Friday, September 19, 2014

Hello - Clean & Simple

The card I am sharing today is very clean and simple and was really fun to make.

I used a bright orange cardstock for my cardbase and then I trimmed down a piece of white cardstock to about 1/2" smaller so that I would get the left edge of the cardstock showing. I used a background stamp from Whiff Of Joy and I stamped in VersaMark ink and embossed it with clear embossing powder. This way I just got a tone on tone look and I love to use this technique.
On the white panel I used some washi tape, enamel dots and an orange color wash spray ink. And for my sentiment I just used a circle stamp with the word hello and cut it out with a circle punch. To give it some more interest I added some (well, a lot actually) glossy accents to it and then adhered it to the card.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Technique Thursday #1 - Masking

I am back today with a new series called Technique Thursday. I'll try to make a new project and a new tutorial video every Thursday from now on. And this week I am starting of with some masking. And I am masking of part of my card front to make a diagonal line from one corner to the other. And I am using the lines on my grid mat to line the tape up so that I get an even and straight line across my card, it is very fast and easy to do.

This card i also part of the new monthly challenge together with Uniko Studio. We love to have all of you join us in this challenge and share your Uniko Studio creations with us. And if you join in on the fun there are some amazing prizes up for grabs this time. How about a £20 Gift Certificate to the Winner & a Guest Design Team spot on the blog for the next challenge? And also a Top Three Spotlight & £5 Gift Certificate.

For this challenge I made this really clean and simple one layer card and I used the chrysanthemum stamp and three colors of distress ink. I saw a sketch somewhere on Pinterest a while back that inspired me to do this card and I am really pleased with the outcome.

For the Challenge this month we are having a "Clean & Simple" theme and we are combining that with a fun colour pallet. And this months colour inspiration contains some fabulous colors that I really love. It feels a bit like autumn and the colors are nice and warm. I hope you feel as inspired and I do and I can't wait to see your take on these colors.

For complete challenge rules and to access the linkup, please visit the Uniko Studio Blog. We can't wait to see your creations. Come and play along!

I also filmed a tutorial for this card that you can find on my YouTube channel or here below.

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I also entered this card to the following challenges: 
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge 

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Mixed Media - Dreams - Art Journal Page #5

I have made a new Art Journal page and I also filmed it this time. I have decided that I'll try and upload a new art journal video every Tuesday from now on. Not sure how it will work out, but I will be doing my best. I an trying to get a bit ahead of things a make videos a week in advance so that I have some unpublished videos that I can upload when I don't have the time to make new ones. So hopefully this will work out.

I usually always make a whole spread when I create in my art journal, but this time I didn't really feel like making two pages. So I decided that I would just do the right side if the spread and I am really happy with the way my page turned out.

As usual when I create in my journal I don't have any plan whatsoever when I start. I just do whatever I feel like and see where it leads me. A lot of the times I don't really like the finished product, but I feel like I have accomplished something as long as I am still creating. And every now and then I like the result and to be honest these days I tend to be pretty pleased with most of my pages. Although I do tend to like my own pages a lot less when I look at the work made by all of the amazing crafters out there. But at the same time I know that I can't compare my work to others and I just have to look at my own progress and go from there.

I used a lot of different products for this page and I mixed both spray inks, modeling paste and gesso on here. For once I actually didn't use any acrylic paints which made the progress a lot faster since I didn't really have to wait for the paint to dry all the time.

I also filmed a tutorial for this art journal page that you can find on my YouTube channel or here below.

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Products used:
(Some of the products I have used are no longer available, but I have tried to find similar products that may work instead.)

I also entered this page to the following challenges:

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Simple Sunday #15 - Layering small banners

Today I am finally back with a new Simple Sunday project. I had some technical difficulties with my video last week, but this time it all worked the way is is supposed to and I got my video done.

For this card I have been using a few stamp sets and dies from Whiff Of Joy. These banners are one of my favorite dies and you can use banners for everything. This time I stamped a few of them with different patterns and I also colored two strips of paper with the same ink I used for stamping. This way I can make my own custom cardstock that will match my stamped banners.

I also filmed a tutorial for this card that you can find on my YouTube channel or here below.

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Products used:

I also added this card to the following challenges:
CAS(E) this Sketch!
CASE Study