Sunday, May 31, 2015

Block Craft - Hand Carved Wooden Block Sleepy Elephant

Another one of my Gelli Plate background experiments but this time I stamped onto the Gelli Plate before transferring the print onto the paper.  The wooden block stamps from The Arty Crafty Place are just that - made of wood only.  They can be used with acrylic paints stamped onto fabric or paper. I watched a demo at a local craft fair a couple of months back and was impressed with what I saw.  They are very different to handle when compared to acrylic or the usual rubber stamps.

The sentiment is Kaszazz Lucy's Stamps - Happy Birthday.

Monday, May 25, 2015

Cottage Cutz - Eiffel Tower, Lamp and Poodle

A couple of weekends ago I played around with my Gelli Plate and acrylics.  It was messy but fun and this was one of the backgrounds I created.  I experimented with using stamps and stencils on the plate and also once the paper was dry.

The die cut is Eiffel Tower, Lamp and Poodle from Cottage Cutz.  With the Eiffel Tower die I cut 2, one black and one yellow, and slightly offset the yellow one underneath to make it a bit more interesting.  Using Black Soot Distress ink I took a couple of stencils to add to the background  The tag is from the die set Ellison Tags Scallops and not sure what stamp I used on the top of the Distress inked background.

This is not my normal type of card but I must admit I had fun assembling it.  Now if I can just remember where I put the diamond shaped stamp - the joys of getting old !!  

Friday, May 22, 2015

Whimsy Dies - Anchor

As I do not have much in the way of masculine cards I thought this one might work.

The die, Anchor, is  from Whimsy and all the papers used are part of an extensive old Creative Memories stash that I have.  The background stamps are from Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Air Travel and Stampin Up The Open Sea.

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Impression Obsession - Colonial Spring

Think I need to make a few more of these cards as another move is probably going to happen in 3 months time.

The stamp is from Impression Obsession Colonial Spring (K1006) and the sentiment is from an old Stampin Up set.  I think I used Archival Potting Soil ink for the image.  That does seem to be my ink of choice these day.

Monday, May 11, 2015

Cottage Cutz - Old Fashioned Phone

Thought this would make a good birthday card for my brother.  We often chat on the phone and I thought this was more of a masculine card.

The telephone is a Cottage Cutz die called Old Fashioned Phone, the background papers are from my extensive Creative Memories stash and the sentiment is from the Lili of the Valley Simply Sophisticated set.  I also used Distress inks for the shading on the die cuts.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Glitz Craft - Poppy Field

We have just had a long weekend and as it was raining yesterday I thought I would get into the craft room.  It has been a while since I used my Gelli plate and I had fun combining different coloured acrylic paints with stencils and stamps.

For this card I layered a couple of different coloured acrylic paints and then laid the Glitz Craft Poppy Field stencil on the top.  I thought I might try black acrylic paint on the roller for the poppies.  It did not work out exactly as I had hoped so when it was dry I laid the stencil over it again and used a black marker to finish off the poppies.