Thursday, 4 May 2017

Letzcraft: Blue Tit's

Letzcraft: Blue Tit's: Hello everyone This months Clarity challenge is FLYING HIGH for this project thought the blue tits needed to come out love these stamps so l...





Letzcraft: Flying high

Letzcraft: Flying high: Hello everyone this is my project for the Clarity groovi challenge FLYING HIGH I have to admit I did not know where I was going with one so...





Tuesday, 2 May 2017

Flying high


Hello everyone this is my project for the Clarity groovi challenge FLYING HIGH I have to admit I did not know where I was going with one so you will see have gone back on myself as I decided to add decoupage to this which is feel brought it out more but like a lot of us I am still learning I did my boarder work first will list what I used below

Clarity groovi starter kit
Clarity groovi boarder holder
Clarity straight boarder pricking pattern plate 1
Clarity hill plate
Groovi feathered friends plate /Squared scalloped plate
Number two pricking tool /Pergamano  scissors
Faber castell polychrome pencils
Clarity light box /Clarity Parchment
Pergmano purple embossing mat
Pergamano glue

Before we start use a tumble dryer sheet on the side of parchment that you will be scoring or whitening from the front side of parchment you do your pricking and snipping only




Lets get started
I did the boarder first started at the bottom with the pricking pattern plate did the square pattern each row I moved the parchment up so the pattern was in place leaving the gap I found this easier way for myself if I moved the boarder plate around the parchment found never matched up to what I wanted so this was my solution then when I had what I wanted then went inside each corner of the pattern put another square in each corner for different effect
Now I added my flying bird using the starter kit. and added a boarder around inside of pattern and out side using the square scalloped thin edge  

 Add in your hills and sun Now on the reverse of the parchment still on your embossing mat add your white work do remember to do little bits at a time don't press to hard the white work will come up but you do not want it to buckle

I've shown you a more close up of the pattern so you can see that the white work is coming on but leave for a day if you can


Once you are happy with how white you have this you can start snipping out the pieces but remember you do this from the front put scissors in the holes not to far twist to the left then snip practice on scrap parchment if still not sure

I coloured my work then decided I want to decoupage this
So back to the birds and scrap parchment

Now with my twin pricking tool went all around the pieces of the wings an head that I wanted I added these the  main card with peragamano glue I hope you enjoyed this project thank you for visiting my blog hope to see you again soon x

Blue Tit's

Hello everyone This months Clarity challenge is FLYING HIGH for this project thought the blue tits needed to come out love these stamps so lets get started will put below what I used

Clarity the other card A4 cut length ways
Clarity blue tit stamps
Clarity bloom branches
Clarity pine trees
Clarity mask moon/ hill masks
Adirondack Denim / pitch black ink pad
Distress ink pad iced spruce /pine needles / weathered wood
Clarity stencil brushes / make up sponges
Masking tape / promarkers / ruler



Mask off area around card, stamp top big branch first then fit in the other two now place the hanging nuts so you can use the branch to attach arrange where you will put the blue tits

Mask birds and the moon


Now with weathered wood ink pad and stencil brush put in your sky then again from the top add some Denim till you are happy with what you have put on little at a time can add more but cant take away . with your hill mask in place at the top first  add light amount of Iced spruce using  make up sponge remember this is in the distance so the more you reach the bottom the colour must get slightly darker
If you are happy with this

Add your pine stamps with black ink if to juicy blot off onto paper first then stamp clean your stamp now go in on the gaps add the pine ink  
I used mixture of yellows blues blending promaker for the birds and browns for the peanuts. with black promarker with fine nib and ruler attach your nuts to the tree  hope you enjoyed this Thank you for visiting my blog hope I will see you again soon xx

Saturday, 8 April 2017

Letzcraft: Blue Tit

Letzcraft: Blue Tit: Hello everyone this card is my sample for Clarity stamp and stencil challenge ALL IN THE WORDS I hope you like it I will list what I used ...





