Monday, January 14, 2019

You Are so Loved Art Journal Page


Hey Quietfire Fans! With Valentine's Day right around the corner and I thought that I'd share a love themed art journal page with you on the blog. My You Are so Loved Art Journal Page features a variety of Quietfire Design Stamps. You'll want to grab a cup of your favourite winter beverage as you learn how to recreate my art journal page at home.

To start, paint two pages in your art journal page with White paint. Once the paint has dried, randomly paint streaks in the middle of the pages using Peony Blush and Cherry Pie Paint. 


Once the paint in the middle has dried, place the Dotty Stencil randomly on the middle of your pages and spritz Post Box Red Dylusions Ink Spray overtop, stencil as many times as desired. Place the Heart Stencil randomly on the middle of your pages and spritz Black Marble Dylusions Ink Spray overtop, stencil as many times as desired. Place the Stitches Stencil randomly on the middle of your pages and spritz Rose Quartz Dylusions Ink Spray overtop, stencil as many times as desired. Once the ink spray has dried, paint white gesso slightly overtop of the pink areas. After the white gesso has dried, apply Jet Black Archival Ink to the Crackle Background Stamp and Grid Background Stamp and randomly stamp in the pink painted areas.


Die cut one 3 1/2" Stitched Heart and two 3" Stitched Heart out of watercolour cardstock. Die cut eight small hearts out of watercolour cardstock using the Entwined Hearts. You'll also need a scrap piece of watercolour cardstock. On the three stitched hearts and scrap piece of watercolour paper, spritz them with water and then spritz with Rose Quartz, Cherry Pie and Postbox Red Dylusions Ink Spray. Dry the hearts and scrap piece of watercolour paper with a heat tool. Spritz the small hearts using Postbox Red, Cherry Pie and Rose Quartz Dylusions Ink Spray. Set the hearts aside to dry. Apply Emboss It Ink to the Twiggy Heart Wreath stamp and stamp onto the coloured scrap piece of watercolour cardstock. Sprinkle Midnight Black Embossing Powder overtop of the image. Tap off the excess powder and emboss with a heat tool. Fussy cut the heart out. Ink the edges of the stitched hearts and fussy cut heart.


On a second piece of watercolour cardstock, spritz Cherry Pie, Rose Quartz and Postbox Red Dylusions Ink Spray. Dry the piece of watercolour cardstock with a heat tool. Apply Jet Black Archival Ink to the "You Are so Loved" sentiment and stamp onto the coloured piece of cardstock. Fussy cut the words out.


Apply Jet Black Archival Ink to the Grid Background and randomly stamp onto the three stitched hearts. Re-ink the stamp as desired. Apply Jet Black Archival Ink to the Crackle Background and randomly stamp onto the three stitched hearts. Re-ink the stamp as desired. 


Adhere the fussy cut heart to the 3 1/2" stitched heart. Adhere the 3 1/2" stitched heart to the middle of the page. Adhere one of the 3" stitched hearts to the left of the 3 1/2" stitched heart and adhere the other 3" stitched heart to the right of the 3 1/2" stitched heart. Adhere the "You Are so Loved" sentiment to the right of the right hand side stitched heart. To the right of the sentiment, adhere three small hearts. To the left of the small left hand side heart, adhere five small hearts.


 Rub Worn Lipstick Distress Crayon along the edges of the art journal page. To finish off the art journal page, splatter Black Marble Dylusions Ink Spray randomly overtop of the art journal page.


Here are a few close up's of my You Are so Loved Art Journal Page.








Thanks so much for joining me today and taking a look at my project! I hope that I've inspired you to want to recreate my art journal page at home. 


Quietfire Supplies Used:



Other Supplies Used:

- Tim Holtz for Ranger Ink: Distress Ink - Black Soot, Distress Crayon - Worn Lipstick and Blending Tool with Foam
- Ranger Ink: Emboss It Dabber, White Gesso and Jet Black Archival Ink
- Dylusions for Ranger Ink: Dylusions Paint - Peony Blush, White Linen & Cherry Pie and Dylusions Spray Ink - Cherry Pie, Black Marble, Postbox Red & Rose Quartz
- Emerald Creek Craft Supplies: Midnight Black Embossing Powder 
- Tim Holtz for Stampers Anonymous: Hearts and Stitched Layering Stencils
- Elizabeth Craft Designs: Entwined Hearts and Stitched Hearts
- Misc: Watercolour Cardstock and Heat Tool

- Katelyn












Saturday, January 12, 2019

New this Month!


I'm excited to share my new die release with you!  It's 6 items (10 dies) that will combine beautifully with other A Way With Word dies.  The whole collection is full of amazing possibilities - almost 100 dies and sets for every occasion!  I could never have imagined it a few years ago and am so grateful to Els at Elizabeth Craft Designs for producing them.


These new designs are on the Quietfire site and are available for Pre-Order immediately!  I should be shipping them before the end of this month.




