Thursday, 31 May 2012

My New Penny Johnson Stamp

Last week I bought my first lil girls stamp. My first and only so far lol. I don't have any lil boy stamps yet either... But give me time :) Anyway I wanted to see how they would turn out coloured in different mediums. I used gelatos, big brush markers and artist markers as well as distress markers.

I am a relative newbie when it comes to colouring and shading but I am learning as I go. First up I am going to show a card I made using Gelatos, Prima Fairy Belle papers and hemptique cord. I used my new Tim Holtz waterbrushes to colour my Penny Johnson Happy Day stamp with the Gelatos.

 I then layered two different fairy belle papers after using the gelatos on the edges and the tonic distressing tool. I added brads to the corners of my stamped image and ran the hemptique cord around the edges. I used a thin strip of the same paper I mounted the image on accross the top of my card and then made a tag using a sizzlit die to go on top. I took more hemptique cord and ran it from the tag and under the strip in a criss cross pattern.

Ok next up I just have the rest of the images I coloured. First up is the Faber-Castell markers. I used both the big brush and the artist markers to colour with. On the left is the image I coloured straight from the markers, on the right I coloured using the waterbrushes.

Next up are the ones I did with distress markers. Again on the left is the image coloured straight from the distress markers, on the right the watercoloured image. 

As I said I am still learning, but I am pretty happy with how the card turned out and hopefully I can do something nice with the rest of my images :)
Thanks for stopping by.
Happy Scrappin'

I am entering this into the Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes Challenge 
 Just Keep On Creating - Anything goes 
also Joyful Stampers Inspire Me Fridays - Anything goes 
and Make It Monday - Anything Goes

Tuesday, 29 May 2012

Gelatos Part Two

So as I said in my previous post I had more cards to show and tell with gelatos, lol. So here are some more. Having loads of fun with them.

The first is my fave so far. Took a but of work but it was worth it I think :) I used Maya Road Around the World stamp set for the gorgeous map and globe images and Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Stamps for the pen nibs. I stamped the main map onto a scrap of Kraft like paper from some packaging with versamark and then embossed it with ranger superfine clear. This was more of a tester before I tried it on a ranger kraft tag, but I liked it so much I wanted to use it :)

I used a waterbrush directly to the end of a gelato to add colour to my map. The paper was very thin so I mounted it onto some manila for stability. I stamped the pen nibs on a piece of manila and then added the globes with gathered twigs distress ink. I added some distress ink around the edges then grabbed a manila label of each of the sizzix movers and shapers dies and inked their edges too. Both the map and happy birthday are stuck down with foam squares. I added some chain and baubles to the dangly post card label and then mounted the whole thing on a dark brown cs base.

Because the brown cs is so dark I die cut another piece of manilla with the movers and shapers ornate die and inked the edges before plaing it inside the card.

The next card has a red and green gelato background that I stamped with another TH Stampers Anon stamp. I stamped the centre image first, then stamped one to each side without reinking the stamp. I added some beads and chain and a little silver key. I used festive berries distress ink for alll the stamping including the saying that I then embossed.

I used manila to create a card base and stamped the focal stamp around the edges as it looked a little to bare before I did lol. I created the backround by laying colour 1/4 of the way up each side and then using my water brush the pull the colour to the middle. I then used the same colour gelato around the edges and used my finger to blend it in.

Hope you are enjoying the cards I have been making with gelatos :) They are fun to play with. still working on the watercolour techniques... I keep adding too much water!!!
Happy Scrappin'

I am entering the first card at Simon Says Stamp - One For The Boys
as well as Make It Monday - Anything Goes
and Just Keep On Creating - Anything Goes
Amusing Challenges - Father's Day/Masculine

Wednesday, 23 May 2012

Can We Say Gelatos?

Have a few cards, most sans sentiments again lol, to share with you all :) The title says it all. I have been playing with my Faber-Castell Gelatos. Trying different combos, mostly just messing about :) So here goes.

