Sunday, 30 August 2015

Lavinia Stamps Blog Challenge 8 - Anything But A Card

Last month I spent a wonderful evening crafting with my Bezzie Mate Amanda Branston and made a canvas using stamps designed by Tracey Dutton of Lavinia Stamps.  Well I was going to submit it for the July Challeng but got my times mixed up and missed the deadline. Not to worry this months new challenge is 'Anything but a card' so I was sorted.

We had a great evening and I enjoyed making the canvas and love the vibrancy of the Dylusion paints.

The background was painted using Lemon Zest, Squeezed Orange, Bubblegum Pink, Crushed Grape and White Linen. Next I stamped a scene using Versafine Black Onyx and Archival Cobalt ink pads, multiple flower stamps and a fairy from Lavinia Stamps. Finally, I put in the highlights using Gold and Silver Uni Paint Marker pens.

I hope you like it, why not visit Lavinia Stamps website and have a go at this fabulous challenge you never know you may be a winner. For more details follow the link:

Here are a couple of photos showing detail.

Tuesday, 11 August 2015

Tim Holtz - Happy Post

Well I got home today to find that I'd received happy post.  I ordered the Tim Holtz Layered Butterfly last week after using it at a workshop and because I just had to have it (you know how it is).

It's a great set because not only do you get the die but also the embossing folder which adds such great detail. 

For the two cards below I have used the die cut waste as a stencil, the other bits and pieces are from playing with Neocolor II's and spritzing generously with water.

I hope you like them and thanks for dropping by.

Crafty hugs


Tuesday, 4 August 2015

Dad's Birthday Card

My Dad has owned some fantastic cars over the years and as soon as I saw the car on Paper Artsy Hot Picks HP1206EZ I knew that it would be just right for making his birthday card.

The card was made on Galeria Acrylic Canvas Textured Paper 300gsm because I like the texture and it is quite forgiving. First I stamped the car and men using a Black Onyx Versafine ink pad, then I made rough masks to cover them. Next I got to stamping the background using Archival Potting Soil, second and third generation stamps.

My next step was to add some colour using Neocolor II water-soluble wax pastels followed by a thin coating of Dylusions White Linen Paint. The last step on the main card was to distress the edges using Tim Holtz Distress Inks.

This was mounted onto white card that was stamped with various background images, some newly acquired that I couldn't wait to have a play with. I liked this so much it was a shame to cover it up.

Last step was to mat and layer onto black card and a white base card.


Various Paper Artsy Hot Pick Stamps

I really enjoyed making this and know that he will like it. 

I hope you like it and any comments/feedback would be much appreciated.

Crafts hugs 

Julie 😃