Wednesday, 24 August 2016

... more embossing

I was super lucky and received two images for
the Crafty Gals Corner - Challenge #86 - Emboss It,
so I have two cards to share this week.


I coloured her with Copic markers, fussy cut then went around the edges with a Versamark Memento Tuxedo Black dual tip marker.  This was my first time using this marker and it worked wonderfully, no bleeding and good coverage of all the white edges ... I'm asking myself why didn't I order one of these years ago?!?!?
Needless to say, I highly recommend one for every crafty stash now that I've used it.

I also recommend that Copic markers are opened well away from your work.
I am fairly new to the wonderful world of Copic colouring and some of my markers are super juicy, leaving little splatters each time the caps are removed.
Splatters on your image are a real nuisance, especially if they land after an area has been coloured.  Even the Colourless Blender has its limitations.


I dry embossed the lines in the background, trying to make her look like she has the spotlight shining on this cute little ringmaster.  Or should I say ringmistress?

I heat embossed the die cut "celebrate" sentiment.  ... it was a fiddly job, but well worth it.  I die cut the sentiment, took each letter and covered them with Versamark Ink using the brush tip of the pen, smothered them with clear embossing powder then carefully placed them in the negative piece from the original die cutting.  I placed a strip of Washi Tape along the back, so that the letters stayed securely in place for when I zapped them with the heat gun.  It was my first time trying this technique and it worked a treat, not one letter went flying.


*** INGREDIENTS ***
Silhouette Cameo
Copic markers - skin - E50 E51 E53
Copic markers - cheeks - R01 R02
Copic markers - lips - R56R85
Copic marker- eye shadow - B24
Copic markers - hair - E29 E31 E33 E35 E37
Copic marker - clothes - R17 R27 Y32 Y35 Y38
Copic markers - shoes - C7 100 black
Copic markers - shorts and trims - 100 black
Copic markers - feather - B23 B24 B26 B29
Copic markers - bows - B29 B26
Copic markers - staff - C3 C5 C7
Copic markers - gaps - Y32 and tip-to-tip touch of Y35
(between right shoulder & hair, gap under left arm)
Versamark Memento Tuxedo Black Dual Tip Marker
American CraftsTextured Cardstock - 100 sheet value pack
Martha Stewart Scoreboard
Paper Smooches - Birthday Words Dies
Versamark Pen
WOW! Embossing Powder - Clear Gloss Super Fine
American Crafts - Zap! Embossing Heat Gun

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Sending a big Thank You to The Paper Shelter for supplying the digital stamp I used today and for being a sponsor for Challenge #86 with the Crafty Gals Corner.

  

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I'm going to enter my card in the following challenge
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Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog
Simon Says: It's Hip To Be Square
my little Ringmistress is in the spotlight of the square circus frame
 
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Crafty Gals Corner - Challenge #86 - Emboss It

It's time for another challenge on the Crafty Gals Corner Blog.

Today I have used the super cute Brittany Digital Stamp by Nikki Burnette, one of our generous sponsors this week.


I cut the tree layers using the Hansel and Gretal cut file byErin Doran from the Silhouette Design Store using my Silhouette Cameo machine.  I cut "Hansel & Gretal" out from the top layer and the little house from the middle layer, adding some more grass to it instead.  I punched out two strips of grass using a border punch to add more layers to fill the little hill around Brittany's feet.

I added lots of texture by dry embossing the tree trunks with a stylus and woodgrain texture plate.  This photo shows the back of the tree trunks as I embossed them, I moved the trunks around so that the grain was going in the right direction for each one.  Once the embossing was done, I lightly brushed each layer with Distress Ink to accent the texture.

I stamped and heat embossed stars on the background with clear embossing powder.
Initially I stamped the cluster of stars from the stamp set but found that they were too close together, so I placed the "loose" stars onto a block and randomly stamped them over the background.

I coloured Brittany with Copic markers (details of colours used listed below).

... and one last photo of the card.  This flat view shows the texture of the dry embossed trees and the shine of the heat embossed stars.


*** INGREDIENTS ***
Silhouette Cameo
American Crafts Textured Cardstock - 100 sheet value pack
Copic markers - face & skin - E50 E51 E53 E93
Copic markers - eyes - G07 G46
Copic markers - lips - R56 R85
Copic markers - hair - G40 G43 G46
Copic markers - clothes & hat - BV01 BV02 BV04 BV08
Copic markers - shoes & hat rim - C1 C3 C5 C7
Copic markers - stars on clothes & hat - Y06 Y08
Copic markers - pumpkin - Y35 Y38 YR04 and stalk YR27
Copic markers - book - E37 E35 W1 W2 R46
Fiskars - Texture Plate - Woodgrain
Fiskars - Embossing Stylus
Distress Inks - Walnut Stain, Tattered Rose, Gathered Twigs
(to accent the woodgrain embossed texture)
Winnie & Walter - stamps - Scenery: Big Bang Confetti
WOW! Embossing Powder - Clear Gloss Super Fine
American Crafts - Zap! Embossing Heat Gun
Fiskars - Border Punch - Grass
Tombow Mono Multi Glue
Foam Dots

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Sending a big Thank You to Nikki Burnette for supplying the digital stamp I used today and for sponsoring Challenge #86 with the Crafty Gals Corner.

