Saturday, 14 February 2015

Happy Valentine's Day

I hope you are all having a romantic day!

Here is the card that I made for Dan

I covered half of a Kraft card blank with patterned paper.  To the side that was not covered I randomly stamped hearts.

I die cut 2 deco labels and attached these to the card.

The globe was stamped, coloured and cut out, then attached to the middle of the card.

I die-cut 2 heart banners and attached them to the corner of the card.

I coloured gemstones to match the papers and added these to the corners. 

I then stamped the greeting to finish.

This card was a bit different for me but I think it said everything that I need it to say!

Tonight I am cooking....not sure what yet...Dan is always spoilt by home cooked dinners!

Thanks for looking...

Friday, 13 February 2015

Paper Artsy Fun Part 3!

This time I used sets by 3 designers - Clare Lloyd, Emma Godfrey and Sara Naumann, stencil by Lin Brown and paints by Jo-Firth-Young

This picture shows the background I created using FF paints - the 1st limited edition by Jo Firth-Young - I adored these colours.
I stencilled the background in 2 colours and then stamped the stars.
The script from the Sara Naumann set was stamped in Chalk FF paint.

I then stamped the girl from the Clare Lloyd set and painted her.  Once happy, I cut her out and added her to the page. 

To finish I stamped and painted the greeting and the stamped a quote in Archival ink.

I was really pleased at how this turned out - and it goes to show that all of these amazing stamps work so well together.

Thanks for looking.

Thursday, 12 February 2015

More Paper Artsy Fun!!

For this project I used the delicious Lin Brown stamps and paints.

As you can see I had great fun creating this!!

I created a brayed paint background using Lin Brown Limited Edition FF paint - these colours are to die for - I adore them!

I stamped a border all the way around which I then painted in the Limited Edition colours.

I then stamped the flower head directly to the card so I could then position the stem.

The flower head was the stamped onto separate card, painted and attached to the card.

The stem was also painted, this time in Tinned Paint FF.

I stamped the bud stamp in Tangerine Twist in various places and then another cute stamp in Archival.  The greeting was then stamped into the corner.

I really loved this card!!  I just adore the stamps, the paints.... just everything! LOL!

I then set out to use the houses set that Lin has designed...

The background was created in the same way as above, only using 2 colours.  The houses were stamped in Tangerine and then one painted in bright colours.

I punched and painted a heart and attached to the card.

The quote was then stamped in the corner to finish.

I really enjoyed using these stamps.... so many uses for them!!

Thanks for looking....

Tuesday, 10 February 2015

Fresco Fun With Paper Artsy

I've been having great fun with the new Paper Artsy stamps.  Their quality and designs are just superb and the limited edition paints are fabulous.

Here is one of the projects that I created using Jo Firth-Young stamps

To start I created a brayered background using Fresco Finish Paints (Which I adore!).  I used the limited edition Lin Brown paints in Banana and Tangerine Twist.

I stamped the hexagon using Tangerine Twist FF paint.  I also coloured a scrap of paper in the same colour and stamped and cut out the hexagons, stamping a greeting in one.

The bee hive was stamped and then coloured using Chocolate Pudding FF paint, adding extra layers to the edges. 

The large bee was stamped onto scrap paper and the small bees were stamped directly onto the card. They were all then coloured using Tangerine Twist FF which had a small amount of Chalk FF mixed in.  For the wings I added FF Metallic Glaze.  You can't really see this on the picture but it shows a lovely effect on the card.

I had great fun creating this....and can see it will be used alot!

Thanks for looking.

Monday, 9 February 2015

Rebel Stampers ATC Swap

It had been some months since I took part in the ATC swap.... and I really missed it!

Here are my swaps for January

Craft Stamper ATC

This was made using the free stamp in the January edition of Craft Stamper magazine.

Here I covered an atc in background paper and added a section of Tim Holtz hexagon trellis.  I added a doily and added this to the corner of the atc.  A greeting was stamped on a label.

The stamp itself was coloured using promarkers and then cut out and mounted.

To finish I added a few small flowers and added gems to the centres.

Deep Embossing

Here I covered an atc in background paper.  I used the same papers to die cut a starburst shape and some banners - stamping a greeting to one of them.

For the deep embossing I covered a square in Versamark and then covered in UTEE which I then heated.  I repeated this step a couple of times.  Before I did this the 3rd time I inked a stamp in black archival ready.  As I finished heating the 3rd layer of UTEE I stamped the image directly into the hot melted powder and then left it there for a few minutes. The stamp then lifted straight off.

It was great to get back to it again!!

Thanks for looking....

Wednesday, 4 February 2015

Inspiration From Eclectica Darcy by Paper Artsy

What can I say.... I am a HUGE Paper Artsy fan and I was eagerly awaiting their latest release.  They have entertained us all week with the new products and it hasn't disappointed.  Even though the reveal of the products started on Sunday the products were available in the shops last week.  I bought mine from The Stamp Attic.  If you pop over you will also see the fabulous stash in their clearance sale too - they are clearing out for new CHA stash.

As soon as I saw the new collection from Darcy my eyes lit up!!  They are eclectic and delightful.  You can see the reveal here

Some of my work was lucky enough to be chosen for the big reveal tonight.  You can see the work created by everyone here

Here is a peak from my creation

If you hop along to the Paper Artsy blog you can see the full work and details.

Thank you Paper Artsy for bringing us great stamps time after time....and thank you Darcy for the FABULOUS designs.
Thanks for looking.