Friday, July 10, 2020

Bubbles .....

Made a set of ATC's for a swap over on UK Stampers Forum ....... with the theme of 'Circles' .....

I took a piece of white card and coloured with green and blue ink sprays and then cut this into three pieces 2.5 x 3.5 ins as the base for the ATC's.

I then stamped a bubbles stamp in Versafine ink and heat embossed with white embossing powder and black Archival ink. Decorating some with Posca pen to give the circles a bubble-like quality. I then mounted the backgrounds on re-cycled card. They were edged in green pigment ink and heat embossed with clear embossing powder.

I added a strip of metallic blue Washi tape, stamped the word in Versafine black ink on white card and coloured with a wash of green watercolour before trimming out and matting on black card for definition. These were added over the Washi tape to finish.

If you fancy making and swapping some ATC's, why not join the Forum by clicking the link at the top of this blog post .... it's friendly, fun and free !!!

Sid xx

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Thursday, July 09, 2020

Create ......

A Multi-Media card ....

 I started with a 5 x 7 inch white card blank .....

I then cut a matt from smooth watercolour card and stamped this with a background stamp (AAll & Create) in Versafine black ink. I then coloured the background with watercolours in violet, pink and yellow letting this air-dry for brightness. I then stamped the whole image again on white card and trimmed out certain elements for further decoration.

I used a variety of Posca pens and a metallic gold pen to colour the background until happy. I then used the sewing machine and  sewed some lines n zig-zag stitch in purple and yellow threads, leaving ends to trail.

I coloured and embellished (Glossy Accents, adhesive gems) the trimmed out elements with more bold watercolour and applied these on foam pads over the original images. The stars were stamped in Versamark and heat embossed with gold embossing powder, trimmed out and stuck in place. I used some purple shiny dots to add colour to the design also.

I then stamped the 'Create' (Marion Emberson) in black Versafine ink on white card, matted on black card and edged in purple Posca before adding on foam pads.  The watercolour matt was then matted again on black card and the panel applied directly onto the card blank to finish.

Sid xx

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Wednesday, July 08, 2020

Tri-colour ......

I started  with a 5 x 7 ins white cardblank......this is my entry into the Less Is More Challenge #423

I then cut a 4.5 x 6.6 ins matt from white card and used a set of grunge stamps (Stampin' Up) to stamp in Memento grey flannel, Archival Vibrant Fuschia, Yellow Colorbox Chalk ink as shown.

The sentiment was then stamped in black Archival and heat embossed with clear detail embossing powder.

I finally added some Glossy Accents to the fuschia inksplats and mounted the matt onto the card blank with foam pads.

Sid xx

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Tuesday, July 07, 2020

Dream ......

We had some Spanish tinned octopus the other day and I liked the tin it came in so I made a little 3D decoration ....love up-cycling and am always happy to re-use waste items..... I would like to enter this into the 'Country View Challenges Blog' Challenge 'Do What Makes You Happy' .....

I cleaned it thoroughly and treated with a couple of coats of white Gesso. I then painted the inside walls with primrose yellow satin acrylic paint and covered the outside walls with some Washi tape.

I found a label stamp and stamped this with Versafine black ink on white card.... using the base of the can to draw around and trim out the image to fit the inside bottom of the can.  I then coloured this with watercolours and stuck in place within the can.

I then added a couple of butterflies and the 'Dream Big' sentiment in Versafine ink on yellow card adding on a card support to lift off the bottom of the tin after treating it with Glossy Accents.

I then added some printed flowers around the rim of the can attached on red-line tape and used some yellow Stickles glitter glue in the centres. I finished with some strings of small yellow adhesive gems.

Was going to add more but decided I wanted it to be uncluttered ....

Really pleased with the finished tin .... very different from it's original use !

Sid xx

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Monday, July 06, 2020

Circles .....

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

I die-cut 3 x 2.5 inch circles from white card and 3 from re-cycled packaging. I then coloured the three white card circles with Distress Oxide inks in Seedless Preserve, Antique Linen & Cracked Pistachio. Onto this I stamped some circle stamps (Uniko) in Archival coloured inks in violet and green colours.

