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Sunday, 30 August 2015

Mixed Media Mum


Hello fellow bloggers, thanks for stopping by to see my DT post for That Craft Place and the start of our new challenge which runs for a fortnight called Mixed Media - Anything Goes. All the links are on my sidebar for Lisa's shop our natter and chatter group on Facebook and the blog. It would be lovely if you have time to pop over and see what my Teamies have been making too.


I was recently trying to tidy up my craft room and came across a lot of little embellishments and things I have had lying around for a long time. The idea then came to me to do a Finnabair inspired canvas using a photograph of my mum.


Here are some close ups of it finished. 


I had glued everything in to place and added a coat of Gesso then applied more embellishments repeating the process until I was happy with my design and layers.


I covered my photograph with a rag and started to spray on my paint which had been watered down in a spritz bottle. Once finished I added some Gilding Wax to highlight some of the areas.

Hope you get a chance to join in the challenge and thanks again for stopping by.

Julie x 

Saturday, 29 August 2015

With Kisses


Hi Everyone,  Cheery Lynn Designs do the most wonderful Butterfly dies in many different styles and sizes with Angel wings for perfect layering. So for my DT card this week I thought it would be nice to show you all how they can hold centre stage on a card for a wow factor.


I started by matting and layering my stacker dies to give a detailed border with contrasting colours and adding some Copper Stickles around the edge of my centre mat.


My Doily was cut out in Cream Cardstock and shaded with Distress ink, matting onto my Pierced stackers along with my Lords and Commons Super Doily. My Butterfly was heat embossed with Copper Embossing Powder and layered onto my Angel Wing Die, finishing off with a few pearls and a Sentiment.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Julie x

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Saturday, 22 August 2015

Frosty The Snowman


Hi everyone, this week for my DT card at Cheery Lynn Designs I am sharing with you a vintage styled Christmas card using one of our latest released Snowflake dies which comes in a set of 2.


I started by cutting out my Snowflakes in white cardstock and then sprayed Adhesive on to them and added extra fine Glitter. This way you get a lovely smooth finish that doesn't show any lumps of glue. I cut them in half and added to the corners of my first layer.


My Snowman I added Snowtex on to his body and an accent on to his hat and whilst still wet I poured some extra fine glitter over them. The embellishments were coloured with Copics and a little Distress ink at the edges for definition to the Snowman's body.


My Snowflower was glittered in the same way, layering twice and adding a Gumdrop. My Pine Branches were coloured with  Copics and Glitter added for an extra frosty look. 



Merry Christmas was heat embossed with Red Tinsel Embossing Powder.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Julie x

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Saturday, 15 August 2015

Thankful Harvest


Hi everyone. In Scotland the Farmers are now ploughing their fields and bringing in their Harvest, which made me think of using this wonderful New Release die 'Thankful Harvest' for my DT card this week at Cheery Lynn Designs. I love the versatility of it as it suits Thanksgiving cards perfectly and would also be lovely on an Autumn Birthday card or a Recipe Book project to name a few.


I cut out my centre square highlighting the stitches with a Fineliner pen, also using my Burlap Border as a die cut and a stencil to add some extra interest on to the background.


My Wheatheads I layered twice for extra dimension adding the little bow double layered from the Mistletoe Die.


My Thankful Harvest I cut out in White Cardstock and started to shade the fruit and vegetables with my Copics and the basket I shaded with inks. I filled my Pumpkins layering up twice for a 3d look. My Grapes I kept all the small bits of waste, shaping them on my embossing mat and gluing back in place with a little Silicone glue to raise them up, finally added Glossy Accents to give them a sheen. My corn I had embossed with my die (TECHNIQUE HERE) trimming around the cob and shading with Copics before gluing in place.


Thanks for stopping by today and for all the lovely comments you leave me, they are always greatly appreciated. 

 Julie x

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Monday, 10 August 2015

Sneaky Peek - Terminal 1 - A Vintage Journey


Hi there, just a sneaky peek  today, as I have a tutorial over at A Vintage Journey, would love you to pop over to see it.

Julie x

Saturday, 8 August 2015

Dove Card


Hi Everyone, today for my DT card at Cheery Lynn Designs I am showcasing the Peace Dove, a very elegant bird die with the most beautiful detail.


My layers are cut out in white and a pearlised lemon shade. This photo shows my first set of layers. I love the added detail the stitching stackers give to the edge of a card. I used my corners from the Royal Scandinavain Tag Set and added some gems on to it.


My next layers I also added some gems and layered with Silicone Glue for height and dimension.


