Wednesday, 4 December 2019

Hobby Art November 2019 TV Shows on Hochanda


Hello, today I have some of my samples to share from today's Hobby Art shows on Hochanda at 10 am and 3 pm.









I hope you like these cards and thanks for visiting.
Sally.x.

Sunday, 10 November 2019

My Special Hen Card Box Set


Hello, today I have a box set of 5 cards to share with you that uses the My Special Hen Digital Stamps from Magengo over on Etsy.

I printed the images twice onto 350gsm Mixed Media paper and coloured using Arteza Real Brush Pens and Arteza Expert Coloured Pencils. I also added some White Gel Pen highlights.

 The flowers were cut from the Mixed Media Paper using dies from both the Tim Holtz Funky Florals Set 2 and Funky Foliage dies sets. I used the Arteza Real Brush Pens to colour them.
The Patterned strip was made by cutting hexagons out of some scraps of paper from my stash and assembling together onto a strip of white card.
The background panel was made by cutting out a panel of cream card using the 'Outside In Stitched Square' die from Lawn Fawn, then running this through a Cuttlebug Embossing Folder.
I assembled the box and decorated the top and the cards, finishing with some pearls from my stash. I hope you like these and thanks for stopping by.
Sally.x.

Thursday, 24 October 2019

Thinking Of You Birch Trees


Hi, today I have a tutorial to share with you that uses the Winter Woodland stamp set by Hobby Art.

I started by cutting out a piece of Watercolour card using the largest of the Stitched Rectangle Die from Lawn Fawn. I then masked off the edges with masking tape. Then I used Dark Grey and Orange Kuretake Zig Clean Colour Brush Markers to selectively ink just the birch trees and leaves from the larger image. I then stamped this onto my piece of Watercolour card.
I then used a Grey Graphik Fine Liner from Derwent to then draw lightly over the stamped outlines. I then spritzed the stamped image with water which made the Zig Clean Colour Markers bleed to create the background. I then used a wider selection of the grey/red and orange tones from the Kuretake Clean Colour selection to paint the image. I added some white gel pen highlights.
I then stamped the Thinking of you sentiment onto a strip of vellum and wrapped this around the image.
The background paper was made with 'Fired Brick' and 'Spiced Marmalade' Distress Oxides. I also added some splatters of water to remove some of the colour. I added a vellum overlay and added the image panel on top.
I finished by adding some sequins from my stash.
I hope you like this card and thanks for stopping by.
Sally.x.

Hobby Art October 2019 Hochanda TV Shows



Hello, today I have some sample cards to share with you that I made for Hobby Art's October 2019 TV shows on Hochanda.







I hope you like these cards and thanks for stopping by.
Sally.x.

Sunday, 6 October 2019

Craft Consortium Winter Wishes


Hello, today I have a Christmas card to share with you that uses the 'Winter Woodland' collection from Craft Consortium.
I started by making the background using the 'Birch Tree' stencil from Clarity and Distress Ink in 'Tattered Rose', 'Milled Lavender' and Dusty Concord'. I also added some Home Made Glitter Glue around the edge for a frosty feel. I also made a panel for the sentiment at the same time.
I then stamped the Deer Image from the Winter Woodland stamp set and coloured using Arteza Real Brush Pens and Arteza Expert Coloured Pencils. I also added White Gel Pen Highlights and Glossy Accents to the eyes and nose.  I then cut the image out leaving a thin white border.
I then cut out some of the White Poinsettia's from one of the Winter Woodland paper sheets and used Copic markers to colour the Poinsettia's to match the colour scheme of the card. I also added some glitter glue and White Gel Pen Highlights. I also cut some Pine cones from the same piece of paper and added these and the deer image with 3D Foam squares to complete my scene.
I then added the scene panel with Foam Squares onto a piece of fir tree patterned paper, also from the Winter Woodland paper pad, which I had also coloured with the Distress Inks. I then matted this onto a piece of white card and added this to a 5 x 7 Kraft card base.
I stamped the sentiment (from Hobby Art's Christmas Post stamp set) using Versamark Ink and Heat Embossed with Ranger Liquid Platinum. I then tied a metal Pine cone charm from Craft Consortium's Little Fawn and Friends collection.
I finished the card by adding some sequins from Craft Consortium's Wildflower Meadow sequin pack.
I hope you like this card and thanks for stopping by.
Sally.x.

Friday, 4 October 2019

Henry The Fox Criss Cross Card


Hello, today I have a Criss Cross card to share with you that uses stamps and papers from the new 'Over The Hedge' collection from Craft Consortium.


