Friday, 23 February 2018

Music In Your Heart - Victoria Dalziel

Good morning everyone, weekend Yay! , well it's a busy weekend prepping here lots of Amazing products coming your way in the upcoming weeks and months I am blown away almost speechless but my lips are sealed for now but when I say amazing I really mean it. Ok, so my first blog post today I am sharing the Rococo plus music die sets and embossing folder that were launched a couple of days ago I will be blogging a new product later today launching with Paula on Monday so keep an eye out on my blog later for that.

This card is 8x8 with mat & layering the cream top layer has the pierced circles die sets and then the basic layering circle die sets all the card used for this card is from the craft perfect range.
The Craft perfect Ivory cardstock circle was placed in the music embossing folder and then a little vintage photo was added to the embossed area the flowers were created from Tonic Studios Kit 5 , several layers cut for each flower shaped on a sponge mat and glued together then placed on the card using a hot glue gun and adding leaves, and Nuvo Crystal drops in light gold to the centres of each flower.
The sentiment was stamped from my stash of stamps using Tonics Black hybrid ink pad.
The gramophone has two dies in the set, the backing die was cut in Polished gold mirror and then the detail die was cut in Espresso brown car stock the wooden part of the gramophone was cut out of Kraft card and distressed with a little orange marmalade ink and then paper pieced the top part of the gramophone was paper pieced with again Kraft card that had a layer of bronze mousse added to it to make it look old.
This was then placed on the card with 3D foam pads and then a sentiment from my own stash was also added with the gorgeous flowers from Tonic Studios Kit 5 which are so pretty.

The card base was created using the basic layering Geometric die sets and adding layers using craft perfect card stock French blue and bright white the background of the card was created using a smooth sheet of craft perfect smooth card stock and using the Aqua flow pens adding a few drops of them and then with the Nuvo water spray bottles apply water until your happy with the look and either let it dry naturally or dry with a heat gun then once dry place it in the embossing folder and the result you get look fantastic and really sets the card off .
The drums were die cut in craft perfect black gloss card stock for a really dramatic look and then the detail die was cut in craft perfect Silver Mirror card and elements were paper pieced in silver and then cutting the die again in the gorgeous craft perfect Cobalt Velour card stock.the sentiment was from my own stash layered onto the glossy black craft perfect cardstock stamped with Nuvo hybrid ink pad and heat embossed with our Nuvo black embossing powder. And then the stopper at the base of the card was cut from a previous tonic music die collection and added to the card with 3mm thick foam pads.

Spanish Guitar is fabulous and a great card to send to male or female the card base is from the fabulous Memory maker album die sets so if you were a lucky one that managed to get hold of that set it makes fabulous cards as well as the albums.The base of the card is cut from cream 300gsm and folded in half to create a tent fold then the layers were added using the craft perfect cardstock in Espresso Brown brown, Ivory , and Kraft card and also gold mirror card the Guitar was paper pieced and the backing plate was cut in brown and also Polished gold to create a slight shadow with the Polished gold mirror card.
The backing was a wood effect paper I had in my stash and then music notes were cut from gold mirror card from Tonics previous music launch from a few a couple of yrs ago now but still available in the trade. And to finish the card a sentiment from my own crafty stash was added

Rococo Plus Music Collection - Drumbeat Rhythm and Microphone Melody

Sharing a couple of birthday cards I made for the launch of the Rococo Plus Music Collection from Tonic Studios. 
The first card features Drumbeat Rhythm, and one of the fab sentiments from the Will's Hand collection - birthday. 

On my second card I've used Microphone Melody. I adore this die, it reminds me of my trip to Memphis and Sun Records where I got so pose with the microphone that Elvis used 😆 which looks like this! (see pic below, ah happy memories 😊)

Rococo Plus Music Collection - Violin and Gramaphone - Edna Taylor

Good morning and welcome to the weekend on the blog.

I have two more Music themed cards from the latest Tonic Studios launch to share today.

Tonic products used - 
Rococo Plus Floral Violin
Craft Perfect - Ivory white, Majestic Gold, Glazed Chestnut pearlescent
Rococo Music notes 
Kaleidoscope Octagons and Hexagons for layering
Nuvo Crystal drops - Dark Walnut
Tonic Music embossing folder 

I've also used music designer paper from Hunkydory

My second card is a bit more of a vintage feel with the fabulous Gramophone die.

Tonic products used - 
Rococo Plus Floral Gramophone
Craft Perfect - Espresso, Pistachio
ATC - Me to You for the sentiment plaque
Nuvo Embellishment mousse - Cosmic Brown
Tonic Romanesque Bracket die 
Flowers and leaves are from the Tonic Craft Kit #5
Nuvo Rose Gold squares - Golden Years Confetti collection

These dies are really statement pieces and don't need a lot to show them off but you can go to town of course and really enjoy playing with them.

Suitable for so many occasions and so easy to work with. I hope you managed to secure yours.

 Tonic Musical Rococo Die   Embossing Folder Collection   12 Dies -250118

Thank you for calling in today.
Have a super weekend. 

Pin-Up Girls - Singing in the Rain - Louise Sims

Did you see the recent shows with on Hochanda sharing the new Pin-Up Girls from Tonic Studios? Aren't these images a little bit cheeky, rammed full of nostalgia and suit a raft of crafting styles from mixed media, scrapbooking, cardmaking and so, so, so much more ... Can you guess I have lots of ideas running around using these dies.

