Friday, August 17, 2018

Magnetic Gingko .....

A 2.5 inch circular Fridge Magnet crafted from card, coloured with Distress Oxide Inks, stamped with Gingko and fern leaves with some lustre heat embossing.  Embellished with the glazed word 'Create' and edged in Gold.

The strong magnet on the back is thin and is made from Neodymium !

It is for sale in my Etsy Shop ..... click HERE to go have a look .....

Sid xx

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Make Your Mark .....

These personalised bookmarks would make a perfect gift for someone who reads 'real books' .....

They are made from card and antique dictionary pages along with stamping.  They have been heat-laminated to make them durable in use.

Available for sale in my Etsy Shop - Click HERE to go have a look !

Sid xx

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Thursday, August 16, 2018

Sweet Kittens .....

A sweet kittens bookmark .......

A die-cut base, coloured with Distress Oxides, stamped and coloured with Alcohol markers.  It has been heat laminated to make it durable and wipeclean and has a piece of turquoise satin ribbon to embellish !

This is for sale in my Etsy Shop - Harpies Crafty Corner  - click HERE to go there !

Sid xx

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Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Tea-Bag Birthday .....

Seems like tea-bag painting is on trend so I set about doing a little water-colouring on a used tea which had been dried, emptied and ironed.  I used no Gesso on this one and found that the watercolours spread a bit .... but it was a first attempt and I quite enjoyed making it.  Now saving all my teabags to do more !

The tea-bag was stamped with an Art Deco stamp in Archival black ink and coloured with water-colour brush pens.

The card frame was die-cut and coloured with Distress Oxides before mounting on foam pads.  The sentiment was stamped in Archival black ink and mounted on more Distress Oxide coloured card.

Sid xx

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Monday, August 13, 2018

August sun .....

With the scorching sunny weather we have had this August I decided to make a bright & sunny collaged August 4 x 4 inch decorated square for a swap on UK Stampers Forum Facebook Group ....

I used a piece of waste cereal packet as the base cut to 4 x 4 inches.  I then used a stencil and some bronze crackle paste applied with a palette knife.  Once dry I coloured the white space with watercolour brush pens in orange and yellow.

The clouds were stamped in Memento black ink and diecut before colouring with Alcohol ink marker and were embellished around the edges with glossy accents and blue glass glitter. The large cloud was stamped with the month 'August' in Archival black. The sun was stamped in Memento orange ink, trimmed out and embellished with orange peel Stickles glitter glue.  The central 'Sun' is a sticker.

The fantasy flowers were stamped in colours in Memento Ink, trimmed out and embellished with more Stickles glitter glue.  A couple of strips of green Washi tape were applied at the base of the square and all elements were attached by glue and foam pads as shown.  The square was finished by edging with Krylon gold pen.

Being sent to Hannah for the Swap & hope she likes it !

If you fancy joining in swaps, why not join UK Stampers Forum ? Click HERE to go there .... it's free & fun !

Sid xx

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Thursday, August 09, 2018

Magical mail......

Here is a fantasy mail-art postcard made for a swap over in UK Stampers Forum Facebook Group ....

I made the background (cut to 6 x 4 inch) from watercolour paper coloured with watercolour washes.  This was then stamped in Archival black with the images which were highlighted with white Posca pen and silver pen.

I then mounted the watercolour paper on a piece of white card and edged the postcard with black Alcohol pen.

The card was then sprayed with matt acrylic varnish to protect it through the post (it travels naked) !

If you would like to join the swap click HERE to join in .... it's free & fun !

Sid xx

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Wednesday, August 08, 2018

Pointy Hats .....

Made a set of ATC's for a swap over on UK Stampers Forum Facebook Group ....

The theme was Pointy Hats & Crowns so I choose to go the 'Pointy Hats' route ....

The base cards were made from cereal boxes cut to 2.5 x 3.5 inches.  The background was first stamped with a stamp from PaperArtsy in Versamark ink after using an anti-static bag and then heat embossed with white pearl embossing powder to act as a resist to the subsequent layer of Distress inks applied with cut'n'dry foam.  A little splash of water  and dabbing with a dry tissue removed some of the colour in a random manner.  I then wiped off excess ink from the stamped and embossed image.

I then used a Tim Holtz background stamp to colour in brown Distress Ink as shown.

The face stamp was stamped onto white card in black Memento ink and trimmed out with the edges coloured ink Alcohol ink along with the cheek spots.  The hats were made from printed and Brusho coloured backgrounds which were cut into triangles and then mounted on more white card to add a border.

The card edges were then heat embossed with peanut butter embossing powder.  The words were printed with a Dymo gun and coloured tapes & applied as shown.  Final touches were made with white and black Posca markers.

If you would like to join in a swap then click HERE to go there and join ... it's free & fun !!

Sid xx

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Sunday, August 05, 2018

Silver metal .....

Made a set of Inchies for a swap over on UK Stampers Forum Facebook Group ....

I used black card and some silver sparkle embossing powder applied over stamped images with Versamark ink. I have highlighted some areas with a white pigment pen.

If you would like to join in our Inchie swap click HERE to join the Group .... it's free & fun !

Sid xx

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Friday, August 03, 2018

Iridescent Moths ....

This tag was made for a monthly swap over on UK Stampers Forum Facebook Group ......

I cut the tag from white cardstock and coloured with Distress inks applied on cut'n'dry foam.  The swirls were stamped in dark brown.

I have used other stamps to apply various Brilliance pearlescent inks along with the text. 

The moths were stamped in archival black ink on the tag and I then made some film from fusing Angelina fibres between two layers of non-stick sheet, ironing to fuse them.  Once cool I have re-stamped the moths in more Brilliance inks before trimming out just the wings and applying over the original images on the tag.

The tag has been edged in brown Distress ink and a green eyelet applied with the Crop-o-Dile and tied through with some rust and green fibres to finish.

If you fancy joining in the swap click HERE to join the forum .... it's free and fun !

Sid xx

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Wednesday, August 01, 2018

Sweet .....

Welcome to an Arty August !!

Made some more Artist Trading Coins (2.5 inch diameter circles) for a swap over on UK Stampers Forum Facebook Group ....

These are made on a die-cut white card base that has been covered in decorative paper.  Some white circles have been applied to the background too !

The cupcakes are stamped onto white card using three different shades of ink to build up the topping and the cupcake case.  Some red 'sprinkles' have been stamped afterwards and some Stickles glitter glue applied to add a frosting.  The Coins have been edged in a border made using black & white Posca markers and the word 'Sweet' stamped with black Archival Ink.  The cupcakes have been trimmed, edged in black and applied to the coins on foam pads.

If you fancy joining in a very popular swap (there are other swaps too) click HERE to go to join the Forum ... it's free and fun to do so !!

Sid xx

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