Monday, 13 August 2018

GREYHOUND LOVE | REVERSE COLLAGE | ART JOURNAL PAGE

Dogs are my favourite animals.  I particularly have a soft spot for sighthounds, with 2 of my 3 dogs being lurchers.

For this art journal page, I repurposed a page from my 2017 greyhound calendar, and turned it into this page using a "reverse collage" technique.
                            
Greyhound Art Journal Page by Sam Lewis AKA The Crippled Crafter
               
Do you have pets?  Let me know by leaving me a comment!
                   
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MATERIALS
              
PAPER & CARDSTOCK
                        
12x12 Kraft Scrapbook [Hobbycraft]
Sheena Douglass - Stamping Card * [Amazon]
                                  
STAMPS
                            
Tim Holtz Cling Foam Block Upper * [Amazon]

I also used various stencils and stamps to add interest to the background.
                           
PAINT & INK
                  
Winsor & Newton White Gesso * [Amazon]
Archival Ink - Jet Black * [Amazon]
Archival Ink - Carnation Red * [Amazon]
Pebeo Studio Acrylics - Dyna - Copper * [Amazon]
Pebeo Studio Acrylics - Dyna - Red Blue * [Amazon]
Pebeo Studio Acrylics - Dyna - Gold * [Amazon]
Pebeo Studio Acrylics - Dyna - Rich Gold * [Amazon]
Posca PC-1MR Paint Markers * [Amazon]
Spectrum Noir Artliner - Black * [Amazon]
                                                       
OTHER MATERIALS
                  
A page from last years calendar
       
COMMONLY USED TOOLS AND ADHESIVES
ARE LISTED ON THE SUPPLIES PAGE 
FOUND HERE


Greyhound Art Journal Page by Sam Lewis AKA The Crippled Crafter
     
Thank you as always for popping by.
          
xxSAMxx
   

Sunday, 12 August 2018

Using Colouring Pages | CARDS

You may recall this Set of Planner Dividers I shared 6 weeks ago

Well this week I finally got round to using the other half of each colouring page, to make these greeting cards!
                            
Using colouring pages in cardmaking by Sam Lewis AKA The Crippled Crafter | Spectrum Noir
                 
You can find all the Spectrum Noir colour combos used HERE, otherwise that only leaves the cards to show you, my creative friends!
                 
Using colouring pages in cardmaking by Sam Lewis AKA The Crippled Crafter | Spectrum Noir
                 
Using colouring pages in cardmaking by Sam Lewis AKA The Crippled Crafter | Spectrum Noir
                   
Using colouring pages in cardmaking by Sam Lewis AKA The Crippled Crafter | Spectrum Noir
                 
Using colouring pages in cardmaking by Sam Lewis AKA The Crippled Crafter | Spectrum Noir
                   
Using colouring pages in cardmaking by Sam Lewis AKA The Crippled Crafter | Spectrum Noir
                 
Using colouring pages in cardmaking by Sam Lewis AKA The Crippled Crafter | Spectrum Noir
                 
Using colouring pages in cardmaking by Sam Lewis AKA The Crippled Crafter | Spectrum Noir
               
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Thank you as always for popping by.
          
xxSAMxx
   

Sunday, 29 July 2018

School's Out | Art Journal Page

Welcome back for another Art Journal page.  

Schools have recently broken up for their summer break here, so what better theme for this weeks journal page!
                            
School Holidays Art Journal Page by Sam Lewis AKA The Crippled Crafter | DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics
                 
This page uses my favourite paints, DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics, full supply list below! 
                 
