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Monday, 20 March 2017

Angela, My Art Deco Tag.

Good evening Followers, Friends and Visitors,

Hope you all enjoyed your weekend, whatever to were doing.   I think it is time to share another tag with you all.   As you may (or may not) know),   I love Art Deco and this beautiful lady was made using one of Imagination Craft's set of Art Deco stencils, this one is called Angela.

    
Cut out a tag shape from white card.      Matt a piece of dark lavender paper onto the white tag and make a hole in the centre top of the tag.



Die-cut the trees and buildings from white card, using the Memory Box Winter Scene die and cut to fit the tag, leaving a tiny border of the lavender showing.

   
Tear three pieces of white card and layer up on the bottom of the tag, with a dab of silicone glue underneath, just to raise the snow up slightly.   Add some Magi-bond glue along the top of each piece and add the cracked ice.

    
Colour a piece of white card with the lilac mist Starlight paint, then die-cut three roses, 1 small, 1 medium and 1 large, using the Sizzix dies and glue them to the bottom left of the tag.

   
Lay the Angela stencil onto a piece of white card and using the metal spatula, spread the amethyst Sparkle Medium over the design.   Remove the stencil and leave the image to dry.  

  
Cut Angela out, leaving a small white border around her.   Fix her to the right side of the tag, using silicone glue.  

  
Glue three gems to each side if the tag, just above the lavender paper.

   
Thread some silver ribbon through the hole in the top of the tag.   Cut out another tag from dark navy card, just a little larger than the white tag and glue on the back of the white tag.

  
Make a stand from some navy card and glue to the back of the tag, so it can be stood up.   Lastly add some snow to the sky using a white pen.

That's it folks, hope you like it.   Have a good week and I will be back in a few days.

                                                                Love and rainbows,

                                                                 Hugs   Jennifer xx.






Friday, 17 March 2017

Mother and Beautiful Babies.

Good evening Followers, Friends and Visitors,

Not a nice day here today, windy, dull, chilly and very wet and the same is forecast for tomorrow!   never mind, I'm hoping the sun is just around the corner lol!    My card tonight was made for Imagination Craft's latest shows on the Hochanda T.V. Channel on 11th. March 2017 and uses  the really beautiful Elephant and baby Art stamp from Imagination Craft's.   I adore this stamp, just so....cute.   I chose the grey coloured card to represent the elephant skin and I have to say, I was quite pleased with the end result.   Hope you like it too.


   
Take some white card, smaller than the white base card and paint all four  edges of it, using the 'soot' Rusty Patina paint.   Matt this onto the base card, leaving a half inch border of the white  base card showing.

   
Take a smaller piece of grey card and lay the foliage stencil onto it and  dab the Hickory Smoke  Distress Ink and the black Starlight ax through the design.   Remove the stencil.   Matt this onto the base card.

   
The photo above shows the beautiful sheen of the Black Starlight Wax.   Take a square of grey card and using a black ink pad, stamp the elephants onto it.   Matt this onto a slightly larger white square and then onto a slightly larger still, piece of white card which has had the edges painted with the Soot Rusty Patina.

  
Highlight parts of the elephants with a white pen.    Add a little touch of the Black Starlight Wax to the dark areas of the design.

 Die-cut the leaf stem, using the Marianne Design die,  from card which has been painted with the Soot Rusty Patina.   Glue this to the top left and add a small amount of the black wax.

Die-cut the Sizzix flower from card painted with the Lilac Mist Starlight paint, then glue to the top of the image.

Have a great weekend everyone, have fun and be happy.   I will be back again soon.   I think it will be time then to share another of my tags, so see you all then.

                                                                  Love and rainbows,

                                                                   Hugs   Jennifer xx.






Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Bee Happy.

Good evening,  Followers, Friends and Visitors,

Hope your week has been good so far.   The weather here today has been really lovely, lots of sunshine, just the ticket.   Saw a wee baby bunny on the lawn today, so....cute.    I won't be saying that when it eats my flowers lol!!

Time to share another  card with you all.   This was made for Sue & Harvey of Imagination Crafts, for their latest shows on the Hochanda T.V. channel on 11th. March 2017.


For this card I have used Imagination's 'Bee happy' stencil, Starlight paint, Sparkle medium and some 'chicken wire' Art Cutz.

   
Matt a piece of white card which has had the edges painted with the Sand Starlight paint, onto the 7"x7" white base card, leaving a border of white showing.   Matt a smaller  square of black shiny card onto the gold.

 


Cut a smaller piece of blue card and lay the stencil on top and spread the Black Stars Sparkle Medium over the design, using a metal spatula.   Remove the stencil and leave the image to dry.

