Monday, 12 November 2018

Grace

Morning Friends and Crafters. I am sure many of you know how much I love parchment craft. There was no way I could make samples with my own collection and not include at least one samples with it. So today I am sharing one with you. My card today also includes a selection of Groovi plates which have completed the design, it just shows that the elements in my collection will mix and match with any of your favourite crafts and styles. It might even get you to try something completely new, which would be wonderful.

You Will Need:
Dolphin Stamp Set 1
Clarity Poppy Wreath
Jayne's Agapanthus A5 Square Plate Set
Nested Squares Extension & Alphabet Plate A4
Parchment
Embossing Tool
White Stayzon Ink
Pergamano Embossing Mat
Polychromos, Pergacolours or Similar
Piercing Mat
Parchment Scissors
Dark Blue Mirror Card
Centura Pearl White Base Card
Tumble Direr Sheet

Step 1: First stamp your dolphin in place using the white Stayzon.

Step 2: Next use one of the  Christmas Groovi plates to add the sun. Add a small frame around the dolphin and the sun. The flourish around the outside frame is from Jayne's Agapanthus, use it to determine which of the larger frames you need to add. Add the next frame to give yourself enough room for the embossed dots. Then use the little berries from the 'Poppy Wreath' to add the selections of bubbles. Stamp 'Grace' in the middle of the bottom of your frame, (You will need to stamp this from the front of your work) then continue building your design.

Pierce and snip around the whole design Next add your white work and embossing, remembering to leave your work to rest inbetween. Finally colour your design from behind with your chosen colours.

Step 3: To finish you project layer your parchment onto mirror card and mount onto a Silver/White Centura Pearl card base.


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Sunday, 11 November 2018

Poppy Reflection and Remembrance

Morning Friends and Crafters, this year marks 100 Years since the guns fell silent in 1918, marking the end the 'The First World War'. Today I am sure we will all take the time to remember and reflect on all those who have fought and fallen in times of conflict. Hear is my card for today, as I also remember past members of the Family who never returned.

You Will Need:
Trent Media Stencil
Dolphin Stamp Set 1
Blazing Poppies fro Indigo Blu
Distress Oxide: Salty Ocean, Peacock Feathers and Squeezed Lemonade
Amsterdam Acrylics Red & Green
Red Watercolours
Black Fine Liner
Ruler
Collall Tacky Glue
Archival Black Ink
Versafine Black Ink
Watercolour Card 6 x 9''

Step 1: Create your background using a large acrylic block or a quilting ruler, (something large). Add the Oxides in a diagonal fashion. Lightly spritz the card and the ink, then stamp and drag the block a little and lift. 

Step 2: Cut a rectangle from copier paper and place over your card. Place the stencil over the top and ink through with Versafine black ink.

Step 3: Draw a line around the face with a ruler and black fine liner.

Step 4: Use the ruler and fine liner again to draw a second frame around and colour in with a black marker.

Step 5:Use the inside of the rectangle you cut fro copier paper to mask off the face. Ink up the poppy stamp with Versafine ink, place and stamp as shown.

Step 6: Repeat below, keeping the diagonal composition as shown.

Step 7: Colour the poppies on the card and stamp using 'Reflection' & Memories' again with Versafine Ink.

Step 8: Stamp the poppies again, this time with Archival black ink, you need enough to decoupage your image. Colour these with the red watercolours.

Step 9: Slightly shape the poppies and use Collall 3D glue gel to secure giving them a little more dimension.

Step 10: Mount a black layer onto your base card.

Step 11: Mount your main piece onto your base to finish your card.

Here is the finished project:

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Saturday, 10 November 2018

Dark and Scary

Morning Friends & Crafters. I switched on this morning to find that there was no blog scheduled, I dont know how that slipped through my fingers. So here is a project I have written up today. It's a journal page, a little dark but by altering the colours and the background stamps you choose it could have a totally different feel to it. How about doing a double page with both styles as a real contrast. to show different feelings. This could also make a great card, scaled down and as always a great ATC. I have said before I love to capture cards and projects I do as ATC's to keep, especially when they're for the Design Teams.

