Monday, November 30, 2015

Inspiration Monday- Add Roses

Hi All,
Debbie here starting off the week with another round of fabulous inspiration from the La-La Land DT. This week we are "Adding Roses" to our projects. Let's see what Team Monday have for you today.......

Skin - E50, E51, E53, E55, R20, R11
Hair - E31, E23, E44
Dress - RV000, RV32, RV34, G85
Apron - W00, W2, W4
Shoes - W00, W2, W4
Mug - E35, E42
Flowers - G94, G85, RV32, RV34

Stamp - Garden Marci
Copics Used
Skin - E11, E00, E000, R24, R20, R11
Hair - Y21, Y26, YR24, E29, E25
Clothes - YG97, YG93, YG91, YR24, E29, E27, E25, C4, C2, C1, R22, R21, 100
Roses - G1, G07, G03, R29, R24, R22
Watering Can - YG97, YG95, YG93, YG91, R29, R24, R22

Copics -
Face - E0000, E000, E00, E01, E11, R20
Hair - E30, E31, E33
Outfit, Shoes, Socks, Roses and Ribbons - V91, V93, V95, V99, RV00
Foliage, Watering Can - G21, G63, YG93

Skin E50 E51 E21 E11 R00 R20
Hair E30 E31 E33
Dress Hat Boots R22 R24 R27 R29 R59
Decoration YG61 YG63 YG67

Copic Markers:
Face and body: E000, E00, E11, E04, R00
Hair: E71, E77, E79
Dress and hairband: R81, R83, R85, C0, C1, C3, C5
Shoes: C0, C1, C3, C5
Cake: R81, R83, R85, C0, C1, C3, C5, Y11, Y15, Y17

Stamp - Winter Princess Marci
Dies - Lattice Doily BorderHeart SnowflakesPretty Poinsettia

Copics - 
Skin - E11, E00, E0000, R30 
Hair - Y23, YR30 
Dress, Crown and Sceptre - BV29, BV25, BV23, BV20
Flowers - BV23, BV20

Remember  to join in all the La-La Land Crafts fun by adding your creations to our Facebook page and Twitter and for more Inspiration we are now on  Pinterest.

Have a Fabulous Week
Debbie and the Team Monday gals

Friday, November 27, 2015

Inspiration Friday - Thanksgiving/ Thanks

Hi ladies, Alina here today and the Friday Team.
This week it was all about Thanksgiving or Thanks and I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving Day!
And these are our team's beautiful projects, in no particular order:

Stamp: Sweet Molli

 Skin (E000-00-21-11-13-04, R20)
Hair (E50-51-53-55)
Clothing (BG10-11-32-34, W1-3-5-7-9, R00-20-30-32, RV11, E40-41-42, C1-3-5)

Stamp: Pilgrim Luka
Skin - E000, E00, E11, R20
Hair - E50, E53, E55
Clothing - E42, E43, E44, E47. C1, C3, C5, C7
Apples - R43, E46, R24
Basket - E31, E33, E35

Skin : E13, 11, 21, 00, 000, R20, 00
Clothes and boots : R89, 85, 83, 81, G46, 24, 43, YG61, W3, 2, 1


Skin: E004, E11, E00, E000, E0000 + RV21
Hair: E11, E15, E18
Outfit: R02, R12, R01, R00
RV04, RV02, RV00, E59, E57

 Hanging snowflakes (November club kit)

 Distress markers and ink pads used:
skin: vintage photo
cheeks: worn lipstick
dress: weathered wood, black soot
wings: pumice stone, black soot
poinsettias, candle: victoraian velvet, black soot, wild honey

Scallop Border- April 2015 Club Kit

Dies: Koi Circle Die (set of 3), Stitched Elements (set of 7), Daisies (August 2015 Club Kit),  
Strawberry Blossoms (July 2015 Club Kit)

Colour pencils:
Skin: Prisma Premier PC939, Derwent Coloursoft C130;
Hair: Prisma Premier PC 1093, PC1081;
Outfit: Prisma Premier PC1025, PC1072.

That's all from me for today.
Thank you for stopping by and the lovely comments.


Thursday, November 26, 2015

Tutorial Thursday - Stamped Candles

Hi All,
Debbie here today with an oldie but a goodie. With Christmas just around the corner I thought I would revisit a fabulous technique which makes perfect gifts for so many people - stamped candles. 

You'll need:
A stamp or digi image
Momento ink or a printer
Tissue paper - the type used in packing with one shiny side
White candle
Waxed paper
Heat tool

There are some techniques that are made so much easier with a rubber stamp than with a digi - but since I am predominantly a digi user I'll go the hard way around and show you how to print out your digi for using on a candle.

Print your image onto copy paper and roughly tear a piece of tissue paper to cover well beyond the area of the digi. Tape it down securely, shiny side up and re-print your image. For a rubber stamp simply stamp onto a piece of tissue paper using momento ink, once again shiny side up.

Colour up your image on the shiny side of the tissue. Be aware that your copics won't blend as well on the tissue paper and will lift if you work them too much. Once you have your image coloured tear off the excess tissue as close the the image as possible. Torn edges will blend better into the candle wax than cut edges because they are less blunt.

Oooooopsie - I got a little carried away tearing off my excess - but no worries - the image will still work easily as the piece hasn't separated completely and sits ok back together.....see we ALL make mistakes ;)

Position your image on the candle.

Wrap some waxed paper tightly over the top of the image - making sure it sits smoothly where the image and surrounds need embedding.

Using your heat tool gently apply heat over the image. Make sure you don't hold it on one place for too long as you will melt the wax underneath and create a crater. Just gentle, continuous movement across the image until you see it embedding - it goes slightly darker and is obvious to the naked eye.

Here you should be able to make out the edge of the tissue before I start heating. 

Once you've heated the area you'll see that torn edge disappears and the coloured image is slightly darker....this is what you want to happen.

Gently peel off the waxed paper and reveal your stamped candle :) Look at how vibrant the colours are...

Embellish as desired - I usually apply a piece of ribbon first, holding both ends down with pins pushed into the candle. Hot glue other elements on.

And here it is all finished....I added some star dust stickles to the flowers, candy cane and fluffy bits on his hat - it wouldn't be Christmas without sparkle...

And here's a candle I did a while ago. For this one I also used die cuts. You can simply use coloured tissue or colour some excess white tissue with your copics before die cutting. Apply in the same way you apply the image.

IMPORTANT - please add a note to remind your gift recipient to remove any flammable embellishments as the candle flame burns down.

I hope you try this out - it's so much fun and I please share if you do.

Products Used:

Copics Used for Christmas Baby
Skin - E11, E00, E000, R20, R11
Clothes - C6, C4, C3, C1, R89, R39, R29, R27, R22, E49, E44, E43, E42
Pacifier/Dummy - R29, C4, C2
Gift - G28, R29, Y17
Candy Cane - R29, R22, C4

Happy Stamping