Monday, 9 March 2015

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #134- For A Special Woman


Hello, today sees the start of the new challenge over at Crafty Cardmakers and more. Pamellia is this fortnight's hostess and her chosen theme is 'For A Special Woman'. 

I chose to make a wall hanging for my Mum. The heart I have used is an MDF blank that I bought from my local craft shop. I first painted a layer of white Gesso, to prime the MDF, then when that was dry I added a thick coat of Do Crafts Artiste 'Crackle Medium'. I dried this with my Heat Tool and applied a thick coat of Do Crafts Artiste 'Blanc' Acrylic paint and also dried this with my Heat Tool. This resulted in small cracks, but if I had allowed the Blanc paint to air dry the cracks would have been larger and more defined. I then added some 'Worn Lipstick' Distress Ink over the top of the paint to create a pale pink hue. I also used the 'Latticework' mask by Tim Holtz , some Tacky Glue and Cosmic Shimmer 'Silver Dream' gilding flakes in areas around the heart. I finished the base of the heart by edging the heart with glue and covering this with chunky clear glitter. The flowers were cut using some dies from Elizabeth Crafts and Pinflair, which I cut from white card. I then repeated the same steps with the Crackle Medium', the 'Blanc' Acrylic paint and Distress Ink to colour the flowers. I then edged the flowers with 'Mushroom' Adirondack Paint Dabber and fine clear glitter. I also added some stick gems to the centre of the flowers after layering them together. The dragonflies are a stamp and die set that came free with this months Simply Cards And Papercrafts magazine, which I have heat embossed in silver and added glitter and Inkssentials 'Crackle Accents' to. I finished my project with some more stick gems, metal alphabet tiles, string, ribbon and gems from my stash.

I hope you like my project for this theme and please check out my fellow design team member blogs from some more brilliant inspiration.

I would also like to enter this into the following challenges:


    Sally.

Thursday, 5 March 2015

Monarch Butterflies


Hi, today I have a card to share with you that uses some of the beautiful butterfly stamps from Hobby Art. I have stamped the butterflies with Archival Black Ink onto Crafters Companion watercolour card, then painted them with Spectrum Aqua markers (brilliant pens). I then added a coat of DoCrafts Artiste 'Glitter Varnish' over the top. The patterned paper was made with a Tim Holtz stencil 'Latticework', some more watercolour card and my Aqua markers. The crackle effect background was made by applying a coat of gold acrylic paint to some plain card and drying. I then added a coat of DoCrafts Artiste 'Crackle Medium' and a thick covering of Artiste 'Blanc' paint and dried with my heat tool. The scalloped circle is a Spellbinders die and the scalloped border and ribbon border have been cut with an old Marriane Designs die. The lace is new and from my local craft shop and the buttons, ribbon and pearls are from my stash. The card is 6 1/2 square.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges: 


http://cinspirations.blogspot.co.uk/ - Something Old - Old Marianne Designs Die

Hope you like my first attempt with the Spectrum Aqua markers, I really enjoyed using them, they are lovely to use. 
        Sally.

Tuesday, 3 March 2015

Best Wishes, Buttons and Lace


Hello, today I have another card to share with you that uses an image from a Hobby House Art Book. This one is from the 'Merry Weather' book ad I have coloured the image with Copic markers. The backing papers I have used came free with an old issue of Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine. I have used some cream card stock for the layering and added some faux stitching with a brown Gelly Roll pen from Sakura. The ribbon, lace and buttons and glitter are from my stash. 

I would like to enter this card into the following challenge: http://cinspirations.blogspot.co.uk/

Hope you like my card and thanks for taking the time to visit.
      Sally.

Monday, 2 March 2015

Hobby Horse Boy


Hi, today I have a card to share with you that uses an image from the 'Summer Daze' art book from Hobby House. I have coloured the image with Copic markers. The patterned background paper was made by running a piece of cream card stock through a damask embossing folder by Crafts- Too. I then added some 'Faded Jeans' and 'Stormy Sky' Distress Ink over the raised areas to reveal the pattern. The shabby background paper was made by painting a piece of Kraft card with a thick layer of Do Crafts Artiste 'Crackle Medium' (love this stuff). I dried this with a heat tool, then added a thick layer of Do Crafts Artiste 'Blanc' (White) Acrylic paint, then too dried this with the heat tool. I added some of the same blue Distress Inks over the top of the dried paint. The sentiment I have used is from Hobby Art's 'Birthday Collection' stamp set. I have also used some more Kraft card and Cream card stock for the layering and some satin ribbon, buttons, blue Distress Stickles and a charm and brad from my stash. 

I would like to enter this card into the following challenge: http://www.papertakeweekly.blogspot.co.uk/

Hope you like this card, it was really fun to make.
       Sally.