Friday, 30 March 2012

The Voice of Art

Last week the Creative Expressions Design Team were sent the wonderful Studio 490/Wendy Vecchi The Voice of Art stamp set to work with, this is my first piece using the stamps.

As well as using the Voice of Art stamps I also used the background stamp from Studio 490 Sentimental Art set.
The background was stamped with victorian velvet Distress ink and edged with vintage photo. A few days ago I was watching Ali from Stamps Away on Create and Craft and she was using coffee to colour card so I thought I would have a go. I sprayed water onto a piece of white card and sprinkled some coffee granules onto it and let it dry naturally, when it was dry I stamped the ledger onto it and coloured the edges with vintage photo. The main image was stamped with black Archival ink and cut out.
I embellished the card with some seam binding that I'd dyed with a victorian velvet distress stain, I added a ribbon slider and some gems.

Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Easter Chick

This is my latest DT piece for Gecko Galz.
The Gecko Galz products that I used are Maddie background paper and the main image is from the Eggs 1 Ephemera sheet, I also used a couple of digi birds.
I adhered the background paper to a piece of mountboard. I printed the main image and then cropped the chick and butterflies and printed them several times so that I could 3D decoupage them. I attached the lace to the image before adhering it to the background,  then I embellished it with flowers and the birds. The words were done on the computer.

Friday, 23 March 2012

Bella Rose

Hi everybody, what a beautiful day - I hope the sun is shining wherever you are. I'd like to say hello and welcome to my new followers and to say hello to the followers that have been with me for awhile, I really do appreciate you wanting to follow me.

This is my latest DT card for Creative Expressions and also my last one using the lovely Heartfelt Creations Bella Rose stamp and die set.
The colour of the roses was inspired by the beautiful roses that my daughter gave me for Mothers Day.

I coloured the rose stamp with Whispers felt tips and wrapped and tied some gold cord around the stems after they had been die cut, the flourish and leaves had been coloured with peeled paint Distress ink.
For the background I put various colours of distress ink onto my craft mat and sprayed with water then I coloured my piece of card. After it was dry I stamped the little rosebud with water to take of some of the colour. I think you can just about make them out.
I added some lace and gold blingy things.

Thursday, 22 March 2012

Creative Chemistry Day 2

On day 2 of Tim's Online Classes we used three techniques for using Distress Inks.
These are the tags that I made, one for each technique.

I used a Darkroom Door stamp for the middle tag.

Tuesday, 20 March 2012

Bling, Glitter and Sparkle.

Time for another Craft-Room Challenge. It's Debi's turn to choose the theme and she has chosen Bling, Glitter and Sparkle.

The sponsor for the challenge is Rare Bird and the prize is a wonderful jewellery kit incorporating Friendly Plastic.

I've made a very simple card using an image from the Gecko Galz Hurray For Hollywood collage sheet.
All the card that I've used is glittered and the spotty vellum across the middle is glittered as well, the glitter doesn't show up very well in the photo.
I used an Art Impressions stamp for the sentiment and embellished with flowers and black gems.

We had a wonderful collection of Shabby/Vintage creations in our last challenge, thank you everyone that entered, we're looking forward to seeing your bling, glittered and sparkling creations for this challenge.

Saturday, 17 March 2012

Happy St. Patrick's Day

This card is a DT piece that I made for Gecko Galz using images from the Lucko'the Irish Ephemera sheet, the frame is from the Celebrations Sentiment sheet and I used the Heirloom background paper.

I also used peeled paint Distress ink and an Inkadinkado stamp to decorate a card blank. I printed the frame twice so that I could 3D the banner and I also used bakers twine on the banner. The St Patrick's Day greeting was a freebie from Fripperies and Butterflies that I cut it out and clear embossed.

Friday, 16 March 2012

Time For Tea

I've had a teapot template for quite a while and have never used it so I decided to take it out of it's wrapper and use it for my latest DT project for Creative Expressions. I used the Heartfelt Creations Bella Rose stamps and die set.

I coloured the pot with antique linen and stormy sky Distress ink and edged it with tea die. I used stormy sky and the small rosebud stamp to decorate the pot. I embellished the pot with hand made flowers, die cut leaves and part of a doily. I used Quickcutz alphabet dies for the letters.

Friday, 9 March 2012

Time for another DT piece for Creative Expressions using the Heartfelt Creations Bold Bella stamps and Dies.

I started by colouring the edge of a white card blank with aged mahogany Distress ink, then I distressed the edge of some Gecko Galz wendylady background paper and coloured the edge with the DI, then I attached the ribbon and matted it to the card. I embossed a piece of white card with a Cuttlebug embossing folder and then brayered some worn lipstick DI over the top to pick out the tiny roses, I attached it to the card and added some lace. I die cut the leaf flourish with some green card and coloured the exposed area with bundled sage DI before I took it out of the die. I coloured a piece of card with aged mahogany and stamped the little rose bud then attached a fragment with some Glossy Accents.

Tuesday, 6 March 2012


It's time for another Craft-Room challenge and  it's Mervi's turn to choose the theme and she has chosen Shabby/Vintage.

The sponsor for the challenge is Crafty Individuals and the prize for the draw is stamp No. CI 310 and the 7 Shades of Summer background paper book.

I used a Crafty Individuals stamp for my main image but you don't have to use Crafty Individuals products for your challenge piece.
I distressed the edges of various papers and attached them to the card. The image was stamped with aged mahogany Distress ink and I used it on the distressed edges of the papers as well.
The hats are a Gecko Galz digi that I coloured with pencil. I embellished the card with roses, lace, pearls, I made a couple of stick pins and stapled some pieces of ribbon to the card.

The Design Team have made some lovely samples so please take a look at them on the Craft-Room Challenge blog. I'm looking forward to seeing the lovely pieces that you make for the challenge.

Sunday, 4 March 2012

Vintage Deco Pages

We've started a deco book swap at the KCUK Yahoo group and these are the pages that I've made for Ann. Her theme is Vintage using browns and creams.
These are the pages that I made for her.

The stamps I used for this page are
Crafty Individuals for the main image.
Elusive Images for the background.
The Artistic Stamper for the flower.
Stamps Away for the butterfly.
I used vintage photo and walnut stain Distress ink.
I used an old book page, pearls and some lace to embellish the page.

The stamps that I used for this page are
Crafty Individuals for the main image.
Stampers Anonymous/Wendy Vecchi Sentimental Art set for the background.
I used vintage photo and walnut stain distress ink.
The embellishments that I used are a doily, an odd scrap of patterned paper, some roses, pearls and I made a couple of stick pins.
I don't know who made the beauty stamp.

I also made her a bookmark using vintage photo and walnut stain Distress Ink. The background stamp is by Inkadinkado and the main image stamp is by Crafty Individuals. I covered the bookmark with acetate.

Friday, 2 March 2012

Everything's Coming Up Roses

This month the Creative Expressions DT have been sent the fabulous Heartfelt Creations Bold Bella Rose stamp set and Bella Rose dies to work with.

This is the card that I made.
I stamped the leaves onto some background paper with bundled sage Distress ink.and then matted it onto some white card that I'd edged with bundled sage. I attached the ribbon to one corner before matting the background onto the main card blank. I coloured the rose stamp with Whispers felt tips and sprayed with water before stamping onto white card, I did this three times, then I die cut them and attached them to the card. The die cut border was made with a Spellbinders die from the Fleur De Lis set.