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Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Boo .....


A Halloween card for sale in my Etsy Shop ..... click HERE to go have a look .....

It is contained in a raised frame and the background is embossed with pumpkins !

Sid xx

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Saturday, October 20, 2018

Creepy Chandeliers ......


Made an understated Halloween card with moonlit chandeliers ....

The white card blank is 5 x 5 inches square and had a raised die-cut plate which has been made with liquid inks raised on foam pads.  This has been stamped with Archival ink and highlighted with white Posca pen.

The greetings plate is stamped with Versafine ink and heat embossed in white embossing powder and is also raised on foam pads.

This card is available for sale in my Etsy Shop - Harpies Crafty Corner ..... click HERE to go have a look !!

Sid xx

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Friday, October 19, 2018



Made a papercrafted Gothic Arch in an 'Animals' theme for a Challenge over on UK Stampers Forum .....

I used a piece of recycled cereal box card as the base and covered this in a background made with Distress Oxide inks.  The edges and base were decorated with some Washi tape.

I have stamped a set of trees in Archival black onto the background and applied a 'sun' with a circle stamp, orange ink and yellow Stickles glitter glue.

The animals are layer stamped in Memento dye ink and trimmed out before colouring with Alcohol ink markers & are applied on foam pads to the background. The self adhesive letters are applied on a plate coloured in AI on more foam pads.

Finishing touch was to apply a double squiggly line as a surround with brown Posca marker.

If you fancy a go at making one then join the Forum & Challenge !! Click HERE to go there ... it's free & fun !

Sid xx

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Thursday, October 18, 2018

The Crow .....


This is a handmade postcard which will travel through the post 'naked' - not in an envelope .....

It's a bit dark but wanted to make it a bit atmospheric for Halloween !  I started with a card base cut to 6 x 4 inches.

I made a background with inks and Brusho and applied this to the base.  I printed a crow and trimmed to fit the card edging with black Micron pen and decorating with spots of Stickles glitter glue after sticking in place.

I also stamped some barbed wire in Archival black ink and a 'Happy Halloween' seal was stamped in red dye ink before trimming and sticking in place.

The postcard was edged in red chalk ink and sprayed with matt acrylic sealer to protect it through the postal system.

Sid xx

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Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Spooky ......


With Halloween slowly coming upon us we have had a 'Spooky' theme for our monthly ATC swap over on UK Stampers Forum ....

These are my ATC's.  The bases are made from recycled cereal box card and the backgrounds are printed paper onto which has been stamped a tall stamp in Archival black ink.  This has been enhanced with a white pen.

I have made the Spooky plates on dark maroon card where I have stamped in Versamark Ink and heat embossed with white embossing powder.  I have edged the plate and infilled the 'O's with a red Posca pen. Some little dots of Stickles glitter glue were added.

The dripping blood is also made with a Posca pen as is the surrounding edge line.  The plate has been added on foam pads.

To join the Group and the swaps click HERE it's free & fun .....

Sid xx

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Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Seashells .....


Made a set of 'Seashell' Artist trading Coins for a swap on UK Stampers Forum ....

The bases were die-cut to 2.5 inch diameter from recycled card.  The background was made from Distress Oxide ink.  I stamped a swirl onto the background in Versamark ink and heat embossed this with green/gold embossing powder.  I then stamped some shabby spots and decorated these with Posca pen and some Stickles glitter glue.

The shells were stamped in various browns onto white card, trimmed and highlighted with Glossy Accents before mounting on the Coins on foam pads. I have used DYMO words in blue !

Each Coin was then edged in Krylon gold pen to finish.

If you fancy joining in the swap then click HERE to go to the Forum ..... it's free & fun to join !

Sid xx

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Monday, October 15, 2018

Teabag Art .....



Wanted to try some Teabag decoration and I used round teabags this time ......

After drying the bag after use, I carefully slit an aperture in the bag and emptied the contents. I first gave a coat of thinned down white Gesso and then applied matt acrylic paint to make a background.  I then used a honeycomb stencil & stamps with Archival ink and used some pens to highlight sections.

Early days yet and did enjoy doing them although would like to try some with different materials going forward !

Sid xx

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Poison square .....



This is a 4 x 4 inch decorated square made for a swap in UK Stampers Forum ....

I used some re-cycled card from a cereal box as the base and decorated it with printed papers, stamped & coloured images, dimensional pearls & coloured markers.

I have also entered this into the 'That's Crafty Challenge for this month'

If you fancy joining in swaps or just being part of a fab Papercraft Forum click HERE .... it's free & fun ....

