Thursday, October 23, 2014

Insect Life !

A simple card today which fits the bill for the Less Is More Challenge for week 194 (Little Creatures).

I used a 5 x 5 white card blank as the base and stamped an ant stamp in Memento black ink several times in a random line.

I then inked up the sentiment (PaperArtsy) with multiple colours of Memento ink and stamped on more white card.

This was matted onto some green printed paper and mounted on some foam pads.  Finishing touch was to use a Glaze pen on the words and to add a squiggly line with a Micron pen.

Sid xx

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Monday, October 20, 2014

In the Pink

This card was made using a Gelli Plate background made with Adirondak dye inks and a brayer.  The stamping has been done with Versafine ink directly onto the plate after brayering.  Most of the stamps used were outline stamps.

The colouring was done with more Adirondak inks applied with a waterbrush to fill in the petals to the desired colour depth.

I have then applied iridescent glitter over dots of dried clear glue to highlight the images.

The card was trimmed and edged with barn door Distress Ink applied with cut'n'dry foam and matted onto a piece of moss green coloured card.

Sid xx

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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Soaring Spirit

This is this months postcard for the UK Stampers Postcard Swap.  We had to use a well loved stamped image or a colour theme that we relish in !

For me I have just started becoming a purple and pink (rather than a blue) fancier.  Hence the colour choices for this.  It's a bit spooky too and I have never used these stamps before.

A Gelli Plate background on white card started this 6 x 4 inch postcard.

The images of the lady and birds were added by stamping in Memento onyx black whilst the grunge alphabet was stamped in satin red Versafine ink.  The words were printed on the inkjet printer, stuck in place and edged with fine Micron Pen in black.  Some x's were stamped in Versamagic chalk inks in turquoise and lilac.

Some accents were added with white Posca marker and the edges completed with dusty concord Distress ink applied on cut'n'dry foam.  I have sprayed the card with matt acrylic lacquer to seal.

Sid xx

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Monday, October 13, 2014

Two's Company

This one-layer card uses a Zetti image that I have never used ......... until today !  Teesha Moore has stopped making the Zettiology range of stamps so I suppose all these images will become vintage as time goes on.  I have always liked the quirkyness of them too.

I started with a white 4 x 4 inch card blank.  The Zetti stamp was stamped in tuxedo black Memento ink and was coloured minimally with some alcohol ink markers (Marvey Le Plume).

The sentiment is from a stamp set by Paper Artsy and was also stamped in black Memento ink.

Finishing touches were to stamp a small heart stamp in satin red Versafine ink twice as shown.  I also added some Stickles glitter glue on the wings of the .........??? !!!!!

This card meets the Less Is More Challenge for week 193 whose theme is to 'Use 2 of Something'

Sid xx

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Sunday, October 12, 2014

Going Green ......

Thought I would 'Go Green' with this card, but neither green in the environmental way nor with envy either.  No, green as in the colour Green instead !

I diecut some paper flowers from an old book (Tattered Florals TH) on the Sizzix.  They were then sprayed with Dylusions ink sprays and allowed to dry.  I cut a piece of white card and applied 3 of the flowers onto the card with Mod Podge glossy paper medium and a brush and allowed to dry.  The card was then trimmed and the remaining white areas treated with peeled paint Distress ink.  Where the Mod Podge hadn't sealed the card the ink soaked into the porous paper and produced a shaded background which I liked.

I then added a length of lime grosgrain ribbon and a diamante ribbon slider and applied the ribbon on red-line double sided tape.

Three fabric flowers were added for dimension over the paper flowers and were secured with green pearl brads in the flower centres.

The plate was matted twice. First on some printed paper and second onto gold mirri board before being stuck onto the white card blank.

Finishing touch was to add the round green sentiment saying 'Thankyou'.

This card meets the requirements of the Artful Times Challenge No. 66 whose theme is 'Green'.  So why not hop over there and enter one of your green creations too.

Sid xx

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Saturday, October 11, 2014

Summers End !

Autumn is certainly with us now and the leaves are just breathtaking as they take on their gorgeous colours before they begin to fall to the ground.

This was the inspiration for this decorated tin which has been upcycled from previously holding sweets from Taiwan.

I used  some 12 x 12 leafy printed paper and trimmed to fit the tin.  This was stuck in place and over-decorated with some strips of tissue tape from TH Ranger.

I then applied some spotty grosgrain ribbon at the top and bottom as shown on red-line tape.  The leaves were diecut with the Sizzix using the tattered leaves die from TH out of gold foiled paper which had been coloured with Adirondak alcohol inks and an applicator in rust, cranberry & butterscotch.

The leaves were applied on sticky pads after scoring the veins with a pair of scissors.  Final touches were to add the words using self adhesive letter to spell out 'Summers End'.

This fits the bill also for the City Crafters Challenge Blog for week 232 whose subject is 'Leaves'.

Sid xx

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