Friday, 13 October 2017

Steampunk ATC with Topflight stamps

Hello my dear crafty friends and welcome to my new Topflight blog post.
As you most probably already know I am a big fan of all things Steampunk and when it's our " free projects" weeks I try to make something in my favorite style.
So today I am going to share a couple of Steampunk ATC card and each one is a real piece of Steampunk art.
Both ATC were made with Carabelle Studio stamps that were stamped with black pigmented ink (my latest love is Memento Luxe  pigmented inks) that then were heat embossed with black embossing powder. 
Then the embossed cardstock was painted with Prima Marketing Mixed Media paints and some, not much, of embellishments were added to these small cards.

This is the first card and it was embellished with metal cogs and one clay handmade piece.

The second art card was embellished in the same style: a couple of metal cogs and one single clay piece.

 Isn't it a fun and quick way to make a bunch of ATC for any Steampunk swap?
Just stamp a large cardstock piece, paint over the heat embossed images and then cut it to the right ATC size.
Embellish with whatever you have in hand and swap with you Steampunk lover friends.
And  now for the stamps used on this project that you can buy from Topflight shop:

Thanks for reading my weekly post.

If you would like to see more of my work you are mostly welcome to my own blog.
 See you all next weeks with a totally different stamping inspiration!

Friday, 6 October 2017

CAS-ual Fridays Sketch challenge

Hello my dear crafty friends and welcome to our new CAS-ual Fridays challenge!
Today we share our new sketch challenge with you!
The great thing this the sketches is that you can make any kind of a project with them- not just cards, but cards are the most usual, so I made a card for you.

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For my card I used the patterned cardstock (not even sure about the company name, but who cares?)
I arranged the CAS-ual Fridays die cuts as the cluster on the left of the card and added the CAS-ual Fridays stamped and heat embossed sentiment as shown on the sketch.

Stamps and dies used to make this card:
Dream than do set

Casual Trees Fri-dies

There are no genre restrictions for this challenge. Link up your clean and simple designs or layer it on -- the choice is yours.  Make sure to link back to this blog post and include the graphic below in your post for consideration of being chosen a winner.
What are your playing for? 10 winning entries will be highlighted on this blog each Thursday before a new challenge is set to go live the next day.  In addition, Michele has generously offered up a $25 gift certificate to the overall winner at CAS-ual Friday stamps. And if that weren't enough, if the chosen winner has used CAS-ual Friday stamps and/or dies as the main focus in the card, that gift certificate will increase to $50.

So don't wait! Play with us and you can be our WINNER!

Topflight stamps: Studio light and Craft Emotions

Hello my dear crafty friends and welcome to my first October TOPFLIGHT stamps post.
This week the DT was challenged to use Studio Light  and/or Craft Emotions stamps and I used both on my fancy shabby style card.

As you can see this card was made over white cardstock die cut front piece using the Studio Light background  180 stamp, clear embossing ink and black embossing powder.
Then the colorful background was made over the heat embossed image using a mix of Ranger Distress Oxide inks and water and I need to say that this is the most beautiful background made in just a few seconds.
The main image- Bird- was stamped  in the same way with clear embossing ink and heat embossed with black embossing powder using Birds-Spring from Craft Emotions.
Then the hand cut image was colored with Zig Real Brush water colors markers and glued over the cluster of embellishments made with clay frame, chipboards, flowers, leaves die cuts and a Love word die cut. 

Here are  the stamps I used to make this project:

I really hope that you like my shabby card and would try to make a similar one with Topflight shop gorgeous stamps from both shown companies.

 If you want to see more of my work you are kindly invited to my blog!

Monday, 2 October 2017

Mixed Media tag with Art Anthology

Hello my dear crafty friends and welcome to my new Mixed Media tag project.
As you already know I am a big fan of all things Steampunk and grungy and this tag is this kind of a project.

 I didn't add the title or saying to this tag  as it's just for art made tag, not anything to really give away or to use for a purpose.
So as you can see the background was made with Art Anthology stencils and different Art Anthology paints, sprays and mediums.
I added a lot of chipboards, mostly from Creative Embellishments with some silk and paper flowers, old lace fabric and a vintage style broach.

 Here are some close- ups to this tag mostly to show you the background.

 And as always - here is a full step by step tutorial  for you to follow and to make the very similar project:
Check out How to Make a Steampunk Mixed Media Tag by Art Anthology on Snapguide. And here is the full  products list for this project:

I hope that you like my Mixed Media tag and would try to do the similar one with gorgeous Art Anthology products.

Friday, 29 September 2017

Anything goes week with TOPFLIGHT STAMPS: Find the Magic

Hello my dear crafty friends!
Irit is here again and this is my free post made for Topflight stamps shop.
As you know this is this week when the designers can pick their own style of stamps and to make the project that speaks for them in the best artistic way.
 So for me it was my very first time  of working with Lavinia stamps and making this magical project in my own creative Mixed Media way.
 I made this shadow box over the $sore white plastic shadow frame.
Every single inch was covered with mediums,paints,  texture paste over stencils and chipboards were added for the more texture and interest.

The inside of the box was made with stamped image using Lavinia Guinevere Mermaid stamp.
I stamped the image over white cardstock and heat embossed it with black embossing powder.
Then I added more texture with a stencil that was heat embossed with sparkle powder.
The inside chipboards were added inside.

The sentiment was stamped with Lavinia Those who don't believe in magic sentiment stamps, die cut and added on the box corner. The sentiment was arranged on a piece of a real fishing net.

Here are the stamps I used to make this altered shadow box :
Guinevere Mermaid by Lavinia

Those who don't believe in magic by Lavinia
I really hope that you liked my Mixed Media stamped project and loved Lavinia stamps that you can buy from Topflight stamps shop.
 If you want to see more of my work you are kindly invited to my blog!

Thursday, 28 September 2017

Crackle with Tando: Be ready for the New Year

  Hello my dear crafty friends and welcome to my new Tando post.
This time the designers were challenged to make projects with crackle and as you know DecoArt has the best crackle pastes ever!
So to make this altered door hanger I used Tando chipboards and added DecoArt gold acrylic and then covered the paint with Crackle glaze.
On the edges I added DecoArt crackle paste and misted it with gold mist.

 Here you can see the difference between both crackles and to pick whatever you like more for your own projects.

 Tando products used to make this project:
Door hanger style A
Door Hangers style A

Brush stroke trees
Brush Stroke Trees

Happy New Year- retired
DecoArt Media Line 

Wednesday, 27 September 2017

Live in color- Mixed Media card with Magenta

Hello my dear crafty friends and welcome to my second Magenta September inspiration.
Today I am going to share a Mixed Media card made with one single Magenta stencil and one single Magenta sentiment stamp and all together it makes a perfect example of Mixed Media cardmaking.

This card front was made over black textured cardstock that was covered with texture paste and Magenta stencil.
So the texture paste became light grey and you can still see the black cardstock around.
Then the sectors were colored with Ranger Alcohol inks to make a kind of a rainbow.
The whole piece was misted with golden mist and it's clearly seen over the colors.
The sentiment was stamped with permanent ink and the word " Color" was painted inside.


Produits Magenta utilisés:
Magenta products used:


Irit Shalom - DT Magenta


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