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Wednesday, 20 April 2016

All about the Textures

Morning folks, hey! the sun is out and once again  I'm off to take classes and won't get to see much of it but it's nice to know that it's shining and gives us that feel good factor to start the day.
Something a little different for this week and less taxing, I have decided to get the good old texture embossing folders out and what better than to team them up with the Pebeo Gilding Waxes, all three colours that is....... and hey presto a very easy make with the WOW! impact, couldn't be any better.
The Embossing folders are the Texture folders from Crafters Companion and there is a quite a few to choose from so I  decided to use four or five for our class this week, and of course the essential black card.  keeping it simple is this weeks key so I chose to die cut a Dragonfly or two as my extra embellishments ( you could use a butterfly or a flower if you don't fancy the dragonfly)
The card I have just described is of course an 8x8 Square and the next is going to be a 6x6 again a simple theme for this one is also in order.
One the second card I have used an embossing folder and Distress inks Frayed Burlap and Vintage Photo I also added in to the mix Stormy Sky, Faded Jeans and Forest Moss. I think by using these colours it gives the card a slight vintage feel.
OK I'm off to work now so I'll post the photo's later today.
See you later x
Just a couple of photo's to give you an idea, I decided to add in some coloured Alchemy Waxes to the finished card as it looked a tad dark.

You might want to bring some Cut n Dry foam to apply the Waxes,

Wednesday, 13 April 2016

In the Downton Abbey Decor Fashion

Hello here we are again and I hope you are all enjoying this lovely sunshine unlike me as I'm busy crafting my way to the next demo day this coming Saturday at Crafty Knits in Chorley so if you're free then come along and join us as there is sure to be lots of laughter and no doubt a little mayhem in the midst of our crafty event.
Well as this weeks title suggests we are visiting Downton in our card classes and I have to say I am really loving these dies and I have only just begun to use them so that's a good sign for me.
Our first card is a little different and I would imagine it could be made into a card for any occasion which proves to be very useful in deed.  I started with a 7x7 square card and then die cut this rather beautiful and quite substantial Downton Décor panel from black cardstock which I have to tell you cut like a dream. Next I got my Waxes and worked on the panel and hey presto instant inspiration.

Clear Ink pad
Clear Powder
Black Versafine
Pumice Stone Distress ink
Silver Pebeo Gilding Wax
Coral Reef Alchemy Wax
Mini blending egg
Fine round paint brush

I have used two of the  bow dies from the Downton Abbey range as my main embellishment and two small panels from the Ornate Rectangle Frame set.

Here we have a selection of colours from the Starlight paints to create a background onto which the beautiful Downton Décor panel can be added.

I did however use my Vintage Sparkle Pens to make the background in this card but the Starlight paints will work just as well so you can have the option if you want to use your own pens that's fine.

Think this photo is a little blurry it could be a reflection on the gliding wax.

Now onto card two.
So sweet and petite the base card has been cut from the new Ornate Oval Frame, as like all the frame sets they make such cute little cards and are super easy to do.
I teamed them up with the stamp set from Sara's Floral range as they go perfectly together

Well that's me finished for now I don't think lol! Back to the die cutting, so many dies need to be set free from their packaging but which to choose next ????????????
Think I should pop the kettle on it's going to be a very long day.
See you soon  x

Thursday, 7 April 2016

Saucer Flowers on an Easel

Hello on this very wet and windy day, what a week I've had but no time to moan or should I say tell you about it so lets get straight to the important stuff. This week I have used a Woodware set of stamps called Saucer Flowers and to go with them I decided to revive my tiny pots of good old Mica Paints to colour these rather unusual shaped flowers. I have made a 6x6 box which the easel card strands on top of and created my backgrounds with Distress ink pads and a touch of Imagination Crafts Alchemy Waxes. To complete the look I was after I have embossed the box with my 8x8 Pebbles Texture folder.
You can choose any colours you prefer to create your box card and any design of folder as long as it is 8x8 or A4 in size.
Finally I have used the Dragonfly stamp from the free set that came with the last issue of the Inspiration magazine to create my embellishments from. They have been stamped onto acetate with Black Versafine ink and embossed in clear powder. I then coloured them on the reverse with my Starlight paints. If you don't fancy the Dragonflies you can use the Butterfly stamp instead.

Here's a couple of photo's to give you an idea of the colours you could be making but if you want just bring the colours you prefer  to use and a couple of blending tools.

You will need a fine round paint brush to paint your flowers and Dragonflies and also an anti-static bag.

If you don't have any of the Mica Paints don't worry we have quite a few colours you can use in class.

Sorry about the quality of the pictures I'm still having trouble with my tablet and now my phone and I need to get it sorted as soon as I get chance.

See you soon x