Tuesday, 23 August 2016

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #171- By Or Under The Sea

Hello, the new challenge over at Crafty Cardmakers is 'By or Under The Sea'.

For my card I have used some stamps from Hobby Arts 'Shells' and 'By The Sea' stamp sets. I stamped the images and coloured them with Polychromos pencils and added some gloss varnish over them.

The background papers are from the 'Under The Sea' paper block from Joy Crafts and I used some circle dies to cut the apertures into which I set some of the stamped images.

The sand was made by mixing embossing powder with Glossy Accents and then spread over a torn piece of card to which I added the rest of the stamped images and some miniature shells.

I finished by adding some clear glitter and sequins.

I hope you like my inspiration for this challenge and please check out my fellow DT's cards as they have made some gorgeous projects.

Thanks for stopping by.

Monday, 8 August 2016

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #170- Time

Hello, today sees the start of the new challenge over at Crafty Cardmakers. Lin is hosting this time around and her chosen theme is 'Time'.

I decided to base my card around the saying 'Tempus Fugit'. So I picked out a watch face stamp from Crafty individuals and some wing dies from Cherry-Lynn as a basis.

I then picked out a few more stamps from Crafty individuals including a musical text background stamp, a birds nest, ink splatter and an ornate scroll that I used throughout the card.

The backing papers are also from Crafty Individuals and I have decoupaged the Doves and used a Tonic flower punch for the flowers.

The tag die is from Marianne Designs and the large clock face has been cut using my Silhouette. I have used lots of Ranger Gold Embossing Powder, Pearl Mica Spray and gold rhinestones to finish my card.

I hope you like this card and please check out my fellow Design Team members blogs as they have made some stunning projects.

Thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, 6 August 2016

Autumn Nature Trail

Hi, just a quick post today to show an Autumn themed painting that I have made using the 'Nautre Trail' stamp set from Hobby Art.

I added some hand drawn toadstools and then stamped out the scene using the stamps. I then used Pebeo Drawing Gum to mask out the animals and trees so that I could paint the background.

I used Winsor and Newton Cotman's to paint this picture on Winsor and Newton Artist Cold Press (Not) water colour paper. I then removed the Pebeo Gum and painted the animals and trees.

The picture frame is from my local £ shop and has been painted with Do Crafts Acrylic paints and gold gilding wax, before adding some acrylic varnish to protect it.

I hope you like this picture and thanks for taking the time to visit.