I did this a little diff to the class tutorial by using the new Distress Watercolour Paper with distress inks that I misted lightly with water before I stamped and blotted off the excessI really like the result
Oh My goodness it feels like time flies and I am always doing things at the last minute lately
I totally love the technique for this months Tag and had a basic Idea I wanted to try though far less colourful
I love the stencil I used from crafters workshop (and can not wait to get my hands on some of Tim’s I have one on its way here atm) everything else, the inks, the stamps is all from the Distress and Tim Holtz lines of products.
I sat with it for 2 days and as much as part of me wants to add to this I so love the simplicity of it I have decided to leave it be and let it be simple.
I really love how the spooky trees stencil works so well with the distress browns. I adore this elephant stamp and have been itching to use it since I got it for a bargain price on ebay (under $10 can you believe I got that set so cheap)
Anyway this is my Tag: Hope you enjoy it!!
Have to say I am so happy with how this turned out.
I made it for a friend who reminds me of a Pirate and when I set out to make the card I thought oooh I want to do a treasure type map card.
I forgot how much I love to make something look old and aged even if it was white to begin with.
The background is a combo of Handmade distress re-inker mists, glimmer mist, and Tsukinedo walnut mist.
I used stamps from Tim Holtz, prima and some from a cheap pirate and princess set I have mostly stamped in Distress ink and Archival Jet Black.
There is tissue tape underneath the film strip ribbon (my first use of it on a card or anything of my own work other than the Tim Holtz workshop a couple of years ago)
And I even parted with one of the Idea-ology skull and crossbones charms which I rubbed a little bit of distress paint over to make it fit the card a wee bit better.
Anyway that is my Aged Pirate Card that I had a lot of fun experimenting and stepping out of my usual clean uncluttered style with.
TheI have been a tad obsessed with Canva’s of late. In fact I am in the process of Making 4″x4″ ones for my 365 days of love for July.
This Background was created because I wanted to experiment with an Idea I had that I was not 100% sure would work.
I used 2 crafters choice stencils – one cogs and gears, the other clock faces.
Firstly I prepped the Canvas using Monte Marte Modeling Paste ( a budget crafters best friend as it can also be used like gesso,) Tip: Open the lid of the jar before you buy it and make sure your Modeling paste is smooth if it is chunky looking DO NOT BUY IT!
Then using a palette knife and the first stencil spread the Modeling paste over the stencil kind of like buttering toast (ie on a slight angle), you can also use an old credit or gift card to do this.
As this canvas is 12×12″ I used the stencil 4 times.
Allow the Modeling Paste to dry between layers.
I then played a bit with the clock face sencil. Adding it in different places and turning it around as I went. (using the same method as I did for the first stencil)
After it was all dry I then used my palette knife to add some smoothed out bits that I added texture to by bouncing the palette knife over them. I also flicked bits of modeling paste over the canvas as well.
Yep more drying.
Then something really fun. Misting in various colours (do not stress if some seem to bright as you can see by the background once you rub over the metallic distress stains the colour is toned right down)
I did use my heat gun to dry the mists when needed. I used a combo of Home Made, Tsukinedo Walnut ink spritz and smooch.
Then I put some of the Copper? Metallic stain on my craft sheet and using my fingers gently rubbed it over the canvas, then I followed that with the Pewter and that is where it is at Now.
Thinking this may end up being the background for a Dr Who themed Christmas Present.
Well it has been a while, but I can finally reveal 2 new products that are now in stock in very limited quantities in my Etsy Store
Each Dragonfly or Seam Binding flower pack come packaged in lovely little hand made boxes. If you mention in your notes when checking out that you came to my store via my blog (insert the blog Name Heavenly Craft Musings) I will add a free gift of 1 m of Hand dyed Seam Binding
The first new Range is fantasy film dragonfly’s featuring fibre optic bead bodies. Each one is a unique creation and no two are exactly alike. (click on the photo to be taken straight to the etsy store
The Purple Dragonflies do not show up as well in photo’s I tried everything to get a great pic. They have hues of brown, green and of course like all fantasy film rainbow
Next comes some Hand Dyed Seam Binding Flowers. You may remember seeing these on my budget layout I created. Now you can grab some for yourself at just $4 a 6 pack,
and lastly White Seam Binding Flowers ready for you to mist, dye or use as is (also in a 6 pack for $4)
Here is what the white flowers look like Misted with Various Brands of Mist
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist (sorry I don’t know the colour it is supposed to be pink poodle but is far to light for that)
and a home made mist
Want to Win the 3 misted and 3 white seam binding flowers. It is simple leave a comment below to be in the draw to win! All countries welcome.
