PaperArtsy Door Hanger #369

PaperArtsy Door HangerThese wooden door hanger blanks are great to decorate.  They are easy to paint and stamp and you get a good size surface area to put your design on…. and they are only £1.25 each – bargain!

I’ve painted it with a mixture of acrylic paints – Cosmic Shimmer and Distress Paint.

JOFY PaperArtsy StampsI’ve stamped with the JOFY38 PaperArtsy stamps.  I have additionally used one of the fragment stamps in the background from Chocolate Baroque and stamped in pumice stone distress Paint to create texture on the background. (more…)

Colourful Cornflower #368

Chocolate Baroque Cornflower

Lots of Chocolate Baroque stamps on this little piece of artwork.  The background has been created using Distress Ink Pads applied with Cut n Dry Foam.

The stamps I’ve used are all Chocolate Baroque – Cornflower, Artistic Affirmations and the Seasonal Fragments set (perfect for background texture).

Chocolate Baroque Cornflower StampI’ve also used a mask in the background to add some additional detail and then of course, my favourite white gel pen to make the cornflower pop out from the background.

happy crafting

Jane

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Grungy PaperArtsy #367

PaperArtsy StampsPaperArtsy with a bit more of a grungy feel today.  The background is Distress paint applied with a Brayer.  I’ve kept the top layer very simple as there was so much colour on the background I felt more on top would make the image get lost in the background.  Therefore I have just used white gel pen to lift the flowers into the foreground.

PaperArtsy StampsAlways nice to use a set of stamps in different ways!  This has been created using the JOFY Topiary style set.  The greeting has been stamped in two stages – converting a long stamp to fit into a rectangle box.

happy crafting

Jane

www.aldridgecrafts.co.uk

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Caution Trees! #366

Chocolate Baroque Patchwork Trees StampThis piece was created as part of the workshop at the last Inky Addicts Club.  We focussed on using Distress Ink Pads with Chocolate Baroque stamps.  The background is created by applying Distress Ink with Cut n Dry foam.  I’ve added on some stencil detail too.

Chocolate Baroque Patchwork Trees StampThen the elegant tree from the Chocolate Baroque Patchwork Trees stamp set has been stamped in Archival Black and then coloured by picking up some Distress Ink from my crafting mat with a water brush and painting in the colour.  A final bit of highlighting and a drawn border finishes the piece.  It’s obviously a scary tree, so caution is required! 🙂

If you would like to come and join us at the next Inky Addicts Club – it’s open to any level crafter who likes to play with inks, paints and stamps.  Our next club is on Sunday 9th August, 10-3pm at Garnier Hall in Eccles.  Reservations for seats are now being taken.  It costs £20 for the day (bring your own lunch) and we have a mini workshop – this month its Distress Paints with PaperArtsy stamps.  You then spend the remainder of the day crafting on your own projects, or playing with the workshop supplies.  I also take a mini shop with me too, so its an ideal opportunity if you can’t get to the shop to stock up on some goodies.  Just call or email to reserve your seat!

happy crafting

Jane

www.aldridgecrafts.co.uk

 

 

All Spots and Dots #365

Distress Stain

I love this fun technique.  Take your Distress Stain and get them flowing well on your craft mat and then using a bit of speed and pressure, splodge them down onto your card to get these fab splats.  Its a great technique to use to create kids cards too.

Distress StainI then just doodled in each of the splats with a fineliner and added the words.  Don’t be afraid to have a go at putting on your own wording onto your artwork.  If you see my handwriting – it’s like an injured spider has limped across the page, but when I am doing lettering, I do a practice run on spare cardstock to work out how big a space I need and then just take it slowly when I write to get it as neat as I can.  A little random letter spacing is all part of the fun.  So that’s my challenge to you today – create something with your own lettering on – be brave – give it a try!

happy crafting

Jane

www.aldridgecrafts.co.uk

Birds in a Row #364

PaperArtsy StampsA fun little PaperArtsy playing piece today.  I’ve had a delivery of new stamps – so they just have to be played with!  i thought it would be fun to combine the JOFY Topiary Trees along with the Squiggly Ink birds on a wire.  The background is Brusho, as is the painted in detail too.  Loving these trees, although they are known at the space alien trees in the shop because I think the tall skinny ones look like an alien with antennae!.. watch this space for an alien piece at some point haha!

PaperArtsy Stamps

I painted the birds in brighter colours to make them stand out a little more.  Sometimes its nice just to play and experiment with your stamps!

happy crafting

jane

www.aldridgecrafts.co.uk

Don’t forget the next Inky Addicts club is on Sunday 9th August at Garnier hall in Eccles – reserve your seat now!

Zentangled Daisy #363

Stampendous Jumbo DaisyA quick little piece of artwork today.  I found this daisy stamped onto a Distress Inked background in my craft stash – one of my creations at a demonstration.  The colours were so striking I thought I would have a play around with some zentangling detail around the edge.  To give it a dramatic look, I stuck to just one pattern.  A few white highlights and its all ready to put onto a card or into my art journal.  The stamp is from Stampendous – the Jumbo Daisy.  Artwork doesn’t have to be complicated – the most simple designs can be most effective!Stampendous Jumbo Daisy

happy crafting

Jane

PS – I will be exhibiting at the Suffolk papercraft show at the Leisure Centre in Bury St Edmunds this Sunday – hope to see some of you there!

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Harebell with Brushos #362

PaperArtsy Stamp with BrushosI have a few new sets of PaperArtsy stamps that you will start to see appearing in my blog.  These are the gorgeous newly released designs (and due in stock any day!).  This first piece has been created using Brushos.  Have you had a play with these yet?  They are little pots of pigment powder that you can combine with water to make gorgeous backgrounds and also paint with them too.

I spritzed my background with water and then applied powders, and kept spritzing with water, applying powders until it was all quite watery which makes the colours blend nicely.  On this piece I tried to keep my colours in stripes – I’ll try and remember the colours I’ve used.. it was sea green, then I think ultramarine, then Purple and I think brilliant red.PaperArtsy Stamps with Brushos

I’ve then used the Brusho powder mixed with a little water to paint in the details.

Back again soon with another project!

happy crafting

Jane

www.aldridgecrafts.co.uk

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Feline Curious #361

Stampendous Feline Curious

Today’s little chap is a stamp from Stampendous called Feline Curious.  I have coloured him using Distress Paints.  The wood is hand-drawn- ever so easy.  Just draw a vertical line and then use your fineliner to draw a few lines here and there – once you add the colour it looks like wood!

Stampendous Feline CuriousWe’ve recently stocked in some new Stampendous stamps – including a fab little Zebra stamp too.

happy crafting

jane

www.aldridgecrafts.co.uk