Wednesday 11 December 2019

Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow!

This evening I have another project over on the PaperArtsy blog.  The theme for this fortnight is A Bit of Sparkle.  And to me, nothing shouts sparkle more than PaperArtsy Kay Carley stamps.

Here is my finished project

I decided to use alcohol inks onto glossy card as a base for this project.

I used Aqua and Cloudy Blue inks all over the card.  I love the effect of Alcohol inks and they are so simple to use.

My next step was to sponge Versamark ink through Stencil PS118.  I then covered the snowflakes in Wow embossing powder and heated them until the embossing powder melted.

I dragged the Versamark pad over the bottom of the panel and covered this in Wow powder to created snow filled hills.  I was actually really happy with this - it turned out better than I expected.

Once this cooled, I sponged Versamark through the word 'Snow' on the same stencil.  This time I used a glittered Wow powder.  I'm not normally a glittery person, but I loved this!

I stamped the snowman from PaperArtsy Kay Carley EKC31 and co-ordinating stencil PS161.

This is such a fun set to use.  Once the paints were dry I added a touch of clear glitter to add a bit more sparkle.

I was so happy with how this card turned out.

Do pop over to the PaperArtsy blog to see the other inspiration for this topic.

Thanks for joining me this evening.

Happy crafting!

Tuesday 10 December 2019

More Christmas Makes

I've been busy using up those mass produced master boards that I created.

These are the original master boards.  I used PaperArtsy Fresco Acrylic paints to create these.

I embossed snowflakes on the background using silver embossing powder.

Onto the main image panel I stamped and embossed an image from the PaperArtsy Sara Naumann stamps.

I put the cards together, using panels of black card to add contrast.  To finish, I added twine and a metal snowflake.

Thanks for joining me today.  I hope that you are well on your way or even finished with your Christmas crafting,


Saturday 7 December 2019

Partridge in a Pear Tree

This evening I have a project over on the PaperArtsy blog.

The theme this fortnight is Cute Critters.  I chose to use the Squiggly Ink Egg and Nog collection - I love these stamps.

Here is my finished project

I started off by brayering Sage, Koala and Blood Orange Fresco Acrylic paint onto a sheet of card.

I then randomly stamped the poinsettia stamp from Squiggly Ink Egg and Nog 2.

I painted the poinsettias using the Blood Orange paint.  Because this is translucent I thought it left a lovely contrast on the brayered background.  This was mounted onto black and a co-ordinating panel of mahogany card.

My cute critter is this partridge.  I stamped this onto a Koala painted sheet of card.  The partridge is from Squiggly Ink Egg and Nog 5.    I added a touch of Blood Orange to brighten the partridge up.

I also stamped the pears and coloured them in Sage and Blood Orange.

I stamped the poinsettia twice and shaped it before adding it to my card to finish.

I had forgotten how much I loved using these stamps.  It goes to show that they never age.

Thanks for joining me this evening.  Don't forget to pop over to the PaperArtsy blog to see the other cute critters being created for this theme.

Happy Crafting!

Thursday 5 December 2019

Country View Crafts Challenges - Stars

Today I am sharing my second project for the Country View Crafts Stars challenge.

Here is my project

I decided that I wanted a simple but rustic look for this project.

I started by cutting a panel of Kraft paper and stamping the text stamp from PaperArtsy SaraNaumann ESN13.

I also dry brushed Wolf Eye Fresco Acrylic paint over a rectangle panel of cardboard.

I had some embossed metallic Kraft stock left from my first project.  I decided to cut some of the little stars out and add these to the background.

I also stamped the large star over the left over Kraft stock.

Before mounting this to the card, I added a length of twine to give it extra texture.

I was really happy with how this turned out.

Thank you for joining me today.  I hope that I have inspired you to join in with the challenge this month.  Don't forget that by sharing a project you may be in with a chance of winning a gift voucher to spend in the shop.

Thank you all for joining me with my challenge journey this year - it has been great fun!

I will still have more posts to share with you before Christmas, but in case you are too busy to join me again, I would like to wish you a very Happy Christmas.

Happy Crafting

Sunday 1 December 2019

Country View Crafts Challenges - Stars

Happy December!

It's time for the last challenge of the year over at Country View Crafts Challenges.

Here is my fist project of the month

Yes, I have used the Tim Holtz Merry Misfits again.  I love these stamps!

I started by gathering my supplies.

I used the Sizzix Tim Holtz Tiny Stare Texture Fades to emboss a sheet of Tim Holtz Metallic Kraft stock.

I adore how this turned out - look how beautifully embossed the stars are.

I also cut a sheet of Worn Wallpaper  to act as a layer beneath the embossed sheet.

Once layered, I added a strip of washi tape for the reindeer to sit on and splattered some black ink across the card.

The reindeer was previously stamped, coloured and cut down.  Again, I added googly eyes to the image and then attached this to the card blank.

To finish my card I added a sticker quote.  These are so super useful!

This card was so much fun to make!

Pop over to the Country View Crafts blog to see the inspiration from the rest of the design team.  And don't forget, by sharing a star themed project you will be in with a chance of winning a gift voucher to spend in the shop.