Here is one of the projects I made for the launch and although there doesn't appear to be much happening, I had great fun using my glimmer pastes, stencils and embellishment mousse ...

I began by creating my background using the Beautiful Bokeh stencil with Blue Topaz and Moonstone glimmer paste. Once dry I went around the edges with Pacific Teal & Cornflower Blue embellishment mousse and added streaks of colour to the middle using Peony Pink & Pink Flame embellishment mousse. Next, I die cut the backing panel both from the red backing layer and my background at the same time. If you die cutting machine will not go through both layers at the same time, cut the first layer and then use this to position the die on the bottom layer.

I then stuck the glimmer paste die cut backing panel inside the red layer and raised up the remainder of the background with 3D foam. This created a quick but effective shadow effect. I've then added my image into the recess, paper pieced her, coloured the flesh with my Nuvo markers and finally layered up the umbrella so that my tumbling hearts had somewhere to land.

Along the top of my card blank, I added a selection of cloud die cuts plus the 'Singing in the rain' sentiment. A quick but effective way to give an edge to your cards without too much fuss. I lightly coloured each of the clouds with Pink Peony & Cornflower Blue embellishment mousse. Finally, I added my hearts and raindrops to tie everything in together. 

A great way to have a messy play but still looks as if the card is relatively clean & simple ... well as clean and simple as I can get 😉😅😏

Have your dies arrived yet? I'd love to see how you have been inspired - just leave me a link in the comments section and I can pop over to see what you have made.

x x x

Sing Your Own Song - Victoria Dalziel

Good morning everyone, welcome to my blog, this morning I am sharing a card created for Tonic Studios Rococo plus music die sets that were launched on Hochanda last night, lots of shows scheduled today with Jodie, so lots of inspiration and beautiful samples from the team.

The card base and layers are cut from the Victorian Layering die set, musical notepaper from my stash of papers.
The microphone die has a backing die as these die sets are the Rococo plus which gives you 2x dies to each set this backing layer was die cut in Nuvo Black gloss craft perfect mirror card and then the detail die was die cut in craft perfect silver Mirror card and glued flat to the backing die, make sure you only add a small amount of glue as the mirror card will get messy and mark where the excess glue is, you then need to cut the detail die again in the silver satin craft perfect and then bit by bit paper piece the microphone this is then added to the card with 3D foam pads and then placed on the card.
The card is then embellished a little further by adding a beautiful musical note from a previous music die set from Tonic and a stamped sentiment from my own stash and then finish the card with Nuvo red berry Crystal drops.

Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog today 
Until next time xx

Dream Big - Claire Rhodes-Brandon

Today I'm sharing a card made for the launch of the new Rococo Plus Music collection from Tonic Studios. The dies were launched last night on HOCHANDA and there are more shows today where you will see some amazing samples by the DT. There are another 5 dies and an embossing folder in the collection.
My first card features Violin Twist, I had a budding musician in mind when creating this card, I just love this older sentiment die. 

Thursday, 22 February 2018

Rococo Plus Music Drums and Microphone - Edna Taylor

Good morning and welcome to the blog today.

I have a couple of cards to share with you using the same colours of Nuvo Aquaflow but giving two totally different looks.
I love these pens, they are so versatile. 

My first card features the Drumbeat Rhythm set

Tonic products used - 

Rococo Plus Drumbeat Rhythm
Nuvo Aquaflow - Red apple, Spiced Ginger, Azure Blue
Memory Book Cascade layering die set for card base and sentiment plaque
Star Layering dies
Craft Perfect - Ruby Ritz glitter card, Chilli Red, Frosted Silver, Jet Black, Ultra Smooth white for the background.

I applied some of the ink from the aqua flow to my glass mat, spritzed lightly with water and using a dry paintbrush splattered the colours onto the Ultra White card stock.
For the star, I used the markers direct to paper and then spritzed lightly with water to break down the colours a little. I was going for vibrant here. :) 

I used some stamps from a free set I had in a magazine and stamped the sentiment and border.
I used notes from our previous Music die collection for a bit of interest to finish out the card. 

My second card features the fab Microphone Melody die set.

Tonic Products used - 
Rococo Plus Microphone Melody
Nuvo Aquaflow - Red Apple, Spiced Ginger, Azure Blue
Rococo Music notes
Tag layering dies
Craft Perfect - Jet Black, Ultra Smooth white (for background), Bright White, Frosted Silver
Nuvo Crystal drops - Ebony

I applied a generous amount of ink from the pens onto my glass mat and spritzed with water. I laid the ultra smooth cardstock on top and swirled it in the ink.
I love this technique. You never really know what you are going to get. :) 
I overstamped the background with Nuvo Metro Grey using a stamp from a free set I had with a magazine and just happened to be a fab microphone. I also used a sentiment from this set stamped onto a spare piece of the inked card backed with plain tags, distressed the edges and stapled together. 

The microphone is a large die and takes centre stage, cut in white and black and paper pieced with frosted silver. 
I added a couple of fine inked strips onto a black border and some Nuvo drops to finish. 

Tonic Musical Rococo Die   Embossing Folder Collection   12 Dies -250118

These are beautiful dies to work with and so versatile for so many moods and occasions. 

Don't forget to catch the shows on Hochanda today for lots more inspiration.