Monday, 29 June 2015

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #142- Sentiment


    Hello, the new challenge over at Crafty Cardmakers starts today and the lovely Jackie is the host for this challenge. Jackie has chosen Sentiments as this fortnight's theme.
   
    For my card I have stamped some flowers stamps from a Autumn Leaves stamp set with Versamark ink and embossed them with some 'Crystal' embossing powder from Stampendous. I then painted the background and flowers with Spectrum Aqua Markers.
    I then created the frame with some Spellbinders dies and black card. The sentiment is from Hobby Art and had been stamped with black Archival ink onto the middle of the water coloured panel and stuck back in place underneath the frame.

    I hope you like my inspiration for this fortnight's challenge and please stop by my fellow DT's blogs to check out the wonderful projects.
    Sally.x.

Saturday, 27 June 2015

Tea Cups and Roses


    Hi, today I have a little paper Tea Cup to share with you. This project was inspired by the new challenge over at Try it on Tuesday. I had  lot of trouble with taking the photo for this and I am sorry to say this was the best I could achieve. My camera doesn't seem to like glitter glue for some reason.
    For the Cup and Saucer I used my Silhouette to cut out the shapes and the paper layers, which are from K and Company. I edged the paper pieces with 'Brushed Corduroy' Distress Ink and glued in place. I then added a coat of Artiste Glitter Varnish over the top to add a sheen and make it feel more like porcelain than paper.
    The roses I made by hand using some Artista Superlight Clay and coloured them with some decorating chalks in pink and yellow. I then added some Stickles glitter glue and allowed them to dry.
    The leaves were made by stamping an old wood mounted stamp that I have had for a while, but it doesn't have any writing on, so I don't know who's company it is from. I stamped the leaves with 'Rich Cocoa' Memento ink and coloured them with 'Peeled Paint' Distress Ink. I then cut them out and glued them to the back of the clay roses, before attaching them around the Cup.
    I finished my Tea Cup with a sentiment form Hobby Art's 'Birthday Collection' stamp set and filled the cup with some Tea Bags.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenge: Try it on Tuesday- Tea Cups

I hope you like my Cup and thanks for taking the time to visit.
       Sally.x.

Saturday, 20 June 2015

Birdsong Notebook


    Hello, today I have a Notebook I have made to share with you. I have used the 'Birdsong' stamp set from Hobby Art for the birds and branches. The birds were stamped with 'Tuxedo Black' Memento ink onto white card, then coloured with my Copic markers. The branches however were stamped onto a piece of cardboard that I had painted with a coat of white Gesso. I then cut around the branches and painted them with watercolours.
    The background papers are from my all time favourite paper pad, K & Company's 'Que Sera Sera'. The pink layer was originally red, so I covered it with some white Gesso to tone it down. I also added a watered down layer of Gesso to the top blue layer. I added a layer of white card, which I had painted with Gold Acrylic paint and made a couple of tears, before attaching all the layers together with some stitching.
   I added some swirl, ink splatter and ring stamps and also some 'Shabby White' Embossing Enamel to the background. The brickwork was added using some homemade texture paste and a stencil from Dutch Doobadoo. I then added some colour to the bricks with watercolour paints.
    The frame was made by sticking three frames together that I had cut from thin cardboard using some Crafts- Too dies. I then added some white Acrylic paint, Glitter Varnish and Gold gilding wax, until I achieved a porcelain type effect. The 'Notes' text was hand written.  
    The flowers were made using a Tonic punch and have been coloured with a Copic marker and added some gold Perfect Pearls for the centres. I finished by gently spritzing some Gold mica spray over the cover to add some more shimmer here and there.

I would like to enter this Notebook into the following challenge: Love To Scrap!- Anything Goes

I hope you like my Notebook and thanks for taking the time to visit.
   Sally.x.

Monday, 15 June 2015

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #141- For A Man Or Boy


    Hello, today sees the start of a new challenge over at Crafty Cardmakers and more. This fortnights host is Vania and she would like to see your creations for a Man or Boy. 
   
    For my card I chose to make a card for someone to give to their Handyman Father. I started my card by making the tools, and for this I used the 'Tool' mask by That Special Touch. I used the mask to draw through and cut  out the tools. I then inked the tool shapes with Versamark ink and heat embossed with silver powder. I then traced the tool shapes again with a fine liner and added some hand drawn details to them, before colouring them with Copics. I then cut out the detailed parts of the tools and overlaid them on top of the embossed ones before adding some Glossy Accents.
    The sheet metal effect background was made by running some black card through the 'Heavy Duty' embossing folder from Couture Creations. I then covered the whole surface with some silver gilding wax. My wax had started to dry up in the tub, so I added a tiny amount of Spectrum Noir Pencil Blending Solution, which revitalized the wax. I also found that this made the was blend more evenly over the surface of the card too.
    The brickwork layer was made with a stencil from Dutch Doobadoo and some of Pamellia Johnson's homemade texture paste. I then coloured this with some water colour paints.
    The woodwork was made with PVA glue, 'Brushed Corduroy' and Walnut Stain' Distress inks and an EB7 Spectrum Noir marker  I then cut the panel into strips and added to the card in different lengths to achieve a patched look. I also used a silver gel pen to add the effect of small nails.
    The stencils Dad was done with the 'Schoolhouse Alphabet' by Tim Holtz, a Ranger embossing pen and some Black Distress embossing powder onto some more brick background. I then cut out around the brick and layered onto the card with 3D Foam.
    The stamped sentiment is from Hobby Art's 'Sentiments' clear stamp set.

