Wednesday 26 June 2013

Card and a gift bag

I thoroughly enjoyed making these as I love seeing how I can use the stamps in different ways. The stamps are from the Tangles Peacock stamps from Chocolate Baroque.

The feather is a lovely size and I stamped it four times with Butterscotch Adirondack Ink and then stamped in the four spaces with Ginger for the front of the bag. This gave me an idea of size for stamping for the card so I stamped it on the edge of the card front, added a sentiment and created a border for the edge from the smaller feather.
I love the pattern that the stamp has made in the centre.
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Sunday 23 June 2013

Peacock sitting beneath the blossom

Hello. The idea for my card came from the thinking that a peacock would never want to be in a cage.
For the peacock I used white glossy card and coloured it with green, blue and yellow alcohol inks on a dabber. I then stamped the peacock with black stazon and trimmed it out. For more detail I used a white and gold pen on his tail feathers. The branches above him were stamped in brown from the Chinese Lanterns clear stamps then flowers punched out and edged with pink and a pearl centre. I sat the peacock on top of the die cut cage. Thanks for visiting. Debbie

Sunday 16 June 2013

Peacock center stepper card

Another white peacock. Claire Chapman and I had a similar idea to create a white bird and they look very different.

I stamped the peacock onto white card and trimmed then inked around the edge with tumbled glass. For the feathers, to give them a little dimension I coloured with flesh colour Copic pens and coloured with cool grey pen. I cut and folded a centre step card and stamped the blossom branch from Chinese Lanterns clear stamps over at Chocolate Baroque. Finally, I added a couple of strips of card down the sides.

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Monday 10 June 2013

A bit of baking

I love to bake not to be confused with cooking meals. I often think my style would be likened to Cher in the film Mermaid where she fed her children with lots of finger, buffet like food.

I love this film it is a lovely story.

A few weeks ago I was asked to make a birthday cake for a friends 10th birthday, I was so pleased to be asked again as I made her 9th birthday cake. Here are the photos of my efforts.

I've just finished another batch for work tomorrow as I'm helping raise money for a friend who's going to Africa.

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Sunday 9 June 2013

My card uses the Tangled Peacock stamps and they are great fun to use and have such an elegance.

The Peacocks have beautiful detail on them and the tails flow. Firstly, I coloured acetate with green and yellow alcohol inks and it gave a few shades of green. I stamped onto acetate with black Stazon and cut out. I then turned one of the peacocks and loved that they interlocked. I attached them with a few small pieces of red really sticky tape. The background paper is from Bo Bunny, the Serenity pad and the sentiment is from the Wedding Belles plate. The card could be a wedding or anniversary card

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Friday 7 June 2013

A little bird said, "Happy Birthday"

I recently bought a new mask that I had been looking for to play with. It was tucked behind others on a stand at a craft show. I wanted to have a play before I used the mask on a larger piece so folded a card to A5 size and placed the mask at the bottom of the card. I used a couple of distress inks and blended them carefully as I only wanted a few wavy lines. The little bird, bubble and sentiment are from Happy Words and Birds clear stamps from Chocolate Baroque, great for younger persons cards.

On a completely different subject, today I'll be going back to the 1930s. The school I work at is 75 years old this year and we are celebrating today by dressing up in the eras clothing. I've made a dress and when it was finished yesterday I put it on and my hubby told me I looked like Miss Marple and my sister commented it looked like something my Grandma would wear. Mission accomplished I think.

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Wednesday 5 June 2013

Don't tell the husband!!!

I've used most of his shaving foam. On Saturday I played with the foam and Dylusion Inks. I couldn't believe how the time flew by and now have lots of bits of card to add to my stash for stamping on.

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Tuesday 4 June 2013

Small canvas number 2

This is the second canvas I've made. Again I used chalk based paint, white texture paste and a stencil. The corners were done with bubble wrap and white paint, good painty fun. The wording is from a retired Chocolate Baroque stamp that I stamped and chopped up. I stamped and paper pieced the swing dress lady by Julie Nutting like the first canvas. Number three canvas is still in the early stage, just been painted so if I grab a little play time this week I'll try and get it finished, there's a space on the wall of my craft room for it.

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Monday 3 June 2013

Eastern Grasses meets Mojo wake up

Here are a couple of pictures of cards I've made with help from Glenda's Mojo Magic newsletter. I really have enjoyed the newsletter as it has given me the inspiration to play with new and old techniques and stamps. The first card is taken directly from her card and the second two are using the Eastern Grasses stamps which are on offer at the moment.

These are stamps that I often use for thinking of you or with sympathy.

This card uses the other Chocolate Baroque stamps fern leaf and lavender.

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Sunday 2 June 2013

Small Canvas number 1

I recently bought a pack of 4 canvas's and had been inspired to have a play with them.

I painted the background with a chalk based paint. When it had dried I placed a flower stencil onto the corners and spread paste across it. Another stencil onto the centre and dusty concorde distressed ink to add pattern. The strapless dress lady has been paper pieced and her arms, legs and face were coloured with copic pens. I added wings from the heart from the beetle from the Steampunkery stamps. The flowers are cut with Tim Holtz Tattered flowers and I cut them from wallpaper.

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