Sunday, May 24, 2015

MC May/15 - Quill Abstract - HB - Create Without Limits


http://yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2015/MCMay15_QuillAbstract_HB_CreateWithoutLimits.htmlI had (notice the past tense...) a ton of various lengths and colors of quill strips and finally said enough is enough and did something about them... I glued the ends to one another to make a very, very long quill strip, then started wrapping around my new quill comb (which is actually a dog comb by Top Paw - who would have thunk...) to create these multi colored petal shapes.

Anyway you can see all the details and descriptions etc, by clicking on any card image. enjoy

http://yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2015/MCMay15_QuillAbstract_HB_CreateWithoutLimits.htmlI'm using sentiment stamp set on the front and a quote stamp on the inside by Quietfire Design.

And it fits for these challenges:
All Sorts Challenge  #312 Birthday
Opus Gluei  #209 garden inspiration
We Love To Create  #11 anything goes


http://yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2015/MCMay15_QuillAbstract_HB_CreateWithoutLimits.html

Friday, May 22, 2015

Sneak Peek Stampede & Gelli Plate Tutorial


I'm finally finished my calligraphy pieces for this year's Stampede... They're matted and one is framed. Have to pick up the frame for the 2nd piece later this week.

Real sorry but I can only give you a sneak peek of the pieces since the take in deadline is June 24th.

But there is a calligraphy on Gelli Plate tutorial below. Click on any image to enlarge. Enjoy











I've been doing a lot of playing with my Gellli Plates and demo'ing Callgraphy on them. Under normal circumstances, anything you do on a Gelli plate will give you a reverse image when pulling a print. If you are doing basic lettering, you can just put a reversed image under your Gelli Plate and trace, but if you are doing manipulative calligraphy, that becomes problematic... So I decided to pull a print onto a 2nd Gelli Plate, giving me a reversed image of my calligraphy and then pulling my print. You can see the steps below.
This is another version of my  "water lily pond" color scheme... The colors I used were Ceramcoat "Lime", "Laguna", "Yellow"; Americana "Royal Fuchsia".

After Brayering the paint - not over mixing the colors.

I used a plastic glue applicator, cutting it down to the nib size I wanted approx 3/8"w. Wrote my word "Create", cleaning my applicator after every letter.

Pulling a print using my 2nd Gelli Plate (this gives me a reverse image of my calligraphy)

Then pulling a print onto glossy paper from the 2nd plate. (it will work using any cardstock put I found it gave me the crispest lettering using glossy paper or glossy cardstock.)

Thursday, May 21, 2015

DT May/15 - Color Burst Flowers - Hello - Those Who Find - BD Wishes


http://quietfirecreations.blogspot.ca/2015/05/color-burst-flowers-hello-those-who.html
My turn today on the Quietfire Creations blog with a Color Burst from Ken Oliver. As I mentioned a while back, I got my Color Burst. Very nice. They work as well as the Brusho's, but are easier to use since they already come in a nozzle type dispenser... There are only 6 colors at this time, so it's pretty hard to make a mistake with them. I like that Brusho's have 24 colors...


I'm using the newest "Hello" die on the outside a quote stamp and sentiment stamp on the inside from Quietfire Design as well as an eCut "Happy Birthday" from Suzanne available on the Silhouette onLine store.

quietfirecreations.blogspot.caClick on any card image to see more details and descriptions etc, or click here to go to my web page.

And it fits for these challenges:
Our Creative Corner  monthly May flowers (2nd entry)
Sir Stamps A Lot  Monthly may Flower Power (2nd entry)
Creative Cutting Challenge  #54  summer
Lil Red Wagon  #290  use a die cut (2nd entry)
Simply create Too #85 favorite color combo (aqua, fuchsia, green)
Little Miss Muffet  #112  anything goes

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

MC May/15 - Easel Quill Celebrate - HB

http://yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2015/MCMay15_EaselQuillCelebrate_HB.html
I was in a mood to make a quilled word - haven't made one in several years... and I was in a very colorful mood (and still am...). I love this mango colored cardstock, but it's not an easy color to work with.

http://yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2015/MCMay15_EaselQuillCelebrate_HB.htmlI'm using a sentiment and Flourish Frame stamp set from Quietfire Design and one of Suzanne's eCut files available on the Silhouette onLine store.