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Sunday, October 14, 2018

Hearty Red .....


A 'Love' themed Gothic Arch made for a Challenge on UK Stampers Forum ...

The base is recycled cereal box card and it is decorated with papers, foiled card, die-cuts, washi tape, gems & stamps.

We run a monthly swap in a theme !  If you fancy joining in click HERE to join ..... it's free and Fun !

Sid xx

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Saturday, October 13, 2018

Acorns .....



A set of Autumn Inchies made for a swap over on UK Stampers Forum ......

I used old packaging as the base and punched out the 1 x 1 inch squares.  The background was made from a Gelli plate print and I have stamped and coloured with leaves, acorns and watercolour brushpens.  The words were printed and applied as shown.  I have edged the Inchies with brown chalk ink !

If you would like to join this swap click HERE to join the Forum ...... it's free & fun !

Sid xx

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Friday, October 12, 2018

Autumn Bunting .....



Here is a piece of papercraft Bunting made for a swap over on UK Stampers Forum ....

I used stout card as the base and decorated with stamping, Posca markers, Washi tape, Paperclay Leaves, watercolour brushes, eyelets & ribbon.  Mainly Autumnal colours which are really beginning to show outside as the leaves turn and fall .....

If you fancy joining in swaps then why not Join the Forum ...... it's free & fun !  Click HERE to go there !

Sid xx

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Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Leafy .....



Made an Autumn tag as part of a swap over on UK Stampers Forum ....

Used card as a background and coloured this with roughly applied acrylic paints in Autumn colours !

I then die-cut some leaves and an acorn which were painted and glazed with Glossy Accents and these were applied on foam pads.

Some leaves were stamped in Versafine Sepia ink and they were highlighted with Sakura chalk pens.  A hole was cut and an eyelet applied with the Crop-a-Dile and a small piece of green gros-grain ribbon tied through to finish !

If you fancy joining in some great swaps click HERE to join the Forum .... it's free & fun !

Sid xx

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Thursday, September 20, 2018

Feather .....



Made a CAS 'Thankyou' card .....

I have stamped a feather in Archival black ink on a piece of watercolour paper and coloured this with Inktense pencils and waterbrush.

It is mounted on a 4 x 4 inch card with a die-cut border raised on foam pads.  The sentiment reads 'THANK YOU' and is stamped in more Archival black ink.

Sid xx

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Saturday, September 15, 2018

Orange .......


Handmade & decorated pendant on a black rubber necklace .... for sale in my Etsy Shop ...

It is hexagonal in shape and decorated with , circles, stripes, spots and triangles in yellow, red, orange, black & white.

It is part of a number of newly designed jewellery pieces !  Click HERE to go have a look ......

Sid xx

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Thursday, September 13, 2018

Organic .....



Been designing and making more neck jewellery !  This pendant is in a twisted 'Organic' style and is hand decorated with Stripes, Circles, Dots & Spots in a colourway which includes Red, Purple, White & Black.




It is totally one-of-a-kind and comes on a black rubber necklace of 16 inches in length which is fitted with a lobster-claw clasp.

It's for sale in my Harpies Crafty Corner Etsy Shop ! Click HERE to go have a look, loads more there also !

Sid xx

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Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Yellow Set .....



New handmade Jewellery items recently added to my Etsy Shop .....

A retro geometric design pendant and earrings in Yellow, White, Grey and Black .... hand-drawn & coloured .....

A one-of-a-kind find as each piece of jewellery is unique !



Available for sale in my Etsy Store - Harpies Crafty Corner - click HERE to go have a look as there are more designs available and I can make to your custom requirements too !  Just ask !

Sid xx

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Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Blue Pendant ......



This is another of my hand-made & hand-coloured trendy pendants which has been mounted on a latex thong fastened with a lobster-claw clasp. The design is circles & dots in blue, white & black and it would compliment an outfit !



It is lightweight and durable and can be bought in my Etsy Shop ..... click HERE to go there .... There will be many more on the way in the near future ....

Sid xx

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Monday, September 10, 2018

Multi-colour Pendant .....



This is another of my hand-made & hand-coloured pendants which has been mounted on a latex thong fastened with a lobster-claw clasp. The design is a random Fantasy with many colours and it would compliment and colorway of clothing !




It is lightweight and durable and can be bought in my Etsy Shop ..... click HERE to go there ....  There will be many more on the way in the near future ....

Sid xx

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Saturday, September 08, 2018

Pink Pendant ......



I have started making a range of handmade jewellery items for sale in my Etsy Shop .... this is the first ......