This is the first card I created with the Gelatos. I mixed different blues and a lil green, including the shimmer blue and green, to make water and then blended it all upward to make a paler sky. I added in some white to make some subtle clouds.

Oops I forgot to take a pic of the finished card lol. It's just mounted onto a white card base :) The whole thing was made using gelatos, even the stamping. The stamps are Technique Tuesday All Aboard and Prima Almanac.

The next card is a gelato background with stamped gelato butterflys in pinks and purples. I also used stazon, acetate and the labels movers and shapers die.

To make the butterflys I laid down some gelatos in stripes using the same colours as the background and then an acetate layer stamped with stazon and glued with good ole glossy. I used the Bo Bunny Gabrielle stamp set.

Next up is the rain man... Lol. I started with a layer of silver and gold gelato around the edges of a tag, then I used a waterbrush to move the colours around and blend them towards the middle.I then added a layer of butterscotch and chocolate the same way.

I then stamped Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous clocks with gathered twigs distress ink and nibs with tea dye. The rain man and words are stamped with archival. Yay I finally have archival!!! :) The umbrella has been stamped again and fussy cut. Both the umbrella and label are adhered with foam tape.

Phew and we are only half way there. I decided to split my post other wise it would get way too long lol. Loving gelatos, they are so fun to play with. They hardly look like they have been used yet I think they will go a long way :)
Stay tuned for part two
Happy Scrappin'

I am entering the Bon Voyage Card at Just Keep On Creating - Anything Goes

Friday, 18 May 2012

A day with no direction....

I go to my friends house on a tuesday to do some creating, this week I was hoping my simon order would be here so I could take my new stash to play with... Alas it didn't arrive in time, so I chucked a bunch of random stuff in my trolley and off I went.

The random stuff included Distress Stains, Faber Castell Big Brush and Artist Markers, Distress Ink Pads, a bunch of stamps, whhite cardstock and a few things I wanted to use to make cards with.

My list of products I wanted to use were

  1. Backgrounds made during Creative Chemistry 101 (I have a container full)
  2. Washi or Tissue Tape
  3. Stickers I bought from Lincraft in Sydney
  4. A flower I made using the bleeding technique
  5. My new Cuttlebug Cut and Emboss Folder
  6. White Embossing Powder
I managed to use 5/6 in the time I had :) So considering I hadn't created much lately I was pretty happy with that. I made three cards, none of which have their sentiments yet as I haven't decided what to use lol...

Card one is made using a background from Creative Chem, a rocket ship from the Hot Rockets stampendous stamp set, pit artist pens, stazon, distress stains and the cut and emboss labels folder from cuttlebug.

I used a background from class and ran it through my bug with the ornamental Tim Holtz die and mounted it on a white card base. I ran some more white cs through the cuttlebug inside the labels die. While the cs was still in the die I flipped it over and inked the embossed areas with a makeup sponge to get the nice intense colours. The rocket is stamped with black stazon and coloured with pitt artist markers and bb markers and then fussy cut. Both the rocket and the label are adhered with foam tape to add dimension.

I am thinking a Ribbon banner or two to add the sentiments and finish off my card :)

Card two uses another background from Creative Chem, symphony tissue tape, distress inks and a mini movers and shapers label die.

I coloured the symphony tissue tape with seedless preserves and then adhered it to the edges of my background. I took a flower I had coloured with seedless preserves and stuck it down with glossy accents. I am debating adding some brown leaves to the flower... I cut a label with the mini movers and shapers and inked the edges with my distress tool and more seedless.

The last one is my favourite of the three I think and uses another creative Chem background, yay 3 for 3... lol. I used Vellum, a sticker, I am Roses, and pitt artist pens.

I cut a plain piece of vellum with the ornamental die and adhered my outline sticker to the middle. I used my artist markers to colour the image in and a tissue to remove the ink from the sticker. I then stamped flourishes around the edges with the same blue marker I used in the image. I coloured some roses with the same two colours I used in the flower images and sprayed them with shimmer spray to add some sparkle. I glued the flowers down with glossy and added some twizzles.

