Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Make .....

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

I used white card and re-cycled packaging to make the postcard. I made a background with the Gelli plate and acrylic paints using a numbers stencil.

This was trimmed to 6 x 4 inches and I then stamped with various stamps using Distress Oxide and Versafine Clair inks.

I then a applied a die-cut (AALL & Create) which had been coloured with smooshed Distress Oxides and trimmed down into more than one elements. I added some highlights with a black Posca Pen before edging with Versafine chalk ink. I then stamped the 'MAKE ART' in Archival black ink.

Because the postcard travels 'naked' through the post I applied a quick spray with matt acrylic sealer to finish.

Sid xx

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Monday, October 19, 2020

Imagine .....

Yet another card using AALL & Create stamps & Dies ......

The background was made from white card with Distress Oxides and water smooshing ...

I then stamped the main image, once on the background with Versafine black ink and once on another piece of white card with Versafine Clair green ink. I trimmed out the second central image and coloured with watered down Distress Oxides before heat embossing with clear embossing powder.

I then die-cut the numbers and coloured with pink Distress Oxide smooshed on. I trimmed out the numbers from the die-cut. I then added some more stamping of leaves and screwheads onto the background.

I then added the numbers and highlighted with black Posca pen. I also added a few torn strips of green Washi tape. I added the embossed circle on foam pads over the original image. I stamped the word on pink background card and applied as shown edging with black Posca pen.

I then matted twice.... once on pink and then on green card.

I then added 3 pink dew-drops to finish the card ......

Sid xx

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Sunday, October 18, 2020

Birdie .....


Made a card using mainly AALL & Create stamps by Bipasha Bk .....

I cut a white card matt and coloured this with Distress ink and Distress Oxides applied to an acetate sheet, sprayed with water and smooshed onto the background card.

I then stamped the bird and flowers onto the base in Versafine black ink and stamped the bird again on more white card. The bird was trimmed out and coloured with watercolours. Once dry I heat embossed with Versamark ink and clear detail embossing powder.

I then watercoloured the background flowers in blue and the Gingko leaves in green. Adding some brown as a contrast on other elements of the design. The watch fob was coloured with silver pen. I added some numbers and grungy splats in Distress Oxides. The bird was then stuck in place over the original image on the background.

I stamped the words in Versafine black on white card, coloured with watercolour wash and matted onto brown card. This was also heat embossed with clear embossing powder before adding as shown.

Sid xx

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Saturday, October 17, 2020


A decorated Tag made with AALL & Create stamps ......

I started with a piece of white card and made a background with a Chevron stencil and Distress inks by applying the inks direct to the stencil, spritzing with water and laying down on the card.

I then stamped the balloon in Versafine black ink onto the background and then stamped again on another piece of white card. The balloon was trimmed out and coloured with watercolours and a waterbrush and treated with Glossy Accents. I used Ochre and vermillion (also colouring the background flags. I trimmed out the binoculars and coloured grey.

I then concentrated on decorating the background with more stamps in Grey Versafine Clair and red Distress Oxides. I added a couple of metal star embellishments and some adhesive gems.

The balloon and binoculars were added on foam pads over the original images and the adhesive words added as shown. The balloon and words were edged with grey Inktense pencil spread with a waterbrush to add depth.

The background was edged with Ochre Versamagic chalk ink and then matted onto some re-cycled packaging. A black eyelet was added with the crop-o-dile and the hole threaded through with some red grosgrain ribbon to finish.

Sid xx

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Friday, October 16, 2020

Wings .....

Made a card using AAll & Create Stamps ......

I stamped the floral magnifying glass stamp in Versafine black on white card. I then stamped the girl and wings in the same ink on more white card and trimmed these out. I then coloured the flowers, girl & wings with watercolours and a waterbrush. The wings were then treated with Glossy Accents.

