Friday, 20 April 2012

Bright Cheerful Mothers Day Card

Hiya :)

My Distress Markers are here!!! So to celebrate I knocked up a card :) It turned into a lovely mothers day card.

I started with vellum, I stamped it with sunflower yellow Stazon with a stamp from the urban chic set, I then ran it through the bug using the Tim Holtz Ornamental Movers and Shapers Die. I used some silver butterfly stickers and stuck them on the vellum. I then used my Distress Markers in mustard seed, spiced marmalade, barn door and chipped sapphire to colour in the butterflies.

The sentiment is from inkadinkado stamped onto yellow cs and then cut with an oval lifestyle crafts die. I used my distress tool and distressed the edges first in spiced marmalade, then in barn door. While the distressing was sttill wet I went around the edge with perfect pearls in perfect pearl. I used foam tape to pop the oval off the card. To adhere the vellum down I hid tape behind the butterflys, sentiment and roses.

The roses are resin roses I got in a bag of 100 from ebay. I covered them in perfect medium and then added some perfect pearls over the top with perfect pearl. I glued them on with glossy accents. I chose a white cs card base and used my Distress marker in chipped sapphire to give a grungy boarder as I don't yet have that in a stamp pad.
Hope you like my first Mothers Day Card :)
Happy Scrappin'

Sunday, 15 April 2012

Just a Quick Post

Just wanted to share really quickly a quick card that could be used as a sympathy card or a get well card maybe.

I stamped the background with seedless preserves, the stamp is a Fiskars Cherry Blossom Background from the Asian Inspired set. I stamped off on a scrap before stamping onto my card. The flower flourish is a Tim Holtz stamp from the Urban Chic set. I triple stamped the image, each on offset from the other, without reinking.

I stamped my sentiment and then cut both the flower flourish and the sentiment with lifestyle crafts labels dies, I backed each with purple cs that matches the mid tone of the stamping. The sentiment is adhered with foam tape to lift it off the page.
Happy Scrappin'

Saturday, 7 April 2012

Have a Blast with Sizzix


Today I am showing you a cute rocket card I made show casing Sizzix Hot Rocketz stamps. I started by stamping my images onto white cs with Jet Black Stazon and then colouring with different pitt artist markers. I added the shadows with the same coloured marker once the first layer was dry. I then cut them all out and added some foam tape.

 For the background I used all of the different stars in the packet on a stamp block and stamped with the yellow big brush marker. I filled in the gaps with some of the smaller stamps. The sentiments are stamped with  markers and then cut out with ovals from lifestyle crafts. Both layers are raised with foam tape to give them even more dimension.

Hope you enjoyed my Boy birthday card. I think it turned out really well :)
Happy scrappin'

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Monday, 2 April 2012

Creative Chemistry 101 Day Ten Finished Projects

Lucky last. Not sure how I feel about this one. Think I need to watch some tattered florals flower making tuts lol. I turned this one into a mothers day card seeing as that is coming up in May for us in Australia.

The flower is made with all four layers of the tattered florals die from grungepaper. Coloured with a combo of ranger pigment inks and and stazon. Then they have been rock candied and shimmer painted.

A close up of the flower and the swarovski danglies and rose at the end. The flower centre is a Making Memories bling brad.

The background stamp is from stampin' up.
Well that's all folks. All for now at any rate. Got loads of study and cleaning in the next week. Having a visitor from the UK over and modules due on Thursday lol. Busy Busy. I have a few blogs ready to post though and I am sure I will be about :)
Happy Scrappin'

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Creative Chemistry 101 Day Nine Finished Projects

Perfect Pearls . . . Yay I love sparkly things lol. I know I am acting a lil crazier than normal . . . It's after 3am lol I should be sleeping not posting! My youngest is sick asleep on the lounge so I fell a little behind plus I need to stay up for her anyhow . . . lol

My perfect pearl card is pretty simple. I didn't want to cover up the pic so I just added a lil sentiment to the corner. The sentiment was a leftover from my Autumn card lol. Might add a layer of shimmery glaze over the top of it at some point.

Took me a while staring at the image to decide I didn't want to hide it. lol
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Creative Chemistry 101 Day Eight Finished Projects

I have two projects for day 8. One is bright and cheery the other is in more earthy tonesof brown and orange. A nice Autumn card considering it is Autumn in Australia right now :) maybe that's why I keep reaching for the orange. Could also be all the Harmony day learning the kids have been doing at school lol.

My Autumn colours card with a grungeboard flower. The leaves were cut with my ecraft from book pages and distressed.

The butterflys have had some triple thick painted over the top. It did react with the inks of course but I likes it :) The sentiment is from the Fiskars Butterfly Dreams set. "Butterfly kisses and birthday wishes"

And yes . . .  More Bling lol. Can there ever be too much?
Happy Scrappin'

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Creative Chemistry 101 Day Seven Finished Projects

Day seven was a witch for me lol. Only one project to upload today But I love it :) I added swarovski crystals . . . Bling Bling Bling. . .

Here is a before shot,

and the completed card with the swarovski crystal chandelier drops :) What can I say. I love my bling lol. I used black brads to anchor the chains for the crystals.

Only four more cards to share then I might be able to sleep lol :)
Happy Scrappin'

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Creative Chemistry 101 Day Six Finished Projects

I have two to share for day 6, distress markers :) I could have also added this to day 5 for distress stains because of the background lol . . .

