Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Altered Wall hanging...

This is another project I did as a guest design for Creative Imaginations. It was a fun Altered Art project.  Hope you like...
Monarch Stencil:  #28375 and #28376 – sorry they don’t have names?
8” x 8” EcoArt Board from Rubberstamp Concepts
Light yellow Acrylic Paint
Radiant Rain:  Color Concentrate:  “Pewter”, “Cooper”
Raidiant Rain:  Shimmering Mist:  “Ocean Blue”, “Fern”, “butternut”
Embossing Paste
Chip board
Die cuts: Crown and swirl
Creative Paperclay
Black marker
Drew Drops
Rub-on Letters
Gold Glitter Chip Board from Robin’s Nest
Started by painting your Ecoart board a light yellow.  Lay down your “Monarch” stencil – Heart only.  Using a VERY light touch, dap on your Radiant Rain “Butternut”  over the stencil, pull off stencil and set aside to dry.  after it dries, do the same with the wings stencil using the  “Pewter”, set asdie to dry.    Using a make-up sponge I sponged on both “Fern and Ocean Blue Radiant Rain on the rest of the background, until I was happy…
I had a Creative Paperclay heart already molded and ready to use – So I just painted with my Twinkling H2o’s.  I added my Rub-on letters around my Heart with Wings image – cut out the crown from Glitter paper from Robin’s Nest and added some drew drop – again from Robin’s Nest.    I painted my swirl die cut with the same Twinkling H2O’s as the Creative Paperclay heart.
Mixed Embossing Paste and Radiant Rain “butternut” together and then added the embossed paste and the stencil #28375 – see video on this step

I just stared to place all the part in place and completed my project.  

Used a black pen to add some details.  And I was done..  just need to get myself a frame and place on wall or give to my favorite “King of Hearts”
If you have any questions on the techniques I did in this Altered Art project.  Please feel free to ask.  Also check out my youtube channel for more of my "how to" video at http://www.youtube.com/terrisproul. 

Terri Sproul - to my personal website - Yes, I have one of them too... smiles...

Sunday, September 25, 2011

  I persoanlly love to make Altered book project and I had so much fun doing this one.  Lots of video for you here.  Hope you enjoy!  Please stop by my Youtube channel to see more of my How to video - thanks in advance.  tell your friends too...  smiles..
2 sheets of Paint It with Luminarte:  Marha Johnson’s “Music  Sheet paper”
Radiant Rain Shimming Mist:  Ocean Blue
3-D Crystal Lacquer from Sakura Hobby Craft
Wire and pearl wire
5 Petal flower stamp from Viva Las Vegastamps!
Old Book
Gel Medium
Miracle Tape from Viva Las Vegastamps!
Green Fabic and stuffing
Drew Drop from Robins Nest “lovebirds”
Metal flower – Unknown
Outline sticker from SparkelKraft
Twinkling H2O’s – choose of colors
Vellum Quote

Adhere book pages together with Gel Medium – see Altered Book Beginners Video for help.  Set aside to dry.  My book I adhere a large section together – left back page un-adhered – you will see why later.   I adhere a small section in the very front.  But you could just have the whole book to be just one page.

Once Pages where complete dry.  I started to cut my niche  into my book – Size depends on your book and what you want to place inside the niche.  After you are finished cutting those pages out – use your gel medium again to glue the inside of the niche.  Set aside to dry.

I adhere on both sides of my book pages the “music Sheet paper”.  Where my Niche is I cut a “X” from the back and folded all the edges down to made it look complete.  I then adhere using my Miracle tape some fabric to the inside of the niche – I did this from the back.  You want the fabric to be loose – we will be adding stuffing in this hole next.  When your fabric is adhering all around I added some stuffing and then I adhere the back page over the whole thing…  See why we did not adhere the back page…  Smart…


I stamped out 6 flowers on the Music Paper – three of the flowers I used the black side and the other  three flowers I used the light side of the paper, but added Radian Rain Shimming Mist “ocean Blue” to add some color.  You could also use your Twinkling H2o’s to add color…  So much FUN!  See video on how to make 3-D Flowers (this video is using another product – but the flower is made the same way).

