June Blog Challenge | Father’s Day Theme : Paper Dying Technique

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Are you ready to create some fun paternal projects for June?  This month’s challenge is focusing on Father’s Day with a masculine ambience to it.   Follow along if you would like to and post your creations on the Multimedia Crafts Digital Facebook page.

You may choose 3 items from the prompt list below.

June -Father’s Day Theme- Paper Dying Technique

Use hashtag #junefav2022

  • Coffee dying
  • Tea Dying
  • Ink dying (Distress inks, alcohol inks, oxide inks, printer refill inks, etc.)
  • Paint (watercolor, etc.)
  • Organic dying (Rocks, onions, leaves, flowers, etc.)
  • Paper (copy paper, card stock, index cards, etc.)
  • Coffee filter
  • Tea Bag
  • Watercolor paper

Dad Ephemera Sheet

To spruce up your projects you can use some freebies to compliment your work.  Here is this month’s Multimedia Crafts Digital freebie called, “Dad Ephemera Sheet.”  To access it click here.

 

 

 

 

 

Sweater Wear Freebie kit

You can also get the freebie digital from the Multimedia Crafts Digital Facebook page where you can find updates on projects I’m working on,  sales on the Multimedia Craft Etsy hybrid and Digital shops, and other fun crafting topics.   To access the Facebook freebie called, “Sweater Wear,” click here.

 

 

I created a one signature journal for this month’s project.  I combined both freebie kits along with the following supply list:

  • Copy Paper
  • Various designer scrapbook papers (Graphic45, Mintay, 13arts, Project Life)
  • Die cut negatives
  • Sewing Machine (optional)
  • Water color paints
  • Distress ink (Tim Holtz Walnut Stain, Broken China, and Speckled egg)
  • Ranger Archival ink
  • Coffee
  • Bakers & Crafters blue Alcohol ink
  • Coffee filter
  • Washi tape
  • Stencils by (Gears and Cogs PM Artist Studio, Gears TCWS, Script and number KRolinaGibson on Etsy, Tim Holtz honeycombs)
  • Stamps (Tim Holtz The Professor 2, Graphic 45 Script & Argyle)

Here are some of the photos of my project.

To watch the YouTube flip through of this click below.

 

If you want to get a head start on future blog challenges, you can download the “Monthly Craft Challenge 2022” form to get access to the whole years worth of prompts.

Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting!

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May Craft Challenge 2022| Mother’s Day Theme: Flower

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This month’s challenge is focusing on Mother’s Day with a floral vibe to it.   Follow along if you would like to and post your creations on the Multimedia Crafts Digital Facebook page.

You may choose 3 items from the prompt list below.

May- Mother’s Day Theme-Flower

Use hashtag #mayfav2022

  • Fresh flowers (for bouquet or vase)
  • Dried/ pressed flowers
  • Potpourri
  • Die cut flower
  • Fabric flower
  • Hand drawn flower
  • Stamped flower
  • Fussy cut flower
  • Gems (Stickers, wooden, buttons, liquid pearls, glossy accents, nuvo drops, stickles, etc.)

May Sunrise Kit

Here is a fun FREEBIE to use in this month’s challenge.  It is called, “May Sunrise.”  There is a background page and a 2″ x 3″ card and envelope template.  The card & envelope is saved in both jpg and png format so you can upload it and cut it out using software such as Cricut Design space.

To access the kit click here.  

 

 

Mother Ephemera Sheet

Your projects would also look really well with the Multimedia Crafts Digital Facebook freebie called, “Mother.”  To access it click here.

I made a one signature journal/ photo album using both of the freebie kits mentioned.  I used it along with some Graphic45 papers, Prima flowers, a napkin to decoupage with, some distress oxide inks and other bits and bobs.

 

I created some pockets, tuck spots and other ephemera to compliment the journal.  To watch a video flip through of what I made for this month check it out on YouTube.

 

If you want to get a head start on future blog challenges, you can download the “Monthly Craft Challenge 2022” form to get access to the whole years worth of prompts.

Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting!

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April Craft Challenge 2022| Easter Theme: Embossing

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We are kicking off the challenge for April with an Easter theme.  Follow along if you would like to and post your creations on the Multimedia Crafts Digital Facebook page.

The technique to use is embossing.  You may choose 3 items from the prompt list below.

April- Easter Theme – Embossing

Use hashtag #aprilfav2022

  • Embossing powder
  • Glitter
  • Glue gun/ glue
  • Glossy Accents
  • Wet media (Embossing pen, ink, paint, etc.)
  • Embossing folder/ machine
  • Paper
  • Emboss item/ flat item to rub across paper (See technique, “Embossing without a heat gun or embossing folder”) on Multimedia Crafts Digital blog on April 1, 2022)

For this month I made some ephemera to go into a journal I am working on.  I made these by using a combination of digital sheets, and from making some DIY creations using two embossing folders, die cut flowers, and other mixed media.

