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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Thursday, August 06, 2015

Framed Postcard

This is a postcard that have made for the UK Stampers monthly swap for August.  The theme is to use a frame on your postcard. I started with a piece of white card 6 x 4 inches which I coloured with Distress Inks applied direct to the card. I used faded jeans and victorian velvet which I dried with a heat gun.  The base was stamped around the edges with a swirl stamp and Memento black ink.

I then stamped a face stamp from Crafty Individuals in Versamark ink and heat embossed this with a Moonglow embossing powder which is metallic (doesn't show very well on the photo).  I used Distress Stickles in victorian velvet to infill the un-embossed facial details and edged this with a silver Posca Marker.

The frame was cut from mountboard using a movers and shapers Die from Sizzix and this was painted with metallic acrylic paint in turquoise.  This was stuck over the embossed face image firmly with Glossy accents.  I applied some black Stazon on the same swirl stamp to embellish the corners of the frame.

Finishing touches were to add the printed words and edge with white Posca marker.  The whole thing was then sprayed with acrylic sealer as it will end up in the post naked !

Sid xx

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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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