Today, carrying on with the theme of pink I am showing you a canvas I did with scrap materials, and ribbons.
I firstly sprayed the canvas with cosmic shimmer sprays and rubbed distress inks all over and let this dry.
I bought small samples of material and again sprayed these with Cosmic Shimmer sprays and Dylusion sprays. I then glued them onto the canvas with Pinflair book binding glue after drying.
I then made a flower from grungepaper and the spellbinder bity flower and had a pre cut flourish from the Tim Holtz Grungeboard flourishes range and painted this with H2O's. The chain was from the charity shop and the sentiment was taken from the internet and cut out with a spellbinder label 12. I added pearls on the inside of the flourish for dimension and a buckle with ribbon through.
Following the Pink theme on Monday where I shared a tag with you all I am back today with a card.
I have made a simple card with Distress Inks and Stains to create the background, and here is how!
After trimming some white card stock down to size I swiped some Stains over a craft sheet which I then swiped the card through and heat set. Inking around the edges with Distress Ink to finish.
Using a white ink pad I stamped a post mark stamp in the top left and bottom right corners. Following this I stamped my main image in the centre using black Archival Ink and added a strip of Masking Tape across the bottom. Once everything dried I added some ribbon, stuck the card onto my card blank and then embellished!
have taken a card template from the 'house of Zara' and used the lovely
Heartfelt Creations backing papers and card to cut it out.
I have then stamped the Heartfelt Creations Rye Grass Flourish in Versamark and heat set with WOW Ticked Pink embossing powder.
have then stamped in Versamark the Daisy Patch Flowers onto Pink
Parchment and heat set with pastel Pink WOW embossing powder. These I
have cut out and decoupaged over the Rye Grass Flourish adding pearl
brads as an accent.
It would be nice to have Peace, especially in certain parts of the
world. Purple has been adopted by several peace seeking organisations.
It is also a great colour to craft with.
This card started
with a purple and mauve background made using Distress Inks and blending
foam, then it was water stamped with a swirl stamp, this technique
'bleaches out' some of the colour and leaves an almost ink free image.
The bird is die cut from Shimmer Sheetz which is plastic, some dies will
not cut through very well but that can give you an almost embossed type
I have also die cut some leaves, using a Joy
Craft die, to make a tree in the corner and give the dove a twig to
carry. I have then used the same green card to mat the picture. There
are a few clear gems in the bottom right corner to add a little more
shine to the card.
This card was made using the following materials from J&C Creations:
For those unfamiliar with this it is a monthly challenge that Tim Holtz hosts over on his blog. Each month he creates a tag for the rest of us to interpret. At the end of each month he chooses 12 of his favourite tags to win a prize, I was lucky enough myself to win this for 2012's December Challenge!
So let's get started, here is this month's tag that he created ....
You can find a step - by - step guide on how to make it on his blog HERE.
And here is my version of the tag ...
Tim Holtz 'Umbrella Man' Stamp & Pappilons Stamp Set
Tim Holtz Idea-ology - Remnant Rubs, Word Band & Enameled Tags
Myself and Natalie are showing PINK'y things this week and I have gone minimalistic, which is really hard for me!
If you choose one colour and use this with water in different strengths you get a uniform looking card.
I firstly stamped the flourish top and bottom of a square card with tattered rose distress ink, then stamped out in Victorian Velvet distress ink 'mimosa' then coloured this in with the same distress markers and a wet paintbrush and cut it out with the spellbinder die.
I then inked the edges with tattered rose distress ink.
I cut out the leaves and inked them up with lilac rose ink. The flower, I cut out all four sizes and inked the edges up with victorian velvet distress ink then added a brad for the centre. I cut these out of the beautiful Heartfelt Creations patterned cardstock I then used Pinflair glue to put the card together and added a pink ribbon
J & C Creations:
Spellbinder Decorative Label 22
Memento Ink in Lilac Rose
Distress Ink in Tattered Rose and Victorian Velvet
Distress Markers in Tattered Rose and Victorian Velvet
It is generally accepted that kites were first invented approximately
2800 years ago in China, Designs often emulate flying insects, birds,
dragons and other beasts, both real
and mythical. The finest Chinese kites are made from split bamboo
(usually golden bamboo), covered with silk, and hand painted. Now days
they are considered toys common with children , rather than adults,
though there is a Kite festival every year in Brighton for the big kids
Here's my card , no dragons on them I'm afraid ....
Today I am sharing with you a quick tag for this week's theme which is simply to use the colour Pink!
I have covered a Manilla Tag with Distress Paints and inked around the edges. Stamped a floral design to create a background over the tag and another centre stamp with a white ink pad. Embellishing the tag with ribbon, flowers, dew drops and sentiments!
