Saturday, June 30, 2018

Oriental Summer .....

Made a mail-art postcard for a swap on UK Stampers Forum Facebook Group with an oriental & Summer theme ......

The base is white card and I have coloured the background with Distress inks added stamping in Distress & Brilliance inks and some stencilling.  The main image is by Hero Arts and I have used a waterbrush to colour it.  I have used gold & white pens to highlight and stamped the Chinese symbol for 'Summer' as shown.

It will be sent 'naked' through the post so I have sprayed with matt acrylic sealer to protect it against the ravages of the Postal system.

If you fancy joining in the swap, click HERE to go to the Forum and join us !  It's free & fun .....

Sid xx

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Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Meow .....

A set of ATC's made for a monthly swap over on UK Stampers Facebook Group ....

The theme was Red, White & Blue .... so I kept the background dead plain , stamped the cats in red Memento ink, coloured blue with Copic markers and decorated with swirly stamps and a micron pen from PaperArtsy.

The Alphas are self adhesive ....

If you fancy joining in our ATC swap click HERE to join the group .... it's free & fun !!

Sid xx

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June square ......

This 4 x 4 inch decorated square was made for a monthly swap over on UK Stampers Forum Facebook Group ..... this one is for June !!!

I used an embossed background treated with paints and metallic waxes on card from a recycled cereal box.  A stamped and coloured tag along with printed collage elements, fibres and metal florals have been complimented with buttons and glitter glue.

This one is going to a member in Germany ..... hope she likes it !

If you fancy joining in the Group click HERE to go there and join ..... it's free and fun .....

Sid xx

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Monday, June 25, 2018

Best Butter Tag ......

Made this tag as  part of a Challenge on The Enchanted Place Blog by Jannet Blay. The challenge centres around 'Alice Day' where in celebration of the book 'Alice in Wonderland' by Lewis Carroll we are to make an Alice related piece. I have designed and made this tag as my entry. It depicts the March Hare holding up the pocket watch at the Mad Hatters Tea Party and declaring 'But it was the BEST Butter' before dipping the whole thing in his tea !

The tag is a manilla tag coated liberally in mustard seed Distress Stain, dried with a heat gun and heat embossed with diamonds through a mask with Versamark ink and detail clear embossing powder. The tag was then swiped over with picket fence Distress stain and wiped with a baby wipe to remove the white stain from the clear embossed diamonds.

Some of the unglazed diamonds were then filled in with a water brush filled with orange dye ink.
I next stamped the top of the tag with a squares and dots border stamp inked with black Archival Ink. Some black dots were added with fine black Posca pen.

The base of the tag was decorated in layers with some pale orange lace, lemon Rik-Rak ribbon and a silver buckle, black & white striped ribbon and spotty paper held in place with two gold staples.

The March Hare (IndigoBlu) was stamped on white card in black Archival Ink and coloured in with Marvey alcohol ink brush pens before cutting out and adhering as shown. The words are maroon self adhesive letters edged with black Posca.

Final touch was to edge the tag in tangerine Versamagic chalk ink and apply a piece of pale gold silk ribbon, tying in place and finishing with two more gold staples.

Sid xx

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Friday, June 22, 2018

Swirly Inchies .....

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

I have used a swirly background in cream and dark pink onto which I have heat embossed an image with mustard embossing powder.  Two edges have also been heat embossed with cloisonne embossing powder.

The words are from an old dictionary all beginning with the letter 'SW' edged with yellow Posca marker.

If you fancy joining in a monthly Inchie swap why not click HERE to go to join the Forum !  Its free and fun !

Sid xx

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Secret Arch .....

Made a Gothic Arch for a Challenge over on UK Stampers Forum .....

I used a Brusho background on watercolour paper and stamped this with Archival black and a set of arty flowers stamps.  I applied a few layers of washi tape and paper lace and added a stamped die-cut flower.

I used Posca and white pigment pens to decorate elements on the Arch .....

If you fancy joining in the Challenge click HERE to join the Forum .... it's fun and free !

Sid xx

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Sunday, June 03, 2018

Three Flowers .....

Beautiful day today here in Salford ....

Here is a new handmade birthday card featuring three multi-layered flowers ....

They have been stamped with layering stamps and shades of dye ink, trimmed out, glazed and mounted on foam pads.  The card is for sale in my Etsy Shop ..... click HERE to go have a look ....

Sid xx

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Friday, June 01, 2018

Green Love .......

Made a decorated tag for a Swap over on UK Stampers Forum !

I have used unusual colours for a 'Love' theme.  There are stamped elements over a background made with Distress inks.  The heart has been stamped and foiled in gold and green metallic film and mounted on foam pads to raise it.  I have stamped the buttons with Stazon ink and applied at the base.

Finishing touch was to add some green eyelash fibres.

If you fancy joining in the swap (one of many) click HERE to join the Forum and join in !

Sid xx

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AT Coins .....

Welcome to June !!!

Seems the latest papercraft trend is to make Artist Trading Coins as apposed to Artist Trading Cards (ATC's) !

They are 2.5 inch diameter circles which are decorated for trading or swapping.  These 3 are my first attempt at making some.

I have used printed papers, collage, magazine images, stamping, dimensional pearls, glitter & penwork using Posca markers and metallic pens.  I really enjoyed making them for a new monthly swap on UK Stampers Forum where 3 are made and swapped each month.

If you fancy having a go why not join the Forum to do so..... it's free and fun !  Click HERE to go there to join !

Sid xx

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