Tuesday, 31 January 2017

Birthday Slider

Today is my Son's Birthday and as a dog lover I thought this card would be perfect, with its cool slider action.

Materials Used:
Penny Black Stamps Snippets 30-283, Man's Best Friend 30-120, Word Express  and Penny Black Dies Silver Linings 51-033, In The Garden 51-144,  a Small Slider Die. Chameleon Color Tone Pens; Caramel, Fawn, Taupe, Crimson Red and Chameleon Color Tone Pencils Ginger and Grapefruit. Memento Tuxedo Black and London Fog Ink, 

Making Tips:-

  • To create the background border of grass and flowers I placed the top cutting mat only partially over the die so that it would only cut out the grass.

  • Add an old coin to the back of the slider mechanism to make it move easier.

  • To get the dog to go into the kennel raise one side of the kennel up on dimensional foam pads.
You can see how this card works with this short video.

Wednesday, 25 January 2017

Recycling Those Christmas Stamps

Don't pack away your Christmas stamps and dies until the end of the year...use them for winter birthdays!  Here I have turned a polar bear into a brown bear, he is wearing a scarf as it is still a little chilly out!

I have used the Penny Black Cuddly Winter 51-282 die, Winter Snow Script 51-283 (for the grass hill), Cuddly Joy stamp set 30-378, Beneath The Birches 51-270 die and the sentiment from Salutations 30-014, together with Brusho Turquoise, Ultramarine and Leaf Green, and Chameleon color tone pens Burnt Umber and Turquoise.

Don't forget to make the most of your Christmas stamps and dies!

Saturday, 21 January 2017

A Spritzer Meets Brusho

In my last post I used my new Brusho paint crystals to create my own watercolours and after I had finished I had some paint left over, so rather than waste it I decided to add droplets of paint to a card and then blast with my spritzer tool!   I love the cool patterns you can get and thought this colour scheme would make a great card for guys!

Materials used: Brusho Turquoise, Aquamarine and Leaf Green, Penny Black Die Your Day 51-202, Perfect Papercraft Spritzer (airbrush), funky foam and white card.

Tip:  When wanting to raise a die cut sentiment off the page, rather than cut several words and sticking together to gain height, cut the word from funky foam and glue to the sentiment to get the depth required.

Saturday, 14 January 2017

More Brusho Experimentation

You may have seen my previous post where I was lucky enough to win a set of Brusho Paints, well I thought I would give them another try today, this time mixing with water to create a water colour palette and then dripping colour using wet on wet techniques to colour my Penny Black Die cut tulips.

Materials used in this project:
Brusho Yellow, Crimson and Leaf Green, Pan Pastel Greens, Penny Black Promise Me II die 51-200, Penny Black Oriental transparent stamp set 30-348, Versafine Ink, Linen and Watercolour Card.

These paint crystals are so versatile and strongly pigmented, I will be experimenting some more with them soon!

Sunday, 8 January 2017

A First Play With Brusho

Over Christmas I was super excited to learn that I had won a set of Colourcraft's Brusho Crystal Colours on Facebook, thanks to my Godmother Kay nominating me for the prize.

I have been itching to crack open the pots and play and today I finally had some spare time and thought I would just play.

I spritzed some watercolour card that I had die cut with water and then sprinkled a few colours of the Brusho Crystal onto the card and watched it morph into beautiful patterns with vibrant colours.  They were so easy to use and I will be experimenting with them some more with different mediums soon.

I then took the Penny Black Sun Fire die 51-121 and cut out 3 images from white card, then matted each layer on top of each other before adhering to my Brusho Background.  This was then mounted onto a card and the Birthday sentiment stamped using Versafine ink and the Penny Black Transparent set A Sweet Day 30-280.  I then added a pearl to the centre of the card to finish, it was that simple!