Thursday, 19 January 2017

Published again !

Hello everyone,

I was so happy to hear that I was published in Stampers' Sampler again. Every time this happens I have to pinch myself to make sure it is true !

The first thing was an envelope I sent with a set of cards in it. 

Then there was this card :

This is a really old one ! I am amazed they still had this one... 

And finally a series of cards with Stapotique's Pedro in the spotlight :

I am so grateful to Stampington & Company to make my dream of getting published come true ! 

Thank you for stopping by today ! 

Wednesday, 18 January 2017

Stampotique Designers' Challenge #265 - Favourite Stamp

Hello everyone, 

It is week two of the 'use your favourite stamp' Challenge at Stampotique. As I mentioned before I have many favourites. But my favourite designer is Daniel Torrente, yes, him from the funny looking people ! Lol So I decided to use one of his stamps.

The base is a gelli print on which I randomly stamped a few of my background favourites. I also love circles so I have used a few on this page. The bit ones were white embossed. I stamped the main figure called "Lovely are the sound" on the page and on white card stock. I stamped the middel part (where the heart is) in pink because it is almost solid and I didn't want it to be black. So I coloured the hands and the heart, cut them out and adhered them over the top. I did the same with the head, body and wings.
After doodling around the page I added the sentiment and doodled around that. That finished the page.
Why not play along with us this week; you might just win one of two $30 vouchers at the end of the month. Just remember to read the rules on the SDC blog.

I have used the following stamps:

Thank you so much for stopping by today ! 

Tuesday, 17 January 2017

Dare to be different !

Hello everyone,

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

I used a gelli printed background. I think this one was from mopping up leftover paints from the plate. I added the white circles by stamping with VersaMark and white embossing. I also added some black splatters by diluting black acrylic paint with water and using a round paintbrush to splatter; I just tap it onto another brush or pen to make the paint come out in splatters. 
I then stamped the sentiment and stamped the cat on top of it. This is really easy as the stamps are clear and you can see what you are doing. I then stamped the cat again on white card stock and coloured her (I added eyelashes to make her a girl) with Copic Markers, cut her out and adhered her on top of the one on the card. I then glued the panel onto a white card base. 

I used the following stamps:

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Monday, 16 January 2017

She flies with her own wings.

Hello everyone,

and welcome to my Challenge Inspiration post for VivaLasVegaStamps!   This is the mood board for this month :

The words are : foliage, flowers, weeds, nature, bugsmothsbutterflieswingsnumbersscript, invoice, background stamps, vintage, tan, black, white, brown, distressed, grungy.

and this is what I have made and I think I have used quite a few of the elements mentioned in the words. I just couldn't resist to add a little colour ! 

If you want to know how I made this you'll have to hop over to YouTube 

I have used the following stamps to make this:

I have also used a piece of pattern paper from 7Dots called 'Cloudy' from Nature Walk as the base for my journal page. 

Thank you so much for stopping by today !!! 

Saturday, 14 January 2017

Not all who wander are lost

Hello everyone,

I have another post for UmWow Studio today. I did so enjoy making this and I love how it turned out..

 I have made a mini art journal page and this is what it looks like :

The background was brayered with acrylic paints  The big black circle was made with a coffee mug. I used the rim...and yes I washed it and I am now using it for coffee again ! I painted the inside of the circle with white paint and then stamped with a variety of rubber stamps by VivaLasVegaStamps!

The chipboard I used was treated like this :

This is what it looks like when you take it out of it's package. 

I painted it with gesso, twice.... 

I coloured it with water colours (Prima confections) and added some details with pencils...

This is how it looks all coloured..

I added a layer of clear embossing powder over the top to protect the colours. 

This gnome stamp by VivaLasVegaStamps! is normally holding an umbrella but I just left that out and replaced it with the flower... 

How cute is he ??? 

And here is the finished project again ! 

I have used the flower on the left of this picture... this is a great set ! 

Thank you so much for stopping by today ! 

Wednesday, 11 January 2017

What to do with a Cheese Board ??? A wallhanging for Country View Challenges

Hello everyone,

Today I have a nice little project to share with you. Well I think it is nice.... lol. I got a wooden board with some delicious pieces of cheese on it for Christmas and you know these things always end up cluttering your cupboards when you have finished with the cheese. So I thought I'd turn it into a wallhanging...  I filmed the process and hope you will hop over and have a look. I have to apologise for the shaky footage here and there. It seems my camera cannot deal with me moving and there is no solution for this as far as I know. Hope you don't get seasick !!! lol

I made this as an inspiration piece for the "Anything Goes" Challenge over at Country View Challenges. Why not play along with us and you could win a GBP 20,-- voucher to the shop !

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I have used quite a few materials for this :

Clear gesso and model paste both by Prima 
White gesso

PaperArtsy Chalk Acrylic Fresco Paints in the colours:
Teresa Green
Beach hut
Inky Pool

Flourish by Tim Holtz
PS023 by PaperArtsy (Clare Lloyd)

Whimsy girl Three by StarTrish Design 
MN23 Mini by PaperArtsy
SideShow CMS263 Stampers Anonymous

Archival Inks:
Jet Black

Zig clean colour Brush Markers

I am entering this project in the CraftStamper TIMI Challenge for January. 

Thank you so much for stopping by today !

No matter how long the winter..

Hello everyone,

and welcome to the second week of the 'anything goes' challenge at the Stampotique Designers' Challenge blog. I have made a postcard this week. You can still play along with us and we would love it if you did. You could win one of two $30 vouchers to the shop at the end of the month. Just make sure to read the rules on the SDC blog.

As some of you perhaps know, I really do not like winter. I hate the cold and love the warm summer weather a lot more. So that is why I made this card:

Here's how I made it. I cut a piece of white card stock to size and then used the 'Baroque Background' stamp and Versamark ink to stamp it twice. It fills the card front. I then heat embossed it with fine white WOW embossing powder. Next I sprayed some dark blue Lindy's ink on my craft mat and dragged the paper through it. I think the result is great. 
Next I stamped 'Winter' and coloured her with Zig Clean Color Brush Markers and a water brush. I used watercolour paper for this. After I finished colouring I cut her out. I also stamped her on the card but when I put her down I thought she didn't stand out enough. So I painted a little white paint on the spot where she was going to go, re-stamped her and adhered her on top. I added some washi tape under her to 'ground' her. I fount the sentiment on the internet and typed it up on my old typewriter, cut it into strips and added some colour. I then adhered the strips to the card. 
That was it ! 

I used only two stamps for my postcard:

Thank you so much for stopping by today !