Tag Archives | B-Muse Collage Sheets

Steam Punk Balloons

Hello Everyone! Happy June! Have you all checked out all of the cool papers and images at the B-muse store? I am loving the versatility and ease of using those great papers. On todays card, I have used the balloons from the Old Maps and Vintage Travel sheets.
On todays card, I stamped the Steampunk Gentleman with His Lady in black memento ink on White Cardstock. Using my Chameleon markers, I colored the image in. I find coloring so relaxing. Once that was completed, I used some light blue patterned paper and matted on black cardstock and a light blue shade as the card base.

I cut out the Hot Air Balloon image from the Old Maps and Vintage Travel sheets and mounted on top of the image. To finish the card, I added 3 sequins along the side of the image.

Have you seen the ornament Sabring created last week? You do not want to miss it! You can see the beautiful stamped ornament here.  Be sure to come back on Wednesday to see what Holly has in store for you! Thank you for stopping by!

Chrissy D

 

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Vintage Postcard Advertising Mini Bag

Hi Everyone – Chrissy D here today sharing a project I created using the beautiful B-Muse papers. Using craft cardstock, I created a mini bag with this tutorial. I had a lot of fun using the images from the B-Muse papers collage sheet, Vintage Postcard Advertising Collage Sheets.

I sponged the edges of the mini bag and images from the collage sheet that I cut out with brown ink to give it an aged appearance. I overlapped the pieces of the papers and adhered them to the mini bag. I took the primary image and adhered it to the craft cardstock and another layer of black cardstock and used Dimensionals to pop up the image. The words are from the B-muse, Authentic Chinese Cookie Fortunes Bmuse and distressed and layered it on black cardstock. To finish it off, I tied a bow using stitched black grosgrain ribbon.

I hope you enjoyed my project today! Tune in tomorrow to see what Sabrina has in store for you!

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Handmade Flower Box

 

Hi folks, it’s Holly posting today.  I created this handmade flower box to share with you.  Did you know that Art Neko sells little pine boxes for you to decorate?  I had so much fun with this.  I knew I wanted to use one of the gorgeous collage scenes from the Antique Seed Catalogs collage sheet (B-Muse store), so I stained my box with an antique oak finish.  I stained it several times, letting it dry completely between each layer.  After the box was completely dry, I went over it with some Antique Bronze gilding wax.  After I buffed the wax with a soft cloth, it was ready for the floral collage scene.

I cut this sweet floral scene from the Antique Seed Catalogs collage sheet and matted it with some dark brown cardstock.  I glued this to the top of the box, making sure to leave a little room on the side for a small handmade flower bouquet.  I tied my little bouquet together with some linen thread and glued it down on the box.

This is a sweet little box that I can give to my mom for her earrings and bracelets.  Mother’s Day is coming up soon, so hopefully this will give you some gift ideas for the women in your life.  You can’t go wrong with flowers!

Products used:

Hinged Pine Box with Magnet Closure from Art Neko

Antique Seed Catalogs collage sheet from B-Muse

 

Other boxes for sale in the Art Neko store:

Pine Wood Box, Rectangular

Clear Lid Wooden Cigar Box

Round Canisters with Window Lids (metal containers)

 

 

 

 

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Off the cards – notebook and paperweight

It’s Sabrina here today, and I am going off the cards with a notebook and paperweight using  one of the sheets of collage papers from the B-muse.com site, where you can find some great ephemera and embellishments for altering and decorating.

 

Beach pebble bookmark with collaged element

For my paperweight, I used the Vintage Playing Cards Backs sheet, which can be found on THIS page. It includes a couple of round designs (I’d love to see the round cards in real life), and one of those was just perfect to use to decorate the Mexican beach pebble which Annette sent me.  I cut the playing card design out and stuck it to the pebble with some Mod Podge. I used an alcohol-based white pen to add a dotted border all round it (I chose to use an alcohol-based pen because I knew I would be using an acrylic satin varnish to seal it, and I was afraid that with a water-based pen the design might have blurred). I added a few coats of varnish to seal it, and that was my paperweight done.

 

When I am covering notebooks, I tear one page out of the pad, and use that as a template. Laying that on top of a piece of thin card cut to the same size, I mark each of the little punched holes with a pencil, and then punch them with a small circle punch. Then I use a knife blade or scissors and snip diagonally in to the punched hole from the top of the piece of card. Then it’s very easy to slip this over the notebook and stick it down with a good wet glue, using something like a stylus to burnish it down under the spiral binding.

For this notebook I actually used the cover of an old pack of Basic Grey paper. I also used a rectangular playing card back which matched the round one I had used to decorate the pebble. Before sticking the playing card back on, I punched several circles in different sizes from a scrap of one of the beautiful Japanese papers. Because of the high fibre content these papers are hard to punch cleanly (but it means they fold beautifully), so I folded a piece of thin copy paper over it before punching.  I stuck these onto the front of my notebook and added white pen dots to pick up on the detail I’d added to the paperweight. I added a butterfly cut with a Sizzix die, and then I decided that it really needed a sentiment to fill the empty space, so I used one from Whimsical and Kind Sayings, stamping and embossing it with white.

covered notebook and paperweight with collage elements

 

I hope you had a good week and will have a good weekend. Thank you for coming by the Art Neko blog this week.

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Steampunk Gentleman with His Lady

Hello Art Neko Friends!

On a scale of 1-10, how much do you LOVE Steampunk images? For myself, it is a 10 and this Steampunk Gentleman with His Lady just lends itself beautifully to this theme. This quote by Jean- Jacques Rosseau is so fitting, it says, ” The world of reality has its limits; the world of imagination is boundless.”

Are you wondering what Steampunk is all about? Steampunk is a subgenre of science fiction or science fantasy that incorporates technology and … that have developed from the aesthetics of steampunk fiction, Victorian-era fiction, art nouveau design, and films from the mid-20th century.  I have been enchanted by the beauty and wonder of Steampunk.

You can create this or other beautiful artwork with the image I used called Steampunk Gentleman with His Lady. This image was stamped in Memento Black ink on white cardstock. Using prismacolor pencils, I colored the image with muted browns, yellows and golds. Once I finished coloring the image, I use the Antiqued ink and dropped it all over the image I colored, the saffron cardstock and the Hot ait balloon image from B-muse. Taking my papersnips, I trimmed out the hot air balloon image from B-muse Hot Air Balloon collage sheets. When I laid the image on the card, it seemed to get lost on the paper, adhering it to black cardstock and trimmed around it.

To finish the card, adhere all of the pieces together, cut out the filagree corners on both yellow and black cardstock. Using liquid glue, adhere  them to the card. Using Viva Liquid pearls, create  a lacy border by starting with a triangular shape and adding more “circles” along the v-shapes. To complete the card, add a border in the upper left hand corner of drops with the Viva Pearls.

Be sure to stop by tomorrow to see what Holly has in store for you! Thank you for taking a look!

 

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