Monday, 23 May 2016

Anything goes - Tando

Hello my dear crafty friends and welcome to my new post made for Tando Anything goes week.
This is a perfect week to make a perfect layout with my most perfect dear daughter wedding photo.
So with a little help of DCWV cardstock and with a lot of Tando products I made it.
 I used Tando stencil with distress ink to make the background - added some faux pen stitching over the stencilled images too.
Then I added Tando Clock chipboard  (do you see the slight clock image on the photo?  This is my own home clock there).
The title was made with 2 Tando chipboards that were partially painted and partially heat embossed.
I really like my return to scrapbooking. Not really a lot, but at least I try.
Promise more  layouts in the near future.

I enter this to More than words Moments and Clocks challenge
Anything feminine for Southern Ridge Trading 
 Scrap it with a song- Best day ever inspiration- My DD wedding day was sure best day ever for her and us

Saturday, 21 May 2016

Die cut clay flowers with Makin's Clay - tutorial

Hello my dear crafty friends and welcome to my first, but sure not the last clay flowers tutorial.

As this is my second year on Makin’s Clay® DT I can pretty much make any project I desire and right now I am in this flowers mood and from this month on I will do some different clay flower tutorials monthly for Makin’s Clay® blog.
The first one is a Sunflower tutorial and the techniques used are clay sheet die cutting and acrylic paints coloring over the dry clay.
Makin's Clay flexibility is just perfect even when we work with  already dry clay, so we still can reshape our dry clay pieces. The perfect ability to be colored with acrylics makes it possible to work with just white Makin's Clay and to paint the final shape into any possible colors.
So here is my tutorial for May- April showers sure brought us my May flowers!
Step 1:
Flatten a big piece of white Makin's Clay using a roller from Makin’s Professional®Roller and Cutters  set®. You also can use the Makin's Clay Ultimate Clay Machine on setting 5, but for this project I decided to use the roller only.
Let the  rolled clay dry for a few hours.

Step 2:

Die cut the dry Makin's Clay sheets with Sizzix Sunflowers die set. As you can see the set contains two dies that build the flower, three  dies for leaves, the bottom die and the top die (the one with dozens of smallest possible flowers). I die cut the flower parts twice with each one of those two dies and die cut the leaves twice. The one parts were die cut just once. Do not push the small flowers out of the die cut sheet for now; it's almost impossible to pain them out  of the sheet.

Step 3:

Add shaping to the die cut clay pieces using Makin's Clay tools from Makin’s Clay® Professional Clay Tools® .

Step 4:

Paint the shapes with acrylic paints. I used DecoArt Mixed Media line paints, but with Makin's Clay any acrylic paint works just perfectly!
Let the shapes dry and don't forget to paint the white backs too.

Step 5:

Arrange the painted dry leaves over a circle of black Makin's Clay and use Becon Fabri- Tac to adhere shape to shape. This is the glue I have and it works just great with Makin's Clay too.

Step 6:

Arrange flower parts as shown over the glued leaves.
 Step 7:

Paint the small top flowers with a mix of DecoArt paints and now push them of the die cut sheet.
Step 8:

Glue the painted flowers on the top of the sunflower.

 Step 9:
Make the background using Makin's Clay in black, Makin's Clay  roller and Makin's Clay texture sheet (woodgrain) from set D. Cut the background to the size that fits the photo frame.

Step 10 and final:
Glue the black background  over the glass inside the photos frame. Cover with glaze and glue the sunflower over the background. Cover the sunflower with glaze. Let it dry and enjoy your first  Makin's Clay flower.

More to come next month and so on!

Products used:
Makin’s Clay® white
Makin’s Clay® black
Makin’s Professional®Roller and Cutters set®
Makin’s Clay® Professional Clay Tools® 
Makin's Clay® Texture sheet set D- woodgrain 
Makin’s Professional® Cutting Mat

Other products:
Dies- Sizzix Sunflower set
DecoArt paints
Becon Fabri- Tac glue
Photo frame 4*6''

Friday, 20 May 2016

Celebration Blog Hop

We here at Die-Versions have collaborated with two awesome companies: Joy Clair Stamps and DL.ART to come up with a fun and festive Celebration Blog Hop. We want to showcase how well our three companies products work together. Die-Versions makes very intricate and lovely dies; Joy Clair makes high quality clear stamps; and DL.ART makes gorgeous rayon hand dyed crinkle ribbon and also carries bakers twine and other hand crafted seasonal supplies.

The Celebration Blog Hop will take place on Wednesday, May 18th, Thursday, May 19th and Friday, May 20th. Over the three days all Design Team Members will be sharing with you projects they have made for all the many upcoming Celebrations that come around this time of year, ie....Weddings, Baby Showers, Baby Births, Graduations, Father's Day, and of course Birthdays! All Design Team Members will be using supplies from all three companies to make their projects so you can see for yourself how lovely these products work together and how dies, stamps and ribbons are the perfect combination!!

