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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
Vellum
Stamps
Versamark
Embossing Powder
Pearlescent Card
Bow
Sentiment
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

Friday, 18 July 2014

Just a Note

Good Morning Crafters

I hope you are all well and enjoying our tutorials.

Today it is my turn to share a tutorial with you.

The products I have used from Imagination Crafts are:

Black Satin Card (I used the white side)
Musical Note Stencil

I have also used Baby Oil too.


In an A4 plastic lid I add an inch of warm water and a couple of drops of baby oil.
I laid the satin card onto the water to absorb the oil and lifted it of and laid onto glass mat.


I then spritzed Inkadinks Mango, Cranberry Sorbet and Candy Floss over the wet card and left to dry


Once dry I inked around the edges with Adirondak Butterscotch and Raisin.
I mixed Cranberry Sorbet with Sparkle Gel then stencilled this through the musical note stencil and put this to one side.


On another piece of spritzed card I stamped the Lillies with Versafine and embossed with clear embossing powder twice, cut out the main image then the lillies.


To finish off I wrapped pink satin ribbon around the decorated back ground, matt and layered onto black pearlescent card.  Matt and layered the decoupaged lillies with silicone glue.
To finish off I added a bow, musical note charm with ribbon and 3 black gems.


The Inkadinks mix really well with the Sparkle Gel to create your own bespoke background.

Thank you for stopping by today
Linda xxx


Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Poppy Time

Good Morning Crafters

Just to let you all know that our Sue will be on Create and Craft on Friday 25th July.
I will let you know the times of the shows as soon as we know.

Today's tutorial is by Jennifer, we hope you like the effects the mica powder gives this card.

Products used to make the Poppy Card

Gold and Black Satin Card
Mica Powders
Poppy Gilding Stamp Set
Kasbah Stencil



Make a base card from black satin card and onto this matt some gold satin card


Using Masking Tape mask off but leave the outer edges free


Lay stencil onto black card and secure with masking tape, dab Versamark through the stencil design with cut n dry foam around the edges only.


Remove Stencil and bursh on the mica powders



Brush off the excess powder



This is what it will look like after removing excess powder


Cut out a square aperture from the card with the border on it and fix to the base card




Colour another piece of black card with mica powder and stamp poppy image onto it with Versamark, which will lift off the powder and expose the design.


Die cut a square from this card



Die cut the larger frame from mica coloured card too and fix poppy image to it using foam pads.


Matt and layer onto gold and black card.


Here is the finished card. Don't the colours look beautiful together.

Thank you for visiting and we hope you enjoyed this tutorial.


Monday, 14 July 2014

Bird of Paradise

Good Morning Crafters

We hope that you have all had a wonderful weekend, did you manage to get any crafting done?

Today we have a new tutorial from another of our talented design team. 

Cheremane has used The Bird of Paradise stamp to create this beautiful tutorial.

Imagination Crafts Products

Bird of Paradise Gilding Stamp Set
Swirly Leaf Stencil
Magi-Glaze


Distress a piece of 6 x 6 white card with Distress Ink Bundle Sage


Randomly place the stencil on your cardstock and use Mowed Lawn and Forest Moss Distress Ink through the stencil with a brush or sponge.


Using one of the stamps from the Bird of Paradise set and Bundled Sage randomly stamp over the cardstock



Stamp the Bird of Paradise with Peacock Feather Distress Ink and heat emboss with clear embossing powder to add texture.


Distress around the card stock with Peacock Feathers Distress Ink to complement the Bird of Paradise


Repeat the stamping technique onto a blank  7 x 7 card then matt and layer with black card


Using your Magi-Glaze highlight some of the leaves to add shine and texture.


Once you have completed the step by step you should have a completed project.


Thank you for taking the time to stop by and we hope to see again soon.