CHALLENGE # 229 - "USE AN EMBOSSING FOLDER" - 9/14/2014

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Last week's challenge was


CHALLENGE # 228 - "ANYTHING GOES!"


and it was sponsored by


ROBYN'S FETISH DIGITAL STAMPS AND MORE


The WINNER of CHALLENGE # 228


is




Congratulations Cathy!  You have won  3 digital stamps of your choice from the ROBYN'S FETISH DIGITAL STAMPS AND MORE STORE.

Please email me at susan_paulson@verizon.net so that I can help you claim your prize.

Please type WINNER OF THE ROBYN'S FETISH CHALLENGE # 228 in the subject line.

You may also take our WINNER'S BADGE for your blog.




Our TOP PICKS for CHALLENGE # 228 go to













Congratulations to our TOP PICKS for CHALLENGE # 228!  Please take our TOP PICKS BADGE from the side bar and place it on your blogs.




This week's challenge


is


CHALLENGE # 229 - "USE AN EMBOSSING FOLDER"


and the sponsor is


WHOOPSI DAISY

Whoopsi Daisy features adorable digi images drawn by Linnie to fit your everyday stamping needs.  The term Daisy refers to the cute little girl images that are the signature of Whoopsi Daisy designs, however, you can also find a large range of other images - boys, cute animals, scenery and even some sassy ladies.  A new CD of Whoopsi Daisy designs can be purchased directly from Joanna Sheen's shop.

A CD of many of Linnie's black and white images as well as precolored toppers is available at Whoopsi Daisy Etsy Shop here: http://www.etsy.com/shop/WhoopsidaisyDesigns?ref=seller_info


The PRIZE for CHALLENGE # 229


is

the winner's choice of 3 sheets of images from the


WHOOPSI DAISY STORE



The ROBYN'S FETISH DESIGN TEAM would like to thank


  WHOOPSI DAISY


for the sheets of images used in creating our samples for this challenge.




SHEET # 431
CASS




SHEET # 414
EDWINA




SHEET # 431
LAURENCE




SHEET # 431
MARLENE




SHEET # 431
RHONDA




SHEET#414
SANDRA



Now that you have seen the inspiration for this challenge,


show us what you can create for


CHALLENGE # 229 


"USE AN EMBOSSING FOLDER"



CHALLENGE RULES:

1.  Please follow the theme of the challenge.

2.  All work must be new.  No back linking, please.

3.  You may submit up to 3 entries per challenge.  However, each entry must be different.

PLEASE NOTE:  ENTRIES OVER 3 WILL BE DELETED IN FAIRNESS TO THE OTHER PARTICIPANTS

4.  Please remember that this is a child friendly and a family oriented challenge.  Please do not submit adult or suggestive images.  They will be deleted.

5.  All prizes must be claimed and redeemed within 1 week.









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CHALLENGE #228 - "ANYTHING GOES!" - 9/7/2014

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Last week, our challenge was


Challenge #227 - "USE A DIGI!


and the sponsor was


THE PAPER SHELTER


The WINNER of CHALLENGE # 227


is


Congratulations, Christine!  You have won the $20 gift certificate to THE PAPER SHELTER STORE.

Please email me at susan_paulson@verizon.net so that I can help you get your prize.

Please type WINNER OF THE ROBYN'S FETISH CHALLENGE # 227 in the subject line.

You may also take out WINNER'S BADGE to place on your blog.




Our TOP PICKS for CHALLENGE # 227 go to












Congratulations to this week's TOP PICKS!  Please take the TOP PICKS BADGE from the side bar and place it on your blogs.




This week, the challenge 


is


CHALLENGE # 228 - "ANYTHING GOES!"


and the sponsor is


ROBYN'S FETISH DIGITAL STAMPS AND MORE




Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps And More is proud to sponsor this challenge.

Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps And More, a division of I Did It Creations, was created and is
owned by Robyn Weinrib.  Robyn offers a wonderful variety of digital stamps and digital papers, designed to meet the needs of all digital paper crafting addicts for every occasion.



The PRIZE for CHALLENGE # 228


is 


the winner's choice of 3 digital stamps from the




We thank our owner for the images provide for this challenge.




