Monday, 19 June 2017

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #191- Here Comes Summer


Hi, today sees the start of the new challenge over at Crafty Cardmakers. June is hosting this time around and has chosen the theme 'Here Comes Summer'.

For my card I have used the 'Summer Holiday' and 'Textures' stamp sets from Hobby Art.

I started by stamping the images from the 'Summer Holiday' stamp set with 'Tuxedo Black' Memento Ink onto Neenah 'Desert Storm' card from Crafter's Companion. I then coloured the images with Polychromos pencils and used a white Posca marker for highlighting.

I also stamped the sentiment onto a die cut rectangle and the seagull separately. I also coloured these with Polychromos and the Posca marker.

I then used the speckle texture stamp from the 'Textures' stamp set and stamped them all over the card using 'Brushed Courdoroy' Distress Ink. I then wiped the excess ink off the coloured images with some tissue.

The blue background was made using the Shaving foam technique and 'Ocean Depth' Versamagic Ink. I used a die from Spellbinders to cut the Scalloped rectangle onto which I layered the sentiment and then added the seagulls with 3D Foam.

I hope you like my card and please check out my fellow DT'S blogs as they have made some wonderful cards.

Thanks for stopping by.
Sally.x.

Thursday, 15 June 2017

No Road Is Long With A Friend At Your Side


Hello, today I have another Criss Cross card to share with you that uses the Hobby Art 'Wolves' stamp set along with the 'Falling Leaves' and Friends Sentiments sets.

Firstly using 'Tuxedo Black' Memento Ink, I stamped the wolf face onto Neenah 'Desert Storm' cardstock from Crafter's Companion and coloured using Polychromos Pencils. I also used a white gel pen to add highlights and speckles of fur. I also added Glossy Accents to the eyes and nose. 


I then stamped the Prowling Wolf onto a square of cardstock, along with some of the rock stamps and the sentiment. I also coloured these with the Polychromos and gel pen.

I used the 'Desert Storm' card to also make the card base and the paper I used are from an old 6 x 6 paper pad 'by Hampton' K&Company that have been in my stash for years. I also used 'Walnut Stain' Distress Ink to ink the edges. 


I stamped a selection of leaves onto vellum using Versamark Ink and then used 'Penny Copper' Powder from Stampendous to emboss them. I then coloured the with the Polychromos and cut them out.

I used hot glue to adhere them around the scalloped oval which was cut using a Spellbinders die and nestled the Wolf head behind them with 3D Foam. I also added a border of leaves across the top of the insert.


I finished by stamping the Wolf footprint onto Heat Resistant Acetate from Crafter's Companion and with Versamark Ink and heat embossed them with Black Powder. I also added some Copper coloured gems from my stash.

I hope you like my card and thanks for visiting.
Sally.x.

Sunday, 11 June 2017

In A Forest Of Ferns


Hi today I have a card to share with you that uses the Wolves stamp set from Hobby Art, along with two of their fern stamps. One is from the Stag & Hare stamp set and the other fern is from the Floral Mix set. 

I started by cutting a piece of Seawhite Cold Press watercolour paper to size and masked off the edges with Washi Tape. I then stamped the Wolf image with 'London Fog' Memento Ink. I used Pebeo Drawing Gum to mask off the Wolf before stamping the ferns randomly around the image. 

I then used a Spellbinders circle die to draw around to create my moon, which I also masked off with the Drawing Gum.

I then started painting the picture from background to foreground using Cotman watercolours by Winsor and Newton in the following colours (Alizarin Crimson, Yellow Ochre, Prussian Blue and Hookers Green).

I also used a white Uni Posca marker to add fur texture to the wolf and a black Polychromos pencil to darken around the Wolf's eyes and on his nose.

The sentiment was also stamped with 'London Fog' Ink. I finished by adding a couple of ferns on top of the Wolf to create more dimension and I added a sparkly 'glow' to the moon using watered down 'Platinum' Inka Gold.

Hope you like my card and thanks for stopping by.
Sally.x.

Thursday, 8 June 2017

I Must Go Down To The Sea


Hello, today I have a Criss Cross card to share with you. I have used the Puffins June Monthly Special stamp set from Hobby Art, along with their Shells and By The Sea stamp sets.


The main Puffin and insert scene image were stamped onto white card with 'Tuxedo Black' Memento ink and coloured with Faber Castell Polychromos pencils. I also used a White Uni Posca marker to add white highlights. The sentiment was also stamped with 'Tuxedo Black' Ink.


The shells were stamped onto Seawhite watercolour card with 'Rich Cocoa' Memento Ink and painted with Winsor & Newton Cotman watercolours. I also used the Posca to add highlights to these.

The background papers I used are from the Pound shop, as are the gems and I used 'Vintage Photo' Distress Ink to edge the papers.

I hope you like this card and thanks for visiting.
Sally.x.

Tuesday, 6 June 2017

Hobby Art June Monthly Special- Puffin Set


Hello, today I have a card to share with you that uses the June Monthly Special Puffin stamp set from Hobby Art.

I stamped the two images onto watercolour card with London Fog Memento Ink and used Cotman watercolours from Winsor and Newton to paint the scene.

I also used a Black and Cold Grey V Polychromos pencils to darken the Puffins and a White Posca marker to add highlights.

The sentient is from the By The Sea stamp set, also from Hobby Art.

Hope you like my card and thanks for visiting.
Sally.x.

