Wednesday, 6 September 2017

Letzcraft: Forever flowers

Letzcraft: Forever flowers: Hello everyone this months Clarity  stamp and stencil challenge is ALL THINGS JAYNE NESTORENKO what some lovely designs Jayne came up with...





Letzcraft: Roses

Letzcraft: Roses: Hello everyone this month Clarity Groovi challenge is ALL THINGS JAYNE NESTORENKO so I chose Jaynes lovely rose for this wanted to show a b...





Friday, 1 September 2017

Roses


Hello everyone this month Clarity Groovi challenge is ALL THINGS JAYNE NESTORENKO so I chose Jaynes lovely rose for this wanted to show a bit more of the parts I have struggled with the picot and cutting as I am still learning myself hope you enjoy this will put list of the stuff I have used

Clarity parchment
Clarity Groovi Jaynes roses plate
Clarity groovi Jayne frame plate
 Groovi Tina A4 square Flowers and butterfly plate
Groovi starter kit
Groovi border perforating plate
 Clarity groovi boarder plate Henna / banner boarder plate
Grovi boarder plate holder
Black groovi board /
 tools snips two pin perforating tool / single perforating tool
Thin double side tape / faber castell poyochromo colour pencils
New England fall papers /Tumble drier sheet


Before we start use tumble drier sheet on the side you do all your white work and scoring as this will help your tools glide so this is the reverse side of parchment  you use the front side of your work for perforating and snipping out  soft side of board for perforating and white work hard side scoring and colouring hope this helps



 
Lets get started just score the out sides of the frame of the plate

Add your rose to the centre of the frame

 
Add Happy birthday from the frame plate
 
Back using the rose plate again I added roses and leaves around the inside of the plate But not around the Happy birthday





Using boarder holder  plate I added the shape from Henna boader plate to the out side of the frame
Now with the banner border plate I put part of it to fit in around the roses

Now  your white work a little at a time be patient don't do to  much  at a time other wise will  buckle the parchment Then add colour on the reverse but on a hard side of the board. Now with the no 1 tool  and perforating  Boarder plate add dots to the corner I'm afraid I made mistake so got Tina plate out of flowers and made a moth to put over this part we learn by our mistakes



Now to the part I find hard with the two pin perforating tool and your parchment facing the front go around your flowers and leaves and around the outside of the banner and in between the shapes on the outside of frame you can also do around the  very edge I use the snips I find this easier than the scissors but what you get on with is the best I did my picot cutting around the flower first then using fine double sided strong tape added to my papers hope you enjoyed this thank you for visiting my blog

Forever flowers



Hello everyone this months Clarity  stamp and stencil challenge is ALL THINGS JAYNE NESTORENKO what some lovely designs Jayne came up with I decided on my work for this I would have a go at water colour for a change using the colour bursts can I apologise that some of my photos are up side down it is a new phone great one but been having trouble with the soft wear  I will put a list of what I used below

Water colour card
Ken Oliver colour bursts
Paint brush water / plate mix colours / paper towel
Letraset aqua markers
Versafine permanent Onyx black
Clarity sentiment stamp 
Clarity stamps Jaynes Dahlias
Distress ink pad tumble glass/ Clarity stencil brush

Lets get started


 With the permanent ink I Stamped the flower in the middle first so that could just fit the other two flowers in the corners with no problems

Now add the butterfly and the sentiment

I used the blue first mixed the colour burst on my plate only use a little powder goes a long way made it watery can always add more dabbed my paint brush around. at times I used kitchen roll if  its to wet or to dark dab the card  I carried on with this it felt had enough then added bit red to the blue did the same again

to the lower end of the card was  more red but still watery
 
 Now with fine paint brush and the colour bit more intense, colour in the flowers and leaves once I got this done felt just needed a bit more so I used the aqua makers to add shade to the flowers once completely dry.  use stencil brush and tumble glass ink pad went around the out side of the card felt this added a bit more to the card hope you enjoyed this card thank you for reading my blog.

Wednesday, 2 August 2017

Letzcraft: My Garden Party

Letzcraft: My Garden Party: Hello everyone well we are in August already this months Clarity challenge is GARDEN PARTY my thought to this was lots of flowers hope you e...





Letzcraft: Garden Invite

Letzcraft: Garden Invite: Hello everyone this months Clarity challenge is GARDEN PARTY this is what I came up with for this I will leave a list of what I used to mak...





