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Tuesday, August 03, 2021

Numbers ......


Here are a set of 1 x 1 inch square Inchies made for a swap over on UK Stampers Forum ....

I used re-cycled food packaging as the base and a punch. I then used an embossing folder and embossed some silver mirri board again punching out. This was overlayed on the bases.

I then stamped a strip of printed paper with red Stazon and trimmed off squares applying to the centre of each Inchie. They were edged with black Posca pen. A vellum number was added along with a red adhesive gem.

The Inchies were finished with a surround of red Sharpie pen .......

Sid xx

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Blues .....

 



I was honoured to have been chosen as the overall winner  in May 2021 on the Less Is More Challenge Blog ... I have also been invited to be Guest Designer for todays make ......



My card creation started life with a 5 x 7 inch pale blue card blank ...... I then die-cut two mid-blue card squares and rounded the corners. These were stamped in Versamark with a butterfly stamp and heat embossed with dark blue Moonglow mica embossing powder, I added some spots of white Posca pen on the wings. These were matted onto black card and again corner rounded.

They were mounted  (overlapping) on foam pads. The sentiment was stamped in black Versafine on white card and matted on black card to edge added to the card front to finish.

Sid xx


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Monday, August 02, 2021

Music .....


Here are a set of Twinchies in the theme of 'Musical' made for a swap over on UK Stampers Forum .....

The bases are made from re-cycled food packaging and cut to 2 x 2 inches. They have been covered with a Gelli printed paper and decorated with piano woven tape, Washi tape & stamping.

I have used a Posca pen to add some dots and purple adhesive gems. The word is printed with a label printer and each Twinchie is edged with purple Versamagic chalk ink.

Sid xx

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Sunday, August 01, 2021

Captivating......


Another ATC made to trade .....

Base layer is re-cycled food packaging covered with a background made with acrylic paints and stencils on a Gelli plate.

The butterfly is hand-drawn with Micron pen and coloured with watercolours and a waterbrush. Some spatters with white pen and black Posca pens and an edging with blue Versafine Clair ink and a sentiment made from Washi tape finish the card ......

Sid xx

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Saturday, July 31, 2021

Amazing .....


Made an insect Artist Trading Card to trade .......

The background is made from washes on paper with a re-cycled food packaging base.....

I have stamped some butterflies etc. in Archival sepia ink. Also a collaged flower and some printed letters edged with white Posca ....

The squiggly dragonfly was hand drawn with a black Micron pen, trimmed out and watercoloured with washes in blue and green. It has been mounted on foam pads to add depth and its antenna and body drawn in with Posca Markers.

The ATC has been edged with blue Versafine Clair ink to finish ....

Sid xx

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Friday, July 30, 2021

Transforming ......


An ATC made to trade ....

The base is re-cycled food packaging cut to 3.5 x 2.5 inches & covered in black card.

All decoration is hand-drawn with Acrylograph pens. The butterfly is also hand-drawn and watercoloured with a waterbrush.

A piece of Washi tape was added at the top before mounting the butterfly on foam pads. A little yellow stickles was added on the butterflies spots and the word cut from Washi tape. The ATC was edged in Versamagic chalk ink to finish .....

Sid xx

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Thursday, July 29, 2021

Congrats ......


This card has been made for the Less Is More Challenge Blog ......


I used a stamp from AAll & Create which was stamped on a piece of white card and coloured with Distress Ink washes and a waterbrush. This was then die-cut with a frame die. The frame was mounted on black card and applied centrally onto the card blank. The cut-outs were then overlayed on foam pads to show the black card at the edges.

The word was stamped in Versafine black ink and die-cut before being stuck in place on the card to finish .....

Sid xx



 

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Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Dream .....


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

I used a piece of greyboard as the base and cut to 6 x 4 inches. I then cut a piece of white card and embossed through an embossing folder after inking one side with Versamark ink. I then heat embossed with clear embossing powder to form a resist and applied Distress inks direct to paper over the non-embossed words.

I then stamped a frame in Archival black several times and stamped a flower in red Stazon. The card was applied to the base and edged with dark blue Versamagic Chalk ink.

