Tuesday 26 May 2015

May flowers

Hi there
I've left it quite late this month to get my May entry in to The Craft Barn calendar challenge.  This month the theme is Magenta and Flowers.  I struggled a bit as it wouldn't be my preferred colour scheme or subject, but it's good to have a challenge.  I've used the faux watercolour technique of inking the stamps and spritzing with water before stamping on watercolour paper.  To add a bit of depth I added a bit of lighter stencilling. 

Thank you for taking a look.

Materials used:
Joy! Vintage Flourish Clear Stamps:  flower/leaf 2, flower/leaf 3, flower/leaf 4
Crafters Workshop stencil: mini butterfly meadow
Distress Ink: spun sugar, picked raspberry, seedless preserves, shabby shutters, 
mowed lawn, pine needles

Sunday 10 May 2015

Crafty Coasters

Hi there
I've not been doing much crafting recently (as most evenings I've had my leg up after a rather embarrassing tumble) but my lovely husband acquired me a large bag full of beer mats just crying out to be altered.  I thought this was a good opportunity to combine the new Lindsay Mason, Doo Lally Pip stamps I've just bought with a few bits and pieces lying around which I wasn't sure what to do with.

Materials used:
Personal Impressions clear stamps: Don't Be Afraid, Happiness Verses
Stampendous: Tutu Toad
Craft Individuals: Crowned Bunnies
Spectrum Noir Aqua Markers
PaperArtsy Fresco Finish Paints
Ranger Distress Ink: black soot, faded jeans
Ranger Archival Ink: jet black