Tuesday, December 1, 2015

A Christmas Banner

Hi There! Angela here with a Christmas Banner that is SO EASY and QUICK to do.  It also looks fabulous making your home have that Christmas feel !

I have made a couple of banners with this MFT Jumbo Fishtail Die, a couple of 21st and a wedding one.  The beauty is they are so quick and with your MFT Letter Dies, the hardest thing is to choose your "word" or "theme"

* Die cut 5 of the largest banner with Black Cardstock
* Die Cut 5 of the 2nd largest banner die with a light blue cardstock
* Die cut 3 nestabilities large circles in a White Cardstock
* Die cut 2 nestabilities large circles in Red Cardstock
* Die cut 1 large scalloped die in a red cardstock
* Die cut 3 black circles in a smaller size
* Die cut 1 white circle (just smaller than ^^ above black)
* Die cut 2 snow flakes in glitter cardstock
* Die cut 2 large hearts in glitter cardstock
* Die cut 1 smaller circle in glitter cardstock
* Die cut 25 using MFT numbers in RED cardstock
* Now the fun part!  Arrange all the dies in size order and assemble
* using double sided tape and foamdots adhere so banner is complete
*with your crop-a-dile punch a small hole in each of the top of the banner.
* Thread twine/ribbon through and leave enough to hang to display.

Monday, November 30, 2015

Birdwing by Judith Armstrong

Good morning, Judith here again to finish off the month. Here is my second layout using Fairy Dust by Kaisercraft. On this layout I have decided to go a lot more mixed media in style.

To create this layout.
1.    I selected cut my papers –
·      1 x 11cm  by 14cm of teal fleur de lyse paper to mat my photo
·      1 x 5cm by 15.5 cm teal and white patterned paper
·      2 x 6.5cm by 4cm pieces of teal ombre paper
·      1 x 6cm by 4cm dark teal paper
·      1 x 9cm by 4 cm dark teal paper
2.    I marked on my white cardstock where the papers were going to be.
3.    I mixed a metallic mint gelato with some water and applied to the cardstock.
4.    Then I stamped a script stamp using black ink in various places around the edges of where my patterned paper was going to be. I stamped it 5 times.
5.    Then I applied some texture paste through the Tim Holtz Dot Fade stencil. Again in 5 places around my layout.
6.    I added some more stencilling using the wildcat stencil and mint liquid pearls. I didn’t really like this so  most of it is covered by the top patterned paper and the beads. That’s the beauty of mixed media, if you don’t like something you can always cover it up with something else!
7.    Then I sprayed with Dylusion Vibrant Turquoise and let it run down the page and also splattered it around the page.
8.    Then I added my patterned paper, which I had distressed around the edge and inked with Black Soot Distress Ink.
9.    Next I added some Peacock Feathers Distress Glitter to the butterflies using Tombow adhesive.
10. I adhered my butterflies
11. Then I added some gel medium my page at the bottom of all the butterflies and sprinkled some Prima beads, microbeads and more Distress Glitter onto the gel medium.
12. To finish off I added my title.

Here are a few close ups:

I hope I've inspired you to go 'mixed media' for a change.


SBB Products used:

01 09 10