Friday, October 24, 2014

Creatastic Blog Hop with The Crafter’s Workshop-Day 5

Welcom to day 5 of our inspiration-filled, fun-filled festival during our team’s Creatastic Blog Hop.  Join us each day as we share amazing projects created by our Design Team members.   The Crafter’s Workshop Design Team will be sharing projects they create over on their site too.  Both teams will be using Susan K Weckesser Inc products as well as stencils by The Crafter’s Workshop
Now, make sure you visit both blogs, because we are going to have some fun prize packages given away each day on both sites.  You need to leave comments each day for a chance to win!  We also encourage you to stop by and become a fan of Susan K Weckesser Facebook Page and The Crafter’s Workshop Facebook Page because that is where we will announce our winners each day!
Steph Ackerman finishes our Creatastic Week with her altered letter!
Hi everyone, Steph Ackerman here today and I am so excited to be working with some amazing stencils from The Crafter's Workshop
I found a chunky letter recently and I decided to alter it.  This is a faux leather letter that was bright orange, a bit gaudy for my taste so I thought I'd see what I could do with it.

I mixed Art Anthology Gesso with Mi Bella Sorbet paint to create a lovely shade of pink.  I painted the letter and, once dry, I placed The Crafter's Workshop Fireworks stencil on top and spritzed it with Art Anthology's Colorations in Heart.

Once dry,  I spritzed the letter with Art Anthology's Colorations in Patience using The Crafter's Workshop Lace Stencil.   Not wanting to waste any paint, I placed white cardstock on top of the wet stencil and got this lovely pattern.  I put this aside to create something later on.

Using an art dauber with ColorBox Crafter's Ink in Stone, I inked the edges of the letter.  It added a nice contrast to the soft colors.

Cutting apart one of the tags from the Live in Color collection, I inked the pieces and added them to the letter.  Then I stamped and fussy cut the girl and butterfly from Unity's Grandmas' Needlepoint set.  A few dew drops from the Robin's Nest provided some nice bling to the letter.

Next, I created a card from Core'dinations cardstock.  Using beige cardstock with the Lace stencil on  a panel of Core'dinations cardstock, I added color with ColorBox Stone Crafter's Ink and ColorBox Chestnut Roan Chalk Ink using an art dauber.

Using a Live in Color Tag, I inked it and added it to the card with brads.  I fussy cut the rose from the Live in Color Collection, inked it and added it to the card with foam adhesives.

Stickers were added to the tag to finish the card.
Thanks for stopping by today.
Steph Ackerman
DT Member for Susan K. Weckesser
Don’t forget to leave a comment here and over at The Crafter’s Workshop for a chance to win a prize that will be given away each day!  


  1. Two beautiful creations. Love the yellow rose on the card.

  2. Steph you have two really cute projects...I love that you altered that letter with so many nice layers. Great inspiration today.

  3. Really like the projects. It's important to remember: if you don't like something, you can transform it into something you DO like. Great inspiration. Thanks.

  4. Great projects! Love the layers on the letter and that flower on the card is so pretty!

  5. These are both wonderful! I love taking something I don't like and making it into something I love. :) Great work!

  6. Two fabulous creations, very arty and lovely to see. X

  7. Great background on the letter! Love that little house too. :) Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

  8. Super cute projectes Love the backgrounds!


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