Tag Tutorial

Hello everyone,

We’re back today with an easy to make tag tutorial for you’ll at Mixed Media Mojo.

Before that did you check the ongoing challenge? Do check it out here.

Onto our tutorial now:

Supplies:

  • Manila Tag
  • Jet Black Archival Ink
  • Craftyscrappers- Raining Hearts and Mermaid Wishes
  • Dylusions- Fresh Lime, Vibrant Turquoise, Calypso Teal, Cut Grass
  • Tim Holtz Stencil- Flourish and Scribbles
  • Distress Ink- Peacock Feathers, Blueprint Sketch, Forest Moss
  • Zig markers

Step 1: Stamp using a background stamp and black archival ink onto your tag.

Step 2: Using Dylusions add colour on the tag, blending some shades on the tag.

Step 3: Use a stencil and stencil with Dylusions on the background

Step 4: Using distress inks and another stencil, add some more texture on the tag.

Step 5: Using a focal element stamp set, stamp on the background. Stamp focal elements on separate paper, colour and cut them. Then arrange them on the tag.

                              

      

Add string/cord and your tag is complete!

Hope you’re inspired to create and do participate in the ongoing challenge!

Roadside Cafe

Today we’re at the TTCRD blog with some inspiration for this week’s challenge.

The sponsor this Week is Rick St Dennis and they are offering a prize of 2 Digital images of your choice
Rick St. Dennis MFA has been an artist, designer, stage designer and instructor for over 45 years. You can find his full Bio here. His digital stamp images can be found on Zibbet or Etsy .
Inspiration projects from the Rick St.Dennis Elite Design Team can be found on the
Sparkle and Glitter blog, or for the darker images on the Airless Chambers blog.
Rick also has a personal blog and on Facebook, there is the Rick St.Dennis Digi fans and friends group, where you can showcase your cards and
other projects using RSD images to be eligible to win prizes.
We created a slider easel card using the roadside cafe image and Photoplay paper pack.
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Looking forward to seeing your creations in the challenge!

Throwback

Today we’re at the Colorful Creations blog with inspiration for today’s new challenge Throwback.

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We’ve gone back to a family holiday and used a picture from there and created this journal page.

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Here are some closeups

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We have a tutorial for this journal page coming this Saturday, so don’t forget to subscribe to our channel:)!

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwszntdj-PoYCn9fdU1-kPA

Looking forward to seeing your creations in the challenge!

 

 

April Showers

Continuing the theme of spring and showers, we’ve created a layout today. We were inspired by the DCWV Sketch for April for this one and used papers from ‘The Solstice” Collection.

 

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Distress Spray Stains

Today we are at the Craftsneed Blog, continuing our post on distress products and dwelling into the spray stains by Tim Holtz, manufactured by Ranger Ink.

These are the most sought after products in the mixed media and crafting world. People use them for different purposes, however, we still think there is a lot to explore.

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“60 colors that include White Picket Fence and 3 metallics are available in the first release of Distress Spray Stains. The same fluid, water reactive formula crafters have come to love in the Distress Stains is now available in a spray format.The 1.9 fl. oz Distress Spray Stains feature a quality mist sprayer. Use for quick and easy ink coverage on porous surfaces.”

Spray through stencils, layer colours, spritz with water and watch the colour mix & blend.These inks are great for backgrounds, stamping, stenciling, embossing, colouring & shading. They work well with the other products in the distress range like paints, sprays, crayons, markers, etc.

We’ll take you through few of the different techniques with the sprays. For convenience, we stuck to using Antique Linen, Wild Honey, Vintage Photo, Walnut Stain, Hickory Smoke and Scattered Straw for all the techniques.

