Showing posts with label AALL & Create. Show all posts
Showing posts with label AALL & Create. Show all posts

Monday, October 1, 2018

CAS Mix Up Card Challenge - October - Faux Metal

It's the first of October and there is a new challenge posted over at CAS Mix Up!  Mac is our talented hostess this month - and her challenge is to use a Faux Metal technique!  There are several links to videos over a the blog showing several techniques to inspire you!
I was inspired by this video on the Black Ice Technique:  Black Ice Technique by Melissa Kerman- SCS (8:42).  I had never heard of this and it was fun to try it out!
I started with a piece of metallic silver paper from my stash - it is heavy like cardstock but I'm not sure where I got it?!  As per the video I watched -  I dragged the Jet Black Archival ink over the panel and dried it with my heat tool.  Then I stamped my images randomly over the panel.  I used Hero Hues Black ink on the images as when I tried Archival Jet Black ink- the images didn't show up well.

   I used two AALL & Create sets designed by my friend Tracy Evans - the dragonfly is from set #45 and the funky flower stamp is from set #44.  I dried the panel with my heat tool.  
Then I lightly pulled Versamark ink across the panel - side to side and heat embossed with clear embossing powder.  Hopefully, you can see the texture of the clear embossing below - looking like black ice!  The silver paper showing through is REALLY shiny IRL.
I did a little stenciling behind the panel with a Tim Holtz Mini Stencil and Color Box Silver Pigment Ink.  I added 3 Candy Dots from SU.  The sentiment strip is up on foam dots.

We are delighted to have Pat (Colourful Card Creations) as our talented Guest Designer for the month of October -  AND we have a new CAS Mix Up Design Team member - please stop by her blog and welcome Susan (Cat's Ink Corporate)!

I can't wait to see which Faux Metal technique you use on your CAS design card!  
You'll find lots of inspiration from the Design Team as well as our October Guest Designer - over at the CAS Mix Up Blog!  The challenge is open until 10/24.

Stamps:  Tracy Evans sets #44 and #45 - AALL & Create
Paper:  Metallic Silver paper; True Black and White - PTI.
Ink:  Archival Jet Black, Hero Hues Black, Versamark, Color Box Silver Pigment Ink.
Accessories: Clear Embossing Powder, heat tool, Neutrals Candy Dots - SU, foam dots.

Sunday, April 1, 2018

April CAS Mix Up - Rubber Band Technique

Happy Easter everyone!    It's April 1st and I'm also hosting this month's CAS Mix Up Challenge!!  And my challenge is to use a Rubber Band Technique!  
What?  You've never heard of using rubber bands to ink a design?   Or maybe you have but haven't done it in a long time??
Not to worry!  We have some links to videos using the technique over at the CAS Mix Up blog
Here's my card.
And here are a few photos of how I used a rubber band technique on the colored strip on my card.
First I masked off a column on a panel of white card stock using some Eclipse Masking paper.  It helps to work on a grid so you are sure your papers are straight.
I chose 3 colors of Ranger Distress Inks to use, Black Soot, Crushed Olive and Broken China.  And I wrapped some thin and thick elastics around an acrylic block.
First I pressed the Broken China Distress ink over the elastics.  Then I spritzed the block lightly with water and pressed it against the masked panel.
I inked up the elastics 3 times with the blue, spritzing with water each time I 'stamped' them over the panel - moving the block around so the pattern was varied.  You don't really know what it will look like until you're done!
Then I wiped off the block and elastics with a baby wipe 
(you could use a wet paper towel as well)
 and inked it up with Crushed Olive and 'stamped' three times.
Then I did the same with Black Soot - stamping the dark color less times so it didn't over power the other colors.  
Then I removed the masking paper and revealed my lovely rubber band technique design!
I stamped the flowers and sentiment from AALL & Create Set #44 
(designed by my stamping friend Tracy Evans!) 
 around the colored panel.   
The sentiment says "Happiness held is the seed.  Happiness shared is the flower".  
I knotted a piece of bakers twine around the panel.   
I layered the panel onto a slightly larger Limeaide Ice panel and then to a slightly larger Hawaiian Shores Panel and all of it to a white card base.
I brushed over the flowers and the Crushed Olive inked parts with a Clear Glitter Wink of Stella -  you can see the shimmer on this photo I hope!
You can't see the glittery shimmer at all on the photo below - but it IS really shiny IRL when you tilt it in the light!
So please join us and show us how you use the Rubber Band Technique!!  The CAS Mix Up Design team has lots of creative inspiration over on the challenge blog here.  And there are links to videos using the technique too!


Stamps:  Set #44 by Tracy Evans - AALL & Create
Paper:  White, Hawaiian Shores, Limeaide Ice - PTI
Ink:  Ranger Distress Crushed Olive, Broken China and Black Soot,  True Black - PTI, Hero Arts Black.
Accessories:  Caribbean Bakers Twine - The Twinery,  Clear Glitter Wink of Stella Brush, clear acrylic stamping block, assorted width elastic bands, water mister.

Thursday, March 22, 2018

I've got a Creative Card posting over at A Vintage Journey

This year, the A Vintage Journey challenge blog is having a Creative Card posted by one of the Creative Guides on the 4th Friday of every month.

And I'm the lucky one to be doing the first post which has just gone live! 
 (the blog lives in England so is 5 hours ahead of me on the east coast of the USA).

Here is the Mixed Media card I created.
I'd love for you to check out my tutorial over at the A Vintage Journey blog here!

Stamps:  Sets #44 and #45 By Tracy Evans - AALL and Create
Paper:  Kraft, White, True Black - PTI,  DP Worn Wall Paper - Tim Holtz/Idea-ology
Ink:  Hero Arts Black, True Black - PTI, Versamark
Accessories:  PaperArtsy Fresco Finish Chalk Acrylics in Limelight, Tango, Claret, Beach Hut and Zesty Zing, Ranger Heat it Tool, Flag It Die - Taylored Expressions, Baked Texture Patina Oxide, Baked Texture Vintage Beeswax - Seth Apter/Emerald Creek, Small Talk/Snarky -  Idea-ology.