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Saturday, October 30, 2010

Genius Of Life


Here is a little piece to bring a bit of the light of Summer back into your life !!  I have used Hero Arts polymer stamps and PaperArtsy rubber stamps in this one.

I started with a piece of pale green textured card and trimmed to size.  I then coloured this with broken china and pine needles Distress inks applied with cut'n'dry foam.  I then took a piece of sequin waste and applied more of the Distress inks through the waste along with some Brilliance moonlight white ink. A border stamp from Hero Arts was then inked with broken china ink and stamped top and left side.

I then took some of the Hero Arts stamps applied layers of flowers in Brilliance sunflower yellow, rocket red, pearlescent lavender and pearlescent sky blue.  Some of the flowers were overstamped with Versafine onyx black ink too.  Some were also stamped with Memento bamboo leaves and cottage ivy.  A single humming bird was stamped in Versafine vintage sepia.  I then used a fine DecoColor gold pen to the centres of the flowers.




More of the inch square stamps from the Hero Arts set were then stamped in black Stazon onto inchie sized pieces of Stampbord.  Once dry these were coloured with Marvey le Plume II pens as shown and again some highlights were added in the gold pen.






The tiles were stuck in place with Glossy Accents and some hand drawn lines added with a brown fineliner as shown.





The words (PaperArtsy), were stamped separately on a piece of white card in Versafine onyx black, cut out and coloured with more Distress Ink and applied on foam pads.

The design was edged with dark green chalk ink and then matted onto pale green textured card and again edged with the chalk ink to finish.

Sid xx

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Sunday, October 24, 2010

Autumn Colours Tag



Another tag in the 'Rolling Recipe' series run over on UK Stampers has a recipe this week of the following:

1. Paint
2. Leaf (used as a stencil)
3. Doodling

The base tag was cut from plain white card.  This was then painted with Dylusions acrylic paints in yellow, orange and green, mixing the colours on the card with the brush as the paint was applied.  Some thicker layers of paint were left too.

Once dry, 3 clear acrylic leaf stamps from My Minds Eye - Wild Asparagus were inked in Brilliance coffee bean, sunflower yellow and pearlescent ivy and stamped around the edges of the tag.




The four leaves down the right hand side were stencilled through a punched out leaf from Personal Impressions with Coffee bean Brilliance.  I then used Sakura Souffle pens to outline these leaves, add letters and also doodle around the edges of the tag etc.




The central leaf garland was made from Sizzix die-cuts of leaves which were cut out from green card and coloured with a selection of the inks previously used.  These were inked with Versamark and heat embossed with clear UTEE before applying as shown with some raised on foam pads.




Finishing touches were to apply a green flower eyelet with the crop-a-dile and tie it through with some green grosgrain ribbon.

Sid xx

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Saturday, October 23, 2010

Memory Lane



I have been extremely busy of late so have had little time to craft, until today that is !!  This piece is entitled Memory Lane and uses stamps from Crafty Individuals and Paper Artsy.  The colours sort of  just 'happened' and I know that they are unconventional to say the least but still here it is.

I started by using a piece of thin card which had been sprayed in an uneven way with fired brick distress re-inker in a mini mister with water .  Once dry this was enhanced with fired brick distress applied with cut'n'dry foam to even out the colours.  I then used a Paper Artsy squiggly ink border stamp inked with Brilliance lightning black and stamped top sides and bottom as shown.  Another stamp from the same set was inked with Memento bahama blue ink and stamped at the bottom.  Yet another squiggly ink stamp was used and inked with Brilliance pearlescent poppy and stamped inside the border several times.




Next one of the house stamps from Crafty Individuals was inked with Versamark and stamped several times onto the background to give a watermark effect.  A selection of the houses were stamped in Versafine onyz black onto white card and coloured with a waterbrush and Marvey le plume II markers.  I also used Sakura souffle pens to colour the windows finally overstamping with an inkblot stamp (Paper Artsy) and black ink before glazing with fine clear embossing powder to add depth and a shine.  These were cut out ready to mount.




Next the four plain Hero Arts flowers were sprayed with a home made mica spray in turquoise and dried with a heat gun.  They were touched with a Memento bahama blue inkpad to colour the raised parts.

The stamped background was edged with Versamagic red brick chalk ink before matting onto some turquoise cardstock which again was edged with the chalk ink.  The flowers were added with red brads and the houses stuck in place with Glossy accents.




Finally the words (Crafty Individuals & 7 Gypsies) were stamped in onyx black Versafine ink to finish.

Sid xx

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Sunday, October 17, 2010

Leaf Me Alone


A little ATC entitled 'Leaf Me Alone' I created using a base made from acrylic paint and heat embossing resist technique.

I have also used sizzix die-cuts for the corners and overstamped with white chalk ink and a medallion stamp.




The leaf is a wooden embellishment which I have coloured separately with more green chalk ink.



The wording was a bit of an experiment using souffle pens etc.

Sid xx

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