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Friday 31 July 2020

A time for reflection by Rachel

Hello there - Rachel here today with some more samples from the June shows - this time using the timeless stamp set. This first card is an accordion card  - I made a masterboard using oxides for the background then stamped each one separately. The front of the accordion is the main focus and I triple embossed the watch face to make it look glassy.

The other accordion pages were stamped also using the stamps from the set.

In my second sample I built up a background using the stamps in oxide inks then overstamped in black versafine Clair and cut the piece up into four before mounting onto black card.

I think this is such a pretty stamp set yet so useful for male cards. 

I hope I have given you some inspiration!


Rachel x

Wednesday 29 July 2020

Feathers and Flowers (by Miranda)

Hi there,

Today my last post for July....but I will be doing more posts in August, yeah!

I have used the next stamp sets:
Tangled Garden rubber stamp sheet A4 (only for the small circle between the feathers)

And here the full card......lots of layers......I used many stamp sets but that was not my intention when I started......The idea was only to use the center bauble and the feathers......but along the way I could not stop LOL. Do you recognize that?

It can also turn out to be too much and overdone......but okay it became an abundant party of colour and shapes....

The background was done using distress inks on an acrylic bloc. Then I stamped the bauble using black Versafine. On the left side I stamped the similar flowers from the Floral Notes using Memento Tangelo. On the edges I used a fragment of the 'make your mark' sheet. I embossed all the feathers using Wow gold embossing. Colored them and decoupaged them. Yes, that is a lot of work but worth the effort I think.
I masked the bauble and stamped some feathers onto the background too.
And of course I did some pencil coloring too on the bauble.....

To 'hold' the feathers together I have used the flower center of the tangled flower from the Tangled Garden sheet. But of course you can use other small stamps for that too.
And finally I embossed the dots and circles from the ' make your mark' set.
The word 'Love' is from the Artistic Expressions sheet.

Hope you like my abundant mood today,
have a crafty and lovely day,

Tuesday 28 July 2020

Colored Squares (by Magda)

last month we had circles and today let us play with squares.

I used for the background of my Journaling Page cold and warm colors of  Distress Paint, applying them pure or mixing them. When the paint was dry, I stamped with Archival Jet Black "Katya" and covered her nose and mouth with a little mask,  using glue.

Special Wishes card :
I swiped a mat of white cardstock with a lemon wash, blended on it some stencils with blue and green Distress Ink Pad colors . I  stamped with Archival Black a flower of "Silhouette Grasses" rubber plate and the sentiment of "Words to Dazzle and Sparkle"   Mat and Sentiment are glued with Glue n' seal

Thanks for reading my post,  hugs

Sunday 26 July 2020

Katya (by Veronica)

The Katya stamp is a lovely big stamp and so easy to colour in - here I used some ancient mica paints to try to give her a rich eastern look.
Before painting Katya, I masked her off and stamped the eastern looking castle from the magical landscapes set of stamps twice in the background using a light grey ink pad and added cololur using a sponge and distress inks - pretty randomly, I just wanted a hint of misty colour.

Saturday 25 July 2020

Incredible Time and Inspiring Katya by Penny

Good morning peeps, I hope you are all happy and well.  For my last DT post of the month I have a couple of cards to share with you.  

Incredible Time.

For this card I have used stamps from the Timeless set, Versamark ink, gold EP, Distress inks and some Glossy Accents.  

On a piece of smooth white card I blended three colours of Distress inks and dried the card.  I then stamped the large collage image using Versamark ink then embossed it in gold.  I used a gold pen to edge the panel then added some Glossy Accents to a few of the clock faces and set the panel aside to dry naturally.  

I took a piece of blue paper and stamped the collage image in a pale DI randomly.  I then stamped some of the lovely worker stamps randomly around the edges of a white base card, using the same colours as I used for the background panel.  I attached the stamped blue paper to the card then added the focal panel when it was dry. 

I had already stamped and embossed the single clockface image onto white card, cut it out and added Glossy Accents as before.  As a final touch I attached the clockface in 3D onto the card.

