Saturday, May 16, 2009

Recycling Art - Scrapping, Altered Art and Book Page Flowers



I've discovered JeNi cAlKins on Spellbinders, and her great use of recycling for the cause, lol, bee-cause we all need a little of that in our art - the more, the better actually.

Jeni does these fantastic recycled book pages "flowers" {can't help it - I am in a flowers-sort-of-mood these days!}.......are they not sweet?

She also mentions that she takes papers that she bought for less, and ups their attractiveness levels by spritzing on colour with water-based mediums {i.e. re-inkers, etc.} - which I have also done with sponges and regular paints myself. So a little ingenuity can go a looooong way!

Anyways, Jeni has some really great ideas going on - zoom by her place - you'll be happy you did!

All works by Jeni Caulkins images: 12x12 layout,card as seen on Spellbinderspaperarts.com,
http://studiojeni.blogspot.com/2009/02/using-what-you-have.html

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

More Brilliant Flower Tutes! "PAPER ROSES"

















......as demo'd by Maria over the pond there......amazing what we can do from such simple beginning.....enjoy her tute HERE {if does not work - I'll come & check soon to fix}

You can see that by cutting a bit, rolling & gluing, you can achieve a great effect! Congrats Maria for your 1rst blog anniversary!


The flower 'group' picture [top] is what a pal of mine, Becki, from my ol' CB forum is doing for her upcoming wedding! Be nice to see what her finished pics will be! CONGRATS Becki & Alan on your upcoming nuptials!








*PS - I have seriously sore wrist & can't type much, so I may be offering a string of tutes for awhile & less typing.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

fLowER HaiR cLipS !!! MusT hAvEs!

I do not usually post too many of other talented posters but once in awhile I see something that is too cool not to share – and here is one!

Makeesha Byl  who is a top SU! Demonstrator in Australia has a fabulous tutorial for making delicious “flower hairpins”   - - - and since we are starting with that kind of weather here in our happy homeland and maybe a few weddings could be on your calendar, I thought how great it would be to share it here.  I haven’t made one – too bad, we just bought flower hairpins – I kid you not, 2 weeks ago for a wedding April 18th – oh well, next time and so I WILL be trying this out!

You’ll need:  Stampin’ Up! Pretties Kit (109114), ink refills, glitter, crystal glaze, paintbrush or Aqua Painter (103954), hair clips or bobby pins.

Let me know if yOU do it - - luv to see em!    Click on the link below:

Makeesha's Flower Hair Clip Tutorial

Flower Hair Clips

Flower Hair Clips 2