Sunday 22 October 2017

ESAD 2017 Holiday Catalogue Fancy Folds and 3D projects blog hop

Welcome to ESAD 2017 Holiday Catalogue Fancy Folds & 3D projects,
a group of 22 ESAD artists here to wet your appetite for all things creative.

I made something that is similar to this talented Australian artist Simone Bartrum
who created a masterpiece of a 3D card with Ready for Christmas and Staircase builder...Layers upon layers, lots of inspiration in this piece.

I wanted to make it in a Card in a box....I have BUT I cut it off and now I don't like it so I may have to create another box. This is how it started out...
I used Soft Suede and Crumb Cake re-inkers to add to the Embossing paste to create my brick wall of my box, creating the varying colours on the wall.

Next was the fun task of stamping and cutting all the elements out to create the Tree with decorations, Staircase and Table with cookies...All I can say is I am truly Thankful to the creators of this suite when they designed dies to cut almost everything out on the Big Shot....Such a time saver.

I had so much fun decorating all the elements, BUT unfortunately my tablet went flat with all my images on it, BUT I am sure that you don't need to see all of the bits to create my card....Sorry for the blurry images taken on my phone.

 Up next is Sue Vine
I did create these a couple of weeks ago that fit the criteria of today's Blog Hop too.

The first one is a wiper card
, using seasonal chums and Seasonal Tags Framelits

 This one is a Diamond Fold

Blog Hop Participants:
14. Sue Vine

Thanks for visiting and please remember if you loved my projects please leave me some love below in the comments....Please follow the rest of the blog hop to see what everyone created.
Cheers Shaz

Thursday 19 October 2017

Stampin' Dreams Blog Hop BW+1

I apologise in advance... You may see differing size fonts, Blogger is causing me grief atm.
Hello once again everyone...Back with this lovely group of talented artists featuring in this Black & White with 1 Blog Hop...You might be starting the Hop with me or you could have joined me from Jenny's blog
It is funny how these cards came about, I had been using the Merry Music Speciality DSP creating Christmas Cards and as soon I grabbed this piece of paper I knew that I had to use RED it was the obvious colour considering I was creating Christmas cards...
I have been wanting to try this technique called Retiform...Have you heard of it???
Definition of retiform. :composed of crossing lines - grid like.  

Here are some variations I have seen on Pinterest
Next was which stamp set would I pick. So many to choose from out of the new Holiday catalogue. AND the perfect stamp was Ready for Christmas with the cutest dachshund in it...This set comes with matching bundle Christmas Staircase 146056 to create a Staircase and Christmas Tree with the dachshund sniffing the cookies on the table...Cute puppy.
Here are a couple more that I tried with technique, I am by no means an expert of this technique BUT I like what I have done with it...I used the Hostess Only set Merry Patterns.
This set cannot be purchased, it can be earnt when holding an in house workshop with $450 AU in sales. Contact me to ask me how you can get a set in your hands before the end of October.

The last card I created is probably most like the true form of Retiform, I used Painted Harvest 144783 also from the Holiday catalogue. Firstly I used Whisper White Thick cardstock and I masked off sections with some cardstock then I used a sponge dauber to add the Cherry Cobbler ink in sections... Once this is complete it looks like this.
Then I added some post it notes and stamped the leaves in certain sections and then I added the Sunflower in the bigger sections...Lastly I added  the sentiment.

You can download a copy of the catalogue by clicking on the cover below. If you wish to have a hard copy, please contact me and I will post one to you.
Next up is Kim Oliver Kim, always has gorgeous projects so I am sure tonight will be no different. Below is the full list of Blog Hop participants. Hope you have enjoyed the many varied projects and if you want to join in be sure to like Stampin' Dreams Blog Hop Group on FB to hop along with us next month...Cannot wait for November Hop it is your favourite technique, which is yours??? See you all then...
Please leave me some love in the comments  xoxo Cheers Shaz