A few of the projects we made at the Weekend Workshop

Hi everyone,

As you may know,if you read my old blog and saw the sneak peeks, or a customer of Southern Stationery, we ran a Weekend workshop (which was a bit similar to a retreat but everyone went home at night time!) on the long weekend at the beginning of June.  We received some great feedback from the ladies who participated and everyone seemed to have a great time.  For the weekend workshop, we made cards and also scrapbook pages and there was a couple of make and takes (using distress markers and also another on stamping with distress stains), along with a couple of demonstrations on using alcohol inks, and Dylusions spray inks to create a page foundation for scrapbooking.  I certainly had fun and it was lovely to meet some new people and catch up with some people I had met before.  I thought I would show JUST A FEW of the projects that we did over the weekend but I won’t be posting every project or writing descriptions of how we made them though as it would take too long for just one blog post!  If you have questions you can leave me a comment and I will do my best to answer your question.

This is one of the cards from a set of vintage style cards using the Kaisercraft Timeless Collection.

We also made a set of cards using the Kaisercraft Lakehouse Collection which was just released a few days before the workshop.

And this is a layout we made using some beautiful flowers and some gorgeous Prima patterned paper

And lastly a double page layout which also used the Kaisercraft Timeless Collection.

 

We plan to have another workshop later in the year so look out for further information later on about that from Stef and I will be sure to post about it here.

Thanks for stopping by and a big hello to all the ladies who came along.

Kristy.

Inspiration Notebook

Hi everyone,

I made this notebook a few weeks ago to take with me to the Technique Overload class with Tim Holtz so that I would have something to write notes in, and write notes I did!  I had loads of fun making this and am really loving using mists, stencils with paint, and texture stamps at the moment.  I also really love that cute camera stamp from the Dear Lizzie Collection by American Crafts.  The basic method I used was to spray the mists on the covers, let that dry and then used stamps, paints, stencils to create layers and visual interest.  I also used my picket fence distress marker with a crafter’s workshop stencil to create the pale white heart.  I then added some handwritten words and outlined my title using a white gel pen.  I changed the colour of the FabRip by colouring it with my copic markers and then wiped some liquid pearls over it just to tone it down a little and add some shimmer.  Hope you try out some of these types of products for yourself as they are really fun.

Thanks for stopping by.

Kristy

Supplies: Studio Calico Mister Huey’s mists – Calico Shine and Inky Black, Studio Calico Journal Kit, Studio Calico FabRip, Kaisercraft Stamps – Chicken wire, Letter Background, Hero Arts Stamps – Find Joy Clear Set, Copic Multiliner 0.5 – Black, White Gel Pen, Picket Fence Distress Marker, American Crafts Dear Lizzie Collection Stamp set, Black Archival Ink, BG 10 and BG15  Copic Markers (to colour the FabRip) White opal liquid pearls, Crafter’s Workshop Stencil – Mini Chickenwire reversed, Balzer Designs – Mini mix and match hearts, Dylusions Stencil – Dotted Flowers 9×12, Adirondack Paint Dabbers – Snow cap, Pool, Jenni Bowlin Paint Dabber – Speckled Egg.

Almost Done and An Adventure to meet Tim Holtz

Hey Everyone,

I am finally almost done moving my content from my old blog over to this one – it has been a fairly time consuming process as I have had to re-watermark all my photos and have also photographed some of my cards and scrapbook pages.   I am still working on getting better photos of my scrapbook pages though.  I need to learn how to use photoshop elements a bit better to get rid of the tilt when I haven’t photographed exactly straight!  I still have a few more things to go but now feel I can start posting new cards and projects on this blog.

The last week has been really exciting and a bit different for me.  Last week I flew to Melbourne with Stef to participate in a class taught by Tim Holtz called Technique Overload.  I learnt a whole bunch of new stuff which I am keen to try out further so stay tuned over the next few weeks for some projects made using some of the techniques we learnt.  It was great to be able to ask questions and see some of Tim’s work in real life.  He is very talented man and seems so nice too!  I got to have my photo taken with him and he signed the books I have of his.  He has a fabulous blog which is well worth checking out – click here.

I hope you enjoy looking at my blog!

Kristy

Fancy Marci Mothers Day Card

Hi everyone,

I made this card for my mum for Mothers Day and fitted it with the Copic Oz challenge  for May which is about flowers.  I picked out Fancy Marci for this card as she is just too cute for words and has a flower in her hat, and coloured her with my copic markers.  I have a 6×6 paper pad of Charlotte’s Dream which is a fairly recent Kaisercraft release (lots of beautiful greens, peach, creams and some brown patterned papers).  I wanted this card to be special so I decided to give it some shimmer using my Calico Shine mist and some pearl paint around the edges.  I also used the pearl paint on my die cut leaves and also on the embossing folder of the butterflies.  I highlighted Fancy Marci with my Atyou Spica Pens.  I stuck a silver butterfly sticker onto acetate and then coloured over the whole lot with my copic marker R02 so that it wasn’t silver and whilst still shimmery was a better colour for my project (the silver was just to ‘bright’) and I also coloured the gems the same way. Once the ink was dry I cut the butterfly out. These are the main components of the card and the die cut sentiment was from the paper pad.  I outlined the peach frame with a spica pen to give it a more ‘finished’ look.  Since there was a lot of shimmer on this card I took 2 photos so that it gives a better idea of what the card looks like in real life.  If you want more details about how I made this card, leave me a comment and I will be sure to post a reply.

