So a few weeks ago it was world card making day and I made a card to send to a random person in a card exchange.
I used some of the lovely Flowers for every season dsp and teamed it with Pretty Peacock cardstock. Then used the Jar of Flowers stamps and embossing to add the focal feature.
I added some strips of washi tape to add some glitter and different textures.
I decided to add colour to the flowers using Prismacolour pencils.
Hope my random person liked it!
Today another Merry Moose project but I thought I would make a tag that wasn’t specifically Christmas so I could send it for the UK stampers forum swap this month.
I started with the kraft tag from Ranger and added the Birch background stamp all over. Then I added some of the trees from the Merry Moose as part of the scenery.
The moose I stamped onto very vanilla and mounted a few layers of the punched moose out so he is quite raised and watercoloured him.
Next the sentiment I added on the very vanilla too and edged that with the brown ink.
I decided that the bottom part of the tag needed something else so I ripped some glittery washi tape and added strips and also added the wooden love sentiment.
I finished the tag with some revealed sari ribbon.
Love my moose tag!
Today I have a swap I did in September where 4 coins had to be stamped.
I chose myself the theme of “Tell a story” using sentiments from an Alpaca Pals stamp set and the background using the Fancy Phrases stampin up set (that slipped into my basket on my last order!).
Each of the coins was stamped with versamark and then coloured with water colour pencils. I wanted each coin to have a different colour but kept the colouring quite simple and loose.
I then added the glittery washi tape and a scrap of dictionary paper before adding the stamped sentiments.
I added little gems to each coin to add sparkle.
And finished each off with a black edge to frame them.
Really happy with these coins. They aren’t challenging, but I think look quite beautiful!
Hoping the recipient likes them too!
Another day, another set of coins… this time for UK stampers forum swap…
I went with a bit of simple stamping using the beautiful flower stamp from Fancy Phrases.
I started with base painted with Cheesecake and Prawn fresco finish paints. Then stamped in sepia archival. I then added a little more paint using the cheesecake and guacamole to define some of the Flowers and leaves.
I also added some sparkle with the shimmer ink and splattering it all over them.
I decided to add a strip of washi tape and the sentiments which I’d stamped on prawn painted cardstock.
I also added some gems I found in the stash.
Love how delicate these are. They are sort of vintage with a pop of modern with the prawn and the glitter.
So I signed up to do a till roll swap. Rule was to make 3 foot long strips of artwork using the till roll. So here is what I made…
I did lots of stamping and used washi tape. I also added small bits of text print, raffle tickets, stamped sentiments and some correction tape and posca pens.
I added the main feature of the images which I actually received in a swap and some Paperartsy fresco finish paint. Then I used some foiling which I hadn’t used in ages so that we fun and pens for doodling.
Then I did a bit of hand sewing on each to add texture…. this you have to be gentle with or choose areas where there are other layers adhered to strengthen.
I also used my heat tool to make the thermal roll react which creates such a cool effect.
Love how these came out.
I decided for this weeks DT contribution for
CHNC to use some washi tape to add red on this card as I rarely remember to use it!
I used two strips of washi tape I was gifted across the card and then chose a patterned paper that had a red dot in it.
Next I added the focal image of the little penguin and coloured him with pencils.
Finally some red gems to keep with the red theme!
Entering this into the Christmas in July challenge at
So the till roll play I shared with you a few days ago continued… Three pieces were used for ATCs…
I added the goat image to the middle one, but the others I just added doodles and some stencilled words to finish them off.
The till roll panels did the rest of the work!
Another couple of projects to share but they will need to wait for another blog post.
I love washi tape… I have a lot of it… but rarely use it in cardmaking.
So this week Hazel is prompting me to get it used for this week’s
I grabbed some Christmas themed washi and decided to keep it simple using it to frame the card top and bottom and place the main card topper on an angle.
The main image is from an old Making Cards magazine and I’ve used a few images for my CHNC contributions over the past few months. Love this cute pig!
Ok so for this week’s challenge at
CHNC I might have gone a bit mad with the “use glitter”.
Strips of glitter washi and lots of glitter glue to coat the deer die cut!
Super quick, super sparkly!
Now to check out what the rest of the team got up to with glitter!
For Christmas I gave my parents and my auntie a calendar I had made with a postcard sized piece of art on each month… so today I am sharing their November artwork.
I decided to create a background using Paperartsy fresco finish paints and then chose a Visible Image stamp to emboss onto the background.
I wanted some contrast and chose some washi tape and a strip of alcohol inked glossy cardstock to go down one side.
Then to add some shimmer I stamped the smile for the same stamp set using Sparks paint. Love the shimmer to this. Finished off with the month stamp from Paperartsy.