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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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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