Friday, 27 September 2013

Autumn Leaves

This is a card I have made using the lovely Leaves stamp set from The Artistic Stamper.
I started by creating the background. I cut a square of smooth white card and used a Blending Tool to add the different coloured Distress Inks. I used Wild Honey, Rusty Hinge, Frayed Burlap and Walnut Stain Distress Inks. I then added small drop of water onto the background. Once dry I stamped the words and small leaves with a black Archival ink pad.

I scrunched up and then flattened out a piece of smooth white card before adding Frayed Burlap and Walnut Stain Distress ink. Once dry I stamped a selection of the large leaves from the Leaves stamp set again with black Archival ink pad.

I mounted the background onto a square of black card before adding to the card blank. I cut out the large leaves and added some flat and other with foam pad to the card blank.

I am also entering my card into this month's The Artistic Stamper Creative Team blog challenge. The theme is Autumn.

Thursday, 26 September 2013

Monday, 23 September 2013

Birthday candles

I have a birthday card to share with you today. I made the card for The Artistic Stamper shop first birthday last month.
I started by stamping the strip pattern onto white card using various coloured ink pads. The stamp I used was from The Artistic Stamper's Chevron Elements stamp set. I decorate the front and the back of the card so I cut out enough candles to cover both.
For the flame number I stamped the '1' stamp from The Artistic Stamper's Numerical Plate stamp set. I cut out a flame shaped template which I then drew around over the stamped numbers before cutting them out.

I stamped the sentiment onto the card with a black ink pad. The sentiment stamp is from the new Greetings stamp set.  I attached the front candles and frame with foam pads. The back candles I added with just glue. I drew in with wicks with a black fineliner. To finish I added some Stickles to the candles.

Sunday, 22 September 2013

Little Claire discount!

20% on the Little Claire website today only, Sunday 22nd September. Enjoy!

Thursday, 19 September 2013

Christmas Hoot!

A new blog post by me on Lisa B. Designs blog. It's a Christmas Hoot!

Wednesday, 18 September 2013

Wedding roses

Today I have a wedding card to share with you I recently made for my friend's wedding. The design was based on the make-n-take card I made for The Artistic Stamper shop's 1st birthday celebrations in August.
The card blank I used is a 148x148mm Elegance card from Craftwork Cards. I added a post-it note across the front of the card as a mask so I have a blank area for the sentiment. I stamped the Calligraphic Mat 11 background stamp all over the card with a London Fog Memento ink pad. I peeled off the post-it note and stamped the sentiment in Stormy Sky Distress ink.
I then stamped the beautiful roses also in Stormy Sky Distress ink. The roses stamps are from The Artistic Stampers Botanical 3 stamp set. Next I stamped the little butterflies. These are from the Encyclopaedia Botanica stamp set again from The Artistic Stamper. I stamped three additional butterflies onto smooth white card. I cut these out and added them to the front of the card. I only added glue to the bodies so I could bend the wings up. To finish I added Dimension Pearls to the butterflies bodies, and Stickles to the butterflies and roses.

Sunday, 15 September 2013

Little Claire blog challenge

A new blog challenge has started on Little Claire's blog. The theme of the challenge is Autumn and there's also a sketch to follow too. This is the challenge sketch...

This is the prize for the winning challenge card,

12 x 12 papers x 8 Bazzill card x 2
Little Claire A4 Die Cut Sheets x 3
Little Claire Christmas Concertina Tags (contains 10 tags)
Little Claire Concertina Tags – Light Blue, Marine Blue & White (1 each)
Little Claire ‘Mice in Squares’ stamp
For my DT card I used the, now retired, Family Ted stamp. I coloured the stamped image with ProMarkers. The sentiment was a peel-off also from Little Claire. The Kraft background papers is also from Little Claire.
For more details about the challenge and more DT cards pop over to Little Claire's blog.

Friday, 13 September 2013

Autumn Leaves

This is a card I have made for the The Artistic Stamper September Blog Challenge. The theme is Autumn. The lovely leaf stamp set I used for this card is the new Leaves stamp set from The Artistic Stamper.
To make this card I started my adding texture and colour to a shaped card blank. The spotty texture was created using Grunge Paste and Microbial stencil. Once this was dry I added a layer of Tinned Peas Fresco Finish paint. For the centre section of the card front I only added light watered down layer of paint. Once this was dry I lightly sanded the Grunge Paste. I also added Pearl Moon, Golden Light and Patina Gilding Wax.

I stamped the wording on the front of the card using Walnut Stain Distress Ink. The wording is also part of the Leaves stamp set. I then stamped a mixture of Leaves using a variety of Distress Inks onto cream card. I cut out each leaf. I drew a circle lightly in pencil onto the card by drawing around a circle die. I attached the smaller leaves to the card.

I attached the two larger leaves with foam pads. To finish I added small dots of Frayed Burlap Distress Stickles to the Grunge Paste dots.

Thursday, 12 September 2013

Pretty snowflake

New card from me today on Lisa B. Designs blog. A little sneak peek...

Friday, 6 September 2013

JOFY flowers

Something a little different for me today. This is a decorate chipboard panel I made for my aunt's birthday. I added a stand on the back as used it as a birthday card.
The stamps I used for this were PaperArtsy JOFY plate 12 which I bought from The Artistic Stamper. I have been wanting ('needing') these stamps for months and the time had finally come to buy them.
To make this panel I started by adding Grunge Paste to a chipboard panel through a stencil. The stencil I used were called Microbial and Cornflowers. I also added Grunge Paste straight to the chipboard and stamped a wet stamp from the JOFY set into the paste to added texture.

Once the Grunge Paste was dry I painted the panel with light cream, cream and green acrylic paints. When the paint was dry I stamped the beautiful JOFY flower stamp onto the panel with a Memento ink pad. This ink took a long time to dry so I think I should use a different ink pad in future.

I stamped the flowers again but onto smooth white card. I coloured the flower head with ProMarkers. I cut out the flowers heads and added them to the panel. Some of the heads I added two layers of card for a little extra dimension.
To finish the panel I added Stickles to the flowers and Golden Light Gilding Wax around the edges.

I was very please with the final piece and now looking forward to making some more. I am going on a JOFY workshop at The Artistic Stamper shop tomorrow so looking forward to learning new techniques.

Thursday, 5 September 2013

Floral Frenzy

A new blog post from me on Lisa B. Designs blog today, a Floral Frenzy!

Tuesday, 3 September 2013

Sketch for September

New sketch for September on my Craftwork Cards blog post today.  A little sneak peek of my cards...

Monday, 2 September 2013

Feed the Birds

The start of a new month means a new monthly Stamp Club set from Little Claire. This month's set is Feed the Birds. The set contains three image stamps and two sentiments.
These are two cards I made with the new stamp set. My first card I used a vintage colour scheme and design. I stamped the image with a brown Memento ink pad. I distress the edges of the card and image panel with Distress inks
For my second card I stamped the wording and border with a Tuxedo Black Memento ink pad. I coloured the stamped border with ProMarkers. I mounted the coloured panel onto squares of gold and dark green card.

For details about the stamp set and the Monthly Stamp Club please see the Little Claire website.