Friday, 15 August 2014

Techniques & Sweet Stuff

 Here some cards focusing on techniques such as Stencil spraying, Sponging ,folder printing & Blendabilities (Alcohol Markers). Products used in these projects include, Stamps; Papillon Potpourri, Hello There, Kinda Eclectic, Everything Eleanor & Petite Petals. Punches: Elegant Butterfly, Bitty Butterfly, Label Bracket  & Petite Petals. Framelits: Hexagon Hive, Chalk Talk and Apothecary Accents.

Colours: Calypso Coral, Hello Honey, Daffodil Delight, Mossy Meadow Tuxedo Black & Whisper White.

Colours:  Hello Honey, Daffodil Delight, Mossy Meadow Tuxedo Black & Very Vanilla.

Vanilla Seam binding ribbon & pearls go really nicely with Very Vanilla card stock.

Colours: Hello Honey, Daffodil Delight, Coastal Cabana, Soft Sky, Pistachio Pudding, Wild Wasabi, Tuxedo Black & Whisper White.

I cut a stencil out of card stock using the Hexagon Hive Framelit. Adding a little bit of snail adhesive  then tapping off the excess stickiness with your finger tip helps to hold the stencil in place, without sticking to your work too much.

I spayed with a few of squirts of Daffodil Delight & few of Pool Party.
(In this particular photo the stencil has all the colour -as I had used it several times before - and my card stock is Whisper White). I just used alcohol (Isocol - rubbing alcohol) several drops of ink refill until I was happy with the colour.

I used the swirl from Everything Eleanor & stamped it in Soft Sky ink.

Sponged the edges with Hello Honey ink.

Cut out a tag from Chalk Talk framelits in Daffodill Delight card stock. Add a ;layer of Hello Honey  ink to the Honeycomb embossing folder, close the folder with the tag inside & press down firmly to transfer the ink. (It's like stamping with an embossing folder). Then sponge the edges with more Hello Honey ink.

Stamp the words ( So Sweet of you ) from Hello There, in Hello Honey ink on Hello Honey card stock.Punch out with Label Bracket Punch, sponge the edges with more Hello Honey ink.

Stamp the flower from Petite Petals in Hello Honey ink on Whisper White card stock.Add some daffodil Delight ink to the center of the flower using a sponge dauber. Punch out with Petite Petals Punch.

Stamp the fuller flower from Petite Petals in Wild  Wasabi ink on Pistachio Pudding card stock.. Punch out with Petite Petals Punch, then cut with scissor to create leaves.

To make the butterfly (from Papillon Potpourri)  stamp in Memento  Tuxedo Black ink onto Whisper White card stock.

Allow black ink 20-30 seconds drying time, colour once over with the brush tip in the lightest shade of Coastal Cabana Blendabilities Markers.

Next I used the bullet end of the dark Coastal Cabana to trace along the top edge of the butterfly wings.

Again with the darkest shade using little stokes, I went over the first dark line and extended it 

Next with the medium shade of Coastal Cabana, go over  all the dark areas and continue to extend it further,  and keep using the same stoke style.

One more time go over and extend the dark area, this time using the Lightest shade. (This step may not be necessary with the other coloured Blendabilities, but for some reason the Coastal Cabana needs more work to blend).

Finally give a last coat of the light shade all over using the brush tip.This step makes all the difference when blending, as you can tell in this picture I have only coloured in the left wing.

Punch  out using the Elegant Butterfly punch. 
All the pieces to make the tag  + adhesives & dimensionals.

All pieces put together creating a card full of techniques and sweet stuff.

Thursday, 14 August 2014

Razzleberry & Blendabilities

Lucky for me, my down line happens to be a really great friend who shares everything, including new Stampin' Up! products. So of course I didn't have very many colours in the blendabilities to start with, but borrowed as many as could. This stamp set was borrowed too : x
 Stamps: I Like You
Colours: Rich Razzleberry, Coastal Cabana, Old Olive, Whisper White, Pool Party, Sahara Sand, Jet Black Memento & Naturals White.
Techniques:  Blendabilities, silver pen (for dotting the flowers)
Extras: Window Frames Collection Framelits.
Satmps: Hardwood, Everything Eleanor & Kinda Eclectic.
Colours: Rich Razzleberry, Blushing Bride, Whisper White, Smokey Slate,  Basic Gray & Jet Black.
Techniques: Blendabilities & Brayer,
Extras: Apothecary Framelits
After colouring the flowers with the Rich Razzleberry blendabilities, I added some white gel pen to the stamens, fussy cut them,  then added a rhinestone.

Monday, 11 August 2014

Everything Eleanor

My new favourite stamp set.... Everything Eleanor, it's just beautiful and I love it!
Stamps: Everything Eleanor & Hello There.
Colours: Lost Lagoon, Hello Honey, Whisper White & Tangelo Twist.
Techniques: Water colouring, White Embossing , Sponging & Fussy cutting.

Stamps: Everything Eleanor & Hello There.
Colours: Soft Sky, Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White, Naturals White & Daffodil Delight.
Techniques: Blendabilities, White Embossing, Sponging, Piercing & fussy cutting.

Londi's Birthday card. I tried to make the butterflies on the card match the butterfly on the necklace (which was part of her present).Stamps: Everything Eleanor & Sassy Salutations.
Colours: Blackberry Bliss, Whisper White, Naturals White, Melon Mambo, Wisteria Wonder & Tempting Turquoise.
Techniques: Brayering, White Embossing & wet wipes + ink refills.

I folded a wet wipe & added some ink refills (Melon Mambo, Wisteria Wonder  & Tempting Turquoise), this was like making a ombre or multi-coloured  ink pad. First I inked up the solid butterfly on the multi-colored wet wipe, stamped onto white card stock, the using a stamp-a-majig stamped the out line butterfly over the top with Blackberry Bliss.

After the two step stamping of the butterflies, I punched them out & added some Dazzling Diamonds.
Katrina's Birthday card.
Stamps: Everything Eleanor & Sassy Salutations.
Colours: Blackberry Bliss, Sahara Sand & Whisper White.
Techniques: Water colouring, White Embossing, Sponging & fussy cutting.

Once the flowers have been stamped onto the Sahara Sand card stock  with the Blackberry Bliss ink, you can use an Aqua Painter to colour them, by spreading the ink around (you don't even need to add any extra ink).
(You may notice the bird is stamped in Sahara Sand ink here... Well I decided I wasn't happy with that, so I used the Stamp-a-majig to go over it with Blackberry Bliss ink, & I reckon I got it pretty spot on. Happy with that)

Then I added some high lights to the flowers with a white gel pen.