There will be prizes for those who comment on all the blogs over the three days and who become followers of all the blogs. Die-Versions is giving away a $50.00 Gift Certificate to the Die-Versions store. Joy Clair is giving away 3 $25.00 Gift Certificates to the Joy Clair store, one each day and DL.ART is giving away a $10.00 Gift Code to the DL.ART store to one lucky winner!! The prizes will be announced on all three of the companies Die-Versions, Joy Clair and DL.ART blogs on Sunday, May 22nd.

DL.ART is running a 3 day Special during the Blog Hop for all of the Design Team Followers ~ 12% off your entire order at DL.ART by using code: DJDHOPS this code will only be valid on the 3 days of the Celebration Blog Hop.

You should have come here from  Dawn's blog, if not, then please start at the beginning of the at Die-Versions Blog. The entire list of Designers for the entire Celebration Blog Hop is listed on the Die-Versions Blog.

And now for my projects made for this hop:

First one is a Wedding card and for this card I used a few Die Versions' dies and Joy Clair Wedding Sentiments stamp set.  First die cut was made  with Fence Background using foil copper cardstock.The hearts and the swirls were stamped over the patterned paper and heat embossed just for background interest.  This stamped strip is a already 5 th and 6 th layer of this card and it's still very flar card.The huge DV Hearts in heart die is a main focal point of this card. The wedding sentiment was stamped over white cardstock and die cut with Stitched Nesting Combo set of dies. 

My second project was made to celebrate Mothers day and this time I made a Gift Card holder using Kraft envelope and made a die cut and stamped front that can be later use as a card too.
The large Butterfly Collage die cut was added over the double sided glue sheet and covered with blue glitter.
The flowers are all stamped and heat embossed using Joy Clair most amazing Paisley Bouquet stamp set.
Each an every flower was heat embossed with clear powder and hand cut. The sentiment is from Mother's Day stamp set and was stamped over white cardstock and  die cut with DV Stiched Nesting Cirles die set.

 And as I loved all new dies and Joy Clair lovely stamp sets a lot I made the third card too and this time it's just Birthday one. So what! Birthday is a perfect occasion for celebration.
I used a new, just released Spring Pond die to cover the background of my card first.
Then I stamped this lovely image using Hoppy Birthday stamp set with black pigmented ink and heat embossed it with clear powder. The image was colored with my very new Zig Real Brushes and yes, this is a kind of coloring that fits me. I added the stamped sentiment under the image and die cut it with DV Stitched Nesting Circles set.  A few touches of glitter inside the  large die cut and a couple of sequins were my  final finishes for this card.

Your next stop on the blog hop is Alicia's blog

If you should get lost along the way please go back to the Die-Versions Blog and the whole list for each day will be listed there.

Well- I hope you have enjoyed the Celebration Blog Hop!
Be sure to leave comments on all the blogs for a chance to win one of many prozes!
Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, 19 May 2016

Altered hoop

Hello my dear crafty friends and welcome to my new blog post.

This time I made an altered hoop and the most interesting thing here is the background.
 I will do a full tutorial of this one, but just to  say this is totally thin, one layer three layers self made paper lace and I promise to share the technique some day in the future.
I made it just because.
And then I thought that it can be a good project for some web challenges, so I added a few trinkets, some paints and some more embellishments and made it shabby and not so much my style. But them who cares? Who says that we should always stay in our primary style? Not me.

It was made for a few web challenges:
 Prima May PPP
 Southern Ridge Trading- Anything feminine
Mixed Media Monthly- Butterflies and Blooms

 Lots of flowers- for Crafty enjoyments
 Live and Love crafts- Blossoms and/or Butterflies

Wednesday, 18 May 2016

Blessings card with TPD

 Hello my dear crafty friends and welcome to my new Two Paper Divas May post!
Today I am going to share the most general card that is all about Blessings.
So as you can see I made it with patterned papers, stickers, ribbons, twine and this gorgeous Two Paper Divas large Home Family Blessing sentiment  stamp that is just perfect for any family celebration.

Tuesday, 17 May 2016

Hello card

New shabby card not in my usual style.
I made this card for some web challenges:
Prima PPP- May colors
 Simon Says- Flowers
ScrapyLand- Anything goes with dies and I used Sizzix and Prima dies (the backgrounds and sentiment are Sizzix)
 Lots of flowers for Crafty Enjoyments
 Anything goes with dies for Happy Little Stamper

Monday, 16 May 2016

Dream Big Printers tray album

This is my new altered  chipboard printers tray from Tando.
I made it with Prima papers and other goodies and added some Makin's Clay  casted pieces.
The first Makin's Clay piece is on the cover- this cute angel was made with a mold and  white clay. Then I  painted it with brown acrylic, added some gold paint and finally finished with some turquoise. The paints used are DecoArt Mixed Media fluids and they are just perfect paint for Makin's Clay pieces.

And here is this angel again:

Two more casted from Makin's Clay pieces are inside the inner tray- the owl and Fleur de Lis sign.
This time I painted them with gold and turquoise only and the look is a bit different.

And I enter this to some web challenges too
Creative Artiste- Anything goes
 Berry71blue- Inspiration- colors, vintage
Things to alter- Anything goes
Country veiw challenges- Use a stencil- the cover is stencilled with texture paste
 Lots of flowers- for Crafty enjoyments

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