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MATERIALS
              
PAPER & CARDSTOCK
                        
8x8 Scrapbook [Hobbycraft]
Sheena Douglass - Stamping Card * [Amazon]
Matt Black Cardstock [Crafter's Companion]
                                  
STAMPS / STENCILS
                            
Sentimental Alphabet Stamps (DISCONTINUED)
Stencils by That Craft Place (DISCONTINUED) 
            
            
PAINT & INK
                  
Winsor & Newton White Gesso * [Amazon]
Archival Ink - Jet Black * [Amazon]
Posca PC-1MR Paint Markers * [Amazon]
               Americana Triple Thick * [Amazon]          
Distress Ink - picket Fence * [Amazon]
Pebeo Silver * [Amazon]
            
DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics:
Hansa Yellow Medium * [Amazon]
Green Gold * [Amazon]
Cobalt Teal Hue * [Amazon]
Pyrrole Red * [Amazon]
Burnt Umber * [Amazon]
    
DecoArt Premium Acrylic Paint:
Cobalt Turquoise Hue * [Amazon]
     
COMMONLY USED TOOLS AND ADHESIVES
ARE LISTED ON THE SUPPLIES PAGE 
FOUND HERE
      
      
School Holidays Art Journal Page by Sam Lewis AKA The Crippled Crafter | DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics
              
Thank you as always for popping by.
          
xxSAMxx
   

Monday, 2 July 2018

ENJOY.... CREATE! | INTUITIVE ART JOURNAL PAGE

Sometimes you just NEED to create, but don't have anything particular in mind. That's where Intuitive Art Journaling comes in!

Simply grab supplies and lay down whatever colours you like following no particular theme or style.  Continue to do so until happy with the end result!  Voila!
                            
Intuitive Art Journaling with Sam Lewis AKA The Crippled Crafter
               
You can finish the page with a well placed sentiment, or leave as it is.
                   
MATERIALS
          

       
COMMONLY USED TOOLS AND ADHESIVES
ARE LISTED ON THE SUPPLIES PAGE 
FOUND HERE
      
   
Intuitive Art Journaling with Sam Lewis AKA The Crippled Crafter
           
Thank you as always for popping by.
          
xxSAMxx
   

Sunday, 1 July 2018

LIVE LIFE | WRECK THIS JOURNAL

Recently I've been working in my Wreck This Journal.
            
This page contained the prompt "COLLECT THE STAMPS OFF OF ALL YOUR MAIL"
                            
Stamp themed Wreck This Journal page by Sam Lewis AKA The Crippled Crafter
             
Using old postage stamps along with various DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics I created this envelope centric page.
                   
You can get the Wreck This Journal on Amazon by clicking below.
                        

                                                                 
COMMONLY USED TOOLS AND ADHESIVES
ARE LISTED ON THE SUPPLIES PAGE 
FOUND HERE
   
       
           
Thank you as always for popping by.
          
xxSAMxx
   

Friday, 29 June 2018

COLOURING PLANNER DIVIDERS | COLORISTA | SPECTRUM NOIR

Welcome back!
                            
Spectrum Noir Marker COLOUR COMBOS by Sam Lewis AKA The Crippled Crafter
                   
Today we look closer that each of these planner dividers, discovering the detail and exploring just what colour combos were used for each one!

All of these dividers were coloured using Spectrum Noir markers (An "i" in brackets denotes a first generation Illustrator marker by Spectrum Noir)
                 
                     
COLOUR LIST:
BUY YOUR MARKERS HERE
   
Spectrum Noir Marker COLOUR COMBOS by Sam Lewis AKA The Crippled Crafter

Spectrum Noir Marker COLOUR COMBOS by Sam Lewis AKA The Crippled Crafter
       
CR7, CR1, CR3, CR2
DR7, DR5, DR3, CR8, CR7
PP6, PP5, CR4, BP1, PP2
   
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Spectrum Noir Marker COLOUR COMBOS by Sam Lewis AKA The Crippled Crafter

Spectrum Noir Marker COLOUR COMBOS by Sam Lewis AKA The Crippled Crafter

IG10, IG8, IG6, IG4, IG2
DR7, DR5, DR3, CR9, CR7
CR10, OR3, OR2, OR1, GB3
GB3, CT4, CT3, CT1
JG1, LG5, LG3, CG3
BT9, BT8, AB3, AB2, AB1
TB9, TB8, TB7, TB5, TB3
LV3, PL5. PL4. PL3
   
