Monday, 18 October 2010

Birthdays! At Lexi's Creations..

Over at Lexi's Creations this week the challenge is 'Birthdays' as its our very 1st birthday :D And sponsoring us is 'Fairy Dust Crafts' with more than 1 chance to win...
•First Prize: 2 Fairy Dust Rubber Stamps to the winner (Lexi's Creation's images)….The stamps are called Fairy Dust stamps in the store
•2nd Prize: 3 Digi's

•3rd Prize: 2 Digi's From Fairy Dust Crafts

And here is my card :D I used 'Bear Dress up Dee' and 'How Do You' sentiment digi images (my own creations...available at Fairy Dust Crafts) did lots of tearing but but get this...i actually attempted distressing with inks for the veryyyy 1st time! Ok i went a tad over board but hey it was fun lol

I made the flower myself by cutting out 4 different sized circles...used tim holtz distress ink so it matched the card and used glamour dust around the edges..popped a brad throught the middle and..squeaaaazzeeeeeee! I even got my heat tool out :D not used that for months lol Oh and of course..Dee is coloured using Promarkers :D

I have entered my card into the following challenges...

'crafty calendar' - autumn birthdays

'papercutz' - anything goes

'creative corner' - embellishments

Thanks for stopping by and i hope you liked my card :D

hugs Lexi xxx

Saturday, 16 October 2010

Line tutorial

This is the easiest way to learn your pen control...

First do your pre dots with a textile pen or pencil making sure the dots are nicely spaced with even gaps...

Form a pearl on the tip of the nozzle..move your pen close to your material then apply pressure to create a pearl...

as the pearl size grows you want the base of the pearl to start touching your material...once you have your desired size, do NOT release the pen, just stop applying pressure and gently rotate the nozzle on the pearl tip to form a round finish...then slowly lift away your pen...

Then move along the line using less pressure on your pen with each pearl

Well thats it for today lol Hope you found these tut's helpful and have tons of fun learning to use your pearl pens :D

If you don't have the pleasure of owning these gorgeous pens yet..nip over to 'Fairy Dust Crafts' to have a look at the fab colour selection available :D

Hugs Lexi xxx

Heart tutorial...

Nice easy one :D (she says lol)
Ok start with making yourself 2 dots....this is to mark where the top curves of the heart will start

I started with the left side as i find it easier but this is your choice...make a pearl at the tip of the nozzle then apply like explained in the flourish tut...slowly drag the pearl down to a point while also very slowly releasing the pressure on your pen..

Then, same as with the first part, pearl on 2nd dot dragging down to meet the point you made with the 1st pearl...

One heart :D

Hope you enjoyed this and find it easy to make cute little things with your pearl pens :D

For more please see 'flourish tut' and line tut'

Hugs Lexi xxx

Pearl Pen fans :D

Ok...I promised a my friends a mini tut on pearl isn't perfect but my 7yr old daughter insisted on trying to help which also involved a little table knocking lol..bless her..

ok anyway 1st of all i used my Viva Decor textile pen to mark where i wanted my pearls..I have said i will get these in store asap lol there are 2 is for light material and the ther is for you can see this pen is red but the fabulous thing about it is...after a while it disappears as you will see in the next few pictures

Next, after turning your pen upside down and rolling it between your palms to send any air to the top, remove the lid and give the pen a gentle squeaze to form a small pearl on the end of the nozzle - not yet touching pen to material

Ok now squeaze a tad more to create the size pearl you want but be close to your the pearl gets bigger yo want the bottom of the pearl to start touching the material...carry on until pearl is at preferred NOT release pressure on the pen or you will just suck the pearl back in, just stop squeazing the tube, gently rotate the pen to smooth the top of the pearl and lift the pen away slowly...then release the pressure

As you move on to each pearl further along your flourish ease off your pressure to create smaller you can see in this picture the textile pen is already starting to disappear :D Pretty cool huh lol

You can add decoration as you go or add it at the end..i prefer a little of both :D But if you add sprays off the original line make sure your pearl size is the same where you start it..or it looks odd :)

Ok now we've finished a basic flourish it's time for a little extra i did a standard pearl then pulled the pen back and forth to create points a either can also do this with a pin...just make your pearl..move the pen away then gently move the pearl around with the pin point to create your required shape. This one i did seperate to the flourish....

Then i started adding them to the flourish...cute little leaves...what do you think? :D

Sizes, amount, styles...endless choices of what to create with these marvelous pens...i for one am totally addicted lol

For more please see the 'heart tut' and 'line tut'

Hope you enjoyed:D

Hugs Lexi xxx

Monday, 4 October 2010

Lexi's Creations - spooky challenge :D

This weeks challenge is....SPOOKYYYYY (oooeeeooooo)...I couldnt decide which image to use and the kids were no help as they all picked different images! lol so i settled with making 2..sat to craft then realised :O i had no halloween bits lol so out came the robo and anything black green or orange that i could find...then i hoped over to 'stitchy bear stamps' and grabbed a halloween paper pack off 'Robyns Fetish' so heres what i managed to whip up :D...

This is one of my new images 'Pumpin Bear' using Eleganza ribbon, an e-line prima flower and 3 tier pins 'all available at Fairy Dust Crafts' and then spotted a fluffy ribbon in my stash...added a blob of black pearl pen to the centre of the flower and bobs yer uncle lol..not too bad for a no halloween stash gal:D (pearl pens will be in store this week :D)

This is another new image of mine 'Witch Bear'...i had mucho fun with this one...for a simple looking card! It was fiddly lol coz after a whole day all i had was a printed paper and 2 spiders lol...yup...i had to wait for them to dry lol i made them with black pearl pens and paper covered wire off my flowers and coloured them black with promarker :D As you can see below lol...

I have entered both cards into the following challenges

'incy wincy' - anything goes (both)

'character cafe' - recipe - pumpkin bear

'SSDS' - anything goes - pumpkin bear

'paper sundaes' - something from stash (black fluffy ribbon) - witch bear

'sentimental sundays' - Autumn or fall - pumpkin bear

'bee crafty' - furry/fluffy friends - both

'crazy 4 challenges' - colour combo - pumpkin bear

Thanks for stopping by

Hugs lexi xxx