Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Sweet Peas Queen of Hearts with Spellbinders Timeless Rectangles

Queen of Hearts Taken with Phone
 I saw this stamp and immediately thought of my best friend! I really wanted to colour this for her birthday card. Can you guess what her fave colour is? ;) I stamped the Queen of Hearts by Rachel Anderson with Memento Tuxedo Black. I coloured the reds with promarkers as I couldn't work out how to make a blending set with that darkness with the copics I had at the time :( I really need to learn how to use greys in my coloured images lol. I added some Atyou Spica to the lines on the bodice of the gown and necklace for some sparkle.
Spellbinder Timeless Rectangles
Next I took a sheet of K & Co paper and a piece of red cs that matched my red card base and die cut them with various size dies from Spellbinders Timeless Rectangles in my Ebosser.
Copic Colured Sentiment Background
 For the sentiment layer I cut a square to fit inside my smallest die cut and then coloured it with the lightest shade of copic from my background. I then stamped my sentiment from Inkadinkado on top and added custom coloured pearls to the corners. I adhered this with foam tape behind each layer for some dimension.
Finished Card with Taken Camera
I am finding reds very hard to get a handle on. But I will persevere because don't they look stunning!Practice makes perfect hey :) Well pretty close to it at any rate ;)
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Friday, 22 November 2013

Copic Coloured Sweet Pea Stamp Alassa By Elaine Cox

Just a quick image post for you today... I really wanted to pay with different coloured hair on an image and what better way to do that then with an image of a mermaid? So I grabbed my copics and set to work. I must say as I coloured the hair strand by strand it did take an awful long time! Excuse my colour swatching at the bottom lol.

The image is by Elaine Cox and she is called Alassa. As you can see I used my B/BGs. You can get this image in both digi and rubber formats at Sweet Pea Stamps. I aded some Atyou Spicas for the sparkle on the necklace chain and the fishies. I really love this image and for my first attempt I think she turned out pretty well as hair is something I struggle with.
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Sunday, 10 November 2013

Baby Shower Gift/Favour Boxes and Polish Snowflake Decorations

A good friend of mine is having a baby shower . . . So I offered as my present to make decorations and Gift Boxes. This works out well because the Purple's challenge this week at Eclectic Ellapu is "Anything But A Card." I grabbed Favors Gift Box Collection 3  by Sherry K from My Grafico and made 20 baby carriage boxes using my ecraft. The ribbon on top was a free downloadable svg (if it wasn't an svg I used inkscape to turn it into one) file from DCWV a few months ago. I used canson cs for the boxes.
I then set about making some hanging ornaments. I thought the Polish snowflakes were lovely but they looked hard to make. I set about finding a tutorial on Youtube and found a very easy to follow one by BrookWrite14.So far I have blue and purple. I have made two sizes so far and I need to make a couple of white ones as well.

In the next few days I am making some table decorations, cupcake decorations and banners/bunting. As well as working on two scrap layouts :O Hopefully I have some more goodness to share soon!
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Wednesday, 6 November 2013

Easy Acetate Card with KaiserCraft December 25th, Twig and Berries and Spellbinders

 I wanted to make an acetate card and being that christmas is coming up I decided I would make a christmas card. I also wanted to make a card with die cuts, something I had not done before even though I have a few packets of them floating around. I am not very good at using them yet! lol
I started with the acetate, trimming it to card size.This is thicker than the acetate sheets you get for printing on so it can stand up in card form. I learnt that spellbinders do not like the thicker acetate so much lol. I chose some die cuts from the KaiserCraft Twig and Berry pack and a background paper from December 25th. I cut two different background papers with a spellbinders die in my ebosser.

I then cut 2 pieces of plain card stock into rectangles the same size as the die and used my corner rounder to round the edges. I used Festive Berries to stamp a sentiment. I used double side tape to tape to adhere the spellbinder pps to the front and back of the front panel and then the plain cs to the front and back of the back panel of the card.
I used foam tape to adhere the die cut pieces to the front of the card . . . It was very quick and easy to make once I stopped trying to make a pretty shaped card lol. Although I may try cutting again with the metal plate and my ebosser ;)
Its not a fancy smancy card but it was very quick and easy too make . So if you need a card in a hurry that has a lil wow factor try grabbing the acetate!
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Saturday, 26 October 2013

