Monday, July 28, 2014

Funky Junk

Good Monday Morning once again it's time for another challenge over at the Kraft Journal!  This week's challenge is so much fun, I can hardly wait to see what you create!  For the "Funky Junk" challenge I altered a vintage bottle I found years ago on a Texas Ranch.  My cousin's family owed a small ranch in Texas which we would visit from time to time.  On one of the visits we found several vintage bottles buried in the dirt.  Many were broken, but several were complete.  I wish I would have kept more but I only left with one.

First I adhered some Vintage Music Sheet Paper to the bottle.  Next I added an image I found in my pack of Vintage Dictionary paper from the Kraft Journal.  Using laces from my stash I adhered some cotton lace to the bottom as well as some seam lace and crocheted lace to the top. 

 I distressed the parts of the bottle using distress ink in Frayed Burlap.  Because I love altering the Silver Bottle Caps from the Kraft Journal, I painted this one in Heirloom White spray paint from Krylon.  Next I punched a 1" circle of the Vintage Music Sheet paper and adhered it to the top of the painted bottle cap.  I wrapped some Hand Stained Seam binding to the neck of the bottle and topped it off using a large spacer bead from Bead Landing and a paper flower from Wild Orchid Crafts.  

I hope you get a chance to play along with us this week!  I'd love to see what you create!  For more inspiration please stop by the Kraft Journal blog and see what our fabulous design team had created!  

As always, participants in our weekly challenges have a chance to be selected as our Featured Artist and showcased on one of our "Feature Me Fridays" posts. Each month Kraft Outlet will randomly give away a $15.00 Store Voucher at!

Thank you for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful week!


Monday, July 21, 2014

Sketch Challenge

Welcome everyone to another Kraft Journal Challenge!  My apologies for last week's post.  I was not well.  Being sick in the summer time is no fun I tell you that.  I am feeling so much better now!  This week we have a sketch challenge for you.

For my card I followed the sketch.  I started with a Lunch Bag Kraft cardstock.  Next I matted some Vintage Sheet Music Paper onto some Blackboard Stock Paper.  

I distressed the music paper with some frayed burlap ink.  For the sketch elements I used some ephemera from the Thrift Shop Ephemera pack, along with some patterned paper from Prima's Romance Novel.  I created a banner and stamped my sentiment.  I added a flower from my stash tied a Hand Stained Seam binding.  

Be sure to pop on over to the Kraft Journal blog to see what the other fabulous design team members have created to further inspire you!  I look forward to seeing what you create and thank you for stopping by!


Monday, July 7, 2014

Sea and Sand

Is it Monday already!  I hope everyone has enjoyed the weekend.  Here in the U.S we celebrated Independence Day last Friday.  My little family went down to San Antonio to enjoy family and friends at a barbecue.   My little darlings had so much fun.

There were so many fabulous entries in last weeks "Red White and Blue" challenge.  I can't wait to see what you all come up with in this week's "Sea and Sand" challenge over at the Kraft Journal.  For my project I pulled out an old stamp set from Stampin Up called Crab and Company.

I started with a Lunch Bag Kraft Note card.  I love having these on hand to for quick card making, and because they come with a coordinating envelope I'm ready to pop this little cutie in the mail!  
I first added some gingham paper which I tied a bow around using some seam binding, and Bright Hemp Cord.  Next I adhered the gingham piece down.  Using a circle die and pinked circle die from Spellbinders nestabilites I added my "Sandy" scene!  I created the sand using some sand printed pattern paper along with some Vintage dictionary pages.

To create the sky, I blended shades of blue using Copic markers.  Next I stamped my crab and present image and colored with my Copic markers.   I adhered them onto the scene setting the crab slightly off the circle.  To finish my card I used the sentiment that came along with the stamp set.  I love the way this one turned out.  I hope you all have a chance to play along this week and have as much fun creating!  Our design team has more inspiration for you to get your creative juices flowing.  Just hop on over to The Kraft Journal to take a look!  

Thanks for stopping by,