Monday 31 March 2014

because I'm happy ...

Good Morning. I decided when I bought this Tag Book I'd make up the tags and use them in a bunting style to decorate the white walls of my craft room.
This one has a Julie Nutting girl stamp on and some stamping and stencilling. I didn't want to cover all of the beautiful background, the roses are so pretty. I have a few more done and will add them over the coming weeks (I've said it now so will have to keep the promise).  I've already given one away to a friend who was having a rough time with a little message on the back and she loved it.
I hope you are happy today.

Sunday 30 March 2014

Yesterday, I spent the most wonderful day with some amazing Ladies getting inky and painty.
I had looked forward to this workshop for many weeks and the thought of painting a canvas was really quite daunting.
Yes, I've painted a few and they are hung in my room but doing this with
 others your expectations change. I understand completely why children and adults
say they can't do art as they compare too much with others.
 It's the process and personal satisfaction that should be taken from the finished piece.

Saturday 29 March 2014

No Stamping involved

Every now and then we try something different and this is the result of me playing with stencils.
I started with a 6 x 6 card and taped the flower stencil to the card front. I used a few distress inks to colour the flowers and leaves. I removed the flower stencil and place the Crafters Workshop Art Is stencil over the card and rubbed Antique Linen through then repositioned it around the card. I finished with ribbon and tied a knot.
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Friday 28 March 2014

My little Fairy Book

This little book started with a piece of tissue paper that I had sprayed with Dylusion Inks at a workshop with the lovely Lesley Wharton.  I wasn't sure what I was going to do with it and knew I wanted to used the full A4 piece so it was perfect when I wanted to make a book for some of the Fairy Stamps I have.
It's a work in progress but I had wanted to put it together so I can stamp or journal in it.
I love the way that the Fairy stamps combine with lots of other sets of stamps.

This is the final page before it went in. I made an ATC using the stamps while doing a challenge with a group of friends. It was great fun. There was four of us participating. One person chose the colour greens and other chose the theme, foliage. The fairies were stamped onto shrink plastic so they fit.


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Thursday 27 March 2014

Stylish Priscilla Tag

I have a quiet night in after a hectic day at work so thought I'd try and catch up on my neglected blog.
I made this tag a few week ago after a lovely visit to craft with friends.
I love the  Julie Nutting girl stamps and how the outfits can look so different. I had bought the
Tag Pad Hancock Park as when I saw it fell in love. I now have the Aquarelle pad on my wish list. I did a little masking on the background and drew lines around the edge. The dress, hat, tights and shoes are paper piecing.
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Thursday 20 March 2014

Magical Birthday Card (by Debbie)

Good Morning. I have another card using the Fairy Castles stamps, Alcohol pens and Distress Inks.
I cut two pieces of white card and stamped the castle and coloured the trees and the castle walls with pens. Next, I stamped the castle on a post it and drew a circle for the moon. I cut it out and laid over the top of the already stamped castle. I used Broken China for the sky and Peeled Paint for the hills. The clouds were stamped using the Broken China for a subtle addition. Before mounting onto the black I marked two dots on the larger piece of white card so I knew where to colour for the sky and hills. I mounted both pieces and stamped the sentiment.
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Monday 10 March 2014

Flying High Fairy

The weather here yesterday was beautiful and perfect for a little tidying in the garden. The spring bulbs can be shown in their glory with all the fallen leaves swept away. I'm looking forward to seeing sunsets this year when the sky changes to a to a rainbow of colours and sitting in the garden crafting.

I started by stamping the castle with black ink and then cut masks for the sun and the landscape. The sun was placed over the castle and the landscape laid over the bottom third. For the sky I used Dried Marigold, Victorian Velvet and Broken China Distress Inks blending each into the next to avoid lines. With the sun still in place I removed the landscape mask and covered the sky and blended Peeled Paint for the hills then tore and moved the mask to create the small hills. The grass at the sides of the scene are from Eastern Grass, this is one of my go to sets as it is so handy. The flying Fairy is from the January set of Fairies and I searched my stash for Shrink Plastic. I stamped her with Black Archival ink, cut her shape out and I'm proud to say when heating she didn't curl and stick. I attached the fairy and stamped the sentiment in the top corner then matted onto black card and trimmed a border around.

Many thanks for visiting, Debbie xx

Sunday 2 March 2014

Fairy Castle Card

Happy Sunday to everyone. I was so excited when Glenda sent the new Fantasy Castles and Magical Landscapes stamps which work beautifully with the Fairy Stamps. The Fairy I have used is from the December Fairies stamp set.

I started by stamping the Castle onto white card with Black Versafine and stamped again onto copier paper to make a mask. I also cut a circle for the sun. As these are Fantasy Castles I chose to colour the sky with Worn Lipstick Distress Ink. The clouds are from the Magical Landscapes and I shaded with Cut and Dry foam as I wanted the castle to stand in the foreground. Stickles was added to the waterfall. The Fairy was stamped with clear Versamark Ink and embossed with Black Glint WOW Powder then trimmed. I mounted the Castle onto blue and placed onto the centre of the square card then added the sentiment and a few black pearls. I love this Fairy as she looks so relaxed leaning slightly against the frame.

Thanks for visiting. Debbie xx