Tuesday, 29 September 2015

Crafty individuals challenge September - Anything Goes

 Just a quick post as I am entering the Crafty Individuals challenge for September.
Left it a bit late, but hey ho!!

I bought this stamp recently and thought it would make a great card for winter birthdays or Christmas.

I have embossed it with silver and coloured with pearl paints. I then die cut the frame around it.

The photo doesn't really do it justice as the pearls look very pretty against the black.

Must finish as I need to get this sent.
Bye for now

Sunday, 13 September 2015

Fairy Heart

Hello to anyone reading this.
Hope your day is good.

Well, today I have couple of samples  using a stamp which I would normally shy away from, a fairy!! For anyone  who knows me, you will know that this is VERY unusual for me.

I was asked to try it for a new kit that is being launched by Artcuts at the Kirsty Allsop Handmade show at Hampton Court, in September. But shock horror!!!, I found that I got carried away 'playing' with it afterwards.

Even my mother commented that, "for someone who doesn't like fairy stamps, you seem to be doing alright with your samples". So that was nice to hear.

But, I have to admit, I have enjoyed working with this stamp.

It is a Lavinia fairy called Giselle,  and in this first sample I have used it in conjunction with a Chocolate Baroque  stamp called Fantastic Florals, as the background.
 The tiny butterflies are Artcuts embellishment butterflies, coloured and glittered.

I like the fact that you can use part of the stamp and she still looks good. So she fits on the smaller heart too.
I have also used her with a Hobby Art  daisy stamp on the background.
I will show you this next time as I haven't managed a photo of it yet.
Hope you visit again soon
Best wishes


Saturday, 5 September 2015

Background to Chocolate Baroque card

Hello again to anyone reading this.

Thank you to everyone who left a comment about my last cards I posted. It really cheered me up to read them.

After the last post that I submitted to Chocolate Baroque's challenge, Janice asked how I had done the background colours. I'm sorry that I have taken so long to get around to answering your query.

I started by stamping the top border with Seedless Grape Distress ink and quickly covering with clear embossing powder, then heat embossing.  I then stamped the bottom border and embossed.
 I then masked both sides of the edges before stamping and embossing one side, then the other.

Once the embossing had cooled, I used  Cut-n-dry foam and Crushed Olive Distress ink to ink over the white areas.

 Hope this helps Janice.

I thought I would show you another project I have done using Chocolate Baroque stamps.

This was an old box I've had lying around for ages.
I painted it a teal colour and when it was dry re-painted it black and scuffed the edges.
The metal was stamped with black Staz On and then worked to emboss it.
It was then painted over with acrylic  paint and rubbed back.
The side panels are silver embossed on black and then coloured with Perfect Pearl paints, to give the panels a shimmer.
The bold Chocolate Baroque designs are perfect for metal embossing.
 See you soon and happy crafting
Bye for now