Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Happy Birthday in the garden

Hi all!  Ann here with another birthday card, this time using the Altenew stamp set:  Botanical Garden.  I'm mad about flowers and gardening and this set has some really lovely flower designs, which I'm sure I will use again and again.

I created a top-fold card from thick white card measuring 29cm x 10.5cm and stamped on a panel of blending card 10.5cm x 14.5cm.

I seem to turn to yellow and orange colour choices lately, and this card is no exception.  I've used Copic markers after stamping with Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  The colour are: Y02, Y15, Y38, YR15, YR16 and the darkest colour on the butterfly is YR07.  The leaves are:  YG06, YG17 and YG67.

 A Spellbinders curved edge die creates a pretty edge, and I have attached some pattern paper beneath my coloured panel as a contrast.  I hope you can see a little of the shimmer on the butterfly - painted on liberally with my Spectrum Noir clear shimmer pen.

I have repeated the dot effect of the border die, by adding some tiny dots of liquid pearls, trailing around the flowers.

The sentiment is by Mama Elephant:  Happy Everything which was stamped in Versafine Onyx Black.

I hope I have shown you a little of what this beautiful stamp set can do - it is just the tip of the iceberg, actually!  

That's all from me today.  Thank you for visiting, and I hope you can find time to do a little crafting too!

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Monday, April 24, 2017

12x12 Layout - Handsome - by Lynn Good

Hi there, I am up on the blog today and would like to share a very old photo of myself and my handsome horse.

I have used the awesome 49 and Market paper - Heirloom Botanicals. I love this paper as it is very thick and can without weight and mixed media.  I have also used the new Prima Acrylic Paint - Sparks which are super awesome.

I have created a photo mat using paper from the 6x6 49 and Market Heirloom Botanical collection.
The flowers are also from 49 and Market.
I have stamped randomly around the background using a script Kaisercraft Stamp

I have used a flower and heart Modge Podge mould and painted these with Iris Portion - Sparks paint.

I have also used the paint on the tiny chipboard flowers and then embossed them with the Colour Blast Embossing powder in Snow White.  This is the same embossing powder I have used on the clock chipboard.

Final touches with micro beads - blush, silver and berry together with splashed of gesso to tie the layout together.

I have linked the products used below.  Until next time Happy Crafting :)

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Organic Blooms Card

Hi there - it's Linda here today. I hope you've had a great week.
I've had some fun playing with Mama Elephants Organic Blooms stamp set - colouring it up with my Distress Inks.
Here's my card...

I have no idea if there are actually flowers this colour irl but in my creative world there are lol.

Distress Inks used were Peacock Feathers/Salty Ocean and Chipped Sapphire and Shabby Shutters/Mowed Lawn for the foliage.

To begin I water coloured a wash of Peacock Feathers and Shabby Shutters across my card where the flowers would be stamped. I then stamped them in Versa Mark Ink and embossed with Silver Embossing Powder.
It was then a matter of water colouring one petal at a time and building up the colour intensity adding layers of colour and allowing each to air dry - or at times I hit it with my heat gun to speed up the process.

I have added blue craft foam under the MFT die cut word for extra colour and dimension.

This is such a beautiful image to work (play) with and lends itself to so many colour options....endless really.

I hope you can find yourself getting crafty at least a little this weekend. I certainly intend to :-))
See you again soon...

Thursday, April 20, 2017


Hello Angela here with a new technique that I have never tried before, Debossing.  I really liked how it turned out and it is definitely something I will try again.  I really love this die from MFT too, can't you tell?

* Trim lilac cardstock 28cm x 10cm  and fold in half
*trim watercolour paper 14cm x 9 cm
*Using MFT Dienamics  Abstract heart and pat with versamark ink pad. Don't press too hard just a light coverage.
* replace a plastic cutting plate with the rubber mat, then the watercolour paper and then the die and sandwich with the top cutting mat.
* cover with ranger silver embossing powder and heat emboss.
**note**  I would maybe go over the imprint again with versamark pen to get a better coverage.
* wet the area imprinted with a wide paintbrush painting from top left to lower right.
* dab water colours over the wet area and let colours move around.
* repeat again so you have a beautiful splash of colour and set aside to dry.
* using a versamark pad and white cardstock smear a good portion around taking cake to complete the whole area you want covered.  It doesn't matter if you miss though as you can repeat this step again.
*Cover with Ranger Silver embossing powder (this heats up beautifully) and heat emboss.
*once cooled die cut Lawn Fawn Die CHEERS and adhere over heart with pop dots.
* add a little wink of stella
* adhere a few silver dots
* Adhere to lilac base card.

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