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Monday, January 18, 2021

Relaxation ......

Made a little decorated box for a Challenge over on UK Stampers Forum (click link to go there) where you are to make 'Anything But A Card' .....

I used the Gelli plate to make a background with Neocolour watersoluble wax pastels with lots of water on 300gsm white card .... not tried this medium before but was really happy with the result ....

I die-cut the box top from this and cut an aperture to be able to see inside the box. I edged the aperture with a gold Posca pen.

The base was die-cut from white card and painted internally with turquoise acrylic paint. I stamped some stars in black Versafine ink.

The internal floral decoration was stamped on watercolour card and coloured with watercolours before trimming elements out for layering. I then used a black Micron pen to add details and added the pieces on foam pads at different levels within the box base.

A material flower was centred with a brad and added as shown adding a little purple Stickles glitter glue to its centre. I then stamped the sentiment 'Rest and Relaxation', trimmed out and again mounted on foam pads to finish the box ......

There is a fabulous prize of stamps for the winner of the Challenge and all you have to do is upload a photo of your make to the Forum. You need to join first ..... link at the beginning of the post .....

Sid xx
 

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Saturday, January 16, 2021

Thanks ......


Made this CAS (Clean And Simple) card recently ....

I used a 6 x 6 inch square white card blank as the base. The coloured panel was made using a Gelli plate and Dahlia stencils with Distress Oxide inks in Wilted Violet, Wild Honey, Candied Apple & Worn Lipstick and printed on copier paper.

This was trimmed out and applied to a base of black cardstock to leave a border. The flower was centred with a black glossy adhesive dot.

The sentiment was stamped in black Versafine ink directly onto the card and the coloured dahlia panel applied as shown on foam pads .....

Sid xx

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Friday, January 15, 2021

Blue ......


A set of Artist Trading Coins made for a swap over on UK Stampers Forum in the theme of 'The blues' ....

I used re-cycled packaging as the bases and prepared a Gelli print background using acrylic paints and leafy stamp.

I then added a diagonal stripe of fine blue Washi tape and some Washi Tape words. The circles were printed and die-cut, stamped with 'Happy' in Versafine black ink and embellished with a blue sparkly gem. They were added as shown and some stars stamped in blue Distress Oxide ink.

I then edged top and bottom with blue and white Posca markers and edged the ATC's with dark blue Versamagic ink to finish .....

Sid xx

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Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Childhood .....


A decorated tag made for a swap on UK Stampers Forum ......

I made a background with the Gelli plate using Copic alcohol markers in green and pink. I then stamped this with floral and leaf images in Distress Oxide ink. I used a fine black micron pen to highlight some of the stamped images in black. I applied 4 pink pearl cabochons.

The girl is a 'Paper Doll' from Tim Holtz. The sentiment was stamped and applied as shown. I applied a pink eyelet with the crop-a-dile and threaded through with lemon and pink fine velvet ribbon to finish the tag.

Sid xx

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Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Square .....


Made a mail-art postcard for a swap over on UK Stampers Forum .....

I have used a piece of re-cycled packaging as a base and a piece of white card as the background. I used Distress inks and brayered the background adding a waterspray to spread. Once dry I added some squares through a stencil which were edged with Inktense pencil and activated with a waterbrush. I then stamped inside the squares with  a fossil stamp in sepia Archival and a leaf stamp in green Archival adding a little white Posca highlight..

I then added some watercolour pad spine waste with copper heat embossing as shown along with a few stencilled lines in red and brown.

The sentiment was added and edged with black Micron pen along two edges. I then finished by edging the card with brown Versamagic chalk ink. Thiswas treateed with a matt acrylic sealer as it will travel through the post 'naked' ......

I have also entered this into the Country View Crafts Challenge whose subject is 'Squares' ....

Sid xx

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Sunday, January 10, 2021

Dressed ......


 A card made for Less Is More Challenge for January .......


I used a Lynn Parella stamp and used Memento black ink, trimming out the image for applying later. Next I made a smooshed Distress Ink background using speckled egg and victorian velvet along with a water spray. This was die-cut and the main image glued in place.

I then used a variety of metallic and Posca pens and watercolour with Distress Inks. The image was edged with grey Inktense pencil and a waterbrush to add a shadow and depth to the image.

I selected a printed sentiment and coloured this in a similar fashion to the background and layered onto black card.

The panel and sentiment were added on foam pads as shown to finish the card....

Sid xx


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Monday, January 04, 2021

She .......


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

The bases were made from re-cycled packaging. I then coloured some light grey card with grey and brown Distress Oxide, smooshed along with water and dried with a heat gun.....

This card was die-cut to fit the bases and was stamped with some background stamps in more Distress Oxide and Versafine Clair inks before attaching to the bases. The main image of a lady (Dina Wakley) was stamped in Versafine black on white card, trimmed out and coloured with watercolours and a waterbrush. They were adhered and shadows added with Inktense pencil and waterbrush.

I then added some self adhesive numbers (covered with Glossy Acents)  and used a white posca pen to highlight aspects of the background. The inspirational words were stamped on white card in Versafine black ink, trimmed and added as shown. The coins were edged with dark brown Versamagic chalk ink to finish .....

Sid xx 

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Saturday, January 02, 2021

Arrows ....


A set of Inchies made for the first swap of 2021 over on UK Stampers Forum ...

I punched 1 x 1 inch blanks from re-cycled packaging and covered with some Gelli print background in pink and blue.

These were stamped with some hearts (infilled with Posca markers) and an arrow with Versafine black ink. I then added a silver glitter die-cut star embellished with a dark pink mini gem.

The Inchies were finished with some dots in black, blue and pink from more Posca marker and edged with pink chalk ink......


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Friday, January 01, 2021

Happy New Year 2021 .....


 To all my followers and commenters .... have a wonderful New Year and hoping that it's better than 2020 !

Sid xx

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Thursday, December 31, 2020

Shrooms .......

 


Have a very Happy New Years Eve Everybody ......

Made a postcard for a swap over on UK Stampers Forum ...... this is the last swap of 2020 ....

I used a piece of re-cycled card packaging as the base and used a resist technique and stencil to make this. I then stamped the main image (AAll & Create) in Archival sepia ink. I then watercoloured the two fungi. I also stamped the 'Toadstool' word on kraft card in Versafine black ink and trimmed this out.

I then added some stamping in various colours of Distress Oxide ink, penwork with gold and Posca pens, Washi tape. Some circles have been added through a stencil, edged with Inktense pencil and shaded with a waterbrush.

I then added the 'Paper Doll' vintage image, the 'Toadstool' word and sepia Glossy Accents. The card was edged with pink Versamagic chalk ink.

I then sprayed the card with matt acrylic sealer as it will travel 'naked' through the post to its recipient.....

Sid xx


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