Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Chocolate Baroque + Brushos

Chocolate Baroque Stamp
from  the Briar Rose Set
I'm getting used to my Brushos now and have learnt that much, much less is more!! I  like to use 3 colours and this time used lemon, purple and leaf green. Lightly misted straight to card sprinkle chosen Brushos and then misted lightly again. I like to blot off any areas I want to lighten, with a kitchen towel. Stamped Chocolate baroque image and used Spectrum Noir pencils to colour. Not sure of origin of the sentiment stamp. Matt and layering to finish.

Briar Rose Butterfly Unmounted Rubber stamp sheet - A5

Monday, 29 September 2014

Mushroom Dwelling Stencil

Sweet Poppy Stencil
I used white glossy paste and then the fabulous ultra fine glitters from Sweet Poppy Stencils. Put the green on leaves first and then put plenty of blue over the mushrooms , left to dry overnight and took surplus off with a fine brush the following day. Matt and layering with a frame using the Hougie Board to finish.
here's the link for the stencil:-

Sunday, 28 September 2014

Oak House Studio Autumn Theme

Oak Leaf corner stamp from Oak House Studio for my Autumn theme card
I used Spectrum Noir pens and pencils to colour and Sentiment Stamp from Oak House Studio

Here's the link to the stamp - hurry it'sbeen very popular!

Saturday, 27 September 2014

Brushos and Poppy stamp and Stencil

Poppy Card
Background created with Brushos and then I stencilled with Black Glossy Paste from Sweet Poppy Stencils
Left to dry overnight  (without prodding to see if dry this time!!) and then carefully stamped over with Versamark  and detail Silver EP from Oak House Studio. Black matt and layering and Ranger Black Enamel to finish

here are some useful links to the products I used:-

Thursday, 25 September 2014

Card number Two from Chocolate Baroque - Christmas Creatures

This card is the opposite technique to the card I posted yesterday - an Out of the Circle card. For me not so confusing in the cutting department as an "innie" !!. I coloured with Distress Inks and then Distressed the edges. A white pen to highlight the Owls eyes and then I placed Glossy Accents or similar to the eyes, bauble and mistletoe berries. A dotty background which I randomly embossed to give a snowfall effect....

here's the link to the stamp sheet

Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Chocolate Baroque Christmas Card

Stamp is from the Chocolate Baroque Set - Christmas Creatures

Stamped and coloured the Robin stamp with Distress  Inks and highlighted areas with Glossy Accents. Snow effect with Liquid Pearls and Stickles. Fussy cut "out of the page", cut to a circular shape.  Mounted onto a circle edged with green and matt and layered with an embossed pine needle background.
here's the link to the stamp sheet.....

Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Christmas Poinsettia - a Sue Wilson Die

Craft Dies by Sue Wilson Poinsettia

A fairly quick card today using Creative Expression Poinsettia and  Holly.
Die cut for 3 flowers and 2 holly stems. Added some Liquid Pearls in the flower centre and berries. Before mounting I used the Hougie Board to create a decorative border and a Spellbinders circle die -  embossed only for the centre detail.

Sunday, 21 September 2014

Brusho Butterfly

Brushos and a Butterfly Stamp
The same stamp as before but the time I placed a lightly misted stamp with brushos and then painted in the flower area after to make the flowers "ping". Brushos are so versatile to work with......simple matt and layering to finish

Brushos available from many sources,
this is the link for the new Earth colours from Oyster Stamps


Friday, 19 September 2014

Rubbernecker Stamps


Wildflowers Rubbernecker Stamp..... 

A Rubbernecker stamp for my card today.
It is a corner composition but decided to see what happened if I extended it and voila it worked quite well! I used
Oak House Studio ink pads and then very lightly misted the stamp before putting to the paper. Then when dry I misted some Oak House Studio Metallic Silver Ink in a Bottle. The mica shows up well in the photo I think.....
here are some useful links to the products I've used....



Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Butterfly with Brusho Paints

Brusho Paints
Gave this technique a go after seeing a card which Eileen had posted
large clear images are good for this technique - I think this stamp was a little busy....but it is OK
Mist the stamp lightly, very gently sprinkle your Brusho Crystal Paints on randomly then very lightly mist again. The trick is to get all your paints damp without dripping or your image will not be crisp.....why not give it a go?   

Sunday, 14 September 2014

Designs by Ryn September Challenge

 Workshop card using a
stamp and stencil from Designs By Ryn
Brusho paints with a Water droplet stamp and flowing branch stencil

Eileen's Workshop Samples

Samples from Eileen's Workshop

A quick post to show my samples from Eileen's Workshop on Saturday. A Fabulous time had by all as we got to know our Brushos better!
Managed to finish these 5 samples and hopefully the styles reflect the versatility of these paints.

Friday, 12 September 2014

Chocolate Baroque Challenge 2 Blog Card

This scene was really lovely to challenge my colouring skills! I used Spectrum Noir Pens and pencils to colour the scene from the Seashore Scenes collection. I thought it went well with the shape of my card which I cut with the Cricut Expression.

