26 avgust 2008

Papirnate pentlje

PAPER BOWS


Ko sem videla video navodilo za te pentlje (povezava je na koncu te objave), sem komaj čakala, da jih bom delala. In res so zelo preproste. / When I saw a video tutorial for these bows (the link is at the end of this post), I just couldn't wait to make some. And they are really very simple to make.

Za eno pentljo potrebujemo tri kose papirja velikosti 10 x 15 cm. / To make one bow, we need three pieces of paper of 10 x 15 cm.


Dva kosa razrežemo na štiri enake trakove (široke 2,5 cm), tretjemu kosu pa najprej na vrhu vodoravno odrežemo 2,5 cm širok trak in nato preostanek navpižno razrežemo na štiri enake trakove. (Na sliki se vse vidi.) Na en konec vsakega traku damo lepilo - kakršnega pač uporabljamo. Meni so daleč najbolj uporabni lepilni kvadratki za fotografije. / We cut two pieces of paper in four strips each (2.5 cm width). Then we take the third piece, cut a 2.5 cm strip horizontally at the top and then cut the rest of the paper vertically in four strips. (The photo shows it all.) We put some adhesive on one end of each strip - whatever adhesive you use. I usually use those little adhesive squares for photographs.


Nato vsak trak malo zvijemo in tik preden bi zlepili oba konca skupaj, tistega brez lepila obrnemo - glej slike. /Then we take each strip, bend it a little and just before the two ends would come together, we turn the one without the adhesive - see photos.




To naredimo z 12 trakovi, najkrajšega pa še pustimo. Zdaj potrebujemo še tri razcepke, tri lepilne blazinice in žebljiček s podlago (ali luknjač za majhne krogce - Fiskars). / We do the same with all the strips except the shortest one. Now we need three brads, three dimensionals, a drawing pin and a cushion (or a punch for little circles - Fiskars).


V trakove, ki bodo tvorili najbolj spodnjo in najbolj zgornjo plast pentlje (v mojem primeru so to modri trakovi), naredimo luknjico približno 0,5 cm od roba, in sicer tam, kjer se oba konca traku prekrivata. Pri trakovih za srednjo plast (oranžni) pa naj bo luknjica oddaljena od roba 1 cm - glej sliko. / We take the strips that will make the bottom and the top layer of the bow (in my case, the blue ones) and make a little hole 0.5 cm from the point where both ends come together. In case of the strips for the middle layer (orange ones), the hole should be 1 cm away from the egde - see photo.



Ko so luknjice narejene, po štiri trakove, ki spadajo skupaj, združimo z razcepkami (lahko bi jih tudi zlepili, ampak razcepke še dajo malo možnosti za premeščanje). / When the holes are made, we take four strips that go together and join them with a brad (we could glue them together as well, but the brads give us some possibility for rearranging).


Zadnji, najkrajši trakec, zvijemo v krog in zlepimo. Na vsako razcepko damo eno lepilno blazinico. / We take the last (the shortest) strip, bend it into a circle and glue the ends together. We put a dimensional on each brad.


Plasti naložimo eno na drugo, malo pritisnemo na sredini, dodamo še krogec (ki ga seveda lahko okrasimo ali celo naredimo iz drugega papirja) - voila! / We stack the layers, press a bit in the center, add the circle (which can also be decorated or even made of some other paper) - voila!


Malo sem se še igrala... Roza in bela pentlja je iz mehkejšega papirja (darilni papir , IKEA), vesela pa je iz darilnega traku (tudi IKEA). Ker je darilni trak ožji (2 cm), sem malo prilagodila mere: uporabila sem osem trakov po 12 cm, 4 trakove po 10 cm in najkrajši je bil dolg 8 cm. / I played a bit more... The pink and white bow is made of some sifter paper (gift wrapping paper, IKEA), and the merry one is made of ribbon (also IKEA). Since the ribbon is a bit narrower (2 cm), I adjusted the length of the strips: I used 8 strips of 12 cm, 4 strips of 10 cm and the shortest was 8 cm long.


In še obljubljena povezava / And the promised link

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22 avgust 2008

Mozaiki

MOSAICS

V eni od škatel sem našla vrečko majhnih steklenih kvadratnih ploščic (0,5 x 0,5 cm). Poiskala sem še bele lesene kvadratne ploščice (3 x 3 cm) in obojestranski lepilni trak.
/ I found a bag of miniature glass square tiles (0.5 x 0.5 cm) in one of my boxes. Then I went to look for some white wooden square tiles (3 x 3 cm) and a double-sided adhesive tape.


