Wednesday, 29 September 2010

I love you card

This card was published in Jan 2011 issue of SNRThis card was a card of the week on Lets capture our memories cards challenge- thanks
Very simple card that I did with all my new Prima goodies- great vibrant colors of the paper and some techniques: I used a border punch, corner rounder punch,1' square punch, lots of 3d pp up gluw dots, some lace pleating , faux stitching and distressing the paper
I did it for some challenges
Sketch and 3 pp for Lets capture our memories cards
Punched to Tuesday throwdown
Lace and pearls for Chalenge up your life   

 

Monday, 27 September 2010

Fall tag #3

This third Fall tag was posted  today as a tutorial for some stamping mosaic technique- but it was done for lots of web current challenges- so here is the post with a challenge lists
No ribbons or buttons for Crazy challenge
 Not a card shape- tag- for Town scrappers
Inspiration for Create with Connie and Mary
 Colors for Litlle paper shop
Distress for Simon says stamps and show
Vintage tag for Our vintage affair
No pp for Pollycraft
Inspiration for Paper makeup
Colors for PPC
Bling for Crazy for challenges
Fall for Creative card crew, for Everybody art, for Crafalicious, for Craft your days away
Anything goes for Spoon full of sugar, for Charisma
 Falling leaves for Crafty creations
Not a card for Stamping royalty, for Crafty ANN

Resist mosaic technique tutorial for SNR weekly blogger

This post here was made for our SNR magazine staffers blog spotlighting and after you read this post you are very welcome to jump to SNR Magazine and to see all the rest of goodies we have for you on boards and in the our very new ( on line today) September issue of a magazine. Any kind of inspiration you need- scrapbooking pages, cards, mixed media, altered, tutorials- we have it for you there
And now for my new (3 rd) Fall tag I made just to show you the use of plain white office store A4 stickers with stamping and re-arrangement of them on the tag for your very own unique background



Step one: Take the background clear stamps you want to use and arrange them on the block or just pull your favorite rubber ones
I used here a half of this stickers piece- but if you can do all A4 and to keep it for the future projects- you are welcome to use the whole A4 piece
Stamp with a white pigment ink all over your stickers. Heat emboss it with a clear embossing powder- don't overheat here as we want our stickers be sticky after all and not a hot mess. Let it cool a bit



Step 2:Ink the embossed piece with distress inks as much as you want- do not use more than 3-4 shades unless you want it to be a mud
Cut the A2 piece into 3 thirds- we are going to use one third here and to keep the rest for the future


Step 3: Cut your chosen third into a half , take a tag your want to alter (I did my own one from orange AC cardstock ) and begin to stick your stamped and embossed stickers all over your tag- make it as some kind of mosaic and cut your pieces as mush as you need to cover the tag completely with some pattern
Ink the finished background with a bit of brown distress ink and wipe the ink from the embossed pieces. Your own background is done now


Step 4: Collage your tag pieces. This is usually a part I skip in my tutorials
as it's up to you to decide what do you want to add to your tag
I used some 7Gypsies ATC tag stapled with the matching transparency, added an eyelet and some twine, some leaves, a flower, some blings and an inked AC alphas- but it's you decision how much to add and where
Now just pull this stickers we all have and begin to play with them
And don't forget to jump to SNR magazine

Sunday, 26 September 2010

Fall tags week on SNR magazine newsletter

This fall tag was done for SNR newsletter- for a week or so some of our staffers make fall tags with a tutorials how to do it- and you can read mine here..
Make sure to sign up for our newsletters and t you will get them into your mailbox with great ideas and lot of inspiration.
I add this SNR newsletter here as it is not linkable- so here  is a tutorial for this tag
.I also used here a Tando creative chipboard piece with my new impression technique using some hardware piece over hot embossing powder
Scrapbook News and Review






Day Five by Irit Shalom
Fall Tag by Irit Shalom


Product List
Tag:craft shop,paper: ,Graphic 45,Basic grey,
chipboard:Tando creaive,stamps:Inkadinkado, Hero Arts,leaves:Prima, inks: Ranger, Colorbox, embossing powder:other,bling:MM,die:Spellbinders,ribbons, music paper, tassel:other



Step 1: Making a background
Use a white tag, non sticky mat, some Ranger distress inks and a water mist.
Add 3-4 fall colors of inks over your non sticky mat, spray some water and rub your tag all over it. Let it dry for a while.




Here is your finished background
Step 2: Stamping over your painted tag
Take some stamps and stamp them over your painted tag with a brown ink-
I used a distress ink, but your can use any kind of die ink too.
Distress the tag edges and ink them as well.Remember only the small part of your background will be visible on your finished tag- so there is no right or wrong or making mistakes here.