Stay tuned to the Design Team blogs for projects sharing these new dies!  Here are some sneak peeks from Wanda (top) and Diana (bottom).



I look forward to seeing what you'll create with the new A Way With Word dies!
Happy creating, Suzanne

Thursday, January 10, 2019

The Love We Give Away Mixed Media Card


Hello!!!  I hope you are doing well.  Today I have a fun card to share with you.  

I cut a stencil from heavy cardstock using the digital cut file, Hearts Background.  I'll use this "cardstock" stencil as much as I can and then I'll cut it up to use in projects.  Fun!!!


Onto a piece of watercolor paper cut to 4 1/4" x 6" I added Texture Paste Opaque Matte through the stencil.  After removing the stencil from the watercolor paper I scraped all excess paste off the cardstock stencil and then just left it to dry.


After allowing the paste to dry completely on my watercolor panel, I added color by dripping on Bubblegum Pink Dylusions Ink Spray and then spraying with water tipping my paper to allow the color to run both up and down and also using my finger to dab color around.  Later I also splattered Bubblegum Pink (no water added) over the panel.


I die cut the heart, Calligraphic Elements 1, from white cardstock.  I made a cut along the right inside edge of the heart so I could pass my stamped vellum piece through the heart.


I then embossed the heart using embossing ink and Mixed Media Powder, Punch.


Love, from the Baby Love set, was also cut from white cardstock and then embossed with Queen's Gold embossing powder.


I also embossed the edges of the next layer with the Queen's Gold powder.


I attached the watercolor panel to the Queen's Gold embossed panel.  The quote, The love we give away, was stamped onto vellum with Archival Ink Jet Black, dried, and the vellum torn as shown.  I put the vellum piece through the heart as shown, wrapped the ends of the vellum strip to the back and taped them down.  I added glue under some of the heart to help hold things in place.


Love was glued on as shown.  The panels were attached to a folded pink card.  Nuvo Glitter Drops, Honey Gold, were added as shown. 


I hope you like today's card!!!  It was really fun and easy to make.  If you have time, leave me a comment.  Thanks for following along!!!

Hugs, Wanda (ArtByWanda)

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Shoot for the moon

So how are those New Year resolutions coming for you?  Did you have big ones or just small, realistic ones?  No judgement here - I didn't even get around to making any!  

But I did make this card - apparently it advocates dreaming big but any dream will do!



This was a really quick card (apparently my kind of card lately).  I started with dark blue card stock and splattered gold and silver Finetec paint on it.  Instant starry night sky!  The moon? Even easier - take a hole punch and then offset it, punch, and you get a crescent moon.

I added a trio of evergreens by Memory Box and added a large snow bank so that I would have room for this quote.   Hope you like it!





Soar Collection - Clear Stamps

Monday, January 7, 2019

Elizabeth Craft Designs January Group Challenge



This month we were challenged to create planner pages with the new Elizabeth Craft Designs Planners. I've posted a few of my divider pages (created to divide up the monthly pages) online, but I'm sharing more details with this fun project!

I have to say I was surprised by how much I'm enjoying playing in these planners, but I probably
shouldn't be from years of teaching bookbinding, art journaling and altered books.  I'm not really a planner person - I always call it the twitter of scrapbooking - meaning that you have a lot of fun in a small space.


I've also been delightfully surprised at how well the A Way With Words dies, which were designed for card making, are so easily used in planners and art journals.  I guess I need to think outside the box more! Making up pages like this is a little different than card making - it's like assembling cards but with a bit different end product in mind. And darn, it's fun!  There are unexpected die combinations that work really well.  Check your stash to see what you can come up with!

Without further introspection, let me share how you can make this divider spread and what supplies I used to make it.

If you want to see what the other designers are “planning”, head over to the Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog today.

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies with links:
A Way With Words - Love  Quietfire | ECD
A Way With Words - Thank you    QuietfireECD
A Way With Words - Forever   Quietfire | ECD
A Way With Words - Calligraphic Elements 2   Quietfire | ECD
A Way With Words - Save the Date   Quietfire | ECD
A Way With Words - Months and Numbers Collection Clear Stamps   Quietfire | ECD
A Way With Words - Love & Hearts Collection Clear Stamps   Quietfire | ECD
Planner Essentials - 1
Planner Essentials - 2
Planner 2- Espresso
Stitched Squares
Moda Scrap Sweet Vintage Rose

Other supplies:
Imagine Crafts Brilliance Pearlescent Crimson
Cardstocks in pale and dark pink
Glue Dots

Instructions:

