Saturday, 24 March 2018

Lets Celebrate Mixed Media Unicorn Shaker Card

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I am back with a card made using Roxsramps and Gumiapan products available at Swedish House Crafts.

Statr off by applying a stencil to a blank card and then spray with mist sprays.

Create the shaker box by using the largest square from square nesting dies and place the smallest size  inside the largest one and fix in place with tape. Cut out one frame from card and one from foam.

Take out the small square and then cut out a base from pattered paper and one from acetate. Add foam tape round the foam frame and adhere to the base. 

Fill the box with beads,sequins and mini buttons and then glue the acette over the top. Finish by gluing the card fram over the top and leave to dry.

Stamp out the unicorn and colour with marker pens and then cut out.Dye some cheese cloth pink and glue it to the edge of the shaker box and then glue the unicorn down.

cut out a small Stitched Banner from card and spray over with mist spray. Then stamp the mini sentiments over the top and add to the card.

Friday, 23 March 2018

Ephemoire March

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I have a new video and project to share today,  I tried holding the camera as i filmed this time to get a better shot of the completed projects but this only works if you only need one hand lol. its a bit like those found footage videos so next time i make a creepy project i am going Blair Witch on you all lol. I started using prompt notes as you can see in the video. This is helping me to stop saying um everytime i stop to think so i will keep using them until i no longer babble incoherently. 

I used the Vintage collage 2 papers on the base of the card and then added texture stamps and stencils to the background. Then i added ink. 

The layers are a die cut chicken wire cut from the You Give Me Wings papers which are pastels and lightly patterned so great for layers. Then i dyed some cheese cloth because it gets all distressed when you ink it and then dry it out with a heat tool.

The topper is one of the flowers from the Birds,Bunnies and Blooms stamp set. The amount of times i had to keep saying that was mental. I coloured the image in useing Brusho Powders to get a watercolour effect. I added this to a little die cut tag and wrapped thread around it. 

This is usung the new Fairy Children stamp set which will be in the store soon. I wanted to try a less busy layered look so i added ink to the edges of the card and then used texture stamps. I used different coloured ink pads to layer the stamps.

I used ink to colour in the fsh and marker pens on the fairies. I print out a few images and colour in the detailed parts separately.  I then cut each piece out and layer them like decoupage to stop the colours bleeding into each other.

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Thursday, 22 March 2018

How To Create A Simple Card Using Only Stamps

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I have a mixed media card to share today. My first attempt at a stamps only card which took me two attempts to get right.

I used 
The Blank Page Muse Petals By Michelle Frae Cummings
Blank Card
Navy Blue ink paf
Green Ink pads
Marker pens

Start off by choosing a blank white card and then take the largest  Petal stamp and stamp that near the centre of the card.

Stamp out the flowers  around the centre 

Next stamp out the circular petals in all four corners of the card.

Take the tiny flower stamps and fill in the gaps.

Colour in the large petals with watercolours and the little flowers with marker pens.

Finish by adding a sentiment and gems to the centres of the smaller flowers.

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Tuesday, 20 March 2018

Ephemoire Bunnies, Blossoms and Birds Digital Stamp Set. Spring Flowers ATCs

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I have a set of ATCs made using the Bunnies, Blossoms and Birds Stamps Set from Ephemoire.

I started off by coating the ATC blanks with gesso and then spraying over the top with mist spray. I used blue and green with a hint of Lime green for the background.

I used texture stamps as the next layer.
I used different ink for each layer of stamping.

I used Brusho Powders as a watercolour to colour in the stamps.

I cut out each of the pieces and positioned them on the ATC before sticking them down.

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Monday, 19 March 2018

Artful Days Valentines Altered Heart Tray

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I have a home decor project to share today. 
This started off as a wooden heart tray.

Coat the tray with gesso and then mix gesso with Rose Red Brusho Powder and paint over the first coat. Mix Rose Red with crackle paint and apply to the base of the tray. Next stamp over the base with a texture stamp.

Use a hot glue gun to adhere a string of LED lights around the tray. These are available at Poundland and come in different colours. I then carefully glued hessian ribbon around the edge to hide the wires.

Create a heart pillow by cutting out a heart shape using a nesting die and then dying it with ink. Sew and stuff it and glue it to the corner of the tray. 
Glue a resin heart to the centre.

Gather an assortment of flowers and start gluing them around the inside of the tray. Use small flowers to fill the gaps.

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Saturday, 17 March 2018

Cherish The Memory Lemoncraft House Of Roses Mixed Media Layout

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I have a new scrapbook page to share.
 I don't normally  use photos of myself but this is one of the better ones that wont scare people away.

I used mist spray down the centre of the page and then added s few texture stamps. I then added a couple of stencils using modeling paste and once this had set i added more mist sprays.

For the layers i ripped and cut strips of the House of Roses paper pad up. I layered these together and added a few interlinked rectangle die cuts, lace  and other bits. i then glued down some cut up paper straws and covered them in gesso before gluing them down,

I added purple thread under the main section of the layers and added matching flatback pearls.

I added a litter gesso to the layers and spritzed lightly with ink.. I then mounted the small photo onto one of the large ephemeria sheets and added it to the page.
I then cut out the bit from the Ephemera sheet and i began adhering them around the photo  adding paper flowers and buttons amongst the layers.

I used mist sprays to ink white paper flowers so that they match the layout. I then added pearls to he centres of the butterflies and then used heavy gel medium to add micro beads to the page.

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Friday, 16 March 2018

Swedish House Crafts Mixed Media Tag Set

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I have a set of mixed media tags to share using the Embossing Folders from Crafter's Companion and Gummiapan.

Start off by spraying a blank tag with shimmer spray and  allow to dry.
Stamp around the tag with the Alphabet background stamp and then apply a stencil mask to the tag.  Paint on another ink colour with a paint brush and then cut out a small rectangle from acetate.
Emboss it with the  Basket Weave Folder and paint over with gesso before applying a coat of gold paint over the top.

Ink a small tag and then emboss it with the Leaf Vein Embossing Folder. adhere the acetate and tag to the edge of the larger tag and then add thread to the tag and then add the hearts to the little tag with a few enamel dots on.

Finish by adding some stamped butterflies and words.

Spray a blank tag with brown ink and then emboss it with the Wood Grain Embossing Folder and then rub over with gold paint.

Add jute ribbon to the background and then cut out a integrated rectangle from green card nad stick that down.  

Cut out two small tags, one form card and one from acetate and apply ink and paint to them. Wrap the larger tag in torn matching paper and then add lace to the bottom before sticking it down. Wrap thread arounf the smaler tag and then glue it to the edge of the other tag. 

Add a sentiment to the taf and decorate with small butterflies and embellishments. 

Emboss a large blank tag with the Pebbles Embossing Folder  and add a stencil to the background. 
Paint tag with blue ink and use metallic paint to highlight the embossing.

Add white thread to the base.
Cut out a smaller tag and emboss it using the Leaf Vein Embossing Folder.

decorate with a few different trims and then cut out the Doodle Heart out of card and paint with blue metallic paint. 
Finish with a sentiment and enamel dots.

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