Saturday, 28 September 2013

Sketchy Fun with KaiserCraft Seaside Collection and Creative Stamping

This weeks challenge at Eclectic Ellapu is a sketch for the Purple team. Scroll down to the bottom to find out about our awesome birthday blog hop!

So recently I found a store selling out old Kaiser Collections and a lady was selling stamps from various magazines and things.  I bought 3 KaiserCraft pads one being the Seaside Collection. I love the colour combo in this pad but it's not one I would normally pick for myself.

I coloured the boy and girl image that came from a stamp set from Creative Stamping mag with a bunch of Copics and some Atyou Spicas as well (my new favourite toy!) on White Quill Cardstock from Officeworks;
Hat & Flowers: Y38, Y35
Skirt & Bow: R27, R24, Red Spica
Girls Shirt: B32, B34, Lemon Spica
Boys Shirt & Belt: B97, B95
Hat: Y38, Y35, Y28, Gold Spica, B97, B95
Boys Hair: E21, E23, E25, E29
Girls Hair: E57, E53,YR20, E51, E50,
Boy Skin: E13, E11, E00
Girls Skin: E00, E000, E0000, RV10
Boys Shirt & Ground: E33, E31,
Ground: C2, YG03
Sky: B00, B000
I then chose some co-ordinating ages from the KaiserCraft Seaside Collection 6" pad. I decided to use a square card base so cut my layers to fit this. No scientific measuring lol, I just went with what I thought looked good!
I then grabbed two die cuts from the back of the paper pad and used foam tape to give them dimension. I also used the red Atyou Spica pen by copic to add a little sparkle on the red bits.
I also added some bling to give the card a little bit of a lift! I meant to cut a hibiscus flower with my ecraft to add but I forgot! Naughty naughty lol... Here is a pic showing the dimension!
Now onto the important things! Don't forget the birthday bash blog hop TREASURE HUNT starts on the 1st of October!
Look at what you could win!
Prizes prizes galore! You don't want to miss it!.. Anyways I best get back to my crafty endeavors. I have a couple more posts to post but silly me has forgotten to add pics ;) I will get there in the end.
Have a great weekend!
Happy Scrappin'

Friday, 13 September 2013

Little Ray of Sunshine with Letterpress Celebrations

Hi everyone :) This week at Eclectic Ellapu for the purples challenge we are using song titles as inspiration! I was going to do bridge over troubled water as a sympathy card but then I looked at something I got with a new toy and everything clicked into place... We have a craft chain in Australia called spotlight and I am lucky enough to have one in my town.
Anyways they were clearing out Letterpress's :O and accessories so I snapped one up! I also got some inks cards and envelopes for letterpressing. The letterpress papers expensive and hard to buy here so I am going to cannibalise the envelopes as card fronts :) Best of all my sis bought it for me for my birthday :)
I was looking through my craft stuff looking for stuff to take to my friends and the Celebrations plates jumped out at me and my mind just clicked . . . I absolutely adore this song and it is perfect for this challenge! The song is called Little Ray Of Sunshine by Axiom. I watched an interview with Brian Cadd recently and when asked about the song he replied that the song was about the little girl of some friends who were going through a bitter break up. You can read what he said here. The group have never revealed who she is and I think it takes a whole lot of integrity to keep that secret over 40 years! The words and pins are from the Baby Letterpress plates. I ran the letterpress through the cuttlebug, it didn't go all the way through I had too run it back the opposite way... Anyone else had this happen?

Next I chose an image from the Peter Rabbit stamp set made by Leisure. I chose the mother and babies image and coloured it with Copics. I then die cut the image with Nesting circles by Lifestyle Crafts.
I also cut a scalloped circle. I colour matched a copic (RV25)to the letterpress ink I used  and coloured around the diecut. I then layered the two together with foam tape under each layer.

