Friday, September 30, 2011

Tutorial Designer at My Sketch World

If you loved what I had to share here for the month of September from the Tutorial section of My Sketch World .. be sure to join and play along with us every month. I have something new every month to share with you. Also I love seeing what the tutorials inspired you to create.

Heat Embossing Video

At My Sketch World as I previous shared I am now the Tutorial Designer and at the end of each month I will share here what I did at My Sketch World.
Here is the Heat Embossing Video using the Easel Card ..

but also note I used a sketch from My Sketch World..a Lucy Chesna Design. This is a September 2011 Card sketch.
My finished card using both techniques and Lucy's Card Sketch for September 2011.

There are so many ways to use both sketches and different techniques at the same time.
I had so much fun with this sketch, technique and easel card.. here is my other sample.

Sure hope you enjoyed this today.
Would love to see your projects using heat embossing, easel card and the sketch this month.
Join us at My Sketch World and share and inspire us.


Heat Embossing Tutorial

HI .. So I am now the My Sketch World Tutorial Designer and for the month of September I shared Heat Embossing Tutorial and I thought it would be great to share it here also.
I am so excited to share what I know about Heat Embossing today. These principals are then applied to Lucy Chesna Designs - September Layout Sketch.

    stencils and or stamps versa mark in pad or pen form embossing powder embossing heating gun stamping ink
On this one I used a stencil and versa mark pen to apply the translucent watermark image.

Here is my butterfly which I outlined first with black pen(optional.. because it didn't show later)
Used the versa mark pen to cover the image.

Apply lots of embossing powder to cover the whole image. ( we save the left overs)

Shake and or tap off the excess powder off onto a piece of paper. (or use the official catching tray with resin pad to help prevent static cling).

Here is the Heat embossing tool.

When the embossing powder is heated enough it changes to a darker colour, pops slightly and has a shiny finish.

On this image I cut it out and matted it so I could pop it up as an accent.

Extra embossing powder gets funneled off the paper back into the jar.

Here is Lucy's amazing layout sketch this month which I used on all the samples.

Beauty of Nature and Birds both have a direct application and a cut, matted and popped up image accent.

This is a little something different that I tried.

ink pad
embossing powder
versa mark
heat gun

Using a big scenery background stamp I inked it with Memento.

Stamped it onto paper.

Now I versa marked only specific parts of the same stamp and laid it on directly on top of the ink stamped image. Apply embossing powder and heat it.

This is the finished scenery on the layout "Our Family" using the same amazing sketch from Lucy.
I am sure you now have lots of ideas to share.. would love to see them. Join us in the forum at My Sketch World to play along.


Kreaxions Circle Cutter on What's New Wednesday 9/14

Hi... so glad you could join me . This month at Cookin' Up Creations I shared What's New Wednesday during our month of celebrating famous women in our world. So I'd like to also share here today ..... it's a great tool and a great tutorial on how to use it.

In Celebration of famous ladies I choose A Canadian Astronaut.. Roberta Lynn BondarAstronauts and round planets.. this is my connections now to CIRCLES.

We scrappers all have circle cutters, plates and many other things we have tried. I know I had before I found out about Kreaxions Circle Cutter.

Doesn't look like too much? It's small, light, plastic.. BUT... it cuts up to a 10" circle and it cuts on any mat even if only a small piece about 4x6". It's amazing and so easy to carry around even to crops where those plates etc where so cumbersome.
This is a tool every scrappers should have.

Here is the basic instruction sheet.

Here is my basic layout using the Kreaxions Circle Cutter for smaller sizes.
Here is my basic layout using the huge circle size....which I then punched from the inside.This large one I punched the inside also .. BUT also cut the circle photos.NOW how about this... using the same fabulous tool ... I cut my own scallop.
Here is the quick easy method.
Here is my layouts using the scallop method.So as you can see it's a very versitile small, compact, amazing and fabulous tool called the
Kreaxions Circle Cutter and you can find more info at the Just Imagine Crafts site and purchase it there also if you love what you see here.
I use it ALL the time... as you can see.


