Tuesday, 31 May 2016

Faery Ink Inspirational - Destiny Tinman

It's the last day of the month and time for my Faery Ink inspiration.  It was another instance choice for me this month as soon as I spotted Destiny Tinman.  Who doesn't love the Wizard of Oz, I remember being blown away by the Emerald City and those Ruby redshoes!  One of my fondest memories is going to the cinema with my dad to see Return to Oz, oh my goodness I was a tiny bit scared of the Wheelers!  If you've not see them check out this YouTube clip https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WM0RFE3QGAU

On to my DT piece, I decided to create a journal/mixed media page with Destiny Tinman.  I started with a page from an old book which I covered with a layer of white gesso paint, once dry I gently scraped away the paint over the words "unity" and "fellow-traveller" as I felt these were quite poignant to the journey that Destiny Tinman must make to find her heart.

I have bought myself an inexpensive scrapbook, like the ones you used to use as a kid, to stick all my journalling in and this is my first piece, of many I hope!

Just follow the yellow brick internet highway to the Faery Ink shop to collect Destiny Tinman.

Creative Blessings.  x

Monday, 30 May 2016

Journey to Wonderland & Steampunk

Today at 4pm & 8pm Carley Duff is show casing and demoing the Debbi Moore Journey to Wonderland & Steampunk CD-roms and papercrafting kits on Create and Craft.  I printed some of the elements and background papers on vellum and acetate.  These are the samples I made for the show;

Using toppers & insert sheet, trimmed using pinking blade.
All from one topper sheet.
Dew drops added using glossy accents.
Black & White with added colour using Sakura Gelly Roll pens.
Made using an insert sheet, Alice is cut from one side and looking glass is the other.
Buttons and ribbon added from my stash. 
Rose is printed on acetate and layered up.
Close-up of acetate rose. 
Now on to the Steampunk makes;

Buttons and twine added from my stash.  Ripped vellum piece.
Toppers and vellums layered up.
Two layers of vellum behind the image.
Retirement card using 3D pocketwatch layers I added an acetate layer over the watch face. 
Background made using mask and Vintage Photo Distress Ink.  Ripped vellum border. Twine, beer bottle cap and brad added from my stash.
I hope you can tune in today or catch up with the shows.

Creative Blessings.  x

Wednesday, 25 May 2016

Faery Ink - Ophelia In Wonderland (with text & photos this time!)

Ooops!  I was a bit over eager with this post and it went live a day early without text or photos, apologies for that and thank you to Jennifer for leaving a comment which popped up in my email.

This Ophelia in Wonderland from Faery Ink, I love Amanda's quirky representation of this character.

For my mixed media piece I have used card embossed with Craftwell Argyll Checked embossing folder, inked it with Tim Holtz Festive Berries & Black Soot distress ink.  I used an empty washi tape reel to make the ring marks.

The image is mounted on black coordinations cardstock which I sanded back with a emery board. Embellishments from my stash included washi tape, mini peg, mini calendar pages, wooden clock (unfortunately I got a little be carried away with the gilding wax!), piece of easter egg wrapper, mini playing card and beer bottle top.

Ophelia in Wonderland is coloured with Graph It markers, I have added epoxy stickers to her glasses.

Until next time, creative blessings.  x

Friday, 20 May 2016

Shabby Chic - Wedding Card

My card today was a commission from one of my best friends.  Her daughter got married last Friday, yes that's right on the 13th, she is a bit quirky like that!

The Wedding theme was shabby chic so I picked this theme for the card.

I used an 8 x 8 card and adhered Anna Marie Designs kraft card to the front.  The Shabby Chic Vintage cardstock is also from Anna Marie Designs and the patterned paper is from my stash which I trimmed with the pinking blade of my Woodware trimmer and edged with Spun Sugar distress ink.
I also used kraft card inside the car and used strips of the same patterned paper & cardstock inside.

All the faux pearl embellishments, ribbon and lace trim were part of candy from Linda Simpson.  Check our her creations on Linda's Crafty Piece of Heaven and Linda Simpson's Crafty Piece of Heaven (for Mixed Media creations).

