Tuesday, 31 December 2013

Claritystamp Challenge 10 - Scene Building

This is my entry for this months Challenge which is called Scene Building. 


The concertina card has been cut out from Sizzix Bigz Die, Album and Accordion Flip 3D 

I have then created 4 scenes by stamping with archival ink and then coloured in using Distress a Inks and a Zig brush. 

Scene 1 - Claritystamps tall wild poppies, wheat and small scarecrow 

Scene 2 - Claritystamps moonshaddow, boating and leaves from birdhouse garden set

Scene 3 - Claritystamps medium tree silhouette, trees and grass from winder tree set and squirrel from birdhouse garden set.

Scene 4 - Claritystamps forest ridge and medium fishing 

Selection of ink pads, archival for stamping the images (black, orange blossom and potting soil) and Distress a Inks for colouring the backgrounds (frayed burlap, salty ocean, dusty concord, fired brick, wild honey, shabby shutters, spiced marmalade, antique linen, pickled raspberry, forest moss, iced spruce, mowed lawn, faded jeans).

This is the first play I've had with these dies which I had for Christmas and I just love the results. 

If you'd like to leave me any feedback that would be much appreciated, thanks for taking the time to look.

Sunday, 22 December 2013

Butterfly Delight


Imaginations Crafts Products - Flower Flourish stencil, Diamond Sparkle Medium, Satin Lilac Card, and Butterfly Decoupage Stamp Set 
Cream 7x7 card 
Archival Brilliance ink pad - Peacock
Centura Pearl Card
Distress Inks - Shaded Lilac, Tumbled Glass and Peacock Feathers
Lilac and pale blue ribbon 
Pinflair glue
Sticklers - Turquoise and Starry Night
Self Adhesive Jewels

1. Cut a piece of Centura Pearl card slightly smaller than the base card. On the reverse of the card stamp around the edge using Archival ink and a small stamp from the butterfly set, once dry distress the edges with Shaded Lilac. Mat and layer this onto the base card.

2. Stamp two of the decoupage toppers and one sentiment using the Archival ink pad, again distress the edges of the sentiment and one topper. Cut the large butterfly out of the other topper and colour in using a Zig water brush and DI. 

3. On a piece of Satin Lilac Card using low tac tape stick down the Flower Flourish stencil and spread the Diamond Sparkle Medium on it. Once covered carefully remove the stencil and leave to dry, I tend to batch make different backgrounds so that I've got a variety to chose from.

4. Mat and layer the lilac card and then the toppers on to the base card then add some matching ribbon around the card. Stick the decoupage butterfly on and finish it off with a little bit of stickles and self adhesive jewels. 

I hope that you like this and try out the techniques yourself, the sparkle medium is especially nice to work with.

Sunday, 8 December 2013


I decided to take Friday off from work to do a little bit of crafting and amongst other things made a wall hanging which I haven't done before. 


Home Hanging from Tando Creative
Gelli Plate
Acrylic paints - assorted colours Almond,  Light Magenta, Pale Peach, Pearlescent  Blue and Gold
Versafine Ink - Onyx Black and Deep Lagoon
Archival Brilliance ink pad - Peacock
Distress Inks - assorted colours Wild Honey, Spiced Marmalade, Mustard Seed, Squeezed Lemonade, Dusty Concord, Tumbled Glass, Fired Brick and Peacock Feathers
Inkylicious Stamps - Vintage Birds and Flutters 1
Ribbon - Burgundy with gold running through it

I created the background using the Gelli Plate with peach, magenta and almond paint, once dry I coloured it further with distress inks through punchinella for added interest and distressed the edges with gold paint.

The HOME letters were painted using the pearlescent blue paint and distressed a little bit with gold, once dry the letters were stuck to the background using pinflair glue.

I stamped the flowers with part of the pattern from the Inkylicious vintage bird stamp using fired brick DI, then the butterflies were stamped with the flutters 1 stamps using either the Versafine or Archival ink pads. Once dry they were coloured using DI and edged with a little bit of gold paint and attached to the background. Finally I attached the ribbon to hang it up and thread the pieces together.