Monday, June 23, 2014

Scrapadabadoo's Sizzling Summer Blog Hop

Hi everyone!

It's that time! Time for me to provide you with another secret letter for Scrapadabadoo's Sizzling Summer Blog Hop!

To be in the running for an amazing prize you need to check out all the other Design Team members' Sizzling Summer Blog Hop posts!

It's started already and each of the DT members will blog their altered Prima Bicycle and reveal their secret letter. Once all 11 posts have been published - 2 blog posts per day (one on Sunday 22 June 2014) through to Friday 27 June 2014, 2 letters will be revealed each day. You will have 11 letters which will spell a word or words that you will need to unscramble and email to Scrapadabadoo at You must also leave a comment on each of the DT members' blog posts. Scrapadabadoo will reveal the final letter on their blog.

I had so much fun altering the Prima Bicycle! Unusual for me because I'm not one for embellishing, but me being me, decided to make sure it was a 'practical' project LOL. My bicycle is a working CLOCK! Yes, it actually works! Barrie sent me a clock mechanism which fits perfectly inside the large wheel of this bicycle and it works brilliantly!

I used a lot of Alcohol Inks and Vintaj Patinas, black gesso, and a whole lot of hot glue LOL.

The flowers are from IamRoses and were white so I just sprayed them with a touch of pink and blue and brown shades. I left the skeleton leaves' colour as is. I wanted to use some 'fresh' life in the project so kept the leaves nice and green.

I didn't have any metal pieces to use as a plaque so I cut a piece of chipboard, rounded the corners, punched a couple of holes to insert brads and coloured it up by painting it with black gesso, then added some Inka Gold and Gilders Paste waxes to grunge it up to make it look metallic and attached it with wet glue to the base. For the word TIME I punched them using the metal letter press punch alpha & numeric punch set so they were de-bossed into the chipboard.

It took me forEVER to find an old fashioned roman numeral clock face graphic on the internet but I finally found one (had to go with this one even though it had IIII for the 4 instead of what it should have been - IV). I cut out a 4 1/4" circle from chipboard and adhered patterned paper on top, cut around edges, sanded edges and inked the edges. I punched a hole in the centre with my Big Bite, attached the clock mechanism and set it aside.

I wanted some texture to the inside of the clock so I dry embossed a strip of Kraft-Tex, painted it with black gesso and coloured it up with some Inka Gold and Gilders Paste, adhered it to the back of the clock face (I used the packaging piece to cut the square tabs) and stuck it down inside the wheel!

With all the different styles of the bicycles we have shown in this blog hop there is sure to be one suited to you!

Are you ready for my secret letter? Here it is!

If you have missed the first two letters go check out Kim's blog post for the first letter and bicycle, check out Margaret Ann's bicycle and jot down her letter, then note my letter here and then head on over to Wendy's blog to check out her amazing bicycles and to find her lucky letter.

Margaret Ann

Good luck!!! Don't forget to leave a comment here too!

Monday, June 2, 2014

Card Series - Hello #2

After all the stress, hustle and bustle of the Travel in Time with Scrapadabadoo ustream lead-up and show, I felt like just playing - and that's exactly what I did today!

I wanted to use some earth toneson this card, plus I wanted to do some stamping and die-cutting, so I decided to combine the two - sort of LOL.

I took a hello die, punched it out of tape-backed fun foam and mounted it on EZ-Mount. I tested the stamp but felt, as it was very thin, that it needed more height so I punched it again and adhered it on top of the other one, voila! Stamped perfectly.

I inked up the stamp and tested it by stamping on white cardstock, then stamped it again halfway down and offset to the right of the first stamp,without re-inking, and then used a lighter ink and repeated those two steps, used a lighter ink and did it again, and stamped again one more time so that I had stamped four solid images of the hello word and four second generation stamps.

It looked like a perfect background so I cut it down, inked the entire cardstock piece with old paper, inked edges with aged linen, then finally some brushed corduroy distress inks.

I attached a piece of kraft coloured cardstock, which I had sliced off a 1/2" piece and ran the larger piece through my BigShot using a Spellbinders die, adhered the two pieces down onto the white card base, leaving a 1/8" gap.

I made a bow out of some grosgrain ribbon and adhered it to the 1/2" strip.

I thought the hello background needed a little something so I die-cut the word hi using the Tim Holtz Wordplay die and kraft cardstock which I then heat embossed with Versamark ink and Queen's Gold embossing powder. I adhered the hi sentiment using dimensional foam.

I cut a piece of kraft cardstock, cut-embossed using the same die as was used on the front and stamped the sentiment.

I rounded the right corners using a 1/4" corner chopper.

Even though this card took me half a day to make, I was happy with the end result.

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Travel in Time with Scrapadabadoo Starts Today! Get your Cutting Guide Here!

Hey everyone!

The Travel in Time with Scrapadabadoo time has arrived! Let's get ready to par-tay!

We will all be using Prima's Time Traveler's Memories paper line to create our projects for the Travel in Time Ustream show today!

Get your CUTTING GUIDE for my Time Capsule HERE and play along with me at 6:00pm PDT USA (11am AEST for Oz).

I hope you can join us, if not - all streams will be recorded!