Sunday, 18 November 2018

Christmas card with penguins by Stacey Yacula

Let me show you my latest card, a Christmas card with the Sweet Holiday Penguins by MFT. They are so cute and so beautifully drawn.



I stamped the images with Ranger Archival ink (Jet Black and coloured them with Ranger Distress markers using watercolour technique. For the snowflakes, I used white acrylic paint and a fine detail paint brush.




I hope you like it!!! Thank you for stopping by!!!

Christmas card with the three kings - vintage version

Recently I have shown you two cards with the Wise Men Thinlits die here, on my blog - a blue and a pink version. So it was time to make a vintage look version with the same scene.




For this scene I used three different Thinlits die sets: Wise Men, Home For The Holiday, Witchcraft.

From a white 300gsm watercolour paper I cut out a rectangle base and the other elements, the sand dunes and the stars.



Then with tapping movements (this is my favourite technique to add paint to the surface) and with a sponge, I covered the whole surface with white acrylic paint.



With the Antique Linen and Gathered Twigs Distress inks, Walnut Stain Distress Crayons and Matte Distress Collage Medium, I created a vintage look.



I cut out the wise men from one of the brown papers of the Kraft Core Classic Collection and slightly sanded it. Then with Multi Medium Matte, I attached the wise men to the bottom.


I cut out a little bigger rectangle from brown paper as a second layer and inked the edges with Walnut Stain to make it darker.

And I cut out a folded card from kraft paper and chose a text from my favourite sticker book.



I hope you like it!!! Thank you for stopping by!!!

Saturday, 17 November 2018

Christmas card with the three kings

You might have seen my card with the same scene but with blue and silver colours. If not, you can see it here.

And now here is my other version with a pinkish-gold night sky.


The technique was the same that I used yesterday. I took a light pink cardstock and I started to add Distress colours, first the lighter, then the darker colours.

In order here is the list of the inks I used: Spun Sugar, Picked Raspberry, Seedless Preserves, Wilted Violet, Chipped Saphire, Black Soot.

At this card, after the golden spatters I added some extra stars to the sky and I left out the text because there's no need for text on this beautiful scene.


What I used:

Sizzix Thinlits die, Wise Men by Tim Holtz (663127)

Sizzix Thinlits die, Swirling Stars by Tim Holtz (663095)

Sizzix Thinlits die, Witchcraft by Tim Holtz (662386)

Gold glitter paper

Ranger Distress ink pads

Black cardstock

Gold acrylic paint

etc.




I hope you like it!!! Thank you for stopping by!!!

With my card, I would like to join the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: All that glitter is gold



Friday, 16 November 2018

Christmas card with the three wise men

This by the light
Of the same star
Three wise men came
From the country far

To seek for a King
Was their intent
And to follow the star
Wherever it went

Well, this song was in my mind with Bing Crosby's voice when I was making the following card.



When I first saw the Wise Men Thinlits die, I knew that I wanted it and I knew exactly that I wanted to use it with the Swirling Stars (from the Halloween release) and not with the Snowy Stars (from the Christmas release).

First of all, I cut out the wise men from black cardstock, then I chose one from the Sizzix Rectangle Framelits die set which has the perfect size.

Then I positioned the wise men to see where I could cut the stars. When I found the best place I cut out the stars.

After this, I started to blend different blue inks and a little black from the edge to the middle. I used Tumbled Glass, Stormy Sky, Faded Jeans, Chipped Saphire and Black Soot.






These photos were taken in the evening with another camera this is why you can see a difference between the colours of the final and the process photos.

When I was satisfied with the colours I spattered the background with Brushed Pewter Distress Spray Stain.




Then I attached the wise men to the bottom.

I placed and attached my card to a little bit bigger glitter paper (Deco Sheets) and then to a little bigger black card.

With the glitter paper behind the scene, my stars can sparkle.

And the perfect text is from the unfortunately retired Small Talk sticker book (Occasions).


I hope you like it!!! Thank you for stopping by!!!


Thursday, 15 November 2018

ATCoins with leaves and a thanksgiving card

Hello everyone, here I am with the second inspirational project for the November challenge of the Country View Challenges. The theme is: Artist Trading Coins.



For this coins, I cut out the smaller coins with Sizzix Thinlits die, Stitched Circles by Tim Holtz. I stamped the leaves from the Stampers Anonymous, Nature's Wonder set with Ranger Archival Potting Soil ink.



And then coloured the leaves with the following Ranger Distress markers: Barn Door, Candied Apple, Spiced Marmalade, Mustard Seed, Mowed Lawn, Peeled Paint.

I stamped the hashtag texts with Ranger Archival Potting Soil ink from the Stampers Anonymous Hashtags set.

I inked the edges with Antique Linen Distress ink.



I spattered with Vintage Photo Spray Stain using a brush.


I put a little darker ink to the edges, this was the Gathered Twigs.



I cut out one size bigger circles with Sizzix Framelits die from Kraft Core paper (Nostalgic Selection).



For making these coins I got the inspiration from my coasters I made before with decoupage technique using paper napkins.






Some of you asked me what the ATCoins are for. So for example, like here, you can put them on a card.



The background of this card was made with the Autumn Layering Stencil using Antique Linen Distress ink and a sponge.

I hope you like my project!!! Thank you for stopping by!

And if you are in the mood of creating ATCoins, please don't hesitate to join our challenge where you can win a £20 voucher!

With my coins, I would like to join the:

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Thanks/Thanksgiving

November Link Party #45 of the CropStop.


