For this post I am sharing a card for Crafty Individuals which I made at the beginning of this year, a card which is unapologetically romantic with a soft colour palette and a dreamy transparency image. Unfortunately this Crafty Individuals image is no longer available as they no longer stock their transparency image sheets but the same image is available in the glossy paper format.
Crafty Individuals Supplies
Transparency Image (no longer available)
My initial idea was merely to decorate one of the Shabby Tags (how I love those tags and you will see them crop up again very soon) but once the tag was completed I decided it would become an element on a large card, a 8″x8″ card.The background was painted before stamping the hearts repeatedly. The same stamps were used to create stamped embellishments along with a perfume label stamp and one of the lace stamps used to create a faux lace border. The Shabby Tag on the left side of the card had paint applied, torn vintage text and stamping, building up layers. The end result is very muted with the text and stamping only peeking through here and there.
Can you see another piece of the stamped lace which I used to embellish the top of the tag. The beautiful transparency was layered onto vintage text.Forever is one of those wonderful free sample stamps that Crafty Individuals are generous enough to include with on-line orders. I keep any torn pieces from Shabby Tags I’ve used in previous projects, this is what I stamped Forever onto and attached to the edge of the main tag.Thank You for visiting this scheduled post. I am sure that tomorrow (Tuesday) I will manage to catch-up with some Blogs, I sure hope so as I am missing so much visiting your Blogs and viewing your artwork.
11 Feb 2013 38 Comments
10 Dec 2012 41 Comments
To start this new week I am sharing the second project created for Gecko Galz as their December Featured Artist. As with the first project, the Journal, I once again am providing the supply list and instructions.
When I spied the Parisian Jewels image sheet at Gecko Galz I knew I wanted to play with them as this sheet is brimming with images and I will tell you it was so difficult selecting one image for my second Guest Artist project that I had to use two of the images.
Gecko Galz Parisian Jewels (Jewel It Collection)
Golden Soft Gel Matt Medium
Heritage colour emulsion (latex) paint
2 jars, vintage and new lace, vintage velvet ribbon, flower/bead ribbon, frames, vintage button, vintage French book text (my stash)
Remove the screw top lid from jar. Gather a selection of new and vintage lace. Layer the lace around the
jar until satisfied. Rip smaller pieces of lace and add to the inside neck of the jar. Trim the outside neck
of the jar with either vintage velvet ribbon or fabric flower with bead trim.
Re-size Parisian Jewels image sheet and print onto a transparency, ensure it is set to mirror option prior
to printing. Leave to dry. Select image and layer to piece of Vintage French Text. Remove the backing
from a frame. Paint with Emulsion (latex) paint. Once dry insert the image. Adhere to the front of the jar
with strong glue. A vintage button may be added to the frame.
With the Journal shared last week I showed the Gecko Galz Postcard Memories printed onto canvas printer paper. This time I wanted to show another surface that Gecko Galz image sheets can be printed onto. If printing onto transparencies is a first for you then please remember to set the printing option to mirror mode and also printer on the rougher side of the transparency.
The idea of the altered jars is for them still to have a practical purpose.A home for pencils but it could easily be artist brushes or make-up brushes, etc.Have a wonderful week and I will catch-up with you soon.
Many Thanks for taking the time to visit.
29 May 2012 23 Comments
Another scheduled post, this is a short one to share one of the cards that was published in Stampington & co Catch-Up 2012.
I had submitted this card to a Template Challenge at The Stampers’ Sampler but it wasn’t printed so it was a really lovely surprise to see it in the pages of Catch-Up.
Stamps:- Oxford Impressions’ By The Sea
I’d printed the template onto a transparency which allowed me to fill the “jar” with beach mementos:- stamped elements such as shells and tickets, real shells, mica flakes, teeny blue beads, etc. I created tabs which were then inserted into cuts made into the watercolour paper, it created a lovely curved dimension. The watercolour paper had a wash of walnut ink (dissolved crystals) before spraying on my homemade ink. Dyed gauze was wrapped around the lid of the jar.
A shell stamped onto a cork tile.I have a few scheduled posts lined up and it at least keeps my Blog up-dated and then maybe it will not be too long before my normal blogging routine resumes.
