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 on: May 20, 2017 08:23:44 PM 
Started by SunnyDawn - Last post by SunnyDawn
Mixed media. Not in love with it but had fun making it.

Sent from my LG-K540 using Tapatalk

 on: May 20, 2017 06:10:46 PM 
Started by Smmarrt - Last post by Smmarrt
Okay, I've been itching to post a picture - any picture - because when we receive a swap, we post a picture, right?
So I scratched my itch by taking a pic of my envelopes - ahhhhhhhh. I feel better now.

I planned to send the international letters earlier this week but I wanted the group photo so I waited.
Happy mail days ahead!

 on: May 20, 2017 05:05:19 PM 
Started by rockingbearranch - Last post by rockingbearranch
Bunny1kenobi made this cool card about the Dyatlov Incident. I hadn't heard of this. I included the note attached to the back so you could read the story. Creepy. Could it be aliens?

 on: May 20, 2017 05:03:51 PM 
Started by gerbilgal - Last post by milksmom
My tiny stuffie arrived yesterday and I've since been having "fun" with editing photos.

Drum roll please....

1. Trilobite beetle aka Plateradrilus Elateroidea aka Bruce. He follows me around and gets into everything!
2. Wanting his tummy rubbed. Wink
3. Found Bruce playing with package stuffing.
4. Bruce helping me read.

Mucho thanks to cmarion3 for my stuffie!!!!

Ps Gerbilgal, sorry about the loss of Jaime.  Cry

 on: May 20, 2017 02:23:45 PM 
Started by Ludi - Last post by Ludi

The Tatler, April 23, 1924

 on: May 20, 2017 01:54:58 PM 
Started by roler - Last post by seeuudee
I have received from smmarrt and I love them all. She went with a mix of my themes.

First up, some Craigh na Dun standing stones. How amazing are these?

Second up, a Pygmy Puff, from Harry Potter. I love that you went with something unusual Cheesy

And lastly, an eye tattoo, from City of Bones, part of the Mortal Instruments series of books by Cassandra Clare. This one is definitely going back on the list of themes - I would love to collect all the tattoos!

Thank you smmarrt, always a pleasure swapping with you Kiss

And thank you Roler for organising us.

 on: May 20, 2017 01:14:51 PM 
Started by xxmazenxx - Last post by xxmazenxx
I did a search on here to see if this has been posted before and didn't find anything. If it has been posted before and I missed it, my deepest apologies. 

I was sent junkmail from Camel a few months back. It was an endless card with graphics and info from Camel (i'm no longer a smoker but they keep sending junk) and it had my attention. I must have played with that thing for 15min. lol. I really wanted to make an ATC like this card so I deconstructed it and adapted the process to ATC sizing.

You need:

2 ATC bases that can be folded easily. Cardstock works great for this.
Glue or double sided tape
pencil / pen
cutting device


1. Measure the middle of one ATC vertically and one horizontally.

You can draw a line or notch, or fold it in half.

2. Cut along the line drawn or folded line. I used my paper cutter device for this step because I'm a bit lazy and can't cut a dang straight line to save my life sometimes.

You should have 2 equal vertical pieces and 2 horizontal pieces.

**** FOLDING ****

1. Taking the Vertical pieces first. Measure to the middle of each piece. Make a tiny fold or a pencil mark so you know where it is.

Then take the outer left edge and fold it to the middle. Do this again with the right side. Make sure those folds are flattened down nicely. I used an old Gamestop Rewards card but a boning stick or ruler work for this too.

2. Open it back up and make a fold along the length of the card (vertaically in relation to the paper but its folded horizontally in relation to the picture, hope that makes sense). Press the fold like you did previously.

3. Now for the Horizontal pieces!

Mark the middle and fold the left outer edge to the middle, then the outer right side to the middle. Press the folds.

4. Open the paper.  Now fold in half, horizontally.

5. Repeat with remaining horizontal piece.

**** GLUING ****

This part is pretty easy and versatile. You can use either the vertical pieces or the horizontal pieces for the 'front' of the card. It will work either way. The one that you chose for the front will be glued/taped on top of the other.

