Monday, April 16, 2012

Kuretake DT work and CSI Case 15


Title: Nirvana on the Wings of Bees...
Pavadinimas: Nirvana {pasiekiama} ant Bičių Sparnų...

I made this mixed-media page for Kuretake's design team prompt to make blossoms using Kuretake pens. As well, this layout is also made for the Color Stories Inspiration (CSI) Case No. 15.

First, a few close-ups...

The honey comb pattern was made using modeling paste and a rubber stamp. After the paste had hardened, the honey comb was painted with acrylic paint. Also, you can see a close-up of the multi-layered linden tree blossom which I had made for the Kuretake challenge.
Below is a tutorial on how to make such bossoms...

The materials you need for this project are:
  1. Kuretake marker of choice (I've used a green, shimmery 'Wink of Stella marker).
  2. Flower punch in small, various sizes (the one shown in the photo is by Martha Stewart Crafts).
  3. Cardstock
  4. Flower stamen (floral deptartment of craft stores).
  5. Large diameter needle or yawl
  6. Round-tip stylus
  7. Scissors
  8. Glue
  9. Mouse pad
Here are the steps involved in the making of these linden tree blossoms:
  1. Punch out the desired number of blossoms from cardstock, set aside.
  2. Snip the end of the doube stamen, and color the entire stamen green. Also, at this time color the blossom centers with green sunburst pattern.
  3. Place the blossoms on a mousepad, and with a round-tip stylus press and roll from center out to each petal, thereby giving the flower dimension.
  4. Next, layer the blossoms, from large to small on top, and when centered pierce a hole in the center with the needle/yawl.
  5. Thread the stamen through the layers of blossoms, and flip over so you are looking at the underside of the blossom.
  6. Place a drop of glue with a tip of your needle/yawl to the underside of the blossom where the stamen meets the bud. Let dry.


I hope you find this tutorial useful, let me know!
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As I've mentioned, this layout was also created for CSI no.15 with the following palette and prompts:

Besides the given color scheme, I've also used for the 'Evidence':

*Metal (bee charm and metal wire as one wood see in the honey comb frames beekeepers use).
*Zig-zag (stitching to hold the tiny alpha stickers).
*Stacking/layers (layers of mixed media and 3D embellishment clusters)
*Foliage (Linden tree foliage print on the journaling notecard as well as hand-made flowers and leaves).

For the 'testimony' section of the journaling I chose: Chapters.
 I've shared my recollections of my beekeeper father and his bee chronicles that were given to me in chapters and stories.
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Skrebukas apie bitininką tėvą, vaikystės prisiminimus, medų, ir žydinčius liepžiedžius.
Sukūrtas Kuretake gamintojui su pageidaujama žingsnis-po-žingsniu pamokėlę, pagal užduotį: 'Gėlės'. 
Taip pat pasinaudojau dabartinio CSI No. 15 iššūkio pateikta paletę (pavaizduotą viršuj). Tai kaip sakoma, bandžiau numušti du žvirblius su vienu akmenim ;)

Ačiū kad apsilankėte,
Irma
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Supply list:
*Patterned paper: The Paper Loft (woodgrain).
*Specialty paper: The Paper company (tan fibrous).
*Journaling page: K & Company.
*Stationary paper: International Arrivals (Mini Miko Flutter Green Grain)
*Stamps: Stamper's Anonymous (honey comb); JoAnn's Scrap Essentials (date stamp).
*Modeling paste, paint and glaze medium: Liquitex.
*Twine: Martha Stewart Crafts.
*Mini staples: Tim Holtz.
*Punches: Martha Stewart Crafts (flower); EK Success (photo corner).
*Trim and bee button: JoAnn Stores.
*Thread: Coats & Clark.
*Pens: Kuretake: (ZIG black), 'Wink of Stella' (green).
*Leaves: Prima (beige fabric), Recollections for Michael's stores (yello-green).
*Alpha letter stickers: My Little Shoe Box.
*Wood alphabet: Pink Paislee.
*Button: hand-made.
*Flower stamens and wire: Darice.
*Adhesive: Aleen's Tacky Glue and Scotch ATG714.

12 comments:

Sypseniki said...

Na kaip man patinka tavoji biciu tema! taip viskas puikiai sudeliota, o dar iek italpinta aprasymo! man tai nesiseka su aprasymais... o dar skrebuke ta apacia tokia tikroviska, atrodo prieisi ir su pirstuku perbrauksi per medu.. mmm..

Aiva said...

Oho, aš kaip ir laukiau "medaus" skrebuko, bet nesitikėjau taip greitai!!! Šį kartą - pradžių pradžia. ;) Tavo tėtis bus labai pamalonintas. :)
Koks skanus man tas "medaus" paliejimas skrebuko apačioje... mmm...

Assol said...

Na kaipgi čia tave pamirši, tai neįmanoma :) Vis laukiu tavo naujų skrebukų :)
Labai patiko šis. Toks santūrus, vyriškas, kaimiškas ir labai tikroviškas. Ir man knieti lyžtelti medaus iš tų korių - taip natūraliai jie atrodo :) Net burnoj saldu pasidarė... ar nuo medaus, ar nuo tavo gražiojo skrebuko, net nežinau :)))

Živilė said...

Niu kaip man patinka sitie tavo skrebukai is biciu/medaus serijos! Pasaka. Labai gerai atrodo ir medus, ir "medinis" skrebuko pagrindas, ir "liepziedziai". O labiausiai zaviuosi tavo sugebejimu rasyti aprasymus - atvirai, drasiai ir nebarstant cukriuku.

Živilė said...

P.S. Tau patiktu musu kaime - turime milziniska liepa, kuri kiekviena vasara apsipila ziedais, ir visa sodyba pakvimpa medumi :) Kazkada ji buvo pilna senelio biciu, bet dabar tik svetimos uzklydeles ja beaplanko :)

Dani Cristina said...

I loved it!
Beautiful!!!!!!!
xo

Jurgita said...

Manau ne tik tau, bet ir daugeliui šis darbelis sukėlė vaikystės prisiminimus ... daugelis turėjo kaimus ...
Gaila, bet mano mergaitės jau nebeturi :(
Darbeliu perteikei ne tik skonį, kvapą, bet ir šiluma sklinda ...

lutingobelin said...

I love the way you made your honey on the bottom of your layout !

Puskis said...

Vis paziuriu paziuriu i tavo darbeli, nu labai smagus. Toks grynai tavo, neisivazduoju, kad dar kas taip padarytu. Viskas puikiai derina, su tiek simbolikos, taip gerai atrinkta!! Tas pasirinktas lapas lentu motyvu, medus, gelytes tiesiog pasakiskai atrodo, tikru tikriausias kaimas, net norisi vasaros!!!

sandi said...

Oh how neat! The honey at the bottom looks fab! Beautifully done!

Meadow of the sky said...

Retai pakomentuoju pastaruoju metu, bet visaqda atlekiu pažiūrėti, gal kas naujo atsirado. Šitas darbelis toks jaukus ir artimas. Grįšk į skrebinimą dažniau ;)

Irma said...

Thank you all for your kind words!
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Dekoju merginom uz ivertinimus, tai mane skatina dazniau paskrebinti ;)