Car Art…creating with TCW on the move

Hello Creative Friends!

Keri Sallee here and it’s time for another rousing edition of: WHAT CAN I MAKE IN MY CAR!?

When I know I’m going to be traveling in my car for an extended period of time, I like to challenge myself to create something with limited space and limited supplies.

Here is what I came up with this time:


I used the 6×6 TCW541 “Believe Script” with my #157 Dark Indigo Faber-Castell PITT Artist Pen and the 6×6 TCW404 “Silhouette Script” { both by Balzer Designs} with my Licorice Double Scoop Gelatos, along with We R Memory Keepers Chevron Washi in Apricot to make my base.

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Here is what the base page looked like before I added all the color:


As you can see…in the car it’s VERY easy to make little mistakes or smudges, but this is a good exercise in just rolling with it (something not that easy for a perfectionist like me!)

I then started layering NeoColors, Gelatos by Design Memory Craft and Faber-Castell PITT Artist Pens for more color and texture, as well as stamp for Graphic 45 and Unity Stamp Company. {See below for a full list of supplies}

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I hope today’s post challenged you to try a little car art for yourself the next time you have a long trip.




TCW #404S-Silhoutte Script

TCW #541S-Believe Script

Gesso (page was pre-gessoed before I got in the car)

We R Memory Keepers Chevron Washi-Apricot

Film Strip Washi-Paper Studio

Faber-Castell PITT Artist Pens-Dark Indigo, Cadmiun Yellow, Orange Glaze, White, Black & Deep Scarlet Red

Faber-Castell Gelatos Double Scoop-Licorice

NeoColor II Wax Pastels-Turquoise Blue, Cobalt Blue& Purple (it looks pink to me! LOL)

Unity Stamp Company Layers of Life-August 2014-Everything Matters Heart Stamp

Unity Stamp Company Layers of Life-June 2014-Beautiful Wish Circle Stamp

Graphic 45 by Hampton Arts-Artisan Style 1-Word Stamp

Stenciled Oil Bottle: TCW 531S

Making your own garlic-infused olive oil can save you a lot money.

I confess, I’ve bought the pre-made infused oils and vinegar off the shelf; but only on sale.

I saved the used up bottles to hold my own home-made. I opted to change the look of the plain “what is in that?” bottle by decorating it.

Cradling the bottle with rolled towels, I drew an outline of a head of garlic in permanent marker.

Then painted it.

Then I chose to use this decorative writing part from “Grow” # TCW 531S.

I sprayed adhesive on the stencil and wrapped it firmly onto the bottle while applying a green iridescent embossing paste.

 The little design became a visual label for the bottle.

 I’ll do this for the infused vinegar recipes too!

 Super easy and quick little bottle dress up!

Layers of Triangles and Stencil storage

Hi Everyone, I’m here checking in from a weekend retreat I am attending.  I have been having lots of fun meeting lots of ladies I have known online for many years, being inspired, learning in classes and having LOADS of fun!  Each year this retreat has a theme, and it became evident very early that Triangles were all the go!

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The Crafter’s Workshop has triangles featured in a number of stencils and today I chose three to have a little fun with in different ways creating some wonderful layers of triangles.

CaptureI also added some triangle chipboard pieces to add a little dimension to the page

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Here are some more detailed pictures of the page so you can get up close and personal.

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This layering technique would work with so many different shapes?  What shapes would you like to try?  Some of my favourites are circles and squares. I would love to hear your favourites or ideas so leave a comment and let me know.

As part of going away for a crop this week I decided to get all my 6 x 6″ stencils organised as I was flying interstate for this one.  I couldn’t bear not to take them but I just knew having them in some folders would be so much easier to manage.  Each stencil was put in one of the pockets on their own in numerical order.  I labelled the pocket with the name and the stencil code by writing with a permanent marker on each one.   folder open

On the front of each folder I also added the stencils contained in that folder.

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How do you store your stencils?  I store both my 12 x 12″ and 6 x 6″ in pockets like this.  I would love to hear how you might store yours or if I’ve possibly given you an idea on how you could store the. Leave a comment or share a pic on our Facebook page and let me know.

Hope you love my share today!!

Beck Beattie

The Crafters Workshop

Design Team Member

Jewelry: Mini Journal Necklace


Hello Creatives-

I have a jewelry project for you using Letter press Paper, TCW Stencil as an embossing plate to make a Mini Journal Necklace.

I used my Sig Shot machine from Sizzix and the black rubber pad to make a deeper embossing impression. Using thicker card stock or Letter Press paper will lend the best results. Do the suggested stack for the machine that you are using.

New Winter Release 2015 stencil TCW2081


I cut out the section that I liked used Distress Ink pad to add some color. Then added additional sheets of paper to the center. Punched two holes on the top, threaded steel wire and made a loop on each side.

String beads, crystals and chain from those loops to create the chain. I made this necklace long so that I did not have to worry about a clasp it just slips over your head.IMG_8766 IMG_8765

Hope this will spark some creative juices in your own studios.



The Crafter’s Workshop Design Team Member


Embossing fun with stencils

Hi Everyone, Beck Beattie here again to share a fun project using your stencils in a little of a different way.    I have decided to create a card teaming up the new Sprial Staircase stencil with some Core’dinations cardstock for striking effect.

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Here is the divine Spiral Staircase stencil I used:

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To show you this cool technique I have created a short video showing just how easy it is!

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I just love embossing on my projects and when it comes to Scrapbook pages as especially there is no folders that you can achieve embossing on a 12 x 12″ scale….. but with this nifty technique you sure can apply it in that way as well!

I would love to see you using this technique I have just shared so please share on our Facebook page!  We love to see how our followers are inspired.

Happy Creating!

xxxBeck Beattie

The Crafter’s Workshop Design Team Member