The postcard was then sprayed with matt acrylic sealer to protect through the post as it will travel 'naked' through the post to its recipient .....

Sid xx

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Focus ......


An Artist Trading Card to trade .......

The base is made from re-cycled food packaging covered with a piece of Brusho coloured watercolour card. The background was stamped with Versafine black ink and a circle scribble stamp.

The circled were die-cut from white card and some were heat embossed with a red/gold embossing powder and some from embossed triangle card. These were applied as shown with some overlapping.

Extra decoration using gold and red pens were added and the ATC edged with gold Krylon pen. The word was cut from Washi tape and edged on two sides with gold pen to finish .....

Sid xx

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Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Alive .....


An Artist Trading Coin made to trade ......

The base is a piece of re-cycled food packaging cut to 3.5 x 2.5 inches. This was covered with some dark turquoise card which has been stamped with Versafine Clair ink in green and blue. The stars have been infilled with liquid chrome pen. Some white Posca lines and dots were added.

The main image (Janet Klein) was stamped in Versafine black ink and heat embossed with clear embossing powder before trimming out and applying as shown on the background.

The hat was cut from Washi tape covered card and added on foam pads. Some Inktense black pencil was added and spread with a waterbrush to add shadow.

Finally some pink printed tulips were added as shown and the Washi tape word was edged with more white Posca pen .....

Sid xx

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Monday, July 26, 2021

Bird ......


Another ATC made to trade with a Lynne Perrella image ....

The base is re-cycled food packaging covered with some textured hand coloured fiber paper. The image has been stamped in Archival black ink, coloured with Distress ink washes, Posca and Acrylograph pens. Some Glossy Accents are added to the hair.

The ATC is edged with Posca and metallic marker along with the 4 eggs. There is a metal paper clip at the base .....

Sid xx

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Sunday, July 25, 2021

Amphropomorphic .......


An Artist Trading Card made to trade using an old Zetti stamp .....

The card base is re-cycled food packaging covered with a hand printed paper. The Zetti 'thing' is stamped in Versafine black ink and heat embossed with clear embossing powder. It has been trimmed out, edged in black ink and coloured with Sharpies and Acrylograph pen.

The green circles are cut from Washi tape and the card is edged with black posca squiggly line ....

Sid xx

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Saturday, July 24, 2021

Stars ......


Another ATC made for trading with a Lynne Perrella stamp ......

This one is on a re-cycled food packaging base measuring 2.5 x 3.5 inches. It is covered with printed and embossed spotty paper.

The image has been trimmed out and coloured with Distress ink washes and a waterpen. I have used Posca markers to highlight some of the spots, numbers and eyes. The coloured image has been applied to the base and edged in purple Versamagic chalk ink.

Two glittered chipboard stars finish the ATC .....

Sid xx

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Friday, July 23, 2021

Blues .....


An Artist Trading Card made using a Lynne Perrella image .....

The background is made with Brushos on watercolour paper which has been stamped with Archival sepia ink.

A piece of oriental printed fibre paper has a torn edge and adds extra texture to the card. The image of the heart girl was stamped and coloured with Distress Ink washes and Posca pen. Thanks Denise for the image ! It was mounted on black card and applied on foam pads. Some blue craft wire was added around the heart.

Finally the ATC was edged with black Posca to finish .....

Sid xx

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Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Flower ......


An Artist Trading Coin made to trade ......

The background is a blue Distress ink wash, the stamp (Judikins) was stamped in Versafine black ink and heat embossed with clear embossing powder. It has been coloured with Acrylograph & Posca pens.

The Coin has been edged with dark green mica embossing powder applied with Versamark ink.

I have added some dots of stickles glitter glue and a Washi tape word (Mama Makes) to finish .....

Sid xx

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Saturday, July 17, 2021

Carol......

Made a card using a very old Judi-kins 'Carols Cube' wood mounted stamp ..... I used a 5 x 5 inch white card as the base.

