


Anything Goes Winner

Using Random.org, a winner from last week's challenge was chosen.

And the winner is....#44
 Congratulations
Kim Bell

Please contact me for your winning prize of a $20 shopping spree for rubber stamps at SweetStamps.com.

Thank you to everyone who joined in on the challenge, we hope you had fun and will join us again — we have a new challenge every Tuesday!

Monday, May 28, 2012

Remember } Altered Grand Oval Globeframe

Hey there everyone, Stacy here today to share my first project with you as a Design Team member at GlobeCraft Memories.  I simply fell in love with the Classic Story Tellers Grand Oval Frame.  It is very rare that my darling daughter and I get a good photo together.  This photo was captured of us playing around, so I wanted to do something special with it.

I started with the Grand Oval Globeframe.  On the larger oval I covered this with pattern paper, then sanded and inked the edges.  I did the same for the smallest oval frame, and then simply inked the middle size.  Once all of this was done it was time to put it all together.  Using Glastique I put the frames all together, then started adding super fun embellishments.

Here is a picture of the overall frame.




A little close up of the bottom of the frame.






Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today, see ya next time!
Stacy- GlobeCraft Memories Design Team






Supplies Used


Classic Story Teller Grand Oval Globeframe
Glastique Gloss
Prima Flowers & Wooden Trinkets
Teresa Collins Buttons
Ranger Distress Ink (Vintage Photo)
Basic Grey Stick Pin (Blue)

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Home Decor Meets Enamel Powders

Good morning, Steph here.

Working with Globecraft Memories products is a fun experience especially when you can create so many different projects. I had this wooden letter in my studio and thought I'd play around and see what I could create.



I began by first covering the letter with Piccolo Adhesive and then covering it with Mermaid Tears.


Next, I pounced some Adhesive around the letter and added some Enchanted Aubergine. When the powders melted, they blended together nicely.


Because the Adhesive could not fit in the smaller areas, I put the Adhesive on a foam brush and then used the foam brush to apply the Adhesive to the smaller areas. Worked ike a charm! The powders held fast and look great. I carefully added Adhesive around the edges of the letter and then applied Vintage Silver.

Once finished, I added a flower with Glue Dots to the top of the letter. Then I added clear rhinestones around the letter. Because they didn't show up too well, I "painted" them with Clearsnap Gold Lame Smooch and added 24K on top. Once heat set, the rhinestones really took on a life of their own.



Globecraft Memories Supplies:
Enchanted Aubergine
Vintage Silver
Mermaid Tears Powder
Other Supplies:
Making Memories Wood Letter
Clearsnap Smooch Ink - Gold Lame
Want2Scrap Rhinestones
Prima Flower
Glue Dots


Tuesday, May 22, 2012

SweetStamps Challenge #66 Anything Goes

This week at SweetStamps our challenge theme is
Anything Goes

We're excited to see your creations...remember to use a SweetStamps image to get an extra chance at winning $20 of rubber stamps from SweetStamps. Rules are listed in the sidebar and instructions can be found at the bottom of this post.


Check out the sweet creations from our talented design team this week:






* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
WIN FREE STAMPS! 
Join our weekly challenge
You can use any stamp on your challenge entry, but if you use a SweetStamps image, you will get two entries into the giveaway! To enter the challenge, please add the URL to your actual blog post or online gallery to the InLinkz at the end of this post. Please do not link to your main blog; we want to be able to find your post to leave you comments. Also, please link back to our blog.


Remember, you can only enter the challenge one time, use a SweetStamps image to get an extra entry in the challenge. Please limit the amount of challenges to 10 (including ours).  You must link back to us in your blog post.
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Next week's challenge is a Sketch Card:

Happy Stamping! Hope your day is super sweet!

:) stacey


My Favorite Color Challenge Winner

Using Random.org, a winner from last week's challenge was chosen.

And the winner is....#17

Congratulations
Tracey

Please contact me for your winning prize of a $20 shopping spree for rubber stamps at SweetStamps.com.

Thank you to everyone who joined in on the challenge, we hope you had fun and will join us again — we have a new challenge every Tuesday!

Monday, May 21, 2012

Sweet Stamps is Sponsing Love to Create Challenge


Thank you for stopping by today! We are very excited to share with you SweetStamps is sponsoring some great Challenge Blogs in the coming months!

SweetStamps is sponsoring Love to Create Challenge Blog 



SweetStamps is offering a $10.00 shopping spree to one lucky winner so come join the fun over at the Love to Create Challenge blog  for your chance to go on a shopping spree!

Their theme this week is Song Inspired with a Sentiment!!

Thank You Love to Create Challenge  for the opportunity to sponsor your challenge this week!

You can find SweetStamps current challenge here for a chance to win a
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Would you like to partner up with SweetStamps for your challenges??? We sponsor all events offering a shopping spree at SweetStamp shop for your winners and lots of added exposure to your events. Email me for all your Sponsoring needs!

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Butterfly Chipboard Charms Bracelet

Hi all!  Ryann here a fun and easy bracelet made with one of the new butterfly Piccolo Card Decor and Chipboard Charms.  Now I am first and foremost a card maker, but every once in a while I like to stretch my boundaries a bit and try something new. After seeing the pictures of the Globecraft Memories booth from the Michigan International Women's Show, I felt inspired to create my own Piccolo Card Decor bracelet!
Supplies Used:
Post & project by Ryann Salamon

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Bringing Vintage Style To Handmade Cards

Hello everyone, 
Pinky here with a card today using the amazing
Globecraft Memories products. 
I really love the vintage feel of the Vintage
 Key & Lock Card Decor Set so I decided to create this vintage style card.

If you scroll down I will share how to create this frame and with the lock & keys. 

Step 1. Begin by coating frame and keys with the Embossing Powder Adhesive.



  Step 2. Coat each piece carefully using the 24K Gold Powder, shaking off excess.


 Step 3. Heat set each piece carefully with heat gun-using tweezers to keep pieces in place. 


 Step 4. Carefully coat each item with Glastique Gloss allowing ample dry time. 

 That's it! Easy as one, two three and you have fabulous vintage style embellishments. 



I hope you enjoyed my post today, until next time!

Products Used: