Sunday, 21 December 2014

Twelve Days of Christmas

Hi ya, I can't believe I am such a bad blogger, it's been 2 weeks, I have never left if that long. Everything caught up with me, having my injections left me feeling unwell and run down.  Then all of a sudden I started to feel well and it's that sudden realise that Christmas is around the corner and you still have a thousand things to do.  I have been creating between all of this, but never managed to get them on here, but going to try a lot harder to write things up, I am doing tomorrows post in a minute so it's ready lol.
This morning I am showing you my ATC swap Twelve Days of Christmas for our Anything Goes Challenge over at That Craft Place.
I have to admit I found these hard to do, it's been awhile since I played with papers and I wanted to use the Graphic 45 Twelve Days of Christmas papers.  It actually took longer to do these then it would have took for me to do a full mixed media project lol.
I would like to enter the following challenges -
Our Creative Corner - Have yourself a Merry LITTLE Christmas
Simon Says Monday Challenge - Anything Goes
Sparkles Monthly Challenge - Anything Goes
Artistic Stamper Creative Challenge - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly Challenge - Last Christmas - Anything Goes as long as it's Festive.

Even though I used papers I still managed to get some heat embossing,
stencilling and stamping in lol.

The background was stencilled with Creative Expressions Sparkle
Texture Paste, all colours and products are at the end of the post.
I also stamped on the black painted background with versamark and used
Cosmic Shimmer Mica Powder.  The vellum is heat embossed as well.

Right that's it from me, just going to start my other post for tomorrow morning :-).  Thought I would start it now and get it out of the way lol.  Thank you so much for visiting.
Happy Creating :-)
Hugs Kezzy xxxxx

Products Used
Paint - Eco Crafts black paint
Stencils - Dylusions (Oh Christmas Tree, Let it Snow), Tim Holtz (Holly Bough, Stars)
Stamps - Crafty Individuals (CI-017), Paperartsy (MN32), Tim Holtz (Festive Sounds)
Dies - Tim Holtz (Stacked Stars, Stacked Snowflakes, Christmas Mini), Spellbinders (Circles, Labels 9, Lattice Rectangles)
Cosmic Shimmer Embossing Powder (Gold Sparkle, Christmas Red Sparkle, Golden Green Sparkle, Lapis Sapphire Lustre)
Versamark - Dazzle Frost
Cosmic Shimmer Sparkle Texture Paste - Berry Red, Warm Gold, Emerald, Perrywinkle.
Graphic 45 Papers and Stickers - Twelve Days of Christmas
Ranger Kraft ATC
Maimeri Acrylic Paste - Iridescent Paste (used as paint over the vellum)
Treasure Gold - Sapphire, Green Amber, Ruby, Classic Gold
Tim Holtz Alphaparts - Ransome, Signmaker
Cosmic Shimmer Mica - Angel Blue Sparkle, Pale Gold, Angel Red Sparkle, Iced Blue Sparkle

Sunday, 7 December 2014

Funky Angel ATC

Good morning, how are you all? Ready for Christmas?  Eeeeek neither am I lol.  I don't seem to have one Christmas present yet so I have a busy few weeks.  Now mine are older (18 and 15) the presents are larger and of course larger means not so many, so I am not panicking yet.  Now for my Christmas makes, then yep I am panicking.  Not so much about how many I have to make as I could send normal ones to acquaintances, but more like there are too many I want to have a go at lol.  It's so nice now that I have finally got back in the craft room after my injections.  I was poorly for about a week as always and now it's great to be up and finally able to do what I want and not be restricted.  This make was an ATC swap I did just before my injections. Our challenge over at That Craft Place Challenge Blog is Christmas so I hope you will all join in :-).  I have done a small step by step, at the time I was filming for practise editing, what a laugh lol.  I'm hoping now to have it mastered between Christmas and new year.  I took photos as I knew that this wouldn't make YouTube lol.
I would like to enter the following challenges -
Our Creative Corner Challenge - Have yourself a Merry Little Christmas - I have done an ATC.
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Christmas/Holidays
Artistic Stamper Challenge - Anything Goes
Try it on a Tuesday Challenge - Christmas is coming
Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge - Anything Goes with twist spots or dots

These were for a Stampotique Christmas swap and mine went
to Liz and Karen from UK and USA :-)
Don't forget, further down are some step by step photos plus a list
of products I used.  But first some pics :-).

And now for some step by step pics ......................

I started with 4 ATC's until I realised that for this swap I only needed 2 doh!!!

I went a bit mad with sprays lol.

The hats were the top of a PA christmas tree stamp and the wings
were made with fantasy film.

You can really see the shimmer on the hat, it's sort of purple glittery bits.

I used this stamp for the first time and it fell to pieces, I was gutted.
I bought it 2 years back with some other ones and they are fine.
Not sure what went wrong.

More sparkle for Christmas :-)

I scrunched up some kitchen roll and dabbed into the glue and then
dabbed on areas of the ATC.  It gave a fantastic effect for the foil.

I used lots of glittery sparkle :-)

The ATC was made like a top folding card and inside a season greeting.

And then I added it all together with some shading around the tree with my journal pencil.

