Saturday 29 February 2020

A BookCase of Junque Journals

Today I am sharing a project over on the Lisa Horton Crafts blog.

Pop over to see how I created this.

You can also see the full reveal over on my YouTube channel.

Thanks for joining me today.

Happy Crafting!

Friday 21 February 2020

Country View Crafts Challenges - Splatters, Splashes & Drips

Hi again,

Today I am sharing the second project for the Splatters, Splashes & Drips challenge over at Country View Crafts Challenges.  Here is my project

Here, I used splatters to decorate tiles.

I die cut the Stacked tiles Hexagons in lime green card.

I then used Walnut Stain Distress ink to stamp the splatter part of the PaperArtsy Seth Apter Stamp.

I inked around the edges if the hexagon tiles and then adhered them to a card panel.

I really love how these look and the green and brown look lovely together.

I die cut a Tim Holtz Sizzix Wildflower die in black card and adhered this to my panel and stamped a sentiment, unfortunately, a sad sentiment.

To finish, I added my usual scribbly border.

Make sure you pop over to the Challenge blog to see the inspiration from the team.  And there is still plenty of time to join in with the Challenge and be in with a chance of winning a gift voucher to spend in the shop.

Thanks for joining me.


Saturday 1 February 2020

A Hint of Spring

Good evening,  yes, busy day for me as this is my second post to share with you today.

This evening I have a post over on the PaperArtsy blog.  The theme for this fortnight is 'A Hint of Spring'.

I decided to decorate a note book and create a matching card.  Here are the finished projects:

I started my projects by creating a masterboard by brayering Globe Thistle, Mauve, Grape, Taro Milk Tea and Lichen Fresco Acrylic Paints over a sheet of white card.

Next, I added stencilling using PaperArtsy Sara Naumann PS176 and PS178.  I also stamped the script stamp from PaperArtsy ESN41.

I drew around part of the stencilling and also added white splatters from a Sharpie marker.

I loved the detail on the Masterboard - I almost didn't want to cut it!

The notebook was a cheap buy in the Christmas sales - each year I buy a few ready to decorate when I am ready.

One of the leaf collage stamps were stamped in Archival ink and then stamped separately using Khaki Fresco Acrylic Paint - the paint stamped image was then cut out.

To add more texture I added Sisal to the background and then glued my cut out leaf on top.  I finished by stamping a sentiment.

I used more of the Masterboard to create a co-ordinating card, this time using a different sentiment and adding three gems to the card.

I am really happy with how these turned out - the colours are perfect for a Spring time birthday and the note book will make a lovely small gift for a friend.

Thank you for joining me again today.

Do pop over to the PaperArtsy blog to see other wonderful projects for the Hint of Spring theme.

Happy Crafting!

Country View Crafts Challenges - Splatters, Splashes & Drips

Oh my, how can it be February again!

The topic for the Country View Crafts challenge this month is Splatters, Splashes & Drips.  Here is my first project....

I started off my stamping the PaperArtsy splatters stamp three times using Fired Brick Distress ink.

I also inked around the edge using Walnut Stain distress ink.

I used Tim Holtz paper from one of his first release paper pads to die cut the Geo frames.   I love using the cut out bit from the frames - I think it's a lovely heart shape.

I sanded around the edge of the hearts to give them more depth.

I stamped the word 'Love' from the PaperArtsy Sarah Naumann ESN32 set.

To finish, I scribbled a border around the edge of the card.

Pop over to the Challenge blog to see the wonderful inspiration from the design team.  I hope that I have inspired you to join in with the challenge this month.  Details are over on the blog.  Don't forget, you may be in with a chance of winning a gift voucher to spend in the online shop.

Thanks for joining me.

Happy Crafting!