Togetherness Canvas

Hi everyone,

I have created this canvas for a good friend of mine as a gift and thought I would share it here.  I am loving making canvases at the moment and experimenting with different products to create textured backgrounds.  I have used a bunch of stencils, texture paste, distress paint, inks, stamps and glimmer mist for this particular background.

The photograph I chose had an over-exposed background in one part of the photo so I gave it a darker vignette and then swiped antique linen over some parts of the photo and around the edge.  The ink of the photo slightly interacted with the paint, which gave it a look I was really happy with for this canvas.  I used some flocked paper and swiped that with antique linen to match it to the canvas.  I created a frame around the photo using some wood icons from Prima, to make sure that the photo stayed the focal point of my canvas.

I layered up a bunch of different flowers, a prima vine, some metal flowers, flourishes and other bits and pieces.  I found the metal ‘togetherness’ tag (which I have had for years) and added it to the chipboard heart.

If you have any questions about the canvas or any of the materials, please leave me a comment and I will sure to reply.  I decided the materials list would be ridiculously long to type out but will happily tell you what I used if you are interested.

Thanks for stopping by,

Kristy

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Adore Tag

Hi Everyone,

Just a quick post today as I need to get ready to go out for a hen’s night.  I grabbed a few moments today to make this tag using some Gold Mister Huey’s mist and Black magic glimmer mist, a cute Wooden Maya Road bird, a leftover die cut of the La La Land Crafts Heart Fence Die, a white Kaisercraft Flower, a gold flower by Prima, a word from the barcode strip of a piece of Pickled Pear paper, and a big paperclip.  Gold is a colour which is a definitely a trend at the moment.  You’ll have to excuse the slightly ordinary pic as I was trying to photograph it outside so you could see the glimmer but it was too windy so I had to hold it!

Hope you have a great weekend 🙂

KristyAdore-Bird-Tag

Big Love Tag

Hi everyone,

I have had these black tags for a little while and so I pulled some mists, a template, one of the new Kaisercraft texture stamps, silver paint dabber, some ribbon and some embellishments.  My youngest boy (he is 2 and a half) likes to help with the cooking and also likes painting, so he was quick to come and see what I was doing.  My stamping space has moved into an area next to our kitchen so I put the box I do my misting in on the kitchen bench and I think that was what grabbed his interest. So we made him a tag too.  If you have any questions about how I made the tag just leave me a comment and I will be sure to write back.

Thanks for stopping by,

Kristy

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Supplies: Inkssentials Black tag, Perfect Pearls Mist – turquoise , Ribbon, Glimmermist – Mountain Mist, Kasiercraft Wheat Template,  Kaisercraft Secret Admirer Collection Sticker sheet, Kaisercraft Texture Stamp – Believe , Adirondack Paint Dabber – Silver, Prima Flower, Heart Pearls, MME Washi Tape

Another Thank You Card

Hi Everyone,

Today’s card is another Thank You card for my daughter’s teacher.  She has two teachers, as does my son so I still have another couple of Thank You cards to show.  This background was also made using glimmer mist, although I can’t remember the colours since I made it awhile ago.  It is actually the same piece of paper as the last card, except that for the other background I changed it by spraying over it with completely different glimmermist colours and then did some stamping and inking.

For this card I stamped around the edges using a clear stamp from the MME The Sweetest Thing stamp set using Dusty Concord Distress Ink.  I also stamped the script background stamp using Versacolour Silver Ink.  I cut the centre piece out of white card and then inked it with Seedless Preserves and Dusty Concord inks and sprayed with pearlised water.  This meant the colours blended really nicely.  Brushed Pewter Distress Stain was applied to the Kaisercraft wooden butterfly and I used some more of the Jillibean Soup Alphabean letter stickers.

Stef has now started a blog and you can see more of my work over on her blog.  Sometimes I will post projects on both blogs but mostly things will be different.

Hope you had a great weekend and thanks for stopping by,

Kristy

Butterfly-Thank-You-Card

Supplies: Brushed Pewter Distress Stain, Kiasercraft wooden butterfly, Jillbean Soup Alphabeans – Charcoal, White Card, Dusty Concord and Seedless Preserves Distress Inks, Kaisercraft Script Stamp, MME The Sweetest Things Honey Happiness Stamp Set, Pearl Perfect Pearls in Mini Mister.

Thanks So Very Much Card

Hi Everyone,

It is coming up to the end of the school year so I have been busy making cards for the teachers of my children.  Today’s card was made using a few glimmer mists, some Peacock Feathers Distress ink, some gorgeous Kaisercraft ribbon rose (I love this colour!), the Kaisercraft Script stamp, silver ink and some Jillibean Soup Letter stickers. The design is pretty simple as I wanted to let the background shine 🙂 The card base is actually an A4 piece of card folded in half to make sure there is plenty of room for the parents in the class to sign it.  After inking the label piece with Peacock Feathers Distress Ink, I added the shimmer by misting it lightly with a mixture of pearl coloured perfect pearls that was mixed in water in a mini mister bottle.  It meant that the colour just blended really nicely too.   If you have questions about the card. please let me know by leaving a comment.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend.

Kristy

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Supplies: Glimmermists – Trunk Bay, Graphite, Jillibean Soup Alphabet Stickers – Charcoal, A4 white card, Kaisercraft Rose Ribbon – Sea Breeze, Distress Ink – Peacock Feathers, Pearl Perfect Pearls mixed in water , Versacube – silver.

 

 

 

I Have You in My Heart Card

Hi Everyone,

I am feeling much better now and managed to get a bit of time for playing with paper over the weekend.  I had the shape with the hearts cut out of it already from a while ago when I did some cutting with my cricut and I had some leftover Aquamarine Glimmermist from a different project I started last week, so I just swiped my piece through the glimmermist and left it to dry, thinking I would use it sometime.  Well sometime came on Sunday when I pulled out the MME Sweetest Thing paper pad and it matched perfectly.  I wanted to use some of the patterned papers so I die cut the 2 hearts using the Memory Box Dies.  I made a banner using some kraft card and stamped the sentiment using Impress Pale Aqua ink. I curled it a little by running it over the handle of a small paint brush.  The text paper was a banner sitting on my table that I had leftover from a different project and the resin flower is by Kaisercraft.

Hope you had a great weekend.

Thanks for stopping by,

Kristy

 

 

Supplies: Kraft Card, White Card, Cricut and Cartridge, Glimmermist – Aquamarine, MME 6×6 paper pad – The Sweetest Thing, Memory Box Grand Heart Die, Memory Box – La Rue Heart Die, Impress Pale Aqua ink, Glitz designs – text paper, Kaisercraft resin flower.

Three Tags Card

Hey everyone,

Hope you had a good weekend.  Stef gave me some lovely textured white tags from Core’dinations a couple of weeks ago so I thought I would make a card using them.  I sprayed the tags with Glimmermist – snowy pine and Chalkboard – white which gave them a lovely shimmer.  I then stamped the Hero Arts flower stamp (from the stamp and die cut set – Flowers and Butterflies) using black archival ink and then coloured with my Atyou Spica glitter pens (See photo below the card photo for details) which gives a lovely sparkly effect.  Faux stitching was drawn in with my copic multiliner ).3.  The dotted cardstock is by bazzill and has been sanded with my sanding block.  The card was then assembled as shown with ribbon and pearls to finish it.  Sometimes it is nice to make a card without a sentiment too, so it can be used for lots of different occasions.

Thanks for stopping by and if you have any questions please leave me a comment.

Bye for now,

Kristy