Sunday, August 20, 2017

Vintage Mail Box with love notes by Joan

Hi .... Joan here today. I have this vintage mailbox and when we lived at our old house it hung in the hallway at the top of the stairs.  I usually put a flower arrangement in it that changed with each season along with some type of little banner across it.  When we moved to the new house I found the perfect spot for it.  It hangs in our modern farm house bathroom right above the claw foot tub.  I thought it would be fun to use it as a mailbox, where my husband and I could leave each other love notes or words of encouragement.  If I do say so myself it has been one of my better ideas.  I love leaving him a weekly message of some kind and truly look forward to finding my messages from him.  When I received this card from Randy, I knew I wanted to use it on a canvas to capture the cuteness!
So that's the reason for creating this canvas and this is the process ...

1)  I painted the canvas with a light coat of white Gesso.
2)  Next I applied a coat of  Delta "Passion" Acrylic Paint.

3)  I then randomly applied Tim Holtz "Brushed Pewter" Distress Paint.

4) I used Mod Podge and applied some printed tissue paper to the canvas.

5)  For the next step I covered the entire canvas with a light coat of the white Gesso and then wiped it off with a baby wipe.

6)  I started randomly applying a variety of different mist and letting them run down the canvas (Heidi Swapp White Color Shine, Tim Holtz Hickory Smoke Distress Spray Stain, Tattered Angels Boardwalk Mist and Shimmerz Sapphire Spritz).

7)  Wanting to add some texture to the canvas, I tinted some Modeling Paste with Tattered Angels Pewter Paint.  I then haphazardly applied the paste to the canvas using a stencil.

8)  I adhered the front of the greeting card and the saying to the canvas with Mod Podge.  Adding the cluster of flowers completed the canvas.


[ I love seeing how many layers I can add and still have a canvas work for me.  When I'm done, I find it interesting to see what I have chosen to conceal and reveal.]




Friday, August 18, 2017

Water Colour Technique with Narelle

A couple of days ago, as part of the mid month reveal, you saw a card I did that contained a watercolur technique.  This is the card in case you didn't see it.


Learn how to do this different watercolour technique - Simply Stamping with Narelle - Buy all the supplies you need to make this card here - https://www3.stampinup.com/ecweb/default.aspx?dbwsdemoid=4008228


I have done a colour dropping watercolour technique on this card. This is not your normal way of watercolouring, so I thought a tutorial on how to do it would be useful. Here is the step by step to how you do it.

Select an image which has a large area or largish sections. It is easier to control the colour variance in larger sections. 

Stamp your image onto waterolour paper using Versamark ink. Then heat emboss it using white embossing powder.

Learn how to do this different watercolour technique - Simply Stamping with Narelle - Buy all the supplies you need to make this card here - https://www3.stampinup.com/ecweb/default.aspx?dbwsdemoid=4008228

Get  your colours ready that you are going to use. Open your ink pad and drop some colour from your reinker onto the lid. I used Cherry Cobbler and Crushed Curry for the rose, and Tranquil Tide and Garden Green for the leaves.

Learn how to do this different watercolour technique - Simply Stamping with Narelle - Buy all the supplies you need to make this card here - https://www3.stampinup.com/ecweb/default.aspx?dbwsdemoid=4008228



Grab an Aqua Pen and fill one section of the image with water. It is best to have one aqua pen for plain water and one for each colour you are going to use.

Learn how to do this different watercolour technique - Simply Stamping with Narelle - Buy all the supplies you need to make this card here - https://www3.stampinup.com/ecweb/default.aspx?dbwsdemoid=4008228

Then using another aqua pen, pick up some ink from the drop of ink on the lid of the ink pad and touch the water. The colour will transfer and spread. Don't touch the water again just let the colour do its thing. 

Learn how to do this different watercolour technique - Simply Stamping with Narelle - Buy all the supplies you need to make this card here - https://www3.stampinup.com/ecweb/default.aspx?dbwsdemoid=4008228

Grab another aqua pen and repeat the process with another colour. This time, touch the water droplet from the other end.

Learn how to do this different watercolour technique - Simply Stamping with Narelle - Buy all the supplies you need to make this card here - https://www3.stampinup.com/ecweb/default.aspx?dbwsdemoid=4008228

You can get some amazing colour combinations depending on the colours you have chosen. Mine turned an orange colour where the two colours blended.

