Wednesday, 31 January 2018

Bad Ideas

Hello again all you lovelies. Well I found a little time again last night for a play so I decided to use this bad boy again on a quick tag. That cat is sure in an awkward position. 

Here's what I used...
Multi-Techniques Card... 250gsm
Katzelkraft Stamp... Mini 086.
Katzelkraft Stamp... Solo 079.
PaperArtsy Stamp set... Emma Godfrey EEG15.
Card-io Stamp Set... Greenery.
Clarity Stamp stencil... Double Sprig 7" x 7".
Stazon Ink pad... Jet Black and Bibrant Vioet.
Momento Ink... Black.
Archival Ink pad... Fern Green and Sunflower.
Ranger Distress Oxide ink pad... Twisted Citron, Peeled Paint, Lucky, Clover and Fossilized Amber.
Promarker Alcohol Pens.
Cuttlelola Dots Pen... Black.

Here's what I did...

Layer the distress oxide inks onto a craft sheet and spritz with water. Lay the card down onto the ink and keep doing this until happy with the coverage. Blast dry with a heat tool and repeat the process using the colours as desired. Once happy give the card a good spriz with water. Dry again. Flick on some larger drops and leave to dry naturally to allow some good oxidization. Once dry, place the stencil over the card and sponge through with the peeled paint. Blast with a heat tool until dry. 

Stamp the dog and cat onto some spare card with Momento Ink. Colour with your chosen medium and colours. I chose alcohol pens. Cut out carefully and go around the edge with a black marker. Having placed my images onto my card surface I decided I needed something more on my background so took three elements from the PaperArtsy stamp set. The first one is the swirly circles and stamped at random using the Fern Green. I then took the element which are the lines around the edge and stamped with Vibrant Violet. The third element look like spiky circles which were also stamped randomly using the Sunflower ink.The verse is from the same stamp set as the cat which was stamped using the Jet Black. Glue the images into place. To ground the dog I used the dots pen. I decided at this point some leaves would be good so chose the leaves from the Cardio stamp set, which were stamped with Jet Black.

Mount the finished piece onto black card and then onto some matching coloured card. Mount onto a piece of white card allowing an inch at the top to form a tag. Cut off the corners and punch a hole for the ribbon. Cut two hole reinforcements in the matching card colour and glue in place. 

I did't have any matching ribbon in my vast ribbon stash. Does it matter? No of course not as we can make our own matching ribbon. I always have lots of white ribbon for this purpose. Cut a piece sufficient for the bow. lay some distress oxides down on the craft sheet as before and spritz with water and dab the ribbon through until covered. Spritz ribbon until wet enough for the ink to soak into the ribbon thoroughly. Dry with a heat tool and there you have it. Perfect matching ribbon. Thread one piece of ribbon through the hole and then make a bow with the rest of the ribbon. I made a triple bow and glued this in place with a hot glue gun.

Hope you like it. Thanks for dropping by. Take care and happy crafting.

All for now

Bev. xxx

Sunday, 28 January 2018

Like A Beautiful Sunset

Hello. This is a Re-Post. It seems my blog has been playing up. I think I have fixed the issues now but this post was missing too. This was my first post this year and for those that have already seen it I apologise.

Here's what I used...

PaperArtsy Smoothy Super Smooth Card... 240gsm.
Inkylicious stamp set... Live Life In Colour.
Visible Image stamp... Your Vivid Colours.
Ranger Distress Ink... Squeezed Lemonade.
Versafine Ink pad... Onyx Black.
Clarity Stamp stancil... Sunshine.
Polychromo pencils.
Masking Tape.

Here's what I did...

I began with a piece of card measuring 7" x 7". I stamped the image with black ink two or three times until happy with the depth of colour. Stamp it again onto masking tape and carefully cut out. Colour the image with the colouring medium of your choice. I used polychromo pencils. Once happy, place the mask over the image and then place the stencil over the image and brush through with the distress ink until happy with the depth of colour. Carefully remove the mask.

Take the wording and stamp it twice on a spare piece of card. This allows the wording to be cut leaving a small border around the edge to give the impression of two separate stamps. Mount onto black card and again onto a matching colour card. Glue these onto the card. Now mount the finished piece onto black card and again the matching colour card. Now mount onto finished white card base. I felt it needed a little something extra so I found some coloured card rounds (They have a name but I have no idea what it is lol). I chose matching colours and added these to the card.

I hope I haven't missed anything and this says what the original post said. Some things are just sent to try us I think and try I do :-)

All for now. I wish you all a peaceful Sunday night and a great week ahead.

Much love, Bev. xxx

Multiple Personalities

Well hello again lovelies. I have made a fun make this time with these adorable dogs from Katzelkraft, don't you just love them. I wasn't totally happy with the background here as it didn't go quite to plan but hey ho, didn't have the time to start again.

Here's what I used...

