Sunday, 24 August 2014

Watercolour Stamping

Good morning everyone, I thought it was time to start sharing some of the things that I've made over the year.
These are some cards that I made for a Watercolour Stamping Challenge at KCUK.

For the background on this card I used a JustRite stamp. I coloured the stamp with different coloured distress inks and sprayed water on it before stamping it on to the card. The image is a Judikins stamp and I used the same distress inks and water on watercolour paper as I did for the background. The sentiment is an Artistic Stamper stamp.

For this card I used a PaperArtsy stamp. I coloured the stamp with distress ink and sprayed with water then stamped the image two or three times on watercolour paper before inking it again. The sentiment is a PaperArtsy stamp.

For the background I used distress ink again but sprayed the watercolour paper with water before stamping. For the image I coloured the stamp with distress ink and sprayed water on it before stamping.
The background stamp is an Elusive Images/Chocolate Baroque stamp.
I'm not sure who made the image stamp.

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Craft-Room Challenge - Cats

Christi is known to some as the crazy cat woman [she has five] so it's no surprise that the theme she has chosen for the latest Craft-Room Challenge is Cats.

The prize comes from one of our fabulous sponsors, The Stamp Man.

For my DT piece I've used the very handsome Tiddles [Stamps Away stamp], I'm not sure that he looks like a Tiddles but that's the name they gave him.

I used a mono print for the background and stamped the paw prints around the edge. 
I stamped Tiddles onto white card with black soot distress ink and embossed it before it dried with clear embossing powder, I coloured him with felt tips and a water brush. I used a corner punch on the corners and then matted him onto black card.
For the black cat I used a Sizzix/Alterations die.
I'm not sure what stamp company made the paw prints and meow.

My Craft-Room teamies have made some lovely projects and would love you all to take a look.

Tuesday, 5 August 2014

Summer Garden

It's time for the another Craft-Room Challenge and it's my turn to choose the theme. We've been having some lovely sunny weather here in the UK and the gardens are in full bloom, so my theme for this challenge is A SUMMER GARDEN.

The winner of the challenge will be chosen by the team and will receive goodies from Tanda Stamps and Woodware Stamps.

I've made a wall hanging with lots of summery flowers for my DT piece.

I stencilled some flowers with a PaperArtsy mask and Grunge Paste then I painted it with white gesso, I then painted it with different coloured acrylic paint. I stencilled the leaves on the background with green acrylic paint and drew round the leaves with black pencil, I also used coloured pencil on the pink flowers. I stamped and drew some small flowers but only a couple are showing. I cut some plant pots with a Sizzix die and added a lot of quilled flowers. I don't know who made the stamp that I used for the sign. I added some ladybirds, butterflies and a wooden bird that I'd painted.

The rest of my team mates have made some beautiful samples and they'd love you to visit the Craft-Room to take a look.

Saturday, 2 August 2014

Reverse Masking

One of the challenges at KCUK last month was reverse masking, these are the two cards that I made for the challenge.

I have a lot of aperture cards that I never use so for both cards I've used the apertures for my mask.
I sponged distress inks through the mask and then flicked water on it. After removing the mask I stamped the lovely Inkadinkado cat and drew a shadow at the bottom of the image to ground it. I stamped the Artistic Stamper sentiment.

This card was done exactly the same way minus the flicked water.
The trees are an Inkadinkado stamp, I've no idea who made the dream stamp.