Sunday, 27 October 2013

Wedding Bliss

Today I thought I would share the card that I created for Ella and Eugene's wedding.

The main image was the image that I used on Ella's invites  I stamped it onto a deco label and coloured it. in.

For the background on the card I stamped a swirl from a set of Paper Artsy Hot Picks using Melon Mambo ink.

I then layered lace and ribbon onto the card and placed an inked heart doily over it. 

The main image was then attached to the doily.

I stamped the sentiment in black archival ink to make it stand out,

To finish I embellished the card with some pink flowers and pearls.

Perfect for a special day!

Thanks for looking....

Saturday, 26 October 2013

Celebrating A New Beginning

Today a colleague of mine is getting married. 

As a gift I offered to make her wedding invites.  Ella wanted something simple and elegant.  Here is the card that I designed

I bought some gorgeous pearlised card from Inspire me papers.

I stamped the Penny Black bride image in Archival ink.  Once dry I coloured the bride's face, neck and shoulders, bouquet and head dress.

The wording was stamped in Silver

Very simple but elegant!

I also surprised Ella by making matching napkin ties and a guest book which I created from a Prima scrapbook.

Unfortunately you cannot see the wording clearly but it has Ella and Eugene's names on it, along with the image used for the invites.  The album was painted using Paper Artsy Fresco Finish paints to start.

I am sure Ella will look totally gorgeous and I cannot wait to celebrate with the both.

Thanks for looking.

Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Tim Holtz: Creative Chemistry 102 - Day 2

I loved day 1 so much that I couldn't wait to get started on day 2.

Day 2 was based on stencils (which I LOVE!).

Here are my creations:

Mixed Media Layering

Embossing With Stencils

Embossing Through Stencils

Stencil Stamping

Stencil Sketching

Ink Monoprint

Paint Monoprint

I loved the effect of the paint monoprint.... Loved the colours too!!

Thanks for looking....

Monday, 21 October 2013

Tim Holtz Creative Chemistry 102: Day 1

I signed up for Creative Chemistry as soon as it was announced and managed to keep up with the videos on a daily basis.  However, I have had to wait to be to able to try the techniques out for myself, mainly due to time constraints.

I won't be saying how I created the tags but will show you how my creations turned out!

Day 1 was based on the gorgeous new distress paints.  Here are my creations:

Distress Paint Marbling

Coloured Crackle

Altered Surface

Eroded Metallic
Stamping Resist


I had great fun creating these tags..... Love, love, love distress paint!!!

Now to start work on day 2!
Thanks for looking....

Saturday, 19 October 2013

Rebel Stampers ATC Swap

If someone can tell me where this month has gone I would appreciate it!!  I can't believe that we are over half way through October!!
Anyway, here are my swaps for the September challenge:

The first is based on the theme of 'Opposites'. 

I found this difficult to start!  Then once I set my mind to it the ideas just flowed!

I began by choosing black and white as my colour theme.

I then used a positive and negative chicken wire stencil in each corner of the atc.  I then stamped the lovely Elizabeth and Mr Darcy images and cut around them.

I used a bird stamp in the top left corner then finished off by using contrasting buttons.

The next ATC is based on the Craftstamper free stamp for September which was the Elizabeth stamp from Indigo Blu:

Here, I covered an atc with dictionary paper using the word 'pride'.

I added some crochet ribbon to the top.

I stamped Elizabeth onto card and coloured and inked around the edges.

I stamped the quote (love this quote) on distressed it to give it an aged effect.

To finish I added an embossed heart button.

Hope you like my creations......

Wednesday, 9 October 2013

Happy Birthday Wishes

Today it is Dan's birthday...  We normally go away for it but we were away last week and will be going away again soon!

Here is the card that I made for him.... it is probably a good job we didn't go away because it was quite heavy!!

I started off by covering a card blank with some Tim Holtz paper.

I then added pieces of metal card that I had embossed with a tyre track folder and some torn and distressed dictionary paper.

I coloured some grey board using Fresco Finish paints in various colours until I was happy with it.  I then stamped some background images in complimentary colours of paint.

The main image was stamped in black Archival ink and then heat set.  I then set about colouring various elements with Fresco Finish paints until I was happy with it.  After drying it with a heat gun I edged the board in black paint and highlighted parts using a white gel pen.

I mounted this to the background card then embellished with a word band and gears.

Thankfully Dan loved the card...and the work that I put into it.

Thanks for looking.....

Tuesday, 1 October 2013

Roll Up, Roll Up... The Circus Is In Town

I wanted to share some birthday cards that I have made this year for the young people in my life.  They are all based on a circus stamp set and were great fun to make:

All were very easily made with circus themed background papers. 

The images were stamped then coloured with water colour pencils.

I added a greeting and a pinwheel to finish.

All recipients loved them!

Thanks for looking.