Thursday, 24 July 2014

Tube Thursday, Second Edition

Today, I would like to share with you a video that is actually a tutorial. :)

The last couple videos have been about completed projects, so I thought I would share a video showing how to make your own wire seed bead flower embellishments.

For reasons beyond my knowledge, Youtube/Blogger is not allowing me to embed this video into my blog post (probably a setting set by the video owner), however the video is definitely live and accessible!

CLICK HERE TO SEE THE VIDEO


Jen goes through quite a bit of detail showing you what kind of beads to use, what kind of wire to use, how to string the beads and even how to add a crystal center in the middle of it!

Thank you, Jen, for sharing your process with us!!

Hope you were inspired by the process video and will try to make your own too! It's always a great feeling of knowing you're making your own custom design at a fraction of the cost of buying it pre-made!

Krafty Kerry signing off!
Wednesday, 23 July 2014

WWW Wednesday, Third Edition

Let's talk about colour schemes!

Do you find it difficult to work with colour schemes?

I ask this because I really really do.  I don't know what it is about trying to match colour that scares me so much, but when I look at a set of colours and think that I'll need to coordinate a project with it, I get a little worried.

Not so with these AWESOME crafters!

Kreative Koncepts recently posted the winners to their colour challenge #26 where this was the theme to gain inspiration from:
When I look at a colour arrangement like this, I start to slowly back away from the challenge and find myself a sketch to work with instead. LOL

However, the people who won (and even the people who entered at all) really went all out with this and I'm blown away by their ability to use colour the way they did!

For some colourful inspiration, drop by the Kreative Koncepts blog to see the marvelous projects created by these wonderful crafters!

Thanks for dropping by!

Krafty Kerry signing off!
Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Pinterest Tuesday, Third Edition

So, I know this is totally cheating, but I just had to do this - I pinned a YT video so I can post about this today. LOL

Anywho!

This video shows us details on a mini album that was a la Kathy Orta style by Carolyn Gunn on YT!


I really dig Kathy's style because she's a quick scrapper than still pays attention to stylization.  That's something I really appreciate!
Carolyn's take on the Kathy Orta "Contessa" styled mini album was simple and the colours were so rich that I just liked looking at it! :)

I hope my favourite Pin-share for today has inspired you at least at little bit today!

See you around soon!

Krafty Kerry signing off!
Monday, 21 July 2014

Motivation Monday, Second Edition

You may or may not be aware, there has been some amount of, umm, cattiness, towards a particular member of the crafting community on Youtube. This is not a direct reply to this particular person or any of the people who felt they needed to respond to the original topic that caused the cattiness to occur.

It is more so a general gentle reminder that we are all human beings. We all have feelings and everyone should be aware of how they respond to or directly speak to others.

The quote I'd like to share with you for today is:

"Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible"
- Dalai Lama

I mean, it seems pretty simple and straight forward, but we tend to forget... Even me. I'm no stranger to being on the receiving end or the giving end of not-so-niceness! Sometimes I need a smack to bring me back to reality and realize that wasting my time with negativity will not bring me any advantage in life. :)

Krafty Kerry signing off!
Thursday, 17 July 2014

Next edition of Tube Thursday is July 24...

An additional post was posted on Tuesday this week In Lieu of Tube Thursday! :D

Borrowed image from http://mindfuldigressions.com/2014/01/23/no-post-today/.


See you there!

Krafty Kerry signing off!
Wednesday, 16 July 2014

WWW Wednesday, Second Edition

For this week, I'd like to share a post to a Studio Calico Creative Team member's layout share + start to finish video post.

She uses a large die cut as a foreground on her layout and pushes all the colour to the background by having the die cut piece as her foreground.

Here is a snapshot of her layout for you:


How cool is that!

She even added dimensional adhesive foam in order to give it a raised look and stitched around it.
I love me some dimension!

There is a video to watch showing how she builds this layout, and I definitely recommend it! You can even try this with chipboard and wood embellishments while you're at it. :)

Thanks for dropping in!

Krafty Kerry signing off!
A project is shared today instead! This means not to look out for a post on Thursday, since this is the alternative post for it. WWW Wednesday is still a go however!  Moving on...

First and foremost, I do have to apologize for the very unfortunate photo of this layout. It was taken with a camera that isn't mine and, well, if it were mine, I'd try to sell it and get a different one. LOL

In any case, this is a layout entry into a few challenges this month!

The first challenge this layout is entered for is the Creative Scrapper Sketch 272 Challenge.

The challenge this month was to use no photos on your layout. This is actually something that I do pretty regularly, so there was no issue with the idea behind the concept.... My biggest challenge with this sketch was all the space in which nothing was written. :P  I felt as though the bright colours of black and pink were enough on the background, but once I wrote my blurb, I felt like SOME kind of photo needed to be added in the bottom left hand side of the layout... Is it just me? Do you feel that way too? :)



The second challenge this layout is entered for is the Scrapping Everyday Miracles Challenge.

That's where I grabbed the CREATE theme  from for this layout. Otherwise it would have been a bit more difficult to find something to write about. :)

The third challenge this layout is entered for is the Craft-Dee Bowz July Anything Goes Challenge.

Now I'm not a huge fan of bows, but with the layout of the sketch, and the very big amount of extra space I had, I decided to make a bow to put in the lower, right-hand corner of the layout. I used black seam binding for the bow, and I'm quite happy with the way it turned out for my first multi-eared bow. (Is that actually a thing)?

And now, onto the layout itself, in all of it poorly photographed (SORRY!) glory!


That was a lot of challenges to enter one project in, in my opinion, but every challenge played it's part, so I'm happy with it. :)

Thanks for dropping by!

Krafty Kerry signing off!