Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Introducing Tags and Textures Workshop @ Stamp Antonio, 10/2/2013 @ 4:30


Here's the description for the class Jeanie and I are taking right now took Wednesday, 10/2/13.

You will learn that you do not have to settle for flat pages! Learn how to add texture and interest with tags, flaps and pockets. With a quick fold here and a little tear there, here a tag, there a tag, every page is tactile. You will bring your pages to life with this touchy feely treatment.

Check back later and you might see some pics :)  If not today... surely tomorrow! 
Promised pics

Janet & Dyan gigglin'
Jeanie's havin' fun!

 And a couple of images of the Tags and Textures that I started

Dylusions Chrismas Cards - Part 6

Here's a card of my own design.  I pulled from the experience of the previous cards and stepped out of my comfort zone.  The large tree was outlined from a stencil and then I used UTEE to emboss it.  For the sprayed background for the words used the I used the snowflake stencil and misted the white Dylusions spray through it.  I love the way the color comes through the semi-opaque spray.  I also used one of the Christmas Border stamps.  I wasn't satisfied with it simply black on white, so I colored some of the trees and stars, but not all of them.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Dylusions Chrismas Cards - Part 5

 Love, love, love this cute little reindeer.  Check out the legs, yep cut off and now doing the splits!  The bobbles on the horns and the nose have Glossy Accents on them for extra shine.  All of the feature elements are cut out and glued on the back ground.  This allows the images and the words to really stand out.  Most of Dyan's stamps are made for the journals, but with a little creativity they can be modified to stamps.

Check out Dyan's demo of her seasonal stamp sets here.

Okay, I promised... here is me stepping out a little.  I borrowed the inspiration for an online card, but this time I incorporated some of the tips and techniques I learned at Dyan's workshop in Wichita Falls.  Check out the circles... those are spray caps tapped into blue and "stamped" onto the background.  Next spray the white on your craft mat and slightly offset from the blue circles.

The lines on the left are done in a similar manner using a craft scraper to add blue vertical lines and horizontal lines.  Then using the white just offset from the blue.

My Inspiration from Dyan Reaveley
The holly at the top of the card is done using the bleach out technique shown here.

Monday, September 30, 2013

Dylusions Chrismas Cards - Part 4

These two samples I had to deviate from the inspiration above because believe it or not I DO NOT have every Dylusions stamp set.

The cool thing about her stamp sets is that they can all work together and with different sets.

The background sprays and ghosting were done when I first got my sprays and stencils.  I was just practicing and didn't know what I would finally make, but it works great here.  You can really see the ghosting at the bottom of the card where I misted water through the stencil and lifted some of the color off.  These sprays are reactive with water and do all sorts of cool things!  If you don't believe me just want this video.
Yep, here's another deviation from the inspiration... I didn't have the same head.  Who would know, right?  She looks great as is.  I cut the legs off of the body and was able to make her sit cross legged.

Hope you are not getting tired of Christmas cards yet because there are more to come!  See you tomorrow!
My Inspiration from Dyan Reaveley

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Dylusions Chrismas Cards - Part 3

I believe the best part of these two cards are the quotes, but that's just what I think.  This snarky little elf is painted with water brushes and white gel pens.  The hat trim and beard are glittered with Rock Candy Distress Stickles.  The snow flakes are a reverse stencil where I used the white Dylusions Spray so it gave everything a lighter color.  The card I made using the opposite side of the stencil will be featured in a later post.

Here's another video from Dyan
This little lady wants to negotiate.  Really?  All dolled up in her santa hat and pink mustache... yep she can negotiate!

This is a good example of stencils and background stamps used to create depth and interest (in the background).  She the dots stamped in red?  How about the honeycomb stencil sprayed with red, then reversed.  The longer you look, the more you'll see.

My Inspiration from Dyan Reaveley
See you tomorrow!