Tuesday, 9 February 2016

Happy Hello card

Hello my dear crafty friends and welcome to my new post
Today I made a card for a couple of challenges and added Ann Butler's wonderful inks and paints to make this Mixed Media stamped card. I used Untiy challenge sketch and as this also has script it fits Craft Stamper Use script February challenge. Using die cuts is good as it can be entered to some die cut challenges
All challenge lists and link are below the tutorial made for this card

Product list:
Cardstock- DCWV
Stamps- Unity
Dies- Cherry Lynn Designs
Embossing powder: Clearsnap
Bling, glitter: craft store
Double sided glue sheet- Ranger
Glue: Beacon Zip Dry Paper glue

How to make this card: 1. Make basic white cardstock card. Die cut DCWV Collage Art pad cardstock with Cherry Lynn Scalloped Cardmaker nesting  die and glue the die cut cardstock 
on the lower half of the basic card.
2. Die cut the glue sheet with the largest die from the same dies set and glue it over the card.
3. Cut 3 thick white cardstock rectangles with Cherry Lynn Cardmaker nesting dies to fit the card as shown. Stamp over three die cuts with VersaMark ink, Unity stamps and heat emboss with white embossing powder. Glue the rectangles over the upper side of double sided glue sheet. Add blue glitter to fill the gaps.
4. Paint the stamped pieces with 3 colors of Ann Butler's Iridescents paints (Sunshine,Berry, Sapphire) from Earth Safe Finishes. Stamp the Unity sentiment with Ann Butler's Crafters Blueberry ink over the white embossed lower panel and heat emboss with Clear embossing powder.
5. Die cut three small butterflies with Cherry Lynn dies and white cardstock and add the back wings die cuts made with DCVW cardstock. Paint the butterflies with the same ESF paints. Arrange the butterflies over the wings and glue them with Beacon Zip Dry paper glue. This glue will stay clear and shiny after it's dry and looks like glaze. Add a few pearls over each stamped 
and die cut butterfly and a few on the lower panel.

I made this card for Ann Butler and Earth Safe finishes, but also for a few web challenges:
Unity sketch challenge on FB
Scrappy land- Cherry Lynn dies and Anything goes
Craft Stamper- use text- February challenge

Sunday, 7 February 2016

Discovery adn Explore ATC set with ARTplorations

Hello my dear crafty friends and welcome to my first post made for ARTplorations in February.
This is a couple of my new Mixed Media ATC made with ART and STAMPlorations delicious products.
I used very old book pages as my background over black ATC pieces with a lot of inks (Distress Ranger ones). I also used the same inks with Retro circles stencil for the background and then added texture with clear tar gel and glitter using Bubbles and Flutters and Splatters stencil.  After  gel was dry I stamped the borders with STAMPlorations  Artsy Border  maker stamps with white embossing powder. The words Discover and Explore were stamped over tissue paper with permanent ink and glued with gel medium over the ATC using two fantastic Bold sentiments sets: Discover and Explore.

Remember our Mixed Media challenge and you can win some great goodies too!

It's always anything Mixed Media and not a card and you need to use at least one stencil (any company, not just ours) and you can win $15 gift certificate OR choice of any 2 ARTplorations stencils to the winner and choice of 1 ARTplorations stencil to the top picks.

Products used:
Stencils: Bubbles, Retro circles, Flutters and Splatters
Stamps: Artsy Border Maker, Bold sentiments- Explore,Bold sentiments- Discover, 

February Tim Holt challenge tag

Hello my dear crafty friends and welcome to my  " not any DT work" post.
This is my very first time to make something for Tim Holtz 12 tags challenges and I am glad that I have time and energy to make something other then DT jobs. Actually I have so many Tim's products that I just need to use them.
So I took this challenge and made this as a travel tag. 
I used all stencil techniques, same arrangement, but changed the heart in the middle to this stamped ship image from Tim's stamps and continued to add things that are travel connected. 

Saturday, 6 February 2016

Connected by art tag

Hello my dear crafty friends! This is Irit from Rubber Dance DT here  with my fancy tag I made using a lot of Rubber Dance stamps.
I made this tag as a possible submission for Rubber Stamp Madness print call. I didn't make the call with this tag, also I  made it with another Rubber Dance piece for the very same theme. So now I can share it with Rubber Dance stamps lovers and I think it's a  pretty tag to any artistic woman between us.
The background was made with stamps from the Round in Circles set and I used mists from Tattered Angels to cover the background. I also added some black pen doodling in a kind of faux stitching.
The main images of artistic women from Women Collage set  were all stamped with black pigmented ink and heat embossed with clear embossing powder. Then I punched the circles and arranged them all over the tag.
The sentiment was made with Tim Holtz stickers and it's my own one. I thick that we all are united in own so called " week" gender and connected, even if we live far away, by our art passion. I think that this is a good sentiment to be produced as a stamp. 

