Saturday, March 30, 2013

Steampunk Lady Done!!!!!!

Hello Everybody!

As I was saying in my last post, I have been working on this Steampunk Lady.  It was a Santos that I purchased from Tuesday Morning on clearance!  You may have seen it in one of my videos or blog posts...I can't recall.  Well, it all started with a little top hat that I made, painted black and embellished.  From there it went to taking off all the embellishements and adding Tim Holtz tissue tape to the hat and then covering the tissue tape with Claudine Hellmuth's Studio Multi-Medium Matte.

Next, I placed the embellishments back on and looked over at the santos and thought...Wonder if that will fit her head.  It did and a Steampunked Lady was born!  LOL!

Here she is in all her Idea-ology and vintage key glory!!  Thanks Barb Engleking for the awesome vintage keys and Fiona Jennings for the lbeautiful little FOB watch she's holding!

Well, off to finish up Tueday Night's Tutorial for Ustream, mow, weed-eat and plant some bedding plants before nightfall!!....Have An Amazing Day!

The Gentleman Crafter

Canvas ala Fiona!

Good Saturday Morning To You All!

Well, it's a slowwwwww start this morning!  I love the weekends so I can stay up late and craft longer!  Well, I did!  I worked on a canvas that Fiona (Jennings644 on Youtube) did on her Ustream class yesterday! Of course hers is better and frankly easier to look at!  I grabbed my Dylusions sprays and inked mine up pretty good! Bahahahaha!  I also got around to work on the Steampunk woman statue thing that I've mentioned before...which I'm still working on and will have done today!  One of those projects that I can't seem to stop playing with! She's going to be cool!

But for this morning....I wanted to share my first dimensional canvas.....It's pretty much a hot mess but at least I learned a few things for next time....

I might have to re-gesso it and start again on this canvas....but it was fun to do!

Y'all have a great Saturday!

The Gentleman Crafter

Friday, March 29, 2013

The Hinged Card...Unhinged!

Good Morning Everybody!

Friday has arrived!!!!  Yahoooo!  Happy Good Friday to you all....

In yesterday's post, I wrote that I would do a video on how to make the hinged card and i have included it below.  It's such a fun card to make and I hope you give it a shot.

There are so many ways you can embellish the,  I let it the paper set the tone...

Here are a couple of shots of the card I worked on during the video.  I used some embellishments that my friend Fiona sent me to spruce up the outside.  Take a look...

And now for the video on how I made it....

That's it for now!  Hope you all have an amazing Friday!  Make it an Awesome day!

The Gentleman Crafter

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Ustream Card!

Good Evening Everybody!

Just about to hit the hay, but I wanted to share with you the finished card we worked on last night in my Ustream show...  It's my favorite card to make....By the way, I so appreciate you all coming by.  It was so much fun!  Thank you for being there!  I really had a blast and hope you did too!

We never finished the card.  Probably due to my long winded stories and showing you my war wounds!  Bahahahaha!  Oh yeah, having to start the recording 5 times and changing the camera didn't help!  LOL!

So tonight, I wanted to show you the finished card...Oh yeah, let me add this  first....I started a YouTube video of how to make the card tonight from start to finish.  I will post that tomorrow.  The YouTube card I taped tonight is a whole different look using the Cosmo Cricket Circa 1934 Paper Collection.  Funny how a different paper using the same technique can have a whole different look and meaning!

Anyway, here is the Ustream card from last night....

Thanks For Coming By To Visit!  I have a big day in the morning and promised myself I would get to bed early....

Have an Awesome Night...See ya tomorrow!

The Gentleman Crafter

Monday, March 25, 2013

A Melange Of Mediums...

Good Evening Everybody!

Hope everyone is having a GREAT start to the week...I wanted to share my great start... if I could...with some awesome news received yesterday...RANGER U here I come!  I've been accepted to attend the 2013 Session!  So excited!  What an incredible dream come true!  WOW!  I'm blown away!  Did I already say I was excited!  OK...calm down boy child come down!

Just wanted to pop in tonight and talk...well, write I guess, about tomorrow night's Ustream...I have been working on a project that just isn't ready yet.   I need to grab some hardware to complete it.  One of those times when you just knew you had it and you really don't!  Hahahahah!.... So, tomorrow I will be playing.  My favorite thing to do...Playing in my studio...You never know what exactly will happen...or what that might be, but I know we will have fun one way or another.....So if you get a chance, please come by...

