31 August 2016

Inkognito stamps on a magical canvas

I am very excited and couldn't to share these projects with you so here goes

This morning my order from Visible Image stamps summer sale arrive and I had to play right away.

I had a couple of old box canvases from my daughter bedroom that she had outgrown (they had bunnies on and she a bit EMO now, lol) I wanted a quick flat black background and stumbled upon a tin of BBQ spray paint and set about spraying the canvases.

While they dried I mixed some white acrylic paint with Lindys drop dead diva magicals and a little water to thin...... I was aiming for pouring cream consistency. I did this for each of the 6 colours in the set, I used a cocktail stick per colour to mix.

Once the canvases were dry I stamped the image and sentiment in Versafine ink and applied white embossing powder. A quick blast with my heat gun and I was ready for the splatting.

I headed outside to splat as I am so messy and had other projects on my craft desk. I used the cocktail sticks to flick the paint at the canvases, I ofund that tapping it on the end of a finger also helps get a different size splat!

I gave them a little blast with my heat gun to dry the paint and then hung them on the wall. So quick and easy and I think they are very striking.

I used the following products to make the canvases

Thanks for taking the time out to stop by Tx

30 August 2016

Purple Clean and Simple

Tuesday already! How did that happen?
I hope you've had a good bank holiday and enjoyed some sunshine.

I recently applied for a position on a Guest design team and as part of the application was asked to create a clean ans simple card using the colour purple.

Me being me couldn't stop at one card and instead went for three.......

This first card was created with amethyst sparkle medium from Imagination crafts. I used a palette knife to spread it through a stencil from Paperbabe stamps. I Added a die cut sentiment which I cut with my Cricut Explore, I actually cut 2 of them, one in black and one in Purple so that I could create a shadow effect. A bit of black glitter washi tape and some matting and layering was all that was left to do.

For this next card I used a large Dragonfly stamp from Sheena Douglas at Crafters Companion (I think it's retired now) and a sentiment from Birthday wishes stamp set by Paperbabe Stamps.  I Flicked some diluted purple ink Memento lilac posies and added some bakers twine.

This card utilised the negative from the sentiment in the first card. I stamped it with pop dots stamp set from Paperbabe stamps and popped a piece of black card behind to allow the "thanks" to stand out. A little matting and layering and a few tiny black gems was all that I needed to add to complete the look.

It always amazes me how many different look you can create with 3 colours and a few stamps.

I hope you enjoyed today's post, I'll be back with more later in the week.

PS I got the position in the guest design team.

27 August 2016

Sorry to hear you're under the weather

Morning guys

Today I am sharing a card I made with the stamps from the recent "For the love of stamps" release from Hunkydory.

One of the items in the release was a magazine with a stamp set. I loved the stamps and wanted to make something a little bit different so decided on a card for a poorly friend.

I started by stamping the sentiment in the lower right side in black ink and the stamped some clouds.

I coloured the clouds grey with a Promarker pen.  I then stamped some rain drops and a puddle in blue ink and added Glossy accents on top to give dimension.

I love how the glossy accents give a wet look to the rain drops and the feel of the raised sections also give a tactile element to the card.

I mated the main image on to a shimmery blue card stock and then onto a 5x7 card blank.

I have a few more ideas for the stamp set and will share them with you in the near future.

Have a super Bank holiday weekend

T x

24 August 2016

I hope your day is Happy and Magical

Hey, how are you today? I have a lovely card to share with you....

I created my card using Altenews Halftone hello which I purchased from Seven Hills Crafts, I have both the stamp set and the die.  For the background I used Lindys "Drop Dead Diva" Magicals which can be purchased from Create and Craft TV.

I spritzed a piece of water colour card with water and used the tip of a pallet knife to drop small amounts of the magicals on to the card. When the powder hits the water they flow and the colour goes "pop" - A little goes a long way.

I stamped the "happy" on to some white card using Verafine Onyx black and die cut it, I also die cut 3 more of the happy sentiment without stamping first. I then glued them together to make a laminated chipboard sentiment which adds some depth to the card.

I then added the "hope your day is" straight to the background. All that was left was to pop it all on to a 5x7 card blank using some strong glue.