1. You should be able to see a rectangle in each corner from the folding. I have drawn on mine to highlight the area. You can skip that unless you find it helpful in your project. Those are our connection points that we will be gluing or taping.


2. Line up the "front" section over the "bottom" section. Line up the rectangles and glue only in that area. Repeat with the remaining pieces. Let dry if you have used glue.


 The cards opens from the middle out. Make sure to open it and fold it flat for each of the progressions of the card. This makes it easier to paint/draw/decorate and function properly.

 This card works really well with traditional art themed (flat mediums paint, pastels, pencil, watercolor..etc) cards. You can use objects but make sure they won't fall off or be placed on the folds you made in the paper.   

 A 'Portals' themed card I created with this process.

I also made a Video https://youtu.be/RhyfHQZK4XI for those that need more of a 'hands on' audio and visual tutorial.

 on: May 20, 2017 11:16:41 AM 
Started by Immaculata - Last post by Immaculata


What I did:
- The floor was bare, so I used a leftover piece of vinyl from the living room to cover the floor
- As you can see in the first picture, the green paint chipped. The grain paint was actually acrylic paint over traditional limewash, which is why it's chipped (it's an old house). I removed this acrylic layer, which was easy because it was a completely seperate layer and it nearly fell off just from touching it. Then I had a limewashed wall. I didn't want to keep it that way, as it leaves white marks when you touch it, but removing it completely would be a lot of work. Beneath the limewash there's only the red brick. The only type of paint you can paint directly onto limewash is chalk paint, which is what I did. It still looks like limewash, but it doesn't leave white marks and doesn't come off when you spill some water over it. I did two layers on the wall and four layers on the (wood) stairs. The stairs had big water marks on them from the previous owner accidentally tipping a bucket of water over the stairs. I didn't manage to cover the stains completely, but I didn't want to buy another can just to paint the ceiling of my pantry.
- I chose a modular shelving system so we can adapt the space in the future if necessary, but it required some 40 large 10mm holes to be drilled into a brick wall. That was about 80% of the work. It didn't help I had to recharge my cordless drill/driver a few times. Installing the actual shelves only took a couple of minutes. My local store cuts them to size for free.

(It's an old house, we had it checked out thorougly before we bought it and the water marks especially, but according to the experts the bucket of water story checks out. I love my old house and renovating it, but you really do need a proper inspection before you buy it to really know what you're getting yourself into).

 on: May 20, 2017 11:04:11 AM 
Started by LovelyMiss - Last post by FreakieGeekie
Prompt: UFO Lubbock Lights
Team: [color]Fandom[/color]
Bonus Points: WIP It, Prompt Specific (recurring pattern)
Project Name: LSU wallet
Project Link: Here
I made this for my cousin's son, whose birthday was in April. It sat for a long time, waiting to be sewn. We're going to visit my family next weekend so I figured I'd better hop to it and get it done! He loves LSU so I used some scraps that I had left over from making my hubs a pair of pj pants.

 on: May 20, 2017 11:01:40 AM 
Started by FreakieGeekie - Last post by FreakieGeekie
I made this for my cousin's son, whose birthday was in April. It has been sitting around since then, waiting for me to sew it. I finally found the time to make it and sewed it up because we're going to visit next weekend.
It's just a simple bi-fold wallet since he's only 10 and doesn't exactly have a lot of stuff to carry in it Smiley A friend was kind enough to let me use his wallet to make a pattern for it. The fabric was from my stash and was scraps from where I made my hubs some pj pants.

Figured I'd add these to this post so that I wouldn't clutter up the feed Smiley

This LSU wallet is for me. It's a super simple one with just a Velcro closure because I don't carry a lot of stuff in my wallet. It's made from more of the same scraps. I used this awesome FREE pattern from Craftsy to make it.

This Batman pencil pouch is for the same kiddo who's getting the first wallet. Sadly, he can't use it for school as it's mandatory that their pencil cases be clear or mesh but he's can use it for his "homework pencils" at home. I made this by modifying this FREE pattern from Craftsy since the only zipper I had on hand was a 7" zipper and the pattern calls for a 14" zipper.

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