Step 3: Stamping the sentiment
Fot the main " fall" sentiment I stamped the Hero arts stamp over the Basis grey paper with black Colorbox pigment ink and heat embossed it with clear embossing powder.
Than I die cut it with Spellbinders Label 1 die and inked the edges with green distress ink


Step 4: Making a chipboard accent
To frame the word " Fall" I used Tando creative flourish white frame inked with green distress ink, heavily heat embossed with clear embossing powder and on the hottest point of it I pressed a hardware plastic piece shown here over the hot chipboard to make an impression in the hot powder.
Then I slightly inked the chipboard again with the green ink and let it dry

Step 5: Collage all your findings
This final step is pure up to you- this is a reason I am not going to show the collaging of the elements here- just a finished project.
I used a piece of Graphic 45 fall paper, some vintage music paper, my stamped sentiment and embossed chipboard frame and then added some Prima fall leaves
(you can cut or punch your own too).
For the final touch some orange crystals were added and I did a bow with 2 ribbons and reusued tassel.
Here is my finished tag again- thanks for reading and try to make your own one

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And as for other challenges- fall is all over the web- so here they are
Inspiration for Reasobable ribbons
 Ribbons and bows for Wild orchid
Autumn colors for Meljen
Fall leaves for Design dollies
Fall colors for Stamp challenges
List- 4 of 8- leaves, embossing- heat , new technique over a chipboards, 2 pp- for Moving along with time
Fall for Everybody art
  Leaf for Stamping vacation
Falling leaves for Crafty creations  

Saturday, 25 September 2010

Happiness card

This card was published in Oct/Nov 2010 issue of SNR magazine
My new card- for  a family that invited us in 2 days .. Just in case- no special occasion one. So here it is: Prima papers, circle, rounder and border punches, some lace and blings - that was perfect for my new TH embossing folder .The card is in colors of 80 th for Off the wall challenge colors  and no flowers one (me? No flowers? Happens..)This is a kind of a card you do in 15 minutes and from my point of view it is Keep it simple one.
 And for challenges:
Stitching- Stamp- scrap and doodle, 
Stitching for Crafty catz
 Bling for Crazy for challenges
Embossing for Digi doodles shop's best 

Thursday, 23 September 2010

1-2-3 ... and smile lo



This page was published in Oct/Nov 2010 issue of SNR magazine
This page made TOP 3 on Frosted designs cut a photo challenge- thanks  
After some long vintage period I decided to jump to playful page and pulled some great photos of my dear American niece Tamar and my daughters, These photos were taken in Jerusalem on Tamar's 6 th B- day just before my sister and her family went back to NY where they live.And Tamr was a bit sad about it and didn't want to smile.. And this explains the title and the celebration banners and the cut out of her photo is because the background was some half of an uncle that needed to be out- so I popped the cut with 3d pop dot.. The hand prints on the banners are for dirty hands of all of us- the park where we celebrated had no runing water.
I made some "mixed" journaling using Prima spot with " Today was... "+hand writing " a day full of" and added a real stamp with " love on it". The other part of journaling was from Creative imagintaions jouranling strips - totally cute kid, bits and pieces and real life
The jumping girl was cut from Daisy bucket pp, the banners- from Daisy D's pp and I used AC cardstock as a base and as a red border punched matting and the yealow glitter one is DCWV
The tytle is AC foam thickers, ribbons- one from Prima and one from Michaels,flowers- Prima
The clown card is from some kids non scrappy set, the finger- stamped, buttons- from here and there (she is cute as a buttons.. lots of them)
And as never can stop- the Ek sticker bird was added over the banner.. And I still have lot of white (green) space- but I did stopped aftr all

Wednesday, 22 September 2010

Welcome vintage plate


This  plate won a  hanger challenge on Our vintage affair- thanks
This vintage welcome sign is the first one I do for my own family- all the rest were presents
I did the house shape from a thin acrylic piece using my dental tools (sometime it's great to be a dentist) - the diamonds cut this acryl in a seconds and them I have great burnishing tools too.
So I decided to leave it clear and only use some distress stickle glue for border outlining.
The inner sign was TH home die cut- partly made as a faux rust and the main part was resist stamped and inked.Them I used some old and vintage items and some very new ones for this unusual mix and SHALOM is our family name but also HELLO and Piece in Hebrew.
And as for the challenges:
Distress for ABC
Anything goes for Spoon full of sugar
Fall colors for Crafty creations-
Autumn for Everybody- art
Not a cards for Stamping royalty
Old items- for Corrosive
Shaped for Cow girls
Heat embossing (the resist on the sign plate)- for Crafty pad
Fall colors for Craft your days away

