Saturday, April 18, 2015

Thanks for Coming to Our Ustream Show! Altered Glove with Prima Butterfly Collection and Tim Holtz

Hi, this is Darcie, thanking you for coming to our April Ustream show. We had a great time as always, and made this girly-girl project, an altered glove and vintage-inspired mini album. Sheri at www.shycraftygirl.blogspot.com won the giveaway:


You can see how it was done on our Ustream Show. We also post to our You Tube Channel - ScrappyCamperSisters everywhere.  The vintage glove was decorated with lovely Prima flowers from the Butterfly Collection by Jodi Lee and other Prima flowers from my stash. I also used some Prima trims and lace and pearls from my stash. Use and enjoy your stash peoples! The glove and flowers were sprayed with shots of  Prima Bloom sprays, Cotton Candy and Berry Wine. I accidentally forgot to record the making of this glove, so you won't see the terrifying moment when we sprayed the glove and flowers with the VERY DARK berry spray at my viewers' request lol. But it came out great! The sprays are wonderful, very rich and you can decide how you want them to look by spraying near or far. 


The mini, mini album design is based on Victorian velvet albums from that day. It was made to fit inside the glove and would make such a great gift for Mother's Day, engagements and weddings, birthdays, you name it. 




I used the Tim Holtz mini cabinet cards and papers from the Prima Butterfly Collection to make it. The cotton velveteen has gold embroidery in it and was from a dress I purchased at a thrift store. I wanted to tie in the gold, so I added some gold gilder's paste to the top of the Tim Holtz metal photo frame. You could also do this with gold Distress Paint. 


I used Therm-o-Web Deco Foil glue and foil in Rose Gold for accents inside the album. It ties in the gold and also looks like German scrap when you put it on top of die cuts.






Fortunately, we realized that I wasn't recording when I altered the glove, so I made another one on the show and I just love how it came out. It was done with more Prima but this time we kept it neutral with gold accents and used the Tea Dye Bloom Spray on it. Our friend Kerri, ikerrilove on Ustream, even suggested putting a ring on the finger and giving it as an engagement gift. How cool would that be? 





Our viewers are so creative and love to come up with ways to use our projects! Other ideas that came up during our show for using a glove were:
  • Garden glove with seed packets
  • Work glove with gear-decoration for a man
  • Child's mitten with a mini album

As we discussed on the show, it's also a great way to use a keepsake from a loved one.  You can insert candy and a gift card instead of the mini album if you like too! (All of my projects are designed to hold candy, as my sister says). Thanks for watching and I hope you enjoyed this project! xx Darcie


Mom's Birthday Weekend

Hi, everyone! This is Darcie here, with an update. I surprised my mom for her birthday and it was a crazy, one-full-day trip so I didn't get to stream until the next weekend, We had a blast and she thanks all of you for the warm birthday wishes. When we dragged her into the Scrappy Camper Sisters thing I don't think she ever expected to be so welcomed and it has been a real blessing to her, thanks to our wonderful online friends!

The lovely Zandra at www.scrapstobeautybyzandra.blogspot.com, started Mom on a burlap addiction, so one of the places we went was here:





It is a really cute "mall" of small shops by various vendors:


Mom had fun rifling through the various bins, and we did buy some cool things, one of which is a surprise for sissy - ssshhhhhh:


It was a short and sweet trip but we had a great time. Lunch with Scrappy Camper Nephew later made for a wonderful day: 


Thanks for joining us on the journey - until next time.  xoxo Darcie

Monday, April 6, 2015

Danny Gregory Art Before Breakfast

Thank you all for joining me on Saturday, it was a great day and we had a few artists drop in via phone. One of which is an amazing artist Dede Willingham also known as Inkwell. For my birthday, I sent her the new Danny Gregory book, "Art Before Breakfast" because she like myself is a fan : ) of his work and has been waiting for his book to come out.

Danny Gregory Art Before Breakfast


Here is a photo Dede took while I was streaming, we are both holding our new books, sniffing and petting heehee.



 So we are taking on the challenge to make art before breakfast, the first challenge is draw a piece of fruit while eating it. He had drawn an apple but I only have a pear.
Here is my sketch: Please no judging I am a beginner!

It was a really interesting idea. I never thought to draw my food while I ate it. It made me really pay attention. Well, I will see how this challenge goes, he sure makes drawing sound fun.

XX,
J

Friday, April 3, 2015

Yes We Are Streaming Tomorrow!

But someone is in for a "surprise visit" so I haven't posted anything! Shhh don't tell but it's "somebody" special's birthday. I hope you will join us on Ustream www.ustream.tv/channel/scrappycampersisters  around 10 am EST. I say around cause I am  not sure how the surprise is going to turn out yet. I will be in the chat though at 10 am EST so I hope you can join in on the fun.

XX, J