Friday, October 25, 2013

October AIR - Artist Challenge - using stencil

My Artist Challenge this month is stencil, and also continue using IMAGINE Crafts®/Tsukineko® Kaleidacolor™ Dye Inkpad Creole Spice. (you know how much I like this ink!)


IMAGINE Crafts®/Tsukineko® Kaleidacolor™ Dye Inkpad Creole Spice
IMAGINE Crafts® Embossing Powder™ Iridescent
IMAGINE Crafts®/Tsukineko® Brilliance™ Pigment Ink Graphite Black
IMAGINE Crafts® InkBlushers™
IMAGINE Crafts®/Tsukineko® VersaMark™ Watermark Ink
IMAGINE Crafts®/Tsukineko® Brilliance™ Pigment Ink Pearl. Sky Blue, Pearl Beige
TCW Branches Reversed TCW251Branches TCW208Swiss Dot TCW246, Damask TCW242
JustRite Papercraft Vintage Labels Three Dies
Glue Dots
Heat Gun

How To:

1 Set Reversed Branches on card stock.  I used small tape to secure.

2 Using IMAGINE Crafts® InkBlushers™pick dark blue color fromIMAGINE Crafts®/Tsukineko® Kaleidacolor™ Dye Inkpad Creole Spice 

3 Add purple and brown from the same inkpads.

4 Replace templates to  Branches. The image is not exactly same, you'll know why later.

5 As before, add brown color.

6 Add darker color here and there to make shade

7. Remove template - tada!! those area not matching remain white which like snow.!! Isn't it wonderful?

8 Add IMAGINE Crafts®/Tsukineko® Brilliance™ Pigment Ink Pearl. Sky Blue withe dot template

9 to left bottom area too

10 Trim the panel

11 Add Damask pattern with IMAGINE Crafts®/Tsukineko® Brilliance™ Pigment Ink Pearl Beige

12 Stamp the frame with  IMAGINE Crafts®/Tsukineko® VersaMark™ Watermark Ink. Pour IMAGINE Crafts® Embossing Powder™ Iridescent, shake off excess. 

13 heat emboss with heat gun

14 Stamp word with IMAGINE Crafts®/Tsukineko® Brilliance™ Pigment Ink Graphite Black, die cut and stencil with Kaleida color Creole Spice.

15 Die cut black panel (13). Assemble card.

IMAGINE Crafts®/Tsukineko® Kaleidacolor™ Dye Inkpad Creole Spice is fall color combination, but depends on amount of color balance, it can be used as winter color too.
I confess the Iridescent Embossing Power was my first trial, On black background, these tranparant multi color reflect so gorgeous!! I'm sure this power will be appeared on my projects a lot from now on.

Keep on stamping !

Thursday, October 17, 2013

October AIR #2 - Welcome Winter using Paper Smooches challenge

Hi All!
This month, we, AIR member were asked to use Paper Smooches stamps.  It was soooooo hard to me to pick just one set from all those cute and modern designs!  The one I picked is "Winter Groves".  It is perfect set for all winter themed project., and I made this card.


IMAGINE Crafts®/Tsukineko® Memento™ Dye Ink Summer Sky, Tuxede Black, Paris Dusk, London Fog
IMAGINE Crafts®/Tsukineko® Memento™ Marker  
IMAGINE Crafts® InkBlushers™
IMAGINE Crafts®/Tsukineko® Essential Glue Pad™ inker

Stamp: Paper Smooches Winter Groves
Die: Spellbinders Frame One,  Persian Motifs

Glue, Foam Tape.
Coated Card Stock
Color Paper
Ultrafine Gritter  (Judi Kins)
Post It Notes
Half Inch Circle Punch

How to:

