Friday, 28 July 2017

Cerys Fairy - Christine Smith


A best wishes card experimenting with Distress Oxide ink blending and using the gorgeous Cerys Fairy stamp and die along with Nuvo Alcohol pens to create my focal element :D I got these gorgeous fairy stamps and dies a while ago, and I've used one or two of them, but I have been dying to colour one with my Nuvo Creative Alcohol Pens, and I've finally gotten round to it :D And as I had the coordinating die (this also has a stand alone intricate inner die too) I thought I might as well create one of my inky messy backgrounds, so I used a couple of colours of Distress Oxide and a Tonic stencil to create a washy orangey pink background :D I added some dangling hearts using one of the leaf stamps from the Modern Buttonhole stamp set, and some hand drawn ones too, then I finished it off with the Best Wishes sentiment and a scattering of pre-made black and white Nuvo Crystal drops :D Hope you liked the card :D 

Tonic products used in this video :D
Cerys Fairy Reflections Stamp Set and Die Set
Nuvo Aqua Flow Obsidian Black Pen
Best Wishes Miniature Sentiment Die
Nuvo Crystal Drops - Gloss White and Ebony Black
Beveled Diamonds 6x6 Stencil
Modern Buttonhole Stamp Set
Funky Tape Runner
Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
Basic Mixed Layering Rectangle Dies 

Other products used in this video :D

To see the process behind this card, please watch my YouTube video below, or over on my channel CRaFTi PoTeNTiAl :D 




A few more photos below :D 







Christmas Trios - Victoria Dalziel

Good afternoon everyone, Thought I would pop along and share some recent makes with you from the fabulous Christmas Trio's 3 a fabulous collection of penguins,snowflakes & parcels. It's been a very busy time with all the new and fabulous launches there are some fabulous things coming and to say I am excited is an understatement I can't say what it is but you will be so excited I can not wait ,Tonic Studios have outdone themselves more news soon I promise.













































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Cnristmas Trios - Edna Taylor

 Good morning and welcome to the blog this weekend.

I hope you have lots of crafty exploits planned or if you are like me there's the shopping and the dreaded housework to tackle. 

Onto today's project.

I've used the Trio called Gift Selection which has three decorative dies and matching backing dies.
I've decorated a plain white gift bag using the parcels, some gessoed corrugated card and decorative paper from my stash. 
I've used the tag die from one of the magazine freebies earlier this year. 





Thank you for joining me today.

The shows are currently on Hochanda starting at 7.00 am.

Check out the Tonic Blog for links to Social Media and all the DT blogs for lots of inspiration. 



Thursday, 27 July 2017

Beauty In Words - Lou Sims

Summer holidays have begun and so the endless rain starts ... why I act surprised, I don't know. Now the holidays are here I can catch up with my crafting and blogging, as life became a wee bit more hectic the last 6 weeks of term.


Back at the beginning of July, Tonic Studios released 2 new alphabet stamps and a set of coordinating frames on Hochanda. I wanted to do something a little different with the alphabet stamps and decided to make a mixed media inspired piece ...


I began by creating the background using the Block Capital stamps in a random pattern with clear ink and then embossed with white. Using the Evergreen Fern Aqua Flow pen on my glass mat, I swooshed the card through it. Next with a spritzer, I further spread the colour out, blotting every now and then with a piece of kitchen towel.


I stuck the panel down to another piece of card and realised that I didn't like the colour of the card I had chosen! Luckily had a quick 'light bulb' moment and using gilding glue, added a border of gilding flakes in silver and gold. Now happy with the result, I mounted both layers on to a piece of black card.



On a piece of red and green card, I again stamped the alphabet but embossed with clear powder. The petals for the flower were made using the heart die from the 'Make-a-Shaker card' set and leaves from Layered Clouds die set. Everything was layered and finished with black glitter and a silver button.


The sentiment was stamped on to black card, embossed in white, again using the Block Capital stamp set. Words were then added to the panel. As a finishing touch, the smallest butterflies from the Layering Butterfly die set were added ... after they had been gilded a little.

Something a little different and wanted to show how the alphabets could be used differently and also how you can change the use of a die - hope I succeeded?