Monday, 22 May 2017

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #189- Floral Profusion


Hi today sees the start of the new challenge over at Crafty Cardmakers. Jackie is hosting this challenge and has chosen the theme of Floral Profusion.

For my card I have used the 'Wild Roses' stamp set from Hobby Art. I stamped the images onto watercolour card with 'London Fog' Memento Ink to create a border. I used Spectrum Aqua Markers in 'Rose Pink', 'Yellow' and 'Peacock Blue' to colour the images. I added some Pearl Mica spray over the top to make the panel sparkle, before cutting out.

The background was made using DoCrafts Crackle Medium and White Acrylic pain. I then ran this through the 'trellis' embossing folder from Couture Creations and added some more Pearl Mica spray over the background. I then highlighted the embossing with a little 'Bundled Sage' Distress Ink.

The background for the sentiment was created the same way, without the embossing folder. I then stamped the sentiment from Hobby Arts 'Scene It Sentiments' stamp set and embossed with Copper. The butterflies are also from the Sentiment stamp set and have been embossed onto vellum.

I finished the card by adding glitter and gems.

I hope you like my card and please check out my fellow DT's blogs as they have some beautiful cards.

Thanks for visiting.
Sally.x.

Saturday, 20 May 2017

Hobby Art May Monthly Special- Wild Roses


Hello, today I have a home decor project to share with you.

 I have used a metal garden sign from the pound shop as a base, which I painted with DoCrafts acrylic paint. I have also used some gold gilding wax to catch the embossing on the sign and more acrylic paint to paint the message.

The roses are from the Monthly Special 'Wild Roses' stamp set by Hobby Art and have been heat embossed in gold onto vellum. I then used Faber Castell Polychromos pencils to colour them. I cut out and layered the flowers before finishing them off with some gold beads for the centres.

Hope you like it and thanks for stopping by.
Sally.x.

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Hobby Art March Monthly Special- Grizzly Bears


Hello, today I have a card to share with you that uses the 'Grizzly Bears'  March Monthly Special stamp set from Hobby Art.

The bear on the rock was stamped with Archival Black ink and then masked off so that I could stamp the trees behind it. I also stamped a tree to the right of the image and added some more details like the mountains and river bank with Faber Castell Pitt Artist pens in various thicknesses to add some more depth to the scene. I finished by adding the little bee stamp, also from the 'Gizzly Bears' stamp set.

I then used Winsor and Newton Cotman watercolours in 'Cerulean Blue', 'Yellow Ochre', 'Cadmium Red' and 'Paynes Grey' to paint the picture. I added highlights with white acrylic paint and added some varnish over the water.

I used the 'Parchment and Label' die set from Marianne Designs to cut out the image.

The backing papers are from an old Hot Off The Press Decoupage book and I stamped the leaves from the 'Grizzly Bears' stamp set using 'Peeled Paint' and 'Forest Moss' Distress Ink. I finished the card with some ribbons from my stash.

I hope you like my card and thanks for visiting.
Sally.x.

Monday, 13 March 2017

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #184- For A Special Woman/Girl Or Mother's Day


Hello, today sees the start of the new challenge over at Crafty Cardmakers. I am hosting this time around and my chosen theme is 'For A Special Woman/ Girl or Mother's Day'.

I decided to make a Bird House decoration for my Mum for Mother's Day.  I started by painting the bird house base which is from the £ shop with DoCrafts Acrylic paint in white and teal.

I then used some wood effect paper from the 'Urban Style' paper pad, also from the £ shop to create the wood effect on the base and tiles.

I then stamped the birds and branches from Hobby Art's 'Birdsong' stamp set with Memento 'Tuxedo Black' ink and coloured with Polychromos pencils. I then cut them out and glued them to the house with hot glue.

I finished by covering everything with a coat of Matt Varnish, also by DoCrafts.

I hope you like my bird house and please check out my fellow DT's blogs as they have made some beautiful projects.

Thanks for taking the time to visit.
Sally.x.

Monday, 13 February 2017

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #182- Add Some Texture


Hello, today sees the start of the new challenge over at Crafty Cardmakers. Maike is hosting this fortnights challenge and her chosen theme is 'Add Some Texture'

I based my card around a Butterfly embossing folder from Crafts- Too that I have had for a couple of years now, but only used the once.

I stared by running some Crafter's Companion water colour card through the embossing folder. I then coloured the background with 'Yellow Ochre', 'Dioxazine Purple' and 'Sap Green' Winsor and Newton Cotman water colours.

 I then applied some Do Crafts Crackle Medium and Blanc Acrylic paint to create the crackle effect. When this was dry I ran the card back through the embossing folder to make the butterfly's stand out more.I then applied some 'Platinum' Inca Gold over the butterfly's along with some purple paint splatters.

For the main focus panel I again ran some water colour card through the embossing folder and used the paints to create a lighter coloured background. I then painted the embossed shapes of the butterfly's in the various colours and added detail with a brown colour that I mixed by combining the yellow and purple paints. I finished by adding some white gel pen accents, more paint splatters and Inka Gold to the butterfly's.

I heat embossed the Hobby Art 'Happy Birthday' sentiment with 'Queen's Gold' embossing powder from ranger and also created a background with the paints. I added hessian for layering and some chunky glitter (which my camera does not like- hence the bad photo) to finish my card.

I hope you like my card and please check out my fellow DT's blogs as they have made some wonderful projects.

Thanks for taking the time to visit.
Sally.x.