Sunday, March 13, 2016

Fun in the Studio


Hi everyone.  Yesterday was a fun day in the studio as three crafting friends come over for a day of experimenting with products and techniques.  Susan and Christine have been over several times before, and yesterday we were joined for the first time by Shirl.  We had a wonderful day of crafting fun and friendship.

We don't make cards, instead we share products that we've bought and what we've learned using them.  And then we all have a try at it ... some work, some don't. :)  We each end up with lots of backgrounds or embellishments to make into cards later.

Yesterday, we made some copper embellishments using two different techniques. We heated some copper metal die-cuts (will be made into cards later), and also added alcohol inks to plain (unheated) copper.  Above is a maple leaf from plain copper, embossed with a script font with three colours of alcohol inks poured over top and blotted with paper towel.  Thanks to Christine for bringing the embossing folder and alcohol inks.  Love these colours (shell pink, eggplant, and terracotta) together on the copper.  A heat tool dried and set the inks.  I used a dotty stamp from SU! and copper embossing powder to create the background and stamp my sentiment.  This is headed to a dear friend that is retiring at the end of March. :)

We played with a few other things yesterday.  We did some watercolouring with pastels that Christine brought; I heat embossed some aged copper Frantage from Shirl (to be made into a card later); shared the ghosting technique; tried the rubber cement resist technique and discovered masking fluid was easier to use for this; and we all made some Splash Watercolour Backgrounds using a technique I'll be sharing in a video in the next couple of days.  :)  All-in-all a productive and fun day!

Thanks for coming by for a visit!







Stamps:  Gorgeous Grunge and Teeny Tiny Wishes (SU!)
Paper:  White (Neenah)
Ink:  Alcohol inks by Ranger (shell pink, eggplant, terracotta); versamark
Accessories & Tools:  copper sheet (.005 thickeness metal copper sheets from K&S Precision Metals), Nested Maple Leaf die (Spellbinders), Script embossing folder, heat tool


26 comments:

  1. sound like you have a fantastic day - and will forward to your video this week.

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  2. LOVE this card Loll! I have never used copper before in my crafting, I must give it a try! Have a lovely upcoming week! Hazel xx
    My Card Attic

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  3. I love it when crafters come together. Creatiity just seems to explode as it did with this beautiful card

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  4. Hey Loll,

    Thanks for inviting me to play. Love your finished card here with the leaf and copper embossing. I am sure your friend will love this!

    Shirl

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  5. Sounded like you had so much fun trying out different techniques. Gorgeous copper leaf with the alcohol inks and fabulous colours x Looking forward to seeing your other fun makes x

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  6. Who knew that those 3 colors of AI would look so good together. The copper focal point really makes a statement!

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  7. Your crafty day sounds like a lot of fun, Loll! This leaf is gorgeous! Can't wait to see some of the other things you did!

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  8. Your card is just beautiful Loll! I love the leaf, but thought for sure you heated the copper, so I was excited to read that you didn't but used alcohol inks instead. I'm glad you had a great day trying out techniques with your friends. I'm looking forward to seeing what all you did on your cards and looking forward to that tutorial you have coming up. Hugs, Brenda

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  9. You're amazing, getting one of the pieces you did yesterday already turned into a card and posted!!! It's so lovely, and perfect against the copper embossed dotty background. And it was such a fun day together!

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  10. Sounds like lots of fun! Love the look of the copper, Cathy x

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  11. Love the card!! I would love to see more of the copper type cards and maybe a few tips on heating vs colouring.

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    1. I don't have your email Connie, so I'll reply here and hopefully you'll look back to see my comment. I have several copper cards on my blog. The easiest way to look at them is to check out the Pinterest board I have on Copper cards. You can click on the individual cards and be redirected back to the blog post with that card for more details. Loll :)

      Link to Copper Cards board on Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/lollthompson/copper-cards-by-loll/

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    2. Thanks Loll. I will do that.

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  12. Hi Loll, I have all my bits of paper and copper in front of me at the moment planning a bunch of cards. Thanks for the copper tutorial it was awesome, now I have to buy a roll and some steel dies. I had so much fun yesterday with a great bunch of gals.
    Christine

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  13. Your maple leaf is stunning, your friend will love it, I'm sure. Sounds like you all had a great day of fun, and looking forward to your net technique tutorial.

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  14. What fun & boy did the technique work for your leaf which I adore!

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  15. Loving this CAS beauty Loll...I think copper is such a pretty color to begin with, and then to add color and embossing to it is just the icing on the cake! Sounds like you had a wonderfully productive day with your friends, and can't wait to see what else you came up with! :0)

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  16. Sounds like you had a great day ..... it's always fun crafting with friends, it's great to bounce ideas of each other.
    Gorgeous card too ... that leaf looks stunning. Have a fabulous week xx

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  17. I still have some copper you sent me a while ago, just a little but you card reminded me how much I love it-the script looks excellent with it-sounds like a fun day x

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  18. The leaf is beautiful, Loll! Sounds like you all had a great day.

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  19. Love your alcohol ink on your copper leaf and how you dry eb your leaf. I do have the eb folder, but not the alcohol inks. Adding to my wishlist my friend. I LOVED your gorgeous finished card. So wish I was close enough to join you girls. TFS your finished cards and cool techniques. :-)

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  20. Gorgeous copper leave on this brilliant CAS card!Sounds like a good time!

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  21. I can't wait to try this, Lolly!! I've sent myself an email with the photo and your description. I've never thought to try ai on copper paper and I am totally in love with how this card looks! I can't wait to see your Splash video, too. I have those bottles from like two years ago ... just sitting there! Thank you for all you do! You are the best teacher and sharer!!! Hugs, Dolly

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  22. I want to come share your products and expertise, Loll. I love the copper and think I may have a sheet of it I saved from my mother's crafting stash. No alcohol inks but maybe there's something else I can do with it. Your leaf is beautiful.

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  23. Sounds like a wonderful time with the girls, Loll! I am in love with that leaf. Beautiful, beautiful card!

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  24. Sounds as though you all had such a fabulous and creative time, Loll ... such fun! Absolutely gorgeous card ... the lustre is fantastic! Hugs, Anita :)

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