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Another junk journal spread.

  I wanted to share what I was doing with my pages of upcycled cardboard with my friends at the UK Stampers Network. So I used this spread ...

Saturday 25 January 2020

Crafty Hazelnut's Weekly Christmas Challenge #474


a new Christmas Challenge every Saturday!

Today Crafty Hazelnut brings a new weekly Christmas Challenge
with the theme 'No sentiment'.

Do pop over and see the fabulous inspiration from my teamies!


Here is my card:






Recipe:
1. This is the second of a series of teeny tiny cards - starting with a white card blank 3 by 4.5 inches
2. Layer of green sparkly snowflake card.
3. Layer of Christmas plaid paper - Little Claire.
4. Image - also from Little Claire.


This is the first pair of tiny cards:



I hope you will join the
CHNC Challenge 474






Happy Crafting!


Friday 24 January 2020

GIVEAWAY Reminder

I am posting this especially for Vivian.
 She asked how we made the frame in yesterday's giveaway.

Reminder:
How would you like my POE canvas?



It is basically a 19 by 24 cm burnt plywood frame attached to a canvas.
If you would like to go in the draw to win this email me the answer to the question below
susanrenshaw0404@gmail.com

I am happy to mail overseas (I am in the UK) but please check that it would be allowed through your customs.

I have revised the question slightly thanks to Val: 
The revised version of a poem Poe originally composed in the 1820s  was published in 1849, "A _____ Within a _____". What is the one word that goes in both blanks?

I will announce the winner on February 1st.


You have also seen the technique used in my mixed media calendar:



And this is a Creepmas make...





So how did we make my grunge-y background...?

I don't suppose I would try this technique on my own - it's the sort of experiment my husband and chemistry teacher daughter like to play with.



 The video is rather long but watching a little will give you the idea ...basically electricity is passed through a piece of plywood coated with sodium bicarbonate solution to produce burnt figures. The electricity is produced using a microwave transformer. There are lots of videos on You Tube explaining how you do this.


It is pretty dangerous!!




This is the result: burnt, grimy, dirty - grunge-y!




For the original post of what I did next to my board look here


Happy Crafting!




Leigh SB's 5th Annual Poe Appreciation Day Blog Hop - GIVEAWAY



2020 POE BLOG HOP

This is Leigh's 5th Annual Poe Appreciation Day Blog Hop.
It starts on January 19 at 9am PST and is a progressive hop spanning over 5 days.
Sign up not required...

Simply join the hop at any time before 5 to midnight PST on January 23 to join the fun!
You still just have time to join in...

Find more details here 

But, in this, my final post of this year's hop - I have a giveway for you...

How would you like my POE canvas?



For details of how I made it look here 
It is basically a 19 by 24 cm burnt plywood frame attached to a canvas.
If you would like to go in the draw to win this email me the answer to the question below
susanrenshaw0404@gmail.com

I am happy to mail overseas (I am in the UK) but please check that it would be allowed through your customs.

I have revised the question slightly, thanks to Val: 

The revised version of a poem Poe originally composed in the 1820s  was published in 1849, "A _____ Within a _____". What is the one word that goes in both blanks?


But now I have some new ATCoins to share... 




The top two started with 2.5 inch circles of embossed black card attached to strong card blanks.




I printed Ike's Poe Bust and Leigh's Poe Love on blue card and cut them out.
I added them and some Poe quotes printed on yellow and trimmed.



For the bottom three I started with brown card on the strong card blanks and matted them with circles of poured acrylic background.




I printed Ike's Poe Bust and Leigh's Poe Love on white card and cut them out.

Once again I added them and some Poe quotes printed on yellow and trimmed.




The middle one has a skeleton printed on acetate - I came across it this morning...



I will add these ATCoins to the linky!





Happy Crafting!


Thursday 23 January 2020

Leigh SB's 5th Annual Poe Appreciation Day Blog Hop - Day 5


2020 POE BLOG HOP

This is Leigh's 5th Annual Poe Appreciation Day Blog Hop.
It starts on January 19 at 9am PST and is a progressive hop spanning over 5 days.
Sign up not required...

