Saturday, 22 July 2017

Lighthouse and Cliffs


Hi, today I have a card to share with you that uses the Coastal Walks and By The Sea stamp sets from Hobby Art. I have also used a frame die from Amy Designs.

I started by stamping the image using different elements from the Coastal Walks stamp set onto Hobby Art water colour card with 'London Fog' Memento Ink. I then taped off the edges with Washi tape and used a combination of Cotman water colours from Winsor & Newton and Kuretake Gansai Tambi.

I then Die cut the frame twice and painted them, also using the Cotmans and Gansai Tambi paints. I added highlights with a White Uni Posca Marker. I then decoupaged the Spyglass, Seagulls, Shell and Lighthouse using 3D Foam.

I used white card stock and Tim Holtz Core'dinations for the layering and Crafter's Companion 'Desert Storm' for the card base. I distressed the card base with a distressing tool and used 'Walnut Stain' Distress Ink on the edges.

I finished by adding the sentiment, a blue pearl to the centre of the Ship's wheel and Glossy Accents to the Spyglass Lens, Glass Bottles, Anchor and Lighthouse Windows.

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

Friday, 21 July 2017

Happy Christmas Birds


Hello, just a quick card to share with you that uses the Snowman and Friends stamp set, which is the July Monthly special from Hobby Art.

I have used 'Faded Jeans' Distress Oxide for the background and Kuretake Silver Gansai Tambi to paint the snowflakes.

The image was stamped using 'Tuxedo Black' Memento Ink and I used a piece of Acetate to mirror stamp the image on the top right. I also stamped the sentiment with 'Tuxedo Black' ink. I then used the Gansai Tambi and Clean Colour Real Brush markers to paint the image.

I finished by adding highlights with a White Uni Posca marker.

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

Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Happy Birthday Squirrel


Hi, today I have another Criss Cross card to share with you that uses the Woodland Walk and Greetings For Friends stamp sets by Hobby Art.

I started by stamping the squirrel image onto two pieces of white card using 'London Fog' Memento Ink. I also stamped a few of the extra pine branches that came included in the stamp set around one of the squirrels.

I then used Kuretake Gansai Tambi Paints and Kuretake Clean Colour Real Brush markers to colour the images. I added highlights with a White Posca marker and the faux stitching detail has been stamped with the straight stitch stamp from the Stitch & Knit stamp set also from Hobby Art and using the Dark Brown Clean Colour as the ink.

The backing papers are left over from an old paper crafting set, think they are from Dovecrafts and the green gem stones are from the pound shop.

I cut the image for the band with Spellbinders Circle and Scalloped Circle dies and cut the other image to fit on the inside panel. I then finished the card by stamping the sentiment, also with the Dark Brown Clean Colour marker.

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

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #193- Lots Of Layers


Hello, today sees the start of the new challenge over at Crafty Cardmakers. Chanya is hosting this time around and has chosen the theme of 'Lots Of Layers'.

For my card I decided to use an old paper pad from Craftwork Cards called 'Paradise'. I also used Distress Oxides in 'Peeled Paint' and 'Faded Jeans' to change the colour of some of the papers to green.

I used a Provo Craft Embossing folder as a stamp to add some dimension to the green papers with the Distress Oxides and fussy cut out the flowers and hummingbirds.

A layer of acetate was added between the base layer and the frame to help create depth as the hummingbirds and flowers are adhered either flat or with 3D Foam on different layers in the card.

The largest hummingbird is a stamp from the £ bin at my local craft shop and has been stamped and embossed twice onto acetate. The first time I stamped with Archival Ink and embossed with Crystal powder, the second time I stamped with Versamark and embossed with Queens Gold from Ranger. I then used H2O'S to paint the bird and adhered the layers together.

I finished by adding the sentiment, adding highlights with a White Uni Posca Marker and adding Wink Of Stella throughout.


The picture above hopefully shows the depth created.

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

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

Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Hobby Art July TV Show


Hello, just a quick post today to show some of my samples from the Hobby Art July TV Shows on Hochanda. Jenny has brought some wonderful stamps form Polar Bears to Owls and the fabulous Round Robins.

Above is a Criss Cross card that I have made with the Poles Apart stamp set and Kuretake Gansai Tambi paints. The Sentiment is from the Christmas Frosting set. Unfortunately this card didn't get finished in time for the shows but I decided to show it here.

Below are some more samples from the TV shows.



I hope you like my samples and check out the TV Shows, today at 3pm and 7pm on Hochanda.
Sally.x.

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.