Tuesday, 21 September 2010

Vintage love box or all my junk - same box anyway



This used tea box was given to me about 3-4 years ago and it's not a real vintage one so it can be recycled without any second thought. So here it is- my new junk beauty- after long way of painting, cracking, molding, distressing, inking and half an hour of all the rest.. (the embellishment part was the easy one).
As these Graphic 45 die cuts were in my closet for a year and a half- they became some kind of vintage- so here they are, together with this Love chipboard - 4 years old from some not more existing company (Srap works)- distressed too, and EK leather letters- very old ones, a real vintage button and one J. Bowlin altered with letters button , not so old, stamped clock, old Daisy D'S brad, 3 ribbons and 2 Prima flowers- the red one was misted as the color was too pink and not really red.
And I am going to use it for all my Tim Holtz metal parts- just to keep them all together in one box-as I have a lot of them (every single kind of, but one package only and if it's gone- it's gone forever).And now for the challenges for these one: can't fit fall or OWH all over the web- but fit some of the others
Clean up the dust for Corrosive
Not square for Cowgirls
All sorts - for Tuesday taggers and their sponsor this week is Ribbon Oasis
Color inspiration for Cupcake inspiration(not apples- but the colors only)
Recycle for Scrap fit
Buttons - 2 of them- for Mixed media
3 ribbons for Totally stampalicious
Ribbons and bows for Wild orchid
Distress for ABC
Buttons and brads for Belli
Round and red for Just scraps

Monday, 20 September 2010

Earrings holder

My very first DT job for my new design team on Pocket ful of posies challenge blog.. These one is all about flowers blog- so very my style.. I also did it with Tando creative flourish- using this huge chipboard shape as some earrings holder.This Tando piece was painted with some distress inks and then covered with clear crackle paint for great vintage look. The base is Tattered angels embossed chipboard misted and inked over embossed design.
I used some vintage jewel piece on the corner, some prima flowers with white lace flowers added for the centers and some blings too. The erarrings here are my work using Swarovsky crystals - just to show the use of this altered piece.
And as always- some challenges too
Distress for Sir stampalot
Vintage for Beary sweet

Saturday, 18 September 2010

Grace lo




This page was published in Oct/Nov 2010 issue of SNR magazineThis page made Top 3 on Pearls and gems challenge on Stamp and create- thanks
I am back from my North Italy vacation(great nature photos too- not developed yet..) and had to do a page.. As Venice was full of these carnival masks- I bought some 1$ magnets (lots of them actually) and had to do something with one of them. My twins S. America carnival photos were perfect for this page- and as I got some ver new Prima goodies I did it using Prima BAP September sketch.
All of this page is Prima, but a pink doily, the mask and the title which was a Rak I got from Artastic challenge win and it's A2Z scraplets die cut covered with pearl Ranger liquid glue.
As for techniques- not so much- some distressig with inks, some paper cuts from pp,pained white flower, using some Prima packaging (the transparent doily) and some hand stitching
I also used my very favorite Hebrew poem for my journaling . It's Leah Shapiro " NEAR" and the quote says the following:
And your name will be a music and this music will give you some light , some kindness and some grace... OK- not so great translation, it's much much better in Hebrew, but my girls names are some kind of " music" (one means morning dew drops and second means small flower bud) and they are full of grace, light and kindness.
And as for some challenges more than this Prima sketch- not too much. as the web is full of fall and thanksgiving and operation write home and this is not one of them.

Thursday, 16 September 2010

MY BLOG CANDY WINNER!

So here is the moment you all waited for- my blog candy winner!!
And this is how it was done: 187 followers+135 old followers that have one more entry and 38 comments with one entry- all together 360 entries to the draw and the winner used Random. org.
is # 54(so I just counted 54 th follower from the list of all 187 ) and the winner is.........
SISCUS- THAT'S YOU GIRL!!
congrats!!
Siscus is my old follower and a great commenter too- so please contact me at
info(at)albomy(dot)co(dot)il and mail me your snail mail so the great RAK you won can be shipped to you as soon as possible.
If you have a problem with a mail- please use the one on my profile- just the same
Please note- if the winner would not make a contact in 7 days the prize will be re- drawn

My blog candy winner will be posted later today

Sorry for the delay- I am just back from 9 days in Italy- so we have 187 followers and the blog candy winner will be posted in an hour or 2. Stay tuned!!

