Ninja turtles – Inspired by Comics

Hi everyone,

Today’s layout was created for Get It Scrapped for the topic ‘Inspired by Superheroes and Comics’.  This was a really fun assignment and ended up being a different and interesting way to scrapbook about my five year old’s love of ninja turtles as well as my kid’s interest in playing ‘storytelling’ games.  Check out the rest of the Creative Team’s layouts here.

My kids had fun acting out a story complete with some hand crafted costumes by my daughter in addition to the store bought ninja turtle outfit.  I made sure I captured a bunch of photos as they played and then arranged them into a sequence.  To figure out the placement of my photos I added them into a Word Document and adjusted the photo sizes til I was happy with the look.  Then I printed them onto A4 photo paper and trimmed them apart.

I created a grungy, messy style background onto my black card and used distress paints to colour some black AC thickers.  I took inspiration from the ninja turtle books that my son has for my title work and to choose the colours in my background.  There is purple, blue, red and orange splatters for each of the colours of ninja turtle and of course some green paint used with stencils too.

I added in some speech bubbles to add to the comic book look and kept my other embellishments really simple.

Thanks for stopping by,

Kristy

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Supplies: Card: Bazzill; Alphas: Simple Stories, American Crafts; Stamps: Hero Arts, Kaisercraft; Template: Kasiercraft; Paints: Jenni Bowlin, Ranger Distress Paint, Ranger Adirondack; Sticker: Echo Park; Tape: My Minds Eye, Unknown; Wood Veneer: Studio Calico; Pen: Ranger; Gems: Mark Richards

Case Study Challenge #128

Hi Everyone,

I had some time today to play along with the current CASE Study Challenge.  I had already coloured Popsicle Marci with my copic markers a little while ago and decided that I would still be able to create a card based on this weeks card by Terri Anderson (You can see her card at the CASE Study blog here).

I haven’t done any stamping with paint for a while either so I got out some paint dabbers.  I used a Kaisercraft texture stamp to add a bit of extra interest to the patterned paper.  When I stamp backgrounds like this with paint, I don’t add paint to the whole stamp and tend to roll the stamp over the background rather than using a stamping block.  I also applied some purple paint to the embossing folder before running it through my sizzix big shot.  I used the same purple paint to stamp the sentiment and add some paint to the edges of the papers before adding them to the white card base. Stamping is fun but just remember to clean your stamps and embossing folders.  If you have any questions just leave me a comment.

Thanks for stopping by,

Kristy

 

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Supplies: Bazzil card, White card, Patterned Paper – Kaisercraft Botanicals Collection, Sizzix Tim Holtz Texture Fades – Honeycomb, Adirondack Paint Dabber – Eggplant and Sunshine Yellow , Kaisercraft Texture Stamp – Friends, We R Memory Keepers Twine, La La Land Crafts – Popsicle Marci, X-press It Blending Card, Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, Atyou Spica Pen – Lemon and Lilac , Copic Markers – E000, E00, E01, R20, BV00, BV02, BV04, Y11, Y15, Y17, C00, C0, C1

Lightroom and Altered 2013 Planner

Hi Everyone,

I was super excited last week to find that my white on white card was featured as the winning card for the week on the Case Study Blog (scroll down if you want to see my card) but I was not so excited by some of the computer issues we have been having with iPhoto!  Since I getting my DSLR last year and participating in Karen Russell’s “The Photographer’s Workshop” I take tons more photos and unfortunately iPhoto hasn’t coped very well with the increase in the both the number and size of the photos, so we purchased Lightroom 4.  The last couple of days has been spent backing up and reloading photos onto the computer, creating new libraries etc which didn’t always go smoothly so I didn’t get to do my usual post at the end of the week.  I am sure it will take me a little bit of time to get used to the system but ultimately I think it will help me to have a better workflow since I am starting to edit my images a bit more.

But onto todays project . . . I bought this planner which is bit like a calendar book but had this ugly blue soft rubber slip cover so I removed the cover and set to work altering the cardboard cover.  At the moment I am enjoying playing with spray mists, texture paste, twinkling H20s, templates, paints and texture stamps.  It is fun to not worry about what the end result will be  – I figure if I don’t like it I will just paint over it!  I kept the design of this really simple as I want to be able to put this book in my bag at any time and not worry about damaging any embellishments.  It has a lovely shimmer from the twinkling h20s that doesn’t get captured by the photograph.  The frame is by Kaisercraft which was painted and then covered with distress stickles (which you can’t really see in the photo either).

Thanks for stopping by and I will be back tommorrow with a card I have made for the Deconstructing Jen Challenge (I just have to figure out how to move it into Photoshop now :).

