Thursday, November 19, 2015

Hugh The Speedster

Hugh the Sled Speedster is an image from the digi file at Chameleon Pens, he was such fun to color and place into this winter scene.

The designer paper was matted with white cardstock using a craft knife,  and the Perfect Cutting Mat. 

The Perfect Tears were used to create the snow layers, first wet the cardstock by running the water wand over the edge three to five times depending on the weight of the cardstock.  Let it dry then attach to the designer paper.

Distress ink was sponged on to add some shadow between the layers of snow.

After stamping and coloring the image it was cut out using detail scissors and craft knife on the Perfect Cutting Mat.  A black marker was run along the edge of the image then foam tape was used to pop it up on the card.

The three snowflakes were cut with a die and glued to the card.

Image: Chameleon Pens - Hugh The Sled Speedster, Just for Fun - sentiment

Paper: Bazzill - teal textured, AC Cardstock - white textured, Heidi Grace, Recollection -glitter paper

Ink: computer for digi image, Ranger Distress Ink, Chameleon Pens: BR5, BR2, RD4, CG8, NU3, NU1

Tools: Perfect Cutting Mat, Perfect TearsPerfect Layers Mini, Impression Obsession - snowflake die, detail scissors, craft knife, sponge 

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Thanksgiving Leaves

These leaves remind me of the last few maple leaves blowing around the yard on Thanksgiving Day.

The leaves were created on white cardstock with acrylic paints on the Gelli Plate, black was the first color on the cardstock and then apricot, yellow, flesh, red, butterscotch, terracotta and lettuce green.  Just continue rolling and pressing colors until you like it.  I wanted just a little more red so using a sea sponge I rubbed on a little distress ink.  Then cut the leaves with a die.

This was my first time using the border dies and I did some thinking on how to place them evenly on the card panel and decided I could line up the panel to the Perfect Cutting Mat's markings and then use the markings to evenly place the die.  Worked perfectly for all three borders! 
Since I  held the die in place with inexpensive painters tape on the section that wouldn't be used, it's easier to emboss first and cut second.

The Perfect Layers Mini made it easy to cut my borders and have them perfect on the first attempt. 

Sentiment Image: Just For Fun Rubber Stamps
Paper: Bazzill - colors,  The Paper Hallow (local stamp store) - black, AC Cardstock - white textured, Georgia Pacific for leaves
Ink:  Memento - Tuxedo Black, Ranger - Festive Berries
Paints:  Ranger, Apple Barrel, Art Deco
Dies: Impression Obsession - leaves, Spellbinder - Borders, Punch - Martha Stewart - inside leaf
Accessories: Eyelet Outlet - enamel dots, black gems, Paper Glaze to attach gems
Perfect Paper Crafting tools: Perfect Cutting Mat, Perfect Layers Mini: 3/16, 1/16, I use an Xacto craft knife for cutting

Happy Thanksgiving to all our American viewers!

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Spooky Night

 Card Size: 5" X 7"

What could be creepier than bats silhouetted by the moon!

To start the project I punched a 1 1/2" circle from black cardstock and replaced it with white cardstock that was sponged with Ranger Distress Ink : Squeezed Lemonade, Spiced Marmalade, Ripe Persimmon.  Clear tape holds it in place.

Using the Perfect Tears and scrap paper I created the templates you see in the photo below:

Some freehand tearing was done after the rulers were used.  These templates were placed over the moon panel and a white Brilliance ink pad was rubbed over the opening and the process was repeated as I moved the templates around.

Chameleon Pen - Cool Grey was used to color the Taylored Expressions birch trees die.

Perfect Layers Mini - 1/16", 3/16" and 1/4" were used to create all the borders on this simple layout.

Other supplies:
Martha Stewart - bat punch, metal ball stylus to shape them, Spellbinder die - white sentiment panel, foam tape to pop the bats and lower edge of sentiment panel
Paper: Neenah - flexed grey, Recollections - black, unknown white and orange 

Monday, October 12, 2015

Vintage Woody

Images: Printworks - woody, Stampin Up - Linen (lightly stamped on the white)

Ink: Memento - Tuxedo White, London Fog

Chameleon Pens: BR4, CG8, RD4, NU3, BR2

Tools: Perfect Paper Crafting - Perfect Layers Mini, Perfect Cutting Mat, Xacto craft knife, Spellbinder - border die

Accessories: Recollections - Enamel Dots

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Single Flower

The background is created with the Gelli Plate, acrylic paint and sprays.  After the paint is applied to the plate stamp the flower image which picks up some of the paint and leaves an imprint of the flower.  The white grid is the sprays.

I used the grey Chameleon Pen to highlight the petals close to the bud.

Perfect Paper Crafting - Perfect Layers Mini were used to create the 1/16" black border, it's cut with a craft knife using the Perfect Cutting Mat.