I then stamped some small circles in Versamark ink and heat embossed these in white and black embossing powder.

Then I stamped the 'Live, Laugh, Love' (Kaisercraf) circle in black Versafine ink and die-cut these after edging in violet Versamagic chalk ink. These were applied as shown on foam pads and the finished backgrounds glued to the re-cycled card bases before edging in more violet Versamagic chalk ink to finish.

Sid xx

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Sunday, July 05, 2020

Cute .....

Made a card yesterday .....

I started with a 5 x 5 inch white card blank.....
I then cut a matt from white 300g watercolour card and coloured this with watercolours. I then stamped it with a thread circle in Versafine black. I then used some background stamps and randomly stamped in Archival inks in various colours.  I then stamped in Versamark ink some zig-zags and buttons (Papertrey Ink) and heat embossed these with gold embossing powder.

I then chose a button and threaded this through with some purple glittery ribbon and knotted it before applying the button with hot glue.

The vintage boy (TH Paper Dolls) was then applied sitting in the circle on foam pads and the sentiment (Papertrey Ink) was stamped in Versafine black ink on white card, trimmed and matted on violet card and applied on foam pads. The watercolour matt was then matted on pink and black card which was stuck in place on the front of the card blank to finish ....

Sid xx

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Saturday, July 04, 2020


Made this card as my entry into the That's Crafty July Challenge on Facebook whose theme is 'Everything Steampunk' .....

I used a 5 x 7 inch white card blank as the base. I cut a matt from white card and embossed this with a Sizzix embossing folder. I then wiped over the embossed design with a White Linen Distress Oxide ink pad highlighting the raised portions and whilst still wet applied Bronze embossing powder and heated to emboss. I added some brown watercolours to selected parts. This matt was then matted again onto black card to leave a fine border.

I then used a Steampunk background stamp (EcoGreen) to stamp in Versamark ink and heat embossed with black embossing powder.  This was trimmed out and some metallic silver pen and brown watercolours added to the image. I also stamped a train emblem plate (EcoGreen) in Archival Sepia ink and trimmed this out also.

I then added a strip of measuring tape ribbon at the base of the embossed plate and added the other plate on foam pads along with the emblem.

I then added some metal embellishments, a corner, a key, two square brads & the number 13 which was applied with hot glue.  The finished matt was added to the card front and two strips of numbers Washi tape added to finish the card.

Sid xx

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Friday, July 03, 2020


Made this little card today .....  makes me smile !!!

I started with a 3 x 3 inch card blank and stamped directly onto this with a number of background stamps in Distress inks. Wanted the background to compliment the main image to be added later.

I then stamped the girl and crown (Aall & Create) in Versafine black ink and coloured with watercolours as shown.  They were trimmed out and some white Posca pen added to highligh along with some Glossy Accents on the eyes and crown.  She was applied onto the card base on foam pads and the crown added too.

I then stamped the sentiment in Versafine black ink oon white card and trimmed this around and again mounted on foam pads to finish .....

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Thursday, July 02, 2020

Ladies ....

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

I punched six 1 x 1 inch squares of re-cycled card as the bases.

I used a pink Distress Oxide background and punched another 6 squares from this and stamped a set of ladies stamps (Crafty Individuals) in Versafine black onto these. They were stuck onto the bases (for strength) and edged with Posca pink pen. a few dots of white Posca was used on the eyes.

I then added a very small flower gem to each with Glossy Accents to finish.

Sid xx

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Wednesday, July 01, 2020

Explore .....

Made this 'In The Round' card .....

I used a 5 x 5 ins card blank and die-cut two circles. The smaller circle was watercoloured as sky and applied on the larger circle on foam pads which was also coloured with blue watercolours and stamped at the base in Archival black.

The tree, sun and butterfly (Doodle Bug Designs) were stamped in Archival black in on white card , coloured with watercolours before die-cutting out. Some Glossy Accents were added to the tee leaves. These were applied as shown.

The matts were attached to the card blank and four corners were stamped in Versafine black ink to finish .....

Sid xx

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