Wednesday, 14 February 2018

Love - A Valentines Day card created for Wild Whisper Designs

Hello and Happy Valentines Day! Here's wishing for a day full of love and crafting!

I am back on the Wild Whisper Designs Blog sharing a Valentines Day card I made for my husband. 
I used a couple of the pattern papers from the Classic Woodgrain Mini Collection. This paper is so versatile and can be used for so many projects and in so many different ways.

Here is link for the 12x12 mixed media layout I created last week using the same paper collection.

Here is a sneak peek of my project

For more details and to see the step-by-step video head on over to the Wild Whispers blog.

Wednesday, 7 February 2018

Life Is Good - Mixed Media Layout designed for Wild Whisper Designs

Hello & Welcome!

Today I am over at the Wild Whisper Designs blog sharing a 12x12 layout I designed using the new release - Classic Woodgrain paper pack.

 Here are a couple sneak peeks at my layout.

Head over to the Wild Whisper blog to get all the details, a link to the step-by-step tutorial video and a list of the products used.

Monday, 5 February 2018

Distress Oxides + Glossy Paper - a birthday card

Hello everyone!

I am OBSESSED with Distress Oxides on Glossy Paper.
Every time the result is different and gorgeous. 

The card was created for a special crafty friend's birthday recently and she loved it. I hope you do too.
Be sure to check out the video at the end of the blog to see a full step-by-step tutorial.

~The completed card~

When making these backgrounds I like to try some different color combo's with the Distress Oxides.
This one is definitely a fave - Worn Lipstick; Twisted Citron and Walnut Stain.

The layering stencil is from Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous - Splash THS080

Watch the step-by-step video below to see how I created this card from beginning to end.

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Saturday, 3 February 2018

Getting Fab with Foil - Scrap 'n Stamp Designer Challenge

It's time for another Designer Challenge at Scrap 'n Stamp.
If you are following along the blog hop then you have come here from Tara's post at the Scrap 'n Stamp Blog. This month the designers were challenged to use Ranger Foil Sheets.
Full disclosure - I haven't used these foil sheets very much so there was a lot of trial & error in creating these cards. I'm sure there are better ways to transfer the foil but I'm pretty happy with these results. I hope you do too.

~Here are the completed cards~

I applied the foil on the background and on my focal point.

I used sticky embossing powder to transfer the foil to my stamped images. The sticky embossing powder didn't give me a perfect transferred image but I sort of liked the result.

Using a bone folder helped to transfer the foil to the sticky embossing folder.

The Sketched Layered Fronds stamp from Dina Wakley Media was fun to use for this technique. The top layer left a fabulous foiled outline to the solid base stamp.

Watch the step-by-step video I made to see how I created these cards from beginning to end.

Be sure to check out the other designers blog for more Fab With Foil inspiration.  Be sure to leave comments at all the stops along the way and you could win a pack of  Ranger Foil Sheets!

Julia Chupik -------> You're here!

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Thursday, 1 February 2018

4X4 Mixed Media Canvas for CCB Creative Crew.

Hello and welcome to my first ever project for Canvas Corp Brands.
Each member of  design team was sent a 4x4 burlap canvas with our first box of goodies and asked to create a piece that reflects their personal style.

~Here is my finished canvas~
I have included a complete list of products I used at the bottom of the post.

My personal style - that a tough one for me describe when asked.
I have so many interests that I don't know if I can describe my style in one or two words like vintage, eclectic, modern, grungy, whimsical.

Most of what I create is intuitive. I usually have no real plan when I start except maybe a quote that I may or may include in my art. I'll play with colours and textures - create a layer and see what ideas that inspires. This could explain why I have so many mixed media pieces and art journal pages that are unfinished. I am just waiting for the inspiration.
Does anyone else struggle with discovering your personal style? Don't worry about defining your art. Just create for the sake of creating.

Watch the step-by-step video below

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Friday, 26 January 2018

Distress Oxides + Distress Micro Glaze + Glossy Paper

Hello and welcome back!
Did anyone else spend last weekend glued to social media waiting and watching for live updates from Creativation? It was so much fun and I wasn't jealous at all. There are so many exciting products being released this spring!

One of the most exciting demos I watched was this one from Tim and be amazed.

This technique of absolutely blew my mind and I rushed to my craft room to try it out.
After a few attempts and being dazzled by the results I decided to take it one step 
further with a stencil.

Here is the final result.

After using the smoosh technique to apply the Abandoned Coral & Twisted Citron Oxides to the glossy paper - I took my Tim Holtz Layering stencil (THS059 Blocks) placed it over the glossy paper and applied Distress Micro Glaze with an ink blending tool.

I then dragged my glossy card through some Vinatge Photo Distress Oxide on my craft mat. This left the Vintage Photo only on the stenciled image not covered with Distress Micro Glaze.

The last step was to go voer then entire card again with the Distress Micro Glaze to remove the chalky white finish left from the oxidation.
This is such a fantastic technique and one that I am sure to use over and over.

Click below to watch the step-by-step video I made while making this card.

Tuesday, 23 January 2018

Happy Everything Card

It's Monday and time for another card.

Over the holidays I did some stamp re-organizing and I came across an old favorite from 
Deep Red Stamps. I love this set of butterflies and decided they needed to see the light of day again.
I have included a link to the process video I  made while making this card.

~~Here is my completed card~~
I used a piece of acetate to apply the Color Burst pigments to the base and a watercolor brush to apply more Color Burst to the butterflies.

Products used:
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Deep Red Stamps:

Friday, 19 January 2018

3 Cards using Baked Texture Embossing Powders

Hello again! Today is day #2 of my January 2018 Kit reveal for Scrap Shotz.

I have 3 cards to share with you today including a step-by-step video tutorial.

Click below to watch the video tutorial.

A full list of supplies and more photos can be found over on the Scrap Shotz Blog.

Thursday, 18 January 2018

One Of A Kind - January Kit Reveal for Scrap Shotz

Welcome back! 

Today I am over on the Scrap Shotz Snap Shotz blog sharing a project I made using the gorgeous product in this months kit which includes the 12x12 Documented paper pack from Kaisercraft.

I created this 12x12 layout and based it on the January Sketch at Creative Scrapbooker Magazine.
Check it out here --------> January Sketchy Gallery

To see more step-by-step photos and details on the Janaury Kit go check 
out my post at the Scrap Shotz Snap Shotz blog.

Monday, 15 January 2018

Bird In My Journal - Birthday Card

Hello my crafty friends!
I am back with a couple of birthday cards to share with you 
using a beautiful stamp from Carabelle Studio.

~~Here are the 2 completed cards~~
I used a pretty simple watercolor background for my stamp. 
Some Yellow Gold Liquid Metal (Ken Oliver) was added for a bit of shimmer.

I masked the oval on one of the cards when stamping the bird image (above) except
 for the tail portion.

These were pretty simple and fast cards to make. In total it took 30 minutes to complete both.

Products use:
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Carabelle Studio:
Un Oiseau Sur Mon Journal