I stamped the frame in Versamark black ink on white card and trimmed this out. The green matt was stamped in green Versamark Clair and trimmed out to fit the centre. This was then mounted on black card. Another matt was made and also mounted on black card. The daisy was stamped in Versafine black and coloured with Distress ink washes with a Glossy accents centre. The flower was trimmed out.

The words are from Washi tape by Mama Makes, applied on white card and matted on black.

The card was assembled with the daisy on foam pads and the sentiment on foam pads. Three green sequins were added to finish the card.

Sid xx
 

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Thursday, July 15, 2021

Dreamy ......


Made an ATC for trading ......

I used a piece of re-cycled food packaging cut to 3.5 x 2.5 inches and covered this with some printed paper.

I die-cut the flower from watercolour card and coloured the main image and also the cut-outs with washes of Distress Ink applying to the base and re-applying the off-cuts. It was edged with Inktense black and a waterbrush to give depth.

I stamped some spotty circles in pink Distress Oxide and also some Acrylograph pen. The ATC was edged in pink Versamagic chalk ink.

The sentiment was added as a piece of Washi tape ......

Sid xx

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Tuesday, July 13, 2021

Saying ........


Made a card for a Challenge over on Country View Crafts Blog ..... the theme is 'Use A Stencil Or Two', so that's exactly what I have done ...

The background was made with a Gelli plate and two Carabelle Sudios stencils with green, brown and turquoise paints. I have edged this in brown Versamagic chalk ink and matted onto turquoise card adding spots of green Posca pen to the edge. This was again matted onto Kraft card and black card. I have used a white Posca to enhance some of the stencilled shapes and added some torn stripy Washi tape. Four brads in green and turquoise were added bottom right as shown. The matted layers were then added to a 6 x 6 inch white card base.

I then chose a TH Paper Doll and edged with black ink .... colouring the dicky bow in turquoise Copic marker. This was added on foam pads and grounded on more Washi tape.

The sentiment was stamped in Versafine black on white card, die-cut and mounted on more turquoise card before adding as shown to finish the card ......

Sid xx


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Monday, July 12, 2021

Bright .......


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

I used a 5 x 7 inch white card blank as the base and cut and matted some papers in lime green and yellow. I then di-cut some of TH Wildflowers in orange, purple and yellow and these were added to the matts.

The sentiment was stamped in Versafine black ink onto more paper, mounted on white card and die-cut into a circle which was mounted on foam pads as shown.

I then added four contrasting sequins to finish the card ......

Sid xx

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Sunday, July 11, 2021

Christmas .....


Made this card for the Less Is More Challenge ....... I wanted to use traditional Christmas colours on this .......


I used a 4 x 4 inch white card blank as the base and die-cut a slightly smaller stitched edge square in white card.

I then took some more white card and covered in AAll & Create Washi tape, die-cutting a tree design and backing with red card. I then die-cut a stitched edge star from gold glitter card.

The sentiment was stamped in Versafine black and backed with more red card.

The tree was attached to the square matt along with the star and sentiment and the matt applied to the card base on foam pads to finish the card .....

Sid xx

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Friday, July 09, 2021

Monogram .....


Made this card for a Challenge over on the Less Is More blog ......


This is a one layer card ....... I used a frame stamp and stamped centrally on a 5 x 5 inch white card blank in Versafine black. I then used purple Versafine Clair to stamp my initials centrally within the frame.

I have then used a Gold pen and some Acrylograph pens to enhance the frame and letters.

That's it .....

Sid xx



 

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Thursday, July 08, 2021

Circles .....


A set of Artist Trading Coins made for a monthly swap over on UK Stampers Forum .......

The bases are all die-cut from recycled food packaging. The bases are Gelli plate prints with decorations of stamping, die-cuts, paint pens, sequins and gems ....

Sid xx

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Wednesday, July 07, 2021

Magical .....


A simple collaged Birthday card ....

Made on a 5 x 5 inch white card base. I cut a black matt and a smaller red matt from card. They were layered to form a black border. I die-cut the white circle and also the circle from corrugated card along with the mini envelope from music paper !

