Thursday, June 27, 2013

MFT - Let's Toast

I love this MFT Let's Toast die and stamp set.  It is quick and easy to put together and looks good on a bottle of wine being used as a gift.

I found a scrap of Creative Memories paper to decorate the label and used a circle from the MFT Sweet Stack Labels die.  The sentiment is from the Let's Toast stamp set.  The wine glass is also part of the Let's Toast die set and I added the 'wine' part by cutting out another die shape in maroon and trimming it down.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Impression Obsession - Tree Line

I was trying to find a particular stamp set the other day and came across a couple of large Impression Obsession stamps I forgot I had.  With the larger stamps I tend to ink them up and instead of picking the stamp up I leave it ink side up on the desk and lay the card stock over it pressing down with an acrylic block.

With this Tree Line image I used Archival Black ink on a linen card stock which gives a dappled sort of a look.  Once it had dried I used Distress inks on the background and finished off with a Cuttlebug alphabet die sentiment.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Hero Arts - Thanks Postcard

This Hero Arts - Thanks Postcard image is one of those quick and easy projects.  I used Maroon Archival ink, cut around the image and pasted it onto a card trimmed using a Creative Memories fancy edge - not sure what the proper name is.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Kaisercraft - Flourish

In my art lessons we have started using oils and at the end of each lesson there is always a little left over on my palette.  I have taken to keeping a piece of card stock in my bag and using up the paint on it - this is one such piece.  The downside is it takes quite a while to dry especially seeing it is winter in our part of the world at the moment.

The stamp used on top of the red oil paint is Kaisercraft Flourish with the sentiment being Kaszazz, Lucy's Stamps - Happy Birthday.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

On the Farm

This is one of those cards I had on my desk for ages and built it up over time.  the background is done with Distress Stains, water and a paint brush using the wash technique.  The watercolour paper was lightly painted with water first then the Distress Stain was added, also with a paint brush.

The house, tree and tractor are from Hobby Arts stamp sets and the sheep are from a Stamposaurus set.  All images have been coloured in with Distress Stains, water and a paint brush.

The sentiment is from Stampin Up Fun and Fast notes punched out with SU Word Window.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Memory Box Die - Serene Bird

Memory Box dies are amongst my favourite with this one being no exception.  I have been experimenting with Zentangle  and thought the bird would have a different look if I squiggled a couple of patterns on it.  After that I used Distress inks and a sponge to pop a bit of colour onto the cardstock.

Underneath the bird is a MFT die called Fishtail Stax.  The background paper is a scrap from my stash and the sentiment is a Gina K Design one punched out using a Stampin Up oval.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Hero Arts - Feathers

After seeing a couple of simple one layer cards with a colour strip on I thought I would try it out.  Using post it notes to define the area and Distress Inks I sponged on a couple of different blues.

The image is Hero Arts - Feathers and the sentiment is also from the Hero Arts set called Found Joy.