Friday, 5 June 2015

Another PaperArtsy blog challenge #10 Bottles

I have had some good crafty time this week. I have made two crafty items and therefore my second blog post for the week. Today I have a decorated bottle to share with you which I am entering into PaperArtsy blog challenge #10. The theme is Bottles. My bottle was inspired by the blog post Blue Bottle {by Sue Carrington}. I liked the tissue paper technique and painting onto the glass that was used by Sue so I wanted to give it a go myself.


I followed Sue's blog post on how to cover the bottle. I started by painting the beer bottle and cap with two thin coats of Mocha Mousse Frecso Finish paint.
 

Onto tissue paper I stamped the leaf and dotty paper using stamp from Eclectica Darcy 11 stamp set with a Jet Black Archival ink pad.
 

I turned the tissue paper over and painted in the stamped images with Cheesecake, Pumpkin Soup, Tinned Peas, Guacamole, Beach Hut and Baltic Blue Fresco Finish paints.
 

Once dry I painted all over the back with Mocha Mousse Frecso Finish paint.
 

I then torn-up the tissue paper and attached it to the bottle and cap with Decopatch glue. I also added a layer of glue on the top on the paper and then left to dry.
 

I stamped leaves and flower, again from the Eclectica Darcy 11 stamp set with a Jet Black Archival ink pad onot white card. I painted them in with the Fresco Finish paints. I watered down the Tinned Peas and Guacamole to make them less opaque. I tied thread around the top of the bottle and then tied on the leaves and attached the flowers.
 

Wednesday, 3 June 2015

PaperArtsy blog challenge #10 Bottles

Today I have a card to share with you which I am entering into PaperArtsy Challenge #10. The theme is Bottles. My card was inspired by Blossoming Bottles {by Pavla Hozíková} journal page. I have used Pavla's technique for the Gelli Plate printed background. I have also included bottles with Blooming flowers similar to the original journal page.


To make the card I started by printing the background using my Gelli Plate. I put Inky Pool and Beach Hut Fresco Finish paints onto my Gelli Plate and spread with a brayer. I used Watercolour paper to take a print.
 

I drew three bottle shapes onto white card and roughly cut around the edge. I scrunches up Waxed Kraft paper and attached it to the back of the bottles. Once dry I cut around the bottle shapes.
 

I added a little French Roast Fresco Finish paint to the edge of the bottles to add some shadow, as shown below.
 

I added some Snowflake Fresco Finish paint to the background before attaching to the card blank. Pavla did this on her original project and it helped the bottles and flowers stand out.
 

I stamped a selection of flowers, grasses and a sentiment in Archival Jet Black ink pad onto white card. I used Jofy Collections 14 and 24 stamp sets. I coloured the images with Copics.
 

I cut out the flowers and grasses and attached them, as well as the bottles to the card blank.
 

I added Glossy Accents to the centre of the flowers. Around the edge of the flowers I added Star Dust Stickles for a little sparkle. To finish I added a stamped sentiment and faux stitching.
 

Wednesday, 20 May 2015

PaperArtsy blog challenge #9 Words

This is my card for the PaperArtsy blog challenge #9 Words. I have taken inspiration from Eternal Star {by Alison Hall}- I have used words stamps in the background and Fresco Finish paint background which I have stamped onto.


To make my card I started with the background. I cut a square of white cards and stamped words from Jofy Collections 11 and 14, in Frayed Burlap and Tumbled Glass Distres ink pads.
 

Onto this I stamped the flower branches from Jofy Collection 14 stamp set with a Walnut Stain as shown below.
 

Onto white cards I painted panels as shown below. I used Bora Bora, Ice Blue, Pumpkin Soup, Cheesecake and Mocha Mousse Fresco Finish paints.
 

I stamped flowers from Jofy Collections 11 and 14 onto the background and painted panels with a Jet Black Achival ink pad as shown below. Onto the brown painted panel I also stamped words across the flowers with Potted Soil Achival ink pad.
 

I attached the white background panel onto a 7x7" kraft card blank. I cut out the flower heads and attached them onto the card. To finish I highlighted some of the details with Fresco Finish paints.
 

Friday, 1 May 2015

Craft Stamper May blog challenge - DT card

A new challenge starts today on the Craft Stamper blog. The theme of this month's challenge is Take a Stamp: Anything goes.

This is my DT project. I have used a selection of Jofy stamps from PaperArtsy for the project. The rectangle frame is by Tando.


To make my project I started to painting my frame with a layer of PaperArtsy French Roast Fresco Finish paint. Once dry I painted on a thick layer of Deco Art White Crackle Paint.
 

This is a close-up of the crackle finish once dry.


I them stamped a selection of Jofy stamps onto PaperArtsy Smoothy Heavy Weight 340gsm white stamping card using Tuxedo Black Memento ink pad. I used Jofy Collection sets 11 and 24. I them coloured the stamped images with Copics. The colours I used are shown below.
 

I attached the flower and mushroom strip behind the frame. For the large side flowers I stamp the additional header section as shown below. I coloured and cut out the flower heads.
 

