Wednesday, 26 June 2013

Butterfly Deco Pages

I'd like to share with you the pages I made for Linda in the KCUK deco book swap, the theme of her book is Butterflies.

I used Distress inks to colour and stamp the background. I stamped the butterflies onto card that I'd previously coloured and cut them out, I put stickles on the wings.
The stamps I used are
PaperArtsy for the background.
La Blanche for the butterflies.
The Artistic Stamper for the sentiment.

For this page I coloured and stamped the background with Distress ink.
I stamped the butterfly image onto the background and a separate piece of card. I coloured the butterflies, cut them out and put stickles on the wings. I stamped the Butterfly Legend onto card and matted it onto some black card. I added a charm.
The stamps I used are
JustRite for the background.
Crafty Individuals for the butterfly image.
Wendie Rhodes for the butterfly legend.

I'm entering the top page in the Ali-Craft challenge - the theme is an Open theme.

Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Yellow, Blue and Green.

It's time for another Craft Room Challenge and were having a colour challenge this time. The challenge has been chosen by the lovely Zoe and the colours are Yellow Blue and Green, any stamping can be done in those colours or black.

Our sponsor for this challenge is Crafty Individuals, the prize is a stamp a 6" x 6" dp pad and a glossy sheet of more images.

This is my DT piece.

I coloured a white card blank and a piece of white card with squeezed lemonade, salty ocean and mowed lawn Distress inks and splattered them with water. I stamped the image onto the coloured card with black Stazon and I used bleach on the face to take out the colour. I stamped another piece of white card with salty ocean, I edged all the pieces with stormy sky, then I layered all the pieces together and added ribbon, I also added some gems to the image.
The stamps I used are
PaperArtsy/Lynne Perrella for the image.
Stampers Anonymous/Wendy Vecchi for the blue background.
Creative Expressions for the sentiment.

I hope you will enter the challenge, the rest of the DT team have made some wonderful samples and would love you to take a look.

Monday, 24 June 2013

Inchie - Wing

Wing is the theme for this weeks challenge at Every Inchie Monday.
There are two wings on my inchie so I hope that's ok.

I used scraps of card that I'd previously coloured and stamped the butterfly with and Inkadinkado stamp. I put some stickles on it's wing.

Friday, 21 June 2013

Embroidery Lessons

Here is my latest DT piece for Gecko Galz using the gorgeous June products.
I used a very small frame and part of an old embroidered tablecloth that I found at a charity shop - I cut out one of the flowers and attached it but wish I'd left it off.

Embroidery Lesson Hanging
Images from the Gecko Galz Sew It Goes Collage Sheet.
Background Paper from the Gecko Galz Gatsby paper set.
Acrylic Paint.
Small Embroidery Frame and a piece of embroidery to fit it.
Vintage Photo Distress Ink.
Modelling Paste.
Treasure Brass Metallic Wax Finish.
Embroidery Thread, Buttons, Pins, Needle and a Scissor Charm.
Spread some of the modelling paste around the edge of the board. When it has dried paint the board with the acrylic paint and then using your finger spread some of the wax along the edge.
Tear a piece of the background paper and adhere to the board.
Distress the edges of the images and colour with the Distress ink then adhere them to the board.
Wrap some of the thread around the top and adhere some lace to the bottom.
My frame was made of red plastic so I coloured it with the Treasure Brass, then I added the embroidery and adhered it to the board.
Add the embellishments.

Monday, 17 June 2013

Alpha Challenge - Letter U

The latest letter for the Craft Barn Alpha Challenge is U and I have chosen the names of the two constellations Ursa Major and Ursa Minor.

I used acrylic paint and metalic pens for the background.

A close up of the word.

A close up of my two drawings.

Inchie Light

Light is this weeks theme at Every Inchie Monday.

I used watercolour pencils and a water brush.

Sunday, 16 June 2013


I'd like to share with you a couple of twinchies that I've made for a couple of challenges.

The first one is for Show Us Your Twinchies and the theme is Summer At The Seaside.

The background was made by brayering some acrylic paint onto some card. I stamped the Creative Expressions images onto some white card, I coloured them with Promarkers and cut them out and adhered them to the background.

The second twinchie is for Twinchies Challenge Blog the theme is Bee's and Butterflies.

I used Distress inks on the backbround and stamped the Artistic Stamper sequin waste and small bee. I stamped the large bee onto some card, I coloured it with Promarkers, then cut it out and put some stickles on its wings then adhered it to the background. Stampotique made the bee stamps.

