Friday, July 27, 2018

Christmas in July at Quietfire

Happy Friday!!!!!!!!!!  I hope you've had a good week.  It's Christmas in July over at Quietfire Design and on the Quietfire Creations Blog.  Today I'm over there sharing these 3 cards all made with the same stamps and die but 3 completely different looks.  I hope you have time to go check it out.  You can find the post HERE.   There is a prize to be won over on the Quietfire Creations Blog and all Christmas stamps are on sale, 40% off, at Quietfire Design.

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Joyeux Noel

This week is Christmas In July at Quietfire Design.  All week long (starting yesterday) on the Quietfire Creations Blog you will see Christmas projects.  There is a give away - you can find the details on the Quietfire Creations Blog.  Also all Quietfire Christmas stamps are 40% off.  A wonderful sale!!!

My day on the Quietfire Blog is Friday but I'm sharing this card here today.

Last week I was able to pick up the Alcohol Lift-Ink!!  This ink is fabulous!!!  I was hooked with my first play (see my previous post).  This is from my second play.  I worked up the alcohol inks on Yupo paper, stamped the Merry Christmas background with Alcohol Lift-Ink, and transferred the pulled ink onto my card.  I had to stamp twice to get all the way down the Yupo paper and when I stamped onto the card I left a space.  The Yupo piece is used in a card that I'll be sharing Friday. 

The Flourished Christmas Tree is stamped with Archival Ink Emerald Green.  Color was added to the ornaments and star with Stickles.  The edges were inked with Distress Ink and then embossed with Queen's Gold embossing powder (Ranger Ink).  The red printed paper is from the Tim Holtz Christmas Paper Stash.  Joyeux Noel is stamped with Emerald Green.  The gold scalloped strip is Gold Metallic Kraft Stock (Tim Holtz) cut and embossed with one of the new Tim Holtz - Sizzix 3D Impresslits, Mini Scallop.  

Monday, July 23, 2018

Accordion Book for PaperArtsy

Hello and Happy Monday!!!!  This book is made for the current topic on the PaperArtsy Blog - Mint, Sage, Claret, and Gold and is on the PaperArtsy Blog today along with my thoughts about creating the book.

On my blog I have step-out pictures of the creating process.  Many of the pictures speak for themselves so I will just add info that might not show or that needs clarification.

I am also entering my book into the July Mini Album Makers Challenge.

My paper is 7" x 11 5/8".  It was folded in half and then each half folded in half to create 4 panels.

I think the best way to stamp with paint is to put some on the craft sheet, spread it with my finger for an even thin area, place the stamp in the paint, and then stamp onto the project.

I forgot to include the bottle of paint - Hint of Mint.

Tone on tone stenciling is very effective!!

The crackle glaze was spread with a plastic card and then I used my finger to make it even thinner where the pages fold. 

Hint of Mint and Claret were mixed to get the pink color added over the grunge paste. 

I stamped the quote a few times to get it nice and dark over the painted background.

After the stenciled flower was dry, I cut it out, poked holes in the center and added shaping to the petals with Susan's Garden Flower Tools and Foam.

Cheese cloth colored with watered down Claret...

... and some done with Gold.

The colored cheesecloth gave the flower something to sit on and added extra texture. 

I painted a scrap of card with Hint of Mint and added a circle of Claret with a large dauber.

Stamped and embossed the flower image.  I didn't really like the circle of Claret and wished I had just added it after with a brush.  I almost started over but decided to still try adding Claret with a brush which I did.  I also used lots of water so it was more like water coloring with the Claret.  I also painted in some Gold.

The Stamp Platform worked great to line up the two stamps and stamp them both at once, multiple times.

To "ground" the flower I added Claret lines using a plastic card and took them into the panels on either side.  It seemed a bit empty under the words of the last panel so I added more branch stamping with Hint of Mint.

The edges were dabbed with Gold paint, Queen's Gold Embossing Powder (Ranger) added onto the wet paint, and heated/melted with a heat tool. 

For the cover I cut Grey Board to size.  Tissue paper was cut so it could be wrapped around the grey board.  I painted the tissue with watery Claret and dried it.

I wrinkled the tissue very, very well and then glued it to the grey board.  Trimmed the corners and glued it around to the back.

Lightly brayered Hint of Mint so the it just caught the wrinkles and also did around the edges.

Mixed Claret with Grunge Paste and put it through the stencil.  Moved my palette knife wrong and pushed some paste under the stencil.  Once I took the stencil off I cleaned what I could off of where it wasn't supposed to be and let it dry.  Put the stencil back on and painted with Gold. 

Added doodling with Pens and glued on gems.  You can still see the pink some but I'm ok with it. 

Stamped the quote onto a scrap painted with Hint of Mint, cut out what I wanted for the front and back covers.  For the piece on the front cover I dabbed on Gold paint with my finger and then heated it to dry allowing it to bubble and then pressing those areas flat.

Attached ribbon, using strong double sided tape, to the back of just the first panel.

Glued on the covers.  The ribbon wraps around the back and can be tied on the side. 

I hope you've enjoyed seeing the process!!!

Thanks for following along!!

Hugs, Wanda