I applied a brown Kraft strip as shown and the applied the white circle. The envelope was applied as shown on foam pads. The butterfly was stamped in Versafine black ink and die cut applying with it's wings elevated.

The sentiment was stamped in Versafine black and die-cut, applied on foam pads. The matts were then applied to the card front and three black glossy dots applied to finish .....

Sid xx

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Tuesday, July 06, 2021

Fresh .....


Made a set of fruity ATC's for a swap in the theme of 'Fresh' over on UK Stampers Forum ......

Thought these fruity citrus slices looked very fresh indeed. I used a base of re-cycled food packaging cut to 2.5 x 3.5 inches. I then covered these with coloured card stamped with contrasting coloured slices with Archival inks ....

The main slices were stamped in Memento inks and trimmed out before adding Glossy Accents. They were added on foam pads.

The words were stamped with Versafine black ink, trimmed out, applied direct and edged with black Posca pen. Each ATC was edged with Versamagic Chalk Ink and a set of dots added around with the Posca pen.

Sid xx

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Monday, July 05, 2021

Zig-Zag ......


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

The backgrounds are printed papers, with stamping and collaged elements also including a mini sparkly gem and Washi tape.  Each has been edged with gold heat embossing .....

Sid xx

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Thursday, June 24, 2021

Dreams .....


Here is a mailart postcard made for a swap over on UK Stampers Forum ........

The background (6 x 4) is made with spray inks on white card and I have used a set of PaperArtsy stamps with Distress Oxides to make the design. The words were stamped in black Archival ink. Some Posca pen in yellow and white was added.

The background has been mounted on greyboard for strength and edged with Krylon gold pen. It will travel to it's new owner naked through the post so I have teated with matt acrylic sealer to protect from the rigours of the postal service ......

Sid xx

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Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Inchies .....


This card was made for a Challenge over on Lost Coast Designs & Carmen's Veranda where you are Challenged to make a card with inchies/twinchies .....



I stamped a Crafty Individuals floral stamp CI-411 on white card in Versafine black ink and heat embossed with clear embossing powder. This was then coloured with Distress Ink washes.

I then punched 6 x 1x1 inch squares from the image and edged with Gold Krylon pen. They were then arranged on a white card matt but mixed up into a different order producing a different design.

They were mounted on foam pads and the matt egded with more Krylon pen. This matt was matted again on black card with more edging to finish the card .....

Sid xx

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Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Focus .....


Made a card with some old Cherry Pie stamps .....

The Girl (Julia) was stamped in grey Memento ink on white card and was heat embossed with clear embossing powder. She was trimmed out, watercoloured and layered on pink card.

I chose some floral paper and trimmed a matt from this and a larger matt from pink card. The plate was printed and applied onto the floral layer as shown. The girl was applied over this on foam pads.

The words were stamped in Versafine black ink, layered on pink card and applied on foam pads.

I then applied the matt onto a 5 x 5 inch white card blank. Three sequins were applied to finish the card.....

Sid xx

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Monday, June 21, 2021

Mad .......


There is a Challenge over on UK Stampers Forum to celebrate 'Alice Day' which is a celebration of all things 'Alice In Wonderland' by Lewis Carroll. It's on 3rd July this year ......

I made this card as my entry, I cut 4 matts from black, red and white card. I stamped the teapot and cup & saucer a few times and trimmed out applying around the edge of the red matt.

I stamped the Mad Hatter in Versafine black ink and trimmed him out, colouring with watercolour brushpens and applying on the white matt on foam pads.

The word was also stamped in Versafine black, matted on black and also applied to the white matt.

The layers were assembled with the central image also applied on foam pads. The whole was then added to a white card blank to finish .....

Sid xx

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Friday, June 18, 2021

Astonish ....


Made this panel to celebrate 100 Challenges from Country View Crafts .... Congratulations, that's quite an achievement ....

I was inspired by Corrie Herriman with her grungy tag ....

The base is greyboard. The front matt was made from TH Tissue tape over card, sprayed with stains, stamped with stars in Black Archival. The next matt is brown Kraft card stamped with random writing in sepia Archival ink. I have added some gold screw-head brads. The word is Washi tape (AAll & Create) mounted on Kraft and applied on foam pads.

