Monday, June 20, 2016

Design Memory Craft: My Take on the Vision Board Kit

Hello all! Today I have a post on Faber-Castell® Design Memory Craft® Blog on their NEW Faber-Castell® Design Memory Craft® Vision Board Kit. Seeing these boards in artists' studio, I was thrilled that this was offered. Here's what I did with this unique kit...



The kit comes in a box like this with all the materials you'll need to be inspired by...



To create your board, you will the linen material, two layers of support (foam sheet - to pin into and poster board - to anchor) and double-sided tape. All included. I placed an 1.5 inch long piece in between the boards to secure. I didn't bother to iron the linen piece and it will eventually be smooth when assembled :)


Cut excess from all four corners for a clean corner (aka Miter Cut).


I personalizing the board by stenciling areas Texture Luxe™ Pearl and 102 Stencil Collection - Leaf Design.


While the stenciling is drying, I took the package of die cuts and started to group my thoughts...this may change in the process. LOVE that this is a continuous work in progress board :)



I used the GRIP Color Markers - great triangle shape with raised dots for a great hold while you're writing.



The colored die cuts in the kit are fun to embellish with Glass Bead Glitter Gel from my stash. They will dry clear and will be FULL of texture and sparkle = LOVE!



Pins are also included so that you can pin inspiring die cut words and tags on your vision board. I used one of the GRIP Color Markers to color the edge of my white "INSPIRE" die cut.


The white die cuts I used my Design Memory Craft® Double Scoop® Gelatos® in Bubble Gum and Raspberry to bring them to life. I blended the color with a Misting Bottle and watercolor brush.


Once everything was dried, I adhered most of the die cuts (some with 3D Foam Squares for dimension) and my Hawaii photo with Gel Medium which does many things such as extends color, seals projects, acts as a texture, etc.



For the finishing touch, I added on the enamel dots from the kit which also matches the GRIP Color Markers. How cool is that?!


Here's another look at my vision board...can't decide if I want to put it on an easel for desk top or in a frame for the wall...


Such a unique gift for someone to personalize and make it their own. Great for a teen, an artist or how about for that college student for their dorm/apt?! What would you add to YOUR VISION BOARD? Tell us by commenting below in the post. Would love to hear!

As always, thanks for stopping by!
MargieH

Supplies:
Design Memory Craft®: Vision Board Kit, Texture Luxe™ Pearl, 102 Stencil Collection, Glass Bead Glitter Gel, Misting BottleDesign Memory Craft® Double Scoop® Gelatos® (Bubble GumRaspberry) and Gel Medium
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L®: 3D Foam Squares - White, Regular


Friday, June 17, 2016

Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L: How to Embellish a Father's Day Home Decor Gift

Today I'm up on Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® Blog to embellish a metal letter "H" for my husband, Hosho, for Father's Day! Thought it would look nice in his office and he can change out the picture when he wants to update.


Starting with an element that needs time to dry, I looped Girlie Grunge Twine in Navy three times. To keep its shape, I covered it with Girlie Grunge Art Medium on a Teflon® craft sheet. It can not only adhere but seal and stiffen materials too. Truly one of my "Go To" mediums!


While the twine dries, I rolled some stars on the metal letter "H" with E-Z Stars Runner Refillable Dispenser. Then pressed and rubbed Pigment Powder Gold into them. Use a small piece of baby wipe to clean the excess powder.


On the lower left side of the letter, I added two layers of ribbon for texture. Using Extreme Double-Sided Tape 1/2" Permanent, I adhered Texture Ribbons - White Burlap Ribbon to the metal and then Denim Ribbons - Dark Denim Ribbon with white stars on top.


For the star embellishment, I used Pigment Powder Gold and Pigment Powder Silver to color the 3D Foam Stars. Set aside to add later.


Now to adhere my looped twine embellishment. Again, I used Girlie Grunge Art Medium by dipping the twine into the jar. Place on top of the layered ribbon and press down to secure. The medium will dry clear.



After the twine dries, I placed the embellished 3D Foam Star on top but at the top, I added a 3D Foam Square - White, Regular to keep the star leveled, It was also a good place to push my memo pin in.


I trimmed my photo of my "boys" and slid in the memo pin. Now it's ready to give to my husband for his desk top or office wall :)



Thanks for stopping by!
MargieH

Supplies:
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L®: 3D Foam Stars and 3D Foam Squares - White, Regular
Donna Salazar with Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L: Girlie Grunge Twine, Girlie Grunge Art Medium, E-Z Stars Runner Refillable Dispenser, Pigment Powder Gold, Pigment Powder Silver, Texture Ribbon and Denim Ribbons
Home & Hobby: Extreme Double-Sided Tape 1/2" Permanent
Memo Pin: Advantus (Tim Holtz Collection)
Other: Metal Letter, Photo and Teflon Craft Sheet

Saturday, June 04, 2016

Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L: Dimensional Mixed Media Background All Occasion Card Tutorial

I'm up on the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Blog today :) Sharing a mixed media all occasion card using Donna Salazar with Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® Pigment Powder Pink and modeling paste. I am showing two different techniques for an easy and fast background!


