Digi Choosday – Week 27 – Clean and Simple

Morning, hope you’re all doing well. 

It’s Tuesday and that means a new challenge at Digi Choosday. This week the challenge is Clean and Simple (CAS), runs and hides lol I struggle to do CAS, love the style but being a messy crafter CAS is not my go to style but I have to say I’m pleased with how this make looks.

 

 

Step by Step

1. Used a graphics program, My Craft Studio, with images & text from the Polkadoodles Work and Play 12 Science bundle. I created the layout, sizing the images to fit my A5 card blank. Once the layout was created, I duplicated the scientist twice, to use as decoupage on the final layout. 

2. Cut out the decoupage and trimmed the layout to fit the black card stock.

3. Matted the layout onto black card stock, adhered to the A5 card blank using 3D foam pads.

4. Used a Sakura Stardust pen to add some sparkle to the concoctions.

5. Decoupaged the scientist and concoctions using 3D glue gel.

 

The card was made using only elements from the Polkadoodles Science bundle

 

 

Or if you want the full Work and Play 12 collection, it’s available on CD-ROM or as an instant download.

 

 

 Don’t forget the fabulous discount, available for today only, over on the Digi Choosday challenge blog.

  

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I’ll be entering the following challenges –

Crafting From The Heart – #119 ATG

The Crafty Addicts – #19 ATG

Artistic Inspirations – #160 ATG

 

 

 

 

Digi Choosday – Week 24 – For A Male

Morning all, hope you’re all doing well.

It’s Tuesday so that means the start of a new challenge at Digi Choosday, this weeks theme is ‘For A Male’.

I decided to use Polkadoodles Work and Play 8 – Feel the Music collection, combining pre-coloured digi images from the collection and a little stencilling and stamping.

I used the pre-coloured guitar and speaker images from the collection but created my own background using inks plus I stamped the greeting.

 

 

Step by Step

1. Used a graphics program, My Craft Studio, to size the guitar and speaker images to fit my A5 card blank. I duplicated the guitar image for the top layer of my decoupage. I grouped the other guitar and speaker images together, placing the grouped image in the centre of one half of the A4 screen page, this would be the base of the topper. I duplicated the grouped image for my first layer of decoupage.  Placing the decoupage elements on the other half of the A4 screen page. Printed out the page and trimmed the topper to fit my A5 card blank and fussy cut the decoupage elements.

2. Using a stencil, from Imagination Crafts, and a Creative Expressions Colour Cloud Blending ink & a smoothie, I created the splatter background. I didn’t have to worry about masking off the guitar and speaker because I would be decoupaging the image. Used a Sakura Micron pen around the edge of the splatters.

3. Used the Creative Expressions Colour Cloud Blending ink and smoothie to frame the edge.

4. Heat set the Colour Cloud ink, they are very juicy and will hold embossing powder when wet, and stamped the Birthday Wishes’ greeting, from Clearly Besotted, using a black Versafine ink pad. Used clear embossing powder on the greeting and heat embossed.

5. Used a Sakura Micron pen to create a border around the edge.

6. Matted the topper onto black card stock, adhering the mat onto the card blank using 3D foam pads.

7. Used 3D foam pads to decoupage the first layer, the complete guitar and speaker.

8. Used an clear embossing pen & clear embossing powder on the red sections of the guitar, heat embossed. Repeated the heat embossing twice.

9. Shaped the guitar a little with a bone folder and adhered with Pinflair 3D glue gel. 

 

 

 

Work and Play 8 – Feel The Music full collection is available as an instant download here 

 

 

If you prefer the full collection is also available on CD-ROM available here

 

Look forward to seeing your makes for the challenge and don’t forget to  get your discount code from the Digi Choosday blog to use at Polkadoodles, valid for today only.

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I’ll be entering the following challenges –

Cardz 4 Guys Challenge – #124 Music

Inky Chicks – #68 Male

Scrap Creations – Masculine

 

 

 

 Thanks for stopping by πŸ™‚

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Digi Choosday – Week 4 – In Bloom

 

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Morning, it’s Tuesday so it’s the start of a new challenge over on the Digi Choosday challenge blog, this weeks theme is ‘In Bloom’.

I decided to use use of the fabulous artwork from Work and Play 9 – Love & kisses, available on CD-Rom here or as a digital download here

I wanted to create a cover for one of my Art Journals, using acrylic fluid inks so I needed to use my laser printer rather than my inkjet printer. This was because my inkjet printer whilst it will take heavier weight cardstock the printer ink won’t take kindly to the use of the acrylic fluid ink sprays, however, my laser printer is not keen on heavier weight cardstock. What to do, I remembered The acetone method of transferring laser prints, Nikky did a piece recently using this method using Stampbord and a digi image – you can see Nikky’s blog post here, problem solved πŸ™‚

I wanted to create a vintage feeling piece but with nice bright colours. I just love how the transferred images have turned out, very clear but with a shabby and antique look, definitely going to use this technique again πŸ™‚

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

I started by taking the images I’d chosen from the Work and Play 9 -Love and Kisses collection into a graphics program. I created a couple of corners using the flowers, flipped the ‘Love’ text so it would read correctly when transferred and sized the wings to fit the die cut I would be using. I also created a larger border/trim with the flowers to create the first layer of the journal cover. I printed the images onto cheap photocopy paper, you don’t need to print on your good quality papers because you want the acetone to penetrate the paper and transfer the laser print onto your choosen medium.

