Friday 29 May 2015

Stamp Scapes Workshop

Relaxing Workshop using Stamp Scape Stamps
I love Sally's Workshops as they are very relaxing.
The stamps are easy to use by using stamped up acetate to use for planning the design and perspective.
Here's my result - what do you think? I was pleased with the rising mist effect across the trees - hopefully the camera did it's job!!

A card from my "To finish" box

Cards to I can set myself a deadline and get them done!!
except I am away for a few
I am taking part in a Craftathon at the end of the month and am rounding up a lot of my "part" pieces to complete as cards for a local Hospice - Demelza House plus getting a design sorted for making on the day
I believe the leaves are from a Woodware Stamp Set. Hougie board for the background and Distress Inks. Chocolate Baroque Butterfly and a Spellbinders Flower Die.
A quick post today  while I am away

Thursday 28 May 2015

Not "live" for a few days...but here's a card I prepared earlier!

Poppy Anniversary Card
Another of my favourite stamps and Stencil.
Pasted through the Stencil and when dry Stamped. Coloured with Spectrum Noir Aqua Pens and when dry went around the outline with a fine black pen.
Mat and layering to finish
Poppy Time Stamp
Sun-dancer Stencil
both by Penny Black
available from Oyster Stamps

Tuesday 26 May 2015

Honey Doo Stamp

Another card for my Craftathon donation

Shaded background for the Honey Doo Stamp I have used for my card.
I used artists mask to add a few specific circles and removed it after the ink had dried.
Found the ladybird stamp in a free set from a magazine - it was just the right size and the addition of red makes the colours"pop" out.
I love this stamp and have used a Wink of Stella Blue glitter pen to add the colour.
Simple computer Sentiment to finish.
Here's the link if you would like to hop over to the HoneyDoo site. There are some lovely clean line stamps there. 


Monday 25 May 2015

HoneyDoo Stamps - Spring Flora

A CAS card using a HoneyDoo Stamp
A quick card using an Tattered Lace Button Border  E/Folder and a Honey Doo Stamp. Love the clean lines their stamps give. Coloured with Spectrum Pencils on linen effect card

Friday 15 May 2015

Crealies Circle Dies Set card #2

My second card using the new Crealies dies - Circle Set
Use a Stampendous Pansy Stamp - on Parchment coloured with Spectrum Aqua Pens. Cut out for added detail. Added Sue Wilson Maidenhair Fern and a Butterfly to finish.
Stamp from Oyster Stamps

Thursday 14 May 2015

Crealies Die - Circle

    My 1st card using the new Crealies Dies
Adorable Scorable card for the base layer and circle shapes.
Spellbinders Flower Dies. Loving the new Sue Wilson Maidenhair Fern too
Made a circle card base to finish.
Forgot to put the pearls on the flowers before I took the photo! oops

Wednesday 13 May 2015

It's Pink or Blue with Lavinia Stamps

It's a blue colour theme for my Challenge card
Fussy cutting - very therapeutic!! Wink of Stella colouring hence the shiny patches...
I am entering my card into the current Lavinia Stamps Challenge

Saturday 9 May 2015

My Workshop Samples from Saturday

Another great day at Eileen's Workshop
Here are my makes from Eileen's Workshop on Saturday
Canvas with a few techniques. Heavy Gesso to coat base, tissue, more Gesso or similar glue medium. When dry, Gesso
again. Used acrylics paints to add colour detail. When dry Stencil with a texture paste medium or similar.
Embellishments of choice. This time I used a HoneyDoo Stamp and coloured with Versacolour and Wink of Stella Pens and cut out. May gloss them too. My background stencil was the  Ginko leaf  by Designs by Ryn!/Gingko-Stencil/p/48145946/category=12538212
Second piece is a card. I used a texture paste fairly thinly on the back ground. Left to dry. Distress inks to add colour and when dry tamped image - a Penny Black Stamp. I like the variance in colour shading where the paste absorbs the ink. Used a metallic pen on the "dot" leaves. Inked a narrow border round card before using a silver pen round the border and to add a few dots for interest again with the silver pen. Matt and layering to finish
A card again. "flicked" a masking fluid with a brush. Left to dry. Made mask for moon and positioned before using Distress Inks. Removed masked and coloured moon. When ink was dry Stamped image - a HoneyDoo Stamp and coloured. Splattered water drops to lift some of the ink and when dry removed the artist mask to reveal "white". Used a gold pen to highlight edges.
What a great day and pleased with my results too!!

Friday 1 May 2015

Bleeding Art Tissue and a Poppy Stamp

Bleeding Art Tissue + Woodware Poppy Stamp
A simple technique which I first had a go at when I went to one of Eileen's Workshop's

Watercolour card and
used my octagonal dies to cut the tissue
lovely Woodware Poppy Stamp coloured with Spectrum Aqua Pens

and that's it!