Saturday, 1 August 2015

DV with SNS blog hop: Awarness campaign

Sparkle N Sprinkle and Die-Versions are partnering up for a very special joint blog hop, called the Awareness Campaign.  A portion of the proceeds from the sale of the newly released Die-Versions dies and the stamp sets revealed in the joint blog hop will go to help with cancer research.  
Almost every one has been touched by cancer is one way or another.  Either you or a family member has had cancer or you know someone who has had cancer.  The Designers from both teams are joining together to help the fight to eradicate all cancers by inspiring you.

Not only are we debuting NINE new Die-Versions low profile dies (July 2015 Reveal - scroll down to the end of the reveal), Sparkle N Sprinkle is also revealing THREE stamp sets for this Awareness Campaign.

The SNS sets are:
Pink Ribbon Background 408  (digi version DIGI408)
Survivor 713    (digi version DIGI713T)
Awareness 714   (digi version  DIGI714T)

A Grand Prize winner will be chosen from comments left on the Designers' blogs and will be announced on August 4th.  You won't know who the Mystery Designer is until after the Joint Blog hop, so remember to leave a comment with each of the Designers.  

The Winner will be announced on the Die-Versions Facebook page, the Sparkle N Sprinkle Facebook page, the DV Blog, and on the SNS Blog and will receive a $25 gift certificate from BOTH Die-Versions and Sparkle N Sprinkle.

Irit- you are HERE!!!

(*tip: click on the Designer's Home tab or the title of her blog if you have any issues with the link.)

Now a little bit about how I created my card……
I made the background with clear embossing ink and heat embossed with SNS White embossing powder. Then I added pink watercolor over the stamped background and left the edges bare white.
The inner die cut was glued over double sided glue sheet and then I added Bubblegum glitter inside. The second die cut was heat embossed with Pink embossing powder and I layered them one over another. Then I added the stamped sentiment (from the very same set) and a few small plastic butterflies.   

You should have come from Lisa's blog  ; if you get lost along the way, you can always head back to the Die-Versions Blog or the Sparkle N Sprinkle Blog for the complete list of participants.  Your next stop along the way is Jess!

We hope you enjoy the Awareness Joint Blog Hop as much as we have enjoyed creating new projects for it.  We also hope that we have inspired you as well.  Thanks for joining us and remember to comment on each of the Designers' blogs to be eligible for the Grand Prize.  (We love reading them too since your comments also inspire us.)

Friday, 31 July 2015

She has wings: VLVS tutorial

Hello my dear crafty friends!
Irit is here and this time I made an art  journal page tutorial.
I know that making art page tutorial is almost mission impossible. There is no right or wrong way to make the art page and there is no workshop that can teach you " copy writing" of those book pages.
So it's just to show you my way to use products and to cluster techniques on one single page  with just  bit of real dimension.
Step by step instructions:
1. Gather your favorite VLVS backgrounds and make  a full letter size stamped piece with them.  I wanted those stamps to stay a background ones, so I used VersaMark ink and white embossing powder only.
Most of the stamps are not even masked, but just stamped one near another.

2. Grab you three primary Staz-On inks (Blazing Red, Azure and Mustard) and ink the stamped page with a mix of them. As you can see those 3 primary colors give us the full rainbow effect. I need to say that this works much better over the glossy paper, but I was short of the glossy one and used the regular Mixed Media thick white paper.

3. Now we need to add some dimension and the best way to do it on Mixed Media piece is with stencils and some paste. The paste I used is our Israeli Sand Texture one, but it's just similar to any non smooth texture paste on the market. I used a couple of Tando Creative stencils around the page and left the central part clean as we are going to add the focal point there anyway. Let the paste dry. 

4. While waiting for the texture paste to dry, I stamped my big focal image using  Whimsical Lettered Man stamp. I know it's a man; so what? It looks like a strong courageous woman to me, kind of an Amazon.
I decided to use pigmented ink and clear embossing powder for this main image: glossy one and durable too as it goes to the front.
5. As I was still waiting for the texture paste to dry I heat embossed a pair of bare chipboard wings with a mix of colorful embossing powders and added a bit of clear glitter too.

6. From this point and on it was just to arrange all pieces over the background and to add whatever you want to add.
So I added a bit of stamped blue images using Solid  circles  stamp and  Butterflies row stamp.
I arranged the hand cut head and the wings over the page. Then I stamped two sentiments with the same Crafter's ink over the sticky canvas (this is a perfect ink  for  fabric stamping and all you need to do is to heat it/iron it to make it permanent). Some splashes of mists were added and my art page was done.

Here are a couple of close- ups to this page:

As you can see this time I decided to make a page according to sentiments. If it says" bold and bright"-  it will be bold and bright, even if those are not my usual art colors.
Thanks for reading my tutorial and see you soon again!

Product list:

Whimsical Lettered Man Item 19679 Plate 1457

Other products:
Chipboard  wings- Creative Embellishments
Stencils- Tando Creative
Cardstock, fabric- Ranger
Inks- Tsukineko, Clearsnap
Mists- Tattered Angels
 Embossing powders- WOW! Embossing Powders
Other- texture paste
I always have a few web challenges in mind while dooimg my DT jobs.
So here is the inspiration of  a;most rainbow colors and wings that I took for this A5 size art page piece following the  Scrap around the world challenge.

