Today I have added punches to my "for sale tab" at the top of this blog post. Some great deals, check them out.
Friday, August 29, 2014
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
My Piccolo project for today features Vintage Black enamel. I love the beautiful mix of black, silver and gold in this enamel. It is such a rich color. Please ignore the plum tones to the above picture, it was taken inside under lamplight and I am unable to adjust the color. In real life this is warm gray/taupe color. I used the gorgeous French Oval Piccolo as a backdrop, adding a Vintage Dress Form Piccolo.
This picture is more the true color. I added an insert to my French Oval Frame on which I stamped Sweet Stamps French Writing with Black Soot Distress ink, then shaded the oval. On my card base, I stamped a Flourish and again added ink around the edges. The lovely lady, Sasha, is a new release Glam Girl from Sweet Stamps. I thought she was perfect for this card. Finished size is 4.25 x 5.5 inches.
Monday, August 25, 2014
Just below the banner on my blog, you will see a tab that says Craft Items for Sale. I am going through my craft room and listing all those items I no longer or never used. Some great bargains, everything is more than 50% off. I will be adding to this page, hopefully daily, over the next few months until I run out of things to sell, lol. Don't worry, I am not giving up crafting, just trying to make space in my craft room so I might actually be able to work there rather than using my dining room table.
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
My Globecraft Piccolo card today showcases the new Piccolo Dragonfly Accents as well as one of the new Fancy Labels. I heat embossed my large Dragonfly's wings with Turquoise Lagoon enamel then added a light layer of Mermaid Tears enamel for some opalescence. For the body, I used Deep Blue Sky enamel then added a good layer of Instant UV Resin for a glass-like finish. For the smaller Dragonfly, I heat embossed just with Mermaid Tears. I used Aged White enamel on the ATC Bubble Background.
For my label, I began with Deep Blue Sky enamel and then gave it a coat of Mermaid Tears. It is a wonderful shimmery dusky blue. These enamels combine so beautifully. The last step was the Thank You from Sweet Stamps. Finished size is 4.25 x 5.5 inches.
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
One of the new releases from Globecraft Piccolo this month is the At the Beach Accents. You get a lot of pieces in this set and can create lots of fun in the summer projects. I used the palm tree island as the main focus on my card. Using a paint brush, I painted Enamel Powder Adhesive Fluid on just the island portion and heat embossed it using Brownstone Enamel. Love the flecks of white and dark brown in this powder; I thought it made a good beach. Painting just the palm fronds, I heat embossed them with Mossy Glen Enamel. For the tree trunks, I added Burnt Umber 3D Enamel Gel.
To create my little scene, I used my Sweet Stamps Tropical Getaway clear stamp set. First I created a horizon line with a mask and then using my Copic makers, B00 and B01, I added the water. Next I stamped the sun in the sky and colored with my Copic Y15. I glued my island down on the card stock and then stamped the fronds in the foreground, coloring them with Copic G24.
Monday, August 11, 2014
The challenge this week at Cheery Lynn Designs is Fun with Letters so I have created a fun hot air balloon themed card. I began with a card base 5 x 7 inches to which I added a Hot Air Balloon and Clouds embossed panel. I die cut the two largest of my Horizon Fishtail Banners, airbrushing some color before I removed the paper from the dies. I sandwiched the medium sized Horizon Oval Boutique Stacker Frame between the banners and then centered them onto the card. I also added a bit of color to the oval before removing it from the frame. I was using Copic marker B66.
I die cut one of the Hot Air Balloons along with it's Angel Wing, airbrushing some color onto the wing. The last step was my words, For and You. Before cutting my words, I added a piece from my Double-sided Adhesive Sheets to the back of the paper, then die cut through both of them. This put adhesive on the back of my words and made it really easy to adhere them.
Be sure to check out this week's Fun with Letters challenge for a chance to win a $20 store credit at Cheery Lynn Designs.
Wednesday, August 6, 2014
When I cleaned out my Mom's house after her passing I found a drawer full of broken wrist watches, I don't think she ever threw one away. So I decided to preserve one of them in a necklace with my Piccolo Instant UV Resin. I began with a Rectangle Acrylic Charm; gluing some cool watch collage paper on the back. I disassembled the watch and glued some pieces onto my acrylic. You can see gears in the upper left as well as the lower left corners. The face is in the upper right and the actual spring from the watch is in the center. Once I got them placed I began to add my UV Resin. You want to build this up slowly, curing it either in sunshine for 3 minutes or under a UV lamp for 3 minutes. Do this between layers to avoid any pockets that won't cure.
You can see in the photo above the wonderful depth you get from the resin and yet overall it is only about 1/4 of an inch high. I added a nice Bail and a Silk Cord Necklace and then sponged Walnut Brown 3D Stamp Paint on the back and edges for a finished look. What a fabulous way to preserve a family treasure. It has an amazing glass like finish.
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Globecraft Piccolo will be at the Heirloom Pro Stamp Show this weekend, Aug 2nd and 3rd with our parent company, Sweet Stamps in Novi, Michigan. Stop by our booth and join the fun with this great make and take featuring a few new Piccolo's, embossing powder, Instant UV resin and a wonderful background technique. Hope to see you there!
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
For my Piccolo card today, I have used The Night Before Christmas Accents set. I applied Piccolo Enamel Powder Adhesive Fluid to the sleigh and reindeer and then heat embossed with Piccolo Siam Silver Embossing Enamel. Just look at all that sparkle!
For my background, I used a wonderful deep blue metallic paper with lots of sparkle. I die cut a circle which I dry embossed with my Cheery Lynn Cheetah embossing plate. I thought it looked like craters on the moon. Along the bottom of the card, I added Cheery Lynn's Winter Neighborhood border. Finished size is 4.25 x 5.5 inches.
Be sure to visit the Globecraft Piccolo blog for more inspiration.