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Wednesday, May 22, 2024


Made an Artist Trading Card for a Challenge in Crafty Individuals Facebook Group where the theme is 'Winged Things' ......

I cut the base from re-cycled food packaging and cut the background paper to the same size featuring some blue wood effect (Crafty Individuals). This was then stamped with Versafine black ink and this was heat embossed with clear embossing powder.

I then stamped again in the same ink on white card, again heat embossing with clear embossing powder. Just the birdie was trimmed out and the body coloured with blue Distress Ink wash. This was then applied on foam pads over the original image.

I decorated the hearts and leaves with dots of Posca marker in red and green.

The ATC was edged with red Versamagic chalk ink and finished with some self adhesive letters spelling the work 'fly' ... these were edged with black Micron pen .....

Sid xx

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Thursday, May 16, 2024

Take Flight ......


I made a card for a monthly challenge over on 'Crafty Individuals' Facebook Group ....... the theme this month is 'Winged Things' .....

I selected a 6 x 6 inch white cardblank as the base. I then selected some printed text paper and matted this on black card to provide a thin border. This was added to another piece of printed paper (Crafty Individuals).

Next I die-cut a motive (AAll & Create) from more black card, trimmed out and applied two pieces over the text paper infilling some areas with paint marker in green and pink as shown.

I then selected a bird and apple stamp (Crafty Individuals) which was stamped in Versafine black ink and was heat embossed with clear embossing powder. The image was trimmed out and edged with black ink. I then coloured this with Distress Ink washes and a waterbrush. The apples and leaves were treated with Glossy Accents.

The words were stamped in Versafine Black ink, heat embossed and die-cut.

The layers were added to the card front, the bird added on foam pads and the sentiment stuck in place along with three metallic gold cabochons to finish the card .....

Sid xx

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Wednesday, May 15, 2024

Inventor .....


Made a decorated Tag for a swap over on UK Stampers Forum .......

The tag base was cut from re-cycled food packaging.

Decided on lightly steampunk design. I chose some printed background paper from (Crafty Individuals) featuring some light blue wood. and stamped a key stamp from (Chocolate Baroque) with Versamark Ink and heat embossed with gold embossing powder.

I then chose the gentleman stamp (Darkroom Door) and stamped in Versafine black ink, heat embossing with clear embossing powder and trimming out. The compass (Darkroom Door) was stamped in blue Versafine Clair ink and trimmed out. The word (Darkroom Door) was also stamped in Versafine black ink on white card, trimmed and applied to black card to form a border.

The background was added to the base and a piece of torn Washi tape (Aall & Create) was added on the right.

The gentleman and compass were added as shown along with the word. The tag was edged in Krylon Gold pen. I added a gold eyelet with the Crop-a-Dile and tied through with some thin gold ribbon to finish ......

Sid xx

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Tuesday, May 14, 2024

Music ......


A set of Artist Trading Cards, made for a swap over on UK Stampers Forum in the theme of 'Music to my Ears' .....

The bases were cut to 2.5 x 3.5 inches from re-cycled food packaging. I then chose a Gelli plate background and trimmed 3 pieces to size.

I then stamped with a music score stamp in black Versafine ink across each  ATC half way down. I then added the Treble Clef stamp inked with Versamark ink and heat embossed with white embossing powder as shown.

I then used another music stamp and stamped randomly in Archival sepia ink. The phrase was then stamped in Versafine black ink on white card and trimmed out before edging with Krylon Gold pen.

The backgrounds were added to the bases, edged with more Krylon gold pen and the phrases were added as show on foam pads to finish ......

Sid xx 


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Monday, May 13, 2024

Sunny ......


A set of 'Twinchies' made for a swap in UK Stampers Forum in the theme of 'Sunny Days' .....

I cut the backgrounds from re-cycled food packaging and then cut 4 2 x 2 inch squares from yellow cardstock. I chose a sun stamp and stamped centrally on each with orange Versafine Clair ink which was then heat embossed with clear embossing powder.

I then die-cut 4 circles from gold metallic paper and applied in the centres of each 'sun' image embellishing with dots with an orange Posca pen. The rays were also edged with a white Posca pen.

The decorated layer was applied to the card base and each was edged with Krylon gold pen to finish .....

Sid xx

 

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Thursday, May 09, 2024

No Otter .....


This Artist Trading Card was made for a Challenge sponsored by 'Crafty Individuals' over on UK Stampers Forum in the theme of 'Wild Animals' .... I used a set of magazine stamps designed by 'Crafty Individuals' ......

The base was cut to 2.5 x 3.5 inches from re-cycled food packaging. I then chose some printed paper and cut to size. It was stamped with a green leafy frond in dark green Versafine Clair. It was then attached to the base.

