Monday 31 August 2015

Serena the Winter Lady

Good morning
I have the pleasure of being the last post of the month. There are many, many inspirational cards and projects lined up for the month of September and I know that Lesley has some fantastic ideas lined up for the future.

I truly gasped when I saw Serena, her name suit her so well.
She was stamped onto white card with Black Versafine ink and embossed with clear powder. I feel comfortable using alcohol pens for skin so did her face first and the rest was watercolour pencils. I used lighter and darker pencils for her hair, to give depth to her hair. Serena is a large stamp and the dies I chose frames her well. The sentiment was added under Serena.
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Sunday 30 August 2015

Colourful Fun with Friends

Last weekend I had the pleasure of attending a weekend workshop, three in total, with the wonderful Birgit Koopsen  Bernstein. The workshop was hosted by my good buddy Sue and it was such a delight to see so many friends with  a few lovely newbie ladies.
The Friday evening we played creating gelli plate prints from tools we made ourselves,(great fun).
Saturday was spent making two canvases. I thoroughly enjoyed embracing colour and really learned a lot.
On Sunday morning was messy play time, inks, paints, shaving foam, stencilling, stamping all in preparation for journaling during the afternoon.
I have played lots during the last week and will try and blog the photos this week.
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Monday 17 August 2015

Pine Cones Frame

Good morning.
 Using the pine cones with branches I decided to make a frame for a die cut label
with sentiment to sit in.
I started by lining up the four corner stamps, then stamped the single pine cones to make a rectangle. The single cones are ideal as more can be stamped to make other sizes and shapes.
I stamped with Versafine Black ink and coloured with watercolour pencils. The edges were softened with Vintage Photo distress ink and the label was also coloured.
The sentiment is from Christmas Magic and embossed with gold powder. A little gold stickles was added to each pine cone but unfortunately it was difficult to see on the photograph. 
I have a large amount of small cards in my stash that will be used for neighbour cards this year and the pine cones make perfect corners for the stamped sentiment.
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Wednesday 12 August 2015

Tree Tags

I decided to use one of the tree stamp from Sparkling Trees for my gift tags this year.
They lend themselves to the shape and size of a tag.
Each of the trees is stamped with Memento black and then I coloured over the branches with different coloured Alcohol pens.
The tag with the pastel buttons is coloured with a soft green and I glued the buttons where the circles are.
These tree tags are coloured with green and blue Alcohol pens and the glitter was added to the circles with a Zig glue pen. I added a faux stitch line around the tag with a fine line pen.
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Friday 7 August 2015

Elegant Tree card

Good morning.
Well my card production is in full swing now and I hope this year to be prepared for the festive season. I'm loving the elegance of this tree and it's so versatile.
I love DL (double length) cards and the tree is perfect for them.
The tree was stamped with Versamark ink and embossed with WOW Red Glitz powder. The powder has very fine glitter in and I wanted to keep the fine detail of the words on the sentiment so I stamped with Vermillion Archival ink. I trimmed the tree and sentiment punched the corners and matted onto red card. I've learned through experience to add liquid pearl dots last. The advantage to using liquids pearls is that you can make the various sizes.
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Monday 3 August 2015

Rejoice Sweet Angel

Good morning.
My card today started with the colouring of the angel Rejoice I stamped her onto white card with Memento black ink and coloured with Alcohol pens. A little Wink of Stella clear pen was used on her wings. When I had cut her out I wanted to use a few of my crafty bits and bobs that have been left at the back of the cupboard.
First out of the cupboard was a sheet of parchment paper and I stamped and embossed snowflakes with Versamark and white embossing powder. Second, I coloured the back of the parchment with Pan Pastels, that I don't use as often as I should, helping to give definition to the snowflakes.
The sentiment is from Christmas Candlelight. I stamped all of the candle image and cut around the wording adding a little colour to the words. The parchment was attached  with tape and I added the ribbons to cover the tape and fixed the Angel and sentiment with foam pads.
I hope this has inspired you to use  a few forgotten  past purchases.
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