Friday, 17 September 2021

CAS card with MFT Lavish Lilies

Hello everyone, I would like to share with you my CAS card that I made with the beautiful lilies by MFT Stamps.



The lilies were coloured with Copic Sketch markers. I added three sequins for some interest. I hope you like it!

And here is a close-up photo.






Sunday, 5 September 2021

Card with gold and silver leaves

Hello everyone, here is my second project for our September challenge over at the Country View Challenges. The theme is the Leaves begin to fall. My first creation was a tag with gold leaves and I used Tim Holtz's Nature's Wonder stamp set for that. This time I used Tim's Skeleton Leaves dies and not just gold but silver as well. 


First of all, I cut out 5 leaves from 300 gsm paper and painted gold and silver.


I took a 300 gsm watercolour paper and cut out a rectangle panel for my leaves. I stamped the text to the bottom with Ground Espresso Archival ink. I stained it with Antique Linen Oxide ink.


I also splashed the paper with Antique Linen re-inker but when the drops dried they became much lighter than in the photo.


I inked the edges with Brushed Corduroy. I cut out a one size bigger rectangle panel and painted the edges with the same gold I used for the leaves.


What I used:

Sizzix Thinlits die, Skeleton Leaves (663094)

Stampers Anonymous, Tiny Text (CMS394)

Ranger Distress Archival ink (Ground Espresso)

Ranger Distress Oxide ink (Antique Linen)

Ranger Distress re-inker (Antique Linen)

Ranger Distress ink pad (Brushed Corduroy)

gold, silver acrylic paint


If you have a project with leaves please don't hesitate to join our September challenge where a randomly selected winner can have a £20 voucher in the Country View Crafts online shop.


Wednesday, 1 September 2021

Tag with gold leaves

Hello everyone, it's already September and we have a new challenge at the Country View Challenges, the theme is Leaves begin to fall. You have to use leaves as background or leaves have to be the focal point of your project.

Here is my tag with golden leaves.


I started to stamp the leaves from Tim Holtz Nature's Wonder stamp set and heat emboss them with Ranger Princess Gold embossing powder.


Then I inked the tag with Tumbled Glass ink. I added Broken China to the edges.


I also added Brushed Corduroy to the edges.


I spattered the tag with diluted Brushed Corduroy ink and spritzed with water.



What I used:

Stampers Anonymous, Nature's Wonder (CMS343)

Sizzix Movers&Shapers die, Tag&Bookplates (656938)

Ranger Distress ink pads (Broken China, Brushed Corduroy, Tumbled Glass)

Ranger embossing powder (Princess Gold)

Idea-Ology, Small Talk sticker book



If you have a project with leaves, please please don't hesitate jo join our September challenge where a randomly selected winner can have a £20 voucher in the Country View Crafts online shop.


With my tag, I would like to join the current challenge of The Funkie Junkie Boutique Blog: De-stress with a little distressing

Friday, 13 August 2021

Mononchormatic - Harrison in black and white

Hello everyone, I'm here with my second post for our August,  Monochromatic challenge. This time I chose my old designs as inspiration, two colourful birthday cards with Harrison. One is here, and the other is here. But of course, I did some changes.


Here, I took a 300gsm watercolour paper and painted it grey. For this, I used mostly Hickory Smoke paint and a tiny bit of Pumice Stone. When it was dry, I dabbed watered Picket Fence to the surface.


Then I made stripes using the Shifter Stripes layering stencil and Hickory Smoke Archival ink.


Harrison and all die-cuts were made with different shades of grey cardstocks. 

What I used:

Sizzix Thinlits die, Harrison Colorize

Sizzix Thinlits die, Circle Play

Sizzix Bigz die, Crescent Moon

Sizzix Bigz die, Baggage Claim

Stampers Anonymous, Shifter Stripe layering stencil

Ranger Distress Archival inks (Hickory Smoke, Black Soot)

Ranger Distress paints (Picket Fence, Pumice Stone, Hickory Smoke)

Idea-Ology Botanical Remnant Rubs



If you have a monochrome project, please don't hesitate jo join our August challenge where a randomly selected winner can have a £20 voucher in the Country View Crafts online shop.


