Sunday, August 24, 2014

Rainbow Bows

My third card for the PTI Stamp-a-faire challenges...A card using a rainbow for the 1980's theme!


To make this card, I stamped the big bows form the PTI Friendship Jar, Summer fillers stamp set and coloured them in rainbow colours using Derwent watercolour pencils. I then run a wet brush over the colours to blend.
The background was created using a sentiment from the Friendship Jar stamp set. The sentiment is from the same set. The sentiment is stamped on a die cut (rounded labels) from PTI.

I finished the card by adding some buttons for pop!

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SAF antique frame

One more card before I go to bed!
This technique on Stamp-a-faire is really fab!


To create the gilded frame, I used the Cuttlebug star frame die and embossing folder to create the frame.
I then embossed it with gold embossing powder and went over it with Tim Holtz Aged Mahogany, Vintage Photo and Black Soot distress inks to create an antique look.
The background is Hero Arts newspaper background stamped in Vintage photo ink.
The printed paper is from Creative Imaginations, Warm Dots and Stripes pack which I die cut using my Spellbinders Nestabilities die.
The sentiment is from PTI's 'Amazing' stamp set.
to create the extra stars, I heat embossed a piece of paper with gold embossing powder and punched out a few stars with my Fiskars hand punch.
I then finished off the card with a white organza ribbon.

I like the way it turned out!

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Good Night!

PTI Stamp-a-faire

I have been struggling with my mojo for the past few weeks hence no blogposts!
But, tonight, I started watching the videos of the PTI Stamp-a-faire event and just had to make this card and blog about it!!
Is my mojo coming back?!!!
I sure hope so!!

The challenge was to use Rhinestone and glitter to create a 1920's look...I didn't have glitter so I used glitter card stock. I like it!! :-)

The die is from Spellbinders and the sentiment is from PTI's new 'Amazing' stamp set.


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Monday, August 4, 2014

Anniversary Paintings

With the help of Art Impressions watercolour stamps and Marvy watercolour markers, I made these two paintings for my husband for our 21st wedding anniversary today!
These stamps and markers are designed  to help you make the most beautiful paintings in a jiffy!
Isn't that awesome!



I met bonnie Krebs, the creator of Art Impressions at the great American scrapbooking convention in Arlington, Texas in June this year. I was lucky enough to have her do a demo for me which I was able to record.

Here it is...enjoy!


video


Friday, June 27, 2014

Greetings from the US of A!

Hello everyone! I haven't been posting as I am travelling in the US. 
I just have to share the most awesome experience I had when I arrived here... I stumbled upon 'The Great American Scrapbooking Convention'. 
I thought I died and went to heaven!!
Everything I wanted under one roof!!!
And then I met Bonnie Krebs, the owner of Art Impressions stamps! I had previously only seen her online and followed her class on online card classes watercolours for card makers. 
To see her in person, doing a demo just for me and then getting to keep her original art was just fantastic!!!
I'm sharing here some photos of the convention. I am unable to share the video of her demo from my phone unfortunately!








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Thursday, June 12, 2014

My first shaker card!

A quick post before I take off on holiday to the USA!!
It was my daughters birthday yesterday and I made this shaker card for her using Paper Trey Ink Dies and stamps!
Not bad for a first effort I think!

Thanks so much for stoppping by!
Be back in two months!!!
Have a good night!

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Making tags using hand carved stamps

Hey all!
I have been having fun making tags using some of the hand carved stamps that I had made a while ago.

some of the stamps are really tiny and extremely simple and I have managed to make some fab backgrounds with them.
I added some free digi flowers which I  downloaded and coloured with copics, some gemstones, some charms, handmade paper flowers,foam letters( from EK success), feathers, buttons, brads and twine for extra pop!








I am submitting this card for the Color Q challenge.














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Have a good night!