Sunday, 26 February 2012

Colours of Spring - Stampman challenge

This is my entry for The Stampman challenge - Colours of Spring/ Easter.

I got my inspiration for this piece from some paint I bought. I made a painted background using Green, Turquoise, Rose Pink and White paint & swirled them around the cardstock with a plastic store card. The colours remind me of bright blue sky, spring blossom and all the new fresh green growth. I overstamped the background with Stampers Anonymous Collage & a free HOTP stamp from the cover of a magazine. I silver emboss two leaves from PaperArtsy Wings Plate 2. I stamped the words from the same plate in black. On seperate card I stamped the bird in a manger & cut out. I glued dark blue & turquoise beads along the bottom for added texture.

Friday, 24 February 2012

"Thinking of You" Card

This card was made to send to one of my SSG forum friends, Ang who has been ill and had to spend a short time in hospital. She is home now & thankfully feeling better.

Materials used;

Blank Kraft card, die cut with X cut dies

Blue crepe paper

Memory Box die - Butterfly - Darla

Embossing folder Kassie's Brocade

Stamp- Prima - Documentary

Perfect Pearls; Biscotti & Cappuccino (not clear in this picture)

Sunday, 19 February 2012

Happy Birthday, Chris!

Yesterday was the turn of Chris from the Chrysalis forum to have her birthday. I made this hanging canvas for her using some of my favourite images courtesy of Rein (top image) and Art-e-zine.

The background took me 2 days to complete as I did not have acrylic paint in my chosen colours and had to use several layers of distress ink re - inkers; Shabby Shutters, Broken China, Chipped Sapphire. Once I had the depth of colour I required, I set about stamping paint circles in white with a bottle top & through sequin waste. Gold highlights were added with Smooch. The stars (Jo Capper-Sandon image & free cover stamp with Craft Stamper October 2011) were stamped onto tissue & glued on with Golden matt gel medium. The vintage children were printed first onto copy paper. I then cut small squares of canvas from a roll & adhered over the images with double sided tape before running back through my printer. This eliminate wastage of the canvas & helped stop it curling in the printer. I had no sticky backed left! Once dry I cut them with a nestability die.

The ribbon charm was made folding 3 colours of 3mm ribbon & adding an end fastener. I made a bead dangle by threading co-ordinating beads onto a siver head pin. The words were found on the internet & computer generated onto white strips of copy paper. I used my Big Bite to punch holes through the canvas top and the hanging wired was bent round the holes.

I am very proud of this & it was hard to keep it quiet as I made it last month.

Sunday, 12 February 2012

Hayley's Birthday/Stampman Challenge

I have made this card this weekend quite quickly because it is my beautician, Hayley's birthday tomorrow and I have been so busy at work I didn't realise it had got to that time already. We work 21 days in advance at work which helps matters even less! I also noticed that my design fitted the current theme of Texture at The Stampman so hope they like it too.

The papers are Birdsong & I have embossed using the new tri boss folder by Papermania Heart Attack. It looks much better in real life than the picture depicts giving subtle texture to a gorgeous piece of paper. The image is by PaperArtsy. Label is die cut using new Die-licious labels dies from Papermania. To give a touch more texture I punched black card with Xcut Flower Doily. I am slightly obsessed with texture at the moment & use embossing folders where ever I can!!! You might have noticed looking at all the designs I made this year so far!!! The image is cut with the Nestabilities Lacey circle die. Edges of paper inked with Victorian Velvet Distress ink.

Thursday, 2 February 2012

New Job Card

As I said in my post on 27th January, Pauline has got herself a new job. So I made this card to send my Congratulations. It is just a kraft blank with script inked down the side. I inked some white card with Pumice Stone & Victorian Velvet distress inks which I mixed into bottles & sprayed. Once dry I stamped with various Urban stamps & punched out squares.