After I made two 3-D Flowers I adhere them into the Niche, add two metal flower embellishments – I did add the Drew Drops to the center to more color.
I added some Outline flower sticker to the top right corner and colored with Twinkling H2O’s.  I place all my Twinkling H2O’s on my desk with lids off, spray then with water and started coloring..  So much full

On the left had side of the page I again adhere my Music Paper down with my Miracle tape and then started looking for a good quote.  I printed my quote onto vellum.  Since I knew the vellum quote would blend into the background, I add some twinkling H2O’s under where each of the words would be, this made my words stand out.  I adhere the vellum with Miracle tape.
I used this project as a  guest designer for Creative Imagations and Luminarte -  I will be working on the cover and maybe the inside page - it was a library pocket - Just wait to be played with.  So stop by and see how I finished this book..
Terri Sproul

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Festive Friday!

Our little group of blog is growing again.  So excited to see all these amazing Christmas Cards twice a month..  Hope you are thinking about getting your Christmas Cards done early this year.
I have been playing with tags lately and they just make perfect Cards when you are done.  So that what I did again this time..  Hope you like...

santa stamps is Tim Holtz
silk flower
Metal embellishment is DCWV
Vellum - background paper....

I would love to help some of you out to get started on your Christmas Cards.  So this weeks blog candy is:  Christmas Paper from Robin's Nest.  
You Must leave me a comment and the rest of the Hop to be entered.  So easy....

Now Hop on over to Chris Hurley Blog - she is #2 on the list or just click her name 

Last Festive Friday winner is:  Crystal - how funny is that. 
She will get a free bottle of Crystal Lacquer from Sakura hobby Crafts.  Please email me your address so I can ship - BEFORE the next hop - or I will be forced to give away on another Hop. 

Terri Sproul

Monday, September 19, 2011

Stamping on Creative Paperclay

 I am having so much fun with this Design Team for Creative Paperclay.  Are they not just amazing or what?
Anyways, today I just want you to see how you can using paperclay in another way,
how about with Stamps?
  Add this to a card or a scrapbook page....  Super easy....

Stamp:  “Italian Sonnet Background” #16210 by Viva Las Vegastamps!
Black Ink:  “India Ink” – Stewart Superior
Glaze: “Patina Green”:  Golden Artist colors
Cardstock:  White to make cardbase 5” ½ x 4” ¼” finished size
Pattern Paper:  Die Cuts with a View:  World Traveler Stack
Brown Ribbon
Rolling Pin, cutting tools if need

Here is a video to help you out....  i have more of my video at http://www.youtube.com/terrisproul

         Roll out Delight clay to about 1/8”  – ¼” thick.  Ink Stamp with India Ink and Press stamp into clay – see video for help.
2)      Let clay dry and paint with Patina Green Glaze.  Add color lightly and add more as needed… 
3)      Adhere the Pattern Paper to cardbase with Miracle tape….
4)      Adhere the Ribbon to my card with Miracle tape
5)      Adhere my Delight stamped image to my card with my Miracle tape….

Super easy to add some new dimension to your cards/scrapbook/mixed media project.  Pick up a package of Creative Paperclay or Delight soon and start playing.
hope you stop by Creative Paperclay blog and visit...  here is the LINK  

Terri Sproul

Saturday, September 17, 2011

New Viva Las Vegastamps! Design team

I am so excited to introduce you to our new Design Team for the next 6 months..  This team will be post projects on the Viva las Vegastamps! blog  on Monday, Wednesday and Fridays..  We hope you stop by there and leave comments.

Team Leader

Terri Sproul  is a diverse and experienced designer, design team leader  and instructor for multiple companies in the paper craft world including “Glue Dots®”, “Stewart Superior”, “Robin Nest”, “Sakura Hobby Craft” and “Viva Las Vegastamps!” to name a few.  Terri and her husband Marc have the pleasure of living in San Diego County On top Of Palomar Mountain. She has received a Bachelor of Scrapbooking Arts from Creating Keepsakes and Bachelor of Scrapbooking Education from EK Success. Terri’s passion is teaching fellow Scrapbooker’s and Stamper’s new techniques and to think ‘out of the box’ and ‘off the Page.’  Visit her website and blog to see all the exciting stuff she does at http://www.terrisproul.com – link to blog is also there. 

