Morning all - it's Monday and that means another challenge here at Make My Monday. This week we want you to go to town with your creations - please include on your cards or projects some FANCY FOLDS
Joy fold cards, easel cards, zig zag cards - you get the picture? As long as your card has more than one fold you will qualify for the Top 3 shout out in a couple of weeks.
Some fancily folded creations from the DT~ don't forget to click on our names to visit our blogs and see the folds to their full effect.
Hello everyone, a very big thanks to everyone who entered my Create Your Own Background challenge and thank you so much to all of you for making it such a big success. I can't tell you how much it means to me to see just how many others love to get all inky and paint covered.
It did make it very hard for the DT to choose a Top 3 and the results were so difficult to narrow down but we did it in the end and these are the lucky 3:
Hi, this is Caz here, a member of the Make My Monday design Team, for the Mid Week Motivation I have prepared a very simple and easy to follow mini-tutorial which again uses Distress Inks from Ranger. The theme is to use Blue and Brown, the only two colours I have used on a plain white card. First you need to choose the size of card you want to make, then add a layer of card or paper, in this case I used brown. Then you need to cut a piece of white card to place onto the brown card when completed. Punch out with either a hand punch or a die cut a circle, the size really depends on the size of your card. I used a hand punch using a post it note to have a temporary sticky side for the moon. Place on the white card where needed.
I then chose Tumbled Glass, Broken China and Faded Jeans, for the blue shades of Distress Inks. Starting at the bottom with Tumbled Glass, I added to approx the lower third. I then added the Broken China the next third and finally the Faded Jeans to the upper third. I went around the entire piece with the Faded Jeans forming a defined edge all around. I sprayed water into the palm of my hand, gathered the water at my fingertips and splattered the water onto the inked page, this gives good large spots which lifts off the ink. Pat with a dry piece of a wet wipe or similar. I then dried the card with my heat tool.
Using stamps from Inidgo Blu Meadow and Nature 1, with Vintage Photo Distress ink I stamped directly onto the prepared card.
If you haven't tried this simple technique why not give it a go, it is easy, yet can give very effective results.
I would encourage anyone to try to use Distress Inks for they are as good if not better than everyone has claimed who have used them.
Hi everyone, it is Caz here, my turn to choose the theme for Make My Monday weekly challenge. I love colour, I don't really have a favourite colour, for I love them all. I like to choose a challenge which either involves a technique or a colour combination. This week I would like to see you crate a project, anything you wish with the colours of BLUE AND BROWN. Have fun everyone, I am so looking forward to visiting you.
Here are some creations from the DT to inspire you~ Caz
Hello everyone, it's Fliss here today with a little inspiration for you in the form of a mini tutorial in case you haven't yet taken the plunge and joined my challenge theme.
There are loads of ways to make your own background, especially with the very inspirational and creative Tim Holtz around designing ever more fabulous products for Ranger. My background is created using Distress Stains which if you haven't tried them, are a must for the stash box as you can do such a lot with them.
Here's one idea:
Add patches of Distress Stains to a craft surface (I use a plastic clipboard but you could use a craft sheet if you have one). I used Picket Fence, Milled Lavender, Spun Sugar and Tumbled Glass. Spritz with a little water to blend the inks and then push the card down into the stains. Dry and repeat until you're happy with the colour.
I then embossed the right side of my card with a Crafts Too folder and swiped Milled Lavender Distress ink over the raised areas. How easy is that!
I made up my card by sponging a little Peacock Feathers Distress ink round the edges before adding to the card blank.
I inked some white card with Milled Lavender Distress ink then stamped on some script with Seedless Preserves DI. I die cut the doily (Papermania) from the stamped card and then sponged Seedless Preserves DI round the edge.
I stamped the butterfly (Hampton Art) with the Seedless Preserves ink and coloured the image with the Milled Lavender. i cut the image out and sponged Peacock Feathers on the edges of the wings.
I stamped the sentiment (Butterfly Kisses) with the same ink, coloured with toning Promarkers and cut it out. I then assembled the card as you see.
If you're interested in learning how to make some more backgrounds, on my blog you'll find a page named TUTORIALS and there are links to some of my techniques on there.
Hello everyone, it's Fliss here to welcome you to this weeks' challenge theme which I chose as I'm a DIY fanatic and normally make my own backgrounds for cards so the theme is:
CREATE YOUR OWN BACKGROUND
There's lots of ways you could do this as you'll see from the Design Team creations but please remember, no patterned papers must be seen so break out those stamps, inks, stencils, sprays, paints or embossing folders and have fun experimenting.