Thursday 30 July 2015

Clarity Stamps Anything Goes

First time using the Groovi Boards, and I love them! more info here

I used the Carp fish nest and just used the outlines, the bubbles used the circle from the Groovi Plate Mate and the Seaweed lines from Groovi border 1 & 2

Once I was happy with the outlines, I coloured with watercolours

The 6" x 6" Clarity Canvas was coloured with Distress Inks, using the Clarity Seaweed Stencil Darker on one side, the overall look was softened with a baby wipe

Peacock feathers
Broken China
Weathers wood
Pumice stone
Iced spruce
Faded jeans
Walnut stain
Rusty hinge

I tore the edges of the parchment and used a distressing tool and applied to the canvas with tape at the back, need to do a bit more experimenting before applying glue!
Jools : )

Sunday 26 July 2015

Crafty Individuals Faces Value Challenge

I haven't used these fabulous stamps for a long time so when Corinne mentioned 
The face value challenge I couldn't resist using these wonderful furry faces

I have also recently fallen in love with Stampbord and the wonderful effects you can achieve
First I applied a graduated colour effect using VersaMagic Chalk Inks
Turquoise Gem
Ocean Depth
Purple Hydrangea 

Stamped Crowned bunnies and dappled water colour onto the background
I painted a small wooden frame with DecoArt Traditions Aquamarine 

Then stamped  'Wild flowers and Butterflies' and 'Ferns & Butterflies' silhouettes onto acetate for the cover


Friday 24 July 2015

Stampotique- Household Materials

I've been sewing in the kitchen all week! 
So decided to use Stampotique Stitch for Arwens Kitchen Challenge

The background was created using stewed teabags and splatting them on a piece of card 
Great fun!
Then stamped purple acrylic using cookie cutters and then stitched cling film over the top

Stitch was stamped with Stazon Royal Purple, coloured with promakers 
Her skirt was made from empty teabags stamped with purple acrylic again with a garlic grater!
What a fun challenge!

Friday 17 July 2015

Stampotique Twinchies

These guys have been on my wanted list for a while!
I stamped all the hats on Hat Cube for masks onto paper and cut out
then stamped each one onto a 2''x2' piece of Stampbord, masked and stamped the Tinglyitchyness Twins
Coloured with watercolour and edged with a calligraphy pen
the background was created in Craft Artist Software, printed out and mounted onto card and applied the wanted pictures
Lets hope we catch them soon!
Jools : )

Thursday 16 July 2015

DecoArt Alice in Wonderland Shrine

Alice in Wonderland Shrine in Celebration of the 150th Anniversary
Like many I have been mesmerised by the story and illustrations from childhood 
In honour of the 150th Anniversary I created an Alice in Wonderland Shrine

Please click the DecoArt Media Blog badge to see the full tutorial
Jools : )

Thursday 9 July 2015

Stampotique Attachers

This weeks fab Challenge is hosted by Kathi Rerek and she has asked to use as many attachers as possible

I used brads to add a go faster bicycle chain and attached Froggy to Barkabe so he could take him for a run!

The background used France Papillion's Rusted Rivets stamped randomly with Adirondack Mushroom and added staples

Stamped Old Time Frog twice, cut the frog out and coloured separately
attached the chain with brads to the wheels and then attached froggy who was coloured with Promarkers

Stamped Barkabe and coloured with Promarkers, he has a jump ring collar and chain lead for walkies!

Jools :)

Tuesday 7 July 2015

DecoArt Seascape Canvas

I love Texture and earth tone colours and was keen to use this palette after producing much more colourful projects of late
I applied a variety of paper to a 24'' x 24'' canvas with DecoArt Media Matt Medium Tissue paper, music score, brown paper and random printed card stock and placed mainly in the landscape orientation

 Applied Media Crackle paste with a palette knife randomly and allowed to dry for a couple of hours 
 I started applying the darker colours randomly lower down the canvas for the foreground landscape
 Applying in horizontal brush strokes, texturing with Comb Tools
Building colour and wiping back in some areas to lighten and expose the papers and textures

With the lighter colours tones Paynes Grey and Titanium White for the sky

Colours used DecoArt Media Fluid Acylics Titanium white, Quinacridone Gold, Burnt Umber, Phaplthlo Turquoise, and Paynes Grey

Sunday 5 July 2015

Stampbord Workshop - The Craftbarn

 Brilliant workshop at the Craftbarn with the wonderful Kathy Bryne
 We explored applying Distress Inks, Chalk Inks and Engraving and decorating a number of items
with the finished pieces using acrylic paints with Stickles
Stamps all from Crafty Individuals and Lynne Perrella

Vera Lane Studios- Alice Anniversary

My 1st Project using Janet's Fabulous images in celebration of the 150th Alice Anniversary
I'm not the best at colouring, but had fun!

I used the follwoing Vera Lane Studios Digi Stamps and images to create my layout using Craft Artist Software
Alice and Rabbit
Cat from Vera's Zombies
Flowers from Bud & Birds, Lovely Garden
Hearts from All Things
Background made up of images from Mischief Circus
Holliewood Down the Rabbit Hole

They were coloured with Promarkers and Spectrum Noir Pens

Thursday 2 July 2015

Stampotique Challenge

Cutting the Ribbon
I decided to wrap a present with The Crafter cutting the ribbon
The paper was made from brown packaging paper with washes of DecoArt Cobalt Teal Blue and Dioxadine Purple, whist wet I scrunched it up
Once dry stamped Daniels Hearts using Stazon Royal Purple

Stamped Crafter onto a piece of card that had the same colour washes and distressed with Dusty Concord, Chipped Saphire and Shaded Lilac and used a distressing tool on the edges and ripped and curled finished highlighting the edges with DecoArt Metallic Gold and painted a heart and the golden ribbon cutting scissors!