Thursday, May 31, 2012

Poplocks (PART 1 of my take on them)

Today I am here to show you these great 
robot things from PaperPoseables 
Josh released these Poplocks Super Combiners
That you can interchange and make great things.
With the poplocks that are used to connect 
them together there is no need to glue 
easy put together and easy pulled apart.
Poseable too.
I put into inkscape and tweaked it to turn 
into something that would cut on my Zing 
(though it was a little bit of work it was well 
worth the effort) 
Here is my test one




 THEN
Because they are so easy put together and taken apart 
I took apart and added some chalk inkpad to the edges of each piece 
an eye and rhinestones to give him some life 



Tweeked in inkscape and cut on the Zing

I am off to explore some more.
 If you live in Australia and New Zealand 
and wondering where you can get a KNK Zing 
SKAT KAT  is the place to find them

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

ZINGING the 3D Robots

This week (week 15) was spent playing
with the pen adapter , scoring (embossing) and 
then cut . While surfing the net I came 
across this cute robot at paper poseables
And I knew straight away  that I wanted to make it !
The cool thing is, is that it is jointed at 6 points 
and you can pose it any way you like.
Now even though it was not as easy as getting the pattern
putting in MTC  and cutting on the Zing.
 I did have to take it into 
inkscape and tweak it to work with MTC .
BUT IT WAS ALL WORTH IT
Here is my take on Josh's robot
While in inkscape I decided that I did not want to 
make it print and cut file for MTC. That I wanted to 
use the pen adapter and after use copics to colour 
just the parts i wanted in my own colours.
The time spent setting it all up in inkscape was 
well worth the effort  coming up with three files
a draw file, score file and then cut file made 
my life soo much easier when it came to putting 
the model together .
I cut it on dotty scrapbook card stock and it gave 
another effect to the colouring
I was happy with how it turned out .
That I did not stop at just cutting one  as the one above
was cut at original size of Josh's pattern
I then wanted to make it bigger using the same tweaked
version I made a BIGGER one  and cut it in white 
lightweight card stock.
The joints give the robot real personality.
I can see that the idea of doing the joints this way 
will later end up going in a lot of my own patterns.
TIP remember to change the view when you change 
to the cut tool  (and not have the emossing view still on)
One thing I want to say this week is that don't be scared 
to tweak patterns to cut on your Zing as it is well worth 
the time spent tweaking it will open up a whole new
world for your Zinging
I have come to the conclusion that i may rarely do
any hand scoring on my work again as the zing on 
full force and 3x, does a fantastic job of it .

Here are the Tall and short Robots 


  P.S. Paper Poseables have lots of other great 
things that i plan on making too
 
The ZING is here to stay!!
I am off to explore some more.
 If you live in Australia and New Zealand 
and wondering where you can get a KNK Zing 
SKAT KAT  is the place to find them

Friday, May 25, 2012

Towel Day and Geek Pride Day

Today 25th May , is both
all over the world so I made these 
for Neal  First was his t shirt 
using heat transefer vinyl  cut on the zing
and ironed on .
Then heat vinyl transfer on a hand towel
(may not work as real hand towel now ?)
Next was a Flag for his bike with darth wars 007
sadly it is pouring with rain and he might not get it 
on the bike today .


Thursday, May 24, 2012

They go shopping

Here I am today with another card using 
This time I used inkscape to create the 
scene and  the zing to cut the base of the 
card
All stamps used in this post are ALOTA Rubber stamps


 If you live in Australia and New Zealand 
and wondering where you can get a KNK Zing 
SKAT KAT  is the place to find them

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Zinging "The Elephant song" (adventure continues)

I have to tell you I do now have the Elephant song 
tune in my head UGGG
Week 14 of my Zing adventure
This week was a strange one for me as I got a 
little distracted . But then when I did get back 
to making thing I thought I would continue with 
the print and cut . I have never been a real fan of 
printed cards. Might have been for this following 
reason though .
these fold and tuck below pictured  were both printed
on the same printer.
Right side was printed with printer default 
(plan paper and regular print) 
BUT
Left is telling the printer it is High quality paper
(in this case HP premium white)
and telling it to print BEST.
BIG DIFFERENCE
printed with printer default
 (plan paper and regular print)
telling the printer it is High quality paper 
(in this case HP premium white) 
and telling it to print BEST.

What I did was  print and cut an elephant 
(Alota digital stamp) using the zing. 
only thing this time I added an extra shadow around
the elephant when printing. But cut as normal.
This way  I ended up with the elephant which i 
then coloured in copic markers.
The reason I put the extra shadow around the 
elephant while printing is so I could then used
the negative  on another card as a frame
Then i thought oh i want to try printing 
on the grey and do the same get a frame for a 
second card
Also used the cut part and shrunk to cut a plain 
black silhouette 
This is the frame I had left over . Which I found
a free elephant photo on the net to put inside.
using make the cut to make my boarder of 
elephants
This one was my attempt of printing on patterned paper.
Which was ok but that it was also glittered paper
and when i was cutting out it all smudged on the back end 
of the elephant. But I did use what i could save.
All stamps used in this post are ALOTA Rubber stamps

I am off to explore some more.
 If you live in Australia and New Zealand 
and wondering where you can get a KNK Zing 
SKAT KAT  is the place to find them

Monday, May 21, 2012

Day at the zoo Sliceform display card

here is another of my sliceform display card
printed and cut using the Zing and coloured using
copic markers
All digital stamps are Alota



Sunday, May 20, 2012

The bear in the BIG BLUE HAT

There is one advantage to having digital stamps
that is you can make it any size you want.
I took one of the new tess bear stamps from Alota 
and made her huge so I could clip the head of it 
out for the front of a card and coloured 
using copic markers


Thursday, May 17, 2012

Alota Rubber Stamps Challenge # 83

 Alota Rubber Stamps Challenge # 83
 Tic Tac Toe! 
 Tic Tac Toe Challenge # 83
You all know how to play Tic Tac Toe pick 3 in a row right?
 So you can pick any 3 in a row and use them on your card or project .
We cant wait to see what you design :)

Here is the Prize you will be entered to WIN!



You have till the 31st of May to complete this challenge, 
you can enter as many entries as you
 wish for a better chance of winning!!!
Don't forget to go to ALOTA BLOG HERE and link it 

here is a sample I used 
diecut , alota stamp and gem

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Tha adventure continues

Week 13 adventure was spent making some
cards using digital stamps, copics and the ZING.
Having seen this style of card on the  internet recently.
I liked it soo much that i knew i wanted to make a base card 
pattern of it  (little different to the ones i seen on the net as they 
had lots of scollops on the edges)
After making the base of the card pattern. with 13 panels needed 
to be filled I found it hard to think of what to put on them. 
Then i remembered that there would be enough of the Tess bears 
from alota to go on it somehow and here is what i came up with 
coloured by hand using copic markers
  Card One
(made 2 of this one)





 Card TWO (made 1 of this one)
this one looks the same but the bears are
 all different colours 




NEXT
Then I wanted to start learning a bit more about 
make the cut. So I spent nearly a week
watching youtubes and trying what they were
doing.
Here is a card I made. Colouring it all 
using svg into mtc and putting all pieces on
"each there own " and colouring each piece the 
colour that suited before printing and cutting.
HOWEVER i did shade with copics after the 
card was made up .






All stamps used in this post are ALOTA Rubber stamps




I am off to explore some more.
 If you live in Australia and New Zealand 
and wondering where you can get a KNK Zing 
SKAT KAT  is the place to find them