Wednesday 13 July 2016

Summer 2016 #3UP {US and ESN}

Hi, it's Leandra here again, and already the 4th night of #3UP is upon us, 

I hope you are able to make time to visit the blog of our contributors, I have been learning so much from thier experiments, particularly with Infusions.

Again tonight our team is using Infusions again, and I am sure there will be a new batch of tricks to explore. They are using Eclectica³ {Sara Naumann} and Urban Snapshots stamps, perfect for cards and journalling, with that lovely vintage feel!

Lets take a look, and I'll leave you with Darcy for the rest of the post


First up this evening we have Miriam Grazier. 

Hi. I’m Miriam. By day I am a HR professional. By night I like to relax and create! You can find me at Miriam's Creative Dreams

When I saw the stamps I squealed!! They were perfect for me! And I have been hooked on Infusions since the day I bought them! If you haven’t tried them yet you really need to – I hope my project inspires you! Stamp: USNT3EZ

Here you can see that I coloured my decorative ribbons using 3 colours of Infusions. I used 5 techniques in total throughout the project. 

I love this close up of the scrunched flower, it makes a great focal point on the cover. 

If you pop over to my blog you can see all of the individual pages and all of the techniques that I used. HERE.

Places to find Miriam
Facebook: Miriam Grazier 

Next up we have Kristiina Majuri. 

Hello! I am Kristiina Majuri, a high school math teacher from Finland. I've been playing with papercrafts for a couple of years, and especially enjoy mixed media and stamps.

There were so many lovely stamps in my Urban Snapshots bundle, that I ended up making three cards. They make quite a nice triptych with the motto "do not fear mistakes".
(Left: USSL1EZ, Centre: USNT3EZ, Right: USAA2EZ)

I played with Infusions on ink jet photo paper, gessoed cardboard and grunge paste. I was really positively surprised by how versatile the combination of colour and walnut ink is!

I fell in love with the "do not fear mistakes" sentiment from USSL1EZ and the endless combinations that I could make with text fragments from my Sara Naumann word stamps.

To see the full project please visit my blog post HERE.

Places to find Kristiina

Finally this evening we have a project from Tricia Duffus.

I have two loves in life...diving and crafting. I've been crafting for about four years. Love mixed media and altered art and am usually covered in paint....heaven!!

I love, love the versatility of the Infusions. I have used them in four differing ways on this plaque and am looking forward to discovering more..lots of playtime fun to be had with these little bottles of magic!

Two of my favourite things...grunge paste and stencils. I often cut up my stencils as I find them easier to position on a project this way. I mixed the jade infusion with the grunge can get different effects depending how well you mix the two together. 

I used infusions on the flower with the PaperArtsy Fresco Satin glaze. I love the colour striations this produces. I also sprinkled infusions on the plaque, which gives a lovely mottled effect. 

To see the full project please visit my blog post HERE. 

Places to find Tricia 
Facebook: Tricia Duffus

Three more fabulous projects from our guests this evening. How fabulous do the Infusions look! So many fantastic experiments from tinting grunge paste to colouring ribbons. 

Do check out the individual blogs of our guests as they will all have more information on their techniques to share with you. 

More guests and projects tomorrow, see you at 7pm. 



Helen said...

what fabulous projects again - off to explore the blogs for more details.

Caz said...

More great projects.
Memo to self - must make more playtime for Infusion experimentation!

craftytrog said...

Three fabulous projects again! Off to the blogs to discover more!
Alison x

PaperArtsy said...

Oh la la! I'm loving what you guys have done tonight!!! Sprinkly, scrunchy and all kinds of goodness!!! Thankyou for sharing such amazing ideas with us all! ~Leandra

Corrie Herriman said...

Fabulous projects!!!
Corrie x

Miriam said...

I loved this project - thanks for the opportunity Leandra ad Darcy.... Tricia and Kristina - it was great to share the experience with you

geezercrafter said...

Wow, That's put the Infusions on the map!!!. Off to check out the blogs!!

Unknown said...

Great projects ladies! :)

Mac Mable said...

Loving new ways to use the product. Fabulous and very inspirational pieces of art...Thank you x

Lucy Edmondson said...

What wonderful projects again! I'm loving learning more about infusions!

Lucy x

Artmadnana said...

These fab projects really show just how versatile the infusions are. They give such great results. Interesting write ups ladies of very different projects.

Julie Lee said...

What gorgeous projects using the lovely Infusions. They give such depth and interest to all kinds of 'makes'. I'll try to visit the blogs for more details. xx

Unknown said...

Great projects again tonight, well done you clever little peeps!
Happy craftin

Lauren Hatwell said...

Beautiful projects one and all. Great work. Lx

Inky and Quirky Designs said...

Wow this theme is certainly bringing out the arty best in everyone :)
Donna xx

Kirsten said...

Yet more gorgeous #3UP projects! Everybody needs Infusions!

Käsitöitä flamencohame said...

Amazing art works from everyone! Love these!

Etsuko said...

These stunning project again, lovely images and fab infusions results. xx

SewPaperPaint said...

My crafty wish list is getting bigger and bigger with each passing day! Great job ladies, these projects are fantastic!!!

Nikki K said...

The infusions look fab with your designs ladies, a job well done :) xxx

craftimamma said...

Wonderful projects and inspiration from everyone again. Love them all and some new things for me to try with my PaperArtsy stash!

Lesley Xx