I've always been a crafty girl. Having two artistic and crafty parents
certainly helped to push me in that direction! In Junior High school, I entered
art competitions with drawings. About 13 years ago I discovered rubber stamping
and scrapbooking. What a wonderful way to both get your creative groove on AND
do something wonderful for your family. I know my kids' families will
appreciate their scrapbooks when they are all grown up and married! I worked at
our local scrap book store for almost 3 years, and continued to teach there
until it closed May 2011. I still teach at other area stores and am a Ranger
Certified Educator. If it's messy, I can probably tell you what to do with it!

Lyneen Jesse lives in Bremerton, WA with her wonderful husband of eleven years and their absolutely spoiled schnauzer Daisy.  Working full-time she also teaches classes at the local scrapbook store and creates in her home studio.  She enjoys stamping, scrapbooking, altered art, collecting vintage treasures and photography. 
She started creating at a very young age following in her mothers footsteps. Rubber stamping has been a love of hers before rubber stamping was popular.  People have been know to call her “the MacGyver” of paper, since she can create just about anything from paper.  Lyneen is the proud owner of thousands of rubber stamps and tons of pattern paper.  Like many her style has evolved over time.  Vintage has become her all time favorite.
Lyneen has been published in Rubber StampMadness, Take Ten, Stampers Sampler, West Sound Home&Garden and most recently in The Best of Stampington & Company HandCrafted Vol.7
Joe Morgan has always been fond of crafting. His favorite holiday is Halloween and, perhaps instinctively, his black cat is named Elphaba (after the wicked witch in Wicked). Joe enjoys stamping, embossing, card making, learning new techniques and some scrapbooking, along with paper crafting home d├ęcor items – like garden lanterns with paper silhouettes and an antique finish. He also loves going to yard sales and flea markets where he likes to look for things that are cool or unusual as well as things that he and his partner can use in their craft projects! Joe lives is Columbus, OH with his partner and his pet cat. He is currently on the design team for Create & Craft, where he enjoys developing new class ideas and teaching occasional card and/or technique classes at local stores or exhibitions. He is also on the design team for Viva Las Vegastamps! where he gets to have fun making new projects, and then he gets to blog about them.

Joe has been crafting for since he was little. He loves detail and 3D work and paper piecing is his specialty. Joe’s work has appeared in Scrap & Stamp Arts magazine. He’s filmed a segment of Crafting at the Spotted Canary with Joy Macdonell (airs on PBS Fall 2011) and has won Archiver’s One-of-a-Kind Wall Art contest (Ohio, August 2011). When he’s not designing paper art projects, he works as CTO at Delphia Consulting.

I am a graphic artist by trade in the fast-paced printing industry by day... which supports my creative muse at night...under the web handle sbartist. I am a native of Chicago, and have lived in Florida most of my life. I currently reside in Fort Lauderdale, Florida with my husband of 19 years. I have been crafting from a very young age and was encouraged to be creative as I was growing up. I am a painter at heart, and I love to learn new things; making collage or assemblage, dabbling in photography, sewing, stamping, mixing it all up. There is a method to my madness, altered, collage-like and experimental. Several years ago I found out about stamping at Stamping Wild {a stamp store in South FL which has since closed}, which led me to the scrapbooking store. In turn I learned all about these things which led me into my latest passion – ALTERED ARTS. I love to make dimensional things, something that pops-up, not just flat on the page…whatever tickles my fancy at that moment. I love to make "Throw-away" collages - making things from scraps and leftovers of other projects. I am also enjoy the practice of Greencrafting and repurposing everyday items into my creations. I'm currently a member of the Unscripted Sketches Design Team, and I am so excited to be a part of the Viva Las Vegas Stamps Design Team.

DeeDee is a 24 year old part time stay at home mommy, part time nanny and
full time artist. She's married to the perfect man for her... one who never
stifles her creativity. She loves all materials; paper, plastic, wood, metal
and fibers.. and loves all the different finishes that each one can manage..
and some they can't! She's a risk taker and an experimenter.. a hands on do
it yourselfer." 

