100 Sub Party

Hello fellow Alchemists, 

Welcome to the 100 Sub Party, I am not going to tell you much about it, you will have to watch the video bellow for information :). No sneak peek pics either! I want to take the time to thank everyone who has subscribed in the past couple of months for getting me to 100 subs so quickly!

I am super excited to have reached my first milestone and I hope you enjoy my 100 Sub Party! I appreciate everyone who has taken the time to subscribe and join me in my arty crafty journey. Hopefully we can have some more party’s together. You have two weeks so good luck!

The Arty Crafty Alchemist

 

 

Hedgehog Hollow May 2018 Waffle Flower and Pretty Pink Posh Box

Hello fellow Alchemists,

Yay, the Hedgehog Hollow May 2018 Waffle Flower and Pretty Pink Posh Box is here. I scream you scream we all scream for Ice Cream! Can you guess what’s in the box? lol. This is a box full of fun and I had just recently purchased some DCWV papers that I will be showing in future videos that are going to work perfectly with this box!

What did we get in the Hedgehog Hollow May 2018 Waffle Flower and Pretty Pink Posh Box? Mice with Ice creams in the Sweet Ice Cream stamp set and loads of ice creams and sentiments. In the Hedgehog Hollow Sweet Sentiments stamp set we have words words and more words. Being British Alexandra spelt the words in both British and American English for those of us who aren’t American :). This makes me super happy. Hopefully next year we will get a MUM set! lol

Our Pretty Pink Posh sequin mix and Tonic Nuvo Glitter marker go super well together and will even work nicely with the LDRS Tea Party ink cubes from last months box. Then we have the Sweet word die designed by Alexandra to go with our Sweet Ice Cream and Sweet Sentiments stamp sets.

Regular Subscribers also got the Tonic Nuvo Clear Mark embossing pad. I have only ever really had Versamark or Ranger so it will be good to try something new! On a side note whichever the white Ranger embossing pad is, it’s awful, turns into a pancake after a year or two or disintegrates!

What is your favourite thing from the box? I have to admit mine is the Nuvo glitter marker in Strawberry Bon Bon, is there a purple one? If there is I want it! Hope you are creating your own arty crafty alchemy! Hopefully I will be back tomorrow with an announcement!

The Arty Crafty Alchemist

 

Hedgehog Hollow LDRS Furry Fabulous Watercolour Card

Hello fellow Alchemists,

Today I am sharing with you a Hedgehog Hollow LDRS Furry Fabulous Watercolour Card. It has taken me so long to get the video out as it has been nothing but trouble. The video almost ended up in the bin! You can see my unboxing here and my previous project here.

For this card I Stamped my Furry-Fabulous images onto Arches 300gsm 100% cotton paper with LDRS Hybrid Raven Ink. The painting was done with Winsor & Newton Artist quality watercolour paints. if you watch the video you will see I regretted that decision! There were a  bunch of different brushes used and tonnes of mistakes. We got there in the end though! One of my favourite shades of paint got used which is Cobalt Turquoise light. I also got to try Cerulean Blue and Neutral Tint for the first time :D. Well really this was actually my first time using Winsor & Newton Artist Grade, I have used Cotman many times and I can say there is a very big difference!

Colours used in my Hedgehog Hollow LDRS Furry Fabulous Watercolour Card

Sky – Cerulean Blue

Grass – Sap Green and Cobalt Green Yellow Shade. Sap Green to darken the colour mix.

Dog Bowl – Neutral Tint and Sanguine

Dog – Nose – Neutral Tint Fur – Raw Sienna, Neutral Tint, Sanguine and Gamboge Genuine, Neutral Tint to darken for each layer of fur. Dog Tag – Raw Sienna, New Gamboge and Neutral Tint.

Winnie – Skin – Sanguine, New Gamboge, Gamboge Genuine and Raw Sienna. Dress – Cobalt Turquoise Light Hair – Add Raw Sienna to dog hair mix and water a small portion down for the base. Use the unwatered down colour to start adding darker hair where needed and then add more Neutral Tint to darken the colour for each layer.

For the sentiment I used the LDRS Hybrid Raven ink from the box. Then it was mounted onto a Kmart card base (I am hoarding my Neenah from the box to stamp and colour on) with some foam tape.

Hope you are getting your own arty crafty alchemy on and that you enjoyed this card. Thank you for stopping by.