Tuesday, 13 November 2018

Christmas card with Merry Moose by Tim Holltz

Now, here is my version of the Merry Moose Sizzix die. The Merry Moose is a brand new release from Tim Holtz.



And here is a step by step tutorial.

1. The first layer is a 300gsm kraft paper that I folded half and cut it to the perfect size with the Tonic Studios Guillotine.

2. The second layer is a printed paper from Tim Holtz Christmas Paper Stash.

3. This beautiful red paper was cut out with a Sizzix Rectangle Framelits die then I smeared Picket Fence Paint with a sponge to the edges.

4. The third layer was a 300gsm watercolour paper that I cut with the biggest one from the Sizzix Thinlits die set, Stacked Deckle. 

5. I tapped light blue acrylic paint onto the surface using a sponge.


6. When it was dry, I tapped white paint to the bottom part and because my blue wasn't light enough I toned back with a little diluted white paint.

7. When it was dry, I took the pine trees from the Sizzix Framelits die and stamp set, Holiday Joy by Tim Holtz. Since it's a retired stamp set, you can have the same tree stamp from the Stampers Anonymous, Reindeer Flight set (CMS052). 

8. I used the Stamping Platform, Ranger embossing ink and Ranger white embossing powder to heat emboss the trees.

9. I spattered Picket Fence paint using a brush to create a snowy background. When it was dry I inked the edges with Ranger Antique Linen ink and Gathered Twigs.

10. The moose was cut out from the same kraft paper that I used for the card base. 

11. The antler was cut out Neenah Desert Storm paper but I smeared white paint to make it lighter. Then I put the other elements to the moose.

12. I spattered with white paint the moose too.

13. I rubbed white Distress Crayon onto the metal word band and wiped off the excess.

14. I attached the word band to the red paper with Idea-Ology Long Metal Fasteners and I hammered a little the head of the fasteners.


I hope you like it!!! Thank you for stopping by!!!



Monday, 12 November 2018

Christmas wine tag with embossed holly leaves

Hello everyone, here is my second wine tag with heat embossed silver holly leaves.




What I used:

Stampers Anonymous, Layering stencil, Holly Bough by Tim Holtz (THS015)

Ranger Distress ink pads (Twisted Citron, Cracked Pistachio, Lucky Clover, Pine Needle, Gathered Twigs)

Ranger embossing powder (Silver)

Sizzix Thinlits die, Home for the holidays by Tim Holtz

etc.




I hope you like it!!! Thank you for stopping by!!! I'm coming back with more wine tags!!!

Saturday, 10 November 2018

Christmas wine tag with retro Santa by Tim Holtz

Before Halloween, I made many fun Halloween wine. If you want to see them, just click on the "wine tag" label on the sidebar.

But now, it's time to prepare for the Christmas so I started to make Christmas wine tags. Here is the first one:



What I used:

Sizzix Framelits die and stamp set, Retro Christmas by Tim Holtz

Stampers Anonymous, Holiday Postmarks by Tim Holtz (CMS323)

Stampers Anonymous, Crazy Talk by Tim Holtz (CMS236)

Ranger Distress markers (Candied Apple, Vintage Photo, Gathered Twigs, Wild Honey, Fossilized Amber)

Ranger Archival ink pads (Potting Soil, Jet Black)

Ranger Distress ink pads (Antique Linen, Gathered Twigs)

Ranger Distress Spray Stain (Vintage Photo)

Die-Namics, Wine Tag die




With my tag, I would like to join the:

Simon Says Monday Challenge: Make your own background

CropStop Challenge: November Link Party 45




Friday, 9 November 2018

Christmas card with Santa and postmark background

I'm here again with another Christmas card, this time with Santa. 



Santa was stamped with Kraft colour ink onto Neenah Solar White paper and I coloured it with Copic Sketch markers.

The background of Santa is a watercolour paper which was cut out with the Sizzix Thinlits die, Stacked Postage die and then I stamped some piece from the Holiday Postmarks set with Potting Soil Archival ink. I covered the whole paper with diluted Antique Linen ink and when it was completely dry, I spritzed it with water. After drying, I inked the edges with Gathered Twigs ink.



What I used:

Stampers Anonymous, Holiday Postmarks by Tim Holtz (CMS323)

Stampers Anonymous, Yuletide by Tim Holtz (CMS356)

Sizzix Thinlits die, Stacked Postage by Tim Holtz

Ranger Distress ink pads (Antique Linen, Gathered Twigs)

Ranger Archival ink pad (Potting Soil)

Idea-Ology, Paper Stash, Christmas (TH93739)

Idea-Ology, Small Talk Sticker Book, Occasions

etc.



With my card, I would like to join the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Make your own background



I hope you like it!!! Thank you for stopping by!!!


Wednesday, 7 November 2018

Deer with white and blue Nordic knit background

Last year at the Country View Challenges we had a theme called Red-Green-Rust. And for this challenge, I made a card with a red and green holiday knit background and a rusty deer.

Well, if you clicked on the link, you can see that I used nearly the same design for making this card.




What I used:

Sizzix Thinlits die, Holiday Knit by Tim Holtz

Sizzix Thinlits die, Labels by Tim Holtz

Sizzix Bigz die, Prancing Deer by Tim Holtz

Stampers Anonymous, Holiday Drawing by Tim Holtz (CMS283)

Die-Namics, Stitched Fishtail Flags - for the strips

Die-Namics, A2 Stitched Rectangles 

Ranger Distress ink pads (Antique Linen, Gathered Twigs)

silver glitter paper

etc.





With my card, I would like to join the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Make your own background




I hope you like it!!! Thank you for stopping by!!!