You Will Need: 
Craftascope 'Bailey' A5 Media Stencil
Craftascope 'Dolphin' Stamp Set 1
Craftascope 'Profile' Stamp Set 2
Selection of Brusho
HB Pencil
Tim Holtz Distress Crayons
12 x 12 Journal Book (Pink Pig), card or chosen media
White Gel Pen
Pebeo Drawing Gum
Black Card
White Card
3D Glue Gel
Tacky Glue

Step 1: Select the position for your stencil, Use the outside lines to trace through. Mask the face with Pebeo Drawing gum.

Step 2: Spritz your project and sprinkle with your Brusho. When dry, remove the drawing gum.

Step 3: Roughly outline the face using a black Distress Crayon. Start building up you layers of your face with the crayons.

Step 4: Use a very small amount of the black around the face and smudge away with your finger, this will really highlight the face, while giving depth to the finished piece.

Step 5: Stamp your words onto white card, then mount onto black. Next use some lighter Distress Crayons to add colour to these words.

Step 6: Use a selection of your chosen stamps to create the background and the feeling of your project.I have gone quite dark with this on using stamps by AALL&Create. But the stamps you choose to use will totally change the feeling of your project. It could just as easily be bright and cheerful, depending on how you feel on what you want to create.

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Thank you for joining me today, I hope you have enjoyed the tutorial along with the finished piece. Please pop by again to see what else I have to share with you.xx

Friday, 9 November 2018

Spirit Soar ATC

Morning everyone, good to have your company. Today I am sharing an ATC that I made with my new collection. I love ATC's, I often make a mini version or representation of cards that I have made. Here is the Dolphin, which I predict is going to be the next Unicorn or Owl used with the funky wave stamp from Leonie. I have been lucky enough to swim with Dolphins a few time now, they really are the most amazing mammals,

You will need:
Dolphin Stamp Set 1
ATC Sized Piece of Stamping Card 2 1/2 x 3 1/2''
Pebeo Drawing Gum
Funky Wave Stamp from Leonie (or Similar)
Clarity Moon Mask
Blueprint Sketch Distress Ink
Shaded Lilac Distress Ink
Versafine Black Ink Pad
White Gel Pen
Alcohol Markers
Copier Paper Masks of the Waves and Dolphin

Step 1: Start by stamping the waves across the bottom of your card, Mask of the waves, then add the Dolphin and the moon mask. Using a fan brush, splash a a few very small drops of drawing gum across the sky, cover the rest of your stamped area with the gum as well and leave to dry.

Step 2: Blend the sky using the Shaded Lilac first. Then from the outside edges of the card start blending in the Blueprint sketch, gradually blend towards the centre, making sure the area around the moon wants to be lighter.

Step 3: Remove the moon mask.

Step 4: Removing the remaining drawing gum.

Stamp 5: Stamp your sentiment, Use the alcohol markers to colour the Dolphin and the waves. Then use the white gel en to add a highlight on the words and more texture to the waves.

Here is your finished ATC, such a great was of keeping a catalogue of your cards and projects.

Thank you for joining me today, I hope to see you again really soon, I hope you have enjoyed the tutorial today along with the finished piece. Before I go there is one more thing, here is a 30% off voucher to use on your FIRST order (anything) from Hochanda, use code FEY5JBP7

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Until Tomorrow, Take care and Happy Crafting.xx





Thursday, 8 November 2018

Face Pop Art

Hi everyone, I have a pop art journal page for you today. A little bit different for me, but it's been one of the great things to come from my collection, it has taken me in many different directions. It's been great journey and a pleasure to try so many new areas, I hope it will do the same for any of you who bought it as I have designed it to go will just about anything you can think of. I do like to think that some of you will do the same and try something very different to your normal style. You might follow a totally different path. I have had so many ideas of other things I would like to do with this collection, it's just such a shame we cant stretch time. This project has been great fun, you could use any one of these sections as a card for someone or just make a card in this style.

You Will Need:
Craftascope Art Media Stencil Collection Trent,Xander,Bailey and Brendan
Craftascope Dolphin Stamp Set 1
Spotty Washi Tape
Watercolour Paints
Pencil
Versafine Black Ink Pad
Copier Paper

Step 1: On your 12 x 12 Sheet or Journal Page, use Washi Tape to divide the page, Place each stencil in turn and draw around it with a pencil. For the top section I just flipped the stencil.