I started by stamping the images onto Neenah Desert Storm paper and painted them using Pebeo Gouache. I then cut out some of the flowers and the sitting fox leaving a thin border. I also added highlights with a White Gel Pen, Glossy Accents to the eyes and nose and some glitter glue to the flowers.
The card base was also made with the Desert Storm card and the papers are from the paper pad.
I finished by adding some pearls around the image and also some to the pull tab.
I hope you like this card and thanks for stopping by.
Sally.x.

Friday, 27 September 2019

Hobby Art September 2019 TV Shows on Hochanda


Hello, today I have my samples from today's Hobby Art TV shows on Hochanda at 10am and 4pm.















I hope you like these cards and thanks for stopping by.
Sally.x.

Wednesday, 18 September 2019

Enjoy The Little Things


Hello, today I have a card to share with you that uses the new 'Over The Hedge' collection from Craft Consortium which features the beautiful artwork by Melissa Lowry. The kit includes a 12 x 12 Paper Pad, three Stamp sets, a pack of Printed Wooden Characters and Adhesive Enamel Dots, all of which are amazing quality.
For my card, I started by taping a frame around a piece of Neenah Desert Storm card stock. I then added the starry sky with 'Faded Jeans', 'Wilted Violet', 'Cracked Pistachio' and 'Black Soot' Distress Oxides. I then splattered the background with water and lifted some of the colour, before adding more splatters, this time with some watered down White Acrylic Paint. I then used some Green Acrylic paint to add the grass base.
I then stamped one of the Hedgehog stamps and a selection of the foliage stamps from the three stamp sets with Gina K Amalgam Black Ink to create the scene. After the ink had thoroughly dried I then painted the images using Pebeo Gouache paints. I also used a White Gel Pen to add Highlights.
Before removing the tape I added some homemade glitter glue around the edges of the image for some sparkle.
I then stamped the sentiment with Versamark Ink onto a piece of Vellum and heat embossed with Ranger 'Liquid Platinum' powder. I wrapped the vellum around the picture panel and added this onto a piece of the patterned paper from the collection.
I finished the card with a red Enamel dot, which my Mum suggested that I colour to look like a Lady Bird. I used a Black Alcohol Marker to do this.
I hope you like this card and thanks for stopping by.
Sally.x.

Thursday, 12 September 2019

Get Well Soon


Hello, today I have a quick Get Well Soon card to share with you that uses stamps from the 'Garden Party' release by Tonic Studios.
I started by stamping the images with Gina K Amalgam Black Ink onto white card. I then used Arteza Real Brush Markers to colour and a White Gel Pen to add Highlights.
I then ran a 5 3/4 piece of white card through a Wood Grain textured embossing folder and added a strip of floral ribbon.
I then added the images with a mixture of glue and 3D Foam Squares. I also added a sentiment and some pearls to finish.
I hope you like this card and thanks for stopping by.
Sally.x.

Tuesday, 10 September 2019

Happiest Mice Birthday


Hello, today I have the card I made my Mum for her birthday to share with you. This card uses the English Garden collection by Craft Consortium.
I started by stamping the three mice images from the stamp set with 'London Fog' Memento Ink onto white card. I then used Arteza Real Brush Pens and Arteza Expert Coloured Pencils to colour them. I also added white highlights with a gel pen. I then cut out the images leaving a thin white border.
I made the background card with a couple of the papers from the collection and a stitched rectangle die. The sentiment was stamped onto vellum using Versamark Ink and Heat Embossed with Ranger Liquid Platinum Powder.
I finished by adding the images with 3D Foam Squares and some pearls for decoration.
I hope you like this card and thanks for stopping by.
Sally.x.

Friday, 6 September 2019

Back To School


Hello, today I have a Back To School card to share with you that uses the 'Celebrate Success' stamp set from Tonic Studios. I also used the picket fence stamp from the 'Celebrate Friendship' stamp set and the Scroll and Sentiment are from the 'Celebrate Sentiments' set both of which are also by Tonic Studios.
I started by making the backing paper by cutting a piece of white smooth card to the desired size and then used a ruler and pencil to draw the square paper effect. I then used a circle die to cut out the right portion of the card before stamping a selection of the school themed images from the set with Gina K Amalgam Ink. I then used an Arteza Fineliner to draw the lines on the background. I then erased all the pencil lines, including the ones that were now underneath the stamped images.
I also stamped the owl and a school outfit, bag the picket fence, the globe and a few of the smaller elements onto another piece of the white card. I then used Arteza Real Brush Pens to colour all the images and Background paper.
The clouds on the scene were made with the Clouds stencil from Hobby Art and 'Weathered Wood' Distress Ink. I then used 'Bundled Sage' to colour the hills along with a piece of grass that I cut using a Lawn Fawn die. The tree branch is a die by Marianne Designs and was also coloured with the Arteza Real Brush Pens.
I finished by stamping the scroll stamp and then added the sentiment. I added this and the globe with 3D Foam for dimension.
I hope you like this card and thanks for visiting.
Sally.x.

