Thursday, 22 August 2013

 Silver Merry Christmas

Cut the Elyse Christmas Tree 98667 die from American Craft Metallic card and apply to Jac paper. Stamp the Merry Christmas in black stazon. Apply Diamond Glitter over the whole surface.

Mat onto silver Card base.
 Candles Merry Christmas
Cut the Memory Box Glowing candles 98661 die in American Craft metallic gold card.

Put through the Xyron sticker maker.

Apply it to a cut piece of white card, then mat onto gold and then onto the white card base. Add your greeting.
 Christmas Door
Cut the Grand Maddison door 830 die from the center of white card. Emboss the bricks on the frame piece using Tim Holtz texture fade.

Ink the bricks with Distress ink fired brick and mat onto a red card base. (I cut a piece of white card to fill the door hole.

Fold the door on the hinge line.

Colour the christmas reith stamp using distress markers and stamp it onto white card. Use a water brush to blend the colours.  Cut it out. Apply to the door with mounting foam.

Cut a tattered banner in white card. Stamp with Merry Christmas then ink the edges of the banner with peeled paint distress ink.

Apply a gold brad for a door handle. Cut holly leaves, use the bow maker to make a 3 loop bow and some large red seed beads to decorate the face of the card. Apply a stick pin. You can stamp inside the door if you wish.

 Park Bench
Cut the Madison Park bench  881 from brown card. My back ground paper is a DCWV Maraposia sheet.
Tie a bow in tuel. Add holly leaves and gold fronds. Make a gold cord bow. Add some red seed beads. Also create a small holly spray for the top right of the park bench.

Stamp the Tim Holtz tattered banner with Merry Christmas words. Paint the bench with a generous coating of distress picket fence crackle paint.

Put the pieces together and glue to a brown card base.  

Thursday, 1 August 2013

Open Book Metal Flower Spray

Open Book Metal Flower Spray (Senz 2013)
This is the finished item
Cut on of the Tattered Flower Garland Sizzix 657824 in metal

Take your pearl spray and hot glue 2 of the branches as shown.

Colour the frond from Sizzix Tattered Pine cone Die 657492 with Alcohol ink Lettuce

Glue the 2 fronds to the pearl spray as shown.

Colour the rose shaped leaves from the Tattered Flower Garland with Lettuce and Pine needles alcohol ink.

Colour  both sides of the daisy type flowers first with Purple Twilight Alcohol ink.
Now go over with Pine needles alcohol ink.

Colour these flowers with Purple Twilight and stream alcohol ink, only need to do one side. You will be using the 3 largest flowers to create the rose.

Now use a McGill large ball stylus and the soft mat and sculpt the large petal flowers from the uncoloured side.

Flip the 2 largest flowers over and press down in the centre. Cup the smallest flower into an unopened bud.

Glue the 3 layers together with the cup bud in the centre, attach to the spray.

Fold the daisy type flowers in half and then in half again and tease out the petals to resemble above. You will use the 3 largest flowers.

Arrange as shown above and glue the rose leaves in behind to balance the spray. Now coil the pearl spray wire around a toothpick to complete the look and glue onto your project.