Wednesday, 1 November 2017

Spooky Tonic Suitcase Box :D


A fun little Halloween decoration or gift box, or just for anyone who appreciates spooky things lol :D I just had to combine the Spooktacular coffin die set with the Kings Cross Case die set, and the side panels seem to mix and match perfectly which is fantastic!! :D :D :D I also had a go at embossing with one of the Tonic stencils too, I'd not tried it with a Tonic stencil before, but it works brilliantly, and it look extra good when you've embossed their satin mirror card too :D :D :D I LOVE the new way they're doing their sentiment dies with the 'bubble' around the word, I love cutting the main sentiment in black, then adding it to a vellum bubble, and for this sentiment I used plain black card for the bottom two sentiments, then added a pearlescent black die-cut on the top :D I couldn't resist making this a little spooky by adding some bones to the inside of the suitcase!! I had deliberately used the bones insert dies on the outside, as I knew I wanted to have a scattering of bones on the inside, and of course a waving skeleton too :D Hope you liked this little project :D :D :D

Main Tonic products used :D
Kings Cross Case Die Set
Spooktacular Coffin Treat Box
Spooktactular! Miniature Moments Sentiment Die
Rococo Crawly Cobweb Die
Seamless Circles Stencil
Nuvo Glimmer Paste - Black Diamond and Amethyst Purple
Nuvo Embellishment Mousse - Gunmetal Grey
Craft Perfect Card - Pearlescent Black, Satin Purple, Smooth White...
Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
Red Liner Tape

To see the process behind this spooky Tonic suitcase, please watch my YouTube video below, or over on my channel ArTi PoTeNTiAl :D


Tonnes more photos below :D















Wednesday, 25 October 2017

The Christina Collection - Grow Through What You Go Through :D


A really bright journal page using one of the sentiments from The Christina Collection as my inspiration :D I had so much fun layering up different elements on this background, they might not all be visible from a distance, but when you look at it up close, you keep noticing different layers of interest :D I really enjoyed using the trellis dies as stencils again too, and they even work with ghosting as well :D :D Hope you enjoyed this journal layout!! I hadn't done one for a while, and was dying for an excuse to spend a few hours creating another :D :D :D

Main products used :D
The Christina Collection:
- Layered Butterflies Stamp Set
- Layered Florals Stamp Set
- Flowers and Tags Stamp Set
- Quatrefoil Trellis Die Set
- Cube Trellis Die Set
- The Complete 5x7" Card and Box Die Set
Cosmic Shimmer Ink Spray Mists - Tangy Tangerine, Lush Pink and Purple Paradise
Distress Oxide Inks - Spiced Marmalade, Picked Raspberry and Wilted Violet
Distress Ink Pads: Spiced Marmalade, Picked Raspberry and Wilted Violet
Ranger Archival Ink Pad - Jet Black
Tonic Studios Nuvo Embellishment Mousse - Gunmetal grey
Tonic Studios Nuvo Glimmer Paste - Silver Gem
Tonic Studios Nuvo Glitter Drops - Silver Moondust

To see the process behind this art journal page, please watch my YouTube video below, or over on my channel ArTi PoTeNTiAl :D 


Tonnes more photos below :D
















Sunday, 22 October 2017

The Christina Collection - Magnetic Butterflies :D


A quick video showing how I made some magnetic butterflies :D I went through a phase a few years back of making and selling magnetic butterflies, and I used to stamp and heat emboss in black onto acetate, then trim them out with scissors and use alcohol markers and nail varnish remover on the back of them to add colour, then I gave them the gem body and a magnet too :D And as soon as I saw this stunning butterfly in Christina's collection, I just had to use it to make some more, and I thought why not make a rainbow of them and use my Gilding Polish to add some shimmer :D You could cut all the butterflies from white if you wanted, but then you would need to spend more time trying to cover the whole thing with gilding polish, having the same colour of card underneath saves time and product too :D :D Hope you liked the video :D :D

You can purchase Christina's entire collection exclusively from CraftStash :D And for a limited time (until Tuesday 24th October 2017) you can use the code WOWCMM10 at the checkout to get 10% off of the Christina Collection :D 

Main products used :D
The Christina Collection - Layered Butterflies Die Set
Cosmic Shimmer Gilding Polish (in a rainbow of colours)
Creative Expressions Foundations Card
Vellum
Black Gems
Cosmic Shimmer Dries Clear Glue
Woodware Fine Tip Applicator Bottle
Spellbinders Tool N One
Tonic Craft Pick
Spellbinders Platinum 6 Die-Cutting Machine

To see the process behind these magnetic butterflies, please watch my YouTube video below, or over on my channel ArTi PoTeNTiAl :D


Lots more photos below :D 







 


Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Tonic-tastic Shaker Coffin Halloween Decoration :D


I love the 2017 Halloween collection of dies from Tonic, they are so gorgeous, and there's so much you can do with them all!! I had this idea to create a shallow shaker (full of bones) in the top of the coffin box, and I was planning on keeping it as a functioning box, however I decided to use pearlescent card to make my box, and because the frame of the shaker was so thin, the glue didn't want to hold on the pearly finish, so I ended up sealing the box and making it a decoration instead, so if I made this again, I would definitely use regular black card instead, the pearly card would be fine for a regular box, but with the added shaker element, there really needed to be a good bond :D I think it makes a cool decoration though, and it's nice to have the interactive shaker element too :D :D Hope you liked seeing how I made this :D :D

Main Tonic products used :D
Spooktacular Coffin Treat Box
Craft Perfect Onyx Black Pearlescent Card
Craft Perfect Purple Mist Satin Mirror Card
Craft Perfect Ultra Smooth White Card
Spooky Mini Moments Sentiment Die
Boo! Mini Moments Sentiment Die
Rococo Crawly Cobweb
Nuvo Glimmer Paste - Black Diamond
Acetate
Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
Glass Cutting Mat
Spellbinders Platinum Die-Cutting Machine

To see the process behind this spooky Halloween Shaker Coffin Decoration, please watch my YouTube video below, or over on my channel ArTi PoTeNTiAl :D


Lots more photos below :D