Saturday, 21 July 2018

First Six Months of the Paper Clip Art Challenge..

Hi all,

Can you believe it is six months already. Say WHAT!!

This post is a heavy photo one so be warned lol..

As you maybe aware I joined a swap #12 Paperclips of 2018 HERE  that lasts for 12 months that was broken down into two six months lots.. Well I finished the first six months and have now received my swap partners Paper Clip Art.
 I was so excited to get my parcel from Amira that I undid it before I even got in the door lol.
And just WOW Gorgeous Creations .. You have to check it out yourselves..

Oh my, my favourite Gorjuss girls. Look at all the goodies I received..


You see that little book in the above picture that says 2018, well look how beautiful it is opened..


These are Amira's paperclips, Divine indeed..
The little coffee cup was on the back of Amira's paperclip so I thought it was too cute to be on the back as all the paperclips I adhered to in a book I had made especially for this challenge.. (I hope you don't mind Amira... 
I have adhered all the paperclip art to a memory card to place in the book.. This book is sooooo much prettier in real life.. 


I think Amira has a thing for cats.. How cute is this Paperclip Art..


I just love these tiny roses Amira has made, gorgeous!!


I love everything about this paperclip art. It just all fits together..


I love this one and think it is my favourite.. There is something so beautiful about it's simplicity..


I love this one as well because I am a butterfly nut.. 


These are the ones I created and have swapped with Amira. I really hope she likes them..
My word for the year is Achieve..


I adore shaker cards and hope Amira does too.


I am a dog person which my giant girl Dumbledore tells me all the time lol..


I love pink flowers..


Loved how this paperclip art turned out and it is in fact my favourite.. I wonder which one will be Amira's!!


Ribbon flower, I love the heart pin.


The books I created for the two parts of the year.. mmm can you see any butterflies lol.


The book filled with both mine and Amira's PaperClip Art. And Amira even sent a couple extra paperclips which looks perfect on top of the pages.. I adore how this book came together and want to say a huge thank you Amira for your gorgeous creations and all my extra goodies..


I hope I have inspired you to create Glorious things..
Thank you for stopping by..
Hugs
DONNA xx

Friday, 13 July 2018

Querks- Rick st Dennis Digi Image - Design Team July Project...

Hi all,
Today is my first DT project for Rick st Dennis and I am chuffed.
I have chosen for this month a family of digi images called Querks - Euro Style.
Available HERE


I just loved this family and thought I know what I am going to do with them and that was to create some ATC's.. 

Firstly though I printed them on Copic paper and heat set it. (I find this helps when colouring).

All Faces and body bits are coloured in with the same colour copics..
G00, G21, YG11, YG03, BG10, R46,R20 G94
All Teeth - E35, E43
All Hair - V15, V17, E57

I used a huge colour assortment of Copics on all their clothes and other bits and bobs..


I embossed white cardstock with the three 3D texture fades embossing folders.


I then sprayed all pieces with the colours sprays, drying between each colour.


Using the Inka Gold (love this stuff), I then rubbed over the sprayed cardstock.
At this stage I thought pretty but lacking something so off I goes to search for that 'something' only to find black Distress Ink and Black acrylic paint, (not a drop to be seen of black wax, Black Inka Gold or anything like that).


Firstly I inked over the embossed paper and heat set it. I then shined the cardstock with tissues but didn't really like that so I did a water colour wash with the black acrylic paint, wiping it off straight away. I let it dry and thought I would come back to it tomorrow as I still wasn't happy with it..  


I decided to leave as is and when I cut the Atc's I would ink around the edges..


I mixed together black acrylic paint and Lindy's Stamp Gang - Glory of The Seas Gold.


Using gauze to roll around and soak up all the gorgeous shiny blackness..
Let it dry..


All the components together to create the ATC's..


ATC base is 3 1/2 inches x 2 1/2 inches.
Black mat is 3 3/8 inches x 2 3/8 inches.
Textured cardstock 3 1/8 inches x 2 1/8 inches.
Don't they look glorious!!!


I cut strips and the stamps from Typography - Graphic 45 paper for all the ATC's.
I raided my stash container and found bits and bobs of metal embellishments..
I used 3D foam tape to adhere the family, embellishment and stamp onto the front of the 
ATC. Behind each stamp I placed some gauze to give some interest..

