Tuesday, 30 August 2016

Parental Advisory.....

Hello everyone, 

For today's Visible Image DT post I made a card. 

I used one of my gelli printed cards for this and added some stamping to it first using different colours of Archival Ink. 
I added some white doodling and then stamped the head phones, once on the panel and once on some masking paper. I masked off the bits that go over you ears. I then stamped the skull over the top so it looks as the headphones are actually sitting on the skull's head. I added a sentiment from the set that contains the headphones. I drew a line around the panel and adhered it to a white card. 

I used the following stamp sets:

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Sunday, 28 August 2016

the life you've imagined

Hello everyone,

Made this quick card with a "mop up" background ! It is made by taking of the remnants of paint on a gelli plate when you have finished. Cool eh ?

All I did was cut it to size, stamp the man on it, heat embossed him with black powder as I didn't think he was black enough. I added some background stamping, extended the ground he is standing on with a black pen and added a sentiment and some doodling around the edge. 
I then adhered the panel to a white card. 
And that was it ! 

Thank you so much for stopping by today ! 

Saturday, 27 August 2016

She spread her wings...

Hello everryone, 

Today it is my turn to share a project for UmWow Studio. I have made a canvas and it is a little different to my usual bright colours but I really enjoy making vintage things as well...  
 here it is:

This was actually a painted canvas so I started with glueing book pages on it. I then added the dots with a piece of punchinella and some model paste. 
Next I painted it with a mix of turquoise and white DecoArt Media fluid acrylics. 
The next layer was Antiquing Creme also by DecoArt. I used a turquoise and a brown.. 
You put it on, let it dry and then wipe it off again... 

I got the little frame in the dollar store and I antiqued it the same way, using Titan Buff paint and the same antiquing creams. 

On the little crown from the photo booth props set of chipboards I added some glue from a tape runner and then put some foil on it. It was by no means perfect but that was just the look I was going for. The bits that weren't covered by the foil I painted with gold paint. I then added 2 layers of clear embossing powder over the top. 

I put a piece of Designer Paper by 7dots Studio (Destination unknown) under the little frame.  
Next was the Cicada. I painted it with Titan Buff DecoArt Media Fluid acrylic paint and then added some dark turquoise on the top edges of the wings.
I then used a holographic embossing powder to get some shimmer. With a bit of metal wire and some seed beads I gave the cicada antennea, no idea if the have antennea??? lol

Underneath the frame is a rubber stamped image by VivaLasVegaStamps! It didn't stamp very well so I added some more ink with my fingers. I also added some black stripes with black fluid acrylic and an old creditcard. 

Here is a close up of the shimmer... 

The whole thing was put together using gel medium to glue the frame, the crown and the cicada. I also added some splatters... The last thing I did was add the sentiment which is by VivaLasVegaStamps. 

I have used these chipboards:

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Friday, 26 August 2016

A postcard

Hello everyone,

It is an exciting day today as I am going to publish my first YouTube tutorial. It is not the first one I made; that one is going to be published on the 1st of September.
I just thought I make another one as I might forget how to do it ! Lol...

It is just a short tutorial mostly about colouring an image....

This is the postcard:

I you are interested in how to make this, then go here :

I would love to hear what you think... 

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Wednesday, 24 August 2016


Hello everyone,

and welcome to my blog where it is week 2 of the Polkadots challenge. I hope you will play along with us.. just make sure to read the rules over at the Stampotique Designers' blog.

I have made a postcard :

I am really enjoying using gelli prints for my backgrounds. Once made, they make a quick project. 
I added the Polkadots with a stencil and then used a plastic tube and black paint to put rings around some of them. I then added a little background stamping. The girl was stamped on the card and onto white card stock. I coloured her with Copic Markers, cut her out and adhered her onto the image on the panel. I added some shading under her feet and lastly glued on the sentiment. 

I used the following stamps:

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Tuesday, 23 August 2016

A card just for fun !

Hello everyone,

I had a great day in my craft room today ! Even though it is 30 degrees outside I decided I'd rather craft than while away the time in the sun... yep, I know, weird !! lol
First I did some DT work and after I finished what I had to do I fancied a little play with my new Crazy Dog stamps. They are so adorable. I also decided to have another go with the Distresss Crayons to see if I like them any better...

I also recently bought this Doily Die by Tim Holtz and I love it.. It is nice and small and so detailed. This one was lying around on my desk. I cut it out of white paper and adhered it to a gessoed piece of card stock with Distress gel medium. 
I then added the Distress Crayons, blending them with a damp finger. When it was all done I wiped over it with a baby wipe that was not too wet and created this worn look which I really like.
I still don't know how to fix these crayons but I thought I spray them with fixative which seems to have done the job. 
Next I stamped the background a little (all stamps used are by Tim Holtz). I thought it would be nice to keep the dog a little lighter; I stamped him on a piece of paper from a flyer and added some shading and colour with coloured pencils. After colouring I cut him out and adhered him to the card. I added some shading under him and stamped the sentiment. I used a white pen to add some highlights to it. Lastly I drew a line around the panel and adhered the whole thing to a white card.
This was so much fun ! 

Thanks for stopping by today ! 

Saturday, 20 August 2016

Treat ?

Hello everyone,

For a bit of fun I decided to play in this weeks Go Thursday Tag. The theme was book text but I had this menu which a brought back from a few days holiday and though I'd used that. Looks like this dog is just as mad about food as I am !

I gelli printed the menu than cut a tag out of it. You can still read what food they had on offer... 
The dog (by Tim Holtz) was stamped separately and coloured with Copic Markers. I adhered him to the tag and added shading under him so he isn't floating. 
The sentiment is from another Tim Holtz set and it says 'trick or treat'; I only used the treat bit and found a question mark in the same set on a different sentiment. I added some doodling around the sentiment and the tag and that was it... 

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