Each piece is hand decorated and made of lightweight plastic material .... this one comes with a 16 inch black latex thong and the asymmetric pendant is decorated in a geometric pattern in pink, black, grey & white.  The pendant measures 2.25 x 0.9 inches.

I will be making earrings, brooches and rings in various ranges in the coming months ..... Click HERE to go to my Etsy Shop .....

Sid xx

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Friday, September 07, 2018

Moments .......


A mailart postcard made for a swap over on UK Stampers Forum ....

It is on a watercolour and ink background, stamped in Archival black ink and coloured with Posca and glitter gel pens.  I have sprayed with acrylic lacquer to protect in transit as it travels 'naked' through the post system !

If you fancy joining in a swap click HERE to join the Forum .... it's free & fun !!

Sid xx

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Thursday, September 06, 2018

Elvis .....



A set of 'Music to our Ears' ATC's made for a monthly swap over on UK Stampers Forum .... what better than to choose that music Icon Elvis Presley ....

The backgrounds are made from music Washi tape.  The Elvis image is stamped in Memento black ink, coloured with Copic markers and the hair and coat 'glazed' with gloss Gel before trimming out and applying on the base.  The word 'King' is stamped in red Memento ink trimmed out and mounted on foam pads.

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

Sid xx

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Wednesday, September 05, 2018

Golden ......


Made a 4 x 4 inch Decorated Square for September as part of a swap over on UK Stampers Forum ....

I have used a base of re-cycled packaging & coloured and gold card for the base and stamped this with stylised leaves in Memento & Archival inks., the leaves are foiled vellum and are applied on foam pads.  The sentiment is also mounted on the same cards and is stamped in Archival ink.

I wanted this to be uncluttered and simple but still depict the Autumn Season .....

If you would like to join the Forum then CLICK here - it's free & fun !

Sid xx

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Tuesday, September 04, 2018

Reeds ......


Made 6 Inchies (1x1 inch squares) for a monthly swap over on UK stampers Forum ....

The background is made with Brusho in grey and yellow which has been stamped with a reed stamp in Archival black.  It has been coloured with Posca Markers and sparkly pens from Sakura.  They have been edged with silver heat embossing adhered with Veramark ink !

If you fancy joining in the swaps, why not join the Forum by clicking HERE ..... it's free & fun !!

Sid xx

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Monday, September 03, 2018

Pointy Hats .....



Sharing a photo taken this morning of the pile of fab ATC's made by members for a swap this month on UK Stampers Forum ....

What a wonderful, colourful and inspirational batch of ATC's to behold !

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

Sid xx

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Sunday, September 02, 2018

Coins .....


Three Artist Trading Coins (2.5 inches in diameter) made for a swap over on UK Stampers Forum ....

I have used paints, heat embossing, stamping and collage elements to make them !

If you fancy joining in a swap for Coins then click HERE to go to the Forum ..... it's free and fun !

Sid xx

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Saturday, September 01, 2018

Mother Nature .....


A tag I have made for a monthly swap over on UK Stampers Forum ....

Stamping, decorated papers, punches & heat embossing is used and it is tied through with decorative fibres.

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

Sid xx

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Friday, August 31, 2018

Fashionable ......


Made a Gothic Arch in the theme of 'Fashion' which is for a monthly Challenge over on UK Stampers Forum.

I started with an Arch template made from card and covered this in floral printed paper.  The edge details were punched from the same paper and used to edge the Arch as shown.  The inner edge was gilded with a gold pen.  I then stamped a few handbags in sepia Versafine on the background and added a strip of green grosgrain ribbon tied in a knot in the middle. Below this I applied a couple of strips of pink Washi tape and decorated this with 5 pink sparkly cabochons.  The lady and the dress were stamped in Memento black ink and these were coloured with Alcohol ink markers and trimmed out before applying on foam pads.

Final touch was to add the word 'Beautiful' stamped in Memento and coloured on layers of card coloured with more alcohol ink.

If you fancy joining in papercraft Swaps and Challenges there are loads running in the UK Stampers Forum Facebook Group ..... click HERE to join ..... it's free and fun !

Sid xx

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Thursday, August 30, 2018

Little Piggies .....


More cute handmade 'Little Piggy' Fridge Magnets available in my Etsy Shop - Click HERE to go have a look .....

Sid xx

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Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Little Piggy .....



Want to decorate your fridge with a cute Little Piggy ?

This handmade Fridge Magnet is 2.5 inches in diameter, has been hand-stamped and hand-coloured and comes with an extra thin & strong Neodymium magnet to hold it in place on any ferrous based surface. It is sealed with an acrylic glaze to protect it in use !

