Thursday, 28 December 2017

December Journal #2 ...

Hello my lovely friends and visitors, I hope you are still having an absolutely awesome Christmas with lots of lovely new goodies to play with! I’m back with another catch up page for my journal and it too just happens to fit a couple of challenges too …  

An A5 journal page
Apologies for the photo's - I had issues with light bounching off
The deer on the right isn't so washed out IRL!
A final look

Created for me and especially for these Challenges
Mix It Up Challenge Blog MIUCB#8 Anything Goes 
Papercraft Business Challenge #1 Anything Goes


This journal page hasn’t come out as well as I hoped however I know what I did wrong so I will be trying this again in the new year when I have aquired a particular stamp, lol! Anyway all I did for most of this was I cut a piece of A4 Kraft card in half and then I used my Pebeo Dyna inteference acrylic paints to colour the whole background. I used a combination of a sponge and a brush to cover the Kraft card and I also started to heat it a little which is why there are a few bubbles on the page.

I then stamped the deer with multiple distress inks onto a snippet of white card and then onto a snippet of tissue paper with different inks. I fussy cut the stamped card deer and I used a damp paintbrush to draw around the stamped onto tissue paper deer. The card deer was then adhered onto my page and I flipped the tissue paper over before adhering it onto the journal page.

Yesterdays sweet little deer has now found out that Santa bought her a youngling to keep her company lol! Thank you so much for taking the time to visit and comment. I really do appreciate it and I hope you get some time to do what you love to do soon ttfn Karen x









Tools
Stamp &/ Stencil:
Hero Arts CL985 Deer layering stamp set
Miscellaneous Tools:
MISTI; heat tool; paintbrushes; water pot; paint palette; make up sponge

Supplies
Card Paper:
Kraft card
A5 Pink Pig journal
Snippets: white stamping card; tissue paper
EP Ink/Paint/Pen Colours:
Pebeo Dyna Inteference; Blue Black; Blue Green; Green Blue; Green Yellow; Orange Yellow; Violet Blue
Tissue paper deer: Tea Dye; Brushed Corduroy; Rusty Hinge; Walnut Stain
White card deer:
Adhesives/Mediums:
Pebeo matt medium
Collall all purpose glue

Wednesday, 27 December 2017

December Journal #1 ...

Hello my lovely friends and visitors, I hope you are having an absolutely awesome Christmas with lots of lovely new goodies to play with! I have a few that I have no doubt you will be seeing in the near future, or as soon as I get to play with them lol! Anyways here is one of the journal pages that I owe myself that also just happens to fit a couple of challenges too ...

An A5 journal page
All the stamped and inked details
You can see all the stamped and heat embossed details,
and our doe is waiting patiently for Santa!
She is so sweet!
A final look

Created for me and especially for these Challenges
A Blog Named Hero Challenge 

Art Journal Journey Challenge Let’s Celebrate: 
I’m joining the Art Journal Journey Challenge because I’m celebrating the little thing of getting back to my journal journey!  My journal is A5 too!
Creative Artiste Challenge #33 Mixed Media Anything Goes
Emerald Creek Dares Anything Goes


This journal page came out better than I dared hoped and I just happened to learn a little more along the way too lol! Here’s how:

1. Cut A4 card to A5. Pick the colours you want to use to create your background and if necessary get them out of the pots.
2. On the A5 card apply a layer of water then use multiple shades of blue and green to colour the night time sky to look like the Northern Lights are shining bright for you. Dry your sky with a heat tool or leave to dry naturally (I left mine to dry overnight).
3. I added a layer of pale green for the grass/meadow and I used my heat tool to dry it.
4. I inked up the stamp with Versamark and I repeat stamped the mountains across three quarters of the width of the card then added Emerald Creek Weathered Wood embossing powder and used the heat tool to make it puff.
5. I inked up the tree stamp with Versamark and I repeat stamped the trees across the rest of the width of the card and applied Emerald Creek Northern Lights embossing powder and again the heat tool.
6. I stamped the grasses with different shades of green distress ink pads and then piped the 3D snow on the mountain tops.
7. I used two Dyna inteference acrylic paints to add shimmer to the Northern Lights.
8. I added water to white gesso and gold acrylic paint and added splats of white and gold to the sky.
9. I used various shades of brown distress ink pads, in the order listed below to stamp the layers of the deer onto a snippet of white card and then I fussy cut her. I added a little white dot to her eye and glued her in position.


