Anita Houston, The Artful Maven, here today to show you my challenge Easter Assemblage Clock. I incorporated a Vignette Box as well, and you can see the step outs and many more photos over on my blog. Stop by and drop me a comment. A big thank you to Carolyn, Lori, and Melody for having me participate again!
Time To Hop The Bunny Trail Regina Salik Hi Crafting Family! First, let me say thanks to all of you for your thoughts and prayers as I help my mom through her recovery. It’s been a long road and she is getting better every day. Our hope is she will be able to come home in the next two months. I loved using the Idea-ology Assemblage Clock that was chosen as the inspiration piece. With the Easter Holiday approaching, I chose Peter Rabbit as my theme. I used a set of Tim Holtz Idea-ology Wheels on the bottom of a 10 x 10” board. I upholstered the board with a green fabric. I took some rocks from my back yard in which to make the path and glued to the fabric board with Dina Wakely’s Ultra Heavy Gel Medium. I painted the edges of the path with Picket Fence Destressed Paint. I covered the outside of the clock with a brown sisal rope and used a blue jute twine as the accent. I glued blue and green fabric inside the clock and used paper fringe as the grass in the bottom of the clock and flower pot. I found small bunnies, carrots, eggs, wooden tags and flower pot at the dollar tree. I used mushroom ink to color the bunnies, fabric to cover the eggs, and trimmed the wooden tag to make the sign. I attached the sign to a pop cycle stick I painted orange and used a white gel pen to write the words. I made the bunny out of felt. I measured the height of the clock to determine how large to make each part of the bunny. The head and body are rectangles; with the body being tapered at the top. I drew on the body and face design and used Tim Holtz Thread to stitch out the design. Two small white beads were used for the eyes. I used scraps to make the leaves and flower circles; using an outline stitch for leaves and stems and french knots for the center of the flowers. After appliqueing, I sewed the bunny together using invisible thread. I sewed the sides of the body; then pinched the bottom on the outside edges to form a triangle and sewed into place. This allowed the bunny to sit flat when stuffed. For the head, I did a running stitch on the top and bottom and cinched to form a ball and stuffed. I drew the ear shapes and sewed and only turned inside out. I did not stuff the ears. I sewed all body pieces together and used ribbon at the base of the hears and under the head to hide seams. The arms were drawn and stuffed lightly. I hot glued all the pieces of the project to the base. Nolan Ross (our crafting hero) drilled holes to attach the two dowels which I painted with vintage photo and applied grit paste to give texture. I used my alphabet sissix die to cut the letters out of orange felt for the banner. I stiffened the white and blue felt with glue to make the banner and attached the letters. I hot glued the banner to I hope you enjoyed my creation and it inspires you to create!the sticks.
I decided to celebrate spring showers and the love of flowers. I started out with a finnabair technique using graphic paste to get the texture and adding flowers and some pebbles with heavy body gel before I painted the clock with Dina Wakley paint night. I then used art alchemy waxes to color my flowers and highlighting the clock in places.The board was colored with distress sprays until I got the color I liked. I then made puddles with glossy accents (which I laid out very thick). The mini grass was from Michael’s fairy section and I thought it added great textured inside and outside the clock. The flowers on the board are Tim’s ideology paper bouquet which I sprayed with different distress sprays.The paper flowers were cut out of Tim’s thinlets funky flowers #3 and wildflowers. I used distress oxide inks to color them. The background of the clock is also distress oxides blended together and sprayed for a water effect. I sprayed distress resist spray on the glass of the clock to make it look like rain had hit it. The umbrella man is a Tim holtz stamp that I embossed gold. The umbrella is Wendy Vecchi’s leaf green and forget me not embossing powder with her polka dot stamp. I then ran my quote through the printer on cardstock, cut it out with Tim Holtz’s tattered banners and inked with distress oxides. The cloud was cotton batting. (Regina came to the rescue with her awesome bag of tricks…aka her purse filled with wonders!)If you are interested in step by step instructions you can find them at marinamagic.net. So go out and enjoy nature and start getting inspired for more creativity!!!
Lots of fun going on at The Crafty Scrapper. Spots are filling up fast for our Spring Carousel. Don’t miss out on this fun filled day of five projects, food, discount and friendship. Carolyn and I (Melody) will be at the store on Monday so give us a call.
DON’T FORGET OUR CLASSES THIS WEEKEND APRIL 30TH
For more details on classes check out our Classes, Crops & Events section.
Anita Houston will be in the house this weekend with her awesome Spring/Easter art.
Lori Souter will be teaching this beautiful Spring Farmhouse Album
We are done with all our projects and still have openings if you would like to join us. You can call the store or sign-up online.
1. Tell Us About This Spring Fling Carousel With The Crafty Scrapper: Join us for a ride on our Spring Fling Carousel! Space is limited to 50 attendees. Join us on Saturday April 6th 9:30-6pm and get your Spring crafting off to a good start with 5 one hour classes and a catered lunch and giveaways!
Five – 1 hour Spring Classes
Catered lunch and drinks and snacks throughout the day
Special Deals only Available to Spring Fling Carousel Attendees
10% discount on your purchases that day
2. What Is The Cost For The Event And What Is Included In The Price?The cost is $80 – you will get the following:
3. What Does The Schedule Look Like?Here is a tentative look at the schedule for the day. All Events Will Happen At The Crafty Scrapper. 9:45-10:00am – check in 10:00-11:00am – 1st ride on the Carousel 11:15-12:15pm – 2nd ride on the Carousel 12:15-1:30pm – Catered Lunch 1:30-2:30pm – 3rd ride on the Carousel 2:45-3:45pm – 4th ride on the Carousel 4:00pm-5:00pm – 5th ride on the Carousel 5:00-6:00pm – shop and visit
GO TO OUR EVENTS/CLASSES PAGE TO SEE THE PROJECTS AND THEIR DESCRIPTIONS.
Wow, we have been hopping at The Crafty Scrapper. Everyone had a wonderful time with Seth Apter and we cannot wait until he comes again next year. Our schedule is full and you don’t won’t to miss a thing. I am going to list classes coming up and you can go into the events/class section for details. Don’t forget the Annual Spring Carousel is April 6th. You don’t won’t to miss this fun and exciting day. Also, lots of products coming in daily. So, come and visit us. See you at the store! Mel
8×8 Journaling class with Melody
Funny Farm Cards with Carolyn
Monthly Ornament Class with Carolyn
Technique Journaling class with Melody
Dina Wakely Classes
Stamped Ephemera Vintage Easter Cards with Anita Houston
Spring Farmhouse Album with Lori
Pretty and Pale Card Organizer with Melody
Easter Lilies An Acrylic Mixed Media Canvas with Anita Houston
We are so excited that Seth Apter is visiting our store. The classes are this weekend March 2, and March 3rd. We just wanted to remind you of a few thing for class – Please carefully read the supply list for the class or classes you are attending. In the first class 52 Pick Up it is very important that you get a deck of cards and paint front and back with black gesso. You will NOT have time to do this in class. See you on Saturday. Be prepared for a lot of fun and learning.
We are now OPEN on Mondays. Come by to say hello and see what new products have come in to the store. We want to thank all of our customers that shopped the garage sale and the customers that sold their beloved products. See you at the store! Mel
Hey Scrappers, we still have lots of goodies for you to buy at our blow out garage sale. Garage sale will be open today until 5:00 pm. At 3:00 pm some of the products will go half price. Don’t miss out on stocking up on paper, stamps, dies, and more. We are ready to see you at the Crafty Scrapper today!