martedì 30 giugno 2020

ICS#20.26 Two Cards by Francesca

Hi everyone,
today I propose two cards using two pattern cards, a bazzil and a stamp.

I cut a 10 cm strip of patterned paper (green background) and then cut it to 15 cm, so as to have two rectangles each 10x15.

From the second pattern paper (light background with green arrows) I cut two 8 x 13cm rectangles and glued them onto the pattern paper rectangles with a green background.

I ink the stamps with the black versafine and I stamped the back of a green bazzil to match the patterns used to prevent the texture of the bazzil from ruining the stamp.

Then I cut the stamps with the cutter and glued them with the thick double-sided adhesive on the postcards.

And here is a quick and simple design that can be useful when you have little time or want to use the card cutouts that we have advanced.

The materials used are
Pad cards MODA SCRAP The Spring Blossom
Versafine black pad

See you next time

martedì 23 giugno 2020

My Story, art journal page with video tutorial by Melina

Hello creative friends!

It´s Melina here today sharing the fourth page in my 
recycled paper bag journal. I recorded my process and you´ll
find the video tutorial further down.

For this project I´ve been using stamps and stencils by That´s Crafty!,
some of them available in the Marte shop.
I´ve used DecoArt Media fluid acrylic paint, and you´ll find a variety 
of DecoArt products in the shop too.

                                  You´ll find the video HERE, hope you´ll enjoy watching!                                           
  Thanks for stopping by today! 
See you again with a new journal page in a few weeks :)
xx Melina

martedì 16 giugno 2020

"Embrace Art" Artist Trading Block - by Claudia

Hi, servus and ciao à tutti!

Claudia here again! Today I want to share with you an Artist Trading Block I've made using Aall & Create stamps and stencils and Distress and Distress Oxide Inks mainly.

I have used Aall & Create stencils #9 and #10 and stamp sets #26 and #10 alongside Distress Inks "black soot" and "rusty hinge" and Distress Oxide Inks "mowed lawn", "ripe persimmon", "fossilised amber" and "stormy sky". Distress Spray Stain "fired brick" was used to create the hearts I've added to the black soft wire and black archival stamping ink was used to stamp the Aall & Create images.

But let me take you through the process step by step (as always click on the images for a larger view):

I used the Artist Trading Block as a template to draw the squares on some heavy printer paper and then cut five squares of the same size.

Next I placed my squares the way they were going to connect on the ATB once glued in place and stamped the images across several squares in one go as shown in the picture:

I also used smaller pattern stamps and stamped across connecting edges and corners:

Once the stamping was done my result looked like this:

(of course I had to move some of the squares to different spots - depending on where I wanted to visually connect different cube sides across edges).

Time for some stencil fun with Distress Oxide inks!

I made sure I connected several squares with stencilled patterns as well!

Afterwards I inked the squares with "rusty hinge" Distress ink using my blending tool.

The inked squares got some spritzes of water here and there.

Finally I inked the squares' edges with black soot Distress Ink....

...before I glued these to their according sides on the ATB.

I wound some soft black wire around the cube and also added some word stickers and idea-ology letter tiles (yes, I still have some in my stash ;) - but I found that the design was still missing a little special something... I decided to add two hand cut hearts (cut from left over scraps of grey board from packaging materials) that I inked with "ripe persimmon" Distress Oxide Ink. To that I added some spritzes of "fired brick" Distress Spray Stain and blended the edges with black soot again.

The hearts got tucked in the wire wraps. As a final extra I added a small wooden cube that I had inked with ripe persimmon and black soot and drawn a small heart on.


Some close ups:

and once more the finished ATB:

I hope you like my Artist Trading Block and have fun decorating your own!
All the stamps and inks used for this project are available in the Marte online store. Templates to build your own ATBs can be found in the internet (mine is a sturdier one from MDF but you can also
make ones from sturdy cardstock - which was the original idea as this way they can be folded flat if you do not glue all the edges together and sent in the mail to someone else for trading).

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Hope to see you soon!


martedì 9 giugno 2020

ICS#20.23 Art Journal by Nora

Hello everyone!!! I hope you are well and healthy...
Today, I share with you these pages...

Video tutorial

See you soon!
Have a good time!

martedì 2 giugno 2020

ICS#20.22 Notes by Marcella

Here I am again on MarteLAB with a simple and useful project that involves the creation of a pocket note.

We use Sizzix 662467 and 662466 coordinated dies to make covers, internal pages and accessories.

The first thing is to choose the papers in harmony with the cover .... the interiors are made with aged papers and colored with coffee while the mixed scrap papers have been selected for the inner covers and inserts.

For the covers, instead, eco-leather cutouts were chosen....

With the dies, everything is truly realized .... from the cover to the pages to the inserts and all the embellishments that personalize the notes

And now some photos documenting the various passages, interiors and assemblies

I hope he gave you a good idea for your notes .... See you next time