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Thursday, July 26, 2018

Squeeze ......



Another bookmark, this time with limes .....

Background was die-cut from bright yellow card and the limes were stamped onto white card in two colours of green dye ink and highlighted with a fine micron before being trimmed out ans applied to the tag.  The leaves were die-cut from Brusho coloured watercolour paper and the sentiment stamped in black Archival ink.



The tag was backed in Kraft card, edged in lime ink and was sealed by laminating to protect in use followed by cutting a hole with the crop-a-dile with some yellow grosgrain ribbon tied through to finish.

Sid xx

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Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Queeny Coins ....


Another set of Artist Trading Coins in the Alice in Wonderland theme.....  each has a little envelope with an aperture so the coin can be seen through .....

Sid xx

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Lemons .....



Made a bookmark as a gift for a friend who loves reading and has her nose in a book constantly .....

I die-cut a banner out of white card and coloured this with a watered down mustard seed Distress Ink wash to which I added a few spatters of lime green ink.

The lemons were stamped in two colours of yellow Memento Ink, trimmed out, edged with Archival black.  The leaves were die-cut from Brusho coloured watercolour paper.

These were glued into place and the sentiment stamped in Archival black as shown.  The bookmark was then backed in Kraft card.

The whole bookmark was then heat laminated to provide some durability in use.

Sid xx

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Sunday, July 22, 2018

Lovebirds ......


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

I made the background out of watercolour paper which I coloured with Brushos !  I stamped directly onto the background a house and some stylised trees and edged the card with a dotty border with Archival ink.  Some Posca work was done to enhance.

The birds (PaperArtsy by Jofy) were stamped on card and coloured with watercolour brush markers, trimmed out and firmly adhered to the background.  The words and hearts were stamped directly and the hearts coloured with Posca marker to finish !

This will travel directly through the post as it is so I gave it a liberal spray with matt acrylic lacquer to seal and protect.

If you fancy joining in a swap .... join the Forum and click HERE to do so .... it's free and fun .....

Sid xx

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Saturday, July 21, 2018

Alice Coins ......


After being sent a wonderful gift from Jannet Blay from a blog Challenge on her blog 'Enchanted Place' my interest in Alice in Wonderland was re-kindled !  Also she had wrapped the gift pieces in gorgeous 'Rabbit' tissue paper which I saved and used in these Coins !

I die-cut the 2.5 inch diameters circles from white card and covered each with the tissue paper applied with a soft brush and loads of matt Mod Podge.  When dry I stamped a number of AIW images in Memento Ink and coloured these with Copic Markers before trimming out.

The images were applied after being edged with black ink and the wording was stamped directly on the coin using black Archival Ink.

A couple of red heart shaped gems were applied as shown onto each coin and they were edged in red Copic marker.  They were backed with Kraft card.

The envelopes were made after stamping liberally with a red heart and the apertures cut with another smaller die.

Thanks Jannet !!

Sid xx

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Friday, July 20, 2018

Sweet Trading Coins ........


Made these Artist Trading Coins using an old rubber stamps and some different techniques. Each uses 2.5 inch die-cuts as the base.

The top one I used coloured pencils and chalks for the background and stamped with Distress Ink over this, edged with Versamagic Chalk Ink.

Bottom left I used printed paper as the base and stamped in Distress Ink and used a water brush to produce a watercolour effect. Again edged with chalk ink.

Bottom right I applied dye inks direct-to-paper, over stamped in Versafine sepia ink and then used Posca markers to further define the outlines. Again edged with chalk ink.

All three have some Posca white pen to highlight eyes and teeth.

These are up for swaps, so if you would like to swap with me, please email me on the email link in the right border of the blog !

Sid xx

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Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Tropical Beach ......


Made a Gothic Arch in the theme of 'Beach' ..... It's part of a monthly Challenge over on UK Stampers Forum !

I have used papers, stickers, ribbon, glitter and stamping to make it ..... bright and Cheerful reminds me of being on holiday !

If you fancy making one then click HERE to join the Forum ... it's free and fun !!

Sid xx

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Summer Sun ......



Made a set of 'Summer' ATC's for a monthly swap over on UK Stampers Forum ...... of course it had to feature sun with the wonderful weather we have been having.

I die-cut the suns and heat embossed with tangerine pearlescent embossing powder !  The backgrounds were created with Distress Oxides, with some stamping in Memento and Archival inks.

If you would like to join in the swap (very popular !) then click HERE to go to the group to join .... it's free and fun .....

Sid xx

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Wednesday, July 04, 2018

Butterfly money ......


Here are a set of three Artist Trading Coins made for a monthly swap over on UK Stampers Forum Facebook Group......

They are made from 2.5 inch die-cut circles of stout card, covered in printed papers which have been stamped and decorated with white & turquoise Posca Pens.

The butterflies have been layer stamped trimmed out and glittered with pale blue Stickles.  The word 'beautiful' has been stamped, trimmed and applied as shown.

If you fancy joining in a swap click HERE to join the Forum and take part.... it's free & fun !!

Sid xx

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July .....


Made a 4 x 4 inch Decorated Square for the month of July over on UK Stampers Forum Facebook Group ....

I used a cornflake packet for the base (trying to be green !) and covered with some printed paper which was stamped and decorated with some collaged flowers and Washi tape.

The main image was stamped and coloured with watercolour brushpens, trimmed out and applied as shown.  The square was edged with dots in Posca ink and silver pen.

Final touch was to apply the month plate on a red background on foam pads !

Hope the recipient likes it !!!

Sid xx

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Monday, July 02, 2018

Blue Wish ......


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

These are always a challenge as they are only 1 x 1 inches square !  I used a blue card base, stamped a bubble design in Versamagic green chalk ink. Stamped the word 'Wish' in black Archival ink and further decorated with black Enamel accents and a mini gem.

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

Sid xx

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Bloom ......


This Summery tag was made for a monthly swap over on UK Stampers Forum ....

I started with a white card base trimmed to size.  This was covered in a selection of papers which were stamped with a swirl in red Memento ink.

The main image (Elusive Images) was tamped in Archival black, coloured with Distress inks and a water-brush, trimmed out and applied as shown. The word 'bloom' was stamped at the base in Archival black ink.

The eyelet was added with the Crop-a-Dile and a piece of red spotty ribbon was stapled through.  The tag was edged in red Versamagic chalk ink to finish.

If you would like to take part in the swap click HERE to go to the Forum and join .... it's free & fun !!!

Sid xx

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