Friday, October 30, 2015

Iris folding Teddy bear

To make this calendar page I used a stencil bought from CUP and designed by Anna Babajanyan

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Iris folding Paint palette

To make the paint palette I used a pattern I bought from CUP designed by Silvia Griffin.
The background was made by using a piece of watercolour card to clean up excess Dylusions inks from another background I made, it looked like paint splatter so  thought it would look good as a background for my paint palette.

Elvis Iris folding

I love, love, love Elvis, so when I found this Iris folding patt. at CUP designed by Silvia Griffin, I just had to buy it and make it...

Iris folding Christmas cracker

I made this card and calendar page using a pattern purchased from CUP and designed by Silvia Griffin.

Iris folding Sewing Machine Calendar page

I made this old Fashioned sewing machine using an Iris folding pattern purchased from CUP designed by Silvia Griffin.

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Tim Holtz Distress ink pads colour swatch cards

Hi all I just finished making colour swatches for all my Distress ink pads. On the first set on the right side of the small piece of card I applied the ink pad direct to the piece, on the left side of the piece I used a mini ink blending tool. On the 2nd set I smooshed the ink pad onto a piece of plastic then mixed it with water with my paint brush then painted onto a piece of watercolour card. I haven't laminated them yet as I am still missing a few colours..

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Prismacolor pencils colour chart

I just finished colouring my Prismacolor chart and I laminated it also.. I got the chart by googling for one and then downloaded it onto light cardstock. It never ceases to amaze me how different some colours look when you colour them to what the colour of the pencil looks like.

Monday, October 19, 2015

Watercolor for card makers on-line class part 2

I just finished making colour swatches of my Twinkling H2O's.. I googled for a blank colour swatch chart only to find it didn't have all my colours so using the one I googled as a guide I made up my own using Microsoft word 2013.. I knew I had a lot of Twinkling H2O's but even I was surprised to realise I have 168 tubs and that is not the whole range. and Of course when I finished I laminated the sheets. I have almost finished all the colour swatches for My on-line class, I think I will all be doing swatches of other colour mediums..

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Iris folding Candle card

I just finished this card, I used a CUP sheet designed by Anna BabaJanyan for the Iris folding.

Watercolor for card makers on-line class

Lately I have watching Jennifer McGuire  on YouTube and I have loved her tutorials, so when I saw that she and some other artists did on-line classes I decided to do one, so my first class is watercolor for card makers . Part of the pre-class assignment is to do colour swatches of your watercolour supplies...
so far I have done swatches for my KOH-I-NOOR watercolours

My Tombows (totally forgot I had them) and Derwent watercolour pencils

My Caran D'ache watercolour crayons and an interesting surprise my Sakura glitter gelly rollers (if you use a wet brush on them whilst still wet they get a great look, once dry it doesn't work)

and because I want to keep them and at times I can be a klutz and spill my water jar, I laminated them

I still have to do my Twinkling H2O's.
I really Like the colour swatch Idea so I think I made do swatches of my colour mediums.. if you have already noticed I love colour... lol
I noticed while doing the swatches that the  watercolour pencils tend to be more subtle than the watercolour crayons.

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Iris folding hearts

Here is my February page for my Iris folding calendar. For the Iris folding hearts I used a CUP sheet designed by Silvia Griffin. I used red stazon
for the stamping and gold paint around the hearts.

Chinese dragon Iris folding

I just finished this calendar page, I used a template designed by Anna Babajanyan which I bought from CUP. I made the background using Dylusions inks and a Dylusions star stencil. for the Dragon I used red wrapping paper.

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Lady with Parasol Iris folding

To make this calendar page and card I used a template purchased from CUP designed by Silvia Griffin. for the Iris folding on both I used wrapping paper from my stash.

Lucky Irish Hat Irish folding pattern

I made a Card and a Calendar page using Template I bought from CUP designed by Silvia Griffin.
On the Calendar I used some green wrapping paper for the Hat, Some Tim Holtz distress inks and a freebie stamp, For the background I used some Dylusions inks and a star stencil also from Dylusions.

On the card I decided to make it for Christmas so I used Black wrapping paper, some silver glitter glue a freebie stamp and an offcut of embossed card.

Iris Folding Christmas bauble card

I made another Christmas Bauble card with Iris folding, It also has fake embossed metal shim, to make the fake shim, I used some silver wrapping paper adhered to some scrap card, which I then ran through my Grand Calibur with an embossing folder.

Monday, October 5, 2015

Iris folding Christmas cards

I just finished making these Christmas card, I used a pattern for the Iris folding from CUP designed  by Silvia Griffin.
For the Iris folding I used gift wrapping paper

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Playing with distress ink and Pearlex

after watching a you tube tutorial I decided to have a play.
on these two cards I used Tim Holtz distress inks and pearl-ex mixed with water and gum Arabic in a spray bottle.
On the With Love card I used watercolour paper, black Brilliance, 3 distress inks and my pearl-ex mix.
On the with thinking of you I used a random piece of card I found floating on my desk, versamark ink pad, black embossing powder, distress inks and pearl-ex mix.
I used the same unmounted stamp on both, I don't know who made it I have it a long time.

Christmas card

I made this card for a friends Mum


My last 2 pages for my techniques calendar

On the September page I applied 3 Tim Holtz distress inks with mini blending tool, then I used Brilliance white with a mini blending tool and my circles stencil. I used black archival ink for the stamping.

On the October page I used some patterned paper and used some distress ink around the edges, die cut some butterflies using off-cuts of the paper and used distress ink on them, stamped with the same colour. I also made some corners with a punch in black card.