The numbers are die-cut and also mounted on foam pads. I have added a number of crystal dots to finish ....

Sid xx

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Thursday, June 17, 2021

Thoughts .....


A Binocular wishes card .... definitely in an orange and yellow phase at the moment .....

I used a white card blank as the base. I then cut a matt from some wood effect paper, a matt from printed paper from Crafty Individuals and a matt from black card.

I then stamped the binoculars (Aall & Create) in Archival black onto the wood effect paper and again on white card in Versafine black.... this was heat embossed with clear embossing powder and trimmed out. The binoculars were treated with liquid chrome metallic pen from Molotow.

I die-cut the daisies and centred each with a yellow sparkly cabochon and coloured a strip of watercolour card from the spine of a watercolour pad.

I then layered the matts and applied to the card base. I added some orange Posca pen lines to the base.

The binoculars ( on foam pads) the watercolour strip and daisies were then applied to the card as shown.

The card was finished with a sentiment stamped on white card and die-cut to finish ....

Sid xx

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Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Birthday .....


Made a sweet Birthday card honey !!! 

I coloured some card with yellow and orange mica sprays and then die-cut the honeycomb designs on two sides of a square ... this was edged with black Versamagic Chalk ink.

I then die-cut the leaves and flowers design (AAll & Create) from black card and added as seen.

I stamped the bee in Versafine black ink and heat embossed with clear embossing powder and trimmed out. It was coloured with an orange Posca pen and treated with Glossy Accents. The sentiment was stamped in Versafine black ink and die-cut out before mounting on black card and trimming.

I selected a background paper for behind and matted this on more black card edging with dots using a Yellow Posca pen.

The card was assembled on a 5 x 5 inch white card blank using foam pads to finish ....

Sid xx

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Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Original ......


Made a tag with some old PaperArtsy stamps ....

The background is a Gelli print made with acrylic paints and stencil. Trimmed to size.

The flower and medallion were stamped in Versafine black ink on white card and subsequently heat embossed with clear embossing powder. They were coloured with watercolours made from Adirondak inks and a waterbrush. They were trimmed out.

The tag was decorated with Washi tape, gold pen and Posca pens I stapled some gold and black bakers twine to the top to finish.

Sid xx

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Monday, June 14, 2021

Friends .....


This card has been made for a Challenge on the Less Is More Challenge blog .....


I used a set of inchie friendship stamps and stamped these in Archival pale blue ink on white card. They were then punched out and edged with black Posca marker before colouring some elements with yellow watercolour brushpen.

The panel was die-cut from hammered yellow card and edged with pale blue Versamagic chalk ink. The inchies were then mounted centrally on this panel on foam pads.

The words were stamped in Versafine black ink on white card and matted onto the same yellow card.

The panel was applied centrally on a white 5 x 5 inch card blank and the words applied as shown to finish the card .....

Sid xx


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Sunday, June 13, 2021

Summer ......


Made a clean and simple card card for an 'It's Summer' Challenge over on UK Stampers Forum with a prize from 'That's Crafty'.....

I used a 6 x 6 inch square white card base ...... I then die-cut a stitched aperture into a smaller white matt and edged this with yellow Versamagic chalk ink. This was applied on foam pads over a larger blue card matt which was edged in black.

The stamps (Beth Hughes) were stamped in Versafine black on white card which was then heat embossed with clear embossing powder. They were coloured with Acrylograph pens and trimmed out.

The main sunflower panel was added within the aperture, the birdy with cherries onto the aperture matt and the sentiment direct after matting on more of the blue card. The finished panel was then applied direct to the card blank to finish ....

If you would like to join the only dedicated Forum for stamping click the link above !

Sid xx

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Wednesday, June 09, 2021

Trilbys ........


Made a card using the 'Trilby Cats' stamp and sentiment from Crafty Individuals ........

