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