Posts Tagged ‘craftstamper’

Picked Raspberry and Peacock Feathery goodness

January 12, 2013

Butterfly5 Jan 13
I spent a lovely Sunday last week making cards.  I had visited Kraft Crazy (a lovely stamping/paper crafting shop in Amesbury) on Saturday and treated myself to 3 new Distress Inks and, with the free POST/butterfly stamp from February CraftStamper magazine,  I was inspired. Kate Crane had used the distress inks in her feature in CS on the scribble stain distress method and I loved the colours! I love jewel colours like purple, teal, blue and pink so I couldn’t resist these inks when I saw them.
Butterfly2 Jan 13
I used Picked Raspberry, Peacock Feathers and Salty Ocean and the wrinkle free distressing method to add colour to some white card.  Then overstamped in the same colours with the Tim Holtz Papillon word stamp for the background (except the last pic – I used an Inkylicious word stamp for that one).  Followed by a contrasting colour e.g. pink on the blue/teal bits using a baroque inkylicious stamp.  I used the free bauble stamp from  Craftstamper November 2010 to stamp black swirls around the edges which I highlighted with a white gelly pen.
Butterfly3 Jan 13
I stamped the square POST stamp on white card* and coloured it in by painting with the distress inks and stamped spare ones so I could cut out the butterfly separately. I also stamped the butterfly free stamp from Craftstamper August 2010 and coloured that in the same way. Then I used my versamark pen to colour in the whole of the butterflies and cover them in clear embossing powder so that they were all shiny – you could do this with glossy accents but embossing it dries quicker!
Butterfly4 Jan 13
And finally I stuck it all together and drew a black line around the background card using a black sharpie so that it just ‘finished’ it off nicely.

*On the first card I clear embossed the POST stamp and coloured it using the distress inks and a foam pad.

All in all they came out really well and the two people who have received them so far (lots of birthdays in January!) have been very pleased.  And I loved spending the day getting inky and messy and creating, which is the main point!!!

365 Calendar 2012 finished (well almost)!!

December 31, 2012

It’s 31 December 2012 at 22:42hrs and you could say I’m cutting it fine but I did finish my calendar pages in 2012 – just about.  I created November and December’s pages on 24/25/26 December so it was only just in time. Sorry the photos are not great quality I don’t have much luck with cameras.

Image

I was going to do a ‘Movember’ themed page but it just didn’t happen and I just used a rainbow of Dylusions inks with a dragon fly stamp by Squiggly Inks.

Image

December had a little more thought put into it, I used Dylusions inks for the background and some freebie stamps from Craftstamper. Then I drew fairy lights around the edge and coloured in the baubles with some promarkers that I got for Christmas.  The day squares were a parcel stamp that I used just the bow on in a rainbow of inks.  I drew the letters for the month and coloured them in like candy canes and in ‘real life’ it doesn’t look quite as manic as it does in this picture.

I really hope I can keep up with this challenge in 2013 as I have really enjoyed doing it.  I am determined not to let work get in the way which has been my main issue in the latter part of 2012.

Right now time to go and see the new year in!  Happy New Year everyone!!!

September/October catch up

November 17, 2012

This is my October Calendar Page which wasn’t completed until November!

I wanted it to be autumnal as I love the colours of the leaves and Orange is my favourite colour in October.  It came out quite well although I did want to do some drawings of squashes and pumpkins for the bottom right corner which haven’t happened yet. The veggies are on top of my TV looking pretty but I haven’t drawn them yet!!  The background is dylusions inks with Tim Holtz papillion stamped over the top. I then used two free craft stamper stamps to put leaves and a border of grasses on and then I wrote on the leaf days with autumn leaf coloured pens.
This is a close up of the 31st with it’s translucent Ghost!!

If you look at Sunday 21st October I have stamped some dylusions wellies on it as I bought the most fantastic pair of red/black spotty wellies in Bristol with bows on!! I love them and keep wishing it would rain a bit more so I can wear them.
This is my September page – it’s not finished and I don’t like it much.

But to be honest I didn’t really enjoy September so it’s probably quite fitting.
I have written my normal diary so I can fill it in retrospectively but I am quite disappointed with my progress. It was rushed and I made the date squares with left over pieces of card.

I now need to do November pretty sharpish as it’s the 17th already! I might even try to start December at the same time.

Happ-bee birthday!

February 18, 2012

This is the card I made for my mum’s birthday earlier this month.  I got the idea from the February Craftstamper which was perfect as mum really likes bees.  I changed it a bit by doing a painted/stenciled background and the top right bee on the hive is 3D – I stamped his wings on acetate.  And the hive is sparkly as I used gold ink spray by Dylusions.

It was really fiddly cutting out the bee’s legs but I think it was worth it.  Mum loved it.

This is my new cloch hat called Escargot, it’s a pattern from the Winter Knitty and I love it.  It took me four attempts to knit the crown but that was more my fault than the pattern.  I finished it two weeks ago and have worn it pretty much constantly ever since.  I love the spiral and the construction is really clever.  It’s knitted in King Cole Bamboo Cotton DK leftovers from the two lace-backed tops I knitted.