Wednesday, May 24, 2017

May Guest Designer


Hello, it's Gaylynn as the May Guest Designer with this mixed media styled wedding card.



It is not too late to join in. The theme for the May 2017 challenge at Mixed Media Mojo is celebration with a wedding twist.

For my project, I added a distress oxide watercolor background, wet embossing with a stencil and modeling paste, dry embossed sentiment panel and roses, as well as stamped die-cut flowers and leaves.



I made a video tutorial for this project:
YouTube:  Gaylynn NeatThingsBtq

Supplies:  Altenew Vintage Roses stamps and dies, Vintage Flowers, Super Script 2 and Sketched Lines Stencil; Liquitex modeling paste, Tim Holtz distress oxide ink, My Creative Time dies, VersaMark, embossing powder, heat tool, vellum, Ranger archival ink, MFT ink, foam tape and brads.

Have a lovely day.

Still Celebrating A Wedding

It's Cathy here today to share another wedding celebration! Have you shared your creation yet? Don't forget to celebrate...with the wedding twist! Make sure you add your link on the original post HERE

This project I went fairly traditional! Not sure why, but I think it was due to this lovely couple from the TH Paper Dolls collection. I have never used 'people" before but have to say...I love these! so many ideas for them, I want to add people to everything!

I used Ranger Distress Paper, then inked it up with my Distress Oxides in Vintage Photo and Walnut Stain. I then blended on some Broken China and splattered it with water so I got some droplets showing on the blue. I gave it a quick shot with my heat tool and then used embossing ink through the TH stencil and embossed with Charred Gold Embossing Powder from Emerald Creek. I inked the chipboard quote pieces with the Broken China as well.

I dug through my Paper Dolls and found this adorable couple and they fit the theme just right! I coloured in the roses for the bride in red. I then embossed two heart charms with the Charred Gold, just the right touch to go with the quote.

And here is the completed project!






A close up of the bridal flowers. I love this couple and you could customize the coloured roses to go with the colours of the wedding you might be attending and giving this too.

You can see the gorgeous blue in the background and the splats I got from the water, and then that gorgeous melty goodness of the Charred Gold.

And you can't have an important event with out your little 4 legged family! :)

Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to share your creations with us :) 

Have a great day everyone!

Cathy

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Zombie Bride and Groom Card Tutorial

For the May Challenge at Mixed Media Mojo the theme was Celebration with a Wedding Twist.  Christina Sedora fellow DT Member at MMM and I LOVE the Tim Holtz Zombie Man die! So I had to use it for this month's challenge! Let's get started!


For this card, I used  Sizzix I Love You embossing folder, Tim Holtz Zombie Die, Tim Holtz Accessories Die for Hat and tie, Jolee Bride dress, Tim Holtz Flowers.
I first embossed the A7 card with the embossing folder.  The card is bigger than the embossing folder so I left a border around the embossed portion.


After die cutting two zombies, I painted them with Distress Peeled Paint by Tim Holtz. This is the perfect color for zombies!!!  Then I die cut the groom zombie with black card stock to make his zombie tuxedo, die cut with black paper for the top hat and tie.  I used pink glitter paper to die cut the hearts. This is all in the Tim Holtz Accessory dies.


For the Zombie Bride, I used Jolee satin stickers for the Bridal Gown, I used Tim Holtz Silver sparkle washi tape for the gloves, a little sprig of tulle for the veil and Tim Holtz Flowers for her bouquet.


To finish up the card, I die cut some glitter hearts from the Tim Holtz Accessory die and used Tim Holtz Chit Chats for the bottom sentiment! This was a great card to make and very easy to make!


Please join us at the May Challenge at https://mixedmediamojo.blogspot.com/

Thanks Juli


Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Tag tutorial

Hello everyone,

We're back today with an easy to make tag tutorial for you'll.

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 in complete!


Hope you're inspired to create and do participate in the ongoing challenge!
Regards,
Sunila & Aditi















Monday, May 8, 2017

Mixed Media Altered Canvas Tutorial

Hi everyone, I'm Christina.

Today I'm going to share with you the mixed media altered canvas I created, for this months challenge theme: Celebration with a twist Wedding.

Meet Pricilla. She's full of spirit and has a heart of gold....waiting for the man of her dreams. In the meantime you can see her all dolled up as she heads down the aisle with her abundance of flowers and glitter in her hair.

Let's get started......




Grab any size of canvas (I chose a 5x7) and cover it with Tim Holtz idea ology adhesive sheets, burlap. Then cover it with distress spray stain black soot. Heat set.


Next I used TH layered stencils, Industrial and Halloween with texture paste and let air dry. Once dried, apply distress inks Wilted Violet and Candied Apple on top.


Stamp image twice with Ranger archival ink - black on TH distress watercolour card stock (on the smooth side) and colour with various distress oxides and a h2o water brush.


Using TH mini snips, fussy cut "Pricilla" all the flowers and use pop ups for dimension. Add rhinestones in her hair and color them with an oil base marker. I used a copic marker. Doesn't she look pretty.....


