Friday, June 24, 2016

Infusions Magic Day 3...

Hi folks...Day 3 of sharing my new addiction with Infusions and this card features the gorgeous flower and leaf stem from Simon Says Stamp "Spring Flowers" stamp set...
I used "The Sage" and "Lemoncello" Infusions for the background and stamped the images on to watercolour card I had coloured separately and cut out...

and just as I was about to tidy away the little pots of Infusion Magic...happy "Spellbinders/Tammy Tutterow" mail arrived from Simon Says Stamp and I just couldn't resist stretching out that playtime...
this time I used "Lemoncello"...The Sage" and "Royal Blood"

and woohoo...the new furniture has arrived for the cubbyhole crew's den...I chose a small 2 seater sofa (for the Furry Hooligan)
 and an armchair for me...

I'm loving my extra comfy new throne...the only problem is I'm having a hard time detaching myself from it AND as if that's wasn't enough excitement for one week...Tim announced yesterday on the Summer Creative Chemistry Live Chat that a set of CRAZY DOG stamps will be available very soon with matching dies to follow later in the year and I'm not the only one who is very excited...
But it's Friday and that means a shopping spree with the Friday Girls...we're off to buy more cushions...new lamps and another bits and pieces that take our fancy...they DO love spending money especially if it's not their own...Mr Bank Manager take a deep breath.
Have a great weekend everyone...hope the sun is shining where you are and I'll see you all on Monday with a new project for the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge.
Hugs Kath xxx
oops...almost forgot...if you are signed up for Summer Creative Chemistry...Simon Says Stamp have a great 20% off deal this weekend...perfect for stocking up on essentials for Creative Chemistry 103...click HERE to go shopping.


Thursday, June 23, 2016

Infusions Magic Day 2...

Hi folks...thank you for your lovely comments here and on Facebook on yesterday's Infusion cards and for the folks who e-mailed me..YES...you definitely need to get some of these little pots of magicness but be warned they are very addictive. It's difficult to explain exactly how they work in words but click HERE to watch an excellent video from Shari Carroll and HERE for another. Today's cards are a little bit grungier...again working on Ranger Watercolor Paper with just 2 colours..."The Sage" and "Lemoncello"...brushing the colours out with Gel Medium. I deliberately left the edges free so that I could create a distressed vintage look border by swiping with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink.

stamped the gorgeous flowers and sentiment from Simon Says Stamp "Lovely Spring" stamp set with Black Archival and added some sequins...

stamped the text from PaperArtsy Words 4 and add some Tim Holtz Idea-ology Big Chat Stickers...
Well today's the big day...the EU Referendum...make sure you go and vote...this is important...an opportunity to make changes and build a better future.
See you all tomorrow for Day 3 of Infusion Magic...
Hugs Kath xxx

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

It's a kind of magic...

Hi Folks...once in a while you come across a product that sets your heart racing and those creatives juices flowing...I'm talking about the little pots of magic aka Infusions from Paperartsy which react with water or wet mediums to create stunning backgrounds so I just had to get some and have some fun...
I created lots of backgrounds on Ranger Watercolor paper using Dina Wakley Gel Medium and I'll be sharing all the cards I made with you this week starting off with a background that has a bit of a French Impressionist painting look teamed up with the gorgeous images from Kim Dellow's stamp set. Lots of sprinkling...spritzing with water...drying and more sprinkling. I quickly realised that each background will be absolutely unique...there's no chance to replicating this exactly...it all depends on how much powder you use and where you sprinkle it...


and something softer using my favourite Flower Garden stamp set from Tim Holtz. For this card I stamped the flower in Versamark and embossed with Ranger Super Fine White Powder...thoroughly wet the areas within the embossed lines with a paintbrush and sprinkled on the Infusions...Are you Cerise and Lemoncello on the flower and The Sage on the stem and leaves and let the water do all the work...any powder that lands outwith the wet areas can just be brushed off once the image is dry...magic or what. Then I applied gel medium to the background...sprinkled more powder...brushed it out and dabbed with kitchen towel to soak up the excess...creating a light background...


See you all tomorrow for more Infusion Magic
Hugs Kath xxx


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