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 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, 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.


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  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.


Friday, March 13, 2015

Tim Holtz March Tag Challenge

Okay I am hanging in there! This is the March tag I made playing along with Tim Holtz on his blog here. I thought the molding paste with the gold embossing technique was so cool. I didn't have the large butterfly but I used the butterfly from the blueprint stamp set I did have.

I loved the watery effect of the distress paint technique. I hope you are playing along, his techniques are so much fun and they make you use up your stash I made two of these tags and they don't take very long at all to whip up, so gratifying.

Hope you are had a great weekend!

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Thrift Store Thursday

3 weeks ago on a past post I showed pictures of my thrift store haul. I found this white leather photo album it was 50 cents. I loved the size and the fact that it had a 1 inch wide spine.
On the inside is a waterfall of 4x6 page protectors. Two years back, I started collecting Peerless Watercolors. If you are not familiar with them they are some type of fiber paper filled with luscious pigment, yummy in my opinion. Well they needed a home and I found that this photo album would be perfect.

I replaced the paper inside with watercolor paper then began adhering the squares of watercolor down.

I made labels of each color using my Dymo labelmaker and papertape, then put a swish of each color underneath the square. 

 February 23rd I did a Ustream show on our channel if you want to see how I did it.
I dressed up the book with some water colored dyed seam binding ribbon and I am so happy with this little book, I can take it with me and  it is an easy grab off the shelf. A water color brush and I am good to go.

Repurpose something today will ya?!


Saturday, February 28, 2015

Tim Holtz 12 Tags of 2015 February Tag

February is flying by! Before we know it spring will be here and all the winter snow for my northern friends will be but a distant memory.
I am just so thrilled that Mr. Holtz chose to do collage on his February Tag as seen on his blog HERE. I loved rifling through all my paper stash pads, okay I admit it took me a lot longer than it should of because I spent time reminiscing as I flipped through some of the older ones that I have been hoarding in case he decides to discontinue them. Hey, don't act like you don't have an extra Crowded Attic or Destinations pad tucked way!
I also was having fun digging through my treasure trove of ideology looking for something, not sure what now, but it sure was a yummy search as I could here the jingling of trinkets and tokens.
Anyway where was I? Oh yeah, the February tag or my take on it. I had to move a few things around since I wanted the month to show, note to self: look at paper a little more closely before adhering in place.

Make sure you head over to Tim Holtz blog and participate in his tag challenges,even if you don't own all the stuff to make them exact, I promise you will learn so much just from the technique part.
I loved stitching down the felt so much, okay I got a little carried away, that I did a second tag using the mini seahorse Mover and Shaper. I pulled in some paper from the Destinations Paper Stash. The heart shape I cut from an old Sizzix die, do you remember that one? It was when you used to have to pull the lever down and manually push the plate and die through, hah, seems like a long time ago, now I only have to hit the button on my Vagabond and "Voila!"

This week I will post pics of my fabulous time at Whimsodoodle and the Dina Wakely class.
Art on peeps!