Using a mini sponge tool and distress ink black soot, go over edges of stamp to make her pop out. The stamp I used is from Stampers Anonymous Day of the Dead 1.


For an added touch I used some of my favourite Tim Holtz idea ology finds - arrow adornment, skull (notice I added a couple rhinestones for the eyes with a little color for creepiness), metal corner.

I hope you enjoyed my tutorial and it leaves you feeling inspired.
There is still time left in the May challenge Celebration with a twist Wedding. We'd love to see what you create.

Have a great day,

Christina

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Celebration/Wedding tutorial

Hello everyone and thanks for stopping by today.
Ann here and I've got a quick tutorial for you on how I made my project for our current challenge, Celebration with the added twist of Wedding. Enjoy!

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This is what my project looked like:

Step 1 : Stamp the image using VersaMark Ink Pad. Pour embossing powder over your image to cover all inked areas. Heat the embossing powder with a heating tool until completely melted.

Step 2 : I using spray inks to do a blue sprayed background. Let it dry. Lightly spritz it with water.

Step 3 : I die cut the Tim Holtz SEWING ROOM Dress Form die from the chipboard. Paint with acrylic paints.

Step 4 : Sewing the doll wedding dress.

Step 5 : I added some punched butterflies from Martha Stewart's punch and some gems over the skirt. I adhere the dress to the dress form and decorate a necklace.

And this is the completed project. I hope you like it!

Thanks so much for stopping by and hope this inspires you to join in our May Challenge. Can't wait to see what you make to link up and as always, happy creating!

Hugs & Love


Ann



Monday, May 1, 2017

Happy May!

Happy May! Thanks to those who played along in April and thanks to our sponsor Everything Mixed Media.
Our random winner for a $25 gift certificate to Everything Mixed Media is Gaylynn!




Christina


Aditi 

Ann


Cathy


Monica

I hope you will play along with us this month! Please link up below a new project created for this challenge and do not combine with more than 6 other challenges. Limit to 3 entries per person. 

Thanks for stopping by!

Maria

Monday, April 24, 2017

Guest Designer Freddie

Welcome to our April guest designer post.  Let's welcome Freddie as our fabulous guest this month.  

She has put together a great tutorial using Tim Holtz products.


I started off by cutting the umbrella man from a mixed media tag by Ranger. 

As April showers are the main theme, I am overloading this tag with every rain drop I can think of. The drop stamps are from Designsbyryn, the white raindrop stencil is by Emerald Creek Crafts and the other one is from Crafter's Companion. And I am going to slap on the layers.

I scribble some distress stains on my craft mat to create the background on my tag. Tumbled glass and stormy sky are just perfect.

The "wrinkle free distress" or "smooshing" technique is my favourite one ever. It creates a unique background every single time. And you can layer as much as you want, until the desired effect.

With a darker blue, chipped sapphire distress ink, I added the next layer on the tag. Small raindrops through the stencil. 

The next layer will be stamped raindrops with distress oxide. As the oxides are semi opaque, this lighter color will lay on top of the darker background. 

To create dimension, I decided to stamp larger drops in another lighter oxide. 

To make the drops more dimensional and realistic, I always add some highlights on them with a white gelli roll pen.

Here you see the difference between the smaller drops that have been highlighted, and the big ones, that haven't been done yet.

Still layering it up! I used Dreamweaver translucent embossing paste to create more raindrops with the second stencil. 

The paste is whitish to begin with, but it dries completely clear and shiny.

As the background dries, it is time for the umbrella man to get some life inked onto him. So I smooshed down some oxides onto my craft mat and sprayed it with water. Let the birth of Umbrella man begin!

I just loooooove how the oxides layer on top of eachother and how they react with water. He is ready for his next layer...

This crazing collage medium is a must have if you like a vintage look on things. It is AWESOME.....

Once the crazing is all dry, it is time to make sure they pop on the umbella man. So time for the crayons to make an appearance. I scribble some dark ground espresso distress crayon on my craft mat and spritz a little water on it and rub it all over my man. The crayon will go into the crazes and will make them more visible and give it a vintage look.

See what I mean? I am crazy about the crazing hahaha. 

I am going to add this word band to the tag. I highlighted the letters by rubbing white distress crayon over it and working it really well into the crevices.

To finish off the word band, I used two plain brads that I customised using one of my specialty embossing powders by Emerald Creek Craft, called Northern Lights. It is the most gorgeous mix of blue. 

As many of my crafty friends know, I always put fluffy bows on top of my tags. I am addicted to crinkle ribbon and stain it to match my projects. It takes distress inks and stains like nothing else. 

When it rains, your umbrella gets wet..... so I added a few droplets of Glossy Accents to emulate rain drops.


And voilà, the tag is all done. I inked the edges with walnut stain distress ink as it was a tad too blue and cold. This warmed it up a bit.  Thank you so much for taking the time to step by. 

Take care and keep your craft on!

Freddie
xxx