Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Fly Free with Spectrum Aqua Markers

Today I'd like to share a card using Spectrum Noir Aqua Markers and the Leonie Pujol "Fly Free" stamp set.
                            
Watercolour card by Sam Lewis AKA The Crippled Crafter, featuring Leonie Pujol and Aqua by Spectrum Noir.
                                
The same 3 markers were used for the background, dragonfly and sentiment!
                 
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Materials
             
Spectrum Noir - Aqua Markers
(Sunflower, Sunset & Red Violet)
Leonie Pujol "Fly Free" stamp set
Spectrum Noir - Sparkle Pen - Clear Overlay
Versamark Ink Pad
Crafter's Companion Watercolour Card
Collall All-Purpose Glue
Collall 3D Glue Gel
           
All products above available from 
CRAFTER'S COMPANION
               
OTHER MATERIALS
           
A6 White Card Blank *
Hero Arts - White Embossing Powder *
Uniball Signo Pen - White *
                            
Watercolour card by Sam Lewis AKA The Crippled Crafter, featuring Leonie Pujol and Aqua by Spectrum Noir.
I used the Sparkle pen to add shimmer to the dragonfly's wings
                 
Links you need to know 
                           

                                       
Crafter's Companion - SHOP
Spectrum Noir - Website & Blog
                
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Thank you as always for popping by
              
xxSAMxx

Monday, 24 April 2017

Frying Pan Assemblage Piece

Apologies for the short absence my crafty friends.
         
Life took over for a week or so but I'm back today to share with you this assemblage piece made in a frying pan.
                            
Assemblage Frying Pan by Sam Lewis AKA The Crippled Crafter.
       
MATERIALS
       
Assemblage Frying Pan by Sam Lewis AKA The Crippled Crafter.
               
Assemblage Frying Pan by Sam Lewis AKA The Crippled Crafter.
          
     
                
Links you need to know 
            

                                           
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Thank you as always for popping by.
          
xxSAMxx
   

Thursday, 13 April 2017

Quick Cards #1 - Background Stamps

I've been enjoying using stamping techniques to batch make cards!
                            
Stamped CAS Cards by Sam Lewis AKA The Crippled Crafter.
               
I took inspiration from the fabulous Jennifer McGuire to create this set of A6 notecards.
                   
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MATERIALS
Stamped CAS Cards by Sam Lewis AKA The Crippled Crafter.
           
Stamped CAS Cards by Sam Lewis AKA The Crippled Crafter.
          
Stamped CAS Cards by Sam Lewis AKA The Crippled Crafter.
             
Stamped CAS Cards by Sam Lewis AKA The Crippled Crafter.
              
Links you need to know 
            

                                              
                 
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Thank you as always for popping by.
          
xxSAMxx
   

Monday, 10 April 2017

Baby Giraffe - Bloobel Stamps

And so my giraffe obsession continues!

Sweet April still hasn't had her baby, but I'm in no rush!  I'm loving every minute watching her (if you have no idea what I'm talking about visit HERE).
                        
Baby Giraffe by Bloobel Stamps. Coloured by Sam Lewis AKA The Crippled Crafter using Spectrum Noir Markers.
                 
So whilst I patiently wait, I've been colouring up this brand new digistamp from Bloobel Stamps.  Giraffes can be pink, right?
                     
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 SPECTRUM NOIR - COLOUR LIST:
BUY SPECTRUM NOIR MARKERS HERE
             
SKIN
AP4, AP3, AP2, AP1, PP1
   
EARS/BLUSH
MG3, CR1, CR3
   
SPOTS
RB4, RB3, RB2, RB1
   
EYES
RB3, GB3
IG10, IG7
   
GROUND
IG6, IG4, IG2, Blender
         
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Links you need to know 
            

                           
BLOOBEL STAMPS - SHOP!
Bloobel Stamps - Facebook Page
Facebook group for sharing your Bloobel creations!
                  
Official April The Giraffe WEBSITE 
     
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Thank you as always for popping by.
          
xxSAMxx
   

Saturday, 8 April 2017

Scrapbooking #1 - A new crafty obsession?

Have I found a new obsession to rival my Art Journaling?
                       
This week I ventured into the world of Scrapbooking!
              
At first I thought it would be terrifying, but with the help of Jen Fisher and her 12 Months of Scrapbooking series, I was able to dive right in and realise that scrapbooking is really not the scary alien craft people think!

Scrapbook page by Sam Lewis AKA The Crippled Crafter. Features Sara Davies Love & Romance collection.
           
For my first double page spread I took 2 of my favourite photos of my wife and I and paired them with the Love and Romance collection from the Sara Davies Signature Collections by Crafter's Companion.
                     
