Thursday, 29 November 2018

Mixed Media Book Cover

I took time out from my Christmas card creations
to make a little something for me.
I needed a new notebook for my novel lists.
I bought this one from Home Bargains.
Nice but not me!
 So I turned it into this.
 Here are close ups of the Front & Back covers.
I used any old paper and it shrank from all
the water. Note to self - cut it larger next time.
Hindsight is a wonderful thing.

 What I should have done is make it
on watercolour paper.
Cut it larger than the cover and not the exact size.
But you know what? I don't care, I love it!
So it shrunk, no worries.
Cover was made by applying Distress Oxides,
Wrinkle free style on my glass mat.
Drying between colours to prevent Mud!
1st application: Dusty Concord / Picked Raspberry
2nd: Mustard seed / Salty Ocean
Once dry all edges blended Vintage photo.
Stamping in same oxide colours.
Stamps: Inkylicious / Rachel Kalbach
Stampotique / Darcies / Mama Elephant
Stampers Anonymous pattern on back
(original designer not Tim Holtz re-make)
Copper & White Gel Pen detail.

Tuesday, 27 November 2018

Mixed Media Frame

Love & Home.
These are the themes in my house.
From the various hearts hung around to the 
display on the mantlepiece.
Below is the Love
 Here is the Home

 So I purchased this frame from Aldi
and created two pieces of mixed media art.
 Below are two close up photos.
I can't find the book where I wrote my
design idea and materials.
But from the picture I can spot some.
 Tim Holtz paper - Wallflower
Tim Holtz Paper Dolls
Tim Holtz Clippings
House stamp was purchased from Etsy.
Tim Holtz stencils and Golden texture paste
were used on each.
I also used my Big Brush Pens
but I have no recollection of how I 
added the rest of the colour.

Sunday, 25 November 2018

Happy Birthday, Will

Yesterday was also our friend & neighbour, Will's birthday.
Below are photos of my first ever Peek-a-Boo card.
Front depicts a motorcycle and sign post
both free with Creative Stamping issue 54
Will owns a trike & loves the open road.

Inside the theme turns nautical (hahaha)
Will & his wife have recently acquired a boat!
Everyone loves to pull his leg and I saw the perfect opportunity
with this style of card.
Free stamps from Creative Stamping issue 43

Saturday, 24 November 2018

Happy Birthday, Kate

Today is my friends' birthday.
Here is a reveal wheel card I custom made.
First picture shows card side on to catch the light.
She is a huge Autumn fan so it just had to be
autumnal colours & rich gold embossing.
(Distress Oxides: Spiced Marmalade/ Rusty Hinge
Seedless Preserves/ Ripe Persimmon/ Ground Espresso)
WOW Metallic Gold Rich Pale Embossing powder SF.

 The next series of photos show the
pictures in the window.
I printed off photos of Skye
her beloved Black Labrador.

Lawn Fawn: Reveal Wheel Square Add On
Cardstock used: Bristol Smooth
Stamps: Free gift with Creative Stamping issue 60
Ranger Distress Oxide Inks in colours listed
American crafts red cardstock (wheel)

Saturday, 10 November 2018

Another Christmas Card

This is another reveal wheel,
using the same sentiments, 
wheel & frame die by Lawn Fawn.
The stamps are Secret Santa,
Birdie Brown - My Favourite Things.

I used a post it note to mask
off the card to create a clear
area of floor & wall.
I used Distress Oxide Ink to
blend the background.
Weathered Wood for floor,
Victorian Velvet/Festive Berries
blended for wall.
Stamped images coloured with copics.

Thursday, 8 November 2018

Christmas Card for 2018

This card has been made for a friend
who does not use social media.
It is four photos of the same card,
showing the changing sentiment in the frame.
This is a Reveal Wheel card.
I am hooked on them!!

Stamps are Mama Elephant Yappy Woofmass
Reveal Wheel is by Lawn Fawn
Inks used;
Distress Oxides;
Tumbled Glass & Salty Ocean
Marvy Snow Marker
Coloured with Copic Markers
WOW Gold Embossing Powder

Tuesday, 6 November 2018

Marion's Birthday

My friend & Pen pal had a birthday
at the end of September & I had scheduled
lots of blog posts, but somehow it
had been missed.
Here is the card created for her.
Features Altenew - Beautiful day
Altenew Inks - Shades of Purple Collection 
Other floral sprays were water-coloured
with Inktense pencils.

I am working on a few more birthdays,
Christmas cards and other items so more to share soon.

Sunday, 4 November 2018

Autumn Banner

During Spring & Summer I displayed floral
bunting between my wall lights.
My fire is not central on the wall and so it
would stress my OCD to have a picture up
that wasn't central!
I didn't see anything in the shops for Autumn
so decided to make my own.
(Warning - photos)
This shows practically the whole banner.
 This shows pennants 1 & 2
Die Cut Ivy, (TH) coffee cup(SU),
Copic coloured Hedgehog (CS)
& pumpkin head scarecrow (Azeeda)
 Pennants 3 & 4
Pumpkin (CS) Leaf fussy cut & stamped with free stamp
Cat (Lavinia) Tiny cabinet die (TH)
Alpha tiles (TH)
 This shows the centre spelling Autumn
Feather & twig wreaths (CS)
 Pennants 10 & 11
Same pumpkin & leaf plus free stamp Cat (CS)
Squirrel, toadstools, mouse (CS)
 Pennants 11 & 12
12 is a duplicate of 1.
All cardstock from stash
most by Scenic Route
Maple Leaves - The Works
Ribbon - The Range
CS - Creative Stamping Magazine
TH - Tim Holtz /Sizzix
SU - Stampin' Up
I only wish I could get a better photo of
the whole banner as the pictures do not do it justice.

Friday, 2 November 2018

Happy Birthday, Donna

Today is Donna's birthday.
I wanted to make something fun.
I went with a Pop Up Window design.
I used three stamps sets;
Birthday Chicks - My Favorite Things
Party Animals - Mama Elephant
Celebration Box - Honey Bee Designs

 I used a scalloped circle die to frame the window.
I split the greeting to give a more playful look.

Inside, I used my Lawn Fawn Grassy Borders die
to add interest on the ground.
Party - from a Papermania Stamp set.
I layered my critters and added foam to the back 
of a few to give extra dimension.
I then added balloons and gifts everywhere.

My greeting is on the back.
I coloured all my images with Inktense Pencils.