Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Cards with Serendipity


I am not a confident card maker but was pleasantly surprised with how these turned out.  I used BoBunny's Serendipity papers, and their Congratulations die set.  I had a go at a stepper card - which was quite fiddly - mainly as it took me a while to work out the mats that I needed and sized for the paper - but it was worth it.  I added some flowers and a little butterfly from the papers, lots of inking and a little gold paint.


Here is my 2nd version of the same sort of card - I cut out some of the elements from the paper packs like the feathers and big pink circle.  I used the little doily die cut and added some bead paste for a little subtle sparkle on the feathers and butterfly.


You can see the shimmer of the gold paint.


This shows you the bead paste and some more gold metallic paint too.

Saturday, 12 August 2017

Enjoy the Little Things


In July we were sent lots of Graphic 45 papers from A Trip Down Memory Lane, and I decided to try a true layered, lots of pattern Graphic 45 type page - not my normal style.  I did lots of gutting and layering, fussy cutting and then added some pearlescents around the edges of my papers.  It's not my normal style but it was really fun to have a go at.


I fussy cut out the stamps and the Joy tag.


I layered up lots of different papers, and you can see the little pearl drops , there are even a few gems in there too.


The heart is a BoBunny die, and I added some bead paste to it.  I also punched out some little butterflies using my Martha Stewart punch.

Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Happiness and more Distress Oxides


Still playing with distress oxides and Graphic 45!  I used the same sort of effect but on kraft, something that you would struggle to get the colours with, but the new oxides do come out beautifully on kraft.  I again used Nature Sketchbook, more flowers, this time just layered and then decorated with a Martha Stewart leaf punch and a Tando chipboard leaf set.  I added some of the little paper circles that come in the flower set, and a little bit of lace too.


I stapled the lace onto the journal card to hold it in place.


You can see some of the layers of oxide inks.


I used foam pads to raise up some of the flowers and tucked buttons in around the sides too.

Saturday, 5 August 2017

Wild and Free with Distress Oxides


Ever since I saw the new distress oxides come out, I wanted to have a play with them, I love the way that you can layer the colours and the chalky effects you get with them.  I teamed them up with Graphic 45's Nature Sketchbook.  I used a technique where I put some of the ink on a plastic bag, spritzed it with water and then printed it on the paper, drying in-between layers.  I loaded up my colours and once I was happy I also added some stamping with a BoBunny text stamp.

I layered and fussy cut some of the images from Nature Sketchbook, I love the butterflies.  I also layered up some of the Graphic45 flowers, curling the edges.

The photo is from our holiday in the Peak District - and one of our long ambling walks...it is so beautiful there.





Wednesday, 2 August 2017

Let the Sea Set you Free


I had a go at some acrylic pouring for BoBunny using their Down by the Sea collection and lots of Pentart paints.  It was lots of fun to do - quite messy - it did involve me covering a tray in a plastic bin bag and using a few plastic cups, but I love the results.

You can see more details here.


Here you can see all the colours running - it dries slightly differently to how it looks when it's wet as the paint still moves a little bit.


I used lots of the Noteworthy from the Down by the Sea collection as well as the new Mandala die.


Flowers and 3D balls and lots of gold glamour paint!

Sunday, 23 July 2017

Happiness with Kaisercraft and Indigo Blu


A while back Jill at ATDML introduced me to Indigo Blu flakes, and I haven't used them in a little while, but did a little bit of stamping on this page - I used the autumn coloured flakes and you can just see little bits poking out from behind my flowers and papers - it adds a really beautiful foil effect to the page which is much prettier in real life (the camera doesn't do it justice).  I've used the Bombay Sunset papers from Kaisercraft and I love the bold colours on this backing sheet, so went to work matching some old prima flowers and then lots of Bobunny glitter pastes to the colours too.  This page is just really layers, layers of papers and ephemera and flowers - I also dyed my gauze with a bit of gold glimmer mist too.

The photo is from a recent holiday in the Peak District - and I love the moment...it looks like a hug, but in fairness it could also be a pat on the shoulder to say...I nearly taller than you too (he had to get something out of a cupboard for me the other day as I couldn't quite reach it!).


I layered up lots of the prima flowers and added a little bit of glitter paste to the petals.


Lots of layering and distressing - you can see a little bit more of the foiling...just!.

Thursday, 13 July 2017

The Code


Another page using Kaisercraft's Basecoat papers, and this is all Basecoat 4 apart from the Stickers which are from Scrapyard.  One of the Basecoat 4 papers has a blue brick wall, so I cut this out and stick it onto the metal rivet style background.  I then distressed a mix of the other papers, and added a few cogs from a Tim Holtz die set.  I echoed the same mix of colours behind the title, the stickers are from October Afternoon.

The photo is from our holiday and on the Intrepid where you could spell out your name in morse code...you could also have a go at a simulation on landing one of the Space Shuttles as well as learn about Vietnam and see loads of planes - it was a really interesting place to visit.



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