Thursday, May 25, 2017

DT Teresa - Mother's Day 2

Hello Everyone!

Mother's Day may now be behind us for 2017, but we can honour and celebrate mums every day and any day! 

This card uses Neenah Classic Crest 110lb Smooth Solar White Cardstock for the base which is cut with a paper trimmer at 4 1/4" x 11" and scored with a teflon bone folder at 5 1/2" to make a top folding card of 5 1/2" x 4 1/4".

I cut the cloud dies from Mama Elephant Stitched Sky with the Sizzix Big Shot Machine to create a background on the base of the card with Neenah Classic Crest 80lb Smooth Solar White Cardstock. I adhered them to the card using Kokuyo Glue Tape Roller and then used scissors to cut the over hanging areas of cloud from the card base. 

I coloured a piece of Strathmore Bristol Smooth Paper using Colourcraft Brusho Colours in Ultramarine. I first sprayed the piece with water from a Tim Holtz Distress Sprayer and then sprinkled the Brusho powder over the wet paper. The colour spread across the piece beautifully and I then proceeded to dry the paper with a Wagner Heat Tool. Once dry, I die cut the stars circle using both dies from My Favorite Things Starry Circle and adhered a piece of gold glitter cardstock behind the piece to create shiny bright stars. I added some colour around the outside of the circle using Tim Holtz BluePrint Sketch Distress Ink with a Ranger Ink Blending Tool and Foam I placed this onto a larger die cut circle from Lil' Inker Designs Stitched Mats: Circles and adhered it onto the card front with the Kokuyo Glue Tape Roller.  

I stamped the sentiment with My Favorite Things Black Licorice Hybrid Ink from Mama Elephant Tiny Heroes onto an extra die cut cloud and popped it in place with doubled-up 3M Scotch Foam Tape for dimension. I love this sentiment, even if the word 'favourite' is spelt incorrectly! ;) 

The focal image for this card is also from Mama Elephant Tiny Heroes, stamped in Memento Tuxedo Ink and cut with the co-ordinating dies, Mama Elephant Tiny Heroes Creative Cuts. She is coloured with Copic markers and adhered with foam tape also. I added a splash of Zig A Wink of Stella, Clear and dropped a tiny dollop of Ranger Glossy Accents over the star on her chest.

I then added MUM to the card using dies from Lawn Fawn Cole's ABCs, completing the card.

Thankyou for following along with me today. Please feel free to ask questions if anything needs clarifying. If you cannot find the items I have used (listed below) in the Auzz Trinklets and Crafts store, be sure to drop Neha a message via email or Facebook and she will do what she can to order the product in for you.

Happy crafting and have a great day!


Products used:

Neenah Classic Crest 110lb Smooth Solar White Cardstock
Paper trimmer
Teflon bone folder
Mama Elephant Stitched Sky
Sizzix Big Shot Machine
Neenah Classic Crest 80lb Smooth Solar White Cardstock
Kokuyo Glue Tape Roller
Strathmore Bristol Smooth Paper
Colourcraft Brusho Colours in Ultramarine
Tim Holtz Distress Sprayer
Wagner Heat Tool
My Favorite Things Starry Circle
Lil' Inker Designs Stitched Mats: Circles
Kokuyo Glue Tape Roller
Mama Elephant Tiny Heroes
Copic markers
BG11, BG13, E00, E11, E43, E44, E47, E95, 
N0, N4, N7, R20, RV25, Y26
3M Scotch Foam Tape
Zig Wink of Stella, Clear
Lawn Fawn Cole's ABCs

Friday, May 19, 2017

DT Clarinda - Mothers Day painting

Hello everyone,

This is my second post for this month's theme of - Mothers Day. I have chosen to share with you a page from my art journal in honour of my mum! You may have noticed that I am doing a lot of watercolour painting at the moment. I really, really love painting with watercolours over all other media. I love how messy it looks yet still looks great and I love how they blend yet keep their colours if it's done right, and I also love how quick it is! I have spent many hours with my copic markers, and I still love how it looks, but it takes soooo long, lol. Anyway I hope you enjoy this post.

Here is a sneak peak of the finished page:

And here is a picture of the items I used to create this page. The items include watercolour paper; adhesive foam strips (but you can use any adhesive foam); two water pens - one fine tip and one wide tip; one fine tip black pen - archival is best; brushos in lime green and olive green; Nuance powdered inks (very similar to brushos but much smaller *sad face*); liquid glitter glue - crystalina; and Koh-I-Noor solid watercolour paints. 

Below is a better photo of the Koh-I-Noor solid watercolour paints. I own a lot of different paints, and these were the cheapest out of them all. As you can see I have two sets, the ones in the black casing and the white casing and they both have different colours. I love them as they twist together for easy storage and for such a cheap paint they blend beautifully and have a great range of colours and are quite pigmented. I made myself a cheat sheet of colours for each tray as the colours can be deceiving in the tray.  

Anyway, this painting began as a scribble on some left over watercolour paper. I was just doodling flowers, so I decided to paint them. The flowers are painted using a wet on wet technique using the watercolours above and the watercolour pen with the wide tip. I then drew and painted the hearts using the Nuance powders. I just sprinkled some onto the pre wetted paper. You can use a fine tip water pen to move the water around to help with blending if you are after a certain look. I let them dry and then cut them out. I then placed them on a blank page in my journal to see where I would like them and placed a dot around where the top of each stem would need to be. Once I doodled the stem and leaves I wet brushed them and sprinkled them with the brusho's. I love the look they give with the multi colour speckles. I purposely did not blend them because I wanted that look. Once dry I wet washed the background and used foam adhesive to attach the flowers and hearts so they sit up off the page.... oh and I added cystalina glue to the center of each flower for a touch of bling.

I hope you enjoy my painting :)
Till next time

Clarinda xx