And another one here:

Inspired by Stamping Surprise blog hop

Four years ago I was a very new to the design team world and designed for a few challenge blogs and one chipboard company. Then I found this design team call for Inspired by Stamping and I gave it a try.
I made the team and I am on this team since. It will be full 4 years in December and I hope for much more.
I love Inspired by Stamping stamps , but I love the owner more!
Joanna Munster is this owner/stamp designer and she is the best company owner ever!
So this blog hop is for our dear Joanna!
And for those who are not familiar with Joanna- she is a real beauty inside and outside.
This post is  full of love from you design team! We are with you forever (as long as you want us to be there)!
 And this is my card made for you.

 It was made with Butterflies set,Watercolor sentiments set and Tulip Bouquet  set.
Look how perfect is this sentiment and how much it fits  Joanna's spirit!
And now  all of you are invited to IBS blog to see all our creations!
 And as always I enter this to some web challenges that I had in mind while making this piece:
SSSS- not the ordinary paper challenge. This one is chipboard pieces arranged over glue sheet and devided with glitter. No paper at all!
And to Buttterflies and Birds challenge for Let's craft and create
 Flowers for Paper Artsy

Thursday, 30 July 2015

IBS July release: Summer Warbler

Hello my dear crafty  friends and welcome  our Inspired by Stamping July release and today it's all about birds day!
Do you know that my friend MYNN has a great giveaway and you still have time (not much) to enter! So visit her blog HERE!
This most gorgeous Summer Warbler set is a free set of the release and you can find how  you can get it by going to IBS SHOP!
As for me, I loved this set so much that I made 2 cards.
The first is a " normal" stamped card with pretty papers, layers, punches and embellishments and I like the final result a lot. And I adore this great sentiment!

But the second card/art piece- this is a totally another planet of my crafting.
I made a pure Mixed Media cards with stencils, texture paste, lots of paints, mists, heat embossing, gel medium and ... You name it- I used it. The sentiment was stamped over the tissue as it's quite impossible to stamp over such a irregular texture.

It's a great example of the same stamp- two ways. Totally different and still equally beautiful.

Wednesday, 29 July 2015

Chalkboard deco with TPD

Hello my dear crafty friends and welcome to my last (long month with 5 projects) Two Paper Divas post.נ
This time I made this self made To do list chalkboard holder and yes, this is a real chalkboard cardstock  where you can write things with real chalk. So to make it intersting I stamped this gorgeous TPD To do list image  from Paper Elements 1 set over black chalkboard cardstock (DCWV) and heat embossed it with white powder as I want it to stay like forever. Who I am kidding? Maybe for a few weeks if we write and wipe and rewrite and wipe. But then we can always  stamp another board and another and another. Just buy this stamp and you can do it forever! By the way- you can paint the back side of this triangle stand with black chalkboard paint and yo use a chalkboard marker for your extra notes too, such as a shopping lists.
I made the texture flourish with Tando mask and texture paste and heat embossed it with some clear glitter.

Tuesday, 28 July 2015


Hello my dear crafty friends and welcome to Inspired by Stamping July stamp release!
Today I am going to share my Poppies card with you. O love poppies and I adore this new IBS Poppies set. I even tried a totally new for me technique today (even two): first I made a kind of " no line" water coloring images stamping and then I arranged this image in two levels over the finished card using card making dies.

And this is how I made this card:
1. I stamped the both Poppies stamps over the cardstock with clear embossing ink and heat embossed  with white embossing powder.
2. I colored the inside of all embossed images with watercolor paints.
3. I added a heat embossed stamped sentiment from the same Poppies set.
4. Some watercolor mist was added over the  whole piece.
5. I made two die cuts with  card making set of dies and made the outer and the inner frames and then arranged those frames over the black cardstock. I added 3d foam glue  to adhere the inner frame and to make it pop a bit.
6. Some pearls  and mist splashes were added randomly over the finished card.

Sunday, 26 July 2015

Faux stone jewelry with Makin's Clay and Rubber Dance stamp

 Hello my dear crafty friends and welcome to my Makin's Clay July blog post.
July is a summer time. And summer time means shore, sea, beach , pebbles and even lovely stones. Lately I see a lot of stone painted projects over the web. But how about stone jewelry? Not sure my poor neck can stand the weight of stones. And on the other side to drill the holes in stones? Mission impossible even for the dentist.
But then, how about to make some clay faux stones? Light weight, easy made holes and still looks like the real thing. Almost a real thing.
So here is my tutorial about making Faux Stones and even arranging them into a lovely jewelry piece.

Products used:
Makin's Clay White
Makin's Clay Round cutters
 Roller tool 
Acrylic paints- yellow, brown, black- Plaid
Rubber Dance  Celestian  images stamp
Yellow mist

 You can see full step by step instructions in Makin's Clay blog HERE! 
Please visit me there and leave some love!

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