Good Sunday morning to you, thanks for stopping by. I’m watching Barbara Grey of Clarity Stamps on Create & Craft at the moment – she is a genius with a brayer! – and thought I’d post the card I made for the Artistic Stamper challenge for March at the same time. I cannot craft AND watch Barbara at the same time. 🙂
- Stamps: Artistic Stamper Inspiration Jars. Tim Holtz Lost & Found, QVCUK set from 2010, Artemio postmark & Kanban gears stamps
- Black & coffee Archival inks, Versamark
- Distress inks – Stormy Sky, Chipped Sapphire, Broken China, Vintage Photo, Gathered Twigs, Antique Linen
- Distress embossing powder – Weathered Wood
- Kraft Resist card
- Kraft card
- Blue ribbed card from Limetree Crafts
- Idea-ology brads & clock hand
- Stamped the jars onto white card with Versamark, covered with Weathered Wood & heat set & cut them out.
- Stamped the car onto white card with Gathered Twigs, put Versamark & clear EP on the windows & heat set, blended Weathered Wood & Antique Linen over the car, covered with clear EP, heat set & cut out.
- Blended blue DIs over the patterned jar, & covered the ‘glass’ part both jars with clear EP & heat set. Blended a little Gathered Twigs over the lids.
- Blended Stormy Sky & Chipped Sapphire over the embossed clear jar, to get the colour into the gaps in the EP. Attached the car to the jar using copper brads – I bent the car slightly so that it wouldn’t be completely flat.
- Stamped the gears onto white car with coffee Archival, stamping 2/3 times to get fainter images. Dried with heat tool & blended over DIs as above. Also blended Chipped Sapphire around the edges of the Kraft Resist card.
- Made the postage stamp by stamping onto white card with Chipped Sapphire & punching out a section.
- Stamped the postmarks with black Archival & the birds with coffee.
- Stamped the quote with coffee Archival, blended Antique Linen & gathered Twigs on top & added the clock hand with another brad.
- Assembled the card, added string coloured with Gathered Twigs.
Thank you for looking. I’m off to try to get another challenge completed today. Until next time,
Love & light
Happy March 1st, blog visitors! I looked out the kitchen window this morning & there are FOUR daffodils in glorious bloom in the back garden – Spring is definitely on its way.
Here is today’s tag. It is number four in the Chocolate Baroque Alpha Tags Swap for 2012. I decided to see if I could pare everything back, stick to one main colour, use no backing papers or layers & this is the result.
D is for:
- Dusty Concord
- Chocolate Baroque Punky Romance & Patchwork Butterfly stamp collections
- Dusty Concord & Antique Linen distress inks
- Spellbinders Donna Salazar sprockets & gears dies
- Manilla tag
Step by Step:
- Stamp image with Dusty Concord, dry with heat tool.
- Put DC on craft sheet, spritz with water & with a small brush paint areas of image.
- When image is dry blend Antique Linen & DC inks over tag.
- Stamp butterfly from image on scrap paper, colour as above, dry & cut out wings, stick them to butterfly on tag.
- Die cut two small gears from mirri card, attach to tag.
- Add highlights & handwritten ‘Dream’ with silver ink.
- Add bling & ribbon.
That’s it. Maybe I shouldn’t blow my own trumpet, but I’m happy with this tag. If nothing else, I proved to myself that I don’t have to add lots of stuff to my projects.
Until next time – I’d like to say tomorrow, but it’s more likely to be Saturday – thanks for looking.
Love & light.
Happy Sunday evening to everyone. It’s still freezing here, we had about 8cm of snow overnight & it’s set to freeze tonight. Have to admit, I’m tired of the cold, I need to feel the warmth of the sun. I have had a busy week, which included going to the Creative Stitches & Hobbies show at Glow, the new events venue at Bluewater, Kent. I also went to my monthly card making workshop. More of both in later posts.
On to today’s post, which is a 20x20cm canvas – the first I’ve ever attempted. It took me about six days to complete & my original plan was to blog its progress each day. I still may do that, so I’ll just mention some of the features of the finished project.
I used the same TF stamp on Hearty clay & hung the brass embellishment – from Calico Crafts, who have a great selection of metal embellies of all kinds – on a piece of raffia & adhered the blue gem. The gold flower behind is a Donna Downey stamp, which I covered in gold acrylic paint, it symbolises the Tree of Life. The scroll below the flower contains a secret prayer. I wanted it to look like papyrus, so I distressed it by scrunching it & blending with distress inks before tying it with more raffia.
The bottle is a Wendy Vecchi art part & symbolises a canopic jar. I stamped it with one of the Texture Fragments stamps & inked it with DIs & a gold Krylon pen. The hieroglyphs spell out ‘QUEEN’ & were stamped on to tissue paper, which I then adhered to the bottle & when dry, covered with Rock Candy Stickles.
There is lots of stamping on this canvas; as well the Donna Downey flower stamp & the Chocolate Baroque Texture Fragments, there are the Egyptian image stamps from my stash & Chocolate Baroque’s Punky Romance collection.
So, that’s my entry to the Simon Says Stamp & Show challenge. It’s not perfect by any means, bit for my first go at a canvas, I’m fairly happy with it.
Thanks for looking & I hope to be back tomorrow with something completely different. Until then,
Love & light.