Showing posts with label City Crafter. Show all posts
Showing posts with label City Crafter. Show all posts

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Playing with Stencils

Today I'm playing with layering stencils.
I layered my stencils on a tag and after finishing it, I cut it into 2 pieces and so was able to make 2 cards!
The first uses a smaller piece and is framed by a stamp.  This is a 4 1/4" x 4 1/4" card.
 Close up
My 2nd card uses a larger piece of the finished tag and is 4 1/4" x 5 1/2".
 Close up of the stenciling
Here are photos of the steps I used in creating my layered stencils
First I used white acrylic paint through one of Tim's mini stencils pouncing the ink on with a sponge applicator on a blending tool.
 Be sure to wash your stencil and sponge immediately after use.
then I layered a mini leaf stencil over the words using Distress Dried Marigold ink
I layered a mini grid stencil over the tag using Crushed Olive Distress Ink
I sponged over the edges with Ground Espresso Distress ink
and I sponged over the whole tag with Seedless Preserves and Scattered Straw.  I used a baby wipe over the acrylic paint to remove any ink laying on top of that stenciling.
then I stamped over the stenciling with Archival Jet Black Ink.
I flicked water onto the tag to create water spots.
Here's the fun stamp set I used

I'm linking my cards to: 

Stamps:  Mini Halloween - Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous
Paper:  #8 Manila Tag - Ranger, Rustic Cream - PTI
Ink:  Ranger Distress - Scattered Straw, Dried Marigold, Ground Expresso, Crushed Olive, Seedless Preserves, Old Paper,.
Accessories:  round sponge applicator and Blending Tool - Ranger, Tim Holtz Mini Stencils - leaves, grid, lost and found, water.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Loll's Twelve Tags of Christmas - Day Eight

Today I am thrilled to have been asked back again this year to be one of Loll's Guest Designers for her Twelve Tags of Christmas. 
Our tags need to be Mixed Media - Loll has defined mixed media as stamps and ink plus two other elements that add texture and/or dimension.
The inspiration tags by the designers will be showcased from the 4th-15th of November and the linky will remain open until the 22nd November so it gives you plenty of time to enter.
Here is a list of prizes!
Winner - $40 gift certificate from STAMPlorations

Top Three - $20 gift certificate each from STAMPlorations

Random Draw - $20 gift certificate from Happy Little Stampers

Random Draw - One Christmas stamp set from Dee's Artsy Impressions
I used a technique from Tim Holtz to create the background of my tag today.  It's called Layering Stencil Monoprint and you can find it in Tim's Compendium of Curiosities Vol III page 48.  Basically, you rub Distress Ink all over the back of your chosen stencil (I'm using Christmas).  Then you spritz the stencil with water and press it against your surface.  I die cut my tag out of watercolor paper using Tim's Tag and Bookplate die.
When you remove the stencil - you have a negative of the stencil.  Your result will depend on how much ink and how much water you used on the stencil.  It can also vary based on what kind of paper you use - so if you try it -  try it out on different kinds of paper!   I'm happy with my 'partial' stenciling results here.
Then I sponged over the tag with Distress Twisted Citron Ink and sponged the edges with Distress Hickory Smoke Ink.  I also cut out some images from Paperstash/Merriment that I wanted to use on my tag.  I brushed Distress Clear Rock Candy Crackle Paint over the images (not the tag) and let them dry.
To add some texture to my tag,  I used the Harlequin Stencil with Wendy Vecchi Transparent Embossing Paste.  I only stenciled on the left side of the tag.  The paste is white when it goes on - but turns translucent when it's dry.
To add even more texture I poured some Copper Micro Beads over the paste before it dried.
I colored a Jingle Brad and Snowflake with drops of Citrus Adirondack Alcohol Ink, drying them with my heat tool.
I added a sentiment Remnant Rubs/Christmastime to the top corner and looped some wrinkled seam tape through the hole in the tag, also placing the Jingle Brad through the hole. 
I adhered the images from the patterned paper with foam tape, adding Special Delivery from Tim's Festive Ephemera pack.
I adhered the Adornments/Snowflake with a Star Fastener and placed a Big Chat Sticker in the right corner.
Here you can see the translucent stenciling  near my thumb.  It's a subtle texture.

