Globecraft & Piccolo Canvas

Morning everyone, it is Tuesday which means some Globecraft & Piccolo inspiration from me. 
I have been creating with some of the new release this week, and have created a mini canvas. 
This was so fun to do. I coloured the canvas using Distress inks and then stamped along the bottom using Tall Grassy Flowers Stamp, i then dabbed adhesive fluid across the grasses and sprinkled a mix of Mermaid Tears Embossing enamel & Aged White across and heat set, I then took two of the new 3D Enamel Gels  and randomly dotted them to give them the look of flowers. 
The birds are from the Lil flowers, Leaves, Birds & Bows set and I have given them two coatings of UTEE in White and then rubbed some gold wax over them. 
The sun is from one of the new Piccolo Sets, Spring Accents, I did something slightly different with the sun.I cut it so it would fit in the corner  & then used my black Spectrum Noir and Coloured it so it was all black (including the edges), I then gave it a thin layer of 3D Enamel Gel In Daffodil Pearl, whilst it was still wet I sprinkled some Aged White over it and heat set, I then took the 3D Enamel Gel In Daffodil Pearl and put another layer on and waited 5-10 mins before wiping some of the gel away…I really love effect this has given and will certainly be using it more in the future. 
I hope you like my mini canvas, don’t forget to check back each day for some wonderful creations from the rest of the fab team. 
Items used- 
Mini Canvas
Distress Inks

Frame card

Hiya all, 
I wanted to show you how beautiful the Piccolo Frames look when used on a card. 
Here is what I have created: 
And here is how I created it.

First of all here is all the items you will need-

Cardstock cut to 10×8″ and folded in half for your card blank, and a Piece of watercolour card cut to 4×3″
Paper & Ribbon of your choice
Inkpad for Background & Stamping
Cut your card blank, and also make sure your piece of water colour card fits well behind the frame. 
Using blue Distress ink cover your Watercolour card, you want this too be patchy as represents the Sky. 
A good tip I use is to give a light spray of water over the top of the card, this helps “soften” the distress ink and makes it look more sky like. 
 Take your frame that comes with your Butterfly Flurry Flourishes Piccolo Set and give a nice layer of  Enamel & Embossing Powder Adhesive Fluid
Apply a nice thick layer of  Mermaid Tears Embossing Powder…I love how this picture shows all the beautiful colours in this powder. Tap off the excess & set with your heat tool. 
Take the butterflies from the Butterfly Flurry Flourishes Piccolo Set and emboss with Mermaid Tears Embossing Powder
Take the Tall Grassy Flowers Stamp and stamp up your card. 
I used Green Distress ink for this. 
Once stamped I then used Aged White Embossing Powder on the heads of the flower grass and sprainkled some across the bottom, heat set this from underneath your card. 
Glue your frame and butterflies to your watercolour card. 
Assemble your card using your paper, ribbon & frame.  Here is a closer look at the Flowers & Butterflies. 
Finishing touch is done using the brilliant Satin Silver 3D Enamel Gel , put 3 dots in the corner of your card. 
And here is the finished card again. I do hope you have enjoyed this little tutorial. 
Don’t forget to head on over to Globecraft &Piccolo Facebook Page to share your creations, and pick up some inspiration. 

That Craft Place Anything goes/Christmas.

Morning all, I can’t believe it is Christmas in just a few days !!! This year certainly has flown by ! 
It is time for our last challenge at That Craft Place, and the theme is Christmas/Anything goes ! 
Here is my design team make for this challenge….
I decided to make a Mixed Media Canvas for this challenge, I love doing these (I have been asked for a tutorial so will be doing one in the new year), for those of you with a Silhouette you can now get Silhouette Chipboard (Lisa sells it in the Shop) and it is fantastic…It doesn’t handle the delicate designs too well, but on this I created the Honeycomb, the “create” letters, the brackets, Scissors & the flourish. It takes various mediums very well and I have used Distress inks/stains, Gesso & Dylusions on it with no problems at all…so I highly recommend getting some if you are into your chipboard. 
All the other Elements on here are all from the lovely Lisa, including the paints & gilding waxes. 
I hope you like what I have created, and keep your eyes peeled for the tutorial. 
The design team have created some gorgeous makes for this challenge, head on over to the blog to check them out, and why not enter whilst you are there ? 
Crafty Hugs 

Pick me up book

Morning everyone, a non design team post from me this morning…I really need to start doing more of these !
I have been working on a pick me up book….called so because it is going to be filled with pictures of everyone & everything I love, and also some of my favorite inspirational quotes & sayings. 

Those that know me, know i LOVE all things vintage and distressed, so this seemed like a perfect “theme”. 
The pages of the book & the cover are all made from kraft card, The tags are all made with Papermilldirects hammered card. I also mind the spine with this, and then using Copics, distress inks & waxes I coloured the spine to give it a leather look. 
The main image was watercolour card coloured with distress inks and then spritzed over with some water, once dry I took one of Sheena Douglass’s stamps from her A little bit sketchy range I stamped in Tea Dye Distress ink & then “painted” using bronze mica powder….this picture doesn’t show the mice too well ! 
I then added some frantage & brands. 
The sentiment stamp is from LOTV Dreamy Days Circular sentiment stamps which my dear friend Marilyn got me for my birthday, for a pick me up book the sentiment seemed perfect ! I stamped in Versamark and then brushed gold Mica over the top. 
I then added a kraft rose (tattered florals style svg file), a resin rose, Tim Holtz Pin, Mini peg and mounted them all on some net. 
I am really happy with how it turned out, and will start filling it up today 🙂 I will get some inside photos once I start putting some pictures & quotes in there. 
Have a lovely crafting day x 

All Dressed Up #2 Halloween.

Being challenge time also means new launch time ! and boy do we have some Halloween cuties for you ! 
It also means that we have a new freebie over on the blog too.
Anyway here is my card for the challenge/launch
I have used the super cute All Dressed Up for Mummy image and coloured him with my Copics. 
I have just made a simple tag with my Cameo (the paper is from the Silhouette store) and then used some ribbon that I had, that I thought looked like bandages. 
Head on over to the Challenge to check out the amazing design team makes, Why not enter whilst you are there ? All we ask is you use a All dressed up image (we even provide freebies for you to use….how cool is that ? ) The winner will receive £5.00 Store credit to spend on these fab images. 
Also don’t forget to swing by our Facebook Group to take part in our colour clinic & have crafty chats with the dressy girls. 
I would like to enter this into the following challenges-