Next, is another journal page using the other parts of the large cogs…
It says “Passion is useless without action”.
This background was created by stamping multiple layers with the fish scale stamp (as well as layers of mists). This stamp is definitely a new favorite of mine and will be used often!
For the title pieces I used the word “passion” from the imagine theme pack and the word “action” from the “a piece of action” theme pack. I will use the parts that I cut from it later! That is what I love so much about these chippies, it’s so easy to customize your pieces to fit your artwork.
It’s Marta here today. I am happy to share with you my fast and easy mixed media card.
On this tutorial you can see how to create very simple but interesting mixed media backround. By using stencils and stamps you can achieve some wonderful results. I also used some Finnabair mixed media line and Lindy’s Stamp Gang sprays. I hope you will enjoy my short video.
Hi everyone, It’s Cindy here with you today, thanks for joining me…
I’d like to share with you a layout I created with some of the new releases “Forever Friends”
I love this photo taken on retreat… a wonderful moment captured… This months releases included lots of background stamps along with releases for Halloween and sports…
One of the great Halloween releases was an A4 printed Halloween Transparency, which has an A4 page frame along with spooky words and images….
I cut out the frame, and cut the corners to create two “L” shaped pieces, and used these to frame up my photo….
For my background, I used the new Woodgrain Stamp, and stamp with different green inks..
For my title I used the Forever Friends wordlet and sprayed it green, then I used the new Diagonal Stamp over the top with a dye ink(archival ink) doesn’t it look fantastic… Such a great look and so easy to achieve…
I used the new Hash Stencil to create background detail and texture… I used some modelling paste to create texture, and embossing powder and watercolour pencil to create detail…
It’s the start of a new month and we have lots of new goodies to play with.
Today I would like to share a tutorial on using the brand new background stamps.
My mother’s cat, Cleo, just loves to be outside in the garden (on a lead), so it was a perfect time to use the new woodgrain background stamp, along with older favourites: feathers, seed stem small and elm leaf stamps to create a feel of nature.
Below are the “ingredients” for my layout, lots of patterned stamps, dye inks and a pigment ink:
Both pigment and dye inks work well with the foam stamps, but will have different effects. Dye inks tend to be quite wet, so a small amount of ink wiped onto the foam stamp is enough. Pigment inks work well with the background stamp patterns as it does not run as freely as dye, and you will get a crisper image. You will also get several images stamped from the one inking, gradually fading for a lovely effect.
Pigment Ink showing soft edges
To start my background, I used the woodgrain background stamp with light brown pigment ink. After inking the stamp, gently wipe the edges of the stamp with a tissue to remove some of the ink to give a soft edge when stamped:
To create the pattern on the feather stamps, I used the “kiss” technique. Dye ink is best used here, as it is quite wet, and the foam stamp will absorb it very well, to leave the pattern behind. Dab the dye ink onto the feather stamp, then press a dry patterned stamp, in this case the woodgrain pattern, on top of the feather stamp. Press the feather stamp onto a piece of white cardstock to see the now patterned feather stamp image. I then traced around the edges with a black pen and cut out the image.
Hey There ScrapFX Fans! Lots of us enjoy creating to preserve memories, document the day-to-day, to escape our families (admit it you do this – ha!), or send off a lovely note every now and then. Sometimes however it’s fun to create something out of the ordinary and just explore a different avenue. Whether it be a canvas creation, a mini album, or perhaps a card if you’re not typically a card maker. So today we’re going to show you just how versatile ScrapfX products are in helping you go off the page in creating some really unique and fun projects.
Let’s get those creative juices flowing with Anita, shall we?
What does one do when their clock breaks? Well, if you’re a super talented person like Anita is, you turn it in to a stunning piece a wall art!! Oh me, oh my this piece is gorgeous and I can tell you that I know I wouldn’t have really thought of keeping my old, broken down clock until I saw this piece. Anita has taken apart the old clock, added some beautiful patterned papers to back it, some paint around the edges, and then layered it up with her photo and some ScrapFX goodies. When it’s all wrote out it seems easy enough right? LOL. Obviously this took her oodles of time to construct but with a wee bit of patience one could easily have a beautiful trash-to-treasure piece just like this thanks to her fantabulous inspiration. Let’s take a closer look.