Thank you for visiting and hope all is well in your lives.
05 Mar 2012 44 Comments
I appreciate the visits you made last week and the lovely comments I have been reading, especially the congratulatory messages for my Sew Somerset card.
Looking back at last week’s posts it struck me that there were quite a few sweet projects so to start this week off I will go in the opposite direction by sharing something I created using Oxford Impressions’ London Telegraph set. I tend to lean towards feminine styles but I have to say that I am having lots of fun with this plate of stamps.Playing with textures such as corrugated card, glass circles, mica, cork and a transparency (7Gypsies) to name some.
One of the lovely text stamps was used to stamp onto a tag. He is such a dapper chap!Stamping the stunning London scene then layering with the purchased transparency, this shows the edging of the transparency with another stamped piece overhanging the edge.
At a later date we will be re-united with this fellow!
Have a wonderful week and many thanks for taking the time to visit.
13 Jan 2012 40 Comments
Romance is starting to fill the air as thoughts turn from Christmas towards Valentine’s Day. With that in mind, I created this hanging with a sense of old style romance using Divas D’Este’s J’adore. I’ve previously dipped into this collage sheet (CS) for DT artwork and happy to return to it once again.Printing onto a transparency allowed me to layer this image onto another Divas D’Este CS, this time French Script.
The script shows through beautifully, especially on their faces. I always keep this sheet to hand as it is useful to have, adding bits here and there, as I did with tucking it slightly beneath the image.This beautiful stamp of a bundle of letters is from Oxford Impressions’ Season of Giving plate, a Christmas set of stamps but so useful to dip into throughout the year. Tying it with pink satin ribbon adds a special touch then the postal mark from another O.I. set, this time Art of Being Beautiful. This is a story about love, that particular stamp is from the A Scandalous Beauty plate. Is this Chapter 1 of a sweeping epic of love spanning decades or a bittersweet novella? I’ll let you be the author of their story of love.
I am linking to Pink Saturday.
04 Jan 2012 37 Comments
My first Dezinaworld DT projects for 2012 focuses on Faces 2, a really stunning image sheet, as you can see, brimming with images. The possibilities for these images are endless, whether cards, tags, altered art, jewellery, etc.A Scandalous Beauty stamp plate by Oxford Impressions’ contained the perfect stamps, repeatedly stamping onto the painted cardstock and also onto the die cut frame (Crafty Individuals) which had been inked with Antique Linen to create stamped backdrop for the femmes. Dimension is achieved by using silicone glue as an alternative to regular glue when adhering the frame.
The image was layered onto French writing scrapbook paper.A piece of lace and two drop pearls added for a little bit of detail.The other card was made in a similar manner At the stage of re-sizing I always try to ensure I fill up the A4 space. It helps if I have an approximate idea of the projects I will be creating, in this instance cards and jewellery. For these projects I used the larger size of Faces 2 for the cards and for the brooch I copied and reduced in size Faces 2 again.
A brooch with this beautiful image layered over French Book text – la beaute.
As I can imagine those women as having been showgirls I had to use my Great Aunt’s feather fan and programme from Folies Bergere. You might well recognise these items as it isn’t the first time I’ve used them as a backdrop.
I am sure she never would have believed, in 1938 when she watched this show that in 2012 her Great Niece would be using them in photographs for her Blog.
10 Nov 2011 33 Comments
Dezinaworld Winter Sale is underway. June has a fabulous offer on at the moment, click the link to take you to her Dezinaworld Blog where all the details are available for the Winter Sale.When I started on the Dezinaworld DT it was the first time I was introduced to the png format. For the four cards I used png 5 from Christmas Beauties and for the backgrounds I selected two from the seasonal backgrounds (10 backgrounds in this set). The words are from the White Christmas set.
The main image (woman against background) was printed onto regular photo printer paper and the words were printed onto a transparency.The same woman but this time in mirror image. Using png was wonderful for layering the women against the different background.As with the Pink Santa cards I limited myself to only a few supplies. This time glitter cardstock, organza which I tore into strips, pearly stars, etc and of course Deko Ice.The cardbases are all the same size but on these cards I reduced the size of the image which allowed more room for matting and layering.I will be sharing some Shabby Dezinaworld projects very soon.
