Month: March 2015

Alcohol Inks with PaperArtsy #345

PaperArtsy Stamp with Alcohol InkSorry… it’s been a little while.  I’ve had lots of pieces all ready to share with you but not the time to blog about them!  I’ve been busy behind the scenes doing lots of work in the shop on new lines and displays as well as online to streamline the shop too.

You will be seeing a few pieces with Alcohol Ink background.  I just love the colours on this piece.  This lovely mix of rich colours just came together perfectly. (more…)

Sparkling bird #344

Woodware Special Bird StampBack with the birdy today.  This time I have created a sparkling bird using the Woodware Special Bird stamp.  Start by stamping your design onto your card.  Cut a piece of A4 double sided sticky sheet from Stix2 to size and stick over the top of the design.  Next peel-off the top layer to reveal the sticky sheet and cover it in the Stix2 glitter.

Mar8aNext take your Promarkers and colour over the top of your glitter – don’t worry, it doesn’t damage your pen nib, just remove any glitter that clings.

This gives the most amazing bright coloured glittery finish – the picture really doesn’t do it justice!

happy crafting

Jane

www.aldridgecrafts.co.uk

Embossed strips #343

marchclubToday’s project has been created ready for the make & take at craft club this Friday.  It’s a fun way to play around with your embossing folders and is nice and quick to make.  Cut strips of card and emboss with a variety of different folders (if you only have a couple why not alternate the designs).marchclub2

Then finish with some ribbon and a peel-off greeting and border for a quick and easy card.

The most difficult thing about this card is taking a good photo of it!

have fun playing with your folders and if you are local, please do come and join us at craft club this Friday evening 6.15-8.30pm at the Francis rooms next to Connaught hall in Attleborough.  It’s £3.50 to attend, bring something to craft with you and join in for a laugh and a cuppa.  If you want to join the make & take it’s just £2.50 to come and play!

happy crafting

Jane

www.aldridgecrafts.co.uk

 

 

Drawing Inks Birdy #342

Woodware Special Bird Stamp

Today’s project features the Woodware Special Bird stamp.  This is such a lovely bold design to play around with as it allows lots of room for different colouring styles. Woodware Special Bird Stamp

This time I have used my Cosmic Shimmer Drawing Inks to colour in the design.  I love the way these waterbased ink blend together.  They come with a little fine brush and so are ideal for colouring teeny tiny things, but one big sweep of the brush and you can colour a bigger area too.  We are a bit low on the colourful packs of these in the shop at the moment – but will be restocking soon!

Don’t forget if you are local, we have our third birthday celebrations on Saturday 28th March and Annette from Stix2 and Woodware will be joining us from 10-4 to do lots of demonstrations.  It is free to attend – we hope to see you there!

happy crafting

Jane

www.aldridgecrafts.co.uk

Circle Birdy #339

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Back again with my little birdy friend.  This piece was a happy accident!   When I was creating my display board for Thetford I had a small square gap – not big enough for a standard square card, so I wanted to design something to fit in!  I had been playing around with the coloured glitter technique, but my first attempt when a bit wrong when I put my hand on the top part of the design and smudged it (more…)

Paperartsy Fun #338

Paperartsy Stamps
Paperartsy Stamps

 

I have had a lovely day today playing with my Paperartsy stamps and paints.  It’s my birthday today so I thought it would be nice to have a bit of me time getting creative.  I’ve created the background with Paperartsy chalk paints and a roller. (more…)