The otter was stamped in black Versafine ink on white card which was then heat embossed with clear embossing powder. It was trimmed out and edged in black ink before colouring with Distress ink washes in a couple of shades. It was attached as shown to the background..

The words were stamped in brown Versafine Clair in on white card which again was heat embossed with clear embossing powder. It was trimmed and colured with a green Distress Ink wash before applying as shown.

The ATC was finished by edging with Versamagic brown chalk ink .......

Sid xx

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Friday, May 03, 2024

Faces ......


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

The bases were die-cut from re-cycled food packaging and they were covered with some floral rose printed paper.

I stamped the face and surround in black Versafine ink and heat embossed with clear embossing powder. I then added some colour washes with Distress Inks and a water brush. I added an eye accent with fine white Posca pen.

Each Coins was then edged in dark pink Versamagic chalk ink to finish .....

Sid xx

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Thursday, May 02, 2024

Circles ......


A set of Inchies (1 x 1 inch decorated squares) made for a swap over on UK Stampers Forum ........

The bases were punched to size from re-cycled food packaging and were covered with some Gelli Printed background paper.

I then stamped with a dotty stamp in orange ink on some plastic circles and heat embossed with clear embossing powder. The circles were added to the centres of the Inchies and a yellow faceted adhesive dot added as shown.

I then used a green Posca marker and added dots, drew around the circles and edged to finish .....

Sid xx
 

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Wednesday, May 01, 2024

Florals .....

 


Made a decorated tag for a Challenge over on Country View Crafts Facebook page  in the theme of Flowers ....

The base was trimmed from re-cycled food packaging and was covered with some green printed paper .... I then used an AAll & Create stamp to add some background detail in sepia Archival Ink before adhering to the base.

The main floral image (AAll & Create) was stamped in black Versafine ink on white card and heat embossed with clear embossing powder. I then coloured the image with Distress Ink washes and added some glitter details with a Gelly Roll pen before trimming out and applying to the background. The die-cut word was added as shown.

I then added an eyelet with the crop-a-dile and tied through with some pretty pink ribbon to finish .....

Sid xx

Two torn strips of Washi tape were added and the tag edged with pink Posca pen.

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Thursday, April 25, 2024

Wild ......


Made an Artist Trading Card for a challenge over on Crafty Individuals Facebook Group page .........

The base is made from re-cycled food packaging. I then chose a printed card from Crafty Individuals and trimmed it down to fit the base. The card was edged in black ink.

I then took their stamp of two elephants (CI-562) and stamped in black Versafine ink on white card. This was then heat embossed with clear embossing powder. Just one of the elephants was trimmed out and coloured with Gelli roll pens in purple and pink. Leaving some area uncoloured. I then added a wash of grey made using black soot Distress Ink.

The elephant was then added as shown. The words came from a magazine freeby from CI and were stamped in dark green Versafine Clair ink on white card which was again heat embossed with clear embossing powder. This was trimmed and edged in black ink before applying on foam pads as show to finish the ATC .....

Sid xx

 

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Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Floral Collages Framed ......


A series of 4 mixed-media collages each measuring 12 x 12 cm. All are unique, textured, pastel coloured and use many different materials in their making. Click HERE to see this in my MadeMe shop - Artemis Handmade .....



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Click HERE to see in my shop .......

All come framed within a mount in a white deep box frame measuring 27 x 27 x 7 cm and can only be posted in the United Kingdom .....




Thanks for looking ......

Sid xx

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Monday, April 22, 2024

Flower .....


A decorated tag made for a swap over on UK Stampers Forum .......

The base was cut from re-cycled food packaging. I then chose a Gelli print background an applied this to the base. I then tore a piece of green printed paper and added as shown.

I also added a trimmed, coloured with alcohol inks through a stencil, piece at the bottom left over the torn paper. A strip of pink paper was added on the left along with a trimmed image of a flowering plant.

Some random stamping in black Versafine ink was added next along with some white posca pen dots on the strip.

The main image was stamped in more Versfaine black ink and the lips and eyes coloured with roller ball pens, finishing with Glossy Accents to ad a glaze before applying as shown.

The adhesive phrase was added next and the tag edged with violet Versamagic chalk ink. Finishing touches were to add an eyelet with the crop-a-dile and thread a piece of pink organza ribbon through ....

Sid xx

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Monday, April 15, 2024

Pinks & Browns .....

 


A set of Twinchies ( 2 x 2 inch decorated squares) made for a swap in UK Stampers Forum in the theme of 'Pinks & Browns' ...... they have a vintage look I think !

The bases were trimmed to size from re-cycled food packaging. I then chose some background paper in the colour theme and adhered this to the bases.

I then fussy cut some papers with flowers and edged with black ink before applying to the background. I then stamped some open dots and a flower in Archival sepia ink. The dots were infilled with some pink Posca pen along with the flowers.

