Monday, February 28, 2011

Paperclay Steampunk book

I am just in love with steampunk right now.. So I made this amazing book out of paperclay and binded the book with Safety Pins, just like the tiny little steampunk book I made a few weeks ago... I do have a video showing how to bind this book will be up in a future post. I need to go to the city to upload the video. Sorry :(

Supply List

Alchohol ink: pesto, ginger, butterscotch

Memories Mist: Pale Ale

Memories Ink Pads: Ruby, Plum,

India Ink Pad

Palette InkPads: Cognac, Raw Sienna

Acyclic Paints: Shade of Browns

3-D Crystal Lacquer

Jewelry Findings from Sakura Hobby Craft

Stamps: Plate #1267 (steampunk), Fireman with Hose, Hand,

Paper clay

Red Line Tape


Safety Pins (my book I used 8 safety pins

Door Knob – by 7 gypsies

Clock parts – I purchase a used clock at a garage sale and took it apart.

Large old fashion keys. – I got one from K& company, the other is a real old key

Grunge – dies from Tim Holtz – I used the hingers,

Mini, larger tags

Old Fashion Safety pin – I did not use this one on the binding.

Glue Dots


1) First make you paper clay book as seen in the video. Set aside to dry over night or in the LOW oven…

2) Measure you finished and dry paperclay book to figure out what size to make your pages. My book is about 4 ¼” x 4 ¼” – so I made my pages 3 ¾” x 3 ¾”. So I cut out 4 pages out of Cardstock to measure 3 ¾” x 7 ½” and folded the pages in half. IMPORTANT to read #3 first.

3) Before I cut my pages out. I started with 2 – 8 ½” x 11” cream cardstock and added Tim Holtz gear and clock masked to my cardstock spray each of the cardstock with Memories Mist “Pale Ale” over the maskes.. Do this on both sheets of cardstock. Then cut out your pages…

4) Now just have fun. I stamps different Steampunk images on my background and added lots of fun embellishments.

5) Once all my pages are done. I binded my book – see Video for this.

Cover: I painted with different color of brown Acrylic paint to make it look like leather.. Then I added the embellishments.

Here are all the pages....

Here is the first page. I used Tim Holtz mini grunge letter, ink with with a "plum" and "Ruby" ink. I used my new Micro Glue Dots for the letters. They work great for those mini letter...

Also checkout the key on the side, It is on a string, and I use it to keep the book closed. See how the background came out... Spray with Memories Mists and used Gear masks.. Love this look...

This is the next two pages. Here I used the Hinges from Tim Holtz. The stamps are all from Viva Las Vegas stamps. See the fireman - I stamp him in both "Ruby" and "India Ink" and cut him out and used Pop-Up Glue Dots to adhere. The suitcase is a Brad - yes a very large brad. The Finger is a stamp from Stampotique
I stamped and cut out image. Ink all edge to give a aged look.

Used that fireman stamp again from Viva Las Vegas stamps - great place to purchase your steampunk stamps they have lots of them..
I used come copper wire to hang a small key next to the Sakura Jewelry Finding, I made into an embellishment. Love the Big Farris Wheel stamp, Also from Viva Las Vegas Stamps.
Used a tag - folded it in half and add to side of page for a tab.

Lots going on here. The clock face is a real clock face and I used Tim Holtz Spinner for the center of the clock face. The Glass Tile embellishment is from Sakura. I made using their Glass Tile and steampunk clip art. The stamps are all from Viva Las Vegas Stamps
I used a tag and more clip art. See how I made the embellishment on the right side page with the gears in it.. That another Jewelry finding from Sakura, real clock gear and 3-D Crystal Lacquer.

This is all I am going to show you in this post. come back in a couple days and I will continue to show you the next 4 pages and a video on how to bind this book. also another video on how to make those embellishments I made from Sakura.

Terri Sproul

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Sakura Hobby Craft Design Team

I am so happy to let everyone know I am on a new Design Team for Sakura Hobby Crafts. Makers of 3 -D Crystal Lacquer... I will be posting new projects and video here on my blog and Sakura blog. Hope you become a follower of theirs. There are 6 more talented ladies on the team.. There will be a new project posted on Sakura Blog ever two days.. How exciting is that..
Meet my team members:

Heather Morrow

Cheryl Lindsay

Carole Lassak

I hope you stop by each of there blog and congratulate them...and maybe even become a follower... I know I love new followers..

Well stop back soon for new and exciting projects from me...


Terri Sproul

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Festive Friday #4

It's Festive Friday time again. I am again excited to bring you another amazing stamp company I found at CHA. Their stamps are really different. Beside the detail each of their stamps has - the stamps are heat resistant. This opens a lot of doors...

Stamp: "Santa with Notes" from
Mulberry Paper - Blue
White Cardstock
Red Crystal Lacquer
Red cardstock
India Ink - black
Fiber-Castell Art Grip Pencils


Stamp "Santa with Notes" onto White Cardstock with Black India Ink. color in image with Art Grip Pencils - except the berry for the holly. I used my Red Crystal Lacquer for my berries... set aside so the lacquer can dry
2) Place "Santa with Notes" image onto Blue Mulberry paper. use a q-tip or paint brush and small amount of water to trace around the mulberry paper. then pull away the extra mulberry paper. this give the edges of the mulberry paper a soft look...
3) Matt onto Red cardstock, add to cardbase and you are done!

Now it's time to hop on over to Chris Hurley blog and see what she has made for us.. please remember to leave us some love.