In sem začela pripravljati lesene kvadratke. Nalepiti sem jih želela na lepilni trak, ga obrezati, odstraniti zaščitno plast in nato na lepljivo podlago nalepiti kvadratke v določenem vzorčku.
/ I started to prepare the wooden tiles. I wanted to adhere them on the tape, cut them out, remove the protective layer and then place some little glass tiles in a certain pattern to the sticky base.


A preden sem uspela karkoli narediti, sta že bili dve mali "js tut, js tut" pri mizi in sta že tudi kar delali.
/ But before I managed to create anything, there were two little "me too, me too" at the table and they just started working.


In potem sem jima komaj utegnila pripravljati podlage, tako zagnano sta ustvarjali.
/ And then I had to work very fast to keep up with their creating pace.






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21 avgust 2008

Moj prvi izziv

MY FIRST CHALLENGE

V krogih izdelovalcev voščilnic in spominskih albumov je že ustaljena praksa, da nekdo objavi "izziv" (okvirna postavitev elementov, določen motiv, barve...) in potem drugi ustvarjajo po teh smernicah in potem objavijo svoje izdelke.
/ In card makers' and scrapbookers' circles there has been a custom that someone posts a "challenge" (approximate rules for a layout, a certain motive, specific colours...) and then other people create according to these guidelines and show their creations.

Jaz sem se danes prvič lotila česa takega, in sicer sem se odločila, da bom sodelovala v "Barvnem navdihu 19" ene super kreativne punce, Kristine Werner.
/ Today it's my first time for something like this; I decided to participate in the "Color Inspiration 19" posted by one super creative girl, Kristina Werner.

Pri svojih izzivih izbere barvne kombinacije, na katere naleti pri stvareh, ki so ji všeč. In nato med prispelimi voščilnicami izbere 10 po svoji izbiri in 10 naključnih in jih vse objavi na svojem blogu.
/ In her challenges, he chooses colour combinations she finds in things she likes. And of all the cards she gets, she then picks 10 of her choice and 10 at random and posts them all on the blog.

No, takole. To je izziv (pretežno črna in bela, nekoliko sive in čisto malo ene barve po lastni izbiri):
/ Well, here goes. This is the challenge (mostly black and white, some grey and a little bit of fourth colour of our choice):


In to je moja voščilnica. Zanjo sem uporabila črno-bel prtiček (ki sem ga ravno danes prejela po pošti - soncek, hvala!), bel in siv trakec, rumene kristalčke, dva vogalčka Karen Marie in računalniško oblikovan napis, tokrat v angleščini.
/ And this is my card. In making it, I used a black and white paper napkin (which I got mailed in precisely today - soncek, thanks!), a white and grey ribbon, yellow crystals, two Karen Marie corners and a computer designed saying - this time in English.


Pa še malo bolj od blizu:
/And a bit of a close-up:



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13 avgust 2008

Nekaj novega


Današnjo voščilnico sem naredila s pomočjo nalepk, ki so v bistvu namenjene okrasitvi sten ali pohištva, ampak pri meni vse tako ali drugače konča na voščilnicah :) Uporabila sem še eno od mojih voščil in nekaj trakcev, na koncu pa vse dopolnila z zlatim pisalom in mini zlatimi nalepkami.
In kaj je zdaj tu novega? - Tole:


Stojalo za fotografiranje mojih izdelkov! Ki ga imam že zelo dolgo - v bistvu imam dva - nekoč davno sem ju kupila v Ikei in nekaj časa imela gor okvirčke s fotografijam. Potem pa sem ju enkrat pospravila in se do včeraj nisem spomnila, da bi mi lahko prišli prav.


Upam, da se bo obneslo - pri skeniranju voščilnic so se mi pentlje vedno zmečkale, če pa je bilo karkoli reliefnega, so bile potem premočne sence. Bomo videli.

SOMETHING NEW

I made today's card using some stickers that are actually meant for decoration of walls and furniture, but in my case, everything ends up on my cards one way or another :) I also used one of my sayings and some ribbons, and in the end, I added the finishing touch with a golden gel pen and some golden mini stickers.
And now, what's new about it?

A stand for taking photos of my creations! Which I've had for a very long time - actually, I've got two of them - I bought them a long time ago at Ikea and I had some framed photos on them. But then I stashed them away and until yesterday, I never thought I could make a use of it.

I hope it will work out just fine - when I tried to scan my cards, the bows always got crumpled, and if there was anything 3D, the shadows were too intense. We'll see.

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12 avgust 2008

V vrstah in stolpcih

IN LINES AND COLUMNS

Že nekaj časa sem razmišljala, da bi za pozicioniranje majhnih elementov ali vzorčkov na papir nehala uporabljati ravnilo in svinčnik, in da bi si nabavila nekaj vrtnarske mreže v različnih rastrih. In danes sem to naredila. In sem si od vsake mreže odrezala primerno velik kos. / I've been thinking for quite a while now that I should quit using a ruler and a pencil for positioning of little elements and patterns on the paper, and to get me some gardeners' net in various rasters. And today I got it. And I cut an appropriate piece of each of them.




