Thursday 10 September 2009

Day 8: PaperArtsy 12 Days of Christmas

Day 8:  Featuring Julie Harrington
using Nut and Meg Plate 8

Julie, our talented mixed media styley Aussie is back with a few more samples using SIEN8. This stamp was designed to be used with all the others, as backgrounds, embellishments or borders, so you have seen it turn up in other places quite a bit already. The words make a great background, or look awesome stamped into UTEE as does the snowflake. The cat fitted in perfectly in yesterday's plaque, and I'm sure s/he will turn up in lots of places, and the 2 border strips are going to look fab on the new PaperArtsy Rum and Raisin Papers.
So first up is Julie Harrington

Julie was so excited to be playing with her new Viva paints, that the wall hanging featured below became a sampler of the paints. She used different colours as a base coat, and over stamped or embossed in other contrasting colours. You could have a lot of fun with this concept, tweaking it to suit the colour palette you prefer.

You can check out Julies work here, you really need to go and take a look. She has been doing some fantastic digital scrapped pages for a 7 Gypsies photo carousel, with pages that look awesome, and you can also see some of the tags with her own line of stamps she designed for us called Urban Snapshots. Julie is one talented lady, and I never have any idea what she is going to come out with next. She is into so many styles and things and its great how she jumps in boots and all to try out different ideas. Fearless.

Multi cat card
By Julie Harrington

A Quick and easy card in fact so quick and easy that Julie made it twice. I was only supposed to show you one, but I decided they were nice together!!
Stamp out the cat from plate SINM8 six times onto white card stock.
Cut an A4 sheet in half (to get A5 size).  Fold in half again and turn to landscape view (fold at the top of the card). 
Cut a sheet of patterned paper.  Or cut paper to the size of the card and run through a cuttlebug or similar embossing system. Secure to card front.
Stamp out the words and cut names out for each cat.
Colour the cats to match the background or to contrast with the background.
Assemble using mounting foam.

Patchwork Hanging
By Julie Harrington
What you need
  1. 3 or 4 contrasting colours of Viva Decor metal paints
  2. a matching Croco Crackle
  3. transparent Croco Crackle
  4. Uultra Thick Embossing Enamel (UTEE)
  5. embossing powder
  6. Paints for stamping 
  7. Brads or nail heads – whatever is to hand
  8. Acrylic sheet
  9. Bazzill card and ribbon.
I used Platinum Croco plus of the Precious Metal Colour Paints I used Ice Blue, Pearl Blue and Blackberry along with the Transparent Croco paint.
  • Cut a square of card about the width of an A4 sheet of paper.  Measure the width of 1 edge and then calculate 1/3.  Cut small square of thick white cardstock the measured size (should be just under 2" square).
  • Take 3 squares and using the blackberry, paint 2 of them.  On the 3rd paint with a mixture of blackberry and the transparent crackling paint.  Let dry.
  • Take 3 more squares.  Using Ice Blue paint 2 of the squares.  On the 3rd use a credit card or similar to scrap a bit of paint lightly over the square leaving some white showing.  Then take the Pearl Blue and scrap a very small amount over the edges.
  • On a 7th piece of square cardstock paint with a mixture of Pearl Blue and transparent crackling paste.  Allow to crackle overnight.
  • On 8th piece of square cardstock cover card with embossing ink and then layer ultra thick embossing powder.  Heat with heatgun and then immediately (before it cools) stamp into it.  Don’t smoosh your stamp around.  Just leave it sitting in the Utee till the Utee cools.   The stamp will pop out once it cools a bit.  {Note, you can get deeper texture depending on how many layers of UTEE you use, so while the first layer is hot and molten you can adda second layer of powder, when cool shake off the excess, re melt and then stamp into it. But for this project we don't want the stamp texture to ooze the UTEE off the edges of the square card, so one layer should do it.}
  • On the last piece paint with the Platinum crackling paint and let dry.
 Once all the squares are dry stamp on some of them using a contrasting paint (I used a silver).  Stamp on some of them using embossing ink and then embossing powder.
Assemble squares with brads, nail heads into square. You may also require an adhesive underneath. Lay up onto card, acrylic and use the ribbon as a hanger.

Thanks Julie for another great idea!

Now I'd like to introduce you to Jacqui Chimes. Jacqui has been a follower of PaperArtsy for many years, and she has been (quietly) on the DT for some time, but this is her first real public appearance for us. She makes really stunning layered cards, but you'll see much more of her on days to follow. Check out Jacqui's lovely blog, she has been playing along with us throught the 12 days of Xmas and has more samples online with Egg and Nog from last year as well as this year's Nut and Meg. She is a versatile stamper, and creates beautiful vintage style mini book projects and cards in a  in a way that looks effortless, plus she can also do thoroughly crisp, modern, beautifully finished cards. What a star. 

