Thursday, April 2, 2020

Guest Designer Tracy Ware Crafty Blocks~Anything But a Card Challenge



Hey Blank Page Muse fans!  Tracy here with our March challenge, 
which is "Anything But A Card." 
 I’m going to be honest here any say that this one scared me a little.  Why? 
 Because I always tend to stick with cards.  
With a card, I know the size of my canvas and I don’t feel overwhelmed 
with something other than those 
four by five inches!  So let’s get in to it!
For my project that was not a card, I chose to do wooden blocks.  
I happen to remember that I had these three blocks in a box in my craft room, 
so I dug them out and got to work
I really had fun making this project and have already started another set!


You can find these blocks in different sizes at your local craft store in their wooden section.  
These blocks measure two inches.  
To begin, I rubbed the edges of the blocks with a Distress Oxide Ink, 
only because I didn’t want to see
 the raw edges of the wood.  You don’t have to use Distress Oxide ink.  
You can use whatever you happen to have on hand.
  Dye ink or even cheap acrylic paint would work well too. 
 These were taking a little while to dry, so I did use my heat tool on them to speed up
 that drying time.





Next, I cut some strips of cardstock down to two inches and did some ink blending 
with Distress Oxide inks.  
I’ve been in a green and blue mood lately, so that’s what I chose. 
 Choose any colors that make you happy or colors that go with a scheme that
 you might have in mind for your own blocks. 
 I spritzed my strips with some water to activate the ink and get those cool spots.

Now comes the fun part!  
I trimmed my strips of cardstock down to squares that are just under two inches each.  
I cut them that way so that the cardstock wouldn’t hang over the edges of the blocks.
I then stamped my squares with all sorts of fun images in dye ink from Blank Page Muse  
I even did some doodling and added more color in some areas, 
as well as stamped some cute little inspirational phrases.  

Some of the stamps that I used are from the Dandelion Wishes with Butterflies set, 
a few stamps from the Scribble & Scratch Mixed Media Set 2,




Once all of my squares were stamped,
 I adhered them to the blocks with liquid glue and cleaned up around the edges 
where some glue oozed out.




Another view of the blocks.  This really was a fun project and I thoroughly enjoyed it!  
For the phrases, I just used a tiny alphabet set that 
I found at the local craft store and stamped those in dye ink as well.
  I like the idea of having a fun inspirational quote here and there on the blocks.



Once my blocks were complete, I painted them with a matte gel medium on each side
 just to keep the Distress Oxide inks from smearing, smudging or bleeding.


Another view of the blocks with different sides displayed.  
They look great stacked this way, or even all three stacked on top of each other.




I hope that you’ve enjoyed this project!  I know that I certainly have. 
 As I mentioned earlier, I have already started on another set of six blocks which are 3 1/2”
 that I’ll display in my craft room!  They already look so cool and they aren’t even finished!  
Thanks for joining me on the Blank Page Muse Blog today. 
 If you decide to make any blocks or any other project for this challenge, I would love to see them! 
 Follow Blank Page Muse on Instagram, and tag us using #blankpagemuse and #blankpagemuseblog.  
You can tag me and find me on Instagram here.  Stop by and say hi.
There’s still time to join us for this March challenge," Anything But A Card."  Get those stamps out!

Until next time, stay awesome!



Supplies Used:

Wooden Blocks
Distress Oxide inks from Ranger Ink
Neenah 110lb Solar White Cardstock
Memento Tuxedo Black dye ink
Studio G Alphabet Set
Lineco Neutral PH liquid adhesive
Golden Matte Gel Medium

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Sparkly LOVE! April Challenge Theme!

Hi BPM Fans!!!

And so another month is upon us!

I really hope everyone is safe & healthy in these trying times!
And I hope that you are all getting some enjoyment from stamping & crafting!

Ready for the April Challenge??? Our challenge for this month is "Sparkle & Shine" - a perfect theme for lifting our spirits and feeling bright & glittery LOL!!!


I hope you like my creation for today!

Please have some fun and play along and link your sparkly creations to our challenge!


Supplies:
Blank Page Muse Rubber Stamp: "LOVE"
Metallic Silver Card Base: 12 x 12cm square used for this card
Scraps Silver Metallic Card
"Shiny" patterned paper x 2 patterns
Embossing Pad, Silver Metallic Embossing Powder & Heat Gun
Glue and/or Double Sided Tape

Instructions:


Tear your patterned paper into strips that will suit the size of your base card - 3 strips of each pattern.


Weave the strips and tear the ends to neaten. Adhere to your base card.


Stamp and emboss your focal stamp onto the scrap silver metallic card and tear away the excess.


