August Blog Challenge| Beach Theme: Organics

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It’s time for some end of summer projects.  For the month of August we will be making some leisurely,  beach style creations.  Think of all the elements you find at the beach.  From seashells, sand, and water to umbrellas, sunglasses, and cold drinks, try to Include some of these depictions in your craft.   Follow along if you would like to and post your creations on the Multimedia Crafts Digital Facebook page.

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.

You may choose 3 items from the prompt list below.

August- Beach Theme- Organics

Use hashtag #augustfav2022

  • Sand
  • Stick
  • Shells
  • Rope (something similar like jute, twine, etc.)
  • Wood
  • Moss
  • Rocks

August Air Tag Kit

For my project I made some super easy tags using the Multimedia Crafts Digital freebie kit called, “August Air Tag Kit”.  Print out these three tags and combine them with other mixed media pieces.  To access the kit click here.

I also made a matching envelope that you can find on the Multimedia Crafts Digital Facebook page.  It is called, “August Air Envelope Kit.”

 

August Air Envelope Kit

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.

 

 

 

I included moss, a stick, and rope for my three prompts.  I garnished the envelope and tags with sewn dictionary page snippets glued to old Amazon packaging.  The tags were also glued to the same recycled brown packaging.  I used Tim Holtz Distress oxide inks to add color to the fussy cut out images.

Afloat Mini Ephemera Kit

Some of the embellishments were from the Multimedia Crafts Digital Etsy shop.  I used the kit found in the $1 Deal section called, “Afloat Mini Ephemera Kit.

I garnished the tags with some recycled fabric from an old shirt tied to the top with a jump ring attached to it.  Then i took some beach theme “spare parts” and let them dangle off the jump ring for each tag.

 

I formed clusters for pockets and added just a touch of sheen using Glossy Accents on the wine glass fussy cut and some Nuvo Drops on the sunglasses.  These tags and envelope made a cohesive unit of beach themed fun.

 

 

To see the process video of how I made this project check it out on my YouTube channel called, “Artsy Solutions.”

 

 

 

Have fun with these prompts and freebies.  Thanks for stopping by.  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!!