I followed Anna Marie's Youtube tutorial to make the flower centre piece using Anna Marie Designs dried flowers, stamens, microbeaded flowers & paper flower.  The sentiment is also from Anna Marie Designs, I edge this with Spun Sugar dstress ink too.
What month did you get married in or would you like to get married in?  I married in the September of 2000, Autumn and Winter months are my favourite.  It was very warm & sunny, a beautiful day in more ways than one.

Creative Blessings.  x

Wednesday, 18 May 2016

Shoe & Handbag Heaven - Birthday Card

Morning all!

This is a birthday card I made for a little girl who turned 8.  She is very grown-up for her age , so I tried to make a card that was a little more grown-up than what I might have otherwise designed.
I have used Debbi Moore's Shoe & Handbag Heaven cd-rom.
I have also added the little girl's name to the card.  She loves to received cards with her name on as it is so difficult to find items with it on.
Creative Blessings.  x

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Monday, 16 May 2016

Stamp & Stencil - Card

Thank you for all your kind comments on my previous few posts.  I am finding it much easy to post every other day.

Recently I was treated to Leonie Pujol's masks/stencils and stamps.  I have always been a big fan of her crafting and watch her Let Leonie Loose shows on Hochanda on a Wednesday afternoon.

I made this card with her products whilst watching one Wednesday afternoon.  She is very talented and creative and is a joy to watch as she is so passionate.  Leonie's thought process behind these products is patterned building.

Work in Progress

I fixed the mask to the card with Stick & Spray and created the background using Dried Marigold and Mustard Seed distress inks.  I have stamped in Rich Cocoa Momento ink as I thought this toned in well with the background colours.

The Big Reveal!
The stencils and masks contain more than one size (there are at least 4 in each pack) and each stamp pack has a minimum of 14 stamps.  You can visit Leonie's blog here for inspiration.

Creative Blessings.  x

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Sunday, 15 May 2016

Craftwork Cards - More Samples

Today is the second day of the Create and Craft USA Craftwork Cards Weekender.  As mentioned yesterday Carley Duff will be demoing the A Pocket Full of Paper Botanical Gardens USB stick.

Here are some more of samples made for the shows.

I love all the elements, not just the embellishments but those little extras that can be cut from the backing sheets.
I thoroughly enjoyed making these collage style cards.
Adding layers was so easy.

Creative Blessings.  x

Saturday, 14 May 2016

Craftwork Cards - Samples

Today I'm sharing some samples I made for the Weekender on Create and Craft USA (5pm UK time). Carley Duff is demonstrating A Pocket Full of Paper Botanical Gardens USB stick from Craftwork Cards.

I decided to work with the Correspondent papers.  Here are three of my samples.

 There are lots of lovely sentiments and beautiful embellished not just background papers.
 I really loved making collage style pieces from the correspondent collection.
It's been a little while since I've made a tag but again I think this collection lends it self to lots of layers in a smaller area.  I also really loved the vintage pastel tones of this collection too.

Creative Blessings.  x

Thursday, 12 May 2016

Faery Ink 13th Birthday Giveaway

Today Faery Ink is celebrating it's 13th brithday, Amanda has released this image which is free for a limited period of time.
This is Lalah Unicorn Girl.  I have coloured her with Graph It markers and Wink of Stella pens.  The card and hearts are from my stash.  The sentiment is from Woodware singles Christmas tree set and embossed with Wow powder.  

Pop over to the Faery Ink blog to get the code for your free image (remember it's for a limited time only) and then share your creations in the Faery Ink Group.

Creative Blessings.  x

Tuesday, 10 May 2016

A Mini Scottish Landscape - Altered Art

Morning!  Today I am sharing a piece of upcycling. I have had this little wooden tray for a couple of years, it originally contained Yule decorations.
Firstly I gave it a light coating of white Gesso.
I sponged the heart with Iridescent Blue Black and Oriental Voilet Pebeo Acrylic paints.
I used moss, natural fibres, stamens, dried flowers & flower buds from Anna Marie Designs.
Here are a few close-ups of the individual sections;
And lastly a close-up of that happy heart, which is exactly how my heart feels when I visit Scotland.

Creative Blessings.  x

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