Monday, 14 August 2017

Card with PaperArtsy Zinski stamp - She's a dreamer

Hello everybody, it's a scheduled post, because the full tutorial is on the Country View Crafts blog.

I hope you like it! And if so, please click on the CVC post!

With my card I would like to join:

- the August TIMI challenge of the Craft Stamper Magazine.

- August challenge of the Penny Black and More blog: All creatures great and small

Saturday, 12 August 2017

Card with Tim Holtz Snowglobe

After a one month holiday I'm back. I left the 40 degree for the 14! None of them is average in summer but if a season called summer I prefer the 40 - my mum doesn't agree with me.

So after my long break I would like to show you a totally Tim Holtz card. I have mixed three different thinlits die sets by Tim, the Suburbia, the Commute and the Snowglobe

The elements were cut out from Kraft-Core Nostalgic and Classic Collection.

The big part of the snowglobe was cut out from watercolour paper (300g/140lb). I smeared Tumbled Glass, Stormy Sky and Hickory Smoke inks onto the paper and after I spritzed with water.

The text is from one of Tim's text book (sticker book).

I hope you like it! Big hugs

Tuesday, 1 August 2017

Mini canvas board with crazy bird

I have made this mini canvas board (10x14cm) for our August challenge: Blues and Greens. Actually these are the favourite colours for my lovely teamie, Corrie who is the hostess of our August challenge.

What I used:

for the background:

for the images:

Ranger Distress markers (greens and blues)


canvas board (10x14cm)

Ranger Glossy Accents (for glueing)

Ranger Distress, Micro Glaze (for protection)

I hope you like it! And if you fancy to make something just with greens and blues, please don't hesitate to join our challenge where you can win £20 voucher.

Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Card with pirate boy by MFT stamps

Hello Everybody, I'm sorry I have been silent lately but I'm on a long holiday in Hungary. We visited my family in the Eastern part of the country and right now I'm at the lake Balaton enjoying the warm water and hot weather!

Among my photos I have found a picture of a card which was made by MFT stamps.

And I have found some last year photos from the Balaton when we were on a pirate ship with the kids. What a coincidence!!!

I hope you enjoy the summer and your holiday just like me with my family!!! Big hugs!

Wednesday, 5 July 2017

Card with a football player by Penny Black

For my today card I used the Way Cool! stamp set of the Penny Black Inc. As you can see I coloured the jersey of the little football player to the colours of the FC Barcelona :-)

With my card I would like to join:

- the challenge of the Penny Black and More: For the boys

- the Monday Challenge of the Simon Says Stamp blog: Red, white and blue

Monday, 3 July 2017

Vintage three-drawer box with butterflies

I made this three-drawer box with butterflies for our July challenge: Things with wings.

On the Pinterest I created a board with vintage butterfly illustrations. While I was gathering the images I just realised that I could do it with Tim's stamps and that they look good on my three-drawer box too. 

Here is my box before:

First I painted brown with acrylic paint. Then I sanded with a soft sandpaper. 

After I painted white with DecoArt Americana White Wash paint. I put at least three coats. After this process I sanded the edges with a rough sandpaper.

Then I stamped the images one by one using the Ranger Archival ink (Potting Soil). Normally when I stamp onto a wooden box I use clear embossing powder after stamping but my craft room was renovated in June and I had to box and pack up everything and I still can't find my heat gun.

For the stamping I used two stamp sets of the Stampers Anonymous:

Flutter (CMS294) and Bird Feather (CMS180) by Tim Holtz. From the Bird Feather I needed the Fig1, Fig2, Fig3... piece.

After stamping I coloured the butterflies with Ranger Archival inks and I applied the ink with cotton buds onto the butterflies.  And since I couldn't use embossing powder when the Potting Soil ink from the outlines reacted with other Ranger colours, it dissolved a bit, so every colour became little bit brownish.

But it was no problem for me because I wanted to make a vintage box :-)

The Ranger Archival colours I used for the butterflies (Chrome Yellow, Sky Blue, Cobalt, Cornflower Blue, Pale Ochre:

In the end I inked the edges of the whole box with Coffee.

I hope you like it! And if you have a project with some wings, please don't hesitate to join our July challenge at the Country View Challenges where you can win a £20 voucher!

