Saturday, 15 February 2020

Haring around

Hello
I was given the fabulous lino cut hares by Hobby Art for my birthday. I must confess I couldn't resist playing with them before the actual date. I experimented quite a bit before getting the pieces below, and it involved a lot of masking. The backgrounds are gel prints created using ink.


The images were then stamped on top in Archival ink and some white gel pen added for highlights.


The more I look the more I see scope for some improvements in composition. I'll just have to have another go sometime.

Thank you for taking a look. I really do welcome your comments.

Have a lovely day xx






Tuesday, 4 February 2020

Elephant Encounters

Hello
A quick post showing another elephant card I made with Giogiocraft's gel printing book and stencils. I love how it looks like layers but everything within, and including, the red rectangle is in fact flat.


Huge birthday wishes to my husband xxx





Tuesday, 28 January 2020

Lioning Around

Hello
I've had to do a bit of enforced relaxation recently due to a bout of shingles. You'd think that would mean an opportunity to craft but sadly all I have managed so far is a bit of colouring in! Still it has meant that finally I have used the lovely Lion with Bird stamp from Stampendous. Perfect for this sort of situation as it took AGES to colour in and I made a batch of 6!


I added a little decoupage mindful that most will need to be posted, but you could really go to town and layer it up.

I've been waiting for a sunny day to take photos but have given up so they have a slightly pink tinge to them.




I'm off to catch up on other people's blogs. Thank you for stopping by xxx

Materials used:
Stampendous: lion with bird
Giogiocraft stencils
Archival ink
Distress ink
watercolour pencils






Wednesday, 22 January 2020

Pizza Poses

Hello
Here's another card made with the fun frog yoga set by Stampendous.You can see a couple more here if you missed them.


 Hope you have a great day. Thanks for taking a look xx

Materials used:
Stampendous: frog yoga
Giogiocraft stencils
Distress ink
Archival ink 
watercolour pencils

Saturday, 11 January 2020

In the Zone

Hi there
Today I bring you a couple of cards made with a fun set of stamps I was given as a present. The sentiments are perfect for this time of year when people might be struggling with resolutions!

The frogs were stamped and masked off before the background was stencilled in.



I hope your resolutions are going well...me?...my resolution is not to make any!

Thank you for stopping by. Your interest and support is always greatly appreciated xx

Materials used:
Stampendous: frog yoga
Giogiocraft stencils
Distress ink
Archival ink 
watercolour pencils

Wednesday, 1 January 2020

Happy New Year...craft as you mean to go on...

Hello there
Happy New Year! Determined that more crafting will happen in 2020 than last year I was up early this morning to have a play with one of my Christmas presents Happy Printing by Giovanna Zara. I have the ebook but couldn't resist asking for the paperback as well. You can't beat the gloss of new pages.


 It was also a good opportunity to get out some of Gio's lovely masks, stencils and foam stamps.


I decided to dive straight in to the last project with lots of layering. Here are a few of the prints I pulled. The rest I will keep for backgrounds and future projects.
 




Thank you for stopping by. I wish you a happy, healthy and crafting fulfilled year to come xxx

Sunday, 1 September 2019

Gecko

Hello
I've been away quite a lot and also had visitors to stay so the craft room had to resort back to a guest room for a while. Finally it's been lovely to spend some time getting inky fingers again!




The gecko was stencilled first, then masked off and the leaves stencilled afterwards. With hindsight I think I would do things a little differently (not centre the gecko so it appears static for a start) so you may see another of these sometime in the future. I also used a lot of different materials in a bit of trial and error approach. More selective next time I think!

I'd really welcome your feedback and constructive comments. As they say practise makes perfect!

Materials used:
Inkylicious: gecko
GiogioCraft: jungle fever, gerbera daisy
Distress Oxide ink
Inktense ink
Stabilo All pencil
paint pens
gel pens