Thursday, 21 December 2017

Craft Consortium Winter Woodland Merry and Bright Card

Hi all 

Here is my last Christmas make of the year at least until June and the we start it all again. I would like to take the opportunity to wish you all a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. Right i am off to polish off the wine and hope Santa hasn't put me on the naughty list ;) 

Cover a square card blank with patterned  paper and trim to fit.

Cut a large strip from matching paper and adhere to the centre of the card. Ink over the top with brown spritzing ink.

Cut out a small rectangle and adhere over the edge of the strip

Take a mdf shape and paint with black acrylic paint. Let this dry and then apply crackle paste over the top and allow to set.

Once dry thread two acorn charms through some twine and then tie around the top of the mdf shape before adding to the card.

Good Luck with the last minute Xmas shopping and i will be back after Christmas with more inspiration.
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Wednesday, 20 December 2017

How To Create A Beautiful Vintage Christmas Card

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I have used the Steampunk'd Christmas Stamp Set to create a vintage Christmas card. You can use these stamps for more traditional Christmas crafts too. 

Product list
6 x 6 Card
8 x 8 Christmas papers
Paper Poinsettia Stickers
Banner Nesting Die
Red ink pad
Wooden Frames
Marker Pens

Start off by covering a 6 x 6 card blank with patterned paper. 
Then cut out a large rectangle from green pattered paper.
For the next layer, use a banner die and cut out a sheet of matching paper, Wrap red twine around the top and adhere to card.

Glue paper to the back of the wooden frame and adhere to card.
Stamp out the Santa stamp onto white card and colour in with markers.
Cut out the Santa and adhere to the wooden frame

Decorate with paper flowers and cut a sentiment out of the patterned paper.

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Tuesday, 19 December 2017

How To Create a Floral Bird House Card

 Hi all
I  have a card to share on the blog today. I used the foils with Best Glue ever to create a birdhouse themed card.


MDF Birdhouse
Acrylic paint
Resin flowers

Cover a 5 x 7 card blank with patterned paper and then cover half the card with floral print paper. Tear a strip of light pink paper and adhere across the card. Cut two flags from the patterned paper and layer them together before adhering to the card.
Add a sentiment

Paint the mdf birdhouse i teal and then use Best Glue Ever to adhere a strip of lace across the bottom and a large resin flower on the side.

Apply Best Glue Ever to the roof and window pieces and allow it to go tacky. Next take a small piece of purple foil and rub it onto the pieces with your finger. If you get a few patches just repeat the steps until it is covered. Glue the pieces together and then adhere to the card.

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Monday, 18 December 2017

Wildflower Yikes Mixed Media Tag

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Here is an easy mixed media tag made using Monique's  Wildflower Yikes Stamps.

Product list
Large tag die cutter
white card
Black archival ink
Tyveck Material
Metallic paints

Start off with a large blank tag and using a blending tool, Apply light orange ink across the top and bottom of the tag. Next use purple ink and apply it across the middle and blend a little into the orange.

Stamp the boarder stamp around the edges of the tag and then stamp the wildflowers into the corners of the tag. You can layer up the tentacles to  create larger flowers.

Stamp out Yikes into the center of the tag.

Cut out cogs from Tyveck material and paint with metallic paints. 
Tyveck can be bought as sheets or you can buy disposable overalls and cut that up.
Create a flower by Placeng a metal brand though the center of the cogs and melt with a heat tool.

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Sunday, 17 December 2017

Winter Woodland Layout Mr Robin

Hi all

I have another layout made using the Winter Woodland Collection by Craft Consortium.

Start off by applying gesso to a 12 x 12 sheet of paper. Use a pallet knife to drag the gesso across the page.

Once dry apply a stencil mask over the top using modeling paste and allow to set.

Spritz are with a couple of green mist sprays and allow to dry

Cut up the Winter Woodland papers into squares and strips and position them onto the page before gluing down.

 Just play around with the paper layers until you are happy with the final look.

Mount your photograph onto card and trim to fit layout.

Using the robin stamps from the Winter Woodland Collection, Stamp out the little birds onto card and then color in with watercolor paints. Let them dry and then cut them out before adding to the page.

Add a few holly leaves and use the enamel dots from the Kori Kumi collection to add the berries.

Finish off by adding a title using alphabet stickers.

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Saturday, 16 December 2017

Live Love Laugh 12 x 12 Scrapbook Layout With Gummiapan

                                                                     Hi all

I have a mixed media layout to share with you today. I wanted to show how you can use your Gummiapan stamps and dies on scrapbook layouts.

Products used
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Live Love Laugh

Coffee Stain

Film Negative

Worn Chessboard

Butterfly Monarch Large

Integrated Rectangles

Doodled circle die

Chevron Line

Chevron Line

Once you have chosen your photo and papers. Take a palette knife and smooth gesso onto the background page. Next spritz the area with sea green ink and then stamp some texture around the page using blue ink.

Cut up your papers and layer them onto the page. Add bits of trim and washi tapes to add more texture and apply stencils using modeling paste. Then cover the lot in gesso. paint over the top with green and blue inks and allow some to drip down the page.

