Thursday, May 30, 2019

Singing .....

This tag has been made for a swap over on UK Stampers Forum .....

The base tag is made from white card background coloured with Distress Inks in Peeled Paint & Frayed Burlap smooshed to provide the effect seen.

The bird was stamped in Versamark ink on more white card which was heat embossed with fine black embossing powder.  The bird was coloured with watercolour brushpens and mixed with a waterbrush before trimming out.

The leaves were die-cut from green gingham print paper and the bough stamped in Aged Mahogany and die-cut.  The bough, leaves and bird were stuck in place as shown.

Two strips of Washi tape were added, top & bottom, and the tag was edged in brown Versamagic chalk ink.  The sentiment was stamped in Versafine black ink on cream card which was trimmed and matted on mauve card before adding on foam pads.  I added an eyelet with the crop-a-dile and threaded through with purple glitter ribbon to finish.

Sid xx

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Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Leafy Bough .....

Made this mailart postcard for a monthly swap over on UK Stampers Forum  ....

Started with a white 6 x 4 inch piece of card and created a background with Brushos & Distress Oxide ink.  Applied a strip of green Washi Tape as shown.

The die-cut tree panel was stamped in yellow, green & brown Impress dye inks with some additional gold pen and green Posca.  The panel was edged in yellow ink and applied as shown.

The punched butterflies were made from an acrylic painted background and were embellished with Posca pen and applied as shown.  The sentiment was stamped in black Versafine ink and edged with Posca and reads 'Keep a green bough in your heart and perhaps a singing bird will come'  The whole postcard was edged in yellow ink and a fine squiggly line was applied around its perimeter to finish.

This will travel 'naked' through the postal system so I gave it a spray coat of Acrylic matt sealer to protect.

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Sid xx

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Saturday, May 25, 2019

Hugs ....

This card is made on a white card blank and has a raised die-cut panel embellished with die-cut flowers.

Some of the flowers are made from watercolour paper, coloured with watercolours, some on watercoloured metallic kraft paper and one on watercoloured matte gold card.

The sentiment is stamped in black Versafine ink and it has 3 blue/violet sequins added to finish ...

Have a fabulous Bank Holiday weekend !

Sid xx

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Friday, May 24, 2019

Eye, Eye, Eye .....

These 3 ATC's were made for this month swap over on UK Stampers Forum ..... in the theme of 'The Eyes Have It' .....

They are made with printed papers, heat embossing, stamped images & brads.  The bases are made from corrugated packaging which I have re-cycled.

The main image (Teesha Moore) has been stamped in Memento black ink and coloured with Copic markers.  I have outlined the eyes with silver pen and infilled with Glossy Accents before mounting on foam pads. The background is on printed text paper which has been stamped in Versafine ink and heat embossed with Moonglow embossing powder. A brad was added, doodling along the edge with purple Posca pen and edging with gold Krylon pen.

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Sid xx

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Thursday, May 23, 2019

Wine .....

This humorous card is made for the 'Less Is More' Challenge for May 2019 whose theme is 'Beverages' ....

It is on a 4 x 4 inch white card base.  I have water-coloured the front of the card with Distress inks and a waterbrush.  The words are stamped in Archival black ink with a couple of dimensional stickers and images to embellish....

Think it is rather reflective of my style of cooking too .....

Sid xx

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Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Love you ....

Made a 4 x 6 'Love You' card from a selection of desktop items that were close to hand ....

Started with a blue Distress Stain stencilled background which I stamped with some birds in Versafine black ink.  I also added some silver marks with a pen.  This was trimmed and matted onto black card and stuck in place on a white card blank.

The figures were stamped on watercolour paper previously coloured with watercolour brushmarkers, trimmed out and applied on foam pads.

The 'Love' was die-cut from pink paper and the 'YOU' stamped in Versafine black ink.

I added a blue paper flower and three flat metallic pink sequins to finish.

Sid xx

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Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Prickles .....

Just finished a crochet cactus project contained in a real terracotta pot.

The main cactus was made as one piece in two colours of cotton DK yarn and sewn together before being stuffed firmly with polyester fibres.  The flower and its centre were then made and sewn together.

The soil was crocheted using amigurumi methodology and also firmly stuffed.  All components were then assembled to produce the Cactus.

Beauty is it has no prickles, needs no care and can be used as a pin cushion !

Sid xx

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Thursday, May 09, 2019

Fantasy .....

Another card made with a Brusho background on watercolour paper ....

I used a white 6 x 4 inch card blank and cut a piece of watercolour paper slightly smaller. Now time to get messy .....

I first wet the watercolour paper with water from an spray bottle and then sprinkled Brusho crystals in Violet, Sea Green & Turquoise allowing the colours to develop.  I used a waterbrush to spread the colour to suit and when happy dried with a heat gun.

I then stamped the card with a couple of silhouette fairy stamps and some 'heart' grass using Versafine Onyx Black ink and dried with the heat gun.  I then used a white Posca marker to make highlights as if to mimic a moonlit scene.  The apertures in the wings were glittered with crystal Stickles and some spots in Posca and in Stickles added.

To finish I edged with more Posca , sprayed with acrylic sealer and stuck the design onto the card blank adding a stamped sentiment edged in black on foam pads.

Sid xx

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Wednesday, May 08, 2019

Loved ....

Made this greetings card on a Brusho background on watercolour card ......

The stamps were stamped in Archival black ink and coloured with watercolour brushpens and highlighted with white Posca marker.

The image was matted onto moss green and black card and then added to a 6 x 6 inch white card blank.

The greeting was stamped in Versafine black, edged with crimson ink and applied as shown on foam pads.  Finishing touch was to add 3 pink sequins.

This card is available to purchase in my Etsy Shop - Harpies Crafty Corner .... click HERE to go there !

Sid xx

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Tuesday, May 07, 2019

Abstract ......

Made a set of Abstract design Inchies for a swap this month in UK Stampers Forum ....

Decided on a background made with Distress Oxides onto re-cycled packaging which was punched into 1 inch squares.  These were stamped onto with a variety of stamps in Versamark ink and various Moonglow embossing powders and the design built up with successive layers.

Each Inchie was embellished with a royal blue crystal and each was edged in 18ct gold Krylon pen.

If you fancy joining in with our monthly swaps click HERE to go to join the Forum .... it's Free, Friendly & Fun !!!

Sid xx

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Friday, May 03, 2019

Walking .....

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

I used die-cut 2.5 inch card circles mad from re-cycled packaging and use Distress inks to make a background.

I then stamped the swirls, chicken wire & butterflies in black Memento ink, colouring with alcohol inks.

I then added some gold gilding flakes over Quickie glue pen and added a sequin.  The Butterflies were highlighted with Glossy Accents.  Each Coin was edged in Versamagic chalk ink to finish.

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Sid xx

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