Showing posts with label embossing. Show all posts
Showing posts with label embossing. Show all posts

18 Nov 2017

Let It Snow


I expect you have started creating your Christmas/Winter cards, how is it going? Has the glitter travelled everywhere! I have made a fairly quick and simple card to share with you today, using two gorgeous Indigoblu stamp sets Winterland Wood and Sparkle and Glisten.



A Stroke of Midnight is the perfect paint to create a night time scene. I masked  the bottom of my picture and painted the rest.I used the trees and gorgeous deers from the Winterland Wood Stamp set and used versamarker to individually stamp them onto the card. I followed with white embossing powder, and then heat embossed each of them.

I painted some grassy snow around the deer's feet, and then removed the masking tape to reveal a clean edge. Any escaping splotches can be covered with a dot of snow in the next step!


Some snow is definitely needed, so I splattered some white paint over the scene. I always think it is easier to add a small amount  of paint to the brush and gently flick the bristles, to create little snow flurries.

 The sparkle and Glisten Stamp set has some lovely Christmassy sentiments which are  perfect for cards. I selected “Let It Snow” and stamped it onto the bottom of the card using the stroke of midnight paint.


A larger snowflake would look nice in the corner so I die cut one, and painted a gem to match the background and then centered it onto the flake.I also added a little Die Cut star to the top of one of the trees.

I finished my card by stamping another sentiment from the Sparkle and Glisten Stamp set inside of the card.

Thank you so much for visiting today, I hope you will give this simple card a try.

I would like to enter Let it Snow into the following Challenges.
Craft Stamper Anything goes with Stamping
Artistic Stamper Use a Quote


5 Oct 2017

Drifting Into Autumn


It seems my hopes for an Indian summer are well and truly over, as we find ourselves drifting into Autumn.October is full of crisp golden leaves fluttering from the trees, so I decided to try and recreate that scene for my  Indigoblu project this month. I recycled some items, and foraged Mother Nature for other Autumn treasures.

A step by step tutorial is on the Indigoblu blog.

Thank you so much for visiting, and happy Autumn !

I would like to enter this into the following Challenges

Stamping Sensations Autumn Glory

Products Used

23 Jul 2017

Underwater Mini Book Cover





I have always loved seahorses so when I saw 49 and Market's gorgeous Sea and  Sand paper pad, I knew it would be perfect for my mini book to scrapbook the few days I recently spent at the seaside.Then I saw they had matching seahorse stamps ! So of course I just had to get those too!





I decided to use the front cover of the pad as my mini book cover and covered it in gesso, then I had my doubts as it got a bit soggy poggy, but luckily it was ok when it dried out. I made a a background with watercolours and used embossing powder in olive for the seaweed. For the air bubbles I embossed some with clear and others with white. I watercoloured the lovely seahorses and stamped Indigoblu's bubble stamp all around the edges and heat embossed them  in white.



I finished off by spreading some bead gel over the bottom of the cover.This was my first play with the stamps and I am looking forward to using them again.


Thank you so much for stopping by, I would like to share this with the following challenges.




19 May 2017

Tammy

 

My beloved Golden Retievers name was Tammy, her kennel club name was Tamara Anwen.Tammy was born in Wales and Anwen means very beautiful, which she was. Of course Tammy is also a song famously sung by Debbie Reynolds in the Tammy films.

I printed the music onto some canvas paper and heat embossed some heart balloons and the word Love, in a marbling pink embossing powder. Tammy used to love ballooons and she could hold them in her mouth without bursting them! I edged the paper with pink and brown inks.

 

Both the Dog and Angel are wooden stamps and must be well over 10 years old! I stamped the wings on vellum and embossed them with white embossing powder, and fussy cut both the wings and doggie.I watercoloured the doggie.

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I sat Tammy on some white net and added lots of beads and sequins onto the netting and background. 
I adhered a strip of fabric lace at the bottom and rolled up some of the lace to form a flower, and popped a little pink button in the middle.

Thank you so much for visiting.

I would love to enter this into the following challenges.

Frilly and Funkie The Sound of Music 


Words to Craft By Party Time balloons always mean party time !

12 Apr 2017

Raindrops on Roses and Whiskers on Kittens

 
I made this card especially for the current challenge at Fashionable Stamping This months theme is to use the first verse from  "My Favourite things" from The Sound of Music. Of  course ever since reading this I  have been singing that song - luckily for everyone else I have only been singing it in my head!

"Raindrops on roses
And whiskers on kittens
Bright copper kettles and warm woollen mittens
Brown paper packages tied up with strings
These are a few of my favourite things"

I thought about what stamps and whatnots I had  to fit in with the theme. I decided to use a Kraft card for the brown paper packages, and tied a raffia ribbon for the string. For the raindrops I used a versamarker pen on a raindrops stencil, and then followed with clear embossing powder. I don't often emboss as I am unable to reach the electric plug, but someone put it on for me today, so I embossed away! I used a cat stamp for whiskers on kittens, and a window outlooking onto a rainy day. I drew a vase and a rose, to encompass the rose in the song.I added a "Happy Rainy Day" sentiment at the bottom.

It is a bit of an unusual card but my Mum is a Sound of Music fan, and she said she would like it!




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