Friday, 4 August 2017

Warmer Inky Dylusions




Grá O'Neill - Paper Learning Curve - Lawn Fawn Year Two; The Greeting Farm Magical Friends, THMS070; Dylusions Large Arrow Border; Finnabair Alpha, Dots&Stripes, Ranger Archival & Distress Ink

Decided to change my colour palette to warmer tones and to try for a cosmic magical background. This background started life like the last two, but I remembered to use my blender tool with the paint and stencils this time!

Grá O'Neill - Paper Learning Curve - Lawn Fawn Year Two; The Greeting Farm Magical Friends, THMS070; Dylusions Large Arrow Border; Finnabair Alpha, Dots&Stripes, Ranger Archival & Distress Ink

Lots of splatters of Dylusions white linen ink and some Heidi Swap Gold Spray, doodling with a white paint pen and black ink pen and some distress inking and crayoning to finish the background. 

Grá O'Neill - Paper Learning Curve - Lawn Fawn Year Two; The Greeting Farm Magical Friends, THMS070; Dylusions Large Arrow Border; Finnabair Alpha, Dots&Stripes, Ranger Archival & Distress Ink

I topped this card off with a watercoloured little unicorn from The Greeting Farm stamps.

Hope your day has a bit of magic!


Challenges:





Supplies:

Distress Ink
Distress Crayons
Distress Paint
Dylusions Sprays
Heidi Swapp Gold
Primary Elements Powder
Stamps: Lawn Fawn Year Two; The Greeting Farm Magical Friends
Stencils: THMS070; Dylusions Large Arrow Border; Finnabair Alpha, Dots&Stripes
Paint Pen, Black Ink Pen, Graphite Pencil



Thursday, 3 August 2017

Inking Dylusions


Grá O'Neill - Paper Learning Curve - Dylusions Cat Among the Pigeons, Lawn Fawn Year Two; THMS070; Dylusions Large Arrow Border; Finnabair Stars, Dots&Stripes; Ranger Archival & distress ink

Local Craft Clubs are a great way to give yourself the time, opportunity and encouragement to get crafty. One of the girls was in a Dylusions mood, so I tried to put into practice what I had learned from Dyan Reaveley. However as our time was nearly up and the raffle was ongoing I rushed it a bit. Making the best of it, I decided my arrows were meant to be in the foreground and the thicker than required application of distress paint through the stencil was the desired effect. 

I started this background in the same way as my last project, but then hand splattered some water and with a splatter brush straight from the bottle some Dylusions white linen ink. I stamped the Cat and Pigeons in jet black archival ink and watercoloured with distress crayons. In order to get truer colours, I removed some of the background ink with a waterbrush first. 

When I got home I finished by doodling with a white paint pen and a black ink pen and edged the card with distress crayon and distress ink. Never one to know when to stop, I felt the card needed something else so stencilled stars with hickory smoke distress ink.

Grá O'Neill - Paper Learning Curve - Dylusions Cat Among the Pigeons, Lawn Fawn Year Two; THMS070; Dylusions Large Arrow Border; Finnabair Stars, Dots&Stripes; Ranger Archival & distress ink


Another fun inky time was had, but I did have some cleaning up to do. Thankfully the inks and paints were all water based so a quick wipe and the club didn't lose their damage deposit!

Happy Inking! 

Challenges: 

Tic Tac Toe Challenge #tttc009 (diagonal: one layer, distress inks, all things round- lots of dots & spots)





Supplies:
Archival Ink Jet Black
Distress Inks
Distress Crayons
Distress Paint
Dylusions Sprays
Primary Elements Powder
Stamps: Dylusions Cat Among the Pigeons, Lawn Fawn Year Two
Stencils: THMS070; Dylusions Large Arrow Border; Finnabair Stars, Dots&Stripes
Paint Pen, Ink Pen


Dimensional Background Inking


Grá O'Neill - Paper Learning Curve - Lawn Fawn Beep Boop Birthday, Tim Holltz Riveted Metal, Handwritten  Celebrate, THMS070; Dylusions Large Arrow Border; Finnabair Harlequin, Stars, Dots&Stripes; Ranger Crackle Medium


After a little sabbatical from the blog I'm hoping to jump back in. While I was absent I was immersing myself in all thing Tim Holtz and Dyan Reaveley. So I thought I would start off with some layered mixed media backgrounds. Once I started it was difficult to know when to stop layering- its such messy fun! I took Dyan's advice and had extra card available to soak up the extra ink. I now have a few backgrounds already started for another project. Time efficient and a great idea.

