Sunday, August 02, 2015

Happy Hearts !

This one layer card started with a scalloped square card in cream.  I then chose a variety of colours in alcohol ink markers with a brush nib.  Randomly applying the colours to form a sort of colour matrix.

I then used a small heart stamp and stamped multiple times in Memento black ink over the colours and beyond.  The hearts were linked with dots of white Posca pen.

Finally I stamped the sentiment in the same Memento ink.  This card fits the bill for the Less is More challenge for week 235 whose colour challenge is to use 'berry shades'.

Sid xx

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Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Underwater World


Over on UK Stampers Forum we have a very popular and successful monthly swap.  We call it a postcard swap and members have to make an arty postcard on a theme capable of being posted without any further protection to it's swap partners address !  The July theme is 'Underwater'. Why not visit and see what has been made so far?

I started my postcard by cutting a 6 x 4 inch piece of stout white card as the base.  Onto this I stuck a piece of Gelli Plate background I had made whilst playing with the plate and trimmed this to size.  I thought the colours looked very underwaterish (is that a word?).

I then used Stazon solvent inks and Memento dye inks to stamp a number of foliage stamps (Crafty Individuals), a fish stamp and the word stamp were also used (Third Coast).

I have also used Posca pens to colour in parts of the word and the little shoal of fishes.  Once complete I edged the card with Versamark ink and heat embossed with dark blue embossing powder.

Finally I sprayed the whole thing with a matt acrylic sealant to protect it when sent through the post. Don't know who will get it yet until the end of the month.

Sid xx

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Sunday, July 12, 2015

Red, White & Blue

It's ages since I have posted but life has been hectic and I have had a lot to deal with.  This is the first time I have posted for ages, so saying hello to  those out there in blogland.

This one layer card was crafted to meet the Less is More Challenge blog No.232 whose theme is masculine.

I used a white square card blank and stamped with Artemio stamps the union jack in Memento ladybug and paris dusk inks.

The sentiment was then stamped in Versafine black ink using a Papertrey Ink stamp.

Sid xx

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Monday, March 16, 2015

My Favourite Place !

Here is a clean and simple card featuring stamps by Alice Palace via Crafty Individuals. This fits the March Challenge from the Crafty Individuals Blog whose title this month is 'The Animal World' and also the Less Is More Challenge for this week (215) which has to be one layer and feature 'Animals'

I started with a 5 x 5 inch white card blank and the stamp of the geese which I used to make a mask.  I then stamped the geese in Memento black ink and masked off before overstamping with a swirl background in Memento tangelo ink.

The card also fits the bill for the AAA Cards Blog challenge too !

I used an orange and grey alcohol ink marker to colour in parts of the geese as shown and finished with the words stamped in Versafine black.

Sid xx

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Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Desk Frenzy ?


Ohh my God !!  The shambles that is my workdesk this Wednesday.  Just as it was abandoned following my last craft session.

How untidy is that ?  I should be ashamed but it's always like this actually.

Any way it's a while since I showed it and it's also worth having a look at others desks along on WOYWW blog.  This one is for week 301. Quite entertaining !

Sid xx

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Sunday, March 08, 2015

Tree of Love ......

Here we go with another Card Candi card !  Started with a 5 x 5 inch card blank and then matted the background onto blue card before applying to the card.

Colour theme this time is blue and pink with some Glossy Accents added over the flowers to highlight !.

I have embellished with some thin pink grosgrain ribbon and a bow applied with super sticky tape.

The sentiment is by Papertrey Ink and is stamped in Memento black ink on some card coloured pink with an alcohol ink marker.  It has been trimmed out and applied on foam pads to finish.

Sid xx

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