Thursday, April 09, 2009

It's No Secret . . .

. . . I have recently become totally addicted to all things Maya Road! (You can see a House Binder book here, a coaster here, and a wall hanging here.) Sooooo, while I was cruising around and checking out my favorite blogs, sites, etc. . . . I saw that Maya Road had an image that could be added to my sidebar!

Oh happy day! I think that little dancing monkey is just so adorable! And to prove my addiction . . .here are a few more things I've recently created using Maya Road stuff:

A Welcome Sign:
What I used:

Scallop Ring Book by Maya Road
Mini Trees Chipboard Set by Maya Road
Heart & Home Chipboard Set by Maya Road
Grungeboard Alphabet - Stripes
Sticky Back Canvas by Claudine Hellmuth (for the roofs)
Blank Canvas, Yellow Pastel, Modern Red, Painterly Pink, Landscape Green and Sable Brown paint by Claudine Hellmuth
Swiss Dots Cuttlebug Folder (YES! Maya Road's chipboard can be embossed!)

A Cupcake:
What I used:

Rectangle Banner Coaster Album by Maya Road
Cupcakes Chipboard Set by Maya Road
Hooray! and Kick the Can patterened cardstock by Daisy D's
Blank Canvas, Landscape Green, Dash of Red and Painterly Pink paint and Glossy Multi-Medium by Claudine Hellmuth
D'vine Swirl Cuttlebug Folder
Inkssentials White Pen
Sanding Grip by Tim Holtz
Paper Crimper (for the "cupcake paper")

These two projects were so easy to make and I had so much fun creating them! A few hints . . . .

1. Paint the chipboard and/or sticky back canvas before running them through the Cuttlebug (ahem . . . make sure the paint is completely dry before sending them through the Cuttlebug . . .hmmm, don't ask . . .)
2. Use the Sanding Grip to sand off any excess paper hanging over the edge.
3. Use a small piece of double-sided tape to keep chipboard in place on the non-stick craft sheet when painting.
Thanks for stopping by!


Nancy said...

Both are very cute. I think I'll have to try it! Thanks for the inspiration!

claudine hellmuth said...

these are lovely! if it's Ok with you, I'd like to post a link from my blog!