Monday, 17 April 2017

Never Change for Artified

Hello.  Its Kerry here today and I am so excited as today I get to play with a bunch of NEW products that we all got to drool over from the CHA or Creativation videos from January. Without a doubt the stand out product for me from all these new releases were the Distress Oxide Inks.  They are completely different from any other inks I have played with, so lets get started! 

I have taken a piece of 300gsm watercolor paper and cut it into a tag shape. I took some Distress ink in Cracked Pistachio and 'smooshed' it onto my craft mat and sprayed both the tag and the ink with water.  Using a brush I dabbed and flicked the ink onto the tag leaving plenty of white space.

 I did the same again using Broken China Distress Oxide remembering to leave some white space.  


Using the Fossilised Amber I have added some ink around the edge with a sponge. I have added a few splashes of water to the tag and then lifted some of the colour off with a paper towel.


Repeat the  process again with Vintage Photo Distress Oxide and that completes the background.

Another item I was really impressed with was the Tim Holtz Paper Dolls.  The package is huge and there are all shapes and sizes in the pack.  I picked out these cute little girls and wanted to give them some wings.  I stamped the butterfly from the Carabelle Studio Believe in Magic stamp set and coloured them with the Distress oxide Inks in Worn Lipstick and Fossilised Amber.  I cut them in half and stuck them onto the back of the paper dolls.


I added a little bit of random text stamping to the tag to add some interest to the background and then used some of the NEW Tim Holtz Design Tape to 'ground' the Paper Dolls.

 To finish off the tag I have coloured some seam binding with Distress Oxide Worn Lipstick and Spiced Marmalade.  I placed the seam binding on my craft mat then just added the Distress Oxide on top and activated with water, I scrunched the seam binding as I dried it to give it a crinkled look.  I repeated the process with the Cracked Pistachio and Broken China Distress Oxides on a separate piece of seam binding.

And last of all I have adhered some Chit Chat stickers for my sentiment.

You will find links to the products below:
- Distress Oxide Ink Pads
- Distress Oxide Refills
- Tim Holtz Paper Dolls
- Tim Holtz Design Tape
- Carabelle Studios Believe In Magic Stamp
- Chit Chat Stickers

The Distress Oxides are unique as you can layer the colours one on top of another and as long as you dry between layers you can get some AMAZING effects.  I will add a couple of extra pictures at the bottom of this post of some 'Rust Paper' I made using the Distress Oxides and a link to the video on how they were made :) 

 Thanks for dropping by :)

Perhaps They Are Not Stars - for Lindy's and Stampotique

Hello, It's Kerry here today.  Today's project is super quick and easy for anyone to do, the best part about it is there is no right or wrong way to do it and the result will always be different.  You will need some Magicals, I have used the Magical Shakers, but you can use any of the Magicals from the Lindy's range and you will also need the amazing quote stamp, Perhaps They Are Not Stars,  from Stamptique.
To start, take a piece of watercolor paper and tape it to your work surface, this will help the page stay flat as we add water.  Then sprinkle your Magicals on to the paper, I have used Guten Tag Teal, Bavarian Blue and Polka Purple. Keep the lightest color towards the middle and darker colors more to the outside edge.  Apply water to the paper with a water sprayer and let the colors mix a little bit and dry off.

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Repeat the process to intensify the color and use a paint brush to drag the colors into each other and dry off again.

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Once dry, add a little of the Blazing Black Spray just to the outer edges and let it move inwards slightly with the help of some water.  If you don't have the spray, you can use the Magicals in a dark color in the same way or even a black ink.  To create a very dark silhouette, I have used Liquitex ink in Carbon Black, but again, you can use what you have (ink, paint etc).  I created the top edge of the 'mountain' first, then colored in the rest once i was happy with the outline.

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I have added a couple of tree silhouettes using the same ink and a paint brush.

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To create the stars, I have used a piece of torn paper towel to 'mask off' the area where I do not want the stars to appear.  Then using a fine brush and some white ink, I have added some splatters.

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Allow everything to dry thoroughly then using versamark (or any other embossing ink), stamp the quote onto the mountain and apply Lindy's Purely White embossing powder over the stamped image and heat set.

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To finish off I have added a few highlights to the trees with a gel pen, trimmed down my panel and added it to some white mounting board.  I really love the quote, such a beautiful way to look at the stars.

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Stampotique Stamp: Perhaps They Are Not Stars
Other Products: Watercolor Paper, Black and White Ink, Versamark, White Gel Pen, Water, Brush, Mounting Board

Friday, 17 March 2017

Bavarian Blue Butterfly Card for Lindy's

Hello, its Kerry here again and this time I am sharing a card that features 3 of the beautiful NEW Magical Shakers.  There are 10 fabulous colors available and they really are FABULOUS and one of the best things about them is they can be purchased individually so these are affordable for EVERYONE!!


First, I stamped on some watercolor paper with black Archival ink, this will just add a little interest to my paper.




The second piece was colored with Bavarian Blue and Guten Tag Teal Magical Shakers.


The colored pages were cut or torn and layered on top of each other, then I adhered gimp and lace along the edges.


Add stickles, glass glitter and microbeads for some serious sparkle.


Using Polka Purple and Guten Tag Teal Magical Shakers, create a little puddle of color by adding some of the powder to a small amount of water, then you can use the Magicals like paint. I have painted the frame using this technique.


I have added some gauze behind my frame and a butterfly on top.


I added a few gems, you can never have too much bling :)


And there we have it!


You can watch the whole process in the video below, thanks for stopping by and have a fantastic day!

Lindy’s Products

Other Products
  • Kaisercraft stamps, Archival Ink, Resin Frame, Butterfly sticker, lace and gimp, glass glitter, stickles, microbeads, gauze, watercolor paper, 3D foam tape, white gesso and glue gun.