Repeat the process until all the image is coloured. Leave it aside to dry. Don't try to force it dry by using a heat tool as this will move the colours around and blend them too much. You may end up with a single colour image rather than the variegated look.

Learn how to do this different watercolour technique - Simply Stamping with Narelle - Buy all the supplies you need to make this card here - https://www3.stampinup.com/ecweb/default.aspx?dbwsdemoid=4008228

Because I wasn't very careful or perhaps very good, at keeping the water within the embossed  lines, I did get some bleed out side of the image. So I fussy cut the rose and leaves out before I adhered them to my card,

This is such a fun technique, and I can see it being truly spectacular on some other stamps, like the Magical Mermaid stamp.

Don't forget that this month I am sponsoring the Red Mood Board challenge.
So make sure you have a go and enter.


Thanks for dropping by.
Have a great day.
Cheers,
Narelle

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

August Mid Month Challenge DT Reveal

Welcome to August.... hope your enjoying summer and your family time together while the kids are out of school... or just relaxing when the weather is perfect.

Today we have some awesome mid month inspiration to celebrate our August moodboard.



Be inspired by the pictures or colours or a theme.

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Also thanks to our amazing sponsors this month.




Candy Chelepy

Candy is one of our Design team members who has kindly
donated a surprise package

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Here is the DT to get your creativity flowing ...





Bev 



We hope you'll play along this month, 
link and share so we can view and comment on your project.
Thanks for visiting today.. and see you again soon.

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Jaehee sharing a fabulous red hearts page with stunning background

Hi friends.  Jaehee with you today.

I introduce the scrapbook work that shows the summer feeling.

Do you want to work with me?
Let's start.


Emboss the stamp on the white cardstock.
I think you have a background.



Cut the red paper into a heart shape.
The shape of the heart is different.



Give Gelato a watercolor feel to the background.
I did coloring with the feeling of spreading around the heart shape.


I feel like this when I'm done.




Decorate your background with diverse cutouts and messages.





You can also emboss the flower shape on the red background.





You can also stamp the background margin.

What do you think? Does it feel like a collage?
I hope you have a pleasant job. Be sure to challenge our challenge.

Meet me again next time ~ *


Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Super page using Washi tape and Stitching with Lisa

Hey there!
Lisa here today to share a fun tutorial with you. I decided to share a layout where I created a frame using washi tape and added some stitching. This is a fun and easy technique to use on your pages or cards.
I used my favorite washi tape- the black and white stripped- it's from Michaels. I also used Fancy Pants True Friend for my layout:


I created my grid using a photo and project life cards. Once I had those glued down, I just tore some washi tape and created a square around the grid. After I had that done, I used my sewing machine to add zig zag stitching around my frame. I love the texture this creates and it also helps secure my washi tape.


I choose to do the entire square with the black and white striped washi tape and used small pieces of the teal and white striped to fill in where the black and white was thin. You could do this with multiple colors of washi tape or create a few squares of different colors around the grid. 


This is a great way to use up some washi tape stash!
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!
Lisa

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Using Copic Markers on Chipboard


Hi ....  it's Bev here today.  I am sharing a great page with lots of chipboards. I love using copic markers on them because it gives you so many colour options to match the papers and accents your using.


For this section I only used one solid colour to copic colour the piece... so easy.



For this piece however I used a few shades of green to give the branch and leaves some depth and texture. Light and darker green, some spots of brown and it starts to look fabulous. 


Then using a signo white gel pen I added some doodles lines to form the viens in the leaves. Do a little or add a lot your choice.... but have fun using copics on chipboards.


It makes a fabulous piece to add to this page with the flowers... and the colouring is perfect. ...looks great with the print coloured papers.

Thanks for stopping by today ... and see you again soon.



Tuesday, August 1, 2017

August Challenge with DT Reveal

Welcome to August.... hope your enjoying summer and your family time together while the kids are out of school... or just relaxing when the weather is perfect.

Today we have some awesome inspiration to celebrate our August moodboard.




Be inspired by the pictures or colours or a theme.

***********

Also thanks to our amazing sponsors this month.




Candy Chelepy

Candy is one of our Design team members who has kindly
donated a surprise package

***********


Here is the DT to get your creativity flowing ...





We hope you'll play along this month, 
link and share so we can view and comment on your project.
Thanks for visiting today.. and see you again soon.