I attached the flowerheads onto the sides of the frame. I added the additional layers with foam pads as shown below. I stamp 'Bloom' word from the Jofy 11 stamp set and attached this to the frame. To finish I added Glossy Accents and Star Dust Stickles.
 

For more details about the challenge, to enter or see more of the DT projects, please visit the Craft Stamper blog

Friday, 3 April 2015

Craft Stamper April blog challenge - DT card

The April Craft Stamper blog challenge starts today on the Craft Stamper blog. The theme of the challenge is 'Take a technique - Colour'.

This is my DT card for the challenge. The stamp I used for the card is Frame Flower 1 by Catherine Scanlon. To colour in the flower petals and leaves I used Color Burst by Ken Oliver Crafts, available from The Artistic Stamper.


To make the card I started by stamping the Flower Frame stamp with a VersaMark ink pad onto white card and heat embossing with WOW Bright Opaque White embossing powder.
 

To colour in the leaves andpetals in the image I used Violet, Alzarin Crimson and Pthalo Green Color Burst. To use this I added a very small amount of the Color Burst powder to a paint tray and added a couple of spritz of water. Once mixed together a watercolour is formed which is ideal of painting, as shown below.
 

For the blue background and centre of the flowers I used Distress Ink pads also as a watercolour.

Once the image was dry I used a Tim Holtz Design ruler as a guide to punch holes down the edge of the image, as shown below. I then sewed black thread through the holes with a needle. I sewed each edge separately and left the ends of the thread loose on the front of the image.
 

I stamped the Flower Frame stamp onto a card blank, as shown below, with black Memento ink pad. I then attached the painted image to the card blank.
 

For more details about to challenge, to enter or see my DT cards please visit the Craft Stamper Blog. 

Friday, 6 March 2015

Craft Stamper March 2015 Blog challenge - DT card

The March challenge starts today on the Craft Stamper blog. The theme of the challenge is 'Anything Goes (as long as you use a stamp somewhere on your project) '. This is my DT card for the challenge, below. With Mother's Day on Sunday 15th March I thought it would make an ideal theme for my card. I have used the lovely Hot Picks 1301 stamp set from PaperArtsy for my card.


To make this card I started with a 148x148mm white card blank from Craftwork Cards. I lightly distress the edges of the card with Antique Linen and Frayed Burlap Distress ink pads. I then used the text stamps from the Hot Picks 1301 stamp set to stamp around the edges, as shown below. I only stamped around the edge as I knew the centre would be covered up with the main butterfly image. I stamped the text using Antique Linen, Frayed Burlap and Walnut Stain Distress ink pads.
 

I cut a strip of dark brown card for the side of the card. I stamped the butterfly image using a VersaMark ink pad and then heat embossed the stamped images with WOW Metallic Copper embossing powder.
 

I stamped the butterfly and flowers from the stamp set using Potted Soil Archival Ink pad. I lightly distress the edges of the main butterfly image with Antique Linen, Frayed Burlap and Walnut Stain Distress ink pads. I coloured the stamped images, as shown below, with Copics. I used Y08, R81 and R85.
 

I created the sentiment on my laptop and printed it out onto white paper. I added a little colour around the edges with Distress inks before attaching it to a panel of dark brown card. I attached the cut-out butterfly to the main butterfly image with a little glue in the centre. I then stitched on a colour co-ordinated bead.
 

I attached the sentiment with foam pads. I also cut out the flowers and attached them with either glue or foam pads. To finish I added faux stitching, Star Dust Stickles to the butterfly's wings and Glossy Accents to the centre of the flowers.
 

For more detail about the challenge, other DT cards or to enter please visit the Craft Stamper blog

Friday, 6 February 2015

Craft Stamper February blog challenge - DT card

The February blog challenge starts today on the Craft Stamper blog. The theme of the challenge is Stencilling.

This is my DT card for the challenge. I have used a stencil and stamps from PaperArtsy.


To make my card I start by lightly colouring the edges of a 148x148mm white card blank. I used Tumbled Glass (for the top, sky) and Bundled Sage (for the bottom, grass) Distress Inks. I then stencilled the grasses using PaperArtsy Lin Brown 004 Stencil and Old Paper and Frayed Burlap Distress Inks. This created a light background image for the card, as shown below.
 

I then stencilled the flowers using stronger, brighter coloured, as shown below. The stencil I used was PaperArtsy Lin Brown 005 Stencil. I used Mustard Seed, Mowed Lawn, Chipped Sapphire, Milled Lavender, Dusty Concord, Salty Ocean Distress Inks.
 

I then replaced the stencil and stamped small circles onto the flowerheads only, as shown below. I used Dusty Concord and Chipped Sapphire Distress inks.The stamp I used was from Jofy Collection 14. On the leaves I also stamped through the stencil using a line stamps again from Jofy Collection 14 and Mowed Lawn Distress ink.
 

I stamped a sentiment in Jet Black Archival ink and a stamp from Jofy Collection 14. Along the bottom of the card I stamped grasses using a stamps from Jofy Collection 11. To finish the card I added Crackle Glaze to the centre of the flower and Star Dust Stickles to the top of the tall grasses.
 

For more details about the challenge, to enter or to see more of the DT samples please visit the Craft Stamper blog.