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ARTS, BELLYDANCING, CRAFTS
BELLYDANCING, ARTS, CRAFTS
CRAFTS, BELLYDANCING, ARTS

whichever order I put them in, these are my passion!

... all from my little home studio in Durban, on the east coast of sunny South Africa!

"I used to think that anyone doing anything weird was weird. I suddenly realized that anyone doing anything weird wasn't weird at all and it was the people saying they were weird that were weird." -- Paul McCartney









Monday, August 24, 2015

A NEW COLOUR CHALLENGE AT THE OUTLAWZ

 

Above: my card 
Below : the inspiration photograph

To create my card I used a background pic of London and layered various other digital images to it.


I also added white bourbon and a meal heart charm 


as well as some gems


Click HERE to link to the challenge.

luv'n huggz
Jen Leeflang
DURBAN
SOUTH AFRICA

BURNISHING?

The Outlawz today called for 'burnishing' to be used on a card, and many of the sample cards shown seemed to be using sponging, distressing, sanding ... so I looked up the word 'burnish'.  I understand burnishing to be polishing to make something smooth, and I was correct :

bur·nish
 (bûr′nĭsh)
tr.v. bur·nished, bur·nish·ing, bur·nish·es
1. To make smooth or glossy by rubbing; polish.
2. To rub with a tool that serves especially to smooth or polish.

So here then is my card using burnishing :


I cut out the orchid from a downloadable page that I printed, and then burnished each petal using the back of a teaspoon so that it developed a shine, as well as forming  a cupped, real-life shape.  The centre of the orchid has two seed beads sewn directly onto it.

The centre of the card is a Silhouette cut, which was inked with three colours of a rainbow pigment ink pad. 

I sewed on some sequins for a bit of bling.



luv'n huggz
Jen Leeflang
DURBAN
SOUTH AFRICA

ANYTHING BUT A CARD WITH BUGABOO STAMPS

 On Monday's we share non-card projects made with Bugaboo Stamps images, and today I have a pencil crayon holder.

The image is called  
and I used alcohol markers for the colouring:



I recycled an old plastic jar (that contained cable ties) and wrapped a sheet of craft foam around the label.
Part of the sentiment was added to the crayon,and the rest below.

The bear was given some googly eyes for added interest and fun.

luv'n huggz
Jen Leeflang
DURBAN
SOUTH AFRICA 

WHITE ON WHITE WITH THE UNSTAMPABELLES


My final inspiration project for this month's challenge at The Unstampabelles is this cute little 3D lovebird.  I used a template and a tutorial that you can find here.

I must admit that I found it a little large so reduced the size by 50%, and then embossed all the pieces once they were cut out. 

It's so adorable and I love the way that this size actually seems to nestle in the palm of your hand!

It's really not that difficult to make, and once you have the pieces cut and are ready to assemble I suggest you go back to the video and pause it as you assemble each piece.

Click HERE to go tp the Unstampabelles challenge.

luv'n huggz
Jen Leeflang
DURBAN
SOUTH AFRICA

WOMAN POWER - BUT CAS - AT THE OUTLAWZ


My card for Sunday's CAS challenge at The Outlawz features an image from A Day for Daisies, which is coloured using alcohol markers, a white gel pen, and Glossy Accents 


The two opposite corners are punched and I added four pink gems on the sentiment.

There is also a piece of pink cs substituted for the card front.

Here are some handy links:

 


luv'n huggz
Jen Leeflang
DURBAN
SOUTH AFRICA


Saturday, August 22, 2015

FEATURING THE CORNERS


Today's challenge at The Outlawz is to feature the corners, which I did by adding sewn on sequins to the corner of my frame. 

The image is coloured using alcohol markers.
 The background, frames and doily are digitally layered, and the colours enhanced using alcohol markers.  I sewed on a few extra flower sequins for some added bling.

luv'n huggz
Jen Leeflang
DURBAN
SOUTH AFRICA

I would like to enter these challenges:




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