Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Jacking the Jacker

This afternoon I finally had time to play with the October Q-Tea kit, My Highland Fling
I decided that I wanted to play like Lou Nelson plays and decided to Jack the Jacker, Australian that is, and scrap like Lou Nelson does :) I just love her ‘fresh’ approach and am in awe of how she creates
So here is what I made

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and some close ups of the Q-Tea goodness!

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When I opened the kit and saw the contents I knew I wanted to used the Jute Trim and some of the Tartan fabric to make a Coffee Cozy
So today I did just that :)

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Sadly, ha!, I have no takeaway coffee cup to put it on to show you, so you will just have to imagine
And if it doesn’t fit properly I will just move the button :)

I then used some more of the kit and made this page

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Made the paper flower with some book page and atlas page, with a Sassafras Lass brad

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Journaling with some Cosmo Cricket “Earth Love” chipboard :)

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and some Such Sweet Tierney Buttons :)

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Rainy asked how I made the pocket in our Holiday album

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So here’s how to make a pocket :)
Cut the paper so you have about 1-2 inches more on 3 sides

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Then score an inch in on each of those 3 sides

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I use my cutter to score, it makes it really easy because there is an indentation for you to run your scorer along, easy!

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I then scored another line along the bottom side, about an inch up from the first line, making it run only to the edges of the other scored lines

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I then folded up the sides, at the scored lines

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and then folded in the corners so there was a lip on the bottom

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This lip makes it easier to hold bulky items in the pocket, so you could, of course, not add this line if you want a flatter pocket or if you wanted an even bulkier pocket add a second score line to the sides and fold these in for lips on the pocket sides.

I thought I would also show you a way of decorating the pocket. I used some Jenni Bowlin buttons, the excess chipboard from the pushed button holes and some foam dots, using the space left from the dots.

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I then sprayed over them with Glimmer Mist

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added some doodles and viola :)

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You then just add some double sided tape/glue to the fold and adhere to your page
I hope all that makes sense :)

And Chris, in answer to your dying the lace with glimmer mist question, yes I soaked it in the glimmer mist. Will take some photos and do a little ‘walk through’ on that one soon too :)

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14 comments:

  1. Allison8:33 PM

    coolies.....nice

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  2. I just love what you've created using the Qtea kit and I agree I love what Lou Nelson creates.

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  3. wow Sharmaine - that is totally a Lou Jack!!!! love it :)

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  4. Just love the playful randomness of the first layout (I will check out your Lou Nelson link) and the wonderful abandon of the travel layout - great layering and texture and cool flower. thanks for the info on the pocket and lace.

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  5. WOWWWWWWWWWWWW!!!!! Lou is totally jack worthy....loveeeeeeeeeeeee her work and loving your jack!!! And those other projects are TRULY GORGEOUS! :):):):):):):):):):):):):)

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  6. Love your creations and thanks for the How To's!!!! Wishing you a great day!!! :-)

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  7. WOW!!! I just stumbled onto your site for the first time and I am LOVING your style and technique!

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  8. I WANT that coffe cozy! I love it! Love the layout too!!

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  9. oh so pretty and wonderful. you jacked Lou perfectly! with your own sharmaine twist. the tartan is so lovely and reminds me of school days.

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  10. Thank you so much for the directions. I so enjoy looking at what you make! You are a very talented person!

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  11. Love it!! thanks for teh walk through and would love a lookie at how you do the lace in teh glimmer mist.

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  12. Your crativity never seize to amaze me Sharmaine!!!

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  13. Glad to be back reading all my favourite blogs, your layouts are fantastic SDharmaine.

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  14. Love your Lou inspired LO! and the tutorial is great too..thanks for sharing :) :)

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