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Thursday, November 15, 2018

Tagging Along ......



Made an MDF Christmas Tag ! There are a number of layers, each with different embellishments.




I used brads, buttons, jingle bells & jute string ......



Gingham & Jute ribbons, rusty cooker cutter & printed papers ......



The stamped image Daisy Mae) has been decoupaged and coloured with Copic markers ...

Loved making it !

Sid xx

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Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Joy .....



This Christmas card is for sale in my Etsy Shop - Harpies Crafty Corner and is made in typical Christmas colours.

Click HERE to have a look !

Sid xx

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Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Blue Star ......


As it's nearly the Season I have made a Christmas card with a blue glitter star in the background ....



It has a layered deer in the centre and is surrounded by a craft card garland onto which has been layered stamped fir leaves and berry fronds.  I have glazed certain elements and added red clear dewdrops in red to finish.



This special & unique card is one of many for sale in my Etsy Shop .... click HERE to have a look !

Sid xx

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Friday, November 09, 2018

Retro Coins ......


Bought some laser cut chipboard bases to make some more substantial Artist Trading Coins ....

I decided to use some retro vintage images around which I built the designs.  I have used acrylic paints, silver and Posca pens, Micron pens, stamping in Archival & Memento inks and decoration with adhesive gems. The coins are edged in gold Krylon Pen. The words are raised on foam pads !

Love the chunky feel to these as they are 2.5 inches in diameter and 1/8th inch thick .....

Sid xx

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Tuesday, November 06, 2018

Fireworks .....


We are making themed Bunting for a monthly swap over on UK Stampers Forum ....

This months theme is topically 'Fireworks' so I made this bunting.  The card base is blue metallic textured card and I have applied nightsky Washi tape at the top of the triangle.  The firework bursts were actually made with a flower stamp which was stamped on silver glitter card with Versamark ink and this was heat embossed with three different embossing powders before trimming them out.  The flames were stamped, coloured, glittered and layered at the base.

The fireworks bursts were then applied onto the bunting on foam pads and some white penwork done with Posca marker with some adhesive gems added for sparkle. Finally I added self adhesive alphas to spell 'Fireworks' to finish.

Sid xx

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Monday, November 05, 2018

Tagging .....



Made tag for a Decorated Tag swap over on UK Stampers Forum ....

Colours are a bit garish but thought it went ok during it's making ....

If you fancy joining in the swap click HERE to go to the forum - it's free & fun to join ....

Sid xx

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Sunday, November 04, 2018

Crowning glory .....


Made a set of Inchies for November for a swap over at UK Stampers Forum ....

Used old corrugated packaging as the base and made a Distress Oxide background on white card. Punched out the squares with a 1 inch square punch.  The birds was stamped on the background with some silver and white penwork and I added a sparkly gem. The wings were glazed with Mod Podge and the finished Inchies edged with green Alcohol ink pen to finish.

If you fancy joining in this swap (there are loads of others too !) click HERE to join the Forum ... it's free & fun !

Sid xx

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Saturday, November 03, 2018

Coins... but not money .....



Here are a set of Artist Trading Coins entered in a Challenge over on the Country View Crafts Challenge Blog. I decided to use collage technique along with stamping, penwork & acrylic paints on these three coins.

I started with three die-cut circles cut to 2.5 inches diameter & made using card from upcycled cereal packaging. The card based were treated with white Gesso and brushed with Acrylic paints to form a background. I then collaged printed elements to form the main images and designs. Images were outlined in fine black Micron pen.

A lot of stamping with floral and swirls mini stamps was done in Archival black ink and these images highlighted with gold & silver pens.  I also used Posca markers to add some colour & white highlights. I then edged each coin with gold Krylon pen to finish.  May well mount the coins on laser-cut chipboard bases at a later date.

I love this messy, colourful, multi-layered style and find it very satisfying to create this way !

Sid xx

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Friday, November 02, 2018

Art Deco .....


Made a set of three Artist Trading Coins for a swap over on UK Stampers Forum ....

The 2.5 inch rounds were die-cut from cereal packaging and  a slightly smaller circle was die-cut to leave a border.

The stamps depict Clarice Cliffe style decoration and were stamped on the smaller circle in Memento black ink and coloured with Alcohol ink markers.  I used Stickles glitter glue to highlight parts of each and applied the words with adhesive alpha stickers.

The circles were applied to the bases and borders coloured with Posca pen.  The Coins were edged in Krylon gold to finish.

If you fancy joining in the swaps, click HERE to join the Forum and take part .... it's free & fun !

Sid xx

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Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Cat in a hat ......



A handmade Halloween card for sale in my Etsy Shop ......

It shows a cat amongst a sky full of layered clouds riding a broomstick and wearing a witches hat !

Happy Halloween !  Click HERE to go to my Etsy Shop .....

Sid xx

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