Here are the details as always...

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Thanks Everybody!  Have an awesome night!

The Gentleman Crafter

Saturday, March 23, 2013

My Play Day At Kay's and The Winner!

Good Evening Everybody!

Wow!  I had the most amazing day today!  We were kindly invited over to my friend Kay's House for a day of crafting! was so much more than that!  Great friends, amazing food, beautiful hill country views, a studio chocked as full as mine (LOL!) AND...last but not least....Kay gave me a ride on her four-wheeler!  I was in heaven!  Thank you Kay for allowing Cesar, Barb and I to partake in your awesome generosity...You are too kind!

Here are a few pictures....

We all worked with Dylusions goodness, except for Cesar who worked on making flying pigs from wood clay....To Cool Cesar!

Here's what I worked on all day...I don't think I have ever worked all day on a journal page, but I had such a blast doing it...

WARNING!!!!  FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO DO NOT LIKE COLOR AND BRIGHT STUFF....Please skip these next photos...Thank You!

OK, Now on with the fun stuff...The Giveaway...Yahoooooo!

The Winner Of The Tattered Florals Die and The Steampunked Tattered Florals Box is......

Midge Simmons

Midge, Thank You So Much For Playing Along....I hope you can use the die and box!  If you would be kind enough to email me your address at I will get it out to you soon...

Thank You All for your AMAZING comments and blog post looks!  It sent the post to the Number 1 viewed post on my blog!  You ALL ROCK!  LOL!  Thanks again!  I really do appreciate you all!!

Well, time to see if I can get some ink off my hands before dinner....

Have an Awesome Weekend!

The Gentleman Crafter

Craft Day At Kay's and A Winner...Soon!

Good Morning Everybody!

Just wanted to pop in real quick and say....Craft Day Today at my friend Kay Pierce's House.  We are going to get inky.  Everyone wanted to play with Dylusions today, so, I've packed a HUGE suitcase full of inks, stamps, sprays and stencils and I'm heading out the door....Actually I'm late!'s the cool part, this afternoon I will announce the winner of Tim's Tattered Floral Die and my steampunked Tattered Floral Box I picked from a random drawing yesterday.....Yahoooo!

Remember the post....

So Stay Tuned!

Thanks and see y'all this afternoon!

The Gentleman Crafter

Friday, March 22, 2013

Dylusional - Holtzian Tag.....

Hello Everybody!

It's been quiet on the home front lately and I've been playing in the studio....It's just what I do...LOL!  First, it started with a little top hat that I made.  I painted it black then steampunked it up.... Not happy with the results, I pulled everything off and covered the hat with Tim Holtz tissue tape.  Ahhhh, now it's better...LOL   Once again, it's just what I do....LOL!  The cool thing that happened, the top hat gave me the idea to alter a primitive looking statue.  The hat fit perfectly on her head...So, I'm off to transforming her from a primitive looking "statue thing" to a lady of steampunk something or other!  LOL!  I will share her with you when she is done...

In between reworking the top hat, I pulled out a tag...It's just what I do...LOL!  I sprayed the tag with some Dylusions Spray Inks in Bubblegum Pink, Squeezed Orange, Pure Sunshine and a dash of Cherry Pie.  I then added the numerals from Tim Holtz new Stampers Anonymous Numeric stamp set, added a bit of the new Dylusions Ocean Backgrounds stamp around the edges, bradded on some Tim Holtz-Idea-olgy Numerals...Not being quite done, I stamped the domed plate from Dylusions Monster Mash stamp set onto Acetate and Ranger's Inkssentials Manila card and cut each out to match the original stamped image.  I placed a tissue taped #5 under the dome then headed to my box of goodies and pulled out a key, another mini numeral and the "Know" Idea-ology Word Sticks and attached it to some Dylusional stained Crinkle Ribbon....Last but not least added some Idea-ology Label Letters spelling out..."Know Your No." to some aluminium tags.

So, here's what it ended up looking like.  Hope you like it!  I call it...


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Y'all Have An Awesome Day!

The Gentleman Crafter