Two little catch-ups.
Firstly to say that the Crafty Individuals Challenge will only be open for a couple more days so please hurry if you want to enter the Scenic Stamping challenge. All details can be found HERE.
Secondly, my Giveaway for the Jane’s Garden stamp set is now closed. A winner’s name will be randomly selected any time now and I will share with you the winner’s name soon.
Have a lovely Friday.
30 Jan 2015 3 Comments
27 Jan 2015 25 Comments
Welcome to this scheduled post where I am sharing two more cards which relate to this blog post, HERE.
The beautiful butterflies on the two cards I am sharing in this post are from the quite gorgeous Butterflies stamp set from Darkroom Door.When I made this collection of four butterfly cards for Take Ten (although it is The Stampers’ Sampler where they were published) the idea was a common theme of butterflies and for a similar colour palette across all four cards. The backgrounds were painted with Twinkling H20s and if I remember correctly, NeoColor II watersoluble crayons, with subtle stamping. You can see some of that stamping on the right side of the photograph below.
I always prefer to lay down colour prior to stamping instead of stamping and then colouring the image. All the butterflies were stamped onto watercolour paper which had been painted with the mix of paints used for the backgrounds. You can see I had fun with paint splatters. I do love a splatter or two!Some found papers painted to co-ordinate with the cards.
Another butterfly card:-
This angle shows how the butterfly is raised from the background. I was so happy it managed to withstand the journey to the U.S.A. and didn’t arrive looking squashed and rather sorry for itself.
The Butterfly Watch feature can be seen in the Oct/Nov/Dec issue of The Stampers’ Sampler.
Thank You so much for your visits which I hope you know are never taken for granted.
25 Jan 2015 19 Comments
Apologies for being so quiet, here on my own Blog and also in my lack of visits to your blogs. I really miss when I don’t have the opportunity to visit your blogs.
Sunday signals time for my DT post at That’s Crafty blog.As always, the project can be viewed in full HERE.
Enjoy your day.
22 Jan 2015 7 Comments
If you receive Crafty Individuals newsletter then you will know that there is a Treefest taking place. For those of you who don’t receive their newsletter you might well be saying to yourselves, a Treefest, what is that? Let me enlighten.
Crafty Individuals have released a stunning new Elements stamp of three tree landscapes and to celebrate the release of this stamp, it is on special offer. For a limited period CI-429 will be available for £6.00 when purchased from the Crafty Individuals on-line store. They will look amazing on their own or combined with other Crafty Individuals tree stamps.
Visit Jean’s Crafty Individuals blog to view Jean’s inspirational art.
A reminder that the January challenge, Scenic Stamping is still underway and again, all details are on the Crafty Individuals blog.
Thank You for your visit.
19 Jan 2015 51 Comments
It is always lovely to be able to share any good news I have relating to my crafty life. Back in December a complimentary issue of Somerset Studio Gallery arrived in the mail. Along with a canvas I also had an altered book published which had a Jane Austen theme.
To celebrate this I have a set of stamps to Giveaway.
Are you eager for Spring to arrive, for butterflies to be fluttering around and the buzzing of bees? If so and if you are also a fan of all things Jane Austen then you might want to enter my Giveaway as I have this lovely Jane’s Garden from Oxford Impressions to kindly Giveaway to one lucky winner.This is such a pretty set with a pretty script stamp and also quotes, flowers, butterflies, books, pretty teacups and so much more.
What do you have to do to be in with the chance of winning this set. Nothing other than leave a comment to say you would like your name to be put in the hat. If you want your name to be added a second or third time then simply share on your blog or on Facebook.
The closing date is 26th January.
Good Luck Wishes!
18 Jan 2015 18 Comments
This week at That’s Crafty I continue to play with colour in the form of Brushos.I have updated this blog post because I noticed the new challenge over at the PaperArtsy blog is Shiny Stuff. My project for That’s Crafty features shiny in the form of a mica spray in Tarnished Gold
and mica flakes which were randomly applied to the Brusho background and of course so many of you will recognise the main image as a Lynne Perrella Collection for PaperArtsy stamp (BTW the eye isn’t lilac, you can see the Brusho colours listed in my post at the That’s Crafty Blog. It must be light playing a trick as I photographed the card).Visit the That’s Crafty Blog for product details and visit the PaperArtsy Blog for details on entering the Shiny Stuff challenge and for lots of inspiration.
16 Jan 2015 21 Comments
in Uncategorized Tags: cards, Crafty Individuals, Crafty Individuals Team Artwork, fabric, paint, published artwork, stamping onto tissue paper, Stampington & co, The Stampers' Sampler, tissue paper, Valentine's Day
At the beginning of the month I shared with you news of the Crafty Individuals January Challenge, as chosen by the lovely Coco.
Amongst the information for the challenge it was stated that scenic stamping could be interpreted any which way but even I will admit that I am probably being cheeky by saying that the cards I share below are Setting The Scene For Love! I didn’t make the cards with the challenge in mind, I actually made them last year but I would be sharing with you soon and it was the ideal opportunity to refresh or draw your attention to the CI Challenge.
A few days ago I received the latest issue of The Stampers’ Sampler. Answering their Challenge Call, Heart of a Different Colour, amongst my submissions were two Crafty Individuals cards featuring Alice Palace designs, designs which I have been honest in the past by stating that I have struggled with them particularly when I was desperately trying to fit them into the shabby chic/vintage style. When I simply sat back with a collection of Alice Palace stamp and several paints, it was actually fun to create these cards. Around the time of making the cards I was playing with the notion of not adding layers which I normally build up, sometimes with a tag, lace, seam binding, buttons and other usual suspects however I still wanted texture and interest. At this point I played with building the layers before any paint was applied.I also played around by mixing and matching several Alice Palace stamps, selecting a heart from one stamp, a border from another and playing with composition. If you own any of those Alice Palace designs you will know what I mean.By Your Side
Different paint colours and papers but essentially the same style of background. The paint, on both cards, was applied in a bold manner which created a lovely textural qualitybut I always ensured that some of the pattern on the paper beneath was peeking through the layers.Funny that I am starting to grow fond of those animals!So, maybe if you have a little time or looking for a challenge you might want to pop over to the Crafty Individuals blog and join the fun.
Before I say goodbye I have to say a warm thank you for always being so supportive, whether I share something which is vintage in style or sees me playing around with colour, you always encourage me.