Saturday, June 30, 2012
Friday, June 29, 2012
Happy Friday! For us Canadians it is gonna be a Holiday weekend as we celebrate CANADA DAY!!! I am so thankful to live in a country as great as Canada and very proud to be Canadian for 5 years now! I think this country is perfect, just the way it is!
On Thursday we made this little card with Spellbinders Edgebilities classic ric rac and a Unity Stamp and a butterfly die from Cheery Lynn, some Viva silver pearls to top it off. There are so many different edges you can make with those Spellbinders, you can mix and match, lots of fun.
The butterflies are sprayed with a pearl glimmermist, this one is from Tim Holtz but there are different ones.
Happy Canada Day! Till next time, Anja
Thursday, June 28, 2012
Sorry I am late in my posting but life got in the way. This is the tag that we did for Wonderful Wednesday. The main product we used to do this tag was Ink Refresher from Ranger. This product rehydrates ink pads and water-base markers.
I stamped the tag with archival ink.
Then sprayed the Ink Refresher on to the tag.
Crumpled up the tag and then heat set it. It makes your cardstock feel like leather.
Paint the tag with Tim Holtz Bundled Sage Distress Stain .
Take finger and dabbe it into the perfect pearls and rub on to tag.
Heat set the tag.
Paint flowers with perfect pearls and water.
Thanks for looking and have a great evening.
Monday, June 25, 2012
Saturday, June 23, 2012
Friday, June 22, 2012
Happy Friday! I think I have it figured out how to get my picture on bigger.......let's just say, a little birdie told me, lol!
For today's card I stamped this stamp from Stampendous with black Versafine on a white piece of cardstock, after it was dry, I sponged on Tim Holtz milled lavender distress ink. I cut it out by hand and matted it on a black Nestabilitie, Curved rectangles. Then I stamped the image again and this time I coloured straight on the cardstock with Tim Holtz markers. I used the following colours: dusty concord, peeled paint, musterd seed, tumbled glass and black soot. Then I sprayed the image lightly with water, and with a brush I blended the colours a little. After this was dry, I cut out the butterfly and with the brush tip of the dusty concord marker, I coloured the edges darker. I glued the butterfly on the image and put black stickles on it. Then I cut out 2 rolled mini roses from MFT, inked the edges with a bit of purple, rolled the roses, and sprayed them with Tim Holtz gold mist. I cut out a couple of branches from Martha Stewart, I glued 2 of those on a green pin ( Sheila has them on the counter 5 for $1), the number is 27420 (the link doesn't work yet). I also took some beads I have had forever and put one on top and one on the bottom of the pin with the gluegun (watch your fingers!!). Finally I put it all on the card and finished the card by putting the whole piece on a purple cardstock.
Hope you like it! Have a great day and thanks for stopping by, Anja
Thursday, June 21, 2012
For Wonderful Wednesdays we did this card using the Ranger Inkssentials Brayer. We heat embossed the stamp image and then inked up the rest of the glossy cardstock using the brayer.
Tumble Glass Distress Ink
Thanks for looking and have a great evening.
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
I will ask that you look at the colouring and not the card itself, (no embellishments to speak of), or the fact that the little "Whiff of Joy" boy is floating in mid air instead of sitting on something!! It is the colouring with distress markers that I want to share. So far I have been using the Picket Fence Marker for my blending. Next I need to try the water brushes - I just have to remember where I put them!
I am having a lot of fun with these markers! By the way, this is an old stamp that I used from my stash for a card for Fathers Day, so please don't go looking at the store for it (sorry!), but you know there are a TON of others to choose from!!!
Monday, June 18, 2012
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Friday, June 15, 2012
Happy Friday! First of all I have to apologize....it was brought to my attention that the pictures I post are small...sorry, I had no clue, if you click on them you get a better view, so I hope that helps, it can probably be changed on my computer but I don't know how.
