Monday, March 30, 2020

Planner Shaker Page

Ink Stained Roni here with you today and I wanted to share a planner idea with you...shaker divider pages! I have recently started a new planner - I wanted one place to keep track of all of the art and crafty ideas I come up with. I am making it all by hand so I want to include some fun art inside - I thought shaker dividers would be a fun start.

I used a scrap piece of clear vinyl which was folded in half then I traced out the size and hole placement on the top layer. I cut it out, punched the holes and stitched it closed on the top and bottom leaving a 1" hole in the center of the two middle rings.

I filled the pouch with Sweet Treats Sparkle Blend then stitched up the hole.

When finished I showed it around to some friends and we couldn't stop shaking it. It is SO much fun playing with this divider page....I'm afraid now I will be spending far too much time playing with the divider and not enough time thinking of and writing down crafty ideas!


Doodles Paper Playground - Sweet Treats Sparkle Blend
Clear Vinyl
Sewing Machine & Thread
Hole Punch

Thursday, March 26, 2020

Unsolicited Advice

Hey Friends!  It's Ek am back on the Doodles Paper Playground guest designing today with one of the latest released Sparkle Blends.

I wanted to try and create a really simple yet fun card using the brand new Grandma's Knit Sweater Sparkle Blend mix.

Grandma's Knit sweater

I started by stamping out my image and sentiment onto some heavy weight cardstock.  Then using my craft knife, I trimmed out the section of the booth.

After coloring my image with my colored pencils, I added the sparkle blend mix into the shaker portion of the card.

Finally, I blended some ink around the edges of the card and adhered a few extra sequins onto the card along with some Nuvo Drops. 

I know my project is super simple today, but I hope it brings a smile to your face! 

Let us know in the comments below what your favorite way to use Sparkle Blends are?  Until then, Happy Crafting.

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Mushroom House

Hi, it's Rhiannon. You know that I love fairies and fairy houses, so I really like this old stamp from Stampendous. I used two Sparkle Blends from Doodles Paper Playground for this card, instead of one, like I usually do. I used Sweet Boy for the sky, and Emerald for the grass.
I stamped the mushroom house in brown so it would be softer and more natural looking. I colored it with Memento Markers from Imagine, like I always do. I had stamped this on a full card front, but I decided to cut off the bottom after I finished coloring it, so that I could put a green textured paper that looks like grass under it.
The Sweet Boy Sparkle Blend was perfect in the sky because of the butterflies in it. I like how they are fluttering around the mushroom house. The Emerald Sparkle Blend is great for the grass because it has different shades of green in it. I used the lighter colors of sequins in Sweet Boy, and the darker sequins in Emerald.

Making this card was a lot of fun, since I love fairy houses. I didn't want to use one Sparkle Blend because I wanted to keep your eye moving all over the card and not have it "heavy" in one place. I'll have another card to share with you soon. You can go and visit the Sparkle Blends Shop on Etsy. Thanks for coming, and stay safe.