Saturday, 27 September 2014

Birthday season starts again !

September is the start of the majority of birthdays in my family, so I'm back today to share another card for one of my nieces.

I started by brayering various colours of Fresco Finish paint over some Kraft card.

I then used the Wendy Vecchi Basket Weave background stamp using Potting Soil Archival ink.

I've used one of the new Dina Wakley stencils with Inky Pool Fresco Finish paint.

I then used a PaperArtsy mini and an Artistic Stamper background stamp and stamped over the background using black Archivl ink.

I used a Prima stencil and spread Golden Gel Medium over it. I used this technique for a travel journal cover here, loved it so you may see this again soon !

When the glue was dry I then wiped Vanilla Fresco Finish over the top using a baby wipe.

I then made another panel this time I used Ripe Persimmon and Peacock Feathers Disrress Inks and stamped over it using a stamp from the Tim Holtz Mercantile set. Then I used a Stampin' Up embosssing folder and swiped embossing ink over the raised areas, sprinkled Wendy Vecchi Tree Branck embossing powder over the top and heated it.

The main image is a PaperArtsy stamp and I've stamped it onto card that I painted with Nougat Fresco Finish paint, I then painted in the background. 

The leaves and flowers are all Prima wooden embellishments and I've used Wendy Vecchi embossing powders to colour them. I've mixed 2 colours for the smaller flowers. Some lace and a metal corner embellishment to finish.

I've had a great day today as I've spent it in my craft room catching up on projects. Hope you've managed to get some crafty time today too !

Friday, 26 September 2014

We are all a little fragile......

Today I'm sharing another journal page using another of the gorgeous Donna Downey stamps, which is also my DT piece for the current challenge at eclectic Paperie which is Fall.

I started by brayering Vanilla Fresco Finish paint over a Kraft journal page. I then used Autumn Fire and Pumpkin Soup, but unfortunately didn't take a photo !

I then grabbed a sheet of Kraft card and brayered more Fresco Finish paint over it and then used the TCW Vineyard stencil with Potting Soil and Tree Branch Archival inks.

I then die cut lots of leaves from the card using a PaperArtsy die.

I stamped the main image using Potting Soil Archival ink, then masked it off and used Chutney Fresco Finish paint around the face to add definition. Keeping the mask in place I used the TCW Vineyard and North Star stencils and then the Dina Wakley Spinners stencil. I painted the lips of the image using Luminarte paint.

I used Cut 'n' Dry foam to dab Chutney Fresco Finish around all of the stencilled leaves. I also die cut some leaves from Crunchy paper, screwed them up and when I'd flattened them out I rubbed Potting Soil directly over them. The sentiment is from the Dina Wakley Scribbly Insects set and I've stamped it onto painted Kraft card.

Hope you've enjoyed today's page !

Thursday, 25 September 2014

Thinking about Christmas ?

I'm definitely thinking about it especially since I've been playing with Lin Brown's new Christmas stamps from PaperArtsy.

I'm sharing a quick project over at the PaperArtsy blog tonight, you'll need to hop over here for all the details.

Thursday, 18 September 2014

Would you like to win ?

Have you seen the gorgeous new embossing powders from Wendy Vecchi ? Well, Linda at The Funkie Junkie is offering the chance for one lucky person to win the whole set !

You can enter the random drawing multiple times in multiple ways.  Here’s how:
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