April 25, 2017

More foiling and coloring

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This is so addictive! Trust me you should try it out. Stamp an image, make a copy it on laser printer, foil it and then color it!

Wanted to try a more “mature” color combination after the bohemian colors I chose in the last one. Loved these colors too!

Supplies: Mini mic, Zig clean color brush markers, hero arts large petal background stamp, MSE sentiment stamp, gold foil, gold embossing powder.

April 18, 2017

Foiling and coloring

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This is my favorite stamp! I keep searching for new ways to use it and looks like I found another one Smile. Stamp the image, get a photocopy of it using a laser printer and then foil it using your foiling machine. I used my mini minc here. Then color it with your favorite markers – for me that zig clean color brush markers right now! Of course, you should not be making photo copies of stamps on a commercial basis. For personal use it’s ok.

Supplies: Mini minc, gold foil, zig clean color stamps, hero arts large petal background stamp, MSE sentiment, versafine black ink, neenah solar white cardstock.

April 11, 2017

Still cozy…

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A cute anniversary card. Had so much fun coloring this! Check out the checks in the picnic mat Smile

Supplies: Zig clean color markers, Penny black stamp, My Sentiments Exactly sentiment, Versafine black ink, Papertrey ink cardstock, Smooth bristol board paper.

April 4, 2017

More art impressions goodness

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Another Art Impressions stamp colored with copics. Stamped the background using various sentiments.

Supplies: Art Impressions stamps, Copic markers, Versafine black ink, Papertrey ink cardstock, Smooth bristol board paper.

March 29, 2017

Wine a little you’ll feel better!

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Used my Zig clean color brush markers to color this Art Impressions stamp. I used the Smooth Bristol board paper and it’s a joy to color on that with the Zig markers.

Supplies: Zig Clean color brush markers, Art Impressions stamps, Smooth bristol board paper.

January 11, 2017

Remote control couch caddy/holder

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One of my friends asked me to make a remote control caddy for her. That motivated me to look around what people were making and what kind of a design would be good. After looking around on the interwebs, I came up with this design of my own. Sorry I don’t have a pictorial tutorial – but I promise that it’s so easy that you wouldn’t need one.

What you need:

  • 1 yard of fabric (if you want to add contrast then you can take two pieces of half yard of fabric)
  • Fusible fleece – 17” x 36”
  • Thread, scissors, rotary cutter and cutting mat (you can omit the last two if you want to cut the fabric using scissors); and of course a sewing machine

How to make remote control holder:

  1. Cut the fabric into two pieces – each measuring 36” X 17”.
  2. Iron the fusible fleece to the wrong side of one of the pieces (whichever you want to be the front).
  3. Now you have one fabric with fusible fleece and one plain fabric piece.
  4. Take the two fabrics, align them right sides together and stitch all around at a 1/4” (or 1/2” if you prefer) seam. Leave a small opening – around 4 inches wide – one one of the short sides.
  5. Now turn the stitched piece inside out using the opening. Iron the stitched piece so that the edges are crisp and fold in the fabric on the opening so that you can stitch it in the next step.
  6. Topstitch 1/8” the short side that does not have the opening.
  7. Take the short side (the one that does not have the opening) fold it 6” inwards. This will form the pocket. Pin it.
  8. Topstitch 1/8” all around the edges. Now you should have a big pocket.
  9. Make a mark 4” from the side of the pocket, on the pocket. On both the sides.
  10. Stitch vertically on the 4” mark from the bottom of the pocket to the top of the pocket. On both the sides. I drew a line first so that my stitching is straight. You now have 3 pockets!
  11. If you chose two different pieces of fabric, then the fabric of your pocket will be different from the front fabric. So pick fabrics that you like together.

August 26, 2016

Amigurumi bunny

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So I’ve been dabbling a little but into crochet these days. What I like about crochet as compared to sewing and papercrafting is that all I  need is a needle and yarn and I can do it anywhere, anytime! There are many times when I’m too tired to sit at a table and sew, or gather my papercrafting supplies and then I just pick my needle and yarn to crochet peacefully.

I found this bunny pattern on Happy Berry’s site. It was so much fun to make this! I still need to get better at sewing the limbs together and placing them right. The way it is right now, it can’t sit on it’s own. It needs some support. This was my first pattern where I switched colors mid-way. That was a good learning experience. I don’t have the safety eyes nor do I like the stitched eyes. Instead I use the googly eyes – which I’ve a lot of! I used a medium weight size 4 yarn with a 3.5mm crochet needle.