The Arty Crafty Alchemist

May Reject Shop Haul and Flip Through of their Newest Collection

Hello fellow Alchemists,

Today I am going to keep this post short and sweet and show you a new swoon worthy collection from The Reject Shop called Stillwater. If you love water coloury paper pads these are for you! On a side note this is not today’s scheduled video. My computer keeps eating it!

As you probably know by now I am addicted to The Reject Shop of late, so much prettiness for paper crafters abounds there! This stack and ephemera pack is so close second to my favourite which was the Fanciful collection which you can see here.

We all have to get the mundane supplies as well but I am happy I found these envelopes for the competition that is coming up. I am just struggling to find an idea that won’t cost people a tonne of money! Hopefully in the near future! Hope you liked my haul, comment below what your favourite item is or what you would make with one of the items.

Hope you are creating some of your own Arty Crafty Alchemy. Thank you for stopping by.

The Arty Crafty Alchemist

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Disney Paper Haul, Frozen, Pooh, Mickey and Minnie

Hello fellow Alchemists,

Today I am sharing with you some paper pads I was shown on eBay. The seller is so nice that they even send an extra present in your package :D. Three of the pads a gold foil and the last one has embossed designs in colour.

Aren’t they adorable! They are just too cute. They are made of some nice heavy duty paper so will make great laying pieces too. I know these stacks are readily available in Europe and the UK. Poundland in the UK are selling them! They are not easy to get here so I had to buy mine from the Netherlands.

The free stickers have several layers. Keep your eyes peeled, there may be some more arriving soon 😉 Let me know what you would make with these pads in the comments below.

Thanks for stopping by, hope you are creating some arty crafty alchemy yourselves! Bye for now.

The Arty Crafty Alchemist!

Caroline’s Gifts Part 2

Hello fellow Alchemists,

Today I am sharing  Caroline’s gifts part 2. Caroline gave me some more stuff while I was at craft group 😀 Two grocery bags full in fact. When I say full, I mean bursting at the seams lol. I am very greatful to have received so many lovely things.

There are some more lovely scrapbooking papers including some of my favourites from DCWV. There are stickers and rub ons and vellum poems. Lots of little bits and pieces. Some chipboard from Graphic 45 that matches the papers I got in the first video.

There is quite a lot of Creative Memories stuff. A whole pack of different coloured border strips, stickers, die cut Christmas words, punches! I am very excited about these especially as one is the hexagons and hexagons are back in again… The Creative Memories cutting system with the three little blades and some of the shapes to cut and templates to see the sizes.

Whilst I have hexagon dies already to make a card with many hexagons on it I think the punch will be a much better and faster option. The Ebosser I have takes 30 seconds to pass the plates through the machine, in that time with the punches I could probably punch around 20 lol. Double that if I used both punches at once.

What was your favourite item that Caroline gave me?  If there anything in particular you would make? That doily was lovely, while I was editing the video I was thinking that it would make a great addition to a journal or mini album cover.

Thanks for joining me, hope you’re creating your own Arty Crafty Alchemy. Bye for now.

The Arty Crafty Alchemist

Hedgehog Hollow March 2018 LDRS Pop Up Box

Hello fellow Alchemists,

Sorry for the late post. Between my daughters science assignment, feeling fluey and computer issues I am really behind the eight ball today lol. Hope everyone else is well! Todays video features products from The Hedgehog Hollow March 2018 LDRS box (Little Darlings Rubber Stamps). You can see a project I made with the February box here.

What I thought was going to be an easy card to make turned out to be a pain in my butt haha. I had a few errors along the way, had to edit a couple out as time was getting away from me lol. There are still a couple in there though! Mostly I just kept adding tape to the wrong places lol.

The middle bars looked a little plain to me so I decided to add the straight Lawn Fawn Meadow Border to them. It was a little higher than I’d have liked but the grass added an extra element that I really liked especially as I always feel like I need to fill everything up!  Winnie, the doggy and some accessories from the stamp set Furry Fabulous out of the Hedgehog Hollow March 2018 LDRS box as well as the Flowers from the February boxes Some Bunny Lawn Fawn set were stamped with Memento ink. If you watched the video you will see why I did not use the LDRS Hybrid Ink. I used the co-ordinating dies for Furry Fabulous and Some bunny to cut my coloured pieces out.

The Copic and Promarker colours I used are:

Doggy – YR20, YR23 and Promarker O538 (Apricot) Nose – R00, R01, R02 Dog Tag – Y28.

Winnie – Skin – E000, E00, E01 Dress and Bow – BG10, BG11, BG13 Hair – V91, V93, V95.

