Friday, October 30, 2015

Wanderlust - Mixed Media Tag

 Hi my dear crafty friends!

I'd like to share a mixed media tag with you today. I love to play with different mediums, colors and paper. The Die-Namites designs are perfect to use for these kind of projects.
I have a 15% discount code for you to use with your next order over at the Die-Namites Dies Online Store. Use susanne15 during the checkout process.

I used the following dies on my tag:
Spring Branch DN-1014
Spring Doily DN-1159
Large Ivy DN-1171
Heart Branch DN-1039

 I used the Die-Namites Spring Branch to add texture to my background. I adhered it to the tag with Gel Medium before I covered everything with color.

I used the Marabu Art Sprays together with gesso. The red leaf is created with an ARTplorations stencil.

The circle stamp on the background is from Rubber Dance.

Here are some more detailed images. The Butterfly is a chipboard piece which was painted red and covered with Distress Crackle Paint "clear rock candy". The Sentiment is a stamp from Viva Las VegaStamps!.

To add more interest to the die cuts I added gesso or some color. 

I hope you like my tag. Don't forget to use the 15% discount code with your next order over at the Die-Namites Dies Online Store. Use susanne15 during the checkout process. 
See you all soon and happy crafting, Susanne.

Products from Die-Namites Dies:

Other supplies:
Marabu Art Sprays
Gel Medium
uniPosca Markers - black/ white
Archival Ink - jet black
Distress Crackle Paint - clear rock candy

Stamps from Rubber Dance:
Round in Circles
use "susanne2015" to save 15% in the Rubber Dance Online Store

Stamps from Viva Las VegaStamps!

Stencil from ARTplorations
Leaf Prints

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Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Inspiration is Key - Mixed Media Frame

While at a scrap retreat about 3 weeks ago some lovely lady brought these fun gunky keys from Michaels to give out.  As soon as I saw it I knew I had to create an altered mixed media piece with it.  I brought the key home and dug into my box of alterable items (boxes, frames, canvases, etc) and came across this frame that my neighbor gave me, which I thought it looks funky as colors go, but I like the depth and feel of the frame.  I took the glass out of the frame and started to play!!

I love to get my hands grungy and dig into the world of mixed media.  There is no right or wrong to this, you just keep adding layers and layers of textures, bits, bobs, and colors and you end up with a really cool neat piece of art.  Most of the items in the box are found items from my garage, left over bits of embellishment packages, flowers, charms, etc.  There is no limit to what you can use in these projects.  Below is a step by step tutorial on how I made this piece.
I cut out 10 floral corner dies in kraft cardstock and used them as texture around the frame; inside, outside, and up and over the edge of the frame.

I cut out 2 sets of the Fall Breeze in kraft cardstock , painted them red, and used them to enhance the key in the center.

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Here are some up close shots of the sides and interior of the project.

Don't be afraid to step in and get messy!!

Supplies Used

Frame - Michaels
Papers - Canvas Corp Brands
Key - Michaels
Found Items
Metals - 7 Gypsies
Stickers - Paper House
Mists/Paint - Tattered Angels
Mediums - 13 Arts & Prima
Beads/Glass - Prima
Stamps - Deep Red
Ink - Prima
Flowers - Petaloo
Adhesive - Xyron
Heat Gun - Uchida 


Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Serving festive table

Hello dear friends! It's Marina here today and my turn to inspire you. When I got my package I was absolutely fascinated by Christmas dies. So I decided to create decorations for serving festive table - because New Year and Christmas are favourite holidays in Russia.
I made cards for guests with their names  and napkin rings - and it's easy way to use your old stash (as paper pieces from other projects and different die-cuts). And Die-Namites dies can add more sparkle and festive mood, using the Foam with glitter - and they cut this material very well! 
But of course you can use any material you like - our dies work perfect with any material!
So here is the video how to do my projects, hope you can enjoy it )))

As you can see you can make festive accents easy and fast with our dies!
And several photos
this season I have deer-obsession, so I was really happy to got this deer die - it's very beautiful and perfect match to embellish every project!

 Foam as an elastic material, it is a little deformed during cutting. so if you want to glue it on cardstock, then keep in mind that sticking with an absolute coincidence of all the details will not be a slight shift.
Also don't forget - when you use code marina15 during checkout you get !5% discount!
Here are the dies I used
Bitty Bells
Bitty Santa

Scrolly Deer

Hope I can inspire you!
Have a great day, Marina.

Monday, October 26, 2015

Spring Window used for Fall

Hello dear friends, it's a pleasure to share my post today with you!

I created this card at the beginning of the month for our October Challenge. Do you remember it ?

In this card I used two different die cuts to create my layout. The main one is Spring Window, a very cute die cut that shows a cat in a window. I cut this in Whisper White card stock and used the negative part to create the sunset background over other piece of whisper white card stock that I used as a second layer.

To create the sunset I used Distress Ink in four different tones: Gathered Twigs, Mowed Lawn, Spiced Marmalade and Rusty Hinge from Tim Holtz, from the bottom up. Then I pasted the die cut Spring Window using dimensionals. I cut the Bamboo Sticks on Early Espresso card stock, separated the branches in two parts and pasted them under the window using some glue dots.  I stamped a sentiment using Cajun Craze Classic Ink.

You have the rest of the week to create your project and participate in our October Challenge. You can use this image and inspiration and you will have the opportunity to win a $25 Gift Card from our store. You can link your project HERE and share with us your creativity.

Have a great week and comeback tomorrow that Marina will be sharing a beautiful creation with us!

Friday, October 23, 2015

Autumn box. Tutorial with Tanya-Freetany

Hello everyone!!! Tanya-Freetany here!

I have another card to inspire you to join in our October Photo Inspiration Challenge. There is still some time to get those entries in!! The deadline is Halloween night at 11:55 EST!! So don't forget to link up onto the original challenge post here.

Here is this month's inspirational photo:
Today I'd like to share a Autumn box tutorial which is decorated with the "Budding Vine" and the Poinsettia Adornment from Die-Namites. 

Make a box of white watercolor paper:

Apply the color texture Fabrika dekora through a stencil:

Next step is stamping.

Let's start with making background using some water, paintbrush and sprays. I used mists: yellow, orange, brown and red.

Wet the paper with water and add few drops of each colour you picked for your card. Let your paints to bleed into each other mix.

To add some interest to the background add some black or brown splatters.

Adding different stamps the maple leaves

Next step - cutting all leaves out.

Now it's time to color our maple leaves. I decided to make it with Ranger Distress Ink.

Then I added a sentiment. Sentiment is a heat embossing with the white embossing powder on vellum.

Next I created composition, added die cutting, title

and our box is ready:

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I hope you like my box.
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