Alcohol ink ATC cards for Couture Creations

Hi everyone, today on the Couture Creations blog we have another fun challenge for you. This month Adriana challenges us to create some ATC cards. I created my ATC cards using a fun Alcohol Ink background and the gorgeous butterfly stamp. If you haven’t played with the new Couture Creations alcohol inks yet you are seriously missing out. I have a short little video on how I created the background in a few easy steps.

Hop on over to the Couture Creations blog to see what the rest of the design team created with the challenge.
After I created the backgrounds, and the gold was really shiny, I used my sanding block to add some scratches to the surface. It leaves a nice texture in the gold alcohol inked areas creating lots of interest.
We hope you enjoy this little tutorial and play along with us to create your own little amazing works of art. Until next time – happy creating!

Tropical Vibes Single Page Layout Kaisercraft Sunissed Range

It’s been a while since I have blogged – yes, sometimes you just have to step away and breathe. And that’s what I did for a while, but I am happy to say that I am back and hoping to give the blog a little make-over and dust off the spiderwebs and dust – so hang in there.

Today on the Kaisercraft blog I am sharing this single page layout using the gorgeous Kaisercraft Sunkissed range.
Inspired by a photo taken by my cousin while on an island holiday, this layout came together easily – of course the paper was perfect for the photo and things just well into place.
I love cutting out all the beautiful elements from the papers and layering them to create dimension and add interest. Some elements sits under the photo matt and others are layered on top to add interest.
Don’t forget to adhere some of your elements using foam tape for dimension.
Gold splats using Kaisermists and rhinestones finish off this layout beautifully.
I can’t wait to create some more gorgeous projects using this range – even though an island holiday is not on the cards yet – this paper brings warmth and happiness no matter what.
Until next time – happy crafting!

Creating a Colorful 2020 Planner Page with Memento Markers

After taking a little break over the holidays it’s back into full swing over on the blog and at my craft table. A little bit of exciting news too is that I finally got my Youtube channel up and running and now you can see my creative process in short little videos, I will be sharing these on my channel as well as all the amazing companies I love and design for this year. So watch this space – please like and support my little venture if you so desire. It will mean the world to me 🙂

Today I am sharing how I am planning out my year month by month using stamps and various inks. Using my wooden number stamps to add the dates to each month and I am also showing you how I am creating inspirational words for each month as a reminder of my goals for the year. I incorporate Gold as an accent to add some shine to my planner pages too.
Watch the video here
Supplies
Imagine
VersaFine Clair Inkpad – Nocturne 
Delicata Inker – Golden Glitz
Memento Dual Tip Marker – Teal Zeal, Summer Sky, Gray Flannel, Bamboo Leaves
Empty Bottle 2 oz Spray
Other
Planner Stamps: Heidi Swapp
Stamps: Art by Marlene
Planner: Kaisercraft
White Cardstock: Technique
Faith Sticker: Silhouette

Christmas Mixed Media Panel

Today I am sharing a Christmas Mixed media panel using the Saved by Grace stamp set. I love creating these panels for different seasons. They are a place to play and create and just experiment while creating something beautiful.

The leaves from the stamp set was stamped onto white cardstock and coloured using markers in different shades of green.
The green berries stamped directly onto my printed photo using StazOn Pigment ink, and then some red rhinestone berries added for dimension and color.
The background is done using crackle paste and color added with some gold, yellow and brown ink. The brown is my favorite Walnut ink Crystals from Imagine Crafts and Tsukineko. The effect is an amazing end result of vintage with a little bit of glamour and sparkle.
The beautiful and versatile Saved by Grace stamp set I used.

Fall inspired card with Joy Clair

I am over on the Joy Clair blog with this Fall inspired card teamed with some of the new Imagine MBoss embossing powders to create a subtle background effect.

I love how this card turned out, although I would change out the sentiment to another lighter colour next time – but I still love it. Remember to check out all the amazing stamp sets over on the website including the stunning one I used – so versatile and with all those sentiments you can create an array of cards for different occasions.
Thanks for stopping by – without all the visitors bloggers are basically just writing for themselves – but you guys make it all worth while. So thank you from the bottom of my heart! Until next time Jowilna xxx

Denim and Diamonds Insdpired Card

Layers of ink are my favourite way of using them. All Purpose ink especially is so versatile and layering them together can be amazing, but as soon as you layer them with other products they simply shine

For this card I teamed them together with Sparkle Paste to create a gorgeous effect
Mist a piece of watercolour paper with water. Then lift some API with a paint brush and paint the entire surface until fully covered. Leave to dry or use a heat gun to dry
Once dry, stencil a pattern onto the paper using Silver Sparkle Paste. I used this gorgeous star design that lends itself so well to this design and sparkle theme
Stamp a sentiment using VersaFine Clair Nocturne onto white cardstock and trim to size. Adhere the sentiment and add finishing touches using diamante and sequins