Grá O'Neill - Paper Learning Curve - Lawn Fawn Beep Boop Birthday, Tim Holltz Riveted Metal, Handwritten  Celebrate, THMS070; Dylusions Large Arrow Border; Finnabair Harlequin, Stars, Dots&Stripes; Ranger Crackle Medium


Here's how I went about it:
I chose some cool coloured spray inks and liberally covered the cardstock, mopped up the excess ink with kitchen roll and an extra piece of card. Some stencilling and ghosting with water then stencilling with distress paint. this is now at about 5 layers. The paint dried quickly enough and I could move on to the next step.

Grá O'Neill - Paper Learning Curve - Lawn Fawn Beep Boop Birthday, Tim Holltz Riveted Metal, Handwritten  Celebrate, THMS070; Dylusions Large Arrow Border; Finnabair Harlequin, Stars, Dots&Stripes; Ranger Crackle MediumGrá O'Neill - Paper Learning Curve - Lawn Fawn Beep Boop Birthday, Tim Holltz Riveted Metal, Handwritten  Celebrate, THMS070; Dylusions Large Arrow Border; Finnabair Harlequin, Stars, Dots&Stripes; Ranger Crackle Medium


I embossed a piece of the background with my favourite Tim Holtz embossing folder (well one of my many favourites!) and then trimmed it to size.

Next I used distress crayons to highlight the lovely embossed texture, but I couldn't stop there and added crackle medium on top.  This also acted as a glue for the diecut happy birthday.After leaving it overnight to dry I used a white picket fence distress crayon to emphasise the cracked surface.

Grá O'Neill - Paper Learning Curve - Lawn Fawn Beep Boop Birthday, Tim Holltz Riveted Metal, Handwritten  Celebrate, THMS070; Dylusions Large Arrow Border; Finnabair Harlequin, Stars, Dots&Stripes; Ranger Crackle MediumGrá O'Neill - Paper Learning Curve - Lawn Fawn Beep Boop Birthday, Tim Holltz Riveted Metal, Handwritten  Celebrate, THMS070; Dylusions Large Arrow Border; Finnabair Harlequin, Stars, Dots&Stripes; Ranger Crackle Medium


For the little robot I created an alcohol ink background and heat embossed the Lawn Fawn stamp with Ranger Liquid Platinum embossing powder. A white linen Dylusions spray splattered kraft card base adds the finishing detail.


Grá O'Neill - Paper Learning Curve - Lawn Fawn Beep Boop Birthday, Tim Holltz Riveted Metal, Handwritten  Celebrate, THMS070; Dylusions Large Arrow Border; Finnabair Harlequin, Stars, Dots&Stripes; Ranger Crackle MediumGrá O'Neill - Paper Learning Curve - Lawn Fawn Beep Boop Birthday, Tim Holltz Riveted Metal, Handwritten  Celebrate, THMS070; Dylusions Large Arrow Border; Finnabair Harlequin, Stars, Dots&Stripes; Ranger Crackle Medium


Another look at the finished card:

Grá O'Neill - Paper Learning Curve - Lawn Fawn Beep Boop Birthday, Tim Holltz Riveted Metal, Handwritten  Celebrate, THMS070; Dylusions Large Arrow Border; Finnabair Harlequin, Stars, Dots&Stripes; Ranger Crackle Medium


This card came together quite quickly and I was happy to leave the crackle medium to dry over time as I love the result which is subtly different to other crackling products. Cleaning up the excess ink with extra cardstock also means you get more pieces to play with at a later date. I've used a simple diecut sentiment and the little robot for a masculine industrial feel.

Any queries let me know. Hope you can find some time to play too.