The Twinchies were finished by edging in Memento rosebud ink along with some dots of pale pink glitter Nuvo drops .......

Sid xx

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Sunday, April 14, 2024

Cheep ......


A set of three Artist Trading Cards made for a swap over in UK Stampers Forum in the theme of 'Green & Orange' .....

The bases were cut to 2,5 x 3.5 inches from re-cycled food packaging. I then chose some lime green paper and trimmed this to fit. The backgrounds were then stamped in orange Archival ink with a flower stamp.

The layered birds were die-cut from a set by Tim Holtz/Sizzix assembled and applied as shown on the background.

I then applied some Washi tape with letters and words. The ATC's were finished by edging with orange Versamagic chalk ink .....

Sid xx

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Saturday, April 13, 2024

Cosmos ......


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

The bases were die-cut to 2.5 inches in diameter from re-cycled food packaging. I then stamped the moon on white card with Versafine black ink and heat embossed with clear embossing powder. These were die-cut and coloured with Posca markers before edging with purple Versamagic chalk ink.

I then made the background with a stencil and Distress Oxide inks applied with a brush. I then stamped the star in blue Archival ink. the backgrounds were then added to the bases. The moons were added and the self adhesive letter were placed and edged with black Micron pen.

Each of the Coins were edged in dark blue Versamagic chalk ink and were finished with 3 iridescent sequins stuck in place with glossy accents.......

Sid xx

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Wednesday, April 10, 2024

Inchies .....


A set of Inchies (1 x 1 inch decorated squares) made for a swap over on UK Stampers Forum ......

I punched 6 squares from re-cycled food packaging as the bases to give them strength. I then chose some patterned paper and punched this also. I then decorated the papers with a number of stamps in Archival inks to add a design.

The squares were then added to the bases and each edged with violet Versamagic chalk ink.

Each Inchie was finished by adding a black sparkly gem to the centres ....

Sid xx

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Thursday, April 04, 2024

Butterflies .....



A brand new handmade crystal butterfly pendant and chain in my shop - 'Artemis Handmade' - click HERE to have a look .....


It comes mounted in a silver bezel with an 18 inch snake chain. The colourful butterflies are trapped behind a real crystal glass cabochon ....

A beautiful gift idea or why not treat yourself ? With free UK postage ......

Thanks so much for looking .....

Sid xx


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Wednesday, March 27, 2024

Make Waves .....


A set of 4 'Twinchies' ..... 2 x 2 inch decorated squares made for a swap over on UK Stampers Forum in the theme of 'Making Waves'  ....

I used a 'Spin & Splash' background made with black glossy card and alcohol inks as the background and cut this to 2 x 2 inch squares. The bases were cut to the same size from re-cycled food packaging.

I then chose some Washi tape depicting waves and applied two torn strips to each Twinchie as shown.

I then stamped the fish in blue Archival ink on pink card and die-cut out applying dark blue chalk ink to the edges before adding as shown.

Each Twinchie was then edged with a blue metallic embossing powder to finish .....

Sid xx

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Tuesday, March 26, 2024

Wonderful ......


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

The bases were die-cut from re-cycled food packaging. I then used a Gelli printed background paper and stamped with an All & Create stamp in blue Distress Oxide ink.

The central image was stamped in Versafine black ink and heat embossed with clear embossing powder. I added yellow centres to the daisies with Posca pen. The backgrounds were added to the bases and edged with lavender Versamagic chalk ink.

Each Coin was embellished with 4 mauve self adhesive gems to finish .....

Sid xx

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Blue ......


A set of Inchies ( 1 x 1 inch decorated squares) made for a swap over on UK Stampers Forum .....

The bases were punched out of re-cycled food packaging and covered with some turquoise foiled  kraft paper. These were applied to the bases. I then used an inkblot stamp and blue archival ink to stamp each inchie.

I then added a piece of blue glitter Washi tape as shown before adding a printed letter to each, edged in black Sharpie pen.

The Inchies were finished by edging with dark blue Versamagic chalk ink .....

Sid xx

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Wednesday, March 13, 2024

Seashore Collection .....

This is a handmade pendant and chain from my 'Seashore' Collection ..... available in my online shop 'Artemis Handmade' .... please click to have a look !

 

It's one of over six inspired by the seashore each with it's own design and charm. Beautiful glittery shards encapsulated in a crystal clear resin .....

Thanks for your custom and for looking ....

Sid xx

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Thursday, February 29, 2024

Daffs .....


A set of Artist Trading Cards made for a swap over on UK Stampers Forum in the theme of 'Spring Flowers' .....

The bases were cut to 2.5 x 3.5 inches from re-cycled food packaging. I then cut the background from orange card. This was stamped along two edges with a leaf stamp in Versafine black ink. The backgrounds were added to the bases.

