Thursday, 18 January 2018

Serenity - for Lindy's

Hello Lindy's Tribe! I am thrilled to be back with you for another term with Lindy's! Today's project will feature some of the Original Magicals, Magical Shakers and Embossing powder.

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To start, I have heat embossed an artistic lotus stamp onto a piece of 300gsm hotpressed watercolor paper using Lindy's awesome Caesar's Gold Embossing Powder.

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Then I have mixed my Magicals on a palette with a generous amount of water.  Remember that these little pots are potent and you only need a tiny bit of the powder.  Today I have chosen Tibetan poppy teal (from the Autumn Leaves Magical Set), Luscious Lime (from the Caribbean Cruise Flat Magical Set) and the Guten Tag Teal Magical Shaker.

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I have used a 'wet on wet' technique to add color to the lotus, this simply means I have added water to the paper first to wet the surface, then I am adding the color to the wet paper, hence the term 'wet on wet'.

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You can see below that the color mixes with the water that was placed down on the paper first, this allows us to easily remove some of the color from the paper and we get a really soft light color as the result. You can use a little paper towel to absorb some of the water and color back up from the paper or dry off your brush on the paper towel and use the brush to absorb the color back up. For these background leaves I have used the lightest color, Luscious Lime.

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For the leaves in the foreground, I have used the darkest color on the bottom, which was a mix of both the Tibetan Poppy Teal and the Guten Tag Teal, and the top of the leaves is coloured using the Luscious Lime. I have a generous puddle of water on the leaf for the colors to mix and bleed into each other. The embossing powder acts as a bit of a well, keeping the water inside the leaf shape.

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Once I am happy with the gradient from light to dark, I absorb up the excess water and dry off with the heat tool, And using a very water laden brush, drag a very little amount of the color underneath the lotus to give some shadowing effect.

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To finish off, flick a small amount of the color above the lotus and add some sequins, enamel accents and glitter and mount onto some black card.

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Lindy's Products used: Tibetan poppy teal (from the Autumn Leaves Magical Set), Luscious Lime (from the Caribbean Cruise Flat Magical Set), Guten Tag Teal Magical Shaker and Caesar's Gold Embossing Powder
Other Products: Watercolor paper, Versamark Ink, Sequins, stickles, enamel accents, black cardstock, stamp.

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Thanks for dropping by and have a Magical Day xx

Tuesday, 2 January 2018

Lindy’s 2018 Design Team Welcome Hop

Come and join the Lindy’s 2018 DT Welcome Hop. Hello creative people!  I am so thrilled to be back for another term with Lindy's and I can’t wait to introduce you to all the new DT members!!! To join the hop, please visit all the Designers blogs and leave a little love, (it’s such a big team that we are giving you a few days to do this) you might also want to check out their Facebook and Instagram accounts for a peek at some fabulous art.
On Day ONE of the hop, Lindy’s will introduce the new Ambassadors, on Day TWO Lindy’s will introduce the Video Designers and on Day Three Lindy’s will introduce the new Photo Designers!

These are some of the projects I have created using beautiful products from Lindy’s ...
 


Hop starts on 2nd January 2018 and finishes at midnight 6th January. Please visit each team member's Facebook, blog and Instagram to see their amazing art and leave a little love to welcome them to the Lindy's Gang!
Go into the PRIZE draws by:
Prizes will be drawn randomly and include:
  • 1 x $50 Lindy's Gift Voucher for a lucky Instagram follower
  • 1 x $50 Lindy's Gift Voucher for a lucky FaceBook follower
  • 2 x $25 Lindy's Gift Vouchers for two lucky Blog followers
Prize winners will be announced on the 9th Jan!!!!!

Hop Order

Day One: Lindy's Ambassadors

Our Ambassadors are our CHEER SQUAD you can take an in-person class with any of our amazing Ambassadors, please contact them for details:

Day Two: Video Design Team

Our Video Designers are our TEACHERS and will be giving you all mini-classes online, one project at a time:

Day Three: Photo Design Team

Our Photo Designers are our INSPIRATION and they will be showing you how beautiful Lindy's look and inspiring you to create:
FINISH @ Lindy’s Creative Gang: https://www.facebook.com/groups/Lin...
 
... Phew, Such a huge team with so much talent, Lindy's will be your one stop blog and shop for all you creatives this year! Good Luck and have a Magical day x

Monday, 1 January 2018

January Color Challenge For Lindy's

Hello! I hope you have all had a fabulous holiday season and are ready to jump back into your craft room and get crafting!  Hands up all those who got some Lindy's for Christmas or perhaps a little bit of cash to spend on some yummy new craft supplies??!? The January Color Challenge palette is totally FABULOUS!! I could play with these colors all day!  Here is a project I have created using the gorgeous January colors!


Using a mix of sprays and embossing powders, I just love how this anchor looks :)


Remember to pop over to the Lindy's blog to see what the other girls have made with this palette.


You can find all the Lindy's Products here :)


Thanks for dropping by and have a magical day xx

Tuesday, 19 December 2017

I'm Baaack... with Lindy's for 2018 :)

YAY!  I am so thrilled to be chosen to be part of Lindy’s Stamp Gang Design Team again this year.  I stand alongside 19 super creatives to form this years MASSIVE team of 20 to help you get those creative juices flowing! This year I will be participating as a PHOTO Designer, but you will still get to see the odd video from me here and there :)

I hope to inspire you and share some ideas with you and maybe show you something you haven't seen before or a different way to use the fabulous Lindy's products.







Now its time to meet my Team Mates for 2018..



