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MID-MONTH INSPIRATION AND PRIZE REVEAL FOR CHALLENGE#17:”SKETCH”

Hello friends,
This is Anila at the blog today with a mid-month inspiration
by our DTs along with the Prize Reveal for our ongoing CHALLENGE#17: “Sketch”.

 

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For the challenge,

You can create any project using the provided sketch it can be a layout, a journal page, a simple card, interactive cards, mixed media canvas or project, altered art, anything crafty,to participate…

  • Last date of submission is 30th November 2017.

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To win the amazing goodie bag!

 

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To begin with, let me remind you about our ongoing NOVEMBER challenge …
Here is the sketch that you need to use to create your make for the challenge submission.

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Lets quickly go through the challenge rules now…
 
  • You can create any project using the provided sketch it can be a layout, a journal page, a simple card, interactive cards, mixed media canvas or project, altered art, anything crafty!
  • You have the option to flip the image, rotate it, stretch it for larger coverage, but the design should be prominent.
  •  The most important part is that, you have to USE AT LEAST ONE CRAFTYSCRAPPERS PRODUCT FROM CRAFTYSCRAPPERS STORE to make your project.(It can be anything from the store!!!)
  • CRAFTYSCRAPPERS PRODUCT used should be the FOCUS of your project.

     

  •  If you do not have any products from us, You can purchase them from the store.
  • Do tell us in your post what product you have used from our store.
  • Last date for submission 30th November 2017
  • Link your projects with Mister Linky shown at the end of the post or through Facebook at CRAFTYSCRAPPERS CRAFT CHALLENGES.

     or if you still face trouble to add your creations kindly drop your creations link/blog links/ facebook page links/ pictures at craftyscrappers@gmail.com

  • To submit your creations for the challenge and to share them on social media, please use   #Craftyscrappers challenge17 to qualify for submission, failing to do so, the entry would be disqualified.
  •  Also, go through the general rules Here
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prize for the challenge#17 “SKETCH”
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Which has some really beautiful and enchanting stamp sets, lots of transfer fun foils to make your creations super sparkly and the versatile shimmer sprays and shimmer pastes to enhance the beauty of your creations.The stencils that you get in this prize will go hand in hand with your pastes and sprays and will give you endless possibilities to work on different techniques of using them.
so isn’t that great!!!
So do join in our November challenge to win our amazing goodie bag!
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Okay so lets start with our a mid-month inspirations by our very talented DTs now:

 

So here are the Inspirations:

 

 

Here is my inspirations for the challenge.

 

Beautiful Layout and a Tag By DT Member

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Beautiful Layout

 

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A brief description

  • I took a white card stock measuring 8″x8″.  
  • I stenciled one side of it using the mini Victorian Butterfly stencil using distress inks. The inks I used are Yellow- Fossilized Amber, Orange – carved pumpkin and Pink – Festive berries.
  • The other side of the card stock I stenciled with the Create-a-scene(sunburst)stencil with fossilized amber Distress ink.
  • I took a white card panel measuring 4″x6″, matted it with silver strips from the backside and foam mounted it on my Stenciled CS.
  • Adhered the photo to it. 
  • I stamped and heat embossed the flower from the “Bloom” mini stamp set with gold EP.
  • Colored the flowers using zig markers and mounted them on the card panel, adding leaves in between. 
  • On a piece of ready tag, I stamped the sentiment, tied a twine through the hole and mounted it on the LO.

 

Beautiful tag

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 A brief description

  • I cut a tag from a Kraft CS.
  • Using the Craftyscrappers Victorian stencil and white pigment ink, I stenciled one side of the tag. 
  • Mounted a piece of pattern paper on the tag using foam adhesive.
  • Stamped, colored and fussy cut the Ice-cream cones from the “Sweet” stamp set. 
  • Mounted the images on the pattern paper.
  • Stamped, cut and mounted the sentiment on the tag. 
  • Lastly added ribbons/twine to the punched hole of the tag.