This layout cost me under $2.50 actually if I am honest it cost $2.20 in total to create. Yeah I know right? I never originally set out to create a budget layout it just turned out that way.
This month’s Guest DT member Jody set a monthly challenge to create two clusters with 5 or more things in them. For the most part I used flowers that I made myself. Although there are some mulberry paper roses that I used as well.
Inspired by the background of the photo (me in Year 7), and the new teal Peacock Feathers Distress ink and re-inker that had recently arrived on my doorstep. I set to work.
I had already played with making my own Peacock Feathers mist and also misting some seam binding in various colours and such.
The first step for me was creating the background. You can do this in many ways, swiping your ink pad over the card stock, with cling wrap or the way I did with a scrunched up piece of paper towel. This gives a mottled effect. However it was a little too dark for what I wanted. So I took an old Snow cap paint dabber added a smidge more paint from a new one, added some water and shook well. Bingo I had a perfect tool for whitewashing over the cardstock to tone down the colour.
I also used this technique to tone down the DCWV Jewel Stack cardstock I used to matt the photo on. In fact that was the next thing I did. Then I stuck my photo onto the cardstock and adhered it to the background (the Cardstock is a plain Sam & Lucy 12×12 from a pack that I picked up on sale).
The next step was creating my boarder with seam binding. This is actually very simple you place tape around the boarder of your photo matt and then stick the seam binding to it. I folded the edges over as I went however you could also cut your seam binding to fit if you did not want the fold. Either way you will not see the joins or folds as they are covered with flowers.
Then it was a matter of playing with flowers and such to see what I wanted for my clusters. The large Flowers are Tissue Paper cut from A Fiskars large circle punch. You punch through several layers of tissue paper put a brad in the centre then scrunch each layer from the centre outwards. I misted mine with Homemade Peacock feathers mist.
The seam binding flowers I also handmade from the same seam binding I used for the boarder.
Once I had decided on how I wanted my flowers. I then used Inkadinkado Dot Flourish stamps to create my flourishes. I repeated the same stamp 3 times to create the flourish. Stamped with Peacock Feathers Distress Ink. (What I love about this layout is it also shows you that the different ways you use an ink can show as almost different colours). Then added some hot fix rhinestones from my stash (obtained cheaply from eBay) over the Dot parts of the flourishes in different sizes.
Then I stuck my flowers down where I wanted them. Made some pearl sprays using pearl sprays and wire. It only took 2 stems of pearl spray. I used the wire to sepperate one stem into two sprays for the clusters.
Glued them in with a little glossy accents and viola a layout that won’t break the budget
I know I know where is April’s coaster I hear you asking me. It is almost finished just needs a finishing touch of course it would help if I could actually find the thing
Here is the link to T!m’s version http://timholtz.com/12-tags-of-2012-may/
I eneded up using 2 layers of pattern paper on mine, I inked and played with it a bit however it was to dark so I used Jenni Bowlins Malted Milk Paint dabber to tone it down . Stamped on some flourishes in Gold and added some of my faux enamelled/porceline flowers to the corners along with a little tissue paper skirt I made.
Think it will take me a bit more practice to get the flowers then again it may well be how fast the Utee sets here now that it is winter.
So here it is my May Coaster
This has been a very busy few weeks, with two birthdays of Note My Eldest niece turned 16
here is the card I made for her. All the flowers are dipped in a hand made glaze using Distress Re-Inkers and triple thick with a bit of water added, then shaken off to remove excess. I really love the way it gives the flowers such an intense colour.
The next card was a bit more of a challenge for me as I dont often do very Masculine cards. It was for my sisters boyfriend for his birthday. The Jollees Boutique sticker did most of the work, I did actually add more black around the edges of the card after this photo was taken but did not get to get a photo.
The next two cards were for a Jelly Bean Scraps Challenge to use some Jigsaw Pieces we were sent on a card or cards the first card I stamped the pieces and the second I used them as a sort of mask and spritzed over them.
Here they are
and that’s all there is there isn’t anymore (for now)