Monday, 6 March 2017

Grateful Heart Journal Page for Artified

Hello!  Its my turn to share my project from the 'Mini Kit' for Artified. I am not usually a minimalist and usually have everything but the kitchen sink on my pages but for this project I wanted to stick with the products from the kit adding only a couple of other basic supplies to the project.  Once I wrapped my head around that, it was actually a quick and easy page. Inside the box we had:

To start my page I took the stencil, Deli paper and the Sunkissed Coral paint and stenciled some 'stripes' onto the deli paper, I wanted some contrast so I did the same using Black Archival ink.

 Once the paint was dry I cut the Deli Paper into strips to resemble 'washi tape'  

  I then took the Watercolor paper and cut it in half.  I sprayed the paper heavily with water and added a little of the paint to the left side and also just the middle on the right side with a sponge and then randomly added my Deli Paper 'washi' strips.

 I painted over the strips with a thin coat of white Gesso and once dry took the Stabilo pencil and drew around the edges of the strips.  I activated the pencil with a little water and used my finger to blend the lines a little. I also added a little scribbly journaling for interest.

I scribbled onto my craft mat with the pencil and added some water, then using a paintbrush I picked up a little of the 'grey' colour to add some small splatters to my page.

I drew a heart onto the piece of leftover watercolor paper, cut it out and then painted it with the Sunkissed Coral Paint adding Black Archival Ink around the edges for definition.

 I have popped the heart up onto a little foam tape and added a 'Chit Chat' sticker to finish off.

You can find all the products used at these links: 

Thanks for stopping by :)

Lindy's March Color Challenge

Hello!! Its been a while and I apologize for the delay.  After a few injuries this past month I am feeling like I should stop trying to pretend I am in my twenties and live like I am in my forties... LOL

The color palette for the Lindy's Color Challenge for March is just gorgeous and I have decided to try and offer some inspiration by way of a Journal Page. 


You can find the other Design Team members inspiration over HERE and of course you can buy the fabulous Lindy's products over HERE.

Thanks for dropping by :)

Friday, 17 February 2017

You Inspire Me card for Lindy's Stamp Gang.

Hello. Its my turn on the Lindy's blog again and this time I am sharing a card created with the new Lindy's Magical Shakers.  You could easily change up the sentiment to make is suitable for any occasion. Have a look and see how I've used the gorgeous Lindy's Midnight Gold embossing powder and my new favorite 'toy', the Magical Shakers!
To start, I have embossed some watercolor paper with a 'Rings' stamp, sprinkled the Midnight Gold embossing powder over the top and heat set it.  Then I have randomly sprinkled the Magical shakers in Yodeling Yellow, Guten Tag Teal and Lederhosen Laurel and activated them with water, then I have thoroughly dried the paper.
To add a little more variance to my page I activated a small amount of the Bavarian Blue Magical Shaker with water and using a small brush I have painted some of the smaller circles.inspire-2
After adding a few white splashes and drying completely I then took some circle punches and randomly punched out 3 different sized circles.
Using Black Archival Ink, I have inked the edges of each of the circles.
Taking another piece of watercolor paper I have added some random background stamping with Archival ink.
Using a stencil and some 3D Matte Gel add some texture to the card and dry thoroughly.
After the gel is dry, spray the card with a generous amount of water and sprinkle Yodeling Yellow and Oktoberfest Orange Magical Shakers onto the card.  Let the color move and mix on the surface and add a little more water if needed.  Once you are happy with the look, dry again thoroughly.
Now we can start adding our punched circles.  Lay them on top of the card and move them around until you are happy with the placement, then adhere them to the card base.
I have painted the 'Inspire' chipboard word with Black Soot Distress Paint and added some letter stickers to complete my sentiment.  I then mounted the base onto some black cardstock and VOILA, all done :)20170201_224309
Here are a few close-ups so you can see the color.
You can watch how I created this in the process video below :)

Thanks for dropping by.

Wednesday, 1 February 2017

Lindy's February Colour Challenge

Hello!  WOW Can you believe we are already in February.  The kids are back at school and Valentines Day is just around the corner.  Over on the Lindy's Stamp Gang blog we have a gorgeous colour palette for this months Color Challenge.

I have created a journal page using these amazing colours and as usual you can purchase them HERE.

I hope you find some inspiration here :)

Thanks for dropping by :)

Friday, 20 January 2017

Magical Art Journal - for Lindy's Stamp Gang

 Hello!!! Kerry here and I am so excited to share my first ' Lindy's' project with you! I made a fabulous Art Journal using Lindy's Magicals ! These powerful little pots of pigment are so versatile and the color combinations are endless.

 The base of the cover was prepared with gesso. I added some paper strips, washi tape, fabric strips, lace, stamping and gauze to give lots of different texture.


Once this was dry I added Lindy's Magicals in: 
Yellow Rose of Texas
 Lucky Shamrock Green 
Tibetan Poppy Teal 
Hydranger Blue 
 Prima Donna Purple 
 Sweet Violet Purple Teal 

I colored the chipboard frame and flowers with the same colors using a paint brush and I added some crystals and gems for a little extra bling.

The additional fabric and lace dangles were also colored using the same Magicals.

The cover has a lovely sparkle that is hard to capture in pictures, but I promise it's there. This greenish blue shine on the 'wish' tile (seen below) was achieved using: 
Royal Peacock Fire Glitz Spritz. 

 Each of the pages inside (300gsm watercolor paper) were colored with a mix of two of the Magicals used on the cover. The whimsical watercolor effects are different every time. 

I have embellished each page with stamping, doodling, fabric, stickers and a few gems for a bit of sparkle.

  You can watch the process video below :)

Thanks for dropping by :)