Friday, November 24, 2017

Smile with flowers art page


Hello my dear crafty friends and welcome to my last November Topflight Stamps shop post.
Irit is here and this is our " make it your favorite style" week.
So toady I made an art page using one big Rubber Dance stamps set that can be found in our Topflight Stamps shop.
I really love doing art pages, but this is my very first time to  leave the stamped images in black and white colors and to arrange them over colorful handmade background.



As you can see the background was made with black texture paste and one artistic stencil and then misted with a mix of three delicate colors.
All flowers from the stamp set were stamped with black pigmented ink and then heat embossed with clear embossing powder.
Each and every flower was hand cut and some of them were stamped over with the smallest texture stamps from the same set . Actually I used the small stamps as the background filler and the "white spaces over stamps" filler and it worked in the most perfect  way.


The chipboard title was painted in one of the background colors and I added a few splashes of the hot pink to add more interest to the page.

 Here is a stamp set used to make this page:

Texture Flowers stamp set


 Thanks for reading this blog post and I hope that you liked my artistic project today.
If you want to see more of my work you are kindly invited to my own blog.

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Playing with Infusions by PaperArtsy

Welcome to Thursday with Topflight Stamps, Karen Bearse here today. I love Turkey Day & I hope you get to spend the day with quality, fun, family time. First up we have our awesome Black Friday sale!! 25% off all stamps so get em while they are available!!


Now for the art! I had a lot of fun playing with Infusions for the 1st time. Here is the description of this product directly from the maker, PaperArtsy. 


 
"Infusions are a 2 part dye stain. The mix of walnut crystals and dye colour are variable sized particles that dissolve at different rates. The colour particles are so fine and powdery that as soon as water touches them you instantly see bright colour. The walnut takes longer to absorb the water as it is more like a caster-sugar granule."



 I will be playing more with these powders in the coming weeks but for today I just made a quick tag. I used Mermaid Fresco Finish paint, with a stencil for a background, on a cream colored tag. Then some Infusions in Lemoncello & Emerald Isle. Spritz with water and let the colors run. Adding more water & moving the product with a paint brush brings out the walnut color, nice & grungy. 


I played with 2 PaperArtsy stamp sets. The first was the focal image the tree, from the set Zinski Art 18. The bright fall colors are from MarvyUchida's Le Plumme II markers. I cut the star off the top of the tree, placing it at the bottom of the tag & it looks like a leaf. 


The 2nd set is by Seth Apter. I used the bottom stamp as the  background image. I love using this for backgrounds, type words just add the perfect touch! Thanks so much for joining me, Happy Thanksgiving again to our U.S. customers! I hope you get a chance to play today. For more inspiration my blog is karenbearse.blogspot.com.

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Katzelkraft, "Les rats des villes" and ... Christmas


This morning for my post for 

Topflight


A Christmas card made from Katzelkraft stamps

"Les rats des villes"


  and with "sapin" also from Katzelkraft

Here are my colors Copic:


The rats:
T0-T1-T2-T5-E02-E04-E11 and R20
The fir:
BG93-BG96 and BG99
Background:
R17 and R89

Other products:

The stencil Tim Holtz mini set 31
Paper Photo Play Mad 4 Plaid Christmas
Stickles Dry fine glitter Platinum
Stickles Ranger Orange Peel

Nathalie Fournier/Topflight








            















Nathalie Fournier / Topflight

Monday, November 20, 2017

How Many Sleeps?

Welcome to Topflight Stamps  It's Clare with you today.This Week I have been working with this cute little stamp from Leane Creatief. There is  lots of creative freedom to be had with these stamps.  You really can turn this into your own design!


Doodle away using your own creative flair! I stamped my image and coloured with Distress markers before adding my own doodles. Blue & green hues are my favourite!  So  to break tradition my Santa was a few different shades. I added some glossy accents here & there to create a little more dimension.







I found a small chalkboard for my little blue Santa, with paints and texture I transformed the plain frame into a wintery surround.



And so the countdown begins!  I added a few sparkly embelishments here and there to complete my own little Christmas countdown.

Watch out for our specials this week!  With Black Friday fast approaching I'm sure there will be bargains galore!

Crafty hugs,

Clare



















Friday, November 17, 2017

Plant Loving Thoughts Mixed Media card

Hello my dear crafty friends!
Irit is here again and this week we were challenged to make project with stamps from the most gorgeous Carabelle Studio that you can find in our Topflight Stamps shop.
Each and every stamp set from this company is totally unique and fit for any Mixed Media project, scrapbooking or pretty simple cardmaking.
So here is my Mixed Media card made with  one single stamp set " as is"- I used each and every stamp in the set in different techniques.





The basic background was made with one artistic stencil and texture paste.
Then the background color was added with mists  and the main image was stamped with clear embossing ink and heat embossed with black embossing powder.
The butterflies were stamped over the thick cardstock in the same way and then hand cut  and added with 3d foam  glue over the card.
The sentiment was stamped with white embossing powder over black cardstock  and just a few rhinestones  were added to finish this card.
As  you can see this can be made with totally different colors of mists. If you are in this pink or purple mood you can do this card pink and purple. If you are in this fall kind of mood it can be done orange and  deep red and green. Just pick the color and it's done in no time.
Just remember to jump to our Topflight Stamps shop and to grab this delicious stamp set.


 Stamp set used to make this card:
Loving thoughts 

Thanks for being here today with me and see you next Friday with another stamped inspiration.
And if you want to see more of my work you are kindly invited to my own blog.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Art Cards with Carabelle Studio Stamps

Happy Thursday, Karen Bearse here on Topflight with art cards using Carabelle Studio Stamps. Today I wanted to play with some heat emboss & I had a bit of an experiment. Is it better to put white emboss down before color or after? My question is, does the color bleed through if you put the emboss down after the color or does it go on white?



Here is my finished index card. My father has not been well and I want to document that feeling. This photo is when we were both much younger. Art cards or journals are a great place to put down difficult feelings. I definitely felt better after I got this card done, less stressed & worried. The bonus is a moment in my life is frozen for me to remember later.


The team is playing with Carabelle Studio this week. The stamp set I used is for my card is by designer Zorrotte, called Doodl'Art. This is not just a great background stamp and I love how the repeated hearts ended up looking. 
 


I also used the Fresco Paints by PaperArtsy to make my background. This technique was demoed by Seth Apter at Creativation 2017. Thanks Seth for letting me add this tutorial!






If you want to see how my experiment went you can check it out on my blog here. Thanks for joining me this week on Topflight Stamps & I will see you next Thursday!

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Dancing in the rain by Carabelle Studio


 A page of art journal 7 Gypsies


"Dancing in the rain! by Carabelle studio

available at 

Topflight




I used

The set of stamps Katzelkraft "Background Clouds"


The Katzelkraft stamp set "Background Harlequin"



stencils Tim Holtz
Splatters THS09
Rays THS00
Polkadots THS068
and
"Black Diamonds" by Dylusions Ranger

 Distress ink Oxide
Frayed Burlap
Broken China
Peacock Feathers
Iced Spruce

and Tim Holtz paper dolls



Nathalie Fournier/Topflightstamps