Sunday, February 13, 2011

Valentine's Layouts

Hi, I've got some more eye-candy for you all!
This ones using the English Rose range from Kaisercraft which was sent in my parcel from Artfull Crafts.  It's a photo of my Mum when she was a child, taken at her family home in Chicago.  Don't you just love how they have matching dresses!

 The Bazzill Bling cardstock is pretty!  The  I used Kaisercraft chipboard diecuts, and did a lot of fussy cutting of the roses from patterned paper.  And of course I had to add some Distress Stickles for a bit of subtle bling.
 The mini paper roses are from Sullivans

Here's a few of my layouts, featuring  hearts & love, that I thought I'd share with you.

 I love these Prima papers that you colour yourself!  I used Twinkling H2o's and watercolour pencils.  The twinkling H2o's are used just like a watercolour, but have a gorgeous shimmer.  They are so easy to use and can create magical effects on your layouts. 

And a card,.... simple & quick, but quite striking I think.

And last, but not least...I won the January Sketch challenge at Brittannahlee Stamp & Scrap!  How cool is that!  They have some fantastic layouts using Kaisercrafts new "Magic Happens" range so make sure you check out the blog, and leave them some love.

Happy Valentine's Day to all of you.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

I love... Glimmer Mist

Hi, It's Tina here with my "love" blog post for Artfull Crafts!  I'm not really one for too much lovey dovey stuff, so I thought I'd tell you a bit about a product that I absolutely love, Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist.  This is seriously gorgeous to work with, plus you can get messy (which is half the fun!)

A few tips...
* It's very easy to clean up, just rinse with water (but the darker/stronger colours will stain your fingers)
* You don't need to use alot.  The glimmer starts to show as it dries, so you don't need to soak your paper (which is a common mistake, and wastes alot of the product)
* You can wipe off the excess, but this also wipes off some of the glimmer.  This comes down to personal preference.
* Use a cardboard box as a spray booth.
* Holding the Glimmer Mist bottle close to your item will give a strong concentration of colour, holding it approx 20-25 cm away gives a light mist.
* Use it to custom colour your flowers (see below), doilies, and laces (as on the layout above).

* Works extremely well on absorbant materials such as paper, chipboard, & fabric, but it will eventually dry on other materials.
* Spray over stencils and masks to create your own patterned paper.
* Custom colour white cardstock for a unique effect.  Stamp with the Glimmer Mist as I've done with the butterfly on the layout below.
* You can also use the "left-overs" from Cricut cuts, or chipboard letters as stencils.
* Press the nozzle quickly for a finer mist or slowly to create more "blobs" when spraying.
If you're wondering which colour to try I'd suggest gold (which goes with everything), or chosing a colour you use often in your scrapping.

Now to show you some of the new goodies Liz has at Artfull Crafts. I painted the Twiddlybitz Filagree shadow box with gesso, then Kaisercraft white paint, then added some Tim Holtz Crackle paint to the front.

Once dry I applied Distress ink to highlight the cracks and then spritzed with Glimmer Mist

I used the Kaisercraft Wooden Flourishes "Magical Butterflies" and sprayed them with Glimmer Mist.

I also used Glimmer Mist on the Kaisercraft Paper Blooms, Sullivans mini roses,  and Kaisercraft English Rose paper.

I added Diamond Dust and Distress Stickles to the flowers
There was lots of diecuts to choose from, and this saying totally suited my project.

The Kaisercraft rub-ons added that little bit extra, and are a really nice quality.
The final result.....
Let me know what you think!
Happy scrapping,

Thursday, February 3, 2011

New challenge at Scrappassion for February

Hi everyone,
I wanted to show you my creation for Scrappassion Challenge Blog International.  February's challenge was to decorate a jar.  Here's mine....

You should seriously go check out the gorgeous jars from the other DT girls.   And don't forget to join us in the challenge.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Tuesday Tips

Good morning everyone!

It's started raining here again in Brisbane, I'm really hoping that nasty Cyclone Yasi stays away from the Queensland coast.  They've just been hit by Cyclone Anthony,  but this one is huge.  It's expected to hit the North Qld coast tomorrow.

My first Design Team post for Tuesday Tips at Artfull Crafts is up.  I chose to share my tips and techniques with Dimensional Magic, and have photos of a quite a few projects I've used it on.  Please pop over to the blog to check it out.


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