Friday, August 1, 2014

Artist in Residence Tutorial - Watercolouring with Memento Markers

Hello Blog Friends - welcome to my first post in August - where has the year gone?  Today I am sharing a tutorial as an Artist in Residence for Imagine Crafts/Tuskineko


You can see the full project and the tutorial by clicking HERE.  I would love you to pop over and have a look - don't forget to leave a comment and let me know what you think!

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Thursday, July 31, 2014

Spellbinders Summer Sneak Peek and Giveaway - Day 4

Today I am sharing a card with one of the Dies the Spellbinders Designers are sharing for the Spellbinders Summer Sneak Peek & Giveaway - it is the Sparkle Die - don't you love it - infact the whole new release is just divine!  I have to say -m not an official part of the Sneak Peek today but have been asked to create a project using this Die - and here it is...




Spellbinders Supplies:
  • NOTE: Spellbinders numbers the Dies from the smallest to the largest - the smallest being #1
Cross Promotional Partners:
Other:  Scissors; Liquid Glue; Paper Trimmer, Buttons; Wax Paper



 

Using white card stock cut/emboss two (2) Romantic Rectangles Two Nestabilities, using both the cutting edge and the insert.
NOTE: Wax Paper can be placed between the card stock and the Die - wax side facing up into the Dieup - to make removing filigree Dies easier.



Remove the small pieces from the Die using the Tool 'N One. Also remove wax paper from the Die using the Tool 'N One.




Using white card stock cut/emboss two (2) Romantic Rectangles Two Nestabilities. Remove the small pieces from the Die using the Tool 'N One


 

Score one Die at 5/8" and fold forward.  Adhere to the first Romantic Rectangles Two using double sided tape, making sure the patterns line up as shown in the photos above.



Cut/emboss one (1) A2 Matting Basics B # using the Authentique™ Paper. Lightly sand around the edges.  Adhere to the card base using SCRAPBOOK ADHESIVES BY 3L™ - 3D Foam Squares.




1. For opportunities to win, visit Tina McDonald's Blog here and Janice Whiting's blog here!!
2. Contest Rules can be found HERE!
3. Questions: Please direct any questions to ContestQuestions@Spellbinders.us. No entries will be accepted at this address.

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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Scripted Flowers

I am definitely a shabby/vintage person at heart - vintage would definitely be my 'first love'. but I have to be honest and say that I am inspired by so many styles I see both in Blogville and Pinterest, I am always inspired to try different styles.


CAS (Clean and Simple) is one style I admire but I have to admit I didn't always find it easy - infact it took me longer to create a CAS card than my layered eclectic cards...but the more I do it, the easier it seems.


  

I have used a Script stamp for my base, using IMAGINECrafts®/Tsukineko® Memento™ Dye Ink in Teal Zeal.  The Snapshot Spellbinders® Shapeabilities® has been cut using Black cardstock and adhered to the side.  The flower is from my collection and has been adhered using liquid glue.


IMAGINE Crafts® Fireworks!™ Craft Spray in Pink has been both sprayed and dripped onto the card base.  Finishing off with some randomly placed sequins.  Scrapbook by Adhesives by 3L - 3D Foam Squares and E-Z Runner have been used on this card.



This card is linked to the following challenges: 
Crafty Sentiment Designs - Anything Goes 
Die Cuttin' Divas - Anything Goes 
Artistic Inspirations - Anything Goes/ Color
The Crazy Challenge - Die cuts and punches
 613 Avenue Create  Anything Goes w/optional use a sentiment 
Hobbycutz - Anything Goes


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Spellbinders Summer Sneak Peek & Giveaway - Day 2

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Welcome to Day 2 of the Spellbinders Summer Sneak Peek and Giveaway I am excited to be sharing not one but two of the Spellbinders new release with you.  As you know Spellbinders does nothing by halves and have made things so easy for us with co-ordinating Dies, which means we can build on our basic collection - and we love that - right! 

Spellbinders is also giving away the two new die template sets that I have used here today, as well as the new die template sets used on other sneak peek blogs this week and an amazing GRAND PRIZE!  Make sure you look at the end of the post for more details and instructions on how to enter the giveaway.

**Please Note: There is a link to click on at the bottom of this post for entering;  commenting on this post does NOT enter you into the giveaway.**


Summer Sneak Peek, Spellbinders, Linda Lucas, Labels Forty One


I am sharing the new Labels Forty-One Nestabilities and Labels Forty-One Decorative Elements Nestabilities.  You will note I have refrained from using the large gorgeously decorative Die to show you that ALL of the Dies in these sets make gorgeous projects.
 
Spellbinders Supplies:
  • GC-001 Spellbinders Grand Calibur® Machine
  • S4-468 Labels Forty-One Spellbinders® Nestabilities® #4 and #5
  • S4-469 Labels Forty-One Spellbinders® Decorative Elements Nestabilities® #2 and #3
  • T-001 Tool 'n One
  • NOTE: Spellbinders numbers the Dies from the smallest to the largest - the smallest being #1

Preferred Partner Companies:
Cross Promotional Partners:
Other:  Scissors; Liquid Glue, Paper Trimmer, Large embellishment

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Fold white card stock in half, score the fold line cut/emboss using the Labels Forty-One Die #5,ensuring the fold line is inside the cutting blade to made card base, as shown in the photos above.