Challenges:
CAS Mix Up August Challenge: Stamping + Alcohol Inks + Your Choice (embossing)
Muse Challenge #227: Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Splatter It
Stamps & Stencils Challenge: Technique School




Supplies:
Alcohol Inks: Citrus, Mushroom, Patina, Pool, Purple Twilight, Silver Mixative
Distress Embossing Ink
Distress Crackle Medium
Distress Crayons
Distress Paint
Dylusions Sprays
Primary Elements Powder
Embossing Powder: Ranger Liquid Platinum
Embossing Folder: TH Riveted Metal
Stamps: Lawn Fawn Beep Boop Birthday
Dies: TH Handwritten Celebrate
Stencils: THMS070; Dylusions Large Arrow Border; Finnabair Harlequin, Stars, Dots&Stripes
Paint Pen










Wednesday, 2 August 2017

Getting Inky At Last


Grá O'Neill - Paper Learning Curve -

After a little break from blogging to move house and all that entails, I finally got the chance to get inky. Hopefully this is just the first of many sessions! So much fun and lots to catch up on!

Hope you've had a chance to get inky too!

Friday, 26 August 2016

Chevron Thanks



Grá O'Neill - Paper Learning Curve - Lawn Fawn Chevron Backdrops, Stitched Squares, scripty thanks die

Some geometric fun with Lawn Fawn Chevrons and archival ink. I love this colour combo Chartreuse, Teal and Brown with complimenting geometric sequins from Neat & Tangled. This card takes lots of inspiration from Seven Hills Crafts Challenge Photo.

Grá O'Neill - Paper Learning Curve - Lawn Fawn Chevron Backdrops, Stitched Squares, scripty thanks die

A little close up of the shimmer!


Challenges:


Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog




Supplies
Stamps: Lawn Fawn Chevron Backdrops
Dies & stencils et al: Lawn Fawn Stitched Squares, scripty thanks die
Ink: Ranger Archival Potting Soil, Paradise Teal, Vivid Chartreuse
Paper: White & silver card
Highlights: Wink of Stella, Neat & Tangled Birthday Bash Sequins Mix

Hope you enjoyed your visit and see you again soon!





Thursday, 4 August 2016

Panda Birthday


Grá O'Neill - Paper Learning Curve - Mama Elephant Pandamonium, Starry Night, Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangles, Distress Crayons

I love this panda from Mama Elephant and just had to use him to play along with Can You Case It Colour Challenge. The black and the yellow are obvious, the grey is the panda shading and hopefully the rosy cheeks are allowed. A little watercolouring with distress crayons for the CASology cue card and who doesn't love to celebrate with Simon Says Stamp!

Grá O'Neill - Paper Learning Curve - Mama Elephant Pandamonium, Starry Night, Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangles, Distress Crayons


Challenges:




Supplies
Stamps: Mama Elephant Pandamonium, Starry Night
Dies, stencils et al: Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangles
Ink: Ranger Archival Jet Black
Paper: White & black card
Highlights: Posca white pen, stickles, wink of stella
Colouring: Distress Crayons





Sunday, 31 July 2016

CAS No Line Bunny



I've been busy this month playing along on Instagram with Kathy Racoosin of The Daily Marker for the 30 Day Colouring Challenge. Thought it was time I blogged one of the cards as it is Day 26 already and I'll hopefully get time to do a review of the finished pieces at some stage. This is my first time trying no line colouring, though I think the rabbit has changed shape a little bit! 
I've used the CAS(E) this sketch #183 and my background is all about colour for Virginia's View Challenge #22.

Challenges:

http://casethissketch.blogspot.ie/2016/07/case-this-sketch-183.htmlhttp://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/simon-says-animal-magic/
http://www.thedailymarker.com/http://virginiasviewchallenge.blogspot.ie/2016/06/virginias-view-challenge-22-summer.html



Supplies
Stamps: Mama Elephant Up and Away, Starry Night
Dies, stencils et al: Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangles
Ink: Ranger Archival Jet Black, Memento Desert Sand
Paper: White card
Highlights: Posca white pen
Colouring: Promarkers & Distress Crayons
Have fun and enjoy the colouring!