Thanks for stopping by.

Kristy

 

 

Supplies: Cream cardstock, Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, X-press it blending card, La La Land Stamp – Fancy Marci, Copic Markers – Eooo, E00, E01, R20, E31, E33, E50, BG10, BG15, R000, R00, R02, R05, Atyou Spica Pens – Clear and Peach, Adirondack Pearl Paint Dabber, Studio Calico Mister Hueys Mist – Calico Shine, Prima Gem, Prima Flower, Kaisercraft flowers – cream and teal, Kaisercraft Charlotte’s Dream 6×6 paper pad, Kaisercraft Gem, Ribbon, Sizzix/Tim Holtz Texture Fades Embossing Folder – Springtime Background and Borders Set, Sizzix – Flowers, Branches and Leaves, Basic Grey ribbon doilies (paper ribbon) – Capella.

Just Hanging out with Dad Scrapbook Page

Hey Everyone,

I just got the gorgeous Echo Park Collection A Boy’s Life to use to scrapbook some pics of my boys.  I love the brightness of the papers and the fabulous pattern papers that are just perfect for scrapping boys.  There is normally an abundance of beautiful products for girls but I find that Echo Park often do great boy collections also.  You could also use these papers for older boys too, not just the little ones.  Basically all materials came from the collection kit with the addition of some bazzill kraft 12×12 cardstock and some doodling using my copic multi-liner.

Thanks for stopping by.

Kristy

 

Daydreaming and Magnolia Grove Mothers Day Card

Hi everyone,

This is the card I made for my Mother in Law for Mothers Day and uses the Kaisercraft Collection – Magnolia Grove.  I coloured this Penny Black stamp with my copic markers.  I definitely think that there are some colour families that are a bit more tricky to get the blending right with and although I love this beautiful dark red R89 I did find it more difficult.  Don’t let that discourage you though!  I cut out my image with the Lacey Squares Die.  Since the white of the blending card was just too white, I used Antique Linen Distress Ink to give a more aged look that suited my patterned papers better.  I cut the patterned papers, distressed the edges, wrote on the little tag, picked my embellishments and assembled the card as shown in the photograph.

One of my favourite new products at the moment is the Prima Resist Canvas Shapes (you can get different packs – the one I have has butterflies and flowers).  I coloured one of the butterflies with my Aged Mahogany Distress Marker and then spritzed with a mixture of biscotti perfect pearls and water.  I then dabbed off some of the colour (and also a little of the perfect pearls) and then coloured with resist part with my Antique Linen Distress Marker (it was left looking a little bit too pink which didn’t quite match my card).  I shaped the butterfly wings, left it to dry and then added the pearls.  I think these shapes just give that really finished look to cards or scrapbook pages with a bit less work than stamping and embossing on canvas myself and when I am short on time that makes me happy!

Thanks for stopping by.

Kristy

 

Supplies: Tuxedo Memento Black Ink, X-press It Blending Card, Penny Black Stamp – Daydream, Spellbinders Nestabilities – Lacey Square, Patterned Paper Kaisercraft – Magnolia Grove Collection, Kraft Cardstock, Distress ink – Antique Linen and foam blending tool, small tag, brown pen, lace, Jillibean soup – corrugated heart, Kaisercraft small flower, Ribbon, Prima Resist Canvas Butterfly, Distress Marker – Aged Mahogany and Antique Linen, Kaisercraft Pearls, Perfect Pearls – Biscotti mixed with water in a Mister, Copic Markers – E71, E77, E79, E000, E00, E01, R20, YG91, YG95, Y21, Y28, W00, W0, W1, W2, W3, R81, R83, R85 and R89.

Card featuring Copic Marker Acetate Background

Hi everyone,

Todays card features a copic marker background on acetate.  You can have loads of fun experimenting with copic markers to create backgrounds (just make sure you have ink refills if you are going to do this a lot, keeping in mind that backgrounds on acetate will use less ink than paper as the paper absorbs the ink and the acetate does not)  You can create backgrounds by colouring in layers of colour like todays card. You can get a little bit of blending but not like you can achieve on paper. I think these backgrounds look really striking with white textured cardstock but also could look great with newsprint or text backgrounds.  I stamped the flowers on the front on the acetate after the background had dried.  The rest of the card was fairly simple with washi tape used to create the look of patterned paper on the card base.

So have FUN and EXPERIMENT with colours, effects, using alcohol gels, different Stazon inks and stamping on acetate!

Thanks for visiting my blog.

Kristy

 

 

Supplies: Acetate, Hero Arts and Sizzix Stamp and Die Cut – Garden flowers, Hero Arts – Sending Smiles, Copic Markers – B28, B05, B02, Black Stazon Ink, White and Black Bazzill Cardstock, Hambley – Washi Tape, Black thread – We R Memory Keepers, Blue Flower, Tiny Attacher.