1 Stamp the Tree with IMAGINE Crafts®/Tsukineko® Memento™ Dye Ink Summer Sky on coated cardstock.

2. Stamp the same image to Post It, then cut out - make four or five.

3. Using cutout Post It, mask the stamped tree then overstamp same tree several times. Remove mask.

4. Base coat IMAGINE Crafts®/Tsukineko® Memento™ Dye Ink marker NEW SROUT.

5. Add some shade with IMAGINE Crafts®/Tsukineko® Memento™ Dye Ink Pear Tart marker.

6. Add deeper shade with Bamboo Leaves

7. Color the trees around the center in same way.

8. Color other trees with Pear Tart and Bamboo Leaves

9. Blend color line with lighter color - Pear Tart here.

10 Color tree trunk with Desert Sand

11 Add shades with Toffee Crunch

12 Add more shade with Rich Cocoa

13 Coloring trees are done

14 Create shadow of trees with IMAGINE Crafts®/Tsukineko® Memento™ Dye Ink London Fog.  Pick color from pad with IMAGINE Crafts® InkBlushers™ , apply it lightly.

15 trees are done.

16 On different piece of glossy paper, stamp snowman with IMAGINE Crafts®/Tsukineko® Memento™ Dye Ink Tuxedo Black.

17 Add shade with Summer Sky 

18 Dandelion to skarf , London Fog for shadow and Cantaloupe for nose.

17 Cut out the snowman

18 Stamp the words to cardstock with IMAGINE Crafts®/Tsukineko® Memento™ Dye Ink Tuxedo Black

19 Die cut Lebel and stencil inside with IMAGINE Crafts®/Tsukineko® Memento™ Dye Ink Paris Dusk

20  Mix  IMAGINE Crafts®/Tsukineko® Essential Glue Pad™ inker and Memento Paris Dusk on pallete , apply to snowflake stamp.  Make several of them,, punch out, then apply Ultrafine Glitter.

Assemble card.  DONE

Light color outline makes softer image when colored with markers or colored pencils.  This is another my favorite technique.

Until Next time!

Monday, October 7, 2013

October AIR #1 - Autumn Color "KALEIDACOLOR"

Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko AIR October Project is Fall Color Kaleidacolors.
If you are not familiar with this ink, you'll love it once you know it.  It has five separate pads in the case, and these pads are pushed together when in use, when you're done, pull apart the pads so that ink won't breed together.   

Ink itself is water based dye ink, so great on any paper, especially shows vibrant color on glossy paper.

With brayer, you can make beautiful background.  Here's Imagine Crafts Youtube movie how to do it for your reference. 

As titled, we are asked make something with fall color pads, and mine is Creole Spice - my favorite! 


IMAGINE Crafts®/Tsukineko® Kaleidacolor™ Dye Inkpad  Creole Spice
IMAGINE Crafts® Fireworks!™ Craft Spray Pear Tart, Potter's Clay
IMAGINE Crafts® InkBlushers™'

Glossy Card Stock
Yellow and Black Card Stock
Plastic Pearls
Stamp: Just Rite Papercraft Winged Vintage Labels Two & Three
      Spellbinders Large LablesFleur de Lis Accents
Foam Tape
Emboss Folder Cuttlebug

How to:

1 Stamp frame with IMAGINE Crafts®/Tsukineko® Kaleidacolor™ Dye Inkpad  Creole Spice on glossy card stock.

2 Die cut the frame Used Label two and three)

3 Remain in the die, stencil inside with IMAGINE Crafts®/Tsukineko® Kaleidacolor™ Dye Inkpad  Creole Spice

Sorry for missing picture.. Stamp the butterfly with the same ink on glossy paper and trim. (there's matching die, unfortunately I don't have one yet  so I did by hand)

4 Die cut (Label three) and dry emboss with Cuttlebug emboss folder

5 Spray IMAGINE Crafts® Fireworks!™ Craft Spray Pear Tart, on glossy paper. Let it dry

6 Spray IMAGINE Crafts® Fireworks!™ Craft Spray Potter's Clay over Pear Tart

7 Trim yellow card stock and add dark yellow ink from IMAGINE Crafts®/Tsukineko® Kaleidacolor™ Dye Inkpad  Creole Spice to edges.

8 Stamp word on separate card stock with IMAGINE Crafts®/Tsukineko® Kaleidacolor™ Dye Inkpad  Creole Spice.  Then die cut and stencil.

Assemble card.  Add die cut corner accent and plastic pearls.
That's it.