05 Oct 2011 42 Comments
This post is Part II of Dezinaworld’s Autumn Beauty images. Yesterday’s post made use of the png images (except for the background) where the cards in today’s post selects two images from one of the printable collage sheets. The complete set is on sale at the Introductory offer of $4.99 (2 printable collage sheets, 2 backgrounds and 12 individual png images. Enough to keep you busy all through Autumn!
The Keeper Of Secrets
This face tells me she knows a secret, or two.The colours of the images were perfect for printing onto a transparency and I knew it would further the intensity of the colours. For this card I layered the image onto Anna Griffin paper which results in the pattern discreetly showing through the image and further layered onto more Anna Griffin paper. Secrets (Oxford Impressions) was stamped onto old book paper and layered onto a scrap of German Gothic text. I dyed lace with ColorWash before forming into a flower, creating leaves from lace.
While My Muse SleepsFredrick Leighton’s Flaming June was an image I wanted to work with as it is a particular favourite of mine and one I actually have in stamp form (Oxford Impressions Soul of a Rose plate).
This time it was layered onto handmade paper which had flower petals embedded into it. You should be able to see the flowers, at the top of the image and on her dress and you can also see the grain of the paper which is a lovely effect.
A fabric flower, scraps of lace, text and a piece of Tissue Tape (by chance it was on the roll at the word “art”) with Muse (Oxford Impressions) stamped onto old book paper.
Today at Dezinaworld you can view the Oriental artwork DT members have created, well worth a look at as they are always so inspirational. Also a reminder that June’s Dollar Sale is ever increasing in size and if you are looking for freebies she also has a wide selection available for you to use in your artwork.
A note concerning my fellow Dezinaworld DT member, Cindy. Her Free On-Line Blogging Seminar is now static on her blog which is wonderful news if you thought you had missed out. Also for any of us who followed the seminar it means we can return time and again for a re-fresher course.
13 Sep 2011 34 Comments
Actually on the contrary as today is the start of my DT artwork for Dezinaworld. The first images I received was the stunningly beautiful Shabby Blue. I selected three main images to work with printing them all onto a transparency and also a smaller image of a decorated heart with flowers to create a detail on one of the cards. For all three images I re-sized them as I really wanted them to be the focal images on all three cards.
The first card probably shows a transparency at its best. I layered the woman with butterfly over pattern paper which I had stamped with Anna Corba Vintage Labels set.The decorated heart was layered with a fabric flower which I stamped onto and added a large pearl.Beautiful Rosa is my second card.
Layered over pattern paper which has a detail of roses this enhances the colour of the flowers on the actual transparency.A strip of glitter ribbon, teeny scrap of paper which was a leftover from the top panel and an alphabet sticker create an embellishment.Onto the paper I stamped “The Roses of Spring” by Oxford Impressions.The final Shabby Blue card is this image of a rather unhappy looking child!A Crafty Individuals tag decorates the side, decorated with ric rac, butterfly and a large shabby bow.This photograph shows a clearer image of the Shabby Blue transparency.Tomorrow I will return with another project for Dezinaworld. Something in stark contrast to today’s offerings! Lynne x
20 Aug 2011 43 Comments
Dipping into Divas D’Este’s vault once again to use the stunning, J’Adore CS. This is brimming with gorgeous images which made it difficult deciding which one to use for this journal.I started with a blank journal (purchased) and had fun painting it. The paints are from the D.I.Y. store, a place well worth a visit for craft supplies. The heritage colour emulsion (latex) paints are something I’ve used for quite a while, I like their chalky appearance. All the paints were dry brushed to create a soft, romantic background.Next I focused on papers. The Anna Griffin paper was a perfect colour match and I also used sheet music stained with tea and coffee and some paint dry brushed onto it. A stamped letter peeks out with its edges dipped into beeswax.
Once I’d selected the Divas image I layered it onto French book text, the eagle-eyed amongst you will spot which book it is!Stamping Paris onto the book page allows it to be viewed through the transparency. There is such beauty in working with transparencies.Scraps of lace and velvet ribbon, a punched flower with pearl and a fabric flower all embellish the cover.I wonder if he did eventually ”whisk her off to Paris”. I am sure he did, she looks very persuasive!