Thursday, 28 April 2016

Chiyogami papers - Butterfly heart

Hello to anyone reading this.
Hope your crafting is going well.

I have been having fun using the beautiful Chiyogami papers that ArtCuts sell.

They are gorgeous Japanese, hand  silk- screen printed  papers, that are very robust and brilliant to use.

They are also great to stamp onto, as you can see on the sample.

 The flowers were stamped onto Cherry blossom blue and Cherry blossom lilac papers,  with a Versafine inkpad and  then cut out.

I then  rearranged them onto the heart.  When I was happy with the arrangement I stuck them down with PVA glue.

I swiped a VersaMagic inkpad over the heart to do the background colour. It is easier to do this before sticking the flowers down. I left it until afterwards because I wasn't sure whether to colour all over or just around the edge, as I do like to see the plain wood.

The butterflies were coloured in the same way as the heart, and the embellishments added.
Then they were stuck onto strips of acetate and the other ends were stuck to the back of the heart, so that the butterflies float and bounce. This gives movement to the project.

The flower stamps are in a Hobby Art set called Garden Birds.

Keep an eye on the ArtCuts website, as there will be  some technique snippets coming soon, one of which will be showing how easy it is to cover the shapes, with these gorgeous papers.

Thanks for stopping by.
See you soon.

Monday, 18 April 2016

Chocolate Baroque challenge 21

Good morning.
Hope your day is as beautiful as it is here. The sun is shining but still a little chilly.

Just a quick sample which I have decided to put into the challenge 21 at Chocolate Baroque. (Rather late entry as it finishes tomorrow).
A piece I was making as a gift and realized the colours were working for the challenge, so thought I would make a second entry this time.

The designs are stamped onto a 15 cm. and a 10 cm. wooden heart from Artcuts  and the  stamps are from the Mackintosh Beauty set, that I used for my other entry.
 There are so many lovely stamps in this set.
The inspirational sayings are from Tim Holtz idea-ology  small talk stickers. Love these. There are some  great sayings.

Thanks for visiting and have a great day.

Friday, 8 April 2016

Chocolate Baroque Challenge 21


Hello again.
Chocolate Baroque challenge 21 has great colours again. Very much within my comfort zone.
Current Challenge
I am entering the card below, which seems to have taken me ages to do, but I got there eventually.
The stamp is one of those from the Mackintosh Beauty set. This is the first time I have used this particular stamp and I don't know why I have left it so long.
I created a colour board first, although I didn't have a violet colour so had to make do with what I had, and then over-stamped it. I then coloured the leaves with the teal colour.
This was a relatively quick card to make.
Thank you for visiting and I hope you may join the challenge.
Bye for now.