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Sunday, September 30, 2012

Queen Kat Designs Blog Hop - 13 Days Of Halloween!


 
What a fun blog hop.  I created this card using QKD new line "The Portfolio" by artist Lora Brier.  The first day of this hop is Steampunk/Skeletons so I used the "gear head guy" on the card front.
 
Pin ItI stamped him and then lightly colored him using Tombow Markers!  I then ran off copies of Lora's skull and printed my own words for this card.  I loved using the Graphic 45 papers for the background!  I did some edging in Mementos Ink from Tsukineko.  I could not help but add a hat and pretty ribbon to the edge.  Here is the full card!


 Check out all the blogs today!
QKD Blog
Pat
Beth
Vikki
Janie
Emily
QKD STORE


Happy Creating!
Kristi
 

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Revisiting A Classic

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I did not think I was going get a post even done this week due to MAJOR computer problems but I decided some of you may have missed this the first time I posted this for CHA release  my Splendor ink to stencil the color on then used the sticky powder and great films to create this card! I also used paste and glitter from Art Glitter for the words.  Not too complicated but wanted to make sure and share this again!  Please visit all the design team and remember to get inky with us!  Check out Dreamweaver Blog to he left!

Kristi

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

More Inking with Stencils

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The month of September we will be "getting inky with stencils"...hmmm, imagine that, another thing that I love, using ink in conjunction with stencils. This month we will have just a bit different twist on our monthly challenge ... we are letting you choose any stencil you would like as your prize if you win. Yep, any Dreamweaver stencil you "so desire". We will still have two winners, one for best interpretation of the challenge and one for best usage of Dreamweaver products.
This is a fun card as the weather in Missouri has gotten a bit of chill.  I will miss the long warm days of summer, but I do love the fall leaves.  Here is how I created this fun autumn card  for use on any occasion.
  1. On black card stock using Gold Embossing Paste and the Maple Leaf stencil LJ906 I spread on the paste.  Set aside to dry.
  2. Cut base card from orange card stock.  I use Worldwin Papers!  This is a little larger than the standard card.  4 1/2 X 6.
  3. Next I cut an ivory piece of card stock 4 1/4 X 5 3/4 and attached it to the base card.
  4. After the paste was dry I used the Color Solutions and an applicator to apply rich fall colors to the leaves only.  I wanted the branches to remain gold.
  5. I edged the black card with a Gold Leafing Pen then attached the entire black piece to the card.
As always, please check your local paper crafting store for your supplies.  If you can't find them in your area then order from Stencil With Style!


Happy Fall Y'all!
Kristi

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Getting Inky With Dreamweaver

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The month of September we will be "getting inky with stencils"...hmmm, imagine that, another thing that I love, using ink in conjunction with stencils. This month we will have just a bit different twist on our monthly challenge ... we are letting you choose any stencil you would like as your prize if you win. Yep, any Dreamweaver stencil you "so desire". We will still have two winners, one for best interpretation of the challenge and one for best usage of Dreamweaver products.
I am using some of the wonderful Color Solution Inks!  Thank you AGAIN Wendy Jordan for having such a lovely photo of the inks so I can post them!  These alcohol inks are artist grade and have a bit slower dry time so very workable.  Also the pigment is very rich!
Today I am using the ink in the background rather than on the actual stencil image.  I used all the pretty Autumn colors on glossy white paper with a felt applicator to get the beautiful background!  I then used Black Glossy paste to "emboss" my favorite tree!   I then used a fun corner punch from
EK Success and the added layers to create this fun Autumnal Card!
 
I hope you like my card for the day.
Another take on this tree LG 650.   This card is on the Stencil with Style website.  If you can't get your stencil products from your local store, please order from this site!  They have had my card on display for a lot of years and it is still one of my all time favorites!
I did this card and mailed it when I still owned my paper crafting store!  I was so honored they used it on their Guest Gallery and it is still there on page 6!!!  The information is right except for I once again used Shiva Paint Stiks! 
 
Don't forget to see all the great cards done by the Dream Team this week starting with Dreamweaver's Blog Dream It Up!
 
Happy Dreaming!
Kristi
 
 
 

 

Friday, September 7, 2012

Love this!

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I love working with and for Art Glitter!  Amazing product and lots of sparkle!

Thursday, September 6, 2012

New Challenge for Septemeber

Welcome to the first Dreamweaver post of September!  This month long challenge is INK!  there will be two prizes, on for the best of the challenge and one for the best use of stencils.  Also, this month the winners get to pick the the stencil of their choice and there are soooo many great stencils to get.  So here is my card for the day.
This is a quilt panel I did for the Design Team quilt made for Lynell, our fearless leader.  I showed the entire quilt before but wanted to go over this block.  I used Paste and glitter on the flourish in the corner then the real fun began!  I used the Large Butterfly LJ916 and I used the fabulous Shiva Paint Sticks.  The colors are so amazing!  The are applied with the nice stiff stencil brushes also available at Stencil With Style.  I did heat set this with an iron on the back of the fabric before it was sewn into the quilt.  All the designers did such a GREAT job on this fun challenge/surprise for Lynell.  What is great, you can apply this same technique to paper arts!



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Happy Creating!
Kristi