In potem sem jih dala na papir in se začela igrati. Uporabila sem jih za risanje pik, za delanje luknjic in za lepljenje nalepk in srčkov. Imam še kar nekaj idej, ampak za danes je bilo to dovolj. / Then I placed them on the paper and started playing. I used them for drawing dots, making little holes and adhering stickers and hearts. I had some more ideas, but this was enough for tonight.







In medtem ko sem pospravljala, so se mi po nesreči iz vrečke razsule male rožice. In sem hitro naredila še eno slikico z njimi (brez mreže). Spodnji del sem pustila prazen, mogoče bom še kaj dodala ali pa ga bom odrezala, še ne vem./ And while I was putting things back to where they should be, I accidentally turned one of the bags upside down and little flowers fell on the desk. And I quickly made another picture (without the nets). I left the lower half empty, maybe I'll add something to it or I'll cut it off, I don't know yet.


Saj vem, da sem malo trčena... / I'm a bit nuts, I know...

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11 avgust 2008

Prijazne besede


Te okvirčke s prijaznimi stavki sem enkrat že pokazala, potem pa sem malo pozabila nanje. Ko pa sem danes na podlago nalepila kvadratke in rožice, mi je še nekaj manjkalo, pa sem poskusila z enim voščilom. In je nastala tale preprosta voščilnica za rojstni dan, brez trakcev ali kristalčkov, a vseeno sončna.

NICE WORDS
I showed you these little frames with friendly sentences quite some time ago, and then I kind of forgot about them. But when I was placing squares and flowers on the card base today, there was something missing, and I tried with one of the sentences. And I ended up with this simple birthday card, with no ribbons or crystals, but nevertheless sunny.


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10 avgust 2008

IKEA gre s palčki-malčki na morje


Nekaj vzorčkov je bilo tako primerno modro-belih, da je morala mimo pripluti ena majhna jadrnica...

IKEA AND INCHIES GO TO THE SEASIDE

Some of the patterns were so appropriately blue and white that a little sailboat simply had to sail along...

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09 avgust 2008

Ko IKEA sreča palčke-malčke


Ko sem danes listala IKEA katalog, so mi vzorčki na njihovih posteljinah, zavesah, preprogah in posodi bili tako sumljivo prave velikosti, da sem jih nalepila na bele podlagice za moje palčke-malčke, jih izrezala in "skomponirala" to voščilnico. Materiala imam še za nekaj voščilnic, ampak danes me je najbolj pritegnila tale črno-belo-rdeča kombinacija. Malo je retro, priznam, ampak poznam nekaj oseb, ki jim bo všeč.

IKEA MEETS INCHIES

I was going through the IKEA catalogue today, and the patterns on their linen, curtains, carpets and plates were all of such suspiciously right size, that I glued them on white bases for my inchies, cut them out and "assembled" this card. I've still got enough material for a few cards more, but today I was most appealed by this black-white-red combination. A bit retro, I admit, but I know some persons who are going to like it.

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07 avgust 2008

Moje Google ogrlice



Danes vam pokažem dve Fimo ogrlici - idejo za te vesele perle sem dobila, ko sem videla podobno ogrlico, le da so bile perle steklene. Tudi s Fimo maso gre fajn, perle so bile kar hit in sem jih kar nekaj naredila, črne pa so bile v naši družini poimenovane "Google perle". Imajo pa dve pomanjkljivosti: ena je ta, da pikice postopoma čez nekaj časa ali če jih grobo podrgnemo, odpadejo, druga pa je ta, da je Fimo pretežek, da bi jih naenkrat nosila toliko, kolikor so mi všeč :)



Today I'd like to show you two of my Fimo necklaces - I got the idea for such joyful beads when I saw a similar necklace, only that the beads were made of glass. Fimo works just fine as well, the beads were quite a hit, I made quite a few of them, and the black ones were named "Google beads" by our family. But the beads have two disadvantages: first one being that the little dots fall off eventually or if they are rubbed a bit more roughly, and the other disadvantage is that Fimo is too heavy so I can't wear as many of them as I would like to :)

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06 avgust 2008

Malo je lahko tudi veliko

Današnja objava je prikaz tega, da lahko tudi z malo orodja in materialov naredimo veliko. Na primer: danes sem vzela eno samo štanco - veliko rožico z osmimi lističi.
Izrezala sem dvanajst rožic - vse iz istega vijoličnega papirja. Zraven sem poiskala dvanajst mojih palčkov-malčkov, po tri v vsaki barvi (svetlo rumena, svetlo oranžna, temno vijolična in svetlo vijolična, enaka kot rožice).


