Sunday, 19 April 2015

Unstampabelles April #46 Oh! Baby - An Altered CD Door Hanger

My second project for the Unstampabelles April challenge is an altered CD door hanger.  Check out the blog for more details about the challenge.

"Shh Baby Sleeping"

1. Take an old CD and draw around it on to some light blue card.  
2. Cut out the card and ink around the edges.
3. Cut a couple of strips of tissue paper 2" wide to make the ruffle.
4. Attach ruffle by glueing onto the card and then glue on CD. (the ruffle is sandwiched between the CD and the card)
5. Cut out 3 Teddy Bears using a Sizzix Die, and attach to the top 3rd of the circle.
6. Cut out "shh" and "BABY" with sizzix alphabet die, and attach.
7. "Sleeping" are stickers mounted individually onto dark blue card, cut out and glued in place.
8. Using a cropodile, make 2 holes at the top and attach ribbon for hanging.
9. Make another small hole at the bottom with the cropodile and attach dark blue ribbon threaded with buttons.
10. Scatter a few self adhesive gems around the design.

Hope you've enjoyed this baby project.  We love to see what you've made so please share over at Unstampabelles.

Lou x

Sunday, 5 April 2015

Unstampabelles April #46 : Oh! Baby

I am delighted to announce that I am now a member of the Unstampabelles design team. I am really looking forward to creating some new projects and rising to the challenge of NOT using any kind of stamps.

Monthly challenges are set and you can create using any craft supplies etc  BUT stamps (rubber/digi etc).  How often do reach for your stamps to add words or just for that little finishing touch?  Well, with these challenges all stamps are banned, it can be quite a challenge.

This month the theme is 'Oh! Baby' and the twist is to make a non-traditional styled project for a baby. 

Baby Boats

Love these babies, had so much fun playing.

1. cut out some cardboard shapes and used a straw for the mast. 

2. Assemble and papier mache, I applied 3 layers.  Leave to dry.
3. Paint with gesso.
4. Paint with pink or blue acrylic paint.
5. Cut sails and wrap around the mast.
6. Using thin jewellery wire thread through the straw and passed through the side of the boat.  
7. Attach a bead through the wire at the top of the straw
8. Cut small diamond shapes and attach as bunting to the wire.
9. Using my sizzix alphabet cut out the names or initials.

I hope you will join us at Unstampabelles, we love to see everyones work.

TFL Lou x