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.

Regards







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Thursday, November 26, 2015

Sunny Smiles

Hi there - I hope you are enjoying your day.  It's Ann here and I'm hoping I can bring you some more sunny smiles with my tropical paradise card!



This is how I created my card:

1.  On some x-press it blending card, stamp the bird, lizard and the small cluster of frangipanis.  I also stamped the flowers onto some post-it notes to create a mask, so that I could build a larger flower group.  Colour your images with markers - I used my favourite Copic colours, and then fussy cut them out.

2.  To create some interest in the window behind my collage, I used a Heidi Swapp chevron stencil, first spongeing it with Broken China distress ink, and then moving the stencil slightly downward, filling the new spaces with texture paste coloured with my new Art Ingredients Mica Powder in Frozen Lake - a very similar colour to Broken China.  When the stencil was removed, it gave a shadow effect, which was enhanced by the slight sheen of the mica.


3.  Die cut a circular frame by cutting two adjacent circles from any nestling dies.  Of course, the frame could be square of rectangular, or any shape you choose.  I mounted mine on some fun foam, cut slightly smaller than the larger circle.  Also cut the larger circle from white card stock to create the feature panel on a coloured card base.  Mine measures 9.6cm x 14.7cm.  The diameter of the circle is 8.7cm.

4.   Assemble the card - adhere the stencilled piece behind the frame, then adhere this to the card front.  I use Tombow mono multi glue for ease of placement.  I also used this glue to attach the flower cluster, the lizard, and finally the bird.  Where these overlap the stencilled panel, I popped them up with foam squares.  The whole white panel is then adhered to the front of a coloured card base.

5.  Finally, stamp the sentiment from the stamp set in Versafine Onyx Black and heat emboss it with clear powder. I love the sharp, crisp result this gives.  Stamp an extra small frangipani, colour and cut it out and adhere near the sentiment with a glue dot.  The beak, eyes and back bumps of the animals were coated with glossy accents to give them some shine too!



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