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Wednesday, 28 September 2011

MMM Mid-week Motivation - Using Patterned Papers.

Good morning every one. Today's Mid-week motivation is brought to us by Suzanne - take a look

"Sorry all but I have made a little mistake - I was in such a hurry prior to my holidays getting all my pieces done I omitted to take midway/instruction photos so hope you will forgive me.

Everyone has patterned papers in their stash - some we have had a while (and no longer like) or others that are highly patterned (and we are not sure how to use them).  The Graphic 45 steampunk papers are a fine example of this with lots of elements on them and if you were to use a whole page flat then it may be "too much".

By cutting into the paper and extracting elements the paper can go a long way.

My canvas is covered with a 12x12 page - the leftovers have been used i.e. the butterflies and flying clock were cut out separately from the reverse.  I have also overstamped onto the patterned paper - this is also another good way of "changing" patterned paper as is spritzing and stencilling.




 
Next week the mid week motivation will be back to its usual professional standards but I hope you have enjoyed looking at my canvas......."


Next week will see the start of a brand new theme set for for us by DT member Caz. This also means that we will be picking our September monthly winner - take a look at the prize you could be winning




To see this week's challenge click here - see you soon - Jacqueline.

Monday, 26 September 2011

MMM - Challenge 17 - Steampunk Anything But a Card

Good morning everyone and welcome to week 17 at Make My Monday. Thank you all for your fabulous entries to last week's challenge it looks like you are getting the hang of Steampunk - it's fun isn't it?
Well from all the entries there can only be be three winners and here they are
3 - Yvonne
5 - Meggymay
9 - Mynnette
Congratulations ladies please feel free to copy and paste the winners badge from the side bar.
This our last week of Steampunk and this time we want to see ANYTHING BUT A CARD. this is your chance to show off - alter a canvas, tag or box, make a wall hanging or picture frame - just don't make a greetings card.
Here are some fabulous examples from my lovely design team - don't forget to click on the names to visit the blogs:









 PLEASE REMEMBER THAT TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR THE TOP 3 - YOU MAY ONLY ENTER 5 CHALLENGES PLUS THIS ONE.
Please link your new entries in the linky tool below and please remember to link your blog post and not your whole blog. Please turn off WV  and remember you MUST link your entries to this blog and you MUST put a link back to this blog in your post - Thank you.
You have until midnight on Saturday October 1st to take part - good luck
don't forget that as well as the top 3 , next week we shall announce the September monthly winner who will win a Tim Holtz Stamp - more details on Wednesday in the mid-week motivation spot. 

Wednesday, 21 September 2011

MMM - Mid-week Motivation - Faux Metal.

This week the mid-week Motivation is brought to you from dt member Fliss.
My mid week motivation is about faux metal as I only have metal embellishments and there are a couple of very cheap ways of getting the metal look without using the real thing.

Faux Metal With Aluminium Foil Tape



For this technique you will need a roll of foil tape which I found in the tool section of the Pound Shop. You'll need a strip of card a little wider than the tape. I'm using the Alterations Sewing Room set as the dress form fits perfectly on the tape width.
After die cutting the dress form, I then embossed it with the Cuttlebug Clockworks folder .
I then sponged mine with the StazOn inks shown but you could use alcohol inks or Palette inks if you prefer.


I then made a tag with the finished dress form and if you're interested in the materials used, there's a full list on my blog. -(See link above).

Monday, 19 September 2011

MMM - Challenge 16 - Metal Steampunk.

Hello and welcome to this week's Make My Monday challenge. Our Top 3 for last week are as follows
10 - Valerie
12 - Hilda
14 - Sarah-Engels-Greer
Congratulations ladies please feel free to copy and the paste the winners badge from the side bar.
This week continuing our STEAMPUNK theme we would like to see some METAL on your cards or projects.
To help you along here are some gorgeous creations from my fabulous design team







Don't forget to click on the names to visit the blogs.
 PLEASE REMEMBER THAT TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR THE TOP 3 - YOU MAY ONLY ENTER 5 CHALLENGES PLUS THIS ONE.
Please link your new entries in the linky tool below and please remember to link your blog post and not your whole blog. Please turn off WV  and remember you MUST link your entries to this blog and you MUST put a link back to this blog in your post - Thank you.
You have until midnight on Saturday September 24th to take part - good luck.



Wednesday, 14 September 2011

MMM - Mid-week Motivation - Monochrome Steampunk.