Thanks for stopping by, I'll be back soon with another creation Terri x

21 August 2016

Layering Stamps - light on dark and dark on light comparison. Plus bonus kraft card tip!

Hey there,

Today I have a little post that talks about stamp layering or laminating as some may say.  I'm sure by now you will have seen this crazy taking the stamping world by storm.  There are several companies out there who have been manufacturing layered stamps for a while and each week there seems to be more companies coming to the party.

I LOVE the layered look and just can't get enough of it so I thought I'd have a play and try different ways of layering the stamps to see what effects I could create.

Most of us that have tried these types of stamp will more than likely be using the light to dark process. This consists of using your lightest ink on the base layer and working up to the darkest colour o the final detail layer. This creates a lovely crisp image and one that we are familiar with.

I heard about some people using the reverse stamping technique when layering their stamped image so I had to give it a go and see what it was all about, would it really make a difference to the final image? The answer is yes!

Some how by using the dark ink first on your detail stamp and then getting lighter with the bigger stamp layers you end up with a more vintage/ distressed look. (I used Altenew Crisp Inks)

Now another thing I was curious about was how on earth people were using light inks on kraft card when layering their images, the answer is so simple - White Ink! Yes a base layer of white in for the stamped image to sit upon provides an extra pop to the colour allowing it to stand out form the Kraft card.

Again I used Altenew crisp inks, for the undercoated sample I used Hero Arts Unicorn white ink.

Layering stamps really are fun to use and you don't have to get things spot on every time, a layer that is a little off line give a cute effect. See my sample above, it's not perfect but I'm more than happy with it.

All this talk about layering stamps has got me hungry for some inky craft time. I'll share some projects soon.

Thanks for taking the time to stop by today T x

19 August 2016

Paperbabe Stamps Challenge 40 - Design team inspiration

Thank you for stopping by, Today we have a new challenge on the Paperbabe stamps blog

The theme "picture inspiration"

Use the picture above to create anything you want, be it a card, journal page or scrapbook layout. It's your chance to get creative and be in with the chance of winning a prize, oh did I say prize?
Yes, you could win a prize from Kim at Paperbabe stamps for sharing your project with us.

How do I enter I hear you ask, well use the link "Click here" and you will find all the details on how to link your project.

Now for my deaign team project................

As soon as I saw the picture inspiration I knew what I wanted to create.

Here is MayLeeDee as little red riding hood out foraging in the woods for Mushrooms.

I created my card using Distress inks for the background and the Little Red MayLeeDee stamp, which I stamped in Memento ink and coloured with Promarkers. I created the foreground with distress ink and the fern leaves from the Whimsical woodland stamp set. I also added the mushrooms again from the whimsical woodland stamp set.

I hope you'll be inspired and take part.

Terri x

18 August 2016

Craft4Crafters workshop details

I am so excited to share with you the projects we will be making at the Craft4Crafters show in October.

The show takes place at the Royal Bath and West showground 13th-15th October 10am -4:30pm

My workshops will be repeated each day

Without further delay, here goes

Advent Tree Workshop

15:00 - 16:00

Clock Making workshop

11:00 - 11:45

Folk Art Heart

12:15 - 13:00

Star Wall Hanging

13:45 - 2:30

To buy ticket to the show and book workshop places please visit http://craft4crafters.co.uk/Bath/

If you have any questions please leave me a comment and I will get back to you as soon as possible.


12 August 2016

Tattered Lace Design team samples - as seen on TV

Well it's been a week since my last blog post and I realised that I have missed sharing some of my Tattered Lace DT samples with you, so here goes......

First up is the new Zodiac collection

I was sent the Sagittarius die and set about putting together these cards

The first card I put together has an inky background, I used distress inks, Lindys Magicals and Posca pens to give a cosmic feeling. I cut the "Archor" 7 times from gold satin board and layered them up to create a faux chipboard topper. I also did a bit of googling too and put together a little info card that give an insight into Sagittarius. A few tiny stars and gems add the extra bling.

I've always wanted to try a "starburst" effect card and thought it fitted the theme. I added a black frame for added drama.

