Tuesday, 30 September 2008
Wednesday, 24 September 2008
Sunday, 21 September 2008
Next I stamped this little tree also from Stampendous in Versafine Vintage Sepia. I have succumbed to purchasing some Sansodour for coloured pencil blending and gave it a try. I was quite pleased with the outcome but not sure if it's more messing around than using watercolours. The sentiment stamp is from Penny Black and reads "Christmas isn't under a tree, Christmas is in your heart" It hasn't shown up very well on the Photo. I added a Sizzix original Primitive Heart and also stamped on that and them layered it on to the Sentiment. Stamped the swirls around the edge of the card and added glitter. I put chrystal lacquer on the Christmas baubles on the tree and buttons from stash.
Thanks for looking
Saturday, 20 September 2008
After looking through a copy of "Cards and Crafts for Christmas" by "Simply cards and Papercrafts" I decided to have a go at a Christmas Decoration they had in there.
Used the nestabilities for the ring (cut 2 and glued together for strength) and then used the Sizzix original holly die, candle and a punch for the flowers. The "joy" die is a sizzlit cut in gold mirror card. I did the same on the back so it looks tidy if it turns on the tree. I added the candle to the design myself. The flower centres were also little flower punch outs in yellow and red.
Thanks for taking a peek.
Wednesday, 17 September 2008
Tilda is stamped in Versafine vintage sepia and then watercoloured. I decided to have a change from pinks and cutesy colours and went for light brown/tan instead. Both the backing papers were from Little Sizzles pads. I used my new Fiskars border punch on the paper edges and then chalked them too. Added punched hearts, Sentiments and buttons from stash.
Thanks For Looking,
Monday, 15 September 2008
Have been waiting to get in the Autumn/Halloween mood to use this stamp since I bought her in May and decided last night was it!!! (must have been the full moon!) Maybe I will peek too soon.lol. I love Halloween and we usually have a party... (for the KIDs of course!!) and no i'm not a witch.
I stamped her in Versafine Smokey Grey and watercoloured her. I used a glitter glue pad for the swirls in the background on the black card and added purple glitter. Layered her on to green card. The pumpkins (watercoloured also) and the sentiment stamps were all from a set of clear Penny Black stamps that were a bargain at £4.50 from the NEC craft show in Spring. Punched out yellow stars and added plenty of glitter to all. Used coloured chalk pads around all the edges of the card too.
Just off to get my broomstick........
Friday, 12 September 2008
Had a try at Sketch Saturday this week but didn't start it until late last night and then finished it of this evening. The sketch looked very tempting to have a play with and I think I will use it again to do other cards with. I just hope I'm not too late to enter now.
I gave mine a Halloween theme using this PSX stamp I've had for a few years , but I really like her. She was stamped in black pigment ink and clear embossed to make her raised and shiny. I then watercoloured the image using a mixture of blues and a hint of purple for the sky. It is actually more purple and a little more magical looking than has shown up on the photo. The spider and bats on the orange circle are from Penny Black as is the "Boo" on the green circle. The Pumpkin on the yellow circle is a Hero Arts stamp. I used a glue pad to stamp Penny Black spiders webs in the corners of the card and added glitter. All the circles are cut with nestabilities dies.
Wednesday, 10 September 2008
Decided to make another Christmas Card last night to add to my Christmas box. Picked out this really sweet little Penny Black mouse looking skywards with his cosy scarf on.
I stamped him in Versafine Vintage Sepia ink and then coloured him in with my Tombows and a blender pen which I have not used for a very long time. I added a pale blue outline which I've seen many people do on their work. I think it worked quite well and makes the image "pop out" from the paper a little more. I layered the image onto a piece of silver card and then on to a piece of backing paper from K and Co Peppermint Twist Mat Pad which I also used down the opening of the card by cutting a strip with my fiskars cutting Board and a Scalloped blade. I stamped the PSX "Let It Snow" stamp in Versafine Smokey Grey and then used a glue pen to go over the top and added glitter - just to soften it all. I then added a punched foil snowflake, little buttons from my stash and of course more glitter!!!
I'm also working on a Wedding Anniversary card for Drew but haven't finished it yet. I will share when it's done - I think!! It's not going the way I planned ( if you know what I mean) I will have a look at it tonight with fresh eyes and see what I think.
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Monday, 8 September 2008
Thursday, 4 September 2008
Well I hope to get back in my craft seat real soon (when I've cleared the backlog of washing) and look forward to interacting with everyone again and seeing all your lovely creations. Hope you all had a lovely summer too.