Monday, September 25, 2017

Making your own flourish with Rosemary

Hi Crafters

Rosemary with you today.

A great way to create another layer for your page or card is to create something yourself.
I made this flourish for my Steampunk page.

Step 1 - gather your supplies

non stick mat
silicone mould of choice
Anna Griffin Embossing Paste- White Finish
In this case I used Finnabair Art ingredients Mica Powder - Rust
My trusty spatula !

Step 2

I scooped up a generous dollop of Embossing paste and added some of the Mica Powder-
A little goes a long way.

I wasn't totally sure how the colour would turn out but it I knew it would be in the brown tones which I needed for my page.

Step 3
Mix it well

It looked weird at first but it dried to a beautiful chocolatey colour which suited me perfectly

Step 4
 Swipe the paste across the silicone mould as one does for texture paste and stencils.
Be careful not to have too much over the edges off the pattern. 
 I left it overnight to dry properly.

Step 5
Gently remove from the mould

When you take it out out it is quite flexible.

Step 6
I found I needed to tidy up some of the edges with a scalpel.

                                                                and there you have it

There is quite a range of silicone moulds available , feathers, leaves, lace etc.

Here is a link  from the store I bought my supplies from which shows in much greater detail all the great things you can do with this technique.

I hope you have enjoyed this tutorial and I'm looking forward to viewing this months challenge entries!

Happy Crafting

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Using fishing line on scrapbook page with Trish

Hi Crafters

Trish with you today to share a little tip with fishing line.

I find that as much as l love sometimes doesn't quite give me the look l am after....but fishing line does.
I always use sticky dots for this job, they work brilliantly.

I have started with a bit of inking..some plasterers tape...this stuff is awesome..
And the all important fishing line and sticky dots.

Some sticky dots are really good for rolling into thin rolls.
Some are great for snipping into smaller pieces.
I have adhered the line on top of the plasterers tape..remembering to ensure there is  enough line to be visible under the embellishments. 

I've added some gold metallic thread, the button and other bits and pieces.
Including my fussy cut flower photo.

For this LO l have used some chippy, a hand made flower..not by me.., a calico tag, a bit of stencil work and using the same colour on the ampersand.

Thank you for popping in.
Enjoy the rest of the creations by the very talented team.

Cheers Trish.

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Steampunk tag tutorial + process video with Emma

Welcome to the middle of September 😉 
Today I'm sharing a quick little video of this tag I have made. 

Still inspired by the steampunk theme I had fun making a tag for something a little different. 

I'd love you to check out my video here: 

This months moodboard to inspire you:

To create a background, I've added texture paste through a stencil, Distress Oxide Ink and stamping.

Then building layers, I've added lots of textural elements - heat embossed chipboard, metal trinkets and flair buttons.

Lastly a quote that fit's in nicely with the steampunk theme.

Can't wait to see your creations. 
Till next time, Em xx

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Steampunk card with Dawid

Hi everyone,

For today's inspiration I prepared a steampunk Love card.
I used gears and media like gesso and mist.
The main colors are differents shades of brown. 

I prepared a video with creating process. I hope you like it :)



Sunday, September 17, 2017

Easy card making tips with Joan

Joan here today.
I'd like to share two cards I made during my latest card making frenzy.  I found that my Cricut machine and my Gelli Printing Plate are a great combination when it comes to making cards. 

1) Apply several colors of acrylic paint to the Gelli Printing Plate

2)  Roll the paint into a thin layer using a brayer

 3)  Create a design by placing a stencil on top of the paint

 4) Place a sheet of paper onto the stencil and gently rub the paper with your hands to transfer the paint

5)  Pull the paper up to reveal your print

6)  Remove the stencil and follow steps 4 through 7 to make another print

* I thought if I was going to make two prints I might as well make a stack of them for future use.

 7) Die cut a variety of fall themed images

 8)  Emboss die cuts with an embossing machine if desired

 9) Cut cardstock for your card base and matting and cut your Gelli print to fit on top of you matting

10) Assemble cards using adhesive

Here are 4 tips to making multiple cards at once:
a) keep it simple 
b) use the same formula
c) add little details
d) use the same medium 

Thanks for visiting.
Happy Crafting.

Friday, September 15, 2017

September mid month reveal with DT

Welcome to the mid month DT reveal.

The team have some really great projects and you've still got plenty of time to join this months moodboard challenge.

Here are some projects to get your creativity flowing...

This month we thank our two wonderful sponsors:

Great inspo from the DT.

Hope you can play along.


Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Paper flower tutorial with Julie

Hi everyone.

Today I am going to share how I make one of my favourite flowers.

I saw a tutorial for this on YouTube some years ago and I just loved it and I must say I still use it to this day. I can't remember who posted the video but I am so glad I stumbled across it.

You will need the following supplies:-

The die is Tim Holtz Tattered Florals. If you do not have this die try it with different dies that cut a 6 petal flower and a spiky flower.

Also instead of the glue I quite often use my hot glue gun because it is instant.

The flower takes about half a sheet of paper.

You will need to cut 3 of the large broad petaled flower and 2 of the spiky petaled flower.

With your scissors cut between the petals of the large flowers towards the centre without cutting the petals off.

Ink all of the edges of all of the petals including where you have cut into the flower. This step can be deleted if you don't like the inked look

With a small round tool, I used my hole poker but you could use a bamboo skewer or toothpick, roll the edges of all the petals on the larger flowers

Fold the petals of the spikes flowers in half so you have the right side showing

Using the same tool that you used to fold the large petals over, wrap the petals of the spiky flower around the tool. Wind in alternate directions as you move around the flower until all petals are curled

This is what you should have now. We are ready to assemble the flower.

I have used my hot glue gun. Attach one of the large flowers on top of another being sure to stagger the petals

Repeat for the third flower.

Push down in the centre of the flower as you a sticking the layers together so you get a nice depth to your flower

Attach the spiky flowers to the centre of your flower, one on top of the other.

You can then add some gems to the middle of the flower if you wish. They are not very noticeable and sometimes I do not add them.

For the flower below I used a different paper for the centre.

And for this flower I have used double sided paper and a different paper for one of the large petal layers.

I am sure there are many different combinations you could try with your papers and this flower.
Give it a go. I'd love to see what you create.

Till next time