Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Butterfly goodbye…

Many of us love our butterflies so now that summer has gone we’re left with just using them for our crafting. Today’s project is a summery reflection of time passing into autumn…


Using one of Tim's layering stencils for both positive (Scattered straw DI) and negative (Tumbled glass DI) masking techniques I added interest to this piece of backing paper from my scrap box:
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The paper was mounted onto a mat, edged with Scattered straw DI:

Next I stamped butterflies onto white card and coloured them with the blue and yellow DIs before cutting them out with the matching dies and edging them in black:
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The Weathered clock was cut from mountboard and coloured with the Tumbled glass DI (direct to paper) before misting it with water to get that aged, mottled effect. When dry it was edge with the Scattered straw DI and then covered with Crackle accents gloss. When that had dried and cracked it was rubbed with Raisin Adirondack dye:
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Flower shapes were punched from blue card and smudged with Scattered straw then edged with Raisin dye. The centres are card candy:
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The basic layering is done with the part clock w/hands and a strip of fabric alphabet tape (7 Gypsies). Next came the butterflies and flowers:
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I hope you like this simple card. I'll be back on Thursday with another project, hope to see you then. >:o)

Have a fabulous day!

Chris xxx

Sunday, 28 September 2014

Festive Found relatives

Well Trace here and for this make I have used some of the new found relatives occasions sets to create some vintage style Christmas cards. I love using these and with a few embellishments and some ink they can be made into some really great Christmas cards . So here goes:

First to prepare the card background before getting into into the layout and embellishments... I covered the card fronts in Tim Holtz paper, sadly discontinued but there are plenty of similar papers around and Susan did have some of these left...

I added some strips of tissue tape to break up the background on all three pieces.

Then I edged all three cards with walnut stain distress ink.

Now for the details firstly of the blue card...I start with a rough idea and go about collecting together pieces I think I might use , not that all end up on the final piece.

Firstly I cut some of this trellis die , a real firm favourite..from paper and inked with walnut stain distress ink and set aside.

Then I cut the gorgeous snowflake on the edge die and inked , again with walnut stain distress ink..as shown below. I then coated with glue and seal and covered in rock candy distress glitter.

Now for my found relative card, which I sanded with the sanding grip to make it look more distressed

I then inked with some walnut stain distress ink into the sanded areas...

This picture shows the difference the sanding makes to the cards.

 Now to collect all these pieces together...along with some dyed seam binding

 Now for some close ups..here I tied the seam binding around the found relatives card before adding it to the card front and added one of the new festive tokens...love these !

Here are the frosty snowflakes peeping out of the side of the picture...

 And here is the completed card, with a stamped Tim holtz sentiment to finish it off.

Now for the red card :

adding some dyed seam binding and some die cut holly leaves dabbed over with white paint for that snowy feel.
  And inside the trellis piece this time I added some of the unused centre pieces in various colours that I keep in a pot full .

Now for the green version, completed in a similar way.

Some dyed seam binding tied around the card before completion.

Well hope you like the three makes and maybe it has inspired you to play with some of the found relatives and new occasions found relatives .

Supplies :
Tidings tokens 
found relatives - occasions
paper stash 

keep those fingers inky!