Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Tin Container Magnet Board

Hello, Diana here with another Pinterest Inspiration project. 

This is my Tin Container Magnet Board, it is above my desk and it holds the tools I use more often.

And here is the inspiration, I pinned it 35 weeks ago from Stephanie Howells blog, she pinned it from Martha Stewart's web page; isn't Pinterest wonderful :)

And now the steps on how I made it. I got a bunch of picture frames at different thrift stores, the one I used for this project was already white and in great condition so it did not need to be painted, I used the rest for a project I'll show you in a future blog post.

I asked my husband to get me a sheet of metal; using the glass from the picture frames I traced the shapes with a black marker. I got some help from Sammy ;)

If you are wondering where to get this kind of sheet metal my husband told me you can buy an 8'X4' piece (this is the smallest piece and the cost can be 10-20dls) at any heating and cooling supply store, or even better they might have some scraps to give away for free.

Once the shape was cut out I put it in the frame.

I bought the tins on Etsy, there are a lot of sellers for this kind of product, I just wrote Vintage Metal Tin in the search box and a huge list came up.

I attached the magnets to the back of the tins with foam dots. You can buy the magnets at any hobby store, they have all kind of sizes and shapes.

Here is a close up of the top part.

And the bottom part.

I'll be back with more Pinterest inspiration, have a great day.


Friday, February 24, 2012

Artist ATC

The piece I'd like to share with you today is an ATC (or Artist Trading Card) which I made recently when I was on a roll with some card-making and didn't quite feel like I was done! Scrappy mojo isn't always obliging so you've got to make the most of it ;)

I started by layering some paper scraps onto the ATC card (a piece of card measuring 2.5" by 3.5") and sponging on red, orange and yellow ink, concentrating the darker colours toward the edges of the card.

I added some stamped script and cogs and a caption using black and brown StazOn ink and added the clock face rub-ons by Kaisercraft.

I added some gold Stickles to the clock faces and cog for sparkle, and outlined the whole card using a black Posca pen.

Traditionally ATC's are made for swapping so I'll have to find myself a swap to take part in!

Happy scrapping :-)

Gayle xx

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Layout in Pocket Page Protectors

Hi, Diana here, I bought some We R Memory Keepers pocket page protectors a while back with the intentions of using them for my layouts, I really did not know where to start, but with all the amazing Project Life pages out there I now have a clear idea; I am not doing project life, but I'll join in the fun making layouts :)

I'll be combining regular 8.5X11 pages on most of my layouts, this one is based on a Sketch from KP's Sketchpad class.

For this part I did not use a sketch, but I did add the half circle to make it coordinate with the first page; making these 3 little layouts was very simple, it really takes the pressure off figuring up a design, and they are great for adding the journaling and extra memorabilia without the worry of making the page look crowded. 

Here is my layout inside the page protectors.

As always I hope you got some inspiration from today's post, till next time.


Friday, February 17, 2012

Collage cards

This week I have some collage style cards to share with you - this is a great way of using up leftover scraps of paper, especially if you can use a common colour to pull it all together.

For the first card I used a Tim Holtz die cut candlebra layered on top of a doily and some scraps of papers, with some tissue tape and a few small oddments from my stash.  I wanted to use white/cream with browns and reds here.

For the second card I used cream and green with some orange accents; I also stamped some swirls in gold ink on both cards as this seemed to fill out the background a little more.
I am very much loving butterflies on my cards at the moment!  It seems to add a little something extra that they stand out from the page like they just fluttered out of a book and onto the card :)

Happy scrapping everyone!

Gayle xx

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Photo Heart

 Hello, Diana here, first an apology for not having a Mini Album tutorial this month, but I hope I can make it up to you sharing the steps to make a Photo Heart on a 12X12 page.

I bet most of you have seen this image or something similar, it caught my eye right away and I saved it in one of my Pinterest boards. I decided to make a smaller 12"X12" size. 

Source: Pinterest

You'll need a total of 53 one inch photos, I printed my selected photos as an Index page and used a 1" Square puncher.

To position your first square measure 1-1/2" from the bottom to top and center it (5-1/2" from left to right)

The  Rows should be like this:
1 - 1 pic
2 - 3 pics
3 - 5 pics
4- 6 pics
5 - 8 pics
6 - 9 pics
7 - 9 pics
8 - 4 pics from Left to Right and 4 pics from Right to Left
9 - 2 pics from Left to Right and 2 pics from Right to Left 

For the rows that are off like row #4, measure 1/2" and mark it so you know exactly where to place the first photo.

This would look great on a layout or as decoration.

And there you have it, a Heart made out of Photos.

I hope you all have a great day, till next time.


Friday, February 10, 2012

Be mine Valentine!

Today my project is a tag that I was playing around with for Valentine's Day (yes we're nearly there folks, don't forget your sweetheart on Tuesday!).

I sandwiched an acetate image from Crafty Individuals between two glass slides along with the caption (stamped letters which I cut out and stuck down with Glossy Accents) and put them into a memory frame; I then decorated a manila tag, keeping in mind the central placement for the slide and inked it with Fired Brick Distress Ink, Poppy Red Impress ink, gold pigment ink and black and brown StazOn.  I added some red ribbon and black lace to attach the slides to the tag.

Happy Valentine's everyone! Happy scrapping and have a great weekend!

Gayle xx

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Pinterest Inspiration

Hello, Diana here; are any of you hooked on Pinterest? I am for sure; this is the place to go if you are looking for inspiration. I have a Board titled “I want to make this” these images are from that board

Pinterest Sources: Image1- Image2- Ballard Design

I went to different thrift stores in searched of nice frames for different projects I’ve been making. I painted this one in white using Rust-Oleum with Primer.

I purchased a roll of Chicken Wire at Lowes and measured it to be slightly bigger than the back of the frame.

If you have one of those big staplers it will be easier to attach the wire using that tool. Since my husband did not have a stapler he gave me these curved nails and a hammer, it took me forever but I got the mission accomplished.

This is the finished project.

And here it is hanging in my room holding my jewelry, I used Tim Holtz Hinge and Hanger Clips.

Since I already had my fingers in pain trying to hold that tiny nail and hit it with a huge hammer, I decided to add a small piece of the chicken wire to my next project, and this is how it came out

This Cork Board will go in my scraproom , the frame is also from a thrift store and I painted it using Black Chalk spray paint, this paint has a very nice finish.

I’ve been re-decorating my scraproom and making a few more decorations for the house, so stay tuned for future Pinterest Inspiration posts like this one J

Hope you all have an Amazing day

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Quilted bag

So for Christmas I had a jelly roll of material from Moda called 'Wing It' which I absolutely loved the colour of; recently I had some time to play about with my sewing machine and thought that I would try to make a quilted bag - this is my attempt... 
I sewed together strips of the material to make a larger piece and then sandwiched some wadding between the front piece and a plain piece of calico for the inside.  I then stitched it all together to make a bag, and stitched a longer piece lengthways for the handle.  I wanted a bit of an accent on the front so found some red material and made a fabric flower using a tutorial from MollieMakes magazine.
 To button the top I added a buttonhole at the front and a heart-shaped button from Cath Kidston.
 I really liked the idea of this being a journaling bag so I put a notebook and pen inside and will be giving it as a gift to a friend :)

I went outside to take the pictures as the sun was shining and it really brought out the colours of the bag :) it looked so lovely I took some more pictures of the views from the back of our house and just thought I'd share them :) love that winter sunshine!

 Happy stitching everybody!  Have a great weekend :)

Gayle xx