 

 

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Beautiful distressed Card By DT Member

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A brief description

  • I took A2 size white cardstock, distress inked the background and stamped the images from Craftyscrappers “Mermaid Wishes” stamp set to add more details.
  • Once satisfied, I die cut out the vellum stitched star using stitched star dies from Craftyscrappers and adhered it on my distress inked background.
  • Meanwhile, I stamped the mermaid and fish images from the same stamp set on watercolor paper, colored and fussy cut it. Adhered the same using double-sided mounting tape.
  • Completed my card by adding the sentiment and some sequins here and there.

 

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Isn’t that a lovely card..?

 

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I hope you enjoyed the Inspirations and that we have inspired you enough for the challenge for this month “Sketch”. 

Have you participated yet? We still have few more days to go…. 

So join in our craft challenges,(details at the beginning of the post!)
You can  participate via mr.linky (at the end of the challenge post)or via facebook,Instagram and even via email.
(While sharing your creation post over the social media, ie Facebook/twitter/instagram
please use   #Craftyscrappers challenge17 to qualify for submission,
failing to do so, the entry would be disqualified.) 

Do participate and stand a chance to win the amazing goodie bag!

Looking forward to your participation in the challenge.
love,

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FUN FOILS WITH AIR DRY CLAY: a video tutorial!

Hello friends,

Today I am quite excited for this post as I have tried something very new and different.Till now we all were exploring Craftyscrappers Fun foils on bases like paper,mdf and vellum.I have gone a step forward and have tried on Air dry Clay.

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To my surprise,it worked well on that as well.
I had superb outcome.

 

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But before i get into that, let me tell you…
Our challenge for this month of NOVEMBER is ongoing.
If you missed our previous post,check it out here…

CHALLENGE#17:”Sketch”

You can create any project using the provided sketch it can be a layout, a journal page, a simple card, interactive cards, mixed media canvas or project, altered art, anything crafty,to participate…

 

  • Last date of submission is 30th November 2017.

 

 

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to win amazing prices!!!

 

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Okay so moving on to the tutorial now…
Let me share a picture of the frame I made using fun-foiled clay flowers.

 

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I simply loved the shimmery effect on the petals.
Sharing the complete project pic along with few more close ups.

 

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A brief tutorial on how i made this:

 

  • For the base,I covered cardboard with Black heavy gesso first,
  • applied some red acrylic paint on a portion and then used shimmer paste
    along with stencil.
  • Both paste and stencil are from Craftyscrappers.
  • In the center I used a hand painted image and stuck mdf ornate around.
  • Rest of the flowers are all stuck with the help of silicon glue.

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Here are the pics of the procedure.

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I have a video tutorial where I have shown the making of clay flower and how I have used fun foils on the petals of the flower.

 

 

 

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Hope you have enjoyed the tutorial.
Do leave some  love and feedback below.Don’t forget to join in our craft challenges,(details at the beginning of the post!)
You can  participate via mr.linky (at the end of the challenge post)or via facebook,Instagram and even via email.

(While sharing your creation post over the social media, ie Facebook/twitter/instagram
please use   #Craftyscrappers challenge17 to qualify for submission,
failing to do so, the entry would be disqualified.) 
 
 

Happy Crafting!!

anushree

 

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DIWALI FAVOUR BOXES: a brief tutorial!!!

Hello Everyone,

This is Apurva here on Craftyscrappers Blog today.
First of all Wishing you all A very Happy Diwali.
So today I’m here to show some beautiful favour boxes,
I made recently for diwali as diwali gifts for friends!

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Let me show you a picture of it first before I proceed for instructions how I made it along with list of supplies.

 

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Here’s the completed DIWALI FAVOUR BOXES:

 

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I had great time making these favour boxes and the outcome was really pretty.

 

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Let me share now the procedure, how to make one easily.
step1
I started with a brown box
(u can opt to use any color BOX of your choice.)
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and  rose bunch stencil from Craftyscrappers.
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Then using the Rose Bunch Stencil and picked raspberry distress ink i distressed the whole box.

