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Friday, 27 May 2016

Two Paper Divas~ Say it with Vellum

Happy Friday Crafty Friends, 
I'm back to share with you a couple of lil' makes I made for

http://www.twopaperdivas.com/shop/


using Vellum with May's newly released String of Stars and Yes to Sprinkles


 I embossed some vellum with both the String of Stars and a sentiment from the  Yes to Sprinkles set. I cut the vellum  longer on the folded edge than my base card (4.25x5.5) and glued the vellum down from behind.  Some bling finished up this card. Voila...a pretty CAS card that says A LOT! lol. 
 

 And since I had my embossing powders and vellum out I made another card with the same sentiment but added  my go to embellies of twine and buttons. But I have to say the top one is still my favorite...hehehe.



I sure hope I've inspired you to get crafty!


Join me next Friday to see a new make using Two Paper Divas Stamps.:o)


Don't forget to check out Two Paper Divas on the blog, FB, Instagram and Pinterest for more product information, DT Inspiration and New Releases.  

 
 


 


Friday, 20 May 2016

Two Paper Divas~ Tulips for you!  

Happy Friday Crafty Friends, I'm back to share with you an lil' make I made for

http://www.twopaperdivas.com/shop/

using May's newly released Tulip Bucket Bouquet.


I love how pretty and rustic this Stamp is. I wanted a soft color palette, so I went with the White Wash Technique and colored it with White Pigment Ink and water. Hence the term “white wash”. Lol You then watercolor the image. :o)


I kept it simple with the embellishments so the focus was on the image. A sentiment from the new Sail Away set, which I embossed with White EP and  some white ribbon and bling finished off my card. 

 
Here's a closer look of the image. I love this technique on Kraft cardstock. Lends a softness to the whole card.

I sure hope I've inspired you to get crafty!

Join me next Friday to see another make using this month's new releases. Oh and don't forget there's still time left to join in our Challenge this month!


Don't forget to check out Two Paper Divas on the blog, FB, Instagram and Pinterest for more product information, DT Inspiration and New Releases.  
 


 

Friday, 13 May 2016

Two Paper Divas~ Set Sail!


Happy Friday Crafty Friends, 
I'm back to share with you an lil' make I made for

http://www.twopaperdivas.com/shop/


Using this month's new release Sail Away
I love this set- the images and sentiments are so much fun to play with!

I used Ranger Distress Inks to create my background onto Mixed Media Cardstock and mounted the card onto some black cardstock. The sunset: Squeezed Lemonade, Fossilized Amber, Carved Pumpkin, Spiced Marmalade and Barn Door. For the water: Mermaid Lagoon and Broken China. 


I colored the sailboat with SN Markers and fussy cut it out and adhered it with 3D Foam Tape for added dimension.



I sure hope I've inspired you to SET SAIL today and get crafty!
Join me next Friday to see another make using another of this month's new releases. 

Oh and be sure to check the May Challenge we have going on- it's a fun Sketch- so come and play along with us!


Don't forget to check out Two Paper Divas on the blog, FB, Instagram and Pinterest for more product information, DT Inspiration and New Releases.  

 

Tuesday, 10 May 2016

a2z Scrapbooking Supplies~ CAS with Hero Arts Digital Sets

Good morning crafty friends, I'm here to share with you my recent make using two Digital Sets from Hero Arts for 

https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/a2zscrapbooking?ref=l2-shopheader-name&section_id=14706361


In keeping with the CAS Challenge this month, I made a card using Hero Arts Brush and Splatter Digital Set and Hero Arts Say It In Pieces Digital Set. I love mixing and matching digital sets- you can stretch your stamps a lot this way!
May 10th
I used the brushstrokes from the Hero Arts Brush and Splatter Digital Set and changed the colors to Purple and Green using my Photo Software. Then I layered the Heart from the same set over it.  Finished with the sentiment from the Hero Arts Say It In Pieces Digital Set. Printed it onto White cardstock and adhered it onto some red and black cardstock and finished with red enamel dots. 