For the flowers I used the colours above as well as – RV55, RV52, Promarker G159 (Lime Zest), YG03 and YG06

Bone – C00, C0

Hope you liked what I made with the supplies from the box. I have my thinking cap on for my next make. My new box has been sent so I best get a wriggle on lol. What’s your favourite thing from the Hedgehog Hollow boxes so far? Hope you are creating some Arty Crafty Alchemy of your own, Bye for now,

The Arty Crafty Alchemist

Hedgehog Hollow March 2018 LDRS Box

Hello fellow Alchemists,

Holy wow did I have to wait a long time for my Hedgehog Hollow March 2018  box. USPS must have sent it around the world or something lol. It usually takes a week and a half to get something from the states but I had to wait twice that 🙁 Anyway it’s here now and all is good! You can see what I got in my first box here.

The Hedgehog Hollow March 2018  box contains lots of goodies from Little Darlings Rubber Stamps or LDRS for short. It is excellent value for money this month for sure. We got an awesome envelope die that is big enough to hold a gift card. I got the fairy!!! The die set is called Fairy Fantasy. I still think I want the other one too though, that’s called Love Letter.

We also got not one but two six inch paper collections. Twelve sheets of each, which is half a stack. The collections we got are Sweet Pea and Pretty Perfect. Alexandra also chose four hybrid ink cubes to match our papers. The colours are La-La-Lavender, Pink Tutu, Key Lime Pie and Raven. Best of all the LDRS hybrid inks work with both watercolouring and alcohol markers 😀 This makes me a very happy girl as I do both and it’s a pain swapping ink pads all the time lol. I just need a re-inker now as of course spots don’t last as long as full sized pads.

We also got our cute lil Minnie Winnie & Furry Fabulous stamp and die set. The dies even match all the accessories for the dog and Winnie. Because I am a regular subscriber I also got some clear embossing powder. I was hoping for white but ah well lol. Finally we got Neenah Solar white and some other card stocks as well as velum to make cards with. I can’t wait to give this stuff a go.

Is there anything you like from the box? What would you make? Thanks for joining me.

The Arty Crafty Alchemist

Make Your Own Metallic and Pearl Paints Like Finetec/Coliro

Hello fellow Alchemists,

Today I am showing you how to make your own Metallic and Pearl paints like the Finetec Coliro and the Gansai Tambi gem and starry colour palettes. They are super easy to make with liquid Gum Arabic and any type of fine Mica Powder.

These turned out far better than I expected. I used a range of different mica powders to show that maybe you have something similar in your stash or your house that you can use too. I used Pearl Ex, Perfect Pearls, Colorworks gold powder and even a powdered eye shadow. You could even break up any of your sparkly eyeshadows and grind them down to a powder to make paint.  Gum Arabic is a type of glue/binder that is often used to make watercolours so once the paint is dried and won’t wipe off your surface.

I have given a quick demo on some painted flowers, though I didn’t use the best brushes they still turned out pretty well. I am not a hand letterer yet, though I did do some calligraphy in my younger years, so will mostly use this paint to add shimmer highlights to flowers and butterflies and well anything else I think needs some added sparkle!

I have only mixed up five colours so far but I am sure I will add more. I have the whole collection of Pearl Ex and about eight Perfect Pearls. I also have a few bottles of those eye shadows that I bought to make paint. So I will be able to add a lot of variety to my colours when I make more 🙂

Have you made your own Fintec Coliro ot Gansai Tambi type paints? They remind me a lot of H20s, though I never had them either :(. I used to love watching people make things with them. I have mixed pearl paint as I needed it before. That was with the powdered Gum Arabic though. I have read to get that to disperse properly you need to use warm water.

Hope you are making some arty crafty alchemy magic of your own. See you next time.

The Arty Crafty Alchemist

Harvey Norman Haul March 2018

Hello fellow Alchemists,

Today I am sharing with you my Harvey Norman Haul. I only went in there because my daughter was looking for something for her tablet and it was cooler in the store with the air con than in the car lol. That decision cost me oops.

As you can see I got a bunch of stickers and die cuts. They range from really small to medium/large and some even have dimension. I really like the wedding ones, the pastel colours are cute! I bought lot’s so I could share some in a future giveaway. 100 subs hint hint. Almost halfway there 🙂

Honestly, I don’t get the random moustache thing! Why is it all over everything! The baby stuff having moustaches really has me puzzled. Is that just me? Do you think random moustaches on things is crazy too? I was so hoping that fad had passed by now…

Hope you are doing some arty crafty alchemy. Thanks for stopping by.

The Arty Crafty Alchemist