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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Creative Chemistry 102 Day 3 Girly Grunge Style

Hi, back again! Not sure I need to split this post as I struggled today and I also couldn't get any glue n seal but I can tell you it s very high on the want list now! So here we go again :) I have two for the first one as I killed my first attempt and you know... I like to share ;)
Smudge Stamping Take 1

Smudge Stamping Take 2

Jury is out on this one! I did this quite a few times lol. I like the last one I did. The first couple . . . Not so sure! Kind of like my leaves though :)

Brayered Stains Take 1

Brayered Stains Take 2

Ok last one for today is glitter! Who doesn't love glitter! Ok well some people don't but it's soooo sparkly! Yep I love it!!!
Ok well I have another post to write up for my DT then maybe if I am not too tired I can give the day 4 techniques a go! I have mot of the supplies assembled lol.
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Creative Chemistry 102 Day 2 Part Two Girly Grunge Style

Wow is it ever hard work trying to keep up... Falling more behind by the minute haha! For this next technique I need a stencil with a bit more open space . . .
Not sure if this was supposed to be as beaded up as it was... Might have been the stencil I used? It was a KaiserCraft one.
Ink Monoprint
I really like how this one turned out :) Can't wait to finish it off! :) It is my second attempt though because I kept mixing up the instructions! Now I take my pad to the table so I can watch and do at the same time haha :)

Paint Monoprint

 Ok time to get cracking on day threes post. I am struggling with day three... Have yet to attempt day four and day five is up! *insert swear word of choice here!* ;) lol
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Creative Chemistry 102 Day 2 Part One Girly Grunge Style

I love how much we learn in Creative Chemistry! So many awesome ideas. Some of the designers really kick it up a notch too! So without further ado lets  get the first technique happening! This is my second attempt as my first didn't go so well lol. I used 3 sizes of punchinella for the spots. Crafters workshop and Prima stencils for the rest.
Mixed Media
I hunted high and low for something I needed to do this technique in the end I winged it with my ebosser! lol Again my first attempt was a major fail!
Embossing Take 1
Embossing Take 2

I didn't flick oops...
Embossing Through
Ok so that's it for part one :) Part two coming up shortly
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Creative Chemistry 102 Day 1 Part Two Girly Grunge Style

Back again with part two. I am so in love with the Eroded metal technique Tim showed but I don't have any metallic Distress Paints yet. Boohoo! So can't show that yet of course so we will skip onto the 5th Technique for day one... Well of course I got mixed up and did the first one slightly wrong, Hence the faded out resist . . . So I gave it another go! Oh and yes I stamped upside down! Oops lol...
Stamp Resist Attempt 1
Stamp Resist Attempt 2
The next technique I forgot I was going girly so I did man type colours but with the clocks I decided to layer another colour on top. And ok, so it doesn't look very industrial... lol but the others do!
Industrial Take 1
Industrial Take 2

I had forgotten to take pics of these so I have fallen behind in my blogging :( Trying to play catch up! It's going to be a long night haha!
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