Sunday 18 January 2015

January Cat

Getting a bit ahead of myself I'm making a start on next year's calendar! I'm taking part in The Craft Barn's Calendar Challenge.  For January the entries must include the colour aqua and snowflakes.

The large snowflakes were clear embossed on a background of white gesso.  Next weathered wood distress ink was added and the smaller snowflakes were clear embossed, with a little additional embossing powder sprinkled top right and bottom left.  Torn paper hills were added and distress ink colours were built up around the edges.  A stencil was used to add the branches and ground.  Water was spritzed and flicked onto the card and blotted.  The cat was stamped in archival ink and highlighted with white gel pen.  Finally (the photo doesn't really pick this up) the edges were embossed with transparent glittery embossing powder to give it a bit of sparkle and the calendar was added.

Materials used:
white gesso
Stampendous Embossing Powder: detail clear transparent, kaleidoscope transparent
Ranger Distress Ink: weathered wood, evergreen bough, faded jeans, black soot
Ranger Archival Ink: jet black
Ranger: multi medium matte
Clarity Stamps: moon mask, woodland stencil
Katzelkraft: chatool KTZ63
Stampendous: retro border SSC062

Sunday 11 January 2015

Fabulous Boot

With a few girlie birthdays coming up I thought now was the time to get out the Fabulous Boot 2 stamp by The House of Zandra.  First the background was stamped all over with swirls in Vintage Photo Distress Ink and the circles shaded with Promarkers.  Next a frame was die cut and the Fabulous Boot was stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black, allowing the top of the boot to come off the frame.  It was then restamped another twice on pieces of card so the flowers and boot could be decoupaged.  The images were shaded with Promarkers and assembled with silicone glue and Cosmic Shimmer glue.

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Materials used:
The House of Zandra: Fabulous Boot 2 stamp
background swirl stamp
Memento Ink: tuxedo black
Ranger Distress Ink: vintage photo
Promarkers: marine, island lagoon, frosted jade, shale, tan, crimson
Cosmic shimmer glue, silicone glue, double sided tape

Saturday 3 January 2015

Home Bird

Happy New Year and happy new crafting!  With the start of 2015 I decided it's time to try something new.  Inspired by Kate Crane I had a go at a whimsical journal page.  Having had a lot of fun I think it's something I might try again!

 Thank you for taking a peek.  Hope you have a great 2015 xxx

Materials used:
Paper Artsy Fresco Finish paints
DecoArt Dazzling Metallics gold paint
Hero Arts Birds and Branches clear stamp
The Crafters Workshop flying geese stencil
Assorted background stamps and stencils
White gel pen
Faber-Castell gelatos