Monday, July 28, 2014

Paper Tulip Tutorial on Scrapadabadoo

I have some fun new flowers to share with you.
They are super easy and fun to make.
As usual, I used white cardstock and LSG sprays
to color the cardstock and seam binding. 

Lindy's Stamp Gang sprays used:

There are videos on the Scrapadabadoo blog showing how to 
make the tulips and put the card together.

But first,
You can download the
tulips, frame, and caption cut files and patterns

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Glittered Backgrounds and Vellum Flowers

I have some lovely vellum flowers to show you along with some beautiful glittered backgrounds.

First, pop over to the Scrapadabadoo Blog 
to watch the video on how to do these
awesome glittered backgrounds using
glitter, stencils, and adhesive backed paper.

Now, for the vellum flowers.
They are very easy to make and you will get stunning results.

I have used vellum and the Tim Holtz Tattered Florals die for these.

This first video shows how to color the vellum and how to make the large flower. 

The second video shows how to make the daisy type medium flower and the smaller  yellow flowers.

I hope you feel inspired to make some vellum flowers and glittered backgrounds.
Be sure and post your creations on the Scrapadabadoo FaceBook page so everyone to see. Remember, the only requirement is to have fun crafting:) 

Supply links
LSG Sprays used
Glass beads -white and black set

Friday, July 18, 2014

Gold and Teal Butterfly Card

I have been playing with some new sprays. I really like them. Here is a sample of the new Prima Color Bloom spray in Antique Gold. (cardbase and square mats)

My favorite color of the Lindy's Stamp Gang sprays, Tibetan Poppy Teal, was used for the teal panel and all the stamped backgrounds. Next I embossed that panel with an Anna Griffin embossing folder and went over the raised areas lightly with Antique Gold Gilder's Paste.

The teal colored tiles are stamped with VersaMark and LSG Midnight Teal embossing powder. (Looks black in picture but changes to teal color when you turn card.So Cool!)

The ribbon is from my stash. Even though you can not tell from the picture, the stitching is teal colored so it is a perfect match.

I made this card to play along with the Scrapadabadoo Crafts FB challenge. The challenges are bi-weekly and just for fun. Feel free to join us. 

Supplies from Scrapadabadoo:
Prima Color Bloom spray in Antique Gold
LSG Spray Tibetan Poppy Teal
Gilder's paste - Antique Gold
LSG Midnight Teal embossing powder

other supplies:
Anna Griffin embossing folder
butterfly stamp
flourish stamp

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Encrusted Rose on Scrapadabadoo Blog

I am in love with this card. In love with the roses.
I used the  Frantage Encrusted Jewel set from Stampabilities to emboss the backgrounds on the card and tag. Then I added the glass glitter from the kit on the tag and butterfly. Which are awesome. But it is the roses that are the most stunning.

Hop on over to the Scrapadabadoo blog for more details and a tutorial.

Monday, July 7, 2014

More is not Always Better

Well, I never thought I would say this, but more glitter is not always better.

My previous post showed the Glass Bead Gel with Glitter already in it. I started wondering what would happen if I added even more glitter...

I tried adding Stickels Dry Glitter - Stardust to the glass beads.
You may remember that the Faber-Castelle Glass Bead Glitter Gel was semi transparent and allowed the pattern paper to show through.
Well apparently if you add the Stickles dry glitter, you can not longer see through it.

Here you can see the stickles over the glass bead gel that I stenciled on using a Crafter's Workshop stencil. The butterfly is also covered in the glass bead gel and Stickles glitter. You can also see where I just added dots of glue and glittered them. Both techniques look the same so the glass beads are just adding texture and nothing else here. It is OK but just was not what I was hoping for.

I did add some of my tattered flowers along with some Flower Soft that adds some lovely texture and fills in the gaps very nicely.

The flowers, Flower Soft, and ribbons were all colored with Tim Holtz Distress Stains.
The flower centers are filled with a cool product from Viva Decor called Ferro -Graphite.
(I will be showing more with the Ferro soon)

Well the Stickles did no give the look I was hoping for, but I did have fun playing with the products that I got from Scrapadabadoo and have lots of other crafty ideas for these products.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Glass Bead Gel

Check out this tag that I used glass bead gel medium on.

Several years ago, I went to a scrapbook expo and saw these really cool adhesive sheets and tiny glass micro beads being sold. It was so interesting that I bought some. Problem was I also bought quite a few other things that trip and the micro beads did not get much attention. I did get them out a time or two for to cover butterflies.

I even used them in shaker cards.

but it was not easy to handle all those tiny little beads without making a mess.

Well, I have been seeing glass bead gel mediums used quite a bit lately in the crafting world. The tiny little glass beads are already in a gel medium so they are easy to apply and clean up. I thought that was cool,,,

...but then Faber Castell added glitter to their glass bead gel. Even better!

Here is some spread over some Kaisercraft patterned paper. It is difficult to get a picture that shows how pretty this product is. (and no big mess involved)

The Scrapadabadoo FB challenge is to use a tag and ribbon. so I thought this would be great. I just spread it over my patterned paper ans waited for it to dry. 

Note: I did mount the tag on a piece of chipboard sense the gel medium on the thin paper tends to curl on the ends.

Seeing all the glitz on the patterned paper made me want to add Stickels to the butterfly that I added.

Of course a little bling never hurts either. LOL

So there you have a very nice tag with pretty paper and great texture without a lot of fuss.
I will be using this glass bead gel a lot.

Where can you can get some...

Well at Scrapadabadoo!