Sunday, January 31, 2016

Party Invitations made with Pegz Stamps

Continuing with the Birthday team Krista Riley is back on the blog today with another great idea using the Pegz Stamps. Her little boy Aedan's 6th Birthday was this week and the party theme was Dinosaurs.  Check out Krista's blog here for more details.

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Silly Monster layout using PegZ Stamps

Creative Team Co-ordinator Krista Reilly has been getting creative with our PegZ Stamps, these stamps  allow you to create words and phrases to stamp on layouts, cards, gift tags and more with the Uppercase Set of Pegz Clickable Letterz Stamps by Ken Oliver. Simply click any of the 36 letters together and then you're ready to stamp. The characters are 1/4" tall. This set coordinates with the Symbols and Numbers Set 

Krista has used them with the Click It Ink Pads on this super cute layout for her son who has just celebrated his Birthday, Happy Birthday Aedan !.

Friday, January 29, 2016

Masking with Color Burst

Creative Team member Laurel has used a masking technique and created these two cards using the Merlot and Indigo Color Bursts. 

Laurel says:

I love the look that Color Burst leaves behind. There is always a surprising result with each use. They are powders with power and create the most beautiful masterpieces…  She also created a video to go along with these cards, you can watch it here:  

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Creating Background Papers with Color Burst.

It is so easy to make your own background papers using Color Burst !.  Creative Team member Yvonne Blair has done just that and more, she even made her own embellishments and sentiments, here's how......

Hi everyone, Yvonne here to share a layout I made using Color Burst to create my own decorative paper.  I haven't done a scrapbook layout in...well, forever! 
I used 2 sheets of 12 x 12 watercolor paper to create the base and the components for my handmade embellishments. I also used scrap pieces of watercolor paper to create my photo mat as well as what I stamped my sentiment on.  I just mopped up the extra Color Burst from my craft sheet with those pieces...this way I had so solid color to work with. 
First, Lay both pieces of watercolor paper on your work surface.  (not to close together)  I chose one of my Crafter's Workshop stencils and set it on top of one piece of watercolor paper.  I then sprinkled a bit of Color Burst all around the stencil.  The colors I used are Pthalo Green, Lemon Yellow and Ultramarine Blue.  
Once I had the Color Burst sprinkled around I Spritzed the paper with water.   You don't want to hold the spritzer to close when you spritz...let the spray fall on the surface.  
Once I had the color I wanted I picked the stencil up and used it to 'stamp' the other piece of watercolor paper. 

Once they dried I used the 'stamped' background paper as the base of my layout.  Then took the other stenciled watercolor paper and fussy cut some of the flowers. 
When I had enough flowers cut out, I stamped my sentiment on the solid Color Burst paper and cut it into separate pieces, stamped some butterflies and cut those out as well. 

Once all the components where cut out I was ready to put the layout together.  Using the positive and the negative of the stenciled paper helped me create a really vibrant layout! 

I think I might even put this one in a 12 x 12 frame so I can enjoy it for a while! 
Thanks for stopping by! Hope you were inspired to go do some creative play! 

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Liquid Metals Creations

A little sneak peek at some of Buffy St John's recent projects using the new Color Burst Liquid Metals and Heavy Metals (more details coming soon about their availability).

Buffy says:

Hi Everybody! 
I had the most wonderful day playing with Ken Oliver's Color Burst Liquid Metals and Heavy Metals!
I am truly all a quiver over these. Beautiful and shimmery, the colors complement all of Ken Oliver Crafts Color Burst Pigments.
Here are a couple of pieces I did today, and oh did I mention that we used Ken's Mixed Media Artboard? Oh, let me tell you that I am completely in LOVE with this board! It takes wet into wet into wet onto dry...(well, you get the picture!) so well!
Thank you Ken Oliver, Betty's Creative Studio and Donna Silliman for this amazing opportunity.
You've made this craftaholic so very happy!

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Cut n' Color Stamps and Dies...Floral Banner

It's that time of year when we all start longing for spring and look of a pop of fresh color to brighten the long days of winter. 

I've got a banner project today that you are going to love.  It's bright, cheery and sure to chase away the winter blues!

 And, I am super excited about it because I got to try out something brand new! I've got some new coordinating stamp and die sets that were launched in January, and I am just now getting a chance to create something with them. 

They're called Cut n' Color Stamps and Dies, they're specially designed for coloring, and cutting! Whether you color with markers, colored pencils, watercolor pencils, or Color Burst, these sets are great! And, after you've colored 'til your heart's content...
You can cut out your coloring creation with a coordinating die template. I love how these sets are going to let me take something I already love (water) coloring...and do something completely new with it. 

So I stamped up a few images with the Poppy Mandala stamp, I stamped them on my new Water Media Papers from Canvas Corp.  

And cut them out with the matching die.  I stamped first, then die cut...and saved the coloring for last.

I gotta tell you...I am in love with this Poppy Mandala set.  The images are perfect for coloring.

After, I'd cut out all the stamped images, I colored them with some of the newest Color Burst colors, Turquoise, Tangerine, and's a color combination that will make you forget all about winter!

Are you with me? The color combination is luscious.

I colored 5 mandalas and 5 backgrounds. 