Sunday, 1 August 2021

Monochromatic - Grey starry tag

Hello everyone, here is my first make for the August challenge of the Country View Challenges. The theme is Monochromatic, so I chose the shades of grey.


And here is the tutorial.
First, I cut out a tag with my old and beloved die, the Sizzix Movers&Shapers Tag&Bookplates die from 300 gsm watercolour paper.

Then I painted grey with a mixture of Distress paints (Hickory Smoke, Picket Fence, Pumice Stone).



Then I cut out stars from the same watercolour paper. For this, I used the Stacked Stars and Crescent Moon&Stars Sizzix Bigz dies. I painted them darker or lighter grey than the tag. Some of them got extra texture or embellishment.


Next step was to ink the edges of the tag with Black Soot Archival ink and then I glued the stars and the text to the surface. I covered the text with a paper, then I spattered the tag with silver Distress paint (Brushed Pewter).


In this picture you can see what are the extras I added for some stars.



What I used:

Sizzix Movers&Shapers die, Tag&Bookplates 

Sizzix Bigz die, Stacked Stars

Sizzix Bigz die, Crescent Moon&Stars

Sizzix Texture Fades (Diamond Plate, Riveted Metal)

Stampers Anonymous, Tiny Text

Ranger Distress paints (Black Soot, Hickory Smoke, Picket Fence, Pumice Stone, Brushed Pewter)

Ranger Grit-Paste

Ranger embossing powder (silver)

Ranger Archival ink (Black Soot)


If you have a monochrome project, please don't hesitate jo join our August challenge where a randomly selected winner can have a £20 voucher in the Country View Crafts online shop.






Thursday, 15 July 2021

Card with yellow butterfly

For making this card, I used one of my earlier cards as an inspiration. 


The background was made with Sky Blue embossing powder. I inked the edges with Vintage Photo and Antique Linen. I also spattered the surface with Antique Linen Distress re-inker. 

For the butterfly and all the gold parts of the card, I used Princess Gold embossing powder.


The butterfly was coloured with Squeezed Lemonade and Wild Honig Distress ink.


What I used:

Stampers Anonymous, Perspective (CMS213)

Stampers Anonymous, Vines&Roses (CMS298)

Stampers Anonymous, Tiny Text (CMS394)

Ranger embossing powders (Princess Gold, Sky Blue)

Ranger Distress ink pads (Antique Linen, Vintage Photo, Wild Honig, Squeezed Lemonade)

Ranger Distress Archival ink (Black Soot)

Ranger Distress embossing ink

etc.


With my card, I would like to join the:

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Lazy Days Of Summer

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Emboss it




Saturday, 3 July 2021

Tag duo with Mary Poppins

Hello everyone, I'm here with my second project that I made for our July challenge.  This month I'm the host of the challenge so I could choose a theme. And I chose Use a stencil (or two) - it means you have to use at least one stencil in your project but of course you can use two or even more.

My second project is a tag duo with Mary Poppins from the Sizzix Thinlits die set, The Park by Tim Holtz.


First I show you how I made the pink tag.

I cut out a tag from 300gsm watercolour paper with Sizzix Movers&Shapers, Tag&Bookplates die and using the Roses stencil I heat embossed it with Weathered White embossing powder.



Then I blended Spun Sugar and Picked Raspberry onto the surface. I inked the edges with Gathered Twigs and Ground Espresso. I slightly spritzed with water.

The blue was made with Broken China colour and I placed the stencil a little bit differently. 


The lady was cut out from black Kraft-Stock paper.


The butterflies are not those who are in The Park set. I chose a retired and old Strip die, the Butterfly Frenzy. I coloured the butterflies with Squeezed Lemonade, inked the edges with Ground Espresso, then heat embossed with Clear embossing powder.


The texts were in the Small Talk Stickers.



So if you have a project in which you use a stencil or two, please don't hesitate to join our July challenge where a randomly selected winner can have a £20 voucher in the Country View Crafts online shop.

