Tuesday, 30 April 2013

I made these using wired flowers and leaves from my stash.
Here are the items I will use

For the baby's breath. I used 3 flower stamen and wired them together then wrapped them with florist tape.

Here is the sample step by step.

Now twist 2 leaves and a flower together

I have coated some short lengths of florist wire with snow marker and heated it. You can then colour it with distress ink pad by pressing it directly onto the pad. Then twist them around a toothpick.

Once wired together I added 3 white roses and a cherry blossom to finish it off.
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Sunday, 14 April 2013

Sizzix Susan's Garden Dies

Sizzix Susan's Garden Dies 
These are such fun to make. I have used a snow marker to do the stamen.
Heres what you will need... Sizzix Flower Dogwood thinlits die 658405McGill stylus set and mat. Distress markers for colour accents. Approx. 220gsm card, distress ink and foam attachment. You can cut 2 of each petal and leaf at a time easily.

Sizzix Flower, Rose 658411 thinlits die set. Wow what more can I say. You can make the rose and the bud with this die set and the stylus and mat set as above.

Flower, Black-Eyed Susan Bigz die 658422. You can cut fabric with the bigz dies and add the flowers to quilts bags shoes headbands etc
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Love these Dylusions by Dyan Reaveley

Dylusions by Dyan Reaveley my latest toys.

This is a plastic wrap background with  Dylusions on gloss card and using a combination of La Blanche  and Tim Holtz stamps. See the process below.

Use plastic lunch/cling wrap

I lay my plastic wrap on my craft sheet and sprayed with 3 colours of the Dylusions.
I sprayed some Perfect pearl mist onto my gloss card
I then applied the plastic lunch wrap colour side down onto my misted gloss card making sure to get some wrinkles in the surface. I then left it to dry. It will take about 20 to 30 minutes.

I then removed the plastic lunch wrap and completed the drying with a heat gun.

Manila tags work well with this process also.

Now you can decorate as you choose. I love to collage stamp over the surface with archival ink in black and coffee. Ink the edges with Distress ink walnut stain and add charms and ribbons also coloured with the Dylusions.

Dylusions by Dyan Reaveley  "Rock" salt technique...
You will need Rock salt Dylusions a good spritz bottle filled with water and your chose surface to colour.

You can use mat card or gloss. I prefer gloss. Apply lots your colours then a good spritz with water, sprinkle on the Rock salt. Make sure you spritz more water on any dry spots. Now leave to dry completely

Watch the rock salt pull the colour .

With sample is on cotton duck or canvas. You need this fabric to be wet to start with then add colour , salt and more water.
Love the finished look for book covers etc.
You can also add perfect pearl mist instead of water and this gives amazing metallic effects.
I sprayed the perfect pearl mist on the gloss card first then my colours then added rock salt.

This photo doesn't show how beautiful this effect really is. You have to try for yourself.

The technique also works on Manila tags.

I even did my seam binding bow.

Watercolour paper works well too.
In this sample I used a Crafters Workshop 6 by 6 stencil and Black Marble Dylusions spray.

Playing with layers of dylusions stencils stamps and white gel pen.

Love to colour lace as I use it for a stencil on my page. Stamp with white stazon and black archival ink with any stamps. My sample is with Tim Holtz stamps. 

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Monday, 8 April 2013

Spellbinders meets Graphic45 Secret Garden

Spellbinders meets Graphic45 Secret Garden
Graphic45 Papers I JUST LOVE THEM as a card maker they make it really easy to make beautiful cards...just combine with Spellbinders and embelishments and you are done. Spellbinders Antique Frame and Accents S5-083

Spellbinders A2 Filigree Delight S5-177
Spellbinders Stately Circles S4-388

Spellbinders Stately Circles S4-388
Spellbinders Radiant Rectangles S5-161

Spellbinders Enchanted Labels Twenty- Eight S6-003 embossed into cream card then Timeless Rectangles S5-158

Spellbinders Enchanted Labels Twenty- Eight S6-003
Spellbinders Radiant Rectangles S5-161
Spellbinders Radiant Rectangles S5-161    
For the best cut with these intricate dies dont forget to use your wax paper and put the die on an angle on your cutting board.
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