Thursday, 13 June 2013

Under Water

Under Water is the  latest Fun With ATCs challenge.

I coloured the background with Distress ink and then I stippled some Versamark around the edge and embossed with some Cosmic Shimmer UTEE. The Stampotique images were stamped onto some card that I'd coloured previously, I cut them out and adhered them to the card.

Wednesday, 12 June 2013

Flapper ATCs

To day I'd like to share with you a couple of ATCs that I've made using the fabulous Gecko Galz June products.

Products Used

Images from the Gecko Galz The Cats Meow Collage Sheet.
Gecko Galz Gatsby Background Papers.
Black Card.
Brilliance Ink Pad.
JustRite Harlequin Stamp.
Versamark Ink Pad.
Debbi Moore Print Magic.
Both ATCs were made the same way.
Cut the black card to ATC size and stamp the background.
Cut the background papers to fit the ATCs and then cover with the Versamark and emboss with the Print Magic – adhere to the ATCs. Fussy cut the ladies and adhere to the ATCs, then add the words and embellish with the beads.

The photo doesn't show the glittery background very well

Tuesday, 11 June 2013

Here Comes Summer

It's time for another Craft Room Challenge and it's the turn of the lovely Maria to choose the theme and she has chosen Here Comes Summer.

This is what Maria has to say about why she has chosen the theme.
We're all hoping that summer is on it's way, and it certainly seems to be after a glorious couple of weeks here in the UK, and some of you will be thinking of your summer holidays too, so I thought this would be a perfect theme for this time of year.  Your creation can be anything you want, cards, scrapbook layouts, wall hangings, altered items, in fact anything whatsoever which makes you think of summer.

Our very kind sponsor for this fortnight's challenge is Liz Welch from Rarebird:

Please click on the banner to visit Liz's online shop, Rarebird, with all the Friendly Plastic you could ever want, together with lots of exciting things to use with it. 

This is the card I have made for the challenge.

I decided to use some Creative Expressions stamps that I've had for a long time and don't get used very often.
The background was coloured with Distress inks and the images were stamped onto white card. I coloured them with Promarkers, then cut them out and adhered them to the card.

This is a close up of the plane and banner.

The rest of the DT have made some beautiful samples so please take a trip to the Craft Room Challenge to take a look.

Monday, 10 June 2013

Inchie - Bed

Bed is the this weeks theme at Every Inchie Monday.

For my inchie I decided to do a flower bed.

I'm a week late with last weeks inche - the theme was Table so I decided to do a coffee table.

Thursday, 6 June 2013

Pen and Ink ATCs

The theme for the UK Stampers May ATC swap was Pen and Ink.

The backgrounds on all my ATCs were done with Distress ink.
The stamps that I used are
Cherry Pie Art Stamps for Shakespear, bottle and pen.
The Artistic Stamper for the nib.
PaperArtsy for the script.
I also used tissue tape and a pen nib to embellish.

The stamps that I used are.
The Artistic Stamper for the fountain pen and nib.
Cherry Pie Art Stamps for the bottle and the background pen.
7Gypsies for the ink blots.

The stamps I used for this ATC are
PaperArtsy for the hand.
Cherry Pie Art Stamps for the bottle and sentiment.
7Gypsies for the ink blots.

Tuesday, 4 June 2013

Vintage Children

I'd like to share a couple of pages that I made earlier in the year for the KCUK deco swap. I made the pages for Wendy, the theme for her book is Vintage Children.

 I coloured the background and stamped the images with Distress Ink. The main image was stamped with black Archival onto glossy card. The dress was stamped onto white card and cut out.
The stamps I used are
Oxford Impressions for the main image and dress.
Invoke arts for the little dolly background stamp.

I used Distress ink for the background. I stamped the main image onto the card and again onto a seperate piece of card and cut out the the image. I adhered the cut out image to the card.
The stamps I used are 
Lost Coast Designs for the main image.
Invoke Arts for the background.

Sunday, 2 June 2013

Oriental Card

I'd like to share with you a card that I made last week.

I used a square piece of sticky backed canvas. I started by using a couple of masks to stencil some modeling paste. When the paste had dried I painted the background with acrylic paints and stamped a few images with black Archival and white acrylic paints. I put the mask back over the dried paste and stencilled some saphireTreasure Gold gilding wax to colour it. The main image was stamped onto tissue paper and coloured on the back with acrylic paint, I then cut it out and adhered it to the background then I adhered the background to a card blank. I added a couple of fan charms and the sentiment.
I used PaperArtsy stamps for all the images apart from the sentiment, I'm not sure who made that one.