Lea Cioci CPD CPT is a freelance designer and serves as a demo artist, instructor, and design consultant to several companies in the hobby industry.  Lea's work has been published in many paper arts magazines, C&T publication books, Design Original books, and contributions to other published arts and crafting books. Lea has worked as a demonstrator and educator for Plaid Enterprises as well as a USAQ Pro.  Currently, Lea is also a Ranger Ink Educator and Certified Copic Designer.   Lea's journey led her to the creation of stamp images to give the artist the freedom to create a very personal self-expression.  Lea’s recent works for C&T Publishing include Scrap Your Stuff, Board Book Play, and Creative Art Concepts for Papercrafts -Lea’s own book: Creative Art Concepts for Papercrafts, launched Feb., 2007.  In 2009, several art pieces were highlighted in 1000 Handmade Greetings, and additional work in Somerset Memories with new work in Somerset Digital in the fall issue  of 2010.  

We hope you stop by each of their blogs and congratulate them.  Each of their name under their photo is a link to their blogs...   
Terri Sproul

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Secret Box

This month I am so excited to be a guest designer for  Luminarte Blog 

Secret Box
By Terri Sproul
Glue dots®:  Removable, and Crafts
Embossing Paste, 
Tim Holtz – Chip board Swirl – large
Cigar Box
White Gesso
Silk Flowers
EcoArt Board – 2” x 2” from Rubberstamp Concepts
Black Ink: 
Cranberry Acyclic Paint
Twinkling H2O’s of choose to color in swim suite Girl stamped image.  

Paint Cigar box with White Gesso, Gesso is a primer and will cover all the letter or marks on your box.  Then I painted side of box with Cranberry Color acrylic paint.  Set aside to dry. 
When Box is dry, I mixed “Embossing Paste” and “Radiant Rain Shimmering Mist Ocean Wave”.  Added your Radiant Rain Shimmering Mist one drop at a time, mixing in between until you get the color you want.  NOTE:  shake your Radiant Rain bottle well…..

I place my Stencil on side of box, using Glue Dots® removable to hold the stencil in place.  Using my palette knife, I add “Embossing Paste” over the stencil – like icing a cake.  I did this step completely around the whole box.  HINT:  start on the back of the box to get a feel of this technique.   Set aside to dry.  


Cut Christine Adoph Paint It Swirls paper to the size of the top of your cigar box.  Paint your swirl paper with “Radiant Rain Shimmering Mist Ocean Wave” – I applied it with a paint sponge brush.   Adhere paper to the top of the cigar box with Glue Dots® Crafts. 
Paint large swirl from Tim Holtz with “Radiant Rain Shimmering Mist “Green””.   Adhere to box top with Glue Dots®.
Add Silk flowers using Glue Dots®.  I added a gem to the center of my flowers – to add to the bling of all the “Radiant Rain Shimmering Mists” I used.  I had blue silk flowers – but IF I did not – I could have used my Twinkling H2O’s, Radiant Rain Simmering Mists or the new Pourable to add color to them.  How cool is that!!!!!  

Stamp image onto EcoArt Board with black ink.  Color in image with your choice of Twinkling H2O’s colors.  So many to choose from.  LOVE them all….   Adhere the EcoArt board to box top using Glue Dots®.
Line the inside of the box with red velvet and it’s done..  

If you have a questions on any of my project.  let me know..  I would love to help you out...
Terri Sproul

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Festive Friday #17

It's Festive Friday time again.  I hope you are getting your Christmas Cards done early this year with all of us.  I can't believe still I will not be sitting down the weekend after Thanksgiving trying to get all of my cards done in one day.  NO stress this year...  and for the first year all my Christmas Cards will NOT be the same card to everyone.  I really like that idea.
Stamps:  Merry Christmas, Santa Post, and Jingle Bell Background stamps all from Viva Las Vegastamps!
Crystal Lacquer
Pop bottle Cap
colored pencils.
Ink:  Sky Blue, India Ink - both from Stewart Superior
Holly leave punch
two shade of green cardstock
Scroll work die from Tim Holtz
Red Cardstock
green filber
Miracle tape. 
Stickles - Rock Candy - for santa hat. 

