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Friday, September 30, 2022

Joy ......


Made a watercolour card with a stylised abstract flower .......

I used a 5 x 7 inch white card blank as the base. I then painted a flower on watercolour card and once dry trimmed out.

The flower was then matted on two shades of pink card to frame. The words were stamped in Versafine black ink and heat embossed with clear embossing powder.

I then added three yellow glossy dots to the flower and applied the matts to the card front to finish .....

Sid xx

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Monday, September 26, 2022

Butterfly......


Made this card for a Challenge over on UK Stampers Forum .....

I started with a 4 x 4 inch white card blank. I then took a square piece of watercolour card and stamped this with a butterfly stamp in Archival black Ink.

I then coloured with watercolours, edging the panel with yellow Versamagic chalk ink. The sentiment was stamped as shown in more Archival ink. The background was then matted on orange card and applied to the card front on foam pads to finish.....

Simple but effective ......

Sid xx

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Saturday, September 24, 2022

LIM Challenge #474

Time again for another fabulous 'Less Is More' Challenge ...... this time it's a Theme .....



You are invited to join us by making a Clean And Simple card for the Challenge in the theme following the rules on the Challenge blog, of course .....

This is my card ......


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

I then selected a couple of stamps from Crafty Individuals and stamped them in Versafine Ink which was then heat embossed with clear embossing powder.

Both were trimmed out. The two friends were then coloured minimally with Distress Ink washes applied with a waterbrush. I used spiced marmalade, worn lipstick & tumbled glass. This was then stuck in place on the card front.

The sentiment was matted on black card, trimmed to form a border and applied as shown on foam pads to finish .....

If you would like more inspiration have a look at my fellow Design Team card designs by clicking HERE ......

Sid xx

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Thursday, September 22, 2022

Garden .....


Made an Artist Trading Card for trading ......

The base is made from re-cycled packaging. The background was made on a piece of white card cut to 2.5 x 3.5 inches. I used layers of Inktense pencil and spritzed with water to spread. Onto this I stamped a few spots and text in Archival inks of various colours.

Some collaging was done to add the flowers and leaves along with the sentiment which was backed with black card before applying to the ATC. The ATC was edged with green Versamagic chalk ink.

Finally a flower was die-cut and layered from some watercolour card which had been colored with blues and pinks and centered with a black glossy dot. This was then applied as shown to finish ....

Sid xx

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Tuesday, September 13, 2022

Autumn ......


Made a Hanger as my entry for the Challenge over at Country View Crafts whose theme is 'Season of Mists & Mellow Fruitfulness' ....

I cut wo matts from green and brown card to approx 6.5 inches square. The main panel is a piece of printed paper which I have stamped with leaves and the word 'Colour'.

I then coloured some acetate with alcohol inks and die-cut some leaves from this adding some glitter glue. These were arranged onto the background.

I then selected chipboard letters to spell 'AUTUMN', added Versamark ink and heat embossed with embossing powders in gold, metallic brown & metallic green.

The letter were added as shown and the front added to the coloured matts to finish.

Sid xx

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Monday, September 12, 2022

Floral ......


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

The bases were die-cut from re-cycled food packaging. I then selected a printed background for each of the three coins. Some stamping was done in Versafine black ink along with some pink Archival ink.

The backgrounds were added to the bases which were then embellished with some cream paper roses (added with hot glue) and a couple of self-adhesive pink pearls.

Each coin was finished by edging with a rose pink Versamagic chalk ink pad.

Sid xx

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Saturday, September 10, 2022

LIM Challenge #473 .....

It's that time again for another exciting Challenge over at the 'Less Is More' Challenge blog .....


This time it's a colour Challenge and this is my Design Team Card ......


I started with a 6 x 4 inch white card blank folded at the top .....

I then used a small AAll & Create stamp and stamped the butterfly twice in Versafine black ink on white card which was then heat embossed with clear embossing powder. The whole image was trimmed out and matted on black card to frame.

Just the butterfly wings were trimmed out of the second stamped image, applying these on foam pads over the original.

I then die-cut the word 'specimen' (TH) and matted this on white card, applying as shown on the main image.

The card was finished by applying the assembled matt onto the card front ......

Hoping that you will join us this time with a card of your own making ...... for more inspiration have a look at my fellow DT members cards  by clicking HERE ......

Sid xx

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Friday, September 09, 2022

Autumn .....


Made a set of Artist Trading Cards for a swap over in UK Stampers Forum ......

Decided to take the colours of Autumn leaves as the basis for these. I coloured with watercolours  a background on watercolour paper. I then die-cut three decaying leaves (TH/Sizzix) from this, edging with green and crumpling to add a bit of dimension.

I used re-cycled food packaging as the base cut to 2.5 x 3.5 inches. I then die-cut a frame in orange card to frame the leaves. The central portion was made on green paper which had been stamped with green Distress Oxide ink using the same die. The centres were added along with the frames as shown and the leaves were added on foam pads.

Finally the words were stamped in Versafine black on more orange card, trimmed out and added to finish the cards .......

Sid xx

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Thursday, September 08, 2022

Silvery ......


Made a tag for a swap over at UK Stampers Forum .....

The background for the tag was made by applying silver texture paste through a spotty stencil to a piece of black card. Once dry the tag shape was cut from this. It was matted on white card and trimmed to leave a border.

The wildflowers (TH/Sizzix) were die-cut from white and silver card. The two white flowers were stamped with a text stamp inked with grey Distress Oxide ink. There were arranged as shown with the silver flower applied on foam pads.

The letters (TH/Sizzix) were also die-cut from silver card and applied to the tag as shown.

I cut a hole at the top of the card with a Crop-a-Dile and threaded through with some black/silver stripe ribbon held in place with a staple to finish .....

Sid xx


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Tuesday, September 06, 2022

Dottie .....


Made a set of 4 Twinchies (2 x 2 inch squares) in the theme 'Dots & Lines' for a swap over on UK Stampers Forum .....

The base squares were cut from re-cycled food packaging. The backgrounds are a Gelli print. I have applied a number of stamps (Uniko) inked with Archival inks and heat embossed with clear embossing powder.

A strip of purple dotty Washi tape was added. the stamped images were embellished with gems and pearls along with lines using a Posca pen. Each Twinchie was edged in Pink Posca and some pink dots added. The backgrounds were attached to the bases to finish .....

Sid xx

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