Sunday, 31 January 2016
Saturday, 30 January 2016
Anyhow, here are the results, so you can judge for yourselves!
Another brick in the wall garden stamped onto grey card using black Memento ink, coloured with a mix of promarkers and pencils. I was trying to get the impression of light seeping out through the shutters.
Black matt onto a white15x15cm base card
Mostly I just used white pencil , with brown and green for the foliage and the shutters. I also used a white chalk marker pen to add the snow highlights.
Again a black matt and a 15x15 white card base
Thanks for looking, (even if you do agree that I am mad!) and keep checking for the more normal posts from the rest of the girls.....and there are some beauties coming up......
Friday, 29 January 2016
Thursday, 28 January 2016
- The background was created on a DL piece of stamping card using the acrylic block technique and Dylusions Spray inks
- The music image from Music Fanfare was stamped around the edges with Versafine Onyx Black.
- The two rose images were stamped on another background, which was made on a self adhesive label with spray inks using the acrylic block technique. Only the heads of the flowers were cut out.
- Finally the roses were stamped on the main background and the rose heads stuck over the top.
More super designs are still to come from the girls so please visit us again tomorrow.
Wednesday, 27 January 2016
Tuesday, 26 January 2016
Good morning Lovelies, I can't believe we are near enough the end of January already.
So here is my final post this month, I thought I'd share with you 2 samples this time, both were featured on The Craft Channel and are from the "Steampunk Butterfly" set
My tag I used my Gelli plate to create the background and distress stain around the edges to make it more shabby.
My card was again created using my Gelli plate and the new background stamp, I stamped and cut out the butterfly and rose heads and leaves and decoupaged to create some depth and dimension, I coloured the roses with pencils, I was trying to get a metal look, I'm not a huge Steampunk fan, but I must say I really like this set, the butterflies are gorgeous and there such a fab range of worker stamps for building layers and textures, a very useful set.
Thank you again for visiting, have a great day xx Zoe xx
Monday, 25 January 2016
Sunday, 24 January 2016
Saturday, 23 January 2016
It is yet time to say Happy New Year. I'm back and here is a little gift for brillant days coming.
It is a textile pocket to hide what you want.
I made it in an old sheet with acrylic paint on Gelli plate. I stamp Open weave with black acrylic.
Then the Steampunk travel are stamp on another piece of fabric and sewn. I wrote on the back.
Friday, 22 January 2016
- Walled Garden, and Another Brick In The Walled Garden stamp sets
- A5 card blank, watercolour card
- Ranger Archival Inkpad (Coffee)
- Wax crayons (pale browns), watercolour paints and white gel pen
- Alcohol marker (black) and fine liner pen (brown)
How it was made:
- Stamped the scene onto watercolour card.
- Extended the scene using masking and partial stamping of different elements from the stamp. The left hand side of the scene was extended with the trees and more wall. More trees were placed in the foreground on the right, with more of the wall and pillar behind (while masking the foreground elements).
- The silhouette tree was repeat stamped into the archway to add more depth, and silhouette foliage added to the foreground. The scene was completed by drawing with the fine liner pen.
- Coloured with watercolours using wax crayons to add resist highlights to the brickwork and pathway. Used the white gel pen for additional highlights.
- Edged the card with the black marker to frame and glued to the card front.
Thursday, 21 January 2016
- To create the sky take a piece of 300gsm white cardstock, cut to 5" square. Tap three colours of distress inkpad on to an acrylic block, I used Barn Door, Fossilized Amber and Spiced Marmalade. Spritz with water and then drag the block along the top half of the card.
- For the grass clean the block and repeat the same exercise using Crushed Olive, Bundled Sage and Mustard Seed. If you want a less 'yellow green' grass then leave out the Mustard Seed. Again spritz with water and drag along the bottom half of the card, allowing the colours to slight overlap the sky. Set aside to dry thoughly.
- Stamp the Walled Garden on to a self adhesive label with Jet Black Archival ink and colour with Distress inks and a water brush. When dry, cut out. TIP: Don't worry about the trailing rose stems on the top of the wall, you can draw these back in later.
- Peel the backing off the label and position on the background, then trim around the edges.
- To create the walled effect take another piece of 300gsm white card, approx 5" square, an old credit card and Vintage Sepia Versafine ink. Run the long edge of the card through the inkpad and then 'stamp' random lines horizontally across the white card. Keeping reinking the credit card and continue until you have covered in one direction (side to side).
- Now repeat, this time stamping vertically between the horizontal lines. You want this criss-cross stamping to resemble bricks. It doesn't matter if it is uneven. Sponge Old Paper Distress ink around the edges of the card to give an aged appearance.
- To distress around the edge of the card use either a distress tool or run a pair of scissor blades backwards and forwards over each edge to rough up the cardstock.
- To assemble, glue the background to the faux wall and then attach to a 5.5" square blank Kraft card.
- Finally draw back in the trailing rose branches using a black fineliner pen.
Thanks for dropping by and please call again soon for more beautiful creations from our fabulous team.
Wednesday, 20 January 2016
- First paste on a piece of card stock book paper. Paint this with gesso. Emboss an image from Dusky Damask with clear embossing powder. Use 2 or 3 colours of Brusho and spritz with water. Make sure your whole card is covered with Brusho. Let everything dry completely.
- Use stencils and inks to add more detail to your background. Stamp with black ink one or two images from Rustic Fragments.
- Emboss the butterfly from Tangled Garden on watercolor paper and color it in with markers and a water brush. Cut out and glue to your background.