Scrapbook page by Sam Lewis AKA The Crippled Crafter. Features Sara Davies Love & Romance collection.
     
I made use of other dies too and even made a shaker element for the front of the page above.
     
Scrapbook page by Sam Lewis AKA The Crippled Crafter. Features Sara Davies Love & Romance collection.
         
I fussy cut the "You & Me" from the paper pad and layered it up on 3D glue gel to give dimension.
             
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Links you need to know 
            

                                              
Crafter's Companion - SHOP
Crafter's Companion - FACEBOOK PAGE
FACEBOOK GROUP for sharing your Crafter's Companion Creations!
                 
Scrapbook page by Sam Lewis AKA The Crippled Crafter. Features Sara Davies Love & Romance collection.
     
Scrapbook page by Sam Lewis AKA The Crippled Crafter. Features Sara Davies Love & Romance collection.
               
Thank you as always for popping by.
          
xxSAMxx
   

Thursday, 6 April 2017

Easter Basket

Easter is only a week away!
                           
Easter basket by Sam Lewis AKA The Crippled Crafter.
                                
Want to know how to make this cute little tote bag?

Grab your copy of Crafter's Inspiration Magazine (Issue 13) where Bianca Shervington has an easy to follow tutorial!
                                
Easter basket by Sam Lewis AKA The Crippled Crafter.
           
                 
Links you need to know 
                           

                                       
Crafter's Companion - SHOP
                
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Thank you as always for popping by
              
xxSAMxx

Sunday, 2 April 2017

The Walking Dead - MDF Desktop Drawers

So, I have finally finished this MDF Desktop Draw Unit (after starting it over 18 months ago!).

It features photocopied pages from my beloved The Walking Dead comics.
     
I photocopied them onto a smooth cardstock and decoupaged them onto my project.
                             
The Walking Dead themed MDF desktop drawers by Sam Lewis AKA The Crippled Crafter
                 
NOTE:  I could not bear to cut into my original comics.  Therefore this piece is for personal use and not for sale
                     
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MATERIALS
                   
MDF Drawers from That Craft Place
The Walking Dead themed MDF desktop drawers by Sam Lewis AKA The Crippled Crafter
         
The Walking Dead themed MDF desktop drawers by Sam Lewis AKA The Crippled Crafter
         
Links you need to know 
            

                           
That Craft Place Facebook Shop
                   
The Walking Dead themed MDF desktop drawers by Sam Lewis AKA The Crippled Crafter
           
Thank you as always for popping by.
          
xxSAMxx
     

Saturday, 1 April 2017

A Dog's Life - Spectrum Aqua

Today I'd like to share a card featuring the Aqua markers by Spectrum Noir.
                            
Card by Sam Lewis AKA The Ctippled Crafter, featuring Spectrum Noir Aqua Markers and Sheena Douglass Stamps.
                                       
I used just 3 markers for the background, stamping and colouring, making it an easy, frugle and fun card to make!

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Links you need to know 
                           

                                       
Crafter's Companion - SHOP
                
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Thank you as always for popping by
              
xxSAMxx

Friday, 31 March 2017

Hello Friend - Exploding Box Card

Today I'd like to share another
Exploding Box Card
                            
Exploding Box. Gift Box. By Sam Lewis AKA The Crippled Crafter.
                                
Want to know how to make this?

Find the Exploding Box Tutorial HERE
                 
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Materials
            
Exploding Box. Gift Box. By Sam Lewis AKA The Crippled Crafter.
                 
Links you need to know 
                           

                                       
Crafter's Companion - SHOP
                
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Thank you as always for popping by
              
xxSAMxx

Thursday, 30 March 2017

Die'sire Mixed Media Dies (Die Cutting Essentials)

Back in January I was lucky enough to get my hands on the brand new Die'sire Mixed Media Dies and can now finally share with you a range of projects made using them!

These projects are featured in Issue 22 of DieCutting Essentials Magazine, so be sure to buy your copy to find out exactly what I used AND how I made all these fun projects.
                       
                  
            
               
                         
                    
                    
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Thank you as always for popping by
       
xxSAMxx

Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Exploding Box Card - YOUTUBE Tutorial!

I was recently asked for the dimensions and instructions on how to make my exploding box card.  

So below you will find a YouTube tutorial (my first, be kind!) along with a downloadable PDF with a materials list and demensions.
       
Exploding Box Card TUTORIAL by Sam Lewis AKA The Crippled Crafter.
       
Have fun and please, be sure to share your box card with me!  My social media links are in the sidebar.

Exploding Box Card TUTORIAL by Sam Lewis AKA The Crippled Crafter.