Inspiring Katya.

This card is really quick and easy, the sentiment can be changed to suit any occasion.  I have used stamps from the Katya and Words of Inspiration sets; grey Versafine ink, Distress Inks, CB Strip Stencils - circles, alcohol pens, a gold pen and some gems from my stash.  

On a piece of smooth white paper ( actually the back of an old calendar) I stamped Katya in grey Versafine.  I coloured her in with alcohol markers and added gold pen to enrich the look of her headdress.  I masked off the image and used DI through a stencil for the background, then removed the mask. 

I had left the perforated edge of the calendar on the artwork for a bit of interest and texture.  I stamped a couple of words onto spare pieces of smooth white paper and used DI and the circle stencil as a background for the sentiment panels.  I then matted all the panels onto a contrasting colour of card and attached them to a white basecard.  To complete the design I added a few gems to the headdress.  

I shall be back next month with some more samples to share with you, so until then please stay safe, keep well and respect each other,

                            x x  Penny  x x   

Friday 24 July 2020

Make your mark (by Miranda)

Hello there,

It's me again, with some inky inspiration.......hope you like it.

Today I have used these stamp sets:

Again a background from my stash, this time made with Derwent Inktense art bars. When you use these, your background will be waterproof......

First I stamped the Mosaic flower using Memento London Fog. Then I stamped fragments of the 'on the tiles' background around the image.

I have used one of the stamps of the 'make a mark' set to create a structure on the edges using Memento Cottage Ivy. You can see that grungy structure below ...

here you can see the sparkle of the embossing powder a bit better.....
I have colored the flowers with my Derwent Colorsoft and used a white acrylic marker for some accents.

Then I did some embossing on the circle stamps and the dot texture. Make your mark is such a versatile stamp set, a real must-have and I will use that one a lot!

For the circles I have used Wow Cupcake Heaven, a lovely hot pink glittery powder and on the sequin dot stamp I have used Wow Peridot and 'jealous guy'. They have such funny names......

I stamped the text 'I make time to make Art't  from the Artistic Affirmations but only the words ' make Art'

Thanks for your visit and hope to 'see' you next time. Will be back next week!
Stay safe and creative,

Thursday 23 July 2020

Rainbow Tree (by Judith)

Hello everyone, I have a project to share using stamps from last month's TV Shows from Hochanda. I have created a cheery card using the Tangled Birch stamp and a sentiment from the Words of Wisdom stamp set.

I stamped the Tangled Birch image using Versafine Onyx Black ink, and extended the landscape using a fineliner pen. I coloured the image using Koh-I-Noor pencils, and then covered the coloured image with Acrylic Wax. You could use masking fluid and rub it off afterwards, but the acrylic wax is so quick. (Or you could use bleach to take the colour out of the tree if you apply the background colour first, and then colour the image afterwards). I added shading over the background with Distress Inks, and buffed the image with a piece of paper towel.

Rainbows are a symbol of hope and unity right now, I felt that this background would be so uplifting for someone who is feeling down, or for a special person that needs a card sending to them during this time.

I will be back next month with more projects to share with you. Look after yourselves, and stay safe. Thanks for stopping by,

Judith xx

Wednesday 22 July 2020

Decrated Box (by Gerrina)

It is my turn again to show you what I made for the Guest Designer Team at Chocolate Baroque! Three weeks in a row you will find not only here, but also at my blog, something I made with the beautiful stamps from Chocolate Baroque... This week the third and last time this month. It is also a very special one; it is the thirtieth time that I am Guest Designer here, and a lot of those thirty times as a member of the Guest Designer Team! It is so much fun doing this!

Today I pimped one of the boxes that I use to store some of my craft stash:

Upper side:


Used materials:

Stamps: The Rose Tree, Gothic Fragments, Artistic Affirmations, Tangled Fragments,

Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, Distress Oxide Speckled Egg, Wilted Violet, Twisted Citron,

Other: Postbox, gesso, blending tool, water brush, black Stabilo All pencil

Creatieve groetjes,