Friday, August 29, 2014

Favorite Things Friday - Inks

You guessed it! It's time for another edition of Scrap It Girl's Favorite Things Friday. This week is centered around your favorite type of ink. Do you love spray inks, ink pads, markers, dye inks, craft inks, alcohol inks?

My favorite just happens to be anything in a spray bottle. Right now, I'm all about a very messy look, lots of drips and splats, and liquid inks are perfect for creating that effect.

What is your favorite type of ink?

Friday, August 22, 2014

Favorite Things Friday - Stamp Sets

It's time once again for another round of Scrap It Girl's Favorite Things Friday! And what's on tap this week you ask? Well, it's all about your favorite stamp set.

Mine just happens to be a Stamper's Anonymous/Tim Holtz set. This is a set I reach for quite frequently. The stamps provide a very textured look to any background.

So what is your favorite stamp set?

Monday, August 18, 2014

Teddy Bear T-shirt

Welcome back everyone! Today I have something a bit different for me - a t-shirt. Yes, I'm playing with fabric and clothing....and my JnW Crafts Teddy Bear template. A project where I didn't touch my ink pads lol. Might just be a first for me.

Let's jump right into how it was made.

I chose three different patterns of fabrics, cut to 4 in x 6 in each.

In addition to the fabric, I also cut three pieces of fusible web to 4 in x 6 in.  If you didn't know, this gal does not sew! :) I simply followed the directions on fusible web package. The one I was using had a paper back that was removed, then I pressed the fusible web to the wrong side of my fabric. I then used my JnW Crafts template to draw my teddy bear design.

Next, I cut out the three teddy bears. I removed the backing from the other side of my fusible web then ironed on the cut-outs to my t-shirt.

To add a bit more color to the shirt, I hand sewed on a bit of ric-rac trim to the sleeves.  Start to finish, it took about 30 minutes to finish the t-shirt. Which is a good thing because I had to make a second one ASAP. Perils of having twins in the family is that you must have two of everything :)

I hope you've enjoyed your visit today!

Friday, August 1, 2014

Altered Storage Jar

It's the first of the month, which means it's time for a new challenge at Scrap It Girl. The challenge for August is to use arrows. I had fun with this challenge, creating an altered jar to hold my paint brushes. 

I started by simply wrapping a jar with bakers twine.

Next, I painted a chipboard arrow with white acrylic paint, then drew an outline with a black Zig Millennium pen.

Next up, I inked the back of an acrylic text bubble embellishment from JnW Crafts with white StazOn. Next, I colored the edges with a black Sharpie. Then I stamped the sentiment with black StazOn ink.

Once the ink was dry on the acrylic embellishment, I adhered both the arrow and the text bubble to the jar, then added a few flowers on top.

To finish the jar, I added a few drops of Stickles to the flower centers and then added a mini light bulb.

This will make a wonderful, decorative addition to my shelves. And a much prettier way to store my paint brushes. You could also use this jar to store your colored pencils and markers too.

Thanks for stopping by!
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