I’ve only just realised that I didn’t put up a post yesterday…. oops – where did the day go! Today’s creation is another of the new kits I’ve made up for the shop. You can buy a kit to decoupage a papier mache animal – I picked out the horse as my trial creation!
He has been decorated with everything you get in the kit – decoupage medium, tissue papers, acrylic gems and a brush.
I thought he turned out rather smart! (more…)
I’m busy putting together activity kits today for the shop – and one of them is a paint your own animal kit. First job of course, was to test it out.. make sure there is enough paint and everything in the kit is up to the job.
I picked out the pig animal from my selection (horse, dog, bear, cow and pig to choose from) – and for some reason it sort of ended up in the Norwich colours! Oh well – my Dad will be happy! 🙂 (more…)
A slight variation on the theme today…. and a little cheating!
I created this piece a while back and I don’t think I ever blogged it! If I have – you’ll have to forgive my dodgy memory! But it was finding this piece that inspired me to create the pieces for the last 3 days. (more…)
Back with a natural colour theme today and some florals and dragonflies to complement the theme.
I started with glossy card and inked over randomly the dragonfly with Versamark. I then added a few touches of the crackle stamp in versamark too – just wrapped around my fingertip so I just touched a little pattern here and there in between the dragonflies. (more…)
As promised yesterday – a firey red piece today. I’ve used the same supplies again – glossy card, Crafty Individuals stamps, Memento and Archival inks.
I started by applying colour directly with my Memento inks – Love Letter and Morrocco onto my glossy cardstock. I used a tissue to help the colours blend (more…)
You might detect a bit of a theme over the next few days. I sat down this morning to create a few pieces to blog and I got a bit carried away with one technique!
I pulled out four boxes of supplies
1. Crafty Individuals Stamps
2. Archival & Versamark Ink (more…)
A trip through the archives this evening. My crafting plans for today went a little awry, so I’ve found an old favourite to share with you. I used to make quite a few variations for this card design when I sold my cards in a few places – it was always a fun one to create and very popular too. (more…)
Evening everyone! We have a nice sunny evening here in Norfolk… so nice after all the recent rain. Today’s creation is playing with Memento inks onto glossy cardstock. (more…)
Evening everyone. I’ve had a lovely Sunday today spending time with my lovely hubby as well as Molly (the dog) and Finlay (the cat). We timed our walk with Molly perfectly this morning to catch a beautiful sunny start to the day. We’ve had a busy day – so no time for crafting today – but I recently rediscovered an old creation that I’d forgotton about – so I thought I would share that with you today. (more…)
It makes a change for me to have to work a little differently with my stamps. I usually do a lot of stamping onto coloured backgrounds, which is all well and good, but I know that those of you who are not confident with stamping sometimes worry about as you are committed to getting a good image onto a painted background.
As I was able to stamp some of the new designs of Woodware stamps whilst Annette our demonstrator was in store on Saturday, I have lots of black on white card images I can play with.
If I went in with the mister backgrounds, it was going to mute the image, so I decided to play with it a different way.
I started by applying texture paste through my script mask (Mini Art Is) onto some white card. Once dry I sprayed it with chalk cosmic shimmer misters – yellow, pink and purple.
The image I have used is the Woodware Cow Parsley stamp. I darkened up my stamped image with a black fineliner so it was a proper dark black (If I had the stamp to hand I would have stamped and embossed it in black). I spent some time cutting around the image and the greeting. The advantage of this technique is if I had stamped my cow parsley and wasn’t happy with the quality of the image, I could restamp it as many times as I needed to, so ideal for the beginner stamper still learning how to stamp.
I mounted both onto my backing piece using silicone glue so it stood forward from the background. A final black mount really sets off the contrast.