   

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I am going to enter my card in the following challenge
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Simon Says Stamp Blog
Work It Wednesday July 2016
The challenge this month is to use the August Birthstone, Peridot.
Brittany has long luscious locks of green hair.

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Wednesday, 17 August 2016

Crafty Gals Corner - Challenge #85 - Any Holiday

*** SURPRISE ***

It's time for another challenge on the Crafty Gals Corner Blog!

No, you're not seeing things, we have TWO challenges this week.

Our second challenge starting today is ...
Challenge #85 - Any Holiday

I have used the super cute "A Special Gift - Percy and Lilly Digital Christmas Stamp" from Jiggery Makery, one of our fabulous sponsors for the challenge this week.



As soon as I saw Percy and Lilly I thought they would look perfect inside a shaker snow globe.  What do you think?



I had a decorative bling shape in my stash and the smallest rhinestones in it were just the right size to fit inside her necklace, so out came my micro-tip scissors, I trimmed the glue from the edges and they look like they were made to measure.  Sadly the glitter was very "attracted" to them but I'm going to pretend that they're diamonds surrounding huge faceted pieces of pink topaz.
I added huge dollops of Frosted Lace Stickles to the fluffy trim and pom poms on their hats to add dimension without too much sparkle.  I used my piercing tool to drag it out into the points along the edges.


I used the Snow Globe cut file by Lisa Norris from the Silhouette Design Store as a base for my card.  This file is a flat image, not a card file.  I enlarged all the elements so that the snow globe would stand 6 1/4" tall.  I added the "window" to make it into a shaker.  I cut eight red "window" layers, one blue background layer and three red background / base layers (one to "hide" the back of the blue layer, two to adhere together to make a sturdy "back" for this weighty top folding card.)  I spaced the snowy hills with several "window" layers between each one and the background for added dimension.  I scored the double thickness red "back" layer at 1" and adhered it to the back of the shaker panel, transforming it from a flat panel into a top folding card.  I used Tombow Mono Multi liquid adhesive to secure all the layers in place, except joining the back to the shaker, I used the super strong Helmar Acid Free Professional to secure them firmly together (this liquid glue can be used for book binding). 


NOTE: do NOT put foam dots behind images you place in a shaker!
... they provide a perfect ledge for everything to get STUCK!

~~~ INGREDIENTS ~~~
Copic markers - mouth - R01 R20
Copic marker - beak & feet - YR15
Copic markers - eyelids - C1
Copic marker - feathers - 100 (black)
Copic markers - hats - R27 R29 R46
Copic markers - scarf - YG 13 YG 23
Copic marker - fish "gift" - C5
Copic marker - ribbon - RV06
Copic marker - edge of the blue layer - R27
(so that it doesn't stand out against the red layers making the shaker)
Copic marker - background "hills" - BG10
Copic multiliner - Black 0.1 - edge of the fussy cut images
Ranger - Stickles - Frosted Lace
Silhouette Cameo
American Crafts - textured cardstock - 100 sheet value pack
American Crafts - WOW! white glitter
American Crafts - WOW! snowflakes
MISTI
"unknown" sentiment stamp - Merry Christmas
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad

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Sending a big Thank You to Jiggery Makery for supplying the digital stamp I used today and for being a sponsor for Challenge #85 with the Crafty Gals Corner.
  

Crafty Gals Corner - Challenge #84 - Bingo

*** see end of post for special surprise ***

It's time for another challenge at the Crafty Gals Corner.
This week we are playing BINGO for Challenge #84

Here is the bingo card we are using to inspire your project.

Today I have used the Chastity Steam Punk 2 digital image from Scrapper's Delights, our fabulous sponsor for the challenge this week.
NOTE: I have "flipped" the image as I wanted Chastity to be facing in towards the clock.

My BINGO line is Designer Paper + Hand Colored Digi + Die Cuts / Punches.
I also have some metallic flower beads that I'm calling a little Bingo Bonus

This is my first attempt at Steam Punk and I confess, it was a challenge to start with.  After a little homework via the wonderful "www" I think it is a fun style.

I layered two large cogs over the smaller clock in the large decorative die cut piece, then I aligned two smaller cogs with the teeth of the larger cog and adhered them in place.
   

Check out Chastity in her fancy blue dress and hat adorned with fabulous feathers.
I coloured her with Copic markers, along with some Gel Pens (details below).
I added a dollop of Glossy Accents to her clock and goggles to give them a glassy finish.

Here is a close-up pic showing the dimension and shine of the Glossy Accents in her goggles.  I think it adds a fun touch to them and to her clock face.

... one last pic with the card closed, showing how the die cut elements were combined together with this cute digital image..