I actually created this on Boxing Day, it was so very very nice to play and to create a project that wasn’t a card and was just for me lol! I hope you like my little deer, she’s waiting to see what Santa brings her and I will show that in my next journal page post lol! Thank you so much for taking the time to visit and comment. I really do appreciate it and I hope you get some time to do what you love to do soon ttfn Karen x









Tools
Stamp &/ Stencil:
Hero Arts CL985 Deer layering stamp set
Emerald Creek: Aldergrove trees stamp
Wood mounted stamps: mountain; grasses : these stamps are over ten years old & the manufacturer is no longer around
Miscellaneous Tools:
MISTI; heat tool; paintbrushes; water pot; paint palette; anti static bag

Supplies
Card Paper:
Sheena Douglass white stamping card
A5 Pink Pig journal
EP Ink/Paint/Pen Colours:
Spectrum Noir AquaTints: Primary; Landscape; Beautifully Grunge
Emerald Creek HSE-007 Weathered Wood embossing powder
Emerald Creek AAAC-NL Northern Lights embossing powder
Pebeo Dyna Inteference; Blue Black; Blue Green; Green Blue
DoCrafts: gold acylic paint
Distress ink pads for the deer: Tea Dye; Brushed Corduroy; Rusty Hinge; Walnut Stain
Distress ink pads for the grass: Bundled Sage; Crushed Olive; Mown Lawn
Adhesives/Mediums:
Pebeo white gesso
Viva Decor 3D Snow
Versamark IP
Collall all purpose glue

Sunday, 24 December 2017

December Christmas Card #10 ...

Hello my lovely friends and visitors, I hope your weekend is going well. This is my final Christmas card and I have finished my tags and will be sharing them soon. Here is my card …

I created a 148mm square Christmas card
It was good for posting!
The depth from the texture paste is visible here!

Created for me and especially for these Challenges
Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Challenge #364 Anything Goes
Creatalicious Challenge #129 Anything Goes
Creative Artiste Challenge #33 Mixed Media Anything Goes
Winter Wonderland Challenge Anything Christmas Goes


I created this card because I had a printed image and the printed sentiment left over from my House of Cards post at the beginning of the month so I decided to colour it, use several snippets and to give it some mega fluffy texture lol! I used my Luminarte Twinkling H2O watercolours to colour the every other stripe on the stocking and the berries in the holly. Once that was dry I coloured the leaves and the background and I left that to dry overnight, because that was how it happened to be. The next day I used my Viva Decor 3D snow to create mega fluffy texture. Although that hasn’t worked as well as I hoped I do love those little bubbles of texture.

Creating one or two cards each month through this year has worked brilliantly for me and it’s something that I’ll continue for the present. I’ve spent most of December using up left overs and creating mixed media tags which has been fantastic fun. I should now be re-cooperating on the sofa from the Rheumatology appointment I had on Friday. Our gift shopping and most of our food shopping has been delivered and I just have to wrap a couple of Christmas presents and make dessert for Christmas Day/Boxing Day and we’re ready!! Our GP decided that I have to be in isolation from others this year because my immune system is low. The drugs I take to stop the RA ravaging my bones has knocked the stuffing out of my immunity and we found out that little nieces who go to nursery with other little ones are serious germinators lol! So we’re having a very gentle laid back Christmas because my body needs it. I hope you have a fabulously Happy Christmas with your loved ones! Thank you so much for taking the time to visit and comment. I really do appreciate it and I hope you get some time to do what you love to do soon ttfn Karen x










Tools
Stamp &/ Stencil:
MHK Designs digital stamp and sentiment
Miscellaneous Tools:
Paintbrushes; water pot; paint palette; spray bottle of water

Supplies
Card Paper:
300 gsm card/Craft UK 145mm square card
Snippets: Sheena Douglass white stamping card; Papermania patterned paper
EP Ink/Paint/Pen Colours:
Luminarte H2O watercolours
Adhesives/Mediums:
Viva Decor 3D snow
Collall all purpose glue

Saturday, 23 December 2017

December Christmas Card #9 ...

