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Sunday, 17 February 2019

Distress Oxide Ink Blending Combos - Week 3

Today I'm here with some more Distress Oxide ink blending combinations as set out by Kristina Werner's blog. You will find all the details and videos there to inspire you.  Week 3 of Kristina's colour blending can be found here. This week's selection concentrates on browns, greys and black.



I made my samples big enough to make into cards. I have treated them all with different techniques. For the blends I used Distress Oxide Inks, Mini Round Blending Tools and foam pads all purchased from Papermaze. I purchased the Neenah Classic Crest Solar White from Crafter's Companion.

Oxide Combo 1 - Scattered Straw, Frayed Burlap, Gathered Twigs


To make this card I used a Kraft card blank and mounted the blended card onto some grey Bazzill.
Then I cut a coffee cup using the Fresh Brewed Sizzix Bigz die from Tim Holtz. I cut this with some corrugated card, and Bazzill scraps in grey and white. I cut a heart from white card and inked this lightly with some Gathered Twigs Distress Oxide. Then with sentiment stamps from Kraftin' Kimmie, I stamped and heat embossed in black onto a scrap of the blended card. I sprinkled a few drops of water onto the big heart.

 
Oxide Combo 2 -
Old Paper, Evergreen Bough, Black Soot



For this card I used a Tim Holtz Sizzix Thinlits die set - Swirling Stars, cutting the stars from the blended card. This was mounted onto silver miri card. The greeting is a Tim Holtz rubber stamp,finishing off with some gems to add extra sparkle.


Oxide Combo 3 - Pumice Stone, Weathered Wood, Faded Jeans


For the third card I die cut  the flowers in black Bazzill with Memory Box dies - Chloe Stem and Chandra Stem. I also cut a greeting and punched some butterflies (Martha Stewart).
Gems were added to the flowers and white Nuvo Crystal drops to the card and butterflies.



Oxide Combo 4 - Picked Raspberry, Aged Mahogany, Ground Espresso


For this Valentine card I used some Tonic Studios heart dies and Crafter's Companion greetings dies, all tied up with a scrap of ribbon.


Back with the next four cards soon.
Thanks for looking
Lynn x
See previous week's cards here:
Week 1 
Week 2

Saturday, 16 February 2019

Bubbles and Lucy

Some time ago I made a page about the day we took Heather and Nicholas and their children to Jambs Owls. I made a layout for Hannah, so here is one for her sister, Lucy. There is one to follow for Oliver too. 


When I saw this feathery paper called 'Wander Always' from Vicki Boutin's Field Notes collection (American Crafts), I knew it would be ideal for this layout. The grid paper was from the same collection and is called 'Collect and Document'. I also used some scraps of Authentique - Sea Maiden 7 and Kaisercraft's Anthology - Herbs.


I fussy cut some of the feathers to arrange along the bottom of the photos. The moths were cut from another Field Notes paper 'Take Flight'.

My tag was cut from scraps of Basic Grey paper using a Tim Holtz - Sizzix - Thinlits die. The other dies I used were also from Sizzix - Bright Bubbles and Paper Cuts Alphabet. I tied some jute twine onto the tag and a small silver owl charm.


Over the die cut bubbles I attached some clear watch crystals and added some dots of Diamond Glaze. I cut some bingo cards from Kaisercraft's Pen and Ink collection - Stamps paper. Finally I added a little glitters to the feathers with Stickles.


Thanks for looking, back with Oliver's page soon.
Lynn x

Thursday, 14 February 2019

Distress Oxide Ink Blending Combos - Week 2

Back this week with some more Distress Oxide ink blending combinations as set out by Kristina Werner's blog. You will find all the details and videos there to inspire you. I started by making four cards with my blending last week and here are my next set. Week to of Kristina's colour blending can be found here.



I made my samples big enough to make into cards. I have treated them all with different techniques. For the blends I used Distress Oxide Inks, Mini Round Blending Tools and foam pads all purchased from Papermaze. I purchased the Neenah Classic Crest Solar White from Crafter's Companion.

Oxide Combo 1 - Squeezed Lemonade, Mowed Lawn, Blueprint Sketch


I stamped a house onto the blended card, with a Woodware stamp. This was cut out and then I re-stamped the door, chimney, hearts and trees onto different coloured areas of the left over card.
I cut out these items and stuck them over the same images on the house. The house was stuck to a white card blank using 3D foam pads.
The greeting was cut using a Crafter's Companion die and some dark blue cardstock.
I lifted some colour from the curtains with a little water brush.

Oxide Combo 2 - Twisted Citron, Pine Needles, Chipped Sapphire

 This time I forgot to photograph the blend before setting to work on the card!
I used a set of Sizzix dies - Under the Sea, to cut the elements and arranged them on the pale blue pearl card blank. I stuck some onto the card and others raised a little with 3D foam pads.  I added some Nuvo Crystal Drops to decorate. The Greeting was stamped in black Archival Ink onto white card using Tim Holtz stamps.

Oxide Combo 3 - Antique Linen, Bundled Sage, Stormy Sky 



For this card I used a Tim Holtz layering stencil - Bubble, to pull colour off the blended card with the water brush.  With the Pretty Wreath die set from Sizzix, I cut the elements from kraft and dark blue cardstock. I would some jute twine around the wreath before sticking it to the card and adding the flowers. Nuvo Crystal Drops was used to make the flower centres and add a few drops of glitter around the wreath. The greeting is a rub-on onto more blue cardstock.