   
Cut the top half of the design from the bottom half, in a wavy line.   Colour the stripes on the bees,  the entrance to the beehive,  the branch and the letters,  using a gold pen.

   
   
Paint a piece of Art Cutz 'chicken wire' with the 'sand' Starlight paint.   Glue this to the back of the top and bottom parts of the design, using Imagination's Magi-bond glue.

  
Matt this onto the base card.   That is this card finished, quite a quick easy card to make if you don't have much time.



  
That's all from me for the moment, please pop back again very soon, when I will be sharing another card, made with the gorgeous elephant and baby Art Stamp,   See you all then I hope.   Enjoy the rest of your week.

                                                                  Love and rainbows,

                                                                   Hugs   Jennifer xx.




Monday, 13 March 2017

Tiger Lily.

Good evening Followers, Friends and Visitors,

Well here we are again at the beginning of yet another week lol!   I do wish they would slow down a little  lol!!  my life is going by too quickly!    Tonight's card  was made for Imagination Craft's latest shows on the Hochanda T.V Channel on 11th. March 2016.   This card was made using one of the three stunning new Art stamps, the tiger which were on sale on the programme.      When I had finished it, I felt it just needed a little something, so thought I'd add a flower, then the lily came to  mind,   tiger lily lol!   The sand Starlight paint has a gorgeous rich sheen which, does not show up well on the photograph.     Hope you like it.


   
Matt a square of black shiny card onto the ivory coloured  7"x7" base card., leaving a half inch border of the ivory card showing.   Cut a smaller piece of white card and paint it with the Sand Starlight paint.   Rub an anti-static pad over the  coloured card, so the embossing powder will not stick to where you don't want it to.

    
Lay the big cat stencil onto this coloured card and using a piece of cut 'n' dry foam, dab some Versamark through the design.   Remove the stencil and heat emboss with black embossing powder,     Matt this onto the black shiny card.

    
Using a piece of ivory card, stamp the tiger onto it using a Versamark pad and heat emboss with black embossing powder..   Trim around the stamped image, leaving a tiny border of ivory card showing.

Matt the image onto a slightly larger piece of black shiny card, then fix this to the centre of the base card.

    
Glue three black gems to the top left and three to the bottom right of the ivory base  card, adding two dots of  lime green Stickles in between the gems.

   
Punch out lily petals using the Tonic flower punch set and colour with the  Scattered Straw and Festive Berries Distress Inks, then paint over the top of these with diluted  Sand Starlight paint.   When dry, stamp the markings on the petals, using the small stamp from the set, with black ink.

    
Shape the petals with your fingers and glue together to make the lily, adding the punched and painted stamen to the centre of the lily.   Glue to the bottom left of the image, adding some green Stickles glue to the centre of the stamen.

There we have it my  Friends, all finished.   Please pop back in a day or so, when I will be sharing another project.   Enjoy the next few days and I will be back soon.

                                                              Love and rainbows,

                                                               Hugs   Jennifer xx.



 


Saturday, 11 March 2017

My Flower Journal

Good evening All,

Hope you are all having a great weekend and you enjoyed watching the Imagination Craft's shows on the Hochanda T.V. Channel today.   Tonight I would like to share my flower journal which was shown on the shows , my first attempt at decorating a journal,  they say there's always a first time lol!.   These journals are great,  contain many pages and have a ready prepared, canvas front cover, so no need to paint it with Gesso before you can get started.  

   
(1 )   Front of journal painted with  the clover and cornflower MDF paints, soot and duck egg Rusty Patinas.

    
(2 )   The edges of the journal are painted with Cafe Creme Rusty Patina, topped with white gold Starlight
         wax.

(3 )   Lay the butterfly stencil on the front cover and spread the soot Rusty Patina over the design, remove
         the stencil and leave to dry.

    
(4 )   Die-cut three scrolls from black card and colour with the white gold Starlight wax.   Glue one to                     top  left, one to the bottom right, then cut the remaining scroll into two pieces and glue one to the
         top right and the other to the bottom left.

  
(5 )   Add some gold Starlight wax to the wires on the spine of the journal to give it an antiqued look.

   
(6 )   Colour some white card with the pearl Starlight paint and punch out three flowers.

(7 )   Die-cut and paint various flowers with the two MDF paints,  (which give a matt finish and look good
         against the pearlised flower), adding some gold Starlight wax to the petals.   Die-cut two flowers from
          black card, adding some gold wax to the petals.

   
(8 )   Die-cut one leaf stem from black card and cut in two.   Glue the leaves and flowers to the journal front.
         Add some Stickles glitter to the flower centres.

    
(9 )   Rub some gold wax over the stars and butterflies.

    
(10)   Die-cut the letters    ' N o t e s '   and colour with the gold wax.    Glue these down the left-hand edge
          of the journal.