I'm also linking my tag to the following challenges:
Happy Little Stampers
Christmas Challenge - Tag
Happy Little Stampers
Mixed Media Challenge - Tags

Virginia's View -  Add Texture

Please check out Loll's Blog for her tag today as well Lee-Anne's and my own!  You'll also find all the details of the challenge so you can join in as well!!
Paper:  Watercolor paper, DP Paperstash/Merriment - Idea-ology
Ink:  Ranger Distress Vintage Photo, Twisted Citron, Hickory Smoke
Accessories:  Wendy Vecchi Translucent Embossing Paste,  Harlequin and Christmas Stencils - Tim Holtz, Tag die - Alterations, Copper Micro Beads - Finnabair Art Ingredients, Idea-ology Big Chat Stickers, Remnant Rubs/Christmastime, Adornments/Snowflakes, Star Fasteners, Jingle Brads, Festive Ephemera,   Citrus Adirondack Alcohol Ink, Ranger Distress Clear Rock Candy Crackle Paint.

Monday, August 24, 2015

The Simple Joys of Life - Once You Hit 64

I've got two CAS cards to share today.  First up, a floral card.
I used stamps from an older set from Papertrey Ink - Green Thumb (so old it's in the  PTI vault and costs more to purchase now!)  - I love the starburst look of these blossoms!  I masked the sentiment and stamped the florals around it (the technique on last weeks Make it Monday).  I added green rhinestones to the center of each blossom and double matted it to colored card stock.
I'm linking this card to:
AAA Card Challenge - Maskerade
City Crafters Challenge - Around the Corner (stamp in just one corner)
 Try it on Tuesday - Flowers

My second card was made for my friend at work -  our birthdays are about a week apart - so we always give each other cards and we go out to eat together.  It's a little tongue in cheek and I hope she takes it in the humorous way it was meant (!!???!!!)  I used some just released stamps and dies I got from PapertreyInk - Haunted Headstones Sentiments, Haunted Headstones, Haunted Headstones Dies and Scene It Halloween.
I can't believe I'm using them so quickly after I purchased them - usually I buy things, tuck them away and there they sit!  
 (I used Fine Linen cardstock for the cloudy moon/star background so it would be less macabre than black with the stamped tombstone!)
  I hope Deborah is still speaking to me after she opens this!! LOL!!!
I'm linking this card (just in the nick of time) to:
CASology Cue Card - Number

Simple Joys
Stamps:  Green Thumb - PTI
Paper:  White, Hibiscus Burst, Simply Chartreuse - PTI
Ink:  True Black, Orange Zest, Hibiscus Burst, Limeaide Ice - PTI
Accessories:  Rhinestones - Kaiser
Once You Hit 64
Stamps:  Haunted Headstones Sentiments, Haunted Headstones
Paper:  White, Fine Linen, Soft Stone - PTI
Ink:  True Black, Classic Kraft - PTI
Accessories:  Haunted Headstones Dies, Scene It Halloween Eve dies - PTI, Rhinestones - Kaiser, foam dots.

