Friday, January 31, 2020

All Things Grow With Love

Happy Friday! You made it through the week lol. Ericka here with a mixed media card I made using the gel press, distress oxides, the Lavina Background Script, and AALL & Create Heart set.

This card has tons of hearts which is perfect for the great SALE Topflight has going on until tonight!

This was such a fun card to create and I love how well all these sets go together. I also used the Heart stencil by Alexandra Renke with some texture paste as well as the Prism Cherry Pie spray.

For more information on how I created my card, stop by Strangely Creative for all the details and products. Thanks for visiting and have a wonderful weekend!

Thursday, January 30, 2020

Celebrating the Chinese New Year with Katzelkraft

Hi Everyone,

Cornelia here today. You didn't think I am going to ignore the Chinese Lunar year, did you? Not if it celebrates the RAT!

I am just waiting for excuses to play with my favorite Katzelkraft rat stamps, LOL! Since I needed to fit 4 of them onto my card I went with the A10 format. I also did not want to overcrowd them - they can become a bit territorial, you know...

I stamped them and masked them and sprayed the background. Colored them (Inktense). The numbers are die cuts.

The rat info I got of the internet and printed it from my Computer.

Here is it enlarged - it's otherwise a bit hard to read.

Here are the stamp supplies I used:

Versafine inkHunkydory Prism Glimmer Mist

Hope you liked this - see you next week!

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

You Be You

Hello, lovelies! I LOVE today's card ever so much.  It's the background. So much fun to do!

My first step to create that fabulous background was to tear off a piece of Studio Light Art by Marlene Collage Paper #3 and adhere it to the card front.

Next I used the Visible Image Time Tunnel stencil with Prism Ink Blackcurrant Jam, Peacock Green Orange Zest, Canary Yellow and Blue Lagoon.

Next up was Prism Ink Orange Zest and the Darkroom Door Arty Triangles Stencil.  Just sprinkled here and there.

I followed that up with some dotty circles from Studio Light Art by Marlene Little Ladies.

Once all the full color parts were good to go, I moved on to black accents. I find if I save the black for last, it remains nice and crisp, rather than diluted by other colors on top.

I used Prism Ink Midnight Black with That's Crafty ATC Coins Set 6 and the Penelope Dee Globe Circles Stencil.

I must admit I so loved how the card base turned out, I was loath to cover it!

But cover it, I did. I watercolored the Visible Image Tweedledum/Dee image, masking the cap so he can be Tweedle Dum or Dee depending on mood.

I hadn't yet had a chance to work with this particular Visible Image Alice in Wonderland image. I've made multiple cards with the other sets in this series--love them!  Aren't they fun?

I'll see you next week.  In the meantime, check out what's happening in the Topflight Stamps Shop and try to take some to create!

If you'd like to check out my other creations, you can visit my blog, Frankie Helps Craft, my Instagram, or my Pinterest Board.

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Sending Love via Fox Mail!

Hi there! It's Kathi here today. Valentine's Day is rapidly approaching, so it's time to get busy making love-themed cards so that you can get them in the mail to arrive on time. 

That's just what Mr. Fox is doing in my card using the Fox Mail unmounted rubber stamp by Katzelkraft.

The image was stamped, then colored with Copic markers and colored pencils. After coloring, the image was masked, the background was sponged using Periwinkle Prism Ink by Hunkydory. I think that this blue ink is rapidly becoming my favorite blue for sky-ish backgrounds.

The Grid of Hearts Stencil by Alexandra Renke was placed over the masked, inked image panel then Periwinkle Prism Ink was randomly sponged over the stencil.  Pink Jellybean Prism Ink was also sponged randomly. The two inks blended here and there to create a subtle heart-patterned background on the image panel.

If you'd like to learn more about this card, please visit my blog at Kat's Tales of Stamping!

Topflight Stamps Products Used:

Thanks for visiting and see you next Tuesday!

Monday, January 27, 2020

AALL & Create Mixed Media Deer Stamp Tag

Hello lovelies!  It's Autumn Clark from SewPaperPaint with you today to share a mixed media tag that is very dear to my heart in light of the devastating fires that have swept across Australia and destroyed so many animals and habitats of late.  I have had this amazing deer stamp by AALL & Create for too long, first thinking I would use it for Christmas.  Fresh eyes led me in a completely different direction.

