Thursday, 14 June 2018

Zebra Birthday

So easy yet so effective and this technique works with all silhouette stamps. I used three different Distress Oxide colours and then spritzed with a fine spray of water.
 When dry I chose the area I wanted for the background and cut it to size. Next I stamped the zebra in Black Versafine ink.
To finish I added two black strips of card and a stamped border. Any greeting could be used on the card. xx

Wednesday, 13 June 2018

Hydrangea Happy Birthday

This wonderful flower stamp is from a set by Hobby Art Ltd and because it has so much detail it takes very little shading when colouring in.
 What I particularly like are the individual petal stamps, four in total, which allow you to layer up the hydrangea head.
and the lovely small butterfly which stamps beautifully.
All colouring was done with Distress Oxides and Pro Markers with a tiny script stamp used on the background in Archival Ink Watering Can.

You can find this gorgeous stamp set HERE.

Tuesday, 12 June 2018

Stencils and punches

Layouts for Mays Scrapbook Class were a bit different this time as I wanted to use stencils and punches to make a layout. The Tuesday night classes only run for two hours so class mates rarely get the chance to get all inky. I thought it was time I changes that and here is the class example I came up with.
We started with stencilling the background first in black Distress Ink and then in green to give a falling vine effect.
Then we stamped the column in the centre for the photograph to stand on.
then we added a border and tiny punched flowers all over the vines and at the four corners of the layout and to finish, tiny seed beads to the centre of each flower. Lots of detail but well worth it xx

Monday, 4 June 2018

Not so popular

Whenever I get new stamps which I intend to use in my Art Journal I try to make a card from them to show the uses of each stamp and their adaptability. These are the two examples I made however as these were in a choice of 4 different cards, no one chose to make them lol
Personally I love them and the stamp makes a great quick card for a young girl. What do you think? More soon xx

Thursday, 31 May 2018

Create Layout

I very rarely do a layout about myself but I saw this paper and I just had to use some pictures of me. This was a layout for Scrapping Your Family last month. All of the wording was fussy cut from one of the papers.
It was great because the words were not only for paper crafting but also for sewing etc so everyone got to choose the hobbies they wanted.
The photos are of me at one of Martas classes run by Sue Tucker in Coventry I think. She holds amazing classes with artists from all over the world. If you are interested  check out Artist Trading Post
Even the buttons were punched from paper.
Loved the nice bright colours on these papers.x