It's for sale in my Etsy Shop and is one of a series of fun & cute designs ... click HERE to go have a look...

Sid xx

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Bunting ......


Used to run Bunting Swaps many years ago so thought we should have a Swap over on UK Stampers Forum where we have 30 members in 5 groups making a piece of Bunting per month for 6 months in a theme !

This months theme is 'Holidays & Travel' and this is my entry.

I started with a triangular template and cut a blank from used packaging (to be green by upcycling). I have then used collaged elements, printed papers, stamped images, stickers and pens to make the Bunting as shown.  The words are stamped in Distress ink and come from Indigoblu, they have been trimmed and applied. The boy has been glazed with sepia Glossy Accents and raised on foam pads.

We are a closed active Group at UK Stampers Forum and run around 7 different swaps each month .... if you are interested click HERE to join .... it's free & fun !!

Look forward to seeing you there !!

Sid xx


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Saturday, August 25, 2018

Funky Parrot .....




Want to decorate your fridge with a funky Parrot ?

This handmade Fridge Magnet is 2.5 inches in diameter, has been hand-stamped and hand-coloured and comes with an extra thin & strong Neodymium magnet to hold it in place on any ferrous based surface.

It's for sale in my Etsy Shop and is one of a series of fun & funky designs ... click HERE to go have a look...

Sid xx

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Funky Goat .....


Want to decorate your fridge with a Funky Goat ?

This handmade Fridge Magnet is 2.5 inches in diameter, has been hand-stamped and hand-coloured and comes with an extra thin & strong Neodymium magnet to hold it in place on any ferrous based surface.

It's for sale in my Etsy Shop and is one of a series of fun & funky designs ... click HERE to go have a look...

Sid xx

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Friday, August 24, 2018

Funky Monkey .....



Want to decorate your fridge with a funky Monkey ?

This handmade Fridge Magnet is 2.5 inches in diameter, has been hand-stamped and hand-coloured and comes with an extra thin & strong Neodymium magnet to hold it in place on any ferrous based surface.

It's for sale in my Etsy Shop and is one of a series of fun & funky designs ... click HERE to go have a look...

Sid xx

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Funky Cat .....



Want to decorate your fridge with a funky Cat ?

This handmade Fridge Magnet is 2.5 inches in diameter, has been hand-stamped and hand-coloured and comes with an extra thin & strong Neodymium magnet to hold it in place on any ferrous based surface.

It's for sale in my Etsy Shop and is one of a series of fun & funky designs ... click HERE to go have a look...

Sid xx

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Funky Bird .....


Want to decorate your fridge with a funky Bird ?

This handmade Fridge Magnet is 2.5 inches in diameter, has been hand-stamped and hand-coloured and comes with an extra thin & strong Neodymium magnet to hold it in place on any ferrous based surface.

It's for sale in my Etsy Shop and is one of a series of fun designs ... click HERE to go have a look...

Sid xx


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Thursday, August 23, 2018

Flowery Butterfly .....


If you read real physical books then bookmarks are really useful for keeping your place without damaging your book pages .....

A handmade, unique collaged Bookmark made from card floral & butterfly images and read 'Make Your Mark' .... it is laminated in clear plastic to make it very durable in use ....

It's available for sale in my Etsy Shop .... click HERE to have a look ......

Sid xx

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Journey ......



Made a unique Inspirational 'Journey' Bookmark, coloured with Distress Oxides and die-cut with the word ...

It has been laminated in plastic to make it durable in use. It is tied through with some black satin ribbon and edged in gold leaf !

This Bookmark (along with others), is available for sale in my Etsy Shop - Click HERE to go have a look ......

Sid xx

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Saturday, August 18, 2018

Be Bold .....




A 2.5 inch inspirational circular Fridge Magnet crafted from card. The outer circle is on Kraft card and is coloured with pink and purple dots. The inner circle is on a stamped background in purple and has been overlaid with an image of a dolls head and torso coloured with Alcohol Inks. The inspirational letter read 'BE BOLD' and the Fridge Magnet is embellished with multi-coloured glitter and pink gems. The circle has been edged in black !


The strong magnet on the back is thin and is made from Neodymium !

It is for sale in my Etsy Shop ..... click HERE to go have a look .....

Sid xx

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Friday, August 17, 2018

Magnetic Gingko .....


A 2.5 inch circular Fridge Magnet crafted from card, coloured with Distress Oxide Inks, stamped with Gingko and fern leaves with some lustre heat embossing.  Embellished with the glazed word 'Create' and edged in Gold.

