Sunday, January 4, 2015

010415 CKC January Tutorials

It's a brand new year, and we are bringing you brand new tutorials at the CKC!
Helping you transform your old scrap stash into trendy takes on new products.

The first thing I wanted to tackle was the American Crafts/Amy Tangerine Stitched "Thrifted" paper.



I thought washi tape would create those slanted stripes perfectly with just a little bit of effort.


What do you think? (I usually like mine better than the original, lol!)



Next up: Jillibean Soup Mini-Die Cut kraft tags


Easy-peasy! Who says I need a Silhouette or a Cameo? (ME!)
I think I'll save that piece on the left - you never know when it may come in handy! (hehe)


Now the transparent printed "Bella Rouge" letters from Pink Paislee.

I looked in my digi stash for a striped patterned paper & made it black & white.
I cropped & printed it 8-1/2" by 11" on transparency paper, 
then started over but rotated it 90* first.
I will use my Sizzix "Funky Brush" dies to cut out the letters!


Like so!


What should have been the easiest forgery turned out to be the toughest.
The B side of the Heidi Swapp/September Skies "Afternoon Breeze" paper.



I had this stencil & the perfect colors of paint...


Epic fail! It was sloppy & ugly - Plan B - mist.
Second section I forgot to cover the first section - overspray...
Then I just flipped the stencil to get rid of the excess mist on the paper. Ugh.


Next try? Colored pencils...


Just not the look I wanted.
BUT! When I cleaned the mist off the stencil with a baby wipe?
I got these pretties! They went right into my kit when dry :~)


So! Pick your absolutely favorite thing in the inspiration kit & go for it!
We have a great library of past tutorials to browse through & be inspired.


Let me know you stopped by :)

20 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness - I love your tags...and your washi tape paper...and your letters...Love it all! Thanks for the great ideas!

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    1. Thanks, Lori! Hope to see you joining in. I love doing the forgeries - it is another way to stretch my great stash & put it to use.

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  2. gorgeous tags and washitape. I hope you kept those failed chevron papers for cutting shapes from etc. Many blessings to you.

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    1. Great idea to salvage the fails, Angela :)

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  3. This may sound odd but it is so nice to hear that you 'failed' at something. I'll explain... I had a lovely canvas that I just wasn't sure was finished. I carried on and totally ruined it this afternoon and am sat here now feeling, well, stupid! Seeing that you got those lovely wipes from your mistake gives me hope that my canvas can be rescued. I'm waiting for the gesso to dry before having another go!
    I've also had a go at forging the slanted stripe paper - it's a great one to forge!

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    1. Grateful that you were inspired - even by the fail! You are definitely right to go for a salvage on your canvas. Angela commented above that I can use my fails for punched or cut up elements!
      Can't wait to see your stripe forgery :)

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  4. Love it, thanks for sharing, love to read about your fail too. :p)

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    1. Thanks! Sometimes you get an idea in your head that just doesn't work out but it leads you to a different success - creative serendipity :D

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  5. Leslie, your ideas are fabulous! And, you have a marvelous collection of washi tape! But, I especially love the letters! They turned out awesome. Thanks for sharing your creativity.

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    1. Thanks! Someday I will share the whole collection of washi, lol. But I somehow never have the one I need! I am really happy with how the letters look :) There are some good challenges this month!

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  6. Wonderful as always - you are truly our master forger! I love the fact that you shared the fails - gives me a lot of hope! the washi paper is awesome!

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  7. I love all these ideas - so creative!

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    1. Thanks, Roxy! Looking forward to you joining in this month :D

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  8. You are the queen of making it yourself - nicely done.

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    1. That's why they call us Master forgers, lol! Thanks :)

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  9. Your forged thrifted paper has really inspired me to have a go, I'll let you know how it turned out, maybe!

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    1. Glad you will give it a go, Maggie! Can't wait to see :)

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  10. Wow - I'm impressed at all the items you're able to recreate! The washi paper is my favorite - it came out great!

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  11. Thx! The forgeries are as much fun as the kitting or the scrapping! You'll see ;)

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