or at least a productive couple of days! Birthdays for this month are creeping up and so it was a mad dash to get a few done. A mix of digital and hybrid. Love all the fun that can be created using the SCAL 5 Pro software and a few fun files and dies from favorite vendors.
Using the Gradient feature in SCAL 5 Pro, you can create a full rainbow of color and fill the text with lots of fun! Moving the individual sliders you can play with the color movement as well until you're satisfied with the shift.
Purely digital and so much fun.
Let the Skycut plotter/cutter do the cutting of a chunky font and you create the background on the card base using distress inks and blending tools. Embellish with a single cupcake (digi is from Creative Fabrica) colored with pencils are markers of your choice. Add a little glaze to the cherry for some shine.
Digi image from Creative Fabrica (watercolor collection). Print 2 cut using SCAL5 Pro to set up. Once the image is printed, use a Spellbinders' border die. Round the corners of the back edge and add a bit of additional color to the edge with a strip of paper in a complimentary color.
Hoping you will be able to spend some time in your creative space this week. Enjoy every moment of it. Happy Crafting!
It's that time of year and we have some painting projects that need a few extra hands to help make it happen. That wheelchair ramp is a long one and it's needs a bit of refreshing! I figured that using some fun invites would make the job seem a little more fun and we'd enjoy the company as we tackled the ramp. You'll find more of the details on The Artistry!
And while you're there -- be sure to check out this amazing 210+ Font Bundle! There are definitely some keepers in this one! All have commercial use licenses! I spotted a few that could be used with a pen or other draw tool, like the Foil Quill. Scroll down the page to take a peek at all the fonts included - You won't be disappointed.
Hoping you'll get some time to spend in your crafty space this week to nurture your creative spirit and soul. Hope it's a great one!
Take a peek at this new share on The Artistry! Perfect for some Spring or Summer decor. Lightweight stenciled clay ornaments using doodles and mandalas as stencils...
And while you're visiting be sure to check out the promos now going on! (shameless plug for @CreativeFabrica.com and affiliate link.) All promotional pricing on the site is good through April 6! Don't miss out on some fabulous deals.
But the flowers and buds on the trees are still a bit slow in blooming. Probably a good thing since there's a frost expected on Monday. What has been fun is creating this series of vintage postcards. Stop by the Artistry to take a look at the full article. Even the frames are paper!
It's been a couple of weeks and a trigger thumb flare... so working on this project has been a bit of a hit and miss as far as crafting is concerned.
The new markers posed a bit of a problem in that they didn't fit into any of the adapters made for the eBrush, however I was able to hack one of the Copic adapters to work. You can learn how to hack the adapter in this youtube video The barrels of the markers are the same shape as the copic markers but differ just enough not to fit into the adapter.
The markers are from Ohuhu. They're a good price for the larger bundles and are juicy from the get go. The only drawback to using them is you would need to buy bundles in order to replace individual markers once the color was used up in an individual marker. They aren't refillable and the nibs cannot be adjusted like some other brands.
The color I got while spraying was perfect with a limited amount of fiddling to find the sweet spot for each of the pens I used. This is a sneak peek of the roof after using the eBrush and a warm gray to color.
More to come as I continue to work between the flares.... In the meantime, I hope you're carving out some creative time and nurturing that part of your being this season.
Pinterest inspired this tag -- I liked the lines and I'm glad that the eCal software provides the tools to make it happen. Basic tag shape from the library, sized as needed. Make a second copy and using the knife, cut the second one on an angle. Add a line and use the wave tool and close the bottom half of the tag. I added a line of small circles -- I decided that the Let it Snow would be a simple print 2 cut and I used heart 2 from the basic shapes library for the heart.
The snowman is colored using Ohuhu markers, a sargent metallic pen and a bit of silver mica was brushed across a few places. He is popped up on some dimensional foam. I added some dimensional glaze to the front, let dry and then secure in place on the front of the tag using some dimensional tape.. The back of the tag is embossed with the Swiss Dots folder.
Playing with a little mixed media in this card... loving the gelli print background, stamping, edge die, clay (Sculpey) and mica (Mixed Media Supplies) for this dimensional card front.
The print background paper is a copy of an original gelli print with a stamped image (retired SU). Scanning the prints has really been a blessing. It's fun to be able to incorporate the digital image in lots of projects.
The heart is crafted from black sculpey clay heart with a leaf imprint. The mica was transferred directly to the heart using the leaf. Baked and sealed with clear sealer from Sculpey. This heart is one of several I made a while back and didn't give away - but wasn't quite sure how to incorporate into a project. Thankfully, it's found a home and it's perfect for this card which was sent to someone needing a little cheer last month.
It was also quite nice to have a stash in place and not have to worry about placing an order and waiting for items to come through the mail or delivery services. Dear hubby was pleased as well to know that there were a few cards he needed in the stash too.
As you've probably noticed, crafting has been a little sparse the last few months. The mojo has been elusive and time as well. Hoping with summer approaching I'll be able to get back into my weekly routine of crafting and creating on Wednesdays again with fabric, fiber and paper... and maybe even begin some additional digital stuff as well. Fingers crossed that things will come together as planned and sharing some of these ideas soon.
Hoping you'll find or make some time available to nurture your creative spirit this coming week or during the month if this week has already been filled to capacity.... Be safe, stay well and remember:
This snowman was so fun to work with and I enjoyed "grunging" things up a bit to give him a little more personality
This file can be found in the Silhouette store -- a SnapDragonSnippets creation. Be aware that you will have to adjust the pieces a bit as the SVG needs a few adjustments.
I used a "new to me" grunging technique which was fun. A bit of paint and ground cinnamon and cloves. Best thing is that your paper smells good even after you're finished with the project! And clean up is easy. I plan to keep a small bottle of the spices in my crafting supplies now so I'm not raiding my cooking and baking ones. Clean up is easy if you use acrylic paints. And the "rust" looks pretty real!
The file does not come with a hat for our snow dude, so I resized the hat from here to fit. Added a bit of cotton to the edges, grunged it up with some tea with added cinnamon and cloves. Just be careful not to get the paper too damp or it will tear.
Rather than go out and purchase a dowel to help support the center post, I used a colored pencil from the grandkids' coloring stash. They won't miss it and it was the perfect height. I chose to put the head on an angle so the nose is lifted a bit more than is shown in the original file.
Add the snowflake buttons and the rest of the embellishments - I grunged things up a bit on the buttons too.
This is a relatively quick project and was fun as well -- I wouldn't be surprised if a few more appear this holiday season.