Friday, May 24, 2019

The "Dribbles Of Ink" Card

Hi folks, I'm sharing the third card in my Distress Oxide Spray adventure using up the dribbles of ink left on the Flourish Stencil from the cards I've already shared to create the background.


After spraying through the stencil for Wednesday's card and flipping it over and monoprinting on yesterday's card, there were just dribbles of ink left on the stencil
So I spritzed it lightly with water and managed to get another background.
I die-cut Tim Holtz/Sizzix Wildflower Stems 1 from Distress Watercolor Card and coloured with Dried Marigold, Spiced Marmalade, Iced Spruce and Victorian Velvet Distress Inks using Distress Blender Brushes.
I inked the sentiment from Parental Props with Ground Espresso Distress Archival ink, stamped on the Distress Oxide Sprays border and fussy cut in a pot shape.
I painted the centre of the flowers with Distress Collage Medium Matte and sprinkled with Distress Rock Candy Glitter. I fixed the flowers and pot in place with Tim Holtz/Sizzix Mini Foam Adhesive to create dimension.
I matted the panel on to Classic Kraft Stock and fixed to a 5" x 7" White Card Blank
 and added a twine bow
 three backgrounds from one spray of each colour ain't bad
and three cards speaks to the thrifty Scot in me.
Have a great weekend whatever you are planning, weather permitting I'm hoping to spend it in the garden and I'll see you on Monday to share my DT project for Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge.
Happy Crafting
Hugs Kath xxx



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Thursday, May 23, 2019

Distress Oxide Sprays and a " Flipping" Stencil

Hi folks, I'm back to share the second card I made on my weekend adventure with the latest release of Distress Oxide Sprays.
I had lots of fun creating backgrounds with the help of the gorgeous Flourish Layering Stencil from Tim Holtz and Stampers Anonymous.
After I had sprayed the Distress Oxide Sprays through the Flourish Stencil to create yesterday's card which you can see HERE, the stencil had loads of ink sitting on the top, so I grabbed another panel of Distress Watercolor card, flipped the stencil over, laid it on top of the card and pressed with kitchen towel to transfer the ink.
I dried the card, spritzed with water to blend the colours and create that magical oxidisation, dried again and flicked on water droplets, the same technique I used for yesterday's card.
I stamped Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Glorious Garden inked with Ground Espresso Distress Archival.
I masked off the Mom word on the Parental Props stamp set with washi tape, inked with Ground Espresso Distress Archival Ink
and stamped on the panel along with the small circle images
I added Studio Katia Cupid's Kiss Crystals, matted the panel on to Brown Classic Kraft Stock sanded back to reveal the kraft core and fixed to an A2 white card blank.


I'll be back tomorrow to share the third card, made with the dribbles of ink left on the stencil
Toodle-oo for now
Hugs Kath xxx




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Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Be Still My Beating Heart - Distress Oxide Sprays

Hi folks, my plans for tidying the "looks like a jungle" garden at the weekend were derailed somewhat by RAIN, RAIN and more RAIN, so I retreated to the cubbyhole for some playtime with the latest release of Distress Oxide Sprays from Tim Holtz and Ranger. And that didn't go entirely to plan either. I intended making backgrounds with lots of differnet colours but three particular colours and a favourite stencil kept me occupied for the whole afternoon and at the end of it, my workdesk was covered in an assortment of Distress Oxide Spray stencilled creations.
Who knew that spraying one stencil would have me reaching for more and more surfaces and I would end up with 8 backgrounds in total and a strip to use for die-cutting.
Victorian Velvet and Dried Marigold are so gorgeous together, be still my beating heart
So here is the first of many cards I'll be sharing made with these backgrounds, keeping the stamping simple because the Distress Oxide Sprays are the stars of this particular show

I trimmed Distress Watercolor card to 3.1/4" x 5.1/2", placed the Flourish Layering Stencil on top and sprayed Dried Marigold, Twisted Citron and Victorian Velvet Distress Oxide Sprays.
I removed the stencil and wow this was the result
I dried the panel with my heat tool, sprayed generously with water to allow the ink to wick, dried again, flicked on some water droplets and patted with kitchen towel. 
I stamped one of the images from Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Flower Garden inked with Black Soot Archival.
I masked off part of the Mom sentiment from Simon Says Stamp Parental Props with Washi Tape, inked with Black Soot Distress Archival and stamped on the panel.
I added splatters of  Black Soot Distress Ink and to complete the sentiment, I inked another sentiment from the stamp set with Versamark ink and heat embossed with Ranger Superfine White Embossing Powder on a strip of black card.

I matted the panel on to SSS Black card and then on to an A2 card blank. I'll be back tomorrow to share another card, this time using up all the Distress Oxide Spray left on the front of the stencil with another of my favourite Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous stamps.
Toodle--oo for now
Hugs Kath xxx



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Tuesday, May 21, 2019

AALL&Create Guest Designer Project - Bad Bears

Hi folks, I'm back to share this week's AALL&Create Guest Designer project using the super cute # 157 Bad Bears stamp set designed by Louise Nelson, #147 Zipp It designed by Olga Heldwein and Stencils #39 Lotza Dotz and #52 Qualdrilaterals designed by Autour De Mwa.
I decided that the two stamps sets were an ideal choice to decorate an Eileen Hull Notebook and with some felt inserts it will become storage for my sewing needles but of course, you could use it as a mini journal or notebook.


I die-cut the notebook from kraft chipboard using the Eileen Hull/Sizzix Scoreboards L Notebook die and painted with White Gesso. I trimmed two pieces of Distress Watercolor card to be slightly smaller than the front and back panels and rounded the outside corners.
I painted the panels with Stormy Sky Distress Paint and flicked on some water to create the water droplet look
I stamped the zip image from #147 Zipp It and the heart images from #157 Bad Bears with Hickory Smoke Distress Archival on to the front panel.
I trimmed the section above the zip and added Squeezed Lemonade Distress Paint to both panels with Stencil #52 Quadrilaterals using a mini round blending tool.
I painted a scrap of Distress Watercolor card to fit behind the cut-out zip section with Squeezed Lemonade and the heart images with Worn Lipstick Distress Paint.
Surprise, surprise, I added Ranger Texture Paste Opague Matte through Stencil #39 Lotza Dotz
While it was drying I stamped the Bad Bear images, hearts and zip pull on to a scrap of Distress Watercolor card with Hickory Smoke Distress Archival and coloured with Zig Clean Color Brush Markers using a Distress Detailer Brush to blend the colours.
I fussy cut around the bears and the zip pull leaving a white border, added Eclectic Elements White Thread, fixed in place with Distress Collage Medium Matte (pick up some Collage Medium on your fingers, run your fingers along the thread and press in place on to your project) and fixed the bears and zip pull in place with Tim Holtz/Sizzix Mini Foam Adhesive.
I fussy cut the hearts and fixed to the back panel with Distress Collage Medium Matte.
I created faux stitching around the panels using my trusty Craft Pick and a Sakura Black Micron Pen, fixed the panels to the notebook, punched holes and added White Ribbon as a closure.

You can find the AALL&Create products I used and where to buy HERE




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