Thursday, September 29, 2011

Cookin' Up Creations... with a sketch

Sketchy Saturday at Cookin' Up Creations 9/24 inspired the fun amazing layout above... I loved the strips and accented them with stitching, added some brads, some epoxy accents and sticker title.

Cookin' Up Creations, Scrapbook Challenges, My Sketch World

I also used Scrapbook Challenges of 9/2.. to use alpha and number stickers from your stash of left overs and mix them up.. and use them on your background... it worked out fabulously on my black n white page... and MSW had S for Sweet.. so multi tasking in use again. The fun borders, vellum heart, flourish and fun star brads were perfect.
Cookin' Up Creations has a Scraplift Sept in the Hors d'ouevres tray section under Pick a Product. The DT used supplied product and we were then invited to lift from there layouts. This layout I lifted from is Barb's creation... amazing fun lifting from it.


Scrapbook Challenges

A fun challenge at Scrapbook Challenges..... use 2's.. lots of them.
I used 2 cardstock, 2x2 patterned paper, 2 mats per photo, 4x2 photos, 2 fonts, 2x2 paisley flourishes, 2 chipboard frames, 2 chipboard accents....LOTS of 2's.


Cookin' Up Creations.. scraplift a member

Congrats Cassy at Cookin' Up Creations.. we are challenged to scraplift your fabulous layout below. I turned it sideways but it was perfect for my scrappy friends layout in Houston. On this one I traced and hand cut the huge puzzle looking background, used a doiley, punched a border, a chipboard flourish and punched some butterfly accents. Be sure to check out what everyone else did with this fun scraplift.


Cookin' Up Creations 9/7

Cookin' Up Creations has Blue Plate Specials 6 days a week. Amazing new ideas, techniques and fun challenges. This one is like a recipe... sketch from below, 1Word title, landscape photo and use a latest purchase. So in using the formula I ended up with the layout above.. ... some fun stitching, copic coloured chipboard, buttons, clustered accents, punched border and fun layers.


Just Imagine Crafts and Practical Scrappers

So today I'd like to share something that impacts 2 of my DT teams. At Practical Scrappers I was fortune enough to be given a challenge to use border punches. Well considering the Just Imagine Crafts Kreaxions Punches I work with as part of their DT also.. I jumped on this one and thought it would be a perfect time to share these amazing punches with them both. Also over at Cookin' Up Creations Blue Plate Special 9/21 wanted lots of punches...
and that is a perfect fit for this one also.
I love spreading the word to all my scrappy friends at once.... sure hope you like what you see and visit both sites full of amazing inspiration and talent.
On this fun, bright and punched layout I used Kreaxions Punches #306 and #307. I punched borders and matted them to pop the design through. I also used the fall away piece and part of the lowest border which adds another dimension.
Punch #306 when punched had the cute star or snowflake pieces fall away. If you look at the top right corner they made a perfect corner accent.
Also with this punch I did a double sided border.. on the top side I used insert A to give a flat edge and the full punch on the bottom with the great detailed edge... that's part of why
they call it 4 in 1... it comes with 3 inserts to give so many options for their use.
On this layout I added a cute banner which I made using the Kreaxions Circle Cutter.... it made it so easy to do the background circles. I added some fun variegated accents, some stitching and brads to complete this fun page.
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Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Stamping to Stitching Tutorial

We are going to take a layout and apply a stamped flourish which will be sewn with embroidery floss and I added beads.
Some of us have stencils for marking and piercing but today I'll show you how to take any stamped image and apply the piercings from it to a layout for design to stitch.
Here is my layout in unfinished state.

NEXT you isolate the area you'd like to stitch on.

THEN using a stamp design you mark it on the white paper.

PLACING this white paper on top of the layout .. you get the proper placement before you pierce the design.

PIERCE only the sections you prefer.. your choice.

STITCHING from one point to the other leaves a space between each stitch which is fine.. just up and down.
When at the other end work your way back now through the missed stitches.. really easy.
NOTE: if you like to add beads .. do this as you get to the spot you want beaded.
Here is a CLOSE UP of stitching.

AND here is my finished layout.

Now get out those stamps that have great design for stitching...Can't wait to see what you make.