For the moment I want to stay with Christmas but this time it is for Darkroom Door.
If you are a fan of Darkroom Door then you will know that new Christmas stamps were released recently and in due course I will be sharing samples using some of the new Christmas stamps however, prior to their release I had already made a start on my Christmas cards.
It is possible this card will appear on the Darkroom Door blog, although for the moment the focus is on DT samples featuring the new stamps, but I have decided not to share detailed instructions in this post. Anyway, the card is quite self-explanatory but I will share with you the stamps I used, just in case you are interested.
Darkroom Door Stamps:-
Flourish Texture stamp
Dear Santa Vol 2
Yuletide Vol 2
This colour palette, for Christmas, is new to me but I simply had fun playing around with paints which were lying out from another project. I stamped the Flourish Texture stamp very randomly and not with ink but with paint. Sparkly edges, a mix of fabrics, a dash of raspberry velvet ribbon are some of the textures on this card.At the time of having the paints out I created a batch of backgrounds so that any evening when I am able to do so, I will sit and assemble the cards. I have another Santa Claus card which I will share another time. It has the same colour palette but I used different stamps.
In the meantime, apologies if it seems too early to be sharing Christmas samples! It will not be solid Christmas from now until 25th of December as I will be sharing bits of this and that as I have DT samples featuring butterflies, birds and books, to name a few.
Thank You, as always for your visit to my Blog.
23 Oct 2014 19 Comments
21 Oct 2014 27 Comments
This post is to share a reminder of the latest Crafty Individuals Challenge which is well underway. We are asking that you create either Halloween or Christmas inspired artwork. All information about this challenge can be viewed HERE.
I have already shared two samples I made for this challenge but today I have more samples to share, all using this new stampI kept to a colour palette of white and silver with various twinkly embossing powders and also dashes of beautiful vintage mica flakes. Apologies straight away for the colours on the cards. I have no idea if it is all the sparkle and twinkle from the embossing powders which has interfered and created an almost lilac tone.Instead of using the stamp as a whole, I have zoomed in to particular images. It makes for a versatile stamp.
The cards are all traditional stamped cards with stamping, heat embossing and embellishments. There is the addition of spray and mica but there is no paint or Gesso on the cards.
The jute and seam binding were stained to match and a hanging tag featuring a Crafty Individuals stamp (received in one of their sample stamp packs) embellishes the first card.Following a similar composition and using many of the same embellishments is the second card with the stained muslin more prominent, layered onto tulle.
A little detail photograph.The final card …A punched tag with the stamped Joy and lots of sparkle,with more sparkle on the stamped images which were also edged with silver e.p.
If you are in the middle of creating Halloween or Christmas projects using Crafty Individuals products then why not enter the challenge. Remember, there is a prize of a Crafty Individuals stamp of choice for the top five winning entries.
19 Oct 2014 13 Comments
18 Oct 2014 20 Comments
Although I had this post drafted I had decided not to share it because I have already shared with you two other cards from the collection of cards that were published in The Stampers’ Sampler however because I have not got myself organised enough to be sharing new DT art I have decided to go ahead and share.
The stamps are from Oxford Impressions Dr Coffin’s Apothecary stamp set (also available from That’s Crafty)
Very little additions to this card other than the actual tag there is only a fragment of stained crochet lace.
There is nothing remotely spooky about this bat, I think it looks rather cute!Thank You for your visits and the lovely comments.
17 Oct 2014 Leave a comment
If you are in the middle of Halloween preparations then why not share your artful creations at the That’s Crafty challenge where the theme is Spooky.
A £20 on-line voucher is the winning prize
Please visit the challenge blog for further details.
15 Oct 2014 20 Comments
Let me stay with Halloween for the time being to share with you the amazing news of my Halloween article in the 2014 edition of Somerset Holidays & Celebrations.
I cannot begin to express how shocked I was when the Editor contacted me several months ago to say they wanted to publish a wall hanging as an article and for me to write the article. Now, writing articles is extremely new to me, there have been two previous occasions for Sew Somerset and there is no doubt it filled me with trepidation at the prospect of writing this article yet what a thrill to know they liked it so much, that is always the biggest surprise to me!
In the article I write about my childhood memories of Halloween as a child growing up in Scotland and also what inspired this wall hanging.
This photograph is deceiving as the wall hanging does not look exceptionally large, it looks as though it is a card, but it was about 12″ in length, approximately.
Also in this publication, in the Gallery section, a Valentine’s card and three Crafty Individuals pieces, two wall hangings and a hanging canvas.
For me, it is the greatest honour to be published by Stampington & co and something I never take for granted. Something else I don’t take for granted is your loyalty to my Blog and also your continuous support.
14 Oct 2014 19 Comments
Last week I shared with you one of the Halloween cards which had been published in the Jul/Aug/Sept issue of The Stampers’ Sampler. For this post I thought I would share another of the cards from that collection.
The cards were submitted as a collection with the theme of the shabby, grubby stained tags appearing on each card along with stained pieces of fabric, string ties, etc. Once again, this card uses stamps from Oxford Impressions‘ Dr. Coffin’s Apothecary stamp set (also available from That’s Crafty in the U.K.)A teeny piece of stained fabric which I stamped onto before layering a fragment of mica and stained crochet lace.The bottom edge from the grubby stained tag. I liked the gap of white space in-between the two parts of the tag. Thank You for your visit to this post.