Thursday, March 11, 2021

Crealies Guest Designer March 2021

 I bring to you a new creation for my Guest Design spot for Crealies. Crealies makes the most magnificent dies, and I have had so much fun creating with them. They also make Mixed Media products, and I have used a few on this layout. I created this 12x12 layout using Bold and Beautiful from 49 and Market. The large laser cut leaves and butterflies are from 49 and Market Vintage Artistry in Color Collectors Edition Vol. I – 12×12 Collection  I popped up each layer using corrugated cardboard in between to create depth. I love creating  dimensional layouts. They look perfect in a shadow box. 

To create the center piece of my layout, I die cut 2 different On The Edge die sets. On the Edge XL dies no. 33, 20,8 cm with double dots  CLOTEXL33, and On the Edge die no. 39, 2 x 10.5 cm. With double dotted line.  CLOTE39. I layered them with the designs going in opposite directions. I popped them up using corrugated cardboard in between each layer. For the photo mat, I die cut one of the Crea-Nest-Lies XXL dies no. 24, Rectangles with stitchline  CLNestXXL24, and placed my photo on top, and placed it in the middle of my arranges mat. I created floral clusters on each side of the photo. 

I used the Bits & Pieces stamp no. 229, 4x stitching lines  CLBP229 around the entire layout. To create the tags, I stamped 4 of the Bits & Pieces stamp no. 227, Labels  CLBP227, then added various words from the Text Die no. 113 I hope, believe, dream  CLTD113 and Text Die no. 114 always remember  CLTD114 die sets. I adhered 1 word to the 4 stamped tags. 

I love Crealies texture paste. It goes on like butter!!! Using a stencil, I used the Metal pasta spatula, large and small  CLMM99 and the  Crealies Mixed Media no 3 : Stencil Paste  CLYT200414 to create the design on the background. I added a bit of Pigment Colorzz, Pink no.08  CLPC08 to color parts of the paste before application. Before it dried, I sprinkled a bit of clear embossing powder and used a craft heat gun to dry the paste. It created a bit of a crinkly look that I wanted by heating it until it was bit bubbly. I love the texture it leaves. 

I created smaller floral clusters on the sides of each tag clusters. And I also stamped more of the background using the zig zag stamp from the Bits & Pieces stamp no. 229, 4x stitching lines  CLBP229. As a personal preference, I cut the stamp apart to make each design an individual piece. Of course you could leave them as 1. 

For the flowers, I die cut Set of 3 no. 61, Flowers 26 (solid)  CLSet61 using the  Watercolor / Mixed Media papier, wit 200 grams (15x A4)  CLBS104. The weight of the paper is perfect to create the flowers and leaves. the leaves were die cut the same way using the  Duo Dies no. 57, Leaves 11  CLDD57 and the  Duo Dies no. 57A, Leaves 11 mirror image  CLDD57A. I love that you can get a mirror image dies with some of the leave sets. I just set a half pearl onto the middle of each flower. 

Once the flowers and leaves were die cut I used  Pigment Colorzz, Pink no.08  CLPC08 and Pigment Colorzz, Yellow no.01  CLPC01for the flowers,  and Pigment Colorzz, Olive Green no. 22  CLPC22 for the leaves. I used various amounts of water to achieve the shading in both. For the darker shades, I just added a bit more powder in my water. I work on a glass mat to mix my colors. 

Thank you for joining me today. I hope you are inspired to use your dies and stamps in a different way. There are so many possibilites! xo

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1 comment:

Love hearing your beautiful words!!!!