Saturday, November 7, 2015

Sara Davies Signature Collection, Festive Wonder Range - Sneak Peek

This coming week is going to be quite exciting at Crafter's Companion USA!  Starting Monday we will be celebrating Birthday Week - and there are going to be some awesome deals! And then on Tuesday, November 10th, the Festive Wonder Range,part of the Sara Davies Signature Collection will be released! This is a stunning collection, that you won't want to miss.

 Festive Wonder 12' x 12" Paper Pad
Merry Christmas Die
Snowflake Border Die
Snowy Corner Embossing Folder
Shimmering Cardstock
Collall All Purpose Glue

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

You Warm My Heart with Joy Clair

 Are you ready for something so cute, it will warm your heart? How about this adorable set from Joy Clair - Cozy Snowman Wishes.  I used the matching SVG to cut the image then stamped and colored them with Spectrum Noir markers. Afterwards, I coated the snowmen with several layers of clear embossing powder to give them a shiny, icy finish.


Monday, November 2, 2015

May Arts' Ribbon Resource and DCWV Blog Hop Day 1

Welcome to the Ribbon Resource (May Art's Retail Online Store) and DCWV Blog hop! Get ready to see tons of cute Christmas projects this week, as we share some of favorite ribbons for the season.  This week there will be three prize packages - each winner will receive 2 stacks of Christmas paper and 2  - 5 yard  bundles of Christmas ribbon! Be sure to check the blog to see the different ways to earn entries!

I created an easy stitched flower using checkered ribbon and added jingle bells as the center. The glitter velvet was the perfect addition to the sparkly papers.







ColourArte Mixed Media Dragonfly Card


 Hi, it's Gini back to share with you easy ways to incorporate ColourArte products into your everyday creations. Working on cards or other small scale projects is a great way to experiment with mixed media.  

  1. Cut a piece of chipboard for the card front. Paint with gesso. Mist with Radiant Rain. Novstep1
  2. Die cut and emboss the dragonfly from cardboard. Paint the raised areas with the silks, then mist with Radiant Rain to finish the coloring.Novstep2
  3. Stamp the rain droplets on the background. Mix a small amount of Primary Elements with Crystal Lacquer. Use a toothpick or the end of a paintbrush to drip the droplets of lacquer over the stamps to form a dimensional rain drop. Novstep3
  4. Assemble the card adding flowers, string and die cut sentiment.
  5. Glue prills around the flower cluster, but while the glue is still wet, tap a little primary elements over the prills to add shimmer.
  6. Mix Golden Bamboo Primary Elements with water and use a spatter brush to flick onto the card.Novstep4
These were all easy ways to use different products from the ColourArte family. I really love that colors are true from one product to the next, so you can use tons of techniques, while still having the colors blend seamlessly. Until next time! NovDetail3 

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Technique Junkies November Release Blog Hop

 Welcome to the November Blog Hop for the Technique Junkies! If you are following along from the beginning you should have started that the Design Team blog, but arrived here from Pam's Blog. If not, be sure to check out all of the stops, so you don't miss any of the wonderful projects. And as you are hoping, make note of your favorite new designs, because all of the September new release stamps will be on sale, 15% off through Nov.. 8th.

I used a pattern paper as my background, which made this card look rather mystical, but it was super easy.  I painted my road with Primary Elements from ColourArte - just a light wash, so the pattern beneath still showed through.

Now, you're off to Beth's blog to see more inspiration!

Technique Junkies Stamps:
Bridge #S657 (new for Novemeber)