Thursday, 23 January 2020

Masculine treasure box

Hello everyone, I'm sorry I was silent lately but in January I have and I had a lot to deal with. That's life :-) But I did make a treasure box for my hubby with altering a perfume box.

Here is the result:

Here is the original box:

For making this I used the following Tim Holtz's products: 

Idea-Ology, Dapper Paper Stash 12x12"

Sizzix Bigz die, Handmade Alphabet

Sizzix Thinlits die, Swirling Stars

Here you can see the bottom of the box:

With my project, I would like to join the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Home Decor

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

Friday, 17 January 2020

Valentine's Day card with rusty frame

Hello everyone, I would like to show you my rusty Valentine's Day card.

And I start - in medias res - with a tutorial. 

First, I cut out a rectangle panel, then I placed the biggest Stacked Baroque die in the middle and I run it through the Sizzix Big Shot.

Then I added Grit-Paste directly to the surface with a palette knife but then I tapped the whole surface with a piece of sponge to achieve a really textured, a more rough surface.

When it was completely dry, I coloured the surface with the following paints: DecoArt Media Antiquing Cream, Transparent Red Iron Oxide, Quinacridone Gold and Burnt Umber.

I inked the edges with Black Soot Archival ink.

Then I inserted 4 Hex Fasteners to the corners.

What I used:

Sizzix Bigz Die, Primitive Hearts

Sizzix Thinlits die, Stacked Baroque by Tim Holtz

Idea-Ology, Hex Fasteners

Idea-Ology, Angel Wings Adornments

Idea-Ology, Typed Tokens

Stampers Anonymous, Reflections by Tim Holtz (CMS111)

Stampers Anonymous, Burlap layering stencil by Tim Holtz (THS007)

DecoArt paints

Ranger Distress paint (Stormy Sky, Picket Fence)

Ranger Distress Archival ink (Black Soot)

Ranger Grit-Paste

With my card, I would like to join the:

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Rust It Up

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Use A Stencil

Monday, 13 January 2020

Framed Valentine's Day picture with bear and honey

Hello everyone, here I am again with another project with my new favourite, Theodore, the bear by Tim Holtz. 

First I would like to explain, how I assembled Theodore. This will be handy later for me too. 

For the first three layers, I used different shades of brown textured papers. 

The second and the third layer was made from the same paper, I just inked the second one with Vintage Photo Distress ink.

Then I added the greyish brown upper face and after the other brown parts.

The top part of the face-nose part was made from kraft paper. The white parts of the nose were coloured with Old Paper Distress marker.

And because the white parts of the eyes are so tiny, I cheated I made them with Sakura White Gelly Roll marker.

The pot was cut out from orange and yellow textured paper. I'm sure you know which die was used for this. Yes, the Cauldron Bigz die! The bee is a rub-on sticker, from the Elements set. For the spoon, I used the Artful Arrows Bigz die, and cut twice one of the arrows from kraft paper and I cut the edge a little round.

As for the background, I took a 200gsm watercolour paper and brayered the top part with Tumbled Glass, the bottom part with Bundled Sage Distress paints.

But then, I toned it down with a little Picket Fence and two drops of Antique Linen ink.

And since I had to bring out my sewing machine to sew my pants, I decided to make some stitches.

And in the end, I inked the edges with Vintage Photo Archival ink.

What I used:

Sizzix Thinlits die, Alphanumeric Label by Tim Holtz (for the texts)

Sizzix Thinlits die, Circle Play by Tim Holtz (for the sun)

Sizzix Thinlits die, Theodore by Tim Holtz (for the bear)

Sizzix Thinlits die, Wildflowers Stems 1 by Tim Holtz (for the flower)

Sizzix Bigz die, Artful Arrows by Tim Holtz (for the spoon)

Sizzix Bigz die, Cauldron by Tim Holtz (for the honey pot)

Sizzix Bigz Die, Heartfelt die by Tim Holtz (for the little heart)

Ranger Distress paints (Tumbled Glass, Bundled Sage, Picket Fence)

Ranger Distress ink refill (Antique Linen)

Ranger Distress marker (Old Paper)

Ranger Archival ink (Vintage Photo)

Ranger Distress ink (Vintage Photo, Walnut Stain)

Core'Dinations Kraft-Core textured papers


I hope you like it and found my tutorial useful!!! Thank you for stopping by!!!

Saturday, 11 January 2020

Theodore goes to the forest

Finally, Theodore has arrived!!! So today, I could finish my card. The background was made to another project but I changed my mind and I put this aside because I knew that it would be perfect for Theo.

As for the background, I saved some pictures of birch forest to one of my Pinterest board. Here is one:

And here is my tutorial.

I cut out the birch trees twice from 300gsm watercolour paper with the Sizzix Thinlits Branch Birch die. Then I started to colour it with grey Faber-Castell Polychromos pencils first, and finally with Feber-Castell Pitt Oil Base Monochrome pencil.

I coloured the upper part with different green and yellow Distress inks, then I spritzed with water.

After the birch trees were attached to the background in two rows. But before I did this, I covered the holes of the birch trees with grey papers (of course, on the backside).

For the lower part, I cut out a rectangle with the same width but with the hight which just covered the bottom of the birch trees.

I coloured with green Distress inks, spattered with water then with diluted Gathered Twigs ink. I distressed the top of this paper then inked the edges with Walnut Stain, then Ground Espresso ink.