Hi folks and welcome to this week's motivation spot. However first I would like to announce last week's Top 3 winners. They are
3 - Valerie
10 - Gerda
15 - Lisa & Elaine
Congratulations ladies please feel free to copy and paste the winners badge from the side bar.

This the very lovely Cath has done this piece to inspire you
This weeks challenge was to use Monochrome when doing your Steam Punk piece. I know a lot of people have a problem with this and stick to Black and White, but I have found if I only have the colour I am going to use out on my desk and no other I don't get tempted to add anything else.
 For this card I have just used Walnut Stain distress ink, blending it over the edges to get a dark base card.

I then made a nice puddle of ink and water on my mat and dunked my card in to it to get a lighter, patchy background.

I then used the ink pad to ink up my stamp and stamp onto plain card. I have found if you use these inks to stamp on glossy card you can emboss them if you are quick even though they are dye inks.

I then stamped onto the background once it was dry and stuck this to the card I had edged, then added the topper that I had smudged lightly with a water brush to it with foam pads.

I hope this gives you some ideas when using just one colour.

Cath xx

Monday, 12 September 2011

MMM - Challenge 15 - Steampunk Monochrome.

Good morning everyone and welcome to week 15 at the Make My Monday challenge blog. I am away as you read this and so the top 3 for last week will be posted with the Mid-week Motivation on Wednesday -hope you can pop back for that.
This week we would still like to see STEAMPUNK creations but we have a MONOTONE theme for you to follow. Create a new project only using ONE colour and the various tones of that colour.
If you are still confused - take a look at the dt samples
(to be added later)
Don't forget to click on the names to visit the blogs.
 PLEASE REMEMBER THAT TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR THE TOP 3 - YOU MAY ONLY ENTER 5 CHALLENGES PLUS THIS ONE.
Please link your new entries in the linky tool below and please remember to link your blog post and not your whole blog. Please turn off WV  and remember you MUST link your entries to this blog and you MUST put a link back to this blog in your post - Thank you.
You have until midnight on Saturday September 17th to take part

Wednesday, 7 September 2011

MMM - Mid-week Motivation - Steampunk ATCs.

Hi folks - it's great to see every one's entries to the STEAMPUNK - ATC Challenge ( see here for details) - it look like you are all enjoying it.
For this month I am taking a break form the Mid-week Motivation spot and handing over to my brilliantly talented design team. This week we have a piece from Caz - take a look
If you're new to making ATCs, they can be an interesting way to experiment and try new techniques before venturing onto a full size card. I usually make mine with the off cuts from cards, but if I intend making a few here is a neat way you can get 9 from one British A4 card.  3 vertical lines at 2.5" x 3 horizontal lines at 3.5".
Continuing our Steampunk ATC theme I made a triptych, where 3 individual ATCs of the same theme have been joined together to form an interesting set which can stand to be displayed. I look forward to seeing your Steampunk ATCs this week. Have fun ladies , and any gents who may be interested.
Hope you can pop back next week to see another piece from the design team - Jacqueline.

Monday, 5 September 2011

MMM -Challenge 14 - Steampunk

Good morning everyone and welcome to week 14 at the Make My Monday challenge blog. Lots of things to get through this morning starting with our Top 3 from last week. They are as follows
2 - Vicky
3 - Bev D
9 - Sall
Congratulations ladies please feel free to copy and paste the winners badge in the side bar.
Next we have our monthly winner and that is
Bev D
Congratulations Bev - please e-mail me your details and I will get your prize off to you.

This is the first Monday in September at that means a brand new theme and challenges. This month they have been chosen by Cath and her theme is STEAMPUNK.
Steampunk is based around the Victorian era and tends to incorporate elements of science fiction and fantasy with futuristic innovations such as fashion, culture, architecture and art.
So that being said your first challenge is to create a STEAMPUNK ATC.
ATCs can be any medium, stamped or collaged however they must be 2.5" x 3.5". Here are some dt samples to inspire you
Me - Jacqueline

Also this week we are proud to include Guest dt member Hilda our July monthly winner
Don't forget to click on the names to visit the blogs.
 PLEASE REMEMBER THAT TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR THE TOP 3 - YOU MAY ONLY ENTER 5 CHALLENGES PLUS THIS ONE.
Please link your new entries in the linky tool below and please remember to link your blog post and not your whole blog. Please turn off WV  and remember you MUST link your entries to this blog and you MUST put a link back to this blog in your post - Thank you.
You have until midnight on Saturday September10th to take part

Who would like to see their card on Facebook? Just like our page, enter the challenge and wait and see! Our Facebook badge is in the side bar.