Wednesday, 2 August 2017

Letzcraft: My Garden Party

Letzcraft: My Garden Party: Hello everyone well we are in August already this months Clarity challenge is GARDEN PARTY my thought to this was lots of flowers hope you e...





Letzcraft: Garden Invite

Letzcraft: Garden Invite: Hello everyone this months Clarity challenge is GARDEN PARTY this is what I came up with for this I will leave a list of what I used to mak...





Tuesday, 1 August 2017

Garden Invite


Hello everyone this months Clarity challenge is GARDEN PARTY this is what I came up with for this I will leave a list of what I used to make this below
Clarity Stencil card
Clarity groovi club Butterfly plate
Andirondack pitch black /Raspberry/ peach bellini
Distress ink pad / tumble glass Mustard seed/ spiced Marmalade /peeled paint
Promakers fine tips
Faber castell poychromo colour pencils
Brighton rock papers
Clarity stamps Numbers / Letterbox  sentiments stamps
Masking tape / make up sponge
Clarity stencil brushes ?
Clarity parchment ? Perga glue /Gems
Clarity Black board for groovi
Pergamano tools and snips





Lets get started with the circle shape stamps from numbers stamps I stamped these in black ink

And covered with the masks you get with these stamps


Fix your stencil to the Card using masking tape at the top and bottom to secure with stencil brush for each colour I held my hand at different parts ( higher you hold the brush the lighter the colour then the lower you hold it the more colour you apply ) when you are happy with this go in with a make up sponge to add more colour to the centre of the flowers and where else you might want darker Carefully lift the stencil to see if it is as you would like carefully remove stencil  and remove masks

Remove your masks with promakers you can give this bit more depth of colour but I used the fine nibs and added an out line to the colour stencil image choosing the nearest colours that I had to do this

With the Grovvi club plate I did two butterfly's using groovi tools on the reverse side  my white work on a soft side of the board  Then back to hard side of board but reverse of the parchment colour the two butterfly's in. now with two pin perforating tool and parchment on the right side and perforating mat  go around the outside of the butterfly and with parchment scissors snip both butterfly's out on the one I used for the top took off the antennas  and the little white pieces off I used Perga glue to attach to the card and added gems to antennas

I used the paper from Brighton rock to mount this as I felt the colour and the stripe matched in well hope you enjoyed this card Thank you for visiting my blog hope I will see you soon xx

My Garden Party

Hello everyone well we are in August already this months Clarity challenge is GARDEN PARTY my thought to this was lots of flowers hope you enjoy what I have made will put list of what I used below


Clarity A4  clear parchment
Groovi starter kit
Groovi boarder plate holder / Border perforating plate
Groovi henna border plate
Clarity groovi tag boarder plate A4 square frame plate with Alphabet
Tina Swirl flower plate A4 square
Clarity Amethyst A5 plate
Pergamano snips / Two perforating tool and single
Perga glue / Faber castell polychrome colour pencils
Gems
Clarity light box / Clarity Black board

Can I say before we start rub tumble drier sheet on reverse of parchment will help your tools glide
You do your line work and white work on the side that you wiped your tumble drier sheet
From the front of the parchment you do all your perforating and snipping
Use the soft side of the mat for white work and on separate one with soft side perforating
Hard side board for colouring and line work




Lets get started With tumble drier sheet rub the back of parchment And you use  no 1 tool just do the frame of the square don't do the corners

Sorry forgot to add a photo here of just the dot pattern.  With my border plate holder with perforating plate in and your work on reverse to start with no 1 tool I did my dots started with the four square went 6 holes to the right same then  carried on like this till the end then put next dot so that its just above and to the right of the square once you get going it gets easier making sure their is two missed holes either way with single dot and you will see does match up yes you got it right when first started this pattern made many a mistake I carried on with the whole frame then I turned work over and with singe perforating tool did my four holes
Decided at this point to put a pattern around the outside of the frame using the henna plate then I added dots to this with my boarder perforating plate but on the back so dots rather than holes   With my snipps from the front of the work I cut my crosses


These were one on clear parchment was the photo quality sorry I did 4 of the flowers off the Amethyst plate and jut four heads  on the reverse with the hard side of the board and my pencils coloured these flowers before perforating on the front with two pin perforating tool
 
 I actually messed up the middle of my frame so thought don't waste this snip the middle out of frame and do another on another piece of parchment but again use the inner boarder of the frame plate now place the flowers from Tina plate where you would like these On the soft side of the board do your white work little at a time leave at the side to rest and come back do more till you are happy with this  And again on reverse with hard board underneath add your colour Now with work on the front and soft perforating mat with two pin perforating tool go around the out side of the frame 
 
I used the Boarder tags with piece of scrap parchment for this put in my letters from square frame plate and a flower from Amethyst plate on the reverse do your white work on the frame of tag then colour the flower


With two pin perforating tool go around the outside frame and the inside of frame
I put this together using pergo glue and the very thin extra strong double sided tape hope you enjoyed this . Thank you for visiting my blog hope I will see you back here again soon xx

Thursday, 4 May 2017

Letzcraft: Blue Tit's

Letzcraft: Blue Tit's: Hello everyone This months Clarity challenge is FLYING HIGH for this project thought the blue tits needed to come out love these stamps so l...





Letzcraft: Flying high

Letzcraft: Flying high: Hello everyone this is my project for the Clarity groovi challenge FLYING HIGH I have to admit I did not know where I was going with one so...





