Friday, 1 August 2014

Canal Holiday

Good Morning Crafters

We hope you are enjoying the summer holidays. 

Today we have a tutorial from Jennifer to share with you.

Imagination Crafts products used

Inkadinks- Bluebell, Gooseberry Fool, Cherry Pie, Ochre Avocade and Aubergine
Stencil by the Canal
Amethyst Sparkle Medium

Make base card from light blue card. Matt a smaller piece of white card onto the base card.
Using Inkadinks mixed with water in misting pens spritz another piece of white card.
Mix a little copper mica powder with the Ochre Inkadink to add a lovely sheen on the background.
Let each colour dry before adding the next one.

When dry, lay the stencil on top of the now coloured card and spread amethyst sparkle medium over the design. Remove the stencil and wash, place to onside to dry.  
Once this is dry adhere to your base card.

Add a white Scroll die cut to the top left of the base card and glue gold ribbon bow on top of the die cut.

Enjoy the rest of your day 
and we hope you enjoyed Jennifer's tutorial.

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Dragonfly Dreams

Good Morning Crafters

Today we are sharing Lindsay's tutorial with you.

Here is a list of the Imagination Crafts products she has used.

Start by stamping out the image from the Dragonfly stamp set 3 times on to white card

Using Lavender Lace Silkies Paint, paint the dragonflies on the first stamped image (the front piece).
Using the paint straight from the tub on the bodies then mix with water on the wings to create a lighter more see through effect that shows the shimmer in the paint very well.

Next paint the left hand panel of the image (leaving the rest white) on the second stamped image (the middle piece) Lavender Lace, Bronze Brocade and Emerald Satin have been used.

Using the Turquoise Satin Silkies mixed with water to paint the right hand panel of the last stamped image (the back piece.

Once all the paint is dry then cut out each of the sections. For the back piece cut out the whole of the image including the white areas, for the middle piece just cut out the coloured panel and the dragonflies cutting away the right hand panel then for the front piece just cut out the dragonflies.

Using silicone based glue stick the middle piece onto the back piece and then the dragonflies from the front piece onto the middle piece giving the image depth.

Next select your base card and matting and layering using white, turquoise and bronze shimmer card, tearing tearing out the layers using a ruler to create a distressed edge rather than cutting them.

Stick the turquoise and bronze layers together then add small strips of purple ribbon across the 4 corners, securing the ribbon in place with tape on the back of the turquoise card.

When the ribbon was secured adhere the turquoise and bronze layers onto the card base the layered the white card and image on top of them.

To finish off stick bead sprays and a flower in two of the corners for added decoration.

We hope you have enjoyed this tutorial.

Monday, 28 July 2014

Shaving Foam...

Good Morning Crafters

We hope you all enjoyed your weekend.

Today we have a fabulous tutorial from Rachel.

Another use for your shaving foam ladies to create some stunning backgrounds.

Spray cheap shaving foam into a plastic tub and spray with inks.
You can use any inks, Inkadinks work well with this technique.

Mix the inks around to create a pattern.  
Do not overmix or the colours will go sludgey

Apply directly to a stencil attached to card. 
Move the foam around and then remove most of it, if the colours haven't come through very well re-apply until you are happy.

Remove the stencil and leave the card to dry.
Once dry use stencil brushes to add background colours and over stamps.
Matt and layer onto a card.

Bay Leaf Stencil

Thank you for visiting today.

Friday, 25 July 2014

Flowers and Vellum

Good Morning Crafters

Friday again and the weekend just around the corner.
Sue is on Create and Craft today the times are as follows:

8 am
11 am
2 pm
4 pm and 7 pm

There will be new products and some stunning samples too. We hope you enjoy the shows.

Today our tutorial is by Mags, using vellum!

Quick and simple card by stamping the images and embossing onto vellum.
Your will need the following items to complete the project
Embossing Powder
Pearlescent Card
Brads and Pearls

Stamp the image onto vellum using Versamark and then emboss using embossing powder. WOW Embossing powder has been used on this project but any brand or colour will do dependant on the look you want to achieve.

Cut out the image and attach to pearlescent card and black card with brads.
This creates your topper.

Attach the topper to another piece of pearlescent card and mount onto a 5 x 5 card blank.
Add a bow, sentiment and some pearls.

It is such a quick card to make a set would take no time to make.

Clematis Stamp Set
Pansy Stamp Set
Rose Stamp Set
Lillies Stamp Set

We hope you enjoyed this tutorial.

Thursday, 24 July 2014

Oh Christmas Tree!

Good Morning Crafters

Sue will be on Create and Craft tomorrow at the following times.  She will be on with Dean, Martyn and Dave so we are in for some entertainment and fabulous demonstrations.

8.00 am 
11.00 am
2.00 pm
4.00 pm and 7.00 pm

One of the new products on the show is a beautiful MDF Christmas Tree designed by Kath Halstead (aka Mucky Paws).

Here is a couple of photographs of the tree Kath decorated last year.

Thank you for stopping by and we hope you enjoy the shows.

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Woodland Colours

Good Morning Crafters

We hope you are all keeping well and enjoying your crafting time.

We have a beautiful canvas tutorial from Christine to share with you today.

Paint a canvas with black paint, add some glue and gilding flakes to the canvas in various places. Add some purple embossing powders to add extra colour.

Spread Sparkle Medium using the Field View Stencil onto the middle of the canvas using Diamond Quartz and Chartreuse Sparkle Medium.  Add another tree on the right using just Chartreuse.

Stencil the leaves from the Garden Chair Stencil onto the left hand side of the canvas using only Chartreuse Medium.

Stencil just the deer from the Stencil Forest Deer with Black Stars Sparkle Medium onto card.
Top Tip - heat the Black Stars Sparkle Medium with a heat gun until it bubbles - take the Heat Gun away slowly and the Sparkle Medium will stay slightly raised. Also colour around the Deer when dry before you cut them out to leave an outline.  This will make the Deer more noticable on the canvas.

Stick the Deer to the canvas with double sided tape to make it stand out.

Imagination Crafts Products Used:

Sparkle Medium - Chartreuse, Diamond Quarts, Black Stars
Stencils - Forest Deer, Field View and Garden Seat
Gilding Flakes
Purple embossing Powder
Black Paint

We hope you have enjoyed the tutorial, please share with us your creations using Imagination Crafts Products.

Monday, 21 July 2014

Grungy Tag Demo

Hi peeps

Kath here with another demo for you to get mucky with lol
My apologies this was supposed to be a YouTube but I had gremlins
So here goes a quick grungy tag
Things you need
Chalk white MDF paint
Couple of Silkies Green and Bronze
Inkadinks - Green
Grunge Elements stencil (sorry mine is so grubby)
A flourish stamp ( I've used one from the Butterfly gilding set)
and a tag shape or a card ? I've used Kraft card
Stencil the halftone pattern in a couple of random places, dry thoroughly.
Using distress inks
colour the tag try and use a darker colour around the edge to frame it.
Take a bit of kitchen roll and lightly spritz with water and wipe over the dots, the paint resists so you have nice white dots again.
Using inkadinks stencil the splat and then flick some of the ink down the tag again dry thoroughly

Spread a little bit of Silkies paint on your desk and lightly pounce your chosen stamp into it then stamp up your tag I've used green and bronze for a verdigris effect
Once your happy dry it off and stamp with your fave sentiment
with archival or stazon as the paint will resist water based inks
Add a bit of ribbon dyed with inkadinks and voilĂ  a grungy tag

All the items I've used are available HERE

Thanks for looking I hope you have a go and share with us
Kath x