With my tags, I would like to join the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes


Thursday, 1 July 2021

Tag with wildflowers

This month I am that lucky person who is the host of the July challenge of the Country View Challenges. The theme that I chose is Use a stencil or two. This means you have to use at least one stencil to join our challenge with your project. It's really not complicated, is it?

Here is my first project, a tag that I made with only one stencil but I used three times with three different embossing powders. 


While I was making this tag, I took several photos. So I can give you a step by step tutorial.

First, I cut out a tag from 300 gsm watercolour paper with Sizzix Movers&Shapers Tag&Bookplates die. Then I coloured the tag with the following Distress paints: Speckled Egg, Bundled Sage, Mowed Lawn. For this, I always use a piece of sponge and I add the paint to the surface with tapping movements.


Then I toned back the colours with a layer of watered Antique Linen paint.


When it was completely dry, I inked the edges with Vintage Photo Archival ink. When I use Distress paints, I always use Archival ink instead of the original ink.


Then I started the heat embossing. For this I used Tim's Wildflower stencil and embossing ink.


First I heat embossed the flowers with Peeled Paint Distress embossing powder.


Then I placed the stencil a little lower and a little right and I put embossing ink to the tag through the stencil. For this time, I used Weathered White embossing powder.


The process was the same for the third time but I used Potting Soil embossing powder.


At this point, I realised that the edges need darker colour so I inked the edges with Ground Espresso Archival ink.


Then I spattered the tag with Picket Fence paint. In the end, I stamped the text with Black Soot Archival ink and cut it with Tim's Trimmer and glued to the bottom of the tag. The text is part of the Tiny Text stamp set.



What I used:

Sizzix Movers&Shapers die, Tag&Bookplates 

Stampers Anonymous layered stencil, Wildflower

Stampers Anonymous stamp set, Tiny Text

Ranger Distress Archival inks (Ground Espresso, Black Soot, Vintage Photo)

Ranger Distress paints (Antique Linen, Picket Fence, Speckled Egg, Mowed Lawn, Bundled Sage)

Ranger embossing powders (Weathered White, Potting Soil, Peeled Paint)

etc.


So if you have a project in which you use a stencil or two, please don't hesitate to join our July challenge where a randomly selected winner can have a £20 voucher to spend in the Country View Crafts online shop.

With my tag, I would like to join the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Anything Goes


Monday, 21 June 2021

Happy 100th - Celebrate!

Hello everyone, this is my second project for our June challenge. The Country View Challenges celebrates the 100th challenge this month, so the theme is about 100. You can join this project if you put the 100 on your project and if you get the inspiration from one of the DT creations. You can also win if you leave a comment at the Country View Challenges and the DT members - I hope I remember well on the rules, but please to be sure go to the CVC blog for a double check. 

So here is my second make, a journal page this time.



For making this page, I cut out a rectangle panel. Then I stamped to the middle the 100 with Distress ink. I added black embossing powder to the stamped number and melted with a heating tool. 

The next step was colouring the rest of the panel with Tumbled Glass and Speckled Egg Distress inks.


The crazy dogs were stamped on Neenah Solar White paper with Tsukineko Memento ink (Espresso Truffle). That is a Topic friendly ink. Then I coloured the images with Comic Sketch markers.

I fussy cut the images and arranged them on the rectangle panel.

I drew black lines to the edges of the panel and the tiny text strips.


What I used:

Stampers Anonymous, Numeric (CMS161)

Stampers Anonymous, Crazy Talk (CMS236)

Stampers Anonymous, Mini Bird Crazy&Things (CMS250)

Stampes Anonymous, Crazy Cats&Dogs (CMS272)

Ranger Distress ink pads (Tumbled Glass, Speckled Egg)

Ranger embossing powder, black

Copic Sketch markers

Tsukineko Memento (Espresso Truffle)


So if you would like to join our June challenge, please follow the rules, because there are two ways to get a £20 voucher.


Thank you for stopping by!!! Happy crafting!!!

With my project, I would like to join the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Animal Antics