Tuesday, 1 August 2017

Garden Invite


Hello everyone this months Clarity challenge is GARDEN PARTY this is what I came up with for this I will leave a list of what I used to make this below
Clarity Stencil card
Clarity groovi club Butterfly plate
Andirondack pitch black /Raspberry/ peach bellini
Distress ink pad / tumble glass Mustard seed/ spiced Marmalade /peeled paint
Promakers fine tips
Faber castell poychromo colour pencils
Brighton rock papers
Clarity stamps Numbers / Letterbox  sentiments stamps
Masking tape / make up sponge
Clarity stencil brushes ?
Clarity parchment ? Perga glue /Gems
Clarity Black board for groovi
Pergamano tools and snips





Lets get started with the circle shape stamps from numbers stamps I stamped these in black ink

And covered with the masks you get with these stamps


Fix your stencil to the Card using masking tape at the top and bottom to secure with stencil brush for each colour I held my hand at different parts ( higher you hold the brush the lighter the colour then the lower you hold it the more colour you apply ) when you are happy with this go in with a make up sponge to add more colour to the centre of the flowers and where else you might want darker Carefully lift the stencil to see if it is as you would like carefully remove stencil  and remove masks

Remove your masks with promakers you can give this bit more depth of colour but I used the fine nibs and added an out line to the colour stencil image choosing the nearest colours that I had to do this

With the Grovvi club plate I did two butterfly's using groovi tools on the reverse side  my white work on a soft side of the board  Then back to hard side of board but reverse of the parchment colour the two butterfly's in. now with two pin perforating tool and parchment on the right side and perforating mat  go around the outside of the butterfly and with parchment scissors snip both butterfly's out on the one I used for the top took off the antennas  and the little white pieces off I used Perga glue to attach to the card and added gems to antennas

I used the paper from Brighton rock to mount this as I felt the colour and the stripe matched in well hope you enjoyed this card Thank you for visiting my blog hope I will see you soon xx

My Garden Party

Hello everyone well we are in August already this months Clarity challenge is GARDEN PARTY my thought to this was lots of flowers hope you enjoy what I have made will put list of what I used below


Clarity A4  clear parchment
Groovi starter kit
Groovi boarder plate holder / Border perforating plate
Groovi henna border plate
Clarity groovi tag boarder plate A4 square frame plate with Alphabet
Tina Swirl flower plate A4 square
Clarity Amethyst A5 plate
Pergamano snips / Two perforating tool and single
Perga glue / Faber castell polychrome colour pencils
Gems
Clarity light box / Clarity Black board

Can I say before we start rub tumble drier sheet on reverse of parchment will help your tools glide
You do your line work and white work on the side that you wiped your tumble drier sheet
From the front of the parchment you do all your perforating and snipping
Use the soft side of the mat for white work and on separate one with soft side perforating
Hard side board for colouring and line work




Lets get started With tumble drier sheet rub the back of parchment And you use  no 1 tool just do the frame of the square don't do the corners

Sorry forgot to add a photo here of just the dot pattern.  With my border plate holder with perforating plate in and your work on reverse to start with no 1 tool I did my dots started with the four square went 6 holes to the right same then  carried on like this till the end then put next dot so that its just above and to the right of the square once you get going it gets easier making sure their is two missed holes either way with single dot and you will see does match up yes you got it right when first started this pattern made many a mistake I carried on with the whole frame then I turned work over and with singe perforating tool did my four holes
Decided at this point to put a pattern around the outside of the frame using the henna plate then I added dots to this with my boarder perforating plate but on the back so dots rather than holes   With my snipps from the front of the work I cut my crosses


These were one on clear parchment was the photo quality sorry I did 4 of the flowers off the Amethyst plate and jut four heads  on the reverse with the hard side of the board and my pencils coloured these flowers before perforating on the front with two pin perforating tool
 
 I actually messed up the middle of my frame so thought don't waste this snip the middle out of frame and do another on another piece of parchment but again use the inner boarder of the frame plate now place the flowers from Tina plate where you would like these On the soft side of the board do your white work little at a time leave at the side to rest and come back do more till you are happy with this  And again on reverse with hard board underneath add your colour Now with work on the front and soft perforating mat with two pin perforating tool go around the out side of the frame 
 
I used the Boarder tags with piece of scrap parchment for this put in my letters from square frame plate and a flower from Amethyst plate on the reverse do your white work on the frame of tag then colour the flower


With two pin perforating tool go around the outside frame and the inside of frame
I put this together using pergo glue and the very thin extra strong double sided tape hope you enjoyed this . Thank you for visiting my blog hope I will see you back here again soon xx

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