Sunday, 31 March 2019

Police Box

Diorama Police Box card

Kindred Stamps I Need Some Space
Art Impressions Watercolor Stamp Sets Foliage 1, Foliage 2, Flower Set 2,
Stampin Up discontinued flowers
Creative Stamping Issue 37 Winter Garden
Hero Arts Fairy Die (part of discontinued MMH kit), you could try this Floral Die instead or this one
Zig Clean Colour Pens (for police box, trees, gaps and greenery inside)
Police Box  #31 Cobalt Blue (window) #30 Blue #32 Persian Blue #35 Deep Blue #037 Cornflower Blue
Marvy or Tombow markers (for flowers, grasses, bushes, branches, leaves)
Tombow Deep Grey Marker
Watercolor Paper

Blossoming Wreath

Use a 4" x 4" square of watercolour paper and Gina K's wreath builder to stamp the floral wreath. I used Marvy and Tombow Markers. When the wreath is complete use water and a brush to get a watercolour effect. (Video tutorials on this effect here, here and here)
On separate paper use a stamping platform (such as Misti or Tim Holtz) to stamp a butterfly/ dragonfly in light grey marker. You may need to stamp it a few times due to texture of paper/ lightness of marker. Colour with Zig Clean color pens and water. For the dragonfly, add glitter and let dry. For the butterfly add fine detail with purple Zig marker but don't add water. Cut them both out and adhere in a pleasing manner. Matt onto card stock and a square ivory card.

Materials Used
Zig Clean Color Watercolour Pens  #25 Pink #31 Cobalt Blue #32 Persian Blue #36 Light Blue #81 Light Violet #83 Lilac #84 Deep Violet Sugared Almond Pink for Butterflies
Greens and blues for Dragonflies
Marvy Markers/Tombow Markers 
Watercolor Paper
Watercolor Brush- Grumbacher no 1 round
Art Institute Designer Dries Clear Glue and fine tip and Ultra Fine Glitter (Dragonfly wings only)

Friday, 22 March 2019

Materials List
Congratulations stamp by Stampabilities
Couple Silhouette cut with a Silhouette Cameo machine
Distress Inks, Tumbled Glass,Salty Ocean, Blueprint Sketch, Wilted Violet, Picked Raspberry
Tim Holtz watercolour paper.
Tim Holtz round blending foam
Memento Ink in Black Tuxedo.
Tim Holtz Mini Stencil Set #2
Perfect Pearls sprays in Pearl and Gold

Friday, 15 March 2019

Rainy Days

Smoosh the Distress Oxide pads on a teflon or glass craft mat (I used more of the blues and just a smidgen of black). Spritz with water.
Take a rectangle of cold press Strathmore watercolour paper and drag it through it. If wished dry with a heat gun or hairdryer and repeat until you have it as you like. I used more Faded Jeans and pressed rather than dragged. Spritz the card with just water and blot immediately. Sponge the corners in black soot and stamp a rain stamp from the weather set using a dark grey pad or marker.

On separate watercolour paper stamp the donkey and umbrella using a light grey Tombow marker or a no line colouring inkpad such as the Barely There pads. Colour using Zig Clean colour pens and a watercolour brush. Cut out and cut around the donkey paw to insert the umbrella handle. Glue to the background. Mat on blue cardstock and mount to a grey card.
Use a static pad to pounce over a piece of blue cardstock. Using an embossing pad or white pigment pad stamp the sentiment on the blue cardstock and heat emboss with white powder. Trim and adhere to card.

Materials Used:
Embossing pad, White embossing powder (superfine recommended due to small letters), Heat Gun, Anti-Static pad
Zig Clean Color #026 Light Pink #036 Light Blue, #034 Dull Blue, #037 Cornflower Blue, #64 Oatmeal #065 Mid Brown, #82 Purple #090 Gray #92 Blue Gray
Water Spritzer
Tombow or Marvy dark grey marker

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Tuesday, 5 March 2019

Uniquely Unicorns

I had a lot of fun making this card and envelope using stamps from Uniquely Creative and Gina K. 
I started with a 4" x 4" square of X-press it cardstock. I stamped the centre circle from Gina K's wreath builder stamp set using Tuxedo Black Memento Ink. I then used her wreath builder template to make the rest of the design using Uniquely Creative's Stay Unique Unicorn set and the heart from the Wreath Builder stamp set. The sparkles were stamped with Memento ink in Teal Zeal, Grape Jelly, Danube Blue, Bahama Blue. These were then coloured with Copic markers. 
The edges of the paper were sponged with Tim Holtz's Distress Oxides in Peacock Feather and Wilted Violet
I cut the centre circle (I used a Sizzix circle die, but any the right size would do) from Stick It paper that had previously been adhered to cardstock. Peel off the adhesive and cover the sticky side with ultra fine glitter in the colour of your choice.  Glue or tape runner the circle to the middle of the stamped one.  
Stamp the unicorn from Uniquely Creative's set on separate cardstock using Memento black ink. Colour using Copic markers. Fussy cut and adhere over your glitter circle.  My square was then mounted onto purple and mint cardstock. 
Affix the square to a glitter card (I got mine from Michaels). The sentiment from the set was filled using Deco teal foil and a Minc Machine. Sponge with Distress Oxides.
The envelope was created the same way,  also using a confetti stencil from Echo Park and Prismacolor pencils to colour the unicorn.

Supplies Used
Distress Oxides in Wilted Violet, Peacock Feathers
Ultra Fine glitter
Copic Markers 0 Colourless Blender, BV000 Iridescent Mauve, V04 Lilac, V15 Mallow, 
BG09 Blue Green, BG10 Cool Shadow, BG15 Aqua, BG72 Ice Ocean.
Prismacolor in 992 Light Aqua, 905 Aquamarine, 956 Lilac, 1008 Parma Violet, White.