Saturday, 22 October 2016

Ike's Art Halloween Kitties Yay Meowloween card

Hi all

I am back with my next card using the Yay Meowloween digi stamp that is completely free over on the Ike's Art Fan Page right here I wonder if the Cats go Trick or Treating for food? I can imagine Leo trying that one on, If only they came back with money and sweets.

He looks really happy to see Halloween and i can see why as its the only time of year i can get away with making creepy stuff and passing it of as normal.

I used the Frightful and delightful papers by Gecko Galz for the layers.

I added a couple of clusters of embellishments around the image and added more cobwebs because nothing reminds you of a haunted abandoned house like a few cobwebs.

Oh look a spider

Friday, 21 October 2016

Sticker Kitten Design Team Birthday Dino Stamps

                                                                             Hello crafty friends

I am back to show off the new Birthday Dino's stamps by Sticker Kitten. They are so cute and versatile. You can find the whole collection here

This card is simple to make i just covered a 6 x 6 card with the balloon patterned paper and covered the bottom with the green star paper.

I stamped the Dino onto smooth card and colored it in using alcohol markers. i then cut out a small heart using a die and stuck the Dino on top. I then wrapped twine around the bottom of the card which i held n place with tape and stuck the topper over it.

I finished off by adding a sentiment and buttons

Tuesday, 18 October 2016

Halloween Coffin Tag

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I have made up a Halloween tag using MDF bits from Things to Alter. I cut the coffin out of card and just kept cutting bits off until it looked like a coffin.

I bought one of the Tim Holtz Mixed Media Die sets and wanted to use them on something anything so i used them on here.

The Bat is colored using DecoArt Fluid Acrylics and i then stuck on some purple half pearls.

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Saturday, 15 October 2016

Susan K Weckesser Creative Team Mixed Media Inspire At Journal

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I have a new Journal page i created using DecoArt products and Susan K Weckesser Inc Stamps. I am still experimenting with textures and layering those textures up.

I wanted to show you haw to create layers using different stencils. So to start with i used a background stencil such as DecoArt  Pixleated and applied DecoArt White Modeling paste over the top which gives a lovely raised pattern when it dries. I then used the Doodle Stencil  and i applied white modeling paste to the number strip.

Next i used DecoArt Black Modeling paste with a Tim Holtz distress stencil and let it dry.

I stamped the In Circle Me  stamp down the center of the page and I then used a black marker pen to doodle on  some circles which i colored in using the Color Pop Mini Inks. I the used DecoArt Fluid Acrylic  Cobalt Teal Blue to pain over the background. I mixed it with water so it covered the pad easier. 

I then took the In Circle Me stamp and partially inked sections of the stamp before stamping it over the page.

I used the Grunge Fun Stamp set and stamped the stitching randomly around the page. 

I used Teal Metallic Lustre and rubbed it over the stenciling to bring out the detail and then i used the A Little Grunge Love and stamped the small arrow around the page and used the two hearts and stamped them onto smooth card. I inked around the edge of the stamp with Black Archival Ink and then colored them in with Color Pop Mini Inks.

I then used glue to stick the hearts down and once dry i added a mini stencil mask over the large ones and stamped the smaller ones with the Grunge Fun background stamp. I then took the little heart stamp and stamped it in between the larger hearts.

I used the Painted Sentiments stamps to add a couple of words 

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Friday, 14 October 2016

Gecko Galz October Blog Feature And Free Digital Stamp

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I am back with a Halloween card for the Gecko Galz design team and i have a free digi stamp for you to download and colour in. There are more free stamps over on the team blog so take a peek

I used DecoArt Media misters and mixed them with water so that i can use them to dye white paper flowers. It is cheaper then buying them in every colour.

I used the Boo-Tiful Halloween Collage sheet to create the topper and the Frightful and Delightful paper pack to create the layers.

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Wednesday, 12 October 2016

The Crafter's Palette DT DecoArt Madness Mixed Media Card

                                                                      Hi all

I am back with another blog post and tutorial for The Crafter's Palette DT. The theme is to create a project with a Favorite DecoArt  technique so i have used lots of mixed media layers.

I started off with a 6 x 6 card blank and used the DecoArt  12 x 12 Fish Tail stencil with white modeling paste and covered the whole card with the pattern. Once dry i used Very Berry Crafters Acrylic an added a little water to the paint before covering the whole card.

I then cut a 4 cm x 10 cm rectangle from Kaisercraft Ma Cherie Paper and glued it to the card before going over the top of the first layer with the Pixleated mask. I then used a blending tool and dabbed over the top with Tim Holtz Rusty Hinge ink. I then cut a strip off music sheet paper from the Ma Cherie paper and adhered it to the center of the first layer. I then cut a strip of white tissue paper and used a paint brush to paint Magenta Media Mister over it and glued it in place. I then added a bit of the tape measure washi tape over the top.