And you can see all the details and descriptions, links to some tutorials and more views by clicking on either card image. Enjoy

And it fits for these challenges:
Creatalicious  #75 Burtterflies
Alphabet Challenge  g for glitz & glamor
City Crafter  #262 use one of these techniques: sponge (in the flowers), stencil, smooch, splatter
Crafty Sentiments  anything goes
Fantastic Tuesdays  #86 No DP
TTCRD  #18 - 25  anything goes

Fab n Funky challenges   #260 flowers or animals
Lil Red Wagon  #290 use a die cut
Penny's Challenges  #228 anything goes
The Paper Shelter  #204 roses
ColourQ  #292 see below

Monday, May 18, 2015

MC May/15 - Quilled Flowers - Sing As If - Music Expresses - HB


http://yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2015/MCMay15_QuillFlowers_SingAsIf_MusicExpresses_HB.htmlI made the quilled petals at my last quilling session and finally got around to making a card with them... I'm using stuff that was on my desk or stash (the birds, leaves embossed background, leaf sprigs & bow).

One of the challenges called for using musical instruments or musical notes, hence the music background. I'm using some Chocolate Baroque stamps I purchased in January of 2012 and I think this is the first time I'm using that flower sprig. And I don't think I've used the Music quote in a couple years - was definitely time to resurrect it because it's one I really love. It always amazes me how time has passed when I look at something and realize how long it's been since I've owned or used something.
http://yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2015/MCMay15_QuillFlowers_SingAsIf_MusicExpresses_HB.html

I'm very pleased with this card.

I'm using a Birthday sentiment, and two quote stamps ("The Woods Would Be Very Silent" 5pce set); ("Music Expresses that.." ) from Quietfire Design.

Anyway you can see all the details and descriptions and more views by clicking on any card image. Enjoy

And it fits for these challenges:
Crafty Catz Weekly  #279  music notes
Creative Card Crew  #87  wet or dry embossing (2nd entry)
Fashionable Stamping  #98 old favorite stamp
Craft Your Passion  #262 anything goes
Love To Scrap Challenge  #54 anything goes
Make My Monday Challenge  #194 Things with Wings

http://yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2015/MCMay15_QuillFlowers_SingAsIf_MusicExpresses_HB.html

Saturday, May 16, 2015

MC May/15 - Screen Awesome Adventures - HB - Friends

http://yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2015/MCMay15_ScreenAwesomeAdventures_HB_Friends.html

So another guy card bites the dust... My cousin goes on a 2 week canoeing/fishing trip with his guy friends usually once a year... and a while back I bought the clipart of the guys fishing thinking to use it for my cousin. I'm glad I actually still found the clipart and used it... I also wanted to make another screen card. I love when my plans come together...

Anyway you can see all the details and descriptions and lots more views by clicking on any card image. Enjoy
http://yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2015/MCMay15_ScreenAwesomeAdventures_HB_Friends.html

I'm using sentiment and quote stamps from Quietfire Design as well as one of Suzanne's eCuts available on the Silhouette onLine store.