Bye for now,

Kristy

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Dylusions Canvas – Still my best friend

Hi Everyone,

I have been working on this canvas for a week or two, along with my other projects on the go.  I am finding it is good for my creative process to be doing a couple of things at once and since sometimes you need to wait for things to dry (or get out the heat gun) that it works well.  I have enjoyed making things with canvas frames for awhile now and made canvas blackboards for my kids rooms a couple of months ago.  I am also in the process of framing some of my scrapbook pages to go on display in our hallway.  So it was only natural that I decided to make a new canvas to celebrate that my husband and I have been married for 10 years in October.  We are planning to get some family photos done and so I have designed the canvas so I can remove the photo when we have one that is more up to date.  This photo is just tucked underneath the chipboard frame which keeps it in place.

I am also loving playing with stencils, paints and spray mists including my dylusions spray inks (you can see a scrapbook page I made about six months ago using dylusions spray inks here).  This is the first canvas I have made just spraying directly onto the canvas but I loved it and will definitely be doing some more art works for our home.

The background that I created is a bit splotchy looking, which I don’t mind but if you want to use stencils and mist on canvas, I would definitely recommend drying each layer of colour in between if you want a more defined look.  I also flicked some Calico Shine on the canvas and used the perfect pearls mist.  When everything was all dry I stamped the text stamp with pearl paint (which I am not sure shows up on the photo).

The frame is by Dusty Attic and was painted by dabbing on the pearl paint using the paint dabber – this gives it a really lovely texture.  The flowers are mostly prima and some were sprayed with Calico Shine.  I wanted to keep the colours of the flower fairly neutral since the background is so bright.

If you have any questions about this project, just leave me a comment.

Thanks for stopping by,

Kristy

 

Supplies: 12×12 Canvas, Dylusions Spray Ink – Vibrant Turquoise, The Crafters Workshop Mini Mix and Match Hearts, Mister Huey’s Mist Calico Shine, Adirondack Pearl Paint Dabber, Perfect Pearl Mist – Turquoise, Charcoal Chalkboard Glimmermist, Mint Liquid Pearls, Studio Calico – Alphabet, Prima Resist Canvas Shapes, Dusty Attic -Baroque Frame Circle and Heart button, Lots of Prima Flowers, Tule, Lace by Prima, Chipboard bird by Maya Road, Pearls

Stamping with Pearl Paint

Hi everyone,

This is the card I made for my mum for Mothers Day last year.  It  is another example of stamping with that beautiful pearl paint and the Scallop Blossoms stamp.  It has the same shimmer as the last card as I made the image in the same way just using different distress inks, so if you want to know how I made it just scroll down to look at the last post.  The patterned paper is from My Minds Eye Stella and Rose Collection which I just love.  The lattice punch is by Martha Stewart.  I think that covers the main details but if I have missed anything out or you want to ask a question just leave me a comment and I will be sure to reply.

 

Thanks for visiting my blog.

Until next time,

Kristy

Scallop Blossoms and Stamping with a Paint Dabber

 

Hi Everyone,

A card with no Copic colouring!!  This card has lots of beautiful shimmer.  Gotta love those distress inks and a bit of perfect pearl mist.  I love this stamp too.  I think this technique would be really great for making Christmas cards too.

Supplies List

Paper Trimmer, Scissors, Double sided tape, Ribbon, Distress Ink – Chipped Sapphire and Broken China, Foam Blending Tool, Stamps – Scallop Blossoms by Hero Arts, Flowing Birthday by Stamp It , Paper – Bazzill card, white cardstock, silver paper,  Pearl Buckle for ribbon, Mini Mister by Ranger, Perfect Pearls by Ranger, Water, Adirondack Acrylic Paint Dabber – Pearl, Heat Gun

Method

I used my paint dabber to cover the Scallop Blossoms stamp with paint.  You can just dab it on and you get a lovely textured look or you can do what I did which was drag the paint dabber in vertical lines to give a bit of a faux woodgrain type look.  I then stamped onto ordinary white card and dried the paint with my heat gun.  You need to make sure you clean the stamp pretty much straight away when you are stamping with paint.  I then applied chipped sapphire and broken china distress ink over the paint with my foam blending tool.  I then spritzed over it with a mist (made up of water and perfect pearls powder that you can mix up yourself or you can just buy the mist already mixed up).  I then heated it again with my heat gun or you can just leave it to dry.  I then trimmed the paper to size and used the silver paper to mat behind it.   I adhered the pieces to the card base using double sided tape.  Then I used some beautiful blue ribbon, looped it through the pearl buckle and finished with a bow.  Lastly I stamped the flowing birthday stamp using chipped sapphire ink.  I really like this birthday stamp too as it is a really nice size for cards.

Until next time,

Kristy