Step 2: Using watercolours, paint all of the faces. Then choose some really bright colours to use for the backgrounds. Next choose and stamp the words into each of the sections. You can really play with the faces and make them individual, Have lots of fun!!

Step 3: Use the stencils again with Versafine Black ink and a smoothie or phat foam to add back the lines and finish the pop art look.

I hope this has given you some ideas, it doesn't have to be the same project but elements or even the style, just another way to use the collection, which I hope you like.

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Wednesday, 7 November 2018

Thats Torn It

Morning everyone, I hope you are all well. A little bit of fun with this card and a mix of styles too. It would be great for a mans card or for a teenager when you really dont know what else to give them.

You will need:
Xander Art Stencil
Profile Stamp Set  2
Dolphin Stamp Set 1
Torn Paper Stamp By Sheena
Versafine Black Ink Pad
Metro Grey Ink Pad
Colour Blend pencils
 8B Graphite Pencil
Pergamano Blending Pen
Faber Castel Eraser Pencil
Black Card
White Stamping Card

Step 1: Using Metro Grey ink from Tonic, stamp the tron paper stamp, You will also need a mask so stamp it a second time on copier paper, Cut it out and position over your image to mask.

Step 2: Position your stencil and ink through it with Versafine black ink

Step 3: Remove the stencil.

Step 4: Cut out the inside of the torn stamp.

Step 5: Using the stencil, draw around, either the inside, outside or a mixture of both. Roughly go around the lines with the graphite pencil. Add very light shading as shown on the show, using the Pergamano Blender. You really only need to concentrate on the area showing through the card, but I got carried away.

Step 6: Use coloured pencils to add color to the eyes and skin.Position the coloured image behind your torn part and secure with Tacky glue.

Step 7: Trim your piece down and layer onto black card, before mounting onto a white card base. Stamp the 'Everyone Has  A Story' straight onto your card. Then on a separate piece of white card stamp the 'Relax', mount this onto black card and secure to your card with 3D Glue gel.

Thank you so much for joining me today it's been great to share this project with you. I hope you enjoyed the tutorial along with the finished piece. Why not stop by again to see what else I have to share.

Before I go there is one more thing, here is a 30% off voucher to use on your FIRST order (anything) from Hochanda, use code FEY5JBP7. 

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Until Tomorrow, Take care and Happy Crafting.xx


Tuesday, 6 November 2018

Marquetry Dolphin

Morning everyone, Thank for joining me today. This is a project I was very excited about. I have always loved the look of marquetry and I have watched Quentin on Hochanda many times, It was great to actually see the craft on TV. A very good friend gave me some wonderful veneers, so I thought I would try a small card with one of the Dolphins from my new collection. Maybe you might have a go too.

You will need:
Craftascope Dolphin Set 1
Selection of Veneers
Washi Tape
Carbon Paper or Tracedown
Copier Paper
Black Card
White Card
Black Base Card
Tacky Glue
Marquetry Craft Knife

Step 1:Collect all of your veneers together and select the pieces you will use to insert for your image.

Step 2: Choose your background veneer, this is the piece that will form the base and add the inserts to, this measures 4 1/2'' square.

Step 3: Stamp the chosen image, (here the dolphin) onto some copier paper. Tape this in place over your base piece, it will need to remain in place until the whole process is complete. Use the carbon paper in between to trace the first section.

Step 4: Use the knife to cut out this section. Place your chosen veneer behind underneath and cur the shape with your knife being careful not to move. Take your time and make very small cuts. When it is free, insert into the base and secure from behind with tacky glue, cover with tape while drying.

Step 5: Repeat the previous step with each section of you design.

Step 6: When completely dry, lightly sand the surface. I then finished mine with a light polish with teak oil

Step 7: To complete the card mount it onto black card and then white, finally add it to a black base card.

Another thing, here is a 30% off voucher to use on your first order (anything) from Hochanda, use code FEY5JBP7.

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Until Tomorrow, Take care and Happy Crafting.xx