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Ink Week

Hey there! It’s Ink Week over on the CLASSroom blog for Ellen Hutson and I’m so lucky to be able to feature Distress Inks on this #TexturalTuesday.

I had so much fun making this card. Lots of ink blending and the addition of Texture Paste. Very textural.

Let me show you the card and then tell you a little bit more about Ink Week.

Using the gold to bring out the colors underneath was something I’m hoping I pulled off. To me, being able to see the full image isn’t important, but to make the card/colors/imagery make you feel something. I hope that makes sense. This is one of the reasons I love mixed media so much. It’s not what you necessarily see, but what you feel that’s important.

For how I made the card, all of the details are on the CLASSroom blog. There are lots of photos and information for you, if you’d like to replicate the card.

Ellen is also doing a full-on Ink Week! All of the designers are featuring a different ink and how we use them in our posts. Not only that, she is running a wonderful promotion.

Click on the image above to be taken directly to the sale. I hope that you’ll take advantage of this wonderful opportunity to stock up on your inks!

This Ink Week is going to feature a lot of different ways to use your inks and many different styles so stay tuned for the whole week.

I’m including all of my supplies below for my project, some were purchased by me and some were provided for promotional purposes. These ARE affiliate links so if you choose to shop using the links below I do earn an itty-bitty commission from your purchase. This keeps me running! xo

3D Poinsettia

Hey everyone! I’m super excited today because I have this amazing 3D Poinsettia to share with you today. This project is also for the Faber-Castell® Design Memory Craft® Design Team so the full project is on their blog with step-by-step photos and instructions.

I was inspired to make this project because of this stunning Crepe Paper Poinsettia by my friend, Amanda Coleman.  

Crepe Paper Poinsettia DIY tutorial

And since she’s the amazing person she is, she allowed me to use the pattern for her leaves to make my OWN leaves for my felt 3D Poinsettia. It sure made my process so much easier. Even though it still took a long time! This is one of those project you need to be fully committed to. (I burned my fingers AND lost a fingernail!!)

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Of course, this is kind of a sneak peek of the project. For the full reveal you’ll want to head over to the Faber-Castell® Design Memory Craft® BLOG and see how the 3D Poinsettia all came to be. ;)

And be sure to go to Amanda’s blog and drool over her creations, too. She is CRAZY talented. 

Supplies are listed on the Faber-Castell® Design Memory Craft® Blog. Other items used are listed below:

Merry & Bright Die – Essentials by Ellen
Cozy Christmas 6 x 6 paper pad
May Arts String by the Spool, Natural Burlap
Hero Arts Mixed Accents, Earth
Also used, cheesecloth (from the grocery store :) )

 

Wearable Crafts Week – Design Memory Craft

Wearable Crafts Week Design Memory Craft

Hi crafty people! It’s Wearable Crafts Week  – Design Memory Craft on their blog all week long and today it’s MY turn on the blog. YAY!!! I’ll be showing how to turn a plain ‘ol tote bag into something completely fabulous.

Here’s a pic of the sad, plain tote bag before. I mean, it’s “okay”, but wait until you see the tutorial on the blog!!

Canvas Bag Before

Using a bunch of the Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® products to create a one-of-a-kind tote bag was so fun. Here’s what I created:

Canvas Tote Bag Wearable Crafts Week Design Memory CraftIsn’t it fun?

I hope that you’ll stop by to check out my tutorial for our Wearable Crafts Week – Design Memory Craft and see how easy this bag is to recreate.  While you’re there go back and visit the other crafts for the week! They’re all unique and beautiful.

Thanks for visiting today!! HAPPY FRIDAY!!! ♥

Essentials by Ellen Holiday 2015 Release Hop

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Hello, and welcome to the Essentials by Ellen Holiday 2015 Release Hop! I’ll be showcasing several of the new stamp sets and dies on my post today!

And, yippeeeee!!! I also get to give this brand spankin’ new stamp set, called Thankful by Julie Ebersole to a super lucky someone! Please leave a comment to enter my giveaway!

Thankful

There is also a Grand Giveaway in The CLASSroom! To enter, be sure to leave a comment there, and at every stop along the hop by August 11th, 2015; winners will be announced by the weekend! ** please see disclaimer at the bottom of the post. **

Here’s a look at TWO of the cards that I created for this super special hop. This first card uses the Thankful stamp set (and matching dies – sold separately)

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For this card I stamped the images using Archival Ink and water-colored the images prior to die-cutting them. I love using different shades of watercolor pencils to create depth and shadows. I use my fingers, a rag, or paper towel to blend or pick up color.

To give the pumpkin and gourds extra dimension I applied different layers of foam squares behind them. The square panel was created by die-cutting first, then using a stencil and Gold Texture Luxe™ with a palette knife.

The sentiment is stamped with an embossing ink and then heat set with a gold embossing powder for extra shine.

For my next card I use the beautiful new set Mistletoe & Holly (and again the matching die set).

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I stamped the background first using an embossing ink and heat set with a white embossing powder. Then I created the rest of the background using a variety of metallic Gelatos®. To create depth I, again, used the watercolor pencils. Using the Stamper’s Big Brush Pens around the Poinsettia’s while the paper is damp will also give it depth and dimension.

Adding teensy amounts of liquid glue to the centers of the poinsettias allowed me to add some beautiful Cranberry Glitter Ritz Glitter. It’s soooo pretty!

I love to add stamping to heavy-weight vellum, so this is where I decided to add my sentiment. It also allows for some of the background to show through. Using a platinum embossing powder as opposed to silver is a nice change.

Stamping an additional poinsettia and some leaves (and die-cutting them) to use as an embellishment along with some sequins finishes off this card.

I hope you like both of my cards! I had so much fun creating them.

Your next stop on this AWESOME hop is the amazingly talented Sandy Allnock!

Here is the full list of hoppers today in case you get lost along the way or want to refer back to someone’s post:

** Giveaway disclaimer: Please ensure you leave your email along with your comments or you have the “no reply” option disabled. You have 48 hours to respond or another winner will be chosen. **

COMMENTS ARE NOW CLOSED!!

Take a Risk

Happy Sunday! I have a project on the Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® blog today that I’m calling my Take a Risk tag (based on the sentiment and how I created it). For this project I repurposed some packaging to create a tag and went from there. Using things that you normally wouldn’t to create something new is SO fun! It really pushes you creatively (or at least it does for me) when I use things in a different way.

Anyway! Here is the Take a Risk tag and take a peek at how I used the packaging:

LisaAdametz-TakeARisk-1Can you see the new Texture Luxe™ and Texture Gems™, too? I just can’t seem to get enough of that stuff! In addition to the rest of the line of Textural Accents these just seem to round everything out.

The full tutorial for my tag is over on the Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® blog so please stop by and check it out so you can see how easy it is to make one for yourself. :) If you DO make one, please let me know. I’d love to see.

Thanks for visiting me today. And, as always, your comments make my day.

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