Thursday, November 29, 2012

Penny Black - Christmas Every Day

Using part of the Penny Black Christmas Every Day image I stamped it with Archival black ink onto a white Go Kreate Concentric tag.  Using watercolour pencil crayons and a blender pen I coloured it in.

The background is Penny Black Poinsettia Script stamped with Momento Desert Sand ink.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Punch art Mouse in Xmas hat

This is one of those cards which took on a life of its own !  I saw something similar on the internet but cannot for the life of me find it again.  Apologies for not giving that crafter the credit !

The background is a Dreamweaver Stencil LG611 - Stone done with Pumice Stone Distress ink and a stencil brush.  The window and shutters are Memory Box dies called Small Madison Window and Small Madison Window Shutter.  The shutters were sponged with Aged Mahogany Distress ink.  The curtains were made from Spellbinders Classic Squares cut and angled, the Xmas tree is a sticker and the mouse was made up as follows :

Face - the circle is an old Cuttlebug die with the face being from Peachy Keen PK757 - Wide Eyed and Bushy Tailed Face Assortment.
Ears and hands - Stampin Up Owl punch
Hat - Cottage Cutz Santa down the Chimney

The snowman is from an Inkadinkado set called Doodle Winter and was coloured in using a variety of markers and aqua pencil crayons.  The sentiment is from Hero Arts Holiday Sayings and it was stamped with Maroon Archival ink.  It was die cut on Sweet Stack Labels from MFT.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Penny Black - Ragged Santa

This image put a smile on my face when I saw it.  Such a different Santa stamp - perhaps a reflection of the times ??

I stamped the Penny Black Ragged Santa onto Cryogen paper with black Momento ink.  The Copic markers used to colour it in were :

Skin   -   E000 / E00 / E21
Gloves and patch  -   YG95 / YG93
Holly leaves   -   G94 / G82
Light grey hair and trims    -   T1 / T3
Reds   -   R29 / R27 / R24
Blues   -  B23 / B21
Bell and cord   -   E57 / E30 / E31 / E33
Belt and shoes  -  T7 / T5 / T3 / T1

The sentiment is also Penny Black - Holly Day Critters and the background paper is Rejoice Crossword from Bo Bunny.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Penny Black - Easter Basket

Why am I doing an Easter basket when Xmas is coming up ?  I had this Penny Black Easter Basket stamp which I had not used and needed a change of season.  One less Easter treat to make for next year !

The box is 109 mm x 159 mm.  On the longer side score at 50 and 150 mm and on the shorter side score at 40 mm in from both edges.  Make up the box.  The handle is an EK Success Linked Circle Chain border punch with a strip of cardstock backing it.  To fasten it to the box I punched small holes in both the box and handle and inserted brads.

The large circles are from Go Kreate Plain Circles and Scalloped Circles.  The top image is the Penny Black Easter Basket one and it was coloured in using aquarelle pencil crayons and Stampin Up crayons with a blender pen as well as a couple of markers.  The image on the reverse side of the basket is Peachy Keen PK265 Bunny Dolls with the grass being from the PK286 set called Easter Patch.  This image was also coloured in using pencil crayons and a blender pen.  The grass was stamped with Versacolor Sage ink.  I did decorate the sides of the basket with SU stamp set Eggcoutrements which where die cut with Spellbinders Circles.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Small Card - Stampscapes Windmill

This is the last of the small cards I made to fit into the Lacey Envelope Cottage Cutz die.

The stamp is from Stampscapes and I think it is called Water Mill.  The package it came in did not have a name on.  I used Archival Sepia on the stamp and edged the card with Antique Linen Distress ink.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Penny Black - Butterfly Suite

This stamp, Butterfly Suite, from Penny Black was stamped using Archival Coffee ink and sponged over with Evergreen Bough, Tea Dye and Worn Lipstick Distress inks.

The sentiment is from the Clear Dollar set called Charlie Daisy also stamped with Archival Coffee.  The background papers are from my stash with the striped one being from a free Stampin Up pad.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Kraftin Kimmie - Gaia

I have had this stamp for quite a while and thought it would be perfect for a friend's birthday card.

I stamped the image onto Cryogen paper using black Momento ink.  The Copics used to colour it in are :
Skin - E000 / E0000
Hair - C3 / C5 /  C7 / C9
Globe - sea B00 / B000 and land E30 / E31
Dress - RV 91 / RV 93 / RV 95

The grape coloured background paper is from Creative Memories Storybox Pastel and is stamped with Hero Arts Happy Definition using Momemto Lulu Lavender ink.  The ovals were made with Sizzix Ovals and the blue trim on the side is an EK Success border punch called Dotted Scallop.  The sentiment is Flourishes - Taglines and is die cut with Spellbinders Ribbon Banners.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Tag - Penny Black A Little Bird ...

Another tag using the Go Create Concentric Tag and a stamp from the Penny Black set called A Little Bird ...

I coloured the stamp in using water colour pencil crayons and a blender pen.  The sentiment is from the same set.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Penny Black - Sweet Day by Mo Manning

This delightful stamp by Mo Manning called Sweet Day was coloured in using Copics.  I used Momento black ink on Cryogen paper bought from 7 Kids College Fund.

The Copics used were :
Skin - E000 / E00 / E21
Hair - E25 / E31
Leaf and strawberry tops - G82 / G 94
Dress - B26 / B23 / B21
Strawberries - R24 / R27 / R29
Yellow flower - Y35 / YR04 / YR02 / YR01
Red flower - RV25 /  RV29
Shoes - C1 / C3 /  C5
Grass - G82 / G21

The image was framed with a Go Kreate Oval and the edges were sponged using Antique Linen Distress ink.  The background paper is from Creative Memories - Storybox Primary.  The sentiment is from a Stampin Up set called Kind & Caring Thoughts and it was die cut using the Clear Dollar Designer Label die.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Hero Arts Journal de Voyage small card

Yet another one layer card to fit into the Lacey Envelope Cottage Cutz die.  The card was stamped using an image from the Hero Arts Journal de Voyage set and Archival Sepia ink.  I then blocked off the top and bottom section of the card with Post it notes and Distress inked it with Tea Dye and Broken China.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Cottage Cutz - Hanging Monkey

Yes, I know I use Cottage Cutz dies a lot on my cards, but I really do like them.  As a fan of punch art I find these dies perfect - I don't have to buy all the different punches to make them !  The problem is also the storage of the punches - dies are just so easy to store !

Starting from the background, I found the paper in my stash, the green leaves are from a Martha Stewart border punch called Branches and I used Distress inks Shabby Shutters and Peeled Paint on them.  The Cottage Cutz die - Hanging Monkey - was Distressed inked with Tea Dye and Vintage Photo.

The sentiment was stamped with Archival Coffee ink and it is from the Kaszazz set called Express Yourself Occasions.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Tag - Penny Black To You

Another tag in my series.  Here I used Stampin Up pencil crayons plus blender pen to colour in this image from the Penny Black set To You.

The sentiment is from Clear Dollar Something to Crow About and it was framed in a negative image of the SU Word Window punch inked with Momento Lady Bug and Love Letter ink.  As the tags are one layer and I wanted the Word Window shape, I thought why not use the negative image.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Cottage Cutz Lacey Envelope / Christmas card

The background ink used on this card is Distress Weathered Wood.  The stamp is Winter Borders from Inkadinkado stamped with Archival Cobalt ink.  The sentiment is Hero Arts Holiday Sayings.

Again, I lined the Cottage Cutz Lace Envelope with Spellbinders Circle, cutting them to size.  The card size is 58mm x 178mm scored in the middle.