I hope you like my interpretation of this fortnights theme and please stop by my fellow Team mates blogs to check out their gorgeous projects.

I would also like to enter this card into the following challenge: Anything But Cute- Make It Masculine

Thanks for stopping by.
          Sally.x.

Saturday, 13 June 2015

Monochromatic Father's Day


    Hello, today I have a Fathers Day card to share with you. I don't really make any Father's Day cards, I think this being only the second one I have ever made. I didn't want an overly fussy sentiment so I opted just to stamp Dad in the corner.
    The main image stamp is from an A5 stamp sheet by Kanban 'By The Sea' and has been stamped with Black Archival Ink and water coloured gently with 'Black Soot' Distress Ink. I then added some Glossy Accents to the water, lighthouse and Sun. I then used two Spellbinders Nesting dies to cut out the image and frame. The main image is raised on 3D Foam.
    The backing paper was made by stamping the compass and anchor stamps that also come on the Kanban stamp sheet. I also used a swirly flourish stamp that is from Inkadinkado and a script stamp that was from a stamp sheet I bought from my local supermarket and all were stamped with Black Archival Ink. I also heat embossed a flourish design over the background using clear Versamark Ink, Pearl Stampendous Embossing Powder and the Flourish mask from Tim Holtz.
    The flowers have been made by using a matching set of stamps and dies from Prickley Pear. I stamped the flowers, which have a nautical pattern on them, then cut them out with the coordinating dies. I added some black Perfect Pearls to the centres and some leaves from a Crafts- Too die.
    The shell, starfish and seahorse are clay embellishments that I painted with a white ZIG Woodcraft marker and added 'Black Soot' over to reveal the detail.
    The sentiment is from Woodware and the bird also came included on the Kanban stamp sheet. I have added some white ribbon, a triple bow and some lace. I have also used some black Core'dination card stock.

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

Papertake Weekly- Something For The Boys

Fantasy Stampers- Father's Day

Love To Scrap!- Male Call

Frilly And Funkie- Monochromatic

I hope you like my Father's Day card and thanks for taking the time to visit.
    Sally.x.

Friday, 12 June 2015

Floral Cuckoo Clock


    Hello, I enjoyed making yesterday's card so much that I decided to make another clock inspired project.
     For the base of my Floral Cuckoo Clock I have cut the clock itself from chipboard using my Silhouette and a cutting file from the Silhouette store. I then cut it again from paper so that I could do some different techniques. 



   For the brick effect on the base of the house I first applied some of Pamellia Johnson's homemade texture paste through a Dutch Doobadoo stencil on to the card. I dried it quickly with my heat tool, before adding splodges of Winsor and Newton water colours in splodges. I then gave it a little spritz with water to blend the colours and allowed it to dry. I also cut some small strips from a spare piece of the wood effect paper and added them around the house for a bit more detail
    The wood effect was created using PVA glue and 'Brushed Corduroy' and 'Walnut Stain' Distress Inks and a EB7 Spectrum Noir Alcohol marker.
    The clock face was made by triple embossing the piece of card with Silver embossing powder and while the enamel is still warm, I stamped into it with a Crafty Individuals stamp and Black Archival Ink. The hands were coloured with a black marker and added with a grey brad. The chains at the bottom have also been embossed with silver embossing powder.
    The birds are from an old stamp set by Woodware and have been coloured with Copic markers and white highlights added with a ZIG Woodcraft marker.



  For the flowers I used a variety of dies and Distress Inks. The largest yellow and pink rose was made using a Pinflair die, 'Wild Honey' and 'Worn Lipstick' Ink. The smaller light pink roses were made using a Tonic Petal Pair Punch and 'Tattered Rose' Ink. The brighter pink flowers use two Dies from Elizabeth Craft Designs and 'Worn Lipstick' Ink. The yellow rose buds use a small five petal flower punch, from Tonic and 'Wild Honey'. The daisies also use a punch from Tonic and I have added some yellow seed beads to for the centres of these and the brighter pink flowers.
    The flourish vine is a die from Cheery- Lynn that has been coloured with 'Peeled Paint' Distress ink and the smaller twig like greenery uses a Marianne Designs die and 'Brushed Corduroy' and 'Peeled Paint'.
    To finish I added touch of clear Wink of Stella to the tips of the flowers for a bit of glitter and some green organza ribbon to hang it by.