~~~ INGREDIENTS ~~~
NOTE: I have "flipped" the image as I wanted Chastity to be facing in towards the clock.
Copic markers - face - E50 E51 E53 R01
Copic markers - eyes - YG17 G46
Copic markers - hair - E34 E35 E37
Copic markers - hat - C1 C3 C5 C7, band E49
Copic markers - feathers - R32 R35 R37
Copic markers - dress - B93 B95 B97
Kaisercraft - Metallic Gel Pens - goggles, earings, necklace & clock
Glossy Accents - goggles and clock
foam sheet - fussy cut layer under Chastity for dimension
Kaisercraft 6 1/2" paper Pad - Velvet Ensemble
Sizzix Big Shot
Kaisercraft Decorative Die - Vintage Clocks (also at Spotlight
Kaisercraft Decorative Dies - Cogs (also at Spotlight)
metallic flower beads - decorative accents inside the cogs

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Sending a big Thank You to Scrapper's Delights for supplying the digital stamp I used today and for sponsoring Challenge #84 with the Crafty Gals Corner.

  

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*** SURPRISE ***

We have TWO challenges on the Crafty Gals Corner Blog this week!

You can read all about Challenge #85
on my next project & post HERE
or visit the Crafty Gals Corner Blog.

HAPPY Crafting :)

Penguin snow globe shaker

I had fun combining digital stamping, Copic colouring, Cameo cutting and MISTI stamping to create this snow globe shaker card.

I made some adjustments to the flat snowglobe cut file to make it into a top folding card with a shaker window that stands 6 1/4" tall.




NOTE: do NOT put foam dots behind images you place in a shaker!
... they provide a perfect ledge for everything to get STUCK!

... I'm not so sure that I should have included the glitter inside the shaker with the snowflakes.  Even with a dusting of my anti-static powder, the glitter is sticking everywhere!

*** INGREDIENTS ***

FULL details and ingredients can be found in THIS post.

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I am going to enter my card in the following challenges
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the penguins are my "wild" creatures
 

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Simon Says Stamp Blog
Work It Wednesday July 2016
The challenge this month is to use the August Birthstone, Peridot.
I have used two shades of green in Percy's scarf

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Wednesday, 10 August 2016

sneak peek . . .

Here is a sneak peek of my project for the new challenge on the Crafty Gals Corner starting next week.


Hope you will come on over and join the creative fun with us at the
Crafty Gals Corner for Challenge #84 next Wednesday.

Wednesday, 3 August 2016

Crafty Gals Corner Challenge #83 - Birthdays / Celebrate

It's time for another challenge on the Crafty Gals Corner Blog.
Challenge #83 Birthdays / Celebrate

Today I have used the Gabbie Birthday Fairy digital stamp from Faery Ink,
one of our fabulous sponsors for the challenge this week.

This cute image comes with and without balloons.
Today I have gone without the balloons, adding die cut ones separately.



I coloured Gabbie using Copic markers, using Wink Of Stella Glitter Pens for the cupcake and hair bow.  I used a very delicate shade for the wings, adding sparkle with Clear Wink Of Stella Brush Pen.

What do you think?  Does she need red lipstick?  Do they need to sparkle?


 Here is a close-up to show her sparkling wings & cupcake and her shimmering silver pendant.

~~~ INGREDIENTS ~~~
Faery Ink - Gabbie Birthday Fairy digital stamp
Copic markers - face & body -E50 YR20 R01
Copic markers - eyes - G42 G46 and a dot of "0"
Copic markers - hair - E11 E13 E15 E18
Copic markers - clothes - BV01 BV04 BV13
Copic markers - wings - BV0000
Copic markers - gap between neck & right wing - R46
Copic markers - cupcake wrapper  & candle - RV52 RV55
Copic markers - candle flame - YR06 YR68 R46
Zig Wink Of Stella Glitter Pens - Violet (bow) Light Pink (icing), Yellow (sprinkles), Red (heart sprinkles)
Zig Wink Of Stella - Glitter Brush Tip Marker - Clear - for the wings
Canson A4 Coloured Cardstock - Red
Kaisercraft 6x6" Made With Love Paper Pad
Spellbinders nestabilities - Labels Forty
Paper Smooches - Balloons dies
Copic markers - balloon strings - Y21
Copic markers - balloons - RV52 RV55 YR12 Y21
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Sending a big Thank You to Faery Ink for supplying the digital stamp I used today and for sponsoring Challenge #83 with the Crafty Gals Corner.


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... I just couldn't resist adding a couple more photos ...
Front - closed view
 
Front - inside view

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I am going to enter my card in the following challenges
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with Kathy Racoosin from The Daily Marker
#thedailymarker30days

I have shared the details about the 30 Day Coloring Challenge HERE on my blog.

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The SSS Monday Challenge Blog is celebrating their 6th anniversary this week
   
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Work It Wednesday July 2016
The challenge this month is to use the August birthstone, peridot.
I have used two greens to colour Gabbie's beautiful big eyes.
    

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