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(Im showing you how you can distress any piece of paper/cardboard or box here.)
Just simple stencil work made a simple brown box into a designer box and was perfect for the festive occasion.
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Once distressed with the Rose bunch stencil,
I tied a Red polka dots ribbon to the box to decorate it.
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This how the Box looked:
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So my designer Diwali favour boxes were ready to be filled with gifts and diyas.
I added the gifts in the box and finally wrapped the box with the ribbon.
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Hope you too enjoyed the quick making of these beautiful stenciled Diwali favour boxes, do give it a try & share your creations with us, and don’t forget to leave some love 🙂

And i am sure this will get you inspired to participate in our CURRENT CHALLENGE  for this month of October which is still ongoing…
If you missed our previous post,check it out here…

CHALLENGE#16:”Sparkle It Up”

You can create cards, layouts, journal pages, altered art, MDF items, anything crafty and add glamour to your projects in any form, be it foil, glitter, shimmer or anything to sparkle it,to participate…
Last date of submission is 31st Oct 2017.

 

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to win Our amazing goodie bag, that has a lot of fun craft products for you.
Here’s a look at it:

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Do read the challenge rules at the challenge link provided, the link will take you straight to the challenge post, where you can enter via Mr.linky.

 

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So thats all for today!
Wishing you all good luck for the challenge!
We will soon come up with some more creative tutorials to share with you all, so keep checking this space!
Thank you for stopping By…..
Regards,
apurva

 

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PRIZE REVEAL:CHALLENGE#16-Sparkle It Up!

Hello Wonderful people!

Hope you all had a wonderful and fun-filled Diwali!!!
Well today I, Konica…  am here to reveal the  winner prize for our current challenge for the month of October, which is still ongoing ….

If you missed our previous post,check it out here…

CHALLENGE#16:”Sparkle It Up”

You can create cards, layouts, journal pages, altered art, MDF items, anything crafty and add glamour to your projects in any form, be it foil, glitter, shimmer or anything to sparkle it,to participate…
Last date of submission is 31st Oct 2017.

 

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But before i reveal the Winner prize,
let me share with you a quick and easy Festive Card tutorial.
I made these easy festive cards for my family and friends on Diwali.

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Diwali, or Deepawali,  is a Sanskrit word meaning “rows of lighted lamps,” is a Hindu-originated festival celebrated in India and worldwide.
During the five-day celebration  which is also known as the “festival of lights”,clay lamps known as diyas are lit to signify the destruction, through knowledge of all negative qualities — be it violence, anger, jealousy, greed, fear or suffering… in other words, the victory of good over evil.
As per tradition, Diwali is celebrated with grand splendor, where every home is lit with diyas, leaving no room for darkness to enter, sweet and savory snacks are prepared throughout the day, every doorstep is decorated with rangoli to welcome guests with great honor, one fashions new clothing to thank Goddess Lakshmi for providing prosperity and good fortune, when the sun sets, firecrackers light up the streets… and it is the perfect time, for sending some love as gifts to your family and friends.

 

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Moving on to the Tutorial, On how i created these…

 

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I took the Craftyscrappers Premiun cardstock (white) and Die cut 10 pieces, using Madrasbazaar stitched rectangle die and created my first layer for my cards.

 

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(I later on ended up making 30-50 card bases.. for a total of 50cards 🙂 )

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Then i took Fried brick, spiced marmalade and wild honey distressing inks and started blending them together to create a background.

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Once the inks were nicely blended, I sprayed mist over the distress background that allowed the ink to wick and spread out, traveling across the paper  and created a beautiful effect.Then i let it dry over night.  
(Many thanks to Niharika Gupta for teaching me this technique!)

This is how the backgrounds looks after they are  dried:

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Next, i started working on the focal point of the card.
For this, i decided to use the beautiful image from Craftyscrappers festival (diwali) stamp set, “Blasting Diwali” designed by Aastha Jain.

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It has some really nice sentiments and images that is just perfect for the occasion!
I stamped a bunch of the beautiful diya from the stamp set, using Staz-on Black ink.

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After i stamped the diyas with the staz-on black ink, i started stamping them again using Craftyscrappers Fun foil glue, (You can use any glue for this technique, but do make sure that the glue is sticky and transparent once it dries.)
so that i could use Craftyscrappers Fun-foils without any lamination machine.
You may check my video tutorial here, where i have demonstrated an easy way of foiling using the bigshot machine, if you do not have a laminator machine or a heat tool.

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(Sorry about the poor quality of the pic!!!
It was very difficult to capture the shine on the foils due to the lights reflection!)

 

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I used Craftyscrappers Fun foils-glitzy gold, to create these diyas and fussy cut them.