After I'd colored all the stamped images, I teamed them up with my new Water Media Banner Kit.  I colored each of the banner pieces with Fuchsia Color Burst, 

And attached a little yellow crepe paper that I'd accordion folded with hot glue, then used mini clothes pins to create the banner.  

This little banner just added that pop of spring color that I needed over my had looked a little barren since I'd taken down my wreath after the holidays.

I can't wait for you to try these stamps and dies, but here's the deal, they're not shipping until April, so ask your local scrapbook shop or stamp shop to pre-order them for you! You'll be sure to get them then in time for spring.

Here's a quick look at the other stamps and dies in the assortment....the butterfly is really cool, and the individual flowers are going to be great for spring cards!

Thank you for stopping by today...make sure to pre-order the stamps and dies with your local shop...if you like coloring, and like die cutting...I know you're going to love them! 

Cherished Moments with the Hometown Collection

Diana Hetherington from the Creative Team has created this great great layout using the Hometown Collection, PegZ Stamps and of course the indispensable Click It Ink Pads.

Diana says:

A little, let’s get back to my roots, kind of posting to share with you all today!

now don’t get me wrong, Color Burst and all things inky will be back on my agenda in the very near future, but how could I not resist playing with Ken’s Hometown Cottage Collection!
Every little piece was inked with the Click It ink pads in Lamp Black (love how they are flexible to go around anything!) and then glued and or sewn to my page.

You can see more on my blog here.

Shattered Glaxies with Color Burst

Creative Team member Kimberly Jones has combined Color Burst and Gelli printing to make this mini art Journal.

Kimberly used Indigo, Ultramarine Blue, and Violet Color Burst watercolors to create a rich, saturated background on 4 3/4" square Fabriano Medioevalis CardsWhen the pages were dry, she sprinkled a bit of Alizarin Crimson, Yellow Ochre, and Orange Color Burst on to the Mini Circle Gelli Plate and spritzed it with water.  You can see the full tutorial on her blog here.

Monday, January 25, 2016

Dream Cards using Color Burst

Giovana Smith is back today with a quick tutorial for four beautiful cards, she takes you through the steps of creating your own masterpiece using a masking technique and Color Burst.

Giovana says:

Hello friends, Giovana here today, bringing you another set of cards, I love creating them as a set, more fun with my Color Burst!!

So, let's get started!

First, cut panels from Watercolor paper, size 3.5" x 4.75", then mist your panels and tap a little bit of Color Burst: Sepia, Indigo, Merlot and Yellow Ochre.

Then stamp the butterfly on a piece of paper to create a mask, the pretty butterfly is from  Studio Collection Set 1

Stamp the butterflies using the watercolor panels, I used Lamp Black, Turquoise and Burnt Orange Click it Ink Pads. Create the word "Dream" using the PegZ Uppercase Set, stamp it on Versamark Ink, add White embossing powder on a piece of vellum, then wrap them around the watercolor panel. Cut panels from Watercolor Memories Paper to add behind and add stitches.

Finally add sequins and rhinestone and your cards are done!!

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Altered Linen Bag using Color Burst

Dunja Ducker from the Creative Team has taken a plain ole linen bag and turned it into something magical.

Dunja says:

Hello everyone, I hope you are well :)
If you follow me on Instagram , maybe you already saw my little Video?
I prettied up a linen bag. 

I've placed a stencil with circles on the linen bag, and dabbed them with an Embossing pad, then I removed the stencil carefully. Next I scattered transparent embossing powder on the linen bag (shake off the excess and return it to the jar).
I dyed the bag with Ken Oliver Color Burst using the Orange and Violet. If you watch the video you can see how amazing the colors react. You do not need to use much of the Color Burst Powders as a little goes a long way.  I scattered the powder onto the dry linen bag and then sprayed some water on it. After drying, I've embossed the word 'art' in gold and embellished the bag with rhinestones.

I am very curious to hear if and like the colorful canvas bag? I would be happy to read your comments.
Have a nice day

Take a look at my video here.

Friday, January 22, 2016

Up-cycled Paper Patterns Dress with Color Burst

Here's an exciting mixed media piece that is so cool! Nikki Warner Davis from our Creative Team has created a paper dress from up-cycled vintage dress patterns! You'll want to read her blog today, she shows you how to make a "dye bath" with Color Burst to color the pattern pieces.

Click here for Nikki's blog

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Color Burst 'Power' Card

Jeanne Streiff from the Creative Team has created a motivational card on her blog today using Color Burst and a blocking technique technique, 

Jeanne says:

I used Color Burst in a sort of color block fashion by dabbing watercolor paper onto Color Burst that had been misted on the Best Ever Craft Mat. I started on the right (over the embossed phrase) and did that section in Ultramarine Blue. I then added Alizarin Crimson to the top left and Pthalo Green to the bottom left. I like how the colors bled a bit but the finished piece still looked "blocky".

Other supplies used are:

White craft ink, olive dye ink
Embossing powder
Heat Tool
Watercolor paper

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Bugs and Butterflies Mixed Media Art with Color Burst

Dakri Sinclair from the Creative Team is back on the blog today and all we can say is WOW, take a look at the amazing art created by Dakri using Color Burst.  Butterflies and Bugs never looked so pretty.  You can check out more of Dakri's art here.