Sunday, June 6, 2010

Lots of stuff today, including a tutorial!!!!

Helllllllllllllllllooooooooooooooooooo everybody!!! How the heck are you all doing? Fab? Super fab? I hope so!!! I have several things to share with you today. First, some of my Zutter projects for June. I have been trying to use up some of my older favorite products to make room for new favorite products (can't wait til CHA!!!). :)

Here is an 8 x 8 Canvas Cover Mini using some colorful Sassafrass Lass stuff as well as other things from my stash ~

a peek inside ~

Next a summer wall hanging for a little girl ~

besides my fav beaded danglies, there is even room to put a few pics on the yellow spray misted areas ~

and last but not least is an itsy bitsy mini for wallet size pics ~

an inside peek ~

There will be directions on creating this super quick and easy little mini on the Zutter Bind-It-All blog in the next few weeks, so stay tuned.

Speaking of tutorials or directions, I have directions for the Altered Art Challenge I am posting to the Challenge Masters site today!!! Here is our project ~

It is an altered vase! Don't you love it? Just in time for all those lovely summer flowers! Well, let's get busy creating.

First, gather a few supplies. I chose to do a bud vase, but you can do any size vase. I also selected some of my fav Fancy Pants PP scraps, ribbon, a bit of burlap, fabric, and a bit of misted CS ~

Next I cut some PP and attached it to my vase. Before I attached it, I curved it on the edge of my work table so it would stick better. Just hold the paper on both ends, and run it ove rthe edge of your table. It will curve nicely. A little tip -make sure you use a strong adhesive for this project. I used this easy to apply super high tack double stick tape~

Next I added a little strip of fabric in the center of the PP (I used the same fabric that I used to create the ribbon rose) ~

next I added a skinny strip (a little wider than one inch) of burlap ~

then I cut a small rectangle of misted CS and attached it by tieing a coordinating ribbon around the center of the vase ~

Now I am ready for the ribbon rose. I posted about making these in a previous post a few months ago, but the easy way to make them is cut or tear a strip of fabric about 1 1/2" wide by about 20" long. Just twist the fabric tightly, and begin rolling it around itself and glue it. I use a low temp glue gun so I can quickly make these. You can alter the size of the rose by twisting more tightly, or by using either a skinnier or fatter piece of fabric. Experiment until you have one you like. After the rose is complete, you will need some leaves. Just glue on end of your ribbon to a spot on your ribbon, forming a leaf shape (back of ribbon pictured). Cut your leaf off and make a second leaf.

ready to glue leaves to the back of my ribbon rose ~

next glue your ribbon rose to the front of your vase. I used my low temp glue gun to do this ~

Since I am a bead lover, I decided my vase needed some bead danglies. I chose three (I have a huge stash of these made up at all times, so I can quickly put them on my projects)~

I tied them together with floss, then tied the floss around the back of the flower, between the flower and the ribbon where you can't see it, and put a drop of glue to hold it. Here is a side view~

a view from the back ~

and another side view ~

Here are a few pics of my vase in use ~

I used a flash in this pic so you can see the mixed yellow and orange colors of the flower a bit better, it has been dark and rainy here so it was hard to get a clear natural pic ~

I hope you will join us at Challenge Masters for this Altered Art Challenge, as well as BOATLOADS of other challenges. Grab your mojo, and come create with us! If your mojo is missing, come find it at Challenge Masters!

Lastly, I wanted to share the ATCs I made for a swap I am in over at Scrapbook News and Review ~

The theme was an inchie on top. We needed to include an inchie on the ATC, so I made the little Bliss inchie. Lots and lots of embossing powder used. :) Here is a close up view of the front and the back (of course I had to incorporate some fabric in mine) ~

OK, I will have more projects to share with you next weekend. In the meantime, I hope to see you over at Zutter Zisters, Challenge Masters, Citrus Tree Studio (new challenges go up on the 10th, and the fab June Sketch contest has already started, zip over and take a peek!), or Scrapbook News and Reveiw. They are all fab places to hang out!


Dawnll said...

Wow you have really been busy! Your creations are wonderful, love using zutter products, just borrowed my friends so I could put an album together.

Gabi Alberti said...

Wow wow!! Everything so wonderful! I loved all!!! Hugs!!

Suzanne said...

Love, love LOVE your mini cover! And your vase tut is cool, I've done a wine glass, but not a vase, will be trying this soon! Thanks! :-)

Steph Zerbe said...

wowza, so many fun projects here!! I love the adorable vertical banner!

How did I come up with Pam's Eclectic Stuff?

Pam- that is me. :)

eclectic --adj.- selecting what seems best of various styles or ideas
*Since I like a huge variety of arts and mediums, this seemed perfect, we will talk about the best of various styles or ideas.

stuff- The noun stuff has 7 senses -
1. material, stuff -- (the tangible substance that goes into the makeup of a physical object; "wheat is the stuff they use to make bread")2. whatchamacallit, stuff, whatsis, sundry, sundries -- (miscellaneous unspecified artifacts; "the trunk was full of stuff")3. stuff, clobber -- (informal terms for personal possessions; "did you take all your clobber?")4. stuff, stuff and nonsense, hooey, poppycock -- (senseless talk; "don't give me that stuff")5. stuff -- (unspecified qualities required to do or be something; "the stuff of heros"; "you don't have the stuff to be a United States Marine")6. stuff -- (information in some unspecified form; "it was stuff I had heard before"; "there's good stuff in that book")7. stuff -- (a critically important or characteristic component; "suspense is the very stuff of narrative")

*What more needs to be said? I really thought about using Pam's Eclectic Sundries, but I thought that might be tough to remember. :) Stuff is easy and conveys a variety of meanings. I like the definition- miscellaneous unspecified artifacts. I also liked whatchamacallit, but that is a lot of typing. :)

So there you have it!