Adhere the focal embossed image to the card front on top of your woven paper. Add any other embellishments.



Thanks for joining me today!

Happy stamping!

Stay safe!

Sharon

Don't forget to check us out at all of our social media sites
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Pintrest- https://www.pinterest.com/blankpagemuse/boards/


Now you have the theme and a lovely project, come on back on April 10 when the new link will be live!

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Stamped Fabric Bird

Hello! 
Today we are sharing with you another project from our archives 
That was created by a Guest Designer: Karen Lackey 
Here she created a vintage inspired stamped fabric bird! 
Enjoy!


Supplies needed:
  1. Small Steampunk Bird- Rubber Stamp
  2. Tea dyed cotton muslin
  3. Sewing machine
  4. Brown stamping ink
  5. Hot Iron
  6. Polyester fiberfill 

Stamp the bird on doubled tea dyed muslin with a brown ink pad.Heat set the design with a hot iron.

Turn the fabric so the right sides are together. Using a small stitch, sew a  ¼" seam around the bird.


Cut around the bird and cut a small slit in the backside.

Turn the piece right side out, pulling the fabric through the slit.  Use a dowel or knitting needle or the end of a paintbrush to push out the points, taking care not to poke through. It helps to have a slim but blunt end on the tool you use.

For a small piece like this, you want to pull out small tufts of the fiberfill and use your tool to help you get it through the slit. Fill the far corners first. Then compress it by pushing with your tool.  Some brands of fiberfill come with a little wooden tool that really helps. If you are using a knitting needle, using the back end can help here. Just don’t stuff it so full that you can’t pull the fabric together at the slit.
When you’re happy with how it looks, stitch the slit together with thread that matches your fabric.






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Saturday, March 28, 2020

Guest Designer Annie Collins~ Fairy Shadow Box

Hello Crafty Friends - Annie here I am Guest Designing for Blank Page Muse.

I am incredibly honored to be asked by Blank Page Muse to create a project for them. 
I created a Fairy Shadow Box.

Let's get started!

I printed the template twice onto kraft cardstock and cut it out.
Stamped and colored the Fairies and flowers.
I added some details with the Sakura Gelly Pen: Sparkle. I die cut some grass twice.

I used the Blank Page Muse: Woodgrain Background Stamp and stamped the trimmed template of the shadow box. I put adhesive on one side of the template where indicated.  
I pressed the two sides together. 

Next, I used my scoreboard and scored on the indicated lines.
 I then crease the edges so that they are crisp. I set it aside.




Then, I used the cloud stencil and Distress ink in tumbled glass to create a background for my shadow box.  I cut the cardstock down to 5"x 5" so that it will fit in the shadow box. I then adhered it to the shadow box.



Next, I adhered the grass onto the background sky panel in the shadow box. I put some adhesive onto the box portion of the box and rolled it up and press it into place. Making sure the grass bottom was completely covered.


Then, I repeated the process on the other sides of the box. Tape, roll and press into place. Take your time here the box can be a bit tricky.

I then adhered two of Blank Page Muse: Small Lilly Flower with Stem in the background along with the Blank Page Muse: Fairy Seated Long Dress


Next, I added the Blank Page Muse: Fairy Short Hair Standing to the outer edge of the box. 
Along with the die-cut grass border. I then adhered the last
 Blank Page Muse: Small Lilly Flower with Stem to the left outer edge of the box frame. Along with all the Blank Page Muse: Small 6 Petals Flower to the bottom edge of the box frame just overlapping the Blank Page Muse: Fairy Short Hair Standing.


Finally, I stamped the sentiment LOVE onto a stitched banner and adhered it to the top left corner along with one of the Blank Page Muse: Small 6 Petals Flower.



Materials Used:
Blank Page Muse: Woodgrain Background Stamp
Lawn Fawn Brand: Meadow Grass Border Die
MFT Brand: Cloud Stencil
Tim Holtz Distress Ink: Tumbles Glass
Memento Ink: Espresso Truffle
VersaFine Ink: Onyx Black
Memento Ink: Tuxedo Black
Sakura Gelly Roll Pens: Sparkle, Black, and White
Spectrum Noir Markers: HB1, HB2, HB3, LV3, CT3,
CT4, GY2, LG1, LG2, LG3, LG4, LG5, CG1, IG1, IG2, 
IG3, IB1, IB2, IB3, LY2, FS1, AND Blender
Copic Markers: B00, B01, E00, E000, E93
Recollections Brand Cardstock: Kraft, Light Purple, and White
Accent Ultra Smooth 80lb Cardstock: White
EK Success Scoreboard
Bone Folder
Imagine Crafts: Tear It Tape
Imagine Crafts: On Point Glue
Shadow Box Template: Download, Print, and Cut Twice


Thank you for stopping by the blog today. I hope you found some inspiration!

