Tuesday, 26 May 2020

Birthday Cards with Sandi Clarkson

Hello, scrappy friends!

It is Sandi here with you today sharing a couple of birthday cards using several different collections.
We have half a dozen or so birthdays in the family in May and June, so I always need lots of cards!
 In fact, I should make more than I do. They are always well received and I like them better than what you can purchase at the store.


So, here is the finished products using the Under the Stars collection and ephemera from several collections. They are similar in that they are almost a reverse of one another.



This one might be my favorite due to the beautiful dark teal Stardust paper, Under the Stars layered on the Shine paper, Under the Stars. I did some fussy cutting from the Shine paper to add some interest to my cards. I placed this across a diagonal strip of paper. The Paint Your Life banner is from the Speaking of Which Cardstock 12x12.

To add some dimension I added sisal and a few flowers from my stash from the now defunct Petaloo by Floracraft. I also added some gold stars from the Gold Adhesive Stars - 56 pieces.




This was actually the first card I created and I had loads of fun doing some mixed media work. I covered my paper with clear gesso and then pushed modeling paste through the Footsteps Stencil. After adding all my embellishments I added color with Tiger Eye Color Glow. Then I splattered everything with White Splash! ink.

My husband likes this one best, so ha! It might be saved for his birthday.
The Color Glow is so very pretty in person.
I added a few pearls and old metal findings to complete the look.

Here is a list of products used:

13 Arts Products
Shine paper, Under the Stars
Stardust paper, Under the Stars
Butterfly Ephemera, Grungy Walls
Ephemera pack, Travel the World
Footsteps Stencil
Tiger Eye Color Glow
White Splash! ink
Speaking of Which Cardstock 12x12
Clear Gesso
Modeling Paste
Gel medium
Splash Brush
Silicone Brush 50 mm
4mm round Watercolor Brush
Gold Adhesive Stars - 56 pieces

See you next time!
You have a few more days to get your Challenge entries in!

Sandi




Monday, 25 May 2020

Watercolor background card by Monika

Witajcie! Na dzisiejszą inspirację przygotowałam dla Was kartkę z akwarelowym tłem w odcieniach fioletu i błękitu. Bardzo lubię eksperymentować z akwarelami 13arts, dzięki nim moje prace nabierają kolorów. 

Hello! For today's inspiration, I have prepared for you a card with a watercolor background in shades of purple and blue. I really like experimenting with 13arts watercolors, thanks to them my works take on colors.


Dodatkowo wykorzystałam kwiaty wycięte z arkusza papieru z kolekcji Aqua Flora oraz cekiny i mikrokulki by nadać mojej kartce nieco blasku. Oczywiście nie mogło zabraknąć kwiatów oraz elementów z żywicy.

In addition, I used flowers cut from a sheet of paper from the Aqua Flora collection as well as sequins and microspheres, to give my card a little glow. Of course, I have to add some flowers and resin elements.



Wykorzystałam: / I used:


Ściskam! / Hugs!


Thursday, 21 May 2020

Retrospection

Cześć,

na instagramie wciąż trwa nasz Instahop w klimatach vintage i pewnie dlatego klimat ten mnie nie opuszcza. W tym stylu stworzyłem dzisiejszy projekt - mały panel z dodatkiem rdzy i paru innych elementów.

Hello,

on Instagram our Instahop still lasts in vintage theme and that's probably why this climate doesn't leave me. In this style, I created today's project - a small panel with the addition of rust and a few other elements.





Bazę okleiłem papierem z kolekcji "Rosalie" z dodatkami z papierów "Conversations on trains" oraz kawałkami taśmy washi. Całość zagruntowałem bezbarwnym gesso i leciutko rozjaśniłem białym.  
Na tak przygotowaną bazę dodałem wzory z dwóch masek. Zamiast pasty strukturalnej dodałem multipurpose medium wymieszane proszkiem do rdzewień. Tak przygotowana baza polana aktywatorem do rdzy wysychała całą noc.

The base was covered with paper from the "Rosalie" collection with additions from the "Conversations on trains" papers and pieces of washi tape. I primed the whole thing with a clear gesso and lightly lit it with white gesso. I added patterns from two stencils to the base prepared in this way. Instead of a structural paste, I added mixed multipurpose medium with rusty bronze powder. The prepared base poured with a rust activator dried up all night.




Następnego dnia tło wzbogaciłem o kilka plam barwnych. W tym celu użyłem akwareli w kolorze bursztynowej żółci i dwóch odcieni brązu. Dodałem też kilka odbitek ze stempla.

Na tym stworzyłem kompozycję z pomocą tekturki, kilku elementów z zestawu "Ephemera pack" oraz elementów wyciętych z papierów. Na koniec dodałem napis oraz kilka chlapnięć czarnym tuszem akrylowym.


The next day I enriched the background with a few color spots. For this purpose, I used watercolor in amber yellow and two shades of brown. I also added some prints from the stamp. 

On this I created a composition with the help of chipboards, several elements from the "Ephemera pack" set and elements cut out of paper. At the end I added an inscription and a few splashes with black acrylic ink.





Produkty: / Products:


I pamiętajcie, że wciąż macie czas by wziąć udział w naszym Instahopie. Zaczynacie na profilu 13 Arts i podążacie za wskazówkami. 

Powodzenia.

And remember that you still have time to participate in our Instahop. You start at 13 Arts and follow the directions.

Good luck.



Pozdrawiam,

Regards,

Dawid




Wednesday, 20 May 2020

ATC just for fun


Hello there, / Dear All,


Have you seen our super InstaHop game yet? You will find more details about it here:
https://www.instagram.com/p/CASOOteAyz4/

My recent creation was inspired by the world of Vintage.

In step one, I sprinkled some watercolors on a Kraft cardboard. I cut the cards to the right size and I rounded the corners.



I did splatter some Distress ink on the surface and in the following stem i wad stamping, 
by applying golden embossing powder






I darkened the cards' sides using the same inks.



They are already marvelous!



I was experimenting with different paper pieces, then I dipped a sponge into white gesso and smeared it over the cards.



The next step was layering and stenciling.




I sprayed them with various mists.

I applied cut-outs and paper flowers as well.






I used the inevitable white splash ink and finally the decorative sprinkles to make it complete.  

Making and exchanging these little cards gives us so much joy 😊