 
I added some Wink of Stella to the heart for added shimmer and voila a fun and easy card that is sure to brighten someone's day!
May 10th Shimmery Heart

and here is the inside with another sentiment from the
May 10th Inside


Don't forget if you are in need of any crafty items from the a2z Scrapbooking store, feel free to use promo code Amy15 at the checkout to obtain 15% off any purchase of $25 or more (excluding shipping)


I sure hope I've inspired you to enter our CAS Challenge this month and try all the fun Digital Sets that Hero Arts carries. Just remember layering with png files is super easy- just have fun with it!

Happy Craftin'!
Amy



Friday, 6 May 2016

Joggles ~ Bloom Journal Page

Good Morning, Crafty Friends! 
I'm super excited to share my first make as a DT member for
https://www.joggles.com/

 

Today I have a journal page using a few of Joggles fabulous new foam stamps. They are delightful to play with and give a great crisp impression every time! Not to mention they are so easy to clean up afterwards. The minute I saw the Wonky Layered CirclesSmall, Wonky Layered Ovals Small and Teardrops In The Round Joggles Foam Stamps, I knew that I wanted to turn them into flowers. 



Here's my tutorial on using these fun stamps and vibrant colors on a journal page.
Start by blending Dylusions Paints in Grape Crush and Lemon Zest onto the Large Dylusions Creative Journal page using the Mini Ink Blending Tool. Quick Tip: I find by drying in between layers/colors- either by air-drying or using a heat tool- you get a smoother transition into blending the colors.

Use your fingers to finishing blending the Dylusions paints once you have the color base down that your happy with.

Using the Mini Ink Blending tool, apply the Cherry Pie Dylusions Paint onto the Teardrops In The Round Joggles Foam Stamp and stamp onto a spare sheet from the Journal Page. Fussy cut around it leaving a slight border and set this aside. The great thing with Dylusions Paints, is they dry quickly.

I love using stencils for added texture in the background of my journal pages. Using the Mini Blending Tool, apply the Honey Gold Tim Holtz Mini Distress Ink through the Dina Wakely "Essentials" Stencil in random spots around the journal page. Be sure to let this dry before going to the next step or your ink may smear.

Again, using the Mini Blending Tool, apply the Crushed Grape and Squeezed Orange Dylusions Paints onto the Wonky Layered Circles Small Joggles Foam Stamp and stamp towards the bottom have of the journal page- I stamped it twice. Quick Tip: I use different Ranger Inkssentials Mini Ink Blending Replacement Foams for each paint color along with several of the Mini Ink Blending Tools so you are not constantly switching the foam pads and there is no cross contamination in your paint containers.

Now, apply Postbox Red Dylusions Paint onto the Wonky Layered Ovals Small Joggles Foam Stamp and stamp it twice onto the journal page- just a little lower than where the Wonky Layered Circles was stamped in the previous step.

Grab the cutout of the Teardrops In The Round Joggles Foam Stamp that we cutout in step 3 and glue it onto the center of your journal page using Golden Matte Medium. I placed mine higher than the previous stamps used, as it is larger and I wanted that to be my focal point.

Using the Deep Purple Archival Ink with the Wonky Striped Border Joggles Foam Stamp, stamp a border all along the edges of your journal page. Again, let this dry to prevent smearing.

Now to turn our stamped shapes into flowers! Using a pencil, sketch in some stems for the “flowers” then color the stems in using the Chrome Green PITT Brush Pen.

I decided my background needed a little more texture. So using the Bubbles Joggles Foam Stamp and Magenta Hue Archival Ink, stamp only a portion of the Bubbles image onto random spots of your page, by curling the foam stamp when pressing down for the impression. These foam stamps are very flexible and are great for stamping only a portion of the image.

Using the Leaf Green Archival Ink and Dotted Leaf Small Joggles Foam Stamp, stamp leaves onto the stem of the Teardrops In The Round “flower”.

Use the Uni Ball Signo White Pen to highlight/doodle on your “flowers”.