Letzcraft: Blue Tit

Letzcraft: Blue Tit: Hello everyone this card is my sample for Clarity stamp and stencil challenge ALL IN THE WORDS I hope you like it I will list what I used ...





Letzcraft: Best wishes

Letzcraft: Best wishes: Hello everyone this months Clarity challenge is ALL ABOUT THE WORDS This is what I came up with for this theme hope you like this I will li...





Saturday, 1 April 2017

Best wishes


Hello everyone this months Clarity challenge is ALL ABOUT THE WORDS This is what I came up with for this theme hope you like this I will list what I used below

Clarity northern lights papers
Clarity clear non coloured parchment
Clarity groovi starter kit
Groovi butterfly wreath plate /Floral circle plate
Scallop circle and the square  plates /Straight square pricking plate
Diagonal boarder piercing plate 3
Boarder plate mate
Tumble dryer sheet
Embossing tools Parchment snips /Faber Castell polochromo colour pencils
Clarity light box Pergomano
Pergamano soft purple mat /Clarity sticky tags

Before we start Can I remind anyone who does not know the workings of parchment That you do all your scoreing and embossing on the reverse of  parchment and use your tumble dryer sheet on this side. Any piercing or cutting is done on the front  you do your white work on the soft side of board colouring on the hard side the more we do these things the more we remember


Lets get started With the starter kit I used the little boxes and the letters I put these in first using my number 1 tool for sharp colour

Now placed the scallop circle in plate mate  make sure you try get this in the middle now with the scallop square put in your square around the circle   giving yourself a boarder
  Add the floral circle to the plate mate sits just right so you do not have to move it around

Now add your butterfly


On the reverse side still but with tool one  and boarder pricking plate I added my patterns embossing not pricking Now change to straight pricking plate prick from front of work pierce every whole between letter boxes and the centre work



This is what should look like now

I did my butterfly on scrap piece of parchment for my decoupage

Add white work remember don't press to hard little at a time let the work rest for at least a day  so it does not buckle and keep building on the whiteness will come Now I have coloured all the work to what I wanted

I am not expert at picot edging so where I could I used the straight pricking grid go to admit this was my best so far at this what is it they say practise make perfect found the butterfly harder but managed to do this using the twin tool remember when you use your snips or scissors hold them down and twist before cut each time I used glue dot to add my butterfly to my work I did not have the glue at this stage I used the northern lights papers which felt it gave this work just that bit more colour hope you enjoyed this Thank you for visiting my blog hope I will see you again soon




Blue Tit


Hello everyone this card is my sample for Clarity stamp and stencil challenge ALL IN THE WORDS
I hope you like it I will list what I used below

Clarity northern lights papers
Clarity Theother card
Clarity Blue tit stamp / tree stamp / Sentiment stamp
Clarity Blue tit and moon mask clouds and hills
Xcut die/ die machine
Clarity stencil brushes /Make up sponge
Promarkers
Adirondack Black / Denim  ink pads
Distress ink pad iced spruce / Weathered wood
Clarity blending mat A4/ masking tape
Pinflair glue gel

Lets get started




I put the die on card stamped the images through this so I knew exactly where needed to be  Then I put through die machine
When I took out of die machine I put little bit of masking tape behind the die to keep card in place now added masks I started with sky Brush weathered wood ink over sky then from the top worked down the card with denim remove moon mask add some clouds with make up sponge.
Place your hill mask towards the sky with sponge add hills in lightly as you move mask down make the area slightly darker till you reach the bottom then add couple of trees blot plop on paper first special if ink pad is new don't want them to dark as they are in the distance

Now with promarkers add your colour blending as you go I used a grey pen with fine point went around the outside of the bird
 

I used the deckle edge on blending mat the tear the piece of northern lights papers and with stencil brush did not need to re ink as had just enough ink on brush to go around the torn edges of this piece
now I put this together I used pinflair glue gel to raise my centre piece  Well I hope you enjoyed this thank you for visiting my blog hope I will see you again soon x

Sunday, 5 March 2017

Letzcraft: Man's World

Letzcraft: Man's World: Hello everyone, cant believe we are in March already this months Clarity challenge is MAN'S WORLD. I chose the balloon stamps for this ...