I roughly cut out the pieces and arranged on my watercolour cardstock, using the acetone on a cotton wool ball, I rubbed over the images. I then started getting messy with the acrylic fluid inks, I used a mini mister with water and added the acrylic fluid inks, I sprayed the image generously with the sprays and dried with a heat tool. I then added more interest to the background with rubber stamps and stencils, using Archival Inks. I also sprayed the mannequin die cut (from a Trimcraft First Edition die set) , I used the same watercolour cardstock, using a heat gun to speed up the drying process and used Antique Gold Buff-it on the stand and top of the mannequin. For the wings, also transferred onto watercolour card using the acetone method, sprayed again with the acrylic fluid inks and added some bling with the Wink of Stellar pens in clear and gold glitter.

I glued the wings to the mannequin and glued to the background with ArtDeco Matte Medium. I made the mannequin and wings pop by using a Faber Castell Big Brush Pitt Pen around the die cut. To add a little more texture I splattered black acrylic fluid ink on the piece, I sealed the whole piece with the ArtDeco Matte Medium once the splats had dried.

I matted the focal piece onto black cardstock and trimmed with the Anne border die, from Tattered Lace, and embellished with some black paper flowers and yellow flat back pearls.

I matted the focal piece on the larger floral background using 3D foam tape, matting the whole piece onto black cardstock and I trimmed the bottom of it with the Anne border.

Finally I used red super sticky double sided tape onto the front of the Art Journal. 

Don’t forget to get the super, smashing, great discount code, available for today and today only, for use against digital downloads at Polkadoodles.

 

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I’ll be entering the following challenges –

 

Crafting From The Heart – challenge #96

Craft Your Passion – challenge #296

Love To Scrap Challenge Blog – challenge #70

Mixed. Media Monthly Challenge – challenge #20

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Digi Choosday – Xmas Decor

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Morning, how is everyone? Are we all nearly there with Xmas preparations!!! I’m winning but still not quite there yet πŸ™‚

Well, it’s Tuesday so that means it’s the start of the new challenge over on Digi Choosday challenge blog and this week the theme is Xmas Decor.

I’ve made a plaque, I used the same colour palette as my Xmas wreath made for last weeks challenge.

Digi Choosday - Xmas Decor, Polkadoodles

I started by giving the plaque a quick coat of the Creative Expressions Matt Chalk paint in Heritage Green, before using one of the yummy backing papers from the Work and Play 5 – Festive Hollybobs collection, available as a digital download or on CD-Rom.

I used one of the Design Sheets from the Festive Hollybobs collection to create the main focal point of the plaque,elements from the Design Sheet were used to  decoupage some of the elements of the topper and others to embellish the rest of the plaque. Adding a little Stickles glitter glue to finish off.

Look forward to seeing your projects over on the Digi Choosday challenge, lovely prize up for grabs for the winner of the challenge.

 

Digi Choosday Discount Day

Don’t forget there’s also the fabulous discount code available for use at Polkadoodles to use against digital downloads, you can find the code over on the Digi Choosday challenge, it’s only valid for today so don’t miss out!

Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to leave a comment πŸ™‚

 

I’ll be entering the following challenges

Artistic Inspirations #146

Craft Your Passion #291

The Crafty Addicts #5

Brown Sugar Challenge #175

 

 


Digi Choosday Challenge – Traditional Xmas

 

Morning, Tuesday already where does the time go??? Time to share my make for the current Digi Choosday Challenge, this week it’s Traditional Xmas. Now I’m sure you’ve all got something festive made so make sure to pop on over to Digi Choosday and share your Traditional Xmas make we’d love to see what you’ve been making, there’s a prize for the winner of the challenge and who doesn’t need more crafty goodies πŸ™‚

So what have I made for this challenge, well I decided to make a Xmas wreath. Xmas wreaths are a traditional part of Xmas and this is made using what is essential paper chains, another staple of Xmas and who hasn’t as a child made a paper chain.

I used various papers from the Work & Play Festive Hollybobs collection, available as a digital download or on CD-Rom.

It’s an easy make, something you can get the children or grandchildren involved with. I used a glue gun but there’s no reason why wet glue cannot be used if children are making the wreath.

 

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I started by cutting a large circle to create the base for the wreath. I used my largest circle die from Tattered Lace, the die is a little under 21cm across.

I then printed out various papers from the Work & Play Festive Hollybobs collection. I choose to print the papers double sided, you could leave the reverse unprinted but printing double sided meant I could alternate sides and cut down on the number of A4 sheets I needed to print out. I printed out 5 A4 sheets, double sided, to create the paper chains/loops of the wreath and the centre of the wreath, plus 1 single sided piece of the red polkadot paper.

I cut the papers into strips, I used 1″ x 5″ strips. I curled the strips before gluing the ends together, it makes the paper behave a little better when gluing the loop. Once all the strips are glued, I began attaching them to the circle base. Beginning on the outer edge of the base and working inwards, overlapping the second & third row of loops over the previous row.

I cut circles to form the centre decoration of the wreath, along with a rosette die, Tattered Lace, and a text die, Tonic Studios. Finally I added the ribbon to the back to create the loop for hanging the wreath and used 3D pearls to add the berries to the text.

Thanks for stopping by and don’t forget to share your Traditional Xmas project, it could be anything a card, plaque, coaster, journal page, anything with a Traditonal Xmas theme.

I’d like to enter this make into the following challenges –

Artistic Inspirations Challenge #146

Not Just Cards Challenge #26

613 Avenue Create Challenge #152

Brown Sugar Challenge #174

Quirky Crafts Challenge #24