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Thursday, June 16, 2016

Cardmaker® Magazine and ClearSnap® "All About Chalk" Blog Hop

Hello, Crafty Peeps!
It truly does not get any better than this! 
"All About Chalk" 

I knew my time as a Guest Blogger with ClearSnap® would be exciting but this is an excitement extra!   I love stationery, I love Chalk Inks, I love Africa and Kenya is one of my favorite countries! Just imagine my delight when I learned I would have the opportunity to combine these three passions in a design for this hop!  
KENYA
A CHALK INK TRIBAL STATIONERY SET

  Africa is rich in natural resources and beautiful, engaging people.  I drew inspiration from the rich colors used in tribal clothing, particularly among the Maasai, a pastoral tribe famous for their authentic culture.  They defied modern culture to retain their traditional way of life.
The vibrant colors of the ColorBox® Chalk Ink Pads made it easy to bring the essence of the Maasai Tribe and the country of Kenya to my stationery design. I wanted to create an organic project that would bring my three loves together in an elegant presentation.

Tutorial Supplies 
STEP TUTORIAL

  • Start with an empty Stationery box (or create one.)   Link: DIY A2 BOX

  • Cover the interior and exterior of the lid and tray with either white gesso or a white chalk paint. For my project, I used an off-white chalk paint.  You can make your own chalk paint. Link: DIY Chalk Paint 


Use a ColorBox® Stylus tool to apply the desired ink colors to the box top and tray.

  • Apply your stencil design.  For my "woven" design, I used ink colors: Alabaster, Red Barn, and Guacamole from the PaintBox® "Mercantile." The Alabaster ink is actually an off white, but when stenciled on the black background it looks almost silver.  This was an unintended consequence but I like it.   
  • Depending on the intricacy of your stencils, you will need to use daubers, blenders, and the Stylus tool to apply your inks.
  • Embellish your project as desired.  I cut my letters from heavy weight chipboard and applied a coat of gesso prior to applying my chalk ink.
  • seal the box with two applications of an acrylic spray sealant.
  • Use your stencils to create the desired number of stationery sheets.  I created four of each (notecards, Full Sheets (6"x6"),  Short Sheets (4"x6") in each stencil design.  I used an Antique Laid Paper for the stationery.  The texture communicates the strength and resolve of the Maasai!  The Zebra design was created using the ColorBox® Art Screen - Cobblestone
ENJOY THE HOP!  IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT THIS PROJECT, CONTACT ME AT:
HUGZ!


Disclosure Statement

EFFECTIVE DECEMBER 1, 2009, FTC GUIDELINES REQUIRE BLOGGERS TO DISCLOSE ANY TIME THEY ARE COMPENSATED FOR ENDORSING OR REVIEWING PRODUCTS OR SERVICES.

The Project that is demonstrated below contains components I received for free from ClearSnap® in return for my services as a Guest Designer and for posts on my blog. I affirm that I have not made, nor would I ever make or endorse, misleading statements regarding any product or service used in the operation of this blog.

IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS REGARDING ANY PRODUCT OR SERVICE USED ON MY BLOG, PLEASE CONTACT ME AT CMALKAH@YAHOO.COM.



Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Shopping Our Stash #256 - Let Me Take A Selfie - Create A Polaroid Scene

Hello, Crafty Peeples!

Well, we have a fun one for you this week at Shopping Our Stash!  The team is excited to see your polaroid scene creations using items from your stash!
I have embarked on a self-imposed challenge to go through all the cards that are in my studio.  I am either giving them away or removing salvageable elements and using them on current creations.  I salvaged this Robert Jackson Image from a project I created almost five years ago.   This image is a personal favorite and it was nice to be able to reuse it!

Stash Items Used:
Image  - 5 years old
Black Card Stock - 5 years old
White Card Stock - 6 years old
Designer Paper -   3 years old
Brad -   3 years old
Photo Corners - 4 years old

My teammates have created delightful designs that I am sure will inspire you as you create your very own polaroid scene!  I expect the creativity level will be sky high for this one!

Thanks for Stopping By!
HUGZ,
CHANA




Wednesday, June 8, 2016

ClearSnap - Coloring Adult Pages with Smooch® Accent Inks

Hello, Crafty Peeples!
Thanks for stopping by! 
Today, my challenge to you is that you grab your favorite coloring book and use the wonderful colors in our ClearSnap® June Color Challenge to ink your page. 
The challenge is open until June 25th!
YOU Could win a prize pack with $50 of our wood mount stamps PLUS inks!
The Psychedelic 70's
You can see the pearlized finish of the Smooch® Gold Lame Ink in this shot!
The Smooch ® Accent Ink is a dynamic medium for coloring book pages.  You can find more photos and details on how this project was crafted at:

HUGZ!



Disclosure Statment:
EFFECTIVE DECEMBER 1, 2009, FTC GUIDELINES REQUIRE BLOGGERS TO DISCLOSE ANY TIME THEY ARE COMPENSATED FOR ENDORSING OR REVIEWING PRODUCTS OR SERVICES.
The Project demonstrated above contains components I received for free in return for my services and for posts on my blog. I affirm that I have not made, nor would I ever make or endorse, misleading statements regarding any product or service used in the operation of this blog.
IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS REGARDING ANY PRODUCT OR SERVICE USED ON MY BLOG, PLEASE CONTACT ME AT CMALKAH@YAHOO.COM.

Creative Challenges Entered:
Love To Create - Anything Creative - Mixed Media
SweetStamps - Anything Goes But A Card
More Mixed Media Challenge - Any Mixed Media Project
Creative Artiste Challenge - Anything Goes