I would like to enter this into the following challenge: Try It On Tuesday- Watches and Clocks

I hope you like my Cuckoo Clock and thanks for taking the time to stop by.
    Sally.x.

Thursday, 11 June 2015

Making Your Birthday A Wonderful Day


    Hi, today I have a card to share with you that is a bit different to the style that I usually make. I bought this lovely clock face die from the Silhouette store a while back and have been waiting to use it on a project, and this fortnights challenge at Try It On Tuesday is the perfect opportunity.
    My card uses a digital stamp 'Vintage Floral Frame' from The Paper Shelter. I printed the image and coloured it with Copic makers before using a white ZIG Woodcraft marker for highlights and a clear Wink Of Stella for a bit of shimmer. I then cut out the centre of the image and added the clock face.
      The clock face was cut using my Silhouette and then covered with Tim Holtz Black Distress Embossing Powder. I then cut two Matt's, one I also covered with the Black Distress Embossing powder, the other from patterned paper and placed them underneath the clock face. The hands were cut out again and covered with gold gilding wax, before being attached with a brad.
     I have used some backing papers from Craftwork Cards 'Butterfly Parade' paper pad and another Matt made using the Black Distress Embossing powder. I added some Pearl Stampendous embossing powder to the background after sponging some clear Versamark ink through a Flourish stencil by Tim Holtz. I also added a scattering of Shabby White Embossing Enamel to the background papers.
    The damask shapes behind the sentiments were cut using my Silhouette and have been inked with 'Frayed Burlap' Distress Ink and Wink of Stella applied. 
    The swirls are a chipboard border from my stash, that I covered with the white ZIG Woodmarker and rubbed some gold gilding wax over the surface.
    The sentiment is a Hobby Art stamp from their 'Birthday Collection' stamp set, which I stamped with Black Archival Ink and the butterflies were cut out from some of the patterned papers. This card is 5 1/2 x 7 1/2 inches. 

I would like to enter this card into the following challenge: Try It On Tuesday- Watches and Clocks

I hope you like my card, I really enjoyed making something that was a little bit different to my usual style. And thanks for taking the time to visit.
        Sally.x.

Thursday, 4 June 2015

Birthday Butterflies


    Hi, today I have a card to share with you that uses some butterfly stamps from Hobby Arts 'Butterflies' stamp set.  I have stamped the butterflies onto Vellum with Versamark ink and embossed them with 'Winter Wonderland' embossing powder from Stampendous. I then coloured the back of the butterflies with 'Dusty Concord' Distress Ink, cut them out and layered them for some dimension.
     For each of the backgrounds I have started with a base background that I made with 'Dusty Concorde', 'Bundled Sage' and 'Antique Linen' Distress Inks and some Pearl Mica Spray.
     For the large background layer I ran the card through a butterfly design embossing folder by Crafts- Too. I then applied some more 'Dusty Concorde' Ink over the raised butterflies, before outlining them with a Quickie Glue Pen and adding some Silver Gilding Flakes.
     The strip background was made by applying some Versamark Ink through Tim Holtz's 'Flourish' stencil then adding some 'Winter Wonderland' embossing powder. I finished this panel by adding some more silver gilding flakes around the edges. 
     For the sentiment panel I stamped one of the Flourish stamps from Hobby Arts 'Flourishes stamp set with 'Bundled Sage' Distress ink around the sentiment but it is quite hard to see in this photo. The sentiment is from the 'Birthday Collection' stamp set from Hobby Art and has been stamped with 'Dusty Concorde' Distress Ink. I also added a frame of silver gilding flakes.
     The purple card that I used for my layering was made with just the 'Dusty Concorde' Distress Ink and the Pearl Mica spray, then I stamped the same flourish stamp and 'Dusty Concorde' Distress Ink for a bit of detail.
     I finished the card with some clear gems and green ribbon organza ribbon from my stash. 

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




I hope you like my card, I really enjoyed making this one and thanks for taking the time to stop by.
              Sally

Monday, 1 June 2015

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #140- Stitching


Hello, today sees the start of a new challenge over at Crafty Cardmakers and more. This fortnights challenge is to make a project that uses some stitching or faux. 

For my card I have used an oriental stamp set that came as the free gift with this months Cardmaking and Papercrafts magazine. I stamped the images onto watercolour card with Archival ink and painted them with Spectrum Aqua Markers. I cut a frame from Kraft card and added some pink floral patterned paper before piercing two rows of hole around the frame. I then used some green embroidery floss to Cross Stitch around the frame. I then cut out the fan and some cherry blossom that I had stamped and coloured and attached them around the frame. Both of the backing papers I have used also came free with a magazine, but I can't remember which one, but they are a sample of Do Craft's new designs. I finished the card with a Thank you sentiment that also came with the stamp set and some crystal glitter.

I hope you like my card, and please take the time to visit my fellow DT's blogs to check out their beautiful cards.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenge:Creative Inspirations- Pastel Shades
             Sally.x.