Monday, 17 October 2016

Enjoy the Day

More cards using one of my current favourite techniques, not least because once you get started you can make quite a few cards fairly quickly. The wording is cut on a digital die cutting machine and coloured with alcohol pens. The backgrounds are stencilled using Distress Ink and stamping or ink splatters added. Gel pens add a little more interest and depth and a few sequins finish it all off.

Materials used:
GiogioCraft stencils: floral circle, vortex spiral
Distress Ink pads and reinkers
gel pens

Sunday, 16 October 2016

V is for Voyage

Getting ahead of myself I thought I'd tackle the newest letter for The Craft Barn dictionary challenge...V. I was thinking along the lines of Jules Verne's Voyages Extraordinaire.

Having finished the page I then went to put the definition on, and too late, decided I'm not sure it goes! What do you think?

Materials used:
IndigoBlu: grand tour III
Kaisercraft: chevron
Brusho: gamboge, orange, dark brown
Distress Ink: fired brick, walnut stain
Fresco Finish paint: snowflake, old gold, blood orange, china
DecoArt dazzling metallics: glorious gold
Archival Ink: jet black
white paint pen

E is for Eclectic

The current letter for The Craft Barn dictionary challenge is E. I toyed for a long time with elephant but in the end went with eclectic as I love the PaperArtsy Eclectica range of stamps and am always looking for an opportunity to use them.

The background was created by sponging and stamping in paint. The foreground elements were stamped on tissue paper, painted on the reverse and glued in place. The hanging leaves, birds and flowers were stamped directly onto the background and coloured with paint pen and ProMarkers.

 Materials used:
PaperArtsy Eclectica stamps: EDY 05, 09, 10, 11
 PaperArtsy Fresco Finish Paint
Archival Ink
tissue paper
Matte Medium
Sharpie paint pen

Saturday, 15 October 2016

Woodware Wreath

This week it's Christmas Makes at The Craft Barn. I've made a Christmas card with one of the new Woodware stamps. For full details pop over to The Craft Barn blog for a look.

Sunday, 9 October 2016

Winter Wreath Scenes

Getting ready for the Chertsey Museum craft and wine evening in November. We'll be making winter scene cards with a mixture of Card-io, Hobby Art and Clarity stamps. If you're in the area it should be a fun night. The museum provides the crisps and you can bring the wine! Follow the link for more details.

Friday, 7 October 2016

Exciting news...

I am delighted to be able to announce that I have been asked to join the fabulous Craft Barn design team. My first project is on the theme of 'dimensional'. Do have a look at The Craft Barn blog for the full project details, but here's a little peek...

Wednesday, 28 September 2016

X is for Xylem

This fortnight on The Craft Barn dictionary challenge the letter is X. I was desperate not to do Xmas and so when I saw the new Carabelle Studio stamps one sprung to mind with possibilities...something a bit more abstract this time. X is for xylem, the system which transports water from the roots around a plant.

The background was made with layers of Fresco Finish paint through the 'Around the World' mask. The 'Circles and Dots' stamp was stamped on tissue, painted white on the back and adhered with gel medium. A second one was stamped and cut into individual circles. Colour was added with Derwent Inktense blocks and finally the Distress Ink was used through the mask on the edges.

Thank you to everyone who has commented on previous posts, either here or on The Craft Barn blog. Your comments are really appreciated.

Materials Used:
Carabelle Studio stamp: circles and dots
Carabelle Studio mask: around the world
PaperArtsy Fresco Finish paint
Distress Ink
Archival Ink
Derwent Inktense blocks
Multi medium matte
tissue paper