I included the two Multimedia Crafts freebie downloads that are available this month from the blog and Facebook page.  The blog freebie is called, “Floral Pocket 2022.”  The Facebook freebie is called, “April 2022 Easter Ephemera Sheet.”  To access it, simply visit the Multimedia Crafts Digital Facebook page, where you will find great information on the latest paper crafting ideas, videos, photos, sales from the Multimedia Craft Etsy hybrid and digital shops and more.   Go to “PHOTOS, then ALBUMS, then FREEBIE FILES. Scroll down until you see which kit you want.  This one will be there.

To watch the process video on how I made all the journal bits check out the video below.

If you want to get a head start on future blog challenges, you can download the “Monthly Craft Challenge 2022” form to get access to the whole years worth of prompts.

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Supplies list

  • Embossing Folders  (Darice -Lanterns in Trees) (Darice – Easter Bunny)
  • Sizzix Bigkick (platform, cutting pads)
  • Die  (Tim Holtz Tattered Florals Bigz die)
  • Scissors/ paper trimmer
  • White Gesso
  • Glossy Accents (Ranger)
  • Art glitter glue
  • Distress Oxide inks (Broken china, Vintage photo, Worn Lipstick, Twisted Citron)
  • Glitter (Recollections Snow, Mint, Frost)
  • Embossing Pen (Ranger clear)
  • Embossing Powder (Tim Holtz Enamel glaze- Speckled Egg)
  • Pink acrylic paint and coffee water mix
  • Ball point ink pen
  • Cardstock (patterend and solid color papers)

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Crafting!!

February Craft Challenge 2022_Love Theme: Using Fabrics

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Time for some more crafting fun.  You can access this month’s prompts and those for the rest of the year by simply clicking on the “2022 Monthly Craft Challenge” page where you will find a printable copy of the Challenge monthly prompts and hashtags to use for each of your projects.

This February has a love theme and the requirements are for you to use fabric.  You must choose between 3 items from the following list:

  • Cheesecloth
  • Silk
  • Jean
  • Leather (real or faux)
  • Lace
  • Doily

You may use other materials to complete your project, including digital printables, paints, papers, and any other media you like. Create something using these prompts as often as you like in the month of February.  When sharing your art remember to use hashtag #febfav2022.

I am merging the craft challenge of this month with a blog train freebie I created in collaboration with other Pixel Scrapper artists.

PSBlogTrain_Feb2022  

This kit includes graphics for both digital and hybrid creations.  There are 9 different designs in both 12″ x 12″ and 8.5″ x 11″ printable format.  There are 8 elements along with a printable ephemera sheet of them on it.  To access the kit click here.

You can include this digital kit in your monthly challenge or simply use it in another project.  The choice is yours.  The freebie is the Multimedia Crafts Digital blog’s way of saying thank you for visiting and being part of this fun crafting community.  To see fellow collaborators of the Pixel Scrapper blog train click here.  To see what I created for this month’s blog challenge keep on reading.

Below are illustrations of what I made using the February 2022 blog train freebie kit.  The first group of photos are of a vellum romance folio insert with coffee and watercolor dyed papers.

They were made for the #janfav2022 prompt.  Watch the YouTube process video of how they were made.  Those papers were turned into digital kits on the Multimedia Crafts Digital Etsy shop.

The kits are called, “Spring Painted Pages Kit” and “At the Office“.  The last picture is a digital scrapbook layout I made using the elements and 12″ x 12” papers from the blog train kit.

To watch the YouTube process video on how the vellum romance folio was made click below.

February Craft Challenge 2022_Love Theme: Fabrics: Vellum Folio #febfav2022

This was a very fun project.  I challenge you all to make something too.  Help inspire us all.

Thanks for stopping by.  Happy Crafting!

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Share your work on these and other social media outlets using the provided monthly hashtags.

 

Multimedia Crafts Digital

https://www.facebook.com/multimediacraftsdigi

@sondibor1

https://www.instagram.com/sondibor1/

Artsy Solutions

https://www.youtube.com/c/ArtsySolutions

Multimedia Crafts Digital -Blog

https://multimediacraftsdigi.com/

 

 

 

 

 

November 2021 Blog Train Freebie

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Get ready to accent photos of your family, friends, and festivities of the fall season.  Take pictures of your turkey,  assuming you are able to acquire one during these times of supply shortages.  Capture memories of your trips to the mountains, or beautiful foliage mirages from various landscapes.

Wherever you get your images from you can use the freebie kit, “Evening Owl November 2021 Blog Train.”  It is part of a collaboration of other artists from Pixel Scrapper.

Evening Owl November 2021 Blog Train kit

It comes with 12 different 12″ x 12″ papers and 10 elements.  It also includes a printable ephemera sheet of the 10 elements, along with extra words and a tag.  All the papers and the printable ephemera sheet are saved in jpg format while the elements are saved in png format.  The host of graphics are all high quality 300 dpi.  To access the kit click here.

To access more freebie kits from the fellow collaborators of the Pixelscrapper blog train click here.

You have many possibilities when using the “Evening Owl November 2021 Blog Train” kit.  You can make digital editions of photos using Photoshop or some other editing software.  However you are not limited to just virtual illustrations.  You can also print and craft with the same graphics.