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Adventure Awaits You

I am in TOTAL love with my Sizzix Frame/Mailable die! It transforms a simple card into a work of art you can put on display!  This is the third project I've created using it. (see the others here and here).   For this project, I embossed the front using Wendy Vecchi Archival Tree Branch Ink and Wendy Vecchi Fern Green Embossing Powder.  
I adhered a piece of Paper Stash Wild Flower Vellum paper to a panel of Rustic Cream Cardstock and layered it behind the cut out frame area.  I added corners and framing using Idea-ology Industrious Stickers.   I added an Idea-ology  Remnant Rubs bird from Botanicals and Small Talk and Chit Chat Stickers inside the frame as well as some green and purple dew drops.
 I layered two die cut Tiny Tattered Flowers and leaves over a branch cut using a die from Holiday Greens.  The fox is a stamp and die from Papertrey Ink - Love You to Pieces: Fox and is popped up in the corner with foam dots.  I used a Sakura Glaze pen for the foxes' nose.  The sentiment is another Remnant Rub/Special Delivery.
and it all stands up so nicely with the die cut frame design - and then folds up to fit into a regular A2 envelope!  Love it!
I'm linking my sweet foxy inspirational frame/card to the following challenges:
City Crafter Challenge - Woodland Animals
Time Out Challenges - Nature with Optional twist of Animals
Scrappy Land Challenges - Vintage/Steampunk - plus use dies Scrappy Land sells  (I used 3 Sizzix dies)
Frilly N Funkie - Raise It Up/Shabby Chic or Vintage
Becca's Birthday Link-up - Mood Board (inspired by Typography and Distressed Vintage)
Stamps:  Love You to Pieces/Fox - Papertrey Ink.
Paper:  Little Sizzles Matboard - Sizzix; Coredinations green and purple; Rustic Cream - PTI, Paperstash Wild Flower Vellum/Tim Holtz.
Ink:  Wendy Vecchi Orange Blossom and Tree Branch, Ranger Distress Tea Dye.
Accessories:  Idea-ology - Industrious Stickers Frames and Trims, Remnant Rubs Botanicals and Special Delivery, Small Talk Stickers, Chit Chat Stickers,  Dies:  Frame/Mailable - Sizzix Eileen Hull, Tiny Tattered Florals - Sizzix Tim Holtz, Holiday Greens Dies - Alterations/Sizzix, Love You to Pieces: Fox Die - PTI, dew drops, Foam Dots, Black Glaze Pen - Sakura.

Friday, June 19, 2015

You Mustn't be Afraid

I have a shimmery gold shaker card to share with you today.  I made it using some brandy-new Waltzingmouse Dies (Stitched Rectangles) and big sentiment stamp (Dream Bigger). This sentiment really takes front and center honors filling most of the card front!  Perfect for a graduation card or for someone who needs encouragement for any reason.
I also used an older WMS stamp and die set - Fine Feathers.  Die cutting the feather and embossing it in gold.
I added Vanilla Frost Shaker Mix - another new product from Waltzingmouse - it's a great mix of round and flower sequins, and tiny tiny clear beads!
Inside I gold embossed more stampings from Fine Feathers.
I took a few photo's of how I put the shaker piece together. 
I cut the gold frame by nesting two of the Stitched Edge Dies.  This gave me a frame and a panel left over to use on another project!
I cut a piece of clear acetate the size of the frame and put foam tape (the width of the frame) around all the edges of the acetate so the shaker mix can't fall out!  I didn't remove the covering from the foam tape yet.
I poured a bit of the Shaker Mix onto the acetate (foam tape side up).  Some people like to rub the inside edge of the foam tape with powder to take away the stickiness so the sequins etc. don't stick to the foam- but I like the way it holds some of the mix on the edges so it's not all pooling at the bottom.
I die cut a panel from white cardstock using the same size as the frame and gold embossed the sentiment stamp on it.  I removed the covering from the foam tape on the acetate piece and laid the sentiment over the acetate (sentiment side down!)  being careful to line up the edges ( foam tape is very sticky so you can't really adjust it after it's touched the cardstock)
I adhered the finished shaker piece to a white die cut panel, layering that over a brushed gold panel and finally to the white card base.  I adhered the feather across the top of the frame.  To finish off my card - I added a few sequins from the Shaker mix to the feather and frame.
I'm linking my card to The City Crafter Challenge - Die Cut Gold
Have a happy crafty weekend everyone!

Stamps:  Dream Bigger, Fine Feathers - Waltzingmouse
Paper:  White, Clear Vellum - PTI, Brushed Gold - SU
Ink:  Versamark
Accessories:  Gold Embossing Powder;  Shaker Mix Vanilla Frost, Stitched Rectangls Dies, Fine Feathers Die - Waltzingmouse; foam tape