Monday, 19 March 2018

Purple Onion Designs- Tucker and Toadstall!

Hi all!
Hope you're all well and not too chilly! Seriously, Spring, what happened????

Today I have a Purple Onion Designs card to share featuring Tucker (the snail) and Toadstall....

I stamped out the design (masking out Tucker) and watercolored using Distress Markers. I then added some white gel pen to the toadstool for contrast. I stamped out the sentiment separately and cut out. I assembled the papers and stuck down and then adhered the image on top. Finally, added the sentiment.

How cuuuute!!! Love his little smile!

Crafty stash used: Stamps (Purple Onion Designs, Clearly Besotted); Distress Markers; White gel pen; Papers (MME)

Friday, 16 March 2018

Stamping Bella Art Journal page- Mostly Naomi!

Hi everyone!

Today I have a little something different to share with you. For a very long time now, I've been wanting to do some art journalling/mixed media but didn't really know where to start or what to do. 

I watched some YouTube videos for ideas and supply lists and it still took me ages to get going. Isn't it funny how hard it is to get started with something that's completely new to you?

Anyway, without further ado, here is my first journal page ever... Please be kind... I'm learning!!!.....

I used a vintage book and glued several pages together and then stuck down some sheet music and other book pages with masking tape and then covered the page with white gesso. I then sprayed the page with Lindy's sprays (see below for colours) and then splattered with the black spray and a Tim Holtz White Picket Fence distress spray. I then stamped the background using Stamping Bella's Java Spills which I coloured with gelato and smudged with my finger. I also stamped the main butterfly from Stampington's Time and the mini butterflies and flower from Hero Art's Friend. I stamped Stamping Bella's Danielle Donaldson's Mostly Naomi on copic paper and coloured with copics. I cut out and glued to the page and then outlined with a hard pencil. I then stamped Visible Image's "vision" from their Where Dreams Take You set over the top of her legs. I then added some white gel pen highlights and some Tim Holtz word stickers which I also outlined with heavy pencil. And that's it!!

One thing I must do is give a shout out to Marta from Maremi Small Art- she has amazing videos on everything to do with art journalling and mixed media- from supplies to tutorials. She's so amazing and has been my influence in starting out.

Here's a close up of Naomi.

I have to say I have really enjoyed starting art journalling and I've already done some more pages. So expect to see some more of these as well as my usual cards. 

What do you think? Have any of you tried journalling or mixed media? x

Crafty stash used:

Stamps (Stamping Bella, Hero Arts, Visible Image, Stampington); White gesso; vintage book; book pages; sheet music; masking tape; Lindy's Sprays (C'est La Vie Cerise, Merci Beaucoup Mint, Blazing Black); Tim Holtz Distress Spray Picket Fence; Gelatos (coconut, passion fruit); Copics; Tim Holtz word stickers; White gel pen

Tuesday, 13 March 2018

Reverse Confetti- Hippity Hoppity!

Hey everyone!!

I'm sharing another Spring card today- this time featuring Reverse Confetti's Hippity Hoppity set...

I coloured all the elements with copics and added some highlights with white gel pen and a touch of Wink of Stella pen, I then fussy cut. The gorgeous papers are by American Crafts. The sentiment is part of the set. 

Aren't they so cute- I love that there are so many elements you can pick from.

I decided to enter the Reverse Confetti blog's March sketch (see below) for my layout.

Crafty stash used: Stamps (Reverse Confetti); Copics; Papers (American Crafts); White gel pen; Wink Of Stella pen; Dies (MFT, Lil Inkers)

Tuesday, 6 March 2018

Lili Of The Valley- Oliver Skateboarding!

Brrrrr! Well the Beast From The East well and truly gripped us here in Essex! 

In a big to take my mind off the constantly freezing weather, I've done a little crafting with LOTV's Oliver Skateboarding...

So this was a bit of a different card for me. I'm trying to experiment a bit with inks and to use stamps for backgrounds as well as using my trusty DPs. I was quite pleased with how this turned out. All the background stamps are PTI. Inks were a mixture of PTI and Distress Inks. "You Rock" is a PTI sentiment and the other label one is by Altenew.

Here's your close up. I even stamped on his skateboard!!

Crafty stash used: Stamps (LOTV, PTI, Altenew); Inks (PTI, Distress)

Monday, 26 February 2018

Purple Onion Designs- Rosie!

Hello everyone!

Hope you're all well and if you're in the UK, bracing yourself for a week of snow and freezing weather! I'm steadfastly making Spring cards in an effort to ignore the weather!!!

Here's a Purple Onion card using the amazingly cute Rosie...

I stamped Rosie and masked her out so I could stamp the Birch Tree Background behind her. I then coloured with Distress Markers. I die cut a really simple frame using some woodgrain MME paper and then added a label sentiment by Altenew.

How adorable is she????!!! Have a great day! x

Crafty stash used: Stamps (Purple Onion, Altenew); Distress Markers; Papers (MME); Dies (MFT)

Tuesday, 20 February 2018

Lili Of The Valley- Midsummer's Night!


Hope you're all well. I must admit I'm pretty shattered after half term!! 

Today's card is one I made for my friend's little girl featuring LOTV's Midsummer's Night...

I coloured with Distress Markers and added some shimmer in the way of Wink of Stella. These stunning papers are by Kaisercraft. After I came up with the sketch I layered up all the papers with the cheesecloth and added some die-cuts that came with the paper pad. I added the image on top and die-cut a butterfly and stemmed flower. Finished off with some swarovski hot fix crystals- I like to use these on really special cards!!

Here's your close up. Forgot to say I added some white highlights here and there with white gel pen.

Crafty stash used: Stamps (LOTV); Distress Markers; Papers (Kaisercraft); Dies (Nesties, MFT; Memory Box); Die-cuts (Kaisercraft); Hot fix crystals; White gel pen; Cheesecloth; Wink Of Stella

Saturday, 17 February 2018

Reverse Confetti- All About Ewe!

Hallo my crafting lovelies!

How are you all this lovely weekend? I'm on a roll with my Spring themed cards so today I have a Reverse Confetti card to show you featuring All About Ewe...

I decided to enter their sketch challenge this month (see sketch below). I coloured all the elements with copics and cut out with matching dies. I adhered some Pink & Main paper to the bottom of the card and then sponged some ink using the MFT hills stencil as a guide. I then stamped and embossed one of the accompanying sentiments and die-cut using an MFT Speech bubble die. I then arranged all the elements to follow the sketch below.

Such a cutie image- if you think the sheep is cute, look at the chickie!!!!

Reverse Confetti sketch.

Thanks so much for stopping by today, hope you have a fab weekend. Come back next week and I should have some more LOTV, Stamping Bella and Reverse Confetti x

Crafty stash used: Stamps (Reverse Confetti); Copics; Dies (Reverse Confetti, MFT); Distress Oxides; Paper (Pink & Main); Stencil (MFT); White embossing powder (Wow)