Saturday, 26 February 2011
Background technique explained
The main image is one of the gorgeous new Sara Burrier stamps from Crafts and Me, which I stamped with versafine back, embossed with detail clear and coloured with a mixture of Aquamarkers and Copics. I stamped the wings a second time, coloured, glittered and decoupaged.
The DP is a really old piece in my stash and no idea of the make, but it matched the colour I used on the fairy perfectly. I made three roses from the reverse side of the DP and dipped them into UTEE to achieve a lovely glazed finish and the border is Martha Stewart double loop punch. This is also for the following challenges:
Scrapbook Sisters - Lace and Pearls
Flutterby Wednesdays - Open with wings
Southern Girls - Brads/gems/dewdrops
Daring Cardmakers- Pound shop favourites (the tiny green flowers - I bought them and wondered for months what they would match - until I made this card)
Next fo this weeks new theme at Stamptacular Sunday - "You've been Framed". I have created another frame card very similar to the one I posted a couple of weeks ago but used a different shaped Nestie, but still using linen cardstock as the texture is good for this technique and after cutting the aperture stamped all over with Magenta 14315-0 using verasamark and embossed with detail clear.
The sentiment is good old Penny Black 2695J Dance. I made a rose from a piece of plain paper which I stamped with Hero F5042 Leaf Flourish, which I then dipped into UTEE, exactly the same as the card above and added some punched leaves shaded with the same B&J.
I love these glazed roses and if any of the girls due at my next class at Sir Stampalot see this, you will be playing with the melt pot and making these.......regardless of how my body is acting up, I am determind not to miss out and will be there keeping a watchful eye over proceedings. This is also for the following challenges:
Tuesday, 22 February 2011
New Create and Craft TV programmes
I am calling on my agency staff again to share a few cards with you.
I do think there is a bit of improvement at this end and the physio seems to be helping oil the cogs so I hope it won't be too much longer before I can join you all properly.
The card above uses the train from the set, there are several more images which I will share with you soon, along with the lovely Stamp Addicts Countryside sets. I stamped the image with versafine sepia and embossed with detail clear, then shaded round the image with TH broken china. The DP is October Afternoon and the frame was cut with Nesties. This is for the following challenges:
My second cards was cut on the Cricut and the scalloped circle a Marianne die. The image is Hero Arts S5049 Flower Wreath and the sentiment and frame Hero Arts CL384 Floral Frames which I coloured with Copics. The butterfly is a Cuttlebug cut and emboss folder using vellum. I only has a small piece of the floral DP............which means Jules that it's a "Snippet" just for you...............which matched really well but as there was not enough for the top section of the card I stamped a white circle with various leaf stamps using TH distress inks mustard seed and sage. This is for the following challenges:
One Stitch at a Time - Anything but square
Saturday, 19 February 2011
Good morning peeps, back with my growing pool of secretaries and some more DT work. First up it's time for a new challenge at Allsorts where Fleur would would like us to be "Inspired by Nature".
The sentiment stamp on the second page is old favourite Penny Black 2695J Dance. I made flowers from punches to go on the side tabs, spritzing with Glimmer Mist Pearl and added Stickes to highlight some areas and finally tied the three pages together with ribbons. This is for the following challenge:
Wednesday, 16 February 2011
Brayered scrap attack
This card is another 'snippets' creation, this time utilising all those annoying piece of bazzil that I never throw away, yet rarely use. Both stamps are Penny Black and inked with Brilliance. The cord is also odds and ends and the flower made from the offcut of bazzil. I thought the card matched Ashley, one of my Doulton figurines perfectly so I added her to the photo.
Now for some brayer, masking and sponging work from my stock pile of creations. On both the card above and at the top of this post, stamps are a mixture of Art Impression, Stampscapes and Clarity, all inks are Adirondack felt dye pads and of course the trusty Speedball brayer and gloss silk cardstock. For sponging I use round make up sponges which you can buy in packs really cheaply from high street chemists as they scrunch up nicely to form a 'ball' at the top to ink and avoid lines.
The brayered cards are for these challenges:
Incy Wincy - At least two mediums (Adirondack inks and Copics)
Try it on Tuesdays - The sky's the limit
Shabby Tearoom - Photo Inspiration (think this uses the colours)
Stamping Sisters - KISS - one layer card
Saturday, 12 February 2011
All about the sentiment
That's the thing about having something like MS, you tend to constantly plan weeks ahead just in case. I know some of my fellow DT members think I am paranoid working so far in advance, but the last few weeks prove exactly why I do that, it sort of becomes a way of life.
So three weeks now and not a single new card, but I did do a bit of colouring in this week. With the help of one of my 'secretaries' who inked the stamps, I managed to stamp them, she heat embossed the images, then I did a bit of colouring.......I'm still unable to grasp by Copics properly, but managed to watercolour as you don't need to be as exacting with that.
Now for the challenges and it's my turn to host the theme at Allsorts this week and I would like you to focus on the sentiment in "All about the Sentiment".
So I made a little acetate bag and filled it with ginger fairing's.....homemade mind you..........and decorated it with a card to match. The circle floral stamp is one of the 2011 release from Hero Arts S5141 Floral Wreath, stamped with Memento black, coloured with Copics and Stickles added to the flowers centres. The tab on the bag was cut with Nesties and the card cut with a Marianne die.
Before I go......or should I say 'we' go, thank you all so very much for your warm and sincere messages, mails and cards I have received. Although I can't visit you all individually and say thank you, I really hope you will see this and know how much I appreciate all your kind wishes.
Sunday, 6 February 2011
Love is all around us
The mat is punched with Martha Stewart double loop round the page and I stamped directly onto the Fancy Pants DP which has a pretty delicate pattern that does not overpower the image. Flowers coloured with Copics, feathers, punched leaves, a border punched with Martha Stewart hearts punch and some pearls to finish.