Lou
x x x

Snowflake Gift Card Box - Edna Taylor

 Good morning and welcome to the blog today.

I have another wee project using the latest Tonic Studios Christmas Trios collections to share with you.

I've used the little ATC sized box die from the Sweet Nothings 2 set for both the box and the card bases.



 The decorated front and back of the box.
I've used Craftwork Cards Festive Chalkboard papers to decorate.
 I made four gift tags using the new Merry Christmas sentiments also launched on the show. 

Tonic products used -
Sweet Nothings set 2 - An Artist's Gift
Trio set - Falling Snowflakes
Mini Moments Sentiments - Tall, Modern and Wave
Craft Perfect card stock - Cherry Red


Thank you for joining me today.


Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Bibi Cameron - Zen Floral Heat Embossed Gold Heart




Happy Sunday everyone,  I hope you had a great weekend!  The Scottish Highlands had a couple of hot sunny days last week and my family and I  were exploring some beaches on the west coast.  We visited Achmelvich Beach and I shared a wee video on Instagram here. You would never think you could find places like that in the north of the UK.

So every Sunday  it's my turn to share a bit of Honey Bee Stamps inspiration and for today I made a very easy card using  Zen Floral stamp Set, Bee- You-Tiful  Stamp Set  and "Wonderful" Honey Cut die.

I also  have been  trying  the new Nuvo detail embossing powders by Tonic Studios (not yet released) and I'm loving them.   The images from Zen Floral Stamp set   are  small  and despite them having fine lines and a lot of detail the embossing powders still reveal every intricacy  offering  real image definition.



How I do it?

I inlaid the word "wonderful"  into the heart die cut ( This means that I cut the heart using the "wonderful" word die  and stuck another die cut in the negative space created by the word die), then I felt it needed a bit more of dimension  and I cut the word again from  Honey Gold Satin Effect - Craft Perfect Mirror Card and I glued on top. 


It is incredible how versatile these craft supplies are.  Below another 2 projects I made with same supplies. Click on the pictures to see more...




That's all for today...

I really hope you enjoyed my project. If you would like to place an order for any of the products used or any other craft supply simply click on any of the images below to go direct to  online shops 24/7. Affiliate links apply. I get a small commission when you buy through these links at no extra cost to you. 
Thanks for your support.
x
Bibi

Lou Sims - Beauty in Words ...


Summer holidays have begun and so the endless rain starts ... why I act surprised, I don't know. Now the holidays are here I can catch up with my crafting and blogging, as life became a wee bit more hectic the last 6 weeks of term.

Back at the beginning of July, Tonic Studios released 2 new alphabet stamps and a set of coordinating frames on Hochanda. I wanted to do something a little different with the alphabet stamps and decided to make a mixed media inspired piece ...
 

I began by creating the background using the Block Capital stamps in a random pattern with clear ink and then embossed with white. Using the Evergreen Fern Aqua Flow pen on my glass mat, I swooshed the card through it. Next with a spritzer, I further spread the colour out, blotting every now and then with a piece of kitchen towel.


I stuck the panel down to another piece of card and realised that I didn't like the colour of the card I had chosen! Luckily had a quick 'light bulb' moment and using gilding glue, added a border of gilding flakes in silver and gold. Now happy with the result, I mounted both layers on to a piece of black card.


On a piece of red and green card, I again stamped the alphabet but embossed with clear powder. The petals for the flower were made using the heart die from the 'Make-a-Shaker card' set and leaves from Layered Clouds die set. Everything was layered and finished with black glitter and a silver button.


The sentiment was stamped on to black card, embossed in white, again using the Block Capital stamp set. Words were then added to the panel. As a finishing touch, the smallest butterflies from the Layering Butterfly die set were added ... after they had been gilded a little.

Something a little different and wanted to show how the alphabets could be used differently and also how you can change the use of a die - hope I succeeded?

Lou
x x x


Products & links:

 

Challenges:
Artisitic Inspiration - anything goes
Crafty Cardmakers - lots of layers
Stamping Sensations - anything with flowers
My time to craft - in the garden
Crafting with friends - anything goes
Creative Artiste - anything mixed media