Thursday, 21 August 2014

Step by step card by Titbelsoeur

Hello happy card-makers !
Are you ready ? 
I receive a lot of thank-you cards from charities. And I don't send a lot of cards. And would I send such cards, my friends would think I don't care a lot about them, otherwise I would send them my own home made cards...
And I hate to waste things...
Hence this tutorial !

I started gessoeing the cards with a rough brush to create structure, I have completed with a small cap on the left card and a credit card on the right one :

I then sprayed the cards with inks and let the ink drip

and wiped the remaining with a kitchen roll

I wanted to have a try on a technique...

 ... but it didn't work as I wanted to... so I spread the paint on the whole of the cards

and sprayed ink again...

 I made circles with white and turquoise-blue acrylics on the circle dots Mask :

and used another mask from my stash to make small dots in white :

Some blue paint on the Dots stamp in the Backgrounds

 and Cobalt archival ink on the Sequin one

 Plum Archival ink on a Chevrons Element, and charcoal pencil around the circles to underline :

Some drops of white here and there, then I coloured the edges with the remaining of my blue melange, applied with an umbrella brush for a random effect :

 Here it is !

Now it lacks of a bit of sentiment, doesn't it ? I stamped these Grungy greetings on to a background :

and... do you remember ? I showed you this technique some time ago, here :

Background stamps part II by Titbelsoeur

I stamped the Neil Walker's Franswar on to this page :


and here he is :

I have taken the opportunity of a quick sunshine to take the pictures of the finished cards in my backyard :

And... last but not least... don't throw your paper towels away ! I will show you how to make recycled cards with it... stay tuned !

Thank you so much for stopping by, I am always looking forward to reading your comments below...
A tout bientôt !

Monday, 18 August 2014

Our House Journal page by Alison Hall

Hello Stampers! I have a journal page to share with you today.

Kat's Creations Stamps - Bunting & Home Sweet Home
Fresco Finish Paint - Bora Bora & Chartreuse
Dylusions Ink - Squeezed Orange
Archival Ink - Jet Black
Old credit card

1. First, I lightly brayered Fresco Bora Bora to the top left of my page, then Chartreuse to the bottom right, then dried with a heat gun.
2. Next, I placed the Lin Brown Stencil on my page, masked off the images I didn't want, and the rest of the page, then spritzed the Dylusions Squeezed Orange ink.
3. I stamped the flowery hill in black, at the bottom of my page, then used the waterbrush to paint the flowers with the Dylusions ink.
4. On another piece of watercolour card, I stamped the houses, words & lots of butterflies in black, then cut them out. I added colour with the paints & ink, & doodled some dots on the butterflies.
5. I used glossy accents to glue everything onto my page, then finished off by adding some black archival ink lines, using the edge of an old credit card.

Alison xxx

Sunday, 17 August 2014

Bloom card by Maria Potapovich (mellpellmell)

Hi, it's me (Maria Potapovich, mellpellmell) here for you today))

As you know, I'm adherent of stamps)))
But I also love the watercolor paints. I like to use it for it's intended purpose))

This time to create the card I took the watercolor and kraft paper, stamps, ink, watercolor, pens  and, of course, a pair of scissors)))

Having in the arsenal stamps like these it is easy to create the illusion a good ability to draw)))

I added a rough line, made ​​with a pens, to slightly reduce the effect of "art", which appeared by the addition of watercolor to the stamp's image.

In this card I've used Botanical Plate 2 A5 and  Journaling Mini Words #1

I think this sufficiently minimalistic card, with a touch of "art" is a bit rustic but quite elegant...isn't it?

Friday, 15 August 2014

Flower Mixed Media Tag Book

Hello Everyone,
Shilpa here,
Today I am sharing with you a 'Flower Tag Book' which I've created with many beautiful floral stamps from Artistic stamper.
Wear your shades and get ready for bright colours!!

It all started with lovely flower stamps. And I wanted to use many, so I opted for Tag book instead of single tag. I made it with different sizes of Manila tags. There are three signatures inside with two pages each.
Lets see the pages...

On each page I spritzed different colours of Dylusion Inks. Stenciled patterns with white acrylic paints and stamped the images with Ranger black archival inks. Process was simple. And I kept it uniform.
Hope you like my mixed media tag book.
Always looking forward your comments and suggestions.
Thanks so much for stopping by today.

Supplied used:
Tim Holtz Layring stencils.
Dylusion Inks - Calypso Teal, Dirty Martini, Funky Fuchsia, White Linen, After Midnight, Cut Grass, Crushed Grape, Fresh Lime, Lemon Zest, London Blue, Squeezed Orange, Vibrant Turquoise, Pure Sunshine

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Autumnal ATB by Astrid

Hi everyone and thanks for dropping in here. After a little break in July, I am back with my first project for August.
Somehow, this being the middle of August already with the summer definitely slowly coming to an end, I was drawn towards Autumnal colours. Always being short of storage boxes for those little bits and pieces, I decided to make an ATB using the large Eileen Hull die. This Artist Trading Block, measure 3 x 3 x 3", so is a perfect size for little embellishments etc.
I started by cutting the die for my cube twice as per instructions, out of 480 grammes black card stock. Next I made a kind of master board to cut my panels from.

I took a piece of 12 x 12 plain card and splattered it with Dylusions Inks in Melted Chocolate and Fresh Lime, spritz with water and let it drip a bit. I then over stamped with the Marbelled Background stamp in Orange Blossom Archival ink. At this point I was just playing to see what would happen. Here is a close up:
I cut my background into five 2.75 by 2.75" (7 x 7 cm) squares, to cover the sides and top of my box.
I really did make 5 lol, even though there are only 4 in the photo, but they all pretty much look the same anyway. Next I went and darkened and blended each one with Distress Inks in Scattered Straw, Vintage Photo and Walnut Stain. This was starting to look a lot more like what I was after...
At last the fun of decorating each panel could begin:
For this one I used the Calligraphic Mat 12 , stamped in Antique Linen Distress Paint, a honey comb stencil from my stash and a stamp from the Katie Leitch "Hand Stamped" set. The diecut was a gift from a friend.
This one was just stenciled with  the Tim Holtz  Eye Chart stencil, it's my least favourite so I decided to use it for the top as I knew it would be covered over.
The next two panels use stamps from the Katie Leitch  Leaves set.

The final panel uses a stamp from the Hand Stamped set again. I also used the Chicken Wire background stamp

Time to put it all together. I decided to add a little figure to the top of my box to add as a vocal point:
This is from the Tim Holtz found relative cards, the smallest of the 3 cowboys. The rest of the lid was decorated with some bits and pieces from my stash:
For the closure of my box I used one of the little metal fasteners, altered with some Espresso Alcohol Ink.
Well, hope you like my little box, these ATBs are so much fun and make great decorative pieces as well as being useful storage boxes.

Thank you for visiting and enjoy the rest of the week!