Tuesday, November 25, 2014

PTI November blog hop - Snow

I recently tried my hand at alcohol inks for a project and had a lovely time so I bought a few more with this project in mind. Luckily it fits with the theme of this months blog hop at Papertrey Ink
I cut open a soda can and used the aluminum to cut snowflakes using "fancy flakes" dies and "peace" from Wonderful words - holidays.
These got treated with alcohol inks, glossy accents, crackle glaze and rock candy glitter and then hot glued to the jar, which had also been coloured with alcohol inks.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

SSS Monday - Ornaments

I think I discovered a very dangerous new addiction this week when working on the project for the Monday Challenge on the Simon Says Stamp blog.
I had seen a tutorial by Tammy Tutterow for a glass votive and used part of the technique to make these leaves from soda cans and the few alcohol inks I owed (meadow, pepper red and butterscotch for reference). I've since been online and ordered a whole load more because I'm obsessed with how this looks.
Tammy had suggested using a layer of glossy accents over the top followed by crackle glaze and glitter - I skipped these steps as I didn't want anything high shine, but I might try these steps when my new inks arrive and I have a go at some snowflakes.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

MIM #188 - Ombre backgrounds

Laura started me off on this train of thought when she talked about using Christmas colours to make an ombre background, which is this week Make It Monday challenge at Papertrey Ink. She also talked about using circles, which lead me to this combination.
I used the polka dots - background basics stamps as my base dot and an IO background stamp to "kiss" the woven texture. The deepest colour is just stamped, the next deepest has the "kissed" texture added in vintage cream pigment ink, then the next dot is stamped in vintage cream with the coloured ink used to add the texture. This way the colour gradually lightens through to the plain cream dot in the centre.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

MIM #187

I used the partial die cut technique from this weeks Make it Monday, to make a card for my son on the opening night of his school play. It's not a holiday project though so I may be looking at disqualification!