PaperArtsy Smoothy White Card 350gsm.
Katzelkraft... Mini 085 and 086.
PaperArtsy... EEG21 by Emma Godfrey
Verse Stamp I'm unsure of as have no packaging.
Leonie Pujol...Lots of Texture
Dutch Mask... Brick Wall.
Cuttlelola Dotspen... Black
PaperArtsy Fresco Finish Chalk Acrylic Paint... Smurf, Space Cadet, Concrete, Snowflake, London Bus and Taupe.
Ranger Distress Ink... Barn Door.
Momento Ink... Black.
Stazon Ink...Jet Black.
Ranger Archival Ink... Watering Can and Garden Patina.

Here's what I did...

I began with a piece of card 6.5" x 7.5". I began layering over the fresco paints using a breyer until happy with the look, making sure the right side was left light. Lay over the brick wall stencil and using a stencil brush, apply the taupe fresco paint. Set this aside to dry thoroughly.

Stamp the images onto some smooth white card. I used promarker alcohol markers to colour my images but you can use whatever colouring medium you like. Carefully cut these out and using a black marker, carefully go around the edge so that there will be no white edges showing. Glue the images to the background card. I used a dots pen to ground the dogs. Take the verse and stamp in place with black ink. I used one of the texture stamps from Leonies texture set and stamped around the edge using the garden patina and one of the stamps from the Emma Godfrey stamp set to stamp the crossed circles using Watering Can.

Blend around the edge of the card with the Barn Door Distress Ink and then mount the finished piece onto black card. Then mount to a matching piece of red card before mounting onto a white card base.

Hope you like it. Enjoy the rest of your Sunday and hope you all have a good week.

All for now.

Much Love, Bev. xxx

Saturday, 27 January 2018

The greatest Adventure is what lies ahead

Hello crafty people. I can't believe we are nearly at the end of January already. I hope you've all had a good one. Mine has been a test that's for sure. Well this stencil has had withdrawal symptoms I think. Begged to be used once again so here we are. For all those that know me well will know I have made many cards with this one. Just couldn't resist another play with it.

Here's what I used... 

PaperArtsy Smoothy Super Smooth Card... 240gsm.
Deep Red Stamp... Great Blue Heron.
Visible Image Stamp Set... Destination Inknown.
Ranger Distress Ink... Pumice Stone, Bundled Sage, Peeled Paint and Stormy Sky.
Spectrum Noir Colorista Alcohol Markers... Cream, Sandstone, Daffodil, Umber, Forest Green,                                                                                  Curulean, Cobalt, Pistachio, Cyan and Pearl Blue.
Momento Ink... Black.
Versafine Ink...Onyx Black.
Clarity Stamp Stencil... Bulrushes. I have removed the bulrushes.

Here's what I did...

I began with a piece of card measuring 7" x 7". I stamped my image first as it is quite large and I wanted to get the whole image in. I used momento ink as I wanted to use alcohol markers for a change and this really is the best ink in  my opinion. I also stamped the image onto masking paper and cut out. Place this over the stamped image. Now carefully line up the stencil to incorporate the image and tape in place with removable tape. Brush over the distress inks until happy with the depth of colour. Before removing the stencil, take a piece of blending foam and blend in all the ink that is on the stencil. This clears stencil at same time as giving the edges that stronger edge. Now remove the masking from the image carefully.

Now the fun part. Colour the image with your chosen colours. I must admit I didn't spend too long doing this. That's the great thing with alcohol markers, they all blend together so well.

Once happy with everything take the wording from the Visible Image stamp set and stamp using black ink. My choice as always is Versafine. 

All to do now is mount onto black card and then onto your chosen matching colour card before mounting onto card base.

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Until next time

Bev. xxx

Tuesday, 23 January 2018

In a Black and White World

Hello and welcome. Well the stamp was still out from the last post and I had just a little time available so made this really quick make. The only time consuming part really was the masking. Sometimes quick and easy is good :-) I do rather like these zebras.

Here's what I used...

Multi Technigues 250gsm Card
Inkylicious Stamp Set... Live Life In Colour
Versafine Ink Pad... Onyx Black
Brusho... Crimson, Leaf Green, Gamboge and Cobalt
Masking Fluid

Here's what I did...

I began with a piece of card measuring 7"x 7" and stamped the image with versafine ink two or three times until happy. I painted the entire image with a thin layer of masking fluid. Once dry, sprinkle on your favourite colours of brusho. Give a good spritz with water and watch the magic happen. Either leave to dry naturally or if like me and a little impatient, blast with a heat tool until dry. Gently rub off the masking fluid to reveal your image. Take the words from the stamp set and stamp with the versafine ink. Mount onto a piece of matching card and then onto a white card base. Voilla, a quick and easy card. Happy days :-)

Hope you like it. Have a great week. See you soon.

Bev. xxx

In her own skin

Hello and welcome Feels good to be here once again. Yes I have a week off so managed some time in the Craft Room. I made a quick and easy...