Here you can better see all the chippies Anita used on the piece, along with her outstanding homemade flowers. It worked out perfectly that ScrapfX has Clock Hands (2012330) chippies. The other thing that is perfection on this piece is how Anita executes tucking and placing her other chippies. You can see a bit of the Chicken Wire, medium (2014003) peeking out from the top of her paper layers and all throughout the piece she has flourish pieces here and there amongst her flowers. All of this hard work on her part contributes to the flow of the piece making it, again, such a stunning piece.
Elisabeth has gone with a mini album to document her gardening. I think any gardener would be delighted to have this has their journal, don’t you? She has layered up piles of magnificently gorgeous details atop the Mini Feathers (2013233) base. What I find so spectacular about this is this is normally the portion people would discard. Instead she has put it to use as a layering bit. It looks tremendous this was too! She has also used feathers from the piece amongst her embellishments which I think enhances the use of the base, especially with the yellow against the green. Pure sunshine delight!
I must admit when I saw Cindy’s project my whimsical heart went a flutter!! If only this little carousel could be mine, LOL. It is just so sweet and unbelievably realistic. What is even more incredible is this creation is completey constructed out of chipboard! I’ll give you a moment to ponder that…
Working with the 1.8 mm 12×12 Chipboard Sheet (2013409) Cindy went to town and constructed this. By using various mediums, the Moroccan Tile Stencil (2013352), the Random Dots Stencil (2013172), and her magnificent creativity she transformed the plain chipboard in to a whimsical wonderland. She highlighted her texture splendidly by popping it out using various color mediums from her palette and it almost gives it a swirling feeling as if there is movement happening. The Carousel Horses (2011135) were each painted with such care and I love that have purple manes to really pop against all the turquoises, blues, and greens of the base.
Here you can how the Random Dots Stencil was incorporated a bit better. Isn’t it bubba-licious?? I really wish I could touch this piece in person – yes I’m sensory driven like that – but don’t you want to touch it too? You also get a really great look at all the other details Cindy added in to make this piece come to life. The flowers, baubles, lace, and trims really just pull everything together to finish off this piece in a grand fashion.
Claire has made a charming little box to stash treasures galore in and how brilliant is this design? I for one have been saving stamp after stamp that has come to me from Australia, France, and other great lands where I’ve been blessed to receive happy mail from, yet I’ve been at a loss as to what to do with them. Do you do this too? Not wanting to use my stamps carelessly, this truly inspires me on how to put them to good use and keep other memories at the same time – bonus! Another bonus about this project is it looks as though it was pretty quick and to the point. A bit of color medium to the top of the lid, add the stamps, add a photo, add some lettering, and a ScrapfX wordlet = done. Truly a marvelous little project.
Misty has rocked out her steampunk style with a super stellar hair clip. I would totally wear this if there wasn’t a fear of this getting lost in my über curly hair – ahahaha! Seriously though I’m always in awe of how Misty can bring on the texture to everything she creates and yet all the chippies maintain their detail. For example check out those Mini Flying Wings (2013232). They have major chunky texture goodness going on yet you can see every detail still. Love that! Don’t even get me started about those Cogs (2007184) because I know she took the heat gun to those bad boys and let me tell you, I’d be in the ER with some third degree burns if I attempted texture like that – ha! Just kidding it might not be that bad… but still she has serious skills so it’s a good thing she shares her videos here for us every now and then. So the next time you’re looking to jazz up your hair accesories, why not check out your ScrapFX stash? I know I may be heading to mine for my DDs upcoming homecoming. This is just the inspiration boost I needed to give her something no one else will have!
For my project I decided to alter a frame for my kitchen to show off some of my farm fresh eggs my chooks are giving me. I used a peeled paint technique around the edges of the frame and then added some of my all time favorite alphas on top – the mighty Itty Bitty Bets!! This time in the Typewriter font. Once those were adhered I went about decorating the inside of my frame. With a bit of decorative tissue, some burlap, and Chicken Wire, small (2014004) I was ready to add my finishing touches.
Here you can see the texture of the frame a bit better and also see how the Chicken Wire, small was altered by heat embossing with some Platinum UTEE. By using UTEE instead of regular embossing powder I was able to achieve a more bumpy texture with my heat embossing.
Six designers and six completely different ideas for off-the-page projects. Do you enjoy going off…the page that is. We’d love to be inspired by your creativity too so be sure to share your projects with us on our Facebook page! Until next time, take good care.