Don't forget to stop by Blank Page Muse Shop!

Please hop over to the lovely blog and creator that shared this file HERE to download the template.

Join our creative challenge, you still have a few days!
Stay well.




Thursday, March 26, 2020

Button Up!!!

Hello BPM Fans!!

How are you enjoying all the DT makes so far this month?
There have been some great "anything but a card" ideas using the fab range of stamps available at the BPM Store!


I have a fun "non card" make to share today - some fun fabric buttons!

Supplies:
Blank Page Muse Stamps: Flitter Butterfly designed by A Vintage Girl
Button Making Kit
Black Ink Pad
Calico fabric
Coloured pencils

Instructions:


Start by cutting your fabric according to the template size included in the button kit.


Use the black ink pad to stamp onto the fabric. Colour the image with pencils.


Use the "tool" provided in the button making kit to assemble the fabric over the button front and press the backing into place.


A great way to add some fun decoration to a winter coat - replace the boring buttons with bright and colourful buttons created by you!!

Thank you for joining me today!

You still have time to play along with our challenge so make sure you link your "non card" creations!

Happy Stamping!

Sharon


Don't forget to check us out at all of our social media sites
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Tuesday, March 24, 2020

A Sparkly Fun Planner Page by Stephanie using DeadSeaToons Aspen!

Hello BPM Stamping Friends!

Today Teamie and Muse Stephanie has a wonderful planner page set up using our Dead Sea Toons designed Creepy cute Kid, Aspen!
 Here is a basic supply list and a couple or gorgeous pictures! How would you use these stamps in your planner or snail mail? We'd love to know!

BPM Products:

Aspen Creepy Cute Kid Stamp Stencil bundle
Pam Bray Everyday Planner Stamps

Other products:

Copic markers
Distress Ink
Washi
Polychromos Colored Pencils
Palette Hybrid ink pad: noir black




These rubber stamps are a fun size and really easy to color and customize for wherever your muse takes you! Thanks so much for sharing Stephanie!

Please follow Stephanie and leave her some love! Find here online here:
Inkypinkyboo.com
Instagram: @inkypinkyboo

Don't forget to come back and play in our Anything But a Card Challenge!

Sunday, March 22, 2020

Wonderful Spring Art Tag by Guest Designer Sandhya of Sanju's Creations

Hi friends! I am aback again with another fun project for this month’s challenge, that is not a card. This time I used the Lotus Flower on Stem with Small Dragonfly Stamp to make a mix-media style tag. This would be a fun little addition to gifts that I wrap in my hand stamped kraft gift wrapping paper and is super easy to make!


I started with a tag I die cut from Bristol Smooth cardstock. Then, I stamped my image with Versafine ink and heat embossed with a sparkly clear embossing powder from WOW!, called Singing in the rain. I watercolored the flower and dragon fly as well as the background with Arteza real brush pens and I did a fun wet on wet technique where I let the water do my background blending. I love the effect it created. Then I went around the tag with Mowed Lawn Distress Oxides and then distressed the edges with Black soot Distress Oxide.



I added some black details to my flower using a Sharpie fine liner. Finally I partially inked a scripty stamp from Hero Arts and stamped irregularly over the background. A little pink paper twine tied into a bow completes my tag for today. I hope you liked my tag for today and are inspired to give it a go! Thank you!

Love these Spring colors! Thanks so much Sandhya!
Find more of her wonderful art and say Hello here:
Instagram: @sanjuscreations_craft
Facebook Page: Sanju's Creations

Thursday, March 19, 2020

Project Life with Wings Above the Rest


Hello! 
Today we are sharing with you a project from our archives 
That was created by a Guest Designer: Pam Bray.
Here she created a a project life page. 
Enjoy!


Supplies needed:
  1. A Wing Above the Rest - Rubber Stamp Set
  2. Dylusion spray inks
  3. 5"x 7" of chipboard and white cardstock
  4. Black StazOn ink pad
  5. Modeling paste and a stencil
  6. Blending markers

Start by spraying 3 different colors of the Dylusion Spray onto white card stock, once dry, place it on top 
of the chipboard.


Stamp the background  with the StazOn Ink.


Apply the modeling paste with the stencil to the top of the project. 
Allow to completely dry before moving on.


Stamp the hot air balloon and color in with the blending markers.


Cut out and add the hot air balloon to your page with pop dots and finish with red twine and a embellshment.


See more creative inspiration here:

The Blank Page Muse- https://blankpagemuse.com/