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.

Monday, 30 January 2017

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #181- Love, Love, Love


Hello, today sees the start of the new challenge over at Crafty Cardmakers. Lin is hosting this challenge and her chosen theme for the fortnight is 'Love, Love, Love."

For my card I decided to use one of the sheep from Hobby Art's "Baa- Humbug" stamp set for my main image and the rose and sentiment from the "Thinking of Ewe" stamp set, also by Hobby Art.

I stamped the sheep and rose with Black Archival ink onto water colour paper and used Spectrum Aqua markers to colour them. The sentiment was embossed with sparkly silver powder.

I created a shaker element to my card using a Marianne Designs die to create the heart frame and aperture. I then embossed some acetate with a heart patterned embossing folder before filling with glitters and sequins.

The backing paper is from the 'Owls World' paper pad by Joy Crafts and the silver band is some Washi tape from the £ shop. I finished by adding some more glitter and some heart embellishments from my stash.

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.

Monday, 16 January 2017

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #180- New Beginnings


Hello, today sees the start of the first challenge of at the year over at Crafty Cardmakers. But first I would like to welcome our new DT members, Jac, June, Margaret, Peggy and Chanya13, Jac is hosting this challenge and this fortnight's theme is 'New Beginnings'. 

For my card I decided to make a card to celebrate the arrival of a New Baby. I started by die cutting a circle into a piece of water colour card and creating a background with some Cerulean BlueCotman watercolour paint. 

I then stamped the branches which are from Hobby Art's Bird Song stamp set with 'London Fog' Memento Ink. I then stamped a feather from the 'Feather's' Stamp set, also from Hobby Art in the same Ink. 

I used Spectrum Noir Aqua Markers to paint the background and added some white gel pen dots and highlights. I also added some drops of Glossy Accents, which I sprinkled with clear Glitter. 

I made another background and this time stamped the branches and the chicks in the nest stamp, which is from Hobby Art's 'Spring Has Sprung' stamp set. I also used the Spectrum Noir markers to paint these and also added the highlights and glitter in the same way.

I layered the frame using two thicknesses of foam tape for extra dimension and added a hand written sentiment that I finished off with a few of the blossom stamps from the Bird Song stamp set. 

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

 Thanks for visiting.
   Sally.x.

Saturday, 24 December 2016

Merry Christmas- Every Bunny Needs A Present At Christmas


Hello, my post today is to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. x.

I also have a picture to share with you that I painted a couple of days ago. The image was drawn with a Uni Pin Black Fine Liner onto Winsor and Newton Watercolour paper and painted with Winsor and Newton Cotman paints. The frame is from the pound shop and has been painted with brown Acrylic paint and had gold gilding wax applied to reveal the scroll work. 

Thanks for stopping by.
   Sally.x.

Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #178- Anything But A Card


Hi, the new challenge has started over at Crafty Cardmakers and Angela is hosting this time around. The theme for this fortnight is 'Anything But A card'.

For my project I decided to make some Christmas Tree Ornaments. I used a tag shaped die from Provo Craft to create the bases, which I embossed with a selection of embossing folders.

I also used some patterned papers from K and Co. and some words that I printed out. The Poinsettia was made using some dies from Marianne Designs and the flourish is by Cheery- Lynn Designs.

The Holly shaped brads came with a Cardmaking Kit from Hot Off The Press about ten years ago and have been sitting in my stash waiting to be used and the chain and beads are from my local craft shop.

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

Thanks for stopping by.
    Sally.x.

Thursday, 20 October 2016

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #175- Things That Go Bump In The Night


Hello, Monday saw the start of the new challenge over at Crafty Cardmakers. Judy is hosting this challenge and would like to see your Halloween themed cards.

I started by drawing a hand onto water colour paper with a black Uni pin pen and then went about 'Zombifying' it. I then used water colours to paint it and added some bandage which I distress with Distress Ink.

For the background of my card I masked a moon using Pebeo Drawing Gum then used water colours and Pearl Mica spray to create the sky. I them used a white gel pen to add the Lightening.

The Gravestones and Bats were cut using my Silhouette from Grey card, which I then darkened with 'Black Soot' DI and more Pearl Mica spray. I then used a black Fineliner pen and a white gel pen to add some details. I also added a silver cross and a bat charm to the graves.

For the dirt I roughly cut some paper and coloured it with Water colours and 'Black Soot' DI. For the spiders webs I drew through a Dutch Doobadoo stencil onto vellum, before cutting out with a Carfty knife.

I added a black frame, gems and a gold spider charm, which I turned to silver with some Gilding Wax.

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

Thanks for stopping by.
   Sally.x.

Monday, 19 September 2016

Just Hanging Around!


Hello, today I have a card to share with you that I have made using another of my own drawn images. 

I drew and and painted the Sloth on his branch using Cotman watercolours by Winsor and Newton.

I also painted some leaves that were cut using some Cheery- Lynn dies and some more tree trunks for the background. 

The background panel was made with watercolour card, 'Bundled Sage', 'Cracked Pistachio' and 'Mermaid Lagoon' Distress Ink and Pearl Mica Spray. 

The leafy background is actually another layer of card that was part of some perfume packaging that I re purposed and painted with Acrylic Paint. 

The Hibiscus were made with vellum and a Tonic Punch and coloured with some Papermate felt tip pens. I also added some orange beads for the centres.

The Kraft card border has been embossed and 'Walnut Satin' Distress Ink added to reveal the pattern.

I hope you like this card and thanks for taking the time to visit.
    Sally.x.

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #173- Autumn


Hello, today sees the start of the new challenge over at Crafty Cardmakers. Mary is hosting this challenge and would like to see your Autumn themed cards.

For my card I stamped a border of leaves from Hobby Art's 'Falling Leaves' stamp set onto water colour card with 'London Fog' Memento Ink.

I then painted the leaves with Winsor and Newton Cotman watercolours using only 'Prussian Blue', 'Alizarin Crimson' and 'Cadmium Yellow' before cutting them out.

I then painted some more leaves and cut them out to form the wreath.

The background was made with a wood grain embossing folder and Kraft card, which I then used some 'Walnut Stain' Distress Ink to ink over the embossed areas.

The sentiment is also a Hobby Art stamp and is from the 'Scene- it Sentiment' Set.

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

Thanks for stopping by.
   Sally.x.