Friday, June 26, 2015

Whimsical Congratulations

Hello everyone,

I hope your week is going well.   I was in the middle of creating this card when I decided it would work well for one of my granddaughter's high school graduation. 

The background is Dylusions inks with lots of stamping and stenciling.  

The pretty lady and the flower circle behind her are Kico stamps (plate 65) designed by Marja. I have other sets designed by Marja that I'm looking forward to playing with.

The die cut flowers are by Heartfelt Creations (from the Vintage Floret set).

Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend,

Monday, June 22, 2015

Hibiscus and Radiant Gels

Hello everyone, I hope you had a wonderful weekend.   I would like to welcome the new followers, thank you for your interest in my blog.  And again I would like to thank everyone for your visits and kind comments.

Along with the beautiful Twinkling H2O's, members of Design by Ryn's Design Team also received a jar of Radiant Gels from ColourArte to play with.   It's a very cool medium, a dimensional paint with glimmer that you can create texture on your art either by using a stencil or paint using a palette knife to create mounds and peaks.  It also blends with other paint when wet, which I found during my experimentation.  I'm still learning what it can do and there are many wonderful colours to be tempted by :)

I used Designs by Ryn's - Hibiscus Stencil with the Radiant Gels.

The background is a combination of Distress Paints and inks and some clear embossing.   I also used Design by Ryn's fabulous Ginkgo stencil.

I used a palette knife to add the Radiant Gel (African Jade) over Designs by Ryn Hibiscus stencil.  I used a heat gun to dry which will cause some bubbling but I was OK with the added texture.   Because the colour of the Radiant Gel is close to the background colour the image didn't stand out enough for me so I placed the stencil back over the gel (when dry) and added a little white Acrylic paint.

On this next design below you can see the glimmer of the Gel which I left alone this time :)

I added the Radiant Gel first, let it dry, sprinkled Brusho powders over top and spritzed with water.  Next I stamped a few leaves from Design by Ryn's Hibiscus stamp set.   

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week,

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Tags using Acrylic Inks and more

Hello creative people, I hope you are doing well.  I would like to welcome the new followers and thank everyone for the visits and kind comments.

I have a couple of tags to show today that were fun to create while trying out new techniques.  I created the first tag at a workshop while attending the evening Art Specially Event while in the Netherlands.

The background of the tag above was created using Liquitex Acrylic Inks spritzed with water.  I dried the first colour before adding the second.  However you can blend the colours while wet.  The workshop that we sat in, was a 'go with the flow' session, which was fun as we could create our own designs.  Sorry I do not know the names of the stamps that I used.

I fell in love with the acrylic inks and had to buy bunch from our local Art Shop when I returned back home.  I didn't want to risk broken bottles of acrylic ink in my suitcase if I bought them while away....disaster !  

This second tag above was also some experimenting but recently at home.  I started with Distress Paints with water.  When dry I stenciled over with Distress Ink and Design by Ryn's Japanese Anemone stencil and then embossed with clear over top.    I stamped with a Penny Black script stamp (1999L Letter Background) and then added more stenciling and then embossed with gold.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day,

Sunday, June 14, 2015

African Daisies with Twinkling H2O's

Happy Sunday everyone, I hope you had a great weekend.  We are still keeping quite busy, but I've had a little more time for creativity.  

I have two more designs using Twinkling H2O's by ColourArte combined with stamps by Designs by Ryn.  I've been having fun playing with these beautiful watercolour paints and combining them with other media.

The background was created with Distress Inks (Abandoned Coral and Picked Raspberry) using an acrylic plate.   I also blended the inks over Design by Ryn's Maidenhair Fern stencil. All of the stamping was done with Archival Ink (Cornflower Blue).    The Daisies were painted with Twinkling H2O's (Wisteria, Ruby Red and Poppy).   I added stickles and liquid pearls to the flower centres and white embossing enamel on the background. 

Design by Ryn stamps:  African Daisy, small  cluster of water drops from the Textures unmounted sheet.

Hopefully you can see the glimmer from the paints in the close up below:

Next up is African Daisy again with a different colour combo and a background created with Acrylic paints and Gel medium.

I stamped Patio Stone over top of the Acrylic paints and medium with Distress Ink and also embossed it with silver.  The larger circles were created with a small bottle and white Gesso and the little circles with a stencil.  I also used silver embossing enamel on the background. 

The daisies that I embossed with silver, were fancy cut and painted with Twinkling H2O's (Cool Water, Jasmine and Wisteria).  I added stickles to the flower centres.   I hope you can see the glimmer in paints the close up below:

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful week,

Tuesday, June 09, 2015

Background with Brushos and Stencil

Hello everyone,  I hope your week is going well :)  Well I'm back already!  It was a rainy day yesterday and I just stayed in and had some fun in my craft room :)

I recently received the July issue of Craft Stamper magazine that is again loaded with lots of inspiration and tutorials.  On page 70, designer Helen Chilton shows various techniques using Brusho ink powders and one using a stencil.  I would never have thought to try a stencil with them, but it worked out great, similar to the first 'pull' from a Gelli plate.

You simply sprinkle Brushos to your card stock (I used mixed media but water colour would work great as well) and then lay your stencil over stop and spritz water.   Voila !  Easy Peasy background.

I used the exact Brusho colours that Helen used in her example as they happen to be favourite colours (but then I do love most colours :))  Turquoise, Yellow and Leaf Green.  I also stamped over the stencil with a letter stamp (as Helen did)  but I had trouble as the stencil was a bit too thick, but some of the lettering is showing.

I used the Turquoise and Yellow brushos to colour the flowers, which I fancy cut and layered up on the card.  I molded the back a little to shape the petals.

Stamps used:   Magenta- The 2 large flowers (no name on the package) Impression Obsession -(Zenspirations CL530 clear set) and Hello(A3579).

Stencil:  TCW- Pointy Circles

Die:   Joy Crafts - Leaf  (6002/0263). 

Thanks for visiting and have a great day,

Sunday, June 07, 2015

Twinkling H2O's meets Designs by Ryn

Hello everyone,  I hope you are doing well.   I have been on a blog break but back a bit sooner than planned as I had some fun play recently.  I'm sorry that I have not able to visit your blogs, but I will be back soon :)

Designs by Ryn's DT were sent a generous package of beautiful Twinkling H20's, shimmering watercolors from ColourArte to play with.   I must say that I've enjoyed my first play very much and showing one design today.    I was excited to try these paints as I already have a collection of ColourArte's Silks Acrylic Glaze which are gorgeous to 'work' with.

We also received a pot of Radiant Gels dimensional paint, it's also very cool, a fun medium with glimmer that I will be showing later :)

The Twinkling H20's paints are different than regular water colours as you can make the paint a bit thick as they have mica powders in them.   They will also layer easier than regular watercolors.   I'm still learning and will continue to play, the colours are gorgeous ... did I say that yet?  LOVE the colours and the glitter in the paints.

ColourArte's website has a fantastic tutorial using Twinkling H20's by Marie of their Design Team here

It's difficult to capture glitter in photos, but hopefully you can see it in the close up below.

Design by Ryn stamps:  Lucine (the moth), and Spiral Branch Set.

The background is alcohol inks on glossy card stock.  I painted Spiral branch with Ginger Peach Twinkling H20's and the Moth with Ginger Peach, Blue Grass and Pretty Peridott Twinkling H20's.  I also used a little Fossilized Amber Distress Ink on the moth which blended beautiful with the paints.

I have the Ginger Peach Acrylic Glaze and must say it's one of my favorite colours, but they are all so beautiful it's difficult to pick a favorite.

More to come soon ! 
Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of the weekend,