Oxide Combo 4 - Tumbled Glass, Faded Jeans, Ground Espresso


 For this card I used another Tim Holtz, Sizzix die, this one is called Branched Birch, and I used Kraft Cardstock, This was inked with some Picket Fence Distress Ink. I punched a circle from silver miri card and attached this to the card before overlaying the trees.



I will be back with the colour blends for week three soon, I finished making them today!

Thanks for looking
Lynn x
See previous week's cards here:
Week 1  

Monday, 11 February 2019

Handfasting - CSI #274

This month's cold case (#274) over on CSI involves winter colours and using old papers. The photo from Emily and Jack's hand fasting last year was perfect for this challenge. Here they are as Veve or Geniveve d'Tensel and Arden, cutting their cake made by The Woodwich Harts or bridesmaids. The colours and the image from the challenge made me think of the photos from this occasion straight away.




The Basic Grey 'Fruitcake' collection was perfect for this and an example of using Christmas papers for a non Christmas layout.
I also used:
M & C Boutique Craft Vine from The Works
Mini Tuscan Wall Stencil by Gabrielle Pollacco
Owl charm from my stash
Distress Ink Pads
Stickles
Cherry Blossom Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts
Rose brads
Martha Stewart Fern punch
Glitter Thickers Alphabet Stickers from American Crafts
Red ribbon

Here are the clues:


Thanks for looking:

Lynn x




Wednesday, 30 January 2019

Distress Oxide Ink Blending Combos - Week 1

I have seen and been impressed by a few people sharing their results from this project, so followed their links to Kristina Werner's blog to find out more about it. You will find details and a video there to inspire. I decided to join in the fun, making the four colour combos for this week. 


I plan to make my samples into cards so have made them big enough to do this. I have treated them all with different techniques. I used Distress Oxide Inks, Mini Round Blending Tools and foam pads all purchased from Papermaze. I purchased the Neenah Classic Crest Solar White from Crafter's Companion.

Oxide Combo 1 - Scattered Straw, Worn Lipstick & Festive Berries


The blended card was cut with a Sizzix stacked Postage Thinlits die and the balloons were cut with dies from Crafter's Companion. The greeting stamps is from Woodware.


I used an Echo Park stencil and a baby wipe to lift colour off the card after blending.

Oxide Combo 2 - Dried Marigold, Ripe Persimmon & Fired Brick


I treated this blended card with a Tim Holtz Layering Stencil and some Translucent Texture Paste. It was cut with a Sizzix Stacked Deckle die. The greeting is an Avery Elle stamp.


Oxide Combo 3 - Tattered Rose, Abandoned Coral & Seedless Preserves


Before Blending I used a Woodware stamp and Versamark Ink with White embossing powder.
I lifted ink from inside the stamped image with a brush and water.


Oxide Combo 4 - Spun Sugar, Picked Raspberry & Wilted Violet


Once blended I stamped with Versamark and black embossing powder, using another Woodware stamp. The greeting stamp is from Avery Elle. Trimmed with a Sizzix stitched stacked die.


Looking forward to next week's colour combinations.
Thanks for looking
Lynn x

Sunday, 27 January 2019

Naughty or Nice - CSI #271

My response of the CSI Cold Case 271 (Colour, Stories, Inspiration), is this layout called 'Naughty or Nice?' with my nephew's children the Christmas before last. 


In answer to some of the clues:
Find older papers that have a winter theme / match the palate - I used papers from several old Basic Grey collections:
Blitzen, Figgy Pudding, Eskimo Kisses, Pulmeria, Wassail and Fruit Cake.
Use at least 3 seldom used stamps - managed one with 49 and Market Gabi's Stitches
Use Stickers - Letter Stickers from the Basic Grey Collections mentioned above.
Use Enamel Accents, Liquid Pearls or similar to make dots around the page inspired by the white dots in the scene - I used Nvuo Crystal Drops around the large heart and on two of the paper strips.
I also used paper with dots for the background.
Use products from a kit you have not used or that you did not use much - several items from a Christmas Papermaze kit form a couple of years ago - the Christmas greeting, the glitter heart and the tickets. I have a box of Christmas embellishments which I have collected over the years and that is where I found some wooden gingerbread men, a button badge, silver painted wooden stars, Santa charm a glittery brad and a Christmas postage stamp.

Create a wreath from some of the items - I made a heart wreath from my papers using an old set of templates from my stash - They were from Technique Tuesday.
Update the look of your items by adding stitching - my rubber stamp as mentioned above - stitches.

Thanks for the challenge and for looking.
Lynn x

Tuesday, 22 January 2019

Abbey Road

I'm back today with another layout created for my brother's album. This one marks his love of the Beatles, and I used one of the photo taken when he crossed the legendary Abbey Road.



I used a papers from some older collections of papers by Kaisercraft.
Sheet music from the Timeless collection
Apothecary from the Anthology collection
Wood and brick effect papers are from the Basecoat IV collection
The black and white stripes to reflect the zebra crossing is Eternal is from the Always and Forever collection.
The rub-ons for the title and date are both from different sets by Making Memories.
The record stickers are from the In the Attic collection.

Thanks for looking.
Lynn x