Simply join the hop at any time before 5 to midnight PST on January 23 to join the fun!

Find more details here 

First I would like to share some Poe ATCs from last year's hop:



I wrote about these ATCoins in this post.



You will find more details of this set of ATCs which reflect Poe's great interest in natural history here 

But now I have a new pair of ATCoins... this time illustrating spider webs, a spider and a bat.
I was thinking of the monster climbing a spider's web in The Sphinx.


The 2.5 in circles were cut from brown card, matted with sections of an embossed spider web, highlighted with distress ink. The bat and spider are Tim Holtz geometric dies cut in black.


I will add these ATCs to the linky!






Happy Crafting!



Leigh SB's 5th Annual Poe Appreciation Day Blog Hop - Day 4


2020 POE BLOG HOP

This is Leigh's 5th Annual Poe Appreciation Day Blog Hop.
It starts on January 19 at 9am PST and is a progressive hop spanning over 5 days.
Sign up not required...

Simply join the hop at any time before 5 to midnight PST on January 23 to join the fun!

Find more details here 

Yesterday I shared a page from my current scrapbook...



As often happens, when I looked at it again today, I decided it need a little more:


I added the old real rubber Smeared Ink stamp of Poe.


Lost coast have a famous faces challenge going at the moment - I will link my page to this too Lost Coast Portal to Creativity Walk of Fame


Next I will share another Poe page from this scrapbook - I put this together in October last year: I used that same rubber stamp again on the tag!!



The main image is Leigh's Winter Raven


But now for something new - I have a pair of ATCs...


The first one shows a black cat.  

Edgar Allan Poe is credited with the quote


“I wish I could write as mysterious as a cat.”

and of course wrote the short story 'The Black Cat'



The ATC is black card matted with a background made by pouring acrylic paint.
The part moon is a triple stamped image using Kitchen Sink stamps.
The cat is a Tattered Lace die.

The second is a spooky owl - Tim Holtz geometric die - on a background of smooshed inks.




I will add these ATCs to the linky!




Happy Crafting!



Wednesday 22 January 2020

Addicted to Stamps and More #373 Holiday


Happy New Year!
Here are my first makes for 2020 for the Challenge at Addicted to Stamps and More.
And I am still on Christmas!



I have had a Todo machine for some while (bought cheap from an auction) and in general I prefer my BigShot. However I thought I better try its foiling properties before deciding whether it will go in the shipping for Australia.
Again I am going with very much CAS designs!

Recipe:
1. Kraft card blanks.
2. Foiled holly leaves and berries in different colours on white, and cut out.
3. Different sentiments.





Do pop over and see the makes from the rest of the team!!



Hope to see your make in the Challenge!!





Happy Crafting!

Leigh SB's 5th Annual Poe Appreciation Day Blog Hop - Day 3


2020 POE BLOG HOP

This is Leigh's 5th Annual Poe Appreciation Day Blog Hop.
It starts on January 19 at 9am PST and is a progressive hop spanning over 5 days.
Sign up not required...

Simply join the hop at any time before 5 to midnight PST on January 23 to join the fun!

Find more details here 

Today I will start by showing you another favourite 'Poeject' (from 4 years ago) - mixed media compilation within a burnt frame.


Next I have a new page from my current scrapbook
 (this is from Paperchase and 25 by 25 cm).


It basically features an Oddball Image - from Scare Crows Premium.
I noticed that Ike had used this the other day - funnily enough I had the same image on my desk printed and ready to go. I added colour with markers and cut it out.



I added a layer of brown paper then a paper from Tim Holtz.
I added the image and two sections from the end of 'The Raven' by Edgar Allan Poe, printed, placed on brown paper and with faux stitching around the edge (drawn using a red fineliner).



Finally I added some gold domed stickers.


I will add this page to the linky!


Happy Crafting!