         
YOUTUBE TUTORIAL
      
You’ll find the 3 part tutorial for this project here:
        

PDF TUTORIAL HANDOUT

 Click to view
     
                         
Thank you as always for popping by.
          
xxSAMxx
  

Monday, 27 March 2017

Turning your Colorista Pads into Cards (CI 13)

Today I'd like to share my second project featured in Crafter's Inspiration Magazine, Issue 13!
                          
I just love the Colorista colouring pads! so versatile and look fantastic made into a card.
                                       
Card by Sam Lewis featuring the Under The Sea Colorista pad and Spectrum Noir Markers
                       
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I used the following materials:
      
COLORISTA MARKER PAD - 5X7 - UNDER THE SEA
     
SPECTRUM NOIR MARKERS
     
SHEENA DOUGLASS - A6 STAMP - CHRISTMAS NOTES (Best Wishes)
                                 
8x8 CARD BLANK WITH ENVELOPE

All products above available from CRAFTER'S COMPANION .
                    
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Thank you as always for popping by


xxSAMxx

Saturday, 25 March 2017

Make Time - Timetraveller Collection

Today I'd like to share a project using Sheena Douglass's Time Traveller collection and Spectrum Noir Aquatints.
                       
OMG I totally have a new favourite medium for inky backgrounds.
                                           
Mixed media card by Sam Lewis featuring Spectrum Noir Aquatints and the Sheena Douglass Time Traveller collection.
                   
I used the following materials:
                    
STAMPS
Sheena Douglass Time Traveller collection - Geared Up stamp set
Sheena Douglass Time Traveller colletion - Make Time stamp set
             
DIE
Sheena Douglass Time Traveller collection - Make Time die set
                   
PAPER / CARD
Crafter's Companion Watercolour Card
Crafter's Companion Matt Black Cardstock
                   
MEDIUMS & ADHESIVES
Spectrum Noir AquaTint Inks - Beautifully Grunge (colours 53, 43, 40)
Pebeo Studio Acrylics - White Gesso
Tim Holtz Distress Ink pad - Gathered Twigs
Tim Holtz Distress Ink pad - Walnut Stain
Tim Holtz Distress Ink pad - Black Soot
Tim Holtz Distress Ink pad - Wild Honey
Wendy Vechy Archival Ink pad - Cactus Flower
Archival Ink pad - Jet Black
Black Embossing Powder
                         
All products above available from 
CRAFTER'S COMPANION
                  
OTHER MATERIALS
Chipboard "XI"
            
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Thank you as always for popping by and if you are in the UK, don't forget to put those clocks forward an hour tonight!
            
xxSAMxx

Friday, 24 March 2017

APRIL THE GIRAFFE

Hi folks! Today I'd like to share with you an art journal page featuring the one and only April!

Unless you've been living under a rock, you'll have heard about (or been obsessively watching!) April, the pregnant giraffe at Animal Adventure Park near Harpursville, New York in the US!
                            
#AprilsViewCrew Art Journal Page by Sam Lewis AKA The Crippled Crafter.
                         
I've loved watching her and her mate Oliver as she prepares to bring a baby giraffe into the world!

                      
I hand drew and coloured April myself, and tried to approximate her markings too!
                     
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MATERIALS LIST:
       
PAPER & CARD
Crafter's Companion Watercolour Card
12 x 12 Kraft Scrapbook
             
STAMPS & STENCILS
That Craft Place Stencil - Stencil 14
Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz - CMS 185 Graph & Croc (Graph)
Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz - CMS 186 Cracks & Specks (Specks)
       
DIES
Diamond Press - Block Alphabet
                   
MEDIUMS & ADHESIVES
Spectum Aqua Markers (Topaz, Boulder, Charcoal & Moss)
DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics - Transparent Yellow Iron Oxide
DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics - Quinacridone Gold *
Acrylic Paint - Burnt Sienna
Acrylic Paint - Burnt Umber
Ranger Archival Ink - Leaf Green *
Ranger Archival Ink - Potting Soil *
Ranger Archival Ink - Watering Can *
Ranger Archival Ink - Jet Black *
Posca PC-1MR Paint Marker - White *
Sharpie - Brown *
Winsor & Newton White Gesso *
Collall All-Purpose Glue
Collall Tacky Glue
                 
ANYTHING ELSE
Pental Aquash Water Brush *
#AprilsViewCrew Watercolour Sketch by Sam Lewis AKA The Crippled Crafter.
ORIGINAL DRAWING BY SAM LEWIS 
     
 SPECTRUM AQUA MARKERS - COLOUR LIST:
BUY SPECTRUM NOIR & AQUA MARKERS HERE
         
Topaz
Boulder
Charcoal
       
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Links you need to know 
            
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WWW.APRILTHEGIRAFFE.COM - Official website & Live feed
                           
                             
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Thank you as always for popping by.
          
xxSAMxx