Tuesday, 24 September 2013

Jenny Mayes designs(Hobby Art)

Jennys Gaggle of Geese

Bertie the Snowman with Ice Crystal Snowflakes & Border

Close-up of Ice crystal die-cut border - very pretty & icy!

Julia's mini book

Front cover

All made from 12 x 12 papers!  Lots of inside tags, verses, pockets - a delight to discover many greetings and messages!

Janet's design for BIG EVENT Workshop!

Bethlehem stamp - image halved for 2 placements!
Dk blue printed, clear embossed on watercolour paper & watercoloured with Brilliance inkpads (dab on acrylic block and use as paint)  - Pearlescent Orchid, sky Blue & Silver.

Monday, 9 September 2013

Christmas Punch Craft!

Here are the cards I made on Saturday when the rain was pouring down - BUT I did not let it rain on my parade - i had great fun!

Snowflake wreath - a beautifully simple cling rubber stamp by Magenta (£6.20) was embossed in white onto red spotty paper and I added Snowflake flowers - using a Snowflkae punch in 3 sixes.  I gave them all"cup" character and glues frosty gems to the centres of each!
Snowflower detail.

My  Iceflower was made using a 1" 'Evening Dress' punch??  All glued ontot he 6 "arms" of a Snowflake in varying sizes to create the 3 layers tot eh flower.   The lattice was a die-cut using Cuttlebug and the blue one has an acetate window.  The green card (bottom) has Chunky White embossing powder added for a realistic snowy effect on the green background! 
 Which one is your favourite colourway??
NB. Unfortunately, this greeting is now discontinued - and it sits so well with this frosty design!   Grrr!

Holly Punch 1/2" size made into a Wreath - do you prefer the modern colours or the traditional ?

NEXT DEMO is on  Thurs -  "Embossing really well!"   10.30 til 12.30 in JAPONICA - FREE

Thursday, 5 September 2013

Simply stamped & finished!

Poinsettia Basket - stamped in Versafine-Onyx Black, embossed with Crystal embossing powder, coloured with coloured pencils on linen embossed card - Voila!  Embellish with Glossy Accent and Crystal glitter on the red bracts.  The touch of yellow to Ivy leaves add lovely detail to a Christmas basket, as does the cord on the tag.
Stamp - Singles by Jane Gill (Woodware) £4.05 at Japonica incl greeting.

Poinsettia basket again - simply printed in Versafine Onyx Black onto DIE-CUT self adhesive 1" squares. Coloured carefully with pencils and then each sq has been gently sponged wth Versafine Satin red inkpad. The squares have then been placed onto a rectangle of black card - NOT PERFECTLY on purpose, so they look like uneven tiles.  Layer onto a craft card & tag & ribbon added.   I love using these die cut sticky squares - a really interesting and different look for any large stamp or collage.

Sheep have been embossed using Versafine O. Black inkpad and Crystal embossing powder.  Coloured with watercolour pencils for a softer look.  Background print is a long greeting from a set (Jane Gill -Woodware) and placed on the acrylic block in a wiggle for the background pattern.  All edges have been gently sponged with a blue inkpad and sponge -for a frosty look.  I have also added Crystal glitter to lines made with a ZIG GLUE PEN - a MUST-HAVE tool in my opinion!
(STAMPS USED - SHEEP in the Meadow stamp £5.99 and Greetings set £10.20 all from Japonica)