My Dove I added some Distress Ink to the edges curling the wings slightly and adding a little lemon card behind to highlight the Dove's detail and a little gem on to its eye.


Finally adding all my layers together to finish.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Julie x 

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Friday, 7 August 2015

Things with Wings - At AVJ


Hi my blog friends, lovely to have you stop by to see my latest DT post for A Vintage Journey. For the month of July my super talented Teamie Anne has chosen the challenge Things with Wings. Please pop over to the blog HERE to see what the rest of my team mates have been making.


My daughter recently brought me back some MDF shapes from America and with all the excitement of working with them I forgot to take some on going photos OOPS ! The outside of my frame was painted with a mix of Deco Art and Tim Holtz paints and crackles then adding some gilding wax. 


My paper was swiped through Distress Stains drying in between each layer.


Using some of Tim's Flourish stamps with Picket Fence Distress paint I then stamped my stained paper.


My inner frame was painted black and some gilding wax added.


My Sizzix Butterfly was cut out in Vellum Twice and run through my embossing folder. I then dripped Alcohol Inks onto it and added a little Distress Stickles to the edges. Finally mounting onto my frame with some jewellery findings.


My little pieces of Vintage Lace were stained with Tattered Rose


My sentiment was stamped with Black Archival ink.

Well I hope I have managed to inspire you to join in this months challenge. The winner will receive  a £20 Shopping Spree at Countryview Crafts where you will find a fab selection of Tim's goodies.

Thanks for stopping by today, 

Julie x

I wish to enter this in to :
Frilly and Funkie - Things with Wings Challenge.

Sunday, 2 August 2015

Memory Frame


Hi Everyone, today it's the turn of the Mixed Media Team to host the challenge at That Craft Place which is Mixed Media-Anything Goes. I had so much fun making my Shabby Chic Frame for the last challenge I decided to use my bits I had kept aside from my Printers Tray pack and make a Memory Frame with my daughters in it celebrating them passing all their exams to become Long Haul Cabin Crew. That Craft Place sell the most fabulous Laser Cut MDF and Greyboard and their latest travel pieces gave me the inspiration for my frame.


I started off by giving my frame a thick coat of Decoart Crackle Paint and once dry I gave a wash with black paint and rubbed in some Distress Stain with a baby wipe in Pewter and highlighted with Gilding Wax, the compass is from Cheery Lynn Designs.



My stars were embossed with Red Tinsel Embossing Powder and my planes with White Embossing Powder distressing the edges with a little Black Paint. I used Tim Holtz Correspondence Papers and stamped some more details onto the paper in Black Archival.


My suitcases I gave a wash with Picket Fence DP and highlighted the detail with a Fineliner and Gold pen. I sat the little cat on the top of the cases as they both miss their cats so much staying in London.


My Globe I used a Blue Copic for the sea and stamped texture on using Andy Skinners Industrial Stamp Set and Archival Ink. The land was heat embossed with Aged Green Frantage and the stand I heat embossed with Distress Powder, highlighting with some gilding wax.


I took a mould of my daughter's Wings Brooch with 2 step Silicone Putty and pressed in some paper clay, painting them with Silver. The trolley bag I coloured with Copics and heat embossed with Clear powder and added some computer generated words for the British Airways moto.

If you would love to see more of the laser cuts That Craft Place cut along with Deco Art, Ranger, Creative Expression etc. you can check them out by joining the Facebook link on my sidebar.

Thanks so much for your visit today. 

Julie x

Saturday, 1 August 2015

Gingerbread House


Hi everyone,  today I am sharing with you my Cheery Lynn Designs DT card for this week using the adorable new Gingerbread House. This House reminded me of the story Hansel and Gretel and this is where my inspiration for this card came from.


My background was cut out in black card highlighting all the stitches around the edges with a white pen. I sprinkled on some chunky white Embossing Powder and heat set it to give a snowy look. My Icicles were cut out in white cardstock, spray adhesive added onto it and a layer of extra fine glitter.


My Trees and Grass were cut out in green and glitter added in the same way as the Icicles.


My Gingerbread House I cut out twice. My top layer in Kraft card and I shaded it with Copic Pens and used my Fineliner Pen in to all the embossed grooves to highlight it. My underneath layer my die was used to emboss onto white cardstock and I coloured with Copics before adding behind my card. Please check out the Cheery Lynn video HERE on how to do this technique. Finally adding an extra layer of glittered Icicles to my house.

Thanks for stopping by today and once again all of your comments are greatly appreciated. 

Julie x

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