Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Punch Art - Lion

I took a lot of artistic licence with the making of this punch art lion.  With animals I have not seen I find it easier to make them up out of proportion but with being up close and personal with a number of lions on a regular basis I found this one quite difficult.  I think I will call him Tsau! after a very special white lion I know.

The punch recipe is :
Face - Spellbinders Circle Small - third smallest which is 1 5/8"
Mane - 2 x Martha Stewart deep edge border punch Daisy Fan joined together and lined with a Spellbinders Circle Large - fourth smallest
Muzzle / cheeks - 2 x 3/4" circles
Tail - Stampin Up Build a Blossom
Legs - Stampin Up small oval
Paws - Stampin Up Modern Label trimmed down
Fringe - hand cut
Nose - heart from Owl Punch
Eyes - I have a bag of already punched out eyes, so not sure where I got them from

Background stamp is a Hero Arts one called Aged Print Frame Archival Coffee ink.  The sentiment is from Kaszazz - Happy Birthday and it is also stamped with Archival Coffee ink.  The green paper from my stash.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

SU Fancy Favor box for Halloween treats

I have been so good in writing down what I use on my projects but I forgot to note which die was used for this container.  I have a feeling it is Stampin Up Fancy Favor box.

The bats are from the Stampin Up set called Wicked Cool, the fence is Spellbinders Halloween Fence, the Distress ink used for the main area is Chipped Sapphire with the moon being Squeezed Lemonade.

Friday, October 26, 2012

Halloween shoe

For a while now I have been looking at making up a card stock shoe and thought Halloween would be a good time for it.  I found this template on Skip to my Lou blog  and used Creative Memories Shades of Orange card stock which I lined with black.

The bat is a Cuttlebug die, embossing folder combination, the decoration on the front of the shoe is from the Tim Holtz Mini Paper Rosettes die and the sentiment is from the Stampin Up set called Holiday Best.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Cottage Cutz Lace Envelope / Kaisercraft - Flourish

Once I started on this series of small cards (58mm x 178mm) it was fun going through all my stamps looking for suitable images.  This Kaisercraft Clear Stamps Flourish is quick and easy and stamps well first time.  I used Archival black ink on the stamp and the band across the card is sponged with Shabby Shutters Distress ink.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Hero Arts - Untitled Postmark

I took the thank you image from this Hero Arts Untitled Postmark set, inked it up with Stampin Up Whisper White and stamped it onto a piece if blue cardstock.  The sentiment is also a Hero Arts one from the Mini Messages set and it is stamped in Archival Cobalt.

The flowers and button are from my stash and the yellow border punch is a Martha Stewart one called Beaded Arcs.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Cottage Cutz Lace Envelope card series

I am particularly fond of the Cottage Cutz Lace envelope and thought I would do a series of small cards to fit into them.  The card is 58mm x 178mm in size and is scored down the middle.  I also realised it would be easier to fit it into the envelope if there were no layers on the card.

The stamps on this card are from the Inkadinkado set called Stitch in Time Inchie bundle and they were stamped with Archival black ink.  The band of sponged ink which is approximately 10mm from both the top and bottom of the card is Momento Lulu Lavender.

The envelope was die cut using 100g paper and lined with 80g copier paper cut using Spellbinders Circles.  I found it necessary to do this otherwise the card was catching on the envelope which probably would not have happened if I used thicker cardstock but then I would not be able to get it to fold as nicely.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Tag - Penny Black A Little Bird

Using a Go Kreate Concentric tag and this delightful image from the Penny Black set called A Little Bird, I made a clean and simple tag.

The image was stamped using Archival black ink and coloured in as follows :
Skin - Faber Castell aquarelles pencil crayon with a blender pen
Pants - Distress Marker Worn Lipstick
Top - Distress Marker Pumice Stone and black fine liner for the stripes
Cake - Smooch Banana Custard and Spica pen Chocolate
Hair - Start watercolour pencil crayons - Light Brown and Dark Brown with a blender pen
Gift - Smooch Cape Cod with white gel pen dots

Monday, October 15, 2012

Tim Holtz -In the Bag die for Halloween

I think this Tim Holtz In the Bag die is going to come in very handy.  I have been experimenting with it and find it works best for me using around 100g weight paper.