Lindy's Ambassadors

Our Ambassadors are our CHEER SQUAD you can take a class with any of our amazing Ambassadors, please contact them for details:

Video Design Team

Our Video Designers are our TEACHERS and will be giving you all mini-classes online, one project at a time:

Photo Design Team

Our Photo Designers are our INSPIRATION and they will be showing you how beautiful Lindy's look and inspiring you to create:

Thanks for dropping by and look forward to sharing a magical 2018 with you all :)

Monday, 18 December 2017

Oh Christmas Trees for Lindys

Hello, it's Kerry with you today.  Before I get on to the creative stuff I just wanted to say a big thank you to all of you for following me along on this journey in 2017, I have truly loved being part of this amazing Design Team.  Special Thanks to Tracey, the owner of Lindy's for having faith in me to help promote the Lindy's brand and providing me with the best sprays and embossing powder and of course the wonderful magicals that color my projects! To Kate, our DT coordinator and legend for making it so easy and to all my team mates for the many, many inspiring project shares over the past year.  I cant wait to see what 2018 has instore for us all :)
NOW..... on with the show and tell... For my tag I have started with a piece of Yupo paper, I just wanted to play and see how the sprays reacted on the paper.  I applied a generous amount of water to the paper and added a few tiny splashes of Carribean Blue and Tweedle Dee Denim sprays and let them blend on the paper and dry off,  I wanted a 'sky' so I didn't want my colors to be too dark.

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Next I took some Whichcraft chipboard Christmas trees and coated them in a mix of Midnight Teal, Midnight Emerald and Tannenbaum Green Gold embossing powder and melted with the heat tool, once melted I have sprayed the trees with Grab a Guy Gold spray, then used the heat tool to melt the spray into the embossing powder.

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I love this technique, it gives some really great texture!

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To Assemble my tag I have cut some 'hills' from card and then layered my trees between the hills with some 3D foam tape and finished off with some snowflake stickers.

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Lindy's products used: Carribean Blue  Tweedle Dee Denim Midnight Teal, Midnight Emerald,Tannenbaum Green Gold , Grab a Guy Gold spray

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Thanks for dropping by and I wish you all a magical holiday season and a safe and Happy New Year! x

Friday, 15 December 2017

Festive tag trio

Hello Lindy's tribe, its Kerry with you today. OMGosh!! Can you believe it almost Christmas already?  Where has the year gone? If you love the traditional red, green and gold or you prefer the blue and silver tones at Christmas then Lindy's December color challenge palette has all the bases covered. I couldn't decide, so I made both...LOL. These were so simple you could bang out a tonne of these for all your gifts in next to no time.
To start, use a tag shaped stamp and stamp as many tags as you would like to have, use a waterproof ink as we will be using alot of water. I have stamped onto a 300gsm white cardstock using black archival ink.

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Once you have your stamped tag, spritz plenty of water onto the cardstock and add a small spritz of the TiffanyLou Blue Spray and let the color swirl with the water making sure to leave a little white showing.  Dry the tag until almost dry then add a few splashes of the Brushed Nickel spray with the straw from the spray bottle and then dry thoroughly.   Thats it!! I have adorned my tag with some snowflake sequins, a sticker and a smattering of microbeads, easy as!

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For my red tag, I have used the same method to apply the color. Spray the water generously, add the Poinsettia Red Gold and dry off till almost dry, (this spray has a gorgeous gold shimmer, but its incredibly difficult to capture on a photo, but it is AWESOME!!). Add some splashes of the Medieval Gold Glitz and dry off completely. This time I added a few flowers and a cute stocking sticker to finish.

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The Green tag is also done using the same technique, this time adding Ponderosa Pines Olive to the tag and splashing with Medieval Gold Glitz and finishing off with a pretty bauble sticker.

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All done!  These make a great addition to a gift or you could add them to a card base to make a lovely handmade card.
Lindys Products used: Medieval Gold Glitz Ponderosa Pines Olive Poinsettia Red Gold TiffanyLou Blue Brushed Nickel
Other Products: Carabelle tag stamp, Black archival Ink, water, assorted stickers, flowers and sequins, ribbon and fibres.

Thanks for dropping by and have a Magical Day

Thursday, 14 December 2017

DIY Magical Markers

HELLO!!! Its Kerry with you today! I love my Lindy's products so much I use them in almost every project I make.  Sometimes I use my Lindy's with a brush, like a watercolor paint, so I thought why not make myself a set of 'Magical Markers'.  These little beauties are perfect for adding your favorite Lindy's colors to your projects in a more controlled fashion!  I will show you how you can make your own 'Magical Markers' using any of the Lindy's Sprays, original Magicals and the Magical Shakers.

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You will need some empty water brushes, your favorite Lindy's Magicals or Sprays, a pipette, a small scoop and a plastic cup and some pre boiled water.

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I have used 3 methods to make these 'magical markers'.
Method 1:
Using a small scoop, add a small amount of the magical powder to the canister or reservoir of the water brush, remember you only need a tiny amount of powder.  Then use the pipette to fill up the canister with the pre boiled water, screw on the brush top and you are done!
Method 2:
Add a small amount of magical powder to a plastic cup, add some of the pre boiled water to the cup and mix the powder till dissolved, Using the pipette, add the color to your water brush canister, screw on the brush top and voila!
Method 3:
Take a Lindy's spray bottle and swirl to ensure your color is mixed properly and unscrew the top, use the pipette to draw up some of the color and deposit it into the canister of the water brush, re attach the brush top and there we have a 'Magical Marker'!

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Simple and versatile. You can make just a few, or make them in every color.

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You could also experiment and mix up some of your own custom colors!!! Now that would be Magical!

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You can follow along with the step by step video below for a more detailed look at the process.



Thanks for dropping by and have a Magical Day x