"SCARECROW" - DECORATED PLANTER
CASS




"SCARECROW" - CLOSE UP 
CASS




"SCARECROW" - CLOSE UP AMONG THE PLANTS
CASS




"PAUL PENGUIN" AND "PAUL PENGUIN SLEIGHING"
EDWINA




"ANGEL CHORUS"
LAURENCE




"BIRDIE'S NEST"
MARLENE




"GILDED CHRISTMAS DOVE" - CHRISTMAS ORNAMENTS
MICHELLE




"SCHOOL SUPPLIES"
RHONDA




"SUNFLOWER 1" AND "SUNFLOWER 2"
SANDRA




That's your inspiration for this week's challenge!


Now it is time for YOU to show what YOU can make!


Remember!


"ANYTHING GOES!"




CHALLENGE RULES:

1.  Please follow the theme of the challenge.

2.  All work must be new.  No back linking, please.

3.  You may submit up to 3 entries per challenge.  However, each entry must be different.

4.  Please remember that this is a child friendly and a family oriented challenge.  Please do not submit adult or suggestive images.  They will be deleted.

5.  All prizes must be claimed and redeemed within 1 week.

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Edwina's Creations Tutorial How to Make Embellishments Using Paper Napkins 09/05/2014

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How to Make Embellishments Using Paper Napkins

Supplies needed: 

For step 1:
napkins
molds of any kind or shape - (I am using Wilton Candy Molds)
water,
 large, round craft paint brush

For Step 2:
Mod Podge
medium craft paint brush
Wax paper
scissors
ink or acrylic paint if desired
Tattered Angles glimmer Mist English Ivy - green and deep pink - Rum Punch

Other Supplies used for my projects:
Digis from the Robyn's Fetish Store http://robynsfetish.com/shop
Copics - Yellows- Y0000, Y000, Y11, Y13, Y15, Y17, Y21, Y23, Y26, Y28, YR21, YR24, YR31, Oranges- YR00, YR01, YR02, YR04, YR07, YR27, Greens- YG03, YG93, G20, G94, G99, Reds- R12, R14, R17, R20, R22, R24, R29, R35, R37, Blues- B01, B02, B04, B05, B91, B93, B95, B97, BG000, BG01, BG05, BG07, BG09, Grays- C3, C5, C7, C10, W1, W3, W5, W7, W10, Browns- E29, E31, E33, E37, E41, E43, E44, E47, E50, E51, E55, E57, E59, Skin tones- E000, E00, E01, E02
Adhesives - ATG runner and score tape, Glue Dots
Card stock - DCWV, Recollections, Imagine That! Fabulous Fall digital papers
Gem flourish - Want 2 Scrap
Gold gems - Sticko
Ribbon - Really Reasonable Ribbon, Stampin Up, Celebrate It Fall collection
Ric Rac - Really Reasonable Ribbon
Blue metallic Gelly Roll pen for faux stitching
Dies- Spellbinders Labels Eight, Classic Ovals, Leafy Squares, Lacey Squares
Mini Banner punch - Stampin Up
Apple Buttons- Buttons Galore
Green Floral wire - I cut from some paper roses. I then twisted it around a crochet needle.



Step 1:

Gather your supplies for step 1. Set up your work station. I am showing the supplies for both steps in my photo.




Open your napkin and peel the layers apart.  Most napkins have 3 layers, but some only have 2. Save the layers in 3 piles.  The one layer is white, the middle layer will have a soft pastel print and the third will have the bright tint.  You will need 7-12 napkins depending on how many embellishments you want to make and the size.

This photo shows me removing the white layer.




This photo shows me removing the pastel layer.




This photo shows all 3 layers so you can see the difference in them. 




Once you have several napkins in a pile, with the design going in the same direction, cut the napkins in half.  If you decide you want certain parts to use,  cut those parts out and set the rest aside.  I am going to use the plaid pieces.




This shows my sections separated.




Now cut the sections into smaller pieces.  I cut each section in half.  Put them together and then cut into thirds. 




Here they are cut into thirds.  You can store the pieces that you are not going to use in a baggie at this time. 