Tuesday, 2 May 2017

Flying high


Hello everyone this is my project for the Clarity groovi challenge FLYING HIGH I have to admit I did not know where I was going with one so you will see have gone back on myself as I decided to add decoupage to this which is feel brought it out more but like a lot of us I am still learning I did my boarder work first will list what I used below

Clarity groovi starter kit
Clarity groovi boarder holder
Clarity straight boarder pricking pattern plate 1
Clarity hill plate
Groovi feathered friends plate /Squared scalloped plate
Number two pricking tool /Pergamano  scissors
Faber castell polychrome pencils
Clarity light box /Clarity Parchment
Pergmano purple embossing mat
Pergamano glue

Before we start use a tumble dryer sheet on the side of parchment that you will be scoring or whitening from the front side of parchment you do your pricking and snipping only




Lets get started
I did the boarder first started at the bottom with the pricking pattern plate did the square pattern each row I moved the parchment up so the pattern was in place leaving the gap I found this easier way for myself if I moved the boarder plate around the parchment found never matched up to what I wanted so this was my solution then when I had what I wanted then went inside each corner of the pattern put another square in each corner for different effect
Now I added my flying bird using the starter kit. and added a boarder around inside of pattern and out side using the square scalloped thin edge  

 Add in your hills and sun Now on the reverse of the parchment still on your embossing mat add your white work do remember to do little bits at a time don't press to hard the white work will come up but you do not want it to buckle

I've shown you a more close up of the pattern so you can see that the white work is coming on but leave for a day if you can


Once you are happy with how white you have this you can start snipping out the pieces but remember you do this from the front put scissors in the holes not to far twist to the left then snip practice on scrap parchment if still not sure

I coloured my work then decided I want to decoupage this
So back to the birds and scrap parchment

Now with my twin pricking tool went all around the pieces of the wings an head that I wanted I added these the  main card with peragamano glue I hope you enjoyed this project thank you for visiting my blog hope to see you again soon x

Blue Tit's

Hello everyone This months Clarity challenge is FLYING HIGH for this project thought the blue tits needed to come out love these stamps so lets get started will put below what I used

Clarity the other card A4 cut length ways
Clarity blue tit stamps
Clarity bloom branches
Clarity pine trees
Clarity mask moon/ hill masks
Adirondack Denim / pitch black ink pad
Distress ink pad iced spruce /pine needles / weathered wood
Clarity stencil brushes / make up sponges
Masking tape / promarkers / ruler



Mask off area around card, stamp top big branch first then fit in the other two now place the hanging nuts so you can use the branch to attach arrange where you will put the blue tits

Mask birds and the moon


Now with weathered wood ink pad and stencil brush put in your sky then again from the top add some Denim till you are happy with what you have put on little at a time can add more but cant take away . with your hill mask in place at the top first  add light amount of Iced spruce using  make up sponge remember this is in the distance so the more you reach the bottom the colour must get slightly darker
If you are happy with this

Add your pine stamps with black ink if to juicy blot off onto paper first then stamp clean your stamp now go in on the gaps add the pine ink  
I used mixture of yellows blues blending promaker for the birds and browns for the peanuts. with black promarker with fine nib and ruler attach your nuts to the tree  hope you enjoyed this Thank you for visiting my blog hope I will see you again soon xx

Saturday, 8 April 2017

Letzcraft: Blue Tit

Letzcraft: Blue Tit: Hello everyone this card is my sample for Clarity stamp and stencil challenge ALL IN THE WORDS I hope you like it I will list what I used ...





Letzcraft: Blue Tit

Letzcraft: Blue Tit: Hello everyone this card is my sample for Clarity stamp and stencil challenge ALL IN THE WORDS I hope you like it I will list what I used ...





Letzcraft: Best wishes

Letzcraft: Best wishes: Hello everyone this months Clarity challenge is ALL ABOUT THE WORDS This is what I came up with for this theme hope you like this I will li...





Saturday, 1 April 2017

Best wishes


Hello everyone this months Clarity challenge is ALL ABOUT THE WORDS This is what I came up with for this theme hope you like this I will list what I used below

Clarity northern lights papers
Clarity clear non coloured parchment
Clarity groovi starter kit
Groovi butterfly wreath plate /Floral circle plate
Scallop circle and the square  plates /Straight square pricking plate
Diagonal boarder piercing plate 3
Boarder plate mate
Tumble dryer sheet
Embossing tools Parchment snips /Faber Castell polochromo colour pencils
Clarity light box Pergomano
Pergamano soft purple mat /Clarity sticky tags

Before we start Can I remind anyone who does not know the workings of parchment That you do all your scoreing and embossing on the reverse of  parchment and use your tumble dryer sheet on this side. Any piercing or cutting is done on the front  you do your white work on the soft side of board colouring on the hard side the more we do these things the more we remember


Lets get started With the starter kit I used the little boxes and the letters I put these in first using my number 1 tool for sharp colour

Now placed the scallop circle in plate mate  make sure you try get this in the middle now with the scallop square put in your square around the circle   giving yourself a boarder
  Add the floral circle to the plate mate sits just right so you do not have to move it around

Now add your butterfly


On the reverse side still but with tool one  and boarder pricking plate I added my patterns embossing not pricking Now change to straight pricking plate prick from front of work pierce every whole between letter boxes and the centre work



This is what should look like now

I did my butterfly on scrap piece of parchment for my decoupage

Add white work remember don't press to hard little at a time let the work rest for at least a day  so it does not buckle and keep building on the whiteness will come Now I have coloured all the work to what I wanted

I am not expert at picot edging so where I could I used the straight pricking grid go to admit this was my best so far at this what is it they say practise make perfect found the butterfly harder but managed to do this using the twin tool remember when you use your snips or scissors hold them down and twist before cut each time I used glue dot to add my butterfly to my work I did not have the glue at this stage I used the northern lights papers which felt it gave this work just that bit more colour hope you enjoyed this Thank you for visiting my blog hope I will see you again soon