Month: August 2014

Sweet Flying Bird #247

Aug30Today’s project is again using linen cardstock.  I sprayed the background when cleaning out my misters from last week’s projects – spraying what was left in the spray to clean out my rich gold, aqua lagoon and golden mint and when they mix together you get this lovely green shade.

While still damp, I applied the Love Post Mask and Dreamweaver white embossing paste..  By applying it when damp, some of the colour seeps into the paste to soften the white starkness against the green

Once dry, I added a fineliner border and stamped a few circles on the Background from the IndigoBlu Boadicea set – and the wording comes from that set too.Aug30a

The dies were cut from a jade piece of card using Crafty Individuals Gilded Cage and Sweet Flying Bird dies.  I then tinted them with Distress Ink Walnut Stain and sprayed with water to intensify the colour.  They were still a little pale, so I dabbed them with archival black and the end result was quite an interesting patina style finish!

happy crafting


Elegant Blues #246


Back to simple elegant today.  The background of my card has been embossed with a Cuttlebug embossing folder – a damask type pattern.

I’ve used two shades of blue Bazzil cardstock to cut out my mouns from a Spellbinders Labels set.Aug29a (more…)

Take Two! #243

Aug26I’m back again with the same stamp set and colour palette as yesterday, but today working onto a linen card.  Its always interesting to see how the cardstock changes the effect and colours of your inks and paints.  I’ve spritzed the card with Cosmic Shimmer Misters – Rich Gold, Golden Mint and Aqua Lagoon, but kept a lighter touch as I wanted to make the most of the textured surface of the cardstock.  Next I laid my Love Post mask over and sprayed again in the aqua. (more…)

White on White #241


I love working in white on white and its been ages since I’ve created a piece.  So this week I decided to sit down and rustle up a three dimensional project.

I started by cutting an oval with my nestabilities from Spellbinder and running it through a polka dot embossing folder. (more…)

Faux Leather Workshop #240


I had a fabulous workshop this week teaching 5 enthusiastic ladies on how to create Faux Leather from craft card as per Sheena Douglas’ fabulous technique.  We had such a fun evening!  The workdesk was covered in Distress Inks, Kraft Card and Embossing Folders!  We all worked on an A6 piece of card so we had plenty of chances to try out different designs. (more…)

Tattered Lace Christmas #239


I’ve had a delivery of fabulous Tattered Lace Christmas dies this week – and couldn’t resist some of them!

I’ve created my tag by using Fired Brick and Festive Berries Distress ink to colour the background.  I then cut out the mini holly die and used as a mask with Pumice stone to add some holly leaves to the background and then splattered with water to add some interest. (more…)