26 October 2018

Paperbabe challenge #85 - design team inspiration

Good morning crafty friends, it's time for a new challenge from Paperbabe Stamps
This time we have a picture inspiration theme

You can use the inspiration any way you like, pick out the colours, use an image or just be inspire by how it makes you feel.

I was feeling all Halloweeny and decided to create something a little moody and different from how I would normally use the Alice template.

I chose to go for a more goth like Alice

To create my project I chose to work with the Rose edge layered frame mdf substrate. I used the Alice portrait template and Female face stamps to sketch out my picture, I then added colour and detail with both acrylic paint and water colour crayons.

I like how Alice looks a little spooky and ready for a haunting time this Halloween.

If you'd like to play along and join the challenge then pop on over to the Paperbabe Stamps blog and link up your project and you also find all the details on prizes and when the winner will be announced, good luck, I can't wait to see what you create.

15 October 2018

Sanna Lippert ARTplorations blog hop part 2

Hi Crafty friends I am really excited to be part of  a fun bloghop for the second release of Sanna Lippert designs stencils.

To see all of the awesome inspiration from the STAMPgirls please hop along with us

I used 2 of the new stencils to create a couple of cards, the first used the Wales Tail

I created a simple background using a Gelli plate and the added Whales Tails in gold and black

The second card uses the Abstract Oats stencil

I made another Gelli plate background and then used some gilding wax through the Abstract Oats stencil. I also dry embossed with the stencil to add some dimension to my card.

All of Sanna's stencils can be found here

Please leave a comment for a chance to win one of 4 prizes. There will be one winner of a $20 gift certificate, one winner of a $10 gift certificate, and 2 winners of their choice of three (3) Sanna Lippert Designs stencils. Commenting closes October 21. Winners to be announced on November 10 in the October Winners post.

***Special Offer***
From October 8 to 21, all stencils are 15% off - no coupon needed. The discount is automatically applied in the shopping cart. Customers can get an extra 20% off if they use my discount code STAMPGIRLTERRI

12 October 2018

Paperbabe stamps challenge #84

Good morning crafty friends, it's time for a new challenge over at the Paperbabe stamps and this time it's a "Anything goes" theme.

I have put together a cute little card with an added twist, Using the DesignA Adorimals and the matching Kawaii face stamps, Terri stamped and coloured her images before turning them into 5 cute animals on magnets. They were added to a card which was inked with the Polka dot stencil and a sentiments added using the Watercolour alphabet stamps. The animals can be removed and used as fridge magnets to enjoy forever more.

To join in with the challenge pop over and visit the Paperbabe Stamps Blog, there you will find all the details you need on how to join in and the prize information.

I can't wait to see what you create.

08 October 2018

Sara's Stamping techniques - Basic and beyond review

Hi Crafty friends, today's post is a little different from my usual crafty makes. I recently got my hands on a copy of Sara's stamping techniques by the awesome Sara Naumann and wanted to share with you my views on the book and the techniques shared within it.

Before I dive in some of you may be asking who is Sara Naumann well, she is a very talented crafter, demonstrator and designer. Some of you may recognise her name/face from her time on Create and Craft while others may have seen Sara's facebook live's for Altenew.....yep this lady has her crafty fingers in several pies, lol.  I love all of her work and believe me she can pull off any style, be it mixed media or clean and simple.

So on to the book, "Stamping techniques - basic and beyond" is so much more than the title gives it credit for. Whether you are a seasoned crafter or just starting out you are bound to learn something new or be reminded of a technique you had long forgotten.

The book is a digital book which can be viewed on any device and retails for $14.97, inside there are 24 stamping projects which show inking, embossing, brayering and many more techniques. The big bonus here is that there are 7 exclusive videos in which Sara shows the techniques up close and personal, I dont know about you but I love to see things in action as well as reading the steps.

Each of the techniques have clear step out photos and written instructions to help guide you. Sara takes you through everything you need to know to create beautiful cards, from getting your stamps out of their packaging to how to make that first stamped image, Sara really holds your hand and you can tell that she is the voice of experience.

One of my favourite parts is the section on masking, when I started out I was baffled by how others managed to get one stamped image to look like it was behind another, this book clearly shows you how to achieve this. 

One of the techniques I hadn't tried until I read Sara's book was, stamping through a stencil. Yes you read that right, stamping through a stencil. I always thought stencils were for inking through or drawing round but now my eyes have been opened and I can see lots of new things I could achieve.

Here's a card I made using one of the techniques from the book, (using a brayer to add watered down ink to card)

The book really is jam packed with great advise, tutorials and card ideas. I really hope you'll give it a read and try out some of the techniques shown.

Here's a link to where you can purchase

Terri x

04 October 2018

STAMPlorations October CAS Card challenge

I have put together a project to inspire you

I used the Little-Robots stamps to create a CAS window card. I used black die cut rings to highlight the windows and fit in with the colour twist. 

To join in with the challenge visit the link below

I have a discount code for you to use on the STAMPlorations store which will entitle you to 20% off your order, this can not be used with other discount codes

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