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.