Tuesday, April 17, 2012

clicker cutts, blossom bucket and........


MORE...

you might want to grab a beverage...
it's been a LONG time since I could squeeze in a post...
but today is THE day...

let's get started...
BREAKING NEWS!

clicker cutts have entered the building!

clicker cutts are die cut from my Clearly For Art material...
packaged & all ready for you to play...

there are clicker cutts pages, specifically designed to fit the art parts small creative covers...

BUT...
they are awesome for cards too...

or think about using them for covers for a journal/mini book...

since CFA is very strong & won't bend or break...
they are perfect for a light weight, durable journal for your purse...

I've got one in the works...

and we have clicker cutts flowers in CFA clear, blackout & whiteout...
the package looks like this...

there are many ways to alter these clicker cutts flowers...

today I'll show you a 5 minute OR LESS...
custom flower, created with clicker cutts whiteout...

grab your ink applicator with felt...


apply a quick squeeze of each color to the felt & tap the applicator over the flowers...
I like to twist & turn the applicator, so the inks don't create a pattern...

the flowers will look like this...

here's a better look...
beautiful blending of the inks...

next, I stamped this background stamp, using jet black archival...

after stamping...
use the heat it tool to dry the archival ink...

now the flowers look like this...

and closer shot...

and the largest flower...
it sure looks different than the basic whiteout flower that I started with...

these clicker cutts flowers are the same shape as my art parts flower...

perfect for layering, if you desire...
or use just one clicker cutts flower with the art parts flower...
there are LOTS of mix & match options...

the art parts flower was inked with pine needles distress stain, dried & then stamped with the same background stamp & jet black archival...

now, use the heat it tool to warm the clearly for art flowers & shape them...

I did this flower a bit different than I usually do...
I wanted to create dimension...
but not a lot of height...

so when the petals were warm, I just pressed my thumbnail into each petal, to shape them...
and then glued the 3 layers together...

oh...see that cool center?
it's a new Blossom Bucket piece...
more on that @ the end of the post...

I might add a word to the center??
or I might leave it as is...

depending where it ends up...

and a side shot, so you can see it's fairly flat...
but still dimensional & it adds texture...

I'm *thinking* I want it for a journal cover...
I think this will work...

oops...forgot to say that I used the gold paint dabber, randomly along the petal edges...

this seriously took less than 5 minutes to create!

I like that you can create any custom color flower you need for your art...
EASILY!

a few other tips...

clearly for art is VERY forgiving...

if you don't like the alcohol ink colors you chose...
a few drops of alcohol blending solution on a paper towel will completely remove the color & you're right back to a plain white flower...

and...remember that every time clearly for art is heated, it goes completely flat!
don't like the shape?

just put it right back on your craft sheet...
blast it with the heat tool & start again...

I made this flower in less than 5 minutes...
but you can play with one flower a MILLION times!

seriously...it's so much FUN...



next topic...

I *think* I may have mentioned before that I am TOTALLY IN LOVE with Ranger's specialty stamping paper...

addicted just might be another word...
Rick said it's all I talk about...
yikes! sorry dear...

I want to use it on every project...

I had no clue that a piece of plain white paper could WOW me like this stuff has...

I was thinking it would be fun to have a square journal/ mini book...

the crop a dile works like magic on art parts, to create holes...
this is made from the bases of the large square art parts frame...

and a page in progress...

and here is a really nice size larger journal/book...

this time I used the large creative covers...
I can't wait to have some spare time to play...

what I like about making these is that the pages can be made from anything...

you bet...

but you sure can make it a really MIXED MEDIA journal...
just use anything you have...

I like that I can have the pages on my table & work on nice flat pages...
it really makes it so easy...

MORE BREAKING NEWS!

Cindy told me this morning that
my NEW "embellish your art" trinkets
are shipping... starting TODAY!!!

CHA orders ship first...