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Create a frame using white card place Labels Forty One #5 Die with #4 Die blade down inside to form a frame -  secure with masking tape to avoid movement while cutting/embossing the Grand Calibur Machine.  Also cut /emboss on Labels Forty One Accent #2 using white card

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Cut one (1) Labels Forty-One Spellbinders® Decorative Elements #3, using white card and wax paper.  Remove the pieces left in the Die using the brush end of the Tool 'n One.  Next remove the wax paper using the other end.


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Cut one (1) Labels Four in sizes #2  #3  #4 using Authentique Paper.  Adhere to the previously cut white Dies using SCRAPBOOK ADHESIVES BY 3L™ - E-Z Runner - permanent strips.

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Layer the Dies as shown in the photos above using SCRAPBOOK ADHESIVES BY 3L™ - 3D Foam Squares.  Finish by adding embellishments.

 

Here's the part you've been waiting for--
how to enter the Spellbinders Sneak Peek Giveaway! 

You can enter the contest HERE
  1. For more chances to win, visit Beck BT's blog for another Spellbinders’ project!
  2. Contest Rules can be found HERE
  3. Questions?  ContestQuestions@Spellbinders.us.  No entries will be accepted at this email address. 

 Thanks so much or stopping  by and for the comments that you leave - each one is read and greatly appreciated

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Monday, July 28, 2014

Want2Scrap - Classy Corners Card


 I am sharing a card on the Want2Scrap Blog using some of their gorgeous bling, along with some of my other favourite things....

 
 ...a Graphics 45 Image, Authentique Paper, Spellbinders Dies, Imagine Crafts/ Tsukineko inks and Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L.  You can see the project in full HERE


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Saturday, July 26, 2014

Spellbinders Tutorial - Traditional Birthday Card


A little change of pace for me,  I am sharing my Spellbinders Tutorial on my Blog today - it hope you enjoy it.   The theme is Traditional Birthday cards...we can never have too many of them - can we!?!




Spellbinders Supplies:
GC-001 Grand Calibur Die Cutting & Embossing Machine

S2-081 Birthday Cake Spellbinders® Shapeabilities® Die D-Lites™
S5-171 A2 Round Corner Basics A Spellbinders® Nestabilities® Card Creator
S5-172 A2 Curved Matting Basics B Spellbinders® Nestabilities® Card Creator
S4-116 Standard Circles Large #6 Spellbinders® Nestabilities® Card Creator
S4-409 Gold Majesty Circles  Spellbinders® Imperial Gold die
IN-012 Celebration Spellbinders® Shapeabilities®
GLLD-003 Quatrefoil Band Border Long Die
F-012 Precious Metals Premium Craft Foils Assortment

Preferred Partners:
 IMAGINECrafts®/Tsukineko® Delicata™ Pigment Ink in Golden Glitz
Want2Scrap© - 72 Count - LeCreme Pearls - Self Adhesive
 
Cross Promotional Partners:
Other:  Scissors; Liquid Glue, Paper Trimmer, Floral Image, Sanding Block, Seam Binding










Using white card stock and the Grand Calibur Machine cut/emboss one (1) A2 Round Corner Basics A making sure the folded line is inside the cutting blade of the Die to form card base. Cut/emboss one (1) A2 Curved Matting Basics B using the Graphic 45 patterned paper. Sand around the embossed edges using a Sanding Block.  Adhere the patterned paper to the card base using












Using white card, cut/emboss one (1) Gold Majesty Circles and one (1) Standard Circles LG #6.  Remove the Gold Majesty Circles from the die.  Before removing the Standard Circles LG, use the Die as a Stencil and sponge using Delicata Pigment Ink in Golden Glitz.

Adhere the Gold Majesty Circles to the using SCRAPBOOK ADHESIVES BY 3L™ - E-Z Runner - permanent strips, followed by the Standard Circles LG using SCRAPBOOK ADHESIVES BY 3L™ - 3D Foam Squares



Apply Masking Tape to the back of both  Quatrefoil Band Border Long Dies, to ensure they do not move while being cut.  Sponge the deboss side of the Die using Delicata Ink in Golden Glitz, place card on top and cut/emboss one (1) Quatrefoil Band Border Long Die white cardstock, making sure to use both the cutting edge and the insert.
Cut to required length and adhere to lower portion of the card, applying across the Gold Majesty Circles, at the same time tucking under the Standard Circles, using the E-Z Runner - permanent strips.
Cut one (1) 




Cut/emboss one (1)Birthday Cake in gold Precious Metals Premium Craft Foil also one in brown card stock. Cut one (1) set of candles. Lightly sand the gold cake stand and adhere to the layered Dies, followed by the 'brown' cake and candles.




