Saturday, 29 November 2014

Trio of Trees......

Good morning, Kirsten here. Lisa won't be blogging for the next week or two, but she did upload some photos of her projects & I'm going to do my best to describe how she created them.
Today's card is a companion of the first project made at the November class. Lisa used the
She applied the SM through the stencil of both trees first & once they were completely dry, she replaced the stencil of the wider tree on top & applied more SM.

She decorated the trees with Lapis Blue
 & Amethyst Sparkle Medium & used Fluffy Stuff on the background paper.
She finished by matting & layering with silver mirri card onto a white 7x7 card blank.
Fir Trees   Fir Trees   Sparkle Medium Silver   Sparkle Medium Lapis Blue   Sparkle Medium Amethyst   Fluffy Stuff     Spatula    Stencil Cleaning Tool    Stencil tape 25mm x 25m  
Thanks for visiting the blog today, remember there's still a week left of the current blog challenge, we'd love to see more entries. I'll be back tomorrow with another of Lisa's projects.

Friday, 28 November 2014

Two of Two

Good morning, happy Friday. Three weeks ago at the November class I showed the ladies how easy it is to use two colours of Sparkle Medium together & afterwards I had these sample pieces left over.........

It would be a pity to waste them, so I've made two quick cards so far. This one is Bright Red SM with Diamond SM on top......

It couldn't be easier to do. Apply the darker colour first, clean your palette knife to avoid mixing the colours in their pots, then immediately apply the second, lighter colour. You can be very neat & exact & cover the entire bottom layer, or apply less of the top layer, as I've done above, to create more texture.
Here I used Ruby Gold first, then Gold Shine......

The patterned papers I used on these cards have since sold out, but the Anna Marie Designs True Red dotty card is still available.
Sparkle Medium Bright Red   Sparkle Medium Diamond   Sparkle Medium Gold Shine   Sparkle Medium Ruby Gold   Fir Trees    Dottie True Red    Forest   Treemendous Dots   Cutting & Embossing - Ice Crystal 2   Ribbed Kraft Card   Plain Black     Black & White   Spatula    Stencil Cleaning Tool   Stencil tape 25mm x 25m    WA01 Clear Gloss   WC05 Metallic Silver     VersaFine Ink pad - Onyx Black    Hobby House Christmas Mix 5mm Pearls  
Thanks for looking, I'll be back soon.

Thursday, 27 November 2014

Diamond Trees Clock

Happy Thursday to you Bloggers,

The weather has certainly taken a down turn now hasn't it...
How are your Christmas preparations coming along?

Today I have another wintery theme clock to share, 
the background for this uses Imagination Crafts Fir Trees card.

The key to making these clocks is the composition, allowing for the center hole and any numeral placement.
For the main numeral "digits" on this clock I used some clear dew drop type embellishments.
The printed background and stenciling make this a very straight forward project which gives quite a striking result.

Once again I do hope you like this inspiration.
Have a lovely day, as always we love to read any comments you leave, thank you kindly.

Fir Trees  The Clearing  Sparkle Medium Diamond  Spatula

Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Tree Sparkle

Hi all.......Jan here again.  Another card from the workshop, quite straightforward this one really.

This one is slightly larger than DL size.  I cut the Acetate slightly larger that the background paper so as to create a dome when the card was complete.
As usual, when stencilling, I taped the Imagination Craft Swirl Trees Stencil into place but only positioned it to include one of the trees to one side, and spread with Diamond Sparkle Medium using a spatula, then set that aside to dry.
I measured the Imagination Crafts Crystal Sky card and cut a slight larger piece of white card stock for its first layer. I then measured a piece of dark blue card stock leaving enough of a border to stamp the greeting around the outside.  To make sure I positioned the stamping I placed the white layer down and marked the corners on the dark blue card very lightly so I could erase it after the stamping was complete.
I went ahead and stamped the greeting using the Winters Day stamp, Versamark and Wow Bright White embossing powder.  Then drew the little lines in between using a fine white marker.
Once the tree was dry, I taped it down again positioning the second tree along side the first and spread with the medium, then left that to dry.
When it was all dry I scored the acetate down each side about 1cm in from the edge, then taped one side to the back of the background card using the super strong red tape, then the other side the same and the dome was created.  Then taped that to the white layer before layering onto the dark blue card.
Hope you like it, and thanks for your comments at the workshop.
Love Jan x