Saturday, 31 January 2015

Falling Leaves Tags

Hello, today I have a couple of tags to share with you that use the 'Falling Leaves' and 'Scene-it Sentiment' stamp sets from Hobby Art. I started by cutting two tags from Kraft card and stamping the large Maple leaf with Versamark ink. I added some brown chalk to the Versamark ink and then painted the leaves with watered down Pearl mica spray. I then cut another tag the same size from white card, which I coloured with 'Dusty Concorde', 'Peeled Paint' and 'Rusty Hinge' Distress Ink. I then added some white Gesso and repeated the Distress Ink process. I then stamped the maple leaf again, this time in 'Rich Cocoa' Memento ink and faux bleached the leaves using clean water. I then sprayed the tag with Pearl mica spray and added some shadow around the edge of the leaves with a brown Copic marker. I finished this layer by sponging some Versamark ink through the Tim Holtz 'Honeycomb' stencil from Stampers Anonymous and adding some yellow chalk. I then ripped the tag into three sections and inked all the torn edges. I stamped and embossed with Bronze embossing powder a selection of leaves from the stamp set and painted them with Twinkling H2O's. I added some different sized drops of Glossy Accents to make a dew drop type texture and let it dry.The sentiment stamps were stamped with Memento ink and the ribbons and lace are from my stash.

I would like to enter these tags into the following challenge:

I hope you like my tags and thanks for taking the time to visit.

Monday, 26 January 2015

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #131- Combine Two Or More Stamps

Hello, today sees the start of the new challenge at Crafty Cardmakers and more. The theme this time around is to combine two or more stamped images. 

For my card I have chosen to use a Sticky Note as a mask to create this jungle scene. The stamps I have used are from Creative Expressions and are quite a few years old now and they have been stamped using 'London Fog' Memento ink. I have coloured the scene with Copic Markers and added white highlights to the eyes with a white gel pen. I then matted the scene onto black card, before adding to the card base. The card is 7 x 7 inches. 

Pop on over to my fellow Design Team members blog's for some beautiful inspiration.
Thanks for stopping by.

Monday, 12 January 2015

Venice Carnival

Hi, today sees the start of the first challenge of 2015 at Crafty Cardmakers and More. The theme this time around is Something Old and Something New. 

For the New elements on my card I have used a new digi stamp from The Paper Shelter called 'Venice Carnival', which I have coloured with Copic markers and white and gold gel pens. The background papers are also new and are again from The Paper Shelter, 'Distinguished' 6 x 6 digital paper collection. I printed these papers onto some off- white card, which gave them a more vintage feel. The sentiment was also printed. The gold framework was cut from white card using my Silhouette and gold Gilding wax was applied. I also cut a base for this from Kraft card. For my Old elements I made some roses from some old air dry clay, which had started to dry out in its container and some old lace and gems from my stash. The leaves for the roses were hand cut from some tiny scraps of Core'dinations card and I also used some Glossy Accents and Stickles. 

I hope you like my take on this challenge.

Saturday, 3 January 2015

Vintage Tea Cups

Hello, today I have my first card of 2015 to share with you. The image I have used is a digi stamp called 'Vintage Tea Cups' and is from The Paper Shelter. I have coloured the image with Copic markers before applying glitter and Glossy Accents. The papers I have used are from Marianne Designs 'Vintage Romance' paper pad. The Kraft doily has been cut using my Silhouette and a free cutting file from Birds Cards. The sentiment was printed from my computer and cut out using a die from Crafts- Too. The small butterflies are Hobby Art Stamps, again coloured with Copics. The Mulberry flowers are from my local craft shop. The leafy flourish is a die from Cheery- Lynn and the leaves are dies from Marianne Designs. The lace and gems are from my stash. 

I would like to enter this card into the challenge at Papertake Weelky, which is to choose a favourite challenge from last year. I have chosen their 'Pretty Pastels' challenge. 

Hope you like it and thanks for stopping by.