Since this is going on the Company, I can only sneak peek a couple :)





Want to see more?! Visit Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Blog for detailed step outs and a full supplies list!

Thanks for stopping by!
MargieH

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L: LDRS Creative Blog Hop

Today I'm hopping with Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® and LDRS Creative so check out the Blog Hop with LDRS Creative - Day 4! post for detailed tutorial, full supplies list and a chance to win a giveaway :)

I am excited to be participating in the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® and LDRS Creative Blog Hop!! Using both companies' products, I created an embossed get well card...



First I embossed the Gilded Embossing Folder to give my pink shimmery card base some dimension. Set aside.


I stamped a sentiment from the Wishing You Stamp Set with black ink on white cardstock. Using the second largest oval from the Gilded Oval Labels Set, I placed over the stamped sentiment and die cut. From the same die set, I cut the largest oval from green patterned paper.



With Adhesive Sheets 12 x 12", I applied adhesive on the back of leftover Lace Ribbons and sentiment die cut by burnishing the back with a bone folder.


I place the two pieces of ribbon on each side of the card base. Next I placed several 3D Foam Squares - Black, Reg on the back of the largest oval die cut. Then centered the smaller oval die cut on top.



Then I placed the die cut between the pieces of Lace Ribbons. To finish, I placed Dodz™ Small on each side of the large oval die cut and sprinkled pink glitter on top for accents.



Another look at the finished card....





Supplies:
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L®: Adhesive Sheets 12 x 12", 3D Foam Squares - Black, Reg. and Dodz™ Small
Donna Salazar with Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L®: Lace Ribbons
LDRS: Gilded Oval Labels Set, Gilded Embossing Folders and Wishing You Stamp Set
Patterned Paper: Prima Marketing
Card Base and White Cardstock: Core'dinations ColorCore Cardstock
Pink Micro Glitter: Stampendous
Tool: MISTI

Monday, May 09, 2016

Tuesday's Tutorial: Week 45 Featured Artist ME!!

Tuesday's Tutorials blog series is where each week uber talented Designer Marjie Kemper features art tutorials created by different artists from around the world. This series has grown from a year-long blog series called Tuesday’s Texture. I am SO EXCITED & HONORED to be featured...


Please visit see what project is being featured by clicking to: Tuesday’s Tutorials, Week 45 ~ Featuring Margie Higuchi!


See over on the blog post!
MargieH



Design Memory Craft: Coloring Book Home Decor with Gelatos Tutorial

Today I'm thrilled to be on Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® Blog to share a coloring book project using Design Memory Craft® Gelatos® to create a dimensional wall hanging perfect for any room with imagination (ie. kid's room, college student dorm room or my craft room! LOL!).


Here are a couple of peeks that I can show but don't forget to visit the Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® Blog for the rest  :)





I hope this encourages you to use your color book pages in a different way!
See at Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® Blog to see the detailed tutorial and full supplies list!

Thanks for stopping by!
MargieH

Wednesday, May 04, 2016

Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L: Tissue Tape Jar Bookmark

Today I am on the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® Blog featuring a quick and easy bookmark as a Mother's Day gift...find a nice book and place this bookmark through its pages for a thoughtful set. Using Girlie Grunge Tissue Tape Denim and Flower from Donna Salazar with Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® Collection, I made this cute jar shape full of sweet flowers.


Sharing a few step outs below but for the detailed tutorial and full supplies list, click: Tissue Tape Jar Bookmark Tutorial. ‎





See on the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® Blog! Thanks for stopping by!
MargieH

Monday, May 02, 2016

Design Memory Craft: Hi Mom Gift Bag using Paper Flowers Kit

Today I am on the Faber-Castell® Design Memory Craft® Blog, using their NEW Paper Flowers Kit - 90 pcs. Using the kit, I am combining spring flowers and upcoming Mother's Day in this sweet embossed mini bag.


One can easily created an embellished mini gift bag in no time. EVERYTHING is in the kit including several techniques in a booklet...class in a box :)


On the Design Memory Craft® Blog, I will be showcasing one of those techniques here using Texture Gems™ Ice as a resist. Here are a couple of sneak peeks...



Looks like fun?! It is! So visit Hi Mom Gift Bag using Paper Flowers Kit post to see detailed tutorial and full supplies list!

Thanks for stopping by and see you over the other blog!
MargieH