Thursday, 29 January 2015

Sweet Poppy Stencil Tiger

  
Certainly  a handsome Beast 
 
Stencilled with Black Paste and left to dry and also stencilled the Grass Border with Green Glitter Paste onto acetate. When the grass was dry I went over again to give the look of thicker look.           Back to the Tiger..... and when dry I did a colour wash with the new Spectrum Noir Aqua pens to form the sky and also colour the Tiger. I used the S/Noir  Alcohol on the acetate to colour in the gaps.   That's it apart from cutting the frame and mounting up
 
Links: 
 
 
I purchased my  Spectrum Noir Pens  ( buy 4 sets and get the DVD FREE)  from :
 



Monday, 26 January 2015

I'm still stencilling!


 
Guess what - another card using a Sweet Poppy Stencil - love the new releases
I was really pleased with the effect I achieved by stencilling on acetate. Used glitter medium. Die cut an aperture in the top mat . I wanted to keep all the stem so cut round the base of it from the acetate so it would sit onto the card as shown. Made an inked background and then just layered everything up. Job done.


here's the link for this stencil



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Sunday, 25 January 2015

DOTTY FLOWERS from Sweet Poppy Stencils

 
 
 
Another make from the newly released Sweet Poppy Stencils
 
I used Core'dinations card stock sanded off lightly. Used the Dotty Flowers Stencil with white glossy paste and then assorted colour glitters for the flowers and stems. Penned faux blanket stitch round the edge of  the top mat and then added layers to compliment the glitter colours. Sentiment was stencilled from part of the Birthday stencil
here are links to help you find the products......


http://www.sweet-poppy.co.uk/catalog/sweet-poppy-stencil-birthday-words-p-1102.html

http://www.sweet-poppy.co.uk/catalog/sweet-poppy-stencil-dotty-flowers-p-1154.html


Saturday, 24 January 2015

Chocolate Baroque - Daffodil Script Set

 

An Easter card using one of the stamps from the pretty Daffodil Script Set by Chocolate Baroque

Gold detail heat embossing powder to stamp the Daffodil and then colouring in with the fabulous new Spectrum Noir Aqua Pens. A few extras to finish off/ The top card with a hexagonal base card with some layering to finish. Lettering from a Tattered Lace Alphabet Die.
The second card with the script stamp. Stamped onto a hexagonal base. The trellis background from a Spellbinders die. Sentiment from my own stash.
Stamp Set - on offer during January - http://www.chocolatebaroque.com/daffodil-script-unmounted-rubber-stamp-sheet-a6.html

gold detail powder ( my favourite!) Oak House Studio - http://www.oakhousestudio.com/

Spectrum Noir Aqua Pens - Crafter's Companion - http://www.crafterscompanion.co.uk/
 

Friday, 23 January 2015

Now available to buy - the New Sweet Poppy Stencils

 Stencil with Pearlescent paste and assorted fine glittetter
 
One of my new favourites from Sweet Poppy Stencils!
 

Dotty Flowers Stencil
Pearlescent paste and the super fine Glitters from Sweet Poppy Stencils make a super combination for my card today featuring the Dotty Flowers Stencil.  Used a Tonic Die to cut the wavy white layer for effect.
Here's the link for the stencil. You can also see all the other new stencils there too!
 


Thursday, 22 January 2015

Sweet Poppy Stencils .....new release

 
 
Another of the "soon to be available" Stencils from Sweet Poppy Stencils
 
This is the TREE of HOPE and I have used copper Glitter Paste and Stickles to add a little detail on the ends of some of the branches. The background is a blend of 3 Distress inks. Used a Spellbinders die for the base and finally a grey pen to add shadowing at the base of the tree so it doesn't look like it's floating in mid-air!

Here's the link for the Stencils - keep an eye out - the New Release of some beautiful stencils will be available soon!
http://www.sweet-poppy.co.uk/catalog/sweet-poppy-stencils-c-48.html
 


Tuesday, 20 January 2015

Sweet Poppy Stencils - NEW RELEASE!

 
 
Available soon.......
 
This is a preview of just one of the New Stencils soon to be released by Sweet Poppy Stencils...Floral Delights....a beautiful flower which is so versatile.
Here I have used Pearlescent past with different pink glitters for the flower and greens for the stems. Co-ordinating pink cards and silver Mirri to finish. The sentiment is also a Stencil....
Glitters and Sentiment available now, the New Release is
 for sale from  23rd January
 
 

Sunday, 18 January 2015

Sweet Poppy Parchment Card

Parchment embossed with  Bluebell Stencil from Sweet Poppy Stencil
 
I liked the de-bossed side so I coloured from the reverse side using Spectrum Noir Pens and Pencils. Also embossed the sentiment with parchment and again coloured with Spectrum Noir Pens. Added some  grasses from back and added seeded with a small ball tall.Highlighted the rectangle with a ball tool and pricked out a simple edge design.
Mat and layering to finish card....
here's the link for the Bluebell Stencil
 
 
 


Friday, 16 January 2015

A Valentines Card or two

 
 
Valentines Day
 
here are few Valentines Day Cards I have made....keeping ticking over while I deal with this virus....
 

 
                                                  Fine detail gold Embossing Powder is from Oak House Studio - my all time favourite
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Wednesday, 14 January 2015

A short Wednesday Blog

 
Flower and Feather card
 
 
 

Well I am still not firing on all cylinders but managed a quick card with a free Feather Die from a card magazine. made a parchment flower with Gold Detail Embossing Powder from Oak House Studio. I used the feathers for foliage effect. Embossed tag and some layering to finish...
 
 

Sunday, 11 January 2015

Anything goes in the Lavinia Challenge #1



My Lavinia Challenge #1 Card




                       
 
Zen Grass stamped as background  with Archival Brilliance White. Used Distress Inks in Seedless Preserves and Faded Jeans a bit mixed up to get different shading on the Thistle stamping. Stamping looked like the Thistles were actually behind the grass - stamping this way round with the Archival made it looked more subtle I think
here's the link for the grass even though it says leaves!
 
 
I am entering my card into the1st Lavinia Challenge of the year..


                           http://laviniastamps.com/blog/lavinia-stamps-challenge-1-anything-goes/

Friday, 9 January 2015

Poppy Stamp and Stencil

 
 
 
Sun Catcher Stencil and co-ordination Stamp
 
 
One of my staple stencils.
Die cut base  and stencilled background ( Memory Box Stencils from Oyster Stamps)
I used linen effect card and stamped image first onto background and then one to cut and  colour and then stencilled over with a transparent paste. Cut out main body of poppy to add on top.
Added some eyelets for a bit of effect and then mounted onto craft card. Stamped sentiment.
Here's a link for the stencil from Oyster ( other outlets available I expect)