Sunday, March 29, 2015

Dreaming Lass

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I had fun in the studio this afternoon and this is one of the results. 

I started with the image which arrived in a packet of blog candy from Shelly of 


I coloured it with Prismacolor pencils, and added glitter to the swirl of stars by her head - unfortunately I was a bit heavy handed, and the glitter spots are larger than I intended.


I cut the edge of the paper with a Paper Smooches Die that arrived last year - sent with love from Kary of Papercrafting and Travel


The sentiment is one of my originals, from a New Zealand firm, Montaga.  Embossed in silver it adds a lovely elegant look to the card.


The final detail was a touch of washi tape 'lace'.  
The back ground paper was from a 'Rosie's' pad - I had no ink to match it to sponge the edges, so sponged Pumice Stone and Broken China distress inks on the edges, and they blended to make a great edge.

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(My NBUS is the die I used on the edge of the image)

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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Backgrounds and Butterflies

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Although we are well into Autumn here, this card has a spring feel to it.

I started with finding a small bag of 'backgrounds' I had made when teaching my class various techniques last year. I was tidying my desk at the time, and got distracted.....
 I tried them against various colours of card stock, and decided that the green was the one to use.  This was embossed with a daisy embossing folder that came with a magazine.


This background was made using the ink, spray, smash(or smooch) technique


This background was made using Spiced Marmalade DI on string wrapped around a block.  It was a cotton string that squished out flat in the stamping.


The featured butterfly is a cuttlebug die and embossing folder, one of my earliest purchases.  It was cut in the gold card and the vellum, but only the vellum was embossed, then layered. The pearls were the finishing touch. 


The other smaller butterflies were cut and embossed from a sizzex die.
The sentiment was embossed on vellum, and then the vellum was torn and wrapped around the panel before it was mounted on the base.


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Friday, March 20, 2015

Twisty Turny Bear and Mouse


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I had one of my class members ask for 'different' folds, so I taught this twisty-turny fold this month, which I found a tutorial for here on YouTube

Be warned, this is a photo heavy post :-)


Because our card measurements are not quite the same as the American ones, the image panel turns out to be just rectangular, but other than that, the same folds etc apply, and they still fit into a standard envelope


My accents included some strips of glitter on double sided tape. 



I also took the dp and glitter strip onto the inside - here (above) you can see the way the card opens.


This was my trial card that I made before the class



The balloon had stickles applied, which I let dry before putting some dimensional glue over it - it gives a fabulous effect.

I also added some patterned paper and glitter to the bottom left corner, which gives a fabulous, continuous look to the card that really completes it nicely.


Both the stamps featured on these cards are from Hastings Rubber Stamps, a New Zealand firm.

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Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Bearing Birthday Wishes

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This card started as an experiment with some watercolour paper and paints, followed by a couple of sprays of glimmer mist.  I sponged the edges of it with blue ink, and then matched it up to the canary yellow card, and got stuck.


I was rifling through my 'yet to use' pile when I came across a set of stamps from a magazine, and decided to use this image.  He was stamped and embossed, then coloured with  Prisma colour pencils and blended with baby oil.  My first try at blending, and I was quite happy with it.


The sentiment was stamped and embossed and cut into a banner shape and  the edges sponged.


After mounting the banner and image on foam dots the card looked bare, so I raided the 'butterfly jar' and found these gorgeous ones cut from glitter card scraps, and had them flitting across the card and landed on the bear and flowers.


This shot shows the glimmer and gleam.  To finish the card I added the bling, The strip had a few rhinestones over, so those were added to the sentiment banner.

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Sunday, March 15, 2015

Sweet Pea Baby

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Today I am sharing a card for the new challenge "OneFor The Girls"
over at CCC Digi Challenge.

Our sponsor this week is Stitchy Bear, and I worked with their beautiful 

This is my result


I coloured the image in chalks. Needless to say I used pinks, but added some purple under tones and shading.


The sentiment was also a digital one, a freebie shared by Paulette from TLC Creations, which I changed colour to deep pink and printed on pink card.  I cut it using a S/B die from the labels 14 set,  sponging some ink around it before I removed the die.


I sponged the same ink around the edges of the white panel, added ribbon and sequins and mounted it on the pink base.  And remembered to 'gussy up' the inside too.


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Thursday, March 12, 2015

Gears and Gold

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I had fun the other day with more modelling paste and a stencil, and once that was dry, some watercolour paints, inks and finally some gold inca paste.


Loved the wonderful textured result, and the sheen from the gold paste.


The sentiment from Hero Arts was stamped onto white card, the card was shaped, and then mounted onto red card shaped to match, and a red rivet hammered in to hang it from the bakers twine.



The panel was then mounted on some paper from a Kaiser Craft 6x6 pad called Class Act - I sponged the edges with Tea Dye DI.


The final details were some gold brads top and bottom before all was mounted on a red card base.

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Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Stitched Heart

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Life has thrown me a few curved balls these past few days, but I am back!!

I really enjoyed making this card - I was inspired by a valentines card in a magazine I was given, where there were three 'threads' of  hearts, with only one heart layered. This is my 'take' on it.  


The background is from a Prima Printed Kraft pad.  I stamped the sentiment and embossed it with white EP.


I cut the heart from S/B die d'lights - the filigree was cut with white card and sponged with Gold Delicata ink, the solid layer was cut from a mid-pink glitter card.  I attached them to the kraft layer by piercing the layers and then stitching them down.


I finished the card by doing a line of faux stitching around the edge and adding the pearls.  Although both the embossing and the faux stitching showed white in the photographs, IRL they were a creamy shade for some reason, which is why I used the champagne coloured pearls.  The kraft layer was mounted onto an off white base.

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