Sunday, 2 July 2017

Vintage Cote D'Azur poster by me

I love the Cote D'Azur! I love the sea, the forever blue sky (without any cloud on the horizon), the hot weather with cooling wind from the sea, I love the French culture, food, wine etc. Every year when I was somewhere on the Riviera I bumped into the vintage Cote D'Azur posters advertising this area for the tourists in the early 1900s. Most of them were made by very famous painters and illustrators like Picasso, Hervé Baille,  Jean-Gabriel Domergue...

But unfortunately this year we can't go there during the summer, instead we will stay long in Hungary because our family is there, because my daughter prefers the Balaton to the Cote D'Azur and because I have a lot of things to arrange there. 

But I will miss this region so I prepared a canvas (18x24cm) in the style of those vintage posters. 

I will show you some posters which inspired me but on my Pinterest board you can find more:

Like on the posters I used bold colours and strong contours. Although I had a primed canvas I put one layer of gesso on it.

For the background I used the following DecoArt Americana colours: Buttermilk, Desert Turquoise, Whispering Turquoise.

The palm trees were coloured by Light Cinnamon and Mistletoe.

The sun was stencilled and I used Pineapple.

For my project Tim's new Alphabet die with its Art Deco letters was just perfect for my project, also it was better to make with cutouts than stamps.

What I used:

DecoArt Americana paints

With my canvas I would like to join the following challenges:

- Monday Challenge of the Simon Says Stamp blog: Stencil It!

- Stamps and Stencils blog Words with Meaning because Cote D'Azur means a lot to me

And because of the art deco feel I would like to join the Canvas challenge of A Vintage Journey. 

I hope you like it! Happy crafting!

Saturday, 1 July 2017

Canvas board with crazy birds by Tim Holtz

When I was a little girl I just loved this song: Chirpy chirpy cheep cheep... by the Middle of the Road. I think I loved the simplicity of the text and I loved it because it was a very happy song. Well this song inspired me to make these canvas boards with Tim's crazy birds for our new challenge at the Country View Challenges: THINGS WITH WINGS.

As you see these boards are complementary and make sense just together. For making them I just stamped the birds who look in the same direction onto the same canvas. 

Now let me show you the process... 

Although my canvas was primed I applied a layer of gesso to the surface. After drying I outlined the branch cutout with a pencil.

I coloured the branch with DecoArt Americana paint, then contoured it with Posca Pen.

The contouring was very important part of my project. I wanted strong contours and bold, cheery colours because I wanted my canvas to look like an illustration of a children's book. 

I stamped the images directly onto the canvas with Ranger Archival ink (Jet Black).

I coloured the birds with DecoArt Americana paints.If the outlines faded because of the acrylic paint I drew the line again with Posca Pen.

For the leaves I used an old Sizzix Framelits dies and stamp set by Stephanie Barnard (657917): Leaves.

I hope you like them! And if you have a project with some wings, please don't hesitate to join our July challenge at the Country View Challenges where you can win£20 voucher!

Thursday, 29 June 2017

Hipsters à la pop art

Here I am again with a bunch of Hipster cards that I prepared in Andy Warhol's pop art style. Actually my inspiration was the Che Guevara portrait which is not Andy Warhol's own creation, it's a fraud of Gerard Malanga but I hope it doesn't bother Tim Holtz hipsters - hahaha!

And now I will show you them one by one and tell you the Ranger Distress colour combinations I used.

Chipped Sapphire, Twisted Citron, Squeezed Lemonade

Carved Pumpkin, Scattered Straw, Twisted Citron

Wilted Violet, Tumbled Glass, Carved Pumpkin

Picked Raspberry, Squeezed Lemonade, Tumbled Glass

Candied Apple, Spun Sugar, Faded Jeans

It was a great fun to find out which figure gets which colour combination and to figure out the best text for them :-) My favourite is the monkey, I can see the contempt in his look while he thinks: Oh my god! This person is really dumb!

And the donkey of course, who laughs inwardly, cynically!

I hope you like them! Happy crafting! And thanks for visiting!

Wednesday, 28 June 2017

Mini Halloween skull box

Oh I know, I know it's not Halloween yet but my nephews are getting bigger and they more and more like the scary things, the Harry Potter kinda things.

This is a mini box (6x6x4,5cm). Actually it was one of my ring boxes that I altered the way I've already posted a long time ago here. There is only one difference though... at this box the first step was to glue the half scull with a glue gun and then I covered with paper napkins.

Here is the plastic skull I cut it half.

And another photo when it was painted black.

Thanks for visiting me!