Friday, March 24, 2017

Low Flying Sheep Clock

Hello.  Welcome.  Gail from the DT here.   I haven't altered a clock for a while, but when I saw the new Textured Spring stamps I decided it was time!  Then Bibi made a very cool card with jumping sheep and well.......

I started with an Ikea clock that I dismantled.  Then I sprayed the plastic frame with green paint and used Pebeo Fantasy Prisma Gold paint in the channel.  

I used the net stamp from Retro Beach and gold acrylic paint to add some texture to the clock frame.  

I cut a circle of card and using a credit card and my fingers I made a mess with white, green, yellow and purple acrylic paint.

I stamped with green distress inks on the background using Grungy Harlequin and Grungy Swirls background stamps.  I stamped and embossed lots of flowers from Textured Flowers, coloured them with bright distress inks and fussy cut them.  I placed a circle of half flowers around the edge of my background.  

Then I added whole flowers between the halves, a sheep at 6 o'clock and some of the muscari.  

I stamped a sheep on acrylic with Staz-on ink and added some legs.   I attached her to the minute hand of the clock.   I have painted the clock hands with Fresco Finish Limelight paint.

I added a fussy cut muscari flower to the hour hand and some doodle wool stamping to the seconds hand.  

I hope I have inspired you to stamp a little spring into your life.
There is still time to join the current challenge - Everything Spring.  

  Thanks for dropping by.  I have made two clocks in this style previously using Rubber Dance stamps, one with Artist Plate Stamps and one with African Animals Stamps.  Just in case you wanted to check them out ;) LOL

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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Mixed Media Pocket Letter by Yasmina

Hello my friends!

Yasmina here today for sharing with you a Pocket Letter!
Do you make them?  
I discovered Pocket Letter in 2015 and I loooove making these ATCs!!! :) 

Of course, I usually make them in Mixed Media style.

For this one, I started with a Gelli Printed paper (using my 8x10" Gelli Plate and Acrylic Paint).

Do you want to watch my Video? ;) 

Have a lovely day and see you next time!

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Selfmade bookmark by Anita

Hello and welcome, Anita from the Design Team here today.

It is Sunday and it's raining outside and what is better on a rainy Sunday than reading a good book? I love books.  I am addicted to books, and as I read the book I always think that I should have had a bookmark. Why not make it my self? Self-done is well done 😄

So I made my self a bookmark and now I want to show you how I did this:

I took a manila tag in size #12 and cut it on both sides approx a centimeter

I used my corner punch and rounded the top corners on my tag

then I took my new and awesome Distress Oxides and started colouring my tag:

I started with Broken China, Cracked Pistasio and Fossilised Amber on my craft mat and spritzed with water and "smeared" the tag into the colours

I used the heat gun and dried between all layers

Then Fossilised Amber and Spiced Marmalade

Fired Brick and Faded Jeans

Cracked Pistachio and Spiced Marmalade

and Faded Jeans

Beautiful creamy colours

I used the vintage script stamp and stamped all over my tag with Distress Oxide Vintage Photo

I also used the colour Vintage Photo around the edges with a ink tool

and then Walnut Stain

I used the Round in Circles stamp and stamped on my tag with Distress Oxide in the colour Iced Spruce

I stamped this beautiful flowers from the Textured Flowers stamp set on a paper I previously sprayed with Lindy's sprays in blue and turquoise

I also embossed the flowers before I cut them out

These flowers are so beautiful!
I glued them down on my tag/bookmark.
I attached also a lace ribbon at the top of the bookmark

And voilà - I've got me a bookmark to use in the book I'm reading.

Stamps I've used on this Project is:

Thank you for visiting. I hope you are inspired to make your own bookmark.

Hugs, Anita

Friday, March 17, 2017

2 Tags with Masterboard - Tutorial

Hello Everyone,
Shilpa here,

Have you ever tried creating "Masterboard" ?

Let's see the tutorial ...

Products used:
Rubber Dance Stamps- Heart, Vintage Script, Stitch & Frame
white gesso
Modelling Paste
Acrylic paints
Colour Arte Radiant gel- Kiwi
Tag Die

To start with I adhered notebook paper on thick card stock. Applied white gesso with palette knife to whole surface.

Next, I applied different colours in acrylics randomly on the surface.

I created another layer using Rubber Dance texture stamps from Stitch & Frame and black archival ink.

Stamped text using Vintage script.

Here, you will see, I have applied Colour Arte Radiant gel through stencil. And master board is ready.

I cut out 2 tags using Die.

To create focal point, I applied modelling paste on the paper, stamped onto it using heart stamp when it was still wet. Let it dry completely.

I coloured those hearts using acrylic paint and used Distress oxide ink at the edges.

Adhered the hearts on the tag. I also applied Ground espressso distress stain at the corners for grungy look.

And the tags are ready.

I hope you are inspired to make your own Master board!!

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