This is a leaf candy mold.  Fill the first row of leaves with water about half way either with your brush or a medicine dropper. 




Place the colored side of the napkin down in the mold. Now add 2 more pieces.




Press the napkin pieces into the mold making sure some goes in the whole mold. 




Add more water. 




Add more napkin pieces one at a time pressing down with the wet brush or your fingers.  Add water each time you add napkin pieces.  Keep altering between the napkin pieces and the water until the mold is full and the napkins fill the mold.

Note:  I like using my fingers to press it down.  It works best. 




Here the mold is full.  I used the middle layer of the napkin in the middle roll.  See how the print is brighter when it is wet.  It will stay that way when you are finished. 



Now get a dry clean towel.  Firmly press the napkin embellishment with it to get out all the excess water and to compact the embellishment. 

Note: Make sure you press all over the embellishment. 




 In this photo, you can see the difference in the first row and the other 2 rows which still have water in them. 




This shows all the embellishments pressed free of the water.  Now set aside and let dry 12 hours. 




12 hours later:

As you can see, the embellishments look lighter.  Once you Mod Podge them, they will be brighter or darker depending on the colors. 




Remove your embellishments from your mold. Some will fall out very easily.  Others will need tapping out. 



Here are the embellishments.  Set aside and let air dry until completely dry.




Step 2:

Once dry, look at your embellishments.  If any have napkin showing on the edges as these do, set them aside from the others. We will be cutting these pieces off. 




Cut the pieces off the embellishments with your scissors at an angle or your embellishment at an angle whichever is easier for you. 



I am using this Mod Podge as it is supposed to be acid free and safe for scrapbook pages. It has a matte finish. If you are using them or cards and boxes it is fine to use the Glossy, Antique or any of the other Mod Podge finishes. 




Note: I shook my Mod Podge well before opening. 

Using a medium round paint brush, coat your embellishment sides and then the top.  Set aside on wax paper to dry.

Note: Do not cover the bottom. It will glue it to the wax paper. 

Once dry turn the embellishments over and coat the bottoms with Mod Podge . Set aside and let dry. 




I made some white napkin embellishment leaves. Pour a small amount of the Mod Podge about 1 TBSP in a cup. Add 5-15 drops of ink to the cup. I am using Copics YG01. 

Note: I am using an applesauce cup. They work great for these kind of projects.
If you don't have ink refills, you can use acrylic paint for this step.



I added about 7 drops at this point of the ink to the cup. As I was stirring I realized it was too light and added 8 more drops of ink to the cup.
  See the white napkin leaves on the right of the photo.




This is my mixture. It is light but that is okay as I am planning on spritzing the leaves when they are dry.  


Paint the leaves doing the sides first and then the top. 



Make sure you cover all the white on the top and sides. It is hard to match your color perfectly afterwards.  Set aside and let dry.  Once dry, use Mod Podge on the bottoms.  Set aside and let dry. 




Here are all the leaves once dry and finished. The ones on the far right are the ones we painted and I then spritzed with Tattered Angles Glimmer Mist to make them look like turning leaves. 




Now it is time to make a creation with your embellishment.  Choose your digis.  I am using Robyn's Fetish  "Fall Sentiments," "Fall Sentiments 2," "Apples in a Basket," "Scarecrow" and "Scarecrow n' Bird".  You can find them in the Robyn's Fetish store here http://robynsfetish.com/shop
I colored my images with Copics.




Here is a box and the front of a tag made for a decoration to hang up where you can see both sides.




This shows another angle of the box and the back of the tag.  I used leaves on all 4 sides of the box. 



This is an easel card I made using the leaves. 




  These embellishments are so easy to make. I made several to have some for later. 

Note: To store them: Place wax paper between each layer. You can store them in a box or plastic container. 

Thanks for dropping by. I enjoyed our crafting time together. Contact me if you have any questions.  I hope you will give this a try. 
Have Fun! Until next time Happy Crafting. 
Edwina

Links:

I first saw this technique here.
Amy Talbot- Sumrall U-Tube video

Robyn's Fetish

Really Reasonable Ribbon

Imagine That!

Stampin Up 

Want 2 Scrap

Buttons Galore

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