Using Nut and Meg Plates 5 and 6
Well I know many of you are great supporters of Jo and Isabelle. They are back the last time today with these 2 plates, and certainly, true to form, they have both put their own spin on the possibilities with a few little black images! How do they do it? Well who knows what goes on in their heads, but we are certainly the benefactors of their generosity in sharing their creative ideas.
Jo creates a beautiful table setting, what a delight this would be to sit down to on Christmas day. Isabelle celebrates after Christmas Day with a page of memories to treasure in years to come.
Wonderful ideas here today, and there is no excuse not to do this for your own families this year...as you have plenty of time!!
The fairy stamp (SINM6) is an extremely popluar one, and another plate that will get used year round. Jo also used some of the elements from Nut and Meg plate 5 (left), and I love those little penguin styled birds!
Fit for Royalty: Christmas Table Setting
by Jo Capper-Sandon
Tucked away in the back left of this photo.
- Cut a piece off the end of a kitchen roll tube.
- Cover it in green paper overlayed with a narrower silver piece of mirri (mirror) card.
- Stamp 'leaf' (petal taken from flower ,SIEN2), trim and add colour to indicate shadow. I used a cool grey copic marker.
- Stamp, cut out flower and cut in half. Colour and cover with irridescent stars.
- Finish with a button and rub-on stitches.
- Take a plain shop bought cracker or make your own.
- Stamp Poinsetta and daisy flowers (SIEN2) onto white card with black memento ink. Colour and cut in half.
- Place a blob of silicone under the daisy flower half on the straight edge and lay it ontop of the poinsetta half, at a wedge (45 degree) angle.
- Once dry glue the 3D halves onto the cracker.
- Stamp Love, Joy, Peace (SINM5) onto white card, colour border and trim.
- Glue onto the centre of the cracker.
- Add irridescent stars and buttons to finish.
- Fold a piece of silver mirri (mirror) card.
- Stamp the fairy and the poinsettas onto white paper or thin card. Colour using Copics.
- Build a 3D skirt from the flowers as before. Cut off fairy legs (ouch) and glue the skirt onto the fairy top half.
- Print the name. Scribble a rough area of Copic marker. Cut out both leaving a white border, and glue the name onto the coloured panel. Mount onto the place card.
- Finish by adding rub-on stitches, button and irridescent stars (on wings and Copic panel)
I bet you loved that project!! I did when the photos came in from Jo. Very cool, and so much fun too. You could adapt this to a little girl's birthday party too! Remember to post a comment to win some goodies including the stamps used to make this project.
Christmas Fairy Notesby Jo Capper-Sandon
This one is pretty in pink! And if you want to make something a little differnt for a gift, then here it is!
- Stamp holly border around a plain white card square frame.
- Stamp and cut out fairy. Colour both.
- Cut out a rectangle of preprinted paper and cover note book. Using a matching Copic marker colour a square to act as the background for the fairy.
- Layer the fairy, the frame and the background in the position you like and glue together.
- Using 3D pads mount the framed fairy onto the note book.
- Stamp words and heart using Stazon onto the copper metal sheet. Outline the words with a teflon tool.
- Outline the hearts with a teflon tool, then flip over and puff out on the soft mat with a paper stump from the reverse to puff them out. Fill recess of hearts with glossy accents (to support the metal) and cover with black card.
- Leave to dry overnight, then cut out. Glue the metal embellishments in place
- For the pen, randomly stamp 'fairy' word onto the same pre printed paper and cover the pen barrel with it. Glue in place to finish.
“Love joy peace”
by Isabelle Norris
- Paint a piece of white card with Viva Decor Precious Metal Colour Orange-Yellow. Once dry, Stamp the fairy (for her top which you will cut out) and the hearts (from SINM5) .
- Paint another piece of white card with Viva Decor Precious Metal Colour Gold. Once dry, stamp the fairy (this is for the skirt you will need to cut out).
- Stamp the fairy on a white piece of card and cut it out. Don’t worry about the stars at the bottom of the dress, just cut them off. Cut out the arms so you can lift them from the dress.
- Stamp the fairy on your scrapbook page (1). Glue the cut out fairy on the stamped one and colour it (except for the skirt and top) (2).The stars at the bottom of the dress which you did not cut, now appears as they would normally.
- Glue the skirt and top and add glitter glue to the wings for a very sparkling fairy (3)
- Flowers: Stamp the flowers from Egg and Nog 4 onto patterned paper. The top flower is embossed with the Cuttlebug. The raised lines are painted with Viva Decor Precious Metal paint (gold)
- Borders: top and bottom of the page, stamp the “holly and swirl” border from SINM6 and highlight with glitter glue.
- LOVE JOY PEACE from SINM5 was stamped and cut out and used as a title for the page.
PaperArtsy Blog Giveaway: Please leave a comment and we'll randomly draw a name to win Nut and Meg plates 5, Nut and Meg Plate 6. All the stamps will come on EZ Mount worth £18.80. This offer ends midnight GMT the day of this posting, 14 September 2009, (lucky for someone) and is open to all players worldwide.