Using Liquid Glue, adhere the sentiment across the cake, the double Seam Binding Bow to the left side of the layered Dies and a button to the bow.  Finish off by adding Want2Scrap pearls to the top of the Gold Majesty Circles and also a medium pearl to the button.


 
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Friday, July 25, 2014

Dandylion Wishes

When you have quite a few Dies (which I 'may' do LOL!) it is easy to overlook one every now and then - I realised I have not used the Dandylion Spellbinders® Shapeabilities® and just had to rectify that!




I have created a fairly CAS card (Clean and Simple) layering the cut/embossed  Dandylion Die onto the Beaded Ovals Spellbinders® Nestabilities Decorative Elements.  All Dies have been cut/embossed using the  Spellbinders Grand Calibur® Machine.



Glitter has been added to the dandelion to add a 'whimsical' touch.  I don't know about you, but just seeing this dandelion takes me back to my childhood, where we used to love blowing the 'fluff' or 'fairies' off the head of the dandelion - we didn't worry about the weeds that could grow because of them - we just 'lived out loud!'




The 'make a wish' sentiment is from SRM Stickers. The larger sentiment is by Stampin' Up! - probably retired by now I would think, but a fabulous set!   Scrapbook by Adhesives by 3L - 3D Foam Squares and E-Z Runner have been used on this card.  

This card is for the following challenges:
613 Avenue Create: Anything Goes
Just Keep on Creating - Anything Goes
 Scribble and Scrap: Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday: Anything goes with uplifting sentiment
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Hobbycutz - Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
The Crafters Cafe - Anything Goes
The Paper Shelter - Anything Goes
Pennys Paper Crafty - Anything Goes
Crafty Girls - Anything Goes
Little Miss Muffet - Anything Goes 
Sisterhood of Crafters  - Diecuts/Punches
 Wonderful Wednesdays - Always Anything Goes

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Thursday, July 24, 2014

Imagine Craft and ClearScrap Blog Hop

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 IMAGINE Crafts is proud to feature projects created by our Artists In Residence this week using products from ClearScraps. We hope you enjoy the creativity our team shares with you this week!  


I have used a lot of gorgeous product on this fabulous Clear Scrap Album, I could not stop myself!!


Supplies:
  • IMAGINE Crafts/Tsukineko:  Craft Mat; StazOn® Solvent Inks in Fuschia Pink, Teal Zeal,  Opaque - Cotton White Reinker ;Sponge Dauber; irResistible Texture Spray in Pink, Blue and White
  • Clear Scraps - All Mixed Up Chip Album 
  • Spellbinders - Hearts One Bezel; Premium Foil - Pastels; Standard Circles LG Nestabilities;  Stately Circles Decorative Elements Nestabilities ; A2 Floral Ribbon Threader Spellbinders® Nestabilities® Card Creator; Gold Majesty Circles Imperial Gold die template
  • Authentique Paper: Flourishes Collection 12×12
  • Want2Scrap: pearl embellishments
  • Maya Road: paper flowers
  • Prima Marketing - Wood Embellishments; Stamp Set
  • Scrappy Chats Designs - flower
  • May Arts - Ribbon
  • Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L: E-Z Runner, 3D Foam Squares
  • Miscellaneous: crochet lace, brayer, Large Brad, Button, Kindy Glitz, Paper Roses; Metal Corners, Lace, paper embellishments



Step 1. Cover Album using Authentique Paper.




Step 2. Sponge around the page edges using Stazon Opaque - Cotton White Reinker and a Sponge Dauber




Step 3. Decorate pages using stamps, photos, lace, Spellbinder Dies and StazOn® Solvent Inks .
Step 4. The photos have also been cut/embossed using Spellbinders Dies and lightly on the raised edge.




Step 5. Add photos, embellish, making sure to sponge sentiment and edges using StazOn® Solvent Inks.





Step 6.  The Monogram has been coloured using StazOn® Solvent Inks in Fushia Pink and soften with a top layer of Cotton White.




Step 6. Sponge the edges of A2 Floral Ribbon Threader using Cotton White and a Sponge Dauber.
Step 7. Add Metal Embellishments and Want2Scrap bling, along with a sentiment from Authentique Papers.




Step 8. Colour Wooden Embellishments using inks and adhere to edge of the photo.
Step 9. Adhere recycles sentiment to the image.
Step 10. Add 'splatter' to the page and lightly on the photo using irRESISTibles Texture Spray.




Step 11. Colour stamped image using Inked Sponge Dauber.
Step 12. Add 'splatter' to the page and lightly on the photo using irRESISTibles Texture Spray.



Step 13. Cut/emboss Gold Majesty Circles sponging the embossed areas with inked dauber. 
Step 14. Add cut/embossed and sanded photo. 
Step 15. Add embellishments, sentiment and ribbon.

Here is today's other project:

Maureen Cronin

If you've missed the other projects this week please visit the IMAGINE Crafts Blog.


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