And it fits for these challenges:
Die cut Divas  monthly May  something yummy (nothing more yummy than a fresh caught fish baked over an open fire...)
Oh La La Creations  #180  use a pre-colored image (well that's something I do maybe once every 5 years...).
Inky Impressions  #209 more than 1 fold (2nd entry)
Penny's Challenge  #227 more than 1 fold (2nd entry)
Little Miss Muffet  #111  lots of layers
Crafts 4 Eternity  #226  wood (when I think about it there are a lot of woody things incl the wood in the bonfire...)
Polka Doodle  #20 things with wings
SisterAct Card Challenge  #106 anything goes
Wags n Whiskers Rubber Stamps  #154 lots of layers
Fashionable Stamping  #97 Things with Wings (2nd entry)
Little Scrap Pieces  anything goes
All Sorts Challenge  #311 no squares
Catch the Bug  Bingo: buttons, recycled, 2+images; flower, 3D, stitch; die cut, sentiment, border

http://yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2015/MCMay15_ScreenAwesomeAdventures_HB_Friends.html

Thursday, May 14, 2015

MC May/15 - Quill Tulips Frame Card - Becca Pocket Dies - HB - The Woods


http://yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2015/MCMay15_QuillTulipsFrameCard_BeccaPocketDies_HB_TheWoods.htmlAnd another very productive quilling session... I demo'ed using Brusho's and Colour burst to my quill group and ended up using some for this card... I finished making more tulips. Decided on what my background for this would be... that took a while BIG GRIN and then when my friends left I put it all together adding more and more elements as usual. ROFL.

Anyway you can see all the details and descriptions and more views by clicking on any card image. Enjoy

I'm using Quietfire Design quote and sentiment stamps. And the die set I'm using from Becca's new release is available on Quietfire Design as well. Here

http://yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2015/MCMay15_QuillTulipsFrameCard_BeccaPocketDies_HB_TheWoods.html
And it fits for these challenges:
Crafty Calendar Challenge  monthly May  Things with Wings
City Crafter  #261  flowers
Cute Daisy May  monthly May  Things with wings
Top Tip Tuesday  #153  animals
Dreamvalley Challenges  #106  Things with wings
Cuttlebug Mania  use ribbon
Fantastic Tuesday  #85  Flowers
Papertake Weekly  in the Garden
Crafty Creations Challenges  #289 use at least 3 of these colors: kraft, pink, green, brown, white
Fab n Funky Challenges  #259 tag (Spellbinders fancy tag #2)
Inky Impressions  #209 more than 1 fold
Lil Red Wagon  #289 dry embossing
Penny's Challenges  #227 more than 1 fold
The Paper Shelter  #203 use a metal charm
Crafty Ribbons Challenge  #119 animal + ribbon
Sassy Studio Designs  #280  tag (Spellbinders fancy tag #2)
Trimmie's Craft Challenge  #311  birthday
Southern Girls Challenge  #110 animal
Frilly and Funky  add crackle medium (on the blue butterfly)
Pinspiration Challenges  #141 inspir image (see below)

http://yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2015/MCMay15_QuillTulipsFrameCard_BeccaPocketDies_HB_TheWoods.html

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

MC MAy/15 - Oval Flourish card - The True Harvest - HB

 http://yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2015/MCMay15_OvalFlourishCard_TheTrueHarvest_HB.htmlAnd another card made with Brusho's

http://yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2015/MCMay15_OvalFlourishCard_TheTrueHarvest_HB.htmlIf you want to see more details and descriptions etc, just click on any card image. Enjoy

I'm using Quietfire Design quote stamp on the front and sentiment stamp on the inside.

And it fits for these challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Challenge  Color: Rose, lt Pink, Med & Lt Blue, Pale Aqua
Sassy Studio Designs  #279 birthday
Simply Create Too  #85 favorite color combo (pinks/blues)
Artistic Inspirations  #131 swirls


http://yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2015/MCMay15_OvalFlourishCard_TheTrueHarvest_HB.html

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

MC May/15 - Marcel Jalopy - Roadster - HB - May Your Day


http://yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2015/MCMay15_MarcelJalopy_Roadster_HB_MayYourDay.html
It's my uncle's birthday in a few weeks, so figured I'd better get a card made... and since I just got the Roadster die from Frantic Stamper, thought I'd incorporate that too, and came across a pinterest pic of embossed metal colored with a "colored wax" product and decided to do something similar using metallic Rub-ons. It all came together nicely. I'm pleased with the results.