I started with a 5 x 7 inch white card blank and cut a matt from black card which was die-cut with a stitched oval die. This was backed with some 'Wonderfully Weathered' background paper. a piece of the paper was also stuck to card and three stitched edge stars die-cut from this. The black oval was then matted on pale blue and green card to frame.

The main image was stamped in Versafine black ink and heat embossed with clear embossing powder, the cats were trimmed from the background and coloured with green and turquoise Posca pens with some small green adhesive gems added to highlight. I wanted to keep them almost monochrome. I also added some white posca to the cats eyes !

The sentiment was stamped in Versafine black on a white die-cut label and heat embossed. The cats were grounded on AAll & Create Washi tape and added on foam pads along with the sentiment and stars.

The matt was then added to the card base to finish the card .....

Sid xx

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Tuesday, June 08, 2021

Rebel ......


A card made with AAll & Create stamps & Washi tape ......

I took a white card panel and stamped the main stamp in black Versafine, I then stamped the same image three tmes in different colours and then selectively die-cut some triangles of selective areas ... these were edged with black and arranged over the base image some on foam pads. I also added some small, black adhesive gems to the triangles.

I also stamped some stitched circles in yellow and coloured with yellow Inktense pencil and a waterbrush. I spattered some metallic gold marks on the background.

Some Washi tapes were added before the main was then mounted on black card to leave a fine border.

Sid xx

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Saturday, June 05, 2021

Dancer ......


Made this card for the Less Is More Challenge ....... demonstrating my favourite technique which is 'Watercoloring' ....


I used a white card blank as the base.

I then die-cut a stitched edge square from smooth watercolour card and stamped the dancer in Versafine black ink. I then watercoloured the image as shown. The matt was then layered onto black card to form a border.

Similarly the sentiment was stamped, trimmed and layered.

The two elements were then added to the card base, the sentiment on foam pads to finish the card .....

Sid xx

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Tuesday, June 01, 2021

Inchies .......


Here are a set of Inchies made for a swap over on UK Stampers Forum ....

The based were punched to 1 x 1 inches from re-cycled packaging and covered with some Gelli Printed background. Each inchie was then stamped with a swirly stamp and Versamark ink before heat embossing with gold embossing powder. Each was then edged with 24ct gold Krylon pen.

Two metallic gems and a sentiment were then added to finish the Inchies .....

Sid xx

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Monday, May 31, 2021

Shine ......


Made a card featuring Cicadas ....... a bit unusual .....

I used a white card blank as the base.

The background is a Gelli print which was trimmed to take the main Cicada. This was then mounted on black card to form a frame. Some Washi tape was added along with the Washi word (AAll & Create)

I then trimmed some pink Angelina fibre sheet and added some sparkly background frames to the Gelli print.

I then die-cut the Cicada (Tim Holtz - Sizzix) from Washi tape covered card and backed this with the same Angelina fibres. I also die-cut two more from clear shrink plastic and shrunk these, colouring with Copic markers.

The main Cicada was added as shown and the two shrink plastic Cicadas on foam pads to finish .....

Sid xx

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Sunday, May 30, 2021

Fabulous .....


A long thin fantasy card .....

I used a white card base and coloured a background with Distress Oxide washes. This was stamped with a variety of stamps, some from AAll & Create in Versafine black ink, Archival sepia and added torn Washi and a flower made from Washi tape.

I have used paint pens to add elements and a quote from Dylusions. The panel was mounted on foam pads to finish the card .....

Sid xx

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Saturday, May 29, 2021

Journey ......


Made a card using an AAll & Create stamp ......

I used a large white card blank as the base. The image was stamped twice on white card with Versafine black ink and heat embossed with clear embossing powder. The bird was trimmed out from one of the images.

The background was made with Distress Oxides, water spray and a stamp. Some Washi tape was applied around the image and a pink Distress ink wash was applied to the flowers along with some Chrome mirror ink highlights. The bird was coloured with Distress Ink watercolours and Glossy Accents added to it's breast and eye. The bird was added on foam pads over the original image. The ssentiment is Washi tape applied on self adhesive foam.

The matt was given a surround of black card and this was then added to the card base to finish ....

Sid xx

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