In the photo at the beginning of this blog, I added some elements from the freebie kit and developed a fallish, Thanksgiving layout.  But, I was also able to create some hybrid crafts as well using the same kit.    In the slide show below I used a combination of the freebie digitals as well as the “Warm Harvest” digital kit found on the “Multimedia Crafts Digi” etsy shop.  I coupled the images with downloaded papers, and stitched on fabrics and scrap pieces from my stash.

The main background papers are from the blog train freebie.  Although they came in size 12″ x 12″ I copied and pasted them into an 8.5″ x 11″ file using Photoshop and then printed them out along with the ephemera sheet from the kit.

 

To learn more about how to use Photoshop check out my YouTube channel, “Sonya Stover” and go to the “Digital Scrapbook paper” Playlist.  There you will find varying ideas on how to use that app to construct digital graphics and more.  You will also find some fun crafting videos that may inspire you to make your own version of art.

You can also find me on other social media platforms.  Simply click on my linktree link and access my other ideas and bargains.

Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting!

 

 

October 2021 Blog Train Freebie

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Ready for fall digital scrapping?  Here is a FREE download filled with 12 different designs of 12″ x 12″ papers.  It is part of the October 2021 Pixel Scrapper Blog Train.  Also included with this autumn theme pack are 11 elements in png format.  You can also print them out onto three sheets of 8.5″ x 11″ paper.

 

Download “The Fall” kit by clicking here.  You can also access free kits from fellow collaborators of the blog train.  Visit that blog and immerse yourself into a digital heaven.

 

   Here is an example layout using the kit.

Be sure to always check the terms of use when using any digital download.

Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting!

Ocean Themed Projects: Interactive Card Ideas

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Still hanging on to the warm summery weather before fall sets in?  You can make some fun and exciting projects with an ocean, beachy them to it.

Ocean Slider Card Template

You can start out by using this freebie kit called, “Ocean Slider Card Template”.  It is very versatile.  You can make interactive activities using it.  Make greeting cards, shaker cards, journal and scrapbook cover embellishments and much more.

The templates are all high quality 300 dpi and comes with both a jpg file which has a white background and a png file, that has a transparent background.  The png file makes it easy for you to upload the template into die cutting software, such as Cricut Design Space so that you can use your machine to die cut the images.  It is very easy to assemble.

To access the kit click here.  Watch the assembly video below to build your slider card.

Supplies You will need:

  • Box cutter / trim knife
  • Ruler or straight edge tool
  • Glue
  • Brad (Optional)

Disclaimer:

Since sharp instruments are used in the assembly process, this project is for adults.  If children participate a permitting adult must be present.

You can add colors, paints, glitter, glossy accents, and all manner of mixed media to decorate your slider card.  Before assembling your template, distress or color your background, water, and whale pieces in the hue you want them. Finally you can assemble it.  The completed project is really cute with added embellishments such as those shown below.

I hope that this little project share is helpful.  Thanks for visiting.  Happy Crafting!

 

 

 

Paper Owl Template

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Owl Template

Get ready for your fall diy projects early.  Like owls?  Here is a FREE owl template that is great for many projects.  Simply download it, print it, and cut the shapes out.  Next trace the cut shapes on your favorite papers.  Cut those out and glue them together to form your owl.  This freebie is high quality 300 dpi and is saved in jpg format.  To access this kit click here.

 

Dollar Tree Owls

This template is really great for back-to-school crafts for kids and adults.  I created it by tracing around an owl that I bought from the Dollar Tree.   I then found some bottles with two different circular shapes to trace around to form eyes.  I made a beak and a hat for the owls as well.  To watch the process click the video below.

I hope you enjoy this quick tip.   Thanks for stopping by.  Happy Crafting!

 

 

 

 

 

Happy July Giveaway: Free Digital Kit and More

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   There will be a four week YouTube “Happy July Giveaway” with a summer, travel theme.  Participants can enter to win the printable kit from the Multimedia Crafts Digital Esty shop called, “Vintage Summer Road Trip.”  Winners will get the kit, some craft supplies, along with a project that is created each week on the YouTube channel: Sonya Stover.

“A Vintage Summer Road Trip” by Sonya Stover
Etsy shop Multimedia Crafts Digital

 

Each video will air on the first Monday of each week at 6:00 am EST.  The title of the videos will be numbered.

You will have 5 days to view and participate in the giveaway.

Drawings will be held on Saturday morning at 6:00 am EST by way of an electronic random picker.

Once the winner is chosen on YouTube, they have one week from the day of the drawing to respond.  If there is no response within that time frame another winner will be chosen.

To claim your prize, simply contact me at multimediacraftsdigital@gmail.com

The rules are as follow:

  • You must be a US resident to enter
  • You must be a subscriber to qualify
  • Watch the video and its entirety
  • Leave a comment about how you will use some of the contents of the giveaway.
  • Subscribe to the channel
  • Like the video

Feel free to share the video.

Below is the four week video schedule.  Click to download.

 

To watch the YouTube cover of the giveaway click here.