I then stamped an image of Daffodils onto white card in more Versafine black ink and coloured in with Posca markers. The frames were cut out and applied centrally to the backgrounds as shown.

Each ATC was edged in dark green with Versamagic chalk ink and some green dots added to the background decoration to finish .....

Sid xx

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Wednesday, February 28, 2024

Fiery ......


A set of 4 Twinchies - 2 x 2 inch decorated squares made for a swap over on UK Stampers Forum ......

The bases were cut from re-cycled food packaging and I chose a suitable printed paper and used this as the base with some stamping ....

I die-cut some flower and centres from more cardstock and decorated with yellow Posca pen.

The layer was added to the bases and each Twinchie was edged in Gold Krylon pen. The Twinchies were finished with 4 red adhesive gems .....

Sid xx

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Tuesday, February 27, 2024

Bows.....


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

The bases were die-cut from re-cycled food packaging and covered with some Gelli plate printed paper. This was then stamped in Archival sepia ink with a checkerboard design.

The stamped prints were then applied to the bases. I then die-cut a garland in various colours and applied along with flowers and a black bow as shown. I also added a couple of clear adhesive gems to each Coin.

The Coins were finished by edging with Versamagic Chalk Ink to finish .....

Sid xx

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Monday, February 26, 2024

Birdies ......

 

Made a set of 6 Inchies .... 1 x 1 inch decorated squares for a swap over on UK Stampers Forum ...

I punched the bases from re-cycled food packaging and selected some background papers to cover.

I then chose a birdie stamp and stamped the background in different colours of Archival ink. adding a small gem for the eyes. The wings are glittery too !

The stamped backgrounds were added to the bases and each edged with brown Versamagic chalk ink to finish .....

Sid xx

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Monday, January 29, 2024

Scarf .....

 

Featuring a fashionable handmade crochet scarf in my shop 'Artemis Handmade' - https://mademe.co.uk/product/scarf-crochet-blue-pink-graduated/ .... click link to view !

It is gently graduated from dark blue through Beige to Pink along its substantial length of  68 inches. Its width is 7 inches .....

Made from a yarn consisting of 55% pure Cotton & 45% Acrylic, it is soft and easy to wear and can be draped in lots of ways .....

A raised reversable shell pattern gives it special appeal and it comes with free UK postage .... loads more scarves in my shop too !

Thanks for looking

Sid xx

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Saturday, January 27, 2024

Pears......


A set of Twinchies made for a swap on UK Stampers Forum in the theme of 'Fruity Things' .......

The bases were cut to 2 x 2 inches square from re-cycled food packaging. I then selected some printed paper and trimmed to the same size. This was then stamped with a pear stamp in Versafine black ink. I added some yellow posca pen to highlight the centre seed area of the pear.

The word 'Pear' was added to each using adhesive stickers and these were edged with a black Micron pen.

The decorated papers were then added to the base and each Twinchie edged with dark blue Versamagic chalk ink.

I then added three black adhesive gems to each Twinchies to finish .......

Sid xx

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Friday, January 26, 2024

Heart ......


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

The bases were die-cut to 2.5 inches in diameter from re-cycled food packaging and these were covered with some Tim Holtz printed paper.

The heart outline (mama makes) was stamped in Versamark in and this was heat embossed with gold embossing powder. It was added to by adding some drawn elements in red Posca pen and a red adhesive gem.

The sentiment(mama makes) was then stamped as shown in Versafine black ink. Some flowers were die-cut from green card and applied as shown on each Coin and these were highlighted with green Sharpie pen.

The Coins were then finished by edging with dark green Versamagic chalk ink ....

Sid xx

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Saturday, January 13, 2024

Love ......


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

I punched the bases from re-cycled food packaging and also from some fuchsia coloured card to 1 x 1 inches.

I then stamped the florals in blue Archival ink, coloured with blue glitter pen and yellos Posca pen.

The words were stamped in versafine black ink. The decorated layer was added to the base and each Inchie edged with Yellow chalk ink to finish .....

Sid xx

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Thursday, January 11, 2024

New Year .......


 A set of Artist Trading Cards (ATC's) made for a swap over in UK Stampers Forum in the theme of '2024' .....

The bases were cut to 2.5 x 3.5 inches from re-cycled food packaging. I then chose some black and white daisy paper and cut this to the same size.

I then stamped the numbers in Versafine black ink and heat embossed this with clear embossing powder. The daisies were coloured with a brush and a wash of orange Distress ink as shown and some highlights added with a white Posca pen.

I then added some Bedazzles on Glossy Accents in the centres of the daisies to add shine and dimension.

Once dry I added the paper to the backgrounds and edged with peacock blue Versamagic chalk ink to finish ......

Sid xx

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