The first card is almost camoish lol. I am definitely expanding my horizons colour wise lately. Greens? OMG Camo greens at that lol . . . I do like how it turned out though :)

I added some baubles and a happy birthday sentiment to this one. For both I have used Day 5 backgrounds that I made. I made loads. I have a whole pile of backgrounds still to use from all the days lol.

Loving the variety of looks you can get with so few supplies too. For many of the techniques you can swap out what you don't have for what you do. :)
Happy Scrappin'

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Creative Chemistry 101 Day Five Finished Projects

Day 5 almost halfway there :). I recently got a stamp set that well to be honest I really didn't like the focal image but I love the rest of the stamps. The focal image is a big giant head. What on earth do you do with a big giant head stamp??? lol. Let's have a look shall we?

I thought this would be a good graduation stamp but as I don't seem to have any graduation stamps I went for congratulations instead. Apart from the sentiment all the stamps are from the one stamp set, Artful Artifacts by Stampers Anon. Is a T!im set of course . . .

Considering I used a stamp I never thought I would I think the card turned out pretty darned well.
Happy Scrappin'

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Creative Chemistry 101 Day Four Finished Projects

Hiya Only one for this day at the moment. Hey I can only do so much creating you know :P . . .

The butterfly and flowers are from recollections. I added some Hero Arts bling to the butterfly and the flowers to give the card a little lift. The base is marbled cs that almost perfectly matches the tattered rose distress ink. the sentiment is from Hero Arts.

Happy Scrappin'

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Creative Chemistry 101 Day Three Finished Projects

Hmm fitting three projects for day 3 lol . . . I had some trouble with the alcohol ink one but figured out what I was doing and saved one I hated :) It was as simple as too much blending solution.

The first is the embossing folder technique, I added some brads and a lock and key from the Idea-ology range.

The next is a lion on the alcohol inked background. All things considered her turned out pretty well :) I added some beads down the side for a bit of extra interest.

Another alcohol inked one. This one is on the background I saved. I kept it clean and simple just adding a sticker sentiment.

Told you these posts would be short and sweet! :) lol
Happy Scrappin'

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Creative Chemistry 101 Day Two Finished Projects

Hiya everyone, time to start posting my finished projects so I can link them to the gallery. So in quick succession there will be 10 blog posts lol. Here goes  . . .

Watercolour Technique :) Added some Kaiser bling.

I added some I am Roses coloured with distress inks and a water brush.

Two down a bazillion to go lol.. Nah Only made 14 or 15 cards altogether. . .
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Sunday, 1 April 2012

Creative Chemistry 101 Day Ten

Last day :( and only one pic to upload today and wow . . . I have to say I was not a fan of distress stickles until today . . . But after using the rock candy for this technique I have changed my tune. They are sooooo pretty!! :)

So here is my last project for Creative Chemistry 101. The pics aren't showing all the sparkle or you wouldn't see the image behind.

But you get the idea. the little glimmers you can see are all over the image :)

  I had to choose girly colours for my last one as I have used such of variety of colours over the last two weeks I wanted something that looked very girly... Mothers day card perhaps? OOO ideas happening. I need to finish a couple of cards off then you will be bombarded by new blogs, hopefully one for each day of CC101. Don't forget it's not too late to take the classes and you don't need to have everything ranger to do them, Tim actively encourages you to use your stash!!!
Happy Scrappin'

Creative Chemistry 101 Day Nine

Second last day... Getting there :) Perfect pearls!

Anyone who knows me knows I love all things shiny. I have both pearl ex and perfect pearls lol and bling out the wazoo...

My spray mists are not made with reinker tsk tsk as I love using my colour wash for mists and tend to make up bigger batches, usually around 50ml as I use mists a lot.

I love this technique. How pretty it is :)

So I had to do it twice ;) lol

2nd generation

First Gen

Second Gen

It's really a balancing act between too much and not enough water. I completely washed one out with too much lol

But the result is so pretty I did two. . .

I would make the whole world sparkly if I could! just give me a giant glitter shaker and some wings!!! Hahaha. I will definitely be using these techniques again that's for sure :) There was one I hadn't tried before and now I have I likes it!! :)

Only one more day to upload. I finished that one just before writing up this post to post later lol...
Happy Scrappin'

Creative Chemistry 101 Day Eight

Almost there! :) What an adventure this has been. I can say I have loads of extra's I haven't made into anything yet. But I do have 11 complete cards so far to show you later :)

Day 8 was paint. I still have one work in progress. I used milled lavender for my crackle and am ho hum about it lol... But it still needs some distressing so we shall see how it turns out :)

So my first two are okish but is a bit hard to see the resist in normal light. This is because it is unprimed canvas (I don't have any sticky back). Next time I will prime first! I like the colours though :)

Butterflys! swoon lol I misted this one with water so that the white would pop more...

Ok even more butterflys. This is the technique on plain old cs. As the canvas wasn't working thought I would try this lol. Love how it turned out!

Ok ones just a lil dark lol. Was too busy haaving a chat ;) and forgot to dab the flowers lol.

Ok so rather than post without the last pic I decided to suck it up and post lol... Had a bit of problem with my sticky stamp lifting the crackle pain but I think it adds to the distressed look :) lol

So we are close to the end :( Hopefully there will be another class at some point!
Happy Scrappin'

Creative Chemistry 101 Day Six

Oops posted day 7 first lol... so here is day 6 as well :) Day 6 was markers. Although a lot of my colours are no where near the distrerss colours I still had a lot of fun playing with these :) I also tried some of the techniques with my faber castells. As you will see from my pics though more practice is needed! lol

One thing I still want to try is seeing if I can use both together in a project... :)
Happy Scrappin'