Friday, 16 March 2018

Easter Egg Hunt

Hi Everyone, today for my DT card at Cheery Lynn Designs I am sharing some more Easter inspiration with the super selection of Dies they have available.

I started by cutting out my chicks in lemon and white cardstock. I shaded the eggs with Tattered Rose Distress Ink and mounted them onto the yellow die cut chicks adding a drop of Black Liquid Pearls into their eyes. 

My rabbit was shaded with Iced Spruce Distress ink and a fluffy Pom Pom tail added.

My eggs were cut out of Craft Consortium’s Wild Rose Paper Pad and mounted onto background paper and fussy cut around the edges, finishing with lots of pink gems being added onto them for sparkle.

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Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a lovely creative weekend.

Crafty Hugs, 
Julie x

Sunday, 11 March 2018

Happy Mothers Day to my Mum

Hi everyone, today I am finally able to share with you all my card for my wonderful Mum on Mother's Day.

On this card I have used Spellbinders new range of Dies from Becca Feeken, please check out her amazing blog HERE.

These flowers are so easy to make and very effective. I used Lemoncraft papers to make my flowers, inking at the edges to add some definition to them and some Stamens into the centres.

I heat embossed the edges of my vintage picture with gold embossing powder and added a layer of gold glitter card from Craft Consortium into my layers and gold foliage stems to also compliment the card.

My butterflies were fussy cut from my Lemoncraft Ephemera Sheet, available from Cherish The Memory and I added some bling into their centres.

Finishing with a stamped fussy cut banner wishing my Mum a Happy Mother's Day.

Thanks so much for stopping by today, your visits are always appreciated.

Crafty Hugs
Julie x

Thursday, 8 March 2018

Happy Mother’s Day - Cherish The Memory

Hi everyone, today I am sharing some more DT inspiration with the beautiful Lemoncraft papers available at Cherish The Memory with a 3D vignette Card.

 This new Die from Spellbinders is such a fab design as it folds flat for posting.

 After cutting all my layers and assembling my card, I die cut my topper and fussy cut my Butterflies and flowers from the Ephemera sheets. 

I inked them at the edges and positioned them on my card along with a ribbon and my sentiment which was stamped onto paper from the coordinating paper pad.

Please do check out all the amazing Lemoncraft products available at Cherish The Memory HERE.

Here is also the link to Becca's beautiful Blog where you will see all her wonderful dies.

Thanks for stopping by.

Happy Crafting,
Julie x

Wednesday, 7 March 2018

Repost - Tutorial Post for That Craft Place

Hi everyone, I am just re-posting my tutorial post onto my blog as it was previously posted at That Craft Place a couple of years ago when I was on their Design Team with only a link from my blog to take you to this tutorial. I wish to now keep as a reference on my blog rather than it being lost in cyberspace with their blog being closed down rather than it sitting continuously in my drafts box. So please don't feel obliged to comment, but enjoy the post.
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Hi Everyone, it's Julie here today from Juliz Design Post and I am sadly sharing my last DT tutorial with you at present here at That Craft Place, as our challenge blog and Natter and chatter group are taking a long extended holiday.

Lisa sells the most beautiful MDF Shrines in different shapes along with great embellishments to add to them in Greyboard and MDF, so please check out her shop links at the end of my post as these will still be remaining open.

So let me take you through the process of my shrine.

These are all the sections that come in the kit to start the project, ( my finished shrine measures approx 2.5" x 4.5" ).

You will see I painted all my inside sections apart from the front of my house.

In this photo you will see I added on some heat embossed detail.

Next I made templates in greyboard so I could add a roof onto my house by simply drawing around my shapes. I also roughly worked out placement of embellishments although I changed a bit later on.

I covered my greyboard in Metal foil and ran through my embossing folder. 

I  added my paint and let it slightly dry before buffing back with a dry baby wipe.

I glued my greyboard onto the MDF and added on some rust effects to the edges.

I glued lace onto the front and painted it with Black Gesso.

I then blended in some Mica Powders for highlights with a little water over my lace.

I felt at this point the background was a little dark in my house so I gave it a wash with Titan Buff.

I mixed Bronze Micro Beads with some Matt Gel Medium and applied through my stencil onto my roof. Once this was dry I dripped Alcohol Inks over it.  

I love the look it gives almost like an Abalone Shell.

Side on and rear views were highlighted with Inka Golds at the embossed detail. My feet are sewing machine bobbins with some alcohol inks on them. 

I added alcohol ink onto my pearls for a more Industrial look and then glued them around the window opening.

I Rusted my cogs using Andy Skinner's Techniques.

A close up view of the inside showing the cogs in place. My hearts had a layer of Crackle paint and were sprayed with Tarnished Brass Spray Stain, I wiped them back and added a little Black Paint to the edges.

My key was heat embossed with various Embossing and Distress Powders, wrapping around with a little wire. 

I brought out more highlights in my lace using Viva Decor Inka Golds in coordinating shades.

A couple of finished photos. All products used in this post are available at the links below to the shop.

If you have enjoyed my posts at That Craft Place I'd love for you to pop over HERE to my blog to continue to follow me. My followers buttons are down my sidebar and I look forward to following your blog too.

Crafty Hugs,

Julie x
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