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Spectrum Noir Marker COLOUR COMBOS by Sam Lewis AKA The Crippled Crafter

Spectrum Noir Marker COLOUR COMBOS by Sam Lewis AKA The Crippled Crafter
   
DR7, TN9, DR4, DR3, CR9, CR7
OR3, OR2, OR1
GB3, CT4, CT3, CT1
   
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Spectrum Noir Marker COLOUR COMBOS by Sam Lewis AKA The Crippled Crafter

Spectrum Noir Marker COLOUR COMBOS by Sam Lewis AKA The Crippled Crafter
     
GB3, CT4, CT3, CT1
CG4, CG3, CG1
LV3, LV2, LV1
BP7, BP6, BP3
   
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Spectrum Noir Marker COLOUR COMBOS by Sam Lewis AKA The Crippled Crafter

Spectrum Noir Marker COLOUR COMBOS by Sam Lewis AKA The Crippled Crafter
   
True Black, IG10, IG8, IG6, IG4, IG2, Blender
BO3, BO2(i), GY2
BT9, BT8, GT2(i), GT1(i)
   
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Spectrum Noir Marker COLOUR COMBOS by Sam Lewis AKA The Crippled Crafter

Spectrum Noir Marker COLOUR COMBOS by Sam Lewis AKA The Crippled Crafter
     
BT7(i), TB5(i), TB3, TB1(i)
CT4, LY3, LY1, LY2
BT9, BT5(i), GT2(i), GT1(i)
DG3(i), LG4(i), LG3(i)
   
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Spectrum Noir Marker COLOUR COMBOS by Sam Lewis AKA The Crippled Crafter

Spectrum Noir Marker COLOUR COMBOS by Sam Lewis AKA The Crippled Crafter
   
CR8, OR3, OR2, GB3
PL5, PL4, PL3, BP6
BT9, BT8, GT2(i), GT1(i)
   
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Thank you as always for popping by.
          
xxSAMxx
   

Wednesday, 27 June 2018

PLANNER DIVIDERS | FILOFAX | COLORISTA | SPECTRUM NOIR

I am an avid planner and rely particularly on my main filofax to keep me organised!

Here are my new dividers for my A5 "The Original" Filofax, labelled  to suit how I use my planner in daily life!
                            
 
               
I coloured these over many evenings, taking my time and enjoying the process. Each coloured page is A4 so I chopped them all in half leaving me with 7 gorgeous cards to make at a later date!
                   
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MATERIALS
                                      
 
                              
Come back on Friday to see each divider up close and discover what colour Spectrum Noir markers were used!
                                       
COMMONLY USED TOOLS AND ADHESIVES
ARE LISTED ON THE SUPPLIES PAGE 
FOUND HERE

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My current planners in use can be found below!



           
Thank you as always for popping by.
          
xxSAMxx
   

Monday, 28 May 2018

Filofax Page Storage | Distress Ink | Centura Pearl

I like to keep organised with the help of Filofax Planners! However, never had a satisfactory solution for the spare inserts that I had printed, ready to use.
           
Hence, the insert storage file!
                                
Filofax insert storage by Sam Lewis AKA The Crippled Crafter
         
Filofax insert storage by Sam Lewis AKA The Crippled Crafter
                        
MATERIALS
              
PAPER & CARDSTOCK
                        
Centura Pearl - A3 Cardstock - Snow White Hint of Silver *  [Amazon]
 Watercolour Card [Crafter's Companion]
Orange Cardstock
                                  
STAMPS
                  
Textures "Journal Jottings" [Crafter's Companion]
Sheena Douglass - Grunge Band [Crafter's Companion]
Sheena Douglass - Simply Scriptly (discontinued)
Tim Holtz CMS186 Cracks and Specks * [Amazon]
Tim Holtz CMS185 Grid and Croc * [Amazon]
 
