Monday, 28 April 2014

Collage Technique with Stampin' Up! Papaya Collage

Thought I should make this post a good one, since I've been slacking a bit lately. We took a lovely little last minute trip to Amsterdam, and I had no time to post before we went. 

Excuses made, lets get on with the show.

Collage card using the papaya collage stamp set

I love projects that begin with a blank piece of paper, full of potential, waiting to be transformed. In this case I've used very vanilla for the front and naturals ivory for the base.

supplies required for collage technique

Mask off a section of the card where you will make the collage.

Shows area to be masked for collage technique

Use versa mark on the frame stamp to clear emboss some patterns for the background. 

Clear emboss on background

Use some stampin' Sponges and classic stampin' pads to colour the masked area, I used pool party and pear pizzazz. When done wipe with a paper towel to remove any ink which is sitting on the embossed areas, this ink will not dry so needs to be removed.

Using pool party ink pad, stamp some leaves randomly over the space. Remember to wipe away any residue sitting on top of the embossed areas.

Stamp leaves in pool party

Use pear pizzazz to stamp the circular frame randomly across the space and wipe off any excess.

Pear pizzazz frames stamped randomly

To add more depth stamp a few of the flowers in basic grey.

Stamp a few Basic grey flowers

Heat emboss three butterflies with pool party embossing powder and cut round them.

Emboss butterflies with pool party embossing powder

Ink the edges of the butterflies with basic grey ink.

Ink edges with basic grey

Use fabulous phrases along with the stamp-a-ma-jig to stamp the words enjoy, smile & celebrate in basic grey on a scrap of very vanilla. Trim around the phrase and ink the edges.

Fabulous phrases in basic grey

Assemble the card and admire your work!!

To purchase the supplies to make this project, Stampin' Up! Online.

Stamp sets
Papaya Collage Clear-Mount Stamp Set 126612
Fabulous Phrases - Clear-Mount Stamp 120501

Pool Party Classic Stampin' Pad 126982
Pear Pizzazz Classic Stampin' Pad 131180
Basic Gray Classic Stampin' Pad 126981
Versamark Pad 102283

Very Vanilla A4 Card Stock 106550
Naturals Ivory A4 Card Stock 108630

Embossing Powders
Pool Party Stampin' Emboss Powder 129398
Clear Stampin' Emboss Powder 109130

Tools and accesories
Heat Tool - Uk Plug 129054
Stamp-A-Ma-Jig 101049
Stamping Sponges 101610

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Sunday, 13 April 2014

Sweet Sorbet Designer Series Paper Photo Book

Final Sale-a-braition project

It's still not quite finished, I have a few more areas I want to embelish more but I'm posting it as it is. 

I don't want to wait any longer as it's already more than a week since sale-a-braition ended.

I will add the last few finishing touches as I'm choosing the photographs. I thought the best way to let you all see it was with a quick video, I will try to post some nice pictures of it once it is completely finished.

The book itself was inspired by something I saw by Laura Denison, I made my version as A4 and decorated it with a whole host of sale-a-braition goodies. 

To purchase your Stampin' Up! supplies, Stampin' Up! Online.

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Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Stampin' Up! Weekly deals

Every week in April Stampin' Up! are offering "weekly deals".

The deals will be announced every Wednesday and and will run for 1 week.

Find out what this weeks weekly deals are, buy Stampin' Up online.

Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Bye Bye Sale-A-Braition

Sale-A-Braition Finished For Another Year

My Favourite time in the Stampin' Up! Calender is at an end. Boo Hoo!!

If you still have some of the free goodies left then wait!!

I have one last sale-a-braition project to post!!

It's a large project and has taken me longer than I had anticipated so please be patient and check back soon.

If you want a sneek peek then check out my facebook page.

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Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Stampin' Up! Undefined Kit

Using My Undefined Carved Image

Hand Carved Stamp with Stampin' Up! Undefined Kit

I originally carved this image back in January, for my sister in laws birthday card.

Please excuse the photograph, it was a quick snapshot before I had to run out the door.

The kit has everything you need to carve your image, you only need to provide the imagination which is not as easy as you may think.

The choice of image was perhaps a bit ambitious for my first attempt, the face in particular I had real problems with. I spent a long time trying to get the face right. Eventually when I had ran out of time (she was still looking like she'd gone a few rounds with tyson) I decided it was best to take away the facial features completely. I figured I could probably draw them in better than I could carve them.

I seen a product recently and the packaging design had a vintage look, it made me think about this stamp so I decided to use it again.

Stampin' Up! Undefined Kit, Carve Your Own Stamp

I need more practise with the colouring but overall I'm pleased with how this turned out and it was good to use the image again as I did spend quite a bit of time carving it.

Products Used:
Stripes Textured Impressions Embossing Folder Die 123128
Undefined Stamp Carving Kit 133402
Hello Lovely 130243
Whisper White A4 Card Stock 106549
Brushed Silver A4 Card Stock 124918
Pink Pirouette A4 Card Stock 116203
Many Marvellous Markers 131264

I also made a gift box using the stamp.

Fancy Opening Box

I only used black this time when I was colouring, I was thinking about a black and white photograph but I fell short of the mark, I'm afraid.

I'm still including it in this post because I'm so pleased at how the box turned out. There is a very short video which shows the box opening and closing.

Think the box will be my next video tutorial as it wasn't very difficult to make once I'd figured out the mechanism.

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