Thursday, 30 January 2014

Lavinia Stamps - Challenge 1 - Add Some Glitter

This is my entry for this months Lavinia Stamps Challenge, 1-  Add Some Glitter.  The main image is from the Zentangle range and is called Alura , I have surrounded her with small zen flowers and coloured them in with Promarkers and Distress markers and then added depth with Distress Inks wild honey and spiced marmalade.

I have matted and layered this onto purple card for contrast and mounted onto a cream base card. A little bit of red ribbon and the final finishing touch of some turquoise Stickles Glitter Glue and Jones Tones holographic glitter. 

Why not visit Lavinia Stamps website and have a go at the challenge yourself, you never know you may be a winner. For more details follow the link:  

Monday, 27 January 2014

Claritystamp Challenge 11 - New Beginnings

This is my entry for this months Challenge which is called New Beginnings. 


Centura pearl card
Clarity - Brick wall stencil
Acrylic paints
Black Versafine ink pad
Clarity Stamps, Lily, Rosie, Annabel, Large Sketched Lady, Feminine, Small Lamp Post, Letterbox Kit, Tag from Remountable Shapes, Wrought Iron Bench and the cat from the Birdhouse Kit. 
Black card
Theuva card
Distress inks, tumbled glass and antique linen
Variety of patterned paper
Wooden coffee stirrer 
Variety of Promarker pens 

As soon as I heard what this challenge was I had the idea of creating a shop window. It has been a bit of a labour of love as I was originally using a deep picture frame but the size was restricting what I wanted to do. That said, I'm glad I stuck with it and I'm really pleased with the end result.

The main card has been made using a piece of Centura pearl card which was cut and shaped. The brick wall was created using the stencil and two layers of paint, this was stippled rather than using the Geli plate as I wanted fairly clean lines around the edge. 

The window frames were created using black card and the corner window frame was made using a wooden coffee stirrer coloured with a black Promarker.

The figures were stamped on theuva card and coloured with Promarker pens and the dresses printed on a variety of patterned papers. The inside of the shop was stamped on theuva card and finally the shop was given its name and the SALE tags. 

Thanks for taking the time to look, I hope you like it and any feedback would be much appreciated. 

Hope to see you again soon. 

Crafty hugs xx

Wednesday, 1 January 2014

It's a New Year

Hi everyone

Well it's the start of a brand new year and let's hope it brings health, wealth and happiness to everyone. My New Years resolution is to get more organised, especially on the crafting front which should make life much easier. 

I'll soon be moving into a new (larger) room for crafting but have got to plan it carefully first. Once done there will be a massive task of having a really good sort out, difficult because as you know us crafters don't like to throw anything away. 

Here are my first cards of the year which have been made on the reverse of Centura Pearl card, stamped with black Versafine ink and the coloured with Distress Inks. All of the stamps are from Inkylicious. Happy Crafting x