Friday 1 July 2022

Beautiful Papers

For a change I've used a beautiful piece of DSP as a backdrop to some stamping  rather than getting inky and making my own.  The main image was stamped in place first, followed by some background stamping to give the impression of a distant forest and then some foliage was added in the foreground.  The fantasy boat was coloured using coloured pencils, also some tiny foiled dots which give a lovely subtle touch of shine which sadly doesn't show in the photo.

Paper - New Horizons DSP from Stampin' Up
Main Image - Liberty from Lavinia Stamps
Selection of tree and foliage stamps from Lavinia, Stampin' Up and Card-i-O
Faber Castel Polychromos pencils

Thursday 30 June 2022

Little Snail

 Another of my recently made inky backgrounds used for this card - a light coloured piece made using a gelli plate.  The bellflower vine fronds were stamped first, leaving an area centre bottom for a little group of flowers and foliage complete with a little snail slithering up the stem of the centre flower.  A tiny amount of Stickles was added on and around the snail but this doesn't show to well in the picture.

We've just had thunder and lightning overhead and a torrential hailstorm so indoors is a good place to be at present.

Stamps used - by Lavinia Stamps

Tuesday 28 June 2022

Snippets Challenge #431

 I've made a card for my brother as my entry to the Snippets Challenge this time around.  Snippets were used for the boats, rocks and grasses and the odd piece of fencing and scrap of bunting were lying around on my desk so I added them to the mix.  A great two part prize is on offer so why not use up some of your snippets and have a go.  The sea and sand were stamped onto a piece of white card with a sentiment added at the bottom.  Rocks were stamped and fussy cut.  I came across the odd scrap of bunting after the card was made but thought the addition of this might give the whole thing the look of a Summer regatta

Stamps - mix from various sets, mostly retired Stampin' Up.

Sunday 26 June 2022

Happy Post

 Anything craft related which arrives through my letter box is called 'happy post' and earlier this week I received a package from a generous blogging friend who kindly sent me a selection of Christmas bits and pieces which she had stamped and die cut. I think that it's  great when crafters share, whether it be their knowledge and expertise or, indeed, something tangible like this.

I know we are still in June but I have seen the 'C' word being mentioned quite a bit recently so I've done some colouring and put together a Christmas card and will try and remember to make more from time to time so that there isn't a mad rush in December.  This is a side opening 5" x 7" card and I raided my Christmas stash to find a suitable background paper and embossed a piece of white card with a snow effect E/F.  Images were coloured using alcohol pens and then arranged before gluing them down.

Background Paper - Stampin' Up (retired)
Embossing Folder - Falling Snow Stampin' Up (retired)
Images and Sentiment from MFT Happy Pawlidays