Tuesday, 14 February 2017

'Love You' card using Woodware 'Lovebirds' stamp set & Koi Brush Markers.

Welcome back & Happy Valentine's Day!.
Thank you for visiting my crafty little blog. Today I'd like to share a 'Love' inspired project made using the Woodware 'Lovebirds' stamp set.

The 'Lovebirds' were stamped in clear versamark ink onto watercolour paper & heat embossed with white embossing powder.
Next I coloured/painted the birds using various colours of Koi brush markers, water & a paint brush.
I used blues & greens of the same pens,water & a large, flat paint brush to create a colour wash for the background. The flowers from the same stamp set were second generation stamped randomly over the background with Peacock Feathers Distress Ink.

The 'Love'  & 'You' are from a stamp set by Wow! Embossing powders.
These were stamped in Picked Raspberry Distress Ink onto water colour card, cut out, distressed around the edges & mounted onto lilac card & then onto the background, one above each bird.

To finish, I added some polka dot lilac ribbon across the bottom of the card.

Thanks for stopping by, please pop by again soon to see some more of my crafty little projects.

Amy x 

Monday, 13 February 2017

Being unique is better than being perfect - Box canvas using Woodware stamps & Wow! Embossing powders.

Welcome back to my crafty little blog.
Today I'd like to share with you another decorated canvas design.
This was a project we made at my shop Out Of The Blue in Chipping Sodbury near Bristol.
We teach workshops twice a month & try to add some different projects other than just card making.

Like the last canvas project I posted recently, this is made by using the reverse of the canvas. 
As our workshops are only 2 hours long, to save time I prepped everyone's blank canvas using turquoise acrylic paint.
We then spread texture paste through a Creative Expressions mask & once removed sprinkled glittery Wow embossing powder over the wet paste & heated with a heat tool until the paste bubbles & adds more texture.
The effect is lovely & also means the paste dries pretty quickly. Another time saver!.
Clear Versamark ink was dabbed around the edges of the canvas & heat embossed with the same powder.

We stamped the Woodware Whimsical Flower onto watercolour paper & coloured/painted the flowers with Koi brush marker pens.
The flowers were cut out & layered up leaving some areas unglued for shaping & to add dimension.
The flower was glued in place to the left side of the front of the canvas box.

Next, we created the sentiment to place in the recess of the box frame using another clear stamp set from Woodware.
Mini flowers were added & distress ink was blended around the edges.

The choice was given to add ribbon to the back to hang on the wall, but I think this canvas looks better just stood on a shelf as it is.
Just a few touches of Stickles glitter glue were all that was needed to finish.

As it's Valentine's Day tomorrow I'll be posting again tomorrow with a love themed card so please come back to take a look.

As always, your comments are much appreciated.

Amy x

Tuesday, 31 January 2017

Jeepers Creepers! Woodware sneaker card.

Welcome back to my crafty little blog.
Today I'm sharing a card design we made at our card making workshop at my shop Out Of The Blue in Chipping Sodbury near Bristol.
This card design went down very well with our craft ladies. They said it would be perfect when they find it hard to come up with a card for a male or someone of that 'inbetween' age.

For this card we used the Jeepers Creepers Sneaker stamp set from Woodware.

The main sneaker image was stamped twice in black ink & heat embossed onto watercolour card & then coloured with koi brush markers.
The images were cut out & holes created to thread twine through for the laces.
One sneaker was layered with 3 d foam onto the other.

The backgrounds were created with the background sneaker stamp & the other stamps in the Jeepers Creepers set.
The sneakers were raised up onto die cut circles along with the sentiment.

Thanks for visiting my blog.
Please leave me a comment & pop back again soon.

Amy x

Sunday, 29 January 2017

Friends are flowers in the garden of life canvas. Paperartsy JOFY stamp set 42

Hello & welcome back to my crafty little blog.
It's been a while since I last posted a project, so today I'm going to catch up a bit by sharing a canvas I made for my friend for her 40th Birthday.
We're both really busy & struggle to find the time to meet up very often so as well as this little gift we went on a spa day!.
It was a lovely relaxing treat with no kids to worry about & we felt really chilled at the end of the day.

Here's the canvas:

I decided to use the Paperartsy JOFY stamp set 42.
 It has the sentiment 'Friends are flowers in the garden of life'.

 I used a 6 x 6 deep edge square box canvas blank & painted it with Paperartsy fresco finish paint which dries quickly with a lovely, even, chalky finish.
I also painted the inside of the back of the canvas as this was going to now be the front!.

I cut some strips of turquoise card to fit the front panels of the box frame & using black ink stamped the loopy edging design across the top & bottom, filling the loops with lilac paint
I used the foliage down both edges & painted those & on a seperate piece of white card stamped the small flower & leaves which I coloured with promarkers.

I stamped the girl twice & coloured both girls with promarkers alternating the colours to match in with my background & flowers.
I cut them out & cut the legs & hair bun off of one of the girls.
I repositioned the hair bun & legs so that the front girl is shorter than her friend & has a different hairstyle.
They were then glued into place on the front of the canvas, one in front of the other.
I stamped & coloured the sentiment onto white card, added some flowers & blended around the edges with distress ink.
This was then glued into the back recess of the box canvas.

I then printed a personalised message onto card & glued it into place on the back of my box canvas along with some polka dot ribbon to hang it with.

Thanks for visiting.
Enjoy the rest of your Sunday & I'll be back again very soon with another project to share.

Amy x