Lastly I created a splattered background and added some twine and let the die take centre stage.

Now onto the Christmas makes

For these cards I was sent 4 snowflake dies and asked to create samples for Create and Craft TV shows.

I love how versatile this particular die is, from snow flake to flower in just a couple of snips.

This card is one of my favourites, I love the tartan against the gold.

Blue and silver is always a good combination

This card has a spinning snowflake that's suspended in the aperture.

I love how clean and classic this card is, The Kraft card along with the bronze ribbon, bell and gems just feel so luxurious yet organic.

This was a fun card to make, I took cut a curvy edge on the lower part of the card and then cut 5 snowflakes from it which I will use in later projects. I mounted it on to red tartan and then onto gold card.  I cut 4 of the snowflakes from the gold card and added them to the white card and also used the mini stars that came out of the centre, I also cut a sentiment from the gold to pull the whole design together.

This was a fun card to make, I distressed the tartan paper on all edges and added mercury glass stickles.

This card again feature tartan paper and gold snowflakes. In the centre of each I added a red gemstone and finished the card with a organza bow and sentiment.

It's been a very busy few weeks, I am currently working on DT samples for Tattered Lace as well as putting together workshop packs for the Craft4Crafters show in October.

I don't think I've ever done so much die cutting in my life.

I'll be back next week with a post for paperbabe stamps and who know what else I might get upto between now and then, Have a fab weekend x

05 August 2016

Paperbabe stamps challenge #39 - Design Team Inspiration

Thanks for taking the time to stopping by, Today I am sharing my Paperbabe Stamps design team inspiration for our new challenge which launches today.

The theme of this challenge is
 " Anything goes"

It's a great chance for you to get creative, showcase your work and be in with a change of winning a prize.

I thought it was a good idea to use our newly released Whimsical Woodland stamps and substrates to create this adorable card.

I created my background using Distress Ink and Posca pens, for my stamped images I used Momento Inks.

All of the Paperbabe items I used can be found in The Paperbabe Stamps Etsy store.

You can join in with the challenge by stopping by the Paperbabe Stamps blog where you will find out all the details, you could be in with the chance of winning some crafty goods.

I hope to see your creations, Good luck.

03 August 2016

Altenew's Painted Inspiration meets Botanical Garden

Today I am sharing a cute card I made at the weekend using a couple of Altenew's stamp sets.

To create my card I used;

Altenew's Painted Inspiration stamp set
Altenew's Botanical Garden stamp set
Verafine Onyx Black Ink pad
Versamark Ink pad
WOW metalic gold embossing powder
Altenew's Rouge Crisp Ink pad
Altenew's Forest Glades Crisp Ink pad

White vellum
White cardstock
White 6x6" card blank
Double sided tape

I started by stamping the large flower from the Botanical Garden set on to a piece of white card using the Versafine Onxy black Ink to create a background. It's always best to stamp off the edges too as this give a more pleasing effect.

I then cut a piece of vellum 2" by 8".  Using the Versamark Ink pad I stamped my chosen quote and then sprinkled it with the WOW embossing powder and heated it from above with a heat gun.

To add colour to the flower images I used Altenew's crisp inks, I applied some ink to an acrylic block and added a little water, this enables me to water colour the flowers and leaves.

Once dry I wrapped the vellum around the stamped card, securing it with double sided tape and then attached it to the card blank in the same way.

I think it gives a lovely soft look that would be perfect for a wedding card. 

Have a fab day x

01 August 2016

Craft4Crafters Show October

Happy Monday Guys

I am pleased to announce that I will be back at the Craft4Crafters show in October. The show will be taking place on Thursday 13th to Saturday 15th October 10am till 4:30pm.

It's a fantastic show in a great location, with free parking, shuttle bus and refreshments available, a perfect day out for all the family.

I will be running workshops each day, I'm planning on 4 different workshops repeated each day and all will be £5 or under.  As soon as I hear back from suppliers/sponsors I will be able to provide more information regarding booking places.

For more information on the show and to book tickets in advance visit  http://craft4crafters.co.uk/Bath/

I'll be back with more information soon and a ticket giveaway.

Terri x