Thursday, November 26, 2015

Spicy Little Man !

This is my postcard for the UKStampers forum swap for November.  I started with some red card cut to 6 x 4 inches and stamped with a Lawn Fawn script stamp the words 'Merry Christmas' in Versamark ink.  I then used detail white embossing powder and heat set with a heat gun.

The gingerbread man was then diecut out of Kraft card with a Sizzix die through the BigShot.  I embellished his arms and legs with white card trimmed into strips with a pair of pinking shears and backed his eyes and mouth with a bit of scrap black card.

I used black and white Posca pens to decorate his eyes and add buttons and cut out a dickie bow in green patterned paper and adhered as shown.

I then edged the card with gold Krylon Pen and sprayed the completed card with matt acrylic lacquer to protect it through the post.

Hope the recipient likes him !

Sid xx

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Thursday, October 29, 2015

Halloween Postcard

Here is a postcard done as part of a swap over on UK Stampers Forum.  The theme this month was 'Orange & Purple' so I went a bit spooky with this one.

I started with a 6 x 4 inch orange board base and then used a variety of Stickers and borders from Graphic 45 to cover the base.  I also used Posca pens in black and white to doodle and dot as shown.

Only stamps used were alphas to stamp 'Trick or Treat' in Memento black ink.

Sid xx

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Sunday, October 04, 2015

Jewel Colours

Here is a card I made for the Less is More Challenge for this week which is 'Jewel Colours' . I couldn't resist making this card as the idea came to me just as I had woken first thing in the morning and I was determined to put thoughts into action.

I started with a square white card blank and chose a heart stamp which I stamped with Versafine black ink.

I then added a number of coloured silver backed cabochons stuck in place with glossy accents.

I then stamped the sentiment (PaperTrey Ink) in more Versafine.  The whole thing .......... so simple!

Sid xx

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Thursday, September 24, 2015

School Days .......

Over on UK Stampers Forum we have a monthly postcard swap, the September theme is 'School Days'.

I cut a piece of scrap white card into a 6 x 4 inch postcard blank and then used a number of 12 inch papers cut down to embellish the base.  I edged the components with barn door Distress Ink on cut'n'dry foam.

The boys image was stamped on more scrap card, coloured with alcohol ink markers and trimmed out.  I used a glue stick to adhere all of these.  I used a few stamps and black Memento ink to stamp the words (Papertrey Ink) and the border along with a bit of Micron pen doodling.

Finally I gave the whole thing a quick spray with matt acrylic sealer to protect it through the post naked !

Why don't you visit the Forum, become a member and join in?  It costs nothing and you will receive a stamped handcrafted postcard in return for your efforts !

Sid xx

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Sunday, September 06, 2015

Redwork Quilt

This is another quilt that has been a long time in the making !  The base squares are made from unbleached Calico and have first been machine embroidered in red thread with typical redwork designs.

These were then pieced following which the square motive was again machine embroidered (found it difficult to position).

I then quilted using a fusible cotton batting.  I quilted in double squares with more red thread.

The binding was given to me by a dear friend and matched the colourway very well.  This is the first quilt that I have hand bound but I managed quite well.  I machine washed the quilt and have left it creased as I like the effect.

Not perfect but glad it is finished.

Sid xx

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Monday, August 10, 2015

Eye Eye !!

Here is a one layer card which meets the themed requirement of the Less is More blog challenge for week 236 which is 'The Eyes Have it !'

I started with a 4.5 x 4.5 inch plain white card blank and stamped this in Versafine using a Zettiology Stamp.  I then heat embossed with black opaque detail embossing powder.  I chose the stamp as I think the character on wheels has great eyes !

I then sparsely coloured with alcohol ink brush markers and underlined the wheels with a black micron pen to ground the image.  The sentiment was stamped in Versafine onyx black and is from Papertrey Ink.

Sid xx

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