Sunday, 19 February 2017

Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Prima Marketing Rossibelle Love Heart Mixed Media Canvas

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I have a new canvas i made using the Prima Rossibelle Collection. This started off as a £3 wooden blank from The Works which i painted with DecoArt white gesso.

I covered the base with a Tim Holtz stencil Gothic and then painted it all over with DecoArt Crafters Acrylic Tutti Frutti and left it to dry.

I then spritzed it with DecoArt Magenta Media Mister which when it dried created the darker patches. I then rubbed DecoArt Titanium White Antiquating Cream around the edges. I then added another stencil over the top.

I cut the Prima Rossibelle papers up into strips and cut up the sheet with all the journal boxes on. I layered them up and added ribbon and different textured papers together and just experimented with the position before gluing it down.

I then added the chipboard shapes and added sequins around the base.

Add a few pearls

Finish off with a bow

Friday, 10 February 2017

Mischief Circus New Release Fantastic Steampunk Kit

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I decided to have some fun with the new Steampunk kit featuring these Victorian Animorphs. You can find the new kit here There is also a free Steampunk Alphabet to download too which is here

The papers are printed out and i covered a 6 x 6 card with the patterned paper. I cut out a 4 x 4 square and added my Animorph to the edge before printing off the free Steampunk Alphabet and creating the sentiments.

I thought she looked sassy so i found a sassy quote to go with the image.

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Wednesday, 8 February 2017

How To Create an Inspirational Mixed Media Card Using Brusho Inks

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I have been playing around with my Brushos again and this time i blotted the excess ink off with a baby wipe which gives this lovely blended look. 

Product List

Brushos Ultramarine, Turquoise and Purple

DecoArt White Gesso, Black Modeling Paste and Pixlated Stencil

Bee Crafty Stamps Poppy boarder 

Creative Expressions Arty Background stamp set 

Shot of full project

Spritz water onto the card and then flick the Brusho powders over the top using a paint bush. Then apply  DecoArt White Gesso  to  middle of the card with a palette knife 

Dab with a baby wipe to soak up excess ink and then reuse this to add more ink over the card once the first layer has dried. Add a row of stars with Decoart Black Modeling paste.

Close up of layers

The wooden dragonfly is from Docrafts and i painted it white and stamped over the top. 

Angled shot of stamping

I added a few paper layers which i cut from paper scraps and layered them up. I added texture stamps along the edge of the card and finished with a sentiment.

close up of sentiment

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Sunday, 5 February 2017

The Robin's Nest Love Card Feb

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I have a Valentines Card to share with you today using products from The Robin's Nest

You can find the tutorial over on the blog here

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Sin City Stamps Boat In A Bottle

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I am up on the team blog with a full tutorial on how to create the Boat In A Bottle card. Here is the full tutorial

Full shot of card

Close up of card front

close up of sentiment

close up of embellishments

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Friday, 3 February 2017

Making Cards Magazine Three Ways with Colour Pop Mini

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I can now share my makes for Making Cards Magazine October issue. i made three cards using just Susan K Weckesser Inks and Stamps to create three different cards.

I used a die cut to create the round card shape but you can also use a tea saucer. Just make sure you leave a bit of the fold uncut otherwise it will fall to bits.

I used the Color Pop Mini inks and mixed them with water so that they can be used as a watercolor paint. I flicked water on with a brush to get the spotted effect and then used In Circle me to add texture.

I made a heart shaped card using the Xcut Heart Nesting Die. I mixed Kiss and Snow inks to create a salmon pink color which i used to paint the background. I used In Circle me again but colored in the circles separately.  

To get that grungy edge around the image i roughly dabbed black ink around the edges and then colored it in after it had dried.

The last card i created the background using Clearsnap Color Pop Mini inks and  the In Circle Me stamp

I used Bunny Hugs for the main feature and A Little Bit Washi for the sentiment.

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Thursday, 2 February 2017

How To Revive Valentines Decor Using Divine Twine

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Learn how to revive this Valentines themed  decor by adding a tassel. Once you get the hang of making these you can make any colour and use them on anything.

Using an Acrylic block or card, Wrap the twine around it until you have the thickness you want.

Cut a length of twine and tie it around the middle of the folds and cut the bottom.

Gather the threads together and hold them in a bundle. Cut a length of twine and wrap it around the middle of the bundle and tie together.

Thread twine through the middle and tie it onto your ornament

Tuesday, 31 January 2017

Whisker Graphics Altered Clothes Hanger Using Divine Twine

Picture of finished item

Products used

Divine Twine  Green Apple, Aqua, Coral, Purple Plumb and Lemon

Paint a wooden clothes hanger with white gesso and then with blue paint. Wrap Divine Twine around the middle, using different colors.

Close up of pom pom rows

Thread pom poms and other found items onto different lengths of twine and tie onto the bottom of the clothes hanger.

Close up of altered hanger

Decorate the top of the hanger with resin flowers and a bow

Close up of hanger decoration

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Sunday, 29 January 2017

The Robin's Nest Tutorial Scrapbook Layout Lights

                                                                                         Hi all

I have a new tutorial showing you how to create this layout using The Robin's Nest products. You can find them here

Products used

Wedding Cut outs Card Stock

First using a couple of stencils apply White and Black Gesso onto the page at random and let dry. I like to mix them up and add lots of texture.

Add Red  DecoArt  Metallic Lustre around the edges and rub over it to blend. 
Flick ink over the page. The more messy the background the better, mixed media isn't meant to be perfect.

Cut up the card stock into rectangles and strips. Layer the larger rectangles at the bottom and keep adding layers until you are happy with their position and glue to page.

Use a few texture stamps to stamp around the edge of the page. It doesn't need to look neat.

Add more stamping around the page and over the layers

Decorate the page with shells and flowers. Add a title with alpha stickers

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