DIES
                  
Trimcraft First Edition - Varsity Alphabet (discontinued)
            
PAINT & INK
                  
VersaMark Ink Pad * [Amazon]
Hero Arts White Embossing Powder * [Amazon]
Winsor & Newton White Gesso * [Amazon]
Archival Ink - Jet Black * [Amazon]
Archival Ink - Watering Can * [Amazon]
Archival Ink - Tiger Lily * [Amazon]
Archival Ink - Leaf Green * [Amazon]
Archival Ink - Fern Green * [Amazon]
Distress Ink - Squeezed Lemonade * [Amazon]
Distress Ink - Mustard Seed * [Amazon]
Distress Ink - Twisted Citron * [Amazon]
Distress Ink - Mowed Lawn * [Amazon]
Posca PC-1MR Paint Markers * [Amazon]
Mod Podge - Matte * [Amazon]
                         
SPECTRUM NOIR PRODUCTS
                  
SN Markers [Crafter's Companion]
(full colour list below)
                              
OTHER MATERIALS
                  
0.5mm Neodymium Magnets [eBay]
       
COMMONLY USED TOOLS AND ADHESIVES
ARE LISTED ON THE SUPPLIES PAGE 
FOUND HERE

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Filofax insert storage by Sam Lewis AKA The Crippled Crafter
             
Filofax insert storage by Sam Lewis AKA The Crippled Crafter



COLOUR LIST:
BUY YOUR MARKERS HERE
             
CG4
      
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Thank you as always for popping by.
          
xxSAMxx
   

Sunday, 27 May 2018

Clay Tardigrade Sculpture | Star Trek Discovery

Today I share something a bit different that I made recently!
                            
Ripper Tardigrade Sculpture by Sam Lewis AKA The Cripple Crafter | Star Trek Discovery
     
More photos of the finished sculpture towards the end of this blog post.
               
Any fans of Star Trek, in particular the new show, Discovery, will hopefully recognise my sculpture!
                   
The creature which inspired my sculpture, "Ripper" the Tardigrade from Star Trek Discovery
       
MATERIALS
              
SCULPTING MATERIALS
                         
Homemade Paper Clay
(recipe HERE courtesy of "Creative Mom" on YouTube)
        
         
Tin Foil
Craft Wire
Hot Glue Gun
Silicone Glue Gel
                           
PAINT
                  
Black Gesso * [Amazon]
White Gesso * [Amazon]
DecoArt - Media Fluid Acrylic - Quinacridone Gold * [Amazon]
DecoArt - Media Fluid Acrylic - Cobalt Teal Hue * [Amazon]
DecoArt - Media Fluid Acrylic - Pyrrole Red * [Amazon]
                                                   
FINISHING
                  
Crafter's Companion - Spray & Sparkle - Pearl Diamond * [Amazon] 
Crafter's companion - Spray & Shine Gloss Varnish * [Amazon] 
       
COMMONLY USED TOOLS AND ADHESIVES
ARE LISTED ON THE SUPPLIES PAGE 
FOUND HERE
   
Ripper Tardigrade Sculpture by Sam Lewis AKA The Cripple Crafter | Star Trek Discovery

Ripper Tardigrade Sculpture by Sam Lewis AKA The Cripple Crafter | Star Trek Discovery

Ripper Tardigrade Sculpture by Sam Lewis AKA The Cripple Crafter | Star Trek Discovery

Ripper Tardigrade Sculpture by Sam Lewis AKA The Cripple Crafter | Star Trek Discovery
            
The process was long, but so so enjoyable. I'll definitely pick up clay again for another project.  I took a few "during" photos for those interested.
     
   
 
     
        
           
Ripper Tardigrade Sculpture by Sam Lewis AKA The Cripple Crafter | Star Trek Discovery
                      
Thank you as always for popping by.
              
xxSAMxx