viernes, 29 de marzo de 2019

Book-box for a gift (Tutorial)

marzo 29, 2019 6 Comments
Hello everyone!
It's March and perhaps you'll have a communion, a wedding or another celebration 
to which you are going to attend soon. So today I want to show you how to make a gift card 
out of the ordinary that you can use as a signature book or card holder too. 
(Tutorial en Español aquí)
Supplies that you will need:
-5 white cardboards (250gr minimum)
-grey cardboard of 1.5mm
-3 papers from "Princess Garden" paper collection
-2 ribbons of 25.5cm (10 1/16")
-Tools for cutting, folding and gluing (the work will be much easier if you have a score board)

Let's start!
Cut two piece of cardboard to 17'8x17'8cm (7 "x7") and other two to 12'7x17'8cm (5 "x7").
Score the four cardboards at half an inch (1'3cm) and fold all the marks like an accordion.
If you don't work in inches I leave you the centimeters to which you must score:
1'3 - 2'5 - 3'8 - 5'1 - 6'35 - 7'6 - 8'9 - 10'2 - 11'4 - 12'7 - 14 - 15'25 - 16
Next, position the accordions forming a box.
You must place the accordions like in the image, making a "sandwich".
Only put glue (or hard double sided tape) in the final union of both sides, "up" and "down".
Gluing only those two points the structure will not be stiff but will have a "spring" effect.
Cut a 13x18cm (5 1/8 "x7 1/8"piece of scrap paper to cover the edge of the structure that will be visible and score at half an inch (1'3cm). Cut the rectangle. Optionally ink or tear the edges before glue it.
If you wanted to cover the whole structure you need a 19x24cm (7 1/2 "x9 7/16"piece of scrap paper 
and score at 3 and 16cm (1 3/16" and 6 5/16") by the width and 3 and 21cm (1 3/16" and 8 1/4"by the high.

The pocket is totally optional. You can reserve this place for a small writing for example.
I've made a pocket for some 8x14cm (3 3/16"x5 1/2") tags.
At first I made a larger pocket but it's better to make a pocket with a 10'8x16'2cm (4 1/4"x6 3/8"
piece of scrap paper and make two scores at half an inch (1'3cm) on all three sides that will be fixed it.
To make the cover as a book you need two pieces of 13'3x18cm (5 1/4"x7 1/8"grey cardboard 
and one of 1'8x18cm (11/16"x7 1/8").
Cover it with a 20x30'5cm (7 7/8"x12") piece of scrap paper.
I used the last white cardboard to strengthen the structure and I've glued and sewed the two ribbon 
before gluing hte other piece of scrap paper of 18x28'8cm (1/8"x11 5/16").
 Once dry you can glue both the pocket and the accordion structure trying to fit it 
and allow the closure in the correct way.
For decoration I used some die cuts and different flowers like the peach flower mix
Distress ink "milled lavender", the chipboards "Border moons" and "Rowan cluster" for the inside and "Dios ilumina mi camino
("God illuminates my way" in english) for the cover.
On this case I made a decoration for communion, 
but you can also use this same decoration for a baptism, for example. 
I believe that the message of the chipboard can represent very well the walk in Christ for any Christian.
For another celebration, for example a wedding, look for a chipboard with a phrase or a "Bride & Groom".
As you can see this can be adapted to any celebration just by changing the chipboard of the cover.
I hope it has given you a taste!

 With this Book Box I participate into the following challenges:

Art Club UA: Завдання Палітра - Пробудження (2-га палітра)
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper 
Country View Challenges
Country View Craft

miércoles, 27 de marzo de 2019

LO John 10:9

marzo 27, 2019 14 Comments
Hello everyone!
It's LO time!
Fantasy, strange, heavy... LO for Yaroslavl Scrap-Club as a Guest Designer!
I don't have much practice but I hope to keep trying again.
So this is my new try.
This time I've decided to use some colors and spring elements (like butterflies and flowers) 
but very strong and fanciful at the same time.
I chose a dark blue paper as a base which I decorated with gesso and a brick stencil. 
Then I used these strong and fantasy colors to contrast with the soft pink color of the flowers.
And also I painted some embellishments with this dark turquoise to match with the door. 
I used a black ink and white paint for distress them.
I didn't want to put the door in the center but on one side surrounded 
by all those flowers and the other elements. 
I cut the door so that it opened and I added a writing inside.
When I think of the word "door" a biblical passage always comes to my mind.
So on this occasion I used John 10:9, one of the most hopeful verses for me.
Maybe this was too heavy for this spring but I just let myself be carried away by my imagination 
and this was the result.
I hope you liked it!

With this LO I participate in to the following challenges:

More than Words

ЯрСК Скетч 47

More Mixed Media Challenge

miércoles, 13 de marzo de 2019

LO "Mi bebé" (Tutorial)

marzo 13, 2019 24 Comments
Hello everyone!
Today I gonna show you this pink LO that than I made using the beautiful paper collection "Princess Garden" and all of this wonderful ephemera.

I used "Little Party" as a base. It has a quite strong tone of pink but the white letters of the background and the roses soften it a bit. I've cut some ephemera (roses, ladybugs and butterflies) and I mix some different chipboards: the castle, hearts and the title "Mi bebé" ("My baby" in english).

It's not my cup of tea but I really like to see how people make LO. However, I had to do something special with that castle and this pink paper.
You can see the tutorial here.

What do you think?
I hope you like it and you also to inspire to do something for you're kids.

With this LO I participate in to the following challenges:
CS & DIY 2019 MARZO bis1800
Жажда творчества
The Studio Challenges
The Studio Challenge "Fussy cutting"
Button Craft
To make this LO I was inspired by those beautiful roses and the colors pink and cream, 
so sweet for a little baby girl!
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