I ran a workshop on Monday night to decorate a birdhouse. I had previously made one with a dark steampunk style, so this time I went all light and flowery.
I started by cutting floral die cuts out of white card (I used Memory box dies). I added my little bird too. I stuck all the die cuts around the birdhouse using Cosmic Shimmer Dries Clear Glue. (more…)
Woohoo – Creation number 200! When I decided just before last Christmas to blog everday I wasn’t sure how long I could keep it going to be honest. Would I (a) have the time and (b) have the ideas! I’m pleased to say that I have managed to have both!
It’s so nice to have to find that creative slot each week (not always easy with an ever extending ‘to do’ list). I have found that by telling myself that it is ‘work’ not just playing, and I have no need to feel guilty about creating rather than doing updates to the website or packaging up new beads, then I am able to schedule it into my week. I do have to say I feel so much better for crafting – it is such a stress buster to sit and emerse myself in creativity! (more…)
I am really liking working onto these hearts. I cut them from greyboard and they are a nice large area to give plenty of options for decoration.
For this heart I have painted with gesso first and then used a mix of yellow and green acrylic paints from Eco-Green to create the background. To add some pattern I have applied some of the colour using a brayer. (more…)
We don’t always have a stamp of everything we need – and sometimes if you just want to make a few cards, you don’t always want to buy a stamp just for that odd message.
This was the case with these two cards. I wanted a bold Father’s day message for the centre of my cards – so I typed up a sheet of different words and messages in Word and printed them out in a couple of different lettering styles.
I’ve used my Spellbinders Nestabilities to cut out the shapes and mounts and then used a mix of different backing papers to create a background for my card. A little Distress Ink around the edges of my card and my main topper adds a little depth to the design. Then a finishing touch of some Liquid Pearls just gives it a little detail. (more…)