Anyway you can see all the details and descriptions and more views by clicking on any card image. Enjoy

I'm using sentiment and an altered quote (part of one and part of another - BIG GRIN) from Quietfire Design.

http://yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2015/MCMay15_MarcelJalopy_Roadster_HB_MayYourDay.html
And it fits for these challenges:
Incy Wincy Designs  #295 the great outdoors (riding around - tooting my horn...)
Creative Card Crew  #87 embossing wet or dry (both)
Loves Rubber Stamps  #151 sentiment
Tuesday Throwdown  #244 add a doodle (the chain started out as a doodle and then uploaded to cut with my electronic cutter)
All Sorts Challenge  #310 use more than 2 dies

ANYTHING GOES
Craft Your Passion  #261
Scrap Creations
TTCRD  #12- 18


http://yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2015/MCMay15_MarcelJalopy_Roadster_HB_MayYourDay.html

Sunday, May 10, 2015

MC May/15 - Ryn Hibiscus - Thanks - No act of Kindness


http://yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2015/MCMay15_RynHibiscus_Thanks_NoActOfKindness.htmlJust got the newest stamp set from Designs by Ryn "Hibiscus" 8 pce set and it's beautiful BIG GRIN so had to use it right away... I also decided to make silhouette images to cut with my electronic cutter and make life a whole lot easier... no fussy cutting. ROFL

I'm also using one of the newest dies from Quietfire Design "Thanks" - love it too. And then I'm using part of a "Thanks cuddler set" and the quote "No Act of Kindness" on the inside.

http://yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2015/MCMay15_RynHibiscus_Thanks_NoActOfKindness.htmlAnd I"m using my Brusho's pigment powders - enjoying them too. Just got my Color Burst powders by Ken Oliver as well, but that's for another post...

Anyway, you can see all the details and descriptions and more views by clicking on any card image. Enjoy

And it fits for these challenges:
Designs By Ryn challenge  Monthly May use a Ryn stamp
The Pink Elephant  #297 thank you
Top Tip Tuesday  #152 duo's (2 flowers, 2 pearl embellishments, 2 die cuts)
Red Rubber Designs  #219 thanks
Brown Sugar Challenge  #145 layers
JW Scrap Shack  #87 anything goes
SisterAct Card Challenge  #105 anything goes
Suzy Pants Smarty  #78 add flowers
Little Scrap Pieces  anything goes
Catch the Bug  in the garden
Hiding in my Craftroom  #199 use your scraps
Sweet Stampin Challenge  spring flowers
We Love 2 Create  #10 anything goes


http://yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2015/MCMay15_RynHibiscus_Thanks_NoActOfKindness.html

Thursday, May 7, 2015

DT May/15 - Calla Lilies - With Sympathy - May Each Treasured Memory


http://quietfirecreations.blogspot.ca/Yogi here today for the Quietfire Creations blog with a sympathy card. Hopefully I won't need this card for quite some time to come...

http://quietfirecreations.blogspot.ca/Suzanne recently came out with this new cutting file of a Calla Lily and an open frame type card which you can find on the Silhouette onLine store I decided to add a couple more lilies... I used the lattice frame but opted for my own card shape.

I'm using sentiment stamp ("10 tiny sentiments") on the outside and a quote ("May Each Treasured Memory...") on the inside from Quietfire Design


Click on any card image to see more details and descriptions etc. Enjoy or click here to go to my web page.