Terri Sproul

Wednesday, February 23, 2011


Are you looking for Steampunk Stamps? I found them! Lots of them.... This stamp company is in Las Vegas ( like we need a reason to go to Vegas?) LOL But you can order them on Line. To get to their site and purchase your STeampUNK stamps. Click here

I am presently used their Steampunk Stamp in a mini book, I will be posting soon... So stop by and play with me. I order Plate Number 1267 for my mini book, comes with lots of steampunk stamps... Order yours today so you can make my mini book with me...

Terri Sproul

Monday, February 14, 2011

FaveCraft Blog Hop

It's time for another great Favecraft Blog HOP! and I am just in love with Steampunk right now. So I make this tiny little steampunk book. It's just 1 1/2" x 1 1/2". Yes, it tiny... but it's so cute...

Here is the cover of my tiny book. I used glass as my covers (both front and back cover), I got this glass from Sakura.
The images are all from a Steampunk CD I have. and lots of gears and clock faces.

This is just one of the pages in my tiny book, the book only has 8 pages total...
I stamp each page with some Di Vince Stamp I own from Stampington.
The clock face are from real clocks and the spinner is Tim Holtz..
I used a snap to close my book and used one of Tim Holtz pearls to add a little more to it..

I used safety-pins and ribbon to bind my book together. I show this tiny book to lots of people at CHA and it was a hit...

This page I used gears from Tim Holtz and the clock face is also from him.... Again stamp my background with Di Vince Stamps.
You can see the snap really well in this photo.

I hope that you become a follower of mine and come back and enjoy all the other amazing project I will bring to you - some with video...

Hop on back to Favecraft and see the other amazing project they have there...

Terri Sproul - link to my website... check it out too please...

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Festive Friday #3

It's Festive Friday time again. This as been amazing turn. I know I am so excited to see what each of the girls makes. This Time I am featuring a stamp I found while I was at CHA. This is a new company and her stamps are just too cute... Also the Lacetape I found while at CHA too. Check out my other post for more CHA finds and goodies....... The show was amazing and full of lots of excitement.

Stamp "Santa Marci" from La-La Land crafts
Stickles: Crystal from Ranger
Faber-Castell India Ink Markers
India Ink - Black ink pad from Stewart Superior
Lace Tape - found at CHA
Merry Christmas Stamp is from Michael Strong collection.
Silk flowers
Red Cardstock
Green Cardstock
Glue Dots


1) Stamp "santa Marci on White cardstock using India Ink and color in with Faber-Castell Markers. I used Crystal Stickes for all the fur on her. set aside to dry...
2) Stamp "Merry Christmas" onto White cardstock and cut around quote.
3) Matt "Santa Marci" onto Green Cardstock
4) cover front of Cardbase with Red Cardstock and Glue dot "Santa Marci" image to center of Card.
5) Add Lacetape to bottom of card as seen. Add Silk Flowers ( did you know you can change the color of your silk flower - by spraying them with Memories Mists?)
6) Add Merry Christmas Quote and you are done...

How is time to hop on over to Chris Hurley Blog and see what she made.... Remember to leave us some love...

Our Next hop is in Two weeks. I will be featuring another new stamp company I found with at CHA. OMG! do i love these stamps...


Terri Sproul - link to my personal website...

Saturday, February 5, 2011

More Cha Excitement

Found these amazing tiny letter - I just had to have. I love to make ATC and these are perfect size for them.. They are from Cosmo Cricket.
I can't wait to make my first ATC and have little letter that fit!!! happy girl...

These are Bottle Cap Images. I was excited to find these because they will work great with Crystal Lacquer from Sakura Hobby. Which I am the new Design Team leader for. Sakura will have a new Design Team starting March First. I hope you are a follower of their blog.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

CHA excitment

I had a wonderful time at CHA this year. I seen some amazing stuff and got to meet a lot of my facebook friends.
Steampunk was the theme this year - that for sure... Lots of Clocks, gears, crowns, hearts, ect... everywhere... Just amazing... and I love that stuff...."I was steampunk before I knew what steampunk was..."

I did a Design Team call for Sakura Hobby Craft at the show and got to meet some amazing artist. I can't wait for you to meet all of them. I hope you are a followers of their blog also. So amazing stuff going to start happening there very soon... We are excited!!!!

Had a great conversation with Favecraft ladies... Love this site. If you don't know about it. Check it out. More excitement happening there soon also.

I found this new Stamp company That I just feel in love with their stamps. Called "LaBlanche" Amazing beautiful stamps... Their Stamp unite and old and new by giving feminine and romantic style to modern techniques. They have foam backing high quality silicone stamps allow not only easy stamping with minimum pressure, but amazingly exact results. They are lightweights, heat resistant and easy to clean.
I am have problems getting to their website. It's most likely my dial up, so hope you do NOT because their stamps are amazing... But I did scan one of their stamp for you too see, just in case!!!

I will be use some of their stamps in my Festive Friday Blog hop really soon!!!! Check back on the 2nd and 4th Friday of each month for our Festive Friday Blog Hop where we all make great Christmas Cards..

It's that stamp just too COOL!!!! love them...

And we Can't forget Tim Holtz... He is just out to break me. LOL....
This was part of his booth display...

His booth was amzing...
lots of great stuff

I fell in love with this new tape that just came out. So easy to use. See this sample here. I made that in about 1/2 hour... I cover this Chip board frame with the DecoTape and add just a little ink and it's a master piece...

I make a few more piece that the owner of this tape company where nuts over.. they are take the projects and have them professional photograph. As soon as I get those photo I will post them...

Well that's all I have for you guys right now. More to come...

Terri Sproul - link to my website if you have not been there yet???