  1. Die cut two planner pages from coordinating papers in the Sweet Vintage Rose collection using the page die from Planner Essentials – 2.  I cut one from the back so that the pages would face each other to form a spread.
  2. Die cut Love, Forever and Save the Date from pale pink cardstock. Cut the smallest die in the Stitched Squares set from pale pink.  Die cut Love, You (from Thank you) and Forever from dark pink cardstock as well as the flourished heart from Calligraphic Elements 2.
  3. Layer the Love diecuts slightly offset to form a dropshadow effect and adhere together.  This helps the word stand out from busy background papers.  Repeat with Forever.
  4. Adhere the heart flourishes in the corners as shown and layout Love you Forever and attach to the page.
  5. Stamp "Mine! You're all mine!" between the hearts near the bottom.
  6. Attach Save the Date as shown. Stamp February above the diecut and the bouncing hearts border at the bottom of the page.
  7. Stamp "love you" in the Stitched Square diecut and use the little tab from Planner Essentials -1 to die cut one of the tiny roses from the paper collection.  Assemble and attach to the page as shown.
  8. Snap the pages into your binder and get ready to play some more!
Just ask if you have any questions!
Happy planning! Suzanne






Thursday, January 3, 2019

A Focus on "Love": elegant handmade card


Hello Crafty Friends!

Over the holidays I spent a lot of my free time in the craft room.  It felt so good to relax and let the crafty mojo flow.  One of the projects created used one of the newly released stamps (the twiggy wreath...so cute!) and two dies: Love and Heart.  Love how the heart dies look in each corner- so ornate and beautiful!


Card Instructions:

  1. Create 5.75" x 5.75" top fold card base from white card stock.
  2. Cut patterned paper to 5.5" x 5.5".  Apply gold marker along edges.  Mount to card base.
  3. Apply pink ink along edges of a 5" doily.  Mount to card front.
  4. Stamp twiggy heart to white card stock using pink ink. Die cut using ornate circle die.  Apply pink ink and then gold marker along edges as shown.  Mount to card front using double sided foam tape.
  5. Die cut Love from gold card stock.  Mount to card front using liquid adhesive.
  6. Die cut four hearts from gold card stock.  Mount to corners using liquid adhesive.
  7. Add wee gems as desired.


The calligraphy is gorgeous in gold!  Such pretty flourishes in both dies.

Quietfire Design product used:
Love die
Calligraphic Elements 2 die set
Twiggy Wreath and Sentiments stamp set

Thank you for stopping by!
Have a happy, crafty day.
Big Hugs,
Kathy Jo

Friday, December 28, 2018

Get Well Soon Notecard


Hey Quietfire Fans! Christmas has come and gone and I'm excited to be back on the blog today sharing with you my Get Well Soon Notecard which features a variety of Quietfire Design Stamps. You'll want to grab a cup of your favourite winter beverage as you learn how to recreate my notecard at home.

To start, cut a piece of white cardstock that measures 3" x 3". Swipe Cracked Pistachio, Spun Sugar and Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide Ink on a craft mat. Spritz the ink with water. Press the white cardstock into the ink cover the entire surface. Dry the piece of cardstock with a heat tool. Apply Potting Soil Archival Ink to the Grid Background stamp and randomly stamp on the edges of the cardstock piece. Distress the edges of the cardstock piece. Ink the edges of the cardstock piece using Ground Espresso Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.


Choose a piece of patterned paper from the ModaScrap - Wood Effect Paper Pack. Cut the piece of patterned paper to 3 1/4" x 3 1/4". Distress the edges of the patterned paper piece. Ink the edges of the patterned paper piece using Ground Espresso Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.


Apply Emboss It Ink to the heart stamp from the Twiggy Heart Wreath & Sentiments stamp and stamp onto a piece of white cardstock. Sprinkle Burnt Copper Leaves Embossing Powder overtop of the stamped image. Tap off the excess powder and emboss with a heat tool. Once the embossing powder has cooled, fussy cut the heart out. Ink the edges of the heart using Ground Espresso Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.


From the same Twiggy Heart Wreath & Sentiments stamp, apply Ground Espresso Distress Ink to the Get Well Soon sentiment and stamp in the middle of the heart.


Tie a piece of twine into a bow 3/4" from the bottom of the inked cardstock piece. Foam square the heart in the middle of the inked cardstock piece. To adhere the middle of the twine bow down, use a glue dot.


Foam square the inked cardstock piece to the 3 1/4" patterned paper piece.


Cut a piece of white cardstock that measures 3 1/2" x 7", score at 3 1/2". Adhere the 3 1/4" patterned paper piece to the cardbase.


Here are a few close up's of my Get Well Soon Notecard.




Thanks so much for joining me today and taking a look at my project! I hope that I've inspired you to want to recreate my notecard at home. 


Quietfire Supplies Used:


Other Supplies Used:

- Tim Holtz for Ranger Ink: Distress Ink - Ground Espresso, Distress Oxide Ink - Spun Sugar, Cracked Pistachio & Worn Lipstick and Blending Tool with Foam
- Ranger Ink: Emboss It Dabber and Potting Soil Archival Ink
- Emerald Creek Craft Supplies: Burnt Copper Leaves Embossing Powder 
- Elizabeth Craft Designs: ModaScrap - Wood Effect Paper Pack
- Misc: White Cardstock, Twine and Heat Tool

- Katelyn










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