On to the card, this is what we did yesteday for Product talk. We used the cut, fold and tuck die from Spellbinder, with My Minds Eye double sided paper. In the middle we put a small circle and a flower from the Mc Gill multiflower punch, butterflies from Martha Stewart and Memory Box. Some cream ribbon and some Viva gold pearl or stickles and voila, you have another card.
Love the elegant look and how easy it is to do this. Visit the store and find out about the great in store sale and all those items on sale to make room for CHA! Hope your day is going great, till next time, Anja
Edited by Lori: I increased the picture size Anja!! :)
Thursday, June 14, 2012
Scallop Circle 3D Pop-Up from sizzix.Honestly, I have not done a lot of pop up cards but this die cut makes it so much easier. The other dies are : Tim Holtz Easter Elements, Mover & Shapers Dream Magnetic, Die Tattered Flowers and Mover & Shapers Butterflies Magnetic.
Thanks for looking and have a great day.
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
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Tuesday, June 12, 2012
These markers are water based and are really different from any others that I have used. I don't think I did too badly for my first attempt though! Not only can you colour with these markers, you can stamp as well! Simply colour directly onto your stamp, then give a "huff" of breath on it and stamp on your paper, like so:
This technique works really well for more solid image stamps like I used above. You can take your time colouring the stamp, all you have to do is breath on the stamp and it moistens the ink and it is ready to stamp.
Our Diva Kim is teaching a Distress Marker 101 class July 4th! If you have these markers or are thinking about buying them, that would be a great class to take to learn the basics!!
Monday, June 11, 2012
Happy Father's Day .. well almost!
Here is a card I made for my Copic cards class last week. I love these seniors stamps - so fun. The sentiment is from Paper Smooches.
I stuck with a colour scheme here - was going for something kind of masculine. The paper is from My Mind's Eye, On the Bright Side - Two. It had some great patterns and colours for men. I used some plain hemp cord so it wasn't too feminine. And I roughed up edges and added some distress ink. I used Liquid Pearls to add some detail to the paper.
I coloured these all with my Copics - and added some Copic opaque white paint for accent/ highlights - one of my new favourite things!
Here are the other two cards we made:
Sunday, June 10, 2012
Saturday, June 9, 2012
Friday, June 8, 2012
Happy Friday! Another masculine card from me, one we also did for a class recently, I figured with Father's day coming up, you might like some ideas! The designer paper used here is from Autentique Paper, Celebrate collection. Beautiful., double sided paper. Stamps from Heartfelt Creations, you can find them here. Some twine and black, Viva pearls and Nestabilities to cut out the ovals, a quick and easy card.
And the good thing is the sale for stamps is still on today!!! Stamps 30 % off, read the details HERE.
Have a great weekend, till next time, Anja
Thursday, June 7, 2012
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
Chicken Wire 6x6 Reverse Stencil
Quintessential Quotes Stamp Set
Queen & Co.
Black & White Polka Dot Trendy Tape
Tim Holtz for Ranger
Nature's Moments Stamp Set
WRMK Sew Stamper
Word Love Stamp Set
I started the page with several shades of Tim Holtz Distress Ink:
And all the stamping was done with black Archival ink by Ranger.
I hope you like my little page and may have inspired you to start your own art journal!!!
Have a fantastic day!!
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
This months theme is 'Midsummer Delights'.
Sunday, June 3, 2012
Friday, June 1, 2012
Happy Friday! I wanna say thank you to the ladies who came out to my Masculine card class this week. We had a great time as usual while making cards for the men in our lives. Let's hope they will appreciate all our hard work, lol! The dp is from MY MINDS EYE, it has the perfect paper for old barnwood and it is double sided. I stamped the birch tree on the dp with Versafine olympic green for a nice and crips image. The hat, boots and the sentiment is stamped with the same ink, the sentiment is from the set Morning on the Farm from Heartfelt Creations, the other stamps are from the Heartfelt Creations Birch tree set. The coordinating dies can be found HERE.
If you wanna stamp on patterned paper, I think you get a better result stamping with Versafine inks and even clear embossing with the same ink. It will make it stand out better.
Have a great weekend, it is raining here, but that makes a farmer happy! Till next time, Anja