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This is how they look, once foils applied:

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After foiling the Diya’s i started coloring them using Smart color watercolor markers and water brush.I pastel shaded for the diya’s so that i could create a contrast with the background.


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This is how they look, Up close:

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I added the Double sided dimensional adhesive from oddy and kept it aside.

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Next i started working on the inside sentiment, for the card.
For this, i decided to go with the beautiful sentiment from Craftyscrappers stamp set, “Crackling Diwali”, designed by Pritusha Banerjee. this stamp set too has many sentiments and images that are ideal for creating Diwali cards.

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I stamped the sentiment on a piece of Craftyscrappers Premium white cardstock and repeated the process, that i did with the Diyas.

For Foiling the inside sentiments, i used Craftyscrappers fun foil- Stormy Violet.

 

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(Stamping with staz-0n black ink, then stamping with the Craftyscrappers Fun foil glue, placing a piece of foil- shiny side up and running it through the bigshot machine.)

This is how the inside sentiments looks once Fun foils applied:

 

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I also foiled some Diwali wishes for the front of my card, the same way i did before.
I used Craftyscrappers Vellum sheets  for this and used Craftyscrappers Fun-foils-Blushing salmon for this.

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I used Craftyscrappers Vellum sheets and stamped the diwali sentiment and foiled them.

 

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This is how they look, once foils applied:

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Next, i started assembling everything to create my Diwali cards.
First i adhered the distressed background to an A2 Card size.

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Then added the foiled and colored diyas and front sentiment on top of it using some double sided dimensional tape.

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and lastly added the foiled sentiment on the front and the diwali wishes on the inside of the cards.
I wanted to keep the card simple so embellished them using some coordinating shaker elements from Madrasbazaar.
And thus finished with the Diwali cards.

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I hope you like my handmade diwali cards and that they inspired you for our ongoing challenge, “sparkle it up!”

Do Join our  ongoing challenge, and submit your best Creations to us to win our Goodie bag!

Here’s the Reveal of the Goodie Bag that the winner will receive:

 

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Do read the challenge rules at the beginning of the post, the link will take you straight to the challenge post, where you can enter via Mr.linky.

 

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So thats all for today!
Wishing you all good luck for the challenge!
We will soon come up with some more creative tutorials to share with you all, so keep checking this space!

Thank you for stopping by.


Happy Crafting!

konica

 

 

 

 

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BOOK STYLE PHOTO FRAME: a step by step tutorial!

Hello friends,

Today I am on Craftyscrappers blog with  a lovely  photo frame.
This one is a book style two pic photo frame.
I had great time making this one and outcome was really pretty.

 

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Let me show you a picture of it first before I proceed for the step by step instructions how I made it along with list of supplies.

 

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Here’s the completed Book style photo frame:

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Sharing few close-ups:
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Let me share now the procedure, how to make one easily.
step1
So I took white chipboard
(u can opt to take any color chipboard of your choice).
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Then I marked it as shown in pic.
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 Cut it and keep aside.
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Then i took some a sheet of handmade paper
and started sticking it around and joining all panels.
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(This is how it will look after joining all three panels.)
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Then i cut some more chipboard to stick on inside panel
and make a window to put picture.
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Inside I stuck two of such windows,
one on each side and covered with some handmade paper borders.
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(This is how it looks after finishing making the photo frame.)
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Now is the turn to embellish the frame and make it look beautiful.
I have used Craftyscrappers mdf frame,some beads,some flower cutouts and inka gold.
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This is how my frame looks after arranging all these embellishments.
I have put inka gold on mdf frame to add touch of gold.

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Sharing few more pictures of the beautiful frame.
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Hope you too enjoyed the making, do give it a try & share your creations with us, and don’t forget to leave some love 🙂

And i am sure this will get you inspired to participate in our CURRENT CHALLENGE  for this month of October which is still ongoing…
If you missed our previous post,check it out here…

CHALLENGE#16:”Sparkle It Up”

You can create cards, layouts, journal pages, altered art, MDF items, anything crafty and add glamour to your projects in any form, be it foil, glitter, shimmer or anything to sparkle it,to participate…
Last date of submission is 31st Oct 2017.

 

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to win amazing prices!!!

 

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Happy crafting,Hugs!!
anushree