So...they should be in stores in just a few days...

start watching!

and MORE BREAKING NEWS!
because the Blossom Bucket pieces are shipping...

my #3 kits for art will be shipping very soon too...
check your LSS, favorite on line...
Ranger, if you are a store owner...
or order them right from Stampers Anonymous...

this is a fun kit, because in addition to all the art parts, step out photos & instructions...
this kit is THE FIRST to include
the new Blossom Bucket pieces...

here's the finished art...

the resin shutters & the clear resin mini bottle are included...

this kit also teaches my technique for altering the clear resin bottle to make it very vintage & cracked...

also included in the kit is the metal corner from Blossom Bucket...
I show you how to use it to make the shutters dimensional...

if you look closely, I hope you can see that they aren't glued down flat...

I'm thinking this will make a fun Mother's day, new home, or special friend gift...

thanks for letting me share my excitement...

MORE BREAKING NEWS!

Just got this email as I was typing...

DESK TOP ORGANIZER...UPDATE!
it's HERE & shipping too!!
AWESOME!~

I'm waiting for the photos...
I'll post it on Twitter & Facebook, just as soon as I get them...

that's it for today...
let me know your thoughts & I'll have a prize package...(including clicker cutts!)

for a random commenter...

as always...
MAKE ART!
wendy

71 comments:

inkypinkycraft said...

Wow, wow and wow!!!!!that's all I can say!! Hugs trace x

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Ooh I am looking forward to the organiser and I have some of your embellishments on order. The dimensional flowers combined with alcohol ink look fabulous. Tracy x

mrich2500 said...

Enabler alert....just when I think I'm safe more awesome stuff comes along!

FryeStyle said...

Those clicker cutts are very convenient. Your creativity amazes me. I love everything you make.

Lori said...

Ok, when you mentioned clicker cutts before, I'm like.."whatchu talkin' 'bout Willis?" lol. Now I see...and I LOVE. That is my fave of the flower stamps, such a nice shape. Awesome! Wow, lots of news today!!! LOL! All good stuff!

Redanne said...

Wow Wendy, there is only so much breaking news my heart can take!! Love the die cut flowers, makes things so much easier - love, love, love them, must have them. Hope they will come to the UK soon. Thanks for the tips on colouring them too.

isisimaginings said...

I love & want everything you make!!!

Marijane said...

The Clicker Cutts are perfect for altering and we won't have to cut them out of CFA ourselves... great idea! The altered flower you made is darling. I will be trying that today using your stamps and hand-cutting them out myself since I don't have Clicker
Cutts yet. Thanks for the ideas!

Helen said...

oh my. and I just spent so much last weekend. now there's more stuff heading my way that I really really need. Love the flowers, and the art parts gift you made. superb.

Weasel said...

Love the way you have used the text stamp over the alcohol ink, gives it such a cool effect. And the clicker cutts look great fun!

Annie said...

Hi Wendy . Love your flowers and colours used. I plan to make some flowers and add them to my altered bottles for a funky look. Will be keeping an eye open for upcoming art parts etc. Thanks for sharing. Happy crafting........Annie :)

Rita said...

Hi Wendy. A very interesting post. Love your flowers and the lovely Tut to go with them too. Hope the UK orders don't take too long. Hugs from Scotland. Rita xx

Gillian .... said...

Hoorah, those Clicker Cutts are so darn cute, can't wait for all the new goodies to hit the U.K , mind you with my little spend at the weekend lol, I better start being a good girl. Love the organiser ... that is a must! x

K of JK Designs said...

Love the shutters, very cute. Hope to see these in my LSS very soon.

Hels Sheridan said...

Could someone please pass me a paper bag to breathe into cos I am seriously hyperventilating here.... Wendy... I am over the top chuffed that all the goodies are nearly here... not too long to wait.... and... I LOVE that flower... that is awesome.... go YOU!! xx

Tara C. said...

The clicker cuts look amazing!!! I can't wait to give them a try!!!

octlove said...

As usual…simply amazing!!!

I asked for the versatility of using your flowers without having to cut them out myself and you have given me that & so much more:)

Jean said...