I then used the chipboard shapes from the Prima Rossibelle  kit and the die cuts from the Kaisercraft Ma Cherie Kit . Which i layered up in the center of the card.

I inked around the edges of the letters to create a sentiment and added them to the center of the card.  I took a few white paper flowers and inked them using DecoArt  Magenta Media Mister and dribble white paint over the top.

I finished the card off with a few sequins and chipboard shapes. I created a bow with the pink distressed ribbon and added a flower to the center.

                                                            Thank you for visiting

Tuesday, 11 October 2016

IKE's Art DT Girl Power Week Using The Suffragette Image

                                                                           Hi all

I am super excited to announce that i am on IKE's team and my first make follows the Girl Power theme as it is breast cancer awareness month. So while there are no Spice Girls in sight today i choose to use the Suffragette image. If you didn't learn about them in school they was a group of women who fought for the right for women to vote.

Did you know that Victorian women never wore pink? In fact it was the opposite way around with Victorian children. The boys wore pale pink and girls wore blue. This was because Victorian children would wear the same colors as the adults but a much paler shade. In the Victorian era men wore red and women wore blue as red was a strong masculine shade and blue was considered feminine and delicate. Here is an interesting article to read

I colored in the image with First Edition alcohol markers. The Victorians didn't wear a lot of bright colors so i went with browns.

I used the Kori Kumi die set to create the flowers. I added half of one patterned paper to the top of the card and another on the bottom half. I then added another color over the middle.

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Monday, 10 October 2016

Ike's Art Halloween Kitties Hello Kitteh Halloween

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I have another card made using Ike's Art Images. This one is free on the blog

I colored her in with First Edition markers and used Gecko Galz Frightfully Delightful papers for the layers.

I kept the face white so it looks like a mask rather then skin. 

I added web trim to the card for texture which i spritzed with black and purple misters

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Thursday, 6 October 2016

Whisker Graphics October Pocket Birthday Card

                                                                            Hi all

I have another make to share using Whisker Graphics products and a tutorial for you to follow. I like the new Kori Kumi papers as they remind me of summer which has long since departed and left us with the colder weather.

First cover the card with patterned paper and then use a stencil mask on the base and leave to dry.

cut a strip of paper 2 cm by 15 cm and stick it to the center of the card

Cut a wider strip 4 cm by 10 cm and use a border punch along the edges.

Wrap White Divine Twine around the bottom of the Little Bitty Bag 

Die cut two small butterflies and layer them up. Wrap Divine Twine around the center and then add a button and a bow before adding them to the bottom of the Little Bitty Bag.

Adhere a Little Bitty Bag to the middle and slot a Large Colored Tag inside

Take a button and thread White Divine Twine through the middle and tie into a bow. Glue this to top of tag.

Finish off card with a sentiment and buttons, adding Divine Twine through the centers to create little bows.

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Wednesday, 5 October 2016

Crafter's Pallet Design Team: Fun Scrapbook Layout with Kaisercraft Kaleidoscope Collection

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I am back today with a new layout made using the Kaisercraft Kaleidoscope Collection which is available at Crafters Palette.

Choose your background sheet and apply modelling paste using a stencil.
Take another stencil and using a blending tool, Apply Distress ink onto the page around the area where the photo will go.
Cut two squares from cardstock and distress edges with scissors and Layer them together with 3d foam pads. Cut out and adhere one of the ATC cards over the top.  Next adhere photo over the layers.
Cut a strip of patterned paper and distress with scissors before adhering to page.
Stick the photo and layers over the strip and then glue a length of twine around the photo.

Cut up a few strips of patterned paper of different sizes and slot them in between the layers.
Add a few bits from the Tales of you and me Ephemera pack
Decorate around the photo with paper flowers and rosettes
Add a few strips of paper at the top corner of the pager and add a title
Finish by adding pearls.

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Dragon ATCS

Hi all

I have made a set of Dragon themed ATCs using a couple of Rick St Denis' Images and a rubber stamp set from Athena stamps.

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Tuesday, 4 October 2016

Life in a Snapshot Torquay Mixed Media Layout

Hi all here is my scrapbook page for the October sketch challenge. I am experimenting with DecoArt Acrylic paints which i used to create a mixed media background. 

I used Trimcraft Back to Basics True Blue for the paper layers and Kaisercraft texture stamps on the background,

I applied a couple of stencils using DecoArt Modeling Paste to add texture and then flicked white ink over the page.

I then decorated the page woth resin flowers and sequins

Here is the Sketch and you can add your project to the link here

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