Saturday, 21 July 2018

Into the woods ...

Hello my lovely friends and visitors, I hope your week is going well. I’ve a new stamp set, lol, and no I haven’t been spoilt by my husband this time lol! As soon as I saw this set I knew I had to have it and here is the first card I’ve created with these stamps …

A 5" x 7" card
Great for posting too
The landscape stamps
The lights in the north are shining!

Created for me and especially for these Challenges
Creatalicious Challenge #143 Anything Goes



Simon Says Stamps Monday Challenge Add a little sparkle:
I added gold wax to the stencilled panel and gold AquaTints to the sky
Visible Image Stamps Facebook


I used three different sized snippets to create this card. On the largest snippet I attached the stencil and then used rub on waxes which are from my very old supplies pile, thankfully shrinking by the day. On the second largest snippet I stamped the furthest landscape with grey Versafine and then stamped the nearest landscape with Versafine black ink pad. There are two landscapes in this set so that you can create a sense of depth and shadow – love, love, love!!! Once the ink was dry I coloured the landscape with my Spectrum Noir AquaTints and left it to dry. Hunting through the snippets piles I found the stamped and coloured punched sentiment which worked perfectly with the landscape so I decided to use it.

I attached the stencilled background then the mesh fabric to my card and the stamped panel and stamped sentiment. A nice birthday card that is perfect for the men in the family lol! Thank you so much for taking the time to visit and comment. I really do appreciate it and I hope you get some time to do what you love to do soon ttfn Karen x











Tools
Stamp &/ Stencil:
Visible Image: Into the Woods stamp set; Fibres stencil
Unknown sentiment stamp
Miscellaneous Tools:
MISTI; heat tool; paintbrushes; water pot; paint palette; Stampin’ Up label punch

Supplies
Card &/ Paper &/ Substrates:
300 gsm card/Craft UK 5” x 7” card
Snippets: Sheena Douglass white stamping card
EP Ink/Paint/Pen Colours:
Versafine IPs: black; grey
Spectrum Noir AquaTints: Essentials; Beautifully Grunge
Rub on waxes (very old from my stash)
Embellishments:
Mesh fabric
Adhesives/Mediums:
Washi tape
Collall all purpose glue
Foam pads



Friday, 20 July 2018

Under the sea ...

Hello my lovely friends and visitors, I hope your week has been a good one and you have lovely weekend plans. I’ve been dipping into my snippets bags again and came across the background I have used on today’s card so I decided to stamp something so that I could use it …
A 5" x 7" card
Good to post
I do love this seahorse stamp!
The shimmer and shine from the Pebeo Dyna paints can be seen here

Created especially for these Challenges

Simon Says Stamps Monday Challenge Add a little sparkle:
I used Pebeo Dyna acrylics to colour the seahorse and to paint the grasses with. Also I used lots of gems to embellish my seahorse
That’s Crafty Challenge Close to Nature
Visible Image Stamps Facebook


I created the background by using Brusho watercolour crystals to colour a sheet of card. Once dry I stamped the script across the card to add detail. The seahorse was stamped onto a snippet of white card and then coloured and embellished from then on. I die cut a Happy Birthday sentiment and we have another male birthday card for the box. Thank you so much for taking the time to visit and comment. I really do appreciate it and I hope you get some time to do what you love to do soon ttfn Karen x









Tools
Stamp &/ Stencil:
Visible Imag: Revolution stamp set; Sea Horse stamp set
Die Cutting Machine & Dies:
Sizzix Big Shot Plus die cutting machine
Crafters Companion Die’sire Happy Birthday die
Miscellaneous Tools:
MISTI; heat tool; paintbrushes; water pot; paint palette

Supplies
Card &/ Paper &/ Substrates:
Sheena Douglass white stamping card
300 gsm card/Craft UK 5” x 7” card
Snippets: Sheena Douglass white stamping card
EP Ink/Paint/Pen Colours:
Black Versafine IP
Distress IP: Peeled Paint
Brusho watercolour crystals: Turquoise; Leaf Green; Yellow
Pebeo Dyna Inteference acrylics: Blue Black; Blue Green; Green Blue
Embellishments:
Papermania black gems
Adhesives/Mediums:
Collall all purpose glue


Thursday, 19 July 2018

Happy Birthday ...

