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Take Flight

This is my other entry for the art competition ‘Take Flight’

Utalising mostly Tim Holtz and ranger products

The background was done using layered distress stains and Tim’s famous spritz and flick technique. Sealed with Claudine Hellmouths Multi Medium and the butterflies are cut from Tim’s movers and shapers butterflies.

Along with some drops of triple thick to replicate rain and an American Crafts Metallic marker for the center of the butterflies.

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12 Coasters January

I am so excited the year long journey is nearly at an end and my project using all 12 of my coasters is almost complete. Can not wait to share it all with you

in the meantime here is my January coaster.

I used two of my Christmas Presents (salty ocean distress stain and one of the sets of Tim Holtz stamps I got)

I also used Squeezed lemonade, festive berries and ripe persimmon distress stains for my sunset and stamping the radiant sun lines.

I will be doing up a tutorial for how to create the ocean using the distress stain, multi medium, triple thick and tissue paper its such a simple and effective way to create realistic water.

Add in a couple of fussy cut butterflies from the stamps I got for my birthday, a little tissue tape and some seasonal chit chat stickers covered in Warm Honey distress stain and of course a wee bit of bling and a little perfect pearls in gold and pearl (also from my Chrissy pressies)

and here it is the Last Coaster of 2012, I already have an idea of what I may do for 2013 but that is a post for a later day 😉

So here it is the final coaster for 2012:(bear in mind I am in the land down under and it is summer here)

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A Winning Card

Yes Colour me excited Not only did I win a layout challenge for June I won an Inspiration Challenge with a card I made

The DT at Photobucket Deserve a lot of the credit here because they are amazing and always provide interesting and inspiring challenges

We were given a photo to inspire us that had a huge clock in it. I was already working on my Shabby chic cards for the Scraphappiness swap and what better way to combine both things than this card.

For anyone who doesn’t know it yet I adore most things Tim Holtz his large clock die (borrowed from my sister and cut out of recycled cereal packets and stockpiled in my die cut folder)is so versatile and looks great done in so many different ways. It was the basis for this card. The rest grew from there with some of my hand dyed recycled book flowers, some lace, a shrink plastic butterfly coloured with alcohol inks, pearl spray, and a wee silver Happy Birthday and you have A winning card. (Though given the quality of the work and talented bunch of women on that forum I truly do not know how they ever choose any winners)

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A little Fairy Magic

Today I would like to share with you two Fairy Valentines cards I made over the weekend.

I used these rather Stunning Midnight Fairy Stamps (my sister showed me and at the time there was only one set left so when I saw them re listed on eBay I had to snag them)

Here is what they look like.

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Now my first card I made with these is purely a flight of my own fancy. I started with the rainbow. Made using alcohol inks. A tip here if you try this put some old paper (from the recycling or copy paper) between your card layers as the ink will bleed through. I used a rainbow of colours. Did one line of each. Honestly just do a couple of small drops in the centre of your felt mine was a bit of overkill. Also add a little pearl Mixative over the top of your colours and a smidge of blending solution. Then just swipe it across your card in an arc to form your rainbow.

The fairies I hand coloured. Have totally fallen in love with the Smooch Pearl Accents as they are wonderful to add highlights to your fairies and also one of the colours in the set of 4 I have I am using as the blonde/gold fairy hair. I used matt multi medium to glue the fussy cut fairies where I wanted them and also to add the glitter to the rainbow and so it looks like it is cascading from the fairies hand. Hopefully the Little girl who this valentine is for will find it magical.
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The second card I used a tutorial From Split coast stampers here is a link to the Tutorial.
  http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/resources/tutorials/acetate_tissue/

The only things I did different was stamp a frame on Acetate, and placed the acetate over my stamp so I could see where to leave clear. I used some homemade blue glaze and a smidge of milled lavender re-inker. Also I put clear triple thick in the middle of the acetate where the fairy was going. That way I got an even glitter shimmer.

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These last few days were a creative whirlwind. About 10 Cards, a couple of presents and a few assorted boxes. Some of which I cannot share as they are for presents and when they have arrived I will definitely share them then. My Martha Score board is getting a huge workout I think since I got it a week ago it has only had two days off!

Have to say I am very impressed with the Splitcoast Stampers Tutorials I am not only learning a lot but find them very simple and easy to follow. I can sometimes get confused easily so it is a joy to find a site that is not only friendly and fun but also I have no hesitation in recommending to others!

Happy Valentines Day fellow creative people.

Hope you used your creativity to spread a little love and joy today.

Amanda