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Sunday, 18 February 2018

CCC: Rudolph and friends

Hello there! How are you? I hope you are well! Today is the next Christmas Card Club for me and the theme this time is Rudolph and friends..... I have made 4 cards using deer .... they are all quite different so I will take them one at a time and share the stamp makers and other details with you....

This one is made using Sheena Douglass stamps ...I stamped the deer then masked and stamped another, masked again then stamped the trees...I masked them and masked the moon then inked the sky using distress ink and stencil brushes. Lastly I removed all the masks and coloured the images and added the bow.

This one is made using a stamp set from paperartsy (scrapcosy). I stamped the deer image 4 times then masked and added the colour and tone in tone stamping on either side. Finally I added the colour to the deer.

This one is made using Tim Holtz stamps. I created the background then overstamped the scene.

Finally this one - the distress oxide background was created first then the Indigoblu stamp was added. The sentiment is from the same Tim Holtz set as made the card above.

I hope you have a great day

Big hugs

Rachel xx

Saturday, 17 February 2018

Anniversary card: China

Hello there! I was recently asked to make an anniversary card to celebrate a 20th Wedding anniversary. This is traditionally called a 'China' anniversary and since it coincided with the chinese new year I decided to go with oriental as a theme.

Its one of those box cards ...I utilised lots of stamps from both chocolate baroque and sheena douglass. Sadly I didn't photograph all sides as they were all different! Anyway, you get the general idea! I hope the recipient liked it! Hugs rachel xx

Friday, 16 February 2018

Playing with Seth Apter paints

Hello there! Well I mentioned I had been playing with some Seth Apter paperartsy paints in a post earlier this week ....and now I have managed to finish the card I was making using the other piece of the master board I created..... here's the masterboard in creation....

I used the following paints and applied them with my brayer until I was happy with what I had created.... Butter, Double denim, Magic Moss, Blue Lagoon, Key lime, green patina..

I then added paint circles and lines mostly using butter but also doubling up with the double denim....

At this point I was hoping to use the new sheep stamps....but they are yet to arrive I went back to the new Kay Carley ones and created a card...

Here's the final look... I used a Kay Carley stencil too and bumped the stencil creating a double 3d effect... Stamping was done in paint and lastly in ink and I fussy cut those flowers!!!

Here's a closer look! Some white highlghting too. 

I want to enter this into the challenge at paperartsy topic-2-new-seth-apter-fresco

Have a great Friday!


Rachel xx

Thursday, 15 February 2018

Coffeepot february

Hello there! I am a little late in showing what we did for our coffeepot session last week - one of my ladies had requested using some particular stamps and these are the samples I made up as examples ....

This one I made during the session - just to show layering the flower and the distress oxide background.

This was one I prepared before the ladies arrived .... its all about masking!

This is one that developed because I wanted to play more with my new Kay Carley stamps. I stamped in versamark and heat set clear powder. The flowers were then coloured in metallic pencils.

The ladies all had a go at this final one and some went on to do a scene using these stamps too!

Hope you have a great day!

Big hugs

Rachel xx

Wednesday, 14 February 2018

More felting - a bluetit

Hello there! I went to a course on Saturday to make a needle felted bluetit - it was with Diana Brock from Quirky Woodlands - she is so good...a lovely lady and an amazing teacher... here's my little birdie!

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I am very pleased with him ... he is a tad thin but thats okay - his markings are as close to reality as I could make .... he's also sitting on a little ceramic pot that has 'moss' coming out of it! I am looking forward to having a go by myself at another type of bird...I might go for a goldfinch as they really are very distinctive!

Big hugs!

Rachel xx

Tuesday, 13 February 2018

Tripps card

Hello there! How are you? I do hope you are well! I have been playing with some Seth Apter paints because of the current challenge at Paperartsy and I have used part of the masterboard I created to make a birthday card for my nephew Tripp... he's going to be three not until May but I managed to see him last weekend so took my card to his mum!!!

The little aliens are from a stamp set by woodware - I do like these little fellas and think they worked well with the background!!! More about that in my next post!!!

Big hugs

Rachel xx

Sunday, 11 February 2018

Sculptural spoons with Priscilla Edwards

Hello there! How are you? I want to tell you about a workshop I went on at Rowan Tree Crafts on Wednesday morning. It was run by local artist priscilla Edwards and was making spoons from wire, fabric and wax. Such a fabulous time - and I got to meet Ruth Mescall and Chris from Pearshaped crafting too. It was just lovely!

These are the spoons that everyone at the workshop made...

and this is mine - its now hanging up in the kitchen!

And here's Ruth, me and Chris!

A grand morning - I can see I will be doing some more of this!!! Big hugs.

Rachel xx