Here you can see some close- ups too:

And all of those gorgeous stamps can be found in Rubber Dance shop HERE!
And as usual- I enter this project to some web challenges:
Craft Stamper- use text- February challenge

Use Irit2016 discount code to get 15% off your order and the shipping rates are great too! Check the shop and pick your own favorites!
You can also win some great stamps as we offer you our Monthly challenge in the blog and this month it's Kraft- White and Red colors: so easy as we all make Valentine cards.
So enter your project (any products to win, but for the Top 3 you do need to use Rubber Dance stamp) and maybe you can win some fantastic art stamps. 

Friday, 5 February 2016

Way to happiness art piece

This new 2016 brings with it a few new resolutions.
The first one is to " release" the pieces that I kept for " maybe thing".
Maybe I will use it for some print publication. Maybe I can use it for some of my DT duties. Maybe...
So this is such a " maybe" piece that I kept non posted for 8 months.
I made it as a possible print submission and the other piece of mine was picked for this publication theme. Good for me, bad for a piece  I like and keep and keep and keep.
I need to let it go! So the new beginning - a month later- for 2016 is to post my  art and not to keep it for ages.
So say hello to my " Way to Happiness"  art page and let me show you a bit of it.
It was a  first time that I use like 6 companies' stamps on one single art piece. Usually I try to stay with one or mostly two of my DT companies.
But this piece was about transportation and I didn't have more than one or two stamps from my DT companies. The solution was to mix and match.
The old card is Tim Holtz; the train and some trees are from the set I used for the first time from Indigoblue;
the bicycle kids are Unity; the world map and a ship is from VLVS; the bricks, big tree and grass are from Visible Image. The Happiness circle and the butterflies over it are from Rubber Dance.
 Same as with stamps happened with stencils. I mixed Ann Butler's Stars and Stripes stencils with more Tando Creative ones.
The main issue of this piece is that it doesn't matter what kind of transportation you use if any. If you want to find your Happiness you just need to dream, to hope and to love. If you do this three- you will find your spot of happiness. I made this Happiness spot as a sun - far away, but visible after all.
I used DecoArts products on this page such as Texture paste, paints, gesso etc. I added a lot of heat embossing over texture paste and chipboards. All stamping was made with black permanent ink - some directly over the page and some over tissue paper due to heavy texture over the page.
Tissue was glued with DecoArts Gel medium.

And now my " just released" art page  will be entered to some web challenges:
Sunshine  one for Simon Says Stamp and Show
 New beginnings- all about it explained in the body of my post- for Mixed Media Place
 Anything goes for Altered eclectics

Wednesday, 3 February 2016

Ann Butler's tutorial for February: Vintage tag

Hello my dear friends and welcome to my  post made for Ann Butler's blog!
This is a small tutorial for a tag made with Ann Butler's stamp, stencil and paints and the result is very fancy and adorable. 
So here we go!
1. Stamp Ann Butler's Clearsnap Basic stamp with Clearsnap Night Crafter's ink and heat emboss it with Clearsnap clear embossing powder as shown. Use any solid thick cardstock to make your stamping on as we are going to add more layers and it should be thick to keep all those layers. 

2. Use Ann Butler's Clearsnap Art screen Lattice and Earth Safe Finishes Gel Medium to make the stencilled immage over  your already stamped cardstock. The gel medium will be clear after it dries, so you just add as much as you want over the stamped background. 

3. Add a thick layer of Clearsnap clear glitter over the wet gel medium and now let it dry for a pretty ling time.

4. Take a couple of your favorite Earth Safe Finishes Ann Butler's Iridescents paints(Sunshine, Lilac, Emerald) and paint over the dry stencilled aread. Wait for it to be dry and your fancy background is all done.

5. And this is your finished tag: I didn't add the next steps as they are so easy to follow without any step by step photos.
I made a die cut with Die Versions Vintage clock die and painted in with Lilac Iridescents paint. Then it was added on the top of my tag and embellished with a metal button. 
All flowers on the side were also painted with the very same Lilac and Emerald paints.
The retro kids die (Die Versions) was heat embossed with black thick embossing powder.
The tulle tie was added and a few paper string pieces in Lilac color were the final touch for this art tag. 

TPD February Love card

 Hello my dear crafty friends and welcome to my first February post  made for Two Paper Divas blog.
February is a month of Love as you all know. So this is a first card made with new I chews you  stamps from TPD.
This card is made with cardstocks only. I made light purple cardstock background and added the punched pink piece over the side. Another side was embellished with a die cut piece and then I added the stamped and paper pieced new image with stamped hearts that were all covered with pearl red paint.
The sentiment from the very same stamp set was stamped directly over the card with black ink and I added a random red pearls over the front of this card. I hope that you like my new card.
Happy Valentine day to you all!

 We also begin a new challenge in Two Paper Divas blog in just a few days!
Follow us and enter to win some great goodies!

Added to some web challenges:
Scrapy land- dies they sell , anything goes- La-la-land die used
Mixed Media cards- red with hearts

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