Products used
LBCR73839 Sparkle Paste – Shimmer Cloud (50g)
C8 SM4612 Celebr8 Mask – Wish Upon a Star
TAPI-093 All-Purpose Ink – Blue Bayou
DDOA551003 Watercolour Paint Brush Set (10 Pack)
TVF-CLA-351 VersaFine Clair Ink Pad – Nocturne
Other: Palette knife, water misting bottle

Mintay Home for Christmas Double Page Layout

Sharing this double page layout using the gorgeous Home for Christmas range from Mintay. I loved everything about this range – so easy and versatile to work with. I hope you are inspired!

I did use a sticker title for this layout together with some stamping .
To add some details I used my Rose Gold Gelatos to add colour to my background. The rose gold works perfectly with the coloring of the paper and adds a beautiful shimmer to the white background.
Mintay papers are perfect for adding layers – use foam tape to raise some elements creating dimension and interest.
Grouped elements make for striking visuals – and remember to keep things tight and close together for your eye to focus.
I hope you have fun creating with this range as much as I did. Until next time – happy scrapping Jow

Season’s Greetings – stamped card background

Welcome to another blog post featuring some of the amazing Christmas themed goodies available now. I love the Mini Stamps from the Naughty or Nice Collection – simple to use and easy to make a statement with on your next project. This stamp is the one I might just chose to use for all my Christmas Cards this year – gorgeous and elegant.

step 1 – Stamp the images repeatedly onto smooth white cardstock using black ink.
step 2 – Add colour using whatever medium you prefer – I used my watercolour paints to add colour.
step 3 – Trim your background to fit onto the front of a folded card. Then use Liquid Pearls to add some dots in between the stamped images. Leave to dry.
step 4 – Grab some elements to use form your Ephemera packet to use on your card.
step 5 – Adhere the ephemera to your card and finish off with some embellishments.
I love how elegant and simple this card looks – just perfect for the festive season.
Products used:
Mini Stamp – Naughty or Nice – Mistletoe (1pc)
Ephemera – Naughty or Nice Die cut Ephemera Set
Adhesive Pearls – Deep Red (2mm- 424pc)
Adhesive Pearls – Emerald Green (3mm – 206pcs)
Adhesive – 3D Foam – White – Strips (3mm Wide)
Double Sided Tape – Bulk 12mm (12 Pieces)
Liquid Drops 3D Pearls – Rouge
Water colour paint, smooth white cardstock
Until next time – I hope you have started your Christmas cards already!

Fall Winter Coffee Lover’s Bloghop with Joy Clair

Hello crafty and coffee loving friends! Welcome to my post of Coffee Lovers Blog Hop with Joy Clair.

For my card I stamped and embossed the coffee cup in brown ink and added gold embossing powder. Once heat set I did a quick watercolour wash over it to add colour. I really love how it turned out.
The sentiment is a combi9nation of flat and layered for added interest.
And finished off with a few diamante and ink splats.
We hope you will hop along with us – and maybe you could win BIG!
From November 1st. to November 8th, the entire store of Joy Clair is in promotion just for us! All the stamp prices has been reduced 25% to help you with your projects for the rest of the year and to be prepared for the new wonderful things that we will have on 2020.
Thank you for stopping by and enjoy the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop with Joy Clair!

Create interest using layered stencils in red and metallic

Create some fun and interesting layered effects using stencils and color for your next project. Combine bright and bold colours like shades of red with metallic for a striking effect. Take a look at how I created this background.

Layering different stencil patterns over each other can create a really interesting effect on your backgrounds. Layer them by using inks or combining different mediums together like I did here.
Trim a piece of smooth white cardstock to fit the front of your card base. Tape stencil to the back and start blending using Memento Luxe Love Letter in. Leave some areas open
Next blend in the open areas using VersaMagic Red Magic and also overlap onto the Memento Luxe blended areas to create a seamless look.
TIP: Remember that you can also use your Versamagic Dew Drop ink pads for blending – you don’t always need Large ink pads
Stamp a sentiment onto white cardstock using VersaMagic Dew Drop ink pad in Red Magic and trim to size
Over stencil some silver glitter crosses to break the red color and add some interest to the background.
Finish off your card by adding the sentiment, diamanté and a wooden flower element

Products used imagine Crafts
Craft Mat
VersaMagic Dew Drop Red Magic
VersaMagic Red Magic
Memento Luxe Love Letter
Other: Stamps: Joy Clair; Foam tape; Cardstock: Antalis; Wooden element: Prima Stencils: Celebr8Crafts