Friday, 5 February 2016

Forever My Friend - Edna

Good morning and welcome to the blog today.

Today sees the launch of two new sets of layering dies in the Tonic Long Weekender on Create & Craft at 2.00pm with Jodie.

My finished card is 5.75 x 8" to give you an idea of the size of the dies.

Tonic Products used -
Ornate Frame oval layering dies
Forever My Friend sentiment from the Flip Flop set of that name
Ebony Crystal drops
Essentials Brilliant blues card stock

I have cut the outer frame and raised it with 3D foam and inset the smaller oval for some depth and dimension. The sentiment has been applied to the decorative die (also part of the set) and this has also been raised to bring it level with the main frame. 

A picture to show the layers.

I hope you enjoy this one today. Don't forget to tune in to the shows and see Jodie demo these beautiful dies.

Thank you for stopping by.

NEW Cotswold Creative Storage Unit from Tonic Studios - Mandy

Hi Everyone

MJ here with another fabulous NEW product from Tonic Studios. It is made from high quality MDF with a smooth finish. It is very simple to put together and then the fun begins!

Jodie will be launching them on Create and Craft at 3pm on Thursday 4th February. This is a fantastic way to store your Nuvo products and you get to decorate it however you want.

Today I am showcasing one of the Cotswold pieces that I made for the show. 

I have used a mix of paints and crackle paints from Decoart to make the distressed paint effect and the rusted die cut elements. It was a lot of fun to do. I wanted it to look as if someone had found it in an old house they had moved into and that looked as if it had been repainted many times. But I have given it a subtle teal colour wash as well.

I hope you like it.

What I Used

Tonic Studios Tangerine Die Cutting Machine

Paints Used

Decoart Media Fluid Acrylics
Titan Buff/Raw Umber/Paynes Grey/Quinacridone Gold/Cobalt Turquoise Hue
Decoart Media - Texture Sand Paste

We hope you have been inspired.

Popping By


Thursday, 4 February 2016

Cotswold Creative Storage - Claire Rhodes-Brandon

Tomorrow sees the launch of the new Cotswold Creative Storage.
The MDF flat-packed unit has been designed to fit the Tonic Studios Nuvo products but once decorated to your own taste, would look equally gorgeous on your dressing table, the kitchen worktop, kids room, in fact anywhere in your home.
You can catch Jodie tomorrow, 4th February at 3pm on Create & Craft TV for a closer look, more samples and tutorials.

After assembling I painted my unit with matt emulsion, and added some patterned paper.  Then I used the Forever Moments Antique Crackle Top and Base coat and  Gilding Paste in Gold Leaf to give it a distressed and aged look.  To finish I added lots of string pearls in white and pink, and a few metal buttons.

Cotswold Creative Storage - Victoria

Good morning,Today we see the launch of Tonic Studio's cotswold creative storage project with jodie on create and craft at 3pm, perfect for your Nuvo drops - glitters ,or your glues ect, so many uses.

Materials used:-
Cotswold Creative Storage Project
Oval Layering Dies
Petoria Duocaps initials Alphabet set
Romantic cottage paper pack
Forever Moments pure Adhesive matt-
Black Chalk Paint

This is just an example of what you could store inside.
The bottom layer does hold 7 bottles of glitter turned the other way i am a little OCD so i have to have labels facing me,

Thank you for taking the time to visit today
Please be sure to pop back soon with more new exciting product launches from Tonic Studio

Victoria xx

Cotswold MDF Unit - Edna

 Good morning and welcome to the blog today.

I have a super new MDF unit to share with you that is being launched at 3.00pm on Create & Craft today.
It's called the Cotswold and is perfect for storing and displaying your Nuvo glitters, embossing powders and Crystal drops.
Not only that of course as you can use it for all manner of displays - perfumes, make up, herbs and spices in your kitchen, on your desk or for all those little jars and trinkets we all collect. 

Don't forget to check out the inspiration on Tonic Gold and the Tonic FB page you will find the links to these on the Tonic Blog page.

To decorate the unit I used Tonic's Nuvo Acrylic in Mushroom together with the gorgeous rub-ons called Parisian Transfers that were launched last year with the Forever Moments range of MDF . If you bought them at that time I'm sure you still have some left to play with. :) I finished off the unit with Forever Moments Gilding Blush in Silver and then went over the whole piece with the Forever Moments matt adhesive to seal it.

The top pic has been taken by the talented and expert Kate from Tonic, the next one by me late at night with the help of my daylight lamp. LOL

I've teamed up the painted surfaces with papers called 'The Formal Affair' by DCWV.
These toned in perfectly with the mushroom paint and also had beautiful silver patterns that I've tried to catch on the photo. I wanted a paper that would tie the paint and gilding wax colours together and I was aiming for a fairly neutral  base to allow the glitter pots and Crystal drops to pop once they were stored in the unit.

Thank you for joining me today.

Have a good one!

Wednesday, 3 February 2016

Carousel Card - Claire

Another three dimensional card I made using the new Layering Card Blanks from Tonic Studios.  I've used Bowscale this time (my favourite I have to admit) but again, it would work equally well using Harrop. It's a bit like a carousel and if placed on the right surface it will spin when 'nudged'!  As you can see it also folds fairly flat for posting.
​For the sentiment I used On Your Day from the new Miniature Moments sentiment dies.


On Your Day Wedding card - Edna

Good morning and welcome to the blog today.
Just in case you missed the fabulous Miniature Moments Sentiment dies you have another chance to catch the demos and inspiration with Jodie on Create and Craft today at 9.00am and 3.00pm.

I'm sharing another of my sample cards from the show featuring the 'On Your Day' sentiment.
This could apply to all sorts of occasions but I've chosen to make a wedding card.

The card measures 7" square and I've used the 2nd largest die from the Harrop Layering die set for the card blank. 

Other Tonic products used - 
Frame from the Home Together die and stamp set 
Victoria embossing folder
Frond Finesse swirls 
Entwined Trellis Peony flowers
Silver metallic and Satin card stock
Silver Crystal drops 

I hope you enjoy this one today. 

Thank you for joining me.