Image: Just For Fun Rubber Stamps - Tilted Daisy

Paper: unknown - textured white, Georgia Pacific - image panel, Remember When - black

Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black

Accessories: misc paints, Ranger Distress Sprays, Recollections - enamel dots, foam tape to pop the flower

Friday, September 25, 2015

Happy Halloween

This is a fun image to color and I used the following Chameleon Pens on it: kitty - BK4, PK3, pumpkins OR4, YL2, YO3, OL3, BR2, grass GR3, YG3, sky BL6.  I fused the color to blender for about 30 seconds for the largest sections of the pumpkin and 40 for the fence rails.

Perfect Paper Crafting tools: Perfect Layers Mini were used to cut the borders around the image.  The Perfect Ruler and the markings on the Perfect Cutting Mat were used to cut the green strips to act as borders for the orange panels to avoid bulk.

Image: Stampendous

Paper: Bazzill - green base and strips, dollar store find polka dot, orange and green image panel border, Beckett Expressions for image panel

Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black

Accessories: Eyelet Outlet - self sticking enamel dots

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Curt the Flirt

images - Chameleon Pens digi - 
Glady And Friends - Curt the Flirt by David Antram, Just For Fun Rubber Stamps - birthday sentiment

Chameleon Pens for coloring - shell - BG4, OR4 with NU3 to mute the color, YO3 with YL2 to brighten the color, body- OL3, spots - BR5, nails - CG8, grass - GR3, YO3
Texture - Golden Gel Mediums - Light Molding Paste, 

Stencil Tim Holtz, 

Inks - Tim Holtz Spiced Marmalade, Mustard Seed, Squeezed Lemonade, Memento - Tuxedo Black for sentiment, computer ink for digi
Paper: Recollections - white base, The Paper Company - teal, My Minds Eye - designer paper, K&Company - light olive, Beckett Expressions Radiance for image 
Accessories and tools: Color Bok - metal dots, foam, double side sticky and regular tape, Spellbinder border die, Xacto cutting knife, Perfect Cutting Mat, Perfect Ruler, Perfect Layers Mini

Monday, September 14, 2015

Floral Border

A very simple card using Memento Markers to color the rubber before stamping and using a stamp positioner allows the image to be stamped multiple times. 

Using the Perfect Paper Crafting - Perfect Layers Mini made cutting the borders quick and easy.  A craft knife is used for cutting on the Perfect Cutting Mat.  That small green border adds so much to the card.

Other tools are the QuicKutz labels for the sentiment and Taylored Expressions lace die.

Images: Just For Fun Rubber Stamps -Sentiments 1 UMS70184 sided Floral Block RB7004,

Paper: Stampin Up - green, assorted whites, Coordinations - pink

Accessories: unknown pearls, Recollections - acrylic dots

Ink: Memento Markers - 100, 103, 400, 404, 706, 708, Memento - Tuxedo Black for sentiment

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Vintage Car

One of my favorite layouts is this simple design using borders to highlight the scene, it's nice to let the image take center stage!

Complete how to details can be found on  the Perfect Paper Crafting blog

Images: Just For Fun Rubber Stamps - Tree Line H2890, Vintage 1926 A3251 (car)

Paper: Remember When - black textured, Georgia Pacific - white

Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black 900 for car, Memento Markers for trees - Pistachio 706, Northern Pine 709, London Fog 901, Peanut Brittle 802, grass - Bamboo Leaves - 707, Cottage Ivy701, New Sprout 704, gravel -  Gray Flannel 902, Toffee Crunch 805, Desert Sand 804, Tuxedo Black 900,
Ranger Distress Ink - Tumble Glass for sky

Tools: Stamp positioner, Sponges, my own cloud template (pattern link in right side bar),  Perfect Layers mini - 1/6" and 5/16" rulers

Accessories: Tetes de clous- nailheads and Paper Glaze to attach to card   

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Sun, Moon and Stars

Copic markers were used to color the image: curly rays - R39, YR18,15,16,14,12, pointed rays - Y38,35,32, V09,06,05,04,01,000, face - Y38,35,32,17,19,18,15,13, lips - R39,37,35, eyes - YR31, 30, B39,37,34,32, E09,08,07, moon - B39,37,34,32,69,66,63,18,16,14, lips - B29,28,26,24,23,21, background - B41,60,63

To cut out the image I used tools from Perfect Paper Crafting: the Perfect Square to cut between the image lines and a pair of detail scissors to the out of the box images.  The Perfect Square's straight line was my guide to cut the borders with the Perfect Layers Mini, then I used the detail scissors again to cut a waved edge for the image panel I had originally cut with the Perfect Square because I made a goof with a detailed scissor cut and this was the best way to disguise it.  

The image panel with border layers were popped up with foam tape.

Image: Just For Fun Rubber Stamps
Papers: image panel - Beckett Expression, violet - The Paper Company, deep yellow - Die Cuts with a View,  no name was on the package of the royal blue