Lindsays stamp stuff has gone and done it again …steampunk is so in these days along with vintage…they so go together and is unbelievably popular..just look what she has for you to work with today…stop buy and check the rest of Lindsays stuff out
Sunday, May 29, 2011
And now for this week's challenge! To play you MUST use an image by A Day For Daisies! Tammy has generously provided a freebie for you, but any ADFD will be fine. Please link your entries no later than 12 noon PST on Thursday, June 9th, 2011. Remember to use our challenge ~ BLACK/WHITE/+ONE COLOR! Any entries linked that do not use an image from ADFD will be deleted. You can click on the freebie image above to enlarge it, then right click on it to save to your desktop.
Friday, May 27, 2011
This week we challenge you to use your Copics markers (or any other coloring tools) to show us some complimentary colors.
Complimentary colors are pairs of colors that are of “opposite” hue in some color model (like the color wheel). Complementary colors create more interest when used together in a project.
this is my take by using Orange and navy-blue
Thursday, May 26, 2011
Monday, May 23, 2011
Paulien’s tutorial can be found HERE so stop by and have a look at other projects she has to offer…tfs
How come, doing this tutorial:
A few friends and I were chatting away, when it was Romy who pointed us
at the new uploaded projects of Ingvild Bolme
and Romy esp pointed out, the flowers Ingvild used on her cards. Because she loves them to pieces!!! So... I went off to Ingvild her blog and started searching for these flowers, cause Romy said.... Ingvild had something to do with designing these Gorgeous Corine Collection flowers. Me.... who loves creating flowers, thought of using baby-wipes for the petals, and that is... how this tutorial came to life.
Anyway... here's what you need:
supplies needed: baby-wipes - aluminium foil - brayer - Gesso - distress inks (any color you want) - Puffy paint - crackle paint (I used peeled paint) - heatgun - thread (you might wanna use some waxcoated thread) - scraps of cardstock - hot glue gun - tweezer - black acrylic paint - glimmermist or iridescent medium.
Before you can get to work:
Take a baby wipe and let it dry completely, before you color it.
You can color it with distress inks or mists, what ever you want.
After coloring, let it airdry.
Take a piece of aluminium foil and add a medium layer of gesso to it
Get your colored babwipe and place it over the layer of Gesso.
Get another piece of aluminium foil and place it over it. Kinda like sandwich it between the layers of aluminium foil. Brayer it. (yes.... mine is not a fancy one...lol)
now get your 1 side coated baby wipe off of it and let it dry completely.
here comes the fun part:
You can now start cutting your petals.
I fold my baby wipe a couple of times, before cutting.
Get your puffy paint out and add it to your petals, let it air dry for an hour or so
Take your heatgun out and heatset the puffy paint.
You might want to use your tweezer to hold the petals. If you heat it just a LITTLE longer the petals will start shaping a bit. Don't heat it too long, or your petal will burn.
For the stamen I used regular thread, (wax coated is perfect for this) which I cut in pieces. Dip the ends
in a mix of puffypaint and, color of your choice, crackle paint. (I used peeled paint)
heatset the ends of your thread.
repeat this step for as many stamen you want ( I used 5 pieces of thread, which give me 10 tiny stamen)
Cut 2 small circles. don't need to be perfect. and punch a hole in one of them.
Get a couple stamen together, and stick them through a little circle of cardstock.
Glue the ends at the bottom
Place another little cardstock circle on top.
You have now created your base for you flower. (you may want to cut the ends, that are sticking out)
Now glue your petals to your base.
You can add some dimension... by glue-ing a row of pearl strand first to the base,
something like this:
You can give your flower a light shimmer by using glimmermist or like I did, using some Iridescent medium.
The little black spots on the petals:... I made, using my tweezer, dipping it in black acrylic paint.
and your done!! Aren't they cute??
Hope you have fun with them.
I'll be back tomorrow, to show you a layout on which I used these babies!!!
these are inspired by Ingvild Bolme her
Corine Flower Collection,
and by Romy... how???
I'll tell tomorrow, when I post my step by step tutorial.
here some close ups:
like I said... I'll post a photo tutorial tomorrow
hint:..... you might wanna get some baby-wipes.
Pauliens blog can be found HERE
Thursday, May 19, 2011
This is so cool I just did some of these for a swap and so happy I can share it with you …and join in the challenge as well…tfl…
this is my ATC...I also made a matching envy.tfl
These are the ones the gals did from Stampin Canada swap cool huh TFL
1. by Barbara G… 2. by Catwomen…3. by Lynne…
4. by Debbie H…5. by Wendy C… 6. by Donnalee
check out there blogs some pretty awesome stuff there…
Monday, May 16, 2011
Saturday, May 14, 2011
Look at this awesome sketch we get to use for this weeks challenge @ A Day For Daisies
And this free digi for all to use in there challenge just another way to keep our creative minds working…and what a great way to say thanks for joining in on the site and what’s happening around there…
This is what ADFD has to say about todays challenge…
We have a special treat for today's challenge, a delectable sketch provided by Jen Shults, owner of Deconstructed Sketches! Not only is she a super talented sketch artist, she's an amazing crafter as well! We are so thankful to her for providing us with such an awesome sketch to play with ~ thank you Jen!
And now for this week's challenge! To play you MUST use an image by A Day For Daisies! Tammy has generously provided a freebie for you, but any ADFD will be fine. Please link your entries no later than 12 noon PST on Thursday, May 26th, 2011. Remember to use the sketch! Any entries linked that do not use an image from ADFD will be deleted. You can click on the freebie image below to enlarge it, then right click on it to save to your desktop.
One lucky winner will see her project here on the blog, as well as the main ADFD site and will also win a digi of her choice from the shop!
this is my take for the challenge …tfl…
Thursday, May 12, 2011
This weeks is about creating Highlights and shadows using your copics or other coloring mediums. Michelle has been showing a few tutorials explaining how to create a realist look using shadows and highlights. CropStop is highlighting Copic markers for the entire month of May. Use Copic markers on your projects during the month and CropStop will randomly select one winner from the month's total entries to receive this Copic Prize Package!
I have a few copics and like them with the great tutorial on them I think I just like them a bit ore…who knows if I win some I will create a Picasso using them LOL…well maybe not BUT I CAN DREAM CAN’T I?
So come by CropStop you never know enter and there just might be a big surprise for you at the end of the week…tfl