Tuesday 25 February 2014

When it just comes together

I'm sure when making cards lots of people have an idea in their mind and become frustrated when what you want to do doesn't quite happen. Well this card was made for a friend at work to give for a friends birthday. I knew she wanted some sort of flowers so the Peony fit the bill beautifully.

It fit perfectly into the Nestablities Elegant label and I cut the other frames to go underneath. I mounted onto a pink piece of card and attached to the paper covered square card. I tied a large bow and added a few flat back pearls. It's lovely when you get comments about what we make and apparently she loved it.

My DT buddy Lesley Wharton is blogging every day for a month and this has inspired me to try and blog and share more. Fingers crossed I'm going to keep it up.

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Monday 24 February 2014

ATC board

Here is the other project that was made at the Hels Sheridan weekend an ATC board. It was real fun sicking, splodging and generally getting painty.

We started with a sheet of card and I loved the adding of card shapes to add texture. Texture paste went on next and then it was all painted a neutral colour. When dry it was spritzed with blue, orange and copper. It then was cut to the sizes of ATC's and glued onto black card. The embellishments were put on and stamped words were added.

This is my second that I made at home. I added a few embellishments that had been left over from my kit and a couple of my own. I was pleased I had the number I was given so I can remember I made this when I was forty seven.

A few of the Ladies that attended have been making one hour ATC' and it has been great fun working against the clock. It certainly helps the brain, kick starting the mojo as well.


Sunday 23 February 2014

Paper Block Canvas

I was fortunate to be part of a lovely group of Ladies at a workshop weekend being taught by Hels Sheridan. We worked on two projects and I thoroughly enjoyed making them. Like all workshops the time flies and the weekend was over so I had another go at the projects.

Here is the first a paper pieced canvas with the biggest flower I've ever made.

This is the second canvas I made at home using my Prima En Francais paper pad. I love this paper and now I can admire it rather than give it away on cards. My flowers aren't as big as on the first, I used a flower stamp from Chocolate Baroque. The embellishment is very special to me as it was made as a necklace at a retreat a few years ago and I rarely wear it.

Tomorrow I'll post a few photos of the other project I made.

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Friday 14 February 2014

A single Mackintosh Flower

Hello. I love the elegance of these Mackintosh Beauty Stamps. His style is so popular being recreated in cross stitch, furniture, glass and many other home furnishing. I don't think it will ever go out of fashion.

I've made an A5 card and I wanted to extend the design to fill the card so stamped the flower panel onto white card and coloured with pens. I mounted onto red card and fixed to the card. With a ruler and fine tip black pen and laid the ruler across the stamped panel then drew the lines. I echoed the design on the white card.
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Thursday 13 February 2014

Mackintosh Flower Girl

The Girl was the first stamp I inked up from the Mackintosh Beauty set. Like the other girls from the Design Team we have all loved working with them.

I stamped her with Memento Tuxedo Black and coloured her with a selection of Alcohol pens. I used a darker blue along the folds to give a little dimension to her dress.

I mounted the girl image onto blue and silver card then cut six Spellbinders corners and arranged them onto the base card. This is another card that's going into my box of cards with no sentiment on, that I can dip into.
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Monday 10 February 2014

Mackintosh Flower Panels

For my card today I used one of the panels from this months Mackintosh Windows stamps.

This is a 6 by 6 card and was an easy, quick card to make. I started by stamping onto white card with Versafine then heat embossed with clear powder. The flower heads were coloured red with Alcohol pens, trimmed and mounted onto black. I didn't think that ribbon added the effect I wanted to the base card so I cut strips of black card and cut a few squares to add to the corner. I didn't add a sentiment as I thought I could give it to my hubby for Valentine's Day or his birthday.

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Sunday 2 February 2014

Purple Mackintosh Panel Card

Good morning. I hope the damp weather isn't affecting the crafty mojo. I tend to think it helps me concentrate more as there is less to do outside and I don't feel guilty.

I don't usually start with coloured card but love this purple and stamped the roses from the set with Versafine Black Ink and added gold Stickles to the centres. The centre flower panel is stamped with black ink and heat embossed with clear powder. I coloured only the flower with Alcohol pens as I wanted the flower to stand out. The panel was matted onto purple and black and fixed to the card with foam pads.

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