Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Fabric Ink spray on T shirt with Tonic diecuts as stencils - an idea from Doda

Here's a quick and fun way to decorate a t shirt. I cut out several diecuts with the poinsettia rococo die using just plain old ordinary card. I then laid them onto a white t shirt in my chosen layout. I then sprayed (after covering surrounding areas) with Fabric ink spray (made by Tulip) in a selection of rainbow colours. I carefully lifted off the card, and it left the white patches giving an almost batik/tie dye style effect. A fun and easy way to create a colourful tshirt. You could use any of your dies, and the kids could help design their own.

There are just so many things you can do with your Tonic dies. Are you going to try this one?

Have a colourful day!

Monday, 18 August 2014

Rococo Christmas Tree card - from RUTH

 Good morning.....just a quick card today to show how you can use the lovely new Tonic Studios Rococo Christmas Tree die to make a Clean and Simple card for Christmas. I think it's ideal for times when you have lots of cards to make in a short space of time..
I've added a Poinsettia made with the Tonic Studios Clematis, Lily, Poinsettia Punch and Stamp set  - also from Tonic Studios and some tiny gems.
I've used white linen, forest green, ruby red and daffodil yellow card from Papermill.

Thursday, 14 August 2014

Fun bookmark with the Rococo Helpers boot die - an idea from Doda

I don't know about you, but I still like to read a genuine paper book. I haven't progressed to a Kindle or suchlike as yet, so I still like and use bookmarks.

If you are giving a book as a gift, to someone who still appreciates real books, how fun would it be place this bookmark inside their gift. Seasonal and quirky wouldn't you say? Sure to bring a smile to the recipients face. All you need is some card, and Tonic's Helper's Boot die. 

Have a lovely day

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Poinsettia Strip die - card from RUTH

Just reminding you that the Tonic Studios Pick of the Day has a few more shows still going on today-

 Ideal World -  4pm. 7pm.

Create and Craft -. 5pm. 

I've used the gorgeous new Rococo Poinsettia Strip die along with the letters from the Christmas Wishes header fold die for this card - and coloured the Poinsettia with Promarkers.

Star Secret diary - an idea from Doda

I love the fact that the star die set comes with so many components.  I was able to use the outline die to cut a pink felt star which I stitched around in yellow thread for contrast.  I covered a cheap diary to make it into more of a special gift for a young lady. 

The "You're a Star" die is also from Tonic  and goes perfectly. 

You can catch a few more shows today...here is the schedule.

Ideal World - 4pm. 7pm.

Create and Craft - 5pm. 

Have a lovely day !

Winter Wishes - card from RUTH

Good morning.....Just a reminder that the brand new Tonic Studios Christmas header dies, bauble dies and Christmas Rococo dies are Pick of the Day on Create and Craft today..
You can see the shows on both Ideal World and Create and Craft at these times...

Ideal World - 8am. 10am. 1pm. 4pm. 7pm.

Create and Craft - 12pm. 3pm. 5pm. 

I've used 2 dies from the Christmas Wishes Header Fold Die Set along with the Rococo Beautiful Bow die on this tent card.

Tuesday, 12 August 2014

Room decor canvas using Tonic's star bauble dies - an idea from Doda

I've used Tonic's very versatile star dies to decorate a canvas that would look lovely hanging in a baby's room. I took a 30cm by 30cm canvas and painted it with shades of blue acrylic paint. It took a couple of layers to get the depth of colour I was looking for. I then sprayed and splattered it with various colours of ink and paint to give it the look of distant galaxies.
The four smallest stars are snipped from 3d bauble die and my 8 year old daughter suggested that it should be the smallest star that got the sparkly crystals treatment.

Where the stars are I added a swoosh of glitter mod podge, the photos of the canvas do not show it as well as I would have liked. If the posty managed to get it there on time, you might see it on Create and Craft tonight! I wonder if the bad weather held it up at all.

Stay safe, stay inside, and watch Jo on Ideal World  tonight at 9pm.