Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Together Canvas

I love how easy this was!

  1. I sprayed the canvas with glimmer mist and used the heat tool to dry it...
  2. I added some gold ferro over the Twiddleybitz chicken-wire stencil and sprinkled sugar beads in while it was still wet
  3. I coloured the chipboard butterfly with Inka Gold, and a touch of the brown ferro on the clockface section of the butterfly.
  4. I adhered the brass charm underneath him - then the 'together' charm on top with a hot glue gun.
  5. I added "discover" from Tim Holtz 'chitchat' and I was done!

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Purple Love Treasure, another canvas :-)

Hello Everyone!

I've been playing with canvas' again, getting all inky - happy days!!
This is a 5x7 canvas board not frame so it's solid and flat.  I sprayed it with different coloured purple sprays, and then put Helmar Tacky Glue all over, hitting it with the heat gun to get the drying process underway.

I then applied Claudine Hellmuth Gloss Multi-Medium and adhered the chipboard, sprinkling the sugar beads in as well...

After heating again with the heat gun to dry it - and leaving it overnight to dry (it was excruciatingly painful leaving it overnight as I was impatient to finish!), I rubbed with silver Inka Gold on the chipboard, and Violet Inka Gold on the canvas and sugar beads area...

I coloured the word "LOVE", and the key and arrow charms I used for the hands of the clock in the Violet Inka Gold before adhering and sealing with more gloss medium. I also used silver Inka Gold on the purple flower before sealing...
I also added the 'treasure' word from the Tim Holtz ChitChat pack - coloured with Dusty concord ink, using glossy accents.

I added the Charm using hot glue as the adhesive as the base was uneven due to the sugar beads.

Here's an image of the canvas with all the products I used :-)
All items available from My2Angels; with the exception of the canvas and the sprays - although Glimmer Mists would be just as effective as the coloursprays I used.

Have fun and be sure to leave me a link if you're creating too!!

Friday, July 5, 2013

A Shabby, Twiddley Shadowbox

I've altered another Twiddleybitz shadow box!!
I could not resist doing a bit of shabby chic for this one and was at the perfect place to get some help - from Tracy Kielty over at my2angels, I'm so glad I live close!

Once the shadowbox was assembled, I started with Ferro Iron to cover the outsides (that's the brown); then rubbed over the surface with Inka Gold - I LOVE how this brings out all the texture!

Then I used Viva Stone Art on the frame and attached it at certain points only, with hot glue - it's curved as it was slightly bigger than the frame...
Added some gorgeous hand-made items, charms, and flowers (after spraying with gold perfect pearls mists) from my2angels

I then glued some tea-stained muslin inside the box.  All done and ready for a keepsake :-)

Twiddleybitz - Shadow Box Sm; Card size (SBS001)
Twiddleybitz - Small Vintage Overlay (OV004)
Viva Decore - Ferro, Textured Paint (Iron)
Viva Decore' - Inka Gold (Gold)
Viva Decore' - Stone Art
My2angels - Shabby Brown Charming Embellishments
My2angels - Large Antique Bronze Key
My2angels - Antique Bronze Large Flower Filigree
My2angels - Set of keys on ring charm
My2angels - Two-tone Brown Cherry Blossoms (Flowers)
My2angels - Muslin

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, July 4, 2013

A Misty Enchanted Card

This card is on acetate, using the new fairy range from Kaiser - Enchanted Garden.  I used the 'collectables' so I didn't have to cut a thing!  I did spray the pieces with opal perfect pearls though before adhering some pieces with double sided tape - others flat onto the acetate.

This is the card 'closed':

This is the card opened slightly:

This is the back 'page' of the card:

A quick photo showing the products used - the lovely Kaiser Enchanted Garden products, Perfect Pearls Mist, and some Glossy Accents used to adhere the collectables.

I hope you like my card!

Monday, July 1, 2013

Smash Cover

I bought a smash book over 4 months ago and have thought a number of times about actually using it.  I was a little uninspired as it's not my usual 'style'.  I like to get inky and dirty and layer etc, etc.  BUT the most wonderfully talented Cindy Porter (I'm so lucky she's my friend!) is on the Helmar Design Team and recently posted a tutorial using techniques I was a little familiar with, but with her own interpretations and an awesome result!!  All credit to Cindy for her amazing tutorial and inspiring me to finally do something!! Cindy's blog post is here.

Lucky for me I got to do this while Skype Scrapping with another gorgeous talented friend of mine - Fiona Butler, whom did the cover of her Smash Album at the same time!!

Here's a step by step on my Smash cover - using Cindy's technique as my base, and my little changes :-)

Before (with the plastic cover removed):

Remove the plastic and lay the book flat on your craft sheet.  Pour some Tacky Glue/PVA on the cover - nice and thick. Use a pallet knife to spread it around - and your finger to get ridges and texture...

Cindy used a candle to heat her tacky glue and get the 'soot' - I was too impatient so got out two (yes 2!) heat guns and heated my cover.  It bubbled and popped and shrank and did all sorts of interesting things!!

Then I added some Chipboard from Twiddleybitz, more glue, and heated again:

I then sprayed with a couple of green mists, and heated again:

Drying the mists as I went.  The darker areas are where the glue had shrunk and the mists soaked into the paper on the front cover.

When it was dry on the surface I added silver Inka Gold to bring out the lovely textures created by heating the glue.

And with the materials I used:

Smash Journal
Helmar Tacky Glue
Claudine Hellmuth Multi Medium Gloss
Twiddleybitz Chipboard Title - "A Beautiful Life"
Twiddleybitz Chipboard - Long Flourish No Tail (FLOR022)
Viva Inka Gold - Silver
Lindy's Stamp Gang - Freaky Franken Lime
Crafty Notions Colorspray - Luscious Green
Pallet Knife and Heat Gun.

Thanks for stopping by - I hope you like my project - once again, thanks to the very talented and creative Cindy Porter!