Hello my lovely friends and visitors, I hope your weekend is going well.  I am still attempting to shrink my pile of snippets and as I had some of this red glitter card I created this card …

A 145mm square card
Great for posting
All the yummy details 
A final look

Created for me and especially for these Challenges 
Allsorts Challenge #447/8 Seasonal Flowers
Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Challenge #365 Anything Goes
Scrapy Land Challenge #80 Anything Goes
I used Crafters Companion and Sizzix dies



I used a snippet of Papermania patterned paper to stick onto the card front. I die cut the leaves from snippets of card that had been coloured with Luminarte H2Os, and added splatters of the same colour to the patterned paper. I used snippets for die cutting the sentiment and I used red glitter card to die cut the poinsettia with. I coloured an old brad by tapping it onto my Versamark ink pad and then added three layers of WOW EP to colour it.

After that it was a really simple case of gluing the parts onto my card blank and another Christmas card ready and waiting to be written and posted lol! I love it when Christmas cards are quick to make like this. Thank you so much for taking the time to visit and comment. I really do appreciate it and I hope you get some time to do what you love to do soon ttfn Karen x











Tools
Die Cutting Machine & Dies:
Sizzix Big Shot Plus die cutting machine
Tim Holtz Bigz Poinsettia die
Crafters Companion Inspiration Magazine leaf dies
Miscellaneous Tools:
Heat tool; paintbrushes; water pot; paint palette; spray bottle of water

Supplies
Card Paper:
Craft UK white 145mm square card
Snippets: Sheena Douglass white stamping card; Papermania patterned paper; glitter card
EP Ink/Paint/Pen Colours:
Lime Luminarte H2O watercolours
WOW EP: red
Embellishments:
Brad
Adhesives/Mediums:
Versamark IP
Collall all purpose glue

Wednesday, 20 December 2017

December Mixed Media Tag #3 ...

Hello my lovely friends and visitors, I hope your week is going well. I have another Christmas project to share with you today, apologies, I’ve not got too many more to share now lol! I’ve been playing again, lol, and here is the end result …

I love this tag!
Lots of lovely layers, depth and texture
All the lovely details
The skates stamp is beautiful
I managed to capture a little of the bling on this photograph

Created for me and especially for these Challenges
Country View Crafts Challenge 
Christmas with the options of Greens, Reds & Rust
I created some rust on the leaves at the bottom of the tag
Emerald Creek Dares Anything Goes


Mix It Up Challenge Blog MIUCB#8 Anything Goes


Rubber Dance Art Stamps Challenge Colour Challenge


Rubber Dance Art Stamps Forever Stamping Challenge

Scrapy Land Challenge #80 Anything Goes
I used Crafters Companion and Tutti Designs dies


Multiple left overs, snippets and old stash went into the creating of this tag, lol, it has made the stash of snippets a little smaller but as we all know they grow when we’re not looking. It feels really good to use my old embellishment stash with my newer tools and mediums. I have to apologise in advance too because the list of supplies used to create this tag is huge and I decided to not add my step by steps because it would be a really long post.

I’ve decided for the rest of the year that I am going to drop the steps by steps as I have a long list of chores. Have a lovely week and thank you so much for taking the time to visit and comment. I really do appreciate it and I hope you get some time to do what you love to do soon ttfn Karen x










Tools
Stamp &/ Stencil:
Rubber Dance Art Stamps: Skates
Prima Finnabair Elementals 6.5” x 10.25”: Harlequin stencil
Die Cutting Machine & Dies:
Sizzix Big Shot Plus die cutting machine
Tim Holtz Small Tattered Florals die set
Tutti Designs Stitched Nesting Banner die set
Crafters Companion Die’sire Classiques: Ivy die
Crafters Companion Inspiration Magazine dies
Miscellaneous Tools:
MISTI; heat tool; paintbrushes; water pot; paint palette; make up sponge

Supplies
Card Paper:
Sheena Douglass white stamping card
Pion Design 12x12” patterned paper: PD5112
Snippets: Sheena Douglass white stamping card
EP Ink/Paint/Pen Colours:
Versafine ink pad: black
Prima Finnabair Metallique Emerald Green acrylic paint
Pebeo acrylic paints: brown, orange & rose red
Pebeo Dyna Inteference paint: Blue Green
Luminarte H2O Watercolours
Embellishments:
Wild Orchid Crafts beaded berries
Little Things from Lucys Cards: Hello Fall Sparkly Shaker Collection
Craftwork Cards die cut flowers )
Ribbon ) very old stash
Half pearls )
Adhesives/Mediums:
Collall all purpose glue
Collall 3D glue
Double sided tape
Washi tape (for the stencil)