Wednesday, 27 March 2013

2013 Calendar pages

I made my calendar for 2013 with a group of lovely ladies, that I have known for three years.  We enjoyed meeting each week, and it kept me on my toes, thinking of new projects for each session. Unfortunately, we have been unable to get together recently, and I think we are all missing our craft evening.

I used a variety of stamps, dies and techniques, with a simple layout .

Stamps used: Impression Obsession Cover a Card with a Katzelkraft Cat stamp. Distress inks: Weathered wood,Faded jeans, Mustard seed and Marmalade. Love these colours together.

Kanban trees .
Hobby Art Daffodils with a Memory Box border.                            

Wednesday, 20 March 2013

A canvas inspired by the colours of a winter day.

Hello again.
 This is a small canvas that I made after seeing a lovely winter sky.

 I used a Dreamweaver stencil with Ferro paste. I like the rough texture that the Ferro gives, does scratch the stencil though.
The leaves are embossed with a Cuttlebug leaf folder and the trees are a Crafty Individuals stamp. The background of the stamped image, is coloured with Mustard seed and Weathered wood Distress ink. I really like these two colours together. I then did one layer of ultra thick , clear embossing, to give a textured finish to the tree piece.

The canvas was spritzed with a yellow and  blue shimmer mist, but can't remember what colours they were!!

This was the second sample I did to go with it. There is a third too, but the photo I took was rubbish. Still alot to learn where photography is concerned I think!

Sunday, 17 March 2013

A recent winter day

So, here goes!
 Photography is another one of my interests and scenes like this winter's day often give me inspiration for my projects.

 I couldn't resist taking this photograph; the sky was so beautiful and the colours were amazing. The picture really doesn't do them justice.

I was immediately thinking about how I could get similar colours into a stamping project. Love it!

Weathered wood, faded jeans and mustard seed distress inks worked well.