There is a smidge of tape showing in the top left corner but thats where I will adhere my sentiment to hide it...

So while I didn't power create I did manage to make three nice cards :) and guess what!!!! My order came on Wednesday. I got a lil of this and a lil of that to add to my collection, a few stickles, a couple of distress pads I didn't have and some paints etc. But the thing I was most excited about was my Valentines day present!!! Finally I have the complete set of Gelatos in my hot little hand... Guess you know what my next blog post will be about!
Happy Scrappin'

Friday, 11 May 2012

I am Meeting Tim Holtz...

Omg the title just says it all doesn't it? Hahaha...

If you didn't know already Tim Holtz is coming to the land of Aus is June. He is doing classes in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne.

I honestly thought I hadn't gotten in but silly me has a new tablet and when I typed the phone no in it was one number wrong lol. The lovely Di at stamp it emailed me to let me know :) and organise ticket purchase! How nice is that?

I am sooo excited, June 17th in sydney. Woop. I think the classes are around 50 in each. They are 2hr classes with a 1hr photo and signing portion at the end :)

I need to do some serious study for my Education support class so I can get some creating done lol. Have had so much going on lately not had the chance to make anything :( I just got the new spring colours as well as all the reinkers and some microglaze. Time to get my game on, but first some study lol falling a little behind.

We were in sydney over the weekend and at the airport on monday. We had a lovely time at Taronga Zoo and free comic day was pretty cool too. My daughter wanted a new Tablet now that she gets money so we had tto run around looking for that too. My mums been unwell so was there helping her on Wednesday and Thursday is the day I help at the school. It's been all go go go. So now Iit's time to do some study and hopefully clear my scrap space and get some creating happening to share :)

Squeal I am going to a Tim Holtz Class!!! lol
Happy Scrappin'

Tuesday, 1 May 2012

Butterflies and Poker Chips!

G'day! lol

Just wanted to pop in with a quick post thats not paper craft related. I know shocker. I have two English visitors atm so my craft time has become premium for the time being and crafting has gone by the wayside until I uncover my table lol.

Time has flown so fast one of my visitors is leaving next week. Feels like blink and we missed the almost month she was here :(. We did some fun things her first week here like took a trip on the Manly Ferry, went to ocean world, had dinner at the Hard Rock Cafe and had a mani/pedi day with my two girls as well :)

Anyway during this time I have also had two birthdays, while I don't have cards to show I do have cakes. The first one is a butterfly cake I made for my daughters 16th. I had to improvise as she had put a cake pan on the bench and it had fallen off so I didn't realise that was the cake shape she wanted and my friend didn't have the same or similar pan.

I used a heart shape pan and made two cakes and reserved a little bit of each mix to make three cupcakes for the body. The antennae are made from pipe cleaners as you can see. Each cake has been covered with melted Cadbury's chocolate before being decorated with an icing kind of like fondant I bought in a packet. I know I am a big cheater cheater heeeeheeeeee.... I used another smaller heart pan to make the icing hearts and a melon baller to make the small circles. The hearts are surrounded by cachous (note to self have, put them closer to the edge next time!) and some flowers have been added to the top of the cake for extra decoration and to make eyes on the first cupcake.

The next cake is my mans for his birthday. We were having a poker party so I thought I would make him a poker chip. I used two round cakes, Cadbury chocolate again and more icing and some coockie cutter shaped to make this cake.

Considering they were both rush jobs I don't think they turned out too bad lol...anyways another busy day aheasd, we are off to watch The Avengers at the movies today lol so I best get movin'
Happy Scrappin'

PS waiting for an order from Simon Says Stamp and another from Inspiration Emporium... I will have to get my craft on then!!! (Gelatos are coming from Simon among loads of other goodies and the new spring colours and reinkers from IE :)).