Saturday, February 28, 2015

Bloom Girls & Prima Watercolor Pencils

Just wanted to show you what I have been playing with:

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Here are the first few stages:

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I have also done theses:

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This was the very first one I did and used momento ink which did not dry so you can see it did smear in places.  Tried it again:

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Skin was a lot better the second time around.

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Like this one a lot, although I could have done better with the butterflies.  Have a great weekend!  ~♥Hugz, Zandra♥

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Thank You 400+ Ustream

Wow, I feel so lucky to have so many of you follow me on my Ustream Channel!  You know every time I have a milestone on my channel I celebrate with some giveaways.  So, be sure to sign up here tonight as I will pick the winners at the end of my show tonight.
I just wanted to say again how much I appreciate all of you!  With so many talented people on Ustream I’m so grateful for all of you who come and those of you who watch the recording to see what I create each week.  Thank you so much!  ~♥Hugz, Zandra♥

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Ustream Show Wed. 18th~Prima Butterfly Mini

Tomorrow we will be finishing up the BoBunny “Book in a Box, Box in a Book” mini. 

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This is the mini we will create using Prima’s new Butterfly collection.  Ashliegh from scrapsbuttonsnbows will be creating a beautiful box to hold this mini.  Can’t wait to do it.  This will be the last project I will be doing for Scrapadabadoo, as I have decided to step down from the design team.  It has been a great experience and want to thank Barrie and Carol for the opportunity to work with them and the other wonderful guys on the team. 

So, if you would like to follow along tomorrow night here are the cutting measurements from chipboard.

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You will need 6 pieces of chipboard 6 1/2 x 6 1/2 for the pages.

The cover is 6 5/8 x 6 5/8 and you will need 2 pieces, then for the spine one piece cut at 2 1/8 x 6 5/8.

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You will need connector strips/hinges to adhere the pages together.   5 pieces at 6 1/2 x 1 1/4 four pieces at 6 5/8 x 1 1/4.

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If you will need to decide what color to make your hinges.  If you want to use what I did in the sample you will need to cut your strips from kraft cardstock.  Also, if you have the Prima bloom spray in the Berry Wine, that would be a great choice as well.  In this book for class I will be using white strips as I plan on painting the edges with white paint. 

So, 8:00 pm EST tomorrow and I will have some show and tell before we get started.  ~♥Hugz, Zandra♥

Try It On Tuesday~Tic Tac Toe Challenge

This week on Try It On Tuesday the challenge is Tic Tac Toe:
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I chose flowers, blind and buttons.  I created this book from Scrappy Campers Sister Ustream show on Saturday.  It is a duck tape version of a Midori Traveler’s Notebook.  If you would like to make one you can watch there how Darcie made one the information can be found here.
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I created the flowers from duck tape, added the button to hold it closed as well as the bling charm.  It is so, easy to make in any size.  I plan on using mine to do my watercolor.
Be sure to check out the other design team members creations on Try It on Tuesday and come and play! 
~♥Hugz, Zandra♥

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

My Minds Eye~Jubilee Gift Idea

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This was a gift from Leisa Herbst when I went to CHA.  Many of you have asked me how to make this so, I made one using My Mind’s Eye”" “Jubilee”.  So, many collections have gold in their collection so, I created mine with the gold pattern papers from this collection.
First , you will need a note pad and I would measure the width of it and add 1/4 inch to that measurement.  Since this will be something that will be used quite a bit, it is best to do it from Kraft tex.  I cut a piece of white Kraft tex 8 x 11 x 1/2.  Scor from the left at 3 1/2 then 4”, 7 3/4 and 8 1/4.
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Then I added magnets as shown:
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I used two on the inside of the front cover and on the outside of the inside flap.  I also, used my ek success punch to create the border.
Then you just measure each piece 1/4 inch smaller for each panel.  To attach the pattern paper with fabric tac
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Inside
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I also, inked all sides with Krylon gold leafing pen. 
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I had to add something to the inside besides the pocket:
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4  x 3 and scor 1/2 inch on 3 sides miter corners and add tape.
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I used the new My Mind’s Eye die “Niche On Trend Die”.  Prima Leaf Die Set and Petaloo Color me crazy.  So, here is the finished note pad cover.  This would be great for teachers gift, Moms, friends anyone really.  I want to say thank you to Leisa again for this great gift! 
~♥Hugz, Zandra♥

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Ustream Class this Wednesday 1/28

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We will be doing Alberto Juarez  “book in a box,  box in a book” I did at Art Venture.  I have made my book a little bigger.

You will need:

2 pieces of  chipboard 6 x 7

1 piece 2 x 7

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I know the middle is WRONG should be 2 x 7

Then using  7 x 8 pattern paper wrapped the 6 x 7 pieces with your pattern paper making sure to miter your corners leaving about 1/8 gab at the corners.  I will be using the Bo Bunny Madeline collection in class.

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The middle 2 x 7 piece you will need to wrap it with a piece of cardstock 3 x 8.  Score 1/2 inch at top and bottom and apply tape and fold up.  You will apply tape to the 1/2 inch on the 7 inch side and yes you will glue it to the inside with they chipboard on the outside spine. 

Next, we will make the outside bump to mimic a hard book spine.

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Next we will be working on the box to go inside:

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For the box that goes inside the album you will need:

2 pieces 6 3/4 x 5 scor at 1 inch and 3 inch

2 pieces 6 1/2 x 5 scor 1 inch and 3 inch and 1/2 inch top and bottom

Note:  you will be scoring with the 5 inch side at the top of your scor board.  I will show you in class how to assemble the box.

Then for the album inside you will new you will cut 6 pieces of chipboard at 6 1/4 x 5.  We will be doing the mini next week. 

I will also, be adding a lot of flowers to the front cover as well, as using the Prima die doilies.  If you don’t have it you can use any paper doily you may have and any other embellishments you wish to add to the covers of this project. 

So, grab your favorite collection you have been hording and come and play!  Hope to see you there. 

~♥Hugz, Zandra♥

Monday, January 26, 2015

Julie Nutting Doll Manner~Art Venture

Finally, finished my banner with the new dolls from Julie Nutting that I did at Art Venture.

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I left the tags loose so I could journal behind them if I want.  I haven’t strung it up yet as I think I would like to make a mini out of it, if I could.  Have a great week! ~♥Hugz, Zandra♥