Hello my lovely friends and visitors, I hope your week is going well. I’ve been experimenting with stamps and stencils, layering or not to see how they looked and here is the first card I’ve created because of that experimentation …

An A5 card
Good for posting too
All the stamped and stencilled details
The flower with lots of gems
Lots of lovely shimmer

Created for me and especially for these Challenges
Allsorts Challenge #476/77 Flowers All Over

Simon Says Stamps Monday Challenge Add a little sparkle:
I added gold shimmer to the centre of the flowers and gems


I started out by stamping the bunch of flowers twice onto A5 card using a red Versafine ink pad. Once I had done that I attached my A4 Artistic Flair stencil to the card and used acryic paint and a piece of sponge with a dabbing motion to add detail through the stencil. Once I had done that I removed and cleaned my stencil and once the background was dry I coloured the flowers with Spectrum Noir AquaTints.

A snippet was used to die cut the sentiment and Vintage Style Seam Binding as well as little bling gems were the finishing touch. I have to say I am really happy with the result of this experiment. There’s still white on show from the card yet the blue paint and pink flowers add lots of lovely detail whilst still keeping this as a one layer card. Thank you so much for taking the time to visit and comment. I really do appreciate it and I hope you get some time to do what you love to do soon ttfn Karen x











Tools
Stamp &/ Stencil:
Stampendous Jumbo CRS5011 Dogwood stamp set
Artistic Flair Craft Stencil: #297 Script
Die Cutting Machine & Dies:
Sizzix Big Shot Plus die cutting machine
Crafters Companion Die’sire Happy Birthday die
Miscellaneous Tools:
MISTI; heat tool; paintbrushes; water pot; paint palette; ink blending tool and foam; make up sponge

Supplies
Card &/ Paper &/ Substrates:
A5 white linen like card
Sheena Douglass white stamping card
Snippets: Sheena Douglass white stamping card
EP Ink/Paint/Pen Colours:
Satin Red Versafine ink pad
DecoArt Multi Surface Satin Acrylic paint: Baby Blue
Spectrum Noir AquaTints: Perfectly Primary
Embellishments:
Vintage Style Seam Binding
Mini jewels
Adhesives/Mediums:
Washi tape (for the stencil)
Collall all purpose glue
Double sided tape


Monday, 16 July 2018

Birds, blossoms & butterflies ...

Hello my lovely friends and visitors, I hope you had a lovely weekend and have lovely plans for the week. I’ve not been around recently because of my weakened immune system. In the midst of a summer heatwave in the UK I picked up a stinking summer cold lol!! It knocked the stuffing out of me but I am finally on the mend and I got to create a project I have been thinking about for a while now and here it is …

A 148mm square shadow box
Lots of lovely texture and depth
All the details
The inside of the box
&
The top and bottom of the box
One of the sides
A final look

Created for me and especially for these Challenges
Allsorts Challenge #476/77 Flowers All Over
Butterfly Challenge #103 Spin the Wheel with the letter W:
I chose the colour Wisteria & the option of a Window

Creative Embellishments Challenge July Challenge twist colour blocking
I was inspired to use mainly two colours, purple and yellow and to attempt to colour block those colours in a modern way. I have used a little green here and there too as it needed it for the foliage but the flowers were all kept in shades of purple, the background is all lemon and a little green or bluish greenish was added here and there

Frilly & Funkie Challenge Bees &/ Birds &/ Butterflies 
Love to Create Challenge #10 Mixed Media Anything Creative Goes
Simon Says Stamps Monday Challenge Add a little sparkle:
Both the acrylic and watercolour pains have a little sparkle


I think this wee box is going to end up in our neice’s bedroom as I think it’s perfect for a young girl. I used a lot of old stash items along with some newer goodies to create this and it’s not going to be the last 3D box I decorate, it was much fun to paint and decorate and I’m looking forward to my next home décor project very much!

