Tuesday 28 July 2015

Something Blue

I was the happy recipient of a few bottles of the most gorgeous colours of inks from Linda over at Oak House Studio.
I have admired artwork from lots of talented people who make such beautiful pieces.
Tracy Easson has many fabulous girls, often colouring with the inks.
I'm a member of the Oak House Studio facebook group and there's a challenge on there to make something blue. So while taking a break from stripping wallpaper I made three 10 x 10 cm piece with my new Blue Jeans ink.
These were quick makes, starting with a colour wash of blue on the water colour paper. I used the paint brush to add strokes and a little stamping on the first.
This one has only the tip of the brush touched to give the look of grasses.
For the last I stamped the under the sea image from Seaside Dreams.
I hope to steal some play time this afternoon to experiment further with my other inks
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Tuesday 21 July 2015

Fly Free my pretty bird

Good morning.
Two offerings from me today, the card is the first project I made with the stamps.
Well, actually the second. I started using the bird cages and wanted to create a display of the bird cages hanging and stamped around twenty onto card masking them as I went along. Although the idea in my head was good I could only see them cluttered when I stood away from them. It didn't go any further than the bin.
I stamped and masked the three cages and coloured with alcohol pens. I used one of the swirly bird tails to add a little detail down the right side with Antique Linen distress ink. The edges were distressed with a sharp blade and Antique Linen . The sentiment was added and I masked onto my favourite pale turquoise card.
I really enjoyed making this tag as it just flowed without a lot of thought. I stayed with two colours, Peacock Feathers distress ink and French Ultramarine archival ink. I wanted to give this bird some sparkle so I reached for the glitters and acetate. The bird was stamped onto the acetate with Stazon black and when dry I used a glue pen to add the glitter to it. The glue was drawn on in sections so I could differ the colours.
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Sunday 19 July 2015

Two Canvas's, Three Ladies

I was fortunate to be able to craft with Lesley and Judith over at CB central a few weeks ago. Judith and I each started a canvas which was great fun. Judith chose to work landscape with hers and I chose portrait. We had a selection of tissues, glue, distress inks. The objective was each of us would a little to the two pieces. 
I was nervous taking Judith's canvas away as I feared I would spoil it.

I added the swirls from the bird tail from A Little Bird Told Me using French Ultramarine Archival Ink. Then stamped the bird and coloured with watercolour pencils.
I chose a small flower punch as the flowers from the tissue were my inspiration and made many flowers from yellow card and edged them with Squeezed Lemonade. The leaves are from Sunny Sunflowers. I cut out the bird and when the flowers were arranged sat the bird onto them.
I thoroughly enjoyed working with Judith and Lesley for the two projects.
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Sunday 12 July 2015

Beautiful Birds fly free

Good morning.
Today I have a quick make background for my beautiful bird to sit against.

I used the North Star stencil  made by Crafters Workshop with Tumbled Glass distress ink. The edges of the card scratched to roughen them and more tumbled glass added. I recently bought the Butterfly paper pad 8x8 and cut strips then edged them for definition. The paper strips were placed in the left corner and I added the sentiment to the top right to balance the card. The bird is from the AS Free as a Bird stamps and I coloured with watercolour pencils then cut away some of the foliage to make it smaller.

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Friday 3 July 2015

Quick and easy card

Afternoon. I chose to use the bird on the branch from the new Chocolate Baroque stamps as a quick card as I wanted to test my new Prima pencils on coloured card.
I used the stamp with black Versafine ink and clear embossing powder on to silver pearl card. The fine detail of the stamp is still kept when embossing with clear powder.
For the colouring I stayed with shades of blues and greens then blended with a water brush.
A greeting was added to a die cut shape and I matted the card onto a colour from the bird then attached to the white card.
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