Here's the link to the stamp:
I am entering this card into the Chocolate Baroque Challenge 2

Thursday, 11 September 2014

Two Stencil Christmas Card

Christmas Card using 2 Stencils
I created the background with Distress Paints and Stains and then Spritzed with silver mica. Whilst still wet I pressed on some bubble wrap. Left for a few minutes and then lifted off. I think it gives a a subtle effect.
I used The Flowing Branch from Designs by Ryn with Diamond Sparkle Medium from Imagination Crafts  and sprinkled some Frantage.
The second stencil is the Damask Baubles from Sweet Poppy Stencils. I used Lavender Sparkle Medium...
here are a few links..

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Sweet Poppy Zen Thistle on Acetate

Zen Thistle and Crystal Acetate
I used acetate and alcohol inks with a sprinkling of Glitter for my card. I will put more details on with the next Blog when I am prepping for a future Workshop at J and C Creations, Maidstone.

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Hexagonal Shaped Card

Filigree Poinsettia Card with a Creative Expressions Die

I scored a double border round the edge of the card with Hougie Board to highlight the shape.
 Die cut the poinsettia, assembled and used Stickles to add some glitter. Cut holly leaves on Expression2 and assembled as shown adding ribbon and a few jewel embellishments.
That's it for today
Stencils and Alcoholic inks to play with today!


Creative Expression Dies stocked at :

Monday, 8 September 2014

Spellbinder Stamps

Free Stamps!
Well if you're like me I love a freebie when it's quality as well! The latest edition of Creative Stamping has a great set of free Spellbinders Stamps with an embossing folder!! I thought I would combine with my Spellbinder Poinsettia Die for this card.

Prepared my matt and layering making 3 "pairs". Took the top of each pair and layered together using a tiny amount of glue stick to keep in place. Used one of the stamps and stamped to take all 3 layers in. I used gold embossing powder. Separate and mark the top of each layer so that you keep them lined upon the matt and layering. Matt them onto your coloured card as shown and then for the base card I used a 7" square.  Stamped and cut out a couple of the stamps for decoupage.
Added 3 glittered poinsettias and stamped  sentiment from the set onto a die cut tag.


Sunday, 7 September 2014

Sweet Poppy Stencil and Acrylic Paints

Poppy Stencil
I had a bit of a play with the background and continued experimenting with cling film. I used a gummed water colour paper and placed acrylic paints on randomly. Spritzed the uncoated areas with pearl mica in water and then misted water over the paints. Plonked on the cling film and left. Not such a good result with these " ingredients" but was happy with the background when dry. Added a Poppy Stencil with black glossy paste from Sweet Poppy Stencils. May add a sentiment or wording later. Thanks for looking today.

Saturday, 6 September 2014

Chocolate Baroque Cornflower Stamp

Cornflower Stamp by Chocolate Baroque
Embossed 3 layers of Tonic ovals to create the frame.and then multi stamped the Cornflower Stamp. Coloured with Spectrum Noir Pens and highlighted with the Pencils.
Added an embellishment of ribbon. Highlighted the edge of the card and then matt and  layered onto card base.
here's the link for the stamp

Friday, 5 September 2014

Chocolate Baroque Stamps

Eastern Grasses Set from Chocolate Baroque
A thank you card using some of the stamps from the Eastern Grasses Set.
Pale Blue Centura Pearl Card reflects a bit in the photo. Stamped the panel from the set with Platinum embossing powder. and used one of the small grasses to stamp around the border. The Thanks stamp I mounted onto a small die cut and then also stamped onto the card. Edged with blue Spectrum  Noir pen and then matt and layered onto card base.
here's the link for the stamp set:

Wednesday, 3 September 2014

Lavinia Stamps - add some Ribbon


Lavinia Dandelion Stamps

I created the background using Distress Paints and cling film. More details of this technique can be found on YouTube.
 Stamped Dandelion and embossed with silver embossing powder. This months Lavinia Challenge is to add ribbon so I used pull up ribbon and twisted it into position.
I found a link for the technique on Anjas' Blog

I am entering this card into the following Challenge:-


Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Sweet Poppy Stencils - Christmas Wishes

Sweet Poppy Stencils - Christmas Wishes
A quick and easy card using the Christmas Wishes Stencil from The Craft Station - Sweet Poppy Stencil.
I used a sparkle medium on blue Centura pearl - used the shiny side this time.
Left to dry overnight and then scored a part frame for a bit of dimension
Matt and layering to finish and a bit more scoring on each layer.
here's the link for the stencil:-

Monday, 1 September 2014

Designs by Ryn

Snowflakes Stamp from Designs by Ryn
Stamped the Snowflake stamp background with a blue embossing powder and matted and layered a panel. Placed an embossed plain blue panel across and then the panel. Made a die cut poinsettia and added a sentiment tag and a few embellishments.
here's the link for the Snowflakes stamp on Ryns site:-