I then coloured these in with cosmic shimmer paints and let them dry before cutting them out. I then put 3 of the flowers together in a decoupage. With the Lace stamp I used Versamark and WOW Bright White embossing powder and stamped this around each side at the bottom.
On Monday I shared a decorated plant pot that could be used a scissor / pen holder and today I have altered a blank frame! I started the frame off the same way as pot by painting it all with white Gesso paint.
I then swiped Distress Paint in the inner squares of the frame, sprayed with water and tilted to help spread the colour.
Once dry I stamped some designs in Archival Ink in the centre of the squares.
I then added a strip of tissue tape across the bottom edge.
I finished the frame off by embellishing with an assortment of flowers and dew drops.
This week is home decorat J & C Creations and again I love Scrap Canvas. These look fantastic on a wall in your home and they are soooooooo easy - just take a page what you would do in a scrapbook and transport it to a canvas to put on your wall. Your colours for the canvas could match the colour scheme in your room, or just go with the colours within the picture(s) you choose
Forever Best Friends
·12 ins x 12 ins white canvas.
·Offcuts of different types of material including
silk, grosgrain, cotton, canvas, polyester and hessian.All the material was either white or ‘brown’
in colour when purchased.This is really
good for your scraps or buying from shops which have a remnant bucket.
·Grungeboard skull and crossbones, hinges and
flourish pre-cut dies.
·Upper Case rubber stamps.
·White vellum with computer words ‘best friends’ printed on it.
·Velvet, silky, stripy and spotty ribbon.
·Pocket watch embellishment.
·Distress inks in Black Soot, Stormy Sky, Broken
China, Antique Linen and Walnut Stain.
·Versafine black ink pad.
·WOW embossing powder in Clear Gloss
·Acrylic Paint in Gold.
·Ranger Glossy Accents.
·Cosmic Shimmer Acrylic Glue.
·Cosmic Shimmer Mists in Midnight Blue, Peacock Green,
Meadow Lush, Golden Mint, Aqua Lagoon, Ocean Sunlight and Silver. You could use Distress Stains instead
·Blue card for the matt/layer behind photo.
each piece of material and spray with different Cosmic Shimmer mists. Use
different techniques such as spray one colour then let it dry, spraying another
over the top, or spraying a colour then spraying another straight away whilst
wet and creating another colour by allowing them to mix.Allow all the material to dry out overnight.
your distress inks and canvas and apply the ‘direct to paper’ technique.(apply ink straight from the pad to the
canvas). Put it in different places, use different colours of blue and green,
and leave parts white.Take a brush and
water and dilute in places, so it is not too harsh on the canvas.Either leave to dry or use a heat gun taking
care not to burn the canvas.
some PVA glue and dilute 25/75 water-glue.Use this to adhere the material to the canvas, scrunching it up in
places.The background canvas colours will
come through in some areas.This only
adds to the effect.Take the material
around the rear of the canvas and secure with staples.The glue will dry clear.Leave this overnight.Whilst the canvas is drying you can do the
your photograph with cardstock and place a brad in each corner.
the skull and crossbones and hinges with gold acrylic paint, dry off with a
heat gun and edge these with Black Soot distress ink.
the brads through the hinges.
around the vellum printed ‘Best Friends’ and ink the edges with cut and dry
foam and blue distress ink.
the Grungeboard flourish with blue Cosmic Shimmer Spray and dry with a heat
the alphabet letters ‘FOREVER’ in Versafine onto Grungeboard and use clear
embossing powder over the top to raise the outline.Cut these letters out.With cut and dry foam colour in the letters
with Antique Linen and Walnut Stain Distress Inks.Using Glossy Accents to cover the letters and
leave to dry overnight.
affixing anything to the material play about with ribbons, embellishments, and
the photograph, to place them in the area on the canvas you want them.Either make a sketch of where everything is
placed or take a photo, so you can recall where to place everything when
sticking it down.
placed the spotty ribbon then the grosgrain, then the silk ribbon with a buckle
and velvet ribbon down first, followed by the flourish then the
photograph.The skull and crossbones,
pocket watch embellishment, and ‘best friends’ came next with the ‘best friends’ vellum being secured with
folded ribbon and staples.Next came the
hinges, followed by the word ‘Forever.’Lastly I placed ant rub-ons to the bottom of
the canvas. All of it was glued down with Cosmic Shimmer glue apart from the
vellum as you would be able to see the glue through the transparency of the
All the highlighted items in blue can be purchased from the J & C Website
Hope we are inspiring you to have a go at altering something this week.......Sue