On this treat bag I used the Stampin Up jumbo wheel Haunting Halloween Witch (I think that is the name).  The trim top and bottom is from Doodlebug Paper Frills and I used Distress inks to give colour to the background.

Friday, October 12, 2012

Tag - Penny Black Flower Festival

This is the latest in my ongoing box of tags that I am making for a gift.  The tag is from a Go Kreate die called Concentric Tags.

I recently bought this Penny Black Flower Festival set and coloured this image using Stampin up watercolour crayons - So Saffron for the petal tips and Old Olive and Dark Green for the leaves - together with a blender pen.  The red was done using watercolour pencils, a combination of a SU one and Start Red 7.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Halloween treat box

The Stampin Up Fancy Favor Box is a good size for a Halloween treat box.  This one started off white and I Distress inked it with a variety of colours.

The stamps used are both from Kaszazz and are Spiderweb and Spider Large.  The bat is from a Cuttlebug die and the sentiment is a Stampin Up one from the Wicked Cool set.

Monday, October 8, 2012

Hero Arts - Sending Holiday Cheer

I was wanting to make a Christmas card and bring in different colours.  The gingham paper is from W& M - CB124 and I die cut it using a Go Kreate die called Large Frames Plain Square.

The wreath and holly are from Marianne D - Holly Garland which I left in the die sponging Distress ink through the holes.  The stamp is a Hero Arts one from the Sending Holiday Cheer set and I used a variety of markers to colour it in.  The sentiment is from the Hobby Art Clear set called Christmas Greetings.

Friday, October 5, 2012

Penny Black - Christmas Every Day

I recently acquired this Penny Black Christmas Every Day stamp set from Simply Creative here in Cape Town.

Using Black Archival ink I stamped the image onto water colour paper.  Once I had decided to paper piece the pyjama bottoms it made it easier to colour coordinate the top using Weathered Wood Distress marker and adding dots made with a white gel pen.  The teddy was coloured in with Tombow markers and a blender pen.  I also used Tombow markers for the tree and base.  The ornaments were done with Spica pens.  I then popped the die cut back into the die (Spellbinders Label 2) and sponged it with Weathered Wood Distress ink.

The 2 dies behind the image are Marianne D Square for the cream one and the patterned one is Spellbinders Lacey Squares.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Tag - Hero Arts Away

This is another tag using the Go Kreate Concentric Tags #1 die.  The background is from a Prima stamp called Tea - Thyme and it was stamped using Archival Sepia ink.  The next stamp set is a Hero Arts one called Away and I think it was also stamped with Archival Sepia.  I have gotten a lot more specific with naming  the products I have been using as I have been jotting them down as I go along but forgot to note which ink I used on the Hero Arts stamps.

To finish the tag off I Distress inked it with Scattered Straw and Peacock Feathers.

Monday, October 1, 2012

Punch Art - Teddy Bear

This delightful bear was cased from Kim Score's blog Paper Punch Addiction - for instructions see here .  It was designed to be made with one punch only - the Stampin Up Blossom Petals Builder.  I did deviate by using a ¾" circle punch for the ears.

The bear punch outs were all edged with Distress Ink before assembling.  The cute face is from a Peachy Keen set PK-754 Critter Faces Set A Medium and the rosy cheeks are done using chalk and a very small stencil brush which I also bought from Peachy Keen.

The sunflower is from a Cottage Cutz die called Mouse w/Sunflower and it was coloured using a sponge and Distress Inks.  The sentiment is from the Penny Black stamp set called Micey Day and I stamped it using  Archival Ink - Coffee.

The die behind the bear is Marianne D - Oval CR1204, behind that is a Go Kreate Oval die.  Both patterned papers are from an Authentique Paper pad called Loyalty.