Lots of new project ideas have been unleashed in this blog, phew! SO many new cool things to try, thanks for the inspiration. You've piqued my curiosity about the metal corner to make the shutters dimensional...

Carol said...

WOW so many 'breaking news' and exciting news, I have been patiently waiting for the desk top organizer! WOO HOO!

Marilyn said...

Always love your art! This looks like something I could do (flowers)! Thanks bunches for all the inspiration! :)

Debby said...

Ok can I breathe now? Love all that is on its way. Your new kit is beautiful and I love those flowers! Ok skip cooking today as I have some playing to do later on.Too cool is all I can say!

Sandra said...

thanks for the update Wendy - lots of fun to look forward too!
Sandra ltb

Bunnyfreak said...

love how you shaped the petals.

Jan said...

I'm worn out with the excitement of just reading your blog and looking at all the new stuff,. I'm retired now at age 73 but think I may just have to get myself another job so that I can buy all these beautiful things!

Becky said...

So exciting! And I already love CFA...gotta make a flower like that now. Woo!

Gabrielle said...

Big and exciting news indeed but I am SERIOUSLY excited about the storage - I have already said how much I lust after it and I do, I really, really do!!!! Think I need a sit down and a moijito to two to recover!

Cher said...

well I am so ready to order! been drooling over BB stuff since you first mentioned...so yeah! luv luv your ideas as always..and more storage..count me IN IN IN ! ty Wendy...very much!

Bethan said...

Phew..and breathe!!! wowzers thats a lot of breaking news headliners.. haha!! just loving the lot basically....cannot wait to see this desktop organiser!

great Stuff Wendy!

Leslie said...

So much news!!!!! So much fun ahead!

artbyvic said...

Oh, yeah! I need it all! Love that flower.

foreverloved said...

Best blogs always!! Love it ALLLLLL!!

Brenda said...

Organizer...you said the magic word! Can't wait to see it! Love the flowers too, btw!

Primitive Seasons said...

Hi Wendy! The desk organizer thing sounds intriguing....don't keep us waiting too long. I love the clicker cuts flower ideas. Can't wait to try it.

Mary

Kathy Eddy said...

Can't wait to get my hands on some of these new yummies! I really hope I can clean up my studio enough to make room for the organizer!

Claudine C. said...

Seriously Wendy, your always full of nummy goodness!!! Thanks so much for sharing your loveliness with us. I love all your projects and cannot wait to try this flower.

Tona said...

Ooooh, lots of exciting goodies. I just adore those shutters.

Dorothy said...

Very exciting!!! I just got one of the mini book parts!!!
Looking forward to create with it.
Thank you Wendy!!!

Wanda H said...

Woohoo!!! I'm so excited for the embellishments and clicker cutts!!!! I've tried the specialty paper and you're right... wow!!! Your flowers are also... WOW!!!! Love them!!!

Linda R said...

GOOD GRIEF, I don't know what to do first! Talk about lots of new goodies!! I LOVE the journal idea and can't wait to see what you make. I think we need lots of videos of you using all these products - I'm getting stuff all smooshed together in my brain!

stampinfranni said...

Love what you did with the clicker cutts flower, Wendy! Also love the blossom bucket, and the #3 kit. And can't wait to see the desk organiser. And, and, and... Who am I kidding?... I love it all. Thank you for your never-ending inspiration!

Would love to try Ranger's new paper. I haven't found it anywhere locally yet. Will keep looking till I do!

Pixie Camembert said...

Oh my goodness Ms. Wendy. I want it all! The art parts, the clicker cutts, the kits...ALL I tell you, ALL! So appreciative of your creativity!

Kate said...

These clicker cutts look so fun & versitile. I am going to have to get me some of these. I LOVE your flower!!!

Julie S. said...

Fab-U-lous! I love the look of the alcohol inks on there.

scrappin-scrappin said...

Ohhhh, I can't wait for the embellishments!! Any day now!! So excited!! The Clicker Cutts look amazing to!! Beautiful flower!!