Mayzyarts Digi Jareth With a Little Creative Chemistry

Well it was my sisters birthday last week and so I had this digi from MayzyArts for a while now and I knew I wanted to use it when I made her card. If you click the link it takes you right to the digi :). I should have made it bigger than I did to make it a little easier to colour lol. I am a newbie with my copics so small bits are a real challenge. Also learning to colour a bit slower lol. I added some Atyou Spica to the blue in the cape for some sparkle and to make it look a bit mottled. On the upside this fit right in with my DT's theme this week!  Inspired by a movie  at Eclectic Ellapu.
Anyway I coloured Jareth with a combination of Copics and Promarkers (mostly copics except or the greys don't ow a lot of darker copic greys yet!). Funnily enough I didn't really have the colours I wanted to use in either so made do with what I had lol.
Then I went through two full sheets of glossy cardstock trying to get the background just right lol. I used a technique from Creative Chemistry 102. I then stamped some stars in platinum stazon from various stamp sets.
I used the regular pouncing technique with the same colours for the second piece to give it a bit of contrast and cut a piece of star dream paper to add a little shimmer and sparkle.
I used another CC102 technique to colour the various Idea-ology pieces. I really learnt a lot from these classes. Way more than I learnt in CC101 lol.
I stamped my sentiment onto one of my rejected background pieces using stazon, and then used a lifestyle crafts labels die to cut around it. I had to try to be very precise as there was only a little corner of the piece that had the colours I wanted on it lol. I then cut a piece of plain cs as a mat and went around it with B00 and then chipped sapphire distress ink.
To assemble the card I adhered everything with doublesided tape except the sentiment, that has foam tape, and the idea-ology pieces are adhered with Matte Accents (I added ribbon to the key). I added some pearls that I coloured with B18 to match the card. I added a layer of glossy accents to the crystal ball and when that dried I added another layer for dimension :)

I have to say this card was a huge challenge for me to make. I especially didn't want to delve into the darker greys and blacks too much as I thought this might make everything rather manish and as the card was for my sister I didn't want that lol. It took me three or four days of serious work to get this one done! I will add the colours I used when I find the list haha!
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Saturday, 12 October 2013

Creative Chemistry 102 Patina + Monoprint

Not only does this have patina but the background was made using leftovers from a monoprint attempt lol. Waste not want not.
Ok so this is my final finished project of the night! The glue is still drying lol. Hope you have enjoyed the creative journey and have learnt new things, I sure have!
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Creative Chemistry 102 Not So Industrial + Tarnished Silver

The title says it all... It's a bit girly to be industrial maybe? lol. Love the tarnished silver technique! If you love all things distress you really need to try the Creative Chemistry Courses! Awesome!
Industrial + Tarnished Silver
I originally left the tag and flowers off but it wasn't girly enough haha! But it looks much better with the extra touches!
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Try it on Tuesday - Texture. I have dry embossing + heat embossing as well as  metal elements.

Creative Chemistry Marbling + Crackle + Altered

Woohoo Managed to cram three day one elements into one project! Also manage to sneak in some more patina (ok so I like this technique), I know it's not in patina colours but Tim did say you could try any lol... I like to try!
Pretty in Pink! lol. I had another to post but it's not girlified enough! hahahaha I shall be back!
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Creative Chemistry Monoprint and Brayering

Wowser it's hard work trying to get some of these finished off to upload to the gallery but anyhow here we go with techniques from days 2 and 3 :)
I like this one! Simple and pretty :)
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Birthday Fun with Recollections and K & Co

Hiya everyone :) This weeks theme at Eclectic Ellapu is 1st Birthday. I had coloured a bunch of little kiddy images with my Copics as practice not long after I got them, I was going to use them for a cardmaking class but they decided they just wanted to make christmas cards. So I decided to use one for this card :) I used a Lifestyle Crafts die to cut my around my image using my ebosser.
 I then had fun trying to find some pp's to go with the image. It really does pay to choose papers first! lol but what can you do. My base layer is a piece I picked up cheap somewhere and it doesn't have a brand name on it. Before I adhered it to my white card base I went around the edges of the card base in Y000, the lighter colour around the lion. Then I also coloured a strip of paper with it to add across the top of the pp.
Next up I took a piece of K & Company pp from a stack I have and used a die from Spellbinders Romantic Rectangles and cut it in my ebosser. I also used the new metal plate to cut thing dies with. Worked great! I adhered this piece on and angle.
I then used Timeless Rectangles to cut a white piece of cs. I then took the same Copic and coloured the whole thing. I used Wild Honey Distress ink to stamp the sentiment.
I then used Y000 again to colour some pearls to match the rest of the card and stuck them at the four corners.
I used foam tape to raise both the image and sentiment off the card for a bit of dimension and called it done! :) lol
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A Little Mom's Garden With Some Antique Rose Thrown In For Good Measure!

