Monday, November 24, 2014

Winter Banner

  


Supplies:
CD's enough for the word you are creating
Old Jeans
Wire
Lace
Ribbon
Card stock or designer paper
A printout of the letters for your word
A variety of stamps to stamp the letters with
Black Stazon
Whiter shimmer ink
Colored Pencils
Double stick tape
Glue stick

To create the winter banners I upcycled a few items. First cut a pair of jeans into strips. If the length of the jeans is not long enough for your word you can piece two together, just make sure to position the splice behind one of the CDs. Figure out where you want your CDs. Attach the lace to the denim strip with staples so that they are hidden behind the CDs. On one of the banners I placed the lace on top of the denim so that you can just see it peeking through and on the other I have the lace behind the denim giving a nice lace edge.

Find an items slightly smaller than your CD to trace a circle onto the cardstock or designer paper that you will be using for your background.

On the blue cardstock I stamped iridescent snowflakes. The designer paper didn't need anything else.

I found a font that I like and used word art to get a good size that would fit into my circle and still have room for stamping. I then stamped wintery images and colored them in with color pencils.  You could use markers if you want a more vibrant image.

Cut out the colored letter and glue to the circle. Use double stick tape to attach the paper circle to the CD. Hot glue the CD's to the denim. 

For the top I used wire and bent it into a D shape. Feed the denim through the D and fold over making a tail at the top. Glue this in place and tie a ribbon around it. Notch the top tail and the bottom of the banner for a nice finish.





 










Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Steampunk Lego

O000000 I want this for Christmas!





by Guy Himber
November 2014, 200 pp.
ISBN: 978-1-59327-528-0
Full Color Hardcover
Publisher No Starch Press
https://www.nostarch.com/steampunk

Filled with dirigibles and floating cities, penny-farthings and pirate ships, curiosities and robots galore, Steampunk LEGO is an illustrated collection of Victorian-era sci-fi treasures, all built from LEGO.
Curated by award-winning LEGO builder and special effects master Guy Himber, this full-color coffee table book showcases an eclectic variety of models designed by dozens of the world's best LEGO artists.
Grab your brass goggles and join fictional explorer Sir Herbert Jobson as he travels the world cataloguing its technological wonders for Queen Victoria. His entertaining descriptions of an imaginative alternate history bring these delightful LEGO models to swashbuckling life.



Love the dragon and isn't the owl just adorable!

Thanks for stopping by
~Huggs~
Iantha