Monday, 29 May 2017

Illustrated Garden

Today I would like to share a couple of cards I have made using the Tim Holtz Illustrated Garden stamp set by Stampers Anonymous.
For some time now I have wanted to try stamping on fabric and I thought the lovely vintage flower stamps would be perfect for this. The images are  stamped with black archival ink and coloured with TH distress markers on fine linen. I am quite pleased with the results.



The panels are mounted on paper cut with pinking shears and some torn book pages. 

Have a great week everybody and thank you for visiting.


Saturday, 27 May 2017

Cat Therapy

Sometimes all you need to do to clear your head and relax is colour something in with watercolour pencils. The Laurel Burch stamps from Stampendous are perfect for such therapy. Today I finished off a panel I started in the week and mounted it on a card so I can add it to my stash for a birthday later in the year.


I used watercolour card, masking and stamping in black versafine ink.
I have a new set of Faber-Castell Albrecht Durer watercolour pencils that I was keen to try out and I must say, they are so nice to use. They are very soft and loaded with pigment, the colours blend really easily.
I bought my pencils from Cowling and Wilcox and they are on sale at the moment in a set with Pitt pens, it's always good to find a bargain.

I am quite pleased with the result so I might just stamp up some more panels for those times when a bit of colouring therapy is required.

Thanks for dropping by today and hope you are enjoying your weekends wherever you are.

Saturday, 20 May 2017

Simply Wild

Today I would like to share a little card I made using my Visible Image "Stay Wild" stamp.
This one was super easy. The background is made with distress oxides on white stamping card spritzed with a little bit of water. The horse image is stamped with black Versafine ink. That's it, very simple.


Enjoy your weekends everybody.

Saturday, 13 May 2017

Craft Barn Twelve Month Challenge : May


The verse this month is :

May brings flocks of pretty lambs
Skipping by their fleecy dams

I remembered I had a stamp of a lamb which was a freebie with a magazine. Amazing, I found it! Then I remembered a Hobby Art set that a friend gave to me as she had a duplicate. It is the same set that Claire used on her canvas this month, I recognise those sheep. 


I used distress inks for the background and for some of the stamping, removed the ink from the sheep in the distance with a water brush and coloured the fences and lamb with inktense pencils.
Stamps used:
Card-io Oriental Blossom (branches and leaves).
Hobby Art CS083D Farmhouse Scene-it (sheep, wildflowers and fences)
Rural Springtime from Creative Stamping Magazine issue 23 (lamb)

Next month we will be half way through the challenge and half way through the year, how scary is that!

Sunday, 30 April 2017

Veggie Scraps

I love bank holiday weekends, I get time for me. I have spent the afternoon playing in my craft room and here are a couple of Scrapcosy inspired cards.



Stamps by PaperArtsy : Eclectica E3 Scrapcosy 02
Stencil by PaperArtsy : Scrapcosy 049

The background technique is described on Raquel's Scrapcosy YouTube video for the Ally Pally make and take. I used metallic glaze with some gold acrylic paint and "In the Navy" infusions for my wood panels. The vegetables are painted with infusions and the yellow on the cabbage card is inktense pencil. I love those stamps.

What do you get if you divide the circumference of a pumpkin by its diameter?
Pumpkin pi.



Sunday, 16 April 2017

Wild Horses

I have been having a play with my new Laurel Burch stamp from Stampendous today.
I made two versions, one is coloured with Copics and for the other I used water colour pencils.



The images for both cards were stamped and embossed with gold sparkle WOW embossing powder before colouring and I added some doodle details with gel pens.
I cut out the panel coloured with the alcohol pens and mounted it on some purple cardstock, I think I prefer that one because these folk art style images need bright colours.

Colouring these was fun.
Stamp : LBCR005 Cling Wild Horses by Stampendous.

Friday, 14 April 2017

Craft Barn Twelve Month Challenge : April



The verse this month is :

April brings the primrose sweet,
Scatters daisies at our feet.

The challenge is to add a primrose or a daisy so I chose daisy giving me the opportunity to revisit my favourite JOFY daisy stamps from PaperArtsy's JOFY 13 stamp set.

 

I kept it simple because I think the sketchy images are so lovely I did not want to over-work this one. The background is an old book page with a light wash of gesso and some vintage photo distress oxide lightly added.
The daisies are coloured with distress markers : wild honey, spiced marmalade and mowed lawn. I added the verse and my page is done.

Happy Easter everyone.