I have used a lot of different supplies and tools and have tried to list them as best as possible. However if there is anything you have any questions about please feel free to comment and I’ll get back to you asap. Thank you so much for taking the time to visit and comment. I really do appreciate it and I hope you get some time to do what you love to do soon ttfn Karen x










Tools
Stamp &/ Stencil:
Sheena Douglass A6 A Little Bit Sketchy: Wisteria stamp set
Miscellaneous Tools:
MISTI; heat tool; paintbrushes; water pot; paint palette; Martha Stewart silicone moulds

Supplies
Card &/ Paper &/ Substrates:
Snippets: Sheena Douglass white stamping card
Craft Buddy 150mm square frame box
White air dry clay
EP Ink/Paint/Pen Colours:
DecoArt Americana acrylic paint: Lamp; Cadmium Yellow
Pebeo Dyna Inteference iridescent acrylic paint: Blue Green; Green Blue; Green Yellow; Violet Blue
Pink, Purple & Red Luminarte H2O watercolours
Green Brusho watercolour crystals
Toffee Versafine ink pad
Embellishments:
Creative Embellishments: hummingbirds
Tando Creative Chipboard: butterfly
Wild Orchid Crafts: Cherry Blossom flowers; Stamens white
Snip Art flowers
Prima leaves
Wooden butterflies
Adhesives/Mediums:
Collall all purpose glue
Collall 3D glue gel

Sunday, 1 July 2018

House of Cards July ...

Hello my lovely friends and visitors, I hope your weekend is going well. The months appear to be swooshing by and today I’m back with my House Of Cards post. Once again and as per usual we have a choice for you: use the colour palette or be inspired by the photograph or use both options and here they are …


I don’t have any ice lolly images but I do have food images so I decided to incorporate both the image and the colours in my card and here it is …

An A5 card
Lemons and Apples aplenty
All the inky details
Lots of decoupaged lemons
And lots of shimmer and shine too!

Created for me and especially for these Challenges




Many layers of ink, stamping, stencilling and die cutting went into creating this card and I have to admit that I am more than happy with the end result, lol! I started out be stamping the lemons twice onto my A5 card and once I had them in the correct position I worked my way around them with one of my Sheena Douglass stencils with Distress Oxide inks and Distress inks both being used. Once I had that background figured out I stamped each of the lemon branches twice onto snippets of white card so that I could fussy cut and decoupage them once they were coloured. Doing them twice gave me a lot more depth and made the lemons look more natural. I used further snippets of white card for die cutting the sentiment, the three apples and leaves which were also then coloured. I used a combination of my Spectrum Noir AquaTints and Spectrum Noir Sparkle pens to colour the stamped and die cut elements.

My finishing touch was to add a Vintage Style Seam Binding bow as I am trying to remember to use my ribbons, still have way too many and I have culled them multiple times already but the Vintage Style Seam Binding is my favourite and I refuse to cull that lol! Thank you so much for taking the time to visit and comment. I really do appreciate it and I hope you get some time to do what you love to do soon ttfn Karen x









Tools
Stamp &/ Stencil:
Sheena Douglass Create a Flower stencil range: A Leaf of Graph Paper stencil
Sheena Douglass A Little Bit Sketchy A6 stamps: Lemon Zest stamp set
Die Cutting Machine & Dies:
Sizzix Big Shot Plus die cutting machine
Sheena Douglass An Apple A Day die
Crafters Companion Die’sire: On Your Special Day die
Miscellaneous Tools:
MISTI; heat tool; paintbrushes; water pot; paint palette

Supplies
Card &/ Paper &/ Substrate:
Sheena Douglass white stamping card
A4 300 gsm Linen texture card
Snippets: Sheena Douglass white stamping card
EP Ink/Paint/Pen Colours:
Spectrum Noir AquaTints: Perfectly Primary
Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pens: Gold; Green; Red
Distress IP: Cracked Pistachio; Fossilized Amber
Distress Oxide IP: Cracked Pistachio
Black Versafine IP
Embellishments:
The Ribbon Girl Vintage Style Seam Binding
Adhesives/Mediums:
Collall all purpose glue
Collall 3D glue gel
Washi tape (for the stencil)