'The Baby'
 

'The Younger Son'

 'The Mother'

'The Father'

'The Daughter'

'The Older Son'

'The Family'

Materials: 

Tim Holtz 3D Texture Fades - Foundry, Mechanics, Botanical
Adirondack Color Wash - Wild Plum
Lindy's Stamp Gang Glitz Spray - Gecko Green, Ocean breeze Blue, Sea Grass Green,
Clam Bake Beige
Heidi Swapp - Black Color Shine
Inka Gold - Lavared, Emerald, Turquoise. Gold
Distress Ink - Black
Acrylic Paint- Lamp Black
230LB White cardstock

I hope I have inspired you
to create glorious things.
Hugs Donna xx

Querks -ATC Box - Rick st Dennis Digi Image - Design Team July Project..

Hi all,
Well my second project for Rick st Dennis just happens to be a ATC (Artist Trading Card)  Box to fit all the wonderful ATC's I created in my first project.. I loved this project so much both the ATC's and the box to place them in.. 

I die cut the ATC box from the Eileen Hull Die and cut the mats as follows.
Black cardstock 2 3/8 inch x 3 3/8 inch (1 inch hole punch').
Textured cardstock 2 1/8 inch x 3 1/8 inch (1 1/4 inch hole punch).
Side Strips - 3 3/8 inches x 1/2 inch. cut 2
Top - 2 1/2 inches x 1/2 inch cut 2 and 2 1/2 inches x 3/8 inch cut 2


Adhere together and 'voila' your box is complete.. I placed the black gauze I had made for the ATC's then added the name of the family with 3 D foam tape, the family cat also with 3D foam tape and the metal rose embellishment.. I finished off the front with dots of Ebony Black Nuvo crystal Drops (which are gorgeous).
What do you think? I may be biased but I adore how this turned out..


You cannot see it with these photos but there is lots of glitter on the ATC's and the box using the black and clear Wink of Stella pens.. 


The Querks family...






The ATC's and the box together.



Yep adore this project for sure.. Have to love Rick st Dennis digi images..





Materials: 

Tim Holtz 3D Texture Fades - Foundry, Mechanics, Botanical
Adirondack Color Wash - Wild Plum
Lindy's Stamp Gang Glitz Spray - Gecko Green, Ocean breeze Blue, Sea Grass Green,
Clam Bake Beige
Heidi Swapp - Black Color Shine
Inka Gold - Lavared, Emerald, Turquoise. Gold
Distress Ink - Black
Acrylic Paint- Lamp Black
230LB White cardstock
Nuvo Crystal Drops - Ebony Black
Black and Clear Wink of Stella Pens
I hope I have inspired you
to create glorious things.
Hugs Donna xx

Thursday, 12 July 2018

My Gorgeous Goldilocks..- HCP

Hi all, 
Well it's my first blog post for HeartCraftPaper
which I am a guest design team member on, so I thought I would show you my card I created
just for the month of July.

The theme for this month is:
'The Storybook Collection'

I created Goldilocks with a digi image HERE  on Copic paper
using an assorted of copics to colour her in..


I cut a card at 8 1/4 inches x 5 7/8 inches and score in half .
I cut a brown Bazzill mat at 4 inches x 5 3/4 inches then a patterned piece of paper from Passtime Crafts at 3 3/4 inches x 5 1/2 inches.
I adhered these together on top of the card base. 

I die cut the Paper Roses Heart Stack from white cardstock and only used a little piece of it behind Goldilocks to give a little dimension. 

A diecut fence from Doohickey on the bottom of the card is attached with 3D Foam tape and gives the appearance of the cottage fence in the forest.
Some leaves and tiny roses from my stash finished of the fenced area nicely.. 

Two butterflies (EK Success punch) with a little bit of bling and glitter bring the card together. 

I wanted a word on the background and so selected Awesome from a No-Name brand.I adhered this with 3D foam tape to give a little depth. 
White gel pen around the flowers in the background and on her dress lifted the whole card.. 
I loved how this card turned out ..

Please visit the HeartCraftPaper shop HERE to see all the images, digi papers
and other wonderful products  and don't forget to click on the gallery HERE
to see what everyone is up to and all the great images from the design teams..

I hope I have inspired you to create glorious things.
Hgs
Donna xx

Wednesday, 4 July 2018

Steampunk'd Besties...July

Hi all,
How is everyone ?
Today I have a DT project to show you for My Besties Aussie Challenge..
I love these cute images  and they were fun cards to create..
So pretty!!









Love these images

Hugs 
Donna xx