28 September 2018

Paperbabe Stamps challenge #83 Design team project

Good morning everyone, today we have a new challenge over at Paperbabe Stamp
This time round it's a sketch challenge

You can use the sketch any way you like, flip it, rotate it or keep it as it is. Let your imagination run wild.

I used the sketch to create a Christmas card. I know it's only September but it's never to early to start thinking about all those cards that need making.

I thought it would be fun to use some trees and a little deer to represent the image in the corner of the sketch.

Now it's over to you, To join in with the challenge pop over to the blog and link up your project. You'll find all the information you need, I can't wait to see what you create.

24 September 2018

Christmas CUTplorations Redux blog hop

Hey crafty friends I am so excited to be part of the CUTplorations Christmas Redux blog hop. We have alittle hop going on with tons of inspiration, a couple of prizes and a special offer.

First up let me share my projects with you.

Time to hop along

Hop along and visit the blogs, leave comments for a chance to win one of two prizes: choice of two (2) Christmas word/phrase dies or a $15 GC to the store. Commenting closes October 5. Winner to be announced on October 10 in the September Winners post.

***Special Offer***

From September 23 to October 7, dies in the Christmas Dies section (https://stamplorations.auctivacommerce.com/Christmas-Dies-C…) are 10% off - no coupon needed. The discount is automatically applied in the shopping cart. Customers can get an extra 20% off if they use my  discount code STAMPGIRLTERRI

15 September 2018

Craft4crafters show in October.....plus a giveaway!!!

Happy Saturday guys, The sun is shining and all is good here so I thougth it would be a good time to tell you about my up coming workshops and do a giveaway.

As you know I became a certified Altenew Educator last month and as such I can now teach crafting skill using the Altenew brand.

I will be running classes at the Craft4crafters show here in the UK next month.  The show runs from 18th-20th Ooctober at the Bath and West Showground in Somerset.

I will be holding 4 workshops each day, here are all the details

Stamping Techniques - Getting more from your stamps

Everyday at 10.30am to 11.30am - £7.50

In this workshop, you will learn techniques that will allow you to use your stamps in new ways, perfect for those who are starting out with stamps or for those looking to find new techniques. You will create a card, bookmark and tag using stunning stamps and inks from Altenew. 

Scrapbooking and Home Decor with Altenew Products

Everyday at 12.00pm to 1.00pm - £8.00
In this workshop you will learn how to use stamping techniques to create larger projects, it could be a scrapbook page or a piece of home d├ęcor. If you’ve never scrapbooked before this is a perfect introduction, bring along a photo or two and we’ll create a piece you’ll be proud of. If home decor is more your thing, you can create a piece to take home and add to a box frame. 

Creating Watercolour Effects

Everyday at 2.00pm to 3.00pm - £8.50
In this workshop you will learn quick and easy ways to produce stunning watercolour effect which can be used in all your crafting projects – you don’t need to be a fine artist to use watercolours, they are a great tool for crafters and hobbyists too.

Contemporary Christmas Crafting 

Everyday 3.30pm to 4.30pm - £7.50
In this workshop you will create 5 projects in a contemporary style. If you like clean and modern looking cards or would like to create them for your loved ones then this workshop is for you. You will be using Altenew product to achieve a high end look. 

If you would like to book on to any of the workshops, please email tkoszler@yahoo.co.uk and include: The name of the workshop, your name, how many people wish to take part in the workshop, and the date and time you wish to attend.

*** GIVEAWAY ***

I have 3 pairs of tickets to giveaway, 1 here, 1 on my Instagram page and 1 on my blog

To enter here please leave me a comment with your name and which workshop sounds most interesting to you. Giveaway ends at 4pm on 29th Spetember

Feel free to pop over to my Facebook page and Instagram and enter there too.

Good luck.

09 September 2018

Pop Art meets Altenew

Today I am sharing a card I created after watching one of Lydia Evans video tutorials she created for Altenew. You can see the post here, Lydia using a halftone stamp to create Pop art card to die cut from. As soon as I saw the video I knew I had to give it a go and put my spin on it, so here goes......

Using the Halftone Circles Stamp set I stamped several circles in all the shades of  the Tea Party mini inks, these will be for the flowers layers. I then stamped the leaf layers using the Green Meadows mini inks.

I then set about cutting all the layers for the flowers and leaves using the Peony Dreams 3D dies. Once everything was cur and release from the dies I stacked and glued them together.  Toadd some definition to the layers and add striking detail I used a black fineliner pen to outline the layers. I also ran a black alcohol marker around the edge of the flowers and leaves.

I wanted a background for the flowers to sit against but didn't want anything to fussy or detailed. This is where the Watercolor stripes cover die came into play. I cut it from white cardstock and adhered it to a black card base. The black and white is the perfect backdrop for the pop art style flowers and leaves. I adhered everything using glossy accents, it's my go to wet adhesive.

The last thing to do was to add a sentiment, I chose the "stay awesome my friend" from the
Leaf Canopy stamp set. I heat embossed it on to black card using Altenew's Clear embossing ink and Pure white crisp embossing powder.

All the items used can be purchased from the Altenew store

05 September 2018

Altenew watercolours - Creating a grungy card

Good morning Crafty friends, today's post is all about Altenew's watercolor 36 pan set, I recently purchased them along with a few other Altenew products and thought I'd jump straight in and see what I could do with them. 

I started by creating swatches to show the colours vibrancy and how well they flow, let me tell you I am blown away by how bright and rich in pigment these paints are, I'll be sharing more about my swatches and how I store them in a separate post.

So this is the first card I've made using the watercolours and as you can see it's very different from my usual CAS cards. 

I started by adding paint in concentric circles using the largest of brushes from the Watercolor brush bundle to add some colour to the cardstock, I made sure it was very wet so that when I added some plastic wrap I could move it around to help create texture.

After about an hour of drying time I peeled back the plastic wrap and this is how it looked, cool hey. It reminds me of the tie-dye we did at school many years ago.

I wanted to add some depth and pattern to the painted panel so I decided to use the Leaf burst stencil with some of the watercolour paint and a make up sponge, I dabbed the paint through the stencil building the colour as I went. After a quick blast with a heat gun I used a fine liner through the stencil to outline the pattern.

My sentiment is 5 stacked die cuts glued together to create a faux chipboard, I used the Bold alpha dies for this.  Lastly I added some Nuvo drops in blue and white to embellish the card.

I'm really pleased with how it turned out and think I may try this technique again with softer shades.

Thanks for stopping by today, I'd love it if you left me a comment with a technique you'd like me to try, bye for now x