And it fits for these challenges:
Our Creative Corner  monthly May  April showers bring May flowers
Sir Stamps a Lot  monthly May  Flower power
Stamp and Create  Monthly May  May flowers
Artistic Inspiration  #130 ribbon
Love to Scrap  #53  stitching (dots on inside - faux french knots...)
MMM Challenge  #192 leaves or trees
Perfectly Rustic  #47 3 of something (the 3 lilies)
Deep Ocean Challenge  #103 flowers
Loves Rubber Stamps  #150 anything goes
Papertake Weekly  anything goes
TTCRD challenge  #5 - 11 anything goes
Fab 'n Funky Challenge  #258 May flowers
Lil Red Wagon  #288 distress it (the lattice frame)
Penny's Challenges  #226 anything goes
Simon Says Stamp Challenge  add a sentiment
Crafty Ribbons Challenge  #118 ribbon
Fussy and Fancy  #138 lots of flowers
All Sorts Challenge  #309  flowers or showers

http://quietfirecreations.blogspot.ca/

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

DT May/15 - Delphinus Double Z card - A Word Lovingly Written & A Book - HB


http://quietfirecreations.blogspot.ca/
I'm filling in for someone on the Quietfire Creations blog today.

I'm loving this Creative Expression "Gemini - Delphinus" die set... Made 2 cards, this is the 1st take... you can see the 2nd one here

With this card I left the die cut see thru. Love the belt/buckle closure and the stack of books on the inside...

Anyway, you can see all the details and descriptions, more views etc, by clicking on any card image. or by going to my web page here Enjoy
http://quietfirecreations.blogspot.ca/
I'm using quote stamps from Quietfire Design on the inside (A Word Lovingly; & Nature Quote Marks set; & Twirl & Enjoy set) and an eCut by Suzanne on the front available on the Silhouette onLine store (HB2U).


And it fits for these challenges:
Penny Black @ All Sorts  Monthly May  dies & punches
Card Mania Challenge  #68 pearls & swirls
Melon Headz  Sparkle
Creative Card Crew  #86  fancy fold
Cuttlebug Mania  stamping + die cutting or embossing
Inky Impressioms #208 add gems, pearls or buttons
Alphabet Challenge  F for friendship
Hiding in My craft Room  #198 dies
Fashionable Stamping  #97 things with wings

ANYTHING GOES
Craft Your Passion  #260
Brown Sugar Challenge  #144
Sister Act Card Challenge  #104
Little Scrap Pieces
Catch The Bug

http://quietfirecreations.blogspot.ca/

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Demco & Brusho Pigment Powders - Feathers

I think I mentioned a little while back that someone from my quilling group enticed me to buy "Brusho" powdered paints... which I did. I picked up the 24pack from ColourCrafts in the UK. 27.80£ which with shipping came to $80.51 Cdn.

I had asked what's so special about these powders. Why not just buy pigment powders in an art store... probably a lot cheaper in the long run that way.

So this past weekend I picked up a few powder pigments by Demco (Cadmium Yellow Deep Azo, Burnt Umber, & Lamp Black) as well as some Neuberg Ebel "Sparkle Pearl" powder.

Safety: using any pigment powders, please take care and use proper respiratory equipment (face mask).

I cut a quick mask from some scrap cardstock on my table. Taped it to a Canson Biggie piece of CP watercolor paper (back side which is smoother). The feather on the left is using the Demco powders and the Sparkle Pearl. The one on the right uses Brusho's (Yellow, Dark Brown, Black, Gamboge).

Although I like both feathers, the Brusho did disperse more easily. There is quite a difference between the two feathers, even though I tried to use similar colors... also the Brusho powders are more set when dry and don't seem to come off when I wipe my finger over it, whereas the Demco will definitely need a fixative. I was still able to move color around on the Brusho feather with a wet paint brush.

I started by wetting the paper through the mask with a flat brush, sprinkled the powder and then misted with water. allowed the colors to move and blotted up areas that were too wet. removed the mask and while paint was still wet, used the small end of a balled stylus to scratch my feather details - quick flick movement.

Click on image to enlarge. Enjoy

The only really negative thing I have to say about the Brusho product, is I really don't like that the lid doesn't come off easily and I have to punch a hole in the top to sprinkle out the color.