For the flowers, I used the following Funky Florals pieces from the set 1.

I coloured them with Distress inks, inked the edges with Ground Espresso, then glued to the bottom part.

The whole background was placed onto a black panel and I added a sentiment from one of the Sticker Book.

That's it! 

After I assembled Theodore and added to the card.

With my card, I would like to join the:

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Something New, as Theodore is from the new release of Sizzix/Tim Holtz and actually I've never used before the birch tree so it was new to me.

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Fun With Florals

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

Here is my other project with Theodore, a framed Valentine's Day picture.

Monday, 6 January 2020

CAS birthday card with polar bear

Hello everyone, here is a CAS card that I made for my dear sister whose birthday is in January. I can't be with her since we live 1400kms away from each other. But at least I can send her a handmade card.

For this card, I used one of the images of the MFT, Birdie Brown, Christmas Selfies stamp set. I stamped the polar bear with Cement Gray Hybrid ink and coloured with Copic Sketch markers.

With this card, I would like to join the MFT Birthday Project Challenge: Clean and simple cards

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

Friday, 3 January 2020

Moose friends

Hello everyone, here is my second project for the LOVE challenge of the Country View Challenges. This month I am the lucky one who can be your hostess. The theme is love but I don't want to limit your imagination so you can visualize any love. Love for your husband or wife, daughter or son, brother or sister, your dog or cat, or maybe for your job or hobby...

This card is about the love between two good friends. The inspiration for this card was one of my earlier cards with these moose, it was a black and white love card. But I just realized lately that my love card is not correct, because the female moose don't have antlers. Well, I'm not proud of the lack of my zoological knowledge. 

The first layer of this card was a white folded card base.

The second is a brown cardstock. I inked the edges with Walnut Stain Distress ink.

For the sky, the ground, the sun, the text and for the tree, I used the back sides of the printed papers from Tim Holtz 8x8" paper pads (Menagerie, Seasonal). 

I smeared the edges of the background with white paint and distressed the top of the green paper.

The text was stamped with Ground Espresso Archival ink.

What I used:

Sizzix Thinlits die, Merry Moose

Sizzix Thinlits die, Stitch Circles

Stampers Anonymous, Hashtags (CMS183)

Ranger Distress Archival ink (Ground Espresso)

Ranger Distress ink (Walnut Stain)

Ranger Distress paint (Picket Fence)

Idea-Ology, Paper Stash 8x8" (Menagerie, Seasonal)

kraft papers


I hope you like it!!! And if you have a project in the theme of love, please don't hesitate to join our January challenge where you can win a £20 voucher!

Wednesday, 1 January 2020

Love card with gingerbread man and woman

Hello everyone and happy new year! I'm so happy that I can be the hostess of the first challenge of the Country View Challenges in 2020! The theme I chose is Love but in a larger sense. Next month will be Valentine's Day but I think about those crafters who don't celebrate Valentine's Day, so I welcome in this challenge any projects that you make for your loved ones: husband, wife, mother, father, sister, brother, daughter, son, dog, cat etc. But if you love your job, your life or your hobby that's okay too. I just want to see on your projects that you really love that thing or that special someone.

My first creation is a quite traditional love card with a gingerbread man and a woman.

For this card, I used my earlier card as an inspiration. 

And here is my tutorial.

The base is a folded kraft paper.

The second layer is a white 200gsm paper.

The third layer is from Tim Holtz 2018 Christmas Paper Stash. I inked the edges of this pattern paper with Walnut Stain Distress ink.

The gingerbread man and woman were cut out from kraft paper twice. Then I glued the pieces together. First I spritzed the figures with Vintage Photo Spray Stain, then with diluted Picket Fence paint but not with a splatter brush because I wanted just tiny splatters, so I used an ordinary brush. Here you can see:

When they were dry, I inked the edges with Vintage Photo Distress ink.

With this technique, you can achieve I quite natural effect, your paper gingerbreads can look like real gingerbread cookies.

What I used:

Sizzix Thinlits die, Fresh Baked #1 by Tim Holtz

Sizzix Thinlits die, Fresh Baked #2 by Tim Holtz

Sizzix Thinlits die, Alphanumeric Label by Tim Holtz

Sizzix Bigz die, Village Gingerbread by Tim Holtz - for the pretzel

kraft paper

white cardstock

Idea-Ology Christmas Paper Stash 2018

Ranger Distress ink pads (Vintage Photo, Walnut Stain)

Ranger Distress paint (Picket Fence)

Nuvo Crystal Drops, Simply White - I put this on the pretzel

I hope you like it!!! And if you have a project in the theme of love, please don't hesitate to join our January challenge where you can win a £20 voucher!

Monday, 23 December 2019

Little Christmas gifts with Sizzix - Treat Popper by Brenda Walton

Earlier I showed you the little boxes that I made for my daughter to give to her friends for Saint Nicholas Day. Although my daughter is not very talkative nowadays she said briefly that her friends really liked my boxes. And I'm sure about this because she asked me to make treat boxes for Christmas too but not just six but fifteen!

So for this project, I used a retired Sizzix die, Brenda Walton's Treat Popper, papers from the First Editions, tissue paper, Sizzix Scallop Circle die and a Tim Holtz's stamp set, the Holiday Postmarks.

I had to make 5 boyish and 10 girlish gifts. These are for the boys:

And these are for the girls:

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