Friday, 17 May 2019

Art journal : Whimsical Blythe Art in the Dyalog Backgrounds Insert.



I am having so much fun drawing these whimsical girls ! I use Express It paper, which is my absolute fave for Copic colouring. My art journal is the Dyalog Backgrounds Insert by Ranger. All the supplies are listed in the description on Youtube.

Sunday, 12 May 2019

Colour Coordination Journalling.

Sometimes it's nice to work on a clean and simple project. I love a neat work station, and you can see from the photo that I kept the theme simple, and the colours coordinated.

I love this shell plate that I bought many years ago, and use it to store what I'm working on. Here I was using leaves, twigs, brown paper bags and Kraft tags, along with twine and soft nature coloured washi tape. This was a serene, calm project, and a very relaxing way to spend an afternoon unwinding.
Happy weekend!
Vicki

Saturday, 27 April 2019

Amazing New Technique - Distress Oxide Ink on Photo Paper with Square Stamping.



I have discovered an amazing new technique using Distress Oxide Inks on Photo paper! See how I use the stamp pad as a stamp and create one of the best backgrounds I have ever made. You will love this idea.



Thursday, 18 April 2019

Whimsical Art Journal using Dylusions Dyalog Insert by Ranger.

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This is one of the easiest art journal pages you could ever do. The backgrounds have already been created for you in this Insert book by Ranger. Its the Dyalog "Backgrounds" Book by Dyan Reaveley, and all the work is already done! If you are a lover of Clean and Simple (CAS) cards, then this is an easy introduction to creating impressive art journal pages without all the work of layering.

The stamp I have used for the main image is the "Blythe Green" digital stamp, which I designed for my ETSY STORE.

The sentiment is from Impression Obsession, and the ink is Tuxedo Memento black ink.

Monday, 15 April 2019

Creating Embedded Elements within a Frame. Copic Colouring.


I wanted to share this new concept with you. It's an idea I came up with that I'm calling "Embedded Frames."
I used the Tree builder punch from Stampin' Up! to cut out some "grass" for my stamped puppy and kittens to sit on.
In order to achieve this effect,  I turned the tree builder pieces upside down, then passed them through the Big Shot with the stitched frames to embed the grass into the background.

 Next I sponged some sky into the background and placed my kittens and puppy onto the grass, popping them up on dimensionals.

 I stamped and punched the cloud using the tree builder punch, as you can see from these close up shots.

 I switched out the colours for moody browns and greys for the tangled kitty.

 These are the copic colours I used, and I added some sparkly details with the stardust gelly roll pen. The light greys helped these little darlings pop right off the page.

 I love the way the grass was completely embedded within the frame. I was really pleased with the result, and will use this idea again, as it turned out so well. A simple top-fold card base in whisper white is all that is needed to finish your card.


Have a marvellously creative day, and don't forget to check out my ETSY store for more ideas.
Vicki x

Saturday, 30 March 2019

*New* Pink Blossoms Scrapbook Kit and Chat. Travellers Notebook Layout.



 This Travellers Notebook Layout is now available for instant download in my ETSY store. 

I have made a real - time process video of how I covered my Travellers' Notebook and put together this spread using the PINK BLOSSOM SUITE.



It's easy to cut out the quote blocks and background paper to the size of your page
then add whatever embellishments you have to hand.


I added a folded paper doily under the "Oh Happy Day" block, which I backed with some black card stock , then added the wooden word "celebrate."  I show you how easy it is to custom die this piece by simply using a stamp pad. Some Nuvo drops and a heart-shaped chipboard were added for the finishing touch.


Hashtag your creations #vickiparfenowstamps
I would love to see what you make with this kit!

Vicki. 


Friday, 29 March 2019

Stamp Storage for Small Spaces. Convert your CD cases to compact storage!



Store your stamps in this economical way. Convert your Stampin' Up! stamps into this slim storage system.
If you have LOTS of stamps, like I do, then you might like to try this method. Space saving storage! Love it.

Sunday, 24 March 2019

WOW! Quote Blocks. Now available in my ETSY Store.



If you love scrapbooking, or working in a Travellers' Notebook, then these Quote Blocks might be just what you're looking for. Available from my ETSY store;  they also come with 2  A4  sized scrapbook papers to use as backgrounds.

They are available for instant download, and can be printed out on a regular home printer, using A4 or US letter sized paper.

Copic Tutorial Coloring Skin Tones with Vicki Parfenow



This is one of my most popular video tutorials. If you struggle with skin tones and blending with Copic Markers, you may pick up a few tips here.

Have a fabulously creative day.
Vicki


Thursday, 21 March 2019

NEW! BIG Blooms EZPrint Cards. Vicki Parfenow Stamps.



My ETSY STORE is finally open for business!  This has been a dream of mine for so long. I will be doing a series of videos on Youtube showing how to make the most of the products.
I have stocked the shop with printables of my design and art work, plus wall quotes that are ready to print and frame in A4 size. There are also some cute printables of my big-eyed dolls....if you are a Blythe lover, you may enjoy these too.
Happy creating!
Vicki x