1 ST DAY lo





This page was published in Oct/Nov 2010 issue of SNR magazine

I did this page as a guest designer for Scrap that poetry blog after I won their HOME challenge and the poem was about the first day at school. So I grabbed my twins first grade " public" photo and did this page using a lot of real schol supplies- 4 pencils and a ruller as a borders and some kit goodies I won on Up the street kit ckub a month ago- but as usual with me- I could fit in this one kit so I used lettering from 3 other sets, photo corner, a number border, bingo card and a trnasparent saying from my stach- everything else was in this great kit I won.
And the saying on the blackboard in Hebrew isa the very usual : Hello first grade!- I did it hand write as it is in real class. And as for the year- 1992 was so long ago- I can do first day in army or college - and even those days are gone..
And as for techniques- not so much here-some dry embossing with my very new folder, some inking around, hand cut circles from pp and distressing and hand writing..

Friday, 10 September 2010

Thanks fall card




 This card was published in Oct/Nov 2010 issue of SNR magazine
My very new fall card- maybe the last one for a week as I go for vacation
I used my very new TH embosser and distressed an embossed cardstock a lot, than I even used the TH packaging for this 2 great cards, stamped Unity stampticket on Graphic 45 pp and cut it out, die cut this homemade flower- stamped lightly with Unity music stamp and gittered all over, then I even stamped some image on the wood button with Stazon and use it s my flower center. There is also a twine, pearl pin and some ribbons here and I also was thinknig about some web challenges doing this one..
All distressed for Sir stampalot
Pearls and pind for Wild orchid
Embossing for Prairy fairy
Distress for
Stamp man
Flower for Totally gorguss

Sunday, 5 September 2010

Sing- mini album








This folded mini album done from one 12*12 piece of cardstock was " my baby" a year ago-
as I thought then I was a first one to do this kind of folding(not found then on the web... but sorry if it's not mine- as far as I knew more than a yer ago it was) Then it was something new I was a first one to do or at least first one to teach here in Israel..
So I decided to do another one again.
This is a very easy 2 cuts and some folds mini album and great as a small present with a space for some photos to add.. I used here the last piece of this music Dream street cardstock as a base and Tando creative chipboard from the Travel set as my title base.The chipboard was covered with kraft paper, painted around with pale rose acrylic paint and then stamped with white inked very distressed music notes stamp.
I also added some Prima studs, Q &CO music felt , stamped a ticket with Unity stamps and added some blings and bits all over. The inside was covered with Prima rub ons and journaling notes and the closure was made with this double sided zipper tape- sorry, forgot the actual name.. Sing title is for Sing your life- so any kind of photos can fit this one..
And now for the challenges- all vintage and shabby one will do here, all anything goes too, all not a card, flowers, blings, music- so it's good for lots of them.
Anything goes for Daisy doodles
Butterfleies- blooms- blings for One stitch in time-
Anything goes for Cowgirls
Layers for Pile it on-
Monochromatic- for 2 sisters
Vintage for My partner in craftng crime
Not a card for Sisterhood of crafters
Music for Stamp man
Vintage for Creatalicious
Photo inspiration for One stop craft- the butterfly photo
Vintage for Stamping for the weekend
Fall for Critter sketch
Distress for Artful inkables
Gems and sparcle for Crafts and me
Stitches- white pen faux- for Moving along with time
Fall colors for Wild flower patch
Flowers and ribbon for Reasonable ribbon

