Wednesday 27 May 2015

Visible Image Alice card

Hi there, design elf Katrina here again. Today I have a card to show you made with the Visible Image Alice set, which is part of their wonderland collection and are such fun to play with.

In the stamp set you get Alice, holding her drink me bottle, then you get the quote and the cake too. So I stamped Alice and coloured her in and cut her out. I then cut a mount for her to go on the front of the folded card.

I stamped and coloured 2 panels of the the cakes, drew a line with a black pen around the panels and attached them to the card.

For the quote I stamped it twice and cut them up so I had the beginning of the quote and then end of the quote separately. I then drew a black line around the quote pieces and attached them to the front panel along with Alice.

So there you have a simple but fun card!

                                                                           Happy Crafting, love Katrina

Thursday 21 May 2015

Couture Creations Vintage Rose garden travel case

Hello there, Design elf Katrina here! I have a really sweet project to show you today.

   As soon as I saw this little travel case I knew I had to make it on my Silhouette Cameo and work with the wonderful Couture Creations Vintage Rose garden papers. Don't worry though if you are not able to make one exactly the same though, you can always cover any box with these lovely papers and it will make it look so special.

  My little travel case was made with chipboard then covered with the lovely papers and core- dinations card. The paper pad is 6x6 and you get 48 papers all double sided in 2 colour groups, green and brown but they all work together beautifully.

 It also includes these lovely postcards, stamps and words I have used to collage the front of my little case.

More of the lovely papers, some are more subtle so are perfect companion papers to the more vibrant ones. I was supposed to use brads here but as I had made my case smaller I thought it would be too much to put brads through all these holes so instead I used some of the Cosmic shimmer dark bronze PVA instead. 

Now I am off to Austria in a couple of days, somehow I think I might need a larger case?!!

These papers are so sweet and pure vintage so please have a look at it I am sure you will love it!

What ever you do with your papers have fun

                                                       Love Katrina

Saturday 16 May 2015

White rabbit door hanger

Hi there, design elf Katrina here to show you a lovely project to make using the new MDF door hangers from Creative Expressions and the one of the Alice in Wonderland stamp sets from Visible Image.

To begin with I painted the blank MDF door hanger with Cosmic shimmer matt chalk warm white paint and left it to dry. I then put a coat of Tim Holtz Distress paint in cracked pistachio on top. Just a tip about this distress paint, it is very thin but if you take your time and don't put too much on at once you can get a nice even coat.

To give the background a bit of interest I used the Cosmic Shimmer warm white paint again with the Visible image grunge background and then the Visible Image plasma stamps. It is fine to use paint on your stamps, use a cosmetic sponge to dab the paint evenly over the stamp and stamp as normal. Just make sure you wash the paint off of them immediately afterwards or at the least wipe as much off as you can with an acid free baby wipe if you can't get to a sink till later. I keep an old toothbrush and just run them under the tap and give them a bit of a scrub with the brush, leave them to air dry and they are good to go again. As you can see these stamps stamped beautifully with the paint.

I then stamped the white rabbit out in Ranger Archival black ink and coloured him in and cut him out, well my silhouette did it really but that's another story!!. I added some Glossy accents to his watch, I used the crackle one but you can use the normal one and just bend the paper when it is dry which will make it crack too.

 I also stamped the 2 other stamps in the set onto a couple of shapes I cut on my silhouette and matted them onto black card. You could use a die or just cut them out by hand.

For the pocket watch stamp I used the Artistic Stamper time and keys set to stamp my watch and then cut it out.

To finish off I cut a piece of diamond boarder from a Ranger strip die of my own in black and used Woodwares white opaque pen to add some doodles. I also went around the outside of the door hanger with a black pen and hung a clock charm using a couple of jump rings from some white ribbon tied in a bow.

So there we have it, one white rabbit door hanger! A really fun simple project to do. It would make a great present or a nice project to do with the children for their bedroom doors. The pack comes with 2 MDF door hangers, so what shall I do with the other???

What ever you do with yours have fun!
                                                                    Love Katrina x