Pri rezanju sem malo pazila na pozicioniranje in ostal mi je karton z dvanajstimi izrezi, ki ga lahko še kdaj uporabim.


Nato sem vzela škarjice in pri štirih rožicah malo zaoblila vrhove cvetnih lističev, pri štirih pa cvetne lističe odrezala tik pod najširšim delom. Tako sem dobila tri oblike rožic.


In potem sem uporabila nekaj pisal, okraskov in domišljije in dokončala vseh dvanajst. Nalepila sem jih na kvadratke, jih razporedila na bel karton, nato pa nalepila na vijolično ozadje. In nastalo je tole:



Pa še malo komentarja o orodju, dodatkih in postopkih.

Prva vrsta:
1 - kristalček v obliki rožice
2 - okrogla bela nalepka, pikice z vijoličnim gel pisalom, cvetni lističi malo ukrivljeni navzgor - rožice sem obrnila narobe in podrgnila po cvetnih lističih z orodjem za embossing (enako dobro deluje tudi kuli, ki več ne piše)
3 - roza kristalček

Druga vrsta:
1 - z roza gel pisalom sem narisala "šive" in rožico nalepila na ozadje enake barve, da bi malo izgledalo, kot da je prišita
2 - vijolični žebljiček
3 - vijuge s tankim črnim flomastrom

Tretja vrsta:
1 - nitka, prepletena med cvetnimi lističi
2 - srebrne okrogle pikice - nalepke
3 - "šivi"

Četrta vrsta:
1 - "šivi"
2 - roza gel na sredini, nato še majhen kristalček
3 - majhen bel gumb (za srajce)

Izdelava mi je vzela več časa kot običajno, a sem uživala v vsakem trenutku.


A LITTLE CAN ALSO BE A LOT
Today's post is a demonstration that a lot can be done even with a limited amount of tools and materials. For example: I took a sigle paper punch today - the one with a large eight-petal flower.
I punched out twelve flowers - all from the same purple paper. I also looked for twelve of my inchies, three of each colour (light yellow, light orange, sark purple and light purple, same as the flowers).
While puching, I was a bit careful about positioning, so I was left with a card with twelve cut-outs which can be used later on.
Then I took little scissors and four flowers and rounded the petal tops a bit. And in four flowers, I cut off the petals below the broadest part. And what I had were three different shapes of flowers.
And then I used some pens, embellishments and imagination and finished all twelve flowers. I placed them on the little squares, I put them all on a white card and on the purple background.

And some comments on the tools, add-ons and procedures.

First line:
1 - a crystal in the shape of a flower
2 - a round white sticker, dots with a purple gel pen, petals bent upwards a bit - I turned the flowers around and rubbed the petals with the embossing tool (a biro that doesn't write anymore works just as fine)
3 - a pink crystal

Second line:
1 - I used a pink gel pen to draw "stitches" and I stuck the flower on the background of the same colour, so the it would look as if the flower was sewn on
2 - a purple brad
3 - swirls with a black thin marker

Third line:
1 - a thread threaded among the petals
2 - silver round dots - stickers
3 - "stitches"

Četrta vrsta:
1 - "stitches"
2 - pink gel pen in the centre, then a little crystal
3 - a small white button (for shirts)

The whole project took me more that it usually does, but I enjoyed every moment of it.


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05 avgust 2008

Fimo obeski


Letos sem na morju dobila tole ogrlico - mogoče se bo komu zdelo čudno, ampak na nakitu se mi večinoma pojavljajo gekoni, želve, hobotnice, kače... v različnih izvedbah (steklo, kovina, plastika in seveda Fimo).
Še preden sem si jo nadela, sem vedela, da bom kot kovinski obesek uporabljala samo notranji del, samega gekončka. Zunanji del pa sem uporabila za tole:


Imela sem nekaj ostankov Fimo mase v rjavih tonih (od tod neenakomerna barva obeska), pa sem jih zgnetla, razvaljala, vtisnila šablonico, obrezala po robovih, odstranila šablono, naredila luknjico za vrvico in seveda za očke.

FIMO PENDANTS

This year, I got this necklace when we were at the seaside - maybe some people will find it weird but there are quite a lot of geckos, turtles, octopusses, snakes on my jewellery... in various materials (glass, metal, plastic and of course Fimo).
Even before I put it on, I knew that I was only going to use the inner part as a pendulum, the gecko itself. And I used the outer part for the pendulums shown in the photo.
I took some Fimo in different brown colours (hence the uneven colour), I kned them together, rolled them out, pressed the template in, cut off at the edges, removed the template, made a hole for the string and of course two little eyes.


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