Cut out a circle and the interlinked rectangles out of card. Paint with gesso and then ink before adding them over the top of the first layer

Add more stamps around the page using Black and dark blue ink. mount the photo onto plain paper and then stamp around the frame with a butterfly stamp.  Add a few clusters of flowers and paint ink over the top so they match the page.

Create embellishments using modeling paste and a silicone mold, This takes between 24 and 48 hours to fully set so i make these in advance.

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Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Cherish the Memory Wonderful Woodland Winter ATCs

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I have a set of Woodland themed ATCS using the various Christmas collections by Studio Light.

I used the Die Cut ATCs as the base and added stamps and stencils over the top

I then used the die cut shapes from the die-cut sheet and layered them up

I added trims and enamel dots to finish off the ATCs

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Monday, 11 December 2017

Thompson Crafts Kaisercraft Letters To Santa Mixed Media Layout

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I was putting up the Christmas tree when it dawned on me that this is more than just a tree. More than a tradition we just do over and over again. As i reached into the box of decorations i pulled out a memory and put it on the tree. I pulled out the memories of those who we have lost, the times we spent together as a family and the adventures we shared together. I recalled where we had bought them and the memories of those days searching the shops and markets came flooding back. The memories from childhood spent playing under the tree, the smell of fresh pine even though the tree has more plastic on it than a Kardashian. I then cracked open a bottle of wine and let the festive spirits flow ;)

This layout shows one of the many market stands we have visited in search of that one special tree decoration to keep in memory of the year past .

I used

Kaisercraft Letters To Santa 12 x 12 papers

Kaisercraft Collectibles  Letters To Santa

Assorted paper flowers

Prima Marketing Glass Glitter Green

all available at Thompson Craft Supplies

I stared by adding gesso to the background and then texture stamps. Then i added a few stencil masks using modeling paste and spritzed ink over the background.

I added a thick layer of modeling paste and then added glass glitter to it. I then cut strips from the Letters to Santa and layered them up before matting the photo onto psper and gluing it to the page.

I finished off by gluing the die cuts around the photo and adding paper flowers/
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Sin City Stamps Quick Makes Christmas ATCs

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I started by painting the backgrounds with Brusho powders which are like a watercolor. I then added a layer of modeling paste using a stencil mask and then applying more watercolor once the modeling paste has dries a little.

I then stamped out two Santa's onto white card stock and painted Expandit onto the beard and hat. Expandit is a medium that fluffs up like snow when heat is applied. It is so fun to play with.
I then coloured in the rest of the image with water color and skin tone markers.

I added a few words with an alphabet stamp. I tried to blend it in a bit better by coloring in letters with ink. I have various bits of art stones and micro beads which i added to the ATCs by applying blobs of clear modeling paste to the sections i wanted to sprinkle the bits over. I finished off by adding white thread to the card for extra texture.

I repeated the above steps but with the little hat instead. I used gold glitter paint on the polka dots and once it dried it looks like glitter enamel dots.

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Saturday, 9 December 2017

Swedish House Crafts Pion Design Legends Of The Sea Mixed Media Page

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I have a new layout to share using stamps and dies by Gummiapan.
Links are below

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Start off by applying gesso over the page and leave to dry. Next  stamp over the page with the Worn Circles and Worn Net stamps. Apply a stencil mask using clear modeling paste and allow to set. 
Cut out three lots of the Integrated Circles Die from white card and then glue these to the page. Spritz the page with lime green and turquoise and let it run down the page.

Cut the blue wood effect paper up into strips and place them  side by side and then crop the photo to fit.  Stamp along the bottom edges of the page and apply a stencil and inks.

Spritz some cheese cloth with ink and dry with a heat gun. Glue this around the photo and then glue a few clusters of glass glitter on the page.

Add a few art stones and a title to finish

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Thursday, 7 December 2017

Creating Mixed Media Backgrounds With Brusho Powders

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I have a mixed media layout to share today. It's has been a while since i shared any layouts but i am hoping to do at least one a month until my mojo comes back.

Start off by covering a section of the page with gesso and using a pallet knife, drag the gesso across the page until it spreads thinly at the edges. Let that dry and then  add a few stamps around the page before applying  a stencil mask using modeling paste. Once this has set you can spritz it with Sea Green Brusho Mist Spray and then spray over the top with water to dilute the ink. Dry with a heat tool and then sprinkle Lime Green over the top and add water to spread the color. Allow some of the ink to run down the page before leaving it to settle.

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Die cut shapes from card stock and adhere to the page.  Next Cut out A rectangle from patterned
 paper and apply the stencil over the top with modeling paste. Add Brusho powder over the top and then adhere it to the page. Cut another rectangle and layer it over the top and then add the photo.

Tip: Use 3D Foam tap on the top layers so you can add more bits behind them later.

Add a length of green trim and  groups of paper flowers around the photo.

Finish off by adding foam alphabet stickers. If you don't have any in your stash you can use craft foam and alphabet dies to create a similar effect.

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