I wanted a very earthy background but with a modern pop of geometric pattern.  I chose this exquisite, and one of my most favorite stencils, PaperArtsy PS108 by Scrapcosy.  Sadly, I had four bottles of various texture pastes dry up in my year long hiatus.  I am thankful I had this unopened Paper Texture Paste by Finnabair.  It worked beautifully.  I dried the paste a bit then applied PaperArtsy Infusions in In the Navy and The Sage.  I worked one color at a time, drying completely between colors.  

I used Prismacolor colored pencils to color the stamped deer on kraft card.  The trick to coloring on kraft is to add plenty of white.

I layered some sentimental upcycling bits, such as a snippet of dictionary page.  I love adding washi tape to my background work for extra pattern.  I always sand it with a file towards the edges of the tape so it won't peel, but will adhere better and be less shiny.  I was thrilled to add my contribution to our amazing design team's inspiration for the Carabelle Studio My Stamp postage stamp theme that they've shared all month long by stamping the corners of my tag.  I used a scrap of Tim Holtz Blackout paper to mount one of his sticker sentiments.  I sanded the edges to coordinate with the kraft theme.  A few staples adhere my sisal fibers.  And finally an upcycled shopping bag handle came in handy for the tag topper.

I truly hope this tag has been an inspiration and you will make every effort to upcycle in your own artwork, trying always to see things as they could be.  Hugs, Autumn

Blog:  SewPaperPaint
Facebook: Autumn Clark
Instagram: @sewpaperpaint
Pinterest: Autumn S Clark

I am thrilled to be joining TopFlight Stamps at the demonstration table for the Stamp Scrap Art Tour in Columbia, SC on February 15-16.  I hope to see you there!

Check our these fun supplies:

Friday, January 24, 2020

For You

Happy Friday Top Flight fans! I hope you had a wonderful week. Last week I had the opportunity to attend Creativation for the first time. It was a wonderful experience and I had the chance to see the new products as well as watch artists create amazing projects. One of the artist I watched was Azoline Koopsen from Carabelle Studio who made amazing backgrounds with the gel plate, Distress Oxides, and stencils. Here is a card I made using the background technique.

I love how well all the Carabelle stamps go together. I used this fun Rafistolerie with the My Stamp on top of my gel plate background.

I colored the fairy with Prism Brush Markers which are water based and easy to move around.

For more information and a quick video on how I created my background stop by my blog Strangely Creative.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Thursday, January 23, 2020

Make your own Stamps with Carabelle Studio

Hi Everyone,

Cornelia here today.
Carabelle Studio came out with a stamp called "My Stamp" where you can make your own postage style stamps. This allows for some serious FUN!

I created tow of my own stamps - the supplies are listed below. I added one to a regular envelope, which I further embellished with two snails (also Carabelle) and a matching real postage stamp.

My second stamp I used in collage fashion on a magazine print. I just love those two women laughing at the guy, who just got a new face....
You can fill that little square with any stamp you can think of. Unlimited possibilities!

Here are the stamp supplies I used:

Versafine ink

Hope you liked this. See you next week!

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

The Adventure Begins

Hi, Topflight Fans! This week we're focusing on the Carabelle Studio My Stamp set.

I decided to challenge myself to keep this a one layer card so lot of  masking involved. Thank goodness these were easy rectangles!

I stamped them using Versafine Onyx Black and used a Copic Multiliner to complete any lines that might have been missed.  Easy enough.

I masked each postage stamp again so that I could stamp the Carabelle Studio Funny Animals randomly in them. 

Yup--LOTS of masking but I LOVE the results. So worth it! I was thinking fun postage stamps but also decals that you might add to your luggage while traveling.

I colored up the images using  Prism Markers Forest Walk and Prism Markers Heavenly Sunset.

This was my first time using these watercolor markers.  They're called brush markers but it's not like a Zig-type brush tip. It's more like a Copic regular tip but firmer. Easy enough to use. The ultra fine tip was perfect for getting into nooks and crannies.

So, once I had the animals colored, I had some great fun adding some grungy elements including Creative Expressions Enigma, Aall and Create Textures #50, Visible Image Creative Chaos and a sentiment from PaperArtsy Tracy Scott 26.


 I used Prism Inks for this.  I spattered quite a bit too. Dreamy!

I hope were inspired to get creative today. I'll see you next week! In the meantime, be sure to check out the latest from Topflight Stamps

If you'd like to check out my other creations, you can visit my blog, Frankie Helps Craft, my Instagram, or my Pinterest Board.
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