Tuesday, 23 August 2016

CAS Mix Up - August Challenge


Hello crafty friends!  What a beautiful day we are having here in the SW of the UK, which makes a change for this part of the world!  Are you all having good weather?  I know that I have been remiss lately with my card making, but I have been engrossed with 'pocket letters' , which means, of course, that there is a whole raft of different supplies I need to get . . . joking!!

As we are going to be away from any form of technology from next week until the end of September, I thought that I should get at least one card made before we go.  I do have my usual scheduled post ready, but that's it.  

So, with out further ado, I will introduce my card.  This is for the CAS Mix Up August Challenge, which calls for, stamping, sprays and your choice.

http://casmixup.blogspot.co.uk/2016/08/cas-mix-up-august-reminder.html

My choice is, a die cut.  As always, details will be below the pics.





I don't know if this technically qualifies as 'spraying' as it was only water.  I hope so. 

As my Brushos have sat neglected since I bought them and tried them out the once, I thought I would get them out and have a play.

First, I took a piece of watercolour 'paper' and sprinkle some 'Leaf Green' and 'Turquoise' Brushos on to the piece and then sprayed with water, then I watched the magic happen.  I sprinkled a bit more in places that seemed to be missed and tilted the paper around, to get the Brushos moving.  Just before it was completely dry, I sprinkled a little more and sprayed sparingly with a little more water.  Then I left it to dry.

I liked how the piece turned out, so I didn't want to cover it up too much, so I chose a die cut that would not obscure too much of the background.  I adhered the Brusho panel flat to a slightly textured card base, adhered the die cut and stamped the sentiment with two different colour pigment inks.

Thank you so much for your visit today and especially if you have left a comment.  You are all appreciated more than you know! If you have a question, please be sure I have a way to contact you so I can answer, as a lot of you are 'no-reply' bloggers, so I am unable to reply via e-mail.


Friday, 19 August 2016

Now For Something Completely Different

Hello crafty buddies!  I hope you are all well and have had a great week so far.  I have been a little quiet of late, because I have been fascinated by some You Tube videos - I know, that's not different - well, no, but what I have been watching is different from the usual card making videos that I normally watch (although I have still watched them too).  No, my friends, I have been fascinated by something new - to me - that is 'Pocket Letters'.

Now, one of the videos (can't remember which, I watched so many) whereby the person showed how to make mini notebooks and I fell in love with the cuteness of them.  They are tiny 2.5"x 3.5" notebooks and were so easy, that I had to have a go!  I made six, and I will show you them and then of course tell you how they were made.

First, I will just show you the one, close up, and then all six together.




Aren't they adorable?  The person who made them on YT used patterned paper, but I wanted to 'glam them up' a bit and used glitter card.  They can also be adorned with embellishments!

First, you take a piece of card-stock or patterned paper which you cut to 5"x 3.5" and fold in half (I also rounded each corner, but that part is optional).

Next, you take some copy paper and cut to 4.75"x 3.25".  I used eight, which, when folded in half, gives sixteen pages (again, I rounded the corners).

Next, gather them all together neatly, with the cover on the bottom, hold all securely with a couple of paper grips and staple with two staples, one at the top and one at the bottom of the 'spine', as they aren't very thick, they will go through easily.

Remove the clips and fold, et voilĂ !  Now decorate as required.  They are ideal to keep in a handbag/purse for quick notes!

Have a wonderful weekend my friends!

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Monday, 15 August 2016

CAS Mix Up Challenge - Sprays - Take Two


Today, I have another card for the CAS Mix Up Challenge which calls for sprays.

http://casmixup.blogspot.co.uk/2016/08/cas-mix-up-august-challenge.html

I have used, markers on the stamp and misted it with a spray of water before stamping it.  Then I used the sentiment stamp in the normal way, by inking and stamping without spraying and finally, my choice was, splatters.  I put some of the ink directly on to my craft mat, sprayed some shimmer spray on to it to make a small puddle and then flicked the card front with my paint brush.

The beauty of it was I had enough of a puddle to use a 'mop up' piece of watercolour card-stock for a background which I will keep in my 'stash' to be used another time.

This is the finished card.





Thank you so much for your visit today and especially if you have left a comment.  You are all appreciated more than you know! If you have a question, please be sure I have a way to contact you so I can answer, as a lot of you are 'no-reply' bloggers, so I am unable to reply via e-mail.