Friday, 18 December 2015

Winter Heart Card And Tag Duo A DT Project for The Crafter's Palette

Good morning friends! Today I am sharing a fun and wintery project for The Crafters' Palette DT.  I created this card and tag set for a friend as part of her Christmas gift, in some shabby blue tones complete with die cut butterflies.

I was inspired by this beautiful Texture Fades die set by Sizzix, it comes with the die and also the embossing folder so you can create dimension on the butterflies as well. 

I die cut out the butterflies and then ran them thru the embossing folder.  Next I took my Distress Inks and created a watercolour effect with them by stamping them down on my craft mat and spritzing them with my Mist Its bottle

I used a small paint brush to dab the watercolour on the butterflies, making sure to get it in the raised areas. While the butterflies were wet, I sprinkled on some of the Frantage Shabby Blue Embossing Powder and heat set them.


I used more of the Distress Inks on the edges of the paper, tag I created and the edges of the card.

Next I used some embossing paste, (but you can use any type of texture paste for this, Crafters' Palette has a good range in their shop) and mixed it with some mica powder in a sky blue colour.

 Now that I had all my parts and pieces are ready, it was time to assemble and add my texture. I used some Christmas themed paper I had in my stash from last year, gave it the same watercolour treatment I gave the butterflies and then used my brick stencil to add the coloured texture paste.

 I assembled my card first using double sided tape on the paper layers, and using multi medium matte to glue down the butterflies, wire thread from Prima, and snowflakes. I layered each element on top of each other to give lots of texture to the card.  Next, I got out some buttons, tiny beads and my Glossy Accents and added them to my card for further interest and dimension. I layered a button on top of my chipboard snowflake and filled it with the glossy accents and put all my tiny beads inside.

I assembled the tag in much the same manner, and added a final touch of gesso around the card and tag to give a wintery feel to them both.

Here is my completed card and tag duo! 
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Wednesday, 9 December 2015

Mixed Media Christmas Layout with The Crafters' Palette

Good morning friends! It is that time of year again and today I am sharing with you my DT Project for The Crafters' Palette.  This time we were to do up a project and follow along with their map challenge.  Here is a photo of the sketch we were to follow.
I got out lots of fun products from The Crafters' Palette, my Distress Sprays, Paints and some Dyan Reveley Paints as well.

I laid out my pattern to have a loose interpretation of the map challenge, and keep within a Christmas theme. One of my favorite things about this time of year is the book A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. I was lucky enough to find some paper that fit this theme while out on my crafty travels so decided to go with that as my base.  I added some lace, chipboard and some old book paper from my stash as well to the piece.

 I added some of the distress paints to the edges of the paper in coordinating colours and to give a more worn and vintage look. I also fussy cut out some of the images from the paper as well and layered them on top of the paper.

I used the Distress sprays and paints to put down a layer of white to mute the colourful tones of the paper and to give a wintery feel. I then began to layer on my pieces one at a time, starting with the book paper. I used multi matte medium as my glue and adhered the paper on to a chipboard base to give it stability and dimension.  I then worked on the chipboard and wooden embellishments.  I used some of the Stampendous Frantage Shabby White embossing powder, this stuff is so great, its one of my favorite embossing powders to use!  I first applied a base of the Dylusions paint in red then while it was still wet, I sprinkled on some of the embossing powder.

 I used my heat gun to set the powder and it turned out pretty cool, with lots of sparkle and dimension!
It was then time to add all my goodies to the paper, using the multi matte medium as my glue. I added some "splotches" of white at the end to mimic a worn look and it reminded me of snow.

  Here is my finished piece!  I had fun getting into the Christmas spirit with this layout. I love the tattered and worn look of it and kept with the more traditional colours of this time of year. I also added some Liquid Pearls in Rose Gold down the side of the paper by the Victorian Lady for a final touch.

I hope you have enjoyed my project and will give this type of layout a try.
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