OK I was totally frustrated not getting this lid off so I used a screw driver to pry it off. I definitely can not get it off using only my fingers... Sigh!!

I'm adding on to this post:
I inked up a RubberNecker "Tulips" watercolor stamp using Versamark. Sprinkled some of the Brusho onto an acrylic plate and picked up the color with a dry paint brush and dabbed it onto the inked stamp. Misted with water and stamped onto the w/c paper. The image on the right is a 3rd generation stamping. I had started to wipe my stamp clean and then stopped... stamped onto my blotter and realized I could get more stamping... so misted lightly again and stamped another image - hence the 3rd generation...

MC Apr/15 - Quill Pansies - Lattice Window - HB - Love Laughter


http://yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2015/MCApr15_QuillPansies_LatticeWindow_HB_LoveLaughter.htmlI saw some quilled pansies on Pinterest and decided to make some of my own. I'm also using my own eCut 1/16"w quill strips.

Then one of the challenges called for a round card... so I made a round latticed window and added a window box to stabilize the card. Then everything else just kept being added as usual...

Anyway you can see all the details and descriptions and more views etc, by clicking on any card image - Enjoy.

I'm using a sentiment ("Happy Birthday Plain and Simple" 7 pce set) and a quote on the inside ("Home - Congratulations" 5 pce set) from Quietfire Design

http://yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2015/MCApr15_QuillPansies_LatticeWindow_HB_LoveLaughter.htmlAnd it fits for these challenges:
Little Miss Muffet  #110  round with lots of round things

Crafty Ribbon Challenge  #117 Round with ribbon
Lil Red Wagon  #286 Spots
Frosted Designs  Spring
Polka Doodle Challenge #17 no square cards
Sister Act Card Challenge  #103 anything goes
Little Scrap Pieces  anything goes
All Sorts Challenge  #308 Bling
My Time To Craft  #289 spring flowers
CardMaker Magazine Facebook Challenge Wk May 5 Quilling
Cupcake Inspirations  #307 Spring (see below)



http://yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2015/MCApr15_QuillPansies_LatticeWindow_HB_LoveLaughter.html


Friday, April 24, 2015

MC Apr/15 - Quill Lotus - Feathers - Sing - HB


http://yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2015/MCApr15_QuillWaterLily_Hello_ASmile_HB.htmlA couple weeks ago I made a card using this quilled flower design but as a water lily and the petal shapes were round, this time I shaped the petals to a more pointy shape. This time I also cut my own quill strips (1/16"w) and painted them with daubers. So much for thinking I wasn't going to make that flower again... Then on my DT group we were discussing the brands of flowers and things we use. If you ever read my descriptions, you know I make everything myself... BUT I do have drawers and drawers and containers filled with all kinds of ready made things - Sigh!!, so I decided to raid those drawers BIG GRIN. took some feathers and skeleton leaves and paper leaves to embellish this card. I had a friend here in Calgary that sold lots of Thai papers and flowers and things, but she stopped selling them several years back. And I had really stocked up...
http://yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2015/MCApr15_QuillWaterLily_Hello_ASmile_HB.html
Inside of card

Anyway you can see all the details and descriptions by clicking on any card image. Enjoy

I'm using Quietfire Design quote/sentiment stamps: ("The Woods Would Be Very Silent" 5pce die set); ("Twirl & Enjoy" 3pce set);

And it fits for these challenges:
Fab n Funky  #256  lace
Incy Wincy Designs  #292 faux technique (stitching, lace border inside)
Inky Impressions  #206 punch it
Aud Sentiments  #130 things with wings + sentiment
Southern Girls Challenge  #109 words
Trimmies Craft Challenge  #308 make your own embellies
Brown Sugar Challenge  #143 anything goes
Crafts 4 Eternity  #223 anything goes
Crafty Catz Weekly  #276 things with wings

http://yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2015/MCApr15_QuillWaterLily_Hello_ASmile_HB.html