So my mum hasn't been feeling to good lately. A couple of months ago she had a spell in hospital and since then she hasn't felt the best . . . I wanted to make her something to cheer her up, raise her spirits a little. I could have just bought her a bunch of flowers but I like to make her things she can keep because she really appreciates them and likes to keep them on show :)
 I was lucky to get a smile, she doesn't like having her pic taken much lol. I used the roses in the Mom's Garden svg kit from SVG Cuts, click the link to go right to it :) Mum loves turquoise and red. Not an easy combo for me! lol I used my Ecraft to cut all the roses and leaves from Canson cs in red, cream and green. I then cut 3" stars from fundamentals 1 to add to the bottom of the roses to give them a bit more greenery. I edged the cream roses with peacock feathers. I then used clear Smooch Spritz for a little sparkle.
Mom's Garden Roses
My ecraft blade was getting quite blunt after all that cutting so when I tried to cut the vase it kept pulling at the perforations. So instead of making the vase I bought one and covered it in pp from KaiserCrafts Antique Rose 12" paper pad. I inked the edges with some more peacock feathers and added some pretty lace trim tape I coloured with peacock feathers distress stain. I used some metallic trim for some bling bling bling!

I then grabbed a bunch of I am Roses well roses of course ;) I tried several mediums for the red, smooch spritz, dylusions, stains, in the end I went with the distress stains. I added a good amount to each one then I spritzed with the clear/pearl Smooch Spritz to get the colour to move and blend. I adhered them with matte accents, added some bead sprays and some twizzles... It all sounds rather simple but let me tell you it took quite a few hours to make! 

My mum loved it! She said it's Beautiful, but she kept asking me what the occasion was lol. I said it's just because! lol Anyhow I hope you like my first go at the Moms Garden Flowers :)
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Creative Chemistry 102 Patina + Rusted

This is my first finished project for Creative Chemistry. It features mostly the rusted technique from day 4 but I also managed to sneak in a little patina on the wings from day 4. I added some idea-logy and accoutrements. I think the hearts and florishes as well as the button flower Girly Grunged it up nicely :) Not used to working in browns for a female type project though.
So that's my first effort. I have another drying under some weight lol. Best go get it done!
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Try it On Tuesday - Texture - Background and diecut elements have distress embossing powder for the coolest texture :)

Creative Chemistry 102 Day 5 Girly Grunge Style

So here we are at day 5 with a few more fun techniques. I have only done four so far as I don't have everything so off we go :)

Rusted Tag
Rusted Elements

Next I probably went a bit lighter than I should have for this, oh and I shouldn't have simmer misted the background! A bit too sparkly for pics! Unfortunately my glitter isn't showing up well. Maybe II should have taken the photo's later so the light hit the tag lol.
Sticky Glitter

Sticky Glitter Close Up

Lets get our shabby on next :)
Shabby Chic
 Last but not least I love this effect!
Tarnished Silver
So thats my 5 days of Creative Chemistry 102! I learnt a lot of cool new tricks! :) Now I just need to get them all finished off girly grunge style! :)
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Creative Chemistry Day 4 Girly Grunge Style

Man oh man I love alcohol inks :) So versatile and in all the colours of the rainbow and then some lol. Anyway lets get some pics up in here!
Faux Patina
No tinsel for me cry! So skip that and lets get some Ombre happening lol. I am not sure how these turned out to be honest lol. I also did one in blues but I didn't take a good pic lol. They are all blurry . . .
Ombre Take 1
Ombre Take 2

I really like this next one. I did this three times too. You know what they say . . . Third times a charm! Well it's my fave and two was an epic fail lol. 
Monoprint Take 1
Monoprint Take 2

Monoprint Take 3

And last but not least. I struggled a bit with this one. I need some more stencils! The first one was too thin but I still god a cool design! So I went back to my trusty punchinella for the second one.
Faded Layers Take 2

Faded Layers Take 1

Ok that's another day over and done!
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