Tuesday, 9 October 2012

First of all apologies for the quality of the photos but my lovely photographer Jacob has run away to Leeds. Not sure why but there you go.
For this card project I have used the wonderful Viva Decor 3D Stamp Paint, black and silver. As you can see I have stamped direct on to acetate and it leaves a lovely raised finish with no need for a heat gun. The stamps I have used are 3D Rosette, Floral Decorations and Letters and Embellishments. I've also used Graphite Viva Decor Ferro on a cardboard heart shape and white the Ferro was still wet I've spritzed the stamp with water and pressed it into the Ferro to create a texture.

Monday, 24 September 2012

Today I have made a card and a matching vase. I have used Viva Decor glitter liner and glass effekt-gel pans and stamped the  Elephant with 3d stamp paint and cut him out I think this will make a nice gift for some one.
The colours I have used in the glass-effekt-gel pen are- Sea Green,Blue, BlackBerry and Iridescent, Heanatite in the Glitter-liner.

Sunday, 24 June 2012

Viva Decor Meets Stampendous

First of all I stamped the orchid using Stampendous Jumbo Cling Orchid stamp (CRS5032) onto a white piece of card and embossed the orchid with Stampendous aged black embossing enamel (FREG026). Using a dusting motion I colour tinted the orchid using Viva Decor's my paper world paper soft colours dark carmine red 402, Sunny yellow 202, and orange 300. Once I achieved the shading I wanted I cut out the orchid using some tweezer scissors. I inked up the word stamp from Viva Decor's my paper world silicone stamp set Happy Birthday (400301700) with Viva Decor's 3D Stamp paint using a mix of  carmine red 912 and copper 904 which i mixed on my heat proof craft mat. I stamped the image 3 times and on the 3rd stamp I masked off the bottom of the scalloped card so as not to get any words on the edge. I layered the orchid onto the card using some Pinflair Glue Gel.

In the version below I used vellum paper instead of white card stock, and instead of the black embossing enamel I used Stampendous shabby white embossing enamel (FREG027).This is a quick and easy way for all you who do parchment craft to colour tint your parchment. I used the Pinflair Glue gel on the back of the orchid in the areas with the most embossing powder, and instead of it being raised like the first version I spread the glue gel thinly. As a result the background words can be seen through the orchid. 

Tuesday, 19 June 2012

Baby cards

Today's make is two baby cards . I have used Viva-Decor 3d stamp paint rose metallic and Paper soft-colour (rose) from my paper world collection . For the baby boy card I have used 3d stamp paint light blue and paper soft colour light blue . I have used the Viva-Decor silicone Birth stamp set for this project.The 3D stamp paint gives a lovely sparkly, three dimensional finish in contrast to the subtle appearance of the paper soft colour.  The most difficult part of the project was choosing which of the stamps to use as there is such a varied and appealing choice in this set.                      

Thursday, 17 May 2012

Today,s make is Rory, made by Lindsey in the quilting class, from papier-mache letters.   Each letter has had 2 layers of cotton quilters wadding laid on the top surface and then covered with a bright fabric. The fabric was cut larger than the front by about 2cm and folded down the outer and inner sides of the letters. On curved areas you will need to cut V shapes into this excess area to allow the fabric to lie flat. The fabric was glued on using spray adhesive and PVA glue. The inner and outer edges were then covered with matching satin ribbon making sure that the end joins were over lapping and folded back to cover up raw edges. These are light weight and will be hung on the wall of Rory's bedroom.   

Wednesday, 16 May 2012

Necklace and bracelet set from Creativ Company

Today's project is this lovely necklace and bracelet using beads from the Creativ Comany

Thread glass beads onto three pieces of beading wire. Thread the small beads onto each of the three wires. The wires are gathered with the large beads. Jewellery components are used for fastening the necklace.

Gather three pieces of beading wire with a bead tip and a crimp bead. 

Thread small beads onto each of the three pieces of beading wire. Then gather all the three wires in the large beads.

Close with a bead tip and a crimp bead. Then attach oval rings and a lobster claw clasp. You may refer to the techniques described in the Jewellery School. 

A variant (a bracelet): Thread beads onto a piece of elastic cord. Tie the cord with five or six very tight reef knots.

Tuesday, 1 May 2012

Kids Viva Decor Diamond Tex Workshop

Viva Decor's Diamond Tex is so easy to apply I decided to run a workshop with kids to prove it. I even had a child aged 4 using this product. So any of you adults out there who think the Diamond Tex is difficult for you to apply, just look at the amazing results below. It just goes to show its a child's play.

This plain black t-shirt is decorated with the colours fuchsia, ocean, purple and anthracite. I also added in some Viva Decor pearl pens and used a Viva Decor Stencil.