Chocolate Snowflake Card
by Jacqui Chimes
  • Stamp ornament from Nut & Meg 8 with Stazon ink onto a square of Chocolate Metal
  • Back the metal with Humungo tape and card stock (Tape Sandwich Technique) then use a Teflon pointy tool to go over outlines and a ‘scootchy’ tool (a technical term for a texture wheel like this) to decorate the edges. 
  • Sand lightly then distress with Glimmer Mists (Walnut Gold and Iridescent Gold)
  • Go over the edge with gold Krylon. 
  • Cut a square of gold card and use ‘curls’ from tail of bird from Egg & Nog 8 to stamp edges with gold ‘Encore’ ink. Emboss in gold. 
  • Cut bronze metallic card as shown and stamp and emboss ‘Merry Christmas’ from Egg and Nog 3 in gold at the bottom. 
  • Stamp and emboss ‘Snowflake’ from Nut & Meg 8 randomly over top two thirds of card and emboss in copper. 
  • Decorate the snowflake with ‘jewels’ and mount as shown with ‘pop-dots’. Tie ribbon.

by Jacqui Chimes 
Plain card, run through the swirls cuttlebug, red is shiny as is the silver. 
Santa is coloured in with a bit of silver stickles for his trims. 
Red and silver swirls are cuttlebug border die cut apart. 
The images (SIEN9) are embossed.
All the panels are raised on sticky foam squares.

PaperArtsy Blog Giveaway: Please leave a comment and we'll randomly draw a name to win Nut and Meg Plates 8 and Egg and Nog Plate 9 on EZ Mount worth £18.80. This offer ends midnight GMT the day of this posting, 11 September 2009,  and is open to all players worldwide.


Kathy L said...

Love the talent ur designers have. The plates r too cute!

klasickewpie said...

What cute cards and the stamps are simply adorable. Thank you for the RAK your hosting.

Jane Moseley said...

The cat is just too cute (and I am not a cat lover). I can't believe that there are only 4 days of designs left. xx

Craft Arena said...

I think this is my favourite so far, out of a brilliant range of stamps. Love the patchwork hanging, and I can't wait to translate it into metal and fabric!

Helen said...

More super ideas, love the wall hanging. I love the cat stamp too, I thought I was the only non-cat lover around! When I first saw the range of stamps I thought I would "only" want a couple - now I want the lot!

Melanie said...

puddy cat!! so cute,at the end of the 12 days its going to be a nightmare choosing a plate to buy,fantastic designs and samples i've loved them all :)

flutterbycrafter said...

Again stunning ideas from you DT. Beautiful work.

laury55 said...

fabulous work different styles produced with the same plate

Anonymous said...

WOW!! I love the chocolate card by Jacqui, stop hiding & show off your work! ;o)

I just love everything that has been produced so far! Gutted we only have another 4 days to go :o(

Jenny x

Elaine said...

Love the chocolate snowflake card. It looks very luxuriant and still reminds me of christmas!!

Sandra said...

I am simply loving all these ideas and inspiration. These stamps are must haves for me - that cat is sweet as can be!

Sylvia said...

These stamps are my favourite, just love that Cute Cat. Gorgeous samples too. I especially love the patchwork hanging and the chocolate snowflake card. This is such fun,thanks for this blog giveaway.

Dee said...

Love the wall hanging, this range of stamps is gorgeous. Can't wait to start my christmas cards now! x

Ellen said...

that cat card is so cute , great idea.

The wallhanging has me drooling, gorgeous colours and then that choccie coloured card is just scrumptious .
you make me want all the stamps now
I wonder if father christmas can arrive a bit earlier.

Carol said...

Great DT work

Great plate too...... cat is cool!!

Thanks for the chance
Tahoo weekend is almost here - ENJOY

Artyjen said...

Love the chocolate card...and the cats are too cute!
Thanks for the chance to win.

Anonymous said...

I love the wall hanging - it is so cool. The cats are adorable too - although I would have to make them black like my little cutie at home!


Gillian McMurray said...

Look at the pussy cats! They're lovely. The chocolate snowflake card is very stylish.

Kate said...

Thank you for yet another set of great designs, my christmas cards are going to be great - but expensive, with ALL the new stamps!!

Linda M. Cain said...

Beautiful work, I love the Chocolate Metal card...WOW!

Linda Cain

Jayne Crow said...

I love cats of any sort....and that hanging is exquisite!!!

Anonymous said...

The chocolate card is very elegant, the use of the embossing powder makes is very classy.
The patchwork hanger is beautiful too. Nice colours and a good idea to play around.
And a simple card is a great gift.

FauxPainter - Dee Paramour said...

Just gorgeous. Changing my mind again, this one's my fave now.

You could do so much with this plate. Mind's in overdrive, lol

Luv Dee xxx

janet wilson said...

The chocolate snowflake card is my favourite this time

Jo Bryan said...

Please add me the plates are gorjuss!!!

Siobhan Brignull said...

ooohhhhh choccy snowflakes does it for me, great job

Sid said...

Love all of these but the choc snoflake is my fave !!

Lesley Edmonds said...

I love my cats............fab plate. Count me for the draw please. I love all the samples.
Lesley x

Sarah Anderson said...

oooh, love that snowflake card! And those cats are great for Christmas

Andrea - Wales, UK said...

Love the "Patchwork wall hanging" another fantastic day full of great inspiration and detailed instructions. Thanks to everyone!!!

P'tite Plume said...

It is different and very beautiful! The gourmand whom I am, loves Chocolate Snowflake Card.

Michelle said...

Very cute stamp.
Love the wording at the top.
Great samples once again.
Michelle xx

Sian said...

Wonderful creations again, and thanks for the chance to win :)