Friday, 24 October 2014

A Stitch in Time

Good Morning Crafters

Sue and Harvey are at the SECC at the moment.
Don't forget to stop by and say hello.

Today we have a tutorial by Avril to share with you today.

Imagination Crafts Products

Stitch in Time and Garden Seat  Stencils,
Rose Shimmer Sparkle Medium,
 Pink Lace Silkies
Gold and Black Glossy Card

Mask of the sewing machine image from the Stitch in Time Stencil

Apply Rose Shimmer Sparkle Medium and put to one side to dry.

Die cut the dress form using gold card

Using part of the foilage from the Garden Seat stencil spread Rose Shimmer Sparkle Medium onto the dress.

Put this to one side to dry.

Using Pink Lace Silkies to colour the buttons embellishments.

Sparkle Medium is great to use in your moulds, leave for at least 24 hours to set.

Mat and layer patterned pink card onto black card base,
Add the dress, doily, bow from your mould and embellishments to the card which you have stencilled the sewing machine.

Many thanks for visiting today.

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Gerberas with Love

Good Morning Crafters

Just to remind you that Sue and Harvey are at the SECC in Glasgow this weekend. 
If you are going don't forget to stop by and say hello!

We have another tutorial today from Jennifer.

Diamond and Lavender Sparkle Medium
Cornflower, Aegean and Soft Sage Chalkies
Tile Kasbah and Gerbera Stencils
With Love stamp from the Rose Decoupage stamp set
Paint brush

Make a base card from white card stock.  
 Lay the gerbera stencil on top with the flowers towards the right of the base card.   
Spread the diamond sparkle medium over the design.   
Remove the stencil and leave the image to dry.  
Lay the tile stencil on top of the card and mask off all but the border down the left hand edge.   
Spread the diamond sparkle medium over the border,
adding a little lavender sparkle medium on top.   
Remove stencil and leave to dry.

Fix a piece of ribbon down the card, towards the border strip.   
Colour the gerbera with the chalkies and add a little lavender sparkle medium to the petals.

Using the Spellbinder's die, cut out and emboss the label.   
Stamp 'with love' using the distress ink, onto the centre of the label.  
Colour with distress ink and the chalkies.   
Gently rub a small amount of the lavender sparkle medium over the label and leave to dry.

Fix the label to the ribbon with sticky foam pads and add a small gemstone to the bottom right of the card.   Next add a ribbon bow to the top of the label.
Paint the chalkies over the white card and blend some distress ink around the card edges.

Monday, 20 October 2014

Christmas Plaques

Good Morning Crafters

We have another tutorial to share with you today from Lindsay.

MDF Frame & Charms
MDF Paint Jet and Chalk
Crackle Medium
Snowflake Flurry, Holly Arch and Window Stencils
Black Stars and Gold Shine Sparkle Medium

Using the two MDF Frames from the Frame & Charm sets,paint with Jet MDF Paint.

When they are dry coat them with Crackle Medium.
Once that the crackle has dried paint them with Chalk MDF paint.

Leave the to dry overnight to make sure everything has dried. Paint patches of Crackle Medium randomly over the top and after allowing it to dry paint another layer of Jet MDF paint.

 Next  rub away at the edges of the patches with wire wool so that there was less of an edge between the layers.

Take the Holly Arch and Window Stencils, masking the window out from the window stencil using one stencil on each panel with Black Stars Glitter Medium and allowed to dry before the next step

Next mix Chalk MDF Paint with Gold Sparkle Glitter Medium to make a textured snow effect. Stencil the snowflake flurry stencil with the textured sparkle medium on both panels

Stamp a sentiment on to some white card and using an old Christmas decoration (reindeer) attach to the panels.

Cut out strips of ribbon and make a look, affix them to the back securing them with card.
The final touch is adding lace around the edges.

Many thanks for visiting Today.