So, I was out and about stalking some of my favorite blogs when I came across this awesome bracelet, HERE. I cannot tell you how excited I was to see what she had made. I'm always looking for creative ways to use my stuff. Check out Claudia's Blog, her bracelet and the link to the tutorial on how to make one for yourself!
I used Rangers Shrink Paper, Picket Fence Distress Stain, Black Stays On Ink and my Paris Memoir stamps. I used this set because I loved my time in Paris!
I picked up the jewelry bits at Michaels. I also used a "Word Band". I textured the word band with my TH uber cool textured hammer. A little heat with your heat gun and pliers to bend it.
The jumpers easily attach the stamps after they have shrunk. Just be sure you punch the small hole before you shrink. When it shrinks it is a perfect size for your jump rings.
I have been playing around with paints and I have had many failed attempts. I'm not sure if it's the paint or maybe my oven cooks to hot? I also painted picket fence on both sides and it worked. After it's dry I stamped the back with the background stamp from Paris Memoir. If you don't do that you'll see the image on the back, like the gentleman here.
The Vintage Balloon is not apart of the set but I LOVE it so I used it.
I also added some hardware including the Enamel Tag with the rubs.
These little label stamps are adorable. I used my 2 Paris ones.
With a small paint brush I painted the shrunken stamps with various distress stains.
You can paint the sides of each image if you like.
Use whatever hardware you have on hand. I added a plane and some gears.
You can use any stamps you have. Mix them up of create a theme! Fun for you or as a gift.
It is official... I am addicted to Journaling. This is an inspiration post... why? I may have become lost in my creativity... it happens.
Scroll through the the photos for ideas. I have been inspired by my fellow journalers too.
I kept the cover of Eileen Hull's new Journalsimple with a flipped cabinet card and some crackle paste stenciling.
The Eileen Hull Inspiration Team has been sharing tutorials all month long. I do have a video tutorial for this card but it won't be read for awhile. Hey, it happens. I at least have a couple of photo's until the whole video is posted on Creative Scrapbooker Magazines website.
Loving the new Oxide inks especially as we approach those soft easter pallets.
A little stamping.
I know it's not a box or cool journal. One of my favourite dies is the Birds & Butterflies thinlit. Yep, there are pretty little dies perfect for card making too.
I love the intricate butterfly to layer over.
A simple card and no it's not even a journal.
I will share the video when it's all done and posted. I will even embed it in the post too.
Onto next month... PIN IT