Right that's it for me, I'm hoping to get lots of cards done this week so keep a look out :-).  Thank you so much for visiting.
Happy Art :-)
Hugs Kezzy xxxxx

Products Used
Ink Pads - Archival jet black, Staz On jet black, Distress ink festive berries, aged mahogany, Versamark dazzle frost.
Stamps - Stampotique bee and girl, Paperartsy Egg and Nog 1, Stampendous alphabet, My Mind's Eye 12 days of Christmas, Inkylicious french script (the one that fell apart)
Sprays and Dabbers - Starburst amaryllis burgundy, Tattered Angels mels diner, Cosmic Shimmer rich gold, Luminarte radiant rain mist pearl blue
Paper - Eco Park very berry, Kaisercraft be merry
Ranger texture paste
Dylusions stencil oh christmas tree
Stampin' Up glass glitter champagne, Stampendous red glitter frantage
Eco Green black paint
Promarker black and crimson
Zigs queen gold embossing powder
Tim Holtz Alterations - vintage lace
Stabilo black pencil
Washi tape, mini pom poms and mini tags

Sunday, 30 November 2014

Paperartsy Challenge - Oh Christmas Tree

Hi ya, yep another week has passed and not blogged. I'm afraid my back was so bad I have only been able to do a few bits. Good news is I had my injections on Friday so now in the must rest period. Not that it's a problem,  I was so bad that they had to give me lots of stuff to knock me out and I'm still sleeping it off. I have been now told that they will make sure that my injections will be within 3 to 4 months so I will never get this bad again.
So I have been working on this project for 3 weeks for the Paperartsy Challenge which I kept getting stuck on, then another designer did a project and I would get more inspiration and carry on. I finished it the day before I went in to hospital so I downloaded the pictures and popped them all on here. So now I can finally stay awake long enough I am writing it up on my Samsung tab.
This was inspired by the following designer's - Wanda Hentges who did an amazing journal page where she stamped into grunge paste and did areas of crackle inbetween.  This is how I did my background.  Ellen Vargo did some gorgeous clean and simple Christmas cards using the petal stamp from her stamp sets, this inspired me for my tree, more on that in a bit as I did lots to it to get it all sparkly (yep I went off on one again which seems always to happen so in the end I can't play in the challenge as it doesn't seem to have any of the designer left in it). Next Liz Borer did this wonderful project Here which made me pick gold for the presents and wording. And before that it was Gillian Simson who reminded me I had Darcys Christmas stamps from Ally Pally which gave me the decoration for the tree.
So hopefully even though my project looks so different I'm hoping that it can still be included.

So on to my project.  It is quite large and
done with all PA stamps and paints.
I have done lots of pics so you can sew all the
different things close up.

The background was spread with grunge paste and stamped
in areas with petal shape from EEV02. When dried I painted it
with Fresco paint tinned peas. Then I added PA crackle medium
in area and when dried I painted vintage lace over the
top. At the end of the project I highlighted the stamping in
grunge paste with Treasure Gold Green Amber and Gold.

The tree was the leaves from EEV04 stamped
on patterned paper that had been painted (pic lower) and the leaves was stamped with tinned peas and hyde park and immediately embossed with WOW clear powder.
Then PA metallic glaze mixed with some satin glaze was painted on top.
The decoration from EDY03 was stamped with plum paint and then immediately embossed with WOW hologram powder.
Gold stickles was added as tiny drops in the middle. Old Gold paint was splashed over and then I added scratchy lines with
a black journal pen. You can see closer pics further down.

The background tree was a bit of a last resort, it needed something extra so I used the pine stamp from ELB10 and
using tinned peas first I did all the stamping. Then I went back and stamped with hyde park, then the metallic glaze mixed with satin glaze and then fern green archival ink. There is a pic later on showing the end result of this. I then splashed old gold paint
and added dots of gold stickles.

The trunk was stamped on the same paper using a stamp from EEV01 with taupe, mud splat and french roast paint and again embossed. All the edges of the tree and trunk was distressed when cut out. The wood was painted with old gold with dabbing motion and then splashed with plum paint lots of it, then dabbed again wirh old gold. I found that (pic further down) that if you shook the bottle,  then added some to your mat and then dabbed in it lots of times gave you bubbles which gave great texture. I also added some doodling with my journal pens. 
The wood is from That Craft Place which I am doing projects for their packaging and the best bit is she would love me to use anything especially PA products.  This is where this project is going, all the way down to Eastbourne :-). 

The background was stamped with the stars from ELB10 woth plum and had the hologram embossing.  The script from ESN11 was stamped with archival plum, the holly swirl from Egg Nog 1 was stamped with archival fern green, the post stamp from Christmas Plate 3 was stamped with Brilliance galaxy gold. Then the hologram embossing powder was added in place.
A piece of PA card stock was painted with plum and then the word box from Egg Nog 1 was stamped and gold embossed a few times. I then cut out the words with there little boxes and added gold promarker around the edges and used a journal pen as well.

The wood star was paonted with plum and the whole star
was covered with the hologram embossing powder. Treasure gold gold was added around the edges and the scratchy lines on top.

This is how I started to plan, the background was finished. 

The background paper had a wash of vintage lace and metallic glaze.

This is the background tree finished. 

The bubbling of the gold, gorgeous texture. 

Right I shall be off. I'm hoping to be back in my craft room tomorrow for some easy crafting.  I have some unfinished bits to finish.  I also have some tutorials to add on here as well.  Thank you so much for taking the time to visit.
Happy Creating :-)
Hugs Kezzy xxxxx