Letzcraft: Polar bears

Letzcraft: Polar bears: Hello everyone this months Clarity challenge if MAN'S WORLD I choose the polar bears from the Clarity club to do this I like these but...





Polar bears



Hello everyone this months Clarity challenge if MAN'S WORLD I choose the polar bears from the Clarity club to do this I like these but must admit my first time using them I will list what I used below
Clarity groovi starter kit
Clarity club frame but the Adapter can be used
Polar bears plate / Large circle and square plates / Square Deckle plate
Clarity boarder frame /Clarity pattern plate
Clarity Stencil brush
Clarity teal parchment/ brads
Distress ink pads Broken glass / faded jeans
Thick copy paper /Clarity stencil stars and circles
Clarity light box / pergamano embossing mat


Lets get started



use a tumble drier sheet over the parchment on the side that will be doing all your work from so your tools will glide easier with starter kit and circle plate I put in the outside ring missed a gap put in the next but at this point you could put all three circles in just something decided later to do

With smaller plate holder add your polar bears
Now going to say this with lettering we all make the mistake I have before now got my letter in wrong direction so I am always watching this now so much I put birthday in upside down So anyway I used the letter from the boarder holder then went to square plate and added angled lines to the writing

 
Top and bottom of the circles I used the square plate to do design then with the circle plate added the inner circles to the out sides of the big circle From the pattern plate add in your waves  
Now your white work I used the embossing mat, for this start with the larger tool don't press to hard this part takes time and patient its rest the work in between don't worry the white will come up we have all tried to do to much at time then it buckles so rest I decided between the circles I would add the dots do not with the tool just go around as you will get a dot in the middle that wont go white try going in a up down then a cross motion before going around if not sure always try out on a piece of scrap parchment  With the letters decided to whiten every other one The outer circles I added stippling to this still with embossing mat 1.5 tool very lightly taped the parchment but don't press to hard as you will go through this



With a piece of copy paper I went all over with large stencil brush and broken china my faded jeans pad has dried up a lot so was handy for this dabbed it all over till was happy now attach your stencil with a make up sponge and broken china add the stars and circles till I was happy when dry cut to size I needed attached the rested parchment with brads then glued this to navy card  hope you enjoyed this thank you for reading my blog hope I will see you again soon

Wednesday, 1 March 2017

Man's World


Hello everyone, cant believe we are in March already this months Clarity challenge is MAN'S WORLD. I chose the balloon stamps for this as I so love these I will put what I used below


Clarity stencil brushes
Clarity stamp postage  stamps /Balloon stamps / sentiment stamp
Clarity gelli plate/Kitchen roll/notelets
Clarity stamp mask
Clarity Man under tree stamp small
Distress ink pad vintage photo /Adirondack denim / pitch black
Artistry ink pad avocado
Promarkers /Maroon card
Clarity cloud stencil
Brayer

Lets get started Stamp the large postage stamp at an angle in the middle of the card and cover with mask


Now with mask in place add the other two stamps and mask add sentiment to left hand corner I have got to apologise here as forgot to put in the photo about gelli plate I dabbed the vintage pad on gelli plate used the brayer to even colour all over now with screwed up kitchen roll dab lightly over gelli plate now place gelli plate over card turn it over rub the back so you get the image you desire I was happy first time so never repeated

Now mask off the stamp area with notelets so can work on the image  stamp the balloons and mask stamp man under tree
With stencil brush and denim put sky in now with stencil clouds just put slight colour with make up sponge to get your clouds I torn a notelet here to get mask for my hills using avocado ink pad and sponge put hills in

Now repeat with the smaller stamps

With masks back on I used vintage photo and sponge lightly pulling colourr from mask to card to give my shading but little at time can always add more but cant take off


Coloured my balloons with promakers still in love with these balloons chose not to put in black lines around the out side did not think needed it here hope you enjoyed my blog thank you for visiting hope I will see you again soon x