The strong magnet on the back is thin and is made from Neodymium !

It is for sale in my Etsy Shop ..... click HERE to go have a look .....

Sid xx

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Make Your Mark .....


These personalised bookmarks would make a perfect gift for someone who reads 'real books' .....

They are made from card and antique dictionary pages along with stamping.  They have been heat-laminated to make them durable in use.

Available for sale in my Etsy Shop - Click HERE to go have a look !

Sid xx

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Thursday, August 16, 2018

Sweet Kittens .....


A sweet kittens bookmark .......

A die-cut base, coloured with Distress Oxides, stamped and coloured with Alcohol markers.  It has been heat laminated to make it durable and wipeclean and has a piece of turquoise satin ribbon to embellish !

This is for sale in my Etsy Shop - Harpies Crafty Corner  - click HERE to go there !

Sid xx

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Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Tea-Bag Birthday .....


Seems like tea-bag painting is on trend so I set about doing a little water-colouring on a used tea which had been dried, emptied and ironed.  I used no Gesso on this one and found that the watercolours spread a bit .... but it was a first attempt and I quite enjoyed making it.  Now saving all my teabags to do more !

The tea-bag was stamped with an Art Deco stamp in Archival black ink and coloured with water-colour brush pens.

The card frame was die-cut and coloured with Distress Oxides before mounting on foam pads.  The sentiment was stamped in Archival black ink and mounted on more Distress Oxide coloured card.

Sid xx

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Monday, August 13, 2018

August sun .....



With the scorching sunny weather we have had this August I decided to make a bright & sunny collaged August 4 x 4 inch decorated square for a swap on UK Stampers Forum Facebook Group ....

I used a piece of waste cereal packet as the base cut to 4 x 4 inches.  I then used a stencil and some bronze crackle paste applied with a palette knife.  Once dry I coloured the white space with watercolour brush pens in orange and yellow.

The clouds were stamped in Memento black ink and diecut before colouring with Alcohol ink marker and were embellished around the edges with glossy accents and blue glass glitter. The large cloud was stamped with the month 'August' in Archival black. The sun was stamped in Memento orange ink, trimmed out and embellished with orange peel Stickles glitter glue.  The central 'Sun' is a sticker.

The fantasy flowers were stamped in colours in Memento Ink, trimmed out and embellished with more Stickles glitter glue.  A couple of strips of green Washi tape were applied at the base of the square and all elements were attached by glue and foam pads as shown.  The square was finished by edging with Krylon gold pen.

Being sent to Hannah for the Swap & hope she likes it !

If you fancy joining in swaps, why not join UK Stampers Forum ? Click HERE to go there .... it's free & fun !

Sid xx

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Thursday, August 09, 2018

Magical mail......



Here is a fantasy mail-art postcard made for a swap over in UK Stampers Forum Facebook Group ....

I made the background (cut to 6 x 4 inch) from watercolour paper coloured with watercolour washes.  This was then stamped in Archival black with the images which were highlighted with white Posca pen and silver pen.

I then mounted the watercolour paper on a piece of white card and edged the postcard with black Alcohol pen.

The card was then sprayed with matt acrylic varnish to protect it through the post (it travels naked) !

If you would like to join the swap click HERE to join in .... it's free & fun !

Sid xx

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Wednesday, August 08, 2018

Pointy Hats .....



Made a set of ATC's for a swap over on UK Stampers Forum Facebook Group ....

The theme was Pointy Hats & Crowns so I choose to go the 'Pointy Hats' route ....

The base cards were made from cereal boxes cut to 2.5 x 3.5 inches.  The background was first stamped with a stamp from PaperArtsy in Versamark ink after using an anti-static bag and then heat embossed with white pearl embossing powder to act as a resist to the subsequent layer of Distress inks applied with cut'n'dry foam.  A little splash of water  and dabbing with a dry tissue removed some of the colour in a random manner.  I then wiped off excess ink from the stamped and embossed image.

I then used a Tim Holtz background stamp to colour in brown Distress Ink as shown.

The face stamp was stamped onto white card in black Memento ink and trimmed out with the edges coloured ink Alcohol ink along with the cheek spots.  The hats were made from printed and Brusho coloured backgrounds which were cut into triangles and then mounted on more white card to add a border.

The card edges were then heat embossed with peanut butter embossing powder.  The words were printed with a Dymo gun and coloured tapes & applied as shown.  Final touches were made with white and black Posca markers.

If you would like to join in a swap then click HERE to go there and join ... it's free & fun !!

Sid xx

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