I then used copics to colour  the edges of some I am Roses and some bead string to co-ordinate with the card. Oh and a butterfly I decided to leave off the card lol . . . I used some glue to adhere the embellies. Wasn't happy with my ribbon/flower placement  but the glue dried to fast for me to fix it haha!
FYI checkout the month long blog hope we will be having at Eclectic Ellapu during next month :) Loads of awesome prizes! Check it out here.
Anyway I hope you enjoyed my first attempt at using the Letterpress! Been a little under the weather the last few days :( I think I have the flu! Time for more sleep . . .
Happy Scrappin'

PS a quick tip! The gold letterpress ink takes quite a long time to dry....  I didn't realise this and wrecked quite a few by stacking them on top of each other after I thought they were dry enough. Lesson Learned! I imagine the silver would be the same.  But I will still use the  background. I will just add a raised image to the middle to cover up the words! lol

Thursday, 5 September 2013

Fast Cards with Best of K & Co Too

Today I want to show two cards made from one piece of K & Co paper. They are super fast to make and you can do this with any paper that has different image squares or rectangles on it. For example I have some KaiserCraft Christmas papers that have square images that I could do the same thing with.

First step is to choose which squares you want to highlight and cut them out with a craft knife. Make sure you leave enough uncut to make you card background. Next up choose what colour your card base and mounting squares will be. Make the mounting squares slightly larger than your chosen images and tape them together. Tape your background to your card base and then add your squares with double sided tape. For the first card I found squares with a travel theme, for the second card I used love themed ones (not as obvious as the travel ones). I can either add  sentiments ot leave as is and stamp the inside of the cards.
Happy Scrappin'

Sunday, 1 September 2013

Journal Page with Gelato's, Quickutz and Copics

 So I finalllly did another page in my Journal lol. Our Dt Challenge for the Purple team this fortnight is make the sentiment/saying the main focus of your project. Being an Aussie (pronounced like Ozzie), I have always adored Dorothea McKellar's My Country (click the link to read full poem). So that is what inspired this page :)
 First up I took brown and green Faber-Castell Gelatos and scribbled them randomly on the bottom half of my Journal page. As you can see I only used a hint of Green. The area I am depicting is a very dry and harsh part of central Australia. I then used blues and whites to do the sky. I used a waterbrush to soften and bled the colours together. Adding more colour as needed and blending that in.
 Unfortunately my printer has decided to give up the ghost so I had to ask my friend to print this, my favourite verse out for me.  I then cut each line into its own section with my KaiserCraft Cutter.
"I love a sunburnt country,
A land of sweeping plains,
Of rugged mountain ranges,
Of droughts and flooding rains,
I love her far horizons,
I love her jewel-sea,
Her beauty and her terror--
The wide brown land for me!"
 I used the Tim Holtz Core'dinations Distress CS pad to cut Uluru and some greenery using a Quickutz die from the Australia set. Love this set it also has Sydney Tower (I still call it Centrepoint in my head lol), a Koala and Kangaro, a slouch hat, a boomerang and the Aussie flag :) I love cutting with my ebosser :)
 After cutting the images I gave them a little sand and added some distress inks. Rusty Hinge for Uluru and Crushed Olive for the greenery.
I then decided I wanted to add some gradiated colour to the word strips with blue and green copics. I started with the darkest blue I wanted to use and worked to the lightest, then from he lightest green to the darkest. I am hoping the greens look a little better when they finish drying lol.
After adhering them to the page with tape ( I used a snail type and it wanted to rip the backs off the cs... That was fun lol ) I took a Distress Marker and added dashes around the word strips. I am thinking of adding some of those lil m shaped birds but am scared I will wreck it hehe. My handwriting and drawing is very bad lol.

Not only is my printer broken but so is my camera. At first the whole thing was wiggy but I reset it to factory defaults and most of it seems OK now except my HD video. It will take standard video but it's poor quality lol. Oh and I keep losing things. I have three rolls of tape on the go. . . Think I can find any?
Anyways Happy Scrappin'