Wednesday, 16 October 2013

Jofy by jove.................

Hi there is my turn (Barbara) to showcase a product from Ali-craft as part of their design team.

I was asked to use some stamps designed by Jo-Firth Young, the set I am using is Jofy12.

Here is my project, I know it's another tag, there is a reason for this. I wanted to use a variety of mediums and I needed something that would stand up to the challenge! In this case a Chipboard tag came to my rescue.................

Here is a list of Products I used to create this tag.

Jofy plate 12
Archival ink in Jet Black
Glue and Seal in Matte
Grunge Paste
Crackle Glaze
Vintage Lace, Beach Hut and Snowflake Fresco Paints
Cut and Dry Foam
Water Colour Crayons (my stash)
Treasure Gold in Silver

All products I used are available from Ali-craft, with the exception of the water colour crayons.

If you cannot see the product on their website give them a call..............

Now don't go thinking that it is just a simple tag, it is not. There are a few processes I used in order to achieve the look I wanted!

Step one.

Take your Tag and slap a good coat of Gesso onto it and let dry.

Gesso going on.

Step Two.

Paint a base layer of colour, I used Beach Hut mixed with Snowflake white Fresco finish Paints by PaperArtsy.

You can see the ratio approximately here.

Step Three.

Once your base layer has dried, I gave mine a blast with my heat gun to speed the process up.
Take the Crackle glaze (I used the one by Paperartsy.) following their instructions, I scraped a thin layer onto my tag using a palette knife and let it dry.

Step Four.

Once the crackle had dried, I took a piece of Cut n Dry foam and sponged on some Vintage Lace Fresco paint, by using a sponge you get a much smaller crackle, id you were to use a paint Brush you get a more open crackle effect.

see the crackle effect here.

Step Five.

Now grab hold of any stencils you'd like to use and your favourite inks, I like to use the Distress Inks when I am using stencils. Now decorate the tag, keeping it fairly subtle as you wan the stamped images to be the main focus.

As you can see I have used a variety of stencils here.

The blue criss cros was stamped with Blue Archival ink.

Step six.

Now take some Grunge Paste, I used Paperartsy's on my tag. Using a brick stencil I scraped some paste onto my tag in the lower left hand corner. I wanted to give an impression of a ruined wall.

Once this had dried, I noticed that the paste had cracked, this was due to the crackle paste underneath, that’s what I call a happy accident !!!!

I then added some colour on top of the  paste.

Look at that crackle effect.

Step Seven.

On to some old book paper I stamped using Archival ink, the main flower from the stamp set and put aside.

I then stamped my images onto my tag, onmce again using Archival ink as I wanted to use some water colour crayons to colour the images.

From the previously stamped flowers I coloured them in using my water colour crayons and cut them out. I the adhered them onto the tag with Glue and Seal in matt

Stamped onto Tag

Image stamped onto old Book paper and coloured.
Adhered to the tag using Glue and Seal Matt
I then stamped the wording onto some old book paper and adhered to my tag using the Glue and Seal again.

Step Eight.

Once everything had dried I added a touch of Treasure Gold in silver, around the edges and some on to the Grunge Paste ruined wall.

Many thanks for looking at my project.

Happy Crafting


Tuesday, 8 October 2013

Textured heart tag..................

Hi there,

I hope all is well in the land of craftyness.

Recently I got the chance to play with a new mask from Jennie, it is a really funky Chevron pattern and lots of fun to use.

I also got to play with the delectable paints by Paper Artsy, I am so in love with these paints, they are so smooth and have a lovely finish on them when they are dry, tons of colours too!

Here is what I created....................

I also cracked open my Melt Pot, something I have not used for a while. The flower on the Heart is a mould that I got from Jennie, but I cannot find it on her website, she may be out of stock. If you give her a call I am sure she could get you one.

If you would like a tutorial on how I created this tag, give me a yell and i will create one.

Happy Crafting

Barbara x

Saturday, 5 October 2013

Ali-craft October challenge..................

Hi there,

Welcome to the Ali-craft October Blog Challenge.

Each Month Ali-craft have a challenge and this month's theme is Halloween, well it is the month of all things that go bump in the night!

Here is my Blog Challenge entry....

I had a rummage around the great room of stash AKA the HUT and came across a set of stamps by Tim Holtz, that had some halloweeny images on them.
Next I debated over the colours to use, in the end I plumped for Dusty Concord, Mustard Seed and Spiced Marmalade distress ink pads.

I used a couple of the new Stencils by Tim Holtz, these were Bubble and Honeycomb, then I stamped using Embossing ink and Black sparkly embossing powder the Spiders web, additionally I embossed the letters, which were cut using Alphabetical sizzix die in my Big Shot.

Close up to see the dimension.

I hope you liked my entry and it has inspired you to enter your creation, There will be a prize for the winner!

Happy Crafting

Barbara xx

Tuesday, 1 October 2013

Pretty pink Roses...................

Hi there,

I have a card to show you today, even though it is a Sympathy card I do feel as though it can be made a a Birthday or even a Thank you card.

I used the following products to create this card.

Spellbinders "Filigree Delight"

Spell Binders Grand Rectangles

Archival ink Jet Black

Foam Pads

Score Board

Distress ink pens

Embossing Folder

It is an Easel card, I love making these type of cards as I find they display so much better.

I stamped the Roses onto the main die cut panel, then stamped another image onto the same type of card stock and coloured it in using Distress Ink Pens by Ranger.

I then fussy cut it out,decoupaged it onto the the main image using foam pads to give the dimension I wanted.

Well I must go now as I have a crafty bunch of friends coming over and I need to get ready for them.

Happy Crafting

Barbara xx