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Wednesday, 22 June 2016

Summer of Creative Chemistry 101 - Week 2

Back with the second week of techniques from the classes I have been following with Tim Holtz Creative Chemistry 101.

I have really enjoyed trying out the techniques and look forward to applying them to future projects. I t has also been good to get out some of the tools, inks, paints, powders and adhesives I have had tucked away for years and use them along with the newer purchases.


Day 6 - Distress Markers


Different methods of applying the colour to a stamped image




Day 7 Embossing






Day 8 - Paint





Day 9 - Mica
You may not be able to see the shimmer in the photos





... and finally Day 10 - Dimensional Mediums


Well that's all for 101, looking forward to 102 starting in July.

Thanks for looking
Lynn x



P.S. Day one was about information and  understanding the classes, I have already blogged day two HERE, and week one is HERE

Monday, 20 June 2016

Summer of Creative Chemistry - 101 - Week 1

Time to catch up with the techniques I have been experimenting with along with Tim Holtz Creative Chemistry 101. While I finish off week two - here is what I created during week one.

Day one was about information and  understanding the classes, I have already blogged day two HERE.
Day 3 Archival inks



Alcohol Inks

Archival Inks 

& Reflections Technique 

Day 4 Reinkers
I had not played with reinkers before so this was fun trying out something new:


Watercolouring 

Misting 

& Custom Stamps 

Day 5 Spray Inks and Stains
I made a few extra today

Stained Kraft Resist


Stamping with Stains


I made this one into a card 

Marbled Stains

I have only made one card so far, but look forward to making something with the rest of the samples soon.

Thanks for looking and back with week two very soon.
Lynn x


Saturday, 18 June 2016

Joker Face

Oliver was a little shy about having his photo taken, then he really got into the swing of it and started enjoying himself and pulling lost of funny faces!



We had been talking at the previous crop about the need to use many photographs of an event on one page and also how we might use the bright rainbow sheet of 'Marvelous' paper in the Believe collection by Bo Bunny. May people had purchased a sheet but were not sure about how to use it. So here goes!:


The paper is a rainbow of colour and reminded me of the bright colours in the Tim Holtz Distress Inks collection, so I picked out some inks to use through one of his stencils - Bubbles on a sheet of white Bazzill

I cut my Hexagons with a set of dies - MemoryBox Open Studio 30073 Studio Hexagon Layers.

My Title was made with white corrugated cardboard from an IKEA box and the Sizzix BIGZ Extra Large alphabet die - Block Talk.

Hope those of you who came to the crop enjoyed making the page.
Another one for the triplets' album.
Thanks for looking
Lynn x

Friday, 17 June 2016

Poppy Note Cards

A quick post with a few of the mini note cards I made recently. They made excellent thank you notes which I sent out after my birthday to those living far away.


The cards are 4" x 4" and layered up with two shades of Bazzill cardstock.
The stamps are from Eclectica³ by Lin Brown Set 23 (Poppy and Tulip).


The leaves were stamped onto the Bazzill and the poppies were stamped onto water colour paper. They were stamped with Versamark and embossed with white embossing powder. The flowers were painted by adding colour from Distress Markers to the craft sheet and applied to the paper with a water brush.




I had fun making these and look forward to creating more detailed cards with these stamps in the future.

Thanks for looking
Lynn

Thursday, 16 June 2016

Experimenting with Distress Crayons for Papermaze

Please take a look on the Papermaze Blog to read about my experiments with Tim Holtz Distress Crayons.


You will find I have given some details about the crayons and then moved on to testing out different techniques.


I hope this gives you some ideas for using the crayons. Have fun and please leave comments when you have tried them or to ask questions.

Thanks for looking
Lynn x

Wednesday, 15 June 2016

Jekyll & Hyde

Catherine has recently finished working on The McOnie Company's 'Jekyll & Hyde', a piece of dance theatre at The Old Vic. She thoroughly enjoyed being part of the stage management team working on a dance show for a change. I was lucky enough to be given a ticket to go and see the show myself.


I love this photo of Catherine taken from the stage looking out into the auditorium and these lovely Stationer's Desk papers from Prima. The embellishments are all from my stash as  I wanted a variety and these all seemed to work well together. I used several Martha Stewart punches and a Sizzix die. Used up lots of letter stickers from different ranges too.

I was inspired by one of by Kim Woods' layouts which I found in a magazine.

Thanks for looking.
Lynn x

Friday, 3 June 2016

Summer of Creative Chemistry

I thought I would have a go at some On Line Card Classes - I chose Tim Holtz Summer of Creative Chemistry, You start with 101 as a refresher if you have already done it or start afresh if you never had a go before. Creative Chemistry 101 runs throughout June and if that goes well I will move on to the next two classes being held over the Summer - 102 & 103.

Here is what I created during day 2 - using Distress Inks. Just tried out the techniques for now and will make some cards later.





Looking Forward to playing with Archival Inks next.

Thanks for looking
Lynn