1)  from Red Cardstock - run through your die cut machine with the ScrollWork boarder.  Set aside
2)  I had a few left over tags from an event - So I started with that.  I stamp the Jungle Bell's Music stamps using Sky Blue Memories Ink pad all over the back of the tag.
3)  then I stamp both the Santa Post and Merry Christmas images using India Ink - or black ink pad.  colored in image with color pencils.  The I went over the "Merry Christmas" bulbs with my Crystal Lacquer.  Set aside to dry...
4)  Added image inside of my bottle cap and fill will Crystal Lacquer and set aside to dry...
5)  Punched two holly leave with a dark green cardstock.... 
6)  Cut a strip of light green cardstock to my Red background.  Added Green Fiber to tag.  adhere together with my Miracle tape.  ready to mail out....

I used Crystal Lacquer alot on this project and would love to let someone else play with it too.  To get your bottle of Crystal lacquer from me you MUST leave a comment on this post and Post our hop on your FACEBOOK page.  I will check...  smiles..
now hop on over to Chris Hurley blog and see what she created for us.   Also the whole list of the blog is available for you just in case you get lost.. 

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Creative Paperclay Design team Call

Creative Paperclay is looking for a few awesome PaperClay Artists who can showcase Creative Paperclay products! If you LOVE PaperClay, are able to utilize Creative Paperclay on scrapbook layouts, cards & projects then show us what you love to do!!

We are looking for talented artists who inspire others to create using Creative Paperclay
What’s expected of a Creative Paperclay Design Team Member?
* The ability to showcase our products
* Take good photos or scans of projects
* Interact with our members on Facebook and our Blog at http://creativepaperclay.blogspot.com/ (you can see creations from our current Design Team here)

The Details –

*The Creative Paperclay Design Team is for six months from Nov 1, 2011 – April 30, 2012.
* Create a minimum of one project per month posting on both your Blog and The Creative Paperclay Blog – dates will be given when team in picked... projects must be made with Creative Paperclay
* Participation and promotion of Creative Paperclay on Facebook is a MUST... promotion on other
* Submit work for publication.
* Be a part of one Blog Hop during the 6 months. Date given at a later date
* Promote Creative Paperclay by posting the above projects on other Online Galleries and Blogs with working links to the Online Store and Blog.

The Creative Paperclay Design Team will receive -

* Creative Paperclay products for your term, shipped in two shipments
* Your bio and picture featured on our Blog.

How to Apply –
Send your bio, Blog address and Facebook info to Terri@ultimatescrapbookretreat.com with “DT applications” in the regards (this way you don’t get deleted – I get lots of spam mail)

Submit/Post one project on your Blog on OCT 5th by 12AM EST to be viewed. This post must have our logo (you will be sent logo when you send you bio to Terri Sproul) and step by step directions on how you made this project with links to The Creative Paperclay blog and website. (http://www.creativepaperclay.com, and blog is http://creativepaperclay.blogspot.com/
Project – can be anything you love to make, Scrapbook, Cards, Mixed Media, Altered Art… Just Think out of the box and impress me…

Joining our Facebook Page and Blog is a MUST and is very important to the success of our team!

All entries MUST utilize a Paperclay Technique.  Work submitted must be recent and can't be previously published or displayed on blogs or online galleries.

Deadline to enter OCT  4th (12PM PST) – your bio to Terri Sproul

Here’s what to include with your emailed submission –

* We want to know all about you! – Your bio
* What’s your style?
* Why would you like to be on our team?
* Are you frugal, organized, have marketing ideas etc.. if so share with us what you can bring to our team.
* Link to your active Blog?
* Are you active on any Forums or Message Boards? (Please List)
* Can you post your projects in other Online Galleries? (Please List)
* Give an example of a class or technique you would like to share with others. If it is one you have done previously, please link to it.
* Details of any other manufactures or store/kit DT’s you are on Do you have a scrapbook resume, or a link to a gallery? If so, please share with us.

Final decisions will be made on Nov 15th’sh and the Creative Paperclay Design Team will be announced shortly there after!!

Good Luck!!!!!