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Sunday, 10 September 2017

How To Create Adorable Kori Kumi Mixed Media Cards

Hi all

I have some exciting news to share!!

I have joined the Craft Consortium Design Team and i am excited about the year ahead.

While i work on the new collections, i have a few mixed media cards i made up using the Kori Kumi Collection.



Start off by covering a 5 x 7 card and then use a flower stencil with modeling paste to apply a layer of embossed flowers over the card.


Spritz the card with water and sprinkle over Brusho Powders and dab the ink with a paper towel.


Pop out the pieces from the decoupage sheets and make them up but don't stick them onto the base layer. Adhere the characters to the corners of the card. 


Add a sentiment using a die and white card.




Spritz water over the 5 x 7 card and then sprinkle Brusho Powder over the card.
To get the faded effect by using a pale green first and then applying a darker green over the top as each layer dries.  Stamp textures over the card using stamps and then build up the topper.



Cut up a few strips of paper from the 8 x 8 pad and layer them up before adhereing them to the card. Add a bit of the leaf ribbon just on the edge of the paper layers.


Add a sentiment by cutting out the words in craft foam with a die cut. Finish off by adding enamel dots.


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Saturday, 9 September 2017

How To Create A Warm Autumn Card

Hello crafty friends
I have a mixed media card to share with you today. The theme on the Colourcraft blog is Autumn colours so i will show you how to create this look with Brusho Crystal Powders.



Take a blank card and open it up. Place newspaper over the half you want to keep blank and then spray the other side with water. Sprinkle Rose Red across the card and then Orange,OST Red and Sandstone, the colours will blend together and create this fallen leaves look.



Once the card has dried you can begin adding stamps to the background. I used a stamp that created an outline instead of a silhouette so that the background colours would show through.



I used a banner die to cut out three lots of flags using Autumn toned pattered papers. I layered them together and then glued them in place. I used a sentiment die cut to finish off the card.



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Thursday, 7 September 2017

How To Create A Sweet And Easy Tag With Penguins And Presents

Hi all

I have a little tag to share using the new Penguins and Presents stamps by Sticker Kitten.


Start off by painting half of the tag with blue acrylic paint. Then stamp the snowy hills stamp at the bottom and apply glue. Sprinkle with fine white glitter and leave to dry.



Use a dry baby wipe and paint it with green acrylic paint.  Stamp over the top with the trees stamp, cut them out and glue to tag.

Stamp out a penguin, hat and scarf.
Colour them in and cut them out 
assemble the pieces and then add those to the tag.


Finish off by stamp out the sentiment onto the tag and then stamp over the top of the tag with the snowball texture stamp using gold ink.


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Wednesday, 6 September 2017

How To Create An Altered Box With Best Glue Ever

Hi all

I have a altered box to share today using Best Glue Ever from ScraPerfect available here http://scraperfect.com/





Start off by painting a small wooden box with gesso and then paint over with chalky finish paint.




Stamp over the whole box with a texture stamp using dark green ink and leave to dry before applying modeling paste over the top with a stencil.




Use Best Cleaner Ever to clean the ink off you stamps and tools. 






Apply blobs of Best Glue Ever to the bottom corners of the box and then carefully attach the feet. Leave the glue to set. This glue is perfect for adding metal to wood because it dries fast and has a strong hold once dry unlike PVA glue which is a lot more runny so the bits tend to slid off while it tis drying.






I used clay with silicone molds to create the shapes which i painted with Quinaodone Gold fluid acrylic and then dry brushed with gold paint. Once dry i glued the heart to the wings and adhered it to  the box. I added mdf cogs around the front.




I rubbed a bit of bronze metallic paint over the box to highlight the wood grain a little.




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Monday, 4 September 2017

Paint The Roses Red With Artful Days Goody Box

Hi all

I have recently joined the Artful Days Goodie Box Design Team and i will be starting with the October box when it becomes available but for now i have a card i made up using the August Goodie box which has a tea party or Alice theme.

You can visit the shop here which sells other mixed media bits as well as the boxes.




Cover a blank square card with the 6 x 6 pattetened paper from the box.  Apply modeling paste using a stencil and omce set, spritz with red ink.


Apply gesso to one of the paper tags and then spritz wirh red ink. Glue this to the centre of the card.

Rip one of the cards into half and paint the bottom with red acrylic paint. Glue to top and bottom corner of the card.

Spritz cheese cloth with red spritzing ink and glue to tag once it has dried.


Paint one of the white foam roses red and leave to dry. Cut up one of the paper straws and glue them to the edge of the tag in a row. Glue the rose onto the top.


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Sunday, 3 September 2017

Creating A Dark Unicorn Card with Rick St Dennis


Hi alll
I have a new card to share using one of Rick St Dennis' new images the Dark Unicorn available on Zibbit. https://www.zibbet.com/rick1949/dark-unicorn-digi-stamp

There is a sale on the website so grab it before it goes back to the normal price.


Colour in the Image first. I used Prima Watercolour pastels and i kept the image mostly black with rainbow hair. 



Cover a 5 x 7 blank with patterened paper and then cut out a square of matching paper using a die.


Add the image onto the squate using 3D foam pads and then cut up a few paper straws. Add these in a row along the top and bottom of the topper.
Finish with a sentiment

Tuesday, 29 August 2017

How To Create A Stunning Heritage Page




1) Paint a section of the page with soft pink acrylic paint, use a brayer to create a blended look.

2) Apply a stencil with modeling paste.

3) Paint over the top with purple ink and add small amounts of ink around the layout.

4)  Stamp around layout with a texture stamp

5) Cut a strip of pattered paper and add gesso over the top, Add a little yellow ink and stamp over with a texture stamp. 

6)  Adhere the large strip to the page.



7) Cut a large rectangle out of patterned paper and adhere over the strip.

8) Mount your  photo onto  the pale blue paper and trim to size, Adhere this near the center of the layout.

9) Decorate the page with strips of hessian, Flowers and buttons.

10) Use a sentiment topper as a title.


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Sunday, 27 August 2017

How To Create A Dream Catcher Mixed Media Tag

Hello crafty friends

I have another mixed media tag to share and i have been playing with one of the new dies  that have just come into the shop this month. This one is the Dream Catcher  and is a two part thin metal die that should work on most die cutting machines.



I started off by using Brusho powders to  create the background by mixing a  few green and blue inks together. I then applied a stencil using modelling paste and dry brushed silver paint over the top and then added a few texture stamps.


I cut both parts of the die out using the blue wood effect paper from the Summer Feelings 6 x 6 paper pad and then spritzed with blue in and  dabbed over the top with blue metallic paint.


I finished off by adding some fibers and pearls to the tag.

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Learn How To Make A Fantastic Dream Steam Card

Hi all

I have a card i have made up using the new Dream Steam Collection by Fabscraps


Cover a 6 x 6 square blank with a sheet of the Dream Steam paper. Add a large printed tag to the center and then cut some painted dry wall tape and glue to either side. Tutorial is here https://whatkatiedid2.blogspot.com/2017/06/how-to-create-grungy-textures-using.html



I used the cog stamps by Gummiapan and stamped them out onto white card. I used bright colours to match the paper and i just layered them up. Use foam pads to raise some of the cogs and then slot a few underneath.


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