Saturday, 4 September 2010

Colors of nature printer tray



This artwork was published in Dec 2010  issue of Scrapstreet magazine
This also won Your scrapbook stash altered item Sep. 2010 challenge- thanks!!
This work made Top 3 on Reasonable ribbon challenge- thanks!
This work made TOP 3 on photo inspiration challenge on Frosted designs blog- thanks!!
 This work made TOP 3 on Southern girls pearls and gems challenge- thanks
This work was featured on Litlle red wagon paint challenge- thanks!!
Finally my first printer tray is done.. As the only good photos I can take are the nature ones- I dedicated this tray to our very own Israeli nature. During the summer time I took lots of nature shots and here they are- flowers, leaves, animals, corals, sea and sky.
Then I added all embellishments :
Paper- BG, Prima, stamps- prima - with Stazon on transparencies, alphas- Prima,AC, MLS and MM,flowers, fabric and leaves- Prima and craft shops , big butterfly- TH grungeboard with paint, glitter and blings,
some ribbon from Webster, Adornit, Prima and craft shops, metal from TH line and everythig else from my TTT box (trash to treasure)- wood frame stamped and inked, wood bead, fabric, stone, sea shells, wood buttons, metal words, metal pin, tassel and my own acrylic charm I did years ago on some workshop with real flowers inside, cork, cardboard and a gold pendant.
I think our nature is just great- so I added the close ups for all of you to see and maybe to visit us sometime..
And now for the challenges- you can imagine that this one fits any kind of product challenge on the web but stitching and all nature and summer theme, also no color or sketch one
- so it was done for lots of recent challenges (but mostly for myself- as I love it very much and it's going to stay on my own wall)
Flower power for Cowgirls
Paint- the butterfly- for Little red wagon
Summer inspiration for Crafty sentiments
Farewall to summer for Pile it on
Glitter and sparkle for Crafty cardmakers
Anything goes for Daisy doodles
Vintage- ok- this one is mostly shabby, but a bit of vintage- for My partner in crafting crime
Favorite colors- brown with green and burgondy for vintage feel and fav. embellishments- flowers, ribbons- everything but stickers are my fav.- for Pink elephant
Not a card for Totally stampalicious
Charms- 2 big ones- for ABC
Old stamps- the post card and music stamps are 7-8 month old and were virgin- for Belli
Gems and sparcles for Crafts and me
Fabric for Fub and funky
Pearls and lace- for Simon says
Not a card for Sisterhood of crafters
Rhinestones and pearls for Stamping royalty
Vintage summer for Dutch dare
Anything but a card for Shelly's images
Photo inspiration for Frosted designs
Musical for Stamp man- I have music stamp and music ribbon
Charming for Totally papercrafts
Shine and sparcle for Alice
Photo inspiration for One stop craft
Vintage for Bunny Zoe crafts
Indian summer for
By cute and girly
Vintage for Creatalicious
Flowers and ribbons for Reasonable ribbons

Wednesday, 1 September 2010

His kind of pet lo- GDT for Artastic challenge blog





 
This page was published in Oct/Nov 2010 issue of SNR magazine
2-3 month ago Shazza Bishop from Artastic challenge blog asked me to be her guest designer for September.. So I got this inspiration artpiece- Frida Cahlo Self portreit with a monkey and the prompts and was absolutly out of ideas. The prompts are to use a photo with a pet, colors orange and brown and an exotic flower..
We have a great pet- white lazy cat named Milky- but exotic flower, orange and brown for our cat? So I just looked on all my photos and here it was- my son Amir petting the baby crocodile somewhere in exotic country (who knows where? He is a world traveller)
And here it is: His kind of pet page- with all prompts.. I stamped and heat embossed some white flowers over the page, added stickers!! (I buy them and never use - so thanks a lot from my sticker box for this challenge), used ribbons, twine, die cuts, buttons, transparency, 2 fonts of lettering, some hand journaling and I like this page even without all this 3d layers I usually do..
So if you like this challenge- go to Artastic and play with us! The prizes are great- I know as I won there about 3 times and there is my own prize too- I will pick my own winner for my great Rak- you can see it on Artastic blog and try to win it..
And for other challenges- not too much:
Orange- blue and brown- for Crafty catz
Charm - this blue pendant on the left corner- for ABC

Egypt- tissue altered box






I have to do this Ancient world item for my Gingersnap DT this week (actully I am very late for it as I was without any ideas..)Then I saw this triangle Kleenex tissue package in my DD trash- and here it is- triangle- piramide- Ancient Egypt.
Evrything else was very easy- an old Egypt stamp set (Plaid)- never used,one big Eye of the Rie stamp I bought after we went to AIDA musical on Broadway about 5 years ago, some web prints- they are free- ancient or not?, some Ac frames, 7 Gypsies transpanency,lots of new distress inks, clear crackle paint, 3d glue, sand paper for the borders, cork for piramides- free hand cut and Hanna stamp wall stamping on it with Stazon, some more stamping and embossing and a polymer clay stamped magnet I did once and was perfect here.
The box can be used for school supllies- pens, pencils etc- also my DD are in college- but they can use it..
And as always- this is great for some web chalenges:
Anything goes for Paper players
Colors for OCC
Colors for Little paper shop
Circled for Frosted designs
Fall colors for Wild flower patch
Hot- decert, Egypt- can't be hotter- for Charisma
Old stamps- old Egyptian set- for Belli's
Charm for ABC- this metal huge piece on the open side of the box is an old pendant
Anything goes for Crafty little place
Shaped- the whole piramide is triangle shape- for Dare 2 u - and I used a few digis- these one with people
Distress for Artful inkables
Summer inspiration- what is more summere that Egypt and desert- for Crafty sentiments
Layers for Donna Den's of crafts
Not a card for Sisterhood of crafters
Anything goes for Your next stamp
Travel for Kardsandklay
Vintage for Bunny Zoe crafts
Vintage for My partner in crafting crime
Not a card for Totally stampalicious
Layers for Simon says stamp and show
Vintage for Creatalicious

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