I used other stamps to add some numbers and zig-zag sewing in grey Versafine Clair and pink and blue Distress Oxides, also using blue & pink torn Washi tape. The word was stamped onto pale blue card and matted onto green card 

I then applied the girl & wings on foam pads as shown and three grey hematite stars along with the word to complete the background. This was then matted on pale blue and pink matts before applying to the white square card base to finish.

Sid xx

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Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Boots ......

 Made an Autumnal colours card using an AAll & Create stamp ....

I started with a white card blank. The background was cut from a piece of white card and stamped with Versafine black. It was stamped again on more white card and the Wellington boots, postmark, leaf and sentiment trimmed out for colouring.

The background was coloured with watercolours in browns, oranges and yellows. I coloured the Wellingtons as shown in green, the leaf with Autumn colours and the postmark and sentiment in red. I added Glossy Accents to the sentiment and postmark.

I added a number of other stamped images on the background in Distress Oxides, some torn Washi tape and some gold pen lines. I also added a little white Posca pen on the leaf and Wellies.

I edged the background with yellow Versamagic chalk ink and matted it on dark green and brown Kraft card. I finally added the sentiment on foam pads and applied the matts to the card blank to finish.

Was tempted to add some metal embellishments but resisted as there was plenty going on already....

Sid xx

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Monday, October 12, 2020

CASE .....

 Made this card for the Less Is More challenge ......

I used a 5 x 7 inch white card blank and made a Gelli Plate background in mauve and blue which was trimmed into a wedge shape and applied to the card as shown. It was edged with violet Inktense pencil and wetted with a waterbrush. Once dry I added small purple dots with Posca marker.

I then die-cut some snowflakes in mauve, purple and silver mirri cards. These were mounted as shown over the background with the addition of some adhesive gems.

The sentment was stamped on more mauve card, trimmed out and edged with Versamagic mauve ink before adding as shown to finish the card ......

Sid xx

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Sunday, October 11, 2020

Vintage .....

Made a set of 3 Artist trading Coins in a vintage style for a swap with another male crafting friend .....

The bases are die-cut to 2.5 inches in diameter from re-cycled packaging.

They all feature Tim Holtz Paper Dolls vintage images...... the backgrounds are all made with Gelli Plate, Brushos and stencils. 

I have also used adhesive gems, tissue tape, posca markers, stamps with Distress Oxides, Versafine & Versafine Clair inks. They have been edged with various colours of Versamagic chalk ink.

Hope he likes them....

Sid xx

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Saturday, October 10, 2020

Creepy ......

Made a decorated Tag with a 'Halloween' theme for a swap over on UK Stampers Forum ....

I made the tag base from re-cycled packaging and covered this with some printed paper. I stamped this with a bat and bird on branch stamps with Versafine black ink.

The flowers were die-cut, shaped and assembled with a shiny gem in the centre. A piece of black and gold Washi tape was added near the bottom of the tag. I also added a black eyelet with the crop-a-dile.

The word was stamped in orange Versafine clair ink on white card and trimmed out. This was layered on black card and again trimmed out to make a black border. This was stuck in place and treated with orange Stickles glitter glue. The flowers were then added as shown.

I then threaded some black rik-rac, black & white check & orange satin ribbons through the eyelet to finish the tag.

Sid xx

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Friday, October 09, 2020

Halloween ........

 Made a set of 'Halloween' Artist Trading Cards for UK Stampers Forum ......

I used re-cycled packaging as the bases cut to 3.5 x 2.5 inches. I then chose a background paper and fussy cut a number of buildings and also some backing papers. I attached the backing papers to the bases and stuck on the buildings. edging each with grey Inktense pencil and a waterbrush. Some elements of the buildings were glazed with Glossy Accents.

I then chose a chandelier stamp and stamped this in Versafine black onto each card, using white posca marker to highlight and used Stickles glitter glue to fill the glass panels.

The cards were edged with red Posca pen. I stamped out the words in black Versafine and applied these on foam pads.

The cards were finished with red sequins ......

Sid xx

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