Wednesday, March 21, 2012

*** ME ***

Well here we are friends...this is the LO that I taught at Fruitful Hands on the 17th March... I wanted to concentrate more on some techniques to use on chipboard elements and not so much on the LO Design itself. I really like how the chippies turned out and I think the girls also had fun learning some new techniques. The papers I used are  Fabscraps Organic range and the chippies are from Enmarc Crafts.

I am going to place this LO onto Scrap Africa's blog as well for their Challenge#2- Fabscrape Challenge...please visit their blog as well!





The title was die cut twice using Donna's Alphas and the top layer was torn and distressed...



The swirl was first stamped with a script stamp and chalk, using chalk as I am going to use embossing powder and I don't want the script to be embossed. Then I stamped a flower motif with clear embossing ink and clear embossing powder. After heat setting it, I blended my colours onto it. Then using a damp cloth I swiped the ink of the embossed areas showing the resist of the clear embossing! A great Tim Holtz technique that I love to use!



This swirl was stamped with white Dabber ink and also blended when the ink was dry. Also wiped the excess ink from the stamped image with a damp cloth.





The frame I am calling my Piece-de-Resistance!!! I really love how it turned out! I first blended my colours onto it, then I stamped the brick work image on. The absolute fun part comes with the random application of clear UTEE... while it is still warm, I dabbed some mist on to it, added some more UTEE and heat it again. Just love how the UTEE moves and shapes taking the colours on a ride!

The rest of the LO is just some basic tearing and layering and of course lots of distressing with some handmade flowers added to it all.

Thank you...if you do like...please be so kind as to dot down a word or two. I love reading your comments and appreciate you taking the time to leave them!


Too Love

I made this LO for the March Sketch challenge at Dusty Attic...

These are my kids Francois and Chantelle in 1987! I always admire Belinda and Ingrid's use of paints and textures in their way of scrapping and wanted to give it a try as well! But as always, my work still looks soooo different from any one else's that it's only me knowing that I did try something else! I did however have fun doing this LO for as you will see from the 'before' photos, I had some fun playing with my Gesso!



Now let's have a look at the fun part!!!


All the elements,my hand made paper, the Dusty Attic pieces, some skeleton leaves were glued onto card stock. Then I painted Gesso onto it all and sprinkled some Diamond Dust onto it.



After it dried, I sprayed it all with Moon Shadow Mist from Lindy's Stamp Gang..







The title is Enmarc Aplhas; Old Typewriter Uppercase. Unfortunatly I can't get a photo too show the glimmering Diamond Dust...







Thank you for your visit...and who knows...maybe with a next LO I will be able to really do some thing  different!

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Fabcraps Cards

We are having such a nice down pour of rain at the moment...ideal weather to try and get my blogging up to date! One thing that I do have to jump into is posting work on a new South African blog site called Scrap Africa...It was created by Svetlana and Evgenia together with a Design Team of some great South African Scrapping Divas! 

I made these two cards to partake in their Fabscraps Paper challenge...There for I used  Timeless Travel; Stamp and Flower papers. I also used our local Enmarc Craft chippies.





I used a Page Corner; High Tide which I coloured and randomly embossed with clear UTEE. I added some micro beads between the layers of UTEE.










This is a Designer Frame; Nightingale. Once again I blended my colours, stamped some dots and coated with some crackle paint. The butterflies were coloured with Dazzle Mists and stamped with a butterfly image.

There...now I have these on my blog...now I just need to hop over to Scrap Africa and invite the girls to visit my blog... :-)

~~~ Oma ~~~

I created this LO to promote Dusty Attic at Fruitful Hands, our local retailer in South Africa... I wanted to show how versatile Dusty chippies are and how much treatment they can take! I also used our local paper range Fabscrabs Paper, Timeless travels: Fillegree and Flower. This is a photo of my Grandmother Maria Beuel on my mothers side.                                                                
Please remember that you can have a real close look at the photo by clicking on it twice!

I am also posting this LO on Scrap Africa's blog for their Fabscraps challenge...Please visit our own local blogsite!!!






Foilage DA 0506
I soaked the chippie in water for a few minute, then layered it in three piece, curled the top two pieces, painted it with Dabber Willow when dried. I dabbed some Distress stain 'Vintage Photo'  and  'Victorian Velvet' onto it. Then I randomly applied clear UTEE and some Distress Stains which I heated until I was satisfied with the colouring.



Vase DA 0270
Painted with Dabber 'Willow'. When dry I embossed with an embossing folder. Applied Distress Rock Candy crackling Paint. Wiped the excess paint off with a piece of card stock. That leaves you with the crackle in the de-bossed area.
Chain Fence DA 0450 was treated the same way as the Clock.






Vintage Clock #1
I painted the clock with Pearl Dabber. Applied Distress Stain 'Vintage Photo' and 'Victorian Velvet" and randomly applied clear UTEE.

Thank you once again for looking!

Winning a Girlie Grunge Challenge...

As you can see by my new Blinkie to the right ~~~>
I have won  the challenge hosted at Girlie Grunge with my "The Perfect Picture" LO !!! I am super excited, waiting patiently for my gift pack with yummy Donna Salazar products send by Natasha Naranjo Aguirre!
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