Wednesday, 31 August 2016

Pick a Daisy card ,Paperartsy Eclectica Lin Brown set 26

Hello again everyone.
 Hope you enjoyed the Bank Holiday weekend & managed to get some crafting done?.
 Other than working in the shop on Saturday I had a relaxing weekend & made this card for my Mother in law who is celebrating a big birthday tomorrow. Not saying how old though as she's not keen to broadcast it & after all, age is just a number, as my husband wrote inside.

Here's the card I made using Papersrtsy Eclectica Lin Brown 26 stamp set & stencil 024.
As I wasn't incorporating a number on the card I thought it fitting to use Daisies as my theme because
 my daughter ( her Granddaughter) is called Daisy.
I created the background with a colour wash using Koi Brush Marker pens on watercolour card.
I mixed some green mica powder with pearlescent texture paste & applied it through the stencil & then heated with a heat tool once the stencil was removed. 
This added more texture for my background which I stamped with the foliage & open Daisy from the stamp set using Peacock Feathers & Dusty Concord distress inks,

I stamped the main Daisy twice with black memento ink onto white card & coloured with the same colour Koi Brush markers as I used for the background.
I cut these out & layered the head on top of the base Daisy, curling the petals & leaves to add dimension.
I added the stamped sentiment, cut into segments & finished the card with stickles glitter glues & liquid pearls to match the colour scheme.

Off to bed now, I'm feeling rather full after we took the birthday girl out for a vintage tea party this afternoon. We filled up on lots of yummy tea,cake & sandwiches!.

Thanks for stopping by, please leave me a comment if you can.

See you again soon

Amy x 

Saturday, 27 August 2016

You're The Bee's Knees canvas. Paperartsy JOFY stamp set 30.

Hi Everyone, it's been a while since my last post but I've been busy crafting & have lots to share.
First, as it's nearly back to school time, I thought I'd share the projects I made with my little girl for her to give as thank you gifts thank you to her teachers before breaking up for the school holidays.

The school have been teaching the children about Bees, their habitat, their importance in our lives & how they contribute to the food chain. So what better theme to use for teachers gifts?!.

I love JOFY stamps from Paperartsy & immediately thought of  JOFY stamp set 30 to use for this project. 

Here's what we made:

A canvas that says ' You're the bees knees'.

The canvas base  was painted with Paperartsy fresco finish paint, stencilled with flowers & fresco finish paint using JOFY stencil 007, then stamped with the honeycomb design from the set using white paint.

With the background completed, we stamped flowers from JOFY stamp set 13, the large & small bumble bees, hexagon with sentiment in the centre, & two bee hives. 
These were all coloured using Koi brush marker pens.

We cut the layers of one of the hives & glued over the top over the other hive to create 3d flaps.
We stuck everything into place adding twisted wire to the large bumble bee to make it appear like it's flying out from the hive.

All the bees were given a touch of sparkle with yellow Stckles glitter glue & their wings had a coat of Glossy Accents.

Daisy wrote a personal message on co-ordinating coloured card stock which we stuck to the back of the canvas adding some ribbon for hangng in between the two layers.

We then made a matching gift bag to pop the canvas in along with a Burt's Bees mini gift set.

We loved using this stamp set I have more projects made with it to show you soon.

Thanks for stopping by

Amy x 

Friday, 25 March 2016

Easter Treat Box made with Inky Doodles stamps.

Hello again, thanks for coming back to visit my blog.
Today I'm sharing another Easter project that we made at one of our Out Of The Blue paper craft workshops recently.
We have started stocking Inky Doodles stamps in the shop & the Spring Applique set was perfect for this project - an exploding box with a treat inside!.

So, we started by cutting & scoring a box shape & lid.
Square pieces of card were cut to fit each panel & then these were decorated with the stamped & coloured bunnies, hens, sheep, chicks etc.
These were all coloured with promarkers & extra colour was added with blended distress inks.

The chocolate Lindt bunny is sat within a strip of card decorated with flowers. To stop him rattling around once the box is shut he is held in place with a sticky dot.

The perfect little treat for Easter!.

Hope you have lots of treats lined up this Easter.
Please pop back again soon for more Spring project ideas.

Amy x 

Thursday, 24 March 2016

Spring Chicken Card.

Hello, & welcome back. Thanks for visiting my blog. 
Well, I've built up a collection of projects since I was last here & I'd like to start sharing them with you, so here we go.

Today, as we are approaching the Easter bank holiday weekend I thought I'd share a Spring card made using the Spring Applique, Ditzy Prints, & Stitched Alphabet stamp sets from Inky Doodles.

I have to say, these stamps have already proved to be a very popular range in the shop so we will be re stocking again soon.
The stamps are lovely to use, easy to colour & have such cute designs with lots on one sheet which makes them great value for money
All of the images were stamped with black archival ink & coloured with a selection of promarker pens & then layered up with 3d foam.
I used Distress inks to blend a sky & grass background, around the die cut frame & also around the outer, ditzy floral background.

I used the Stitched Alphabet stamp set to stamp the letters to spell 'Spring', coloured them with yellow promarkers  & stuck them in place with 3d foam.
I finished off the card by adding some twine, ribbon & a button & mounting onto a Kraft card blank.

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you all have a relaxing Easter spent with friends & family.
Don't eat too much chocolate though!

See you again very soon.

Amy x