Welcome to my blog! I am a stamp addict who has become obsessed with Mixed Media techniques and learning new techniques! I’m trying to learn how to draw and paint using books and social media. I love creating cards and mixed media projects for others and my family. I blog to keep a record of my progress.
Hello my lovely friends and
visitors, I hope your week is going well. Crikey I got my first Follower –
wow thank you so much Rubber Dance – I love your challenges! Also thank you to everyone that left me a
comment on yesterday’s post – I really do appreciate it and I have to say I was
a bit surprised as this is such a new way of sharing my crafting with you all.
I have a calendar page to
share with you again today. It is a lot more minimal than yesterday's
page, lol, and here it is …
I was a very good girl and kept an eye on the time
The Aquatints make wonderful, quick and easy backgrounds!
They also stamp beautifully too. This was where I had to stop within the time limit.
To be honest I was really shocked that I got this far - will be doing this again!
The finished January page.
I used one of the smaller stamps to a stamp and emboss and then added more sparkle with the paste.
Here are all the pieces ready to be created into a calendar
With the individual finished pages
The finished stamped and blinged up page!
I recently found
the monthly challenge at The Craft Barn Blog. You create a calendar page
each month and at the end of the year you have all the pages you need to
complete at least one hand crafted 2016 Calendar/Christmas gift. Creating
Christmas cards throughout the year really paid off big time last year and now I’m
trying to also create Christmas presents all year through too. Sadly I
ran out of time to finish the Christmas 2015 presents so I hope to finish them
this year and put them away ready for Christmas. Keep your fingers crossed for me, lol, because
that's my current plan too lol! On this blog I will share mixed media and
hand crafted presents and on Stamping in Pink I will create my OCD Christmas
and birthday cards. So I will be sharing
both sides of me lol!
I also found the
Speed Craft Challenge too. I really love the idea of this one as you
create within a strict time limit. That means I won’t have the time to
panic or overly think about what I'm creating. That style of crafting is
completely the way I want to go this year - so it is well and truly right up my
DH bought me a
set of Aquatints for Christmas and after watching one of Sheena’s videos I've
been playing with them. I was and still am shocked at how easily and
quickly you can colour a piece of white card or paper. You use a little bit of ink and a little blob
of glycerine and they blend, colour and stamp beautifully and really quickly!
I coloured the larger snowflake stamp with a blue Aquatint and stamped that
across the page. I heat dried it (that’s
quick to do too) and stamped and embossed the smaller snowflake from the same
set of stamps. I really like the
Aquatints a lot, so you will be seeing more of them in the future.
Especially for Family and these Challenges:
Thank you so much
for taking the time to visit and comment. I really do appreciate
it. I hope you all like one of my new avenues and that you get some time
to do what you love to do this week! ttfnKaren x