Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Webbing Spray, Crackle & Award

Firstly, let me thank the girls who nominated me for the "You Make My Day" Award, Jenny, Sarah and Linda. Check out the blogs of these extremely talented girls....a visual treat for sure!



The You Make My Day Award is for being an inspirational blog! The rules for the “You Make My Day” award are to re-present it to 10 people whose blogs bring you happiness and inspiration and make you feel happy about blog land. Well, with all the blogs that I have been visiting this little award has popped up numerous times so I'd just be sending it back to the same people again so I'm going to cheat a little here and just say ....go visit my favourite blogs link down the side and take your pick!!! Blogging has bought all types of people together and though we may not all like, or be inspired by what other people do, it's good to know that there's someone out there that you can connect with. How boring and predictable if we all liked the same stuff anyway!


We had a little chat about this last night at my webbing spray atc class. One of the girls had seen Sweeney Todd and was not at all thrilled with the blood and gore aspect of it but one of the other girls said she and her girlfriend just about laughed all the way through! Takes all types in this World and I, for one, am EXTREMELY happy about this!!! lol I have yet to see this but I just know I'm just gonna love it.....are you surprised???


Onto some arty stuff.....as I said, last night's atc class was on webbing spray. We used a couple of different techniques of laying down the first lot of colour for the background before using the webbing spray. First was Tim's "smoosh" method.....distress ink pads "dtcs" (that's direct-to-craft-sheet) on the Ranger craft sheet, spritz with water, lay down cartridge paper, pat down, twist 45 degrees while on craft sheet, then lift....amazing coloured background. One of the girls, Nicola, used Spiced Marmalade and Fired Brick.....OMG!!! This looked like a fabulous sunset!!! My favourite colour combo for this technique is Peeled Paint & Weathered Wood but thought I'd step outside my comfort zone and try Vintage Photo and Broken China. Here's the 8" x 11" sheet with that colour, also with the black webbing spray added...



If you still have some of the ink and water left on the craft sheet you can do it a second time using another piece of paper and this will give a completely different effect. This is the result of the remaining ink/water "smoosh"....



The second type of background we did was with the Glimmer Mists , these are new spray colours with a wonderful shimmer that we've had at Scraptivate for a little while. The colours on this one are Latte and Patina. No webbing spray on this one yet...




This is the raffle atc for last night......just a little big of fighting over who was going to go home with Johnny! Do you like the little shrink plastic heart?


This next atc is for the Crackle Technique class that's just over a week away. We'll be using the Helmar 2 step crackle over images and the Distress Crackle Paint as well as the Crackle Accents.


GOSSIP: Who's the well-known "arty" girl who's going scrapbooky??? ~insert sing-song voice~......I'll never tell, I'll never tell..... No, I don't take bribes....you're secret is safe with me Ms "X"!!! hahahahahaha

14 comments:

Sam Marshall said...

Kelsey- these backgrounds look absolutely amazing!You deserve these awards- your site is amazing.

mary schweitzer said...

Kelsey, you always inspire me. I never thought to crackle images!
Mary

Sarah said...

Kelsey
love these backgrounds wow!!!!

Julie H said...

Webbing spray is on my list for when I come to beading class...these backgrounds are delicious - so is Johnny...and um...Nat?

Linda Cain said...

Web spraying....gotta try it! And of course, anything with black and color catches my eye!
Terrific work!
Linda
JD is hot! ssssss!

Ev said...

LOL think I know the girl - do I whisper the name!!!! ROFLOL I love the crackle on the atc and as for JD Yummy....

Diane said...

Kelsey, You are just amazing. I am absolutely in awe of your work. Gorgeous, gorgeous!!! I love visiting your blog! Thanks so much for sharing with all of us.

Sam Marshall said...

Hi Kelsey,

I am tagging you! Check out my blog for further details!

Judy said...

Very noice esp Johhny - drool.
looking forward to ze crackle!

Annette Husband said...

Lovely backgrounds Kelsey and I would have fought for the Johnny one too :o)

thealteredpage said...

Great and creative crackle ATC. Thanks too for sharing the techniques for those beautiful backgrounds.

LostLuggage said...

WOW What amazing backgrounds! I know a lot about this technique, but I never try it. I looks like it is time to get out the craft sheet and play along!

Thank you so much for visiting my blog and taking the time to leave such a great comment! I appreciate your visit very much! Go get that journal! See you soon =)

Jen Crossley said...

Mr Depp is very hot Grrrr Love the Backgrounds Kelsey your amazing girl
Tell me about Ms X is she small??
Jen

vivian said...

awesome colours kelsey! love the spray. :)