Thursday, January 22, 2015

Impression Obsession - Northern Lighthouse

I used an Impression Obsession stamp H1292 - Northern Lighthouse on an Inkylicious Visions - watercolour ready to go coloured background.  The sentiment is from the Crafty Secrets set called Seaside stamped in StazOn Stone Gray.

Apologies for the photo but could not find a place indoors to photograph without shadows.  Just too cold and damp to venture into the garden !

Monday, January 19, 2015

MFT - Let's Toast

Going through some of my dies the other day I found the MFT (My Favourite Things) die called Let's Toast.  This die set includes a label which slots over the neck of a wine bottle and various dies of glasses plus you can also buy a stamp set with sentiments.

I find it better to die cut the label out of fairly thick card stock otherwise the score line just below the cut out circle can sometimes cut right through.  The background paper is from my Creative Memories stash, the sentiment is from the Let's Toast stamp set and it was die cut using Spellbinders Wonky Rectangles.  To finish off I decorated the label with a wine glass.

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Hobby Art - Coastal Scene-it

Another Inkylicious Visions Watercolour background.  On it I stamped a couple of images from a set by Hobby Art - Coastal Scene-it.  The one cliff did have an additional part to it which I blocked off with a small post-it note.  I coloured the cliffs in with a Marvy Le Plume Gray marker and added the sentiment which is also from Hobby Art, the stamp set is By the Sea.  The white card stock used for the sentiment was a bit bright so I toned it down by using 2 Spellbinders Ovals from their Classic Ovals large and small sets to create a rim on the edge of the white oval.  Cut the smaller of the two first, then the larger one.  I use masking tape to hold the die in place.  One could place both dies together on a magnetic sheet - just thought of that option !

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Penny Black - Eat Cake

This card was made for a 9 year old friend of ours.  I used an image from the Penny Black Eat Cake stamp set with Archival Black ink.  To colour the image in I used a variety of Stampin Up watercolour crayons, different makes of markers, Distress Inks, a blender pen plus a paint brush and water.

Spellbinders Deckled Edge Rectangles frame the image and I matted it on a couple of scrap pieces I had laying around.  The sentiment is from a Hero Arts set called Classic Messages.  Not sure where I got the card from but I think it might be from a selection of Stampin Up ones I purchased on eBay years ago.

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Inkylicious - Dancing in the Rain

At a craft show nearly a year ago I popped by the Inkylicious stand and bought a couple of packets of preprinted backgrounds from them.  When I was tidying up the craft room recently I came across them and decided to use a couple.  This one is from Inkylicious - Visions - Watercolour.

I decided to keep the card simple and added a stamp from Inkylicious called Dancing in the Rain, stamped with Archival Black ink.  The sentiment is from the same set.  I gave the girl a hill to stand on and used an Inkylicious border stencil with Worn Lipstick Distress ink.

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Penny Black - Flower Festival

It is not too often I reach for a flower stamp even though I do have quite a few.  When I was looking through the The Penny Black blog I noticed a great card from guest designer, Therese Calvird, on 29 December 2014.  Her instructions on video were good so I thought I would case her card using a stamp from the Penny Black Flower Festival set.

The image was stamped multiple times with Momento Tuxedo Black ink onto a gloss card stock.  I then used Copics YR000 / YR00 / YR01 for the petals, T3 and T1 for the flower centres and G94 / G82 / G21 for the stems and leaves.  The sentiment is from the Kaszazz stamp called Greetings and it was also stamped using Momento Tuxedo Black ink.  The oval die cuts are from Spellbinders and the topper was matted onto a light green card stock and then onto the card using Stampin Up Stampin' Dimensionals.