Monday, August 25, 2014

Gray gets the Blues

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I would like to welcome the lovely Nadine to my blog as a new follower, and encourage you to pop over to her blog at My Scrap'n'Stuff.

I tried my hand at banners on this card.... 


I am not entirely happy with it - the banners, in retrospect, should have been overlapped further.


All the edges were sponged with Cobblestone ink.



The sentiment was embossed with a denim EP, but for some reason, on the white stripe it speckled white.
 The bakers twine and button finished the card.  
All papers were from the Kaiser Craft Pad After Five.

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Friday, August 22, 2014

Salted Trees

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Sometime ago I made several backgrounds using the salted background technique.  
For this background I used the Tsukineko Rainbow ink pad Cappuccino, and applied it direct to the paper, and then ran the darkest colour across the top to 'fill' the card. 


I then stamped one end of the background with some trees, masking and stamping off to give some dimension.


There was another tree stamped on the opposite end, and a sentiment gold embossed. 


The feature panel was mounted over a cream card sponged with Tea Dye DI, then mounted over a dark brown base.


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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

In the Spotlight

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I would like to welcome a new follower to my blog - something I will be doing in the future. 

Sid joined my followers recently - he is from England, and his blog is called Harpies Crafty Corner. Sid is a talented crafter and displays work using many different techniques.

This was the second card that I taught at class this month.  Spotlighting is not a new technique, but I must admit it was the first time I had used it.


The stamps I used are from Prickly Pear which I received from Michelle Pearson in a RAK a long time ago, and this is the first time it has seen ink.

I inked it up with espresso ink, stamped the area I wanted to spotlight on a scrap, and then die cut the circle where I wanted the spotlight to be.


I coloured the selected area with prisma coloured pencils - I love these as you can layer and blend the colours to get a really rich finish. The rim of the cornucopia was painted with gold ink from the Delecata golden glitz ink pad.


After stamping the sentiment, I sponged the edges of both the image panel and the base with bamboo shoot ink after rounding the corners.  Before mounting the feature panel, I wound some green bakers twine around one end of it for a touch more colour.

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Monday, August 18, 2014

Toby's Teddy

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We recently had a very special addition to the extended family, and this is the card I am sending his parents.


I started with the white layer and cut three rows of pattern using a S/B edgeability die, off setting the pattern on each row.


The sentiment was clear embossed after stamping with Broken Chins Distress Ink, which I also used to sponge the edges of the white panel.


I then stamped this cute bear from Kiwistamping in espresso ink, coloured him with chalks, fussy cut him and  added the blue rhinestone for his belly button.


I mounted him onto the white layer with foam dots near the bottom of the die cuts, added the wee bow and mounted the whole over the blue base card.

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Friday, August 15, 2014

Charming Lillies

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Today I am sharing another post for the CCC Digi Creations, where our sponsor this fortnight is

 

I chose this lovely Lily and Butterfly image to work with for challenge #7 which is Use a Charm or Pin with a digi image.



After colouring the image with Prisma coloured pencils, I fussy cut it and mounted  it on foam tape over a piece of paper that I had chalked clouds onto, and had randomly stamped with the sentiment.


To add a touch of pizzazz I touched the centre of the petals and the edge of the butterfly wings with Ice Stickles.


The charm was tied onto a narrow ribbon that was mounted over a wider, darker one.


Some confetti stars were added as a final detail.


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Tuesday, August 12, 2014

King of his Patch


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I have been waiting to blog this for sometime, but could not until it was given to the recipient.

The image is one from the Graphics Fairy, who is most generous with the free  digital art she shares.



I printed the image off in the size I wanted, and then trimmed it and coloured it, and the background, with chalks.  I then went over the chalk on the rooster with some perfect pearls to add shimmer, blue on the dark feathers and yellow in the breast, although it added a green tinge too.


The sentiments are computer generated - I was also tempted to add, may your day give you something to crow about... but I restrained myself.


I finished the inside with a trimming from patterned paper that I used on the outside.


The main panel was mounted over some patterned paper and I added a few gorgeous dark red pearls, keeping in mind that the recipient prefers less fussy cards.

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Saturday, August 9, 2014

Faux Silk ATC

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Today I got some 'down time' and spent it in the studio - I was preparing for the card class this coming week, and I wanted to teach the Faux Silk Technique, and decided to make an ATC for the project.


The stamps I used are part of a  retired Craft's Meow set - Simply Delightful


The flower image was coloured with inks picked up from an acrylic block, including Delicata Gold ink.


 The stems were stamped with two tones of ink using the


The background was splattered using the red and brown inks from the flower.  
The tissue was then secured over a white card, cut slightly smaller than the 'formal' size of an ATC, that was then mounted on the full sized ATC card (2.5" by 3.5") base of black, which frames the image panel.

The left hand edge had some lace added, up-cycled from the edge of an old doily, a bow that has sat on my desk for months, an assortment of sequins and the ATC was finished.

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