Suzanne said...

Awesome stuff there! I will be trolling my LSS's for them soon :o)

Heidi said...

The organizer...can't wait to see it, as well as all the embellishments. (well really I can't wait to GET them!)
But WHAT!! Art kit #3... How did I miss #2, was there a 2... If there was, it slipped right by me darn it!

It all looks great!

SusanK said...

I want it all!!! No, I NEED it all! Like yesterday! Can't wait to play with these new goodies myself - they are simply amazing! What a great way to enhance Studio 490 stamps! I thought this day would never come!

Susan said...

So exciting! These clicker cutts are a great idea. Your flower is beautiful.

paperpapier said...

love the flower.....so beautiful!

Genesis said...

Its always an inspiring and sometimes expensive visit to your blog! But I enjoy it every time-thanks for always sharing!

Eileen said...

I LOVE your CFA flowers! So beautiful. And that piece you made....wow!
Keep 'em coming!

Stephanie Rodgers said...

Love all your news flashes! You've inspired me to go play with some CFA! Later!

texasbarb said...

OK...had to dry my keyboard from the drool so I could comment...LOL!!

I simply LOVE everything about this blog post...click & cutt, kit 3...oh my...the tutorial for the fantastic flowers...I could go on and on.

Jean said...

WOW!!!! That is a lot of exciting news! I cannot wait to get my hands on it all! Thanks Wendy!

Stacie (craft-princess) said...

Love that flower!! Lots of exciting stuff!!

jackib said...

Hot products! Cool ideas! What more could we ask for??

Suzan VonEssen said...

Yowza--so much news and a beautiful project to boot! thanks :-)

Ally White Cat said...

I am so proud of you wendy you have Made Art beyond our imaginations..there are elves under your bed ..i knew it ..your accomplishments are beyond measure.

hugs,
susan salyer

Marilyn C. said...

Glad you are back on your blog! I missed you. Love the flower and can't wait for the clicker cutts package to arrive at my LSS. The kit is amazing - will it be in stores soon?

marci said...

Can't wait to see the Organizer,and am very anxious to get my hands on some of these goodies. I love to make smaller projects for my family and friends and these will be perfect for that. Thanks!

jan said...

Sweet flowers, love the color combination you used!!

Nadine said...

Wow! I just hopped over from the Nona Designs site and, to use a British word that needs to be used more often, I am Gobsmacked at what can be done with these so-plain-looking pieces. The flowers have my brain just whirling with color ideas and fun places to use them. And the curves? Just by warming them? That is so very cool.
I will be visiting often, this site is too fun for just an occasional peek! :-)

Lillian Child said...

Seriously ... that flower? In 5 minutes? AMAZING!!!

Dawn B. said...

Love, love, love the CC flower! It's gorgeous! Wonderful ideas for journals or mini-albums. I will also have to have that new kit! I'm in love with it all! What a great Mother's Day gift it would be! :-)

NanaBeth said...

Clear clicker cuts flowers and the modeling film I keep forgetting to buy will be making their way to my home soon! And I've been checking out the Blossom Bucket pieces from the FB links-adorable.Definitely going to try and find the #3 kit!

Myrto said...

I just received my modelling film. Off to cut some flowers and try it out! Thanks Wendy!

kathy/North Carolina said...

Ooooooh.....fabulous!

stamping sue said...

WOW! so much great stuff. I can see lots of play time in the studio.
stamping sue
http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

Elena said...

Hey girl!!! Miss me yet? LOL! I am antsy for the desk top organizer!!! No pictures!!!! .. What kind of tease is that?! Hope you are he getting some down time. After our experience with the psycho-turret case you need it!!

Karen said...

I get such creative inspiration here! Thanks again, Wendy! I'll be trying those flowers very soon and looking out for the desk top organizer!

Debbie K. said...

Oh my gosh, these projects make me want to RUN to my art room and create. Can't wait for our LSS to carry the products so I can play. Looks like sooo much fun! Thanks for sharing, Wendy:)
- DebbieK