Wednesday, 4 September 2019

Happy Christmas from Archie


Hello, today I have a card to share with you that uses the Archie stamp from the Bertie & Archie rubber stamp set by Hobby Art. I stamped the image onto Watercolour Card, also by Hobby Art with Gina K Black Amalgam Ink. I then used Distress Oxides in the following colours to paint the image. 'Black Soot, Faded Jeans, Peeled Paint, Spiced Marmalade and Fired Brick'. I then added some White Gel Pen Highlights and some glitter to the snowman, before covering him completely in Glossy Accents. I also added some White Fun Flock to the white rims and bobbles of the hats, before cutting out.
The backing papers are from The Works, but for some reason the paper pad doesn't have a name on it. I used a die from Crafts-Too to cut out the panel behind the image. I used a Distressing Tool along the edges of the papers and added glitter to the edges. The snowflakes were cut using dies from Marianne Designs dies and were cut from the Watercolour Card. I then covered them with glitter and added some 3D Kraft stars that I made by sticking 3 star die cuts together. I then finished the snowflakes with some beads and pearls. The foliage was also cut from the Watercolour Card with dies from The Works and coloured using the Distress Oxides. I also added some Glossy Accents to the Berries before assembling the card and finishing with a stamped sentiment.
I hope you like this card and thanks for stopping by.
Sally.x.

Sunday, 1 September 2019

Floral Birthday Card




Hello, today I have a card to share with you that uses the Bee Friendly stamp set by Hobby Art.
I stamped the images onto Hot Press Watercolour card. I then coloured each flower with a base colour of Alcohol Marker then Painted details on top using Windsor & Newton watercolours. I added some White Gel Pen highlights and then cut out.
The background was made with 'Bundled Sage' and 'Cracked Pistachio' Distress Ink and a Pearl Mica spray. I then stamped the floral images with Versamark Ink all over for a subtle watermark effect.
The frame was cut using an Outside In Stitched Square die from Lawn Fawn. The sentiment is from the Daffs & Bells set also by Hobby Art and was heat embossed with White onto Black card stock. I finished by adding some glitter to the inside of the frame and the flower centres.
Hope you like it and thanks for stopping by.
Sally.x.

Friday, 30 August 2019

Tree Frog



Hi, today I have a picture to share with you that I painted using Faber Castell Polychromos on Fabriano Artistico Extra White Hot Press Water Colour Paper. I also used some Zest-it Pencil Blend and some Scotch Magic Tape to lift areas of colour. The reference image was taken by Saguari and is available on Pixabay.
I hope you like this picture and thanks for visiting.
Sally.x.

Wednesday, 28 August 2019

Riverbank Double Slider Card


Hello, today I have a Double Slider Card to share with you that uses stamps and papers from the 'Riverbank Collection' by Craft Consortium. I also used the 'Double Slider Surprise' and 'Outside In Stitched Rectangle' dies by Lawn Fawn.
I started by stamping the images from the stamp sets with Gina K Amalgam Ink onto Bristol Smooth card. I then used Arteza Real Brush Pens and Arteza Expert Coloured Pencils to colour the images. I also added some White Gel Pen Details and cut out leaving a thin white border.
The water background pieces were made by first cutting out the pieces of the 'Double Slider Surprise' die set and the largest of the Rectangle dies from the Bristol card. I then added 'Bundled Sage' and 'Weathered Wood' Distress Ink and Spritzed with water. When this had dried I used the Water, Clouds and Driftwood stencil by Hobby Art to add the ripple detail with 'Weathered Wood' Ink.
The patterned backing paper is from the Riverbank Paper collection, as are the Fish and Otter. The sentiment is from Hobby Art.
I then assembled the 'Double Slider Surprise' elements and embellished with the stamped images. I added most of the elements with glue, but the Kingfisher, Iris's, Dragonfly and Sentiment Banner on the main panel were added with 3D Foam Squares. I then added this onto the water patterned Rectangle with Foam Tape. I finished by adding some more stamped images around the slider panel and added some Glossy Accents to the Eyes and Dragonfly Wings.
I hope you like this card and thanks for visiting.
Sally.x.

Tuesday, 27 August 2019

Hobby Art August 2019 TV Shows on Hochanda


Hi, today I have my samples to share from today's Hobby Art TV Shows on Hochanda.





















Hope you like my cards and thanks for visiting.
Sally.x.