Saturday, 28 May 2011

Fantasy Film ATC'S

On DCI we are doing a swap using Fantasy Film in some manner on ATC's. I have not used it a lot and did some research.

I found a "stained glass" technique at After Midnight Stamps, where you lay scraps of different coloured Fantasy Film on a craft sheet, add some embossing powder, place another craft sheet or on top and iron them together. I used this technique then die-cut some butterflies with a Sissix die-cut then ran them through a Cuttlebug embossing folder.

For the background I embossed a background from Tim Holtz Pappilon Stamp set, with white pigment ink and embossing powder. I added peach and yellow Vivid inks over it using the Clearsnap stylus and white tips. I outlined the edges with a red marker.

I added some gems to the body of the butterflies and a piece of thin wire to simulate the "feelers", and attached them to the ATC.

I die-cut some letters from orange scrapbook paper and added the word Fly to each one.

Unfortunately the glimmer of the Fantasy Film does not scan well, but it really is a lovely effect, and because of the different colours in the "stained glass" they are all different.

Sunday, 15 May 2011

A-Z techniques

For May the alphabet is B. I chose to do the Black Magic technique for this swap.

I took a piece of black matte cardstock and stamped a solid Magenta image in white pigment ink and heat set it.

I used Lyra coloured pencils to colour in the image, leaving a bit of the white showing around the edge of the image. I made some dots around the edge of the image with a white gel pen.

To complete the ATC I added some Sookwang tape on the sides and covered it with Glitter Ritz.

Sunday, 1 May 2011

Ezee Pzee Blog Hop

It’s time for another Ezee Pzee product reveal and blog hop! If you arrived here from the Ezee Pzee Facebook group then you are on the right track. If you’ve arrived here some other way, then go here to start at the beginning. I think you're really going to enjoy seeing the new products from Ezee Pzee as well as the exciting projects that the Dezign Team has made.

To participate in the blog hop (and maybe win some candy) is ezee! Visit each design team member's blog and leave a comment. You will get one entry into a draw just for visiting and leaving a comment at each Dezign Team Member's blog. Post on your own blog and include a link to the Ezee Pzee blog hop will earn you another entry into the draw (just make sure to leave a comment letting us know that you added the link!). One random winner will get their choice of any 3 (three)  Ezee Pzee sets!!!

So, what are you waiting for? The blog hop starts Sunday, May 1st and ends one week later on May8th. If you lose your way at any time here is a full list of all of the Dezign Team blogs with links:
  • Ezee Pzee Facebook page (not on Facebook? No worries, you won’t be penalized as long as you leave a comment at every other stop along the way)
  • Rena ( that's me!)  My project for this month is in the previous post.
  •  Dana
  • Diana
  • Jennifer
  • Katie
  • Shelley

    If you leave a comment as an Anonymous ID, please add your name so we can contact you, and come back on May 9th to see if you won.

    Good Luck and good "hopping" !!

Ezee Pzee Design Team Project Reveal

This month's project is a little jewel box. I decided to keep mine fairly simple, partly because it seems like every thing I touch lately goes awry.

I had some woodgrain paper in my stash and covered the outside with it. After attaching it to the pieces I stained it with some dark stain and rubbed it off, then added some varnish over the top.

In the April kit there were some nice border pieces, a flourish and a lovely filigree heart, and I thought I would use them on the box.

I covered them with some foiling glue and when it dried I added variegatd metal leafing on the heart and the flourish, and on the other pieces a mixture of several colours of leafing. For the lid I added a mixture on some metal corner pieces from my stash.

I placed some little sticker pieces on the lid to simulate nail heads, and added some little metal rose beads to complete the heart and the flourish.

The inside was covered with velvet paper and the inside lid with holographic paper.

I was striving for the look of an old jewellery box which had been handed down through a family and had some little flaws on it after years of wear.