  1. Backgrounds- These are great to create backgrounds. Spray directly on your paper, spritz water and heat set. Water lightens the colour, so if you like brighter shades add the sprays will lesser water. Another way of doing it is to spray the colours on the craft mat, spritz water as you desire and lift the colour on your work surface (paper/tag, etc..)  by swirling it on the craft mat. Dry with the heat tool after each lift to set the colour and continue lifting colour. You can go on and stop once you’re happy. In between spritz water as that creates some marvellous effects especially where two colours blend.                                                                                                            FullSizeRender 99
  2. Stenciling – Use a stencil and spray your colours through it.  You can use two- three different stencils on one surface. You can add two-three colours also. These create great backgrounds as well as ready projects. Once you spray through a stencil, you can lift and take another print by overturning a stencil on the surface. Another great effect can be achieved by spritzing water through a stencil on an inked background.         FullSizeRender 101
  3. Stamping-  You can use them with clear acrylic as well as rubber stamps. These are water based inks remember? So when stamping you’ll achieve a watercolour effect. You could mist the stamp with water (without any ink) and stamp it on an inked background. This lifts the colour, with the stamp design appearing.FullSizeRender 103
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  5. Distressing- The spray stains are great for distressing the surface especially paper to achieve a grungy, vintage or shabby-chic look. This is best achieved with the brown tones. Run the edges of the paper on the craft mat where you spray and this gives a great watercolour effect.FullSizeRender 104
  6. Embossing-  You can also use it for the resist- emboss technique. Stamp an image using Versa mark and heat emboss it using clear embossing powder. Spray the stains and let dry. Wipe the embossed image for it to magically appear.

The other distress products are also as versatile as the spray stains and can be used with each other to create final projects. We’ve used the above swatches with inks and oxides to create this tag.

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Hope you’re inspired:)! Happy crafting!

Miss Daisy Stamps

 

Hello everyone,

Today we’re at the Through The Craftroom Door blog for this week’s ATG challenge and some inspiration.

Our Sponsor this week is  Miss. Daisy Stamps. They are offering 4 Digi stamps to the winner this week.

Bio:

Jennifer Nilsson Art  ♥︎  Mari Digis  ♥︎  Miss Daisy’s Collection ♥︎  We Are 3.  Join us at Miss Daisy Stamps Create & Share Facebook Group to meet the artists,  share fun & inspiration, receive freebies and special deals. See you there!

Here are their social media links:

Miss. Daisy Stamps website

Facebook page

Facebook group

We created a card using Lizzie Stamp image from the store:

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Hop on to other member’s blogs for more inspiration:

Do check out the current challenge here and participate:)!

Cherish Spring

April is such a fun month, with spring, light showers and colours around. Today we were inspired by the Lindy’s Stamp Gang Mood-board and created this spring layout.

 

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Here are some close ups:

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Products used:

This project was submitted for:

Lindy’s Stamp Gang Color Challenge April

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Explosion Box

Hello guys,

Today we’re at the Rainbow Craftykari Blog, with an inspiration for the ongoing challenge. Do check the challenge here.

Onto the creation. We’ve created a Birthday Theme Explosion Box for a girl.

We’ve used the Fairy Land Paper Pack by Papericious for this box.

The first box, opens to one layer, with triangular pockets using pearlescent cardstock in the pack on the four flaps to insert photos. We’ve decorated these with some flowers. Inside this, is a smaller box, that opens to two layers and a decorated 3 D cake inside. We’ve decorated the inside with flowers, and some sentiment words like beautiful, love, enjoy, etc die cut using sizzix dies. We’ve followed the colours of the challenge for this creations. Some embellishments have been fussy cut from the sheet in the paper pack.

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Here are pictures of how it looks inside:

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Hope you’re inspired and looking forward to your creations for the challenge:)!

 

Dream

Inspired by the More Than Words, April Challenge, we’ve created a layout.

Dream, one word with a deep meaning. We’ve used black, white and orange for our  mixed media layout, and depicted dream using the word as well as our imagery (bubbles, stars, butterflies, flowers)

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Here are some close ups:

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This project was submitted at

More Than WordsApril Challenge 

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