To lend a more whimsical feel to my page, I did a Bokeh Effect Technique using a homemade stencil- which is a piece of acetate with different sized die cut circles- but any stencil with different sized shapes on it will work. Using a make-up foam pad and the Frost White ColorBox Cat Eyes Ink, ink your circles thru the stencil onto your page and layer throughout without re-inking your foam pad. This gives the effect of the bubbles being close-up or further in the distance.

Once the bubbles are dry, highlight them with Gelatos, by blending only a side of the bubble. I used Coconut, Snow Cone, Gold and Watermelon Gelatos.

Use the watercolor pencils in Purple and Grey to highlight the bubbles that overlap each other, by blending the lines with your finger. This gives the overlapping bubbles dimension.


Color portions of the Wonky Striped Border with the Faber Castell Stamper's Big White Pen, to add some more color contrast and dimension to your border.
Print the computer generated word “Bloom” onto some white printer paper and trim around the word with a Mini Paper Trimmer. Then mat it onto black cardstock with the Zig 2 Way glue. Quick Tip: By matting your phrases/sentiments onto some black cardstock, it allows the word to stand out against our vibrant and busy background.

The final step to the journal page is adding some Golden Matte Medium in the center of the Teardrops In The Round “flower” and sprinkling with the Recollections Glass Beads. This just gives some fun and pretty dimension to your focal “flower”.

And we are done. :o)

Here's the supplies I used:

Dylusions Paint by Dyan Reaveley: Crushed Grape, Lemon Zest, Squeezed Orange, Postbox Red and Cherry Pie
Archival Ink Pads: Deep Purple, Leaf Green and Magenta Hue
ColorBox Cat Eyes- Frost White
Faber Castell PITT Pens: [F] Fine Tip – Black and Chrome Green Opaque
Faber Castell Stamper's Big White Pen
Faber Castell Gelato's: Coconut, Snow Cone, Gold and Watermelon
Karat Aquarell 125 Professional Watercolour Pencils: Grey and Purple
Recollections Glass Beads
Golden Matte Medium
Zig 2 Way Glue Pen
Black Cardstock
Scissors
Paper Trimmer

I sure hope I've inspired you to not be afraid to use color and some fun ways to use these fun Joggles Foam Stamps in your art projects. 

Don't forget to show us your journal pages at the Joggles Art Adventure FB Group; we'd love to see what you make. 

I'd like to enter the following challenges:

http://stamplorations.blogspot.ca/search/label/mixed%20media%20challenge

Creative Artiste Challenge #14- ATG 

Rhedd's Creative Spirit May Challenge 

More Mixed Media Challenge- Pink 

Craft Stamper- ATG with Stamping 

 

Two Paper Divas~ Dreamcatcher

Happy Friday Crafty Friends, I'm back to share with you an lil' make I made for
http://www.twopaperdivas.com/shop/


using April's newly released Feathers. As soon as I saw this set, I knew I would be making it into a Dreamcatcher and I'm loving how it turned out. 
 I used Distress Inks- Pickled Raspberry, Worn Lipstick and Abandoned Coral on Watercolor Cardstock for my background. Then used a Heidi Swapp Stencil with Seedless Preserves Distress Ink in the corners and finished with some water droplets.  
I stamped the leaves onto Watercolor Paper and used different Distress Inks and fussy cut them out. Love the vibrant colors. I used "Dream Big" from the Dream Big Set as I thought it was the perfect sentiment to go with my dreamcatcher. :o)

For the actual Dreamcatcher I die cut the circle using 2 different sized Circle dies and wrapped it with twine from my stash. I then embossed the feathers in white EP onto Vellum and attached to the back of the dreamcatcher. I love the white feathers in contrast to the vibrant colors I used on the card. Some enamel dots to portray beads on the dreamcatcher finish it off.
Here's the inside using the feathers again
I sure hope I've inspired you to DREAM BIG today and get crafty!
Join me next Friday to see my make using this month's new releases. Oh and don't forget to check the Blog for our new challenge starting next Monday! 

Don't forget to check out Two Paper Divas on the blog, FB, Instagram and Pinterest for more product information, DT Inspiration and New Releases. 
 

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