That's all from me for now,  hope you have a relaxing, peaceful Sunday.    Catch you again very soon.

                                                                   Love and rainbows,

                                                                    Hugs   Jennifer xx.








Friday, 10 March 2017

Special Moments Together - a Sneaky Peek.

Good afternoon,

Not such a fabulous day today I have to say, not a bad morning but it has turned quite chilly this afternoon but I mustn't grumble, it could be a lot worse lol!

My 'sneaky peek'  today, was made for Imagination Craft's shows on Hochanda T.V. Channel on Saturday 11th. March at 8am.  1pm. and 5pm.   There will be a set of gorgeous wild animal  stamps on the programme.   These stamps are just so  beautiful, I adore them, particularly the zebras and the elephants.   The tiger is also brilliant and when used with Imagination's Big Cat stencil for the background, looks great.   O.K. this is how I made it.

    
Matt a 6" square of white card, which has been painted around the edges with' Soot'  Rusty Patina (no need to cover the whole card, as only the edges will be on show - waste not want not lol!   my Rusty Patina is very precious lol! mustn't waste a drop!), onto a 7"x7" white base card.
Take a smaller piece of white card and colour it with the three distress inks, the straw and red at the top and the green at the bottom.   Brush some diluted 'Sand' Starlight paint over the top half of the card.

  
Lay the stencil on top of this card and using a piece of cut 'n' dry foam, dab the peeled paint through the design.   Remove the stencil and leave the images to dry.

  
Take a piece of white card and stamp the zebra and baby onto it, using a Versamark pad, then heat emboss with Imagination Craft's black embossing powder.

Colour the outside edges of the image with the distress inks.   Dab some green distress ink through some of the leaves on the stencil, onto the top left of the image.

 
Matt this onto a slightly larger piece of white card, which has again been painted with the 'Soot' Rusty Patina, then matt this onto the base card.

  
Colour a small piece of white card with the Orange Oxidized Starlight Paint and when dry, die-cut the flower, using the Spellbinder's die.   Glue this to the bottom left corner of the image , using Magi-bond glue.   Add some glue to the flower centre and sprinkle on some Stampendous black glass glitter.

Well that's all from me folks for the moment, please don't forget to tune in tomorrow to see Kerri-Ann demonstrating.    Below is a 'Sneaky Peek' at my project for tomorrow, this is not a card !   more will be revealed later.




                                                                    Love and rainbows,

                                                                     Hugs   Jennifer xx.




 

Thursday, 9 March 2017

Here Comes Spring, a 'Sneaky Peek.'

Good afternoon Followers, Friends and Visitors,

What a beautiful day it is here, I do hope you are all experiencing this gorgeous  sunshine too.   It certainly makes a change from those dull grey skies!    I would like to share a 'sneaky peek' at one of my projects I have made for Sue and Harvey of  Imagination Crafts.       They have  shows  on the Hochanda T.V Channel on Saturday 11th. March at  8am.   1pm.   and 5pm.   I do hope you can tune in.

Talking of  sunshine, my card today reflects this beautiful sunny weather we are having right now.   It has a Spring like feel to it.   The stencil I have used is so pretty and I felt it just needed a light, fresh looking background.   I have also incorporated the 'foiling' technique which I think just finishes off the images.





   
Matt a square of dark navy card onto the white 7"x7" base card, leaving a border of the white showing.   Take a smaller square of white card and colour the top two thirds with the blue distress inks and the bottom third with the two green inks.


  


Lay the flower stencil onto the now coloured card and colour the design with the distress inks, using a piece of cut 'n' dry foam.   Leave the stencil in place until the inks have dried.   Next, using the 'foiling' technique. outline the flower heads with the blackcurrant Sparkle Medium and the leaves and stems with the sage green Sparkle Medium.   I prefer to use my finger to do this, as I can feel the Sparkle Medium being pushed to the outside edges of the images on the stencil.   Remove the stencil and leave the images to dry.

    
          

Add some Stickles  glitter to the two largest flower centres and a little to the stamen of the flower on the right.


  
Glue an iridescent gem stone to the centres of the blue and yellow flowers, using Magi-bond glue.   Glue this card onto the base card.

Die-cut an oval from white card and colourwith the distress inks.   tamp the sentiment onto the oval using a black ink pad.  

   
Add some blackcurrant Sparkle Medium to the edges and fix this to the bottom right of the base card, using sticky foam pads to raise it up a little.

  
That's this card finiashed, so that is all from me for the moment.   Please pop back soon, as I will be sharing another 'sneaky peek' with you.   Enjoy your Friday, have fun and above all -  be happy!   See you soon.

                                                               Love and rainbows,

                                                                 Hugs   Jennifer xx.