These are the samples I am showing today at the chocolate Baroque blog. They are from the September shows! I love this main magnolia stamp. Please pop over to the Chocolate Baroque blog to learn how I made these.
Good morning to you! Another fortnight has rolled by and its time to show what I made for the latest CCC theme which is 'Nativity'. As usual we have the option of anything goes and that is what I went for this time around. Its a bit of a twist on bearing gifts though!
I made 4 very similar cards by first creating the gelli background, using paperartsy stamps in the top corners and then adding my Tim Holtz diecut elf with parcels on top. Very simple but I was desperate to use this little fella!
My mu went along the proper theme:
In this card she created the background then added diecuts from sizzix.
In this one the main feature is from Claritystamps.
I think they're both lovely and almost wish I had done the theme! Nevermind!
Hello there! Its my turn over at Countryview Challenges today. The theme this month is bokeh technique - well I am glad to say that this time my card is more successful and my blurry circles look quite good.
I started out with a background of poorly blended distress inks - think I need some re-inkers!!! All blues from light to dark.
Next I used my fave aallandcreate stencil and added water through it to create a faux bleached bokeh effect.
I inked up my lovely stamps from Tracy Scott at Paperartsy and just stamped these beautiful butterflies....
Good Morning! How are you? Bright and early on this new month and there is a brand new challenge over at Countryview. Sue wants you to make something using the Bokeh technique - its like a soft focus technique used in photography that has been adopted by papercrafters. Sue explains more here.
I decided to make a background in distress medium and faux bleach out some circles using a stencil and water. I think its not the best thing I ever did but its okay.
Here's the completed background and I used a pink ink stamp.
Maybe not the best choice of colours for a bee background but defo a fab stamp!
Here's the finished item - cute - not the best bokeh - I will be better for the next one!
You can check out some much better examples and link up here:
Hello there! Its Christmas card club time again and the theme this fortnight I think is icicles. Neither my mum nor I had the right stuff to follow this theme so we both opted for anything goes. I used my new'ish' stamps from pink ink and made two brightly coloured cards...
I thought the fancy things at the top looked a bit icicle like!!! And my mum thought the same about the stamped images at the top of her card! Mum used chloe stamps.
Good morning all! Its Christmas card club today - I told my lovely mum the theme was Carol singers - and followed that myself - but apparently the theme was anything goes! Ooops! Nevermind - here's what we did!
I used diecuts from Tim Holtz and some gelli prints from my lovely new round plate...
There's actually 4 of them but you get the idea!!!
Hello there! I can't believe its already been a week since I went to a fabulous Aall and Create class with Jo Rice in Carnforth - it was such a lovely day - we made a folder from scratch and used Aall and create stamps that we already owned to decorate it. Here's mine which I was super pleased with - I am going to use it to store my smaller sets of aall and create stamps!
As always it was the company that really made the day for me - lovely time indeed!
Hi there - I am over at the Chocolate Baroque blog today with samples from the August shows where you will have seen some beautiful house stamps. Here are the samples I am showing today ...I will explain how I made them over there! Hope to see you over there!
Hello there - I am posting for Countyview challenges today - its my challenge - under the sea. My inspirational post today involves a picture of my Penny as a mermaid. She has always loved mermaids and had the opportunity at Center Parcs this summer to be one - and the photo that they took is the source of my inspiration for my project.
Having fussy cut the Penny mermaid out I started a canvas using another paperartsy stencil and some opaque paste.
Once dry I used paperartsy paints and cut and dry foam to colour the background.
Hello there! How are you? Its the first of September - wow - scary - especially since I'll be back to work tomorrow! Yikes! How fast did July and August go? Good thing though is that we have a new challenge at Countryview Crafts and this month its my theme and I have chosen 'Under the Sea' ...every time I say that I start singing the Disney song! Anyway - I would like to see your underwater themed makes. I decided to make a canvas - its A4 in size and I used a new paperartsy-large-stencil and also another stencil plus opaque texture paste.
Next I applied lots of paints with my fingers - oh I love getting messy!!!
Hello there - I have to post this early as I already have a post for tomorrow - so here I am a day early for Christmas card club. The theme is Snowmen - love snowmen! Here's my three cards all made using gelli print backgrounds and a stamp set from HobbyArt.
Such a great set - and my mum used it too - here's her make...
and she also used some hunkydory little books to make these...